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TVS – Reflections and a Pause

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TVS – Reflections and a Pause

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! I just got back from a wonderful trip to Japan and Taiwan, extremely jetlagged, as it's 5am currently in New York. Alas, as this podcast episode ...

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! I just got back from a wonderful trip to Japan and Taiwan, extremely jetlagged, as it's 5am currently in New York. Alas, as this podcast episode name sounds, I am putting the podcast on an indefinite pause due to a combination of work, learning, ...

TVS 056 – Credit Score (Bethy Hardeman – Credit Karma)

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TVS 056 – Credit Score (Bethy Hardeman – Credit Karma)

Welcome to Episode 56 of The Vampire Squid! Today we have on Bethy Hardeman, Chief Consumer Advocate, at Credit Karma! I wish I had taken a personal finance course in high school / ...

Welcome to Episode 56 of The Vampire Squid! Today we have on Bethy Hardeman, Chief Consumer Advocate, at Credit Karma! I wish I had taken a personal finance course in high school / college so I would have a better understanding of why a credit score is important, and the levers t ...

TVS 055 – Poker and Investing

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TVS 055 – Poker and Investing

Today, we are going to talk about one of my favorite hobbies, Poker!, and how that relates to investing and finance. I've recently been watching a lot of poker online as well as re ...

Today, we are going to talk about one of my favorite hobbies, Poker!, and how that relates to investing and finance. I've recently been watching a lot of poker online as well as reading Phil Hellmuth's autobiography, Poker Brat, which gives a great insight into how Phil got so go ...

Principles

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Principles

I've recently been reading an earlier version of Ray Dalio's original book, Principles. I wanted to share two things that stood out most to me as I was going through the book. T ...

I've recently been reading an earlier version of Ray Dalio's original book, Principles. I wanted to share two things that stood out most to me as I was going through the book. The first is this quote: "In life, you can have virtually anything you want, but you can't have every ...

TVS 054 – Finance to Startups and Entrepreneurship (Head of Expa Labs – Eric Friedman)

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TVS 054 – Finance to Startups and Entrepreneurship (Head of Expa Labs – Eric Friedman)

Today's episode is with Eric Friedman, who is the head of Expa Labs, as six-month incubator for early-stage startups. This interview is one of the most informative and immediately ...

Today's episode is with Eric Friedman, who is the head of Expa Labs, as six-month incubator for early-stage startups. This interview is one of the most informative and immediately applicable if you are interested in technology and / or pursuing entrepreneurship coming from a fina ...

TVS 053 – Brian Wong (Founder of Kiip, 18 Year Old College Graduate)

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TVS 053 – Brian Wong (Founder of Kiip, 18 Year Old College Graduate)

Happy labor day weekend, and I've missed you guys! Welcome back, and I'm super excited for this season of TVS and share with you things that I have learned as well as interviews th ...

Happy labor day weekend, and I've missed you guys! Welcome back, and I'm super excited for this season of TVS and share with you things that I have learned as well as interviews that I have had. I hope everyone had an awesome summer break and is refreshed to get back into the swi ...

TVS – Summer Break til August

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TVS – Summer Break til August

Congrats to everyone who has graduated or is currently graduating this year! I hope everyone gets to take some time off before you start your next venture whether that be starting ...

Congrats to everyone who has graduated or is currently graduating this year! I hope everyone gets to take some time off before you start your next venture whether that be starting a new job, going to get a masters, starting a business, or more! I will actually be taking a couple ...

TVS 052 – Introduction to Term Sheets

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TVS 052 – Introduction to Term Sheets

Happy episode number 52! Today I will be giving a quick introduction to Term Sheets, which is one of the first important steps for a material business agreement like debt financing ...

Happy episode number 52! Today I will be giving a quick introduction to Term Sheets, which is one of the first important steps for a material business agreement like debt financing or equity financing. Today we will focus on equity financing, specifically venture capital investme ...

TVS 051 – The Truth About Investing

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TVS 051 – The Truth About Investing

Welcome back to episode 51 of The Vampire Squid! In today's episode, we are going to be talking about "The Truth About Investing", which is a presentation that Howard Marks (OakTre ...

Welcome back to episode 51 of The Vampire Squid! In today's episode, we are going to be talking about "The Truth About Investing", which is a presentation that Howard Marks (OakTree) created, which I found extremely insightful and a bit contrarian to how normal, everyday investor ...

TVS 050 – Thoughts after a life-changing paralyzing accident from a Thiel Fellow and Shark Tank Alum (Anthony Zhang) Part II

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TVS 050 – Thoughts after a life-changing paralyzing accident from a Thiel Fellow and Shark Tank Alum (Anthony Zhang) Part II

Episode 50!! Please see Part II of the interview that I did with Anthony Zhang where we dive deeper into his advice for first-time entrepreneurs and general advice for people that ...

Episode 50!! Please see Part II of the interview that I did with Anthony Zhang where we dive deeper into his advice for first-time entrepreneurs and general advice for people that are facing setbacks in life, like not getting that job promotion, or not getting that grade that you ...