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Empire features interviews with top crypto founders to get the real stories that aren’t shared elsewhere. Empire is your look behind the curtain of the crypto industry. We release two episodes per week: guest interview on Thursdays and weekly roundup on Fridays.
 
A Media Operator is a community for entrepreneurs and operators in the digital media space. This podcast is a natural extension of the newsletter (www.amediaoperator.com) and community that has already been built. Each week, I will interview entrepreneurs and operators that are building these media companies. Over the course of approximately an hour, we'll discuss their businesses, their success and failures, and, ultimately, what they learned about building media companies. This podcast wil ...
 
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Jason Yanowitz is the cofounder of Blockworks, a digital media company launched in 2018 focused on the intersection of cryptocurrency and finance. They have experienced explosive growth as they have scaled to eight figures in annual revenue, dozens of podcasts, and a rapidly growing audience hungry to make sense of crypto. Jason and the Blockworks …
 
On today's episode of Empire's Weekly Roundup, Jason and Santiago gear up for a jam-packed narrative week as they explore the hottest in crypto news. Echoes and reminders of last week's discussion crop up as they review changing opinions on tokenization, DeFi, and the Curve Wars. They look at the biggest in acquisitions, from new funds stepping int…
 
On today's episode of Empire, Jason Yanowitz and Santos Santiago are joined by Joey Krug, CIO of Pantera. Before Pantera, Joey also organized the first ICO on Ethereum, raising a total $5.7 million for Augur, a peer-to-peer betting platform- among other things. With his multiple positions and involvements in the crypto scene, Joey provides a unique…
 
Wes Kao is the cofounder of Maven, the world’s first digital platform for cohort-based courses. In just one year, the Maven team launched over 100 cohorts, saw dozens of instructors make $10K, multiple made $250K+, and raised a $20m Series A from Andreesen Horowitz. Their course creators include Anthony Pompliano, Li Jin, Sahil Lavingia, Shaan Puri…
 
In this episode of Empire's Weekly Roundup, Jason and Santiago bring their A-game and best sweaters for this conversation about the latest in crypto this week. After covering the launch of AllianceDAO yesterday and the Curve Wars last week, Ver(3,3) and Yearn Finance provide a stimulating and exciting revisit as they discuss what it means for the e…
 
On this episode of Empire, Jason Yanowitz and Mike Ippolito are joined by Qiao Wang and Imran Khan of AllianceDAO. Not only are Qiao and Imran announcing big news about launching AllianceDAO & raising $50 Million, but they're also diving into all their thoughts on what DeFi Summer set up for the current state of crypto, the metaverse & gaming proje…
 
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Welcome to the first Weekly Roundup of the 2022! With new stories happening all the time, join Jason and Santiago as they look at the latest in market news, wrestle with the internet, and explain the hottest in crytpo news. This week they take a deep dive into explaining Curve and the curve wars, discuss the complicated back-and-forth of what is de…
 
On this episode of Empire, Jason Yanowitz and Santiago Santos sit down with Kyle Samani and Tushar Jain of Multicoin Capital. As one of the top performing crypto funds of all time, Kyle and Tushar have insight not only discuss their former and current contrarian opinions on the space but discuss what they've learned, how they're thinking, and what …
 
Jesse Pujji currently serves as Founder & CEO of Gateway X and as Executive Chairman of Ampush and MySubscriptionAddiction.com. Prior to GX, Jesse co-founded and was CEO of Ampush. He grew Ampush to over 100 Ampushers, managed over $1BN of digital media spend, and partnered with brands such as Dollar Shave Club, Uber, Birchbox and Hulu. Prior to Am…
 
In this episode of Empire's Weekly Roundup, Jason and Santiago bring enthusiasm and cheer to end a spectacular year and make some predictions about the new one! Sending off 2021 with a review of their past speculation, Jason and Santiago take turns explaining their own personal predictions and discussing their agreements, disagreements, or confusio…
 
In this episode of Empire Jason & Santiago are joined by Antonio Juliano. Antonio is the founder of dYdX one of the largest decentralized exchanges in the world. After leaving Coinbase to start dYdX in 2017, dYdX now settles over $2 Billion of trade volume per day and is backed by some of the largest funds in the crypto industry such as a16z, Polyc…
 
