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#116 - ERICK BRIMEN

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#117 - DAN ROMERO
Dan is the Co-Founder of Farcaster, a sufficiently decentralized social network. He was previously the 20th employee at Coinbase where he eventually became Vice President for International Business. Dan is also an angel investor in dozens of early-stage technology companies. Follow him on Twitter @dwr and send him a DM for an invitation to join Farcaster. [2:18] - Dan’s origin story and experience at Coinbase [15:59] - Finding the greatest opportunities for personal and career growth at startups [25:18] - Taking a long-term view and gaining the conviction to take risks [34:00] - Breaking down the core architecture of Farcaster [46:40] - Striking the right balance between centralization and decentralization [53:54] - The importance of a user’s right to exit [1:01:05] - Dan’s strategy for bootstrapping a great group of people on Farcaster [1:10:21] - Working towards a future with full-time Farcasters [1:15:06] - The challenge of controlling your time on social networks when it's your objective to build a new one [1:22:31] - Dan’s personal strategy for managing his information diet --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
01:29:26
September 29, 2022
#116 - ERICK BRIMEN
Erick is the Founder & CEO of Próspera, an economic development platform enabling sustainable, profitable growth in partnership with governments and communities, starting in Honduras. Próspera is building its first charter city on the island of Roatán in Honduras. In addition to Próspera, Erick is also the CEO of NeWay Capital, a firm that invests to profitably protect property rights and promote voluntary exchange, peace, and prosperity. Follow Erick on Twitter @erickbrimen. [2:18] - How growing up Venezuela shaped Erick’s worldview and desire to fight poverty by facilitating prosperity [11:17] - Próspera's purpose and unique business model [19:10] - The role that for-profit enterprises can play in promoting economic growth [23:37] - Why Próspera targeted Honduras for its first partnership [32:35] - How small cities with innovative governance can serve as models for larger cities & countries to copy [38:05] - Próspera’s alignment with and incorporation of crypto [44:06] - What Próspera’s Honduras Hub could look like in 10 years --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
52:13
September 22, 2022
#115 - BRIAN ARMSTRONG
Brian is the Co-founder and CEO of Coinbase, a leading cryptocurrency company on a mission to increase economic freedom in the world. He is also a Co-founder of NewLimit, a biotechnology company working to radically extend human healthspan, and ResearchHub, which is aiming to accelerate the pace of scientific research. In 2018, Brian launched a nonprofit called GiveCrypto.org and signed the Giving Pledge, committing to give the majority of his wealth to charitable causes throughout his lifetime. Follow Brian on Twitter @brian_armstrong. [2:18] - Brian's origin story [9:33] - Reflections on his early career and how it prepared him to start Coinbase [16:02] - Coinbase’s mission to increase economic freedom in the world, and why economic freedom is important [23:34] - The challenges of building through crypto's hype cycles and scaling Coinbase at a rapid pace [31:08] - An introduction to The RAPID Decision-Making Framework [35:36] - How years of experience with remote employees helped Coinbase become a remote-first company [45:24] - Repeatable innovation and the rationale for Coinbase’s 70/20/10 strategy for resource allocation [54:34] - Coinbase’s contrarian decision to work with regulators from the beginning, and how it is increasingly leaning in on decentralization [1:03:38] - Extending the human healthspan, an overview of NewLimit, and epigenetic reprogramming [1:15:25] - Prioritizing "new media" over mainstream media [1:21:12] - How ResearchHub can enable more open science and help build a bridge from scientific research to commercial products --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
01:30:05
September 13, 2022
#114 - ANNA GÁT
Anna is the Founder and CEO of Interintellect, a platform for intelligent discourse on the internet. She is also one of Interintellect’s most active hosts, speaking on topics such as social transformations, individualism, communality, performance vs. reality, and psychological breakthroughs. Anna is an Emergent Ventures grantee. Follow her on Twitter @TheAnnaGat. [2:18] - Anna's story & why she created Interintellect [6:09] - Building a public square for intellectual events on the internet [16:43] - Optimizing for full attention and engagement rather than passive entertainment and consumption [23:02] - Reforming existing platforms vs. creating new ones [27:50] - Anna’s approach in designing Interintellect and how it works [32:27] - Adapting the traditional salon concept for the modern world [41:17] - The influence of India on Interintellect and the innovations that have come from the people there --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
47:24
September 07, 2022
#113 - JASON CRAWFORD
Jason is the Founder & President of The Roots of Progress, a nonprofit dedicated to establishing a new philosophy of progress for the 21st century. He is also an adviser to Our World in Data and the creator of Progress Studies for Young Scholars, an online learning program about the history of technology for high schoolers. Jason writes and speaks about the history and philosophy of progress, especially in technology and industry. Follow him on Twitter @jasoncrawford. [2:18] - How Jason’s evolving interests have influenced his understanding of human progress [10:53] - Jason’s experience “dropping out” of high school and choosing to learn on his own [15:22] - Why Jason chose to transition from building tech startups to studying human progress [18:35] - Introducing The Roots of Progress [24:07] - The kind of CEO Jason is looking to lead The Roots of Progress foundation and its fellowship program [28:05] - Writers and models that have inspired and influenced Jason’s studies [32:32] - Humanism vs. Environmentalism [39:44] - Why Jason views the invention of electricity as one of the most important drivers of human progress in the last 150 years --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
45:14
September 01, 2022
#112 - ALLISON DUETTMANN
Allison is the President and CEO of the Foresight Institute, a non-profit to advance biotech, nanotech, and computing for the long-term benefit of human life. Within the Foresight Institute, she directs the Intelligent Cooperation, Molecular Machines, Biotech & Health Extension, Neurotech, and Space Groups, and leads Fellowships, Prizes, and Tech Trees. Allison also founded existentialhope.com, co-edited Superintelligence: Coordination & Strategy, co-authored Gaming the Future, and co-initiated The Longevity Prize. Follow her on Twitter @allisondman. [2:18] - How Allison’s feelings on death drove her attention towards the future of human life [13:38] - A philosophical perspective on the concept of aging [20:34] - Technology as a catalyst for positive human development [29:02] - Allison’s experience joining and working at the Foresight Institute [33:05] - The history of the Foresight Institute and goals for the future [40:00] - Details about the Foresight Fellowship [43:12] - Competitions and prizes from the Foresight Institute [47:12] - Allison’s interest in cryonics and human longevity [52:02] - Why Allison believes crypto will revolutionize industries for decades to come --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
57:56
August 23, 2022
#111 - ANDREW MILICH
Andrew is the Co-Founder and CEO of Skiff, a startup that offers privacy-first, end-to-end encrypted email, file sharing, and other collaboration software. He previously worked on crew displays for rockets at SpaceX, autonomous cars at Zoox, and researched using lasers to destroy asteroids. Andrew graduated from Stanford in 2019. Follow him on Twitter @milichab. [2:18] - How Andrew’s early exposure to programming and robotics started him on the path to becoming a software engineer [5:43] - The benefits of growing up in a big city like New York [9:28] - Andrew’s interest in autonomous vehicle technology and how his care for safety led him to focus on digital privacy [16:20] - The state of privacy technology today [24:29] - How Skiff has evolved from a single product into an expanding suite that now includes end-to-end encrypted email [27:37] - Andrew’s strategy for building out Skiff’s product offerings and adding product features [33:24] - Skiff’s approach to facilitating a smooth and seamless process for people switching to Skiff [39:41] - The advantages of having two technical co-founders [42:26] - Skiff’s decision to cater heavily to crypto users with wallet-based features and decentralized storage infrastructure [50:12] - The platforms that Skiff has sourced its early adopters from [51:29] - How Skiff approaches the wide spectrum of users that value privacy to varying degrees --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
57:11
August 17, 2022
#110 - NAIT JONES
Nait is the Head of Growth at Royal, a Web3 platform seeking to fix the music industry's broken business model by democratizing music ownership amongst artists and fans. Royal allows anyone to own a piece of their favorite songs and earn royalties alongside their favorite artists. Before Royal, Nait served as a partner at a16z for several years and was a serial entrepreneur before that. Follow him on Twitter @NaithanJones. [2:18] - How Nait’s early interest in music primed him for success as an entrepreneur [9:26] - The evolution of hip hop over time and its influence on Nait growing up [15:42] - Nait’s transition from a16z to becoming Royal’s Head of Growth [23:42] - Identifying talent and opportunities for viral product adoption [32:03] - How Web3 can change business models and discovery in the music industry [38:24] - Royal’s curation strategy for its first artists and why it plans to be an open platform [42:12] - How Nait was inspired by Nas during his adolescence --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
47:01
August 09, 2022
#109 - MATT KAEBERLEIN
Matt is a researcher and professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His research interests are focused on basic mechanisms of aging in order to facilitate translational interventions that promote healthspan and improve quality of life. Matt is co-Director of the Dog Aging Project, as well as the founding Director of the Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute at the University of Washington, Director of the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, and Director of the Biological Mechanisms of Healthy Aging Training Program. He previously served as President of the American Aging Association and has served on their Executive Committee and Board of Directors since 2012. Follow Matt on Twitter @mkaeberlein. [2:18] - Matt’s journey through academia and discovery of longevity research [9:26] - The importance of being patient with personal development, considering future life extension developments [16:21] - Forces that limit longevity, personal choices to extend life expectancy [26:36] - Why Matt is increasingly optimistic about longevity developments [35:58] - Comparing the ROI for investing in longevity research vs. cancer research [45:30] - The Dog Aging Project [50:59] - Matt’s research on rapamycin and his hope for its future applications in both humans and animals --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
01:03:13
August 03, 2022
#108 - ALEX BLANIA
Alex is the co-founder and CEO of Worldcoin, a privacy-preserving proof-of-personhood protocol seeking to reach a billion people. Learn more about Worldcoin at worldcoin.org and follow Alex on Twitter @alexblania. [2:18] - How Alex’s research background led him to join Sam Altman in creating Worldcoin [10:13] - Identifying personal rates of growth [15:14] - An introduction to how Worldcoin works [23:26] - The role of privacy in Worldcoin’s proof-of-personhood model [27:28] - Possible applications and narratives for Worldcoin if it can successfully scale to one billion users [35:58] - Dissecting Worldcoin’s growth model and expectations [44:00] - Early and prospective challenges for Worldcoin [48:31] - Worldcoin’s upcoming roadmap --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
53:27
July 13, 2022
#107 - CHARLIE SHREM
Charlie is an entrepreneur, investor, podcaster, filmmaker, and well-known early advocate of Bitcoin. He was the Founder and CEO of BitInstant, an early Bitcoin company which at one point processed one-third of all Bitcoin transactions. Charlie also founded the Bitcoin Foundation and has served in a number of other roles for companies in the crypto space since he first got involved in the industry's infancy in 2010. He currently hosts a podcast called Untold Stories, invests in web3 infrastructure and interoperability as a General Partner at Druid Ventures, and is the Founder of Crypto Investor Network at InvestorPlace. Follow Charlie on Twitter @CharlieShrem. [2:18] - Reflecting on the early growth of Bitcoin during its first 13 years [7:21] - How Bitcoin has changed during Charlie’s time in the industry [15:09] - Charlie’s belief in time-locked investments [19:23] - Bitcoin maximalism [22:28] - Navigating the early market dynamics of Bitcoin [26:07] - Charlie’s experience creating BitInstant [32:30] - The common themes and developments created through Bitcoin’s bear markets [38:00] - The power of Bitcoin’s community [42:12] - Charlie’s personal plans for the future --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
46:41
July 01, 2022
#106 - JACK BUTCHER
