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"founder president" Discussed on The Playbook
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"founder president" Discussed on The Playbook
"I only ever want to drive a four thousand pound. Bobo or tesla is sort of Urban tank and that's if that is definitely a component of of safety calculus but in where were we see our motto is how can we. How can we build something. That is a much safer motorcycle class vehicle. And at the same time you'll make the road safer for everybody else and more functional and utilitarian as well has so much more functionality than a motorcycle in commercial and consumer spaces out. Now all the different people in your space are visionaries. Obviously you are. Put your money where your mouth was being visionary which always to me puts you in a different category than most entrepreneurs You know there's two categories for me. There's the innovator that has a great idea it is allowing everybody else to pay for it and then of course. There's mark in that class of entrepreneur that put their money where their mouth is from their successes. That's how much they believe that. But the future of transportation is of course not certain there's no certainty in any future but the accelerated technology and the amount of money that's being poured in from the world especially in you know to the commercial space as you can see. You know all the huge funds. They're putting billions of dollars into great ideas of commercial vehicles. Where do you see the future of transportation and how does arc emoto fit into that future. So that's a great question. I think we're we're we're icy arc. Emoto is really it's a i think. It a bit as epa confluence of a bunch of different trends and mobility right so vehicle electrification. That's that's obvious that's happening You know once once. The price parody is reached on the price of a new vehicle and the performance features. They're it makes no sense to buy combustion machine not to mention the fact that i every government around the world and finally hours are really taking it seriously The the the next steps are really fun. Ones right you've got a thomas. Vehicles are coming online in a major way. And you know that was that was pure science fiction fifteen years ago. And now it's actually..
"founder president" Discussed on The Playbook
"Vehicle. Yeah i would say. The exotic vehicle class with lightweight would be using esoteric materials using different different new novel. Alloys and what what we have done really. I mean we're building out of out of steel and plastic so again the the way that we have approached lightweighting is by the design architecture of the vehicle and that that really is kind of core to its core to our intellectual property portfolio is a novel way of really balancing a vehicle to make it so that you can package to large people. I'm i'm six foot four. I'm kind of our sizing dummy. And i fit comfortably in the front seat comfortably in the backseat. So it's on a platform that's about the same size as a big touring motorcycle and yet can carry either two large people comfortably or carry one person a whole lot of stuff for our delivery version and by taking that approach we get the benefit of a lightweight. Incredible efficiency but do so at using sort of low cost materials and as as we look down the road. We think that there are going to be a lot of opportunities. For continued performance improvement moving towards things like three d. printing of algorithm designed structures. That you can never get things that you couldn't have a really cast. Couldn't you build using traditional methods as those new technologies come online. They will be incremental performance improvements but at a first cut. We wanted to build something that was going to be both incredibly efficient and incredibly affordable and the other component that so surprising. When ask you a marketing question about it is that our komodos safety is unparalleled for what it looks like. You know you. You wonder the first question that comes to your mind You know other than you have genre people that are just gonna. They're used motorcycles. In in the fear in the safety is an issue at all the drive without a helmet but in the mass market in of commercial delivery market. Safety is a big concern. I wanna know because it's so safe. How are you planning on educating in differentiating yourselves in the marketplace because you have such extraordinary safety Measures in design that. I sometimes those kinds of things get lost. Just because of the look and feel of something i mean. The real question is how can we build a motorcycle. Vehicle that offers a much higher level of safety than is typical of a bike. And that's you know it shouldn't so we have added components to vehicle architecture. Things like you know a roof that passes the automotive roof crush test. We have dual three point safety harnesses for both passengers and one of the big challenges with with typical small form. Vehicles is that they're they're. They're hardest to see right. So one of the big safety issues with motorcycles and with very low slung micro vehicles is that you just. You don't see them on the road and you don't even necessarily have good visibility of going on around you. And so that that has been definitely a component of of our thinking as we've developed the akimoto product now there will certainly be people who say you know..
