The Pomp Podcast

Host Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano talks to the most interesting people in business, finance, and Bitcoin. From billionaires to cultural icons, Pomp helps you get smarter every day.

#435 Zach Cox the 12-year old Trading Wonder
17 min
#434: Max Rofagha on Building Internet Communit...
44 min
#433 Eric Siu on Hacking Revenue on the Internet
47 min
#432: Michael Weisz on Investing in Alternative...
68 min
#431 Yoni Assia on eToro’s Incredible Growth
55 min
#430: Nikhil Basu Trivedi on The Mind of a Vent...
64 min
#429 Bo Jiang on Secure Virtual Cards
36 min
#428: Ronan Levy Gives An Overview of Psychedelics
79 min
#427 Andrew Wilkinson on Why He Buys Certain Co...
54 min
#426: Ryan Denehy on How To Be A Startup CEO
49 min
425: Eliza Orlins on Criminal Justice Reform
127 min
#424: Bradley Kam on Crypto Payments
34 min
#423 Brock Blake on Small Businesses During The...
45 min
#422: Duncan and Griffin Cock Foster on Digital...
39 min
#421 Mario Gabriele on Writing About Technology...
48 min
#420: Anna Irrera on PayPal Entering the Crypto...
28 min
#419: Justin Blau on Monetizing Creativity in T...
40 min
#418: Dave Nemetz on The Current State of Media...
51 min
#417: Chris Herd on The Future of Work
31 min
#416 Zuben Mathews on Solving Financial Stress ...
28 min
#415: Jon Steinberg on The Current State of Media
47 min
#414: Jordan Harbinger on Building A World Clas...
43 min
#413: Mark Phillips on Why Derivatives Are for ...
32 min
#412: Peter Doyle on Modern Value Investing
Peter Doyle is a Managing Director and co-founder of Horizon Kinetics. In this conversation, we discuss inflation, how technology is deflationary, why capitalism is broken in the US, saturation of tech companies, and how Peter currently views the global macro environment.
55 min
#411: Li Jin on the Passion Economy
42 min
#410: Jeff Richards on Investing In Innovation
Jeff Richards is a Managing Partner at GGV Capital. In this conversation, we discuss Jeff's investment strategy, Wish, Coinbase, Lambda School, Slice, his biggest winners & losers, the advantages to being a public company, the resiliency in Silicon Valley, and various geographic investment markets around the world.
58 min
SPECIAL EPISODE: Pomp Answers Listeners' Questions
52 min
#409: Mike Colyer on Building North America's M...
Mike Colyer is the CEO of Foundry, a new DCG subsidiary focused on crypto mining. In this episode, we discuss Foundry's launch, how they invested $100 million so far, a general mining business overview, the importance of North American hash rate, and Foundry's current product offering.
46 min
#408: CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert on Crypto Reg...
Heath Tarbert is Chairman and Chief Executive of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). This conversation was recorded during the LA Blockchain Summit. In it, we discuss the CFTC's role in financial markets, the importance of US leadership on crypto, the Digital Commodity Exchange Act of 2020, decentralized exchanges, and central bank digital currencies.
26 min
#407: Alexander Leishman On Building A Bitcoin ...
Alexander Leishman is a Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of River Financial. In this conversation, we discuss what River Financial does, why they only focus on Bitcoin, how it is going so far, why so many boomers are using their service to buy Bitcoin, what self-custody products they offer, and how he sees the current economic situation.
35 min
#406: Reid Hailey on The Business Behind Memes
Reid Hailey is the Co-Founder and CEO of Doing Things Media, a digital content and entertainment company that owns over 20 brands and shows with a combined following of over 60 million. Some of our brands include ShitheadSteve, NeatDad, AnimalsDoingThings, MiddleClassFancy, DoggosDoingThings, GamersDoingThings, and NoChaser.
46 min
#405: Hong Fang on Building A World Class Crypt...
Hong Fang is the CEO of OKCoin. In this conversation, we discuss Hong's background, why she has such deep conviction in Bitcoin, the OKCoin story, why the company is funding Bitcoin development, and what the future of global crypto adoption looks like.
51 min
#404: Wes Barton on Venture Capital in Middle A...
