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Join us in this episode of Around The Coin as we delve into the fascinating world of tech and finance with our special guest, Adam Nash, CEO and co-founder of Daffy. We explore the cyclical nature of the tech industry, its ups and downs, and the impact of the Federal Reserve on startup funding. Adam's expertise in personal finance shines through as he shares valuable insights and discusses Daffy, a donor-advised fund company that has raised an impressive $17 million to date. Discover the dynamics of charitable giving, the motivations behind it, and the dilemmas that arise. Unravel the purpose of charities and nonprofits and learn about the path to a better giving world. With engaging discussions on revolutionizing nonprofit transparency and more, this episode will open your eyes to the powerful intersection of technology and philanthropy. Don't miss out on this thought-provoking conversation with Adam Nash, and be sure to share your feedback with us! We are also available via: Around The Coin — Official Website Buzzsprout Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify Google Podcast Player FM Quora Medium Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tiktok Soundcloud
Episode 490: Ruben Galindo Steckel, CEO of AirTMIn this captivating episode of Around The Coin, join host Mike Townsend as he delves into the world of financial services with the visionary CEO of AirTM, Ruben Galindo Steckel. Discover how AirTM, a leading online platform that provides financial services to users around the world. With cheaper, faster, and easier transactions, AirTM is at the forefront of the global south's financial landscape.Tune in to gain profound insights into the future of the USD, the rise of cryptocurrencies like USDC, and the emerging opportunities they present. From the competition between crypto and USD to crucial decisions faced by product managers integrating payment systems, this episode offers a wealth of valuable information. Don't miss out on this thought-provoking discussion—subscribe now to Around The Coin on aroundthecoin.com and stay ahead of the financial revolution! We are also available via: Around The Coin — Official Website Buzzsprout Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify Google Podcast Player FM Quora Medium Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tiktok Soundcloud
Episode 489: Ziv Keinan, Founder & CEO of SimetriaAre you ready to dive into the world of secondary markets and discover the groundbreaking solution brought to you by Simetria? Join us on this exhilarating episode of Around The Coin as Mike Townsend sits down with Ziv Keinan, the visionary founder and CEO of Simetria. Together, we explore the inner workings of public markets, the complexities of international regulations, and the explosive growth of the secondary market in the face of a stagnant IPO landscape. Gain invaluable insights into investing strategies, liquidity challenges, and the future of trading. Don't miss out on this captivating conversation - hit that play button now! We are also available via: Around The Coin — Official Website Buzzsprout Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify Google Podcast Player FM Quora Medium Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tiktok Soundcloud
Episode 488: Claude Eguienta, CEO of Mimo CapitalIn this eye-opening episode, Claude Eguienta shares insights on Mimo Capital's innovative protocol called Kuma. Witness how they bridge the gap between traditional financial systems and the crypto world, enabling users to experience the benefits of real-world asset investments without leaving the crypto ecosystem. Prepare to be captivated by their vision of financial inclusivity, the power of decentralized education, and the potential of cryptocurrencies to reshape our society. Don't miss out on this mind-expanding conversation. Tune in now! We are also available via: Around The Coin — Official Website Buzzsprout Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify Google Podcast Player FM Quora Medium Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tiktok Soundcloud
Episode 487: Aleksei Zakharov, CEO of Ottr Finance🔥 Don't miss our exclusive podcast episode with Aleksei Zakharov, the visionary CEO of Ottr Finance! Join us as we dive deep into the world of Web3 mobile wallets and discover how Ottr Finance is revolutionizing the way we make USD payments on the blockchain. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in fintech innovation, as Aleksei shares his insights on why they chose Solana as their backend blockchain and how they're making self-custody and seamless money transfers a reality.💡 Get ready to be inspired and educated as Aleksei discusses their direct integrations with Circle, allowing you to move money like Venmo but with the security and transparency of the blockchain. But that's not all! He also shares his perspective on the current global macroeconomic changes and how they're making Ottr Finance an even more compelling solution for users worldwide. If you're eager to stay ahead of the curve and explore the future of finance, click now to listen to this captivating conversation on Around The Coin!  We are also available via: Around The Coin — Official Website Buzzsprout Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify Google Podcast Player FM Quora Medium Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tiktok Soundcloud
In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Akbar Thobhani, the co-founder and CEO at sFOX, the leading digital asset prime broker and custodian, who today announced new comprehensive bankruptcy protections for its clients’ assets under custody in the SAFE Trust Company digital asset custody platform, sFOX SAFE, revolutionizing the standard for an acceptable level of digital asset security and enabling all investors to secure their investments by offering custody free of charge up to $250,000 of assets under custody.  We are also available via: Around The Coin — Official Website Buzzsprout Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify Google Podcast Player FM Quora Medium Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tiktok Soundcloud
