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Silicon Valley by The Investor's Podcast Network is hosted by Shawn Flynn. It is an in-depth look into the workings of companies based in Silicon Valley. It delves into up-and-coming startups, established giants and the views of people who are making a mark in the technology scene in Silicon Valley.
 
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In today’s episode, Trey Lockerbie chats with the CIO of Family Management Corporation, David Schawel. Family Management currently has close to $3B in AUM and David oversees the allocation across a wide forway of assets. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: (01:14) Starting out right as the GFC began (08:39) His stance on the banking sector in today’s en…
 
Metaverse, Web3, Unbundling Reddit? If any of these phrases are foreign to you, you are really going to enjoy today's episode as Trey Lockerbie sits down with Greg Isenberg. Greg has had an impressive career in building and selling startups, such as Wall Street Survivor, 5by, and islands, the last of which was acquired by WeWork. Greg is also a gro…
 
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 01:52 - Mike's early days as an entrepreneur 14:10 - How Mike got into Bitcoin 23:07 - Mike's thoughts on digital asset data 33:42 - How Mike values Mining companies 50:52 - How does Wall Street view Bitcoin? 55:30 - What is El Salvador big news or noise in the global macro picture? 57:14 - What is the biggest mistake…
 
In today’s episode, we have an extremely special guest who is a billionaire and investing legend, Howard Marks. Howard really needs no introduction, but if you have not read Howard's memos, you are missing a critical piece of your investing education. Howard has also written some of Trey's favorite books including The Most Important Thing and Maste…
 
On today’s episode, Trey Lockerbie sits down with bestselling author, Ben Mezrich to discuss his new book The Antisocial Network, which covers the sage of Gamestop, Robinhood, Reddit and Retail traders. It’s a tale of irony, humor, high stakes, billionaires, and Ben is the perfect guest to cover such an entertaining story. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL L…
 
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 02:43 - What is causing the semiconductor issues? 07:32 - The retreat of globalization 15:50 - Why are we not seeing inflation in the other parts of the world? 17:57 - What initially caught Lyn's interest with the supply chain issues? 33:35 - The impacts on personal consumption spending 39:56 - How does the infrastruc…
 
In today’s episode, Trey Lockerbie sits down with Arif Karim to talk about Netflix. Arif holds a degree in economics from MIT and is a Sr. Investment Analyst at Ensemble Capital. Netflix is another amazing example of a company with an incredible flywheel effect. A lot of people stated that Netflix would never be profitable, and yet, they became cas…
 
On today’s episode, Trey Lockerbie chats with Brian Feroldi. Brian has been covering the healthcare and technology industries for The Motley Fool since 2015 and has recently seen skyrocketing growth on Twitter with his very easy-to-digest investing and financial wellness content. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: (01:15) How to approach financial well…
 
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: Bill's experience reading the Bitcoin white paper weeks after it was released Why Bill wanted to build a Bitcoin bank right from the start The expectation for Bitcoin policy moving forward Thoughts on digital assets versus digital asset securities Proof of Reserves for exchanges Would Bill consider loans that have no-…
 
In today's episode, Stig Brodersen speaks to Tobias Carlisle about why Alibaba and US homebuilders are where you can find value in today’s market. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: (00:01:47) Why does Tobias Carlisle see value in PulteGroup and homebuilders (00:09:14) Understanding boom and bust cycle of PulteGroup (00:11:23) What is true inflation? (…
 
On today’s episode, Anthony Scaramucci discusses the future of the finance industry. Anthony is the founder of investment firm Skybridge Capital, which currently manages around $8 billion and was one the earliest in developing an institutional bitcoin fund. Some may know Anthony from his brief stint as White House Communications Director under Trum…
 
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 01:29 - What is the Blockstream Modular Mining Unit (MMU)? 11:29 - Why is Blockstream getting into the manufacturing of ASIC? 21:41 - How has the Blockstream Mining Note (BMN) performed to date? 17:23 - Blockstream Finance and getting into the mortgage space 38:35 - Lightning adoption and wallet integration 57:00 - Bl…
 