Wes Barton is co-founder and Managing Partner of Third Prime. In this conversation, we discuss what is happening in Middle America, the current income disparity, Nashville and other emerging geographies for VC, and Wes' thesis around health and wealth.
41 min
#403: Tesla Daily's Rob Maurer on Tesla Battery...
Rob Maurer is the man behind Tesla Daily. In this conversation, we discuss Tesla, battery day, automobile industry disruption, electric vehicles, and the media platform that Rob has built.
48 min
#402: Nicholas Hinrichsen on How To Build A Suc...
Nicholas Hinrichsen started his first company, Carlypso, in 2013. In this conversation, we discuss learnings from building Carlypso, vertical integration, margin competition, propensity for action, neobanks, and the financialization of everything.
55 min
#401: Parker Lewis & Will Cole on Bitcoin As A ...
Will Cole is the Chief Product Officer at Unchained Capital and Parker Lewis is the Head of Business Development at Unchained Capital.
48 min
#400: Kraken Financial CEO David Kinitsky on Cr...
David Kinitsky is the CEO of Kraken Financial. In this conversation, we discuss the SPDI banking license, what it allows, why Kraken applied, how incumbents are likely to react, and what users can expect from the business moving forward.
40 min
#399: Fred Pye on Launching A Publicly Traded B...
Fred Pye is the President and Chief Executive Officer of 3iQ Corp. In this conversation, we discuss the challenges with getting a crypto-related fund listed on a public exchange, how The Bitcoin Fund works, what the value proposition to investors is, and what else Fred is currently working on.
51 min
#398: Web Smith on The Future of Media
Web Smith is the Founder of 2PM. In this conversation, we discuss the future of media, owning the relationship with your customer, linear commerce, DTC brands, and how Web has built 2PM.
52 min
#397: Congressman Davidson, Caitlin Long, and A...
Today's episode features Congressman Warren Davidson, Avanti Bank Founder Caitlin Long, and BRD Founder Adam Traidman. We spend time talking about what stablecoins are, what value they bring to the market, how governments plan to use them, what the impact on banks may be, and how the future is likely to play out in the eyes of our panelists.
52 min
#396: Matt Leising on the Story of Ethereum and...
Matt Leising is a Los Angeles-based reporter with Bloomberg News covering the derivatives markets. In this conversation, we discuss Bitcoin, Ethereum, the DAO, crypto Twitter's understanding of finance, and Matt's new book "Out of the Ether."
47 min
#395: Comedian Rachel Feinstein on COVID-19 and...
Rachel Feinstein is a stand-up comedian. In this conversation, we discuss having a baby during coronavirus, the impact of the economic shock to comedians, and what has been going on inside NY fire houses over the last few months.
59 min
#394: Amanda Agati on Tactical Asset Allocation
Amanda Agati is the Chief Investment Strategist for PNC Financial Services Group. In this conversation, we discuss COVID-19, the Federal Reserve, inflation, the Presidential election, trade policy, whether 60/40 portfolios are dead, betting odds, and Bitcoin.
77 min
#393: Lisa Shields on Building Tech-enabled Fin...
Lisa Shields is FI.SPAN’s founder and CEO. She previously founded Hyperwallet System, which sold to PayPal for $400 million.
55 min
#392: Dave Portnoy on Barstool, Betting, and Bi...
Dave Portnoy is the founder of Barstool Sports. In this conversation, we discuss the business behind Barstool, the new sportsbook they launched, why Dave started trading stocks, how he manages his money, and whether he is going to buy Bitcoin or not.
77 min
#391: Eric Jorgenson on Capturing Naval's Knowl...
Eric Jorgenson is a startup growth guy, writer, and (rarely) an angel investor. In this conversation, we discuss Eric's book, the process he used to write it, the lessons he learned, and what he hopes the impact will be for readers around the world.
56 min
#390: Ben Golub on Decentralized Computing & St...
Ben Golub is a serial entrepreneur and CEO, who has played a key role in building six start-ups. In this conversation, we discuss decentralized cloud storage, economic incentives, scaling software companies, acceleration of computing trends, and real world use cases.
51 min
#389: Sam Bankman-Fried On Capturing Profits In...
Sam Bankman-Fried is the CEO of crypto derivatives exchange FTX and Alameda Research. In this conversation, we discuss crypto exchanges, DeFi, yield farming, governance airdrops, toxic environments, SushiSwap, and the Effective Altruism Community.