Colin Huwyler is the CEO of Optimus Technologies, a firm that designs and builds EPA compliant biodiesel conversion systems (“Vector Systems”) with integrated telematics to allow medium and heavy-duty diesel engines to operate on up to 100% biodiesel in temperatures to -20F. Colin founded the company in 2010 after previously founding Fossil Free Fu…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Empire’s Weekly Roundup. The Weekly Roundup airs every Friday morning with Jason Yanowitz and co-host, Santiago Roel Santos. In today's weekly roundup Jason & Santiago discuss the latest in crypto narratives and news, starting with Jack Dorsey's latest polarizing tweets on Web 3.0, Permissioned DeFi, crypto social…
 
In this episode of Empire, Jason and Santiago are joined by Andrew Steinwold Managing Partner at Sfermion & John Crain CEO of SuperRare Labs. Andrew & John saw the potential of NFTs years before most in 2018, just after Crypto Kitties broke the Ethereum blockchain. We decided to invite them to Empire to discuss the explosive growth in NFTs througho…
 
Ricky Stanzi is a professor and coach within the GOATA (Greatest Of All Time Athletes) system. GOATA’s goal is to hone in the most effective transfers of energy in the body and make those muscle movements second nature. Ricky was formerly a football quarterback in the NFL, CFL, and Big Ten. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth roun…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Empire’s Weekly Roundup. The Weekly Roundup airs every Friday morning with Jason Yanowitz and co-host, Santiago Roel Santos. In today's weekly roundup Jason & Santiago discuss the Bitwise Blue-Chip NFT Index Fund, Shopify & Nike entering crypto, NYDIG raising $1 Billion, Elizabeth Warren's negative comments on DeF…
 
In this episode of Empire Jason & Santiago are joined by legendary VC investor Bill Tai. Bill has successfully funded 20 startups that wen't on to IPO. Zoom, Canva, Dapper Labs, Twitter & Wish.com are just a handful of companies Bill was among the first investors in. Due to Bill's ability to spot key technology trends at major inflection points, we…
 
Sara Mauskopf is the CEO and co-founder of Winnie, a marketplace for child care built on powerful data systems and backed by a trusted community of parents and providers. Parents use Winnie to research and uncover high-quality daycares and preschools in their geography with detailed information about licensing, tuition, and photos. Sara started Win…
 
On this episode of Empire's Weekly Roundup, Santiago and Jason discuss the latest in crypto news and drama. Looking at the price action and cycles of your favourite currencies to discussing the recent news involving Sushiswap and more, listen to them exchange their thoughts on DAOs, Bitcoin's current status, and the rise of ETH builds. -- Empire's …
 
In this episode on Empire, Jason is joined by returning guest Jeremy Allaire. Jeremy is the CEO & Co-Founder of Circle the financial technology firm that enables access to the Stablecoin USDC. As USDC recently surpassed $40 Billion in circulation, we invited Jeremy back to discuss how USDC was created, how Stablecoins are a $120 trillion market, ho…
 
Matt Dayton is the cofounder of Pure Air Nation, a company that focuses on mold remediation and air quality around the greater Pittsburgh area. In just two years in business, Matt and his cofounder Jake have raced to serious business success with a full calendar and loads of 5 star reviews. Beyond mold remediation, they also offer air quality testi…
 
Welcome to Empire’s first Weekly Roundup. The Weekly Roundup will air every Friday morning. We’re excited to share that Santiago Roel Santos has joined the show as a co-host for both the interviews and the weekly roundups. In today’s roundup, we cover: L1 wars, PleasrDAO bidding on Ross Ulricht’s NFT, ETH/BTC hitting cycle highs, Decentralization m…
 
In this episode of Empire Jason is joined by Blockworks Co-Founder Mike Ippolito for a very special episode. Six months after identifying the '7 biggest crypto trends', Mike returns to Empire to share his predictions for the crypto industry throughout 2022. Will Bitcoin surprise everyone with a major bull run in the new year? How large will DAOs be…
 