On today’s episode, we have a very special guest and that is researcher and author, Jim Collins. Jim is most well known for his books, such as Good to Great, Built to Last, How the Mighty Fall, Great by Choice, Turning the Flywheel BE.20, which have sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Trey Lockerbie has been having a lot of conversations lately …
 
In today’s episode, we have a very special guest and that is billionaire Jeremy Grantham, the co-founder and long-term investment strategist at GMO, one of the world's most well-respected asset management firms. Jeremy is an investing legend and studied market historian, who successfully identified and sidestepped the major corrections such as the …
 
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 02:21 - Why the yuppie elite do not get Bitcoin 11:21 - Unit Bias 17:35 - The two types of models to understand the value of Bitcoin 21:59 - Why the digital revolution has two parts 29:18 - How does the Bitcoin value layer work with social media? 33:26 - The speculative attack on fiat currency 38:29 - Do financiers st…
 
Investment expert Cullen Roche is back on the show to teach us a masterclass in inflation. You don’t want to miss out on this one! IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: (01:06) What is inflation, and what is it not (06:26) How much of inflation is due to base effects (10:28) How can expected inflation drive inflation (14:56) If the current inflation is te…
 
In today’s episode, Trey Lockerbie sits down with Polina Pompliano. Polina is the founder and author of The Profile, which is a newsletter that profiles highly successful individuals in business, science, storytelling, sports, and more. Polina has a wealth of knowledge from her many experiences interviewing everyone from Melinda Gates to Jeff Jorda…
 
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 01:52 - What is currently happening with the US infrastructure bill? How did digital assets become a part of it? 03:49 - What is wrong with the current language in the bill with respect to digital assets? 04:31 - How do elected officials view the digital asset portion of the bill? 19:55 - What amendments are currently…
 
In today’s episode, Trey Lockerbie speaks with TIP fan favorite, Ian Formigle. Ian is the Chief Investment Officer of Crowdstreet. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: (01:30) How CRE has performed since Covid (12:41) Demographic migration leading to growth in surprising places (47:15) The silver tsunami aka the baby boomer generation reaching the age of…
 
In today’s episode, Trey Lockerbie sits down with a TIP fan favorite, Luke Gromen. Trey takes the opportunity to dig into Luke’s worldview and take on the macro landscape we’ve been witnessing over the last few months. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: (02:03) What is incentivizing the Fed and policymakers to continue their QE efforts (39:55) Peak Che…
 
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 01:38 - How Jay Gould got his start as an entrepreneur 17:15 - What Jay thinks is a replicable part of entrepreneurship 19:25 - What tech ideas has Jay excited now 30:00 - The legal battles Jay faced after starting one of the most popular websites in the world 35:36 - Advanced negotiations against people like billiona…
 
Stig Brodersen speaks with Reeves Wiedeman and learns the unfiltered story of The Rise and Fall of WeWork and co-founder Adam Neumann. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: (04:12) How WeWork got started (19:53) How WeWork tried becoming a tech company with a 16-year-old Director of IT (27:29) How Softbank made a $4.4B investment in WeWork on a napkin (35…
 
In today’s episode, Trey Lockerbie sits down with global macroeconomist and author, Richard Duncan. Richard gives a masterclass on global economics and how he believes credit growth is essential to economic growth. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: (01:16) Is capitalism a thing of the past? (36:56) How much can our government monetize our debt (50:13)…
 
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 01:14 - Harry's Background in Finance and Bitcoin 04:05 - Harry's thoughts on balance sheets becoming more important moving forward 10:51 - How mining businesses in the US and abroad are purchasing hardware 13:39 - Harry's thoughts on the great mining hardware migration out of China 36:06 - Does hash rate drive price …
 
In today’s episode, Trey Lockerbie sits down with Michael Weisz, the founder and President of Yieldstreet, which is a platform that serves up offerings in alternative asset classes. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: (01:54) Why you should consider diversifying into alternative assets (22:20) How these investments have long been inaccessible for retail…
 
