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Stefan von Imhof's startup alts.co provides in-depth research into alternative investments including collectibles, music royalties, non-traditional real estate, micro SaaS, crypto, tickets, watches, fine alcohol, and many more. This episode covers Stefan's business journey, his favorite asset classes, and his growth marketing strategies at alts.co
Jack Niewold is the founder of Crypto Pragmatist, an email newsletter that provides institutional-grade altcoin analysis through data-backed investing frameworks applied to the cryptocurrency markets. It is minimal, compelling, and a quick way to get a high signal, long-term perspective on altcoins. In this conversation, we talk about the founding of Crypto Pragmatist, his inspirations, alpha through understanding, crypto protocols he finds interesting, why watching developer action is a great way to evaluate altcoins, and his incredible twitter growth.
Josh Rosenthal, VC & Ph.D. in Medieval History explains why Crypto really is the next revolution. In this conversation, we discuss the historical similarities between the modern internet renaissance and the renaissance of the 1400s, non-coin and non-NFT crypto use cases for blue-collar America, turning cost centers into revenue generators, how crypto is taking on the cold start problem, and the future of recorded history.
Rob Frasca is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at COSIMO Venture Partners, an emerging VC firm that focuses on disruptive early-stage technology companies in blockchain, cyber security, and AI. Prior to COSIMO, Rob was an active-duty Naval pilot, and founded and exited multiple tech startups including Galt Technologies, one of the very first online financial services. This episode covers the investments Rob is making in 2022 and the philosophies behind them. We also discuss business lessons from Rob's long entrepreneurial career. As always, nothing in this episode constitutes financial advice.
Jonathan Wu runs growth at Aztec Network, a network building scalable privacy on Ethereum that recently raised $17 million dollars from Paradigm. In this conversation, we cover the importance of transactional privacy, the spiritual bridge to crypto, beginner guides to ZK proofs and roll-ups, Web3 incentive structures, Olympus DAO, and end with an incredible story about Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes. Before working in crypto, Jon Wu held positions at Google and Bain Capital and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Matt Slater is a veteran cryptocurrency investor. In this conversation, we cover Matt's background leading him on this path, the founding and selling Hedgy, the world's first bitcoin derivatives exchange, how he felt like he "missed Bitcoin" in 2013, founding his venture firm, the future of metaverse real estate, communities that Matt has been a member of, marrying the centralized and decentralized worlds, and kite surfing.
Jon Ostenson is the CEO of FranBridge Capital, a firm committed to helping people successfully launch and build non-food franchise businesses. In this episode, we get into Jon's story, the basics of franchising, why it is often the best option for starting a business, lucrative niches within franchises, and how Jon helps people become business owners. We also get answers to questions including how much startup capital franchises require and what kind of skills are necessary to get started on this path.
Two simultaneous realizations led Tony Lopez to create Alternative Living Spaces: how much of his paycheck was going toward rent every month and how cheaply his father built a livable tree house in his backyard. Tony started with a storage container conversion from craigslist that he completed over the course of nine months. The final product went viral, and production has not stopped since. Alternative Living Spaces designs and produces small, functional living spaces in contrast to traditional cookie cutter builds. Their products include container homes, container RV's, container gym's, and more. In this conversation Tony shares the backstory of founding the business, his philosophy for why alternatives are necessary and often better, and the exciting developments in the future of smaller living spaces.
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Fred is the Founder and CEO of Freedom, a company that works to increase productivity and wellbeing by reducing digital distractions. Prior to founding Freedom, Fred was a researcher and faculty member at UNC-Chapel Hill and Carnegie Mellon University. Fred has spent most of his career studying and building systems to support the complex interactions that people have with technology at scale. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Science (HCI), and degrees in Survey Research and Economics from UNC-Chapel Hill. Additionally, he completed postdoctoral work in Behavioral Economics at CMU.
David is a self described "Entrepreneur, Investor, Traveler, Bitcoin Evangelist, [and] Nerd." He has been hodling since 2012. He is the CEO of BTC Inc and Bitcoin Magazine.
Akira the Don is an incredible artist, DJ, and creator of the Meaningwave Universe, a collection of inspiring and thoughtful speeches set to LoFi beats. Before Meaningwave, Akira was a rapper, producer, and performer for audiences including The Weeknd and Harry Styles
Howard Lindzon is a Canadian Author, financial analyst, technical analyst and super angel investor in companies like Robinhood, Wag!, and StockTwits.
Joe co-created Coursicle while he was an undergraduate student at UNC Chapel Hill. Coursicle provides an incredibly helpful suite of tools to help students build the perfect course schedule and avoid dreaded 8am classes.
Wes specializes in unconventional marketing for consumer brands who challenge the status quo. Her clients include brands like Poo~Pourri, supernatural.com, Suzy Batiz, Tandem Diabetes, Mailchimp, Ghirardelli, Outlier.org (from the co-founder of MasterClass), Professor Galloway, Write of Passage, Forte Academy, Morning Brew, and more. Previously, Wes was the co-creator and founding Executive Director of Seth Godin's altMBA.
Eric Jorgenson is a product strategist at Zaarly, creator of the business blog Evergreen, and author of The Almanack of Naval Ravikant. In collaboration with Jack Butcher, Eric spent three years distilling over 1,000,000 collected words from Naval's writing and podcast interviews into a succinct, high impact book on wealth, happiness, and philosophy.
Jordan hosts The Jordan Harbinger Show which gets over 6 million monthly downloads. Some of his most popular interviews include Kobe Bryant, Mark Cuban, Tony Hawk, Malcolm Gladwell, Ray Dalio, Cesar Millan, Cal Newport, Ryan Holiday, Dennis Rodman, and Bob Saget.