Jack is the founder of Visualize Value, a $1M/year product business and media platform with an audience of over 700,000 people. Prior to Visualize Value, Jack started an advertising agency after spending a decade working in Fortune 100 advertising in New York City as a designer, writer, strategist and art director for multi-billion dollar brands. His courses, including "How to Visualize Value", "Build Once, Sell Twice", and "Permissionless Apprentice" have received rave reviews and his freely shared visuals are as widely reputable as they are instantly recognizable. Follow Jack on Twitter @jackbutcher and learn more about his brand at visualizevalue.com. [2:18] - How Jack got started with his career in graphic design [15:47] - The joy of building a portfolio of creative work [24:56] - Compounding work based on specific knowledge [28:58] - Working towards non-linear growth on the internet and the importance of the butterfly effect [38:11] - Learning how to use the leverage of the internet [46:19] - Jack’s strategies for systematically producing content --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
54:38
June 16, 2022
#105 - AMJAD MASAD
Amjad is the CEO and founder of Replit, an online coding environment that lowers the barrier to entry for computer programming and makes it more fun, approachable, and social. In December 2021, Replit raised an $80M Series B round at an $800M valuation from investors including Coatue, Peter Thiel, Paul Graham, and a16z. Prior to Replit, Amjad worked at Facebook. Before that, he was employee #1 at Codecademy. Follow Amjad on Twitter @amasad. [2:18] -  Amjad’s early fascination with computers and learning over his father’s shoulder [13:42] - How computers used to better stimulate their users to learn programming [17:21] - Exploring the concept that a computer could simulate a human mind [21:56] - AI’s role in the evolution of software development [30:17] - How AI advancements can be synergistic with Replit’s product evolution [39:24] - What is Replit, really? [44:17] - Possibilities for Replit as a platform to build not just software, but businesses --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
47:42
June 02, 2022
#104 - HASEEB QURESHI
Haseeb is a managing partner at Dragonfly Capital, a cross-border crypto venture fund. He is also a programmer, writer, teacher, and effective altruist. Haseeb previously worked as a software engineer at Airbnb and as Director of Product at App Academy. Before that, he was a mental coach and wrote a book called The Philosophy of Poker. Haseeb was once considered to be among the top 10 strongest No-limit Heads-up Texas Hold’em players in the world, and was sponsored by Full Tilt Poker. Follow him on Twitter @hosseeb. [2:18] -  How Haseeb’s background prepared him for success in the crypto space [9:08] - Lessons from life as a poker player [19:32] - Parallels from poker to crypto and life in general [26:35] - Haseeb’s focus on effective altruism and his reasoning for giving away almost all of his money to start over [34:35] - Dragonfly Capital’s global focus [39:30] - Haseeb’s thoughts on decentralization --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
50:45
May 18, 2022
#103 - MIKE DUDAS
Mike is a Co-Founder of LinksDAO, an organization using web3 technologies with aspirations of  building the world's greatest golf club. He is also the Founder & General Partner at 6th Man Ventures, an early stage crypto VC firm. Mike is an Advisor at Paxos where he serves as Head of Stablecoin Business Development. He previously founded and was CEO of The Block, a crypto informational services business. Before that, Mike was co-founder and CRO of Button and spent time working at Google, Braintree/Venmo, PayPal, and Disney. Follow him on Twitter @mdudas. [2:18] -  How Mike’s experience in tech and finance introduced him to the crypto universe [12:23] - Mike’s background in golf [14:12] - The educational process behind starting a real-world NFT project and the early growth of LinksDAO [19:48] - Progressive decentralization for DAOs [25:29] - Mike’s perspective on the modern MBA and getting into entrepreneurship [28:53] - Building The Block through the crypto bear market of 2018 and 2019 [30:54] - Mike’s advice on executive hiring and how Web3 recruiting is different [35:54] - An innovative organizational structure used by LinksDAO [38:26] - The evolution of crypto during Mike’s time in the industry [43:11] - New York sports --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
47:17
May 10, 2022
#102 - JOSEPH MCKINNEY
Joseph is CEO of the Catawba Digital Economic Zone, the first private Special Economic Zone in the United States. This new crypto-friendly jurisdiction created in partnership with the Catawba Indian Nation will allow aspiring founders in the crypto space especially to create eCorporations with various benefits. Joseph previously founded the Startup Societies Foundation in 2015 and is considered a leader in the field of competitive governance and governance-as-a-service. [2:18] -  How Joseph’s desire to drive socio-political change lead him to help create the Catawba Digital Economic Zone [13:17] - Translating an interest in economics to startup cities and special economic zones [20:49] - Why Joseph chose to focus his efforts on working with the Catawba Indian Nation [26:53] - Why they are starting with an emphasis on crypto [39:33] - Bipartisan political support for Native Americans [42:51] - How the Catawba’s eCorporations treat its companies as customers [54:32] - Joseph’s praise for the people of the Catawba Indian Nation [1:04:46] - Why Web 3.0 companies should incorporate in this new crypto-friendly jurisdiction --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
01:09:00
May 04, 2022
#101 - GIL BLANDER
Gil is the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at InsideTracker. He is internationally recognized for his research in the biology of aging and translating research discoveries into new ways of detecting and preventing age-related conditions. Gil received a Ph.D. in biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science and completed his Post Doctoral fellowship at MIT where he worked in Leonard Guarente's lab alongside David Sinclair and others alike. Follow Gil on Twitter @gblander1. [2:18] - How Gil’s early interest in biology led him to a focus on longevity [10:01] - InsideTracker’s model for predicting lifespan using blood analytics [16:28] - General recommendations for living a longer and healthier life [20:07] - The importance of personalized recommendations for optimizing health [22:34] - The difference between normal and optimal target ranges for biomarkers [27:44] - How DNA, blood, and fitness data combine to provide a full picture for health analysis [35:06] - Gil’s perspective on wearables, continuous glucose monitors, and other fitness trackers [41:06] - The evolution of InsideTracker and personal health monitoring [44:53] - Differentiating between biological and chronological age with InsideTracker's InnerAge [49:25] - Gil’s thoughts on how long humans in existing generations might live --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
54:06
April 14, 2022
#100 - JAKE
Jake tells his story, reflects on the podcast, and thanks you all for listening.
52:10
April 06, 2022
#99 - COOPER TURLEY
Cooper is an investor, advisor, and writer who has contributed to dozens of DAOs and other projects in the crypto & web3 space. He is a thought leader and influencer in a variety of areas from Music NFTs to DeFi and DAOs more broadly. Follow Cooper on Twitter @Cooopahtroopa. [2:18] - How Cooper’s music interests and writing habits created opportunities to work for DAOs [6:18] - What stood out about crypto when Cooper first learned about it [8:55] - Approaching the imposter syndrome that is common in crypto [11:25] - How Cooper has used writing to add value to crypto protocols and projects [14:40] - Cooper’s perspective on the evolution of music and web3 [20:00] - A comparison of catalog.works vs. sound.xyz [23:07] - Developing the secondary market for music NFTs [24:27] - The 3 key drivers of the audio movement [28:39] - Cooper’s advice for how anyone can find ways to contribute in crypto [30:44] - Managing time and attention as scarce resources [33:36] - Finding your edge in the fast moving crypto industry [35:45] - How artists can get involved in music NFTs [38:49] - Why some music NFT platforms start open where others start strategically curated [42:19] - How Cooper decides who he wants to work with [44:51] - Cooper’s 3-5 year outlook on the music NFT space [52:08] - How crypto has changed Cooper’s relationship with money --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
57:04
March 24, 2022
#98 - STEVE SHPILSKY
Steve is the Co-Founder and CEO of StayOpen. The startup's mission is to transform vacant commercial real estate space into affordable, flexible, and socially engaging hotels and co-living properties. StayOpen has created a DAO (staydao.io) to help jumpstart the community. Steve brings to his latest venture two decades of experience as an entrepreneur, founder, real estate fund manager, and developer, having raised and invested over $350 million in financing and developed branded hotels and commercial real estate valued at over $1 Billion. Follow Steve on Twitter @shpilsky and learn more about StayOpen and stayDAO at stayopen.com and staydao.io. [2:18] - Steve's story [5:30] - Personal ties to the conflict in Ukraine and perspective on related media coverage [17:36] - Transitioning from a career in accounting to real estate [20:57] - StayOpen’s mission to repurpose buildings into communities for digital nomads [30:23] - The success of StayOpen’s first location in Venice Beach [36:40] - How StayOpen is leveraging NFTs and utilizing a DAO structure to build community [49:42] - How to get involved with stayDAO and get whitelisted for the mint --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
57:02
March 15, 2022
#97 - ASHLEY RINDSBERG
Ashley is a novelist, media commentator, and non-fiction author of The Gray Lady Winked: How The New York Times’ Misreporting, Distortions & Fabrications Radically Altered History. He has contributed to the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post, and Publisher’s Weekly, among other publications. Ashley previously contributed to a history of science archive project for MIT and later worked at Internet Archive, where he helped bring the Internet Bookmobile to Egypt’s Library of Alexandria. Follow Ashley on Twitter @ashleyrindsberg and order a copy of his book at thegrayladywinked.com. [2:18] - How Ashley’s odyssey at sea reframed his approach to life [16:56] - Ashley’s motivation to write The Gray Lady Winked [26:57] - The changing culture and media landscape which allowed Ashley to publish his book [34:16] - The broken incentive structure and imbalanced business model of modern media [51:39] - Defining creative destruction in the context of media [54:16] - The New York Times’ historical patriarchy and hypocritical nepotism [1:03:19] - Ashley’s comparison of the New York Times’ practices to other popular media institutions --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
01:13:16
March 03, 2022
#96 - AMIR HALEEM
Amir is Founder and CEO at Helium, a decentralized blockchain-powered wireless network. He previously spent more than a decade working in the gaming industry and is a former e-sports world champion. Follow Amir on Twitter @amirhaleem and learn more about Helium at helium.com. [2:18] - How Amir’s gaming experience led him to work in the video game industry [9:48] - Transitioning from the gaming industry to founding Helium [15:05] - Iterating on the concepts behind the idea of the Helium network [22:36] - How to build the right group of investors and advisors [26:44] - When, how, and why Amir became initially interested in crypto [29:45] - Understanding Helium’s value proposition and how the network functions [34:15] - Expanding Helium beyond IoT networks [38:53] - The rapid growth of Helium hotspots around the world [41:28] - The vision for Helium 5G and alternative cellular network cost structures --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
51:13
February 22, 2022
#95 - LUKE LINTZ
Luke is an internet entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of HighKey Enterprises, a digital branding and social media management company. HighKey is the leading brand on BitClout and has collaborated with the likes of Kevin Hart, Rick Ross, and Antonio Brown. Luke has been starting businesses with his brothers since he was 16. He has more than a million followers on his Instagram @lukelintz. [2:18] - How Luke’s business mind and hustle led him to create his first successful e-commerce business in high school [14:53] - The importance of compounding relevant skills [18:44] - The win-win-win formula of a social media giveaway [26:25] - Luke’s foray into crypto, decentralized social media, and DeSo [37:19] - The motivation to move from Canada to Puerto Rico [40:10] - Luke’s daily routines and health and fitness practices [43:35] - The pros and cons of building a business with your brothers --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
50:55
February 10, 2022
#94 - VINNY LINGHAM
Vinny is a serial entrepreneur and technology investor originally from South Africa. He has led several successful investments across the crypto industry from Filecoin to Solana. Vinny co-founded and is now Chairman of the Board at Civic, a blockchain-based identity protection and management system. He is also a general partner at Multicoin Capital and Newtown Partners. Vinny previously founded the digital gift card platform, Gyft, which was acquired by First Data Corporation in 2014. He was a Shark on Shark Tank South Africa, a Dragon on Dragon’s Den South Africa, and an Angel in National Geographic’s Undercover Angel. Follow him on Twitter @VinnyLingham. [2:18] - How Vinny’s interest in the internet sparked him to become a serial entrepreneur [6:58] - Differences between starting a company inside and outside the US [12:50] - Crypto-friendly jurisdictions [15:01] - Comparing the early 2000’s internet boom to today’s crypto market [18:12] - Vinny’s discovery of Bitcoin and thoughts on smart contract competition [21:04] - Spotting industry-defining talent and "species changers" [26:16] - The global emergence of talent and a more productive talent pool [30:18] - The metaverse [33:21] - The trend from centralization to decentralization over time [34:57] - NFTs and ambiguity --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