"founder president" Discussed on The Playbook
"I kicked in pretty much. All the seed financing from the proceeds of sale of my first coming once upon a time. I was a video game maker And sold the company in two thousand seven and actually i went looking for a product that didn't exist and that's sort of why arthur moto came into being but this social i. I went out to go find venture capital in two thousand nine. And if you remember. Jim thousand nine. I do on for seven to sell a company but two thousand nine was a horrible year to go looking for venture so after getting laughed office and hill road. I went to friends and family and then i had to make new friends and family stop returning phone calls but right around right around two thousand fifteen and this is really. I mean this was to the point so we we did the really the you know the It was a seven year grind just working with a very small dedicated team to get to the right idea and then in once we felt like we really had that right idea that was actually when we got our first venture capital was from From from bill hambrecht third venture fund We we sort of took the napkin. Sketch in some rendering down to the bay area in early two thousand fifteen And and that really it hit his thesis of disruption and he's a sort of old school clayton christianson disruption theory guy. And that that you know he was also one of the very early proponents of The jobs act modifications to regulation a so he kicked in the venture capital and then really in order to propel us to going public Which we did in two thousand seventeen in order to build out the factory so it's been at cat the second major challenge of the organization and this is true of vehicle companies. I think generally is your capital formation is is a big little you know. What's so interesting is i was looking at this. I see so many different deals and some of them. I'm like how come ever thought of this before. And then you find out it took you know seven eight years to truly execute on thought and it makes me you know once again. appreciate what. It's like to be an entrepreneur. Now one of the other things. I want people to learn about and you probably have a great perspective on is when we're dealing with technology and design that there's an interesting Reconciliation that occurs and the best example. I give is. I've worked with the department of defense and building huge ships or stadiums. I've been a consultant about technology and the ships take seventeen years to build. And so there's no way to design the technology of a ship at the beginning that they actually have to build it with technology that they know they have to tear out when they finally have the final touches..
"founder president" Discussed on The Playbook
"Gave it meltzer. I am so excited. Because i have mark. Mayer he is the arguer founder and president of arkham over the resume so excited mark. The have you is that. Your company represents my tagline better than my own company. I built a company. Based on a tagline of make a lot of money help a lot of people and have a lot of fun and i have had hundreds and hundreds of people on the playbook celebrities entrepreneurs billionaires millionaires entertainers and nobody epitomizes my motto better than the f. u. v. company. i mean in its essence. That seems to be what your vision is is to make a lot of money. Help a lot of people in how fun. what will dave. Thanks a lot for having me on the program our our mission it is. It's it's route is to help catalyze the shift to sustainable transportation system in in doing so to really actually do that. That means we gotta build a lot of vehicles and the to me the the fun factor is. It's sort of the spoonful of sugar helps the cleantech medicine go down. So there are elements in there that that that definitely definitely vied. It's so cool to hear you say that now on that there's also like a bigger goal in technological terms that you have stated there's a bigger goal is to help humanity and to create an affordable efficient everyday fun vehicle But as easy as that sounds there's so many different regulatory Scientific technological hurdles that you have had to overcome in order to do affects the way Being able to distribute those vehicle. What were some of the biggest challenges that you know. The common public probably wouldn't even think about when you're trying to create your own your own category vehicle. Well where do i start. Vehicles vehicles are probably one of the hardest kinds of businesses to do in the world. I mean you're talking about something that is has obviously a an incredibly large regulatory framework. Not just on at every level of government so Whether when it comes to sales of vehicles when it comes to save vehicles when it comes to distribution into different areas It is a sense that component of it is is certainly a big piece. But i would say probably. The first biggest challenge of our komodo was just figuring out what was the right thing that solves the rt typical Kind of daily driving needs but does so an order of magnitude more efficiently than a typical car And that's really what we spent our first seven years trying to figure out was. How do we know because we use cars on a regular basis is just. It's typically one or two people driving with a relatively small amount of stop on about thirty miles every day so the the question for us has really always been. How do we build something that serves that need which is like eighty percent plus of the trips out there but does so without four thousand pounds of steel powered by internal combustion and that that process of really trying to understand what was what what is the utility need of the market. And then how do we do that much more efficiently and consequently at a much lower price. That was that was it took us. We actually went through eight. Distinct product concept iterations over those for seven ish years and it wasn't until idea number eight that that we really felt like we landed on a sweet spot in this kind of next gen mobility space. There were certainly. There's been many other challenges along the way but but getting to the right idea was was was was primary. That's amazing i think. Even a bigger accomplishment coming from an entrepreneurial in venture capital perspective is. How did you stay financed for those seven years in order to do affects eight. Eight asians of your mazing design..
