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Hello, I’m Howard. I’ve been a financial industry entrepreneur and investor for over 20 years. I am a General Partner at Social Leverage - we invest in seed stage software companies. I was a co-founder of Stocktwits and a seed investor in Robinhood and Etoro.On this podcast, you will hearRead more

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Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX on Futures, the Global Scale of Crypto and More (EP.159)

Jul 22 • 01:07:20

For this week’s episode, we’re chatting with Sam Bankman-Fried. He’s a 29-year-old vegan living in Hong Kong. Oh, and he’s also a crypto billionaire with a huge cult following of fans around the world. Sam is the founder of two impressive companies: Alameda and FTX. His claim to fame came after capitalizing on the South Korean crypto kimchi premium (not the fermented food)...

Michael Sonnenshein of Grayscale Investments on Why Crypto is Here to Stay (EP.158)

Jul 15 • 47:15

On this week’s episode we brought on Michael Sonnenshein. He is the CEO of Grayscale Investments, a company that entered the world of crypto back in its earliest days. Starting as an account executive in 2014, Michael worked his way up under the guidance of Grayscale founder Barry Silbert and recently took the reins as their CEO earlier this year. He is an impressive, driv...

Ben Hunt of Epsilon Theory on Inflation, Financial Raccoons, and Crypto’s “The Empire Strikes Back” Era (EP.157)

Jul 8 • 52:06

Ben Hunt is back for his third Panic with Friends appearance. Ben is co-founder and writer for Epsilon Theory, a newsletter and website that examines markets through game theory and history. He is is a great writer, investor, and an activist for people to stop being dumb (my words, not his). Ben wants you to invest with your head on straight, which is something I am a stro...

Vinny Lingham of Civic on What’s Next for Crypto Following the Epic Crash (EP.156)

Jul 1 • 47:20

In this week’s episode, I brought on Vinny Lingham – an entrepreneur, founder, prolific crypto investor, and decentralization pied piper. Vinny is an old friend who I first met back at a fintech conference in Ireland. We quickly hit it off after a round of golf and idea pitching. He has been in the crypto space since the beginning and has even been called a crypto ‘oracle’...

Jeff Richards of GGV Capital on Why He’s Bullish on Fintech and the Post-COVID Rebound (EP.155)

Jun 24 • 52:07

For this week’s episode, I brought on my friend Jeff Richards for his third Panic with Friends appearance. In case you can’t tell, I never get tired of talking to him. Jeff is a great friend and an even greater thinker. And he just keeps picking winners. Jeff is managing partner at GGV Capital, a $9 billion global venture firm. He focuses mainly on enterprise, cloud, and m...

Justin Reis of WatchBox on How Tech is Revitalizing the Already Timeless Luxury Watch Market (EP.154)

Jun 17 • 47:03

This episode we’re talking about a subject near and dear to my heart: watches. Watches continue to be a timeless investment piece synonymous with value. And as someone who has collected over 50 watches, I was super excited to bring on Justin Reis of WatchBox to learn more about the growing tech-enabled luxury commerce market. WatchBox is the world’s leading platform for th...

Jim Lanzone, CEO of Tinder, on the Internet’s Battle for Attention (EP.153)

Jun 10 • 48:16

Jim Lanzone is somewhat of a legend in the internet industry. He’s racked up over 20 years of experience in the space, with former CEO titles at companies like Ask.com (formerly Ask Jeeves), Clicker Media (which he founded) and CBS Interactive (where he was my boss for a brief moment). Currently, he is the CEO of the popular online dating and networking app, Tinder. It was...

Charlie Bilello of Compound Capital Advisors on Inflation and Irrational Exuberance (EP.152)

Jun 3 • 47:49

My good friend Charlie Bilello is back for his second episode of Panic with Friends. He originally came on way back for episode two of our show and offered insights on the markets during peak COVID panic. If you go back and listen, you’ll see Charlie actually got a lot right. So now I figured it would be a good time to check back in with him as we make our way out of the C...

Dan McMurtrie of Tyro Partners on Information Overload and Behavioral Investing (EP.151)

May 27 • 54:15

Dan McMurtie is a 28-year-old founder, portfolio manager, and Twitter legend more commonly known to his nearly 60,000 followers as @SuperMugatu. He’s an insanely funny, original and inspiring guy who knows a lot about social media, maintaining an audience and the behavioral side of investing. Dan’s New York-based hedge fund, Tyro Partners LLC, focuses on trends and supply ...

Kyle Samani of Multicoin Capital on the future of Crypto (EP.150)

May 20 • 01:03:34

Happy 150th episode of Panic with Friends! Thank you all for putting up with me 150 episodes; here’s to the next 150. For this episode, we are continuing to dive into crypto – a topic I’ve been fascinated by and discussing on the podcast for a while now. I’ve been astounded by the traction crypto has gotten, and there’s no better person to help give some context to what’s ...

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