Episode NO.424

Harper Reed, founder and CEO of Galactic, joins the show with Scott Kitun. Reed, the former Head of Commerce at Braintree and President Obama’s CTO during his re-election campaign, is a longtime tech entrepreneur (and Technori supporter) working to make technology work better for everyone.

Like many founders experienced early on in the pandemic, Reed had to make a major pivot. He shares his latest entrepreneurial journey moving Galactic from health/medtech-centered company into one focused on building fintech products native to Web3.

Scott and Harper dig into the utter lack of accessibility for regular people to use crypto in their everyday lives, and how to build products with the user in mind. Reed makes an actionable use case for Bitcoin, and ways of thinking about crypto and blockchain in a way that touch people’s lives.

They also touch on their Chicago roots, finding funding amidst the pandemic for veteran and rookie entrepreneurs.