77 min
#388: Robert Rosenberg on Lessons Learned Runni...
Robert Rosenberg served as the CEO of Dunkin Donuts for 35 years. In this conversation, we discuss how to hire, how to fire, finding culture fits, defining competence in specific areas, the four primary functions of a leader, when to go public vs stay private, and the value of a brand.
45 min
#387: Tor Bair on Private Smart Contracts
Tor Bair is the founder of Secret Foundation. In this conversation, we discuss privacy as a human right, why a risk to privacy is a risk to security, and general-purpose private smart contracts.
50 min
#386: Richard Byworth on Becoming Public Market...
Richard Byworth is the CEO at Diginex based in Hong Kong. In this conversation, we discuss Diginex, their Nasdaq listing, the SPAC structure, various products they have built, and Richard's time at Nomura.
60 min
#385: Michael Saylor On Buying Bitcoin With His...
Michael Saylor is an entrepreneur and business executive, who co-founded and leads MicroStrategy. In this conversation, we discuss how Michael built MicroStrategy, what his $500 million dilemma earlier this year was, and why he choose to put more than $400 million into Bitcoin with the company's balance sheet.
87 min
#384: Erik Torenberg on Decentralizing Venture ...
Erik Torenberg is a co-founder and partner of Village Global. In this conversation, we discuss personal moats, individuals over institutions, hundreds of people on cap tables, decentralization of venture, student debt, and attributes of great investors.
77 min
#383: Jim Cramer Becomes A Bitcoin Bull
Jim Cramer is the host of Mad Money on CNBC. In this conversation, we discuss Jim's early days in the business, how he views the current economic environment, and then we go really in-depth on Bitcoin, gold, and inflation-hedge assets.
70 min
#382: Alex Konrad on The Best Stories In Tech
Alex Konrad is a Senior Editor at Forbes covering venture capital, cloud and enterprise software out of New York. In this conversation, we discuss the various stories Alex has written, including Dustin Moskovitz, Lee Fixel, Masayoshi Son, Chris Sacca, Canva, Clubhouse, Zoom, and Snowflake.
76 min
#381: Andy Rachleff on Wealthfront & The Future...
Andy Rachleff is a co-founder and Executive Chairman of Wealthfront. In this conversation, we discuss disruption theory, product-market fit, exponential organic growth, self-driving money, payment for order flow, and delight as the greatest form of virality.
77 min
#380: AJ Vaynerchuk on Building The Next Great ...
AJ Vaynerchuk is the co-founder of the athlete representation firm VaynerSports. He is also the former COO of VaynerMedia, a social-media-first digital agency.
79 min
#379: Keith Grossman on The Future of Media
Keith Grossman is President of TIME, where he leads the business operations of the company, including global advertising, marketing, and their digital and consumer businesses. He previously served as Global Chief Revenue Officer at Bloomberg.
62 min
#378: Chris Ashenden on the Importance of Food,...
In this conversation, we discuss the importance of food and sleep, nutritional disorders, fad diets, learning vs experimentation, immune system support, quantified self, essentialism, and building the 8-figure Athletic Greens business.
70 min
#377: Geoff Lewis on The New World We Live In
Geoff Lewis is a Founder and Managing Partner of Bedrock. In 2019, Geoff was named as one of the Top 100 Venture Capitalists in the world by CB Insights and The New York Times.
52 min
#376: Ryan Begelman on Buying and Building Prof...
Ryan Begelman and his partners bootstrapped Bisnow Media. In this conversation, we discuss the tactics and techniques every operator should know, riches in niches, systemization, training programs, holistic entrepreneurship, and productivity hacks.
90 min
#375: Ben Cohen on The Mystery and Science of ...
In this conversation, we discuss the NBA, the playoff bubble, Lebron James, Damian Lillard, Kawhi Leonard, the financials of the Golden State Warriors, Bitcoin, and his new book on the science of streaks.
55 min
#374: Morgan Housel on the Psychology of Money
Morgan Housel is a partner at The Collaborative Fund and a former columnist at The Motley Fool and The Wall Street Journal. He also recently wrote a fantastic book titled, The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness.
89 min
#373: Matthew Dellavedova on Investing as a Pro...
