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#56 - KRISTEN FORTNEY

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#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 9, 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 9, 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 4, 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 2, 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 9, 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 4, 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 2, 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 7, 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 5, 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 8, 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. -- 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 3, 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 1, 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 5, 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 8, 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 6, 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 3, 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