39:17
February 01, 2022
#93 - KYLE SAMANI
Kyle is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Multicoin Capital, a thesis-driven crypto investment firm. Founded in 2017, Multicoin has made several stellar investments including Solana, Near, Helium, Audius, and Arweave to establish itself as one of the most successful funds not only in crypto but overall. Multicoin now manages several billion dollars worth of assets across hedge funds and venture funds. Kyle’s writing and successful contrarian bets have made him one of the most respected thought leaders in the crypto space. Follow him on Twitter @KyleSamani. [2:18] - How Kyle’s background in computer science primed him for crypto [7:26] - Writing as a means to better thinking [11:33] - The underrated upside of taking risks at a young age [14:20] - Starting a fund before the 2018 crash [22:10] - Comparing experiences as a founder and investor [25:33] - Kyle's most fundamental investing principles [31:01] - Multicoin’s three theses for the crypto space [33:00] - Understanding the different types of crypto assets [42:18] - How Kyle saw value in Solana before others [48:05] - The potential promise of composability --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
56:19
January 18, 2022
#92 - PPLPLEASR
pplpleasr is a multidisciplinary artist based out of New York City. Her work as a digital artist includes visual effects credits in feature films (Batman v Superman, Wonder Woman, Star Trek Beyond), commercials and Blizzard game cinematics. In 2020, pplpleasr went viral creating original animations to help define the Decentralized Finance movement as well the NFT space. She inspired PleasrDAO, has sold several well-known NFTs and was featured on the cover of Fortune Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @pplpleasr.   [2:18] - pplpleasr’s intro to crypto; creating animations for DeFi protocols and getting started with NFTs  [15:02] - Using crypto to give back through charity  [18:53] - Reflecting on rejection and finding opportunities amidst obstacles  [23:47] - The importance of experimenting and taking calculated risks  [30:16] - Comparing and contrasting working for yourself vs. working for someone else  [32:30] - pplpleasr’s development, educational background, and self-trained skills  [40:40] - Views on pseudonymity  [46:32] - The pros and cons of being a people pleaser --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
52:32
January 06, 2022
#91 - AELLA
Aella is a researcher, blogger, and sex worker who has accumulated a sizable following on Twitter. She has been one of the more successful creators on OnlyFans and is also an entrepreneur with some experience working in crypto. Aella was recently funded to pursue her research more extensively. Follow her on Twitter @Aella_Girl and read her blog at knowingless.com. [2:18] - Aella’s conservative upbringing [6:36] - Transitioning from homeschooling to college and losing her Christian faith [12:44] - From factory work to becoming a cam girl [16:28] - The dichotomy of the sex work industry [22:22] - Aella’s experience in crypto [24:33] - Comparing experiences as an escort versus cam girl [28:30] - How Aella’s relationship to money has changed after becoming popular on OnlyFans [34:33] - Finally getting funded to do research [36:38] - Why Twitter polls are underrated / tips for getting the most out of them [42:38] - Areas of interest for Aella’s research [45:30] - Aella’s experience using LSD and her reflections on how it changed her --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
01:01:17
December 28, 2021
#90 - ROBBIE BENT
Robbie is the Co-Founder and CEO of Othership, a guided breathwork app. Before creating Othership, Robbie spent four years working internationally on Ethereum’s ecosystem development. This episode ends with a live 10-minute breathwork session led by Robbie. Follow Robbie @robbiebent1 and learn more about Othership at othership.us. [2:18] - How the 2009 financial crisis forced Robbie to reflect and find an new career path [10:40] - Robbie’s failed first attempt at launching his own company [15:33] - How meditation helped Robbie to stop comparing himself to others [22:56] - How breathing can change and control the body’s physiology [28:48] - Breaking down the key components of breathwork [34:34] - Early feedback on and evolution of the Othership app [44:44] - A live 10-minute breathwork session with Robbie --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
58:27
December 21, 2021
#89 - AVICHAL GARG
Avichal is a co-founder and partner on the investment team at Electric Capital, an early stage venture firm focused on cryptocurrencies, blockchain, fintech, and marketplaces. Before starting Electric Capital, Avichal was a serial entrepreneur with executive experience at Google and Facebook. He also served as a part-time partner at YCombinator and has been a successful VC and crypto investor for many years. Follow Avichal on Twitter @avichal and learn more about his firm at electriccapital.com. [2:18] - How Avichal's childhood primed him to become a successful serial software entrepreneur [7:24] - Why crypto poses disruption for Web 2.0 incumbents [13:39] - Predicting how Facebook and Google will transition into the Web 3.0 future [22:08] - Takeaways from working with world-changing founders like Zuckerberg & Page [29:36] - Transforming education through online learning [37:40] - Measuring where we are in crypto's adoption lifecycle [44:46] - Weighing crypto investments against their probabilities of success [50:38] - Evaluating token economics for crypto investments --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
56:49
December 17, 2021
#88 - DANIELLE STRACHMAN
Danielle is Co-Founder and General Partner of 1517 Fund, a venture capital firm backing founders at the earliest stages of their careers and companies. In particular, 1517 focuses on investing in teams led by dropouts, deep-tech scientists, and founders working outside of tracked institutions. Prior to 1517, Danielle founded and directed her own charter school and helped to lead the design and operations of the Thiel Fellowship from its founding in 2010. Follow Danielle on Twitter @DStrachman and learn more about 1517 at 1517fund.com. [2:18] - How Danielle’s appreciation for education prompted her to first start a charter school and later help run the Thiel Fellowship [16:14] - Common differences between homeschooled students and private and public school students [21:08] - Applying lessons from homeschooling to the Thiel Fellowship [27:05] - The Thiel Fellowship's approach to founder development [33:00] - Systematically identifying extraordinary founders for the Thiel Fellowship [47:25] - Defining the key characteristics to look for in seeking to identify exceptional talent [56:10] - 1517’s goal of becoming the anti-establishment educational institution --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
01:00:17
December 07, 2021
#87 - ANATOLY YAKOVENKO
Anatoly is the co-founder and CEO of Solana Labs, the organization behind Solana. Solana aims to be the fastest and most scalable decentralized blockchain in the world. Anatoly previously spent more than a decade at Qualcomm after graduating from The University of Illinois in 2003. Follow him on Twitter @aeyakovenko and learn more about Solana at solana.com. [2:18] - Anatoly's story and how he came to see the opportunity to build Solana [6:51] - Carrying Qualcomm's culture over to Solana [9:46] - Leveraging incremental software improvements to create the fastest blockchain [14:25] - Anatoly's solution to the "clock problem" in a distributed network [17:52] - Why Solana might not exist if not for the obscure sport of underwater hockey [19:21] - Building through a bear market and why focus matters more than funds [22:41] - The toughest trade-offs of maintaining a singular focus on Solana's performance [25:58] - The importance of censorship resistance and information symmetry [31:52] - The engineering mindset of building something useful [32:47] - What excites Anatoly about the super connected world Solana seeks to enable [36:45] - Advice for aspiring young founders on starting companies and biking uphill [41:10] - Anatoly's hope for a decentralized future --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
44:33
December 02, 2021
#86 - PAUL KOHLHAAS
Paul is the Co-Founder & CEO of Molecule as well as the Co-Initiator of VitaDAO. He has spent several years working in the blockchain space from organizing Ethereum meetups in South Africa to serving as Director of Business Development for ConsenSys. Paul is working on building a marketplace for drug discovery and development through the use of blockchain technology, enabling IP NFTs and bootstrapping DAOs to invest in them. Follow Paul on Twitter @paulkhls. [2:18] - How online forums led Paul to drug development and cryptocurrencies [14:34] - Paul's perspective on the US patent model and how it can be improved to foster innovation [24:05] - Molecule's use of NFTs for intellectual property ("IP NFTs") in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries [34:29] - Rethinking fundraising in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries [41:10] - Democratizing access to longevity technologies [44:12] - The future of decentralized drug development --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
48:13
November 23, 2021
#85 - BORED ELON MUSK
Bored Elon Musk is a pseudonymous individual with over 1.7 million followers on Twitter. What began as a humble parody account tweeting complex solutions to simple problems has over several year become a highly influential and lucrative account. Today, Bored Elon is angel investing, buying and selling NFTs, and working on several projects in web3. His blockchain gaming project, MetaMars, is set to debut within months of this episode's release. Follow Bored Elon on Twitter @BoredElonMusk. [2:18] - Bored Elon's journey from a pseudonymous parody account to his own unique brand  [5:50] - Stepping out of Elon Musk's shadow [12:33] - Bored Elon's journey in crypto and ideas for the metaverse [19:22] - Rethinking arcade games with MetaMars on the blockchain [25:00] - Magic The Gathering's contribution to blockchain gaming [30:34] - Predictions for what will allow blockchain gaming to go mainstream [36:50] - How gaming will go from entertainment to earning opportunity [42:38] - The pros and cons of building a pseudonymous brand --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
52:10
November 18, 2021
#84 - LOLA PRIEGO
Lola is the Founder and CEO of Base, an app that pairs with at-home lab testing to help people improve their health in areas like sleep, stress, energy, diet, and sex drive. Prior to founding Base, Lola served as the Head of Engineering at Cor and as a software engineer at Instagram, Facebook, and Amazon. Follow Lola on Twitter @lolitapriego and learn more about her company at get-base.com. [2:18] - How overworking forced Lola to explore her health issues [10:24] - The complicated path to diagnosing and finding solutions to health problems today [13:58] - Base's approach to addressing issues around diet, sleep, stress, and energy [21:22] - My experience trying out Base for the first time [30:38] - Lola's strategy to unwind before sleep [33:54] - The pros and cons of trading sleep for late night work [38:05] - Explaining the logistics of Base's blood testing process [44:02] - Lola's experiences working in Spain and across many U.S. cities [48:05] - Lola's favorite aspects of being a founder --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
53:03
November 12, 2021
#83 - SANDEEP NAILWAL
Sandeep is the Co-Founder and COO of Polygon, a leading blockchain scalability platform. He is also the Founder of India Covid Relief Fund which raised over $400 million in crypto. Follow Sandeep on Twitter @sandeepnailwal. [2:18] - How providing for his family ultimately led Sandeep to crypto [10:45] - Sandeep's feeling of responsibility to give back to those around him [16:46] - The creation and impacts of the India Crypto COVID Relief Fund [23:15] - Why Ethereum originally captured Sandeep's attention [27:38] - An introduction to Polygon and its role in scaling Ethereum to the masses [41:28] - Polygon Studio's focus on NFTs, gaming, and increasing daily active users --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
48:13
November 04, 2021
#82 - DANIEL GROSS
Daniel is the Founder and CEO of Pioneer. He previously created a search engine called Cue which was acquired by Apple where he went on to lead various AI and search projects. Daniel was the youngest founder to be accepted into Y-Combinator in his late teens and later returned as a Partner and started YC's AI program. He has been an early investor in companies including Uber, Instacart, Coinbase, GitHub, SpaceX, Opendoor, Airtable, Figma, Gusto, Notion, Cruise Automation, and dozens of others. Follow Daniel on Twitter @danielgross. [2:18] - How Daniel's early interest in computer programming kickstarted his journey into entrepreneurship [10:11] - Replacing people with software in the venture capital process and how to measure success [16:56] - The impacts of venture capital and startup culture expanding beyond Silicon Valley [24:33] - Living a balanced life in health and productivity [32:58] - Daniel's perspective on longevity [39:57] - Self-improvement and the third-person mindset [46:07] - Optimizing for flow in designing one's days --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
51:36
October 28, 2021
#81 - JEFF MORRIS JR.