Tom Galluzzo is the founder and CTO of IAM Robotics, a mobile robotics platform to automate manufacturing and warehouse facilities. In 2018, IAM Robotics raised a $20 million Series B to build their platform. Tom founded the company back in 2013 after developing and nurturing his robotics technology within Carnegie Mellon University and military re…
 
In this episode of Empire, Jason is joined by Jack Butcher a designer, entrepreneur and the Founder of Visualize Value. After spending 10 years working in Fortune 100 advertising in NYC as a creative director for multi-billion dollar brands, Jack took the decision to start Visualize Value, allowing him to focus on highly-specialized consulting, and…
 
Steven Van Metre is a certified financial planner, the inventor of the Portfolio Shield™ trading strategy, and a financial media personality. Steven transitioned from IT to financial services and found that he had an especially capacity to automate the systems of running a financial practice. In conjunction with producing a regular YouTube series, …
 
Diane Danforth is the founder and CEO of Americat Company, a cat products company that manufactures all of its goods in the United States. Diane’s business blends her entrepreneurial ambition, corporate experience, and love for cats into a single company. In this discussion, Diane and Aaron discuss how she’s built out her products SKUs, what lesson…
 
In this episode of Empire, Jason is joined by Nevin Freeman, Co-Founder & CEO of Reserve. Nevin set out to create Reserve as a way to protect individuals from currency destroying hyperinflation, providing access to a stable currency and financial services. Jason & Nevin discuss how having access to a stable currency is a human right, challenges of …
 
Scott Absher is th Chief Executive Officer and cofounder of ShiftPixy, a platform to help business operators engage with a part-time workforce. ShiftPixy is developing technology that balances the needs for business operators who rely on part-time labor and workers who make up the part-time workforce. ShiftPixy is a powerful platform for leveraging…
 
In this episode of Empire, Jason & Casey are joined by Senior Bloomberg ETF Analyst Eric Balchunas & CEO of Valkyrie Funds Leah Wald. With the recent approval of the Valkyrie Bitcoin futures ETF, we invited Eric & Leah onto the show to discuss everything you need to know from how an ETF works, the benefits of an ETF for institutional investors, the…
 
Marshall Haas is the co-founder & CEO of Need/Want, a holding company of brands he has started and owns. Over the years Marshall has started a multitude of products and brands, including some that have been acquired and done millions of dollars of revenue. He is self-taught and has translated his curiosity into Peel, Shepherd, ofHass, and others. I…
 
In this episode of Empire, Jason is joined by Aave founder/CEO Stani Kulechov & technology investor Santiago R Santos. Sitting at the forefront of the fast evolving DeFi ecosystem, we invited Stani & Santiago on to Empire to share their thoughts on the exponential growth and assess whether DeFi has hit escape velocity. This conversation was fascina…
 
Richard Goldman has been one of the nation's top private school leaders for several decades. He currently sits on the board for Xceed Preparatory Academy, which helps the next generation’s athletes and entertainers maintain their education while traveling and performing. Richard Goldman was the Dean of Graduate Education at Nova Southeastern Univer…
 
In this episode of Empire Jason & Mike are joined by Cooper Turley an operator, advisor & thought leader in the fast evolving DAO ecosystem. Cooper has worked on projects such as Friends with Benefits, Forefront, Seed Club & many more. In this episode, Cooper shares his thoughts on the transition from web 2.0 to web 3.0, four steps to creating a DA…
 
Dylan Lew is the CEO of Ecotone Renewables, a startup dedicated to making sustainable food and agriculture systems more accessible. Ecotone Renewables has developed the “Seahorse”, which reinvents the food and plant waste disposal system, taking food that would otherwise be wasted and turning it into renewable energy and nutrient-rich fertilizer. T…
 
In this episode of Empire, Jason is joined by Blockworks co-founder Mike Ippolito & Solana co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko. Anatoly has spent over 20 years as an engineer working for companies such as Qualcomm & Dropbox whilst contributing to open source software development. After the recent success of Solana, we invited Anatoly onto Empire to discus…
 
