Kim-Mai Cutler

Kim-Mai Cutler, a longtime tech journalist and currently a partner at Initialized Capital, joins the show with Scott Kitun. Kim-Mai has spent most of her life around Silicon Valley and knows from her experiences and studies just what the problems tech faces and its impact on California and the world as a whole. She dives…

Sara Mauskopf

Sara Mauskopf, founder and CEO of Winnie, joins the show to talk with Scott about finding access to childcare and the challenges millennial parents face. Sara goes into her origin story how she never intended to be a founder, but after experiencing difficulties finding childcare solutions for her own child, she decided to create Winnie,…

David Mandelbrot

David Mandelbrot, CEO of Reverb.com, joins the show to talk to Scott about how Reverb has grown since their acquisition from Etsy, taking over for founder David Kalt, and how they continue to differentiate from every other marketplace. David and Scott talk about their shared affinity to building strong digital infrastructure for musicians and music…

Mike Gioseffi

Mike Gioseffi, host of The Ringer’s Sports Cards Nonsense podcast, joins the show to walk Scott through the business of trading cards. Mike isn’t your typical sports-media jock, grew up in the construction industry before he started a sports card business in 2016. He talks to Scott about building the podcast off a experimental Facebook…

Scott Melker

Scott Melker isn’t your conventional trader. With a decades long career as a musician/DJ, he isn’t what you’d expect to be an investor, crypto enthusiast and “Influencer of the Year” according to Binance (a major crypto trading platform). Scott shares his story how he transitioned from music to finance, how he caught onto the crypto…

Kayla Kilbride

Kayla Kilbride aka ‘Robinhoodkid‘ on Twitter and ‘girlstalkstocks‘ on Tik Tok is part of the new wave of influencers talking about investing and making finance a mainstream conversation for regular people. Kayla shares her story quitting her job to focus on her influencing career, why increasing financial literacy can address the wealth gap, joining the…

Christopher Josephs

Stonks, Davey Day Trader, Roaring Kitty, Wall Street Bets – you’ve heard the names and the meme stock trades going to the moon. While the groundswell of retail investors piling into $GME may seem like a one-time deal, the rise of retail investor influencers is here to stay. Iris Finance sees this moment as pivotal…

Austin Petersmith

If you live your life on Twitter or pay attention to any social media platform for long, you’re bound to see more than a few people saying they’re starting a podcast! A couple weeks go by, their episodes start out hot but immediately dwindle and within 60 days they are out of the podcast game…

Jimmy Odom

Jimmy Odom, co-founder of Bit Capital Group, longtime friend of the program, entrepreneur, crypto-expert and business leader joins the show to catch up with Scott on everything from business to babies (and having the right mindset for adoption). They dive into tendencies of VC to play kingmaker on founders in the trenches, working inside and…

Alex Frommeyer

Who said brushing your teeth doesn’t come with benefits? Beam Dental CEO Alex Frommeyer joins the show to talk about how his company is taking a different approach to dental insurance by incorporating user behavior, AI-underwriting and using the Beam-connected electric toothbrush for consumer wellness. Alex talks about how they increased their user base with…