21 episodes

Joe Pompliano talks to the world's most high-profile athletes and executives about their life, career, business, and investments.

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Joe Pompliano talks to the world's most high-profile athletes and executives about their life, career, business, and investments.

    Ep. 21 - Pro sports in web3, play-to-earn gaming, tokenomics, and more w/ Sohrob Farudi

    Ep. 21 - Pro sports in web3, play-to-earn gaming, tokenomics, and more w/ Sohrob Farudi

    This episode is with Sohrob Farudi.

    Sohrob is the founder & CEO of Fan Controlled Sports & Entertainment, an innovative new company that combines IRL professional sports with Web3 attributes like NFTs, blockchain gaming, community ownership, and more.

    They recently raised $40 million from some of the best investors globally, and Sohrob broke down the entire business model for me.

    We discuss:

    • Fan controlled football's founding story

    • What role they play in Web3

    • Using NFTs for team & league governance

    • Onboarding people to crypto

    • The future of play-to-earn gaming

    • Tokenomics in sports

    Enjoy!

    • 50 min
    Ep. 20 - How Twitter powers professional sports w/ TJ Adeshola

    Ep. 20 - How Twitter powers professional sports w/ TJ Adeshola

    Today's episode is with TJ Adeshola, the Head of Sports at Twitter.

    We discuss:

    • Creative ways to get a job in sports

    • The growth of Twitter spaces

    • How Twitter partners with leagues & teams

    • The athletes that utilize social media the best

    Enjoy!

    • 40 min
    #19 - WHOOP CEO Will Ahmed on optimizing human performance

    #19 - WHOOP CEO Will Ahmed on optimizing human performance

    Will Ahmed is the founder & CEO of WHOOP, a human performance company that collects and provides physiological data 24/7 to optimize how you train, recover, and sleep.

    WHOOP was founded in 2011, they have raised about $400 million, and the business is currently valued at roughly $4 billion.

    We discuss:

    • Whoop's founding story

    • The tradeoffs between distribution vs. product

    • Working with LeBron James & Michael Phelps

    • The biggest takeaway's from WHOOP's data

    • Transitioning to a subscription model

    • The benefits of meditation

    Enjoy!

    • 50 min
    #18 - The 2x World Champion being paid in Bitcoin w/ Ricky Wysocki

    #18 - The 2x World Champion being paid in Bitcoin w/ Ricky Wysocki

    Today's episode is with Ricky Wysocki, a 2x disc golf World Champion.

    We discuss:

    • The business behind pro disc golf

    • How much the top players are making

    • Ricky's 4-year, $4 million deal

    • Being paid $250,000 in bitcoin

    • And more

    Enjoy!

    • 30 min
    #16 - The youngest female agent in MLB history w/ Rachel Luba

    #16 - The youngest female agent in MLB history w/ Rachel Luba

    Today's episode is with Rachel Luba, the founder of Luba Sports & the youngest female agent in baseball history.

    We discuss:

    • How to become an agent

    • What role data plays in negotiations

    • Trevor Bauer's $100 million deal

    • The role of social media

    • and more

    Enjoy!

    • 42 min
    #16 - Investing in the future of the internet w/ Nigel Eccles

    #16 - Investing in the future of the internet w/ Nigel Eccles

    Nigel Eccles is the former co-founder & CEO at FanDuel and has spent the last few years building multiple businesses that uniquely straddle the creator economy, sports betting, web3, crypto, and more.

    We discuss:

    • Raising $450 million in venture capital

    • Finding product-market fit at FanDuel

    • Ethereum vs. Solana

    • The future of DAOs

    • Regulation in crypto

    • Lessons from 20 years of entrepreneurship

    Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 5 min

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