Jeff is the Founder and Managing Partner of Chapter One, an early-stage venture capital fund with a focus on product. He previously served as the VP of Product and Revenue at Tinder as it became the #1 top grossing app in the App Store and one of the top grossing products in mobile history. Jeff's investments have included Cameo, Compound, Dapper Labs, Lambda School, Lyft, Mercury, Pipe, Ro, Roam Research, Superhuman, and many others. Follow him on Twitter @jmj. [2:18] - How Jeff's early career moves led him to discover his passion for products [6:32] - The art of asking for what you want in life [12:45] - Finding the right startups to join or invest in [16:34] - Transitioning from a world of physical serendipity to digital serendipity [20:11] - Jeff's takeaways from beginning his career in Kansas City [24:21] - Jeff's love for writing [27:07] - The pros and cons of building in public and having an online presence [35:36] - The importance of overcoming rejection and leaning into the underdog role [39:15] - How Jeff discovered crypto in 2013 and his current perspective on the space [43:03] - Why Dapper Labs and ENS domains are interesting [50:04] - Chapter One's investment approach and the future of the fund --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
58:23
October 21, 2021
#80 - ERIC MARCOTULLI
Eric is Founder and CEO of Elysium Health. Elysium's mission is to translate critical scientific advancements in aging research into accessible health products and technologies. Eric previously joined Sequoia Capital as its youngest partner to lead growth investing in mobile technologies. He earned his BA from Princeton University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. Use promo code "JAKE" to get 10% off an annual or semi-annual subscription to Basis, Matter, or Format at https://www.elysiumhealth.com. (Expires November 4, 2021) [2:18] - How Eric's interest in entrepreneurship pulled him away from traditional career paths [8:45] - Lessons learned from the Sirtris Pharmaceuticals case study [19:54] - Finding the conviction to go all in on an entrepreneurial idea [28:17] - A fundamental explanation of how Elysium's Basis works [35:42] - Using Elysium's Index to measure biological age and potential for reversal [40:39] - Preserving memory with Elysium's Matter [46:54] - Introducing Elysium's Format, a new product for advanced immune support [50:30] - The future of Elysium and longevity technology --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
54:16
October 14, 2021
#79 - ERIC VERDIN
Eric is the President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research and Aging. His laboratory focuses on the role of epigenetic regulators in the aging process. Personally, Eric holds more than 210 scientific papers and 15 patents. Follow him on Twitter @EricVerdin. [2:18] - Eric's lifelong interest in science and longevity [7:11] - Transitioning towards preventative healthcare [15:59] - The status quo of accepting age-related diseases [19:36] - Finding synergies between crypto and longevity [24:44] - The role of the Buck Institute in the greater field of longevity [31:02] - What's next in the longevity industry [43:08] - The edge of Eric's imagination for what is possible in the future --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
50:55
October 07, 2021
#78 - SCOTT FITSIMONES
Scott is the co-founder of AirGarage. He recently started CityDAO, a community of people interested in putting a piece of land on the blockchain. CityDAO has quickly raised over $250,000 to purchase its first plot of land in Wyoming. Earlier in his career, Scott was selected as a Thiel Fellow. Follow him on Twitter @scottfits. [2:18] - How experimenting with parking lots introduced Scott to city building [6:40] - Balancing the workload of AirGarage with the sudden growth of CityDAO [10:35] - The value proposition for CityDAO [12:32] - Why Wyoming is a hub for projects like CityDAO [16:37] - The practicality of enforcing smart contracts in law [18:18] - Creating a model for decentralized cities [25:09] - Harberger tax mechanisms [29:00] - Using quadratic funding and quadratic voting to improve resource allocation [35:19] - Why CityDAO uses NFTs instead of tokens [40:35] - The Wyoming land selection process and initial land distribution --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
48:31
September 14, 2021
#77 - HITEN SHAH
Hiten is a serial entrepreneur and investor currently serving as the Co-Founder and CEO of Nira. He previously co-founded KISSmetrics, and before that, CrazyEgg. Hiten has invested in or advised more than 200 startups over the last 15 years and has recently turned his attention towards crypto. Follow Hiten on Twitter @hnshah. [2:21] - Hiten’s story, his fathers advice, and early days as an entrepreneur [15:00] - Extreme curiosity, customer obsession, and arbitrage [19:02] - How Hiten got into crypto [23:20] - When great technologies start on the fringe [26:22] - NFT avatars and Lazy Lions [34:59] - Discord as a new arena for learning [38:26] - Observations from 18 years of working remotely --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
45:37
September 10, 2021
#76 - RYAN SELKIS
Ryan is co-founder & CEO of Messari, a leading crypto data and intelligence company. Prior to founding Messari, he served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at ConsenSys, and on the founding teams of Digital Currency Group and CoinDesk. Ryan has been an investor & prolific writer in the crypto industry since 2013. Follow him on Twitter @twobitidiot. [2:21] - Ryan's journey from crypto OG to founding Messari [7:28] - Ethereum as the first challenger to Bitcoin [12:05] - Why DeFi and DAOs stood out as important innovations [16:40] - Ryan's perspective on the US crypto regulatory environment [22:11] - Categorizing the crypto movement along the political spectrum [30:17] - Contrasting a gradual crypto transition versus a sudden exit [38:12] - The future of DAOs [44:09] - Bitcoin vs. Ethereum [49:26] - The perfect storm for crypto --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- https://homeofjake.com
54:41
September 02, 2021
#75 - MARK MANSON
Mark is the bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope. His most popular book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, was the most read non-fiction book in the world in 2017. Mark began writing as a blogger in 2009 and his site, markmanson.net, is now read by more than 15 million people each year. Mark's next book, Will (the memoir of Will Smith), is now available for pre-order. [2:21] - How Mark's e-commerce and blogging attempts led him to self-help writing [10:05] - Persisting through failures to find success [15:27] - Traveling the world for several years [19:24] - Perspectives on choosing a place to live for the long term [26:08] - Comparing the quality of life in America to other countries [33:31] - Finding "chosen struggles" and battling attention hijacking [49:47] - Using death to influence our life decisions [55:33] - Mark's views on handling success [1:01:17] - Lessons learned from working with Will Smith --- Support the show by checking out my sponsors: Join Levels and get personalized insights to learn about your metabolic health. Go to https://levels.link/jake. --- homeofjake.com
01:06:06
August 26, 2021
#74 - DANNY MIRANDA
Danny is the host of The Danny Miranda Podcast, currently a Top 1% podcast in the world. He also writes a weekly newsletter called Tuesday Treasure. His stated missions are to pursue his highest version and inspire others to do the same, to make the world happier, healthier, and wiser, and to raise the consciousness of humanity. Follow Danny on Twitter @heydannymiranda. [0:59] - Danny's transformative experience with the 75 Hard program [7:35] - Shifting to a mindset of accountability [10:15] - Takeaways from years of meditation [16:24] - Digital detoxing and viewing life from a third-person perspective [23:49] - Pursuing the highest version of oneself [29:22] - Balancing the peaks and valleys of self-improvement [33:12] - How Danny leaned into his authentic self to build his internet brand [37:24] - Approaching podcasting as an art form [43:24] - Perspectives on the purpose of work --- homeofjake.com
54:43
August 20, 2021
#73 - READE SEIFF
Reade is the Managing Member of Sunset Digital Asset Management. He is an angel investor and early adopter of BitClout. As of this episode's release, Reade is one of the Top 5 active profiles on BitClout by the value of his creator coin. He has invested in a number crypto companies, including several built on BitClout, and others, as well as the creator coins of many individuals on BitClout. Follow him on BitClout @reade. [0:59] - How Reade got his start in entrepreneurship and crypto [6:56] - Differences between centralized and decentralized media platforms / breaking down the social token ecosystem [16:20] - An introduction to BitClout and its new creator-centric model [34:34] - Reade's early experience on the platform and advice for new people joining today --- homeofjake.com
45:31
August 11, 2021
#72 - JOEY KRUG
Joey is Co-Chief Investment Officer at Pantera Capital. Prior to Pantera, he co-founded Augur, a decentralized prediction market platform and solution to the oracle problem. Joey also co-founded Eco, an app which offers a simple balance to let users spend, send, save and make money at the same time. He co-founded a crypto-focused AngelList syndicate which became one of the top fifteen by backing and was an early investor in projects like 0x and Numerai. In 2013, Joey built a point of sale system enabling Bitcoin payments with sound and Bluetooth. He is both a Thiel Fellow and an Edmund Hillary Fellow. Follow Joey on Twitter @joeykrug. [0:59] - How Joey's interest in computers led him to crypto and venture capital [7:25] - The best decisions Joey has made in his early career [12:42] - Joey’s first experiences as an investor and entrepreneur [16:47] - How Joey’s days of betting on horses made him a better investor [21:20] - Joey's experience with the Thiel Fellowship [26:55] - The origin story behind Augur [30:06] - An overview of prediction markets [35:39] - Joey's perspective on Bitcoin maximalism as an early crypto adopter [39:41] - Predicting the dominant blockchain protocol in a multi-chain future [46:13] - Eco's attempt to rethink modern banking and credit card companies [49:15] - Joey's experience working with Dan Morehead at Pantera Capital --- homeofjake.com
52:22
August 06, 2021
#71 - QIAO WANG
Qiao is a Partner at The Defi Alliance. He previously co-founded and served as the Head of Product at Messari, now the leading cryptoasset information platform. He spent his early career working in finance as a quant trader at Tower Research. Alongside crypto, Qiao has become increasingly focused on longevity and the idea that we may be able to cure aging. Follow him on Twitter @QwQiao. [0:59] - How Qiao's background in quant trading led him to crypto [7:49] - Qiao's approach to investing in crypto [15:14] - The asymmetric nature of both crypto and longevity [28:09] - Personal health and longevity [36:47] - Managing stress and anxiety [46:09] - The current state of crypto and predictions for the future --- homeofjake.com
54:29
July 29, 2021
#70 - VIJAY BOYAPATI
Vijay is the author of the long-form article turned book, "The Bullish Case for Bitcoin". His original piece is one of the most widely read texts ever written about Bitcoin, following Satoshi Nakamoto's White Paper. Vijay's article has been translated into over 20 different languages and read about one million times. In addition to his writing, Vijay was an early employee at Google and a former campaigner for Ron Paul during the 2008 US presidential election. Follow Vijay on Twitter @real_vijay. [0:59] - How Vijay’s experiences at Google and around politics shaped his perception of Bitcoin [12:05] - His approach to writing "The Bullish Case for Bitcoin" [16:00] - Debating the inevitability of Bitcoin [23:42] - The largest risks remaining for Bitcoin [27:08] - Frameworks for considering Bitcoin's possible futures [34:33] - The definition and evolution of money [46:48] - Bitcoin and the characteristics of good money --- homeofjake.com
53:11
July 22, 2021
#69 - DYLAN BEYNON
Dylan is an impact entrepreneur with a track record of building socially conscious technology companies in areas such as civil justice, local democracy, and now mental healthcare. He currently serves as the Founder and CEO of Mindbloom, a mental health and wellbeing brand helping people achieve personal and clinical breakthroughs with at-home, clinician-prescribed psychedelic therapies, beginning with ketamine. Dylan previously served as Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer at Mighty ($100M+ raised) and Co-founder and Head of Marketing at Voter's Friend (acquired by Democracy.com). Learn more about Mindbloom at mindbloom.com. [0:59] - How Dylan's personal story directed him towards positive technology companies [7:12] - Examining the effects of different psychedelics on the human brain [13:50] - Transitioning from recreational psychedelic usage to psychedelic research [18:16] - Preparation, navigation, and integration for psychedelic experiences [28:32] - Dealing with the reservations of mental and emotional change [33:56] - Overcoming the access barrier for psychedelics [39:16] - Leveraging the shift to telemedicine services to grow Mindbloom [45:10] - Towards mainstream psychedelic usage with clinical trials --- homeofjake.com
54:38
July 15, 2021
#68 - RAOUL PAL
Raoul is the CEO and Co-Founder of Real Vision and Global Macro Investor. He was previously co-manager of the GLG global macro hedge fund in London and co-head of hedge fund sales in equities and equity derivatives at Goldman Sachs in Europe. Raoul was one of a relatively small number of investors to predict the mortgage crisis of 2008–2009. Today, he spends much of his time focused on crypto and what he calls The Exponential Age. Check out Real Vision's crypto page at realvision.com/crypto and follow Raoul on Twitter @RaoulGMI. [0:58] - Raoul's story and background in macro investing [11:04] - How Raoul first discovered Bitcoin and why he was quickly interested [14:43] - Trading Bitcoin and crypto on macro time frames [22:50] - The Metaverse and The Exponential Age [29:55] - The unprecedented pace of crypto adoption and the limits of Bitcoin maximalism [38:11] - Raoul's belief in social tokens for business model overhaul [45:42] - How crypto can absorb the entire legacy financial system --- homeofjake.com
55:44
July 01, 2021
#67 - JULIA GALEF
Julia is an intellectual leader in the rationalist community and the author of the book, The Scout Mindset. She previously co-founded the Center for Applied Rationality, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping people improve their reasoning and decision-making. Julia has hosted the Rationally Speaking Podcast since 2010. Visit her website at juliagalef.com and follow Julia on Twitter @juliagalef. [0:59] - How Julia came to study rationality and decision making [5:04] - Breaking down rationality and decision making [11:09] - Epistemic vs. instrumental rationality [15:39] - The decade-long history of the Rationally Speaking Podcast [21:42] - Soldier Mindset vs. Scout Mindset [29:46] - Seeking truth over comfort [39:53] - Vitalik Buterin's intellectual honesty [47:30] - Recognizing biases and changing your mind [54:17] - Keeping a small identity --- homeofjake.com
