The Fraktal venture studio is now live. Visit us in the heart of Istanbul.
I’ve been on hiatus from Post Apathy until early this year quietly building my next venture. I’m happy to announce that Fraktal (renamed from Aleph for those who remember) is now open for business.
Fraktal is an organisational machine comprised of a venture studio, a fund, and a physical hub. We’ll be building cash-flow generating products, a member network, and a lively physical space over the coming year. You can read more about this below.
All news and updates regarding Fraktal will be coming out of a new newsletter called Post Value, where we’ll be sharing ideas, events, people, and investments on a monthly basis. Of course, I’ll be continuing to write at Post Apathy and expanding on some of the themes in my last post — and other things.
The Fraktal Venture Studio
The Fraktal venture studio has a simple thesis. We incubate ideas in-house on potential cash flow-generating products, test market feasibility through research and developing MVPs, and build a team to take the most promising products to market. In some cases, we are also willing to do some outside investment with founders and companies who share our thesis. We’re not interested in the game of bloated equity valuations and management fee value extraction: we are looking for cold, hard cash.
The Fraktal Hub
The venture studio operates out of a physical hub in the heart of Istanbul which will be open to Fraktal members. Members have access to a variety of services: a cosy workspace with a prime view of the Bosphorus, a café with premium caffeinated beverages of a delectable variety, and additional services such as hotel rooms with room service and panoramic views of the Bosphorus (all in the same building).
Members also have access to a creative studio and small arena catering to the creatives among us; whether you’re creating podcasts or videos, or want to host a workshop on art or literature, there’s space for you. We’ll also be hosting public events covering Fraktal themes, emerging technologies, and the impact of these technologies on the future of civilisation.
We operate a tiered membership subscription model for the Fraktal network. The basic monthly package starts at $150 a month, with discounted longer subscriptions.
We’ll be exploring how to expand these services in the near future with alternative models, such as a digital membership for those who aren’t passing through or living in Istanbul. For now, membership is exclusively physical. Of course, Fraktal members coming from abroad will receive a white glove service by yours truly. My favourite pastime is giving extensive tours of the city’s most famous monuments and elusive patches of history and cuisines. To that end, I invite you all to visit Istanbul where it will be my immense pleasure to host you.
The Fraktal Fund
Fraktal’s first venture is setting up an all-weather crypto trading fund that will be at the heart of our operations. The enigmatic Furkan Yaşar will head our trading operations, focusing on crypto markets where he has averaged 50-60% returns every six months for the past few years in both bull and bear markets. We hope to see this track record met and exceeded over the year ahead.
The fund will help finance our operations in the venture studio, to research and develop cash flow-generating software products, and achieve our primary objective of building a sustainable portfolio.
The fund’s strategies, monthly on-chain analyses by Furkan, and other updates on Fraktal will come through the Post Value newsletter on a monthly basis.
For further enquiries on the studio, hub, fund, or anything else, you can either nudge me on Twitter or email us at email@example.com — alternatively, if you’re already sold, you can apply to join our membership and we can take it from there:
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