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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

    • Business
    • 4.5 • 70 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.

    JC Parets of All Star Charts on the Bull Market, Risk Management, and Why You Can’t Teach Away Crazy

    JC Parets of All Star Charts on the Bull Market, Risk Management, and Why You Can’t Teach Away Crazy

    JC Parets is a good friend of mine who I first met back when I started Stocktwits, and he’s back for his second Panic with Friends episode. As the founder of All Star Charts, JC lives and breathes all things charts. If there’s a chart in front of him, you can bet he’ll have a strong opinion about it. His company All Star Charts is a technical analysis publication for everyone from hedge funds, to financial advisors, to individual investors. I was more than happy to bring JC back on to get his perspective on the markets and have a few laughs with him in the process. It’s fun to have market pros with such infectious energy like JC on that I can talk to for free, but I’d be happy to pay for his ideas and thoughts too. In this episode, JC and I go deep on the bull market, option strategy, the best technical indicator, gold, risk management, data, paying for ideas, and more. Enjoy! 
    Guest - JC Parets, CMT, President and Founder at Allstarcharts.com 
    howardlindzon.com, Allstarcharts.com 
    Twitter: @howardlindzon, @Allstarcharts, @knutjensen, @Nikita_Arora17 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jcparetscmt 
    #fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance 

    • 55 min
    Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX on Futures, the Global Scale of Crypto and More

    Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX on Futures, the Global Scale of Crypto and More

    For this week’s episode, we’re chatting with Sam Bankman-Fried. He’s a 29-year-old vegan living in Hong Kong. Oh, and he’s also a crypto billionaire with a huge cult following of fans around the world. Sam is the founder of two impressive companies: Alameda and FTX. His claim to fame came after capitalizing on the South Korean crypto kimchi premium (not the fermented food) and building FTX. Founded just a few years ago in 2017, FTX is one of the fastest growing digital asset exchanges in the world. I’ve had my eye on FTX for a while now and was excited to sit down with Sam to get his thoughts on the state of crypto markets and where he sees it going. In this week’s episode, Sam and I talk about his background, how he gets it all done, his preferred way to relax, living in Hong Kong versus the United States, stablecoins (and why they matter), crypto, defi, blockchain, derivatives, regulations, who he looks up to in the crypto space, and more. Enjoy! 
    Guest - Sam Bankman-Fried, Founder and CEO of FTX 
    howardlindzon.com, ftx.com 
    Twitter: @howardlindzon, @SBF_Alameda, @FTX_Official, @knutjensen, @Nikita_Arora17 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-bankman-fried-8367a346
    #fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Michael Sonnenshein of Grayscale Investments on Why Crypto is Here to Stay

    Michael Sonnenshein of Grayscale Investments on Why Crypto is Here to Stay

    On this week’s episode we brought on Michael Sonnenshein. He is the CEO of Grayscale Investments, a company that entered the world of crypto back in its earliest days. Starting as an account executive in 2014, Michael worked his way up under the guidance of Grayscale founder Barry Silbert and recently took the reins as their CEO earlier this year. He is an impressive, driven, and smart guy with formidable experience. Grayscale Investments is a big player in the crypto space, with the largest bitcoin investment product ($GBTC) and plans to ramp up an ETF. Grayscale is the world’s largest digital currency asset manager, which currently has $40 billion in assets under management and 14 different investment funds. They’re making crypto mainstream and helping everyday investors looking to buy Bitcoin on the stock market. In this episode, Michael and I talk about Grayscale’s success, crypto, retail investing, security, ETFs, decentralized finance, volatility, and more. Enjoy! 
    Guest - Michael Sonnenshein, CEO at Grayscale Investments 
    howardlindzon.com, grayscale.co 
    Twitter: @howardlindzon, @sonnenshein, @knutjensen, @Nikita_Arora17 
    linkedin.com/in/michaelsonnenshein 
    #fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance 

    • 47 min
    Ben Hunt of Epsilon Theory on Inflation, Financial Raccoons, and Crypto’s “The Empire Strikes Back” Era

    Ben Hunt of Epsilon Theory on Inflation, Financial Raccoons, and Crypto’s “The Empire Strikes Back” Era