01:01:17
June 17, 2021
#66 - GEORGE MACK
George is a digital marketing specialist and the founder of Multiply Marketing where he helps scale great products and ideas across the internet. He is known on Twitter for his thoughts on mental models, first principles thinking, and his creation of @NavalBot, a Twitter bot that resurfaces some of the greatest tweets from Naval Ravikant. Subscribe to George's newsletter, Clouds & Dirt, and follow him on Twitter @george__mack. [0:59] - George's exploration of psychology and technology [5:19] - Internet vs in-person friends [8:59] - The changing dynamics around where to live [20:44] -  Considerations of digital nomads [25:24] - The need for new words to describe our changing world [33:38] - First principles thinking and George's intellectual role models [35:50] - Buffett Coins: a though experiment [44:45] - Contrasting psychological and technological innovation --- homeofjake.com
54:38
June 11, 2021
#65 - STEVEN GALANIS
Steven is cofounder and CEO of Cameo, the world’s leading marketplace for personalized video shoutouts. The company recently raised a $100 million Series C at a valuation north of $1 billion. Steven graduated from Duke University and worked in finance and entertainment prior to launching the company in 2016. [0:59] - What Steven learned from his early entrepreneurial ventures [5:01] - Mindset shifts between the finance and tech industries [6:49] - The importance of not wasting time early in your career [10:29] - Cameo's origin story and its direct-to-fan business model [15:48] - Challenges of scaling an early stage business [18:27] - Evaluating talent and building a strong team [22:44] - Expanding Cameo's offerings [26:19] - Steven's thoughts on Bitcoin and BitClout [31:24] - Geographic influence on new businesses --- homeofjake.com
37:43
June 03, 2021
#64 - VIJAY PANDE
Vijay is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where he focuses on investments in biopharma and healthcare. As the founding investor of a16z’s Bio Fund, he leads the firm’s investments at the cross section of biology and computer science. Previously, Vijay was the Henry Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Structural Biology and of Computer Science at Stanford University. During his time at Stanford, Vijay co-founded Globavir Biosciences and the Folding@Home Distributed Computing Project for disease research. Vijay remains an Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University and holds a BA in Physics from Princeton University and a PhD in Physics from MIT. Disclaimer: a16z investments are discussed in this conversation. None of the content should be taken as investment advice. See a16z.com/disclosures for more information. [0:59] - How Vijay ended up at the intersection of biology and technology [6:15] - The academic shift from physics towards biology [12:32] - The difficulty of scaling education [16:38] - Vijay's predictions for the future of work and The San Francisco Bay Area [26:31] - Using distributed computing to simulate protein folding with Fold@Home [38:19] - The rising cost of healthcare and where the industry is moving [49:46] - Targeting longevity as a solution to harmful diseases --- homeofjake.com
56:27
May 27, 2021
#63 - VEDIKA JAIN
Vedika is the Chief of Staff at Weekend Fund where she invests in early-stage startups and helps founders with product, community building, and go-to-market strategy. She previously held positions at Mithril Capital and Stripe and helped to scale TrueLayer into a global organization. Vedika was born and raised in India, attended UC Berkeley, and currently live in London. Check out Vedika's website at vedikaja.in and follow her on Twitter @vedikaja_in. [0:59] - Vedika's childhood in India and journey to working in tech [11:21] - The culture shock of moving to America for college [13:51] - How Vedika broke into venture capital and why she knows it's where she's meant to be [21:24] - The correlation between energy and value-add activities [28:38] - Running experiments with Weekend Fund [34:00] - How Vedika's gap year shaped her future [40:55] - Vedika's experience scaling TrueLayer [43:38] - The relationship between hard work and luck --- homeofjake.com
59:07
May 25, 2021
#62 - JAKE UDELL
Jake is a music manager and entrepreneur, founder of the talent management company, TH3RD BRAIN, and Head of Activation at Community. Most recently, he has become well known as an early BitClout enthusiast with one of the ten most valuable accounts on the network. BitClout is a new type of social network that lets you speculate on people and posts with real money, and it’s built from the ground up as its own custom blockchain. Follow Jake on BitClout @jakeudell. [1:44] - How chasing autographs as a kid unlocked Jake's entrepreneurial drive [4:31] - Jake's "fake it 'til you make it" story of breaking into the music industry [17:23] - The importance of building consumer social into crypto [24:27] - How BitClout can decentralize social media [40:12] - The potential for curators in BitClout's model [43:53] - Key issues to consider about BitClout [54:42] - BitClout's controversial launch [1:02:31] - Strategies for success on BitClout --- homeofjake.com
01:09:28
May 13, 2021
#61 - GEOFF LEWIS
Geoff is the Founder & Managing Partner of Bedrock Capital, a technology investment firm currently managing approximately one billion dollars. He’s served on the Board of Directors for companies including Lyft, Nubank, and RigUp. He led the Series C round for Wish in 2014. Bedrock is credited with coining the phrase ‘narrative violations’ to describe the most compelling technology investment opportunities. Prior to founding Bedrock, Geoff served as a Partner at Founders Fund for several years. He began his career as a technology entrepreneur in 2009. [0:59] - Geoff's winding path to professional investing [7:49] - Early entrepreneurial experiences and Geoff's love for drawing [11:09] - High vs. low intensity periods in life [14:09] - How Geoff arrived at Clarium Capital [20:31] - Geoff's rock bottom turning point [23:56] - The "narrative violation" investing strategy [27:51] - The false narrative of dystopian technology [32:12] - Additional systems for identifying investments and Geoff's opinion on Bitcoin --- homeofjake.com
36:38
May 06, 2021
#60 - TIM DRAPER
Tim is a billionaire venture capitalist and the the founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) as well as Draper Associates, Draper University, Draper Venture Network, and Draper Goren Holm. His exceptional track record of investments includes Tesla, SpaceX, Baidu, Hotmail, Skype, AngelList, Ring, Twitter, DocuSign, Coinbase, Robinhood, and Twitch, among countless other companies. An early advocate of Bitcoin, Tim was the winner of the 2014 US Marshals auction through which he purchased approximately 30,000 bitcoins worth around $19 million at the time. [0:59] - The Draper family history in venture capital and Tim's successes to date [10:05] - Coinbase's early promise and Bitcoin's importance as a global currency [25:51] - Tim's investment thesis for Bitcoin  [32:09] - Why Tim values global perspectives and experiences [38:57] - The role of politicians vs entrepreneurs in human progress --- homeofjake.com
47:35
April 29, 2021
#59 - NATHAN CHENG
Nathan is an entrepreneur, longevity biotechnology advocate, and investor based in Toronto. He is the creator of Longevity List, Longevity Marketcap, and Biohack Stack. He also writes the Longevity Marketcap Newsletter — a weekly review of developments in the longevity industry. Nathan is a former Quantum Optics Ph.D candidate on a mission to end biological aging. Follow him on Twitter @realNathanCheng. [0:59] - How Nathan's existential crisis pushed him to focus on longevity [9:55] - Confronting death and contemplating life's purpose while traveling the world [22:30] - The evolution of Nathan's involvement in the longevity space [32:57] - Nathan's strategy to explain the importance of longevity technology [40:20] - Reasons for increasing attention on longevity research [47:07] - How anyone can contribute to the longevity movement [50:54] - Promising solutions under development today [57:57] - Nathan's personal strategies to live longer [1:06:37] - Nathan answer to the question, "how long do you expect to live?" --- homeofjake.com
01:14:60
April 21, 2021
#58 - SOONA AMHAZ
Soona is founder and GP of Volt Capital, a venture firm focused on pre-seed and seed companies in the digital assets space. Before starting Volt, Soona launched and ran Token Daily, a community of 20,000+ builders, investors, and talent in the crypto space. In addition to her work in the crypto space, Soona is an advisor to On Deck and was named to Forbes 30 under 30 in VC. [0:59] - Soona's experience in crypto and venture capital [5:52] - Soona's earliest entrepreneurial endeavors [9:52] - How Soona discovered crypto [14:11] - Community as a place for the free flow of ideas [20:47] - Promising crypto opportunities outside of Bitcoin [26:16] - Transitioning from community to capital [32:54] - The promise of crypto in Africa [38:01] - The macro landscape of the current crypto bull run [48:53] - Soona’s unique perspective given her Lebanese roots --- homeofjake.com
53:00
April 15, 2021
#57 - MARK CUBAN
Mark is a billionaire entrepreneur and investor. He is the owner of the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks and stars on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning reality TV series Shark Tank. [0:59] - Mark's story and core skillset [5:50] - The potential of crypto and smart contracts [12:39] - Crypto today vs. the internet in the ‘90s [18:01] - Mark's perspective on crypto's hype cycles [25:09] - Hedging and long-term thinking in investing [35:20] - Investing in companies with world-leading AI [37:03] - Three people who Mark has looked up to [38:37] - Mark's approach to lifelong learning [43:44] - The role of luck in extraordinary success [48:46] - Speed round Q&A --- homeofjake.com
52:19
April 09, 2021
#56 - KRISTEN FORTNEY
Kristen is the Founder and CEO of BIOAGE Labs, a biotechnology company that leverages AI for drug discovery and treatment for age-related diseases. Before beginning BIOAGE in 2015, Kristen spent over a decade in academia studying human longevity. In December of 2020, BIOAGE raised a $90M series C round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz and previous podcast guest Elad Gil. Additional information about BIOAGE and its current job opportunities can be found at bioagelabs.com. [0:10] - Kristen's lifelong interest in longevity science [3:31] - Lessons from historical longevity breakthroughs [10:26] - Early strategies and focus areas for BIOAGE [16:38] - The need for increased government funding for aging [18:58] - Translating human data into longevity solutions [22:28] - Reviewing BIOAGE's initial drug discoveries and ongoing clinical trials [27:51] - Picking up business fundamentals with a scientific background [31:21] - The present and future of the longevity space [38:44] - Kristen's philosophical perspective on extending human lifespans [41:36] - The investment thesis for longevity technology --- homeofjake.com
45:20
March 30, 2021
#55 - LUCY GUO
Lucy is an entrepreneur and early-stage venture investor, currently founder and general partner at Backend Capital. She previously cofounded Scale AI while participating in Y Combinator. Scale is now a multi-billion dollar company. Prior to starting Scale, Lucy served as a product designer at Snap and also worked for Quora. She studied Human Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon before dropping out to pursue the Thiel Fellowship. Follow Lucy on Twitter @lucy_guo. [0:10] - Lucy's lifelong exposure to tech and childhood internet hustle [7:10] - Design as a facilitator of trust [10:45] - Lucy's decision to drop out of college to pursue the Thiel fellowship [14:09] - The founding story behind Scale API and Lucy's experience in Y Combinator [19:41] - Leveraging automation to scale a billion dollar company [26:18] - Lucy's transition from a founder to an investor and fellowship leader [32:04] - The early success and appeal of Miami for great founders and investors [35:54] - Lucy's routine for productivity [44:16] - Words of wisdom for listeners interested in starting their own company --- homeofjake.com
46:07
March 26, 2021
#54 - NASJAQ
NASJAQ is a former Tesla chemical engineer turned content creator and angel investor. He produces compelling content about hard tech startups on TikTok where he has amassed over 800,000 followers in a short time. NASJAQ also makes YouTube videos and hosts a podcast called NASJAQ FVTRISM. His areas of interest include space, energy, quantum computing, biotech, longevity tech, terraforming, and more. Learn more on his website at nasjaq.com. [0:10] - Leveraging TikTok to become a hard tech content creator [4:07] - Early interest in NASA and Mars exploration [7:47] - Combining content creation with startup investing [14:32] - Becoming an accredited investor and making his first angel investment [24:29] - Community building strategies to build a platform [30:49] - How TikTok helped to narrow his focus [37:08] - Predictions about Mars [44:53] - The importance of techno-optimism --- homeofjake.com
51:34
March 19, 2021
#53 - JOSÉ LUIS RICÓN
José is the creator of the blog, nintil.com. He is an independent researcher and prolific blogger who strives to estimate, compare, distinguish, discuss, and trace to its principal sources everything. José's latest work explores the phenomenon of aging and what can be done to reverse it. His research on the economic history of the USSR, state involvement with the invention of computers, and many other scientific inquiries can be found on his blog. [0:10] - José's background and his approach to reconciling opposing viewpoints through research [7:59] - How Jose discovered his interest in longevity and biology [12:38] - Strategies for self education with publicly accessible knowledge [20:28] - An introduction to longevity from José's perspective [36:22] - Evaluating the Hallmarks of Aging framework [46:24] - Lessons from aging in the natural world [53:37] - The evolution of anti-aging therapies [1:02:52] - Possibilities of combining anti-aging therapies [1:07:53] - Startups and companies driving innovation in the longevity sector [1:12:53] - José's personal strategies for longevity -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Twitter: @blogofjake Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Call: superpeer.com/jake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf Zcash: t1NTQAVnpcofn3dWkJr5gb5R5pcNeW9MLYm
01:19:20
March 16, 2021
#52 - PIERRE ROCHARD