"founder president" Discussed on Bellwethers Podcast
"So that's a whole new program the other one embraces for pregnant and then embraced bikers for young single. Moms a lot more practical things than we are launching. This month embraced legacy for the dads. We need more dads in the world and you know god just keep showing us so they okay now. Focus on this. Next focus on this next in Sometimes he says too slow down sometimes. He says to fly but like allowing him to lead and not overcomplicating in thinking you have to have all the money raised and you have to have all of this or all of that. It's just what you have in your hand right now and don't be intimidated by what step five or six or eight or ten. You know god. God's word as an ally of onto our path and the land around her feet and if you think about a lamp round like you kind of just see a glow if it's dark outside you really can only see maybe a step in front of you maybe two and that's it in its That's the way you want. Because it's about faith in it's about trusting him. And i think if we just knew we were gonna do and knew the path forward of every step along the way with price screwed up you know. He wants us to rely on him and he wants us to show the way step by step by step in. Don't just be paralyzed by inactivity. Because you don't really know what it's gonna look like going forward late. Just be obedient with what he's calling you right now and see what happens just like they say. Like no. Take the leap. That's just do the jam band you know and and this is this. Is this like this one. This one pose that is like it's pretty old one. But i always on instagram in. If god is pushing you towards the end of the cliff. Either he'll cats you are. He's trying he's teaching you how to fly so you know i it anyway. You know you're safe. In god's hands if you fly if you fall so you know i it's all up to you but you gotta take the jump so you know and guys that. Was amy forward with a lot of insight. I mean a lot. You know. Amin this episode..
"founder president" Discussed on Bellwethers Podcast
"Saints a maternity home you know i would start maternity home but i need a million dollars or whatever when i really just feel like guide is saying to all of us like what's in your hand right now like. Do you have a couch. Do you have a seat at the table you know. Can a girl do standard capital. you know. start with with something. God starts opening doors. Sometimes we over complicate the things that we That god's calling to do because we you know if it's five hundred steps between where we are right now to the ultimate goal of what we wanna do. We think we have to. Have you know. Step one two three four five six planned out first before we even take stuff one when really guy just wants us to take step one and then he'll show you what the next one is and the next one is and even with race grace when we started like i tend to go too fast you know and so once we get ahead of god in one we. You start realizing. Oh we're supposed to start this nonprofit. I got all the paperwork and the irs paperwork and kind of got intimidated all of a sudden of like. Oh this is kind of a big deal. You have to have by laws that you have to have a board you know in all this stuff. It's it was in his a lot of papers. And i just want help people like you know. All of this stuff is just kind of complicated. And my husband was four. He's like. I just really think you're supposed to when you have to have money to start a nonprofit and we didn't have any money in you know any kind of embrace grace account or anything in my husband's like for amy you're supposed to do. I said you know what i think. I want the money to fall from the sky. Like that's when i'll know. Because i don't this is kind of intimidating and i don't wanna go five years down the road think. Oh you went too fast like you actually weren't supposed to start this when you know when it gets really hard. I want to have that confidence. That i am being obedient in his timing. So i'll go ahead and keep leading. My group's i'll start filling out the paperwork and doing what i can. But in the meantime to wait on him and the money to fall from the sky of i'm supposed to start this as an official non-profit so one of the first things on the paper is make your mission statement and your vision statement and it's kind of hard to put your dream into one one-sentence and so is trying to craft that and working a little bit here and there outside a leading groups on on on that well i prayed. Ask god if you want me to do this then please you know. Make money just happen..