    Ben Hunt is back for his third Panic with Friends appearance. Ben is co-founder and writer for Epsilon Theory, a newsletter and website that examines markets through game theory and history. He is is a great writer, investor, and an activist for people to stop being dumb (my words, not his). Ben wants you to invest with your head on straight, which is something I am a strong supporter of. He has helped navigate us through the ups and downs of the crypto space in his past appearances, and this episode is no exception. You can listen to his first and second appearances anywhere you get podcasts. This time around – and following our crypto conversation with Vinny Lingham from last week’s episode – Ben is giving his take on the bitcoin narrative. In this episode, I talked with Ben about his farm, raccoons (the real and financial kind), decentralization, the markets, how the bitcoin narrative has changed posts-crash, gold, the influence of Elon Musk, pricing power, why inflation is here to stay, and more. Enjoy! 
    Guest - Ben Hunt, Co-Founder and Partner at Second Foundation Partners, Author and Co-Founder at Epsilon Theory 
    howardlindzon.com, epsilontheory.com 
    Twitter: @howardlindzon, @epsilontheory, @knutjensen, @Nikita_Arora17 
    linkedin.com/in/bhunt 
    #fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance 

    • 52 min
    Vinny Lingham of Civic on What’s Next for Crypto Following the Epic Crash

    Vinny Lingham of Civic on What’s Next for Crypto Following the Epic Crash

    In this week’s episode, I brought on Vinny Lingham – an entrepreneur, founder, prolific crypto investor, and decentralization pied piper. Vinny is an old friend who I first met back at a fintech conference in Ireland. We quickly hit it off after a round of golf and idea pitching. He has been in the crypto space since the beginning and has even been called a crypto ‘oracle’ due to his accurate bitcoin predictions. I figured he would be the perfect person to catch up with and get a point of view from following the recent epic crash in crypto. Vinny puts his crypto knowledge to use as co-founder and CEO of Civic, a blockchain-powered tech company that Social Leverage was also an early investor in. I truly believe in Vinny and the work he’s doing. In addition to his work at Civic, Vinny is a general partner at Multicoin Capital (a name you may recognize from past Panic guest Kyle Samani) and co-founder of the South African VC Newtown Partners. In this episode, Vinny and I talk about decentralization, crypto, the long-term scalability of bitcoin, blockchain, virtual intelligence, data privacy, and more. Enjoy! 
    Guest - Vinny Lingham, CEO & Co-Founder of Civic 
    howardlindzon.com, civic.com 
    Twitter: @howardlindzon, @VinnyLingham, @civickey, @knutjensen, @Nikita_Arora17  
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/vinnylingham 
    https://www.linkedin.com/companies/civic-technologies 
    #fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance 

    • 47 min
    Jeff Richards of GGV Capital on Why He’s Bullish on Fintech and the Post-COVID Rebound

    Jeff Richards of GGV Capital on Why He’s Bullish on Fintech and the Post-COVID Rebound

    For this week’s episode, I brought on my friend Jeff Richards for his third Panic with Friends appearance. In case you can’t tell, I never get tired of talking to him. Jeff is a great friend and an even greater thinker. And he just keeps picking winners. Jeff is managing partner at GGV Capital, a $9 billion global venture firm. He focuses mainly on enterprise, cloud, and marketplace investments. It’s been great having him on the podcast during different stages of the pandemic to get his thoughts and assess where we’re going. In Jeff’s first Panic appearance, he offered a sense of much needed calm back when everyone was panicking. In his second appearance, Jeff gave insight into the fintech boom and the post-COVID future of investing. This time around, I wanted to check back in with him about tech, growth, and the future. In this episode, I chatted with Jeff about infrastructure, fintech, the digital economy, crypto, cloud, ecommerce, and categories and trends coming strong out of the pandemic. And of course we had to talk about golf for a bit too. Enjoy!
    Guest - Jeff Richards, Managing partner GGV Capital 
    howardlindzon.com, ggvc.com 
    Twitter: @howardlindzon, @jrichlive, @GGVCapital, @knutjensen, @Nikita_Arora17 
    linkedin.com/in/jeffrichards 
    #fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance 

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 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...

radreport ,

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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