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A Brave New World — Entrepreneurs Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

While many of us were baking sourdough and scrolling through TikTok, some audacious founders launched new ventures.

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MacKenzie Scott has given out billions to charity. Recipients think it’s a joke.

MacKenzie Scott has launched a barrage of donations. Here’s what that looks like.

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Kingdom Trust’s Choice platform allows you to put Bitcoin in your retirement account

Kingdom Trust CEO Ryan Radloff tells us his vision for Choice, a retirement account that holds stocks, gold and digital assets.

Trung T. Phan • April 28, 2021

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Alex Garcia • April 21, 2021

Lomi is tackling food waste with a home composting machine

Food waste releases significant methane in landfills. Lomi addresses this issue with a home product that turns waste into soil (in as little as 4 hours).

Trung T. Phan • April 21, 2021

Clearco created a new way to fund ecommerce businesses. Now, it’s expanding.

Co-founders Michele Romanow and Andrew D'Souza tell us about Clearco's new products including SAAS and inventory funding as well as a "Y Combinator for the 99%".

Trung T. Phan • April 20, 2021

Meet Keegan Hall — once a startup operator, now an artist for athletes, Grammy winners, and President Obama

The viral artist tells us how his previous business experience influences his work and how to succeed as an artist-entrepreneur.

Jacob Cohen • April 1, 2021

How Jonah Lupton pivoted from a soundproof paint startup to become a fund manager at Social Capital

One of finance Twitter's most popular accounts (500k+ followers) tells us his investing strategy, why he's so transparent on his process and plans for an ETF.

Trung T. Phan • March 30, 2021

How Barstool Sports and 2 retired NHL players launched Pink Whitney, America’s fastest-growing flavored vodka

Ryan Whitney and Paul “BizNasty” Bissonnette built Spittin’ Chiclets into the world’s most popular hockey podcast and -- through a wild sequence of events -- turned a huge following into America’s top-selling flavored vodka.

Trung T. Phan • March 11, 2021

How Angie Nwandu leveraged Instagram to build The Shade Room into a media empire

One of the most influential Black-focussed media companies in America turned a celebrity gossip Instagram account into a leading multi-platform media operation.

Trung T. Phan • February 25, 2021

Former NBA Champ Matt Barnes is helping minority entrepreneurs thrive in the cannabis industry

The NBA vet tells us why he partnered with Eaze (California's largest legal cannabis marketplace) on the company's business accelerator program.

Trung T. Phan • February 20, 2021

The Fascination helps consumers and brands make sense of the crowded DTC world

Founded by ecommerce veterans David Wolfe and Matt Hayes, The Fascination is a platform to discover, research, & shop emerging DTC brands

Trung T. Phan • February 8, 2021

Steven Sinofsky is writing his Microsoft story on Substack

The tech veteran tells us why he's using Substack, his favorite business books and stories about the industry's biggest names (Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Steve Ballmer)

Trung T. Phan • February 4, 2021

Garry Tan tells us why he’s creating YouTube content, how he got started in tech and his thoughts on Clubhouse

Plus: why he keeps his Instagram DMs open, tech vs. media and thoughts on Elon's Clubhouse debut.

Trung T. Phan • February 1, 2021

Liya Shuster-Bier battled cancer. Now, she’s building a platform to make cancer “less lonely”

Alula provides communication, content and curated products to help patients, survivors, families and friends deal with the entire lifecycle of cancer.

Trung T. Phan • January 31, 2021

Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud is making a big podcast push. Its President & COO Thai Randolph tells us why.

Plus: how they find talent, a request for a startup and Kevin Hart's crazy work ethic.

Trung T. Phan • January 27, 2021

SoleSavy’s Dejan Pralica: “I believe we are building the future of digital retailer experiences”

Co-founder and CEO Dejan Pralica tells us how SoleSavy is taking a community-first approach to disrupt the $100B sneaker market.

Rob Litterst • January 25, 2021

What questions should businesses be asking themselves in 2021?

How should small businesses navigate uncertain times? Start by answering these 5 questions.

Trung T. Phan • January 23, 2021

What trends will impact businesses the most this year?

What trends are we keeping an eye on in 2021? Our analysts weigh in.

Trung T. Phan • January 23, 2021

A former hedge fund trader founded America’s leading nonalcoholic craft beer

Athletic Brewing is one of America’s fastest-growing nonalcoholic beer brands, with sales rising 5x in 2020 to ~$15m.

Trung T. Phan • January 20, 2021

Mayor Francis Suarez: “I see Miami as a place that has no limitations”

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Alex Garcia • January 14, 2021

What’s the most valuable NBA highlight?

NBA Top Shot -- a blockchain platform for NBA-licensed digital collectible highlights -- has seen $5m+ spent on its platform this year.

Trung T. Phan • December 21, 2020

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While taxes are a big part of corporations moving from California to Texas, housing costs may matter just as much.

Trung T. Phan • December 18, 2020

Wait But Why’s Tim Urban tells us the superpowers of being 20 and his request for a startup

One of the internet's most popular writers would like to see the doctor's office disrupted and more platforms connecting supply and demand (e.g., Uber, Airbnb).

Trung T. Phan • December 17, 2020

Public’s co-CEO Leif Abraham: “Investing is a forcing function for financial literacy”

Public -- a trading app combined with a social network -- makes investing a lot more approachable. We spoke with its co-CEO Leif Abraham to find out more.

Trung T. Phan • December 15, 2020

The company helping celebrities break into China

East Goes Global works with leading Western celebrities (Britney Spears, Shawn Mendes, Jessie J, Will Smith) to grow their brands in China.

Trung T. Phan • December 8, 2020

The pandemic is straining the franchisee-corporate relationship

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Trung T. Phan • December 3, 2020

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