"founder president" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"A pardon for its founder, president Trump is not expected to give him one bucks is Kristin Fisher. A blizzard in Japan with near whiteout conditions caused a massive traffic accident today involving more than 130 cars and trucks. It happened on the Cojocaru Expressway in northern Japan. In HK reports, dozens of people were injured and at least one killed. Stocks in Asia finished mostly higher today on hopes a new U. S administration will provide more economic support and better efforts against the pandemic. Wall Street was closed yesterday for the MLK holiday. Dell futures up about 130 points at this hour. America's listening the Fox News W E Mail news at 502. Good morning, everyone I'm John Mathews. Here's hoping you've planned out your commutes for the next couple of days. If he depend on bridges to get you into town. Most bridges into D. C will be closed starting at six this morning with inbound traffic. Both vehicular and pedestrian stopped until 6 a.m. on Thursday. Among the few exceptions are the chain bridge and the key bridge. Although inbound key bridge traffic will have to turn left. With no access to Georgetown or the waiters Freeway. You are encouraged to enter town from the East, if you must, for my 2, 95 North and East Capitol Street, Benning Road or New York Avenue, both the American Legion and Wilson Bridges on the Beltway remain open as well. Lobby day in Richmond proved to be a much quieter affair than either police or organizers expected with caravans of vehicles decorated with pro gun rights slogans. Driving through downtown Richmond has other activists, some of them heavily armed, walked the streets. The activists that time We're outnumbered by media and police officers organizer Phillip Van Cleve initially blamed the state for.
"founder president" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket
"Research right all of the development. If it doesn't get to the patient then we might as well have not done it at all. I agree with you. Hundred thousand percent and i love your passion. Dana as you're passionate about helping people and you know increasing access. What are you most excited about today. Oh my gosh. There's so many things but I'm really excited about the opportunity to to bring health disparities to the four hun- again right. Kobe has it's blatantly obvious to everyone. Now what health disparities are and why they exist and yes they do exist. And i don't want to revisit this twenty years from now when we have another pandemic and we go. Oh my gosh you know look at are people of color who are who are are being diagnosed and dying disproportionately bright. I don't ever wanna revisit this. We have an opportunity right here right now to get it right. It's not easy. it's a heavy lift. That's why it hasn't been done yet but we're looking at this issue. Nobody owns the problem. It's a policy problem. it's a legislation problem. It's a medical problem. It's an academic problem. It's you know it's a regulatory problem. It's it's an arin d. And pharma problem but just like we had this environment that was handcuffing people to do the right thing and include travel expense. We also have that same issue around our health disparities so we have to look at this and do a bit of a deconstruction project looking at it from the perspective of every stakeholder and understand what the challenges are from every stakeholders perspective and then slowly reconstruct and come up with a solution that is acceptable and engages with everyone. That's how we're gonna fix this problem. And it's not easy it's not about health fairs. It's not about handing out you know pens and and rubber bracelets it's about being in the community lace based leadership culturally appropriate programs and having the community lead that hearing them giving them a voice. We're doing that in philadelphia. Right now. And i have to tell you in the promise zone in west philly and ten of the poorest african american black neighborhoods in west philadelphia we have ten neighborhoods thousands tens of thousands of people who are excited about participating in their health future. We can do it. We're trying to we're we're looking at this thing it's a it's a. It's a big. As i said a heavy lift but the goal is create a program. That's replicable and cost effective so that we can take this effort on in communities all over the country whether it's l. a. Or miami or chicago or baltimore. And so i'm really excited about the possibility of addressing health disparities and making this problem. Go away that is amazing. So the program in philadelphia. Just i guess you know. I mean that's so wonderful that you've expanded the vision to overall health disparities and you're walking the walk. You know you're taking action. You're excited about it. You're actually doing something about it. Which is well you know. We realized that for for the comprehensive cancer centers bear patient. Base is already engaged right there. They already have done the homework or they have the resources to be at the comprehensive cancer center. That's not going to move the needle by percent. It's