249 episodes

Interviews with the world's best investors and find out what they are currently investing in whether it be the stocks, retirement accounts, Wealthfront, Betterment, Vanguard, mutual funds, real estate, Forex, REITs, or other types of Investing methods.

Millionaire and Entrepreneur Sam Marks, Johnny FD & Derek Spartz invest alongside listeners as they share their personal portfolios as they save their hard earned money for travel, life and retirement.

Invest Like a Boss covers all aspects of investing in the modern age in a fun, entertaining way. The show hosts interview the worlds best investors, financial Insiders, entrepreneurs and CEOs to find out what they are investing in and strategies to gain outsized returns. In this modern age of investing, new investment instruments are popping up each day, from P-2-P lending, to robo-advisors, equity crowd-funding to REITS. Investors today need to combine centuries of investment wisdom with an modern outlook and approach.

Entrepreneurs Sam Marks, Johnny FD & Derek Spartz each took different paths to success to now focus on learning how to invest alongside the listeners in order to put their hard earned money to work.

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Interviews with the world's best investors and find out what they are currently investing in whether it be the stocks, retirement accounts, Wealthfront, Betterment, Vanguard, mutual funds, real estate, Forex, REITs, or other types of Investing methods.

Millionaire and Entrepreneur Sam Marks, Johnny FD & Derek Spartz invest alongside listeners as they share their personal portfolios as they save their hard earned money for travel, life and retirement.

Invest Like a Boss covers all aspects of investing in the modern age in a fun, entertaining way. The show hosts interview the worlds best investors, financial Insiders, entrepreneurs and CEOs to find out what they are investing in and strategies to gain outsized returns. In this modern age of investing, new investment instruments are popping up each day, from P-2-P lending, to robo-advisors, equity crowd-funding to REITS. Investors today need to combine centuries of investment wisdom with an modern outlook and approach.

Entrepreneurs Sam Marks, Johnny FD & Derek Spartz each took different paths to success to now focus on learning how to invest alongside the listeners in order to put their hard earned money to work.

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    249: Investing in Post-War Ukraine

    249: Investing in Post-War Ukraine

    Johnny and Derek discuss an investing game plan for a (hopefully) potential victory for Ukraine in their ongoing war with Russia. They talk about real estate, infrastructure, industry and more in Ukraine around what they’ll need to recover in a post-war environment. Johnny also gives us an update on what he’s seeing from Ukraine and why he thinks a victory over Russia in the coming months could be a possibility.
    Listen to ILAB 249 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.
    Where we are:
    Johnny FD – United Kingdom / IG @johnnyfdj Sam Marks – Barcelona / IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz – Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor:
    Indeed
    Indeed knows that when you’re doing everything for your company, you can’t afford to overspend on hiring. Visit indeed.com/ILAB for more details. Discussed
    183: Kiev Real Estate Recovery Funds Founder John Suggit Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:
    ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000) Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)
    *Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally. Time Stamp:
    02:57 – Johnny elaborates on his permanent residency in Ukraine and some benefits 12:38 – What is the update on the war between Ukraine and Russia? 22:42 – Where do you see the war going in the coming months? 28:15 – What is the best thing to invest in Ukraine? 32:56 – Why is the real estate market so cheap and why can’t you purchase with a mortgage? 34:23 – Where is the best place in Ukraine to purchase Real Estate? 38:44 – What about investing/working in the rebuilding of infrastructure in Ukraine? 42:05 – Johnny’s attempt at buying a tiny home? 48:40 – What has everyday life look like in Ukraine during the War? 54:25 – Where do you see Ukraine as an investment market next year? If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven’t already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here! 
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    • 56 min
    248: Azure 3D Printed Homes with Co-Founder Gene Eidelman