Pierre is an economist, software engineer and self-ascribed Bitcoin maximalist. He is a prominent figure in the world of Bitcoin and currently serves as Bitcoin Strategist at Kraken. Pierre has researched and written about Bitcoin since February 2013 and co-founded the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute in 2014 to curate the best primary source literature on Bitcoin. He is a co-producer of the Noded Bitcoin Podcast alongside Michael Goldstein. [0:48] - How Pierre's early interest in Austrian economics led him to Bitcoin [4:45] - What constitutes good money vs. bad money [18:09] - Keynesian vs Austrian economics [25:15] - Using the internet to question traditional education [28:53] - Non-obvious insights about Satoshi Nakamoto [37:04] - Why Pierre believes Bitcoin will become the dominant global currency of the future [48:06] - Pierre's priorities for the future -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Twitter: @blogofjake Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Call: superpeer.com/jake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf Zcash: t1NTQAVnpcofn3dWkJr5gb5R5pcNeW9MLYm
56:00
March 11, 2021
#51 - JERRY BRITO
Jerry is the executive director of Coin Center, a DC-based think tank focused on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency technologies. He previously was a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and director of its Technology Policy Program. Jerry has testified several times before Congress on the subject of cryptocurrencies and regularly holds briefings for policy makers in Washington. [0:10] - Jerry’s background and intro to crypto [4:41] - The Encryption Wars of the late 90s [9:07] - Early internet vs modern crypto regulations [17:37] - How government policy can shape crypto’s future [26:51] - Comparing open vs. closed monetary systems on a global scale [30:28] - Crypto innovation at the state level [36:27] - Coin Center’s role in preventing the recent FinCEN midnight ruling on self-hosted wallets [49:04] - Coin Center’s future priorities -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Twitter: @blogofjake Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Call: superpeer.com/jake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf Zcash: t1NTQAVnpcofn3dWkJr5gb5R5pcNeW9MLYm
55:44
March 09, 2021
#50 - ALBERT WENGER
Albert is a managing partner at Union Square Ventures and the author of the book, World After Capital. Before joining USV, he was the president of del.icio.us through the company’s sale to Yahoo and an angel investor in companies including Etsy and Tumblr. Albert previously founded or co-founded several companies, including a management consulting firm and an early hosted data analytics company. He graduated from Harvard College where he studied economics and computer science before obtaining his Ph.D. in Information Technology from MIT. He writes regularly on his blog at continuations.com. [1:03] - Introduction to Albert's book, World After Capital [5:43] - Why attention, not capital, is now the key scarcity [14:04] - What is driving the common crisis of purpose [19:58] - Dissecting the magic employment fallacy [23:42] - The role of automation in a post-capital age [32:21] - Defining the knowledge loop [35:19] - The 3 key freedoms for the Knowledge Age [48:31] - The importance of the "eutopian" narrative -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Twitter: @blogofjake Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Call: superpeer.com/jake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf Zcash: t1NTQAVnpcofn3dWkJr5gb5R5pcNeW9MLYm
55:05
March 04, 2021
#49 - JOHN PALMER
John is a product designer and software engineer as well as the creator of $ESSAY, the first community-owned essay, crowdfunded on Ethereum. He began his career at Snapchat before founding a startup that went through Y Combinator in 2018. Since then, John has worked as a designer and consultant for several startups and investors, including Mirror, Muze, a16z Crypto, and Y Combinator, where he helps out part-time with admissions. John has written several long-form essays which can be found on his website, darkblueheaven.com. [0:10] - John's background in software engineering and journey into tech [12:05] - The differences between working in banking and tech [17:34] - John's experience screening companies for Y Combinator [23:12] - Viewing ideas through a product lens [28:20] - Product developments within the crypto industry [40:07] - Our changing approach to monetizing creative work [56:08] - Spatial software as an extension of traditional user experience [1:03:42] - Integrating crypto with spatial software -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Twitter: @blogofjake Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Call: superpeer.com/jake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf Zcash: t1NTQAVnpcofn3dWkJr5gb5R5pcNeW9MLYm
01:11:05
March 02, 2021
#48 - HUNTER WALK
Hunter is a partner at Homebrew, a seed stage venture fund. Before Homebrew, he led consumer product management at YouTube, starting when it was acquired by Google. Hunter originally joined Google in 2003, managing product and sales efforts for AdSense. Prior to Google, he was a founding member of the product and marketing team at Linden Lab, the creators of the online virtual world, Second Life. [0:10] - Hunter's story [2:44] - Thoughts on the ongoing exodus from major cities [6:51] - The future balance of hybrid work models [10:04] - Online serendipity [15:52] - Hunter's early career experiences [19:28] - Hunter's role in YouTube's growth [22:25] - The Homebrew origin story [23:43] - Investing in problem-solving founders -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Twitter: @blogofjake Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
29:02
February 25, 2021
#47 - MIKE ELIAS
Mike is the Founder of IdeaMarket. IdeaMarket allows creators to earn passive income from their audience's confidence in them. It is intended to serve as an attention prioritization engine and to disintermediate centralized media like Bitcoin is disintermediating financial institutions and central banks. Mike has worked and consulted for a number of companies in the crypto space and also writes, draws cartoons, and makes music. [0:10] - How Mike got into crypto [5:08] - Problems with centralized systems [8:34] - How IdeaMarket disrupts big media corporations [20:56] - Turning a conceptual new incentive system into a functioning product [29:08] - Rationality as risk management [33:11] - Do markets promote rationality? [37:15] - IdeaMarket's new market structure [45:02] - Deciding to start IdeaMarket -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Twitter: @blogofjake Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
48:58
February 22, 2021
#46 - CHRISTELLE ROHAUT
Christelle is the Founder & CEO of Codi, a company that connects remote workers with local workspaces hosted in people’s homes, like Airbnb meets WeWork. She earned her Master’s in City Planning from UC Berkeley and also holds a Master of Science in Environmental Science from École Polytechnique in France where she briefly served in the French military. Christelle was included on Forbes 30 for 30 List 2021 in the category of consumer technology. Learn more about Codi at http://www.codi.com. [0:46] - Christelle's entrepreneurial story and her interest in urban planning [7:22] - Christelle's journey from France to the United States [10:55] - An introduction to Christelle's company, Codi [20:28] - Why the Codi model works best for remote work [29:25] - Obstacles to adoption for new types of co-working spaces [35:04] - The standards of Codi workspaces [39:23] - Early users who are most loving the Codi experience [43:16] - Christelle on being a founder and her vision for the future of Codi -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Twitter: @blogofjake Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
48:51
February 18, 2021
#45 - ELAD GIL
Elad is an entrepreneur and operating executive as well as an investor or advisor to a number of successful companies including AirBnB, Airtable, Coinbase, Flexport, Gusto, Instacart, Opendoor, Pinterest, Square, Stripe, and Wish. He previously was the co-founder and CEO Color Genomics and before that Mixer Labs which was acquired by Twitter. Elad served as the VP of Corporate Strategy at Twitter where he helped the company scale from 90 to 1,500 employees. He previously started the mobile team at Google. Elad is the author of High Growth Handbook, and writes more on his blog at blog.eladgil.com. [1:52] - Elad's value-add as a startup investor, board member, and advisor [4:27] - Why he evaluates product-market first and foremost [9:53] - The changing role of geographical location for startups [15:11] - How crypto today compares to the early years of the internet [21:25] - Creating a virtual world with pluto.video [23:23] - Maximizing the growth of early successes [26:44] - Balancing founding principles with an evolving company culture [29:34] - The growth of founders in parallel to their companies [32:01] - How advisors and board members can influence a company's success [35:26] - How to identify the best additions to an executive team [39:54] - Time management through delegation and other strategies [46:30] - Elad's interest in longevity and perspective on the field -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Twitter: @blogofjake Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
53:21
February 11, 2021
#44 - JACK HARLEY
Jack is the Co-Founder & Vice President of the Oxford Society of Ageing and Longevity. He has met with many of the most influential people in geroscience, from Aubrey de Grey to David Sinclair. Jack has also attended most of the relevant major conferences and read over 1,000 academic papers in the field. He is a contributor on LessWrong.com and recently published an excellent overview titled, Anti-Aging: State of the Art. Jack has been a content writer at Mindset Health for 2 years. Before that, he earned his master’s degree in clinical and therapeutic neuroscience from Oxford University. [1:16] - Anti-Aging Introduction [23:40] - The different approaches to defeating aging [36:43] - Breaking down government funding against aging [39:06] - Why COVID-19 should be viewed as an aging-related disease [52:13] - Overcoming the pro-aging trance [1:05:53] - Societal strategies to extend the human healthspan [1:24:10] - Mind-uploading, brain-machine interfaces, and cryonics [1:35:18] - Personal strategies for living a longer, healthier life [1:44:26] - Jack's personal journey which led him to the study of aging -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Twitter: @blogofjake Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
02:13:09
February 09, 2021
#43 - PATRI FRIEDMAN
Patri is the Founder and General Partner at Pronomos Capital and the Founder and Chairman of the Board at The Seasteading Institute. He previously worked at Google as an engineer from 2004-2008 and 2013-2019. He founded the Seasteading Institute in 2008 with seed funding from Peter Thiel, and in 2009 started Ephemerisle, the largest self-organizing festival on water. Patri is on the board of the Startup Societies Foundation, ran the angel fund Zarco Investment Group, and advises a variety of new governance projects. [0:10] - Patri's libertarian background [5:37] - The rising role of charter cities in government competition [10:45] - Examples of territories built with charter city principles [18:53] - Strategies to borrow from successful charter territories [25:28] - Improving the incentive structures of our economies [35:36] - Moving from charter cities to seasteading [39:31] - Crypto’s role in charter city governance -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Twitter: @blogofjake Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
51:04
February 04, 2021
#42 - ALEXIS RIVAS
Alexis is the CEO and Co-Founder of Cover, a Los Angeles based technology company that designs, manufactures, and installs custom backyard homes. Cover’s mission is to make thoughtfully designed and well-built homes for everyone using algorithms and robots. Alexis was previously an Architectural Designer and has been building since preschool when his teacher found it necessary to create building block height limitations as a result of his structures. [0:35] - What is Cover? [1:03] - Inefficiencies in the current home building model [6:33] - Comparing automation of home building to car manufacturing [13:18] - The importance of precision in Cover's model [16:42] - Cover's Tesla-like growth strategy [19:54] - The process behind building a Cover home [28:58] - Vertically integrating the highly fragmented construction process [36:07] - Backyard homes as MVPs [37:42] - Cover's plans for future expansion -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Twitter: @blogofjake Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
40:16
February 02, 2021
#41 - AUSTEN ALLRED
Austen is co-founder and CEO of Lambda School. Lambda School is an online coding school with an income share agreement (“ISA”) model in which students only pay tuition if and after they get a job. Prior to Lambda School, Austen wrote a book called Secret Sauce: The Ultimate Growth Hacking Guide. He previously worked at LendUp and co-founded Grasswire. [0:10] - The basics of Lambda School [4:00] - Lambda’s use of the ISA business model [10:56] - Austen's experiences growing up with an entrepreneurial spirit [16:15] - Lessons learned from Austen’s religious mission in the Ukraine [23:15] - The importance of discipline and its decline in American culture [31:01] - Benefits of fasting and Austen’s fasting experiences [34:47] - Minimalism for a purpose-driven life [40:24] - Tesla’s greatness and the implications of selling too early [46:49] - The role of technological optimism in our society -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Twitter: @blogofjake Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
51:39
January 26, 2021
#40 - ZION LIGHTS
Zion is a passionate science advocate and environmental journalist who wants to change the world for the better. She is a Co-Founder of Nuclear For Net Zero. Previously, Zion was Director of Environmental Progress UK and spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion UK. She founded and served as Editor in Chief of Extinction Rebellion’s newspaper, The Hourglass, and was previously the Co-Editor of JUNO magazine for 7 years. Zion has written for The Huffington Post, authored the evidence-based nonfiction book The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting, and given a TEDx talk on stargazing. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
01:09:49
January 22, 2021
#39 - DRYDEN BROWN
Dryden is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bluebook Cities. Bluebook Cities is building a new city for Praxis, a society realizing a shared vision for the future. Prior to founding Bluebook Cities in 2019, Dryden covered consumer and technology at an NYC-based hedge fund. He is an Emergent Ventures winner. Before finance, he was a sponsored surfer and studied philosophy. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
53:60
January 19, 2021
#38 - BRADLEY MILES