In today’s episode, Trey Lockerbie sits down with Bing Gordon. Bing is a legend in the silicon valley world, having first been a co-founder of Electronic Arts (EA), then went on to be a director at Zynga, Audible, Zume, Duolingo, and others. For the last 18 years, he’s also sat on the board at Amazon. He’s now sitting on the other side of the table…
 
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 03:58 - Dave and Greg's thoughts on the bond market resolving its potential mispricing 12:27 - Thoughts on the current bull market in bonds despite high inflation 15:34 - How Dave views markets moving forward in the next ten years 42:01 - What are Dave's reservations about Bitcoin? 43:55 - Dave's thoughts on large inv…
 
In today’s episode, Trey Lockerbie sits down with Brad Stone, the Senior Executive Editor for Global Technology at Bloomberg. Brad is also a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of titles such as The Everything Store, The Upstarts as well as his new book Amazon: Unbound. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: (02:07) Why his first book…
 
In today’s episode, Trey Lockerbie welcomes back Ben Claremon and Eugene Robin from Cove Street Capital. They quickly touch on the performance of Lumen Technologies, a stock they pitched on our show back in December 2020, whose price subsequently has risen 50% in Q1. But for this episode, Claremon and Robin mainly discuss the Race to Space and thei…
 
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 04:02 - Jack Mallers' recent El Salvador announcement and what it all means 15:12 - Creating equity versus always being an employee 27:08 - What is the user interface like in El Salvador for Strike users? 32:53 - How is Jack going to bring near-zero exchange fees for buying Bitcoin to Strike? 42:35 What impact do near…
 
In today’s episode, Trey Lockerbie sits down with Chief Investment Officer and New York Times bestselling author, Robert Hagstrom. Robert has written multiple books, especially on Warren Buffett including The Warren Buffett Way, The Warren Buffett Portfolio, Investing The Last Liberal Art, and his latest book Warren Buffett: Inside The Ultimate Mon…
 
In today’s episode, Trey Lockerbie sits down with one of his favorite portfolio managers, Andrew Walker from Rangeley Capital. Trey took the opportunity to dig deeper on SPACs with Andrew, who is currently running a SPACs focused fund. This episode has been recorded in early June and a few weeks later, Pershing Square announced a 10% SPACquisition …
 
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 01:33 - Why Tuur's account became more private 05:54 - What are the main changes in the Bitcoin space since 2017? 06:14 - Tuur's thoughts on mining 10:11 - The 28% difficulty adjustment and China 38:41 - The Bitcoin reformation article 01:00:09 - Ethereum vs. Bitcoin 01:00:41 - PoS vs. PoW 01:12:26 - Defi in general a…
 
On today’s show, Stig Brodersen speaks with the CEO of AcreTrader Carter Malloy about Farmland investing. With rising inflation and Bill Gates being America’s top farmland owner with a $690 million investment, we want to understand the nuts and bolts of the $9 Trillion asset class. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: (01:45) Why Farmland investing is he…
 
In today’s episode, Trey Lockerbie sits down with Ross Gerber, the CEO of Gerber Kawasaki - a financial advisory firm which currently manages over $1.9 billion. Ross helped pioneer the popularity of what we now know as Fintwit - essentially using Twitter and other social media platforms for financial content and discussion. He’s a regular on Bloomb…
 
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 01:53 - Learn about Jason's first company that he sold for 300 million 08:24 - Jason's thoughts about growing a business to a national level 15:51 - Jason's thoughts on leadership 32:28 - How Jason started his Bitcoin mining business 40:40 - Jason's thoughts on Bitcoin mining and China 41:50 - China's hash rate migrat…
 
For this week’s Mastermind discussion, Stig Brodersen has invited Tobias Carlisle from Acquirer's Fund, Jake Taylor from Farnam Street Investments, and Dr. Wes Gray from Alpha Architect. The topic of the week is how they can best help the TIP Community. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: (01:41) How to think about cycles in value investing (19:54) How …
 
