39 min

Episode 35: Matt Cohen A Dealmaker's DNA with Ilan Jacobson

    • Investing

Matt Cohen was highly influenced by his first investment in Turnstyle Solutions, and he used what he learned as he became the founder and managing partner at Ripple. In today’s interview, Matt shares useful information about his experiences in investing, founding, and entrepreneurship. Listen to the episode to hear what Matt has to say about what creates entrepreneurs, the necessity of sacrifice as an entrepreneur, and the importance of maintaining a good network.
 
Topics Discussed in This Episode
 

What Ripple is and why Matt started it
What creates entrepreneurs
Matt’s backstory
The level of sacrifice involved in being an entrepreneur
Matt’s view on failure
Matt’s curiosity
Maintaining a good network
The line between business and personal
Matt’s mentors
How to pick jockeys
How our minds perform at a high level
How to reach Matt

 
Related Links
 
Matt Cohen
 
Quotes From the Show
 
“Building out a network beyond what you grow up in, in the bubble you grow up in, is really important.” 
 
“What I was very adamant about doing as soon as I left high school was trying to get out of the bubble I grew up in.” 
 
“You don’t want someone who has gone through failure and is just glass half-full person their entire life.” 
 
“When you ask for advice, you get money, and when you ask for money, you get advice.”

Matt Cohen was highly influenced by his first investment in Turnstyle Solutions, and he used what he learned as he became the founder and managing partner at Ripple. In today’s interview, Matt shares useful information about his experiences in investing, founding, and entrepreneurship. Listen to the episode to hear what Matt has to say about what creates entrepreneurs, the necessity of sacrifice as an entrepreneur, and the importance of maintaining a good network.
 
Topics Discussed in This Episode
 

What Ripple is and why Matt started it
What creates entrepreneurs
Matt’s backstory
The level of sacrifice involved in being an entrepreneur
Matt’s view on failure
Matt’s curiosity
Maintaining a good network
The line between business and personal
Matt’s mentors
How to pick jockeys
How our minds perform at a high level
How to reach Matt

 
Related Links
 
Matt Cohen
 
Quotes From the Show
 
“Building out a network beyond what you grow up in, in the bubble you grow up in, is really important.” 
 
“What I was very adamant about doing as soon as I left high school was trying to get out of the bubble I grew up in.” 
 
“You don’t want someone who has gone through failure and is just glass half-full person their entire life.” 
 
“When you ask for advice, you get money, and when you ask for money, you get advice.”

39 min