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349 Defying the “Death of Retail” w/ Brianne Conley

Going Deep with Aaron Watson

Release Date: 10/15/2018

430 Tapping into the Billion Dollar Market of Land Rights w/ Luke Glass & RealX show art 430 Tapping into the Billion Dollar Market of Land Rights w/ Luke Glass & RealX

Going Deep with Aaron Watson

Luke Glass is building a digital marketplace for land rights in the US. That means that any property owner can list their property’s rights to timber, solar, wind, or oil & gas for sale.   Luke’s company, RealX is aiming to unleash the trends of digitization, globalization, and virtualization on a marketplace that still operates on postcards and paper contracts.   As vice president and general manager of ListHub, which was purchased by Move in 2010, Luke Glass grew the platform into the nation’s largest online real estate listing syndicator.   In this podcast, Luke and...

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429 How to Raise $35 Million w/ Luke Skurman of Niche.com show art 429 How to Raise $35 Million w/ Luke Skurman of Niche.com

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Luke Skurman is the CEO and Founder of Niche.com. Niche is an informative website that provides insight and analysis from experts and neighbors to help people choose colleges, K-12 schools, and places to live.    Niche, formerly College Prowler, was founded in 2002 and recently raised $35 Million to expand its client base and grow its team. This Series C funding was led by the New York-based Radian Capital and San Fransisco-based Salesforce Ventures.    Luke has been at the helm of this college resource dynamo since its founding and has led it through tremendous years of...

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428 Saving Small Bars & Restaurants w/ Keith Harmon (Alchemy Financial) show art 428 Saving Small Bars & Restaurants w/ Keith Harmon (Alchemy Financial)

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Keith Hamon has over 30 years of operational restaurant experience, with 10 years in active financial management and 7 years of direct experience owning, operating, growing, and stewarding a small group of restaurants.    His firm, Alchemy Financial, serves as a bookkeeper, financial planner, and CFO for clients in the hospitality space.   Keith is committed to helping small restaurants and bars survive and thrive using better financial planning and thinking strategically about pricing.   In this episode, Keith and Aaron discuss pricing strategy, how restaurants deal with...

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427 Ben Hunt of Epsilon Theory talks Seeing Through Fake Statistics, Hope, and Being a “Girl Dad” show art 427 Ben Hunt of Epsilon Theory talks Seeing Through Fake Statistics, Hope, and Being a “Girl Dad”

Going Deep with Aaron Watson

Ben Hunt is the creator of Epsilon Theory and co-founder of Second Foundation Partners.    Epsilon Theory is a newsletter and website that studies markets using game theory and history. It is read by over 100,000 professional investors and allocators across 180 countries.   Ben is the founder of two technology companies, a past professor of political science, and a successful investor. He’s worked in venture capital and subsequently on two long/short equity hedge funds. He evolved to blend his background as a portfolio manager, risk manager, and entrepreneur with academic...

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426 Making Crypto More Useful w/ BlockFi’s Flori Marquez show art 426 Making Crypto More Useful w/ BlockFi’s Flori Marquez

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Flori Marquez is the cofounder of BlockFi, a fintech firm that provides wealth management products to investors in cryptocurrency.   BlockFi currently offers interest-bearing crypto accounts, crypto trading, and crypto-backed loans.   In the last year, BlockFi has raised an $18.3 million Series A and a $30 million Series B from investors like Morgan Creek Digital, Fidelity, the Winklevoss twins, and Valar Ventures.   Flori has spent her career managing alternative lending products, including a $125MM portfolio for Bond Street (acquired by Goldman Sachs).    In this...

