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Smart Venture Podcast Grace Gong

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The best information diet for future CEOs.
Subscribe to our video podcast on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/c/GraceGongSmartVenturePodcast

Host Grace Gong talks to the most influential people in business, venture capital, and tech. From executives to billionaire founders, Grace helps you get smarter one episode at the time.

SmartVenturePod.com
LinkedIn: @GraceGong
IG/Tw: @GraceGongGG
FB: @SmartVenturePodcast

    #102 Sky Mavis (Axie Infinity)’s Co-Founder & Growth Lead Jiho Jeffrey Zirlin

    #102 Sky Mavis (Axie Infinity)’s Co-Founder & Growth Lead Jiho Jeffrey Zirlin

    Jeff Zirlin (Jiho) is the co-founder and growth lead at Sky Mavis. Sky Mavis is revolutionizing how people play, live, work and earn within virtual worlds through the use of blockchain technology. Sky Mavis’ first game, Axie Infinity, is one of the largest NFT gaming ecosystems and has amassed millions of players around the world. At Sky Mavis, Jeff spearheads the growth of products through messaging, community empowerment, and incentive design.
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    • 59 min
    #101 LaurDIY (Lauren Riihimaki) 8.5M followers on YouTube, 21M+ followers over social media

    #101 LaurDIY (Lauren Riihimaki) 8.5M followers on YouTube, 21M+ followers over social media

    Lauren Riihimaki is a YouTuber who has over 8.5Million followers on YouTube channel LaurDIY and 21M+ followers over social media. She is also the host and executive producer of an HBO Max competition series called Craftopia. Prior to that Lauren won the YouTube Streamy Award in the "Lifestyle" category, and a Shorty Award in the "House & Home" Category. Lauren started her YouTube career in her first year of University in Toronto, Canada.  Check out our brand new YouTube Video Podcast! 
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    • 56 min
    #100 Notion's CRO, ex-COO of Dropbox, ex-VP at Google, ex-Partner at McKinsey, Olivia Nottebohm

    #100 Notion's CRO, ex-COO of Dropbox, ex-VP at Google, ex-Partner at McKinsey, Olivia Nottebohm

    100 Olivia Nottebohm is the Chief Revenue of Notion where she leads the Sales, Marketing, Customer Success, and Customer Experience teams. Prior to Notion, she held multiple leadership positions at various well-known companies. Such as COO of Dropbox, VP at Google, and Partner at McKinsey & Company. 
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    • 51 min
    #99 VidCon's ex-CEO & GM, Viacom's ex-SVP, Jim Louderback

    #99 VidCon's ex-CEO & GM, Viacom's ex-SVP, Jim Louderback

    099 Jim Louderback worked as the CEO of VidCon, one of the leading conferences in the world of digital creators and innovators. Under his leadership, the company was sold to Viacom in 2018. He is also a Venture Partner at seed investment firm Social Starts. Prior to VidCon, Jim was the CEO of Revision3, where he helped drive a 20x increase in viewers and a 12x increase in revenue. He eventually sold Revision3 to Discovery Communications where he worked as General Manager and transformed the group into Discovery Digital Networks. 
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    • 55 min
    #98 FTX.US President, Brett Harrison

    #98 FTX.US President, Brett Harrison

    098 Brett Harrison is the President of FTX.US, which recently raised $400 million at $8 Billion Valuation. Its parent company FTX, currently valued at $32 Billion, is one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. FTX US partnered with top athletes like Tom Brady, Stephen Curry, it holds the naming rights of the Miami Heat Stadium, worked with MLB (Major League Baseball), Golden State Warriors, Mercedes F1 among others. Prior to FTX, Brett was the Head of Semi-Systematic Technology at Citadel Securities where he managed Options, ETF, ADR and OTC technology groups. Brett started his career at Jane Street, worked as the Head of Trading Systems Technology, and as senior software developer at Headlands Technologies LLC. He holds a Bachelor Degree and a Master Degree of Computer Science from Harvard University. 
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    • 52 min
    #97 eToro's founder & CEO, Yoni Assia

    #97 eToro's founder & CEO, Yoni Assia

    097 Yoni Assia is the Co-founder and CEO of eToro, a leading social investment platform with over 27 million users who exchange investment strategies, connect and share thoughts about the market across the platform. Yoni was an early believer in Blockchain technology. Beyond founding eToro, he had worked on the Colored Coins project with Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum. He also established the GoodDollar foundation, a non-profit that helps the mass market to adopt crypto. 
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Walt from BossLocks ,

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megan@podcastingyou ,

Amazing Content!

Grace does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and informed!

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Great line-up and insightful questions!

I recommend the podcast for people who are interested in entrepreneurship. Bonus points if you listen AS you’re working on your venture. There are tons of tips and insights from folks who have made it.

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