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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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    • 4.5 • 62 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.

    Jason Wild of JW Asset Management on Why You Should Invest in the Cannabis Industry

    Jason Wild of JW Asset Management on Why You Should Invest in the Cannabis Industry

    This episode is a continuation of my quest to learn more about the growing trend toward investing in the cannabis industry. A former podcast guest and industry expert CB1 Capital’s Todd Harrison actually helped me connect with the guest of this week’s episode – Jason Wild. Jason is a former pharmacist turned cannabis investor extraordinaire. He is Chairman of the Board at the Canada-listed cannabis company TerrAscend and President of JW Asset Management. Currently, 70% of his over $2 billion under management is invested in cannabis. Jason not only understands the cannabis industry, but also the long history behind it, rooted in racism and bad laws, that has had a major impact in the U.S. In this episode, Jason and I chat all about the cannabis industry, including: its growth, financing, misconceptions, impact from COVID-19, the types of people who do well in this industry, Jason’s work and investments, licensing, changing laws, CBD, education, and criminal justice reform in this space. 
    Guest - Jason Wild, Chairman at TerrAscend, and President at JW Asset Management 
    howardlindzon.com, terrascend.com, jwfunds.com 
    Twitter: @howardlindzon, @JasonGWild, @knutjensen 
    linkedin.com/in/jason-wild-b8a7304
    #fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance 

    • 41 min
    Jason Gardner of Marqeta, Inc. on Making It as a Fintech Entrepreneur

    Jason Gardner of Marqeta, Inc. on Making It as a Fintech Entrepreneur

    I had the pleasure of chatting with fintech entrepreneur – and more importantly fellow ASU alum – Jason Gardner on this episode of Panic with Friends. Jason and I were originally introduced through our mutual friend and former Panic guest Ryan Gilbert. While it was fun to reminisce about our time at ASU on this episode, it was even more fun to talk about fintech and Jason’s insights on this booming sector. Jason is at the center of all things fintech. His unicorn company Marqeta, Inc. is “the world’s first open API modern card issuing platform,” which basically means his company makes your payments a whole lot easier. You probably already use Marqeta without even realizing it, with clients such as Uber, Instacart and DoorDash to name a few. In this episode, Jason and I talk about how he got interested in fintech, Marqeta’s origin and success story, open APIs, building capital, neobanks, China, Bitcoin and more.
    Guest - Jason Gardner, Founder & CEO at Marqeta 
    howardlindzon.com, marqeta.com 
    Twitter: @howardlindzon, @jmgards, @knutjensen 
    linkedin.com/in/jasonmatthewgardner
    #fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance 

    • 38 min
    Shopify President Harley Finkelstein on the Future of E-Commerce and Positioning Shopify as the Go-To Platform for Entrepreneurs

    Shopify President Harley Finkelstein on the Future of E-Commerce and Positioning Shopify as the Go-To Platform for Entrepreneurs

    I’ll jump on any opportunity to bring a fellow Jewish Canadian who shares my love of startups and tech on as a podcast guest. So after sliding into Shopify president Harley Finkelstein’s Twitter DMs and a couple calls later, I got to do just that. Harley’s hustle, spirit and overall success story perfectly embody Shopify’s mission. At only 35 years old, Harley is leading a company that has collectively driven more than $40 billion worth of sales and holds the title of “second largest check-out in America'' after Amazon. But Harley doesn’t want Shopfiy to just be an e-commerce/retail company; he wants it to be the go-to place for entrepreneurs. I hope after listening to this episode you’ll also understand Shopify and why I love it so much. In this episode, Harley and I chat about Shopify’s journey and success, his career path, law school, turning passion projects into the next big thing, scalability, the evolution of e-commerce and retail, entrepreneurship and more. 
    Guest - Harley Finkelstein, President at Shopify 
    howardlindzon.com, shopify.com 
    Twitter: @howardlindzon, @harleyf, @knutjensen 
    linkedin.com/in/harleyf 
    #fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance 