the people who aren't engaged yet right. And the people who don't have the opportunity to engage in healthcare at that level. That's where we're going to make the difference. And so we took our impact program and created another program called community impact. And that's where were in west philly right now. You know taking these actions at the local level in the community and creating a bridge between their local resources and assets to the the cancer treatment care and ultimately if needed cancer trials so stations. because we we've created the baseline we co bids given us some some challenges. But we're navigating around that right now. And i hope to have some very positive outcomes to report here in the next maybe by the end of next year. Even while the dan out while congratulations to you and your team for the amazing work that you're doing folks if you're curious about hotta learn more or donate or how to just to get involved. The website is lazarus. Six dot org. You'll also see it on the on the website. Go to our rocket. That health been lazarus. You'll see our interview with dana. There the full transcript and show notes. They not take us home with what we should be thinking about. And the best place at the listeners could reach out to you or your team directly. Yes so. I just really want people to remember that. Cancer doesn't just because we have this issue with kobe. Cancer doesn't go away you know. Cancer diagnoses are down twenty five thirty percent. And it's not because it's not there it's because patients are afraid to go to seek medical help brain and we're unfortunately kicking the can down the road where perhaps a stage one or stage to diagnosis will become a stage three or stage four diagnosis where your prognosis for survival. So much lower. So please please. If you do feel that you have a medical issue where you feel a lump in your breast or you. Please seek medical help now because if there's anything we've learned throughout the situation with covid our medical facilities do have the ability to safely address these problems and do screenings To do not we do not wait. Make sure we get that done. And as far as how we can engage better with your audience Please know that we are a resource for anyone out. There who needs to learn more about clinical trials or wants to identify clinical trial opportunity in might need financial assistance to get there and the best way to do that.
"founder president" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket
"But it's not austin that you find someone actually taking action to address those barriers and we're all about providing a bottom up strategy right versus top down. We are not going to mandate to our patients. What we think they need. We're going to ask them what they really need. And listen to what those needs are and invite those individuals to have a voice in their health future. Which you know. They're they're not often asked to do and creating the bottom up patient perspectives and helping people to ask better questions will obligate those at the top to come up with better answers right now so we truly believe that this is a bottom up solution and you know we need to listen and we need to carry the torch out it's wall sad and it's It's difficult. I mean especially with more advanced things like cancer know things get really complicated and it's not straightforward from. Where do i go to. How much does it. And what drug do i take and how often it just. It's so complicated. And having their best interests in mind is something that should be standard. I feel like were starting to become better at it but we still have a long way to go. Give us an example of how you guys have helped improve outcomes or you know made lives better that when he first started this organization We were all about clinical trial navigation and connecting patients to trials and helping them with the financial toxicity side of things and that was great. And it's you know as altruistic and noble. But i really felt like we weren't changing anything and i really wanted to change. You know literally transformed bench to bedside in relation to clinical trial enrollment and diversity so in twenty twelve. We came up with a program called impact improving patient to cancer. Clinical trials and that program is an institutional level program. Where you know we. We had a hypothesis that if we undertook specific actions at the institutional level right from the beginning of the process when a patient is considering clinical trial participation. When they're going through the consent process we introduce them to the financial reimbursement program literally removing finances from their whole thought process. Right from the get-go so they can focus on what's best for them right and and their health and for their family and we showed in a pilot study at massachusetts general hospital which was then called the cancer care equity program that we could by undertaking those specific actions positively influence clinical trial enrollment and diversity. We improved enrollment by twenty nine percent and we doubled minority participation so we decided to take the results about pilot study.