Matthew Dellavedova is a professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. In this conversation, we discuss Delly's basketball career, playing with Lebron James and JR Smith, how he got interested in investing, why he likes real estate and venture capital, which deals he has done, and what his current thoughts are on Bitcoin.
83 min
#372: Mark Nadal on Decentralized Network Infra...
Mark Nadal is the founder and CEO of ERA, an innovation lab focused on bringing the decentralized web to life across infrastructure, applications and security with an open-source mindset.
70 min
#371: Rapper FiDi Guy on Financial Education
FiDi Guy is a New York City-based rapper who has built a significant following on social media by using hip-hop to share financial education and market insights.
39 min
#370: Jack Mallers on the Future of Strike, Zap...
37 min
#369: Alex Masmej on Personalized Tokens
In this conversation, we discuss crypto's low barrier to entry, personalized tokens, Decentralized Finance, Bitcoin and Ethereum, and how athletes and musicians are likely to monetize themselves in the future.
59 min
#368: Leah McGrath Goodman on Searching for Sat...
Leah McGrath Goodman is an American best-selling author and award-winning investigative journalist who writes from New York City and London. In this conversation, we discuss the Newsweek story, Satoshi Nakamoto, the global oil market, the importance of reading, corruption, wealth inequality, and the child abuse scandal on the island of Jersey.
89 min
#367: John St Capital Breaks Down Public and Pr...
John St Capital is the pseudonym used on Twitter by one of the smartest people I know on Wall Street. In this conversation, we discuss asset allocation, structural shifts in 60/40 portfolios, interest rates, public vs private companies, metrics on various public equity verticals, Square/Lemonade/Zoom/Tesla, SPACs, and Bitcoin.
86 min
#366: Avlok Kohli on AngelList Rolling Funds
Avlok Kohli is the CEO at AngelList Venture. This includes the Syndicates, Funds and Capital products. He previously built and sold two companies, including an exit to Square pre-IPO.
57 min
#365: Zac Prince on Raising BlockFi's $50M Seri...
In this conversation, we discuss BlockFi's $50M Series C fundraising round, an update on revenue and assets under management, and what BlockFi is working on for future product launches.
43 min
#364: Nelson Chu on Digitizing Private Credit M...
Nelson Chu is the founder and CEO of Cadence, the leading digital securitization and investment platform for private credit. He is a 3x startup founder with several years of experience at the top investment management firms, including Bank of America and BlackRock.
46 min
#363: Joe Pompliano on the Business and Money B...
Joseph Pompliano is the Founder of Huddle Up, a new media platform that breaks down the business and money behind sports.
71 min
362: Pattie Sellers on the World’s Most Powerfu...
Pattie Sellers is an an award-winning writer, producer, and multimedia journalist. In this conversation, we discuss the world's most successful and powerful people, including Warren Buffett, Ted Turner, Melinda Gates, John Mack, Martha Stewart, Rupert Murdoch, Oprah, and Alex Rodriguez.
83 min
361: Chris Fenton on Chinese Propoganda & Censo...
Chris Fenton served as president of DMG Entertainment Motion Picture Group and GM of DMG North America for 17 years,
90 min
360: Bill Barhydt on Building A Crypto Bank
Bill Barhydt is the founder of Abra, a simple to use cryptocurrency investment platform. In this conversation, we discuss macroeconomics, the Federal Reserve, monetary policy, Bitcoin as a reserve asset in corporate treasuries, decentralization, and a number of new products and features that Abra has launched recently.
58 min
359: Pierre Rochard on the Ethereum Supply Issue
Pierre Rochard is the Founder of Bitcoin Advisory and one of the strongest public proponents of Bitcoin. In this conversation, we discuss the Ethereum supply controversy.
36 min
LIVE Q&A: Pomp and Jason Williams talk Bitcoin,...
Jason Williams is a co-founder and partner at Morgan Creek Digital. In this conversation, we discuss Bitcoin, Ethereum, DeFi, the Federal Reserve, maximalism, and the core principles to build wealth.
76 min
358: Shaan Puri on Building Companies & Riding ...
Shaan Puri is the Senior Director of Product for Mobile Gaming at Twitch. In this conversation, we discuss startup studios, getting startup reps, how to sell a company, project selection, the issue with dabbling, scaling tech companies, and why anyone can be an entrepreneur if they really focus on it.