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 04:25 - How Alyse Killeen got started in Bitcoin and Venture Capital 13:45 - What Alyse looks for when finding a great company in the Bitcoin space 15:20 - What the board room conversations sound like today 20:21 - Alyse thoughts on Defi and smart contracts on Bitcoin 25:07 - How Lighting will evolve in the coming 5 y…
 
In today’s episode, Trey Lockerbie welcomes back Bill Nygren and Mike Nicolas from Oakmark Funds, which currently manages over $60B in assets. When Bill and Mike were on the show last time back in April of 2020, we discussed Bank of America. Since then, BOA’s stock price has risen over 100%, so Trey takes the opportunity to discuss how they value t…
 
In today’s episode, Trey Lockerbie sits down with Chamath Palihapitiya. Chamath is the founder and CEO of Social Capital, his conglomerate focused on solving climate change and inequality, which he has referred to as Berkshire Hathaway 2.0. Chamath was an early executive at Facebook and then went on to become a super successful Venture Capitalist, …
 
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: Why Blockchain technology doesn't work for CBDC The difference between Public and Private keys What is XPub? What is multi-sig, and why is it important? Seed Storage Security concerns that people might have overlooked Firmware updates on hardware wallets Why the taproot upgrade is important BOOKS AND RESOURCES Nick Ne…
 
In this week’s episode, Trey Lockerbie sits down with NYT best-selling author and investor, Marin Katusa. Marin is a contrarian value investor who specializes in gold, uranium, rare earth, and most recently, carbon credits. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: 00:01:45 - How we should view the recent performance of gold and silver, as inflation starts to…
 
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: Learn why Jack Dorsey is so bullish on Bitcoin What surprised Alex the most in his interview with Jack Jack's thoughts on other crypto tokens Alex's thoughts on the PetroDollar system El Salvador's announcement on Bitcoin being legal tender Sovereign game theory BOOKS AND RESOURCES Alex Gladstein on Twitter Alex's non…
 
In today’s episode, Stig Brodersen speaks to Tobias Carlisle and Hari Ramachandra for the Mastermind Discussion of Q2 2021. Together, they discuss where they see value in the financial markets. They try and shoot holes in each other’s stock picks and help each other as much as possible. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: Whether now is the time to inve…
 
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: When will Bitcoin's volatility potentially impact the broader global economy? The current on-chain analytics China Mining update Bitcoin derivatives and how they impacted the sell-off Proof of Work versus Proof of Stake Security tradeoffs Are institutional investors still putting Bitcoin on the balance sheet? BOOKS AN…
 
In today’s episode, Trey Lockerbie sits down with Morgan Housel, who is a partner at Venture Capital and PE firm Collaborative Fund. He’s a former columnist at The Motley Fool and Wall Street Journal, and also the author of the international best-selling book, The Psychology of Money. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: How time is the biggest factor in…
 
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: What is Fold all about Will Reeves' background in tech How Will built Fold from the ground up How rewards programs work with vendors for discount gift cards How Fold is using the lightning network for processing some payments How Fold and Strike worked interoperably without any permissions How Fold will service all Bi…
 
In today’s show, Stig and Trey discuss the 2021 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders meeting. They play the most insightful responses from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger and explain the implications to stock investors. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: Why Buffett wasn’t greedy when others were fearful during the pandemic Why Buffett sold Apple s…
 
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: What Elon Musk's impact will be w/ Bitcoin Bitcoin energy concerns Bitcoin centralization concerns Bitcoin Payment times Stanley Druckenmiller's comments on the dollar losing global reserve status How are corporate boards viewing the Bitcoin volatility How Bitcoin helps fix an inflationary monetary system Ethereum's b…
 
On today’s episode, Trey Lockerbie sits down with internet entrepreneur Scott Lynn, who most recently founded the company Masterworks, which allows smaller investors to invest in multi-million dollar pieces of art. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN: Why you should consider Art as part of your portfolio What are the risks involved, but also, the potenti…
 
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