Visibility is on the ballot
"Today were diving into women of color that are on the ballot, and also what candidates and campaigns need to be doing better to reach out to black around and indigenous communities. We have Glenda car, the CO founder President of Higher Heights. So if you listen to our episode before this with State's attorney I, use your bray boy, she was wearing her black women. Lead shirt so that sure comes from higher heights and we have Lynn when the political director for run API I a new initiative that just out of the gates gained so much attention and is doing wonderful work and I can't wait to dive into talking to her about the amazing things that they're doing. But in typical BG fashion, we have to start off the. Conversation by talking about Howard Brown rose got involved in Politics Lynn, let's start with you. What made you want to do this work I met you when you are on Standard Booker's presidential race landward with on my best friends in the booker who has the flow colder actor we immediately had energy I appreciate offer letting even on here I. Think what's so I just? WanNa start. It's it's always a struggle for us like Asian women thinking. Okay. If this is a speech for Black and Brown women do we do we belong in us as organizers in the space that we challenge ourselves on every single day? I, appreciate the all see us as part of his fight Abdu I'm no my start in politics it was in high school. I had to fulfil my community service hours as Eilly volunteer for my local mayor's race. Obviously had no idea what organizing wise what it meant to talk to voters. And it wasn't until our college when I was organizing around development movement was like Oh shit. Okay. So this is what this is but I think what's really interesting is that it's I think for me because I get asked that a lot especially with the next generation of organizers coming in and it wasn't so much like what what started this interest. But it's been in especially in the last few years it's been the women around me that have kept. You know and it's like it's it's I. Think we often you'll so burnt out in this process but it is absolutely been like this networks like very intentional network of women that have kept here. Sorry and we will go to Glenda and it's weird for me. y'All not to see Granddad two or three times a month. That's how often we would just see each other at different events conferences in even when we get on the phone I'm like it's my Glenn like I miss you so much but I'm super excited to have her here. Today Higher Heights. It's an organization that I've been involved with or a long time. Now is an organization that I give a lot of my time my coins as well because that's important the when that's how us what each of this work you know I come from a politically active family I mean I don't think they overtly would call themselves that but others did right and so I am a daughter of a Caribbean immigrant migrated here. My mother picked him up next door literally like WHO's this guy next door and David got married and? Had three children and the baby and my father was a community activist right in. Here's a man that didn't become a citizen until the later part of his life because he wanted to vote for his friend Joe Lieberman and But everybody assumed that he was like he was the political light Caribbean political maker in the community about making sure people registered to vote he was very active in and So was my mother on my eighteenth birthday I'm sure my parents gave me a jewelry because that's what they gave me at every birthday. Don't remember what was didn't don't wear it is but they registered me devote my mother put me in her car drove me down to city hall and registered to vote in until the day she died she called me and my brothers on major elections to make sure we. voted. So it was just kind of ingrained around our civic civic engagement But I thought it was going to be a musician went to Music Conservatory and was Likley engaged on campus. As we all are particularly go to a predominantly white college. There's always some takeover
"founder president" Discussed on WhyWeWork BrianVee
"What, what is the biggest reason you? Any state or local areas coming up where people bring a debate or their contentious about that point what what is one one reason they give for wanting someone to marry it seventeen or sixteen or something? What is the logical reason that they're giving? I don't understand it. I don't understand it but senator I'll can give you an example of Californian. Senator Jerry. Hill in twenty seventeen from northern California. ICU scituate of his came to him and she said a friend of hers it it's going. She's going to be forced into marriage as a minor in discount happen and she found out that it's legal in California and she wants to end that and so he thought it was a no brainer. And he introduced legislation sp two, seventy, three, no child marriage under eighteen exception. It was watered down so bad that the. Proponents of it basically hands off and they said, no we I'm sorry. We cannot support this bill anymore the way it was watered down. It no longer speaks to the goal of child ranch under eighteen exceptions and some of the opposition came from. Unforeseen quarters like. ACLU and. You mean. University. No Excuse me what is ACLU so? I. Am American Civil Liberties Union. Okay And or civil liberties union was against. They they felt it's against the fundamental rights of. Marriage and religion. But what about the? What about the rights of the child to have a safe child ton And so. Neither ACLU NOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD Opposed it in the other four states, but they did here in California. So we're trying to build a coalition, we started a the California coalition to child marriage in on September fourteen twenty, nineteen We had a town hall meeting at American. UCI University of California Irvine, at the law school there and we co hosted it with a UCI initiative to end family violence. And we launched the California coalition to end child marriage and we have partners in it and. The partners in the group, and so people can go to see a coalition to child. Rights Dot Org. And its partners in the partners are either victims, survivors of child match, elected officials, organizations, our community leaders..