In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Des Martin, Chief Marketing Officer at Outlier Ventures where he sets marketing goals and objectives for the business, driving change and growth across the organization. Des joined Outlier Ventures from Brave, where he served as VP of Growth and Marketing for almost three years. Responsible for growing their daily active users from 800k to 11M, Des was key in positioning Brave as a breakthrough Web3 project. Prior to this, Des led marketing teams at two high-growth tech companies, Perkbox and Qualtrics, through periods of rapid growth. Perkbox gained recognition from both Linkedin’s Top UK Start-Ups and the National Business Awards under his direction. Des continues to actively invest and mentor Web3 companies. We are also available via: Around The Coin — Official Website Buzzsprout Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify Google Podcast Player FM Quora Medium Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tiktok Soundcloud
In this episode, Mike Townsend chats with Michael Safai, Managing Partner of Dexterity Capital, a quantitative trading firm focused on solving the hardest problems in finance. By combining brilliant people, world-class technology, and rich proprietary datasets, Dexterity has built an algorithmic execution engine that trades billions of dollars every day.Dexterity Capital specializes in market-neutral strategies. That means they thrive regardless of whether the bulls or bears are winning. With offices in Seattle, San Francisco, and London they run their strategies 24/7 around the globe. We are also available via: Around The Coin — Official Website Buzzsprout Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify Google Podcast Player FM Quora Medium Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tiktok Soundcloud
In this episode, Mike Townsend chats with Thomas Mattimore & James Glasscock, Head of Platform (Protocol) and Head of Ecosystem at Reserve.Thomas Mattimore is Head of Platform (Protocol) at Reserve, a protocol and application that helps people fight inflation with stable currencies. The platform enables anyone to create asset-backed currencies that fight inflation, share revenue, are censorship-resistant, yield-bearing, and have proof of reserves on-chain, 24/7. Thomas has a decade of experience in product and engineering, including roles at Web2 companies focused on expanding access to better financial products.James Glasscock is the Head of the Ecosystem at Reserve. James is a 20-year veteran of tech investing, starting at KPMG and Zone Ventures. He also led digital strategy and operations for media companies Turner Broadcasting, Machinima, and Warner Bros.  We are also available via: Around The Coin — Official Website Buzzsprout Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify Google Podcast Player FM Quora Medium Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tiktok Soundcloud
In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Stephany Kirkpatrick the founder and CEO of Orum, the simplest API integration for instant payouts. A digital executive and seasoned entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in companies across a variety of industries, from startups to Fortune 100 corporations, Stephany founded Orum in 2019 on the belief that consumers should have immediate access to their money. A CFP by training, Stephany has spent the last decade of her career building technology to optimize financial outcomes for Americans – first at LearnVest and Northwestern Mutual where she helped design its financial planning software and now at Orum where she is leading a team that is building the new financial infrastructure that allows money to move immediately and automatically across accounts, products, and financial institutions. To date, Orum has raised $82M from investors, such as Accel, Bain Capital Ventures, Homebrew, SVB Capital, and American Express Ventures. Orum's customers include a range of leading fintechs across, lending, investing, crypto and insurance, including Public.com, Coinflow (FKA Phantasia), Kalshi, Nth Round, Dots, and Ponto.  We are also available via: Around The Coin — Official Website Buzzsprout Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify Google Podcast Player FM Quora Medium Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tiktok Soundcloud
In this episode, Mike Townsend chats with Alex Harris, Founding Partner of Fiat Growth and General Partner at Fiat Ventures. Prior to Fiat, Alex led paid growth and partnerships at Chime, flexing his innovation skills and data-driven approach. His deep knowledge of the Fintech market provides superior marketing, business development, and growth strategies for Fiat’s clients. We are also available via: Around The Coin — Official Website Buzzsprout Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify Google Podcast Player FM Quora Medium Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tiktok Soundcloud
In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with MacLane Wilkison, Contributor to Threshold Network, the home of tBTC, the only decentralized and permissionless Bitcoin bridge to Ethereum. He is a co-founder of NuCypher, which combined with Keep Network in the first-ever decentralized network merger to form Threshold. We are also available via: Around The Coin — Official Website Buzzsprout Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify Google Podcast Player FM Quora Medium Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tiktok Soundcloud
In this episode, Mike Townsend chats with Scott Dykstra, CTO and Co-Founder of Space and Time, and Purandar Das, CEO and Co-Founder of Sotero.Microsoft-backed Space and Time is the first decentralized data warehouse. Scott also serves as a Strategic Advisor to Sotero and was formerly the VP of Cloud Solutions at Teradata.Sotero is a Web2 data security platform that ensures your sensitive data is never left unprotected. Purandar previously served as CTO at Infogroup and CTO at Epsilon. We are also available via: Around The Coin — Official Website Buzzsprout Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify Google Podcast Player FM Quora Medium Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tiktok Soundcloud