Dylan Beynon is the Founder & CEO of Mindbloom, a telehealth psychedelic therapy startup. Dylan founded Mindbloom to help people treat mental disorders with clinically back solutions involving ketamine. This is Dylan’s third startup and he has already raised money from some blue chip investors, including Founders Fund. Mindbloom is on pace to deliv…
 
Don Racey is Chief Executive Officer of Engage Energy & Industrial Consulting and President, Marketing for American Energy Partners. Don’s specialty is assisting diversified energy companies to better align with sustainability and ESG initiatives. Don’s background in corporate finance, operations, and strategy allows him to guide business transform…
 
In this episode of Empire Jason is joined by Alyse Killeen, Managing Partner of StillMark - the Bitcoin VC Firm investing in the frontier of Bitcoin innovation. As well as founding StillMark in 2019, Alyse sits on the board of directors at Blockstream as an Independent Director. Alyse shares her thoughts on the most exciting companies being founded…
 
Kamron Khodjaev is the Chief Commercial Officer of Koop. Koop is an insurance technology and specialty brokerage company focused on commercial autonomy and robotics. Robots have different data sets, risk models, and track records of performance than machinery operated by humans. Due to this complexity, many robotics firms find themselves struggling…
 
In this episode of Empire, Jason is joined by Qiao Wang, contributor to DeFi Alliance. As a former quant trader & now busy funding projects in the DeFi & Web 3.0 ecosystem, Qiao has a unique understanding of crypto's past and what new innovations lay in store for the crypto economy at large. While looking at the timeline of DeFi, they touch on the …
 
Michael Tam is a partner at Craft Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund known for the development of B2B Saas startups. Based in Los Angeles, Michael sits on the boards of Bbot, Dray Alliance, Route, Trellis, and Vendr. He also works closely with notable investment companies such as Pipe, Salted, Shef, and Sync, amongst others. Prior to joi…
 
In this episode of Empire, Jason is joined by Marty Bent of Great American Mining and Harry Sudock of GRIID. Marty & Harry are focused on using stranded or otherwise wasted energy to mine Bitcoin whilst reducing flaring, methane and carbon emissions whilst doing so. Marty & Harry discuss the multi billion dollar opportunity in Bitcoin mining, the e…
 
Dave Fink is the CEO and cofounder of Postie, a platform for making direct mail marketing campaigns as sophisticated as elite digital marketing. Dave Fink has been building companies for the consumer internet for over 15 years. Over the last decade Dave has launched and scaled over 20 consumer-internet businesses. During the early part of his caree…
 
In this episode of Empire Jason is joined by Sergey Nazarov. Sergey is the Co-founder of Chainlink, a decentralized oracle network provider for advanced smart contracts. Sergey and Jason discuss hybrid smart contracts, oracle networks, DeFi's total addressable market, how current business models will be forced to adapt and the challenges of develop…
 
Joe Percoco could not stand the idea that the best financial products were inaccessible to the common person, so he co-founded Titan. Titan is a fintech startup that aims to be this century’s Fidelity Investments The startup is growing rapidly with 500% growth in the last 12 months, 30,000+ users, nearly 1 billion in assets under management, and a …
 
TJ Fairchild started Commonplace in 2003 with his wife in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Today, Commonplace has nine locations and TJ is consistently hired to consult with other coffee shops to help get their business established. In addition to operating coffee shops, Commonplace also roasts their own beans which they sell directly to consumers and wholes…
 
In this episode of Empire Jason is joined by Mike Jones. Mike is the CEO of Science, a studio that focuses on mobile, marketplaces and select e-commerce investments. Mike is highly regarded in the venture capital industry having been CEO of Myspace, investor in Dollar Shave Club successfully overseeing $2 billion in exits. Mike shares his thoughts …
 
Howie Choset is a robotics professor at Carnegie Mellon University and a serial entrepreneur. With his students, Howie has formed several companies including Medrobotics, for surgical systems, Hebi Robotics, for modular robots, and Bito Robotics for autonomous guided vehicles. Further, Choset co-lead the formation of the Advanced Robotics for Manuf…
 
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