"founder president" Discussed on WhyWeWork BrianVee
"And it talks about the case of Sherry Johnson who was ten years old repeatedly raped by a deacon in the church parishioner eleven she gets pregnant. In Child Welfare was going to conduct an investigation and. The church and the parents get together and they marry her off to the twenty year old rapist, and so the title was eleven pregnant and married to Harare's. and. So that's my first introduction to the fact that child marriage was legal in the US Senate was legal back then in forty eight states. Right, now, it's legal in forty six states the first state to ban. It was dilawar in May of two, thousand, eighteen followed by New Jersey in June two, thousand eighteen. then. A Pennsylvania in May twenty, twenty this year during covert. And Minnesota. Also. May Twenty twenty. So these are the only four states that ban child marriage under eighteen with no exception. And usually children are married because of parental consent. And, we hear from survivors and the. General theme is that both that the parents failed them and the system failed them because the parents should be the ones who protect them from harm not that ones who put them in a harmful situation. And most of the Times is to let their rapists in their cases, statutory rape, which is crime get get odds of jail free card basically by marrying the victim and so. I've added child marriage to our goals. It was initially human trafficking and you know with covid. Nineteen. Human trafficking has. There has been a huge optic at least in the US in Kohl's to the national hotline during covid nineteen, forty percent nationally and thirty percent in San Diego, which is just south from where I live. So that's that's what I'm trying to do is. Protect. Basically, a women goes and that's our mission because the mission statement of Global Home Three six five is that we're dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls locally and nationally by advocating for their safety through raising awareness education..
FinTechs Pandemic Pivot with Cross River CEO Gilles Gade
"Hi everyone is Rei and welcome back to kindred casts I'll sitting down today with my friend Jill gave the founder President and CEO of Fintech powerhouse and Unicorn Cross riverbank crossover was started by Jill two, thousand eight as one branch bank located teaneck new. Jersey. At the technology company now, powers companies like affirm circle best a coin based rocket loans stripe of star and transfer wise at are backed by big investment from Ktar, a French battery ventures, Andriessen, and Lyari. Issue over the past twelve years, the firm has grown to three hundred fifty employees providing over thirty billion dollars in loans over eighteen million customers, and during the crisis crossover helps nearly two hundred thousand small businesses would be yuan's through the paycheck protection program, which really puts it in the company of the big banks like Bank of America Vicki Morgan Wells Fargo Right? They're pretty impressive and very helpful to our overall recovery drinks endemic last two years it was named the most innovative bank to work for. Job GonNa try to give you a run for your money on that one here line. But I WANNA wish you. A Happy New Year it's a real pleasure and honor to kick off the year in the Jewish calendar fifty, seven, eighty, one podcast, and as I like to say when you have gone for over five, thousand seven hundred, eighty years, there's downs, ups and Dowse said via a shot at the by pleasure to. Today. It's real pleasure. We've. Meeting of last year's restaurants and and peers of isolation and zooms that in person you're one of my first meetings safety and security and I really wanted to stay closed during this dynamic given how busy you've been thus give everyone a background here because I really think through cross. River. Everyone here is going to get a lens of not only the fintech universe and where. We're going in banking what we've come from, but also what has been going on on the ground during the period in helping so many businesses on Main Street get back on their feet again, and that's really why this is such a story around business and building value but also round helping people around a real heartening narrative that I really wanted to to bring out here to. Tell us how the company was founded. In An Giang aid is a quite an unusual and interesting story towns came to be across different, very ginning. Sure. So I don't want to log on the history because I think the more recent stories much more fascinating just trying to help two hundred, thousand small businesses get back on their feet. As, been. Me Crowley the biggest side, my career and I think probably would be the highlight those anybody spuria stage. So something that's we're very proud of York buster the go back in time. So I came to the United States in Paris fries whenever airs went to school there worked a little bit I was actually analysts that CPR venture capital in Paris. Working on. Some of the first. Time