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Hello, I’m Howard. I’ve been a financial industry entrepreneur and investor for over 20 years. I am a General Partner at Social Leverage - we invest in seed stage software companies. I was a co-founder of Stocktwits and a seed investor in Robinhood and Etoro.
On this podcast, you will hear interviews with great entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, traders, and friends about their companies, their track records, and their new fave ideas and trends.
This includes best ideas, worst investments, biggest failure, daily habits, and recommended reading.
I know your time is precious, so I promise to keep it simple and on point.

Panic with Friends - Howard Lindzon Stocktwits

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    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

Hello, I’m Howard. I’ve been a financial industry entrepreneur and investor for over 20 years. I am a General Partner at Social Leverage - we invest in seed stage software companies. I was a co-founder of Stocktwits and a seed investor in Robinhood and Etoro.
On this podcast, you will hear interviews with great entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, traders, and friends about their companies, their track records, and their new fave ideas and trends.
This includes best ideas, worst investments, biggest failure, daily habits, and recommended reading.
I know your time is precious, so I promise to keep it simple and on point.

    Lewis Johnson of Capital Wealth Advisors and Fundamental Global Investors On the Business of Investing

    Lewis Johnson of Capital Wealth Advisors and Fundamental Global Investors On the Business of Investing

    I had the pleasure of catching up with my good friend Lewis Johnson on this episode of Panic. Lewis has a strong background, with titles like UPenn Wharton MBA grad, money manager, stock picker, researcher and entrepreneur. Lewis’ company, Fundamental Global, is an alternative asset management firm which advises on over $2 billion of assets through its affiliates and deals in research, portfolio diversification and investment experience. If you’re looking for advice about asset management – or just someone to go fishing with – he’s your guy. In this episode, Lewis and I had a wide-ranging conversation, discussing managing alternative assets, the value of research and data, his work at Fundamental Global and Capital Wealth Advisors, the markets, the industrialization of China, gold, the Next Big Thing, supply and demand, cycles, crypto, decentralization, SPACs, education, silver linings in COVID-19 and more. It was clearly a smörgåsbord of a discussion. Enjoy! 
    Guest - Lewis Johnson, Co-Founder & President at Fundamental Global Investors and Co-CIO at Capital Wealth Advisors 
    howardlindzon.com, capitalwealthadvisors.com 
    blog.capitalwealthadvisors.com/trends-tail-risks 
    Twitter: @howardlindzon, @TrendsTailRisks, @knutjensen 
    linkedin.com/in/lewismjohnson 
    #fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance 

    • 48 min
    Invesco’s John Hoffman and Nasdaq’s Sean Wasserman On the Mother of All ETFs and Investing in Innovation

    Invesco’s John Hoffman and Nasdaq’s Sean Wasserman On the Mother of All ETFs and Investing in Innovation

    I had the joy of having not one, but TWO guests on for this episode of Panic. We brought on Invesco’s John Hoffman and the Nasdaq’s Sean Wasserman to talk about the ETF of all ETFs – QQQ. Invesco, a global asset management firm, is the father of the QQQ ETF, which launched with the Nasdaq over 20 years ago. John says the company now manages just north of $1.2 trillion (no big deal). Now, Invesco and Nasdaq are expanding their partnership to launch the Invesco QQQ Innovation Suite. This will offer investor access to the NASDAQ-100 and NASDAQ Next Gen 100 portfolios. In other words, the QQQ just outdid itself. I won’t go into too much detail because Sean and John are the real experts in this space. But I will say after listening to this episode, you will feel like an ETF and QQQ expert. In this episode, the three of us have a wide-ranging discussion about all things QQQ, ETFs, Invesco and Nasdaq’s new partnership product, investor relationships, managing & building portfolios, the democratization of investing, network effects, emerging tech companies, the next generation of young investors and more. 
    Guests - Sean Wasserman, CFA, VP & Global Head of Index & Advisor Solutions at Nasdaq, And John Hoffman, Head of Americas - ETFs & Indexed Strategies at Invesco Ltd. 
    howardlindzon.com, nasdaq.com, invesco.com 
    Twitter: @howardlindzon, @InvescoUS, @Nasdaq, @SeanNDAQ, @knutjensen 
    linkedin.com/in/seanwasserman
    linkedin.com/in/john-hoffman-9347513
    #fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance 

    • 36 min
    Troy Prince of Wall Street Bound On Investing in Diversity and Our Youth

