173 episodes

Tech strategy and finance through the stories of companies big and small.

Not Boring Packy McCormick

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 60 Ratings

Tech strategy and finance through the stories of companies big and small.

    Not Boring Founders: Mike Saunders, Captain

    Not Boring Founders: Mike Saunders, Captain

    Mike Saunders is the co-founder and CEO of Captain. Captain powers restaurants and their communities through a mix of web2 and web3 technologies. Mike is an experienced food delivery entrepreneur, having previously started campusfood.com, which subsequently sold to Grub Hub where Mike served as an exec for a number of years. Captain, in many ways, is a response to many of the problems that Mike contributed to creating while building web2 food delivery platforms. One of Captain's first products is Supper Club: the digital wallet for the future of dining. Customers can find restaurants and earn rewards through fun games. In the process, restaurants gain access to a community of loyal customers. Food delivery is a massive industry and increasingly dominated by a handful of middlemen that extract a high-take rate, disconnect restaurants from customers, and abstract away customer relationships. Captain is an attempt to empower restaurants to creatively engage with their community of customers.


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    Not Boring Founders: Eli Wachs & Alex Grinman, Footprint

    Not Boring Founders: Eli Wachs & Alex Grinman, Footprint

    Eli Wachs & Alex Grinman are the co-founders of Footprint. Footprint's mission is to bring back trust on the internet. The company wants to put people in control of their identity while solving KYC, IDV, and PII storage problems for enterprises. Footprint just announced a $6M Seed Round led by Index Ventures.


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    Not Boring Founders: Brandon Arvanaghi, Meow

    Not Boring Founders: Brandon Arvanaghi, Meow

    Brandon Arvanaghi is the co-founder and CEO of Meow. Meow is a startup that opens corporate treasurers up to crypto markets. This is Brandon's second time on the podcast -- and he's on to discuss raising Meow's Series A & navigating challenging times in the crypto markets.


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    Amplified Tribalism

    Amplified Tribalism

    Amplified Tribalism: Over the past few months, I’ve noticed a vibe shift online: the conversation seems to be getting more negative, aggressive, and polarized. Today’s piece is an attempt to unpack why so many people are talking past each other, why it’s so unproductive, and what to do about it. It’s not as upbeat as a lot of Not Boring pieces, but I think addressing this issue is crucial to unlocking progress.



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    Circle & USDC: Building a Stable Platform

    Circle & USDC: Building a Stable Platform

    Sponsored Deep Dive on Circle & USDC. In one of our longest essays yet, we tackle the following topics:


    What are stablecoins?
    How do stablecoin issuers generate revenue?
    Why are stablecoins a valuable primitive?
    How are USDC and Circle a platform?
    What is Circle’s competitive advantage?
    What would a new financial system built on Circle’s rails look like?

    This essay is sponsored by Circle. To learn more about how we decide to do deep-dives, checkout our policy here.


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    Intertwining Threads

    Intertwining Threads

    Monday Essay -- "Intertwining Threads": Imagining the wild things that might happen when we mix and remix new technologies.



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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Massboy329 ,

High quality insights content!

I’ve been listening to Packy’s Not Boring for about 8 months now and the podcast offers a rich and refreshing take on emerging technology companies in an entirely authentic and genuine way. It’s helped me think about the market in different ways and increased optimism in the opportunities to come! Love hearing about founders and their stories as well as emerging

ASobering ,

A New Favorite in My Feed 🔥

This podcast is so insightful and I’ve enjoyed every episode I’ve listened to so far! Packy does such a great job of sharing his own personal wisdom and I love how he also leads meaningful conversations with leaders who bring so much experience and actionable insight to the table. Highly recommend checking this show out - you won’t be disappointed!

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Love the content and flow of the show. Great focus on finding interesting stuff and introducing new concepts.

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