    • 49 min
    Joanne Wilson of Gotham Gal on How She’s Investing in New York’s Next Big Industries

    Joanne Wilson of Gotham Gal on How She’s Investing in New York’s Next Big Industries

    Joanne Wilson is a powerhouse. She’s a prolific investor, mom and wife and a champion of female entrepreneurs – not to mention a tough cookie who knows New York better than anyone I know. When she’s not crushing it in the investing world, you can find this self-described “insatiable foodie” cooking over on her Instagram. I met Joanne about 14 years ago when she and her husband/previous Panic guest Fred Wilson invested in my company at the time WallStrip. Joanne’s investing portfolio has grown since investing in me back in the day to include more than 130 companies. It was a blast to have someone as smart, quick and entertaining as her on the podcast. In this episode, Joanne and I chat about angel investing, New York, tech, real estate, the restaurant industry, entrepreneurship and more. 
    Guest - Joanne Wilson, Angel Investor at Gotham Gal 
    howardlindzon.com, gothamgal.com 
    soundcloud.com/positivelygothamgal 
    Twitter: @howardlindzon, @thegothamgal, @knutjensen 
    linkedin.com/in/joanne-wilson-b0886110 
    #fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance 

    • 47 min
    Zach Weinberg of Operator Partners on the Future of Healthcare and BioTech

    Zach Weinberg of Operator Partners on the Future of Healthcare and BioTech

    I’ve listened to a lot of impressive people on this podcast, but Zach Weinberg truly blew me away. Zach’s made some incredibly smart investing moves in his life, and he’s only 34 years old. He is a grade-A hustler, habitual entrepreneur and prolific angel investor. Zach and his business partner Nat Turner sold their second start-up venture, an advertising technology company called Invite Media, to Google for $81 million in 2010. After taking a turn toward a foray in the healthcare sector, they sold data and software company Flatiron Health to Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche for $2 billion in 2018. Flatiron Health, founded in 2012, makes software that pools patient data from electronic health rec­ords for cancer treatment centers. Zach was the company’s co-founder, president and COO. He oversaw research, product, engineering and recruiting initiatives. He’s currently invested in over 30 tech startups throughout the U.S. In this episode, Zach and I chat about his backstory, healthcare, biotech research, connecting with founders, Google, Shopify, education and more. 
    Guest - Zach Weinberg, General Partner at Operator Partners, Co-Founder at Flatiron Helath, Angel investor 
    howardlindzon.com, operatorpartners.com, angel.co/zachweinberg 
    Twitter: @howardlindzon, @zachweinberg, @knutjensen 
    linkedin.com/in/zachweinberg 
    #fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance 

    • 51 min
    Former GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner on the Domain Industry and Digital Real Estate

    Former GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner on the Domain Industry and Digital Real Estate

    In this episode, I chatted with the former CEO of what I deem as one of the most important real estate companies in the world – GoDaddy. That’s right, I’m talking about digital real estate. And who better to talk about this with than former GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner. Wagner was President and COO of the company for over 4 years before serving as CEO from 2018-2019. With his years of experience in the domain industry comes a font of knowledge and insights he was kind enough to share with us on the Panic podcast. In this episode, Scott and I talk about his career path, the domain industry, the state of the markets, content syndication, ecommerce, digital real estate, SPACs, Scottsdale National, branding and more. 
    Guest - Scott Wagner, Advisor and Investor, Former CEO GoDaddy 
    howardlindzon.com, GoDaddy.com 
    Twitter: @howardlindzon, @ScottWWagner, @knutjensen 
    linkedin.com/in/wagns
    #fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

Howard, host of the Panic with Friends podcast, highlights all aspects of investing and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

BlockchainBrian ,

Great Pod

strikes the right balance of all the things... humor, intellect, high profile guests, and maybe most importantly, a great way to keep your mind occupied while #selfquarantined, check it out if you haven’t...

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Great weekly listen on markets, startups and HL’s pretty funny

Great weekly listen on markets, startups and HL’s pretty funny

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