Imagine if you had unfettered access to the people, data patterns, and signals that drive venture investment decisions – as they’re happening. Powered by Jump Capital, The Jump Off Point takes a deep-dive into the trends shaping technology and venture capital investing with thoughtful and candid conversations from industry pioneers themselves. Take the leap, and learn from the people that helped chart the course that today’s most innovative companies are building on. Jump Capital is a thesis-led investment firm focused on a variety of verticals including IT & Data Infrastructure, B2B SaaS, Media, FinTech & Crypto.
Creator Economy: Kickstarting Your Community with Sahil Bloom
In the latest episode of The Jump Off Point, successful investor, entrepreneur, and creator, Sahil Bloom, sits down with Jump Capital's Saaya Nath to explore the processes that can kickstart a creators’ career, including relentlessly and consistently producing high-quality content and building an engaged, active, loyal community across various channels.
Into the Wormhole
This week on the Jump Off Point: Crypto edition, we’ll be welcoming Dave Olsen, President and Chief Investment Officer of Jump Trading Group, and Kanav Kariya, President of Jump Crypto, to discuss the events surrounding the Wormhole hack last week. Dave and Kanav will take you into the room when the hack was identified, walk through the thinking behind replacing 120,000 of stolen ETH, and explain why they believe Wormhole is essential infrastructure for the crypto ecosystem.
The Evolution of Finance: Influencers, Crypto, & Investing w/ Porter Gale
This week on the Jump Off Point: Host Jason Felger talks with Jump Capital Co-Founder Sach Chitnis and guest Porter Gale. Porter is an author, business builder, marketer and currently is on the Board of Directors for Reddit. In this episode, Porter helps us navigate the evolution of the FinTech industry, including the upcoming intergenerational wealth transfer, financial influencers and their effect on investing, and the significant change that's still to come to the industry.
FTX.US: A Crypto Future for All ft. Brett Harrison
This week on The Jump Off Point: Crypto Edition, host Peter Johnson talks with the president of FTX.US, Brett Harrison. FTX was started as a cryptocurrency exchange as an answer to the existing derivative exchanges in the world. We wanted to learn how FTX.US went from being a crypto exchange to the pioneer in attaining retail adoption, and Brett helps us explore what led to the broader vision. He shares the opportunities he sees in the crypto community with a discussion on securities, and also introduces us to FTX.US's NFT platform and shares what the future holds for the company. Listen now!
DeFi Alliance: Finding Diamonds in the Rough ft. Imran Khan
The DeFi Alliance was founded by Imran Khan in March of 2020 with a mission to help DeFi startups get connected with trading firms and eventually grow their network to one billion users by 2025. Imran joins our show to take us on The DeFi Alliance journey to share all we need to know, including what's in store for its future. He shares his background, how he got started in crypto, and what led him to bring the Chicago crypto community together to support startups. Eighteen months later, DeFi Alliance evolved its Accelerator Program to provide domain expertise to help startups build community. Listen now!
Betting on Digital Vegas: Introduction to iGaming ft. Todd Haushalter of Evolution
Las Vegas has gone digital! In a new episode of #TheJumpOffPoint, Todd Haushalter of Evolution joins Jason and Jump Capital VP Tarun Gupta to explore iGaming and the future of live, online casino services.
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