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Matilda Sung– Ludis Capital

Matilda Sung– Ludis Capital

Ludis Capital founder Matilda Sung is investing $500k - 1M at the intersection of sports media and technology.     She explains how the NFL compares its social media efforts to those of other leagues, how sports betting is different in the US than in other countries...

Ed Wilson — Impulsum Ventures

Ed Wilson — Impulsum Ventures

One of everyone’s favorites, Ed Wilson, joins to talk to about Impulsum Ventures, how they’ve built a venture firm alongside a 30-person dev shop and his sunny approach to life.

Joanne Wilson — Gotham Gal

Joanne Wilson — Gotham Gal

The Gotham Gal herself, Joanne Wilson, tells us that department stores are dead, but gives us a glimpse into the future and her own upcoming cannabis store that will pair your cannabis with your needs, mood and even the food you’re serving that night.

We also cover the state of VC today and much more.

Cody Simms — MCJ Collective

Cody Simms — MCJ Collective

Earth’s population has doubled in Cody’s lifetime. 96% of mammals on earth are now humans and livestock. China emits more greenhouse gases than all other countries combined.

This and much more from Cody at MCJ Collective.

Joe Guzel — Haven Ventures

Joe Guzel — Haven Ventures

After investing in Chime, Step, Brace, and many others, leading FinTech investor, Joe Guzel, tells us why he and fellow Crosslink partner McLain Southworth are starting their own fund, Haven, and betting their careers on web3 FinTech.

Baron Davis — Baron Davis Enterprises

Baron Davis — Baron Davis Enterprises

Two-time NBA all-star, Baron Davis talks about his investing and how he encourages people to put their money where their mouth is. Hey, Baron Davis. He was not expecting you. I got to admit, I got this notice. in my email that said Baron Davis has just joined...

Saeed Amidi — Plug and Play

Saeed Amidi — Plug and Play

Saeed Amidi is the CEO and founder of Plug and Play.  Plug and Play connects startups with corporate partners and is one of the most active investors in the world with about 250 investments per year and over 2000 startups going through one of their programs every year.

Alex Andrianopoulos — Kairos Ventures

Alex Andrianopoulos — Kairos Ventures

Alex Andrianopoulos tells us how scientific breakthroughs are going to reshape medicine, climate and the world we live in. Kairos Ventures is a ~$300M fund investing in these breakthroughs... even when other VCs aren't yet interested. Today I have Alex...

Spencer Rascoff — 75 & Sunny

Spencer Rascoff — 75 & Sunny

Spencer shares all about 75 & Sunny--how he is trying to avoid putting dot.LA behind a paywall, how Pacaso is not at all like a timeshare, and how he's reinvesting back into startups in LA and beyond.   Spencer Rascoff is with me today. Spencer is the...

Pejman Nozad — Pear VC

Pejman Nozad — Pear VC

Pejman Nozad tells us about investing in Dropbox, DoorDash and how he picks winners.    He also talks about Pear's current initiatives: Pear Accelerator, Pear Fellows, Pear competition and Founder Circles.   A lot to learn in this episode! ...

Jessica Jackley — Untapped Capital

Jessica Jackley — Untapped Capital

Jessica Jackley is currently an investor at UntappedVC and the founder of Alltruists,  a startup disrupting the $300B volunteer economy.Jessica shares how her experience starting Kiva shaped her view of what is possible.     Jessica Jackley is the founder of...

Josh Jones — The Fund LA

Josh Jones — The Fund LA

Josh Jones is the richest, goofiest, most confident yet normal-seeming person who was a Bitcoin pioneer, recently bought an airline, and is a partner at The Fund LA. Josh Jones is with me today. Josh is a person who likes to start stuff. Josh started a...