Bradley is Co-Founder & CEO at Roll, a company which has created blockchain infrastructure for what it calls social money. Social money can be thought of as branded digital tokens unique to a person’s online presence, allowing them to own, control and coordinate the value they create across platforms. Prior to Roll, Bradley led the State of Blockchain research report for CoinDesk. Bradley also is the author of the book, #BreakIntoVC, which for a time was the #1 Best Seller in the Venture Capital category. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
52:45
January 15, 2021
#37 - DELIAN ASPAROUHOV
Delian is a Principal at Founders Fund and Co-Founder at Varda Space Industries. Varda is an orbital manufacturing startup with ambitions to become “the Foxconn of space”. Prior to Founders Fund, Delian was a Principal at Khosla Ventures, Head of Growth at Teespring, and Founder of a healthcare company called Nightingale. He currently hosts a podcast called Operators where he interviews non-VC, non-CEO, non-Founder operators that make the startup world go round. Delian was born in Bulgaria, attended MIT, and participated in the Thiel Fellowship. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
54:43
January 12, 2021
#36 - MAYOR FRANCIS SUAREZ
Francis Suarez is the Mayor of Miami. He has recently gained recognition for being the most tech-friendly mayor on Twitter, successfully recruiting many companies, investors, and entrepreneurs to move to Miami. Mayor Suarez was elected with 86 percent support from Miami residents in 2017. He was previously the Miami Commissioner for District 4 for eight years. Mayor Suarez also serves as Chair of the Environment Committee, as well as on the Advisory Board of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He will serve as President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 2022 as a result of having been elected by his fellow mayors. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated. LINKS: Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
43:34
January 07, 2021
#35 - JERZY GREGOREK
Jerzy is a professional coach, personal trainer, and creator of The Happy Body program. He is a 4-time World Weightlifting Champion and World Record Holder. Jerzy has helped coach and train many people including Tim Ferriss and Naval Ravikant since moving to the US from Poland in 1986. He and his wife, Aniela, founded and coached UCLA’s weightlifting team in 2000. Besides weightlifting, Jerzy is also a poet. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and has since appeared in numerous publications with his award-winning poetry. Jerzy & Aniela's book, The Happy Body, is available on Amazon. “Jerzy is an incredible guy. He’s in his sixties and incredibly fit… He’s like a Samurai lord. He ranges from being a powerful human being to being a beautiful human being. I think of him as a lion but also at peace.” - Naval Ravikant “Of the 10,000-plus people I’ve met in my life, I would put Aniela and Jerzy in the top 10, in terms of success and happiness. The Happy Body contains the morning mobility work that both Naval Ravikant and I do on a near-daily basis… He’s unapologetically and refreshingly no-bullshit.” - Tim Ferriss -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
01:13:11
January 05, 2021
#34 - PETER MCCORMACK
Peter is a journalist, podcaster, and Bitcoin enthusiast. He is the host of What Bitcoin Did, one of the most popular podcasts in crypto. More recently, Peter launched a media brand called Defiance. Prior to podcasting, he ran an advertising agency in the UK. Peter is one of the most popular people in Bitcoin and has had conversations with some of the industry’s most influential minds since he started the podcast in 2017. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
50:55
December 31, 2020
#33 - HARPREET RAI
Harpreet is the CEO of Oura. The Oura Ring is widely considered one of the top personal health tracking devices in the world. It helps people track their sleep as well as a number of other important health metrics like body temperature and heart rate variability. In 2020, the Oura Ring also proved helpful for the purpose of early detection of COVID-19. Prior to Oura, Harpreet spent nine years working at Eminence Capital, an L/S Equity Hedge Fund where he was a TMT Portfolio Manager. He began his career at Morgan Stanley in their M&A Group in New York. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
53:12
December 29, 2020
#32 - BALAJI SRINIVASAN
Balaji is an angel investor and entrepreneur. Formerly the CTO of Coinbase and a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, he was also the cofounder of Earn.com (acquired by Coinbase), Counsyl (acquired by Myriad), Teleport (acquired by Topia), and Coin Center. Balaji was named to the MIT TR35, won a Wall Street Journal Innovation Award, and holds a BS/MS/PhD in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Chemical Engineering, all from Stanford University. He also teaches the occasional class at Stanford, including an online MOOC in 2013 which reached 250,000+ students worldwide. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
01:43:04
December 23, 2020
#31 - ZOLTAN ISTVAN
Zoltan is an author, journalist, and Transhumanist best known for spearheading the Transhumanist movement. He was formerly a reporter for National Geographic and now writes futurist and transhumanist articles for major media like The New York Times, Vice, Wired, and TechCrunch. Zoltan is the author of the bestselling book, The Transhumanist Wager, a philosophical science fiction novel. He ran for President of the United States in 2016 and 2020 as well as for Governor of California in 2018. A recently released documentary called Immortality or Bust followed the journey of his 2016 campaign. Zoltan continues to use his platform to actively promote the Transhumanist movement. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
27:50
December 17, 2020
#30 - KENDRICK NGUYEN
Kendrick is Co-Founder & CEO of Republic, a private investing platform for investors seeking high-growth potential opportunities across startups, gaming, real estate, and crypto. Prior to Republic, he served as General Counsel of AngelList and Fellow of Stanford University’s Center for Corporate Governance. Kendrick was also a Co-Founder of CoinList and spent some time as the company's CEO. He began his career in law as an Associate Attorney at Goodwin Procter before serving as Vice President and Chief US Counsel at Permal Group and COO of Kanbar Enterprises. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are sincerely appreciated! LINKS: Website: podofjake.com Blog: blogofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf -- Disclaimer: Republic Core LLC (“Core”) is  “testing the waters” with respect to the sale of Republic Notes under Regulation A of the Securities Act. The “testing the waters” process allows companies to determine whether there may be interest in an eventual offering of its securities to qualified purchasers under Regulation A. Core is not under any obligation to make an offering under Regulation A. No money or other consideration is being solicited for an offering under Regulation A at this time and, if sent, it will not be accepted. Core may choose to make an offering to some, but not all, of the people who indicate an interest in investing, and that offering may or may not be made under Regulation A. For example, Core may choose to proceed with its offering under Rule 506(c) without ever conducting a Regulation A offering, in which case only accredited investors within the meaning of Rule 501 will be able to buy Republic Notes. If and when Core conducts an offering under Regulation A of the Act, it will do so only once (i) it has filed an offering statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), (ii) the SEC has qualified such offering statement and (iii) investors have subscribed to the offering in the manner provided for in the offering statement. The information in the offering statement will be more complete than any test-the-waters materials and could differ in important ways. Prospective investors who are interested in participating in the Regulation A offering must read the offering statement filed with the SEC, when that offering statement becomes publicly available. No money or other consideration is being solicited at this time in connection with any potential Regulation A offering and, if tendered, will not be accepted. No offer to buy securities in a Regulation A offering can be accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received until an offering statement is qualified with the SEC. Any offer to buy securities may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time before notice of its acceptance is given after the qualification date. Any indication of interest in Core’s offering involves no obligation or commitment of any kind.
49:29
December 15, 2020
#29 - IYINOLUWA "E" ABOYEJI
E is an entrepreneur in the public interest and the co-founder of Future Africa, a platform that provides capital, coaching, and community for mission-driven innovators building a better future for Africa. One of the most successful young entrepreneurs in Africa, he was previously the co-founder & CEO of Flutterwave, one of the largest financial technology startups in Africa with investments from Y Combinator, Greycroft, and many others. Prior to Flutterwave, E was co-founder & CEO of Andela, Africa's largest engineering organization which received investment from Mark Zuckerberg and Google Ventures, among others. He recently served as the Deputy Director General for Madam Oby Ezekwesili’s 2019 Presidential Campaign. Future Africa manages a rolling fund which is currently open for investment.  -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
58:05
December 10, 2020
#28 - ERIK VOORHEES
Erik is the Founder & CEO of ShapeShift, a self-custody crypto platform. He has been one of the most influential individuals in the crypto space since soon after he first discovered Bitcoin in 2011 and became one of its earliest advocates. Previously, Erik launched SatoshiDICE in 2012 which allowed players to bet on the roll of a dice using bitcoin. In 2013, the company was sold for 126,315 BTC, worth around $11.5 million at the time but over $2 billion today. It was the first major acquisition of a company in the crypto space. Erik also co-founded Coinapult and headed marketing efforts for BitInstant, among other contributions which have helped the industry evolve. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
52:48
December 08, 2020
#27 - ERIC JORGENSON
Eric is a product strategist and writer. He is the author of The Almanack of Naval Ravikant, a guide to wealth and happiness. In 2011, Eric joined the founding team of Zaarly, a company dedicated to helping homeowners find accountable service providers they can trust. His business blog, Evergreen, educates and entertains more than one million readers. Eric is also the creator of Course Correctly where he writes independent, unbiased reviews of online courses intended for knowledge workers to help enable anyone with internet access to build knowledge, skills, and careers. Eric's Website: https://www.ejorgenson.com/ Eric's Online Course (on Leverage): https://www.ejorgenson.com/leverage -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
49:34
December 03, 2020
#26 - JUDE GOMILA
Jude is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and the Founder & CEO of Golden. Golden is on a mission to map out human knowledge and it is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund, Giga Fund, and others. Prior to Golden, Jude co-founded and spent several year working on Heyzap, a mobile advertising platform which was acquired by Fyber in 2016. Since making his first angel investment in 2010, Jude has made over 200 early stage investments including Carta, Gusto, Airtable, Boom, Superhuman, Mercury, Calm, Relativity Space, Ironclad, Astra, Benchling, Ginkgo Bioworks, Linear and many more. He recently launched a rolling fund through which he will continue investing in startups. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Ethereum: blogofjake.eth 0xF89aCC1f8c4FeEAc372997006BfE7c0fdD99F80c Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
55:17
December 01, 2020
#25 - NIKIL VISWANATHAN
Nikil is the co-founder and CEO of Alchemy, the world's leading blockchain developer platform powering over $7.5 billion dollars in transactions in 99% of countries in the world. Alchemy's impressive list of investors includes Stanford University, Coinbase, the Google Chairman, Charles Schwab, and the founders and execs of Charles Schwab, Linkedin, Paypal, Yahoo, Dropbox, NYSE, and many more. Nikil was honored as one of Forbes 30 Under 30, received his BS & MS in Computer Science at Stanford, and formerly did product management at Google, Microsoft, and Facebook. A serial entrepreneur, he co-created Down To Lunch, which was once the #1 social app in the world. Nikil has been featured in numerous global media outlets including the New York Times, Forbes, NBC, Business Insider, and TechCrunch. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
01:13:32
November 24, 2020
#24 - ELI DOURADO
Eli is an economist, regulatory hacker, and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. Before joining CGO, he spent a couple of years as the Head of Global Policy at Boom, a company building supersonic passenger airplanes. Eli previously served as a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Director of its Technology Policy Program. He earned a PhD in Economics from George Mason University. Eli built an election tracker for the 2020 US Presidential Election which can be seen along with some of his writing, research, and code at elidourado.com.  -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
01:02:41
November 19, 2020
#23 - ISABELLE BOEMEKE
Isabelle is a nuclear energy influencer and fashion model. She grew up in Brazil before finding her way to the USA and discovering her love for science. Isabelle found her cause in the climate crisis and has transformed herself into an innovative and effective advocate of nuclear energy. She produces educational and entertaining content about nuclear energy in formats which have proven successful for more traditional influencers on platforms like TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. See some of Isabelle's work and learn more about nuclear energy on her website at i-sodope.com -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
55:57
November 17, 2020
#22 - RONEIL RUMBURG
Roneil is the Co-founder & CEO of Audius, a music streaming and sharing platform that uses blockchain technology to put the power back into the hands of content creators. Audius has over 40,000 artists on its platform and more than 1 million monthly listeners. World-renowned artists on Audius include 3LAU, deadmau5, RAC, Zeds Dead, Skrillex, and many more. Prior to Audius, Roneil co-founded Kleiner Perkins’ early-stage seed fund, KPCB Edge. At Kleiner Perkins, Roneil was responsible for seed investments into Blockchain and AI companies, including Lightning Labs. Before that, he co-founded a Bitcoin peer-to-peer payment company called Backslash. Roneil attended Stanford University where he first began mining cryptocurrencies in late 2012. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
