An Air Force officer veteran via the ROTC program, Rob Viglione he was in the space command which was the perfect spot for a mathematician. He worked with satellite orbitology. He went from being in the Air Force to contracting with the Air Force after ending his career. He then contracted with the Army and spent time in Afghanistan and was embedded with the Marines and then to Army Cavalry. He was dabbling in BitCoin at the time, and his success enabled him to work on his PhD. in finance and teach. He then launched Horizen Labs, not really on purpose, but more as an opportunity. The military prepared Rob well for entrepreneurship, mainly teaching him to hire vets first! They definitely go to the front of his CV lists, because of two qualities: Leadership and grit. Being able to get your butt kicked but getting right back in the fight is part of the Horizen culture and is their huge competitive edge. And taking care of the people and putting yourself on the front line also is key; caring about the people and letting them know it is fundamental to the company's success.
Veteran Founder Podcast with your host Josh Carter
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