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425 Marcellus Shale and Natural Gas w/ Matt Wieszczyk & Par City Holdings show art 425 Marcellus Shale and Natural Gas w/ Matt Wieszczyk & Par City Holdings

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The Coronavirus (rightfully) gets most of the headlines. However, we are also living through an oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia that has worldwide ramifications.   Matt Wieszczyk is the Managing Member of Par City Holdings, a land services company that specializes in the acquisition of oil and gas mineral and royalty rights. At PCH, he has placed $15mm for various investors in SW Appalachia.   Prior to Par City, Matt was Acquisitions Manager & General Counsel for San Jacinto Minerals. At SJM, he placed $39mm in 15 months, leading the mineral market in Washington and...

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424 Building the Blockchain Version of YouTube w/ Jeremy Kauffman, LBRY founder show art 424 Building the Blockchain Version of YouTube w/ Jeremy Kauffman, LBRY founder

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LBRY is a place where they can find great videos, music, ebooks, and more. How? LBRY started as a new protocol that allows anyone to build apps that interact with digital content on the LBRY network.    Apps built using the protocol allow creators to upload their work to the LBRY network of hosts (like BitTorrent), to set a price per stream or download (like iTunes) or give it away for free (like YouTube without ads). The work you publish could be videos, audio files, documents, or any other type of file.   Traditional video (or other content) sites such as YouTube, Instagram,...

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423 Managing Your Startup Through a Crisis and Making Face Shields for Healthcare Workers w/ Ian Rosenberger show art 423 Managing Your Startup Through a Crisis and Making Face Shields for Healthcare Workers w/ Ian Rosenberger

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Two years ago, Ian Rosenberger and his company took a leap forward by launching a backpack. It was made from Thread International’s first product, fabric made from plastic waste that had been recycled.   The backpack raised $571,000 on Kickstarter and represented an important new chapter for the business.   At the beginning of 2020, they launched two specific brands; Day Owl (for consumers) and First Mile (for brands like Reebok, Puma, and Converse to buy the fabric).   In this conversation, Ian and Aaron discuss the strategy behind the rebrand, managing a retail company...

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422 2020 Financial Crisis, Bitcoin, and the Halving with Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano show art 422 2020 Financial Crisis, Bitcoin, and the Halving with Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano

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Anthony Pompliano is a co-founder & Partner at Morgan Creek Digital. He leads investments in early-stage startups and cryptocurrency.   He was formerly a product manager at Facebook.   He writes a daily letter analyzing crypto news for institutional investors and a prolific podcast with other top thinkers in finance and crypto.   In this conversation, Pomp and Aaron discuss the Bitcoin halving, economic stimulus, and kindness.   happens once a year.   Anthony’s Challenge; Remember to be kind to one another.   Connect with Anthony Pompliano   If you...

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421 Livestreaming, Digital Coaching, and Listening to your Clients w/ Kyshira Moffett show art 421 Livestreaming, Digital Coaching, and Listening to your Clients w/ Kyshira Moffett

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Kyshira Moffett is a digital brand strategist, entrepreneur, and author. She’s built a business as a coach helping other businesses and entrepreneurs market themselves effectively.   Kyshira also launched Life of a Bombshell Cosmetics in 2017, offering premium makeup products at an affordable price to businesswomen.    Her experiences in marketing a wide variety of businesses, running a conference (Hustle HER Way Summit), and earning an MBA have given her a wealth of knowledge to call upon.    In this conversation, Aaron and Kyshira discuss live streaming, coaching...

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Bri Conley is the founder of No. 14 Boutique in Lawrenceville, one of the few shops bucking the trend of “The Death of Retail”.

 

How?

 

By establishing great relationships with clients, staying on top of fashion trends to offer a distinct selection, and masterfully utilizing Snapchat and Instagram to create demand.

 

In this conversation, Brianne explains how she used Snapchat & Instagram stories to drive demand, what she felt like the market was missing when she opened her store, and how she’s blending ecommerce with in-store experience.

 

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Bri’s Challenge; Show up in person to get what you want.

 

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If you liked this interview, check out episode 295 with Nisha Blackwell where we discuss her handmade bowties business and episode 305 with Wendy Downs where we explore the blending of ecommerce and physical retail.



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