    248: Azure 3D Printed Homes with Co-Founder Gene Eidelman

    Derek goes on site to the Los Angeles headquarters of Azure 3D Printed Homes to see how their approach to affordable housing with 3D printing differs from Boxabl’s assembly line approach (ILAB Episode 245). Derek sits down with co-founder Gene Eidelman to talk how he went from growing up in Ukraine to running a startup to solve the housing shortage. Then Derek and Johnny discuss if they’d invest in this, and how they’d utilize these homes for themselves.
    Gene Eidelman is a co-founder of Azure Printed Homes, the first-to-market construction company to utilize 3D printing technology and recycled materials to create modern prefab units 70% faster than traditional building methods, while making a positive impact on the environment. Gene went to undergrad school at USC and holds an MBA from Pepperdine. He was recognized for resettling 6,000 refugees from the former Soviet Union in the late 80s by the United States Jaycees. In addition, he appeared on Oprah Winfrey Show, and served on numerous non-profit educational organizations in the US, India, and the UK. He has over 35 years of experience building and developing residential properties. His startup before Azure was an education management company which he grew to $120MM in revenue with 1,800 employees on three continents. He co-founded Azure in 2019. Azure initially bootstrapped its growth and raised a pre-seed angel round earlier this year and is in the middle of a $5MM seed round raise. Azure generates $400K/mo in revenue and has over $14MM in pre-orders. Mass production of the units will begin before the end of this year.
    Listen to ILAB 248 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.
    Where we are:
    Johnny FD – Ukraine / IG @johnnyfdj Sam Marks – Barcelona / IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz – Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor:
    Netsuite
    Join the over 31,000 businesses that use the #1 Cloud Financial System now at Netsuite.com/ILAB and receive a special one-of-a-kind financing offer. Discussed
    Azure Printed Homes Invest in Azure Printed Homes Azure Printed Homes (@azureprintedhomes) Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:
    ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000) Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)
    *Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally. Time Stamp:
    10:54 – What is your background and how did you get here from Ukraine? 13:30 – What housing problem is Azure trying to solve? 15:45 – How can you build a house from a 3D printer? 18:06 – What customization options are there? 20:01 – What advantage do you have by 3D printing as compared to assembly lines like your competitors? 21:38 – What comes with the unit? 24:05 – Why do you think LA is the best spot to start the business? 25:48 – How do you think people will utilize their homes? 27:10 – What is the pricing of the units? 28:00 – What permits do you need to get approval for the home? 29:14 – How many pre-orders do you have and how soon are the units going to be ready? 32:23 – How much have you raised thus far in investment and what is the goal? 35:52 – What are the requirements to invest and what fees are associated? 37:07 – What's the future of azure? If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven’t already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here! 
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    • 52 min
    247: What Are You Gonna Do with All That Money?

    247: What Are You Gonna Do with All That Money?

    Sam and Derek do a one on one episode to discuss how your spending habits change at various high wealth levels. The guys break down real cash flow, income growth and spending habits for income brackets from $10-30 Million, $30-100 Million, $100M-1 Billion & $1 Billion + net worth. Sam belongs to one of these brackets already and is able to share his personal experiences on this while for Derek this is more of an aspirational episode as he hopes to be in these brackets soon.
    Listen to ILAB 247 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.
    Where we are:
    Johnny FD – Ukraine / IG @johnnyfdj Sam Marks – Barcelona / IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz – Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor:
    Indeed
    Indeed knows that when you’re doing everything for your company, you can’t afford to overspend on hiring. Visit indeed.com/ILAB for more details.  
     
    Discussed
    ILAB 130: Family Offices – Lifestyle Strategies of the Super Rich with Richard Wilson - Invest Like a Boss  
    Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:
    ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000) Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK) *Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.
    Time Stamp:
    05:45 – What does it look like to be in the $10-30 Million income bracket? 12:40 – What does it look like to be in the $30-100 Million income bracket? 23:00 – What does it look like to be in the $100 Million -1 Billion income bracket? 35:40 – How would your life change if you had $100 MIllion? 53:00 – Bonus content with patreon answers to if they had $100 Million If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven’t already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here! 
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    • 58 min
    246: Combining Machine & Digital Gaming with Winner Winner

    246: Combining Machine & Digital Gaming with Winner Winner

    Derek travels to the Las Vegas headquarters of gaming company Winner Winner to speak with co-founder Cody Flaherty. They discuss how Winner Winner is allowing users to play real machine gaming from anywhere in the world via their mobile phones. Plus, Winner Winner has since expanded to online gaming, live trivia events and more. Sam Marks is an active early investor in Winner Winner and has worked extensively with one of their founders. Sam and Derek wrap up the episode discussing Sam’s investment, why he believes in it and what he expects from the company going forward.
    Cody Flaherty is the Co-founder and COO of Playtertainment, the development studio behind the live gaming app Winner Winner.  Prior to launching Winner Winner with his partner Jon in 2019, Cody was an early member of the PetFlow.com team, an online retailer of pet food and supplies. Cody was a key member of the senior executive team, helping the business realize an exit to the largest distributor of pet products in the US. Cody sits on the advisory board for Ithaca College's Customer Experience program and also consults for businesses in the ecommerce space.
    Winner Winner is a robust gaming platform that allows you to earn real rewards for playing games you know and love! Whether its playing physical games or playing digital games you already love to play, you can earn tickets and redeem those tickets for real rewards that are shipped directly to you!
    Listen to ILAB 246 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.
    Where we are:
    Johnny FD – Ukraine / IG @johnnyfdj Sam Marks – Barcelona / IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz – Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor:
    Shopify
    Get 14 days free and access Shopify’s full suite of features to get selling online today! Just go to Shopify.com/ilab to get started. Discussed
    Winner Winner Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:
    ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000) Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK) *Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.
    Time Stamp:
    08:25 – What is your “elevator pitch” for Winner Winner? 09:35 – How did you get into the gaming industry? 11:27 – What kind of investors do you have currently? 12:10 – What is your goal for Winner Winner as a business? 14:00 – How has Winner Winner evolved over the past 3 years? 16:28 – How does technology work? 18:10 – Has anyone figured out how to hack the games? 19:20 – How many users do you have and how often do they use the app? 22:16 – At what level are you at raising capital? 22:52 – Who can invest and what is the minimum request? 23:13 – What is the next plan for the business? 24:38 – Why did you start your business in Vegas? 25:49 – What is your demographic like? If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven’t already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here! 
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    • 39 min
    245: Tiny Home/ADU Investment with Boxabl’s Founders