    Troy Prince of Wall Street Bound On Investing in Diversity and Our Youth

    Troy Prince is a native New Yorker, first generation Carribean immigrant, world traveller, veteran trader and founder of the incredible nonprofit Wall Street Bound. No words can express how much I admire and respect the work Troy does. His nonprofit, Wall Street Bound, teaches the technical “hard” skills of finance and the “soft” skills of corporate culture to help get inner city youth into front office intern positions on Wall Street. In short, Troy is helping connect marginalized and underrepresented groups to capital markets. In this episode, Troy and I discuss all things Wall Street Bound: the 15 year journey of starting the company; what services, programs and curriculum is provided; their progress; where Troy sees the company in the next five years; their success and more. We also talk more holistically about onboarding the next generation of investors, leveling the playfield and the value of social capital. I hope you learn something new after listening to this episode. 
    Guest - Troy Prince, CAIA, Founder at Wall Street Bound and Prometheus Capital Managers LLC
    howardlindzon.com, wallstreetbound.org, chipsforcharity.stocktwits.com 
    Twitter: @howardlindzon, @wallst_bound, @knutjensen 
    linkedin.com/in/troyaprincecaia
    #fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance

    • 30 min
    Woodrow Levin of Extend On Recovering from Failure and Building the ‘AppleCare’ of Online Retailers

    Woodrow Levin of Extend On Recovering from Failure and Building the ‘AppleCare’ of Online Retailers

    This episode I interview Woodrow Levin, or Woody as I like to call him. He’s a great entrepreneur, good friend and founder and CEO of Extend. His company, which was founded a little over a year ago, builds and handles extended warranties on their products in an effort to remove roadblocks for smaller merchants. Extend already works with companies like Peloton, iRobot and some 150 others. Not to mention, Woody even invested in our first fund for Social Leverage. I’m grateful for his friendship and business partnership. Woody has had the entrepreneurial bug for a while and has even had previous roles such as Vice President of Growth at DocuSign. He is also currently a board member at DraftKings (shout out to our previous Panic guest Jason Robins). In this episode, Woody and I discuss what it's like growing a company, crypto, DraftKings, Extend, dealing with failure, Shopify, markets, AppleCare and more. Enjoy! 
    Guest - Woodrow Levin, Founder & CEO at Extend 
    howardlindzon.com, extend.com 
    Twitter: @howardlindzon, @WoodyLevin, @HelloExtend, @knutjensen 
    linkedin.com/in/woodrowlevin 
    #fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance 

    • 42 min
    Savneet Singh of PARTech on the Accelerating Software Industry and How to Keep Up with It

    Savneet Singh of PARTech on the Accelerating Software Industry and How to Keep Up with It

    Savneet Singh is not only a great friend, but he’s also one of the most driven workers I’ve ever met, who offers such an interesting perspective on life, entrepreneurship and business. Overall, he’s just incredible at what he does. Savneet and I met through our mutual friend, Sonny Singh, and I’ve been a fan of his for a while now. Savneet is the CEO of PARTech, a provider of point of sale software to the retail and hospitality industry. I was so excited to have a CEO like Savneet on because his company is actually a publicly traded company, trading under $PAR on the NYSE. Savneet has accomplished quite a lot before even starting at PARTech. His investments range from real estate to Uber to cryptocurrencies to websites. Not to mention, he’s also a partner with Ali Hamed, a past guest on Panic, at the VC firm CoVenture. Savneet has so much vision around the software space, some of which he shares with me on the podcast. In this episode, Savneet and I also discuss his admiration of Warren Buffett, public companies, fintech, PARTech’s origin story, Saas businesses, COVID-19 impact on restaurants, SPACs, ecommerce, bitcoin and more. 
    Guest - Savneet Singh, President and CEO at PAR Technology Corp
    howardlindzon.com, partech.com 
    Twitter: @howardlindzon, @SavneetS, @PAR_Tech, @knutjensen 
    linkedin.com/in/savneetsingh 
    #fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance 

    • 47 min
    Stuart Sopp of Current on the Future of Digital Banking and Why Big Banks Are Screwed

    Stuart Sopp of Current on the Future of Digital Banking and Why Big Banks Are Screwed

    Current CEO Stuart Sopp is doing some incredibly innovative things over at his company. So, I wanted to check back in with him since our last chat back in March to see if he can offer any new insights. Current is a digital, consumer-friendly banking company targeting groups of people typically overlooked at larger banks, including Millennials and Gen Z. And while big banks focus on lending and deposits, Current focuses on spending. Before starting Current, Stuart made a name for himself developing financial systems as a senior trader for banks like Morgan Stanley, Citi and Deutsche Bank. Now, Stuart’s company is basically the antithesis to these big banks. Current has seen incredible growth this year — surpassing over 1 million active users at the height of the pandemic. In this episode, Stuart and I discuss stocks, cryptocurrency, big banks, what neobanks like Current are and where they’re heading, fintech, his competitors, the wealth gap, stimulus and more. Enjoy! 
    Guest - Stuart Sopp, Founder and CEO of Current Bank
    howardlindzon.com, current.com 
    Twitter: @howardlindzon, @soppstu, @knutjensen 
    linkedin.com/in/stuartsopp
    #fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance

    • 45 min

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