78 min
BREAKING NEWS: Coinbase Is Now Supporting Human...
This is a special "breaking news" episode of the podcast where we discuss the recent announcement by Coinbase Wallet to support Unstoppable Domains as a replacement for cryptocurrency addresses.
38 min
357: Yan Liberman on Liquidity and DeFi
In this conversation, we discuss liquidity pools, decentralized finance, market makers, on-chain metrics, token economics, value accrual, and whether Yan thinks there will be another alt season.
60 min
356: LIVE Camila Russo and Catherine Coley on D...
In this conversation, we discuss Ethereum, DeFi, ETH 2.0, Camila's new book, the cost of gas, NFT's, early stories around the launch of Ethereum, and digital art.
60 min
355: Jarrod Dicker on The Rise of Individual Cr...
Jarrod Dicker is the Vice President of Commercial at The Washington Post, where he oversees strategy, engineering, product operations, technology and R&D.
80 min
354: Caleb Pressley on Creating Viral Internet ...
Caleb Pressley is one of the most electric people on the internet. He currently works at Barstool Sports, run the @thinker account on Instagram, and previously played football at the University of North Carolina.
86 min
353: Peter McCormack on Bitcoin, Podcasting, an...
In this conversation, we discuss Bitcoin, Roger Ver, podcasting, the pandemic, the recession, the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing response, and the US election.
87 min
352: Congressman Tom Emmer on Bitcoin and Decen...
Congressman Tom Emmer has served the people of Minnesota as their elected official in the US House of Representatives since 2015.
54 min
351: Roger Ver on Personal Freedom and Bitcoin
Roger Ver is an early investor in Bitcoin and Bitcoin-related startups. He has been known as "Bitcoin Jesus" for his promotion of Bitcoin.
148 min
350: Ross Gerber on Tesla and Bitcoin
Ross is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management. Ross has become one of the most influential investors on social and in traditional media.
98 min
349: Tom Wright on the Billion Dollar Whale
Tom Wright is a co-author of the best selling book Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World.
65 min
348: Zuby on Building a Business as an Individu...
Zuby is a rapper, author, speaker, and coach. He graduated from Oxford and has quickly become an international sensation.
61 min
347: Steven Galanis on Creating The New Autogra...
Steven Galanis is the CEO of Cameo, the world's leading marketplace for personalized video shoutouts.
79 min
346: Caitlin Long On Federal Banks and Bitcoin
Caitlin Long is the Founder and CEO of Avanti Financial Group. She spent 22 years on Wall Street, including Morgan Stanley, where she was Head of Corporate Strategies and Pension Solutions.
62 min
345: Ian Cassel on Micro Cap Investing
Ian Cassel is the founder of Micro Cap Club and CIO of Intelligent Fanatics Capital Management. He has spent the last 20 years learning about and investing in micro cap public equities.
70 min
344: Sahil Lavingia On Building Technology Comp...
Sahil Lavingia is the co-founder and CEO of Gumroad, a technology platform that helps creatives earn a living selling the stuff they make directly to their audience. He was previously the number two employee at Pinterest.
112 min
343: Joe Lallouz On Building Blockchain Infrast...
Joe Lallouz is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor in New York City. He is the CEO of Bison Trails, a leading blockchain infrastructure company helping democratize access to blockchain networks.
59 min
342: Kendrick Nguyen on The Future of Digital S...
Kendrick Nguyen is Co-Founder and CEO of Republic, a crowdfunding platform with a mission to democratize fundraising and a vision to become a true marketplace for private investing.
47 min
341: Chris Slaughter On A Better Crypto Exchang...
Chris Slaughter is co-founder and CEO of LVL, a new full-fledged banking account that I invested in that is focused on providing all of the fiat and Bitcoin financial services you would expect for only $9/month.
68 min
340: Greg Isenberg On Building Consumer Interne...
Greg Isenberg is the founder of Late Checkout and a Growth Advisor to TikTok. He previously built and sold a number of technology companies, including acquisitions by Stumbleupon and WeWork.
65 min
339: Brooke Pollack On The Blockchain VC Landscape
Brooke Pollack is the Founder and Managing Partner at Hutt Capital, a blockchain venture capital fund of funds and direct investment firm.
50 min