    245: Tiny Home/ADU Investment with Boxabl’s Founders

    Derek travels to Las Vegas to visit the Boxabl Factory, where they are taking advantage of the tiny home/ADU trend happening in housing right now. He sits down with Father & Son founder team Paulo & Galiano Tiramani to discuss Elon Musk buying one of the first casitas, scaling up to multiple factories to fulfill demand, investment opportunities & more. Then Johnny & Derek talk about their experiences with the concept and whether or not they would invest in the company. Each have their concerns but are also optimistic about the industry if they can execute.
     
    Boxabls are built in a precision factory environment from cutting edge materials and are packed with the latest technology. This means your building will be stronger, last longer, and be more energy efficient. The Boxabl mission is to significantly lower the cost of homeownership for everyone. Obsessively designed to the highest standards of quality, strength, and sustainability to last for generations.
     
    Listen to ILAB 245 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.
    Where we are:
    Johnny FD – Ukraine / IG @johnnyfdj Sam Marks – Barcelona / IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz – Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor:
    Indeed
    Indeed knows that when you’re doing everything for your company, you can’t afford to overspend on hiring. Visit indeed.com/ILAB for more details.  
     
    Discussed
    Boxabl Invest | Boxabl Offering Circular Galiano Tiramani (@box_pusher) SpaceX Launch Facility - Can you spot the Boxabl? Full Interview with Boxabl Founders Tour of Boxabl Factory  
    Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:
    ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000) Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK) *Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.
    Time Stamp:
    12:42 – How did you start with Boxabl? 13:41 – Why did it take so long to get to the stage of building a house in a factory? 16:03 – Is Elon Musk living in a Boxabl? 19:35 – What do I need to have ready to have one delivered to my home? 21:14 – How are you going to deal with the high demand? 25:32 – What are the opportunities for investment? 30:00 – Patreon: Can you explain some of your Instagram Content? 33:20 – Patreon: How will repairs compare to a regular home? 35:22 – Patreon: How durable are the houses? 37:09 – Patreon: How long does it take to get to your house? If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven’t already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here! 
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    • 1 hr 4 min
     244: Meb Faber Returns to Talk Inflation

     244: Meb Faber Returns to Talk Inflation

    Fan favorite Meb Faber returns to the show after a 6 year absence to tell us about the current state of inflation. Johnny & Sam also talk about how inflation has effected them living in Europe compared to what Meb is seeing in the United States.
    Mr. Faber is a co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management. Faber is the manager of Cambria’s ETFs and separate accounts. Mr. Faber is the host of The Meb Faber Show podcast and has authored numerous white papers and leather-bound books. He is a frequent speaker and writer on investment strategies and has been featured in Barron’s, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Mr. Faber graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in Engineering Science and Biology.
    Listen to ILAB 244 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.
    Where we are:
    Johnny FD – Ukraine / IG @johnnyfdj Sam Marks – Barcelona / IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz – Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor:
    Indeed
    Indeed knows that when you’re doing everything for your company, you can’t afford to overspend on hiring. Visit indeed.com/ILAB for more details. Discussed
    Meb Faber Cambria Investments Meb Faber (@MebFaber) / Twitter Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:
    ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000) Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK) *Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.
    Time Stamp:
    15:30 – What is new with you for the last 2 years? 22:20 – Have you seen similarities with investment being made between the start of covid and the start of this bear market? 27:10 – What are you seeing being affected by inflation, besides the obvious (gas etc)? 31:08 – How does inflation affect your profit and what can you do about it? 46:49 – How are collectibles affected by inflation? 51:18 – Do you ever invest in tips? 53:52 – Anything new you are working on at Cambria Investments? If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven’t already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here! 
    Copyright 2022. All rights reserved. Read our disclaimer here.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
466 Ratings

466 Ratings

Philooo ,

Investing for geeks nomads and curious guys

Love the content energy and optimism
Almost all investment are pretty unique
it feels good to learn about investment you will unlikely see on tv or other main stream media

Financial Samurai ,

Great podcast!

Fund to listen to all the entrepreneurs on the show. I also have enjoyed following Johnny’s journey around the world. Great to chat Johnny. Fight on! - Sam, Financial Samurai

jennyreed99 ,

Give back

I get it, youre all rich in your own minds,but why aren’t you talking about giving back?Ive been listening to this pod for 6 years and you never mention donating.Sam has mentioned since he did plant drugs he felt like helping more but why wasnt this mentioned in the episode ‘what you gonna do with all that money?’
The first thing you should think of after having an income where you never have to work again is how can I really help in the world instead of just trying to teach others how to get ‘rich’..Branch out guys!

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