In November 2014, Jerremy Alexander Newsome launched Real Life Trading, a company designed to make trading accessible to everyone. This starting point has allowed him to assist and enrich tens of thousands of lives while also growing the company organically to a seven-figure business. Jerremy started his love for business and growth at the age of seven, after watching the movie Forrest Gump with his family. Do you remember the scene, where Forrest said, “Lt Dan invested in some fruit company and now we don’t have to worry about money anymore?”
Growing up dirt poor, the thought of never having to worry about money seemed appealing. He asked his father to explain investing and his father taught him about Apple Computers. He begged him to invest. Finally, his father agreed to match his deposit, dollar for dollar. He saved $1,500 picking blackberries and selling them door to door. They bought $3,000 worth of AAPL shares back in 1995. To date, they would be worth $14,000,000
Episode 211 features Alex Mashinsky, Founder and CEO of Celsius Network.
Celsius Network has built the first digital wallet that earns interest on 30 crypto assets. The App serves as a wallet platform to deposit assets, earn Interest Income and take out 1% dollar loans from the top 14 Blockchains. The wallet enables a new set of financial services that charge no fees yet pay 80% of interest income revenues back to the depositors and the underserved global population. We launched the service and the CEL Token in April 2018 and since then have provided over $6B in loans and have over $600m in AUM (Assets Under Management).
Paul McNeal, Owner at The Crypto Curator is a Speaker, Brand Evangelist, and Technologist. McNeal spent the earlier part of his career serving in the United States Navy Submarine Force working in communications. After 10 years serving his country, he held leadership positions at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) overseeing the global wireless device program. He Co-founded a content curation startup which grew rapidly and was recently acquired. He was an early adopter of Bitcoin, becoming aware of it in 2011, and has since continued to monitor the developments of Blockchain Technology daily. His curation is hand selected daily, helping other recognize the most important news of the day.
Mentoring young entrepreneurs is a passion of his and through The Next Gen Summit. Paul works with groups of young entrepreneurs daily. Being on the cutting edge of technology means everything to him. He has a passion to help businesses leverage innovative technologies to accelerate their growth. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas.
Episode 58 features 4x Founder Nicolas Vandenberghe currently of Chili Piper, a buyer enablement platform for Sales & Marketing teams to better connect with their potential future clients. I really enjoyed the conversation a lot and especially the lessons Nicolas shared about the early stages of many of his companies, co-founding a business with John Sculley, having $42 million pulled out from under him, going against big competitors like Salesforce, and much more.
Started selling newspapers in the streets of Paris in high school, studied Maths at Ecole Polytechnique then Business at Stanford GSB, started and sold 3 tech companies with up to 65 employees and $11M in revenues, ran Sales for a $2Bn telecom company negotiating billion dollar deals with companies like Google, now co-founder of Chili Piper – on a mission to create a new software category around Buyer Enablement – helping businesses help their buyers.
In my spare time I re-read the 27 chapters of “Neuroeconomics, Decision Science & The Brain” by NYU star professor Paul Glimcher, in the hope of bringing its findings to the science of Sales & Marketing.