53:26
November 13, 2020
#21 - ALEX MASMEJ
Alex is the creator of $ALEX, the first ever Ethereum personal token sale, which raised $20,000 in only 100 hours. He has previously founded two communities, Marketing DAO, the unofficial Ethereum decentralized marketing agency, and the Undercollaterized DeFi Alliance, a think tank-style group aiming to brainstorm around DeFi lending, identity and unsecured lending. Alex also founded Rocket to provide loans against NFTs. He is a member of the Ethereum ecosystem, MetaCartel DAO, a bottom-up ecosystem of builders. Alex is currently living in Launch House, a hacker / hype house of creators, entrepreneurs, and influencers in Tulum, Mexico. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
57:22
November 10, 2020
#20 - ALI SPAGNOLA
Ali is a musician, comedian, and YouTube star with a popular fitness channel called Ali Spagnola's Fitness Outrageous. She has 2.5 million followers on Instagram and over 300,000 subscribers on YouTube. Ali is known for creating outrageous videos and sharing entertaining content with her fans. She has been doing this full-time now for 5 years. Some of Ali's early projects included creating The Power Hour Drinking Game Album and sending Free Paintings to thousands of people. Most recently, Ali has added a focus on fitness. She has been an early adopter of products including Levels, Eight Sleep, Oura, and Whoop. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
40:12
November 05, 2020
#19 - NIKHIL BASU TRIVEDI
Nikhil is a venture capitalist who spent several years at Shasta Ventures after beginning his career with Insight Venture Partners. He is currently investing independently and has made several early-stage venture investments in the second half of 2020 alone. These investments include Canva, daring, and Roam Research, among others. During his time at Shasta, Nikhil led or co-led investments in companies including Athelas, ClassDojo, Color Genomics, Imperfect Foods, Lattice, Literati, The Farmer’s Dog, The Pill Club, and several others. Before beginning his career in VC, Nikhil was a part of the founding team at Artsy and graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Molecular Biology. He received the Spirit of Princeton Award and was advised by the school’s President in writing his thesis, “Beyond the $1000 Genome: From Third-Generation Sequencing to Personalized Medicine”. Nikhil writes regularly and publishes his essays about the “next big thing” on his Substack at nbt.substack.com -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
45:26
October 30, 2020
#18 - JUSTIN "3LAU" BLAU
3LAU is a world-renowned DJ, producer, and recording artist with millions of monthly listeners. Forbes dubbed him “The DJ That Turned Down Wall Street” after he declined an offer from BlackRock to pursue his dream of making music. 3LAU went on to release a string of hits including “How You Love Me”, “Is It Love”, and “On My Mind”. Beyond his original tracks, 3LAU has released remixes for Rihanna, Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes, and Ariana Grande — all of which have racked up millions of streams. More recently, he collaborated with world famous gamer Ninja and HYO of Girls’ Generation. In 2016, 3LAU launched Blume Records, an independent label with a ground-breaking model that harnesses the power of streaming to raise money for charitable causes. In 2018, 3LAU released his debut album Ultraviolet featuring the hit single “Touch”. Both reached #1 on the iTunes Electronic chart. 3LAU has performed at EDC, Ultra, Electric Zoo, Lollapalooza, and Life is Beautiful, in addition to his extensive international tours spanning the last decade. Beyond all of his accomplishments in music, 3LAU is bringing together his interests in tech, business, and crypto to experiment with his art and innovate upon the music industry as we know it. In addition to the interview, listen through the end for an 18-minute mix by 3LAU! -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
01:09:57
October 28, 2020
#17 - MARIA KONOVALENKO
Maria has been focused on life extension since 2008. She is currently Scientist in Residence at Formic Ventures. Maria earned her PhD in Biology of Aging from a joint program between the University of Southern California and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. She helped organize the Genetics of Aging and Longevity Conference series and was Vice President of the Science for Life Extension Foundation. Maria’s goal is to make people live as long and as healthy as possible using the advances of science and technology. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
55:27
October 20, 2020
#16 - STEVE SCHLAFMAN
Steve is a professional certified coach, angel investor, and the creator of Founder Library. He currently operates High Output, a boutique leadership development company based in NYC. Through his company, Steve partners with entrepreneurs to help them amplify output, increase resiliency, cultivate inner wisdom, and lead more effectively. Throughout his career, Steve has held a mix of investing and operating roles at Primary Venture Partners, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, RRE Ventures, The Kraft Group / The New England Patriots, Microsoft, Stickybits / Turntable.fm, and Massive. His mission is to help entrepreneurs bring their boldest visions to life and evolve into extraordinary leaders. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
51:12
October 15, 2020
#15 - KAPIL GUPTA
Kapil is the Founder of Siddha Performance and a personal advisor to CEO's, professional athletes, and performing artists. He has worked with AngelList Founder Naval Ravikant, Former World Number 3 Golfer and Masters Champion Mike Weir, and 4-time Olympic Gold Medalist Hayley Wickenheiser, among others. Kapil has written three books: Direct Truth, A Master’s Secret Whispers, and Atmamun. He is a seeker of truth focused on conquering the mind. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
55:44
October 13, 2020
#14 - MWIYA MUSOKOTWANE
Mwiya is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Frontier Capital Partners, an Africa-focused private investment firm. He is also Co-Founder and CEO at Thebe Investment Management, a Zambian private investment firm with $1.5B of project pipeline under development. Through Thebe, Mwiya is building a 3,000+ acre satellite city called Nkwashi which is planned to be the home of up to 100,000 residents. Mwiya is also a Co-Founder of Taji and the African Renaissance Conference. He serves on the board of the Charter Cities Institute, the Explorer School, and Explorer Academy. Mwiya's mission is to advance African civilization. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
55:35
October 08, 2020
#13 - KEITH RABOIS
Keith is a General Partner at Founders Fund and a Co-Founder of Opendoor. He is a highly experienced technology executive and entrepreneur, a prolific investor, and a self-described contrarian. Keith previously served as a General Partner at Khosla Ventures. Before that, he was COO at Square and served in influential roles at LinkedIn. Keith began his career in technology as a senior executive at PayPal. He served as a Board Member from inception to IPO at Yelp and Xoom. Keith’s notable investments have included YouTube, Airbnb, Palantir, Lyft, DoorDash, Stripe, Quora, Yammer, Affirm, Eventbrite, and many others. Follow him on Twitter @rabois -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
51:22
October 06, 2020
#12 - AVLOK KOHLI
Avlok is the CEO of AngelList Venture. He is also an angel investor and has made personal investments in more than 25 companies. Prior to AngelList Venture, Avlok built and sold two companies. His first company, FastBite, provided food delivery in an average of 7 minutes and was acquired by Square in 2015. His second company, Fairy, provided high frequency house-cleaning and was also acquired. AngelList Venture has facilitated the funding of over 5,000 startups including 47 unicorns. It is home to 4,300 funds and syndicates with $2.2B in assets under management. This year, AngelList Venture launched Rolling Funds, a new kind of venture fund which is poised to have a significant impact on the future of early-stage venture. Avlok recently launched his own rolling fund, Avlok Capital. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
55:47
September 30, 2020
#11 - ANTHONY "POMP" POMPLIANO
Pomp is an American entrepreneur and technology investor. He has built and sold numerous companies, ran product and growth teams at Facebook and Snapchat, and invested over $100 million in early stage technology companies. Pomp is now a Co-founder at Morgan Creek Digital and recently launched his own rolling fund. He hosts The Pomp Podcast where he talks to some of the most interesting people in business, finance, and Bitcoin. Pomp also writes a daily letter to over 75,000 investors and co-hosts the YouTube series, Lunch Money. Follow Pomp on Twitter @APompliano and visit his website at pompletter.com -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
52:31
September 25, 2020
#10 - STEVEN "7" WATERHOUSE
7 is the CEO and Co-founder of Orchid. He previously served as a Founding Partner at Pantera Capital and worked at Fortress Investment Group where he co-founded the Digital Currency Fund. 7 was a Co-founder and CTO of RPX (Nasdaq: RPXC) and served as Director of the Honeycomb product group at Sun Microsystems. He holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge. Follow Seven on Twitter @deseventral and learn more about Orchid at orchid.com! -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
56:43
September 23, 2020
#9 - ROGER VER
Roger is one of the earliest investors in Bitcoin and Bitcoin-related startups as well as an early promoter of Bitcoin. He first heard about Bitcoin in 2011 when the price was still under $1. Roger nearly single handedly funded the entire first generation of Bitcoin and Blockchain businesses including Bitcoin.com, Blockchain.com, Bitpay.com, Kraken.com, and many more. He has been known as "Bitcoin Jesus" for his promotion of Bitcoin. Roger now promotes Bitcoin Cash. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd Bitcoin Cash: qznma8vxf8kjn4v9phsfkhzd0559gm7yfsx0gkl4sf
01:00:39
September 17, 2020
#8 - MARK LUTTER
Mark is the Founder and Executive Director of the Charter Cities Institute, as well as the host of the Charter Cities Podcast. He is also the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer for the Victoria Harbour Group, a firm that is building a new city for the Hong Kong people. Mark has a PhD in economics from George Mason University where his research focused on charter cities. Charter cities are cities which are granted special jurisdictions to create new governance systems. Through his work, Mark is helping pave the way for more of them in the future. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd
01:01:02
September 14, 2020
#7 - BRADLEY TUSK
Bradley is the Founder and CEO of Tusk Ventures, the first venture capital fund dedicated to working with and investing in startups in regulated industries. His fund has now worked with and invested in dozens of startups including FanDuel, Lemonade, Eaze, Ripple, and Bird. Bradley previously served as Uber’s first political advisor, Mayor Bloomberg’s campaign manager in New York City, and Senator Chuck Schumer’s communications director. Through Tusk Philanthropies, he is leading the effort to bring mobile voting to the United States. Bradley hosts a podcast called Firewall and wrote a book called The Fixer: My Adventures Saving Startups from Death by Politics. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd
56:33
September 11, 2020
#6 - JOSH CLEMENTE
Josh is a mechanical engineer, CrossFit-L2 trainer, and Founder of Levels, the first metabolic fitness company. Levels tracks users’ blood glucose in real time so they can maximize their diet and exercise. Prior to Levels, Josh worked for several years at SpaceX. During his time there, he led a team to develop life support systems that sustained astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on their May 2020 trip to the International Space Station. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd
01:04:58
September 03, 2020
#5 - MATTEO FRANCESCHETTI
Matteo is the Co-Founder and CEO of Eight Sleep, the sleep fitness company some are calling “the Tesla of sleep”. Eight Sleep is reinventing the way we sleep through innovations such as temperature control and soundless wake up technology. The company is collecting unprecedented amounts of sleep data to further inform future innovations such as an autopilot mode which will make autonomous adjustments to optimize one's sleep through the night. Eight Sleep has raised $70M from investors including Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, and YC. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd
01:10:22
August 28, 2020
#4 - VITALIK BUTERIN
Vitalik is the inventor and co-founder of Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency behind Bitcoin. Before inventing Ethereum, he was the co-founder and lead writer of Bitcoin Magazine. In 2017, Bloomberg named Vitalik one of the 50 most influential individuals in the world. He is 26 years old. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd
01:18:52
August 20, 2020
#3 - RYAN DELK
Ryan co-founded Primer with a simple goal “to free the next generation of kids to be more ambitious, more creative, and think for themselves –– starting with homeschoolers”. The company’s investors include Keith Rabois, Naval Ravikant, Balaji Srinivasan, Cyan Bannister, Erik Torenberg, Scott Belsky, Fred Ehrsam, Harry Stebbings, David Perell, and more. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd
50:11
August 18, 2020
#2 - TROY OSINOFF
Troy is a Co-Founder at JUICE, the former Head of Acquisition at Buzzfeed, an author, investor, and self-described DTC + Marketing Nerd. He started his first business in elementary school, invested in Bitcoin at $30 and Tesla at $60, and counts clients including Product Hunt, Levels, and Kenneth Cole. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd
33:19
August 13, 2020
#1 - AUBREY DE GREY
Aubrey is the Chief Science Officer and Co-founder of the SENS Research Foundation and author of the book Ending Aging. He is working on undoing the damage of aging in order to help humans live much longer and healthier lives than most have ever imagined could be possible. -- Thank you for listening to Pod of Jake! All shares and reviews are appreciated! If you enjoy this podcast, you might like reading blogofjake.com If you prefer listening over reading, you might prefer Blog of Jake's blog on tape, available through any of your favorite podcast providers. Website: podofjake.com Twitter: @blogofjake Email: jake@blogofjake.com Call: superpeer.com/jake Support: patreon.com/blogofjake Bitcoin: 3ESGQxrJZmGqd2SifqCUiHPvah1uWtN1Zd
52:17
July 24, 2020