In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Miles Parry & Cat Le-Huy, Co-founders of MPCH Labs, the team behind Fraction.Miles Parry has extensive experience building highly secure solutions to protect sensitive data and assets. Miles has worked as a trusted consultant for a variety of government organizations, such as the Ministry of Defense, the Financial Conduct Authority, and the Foreign Commonwealth Officer. Before MPCH, Miles founded and built Vo1t (now Genesis), a high-security service that safeguards valuable digital assets trusted by some of the world’s largest companies. At MPCH, Miles is focused on delivering military-grade security infrastructure and cryptographically approved business process management across economic sectors.As a software engineer by trade, Cat Le-Huy has experience working with some of the largest organizations in the world across numerous sectors, like defense, investment banking, MarTech, and FMCG, to help them achieve digital efficiency through various digital systems and strategies. As a veteran with over 20 years of experience and a uniquely creative approach to development, Cat brings together technology, product design, and business strategy. At MPCH, Cat is focused on designing military-grade security infrastructure and cryptographically approved business process management across economic sectors. We are also available via: Around The Coin — Official Website Buzzsprout Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify Google Podcast Player FM Quora Medium Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tiktok Soundcloud
In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Eric Shoykhet, Founder of Link Financial Technologies and Atom Finance, venture-backed software companies that collectively have raised $100mm. Previously, he was an investor at Governors Lane, an event-driven hedge fund. At Governors Lane, Eric worked on investments across a variety of sectors including industrials, financials, technology, and consumer staples. Prior to this, he worked in the Restructuring and Reorganization group at Blackstone. Eric graduated from the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business at the University of Pennsylvania with degrees from both the Wharton School and the College of Arts and Sciences. We are also available via: Around The Coin — Official Website Buzzsprout Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify Google Podcast Player FM Quora Medium Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tiktok Soundcloud
Justin Rice is the Vice President of Ecosystem at the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), a non-profit organization that supports the development and growth of Stellar, an open-source network that connects the world's financial infrastructure. In this role, he represents developers building on the Stellar network and coordinates members of the Stellar ecosystem, with an ultimate focus on the growth, development, and ongoing health of that system. Prior to his current role, Justin worked in Stellar product development, where he helped build the StellarX exchange, which utilizes Stellar open-source technology. He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Comparative Literature from Harvard University. We are also available via: Around The Coin — Official Website Buzzsprout Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify Google Podcast Player FM Quora Medium Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tiktok Soundcloud
In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Ramani 'Ram' Ramachandran, CEO of Router Protocol, an infrastructure layer enabling communication between blockchains. After graduating from MIT with an MBA from the Sloan School of Management, Ramani worked at Deloitte, Moody’s, and Schlumberger before moving into crypto in 2014. He built and ran Asia’s earliest crypto fund, returning 4x. Built Fordex - the world’s first stablecoin DEX and Qume, an institutional-grade crypto exchange. He also launched Asia’s first crypto-index token before founding Router Protocol which is solving the problem of blockchain interoperability. We are also available via: Around The Coin — Official Website Buzzsprout Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify Google Podcast Player FM Quora Medium Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tiktok Soundcloud
In this episode, Mike Townsend, speaks with Adam Hofmann, Founder & CEO of Nimble Decentralized Insurance.Adam is forever a creative, but shifted his professional trajectory away from music and built a 22-year career in the insurance industry playing all the roles - service, sales, marketing, risk advisor, operations, and owner.Adam took his innate creativity, learned practicality and the thrill of building with a big vision, and became the founder of Nimble.Nimble is a decentralized and democratized insurance protocol built on Algorand; the rails for all people to have the opportunity at lower premiums, investment income, and proper protection.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices We are also available via: Around The Coin — Official Website Buzzsprout Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify Google Podcast Player FM Quora Medium Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tiktok Soundcloud
In this episode, Mike Townsend chats with Hugo Philion, Co-founder & CEO of Flare Network. They aim to be the interoperability chain connecting all smart contract chains, non-smart contract chains, & web2 APIs together.As a former commodity derivatives portfolio manager & a Master's in Machine Learning, Hugo is uniquely qualified to speak about the past, present, & future of DeFi - both on a financial fundamentals basis, as well as the tech driving it.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices We are also available via: Around The Coin — Official Website Buzzsprout Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify Google Podcast Player FM Quora Medium Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tiktok Soundcloud
In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Darius Tabatabai, co-founder of Vertex Protocol, a cross-margined, order book DEX built on Arbitrum. Darius comes from an extensive background in TradFi, including as the former Global Head of Metals Trading at BAML and CS and former Head of Trading at Crosstower and JST Capital. Darius and Vertex co-founder, Alwin Peng, decided to build Vertex as a vertically integrated DEX that could compete with centralized exchanges in both features and performance.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices We are also available via: Around The Coin — Official Website Buzzsprout Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify Google Podcast Player FM Quora Medium Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tiktok Soundcloud
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