nineteen eighty, nine, hundred ninety in Europe actually, and then crossed the Atlantic came in Nineteen ninety-one go to job at bear stearns I was in International. Working on. Of. Banks insurance companies. So that was my first foray on shown initial services got very fortunate. I. Wide. I landed in finishing the group at bear stearns and our retrospect you gentlemen standing of our God does things and just put. So you know some pebbles along the way that one day you're going to be caught to inspire where you heading in. Then I took a Atas when I got married and I went to learn fouls. Wow Yeah Joe Jr ethics, which is a commentary on the on Jewish law. In companion. I did ask a couple of years came back to of making this time. The only job I could land was open difficult to give back to the market I worked for Barclays Capital. Zoom one of the Thomas Tell you that made you on jump back into banking. More by necessity. With all the day will undoubtedly the feedback I needed to go back to work I. Think. All my life savings where it's only exhausted it's not a life that was prepared to date or the rest of my life. So regretfully, so because it's it's really fascinating as size definitely intellectually stimulating. Question about it but I still enjoy doing it. By the way I still earned every single day studying law in this is something that will stay with me Probably you know for the rest of my life. A lot of good business lessons and haven't company in the home. Absolutely I mean there's definitely a concepts of humility ethics respective others listening to the position particularly respecting the physician and there's always a counterpoint that. Is Truly a hundred centre-right nobody's abso-. Medium. Or these always way and ruth compromise, and this is only a life lesson that is invaluable. And by the way, you know any book that I've Read Entrepreneur and as points to she's. Have successfully led their companies through an exponential organization at goal example, Faisal Volleys. So just running about them under different concept different setting and they're trying to allies them intellectually and then trying to fly them. Businessworld is something that I was very fortunate or being able to do the. So you hundred that's that was very formative for me and trolley in the central step along my travels and my journey in becoming the COO crosser in that like say like the only job I could land at the time was in technology banking and nothing about technology. For aqueous capital. Under Sunday night, who's global head of technology and worked on some Fascinating Tales Global Crossing Iridium satellite network in then work on the transaction war on the computer associates CSC sale merger it was really fascinating to. To work on the technology front been trying in in learning about a new trade and look at this you know like some fifteen years later. It's a rejoinder between technology and banking.
EVO Cancelled After Accusations Towards Co-Founder Mr. Wizard
"Amid dreams and the sports minute presented by e sports network. It's just the Cherry on top of what was a crappy week in sports and the game community as large ego is, or maybe I should say was one of the most prestigious events in east sports as the top event for most fighting game titles. This year, the competition and moved online due to the pandemic, but after allegations of sexual misconduct towards Joey. Cuellar the CO founder President. Eve Online has been outright canceled Kular, better known as Mister. Wizard was accused of acting inappropriately towards teenage, boys, Multiple Times mikey crack prawn fan was the one step forward. The allegations publicly after those allegations went public Capcom nother Rome and band dynamic. Oh, all pulled their gains in the event. In addition, casters players also pulled out leaving Yvo, no choice but to cancel the event Yvo says sever all ties with cooler going forward, but he was a key part of the creation of Yvo and actually decision event from its Co. founder will be difficult. Defining game community was splintered this week. This is just one of many many allegations. Put forward by various. Various members of the community for much larger conversation about what's happening this week. The myriad of allegations and the lasting effects on the FTC I've just published an east sports network podcast episode with fighting Gabe writer Danny. Howard we cover these topics in depth, my condolences and the goal of sports network go out to
"founder president" Discussed on The Electorette Podcast
"I I mean if you look at what's happening now. With pandemic in terms of the rising American electorate and particularly women in the last great recession. That was a recession that really disproportionately impacted men and manufacturing sector in the construction sector. What's happening now is just the opposite. This pandemic is disproportionately impacting women. And so you see high unemployment rates higher unemployment rates around women you see an obviously they make less than men and so you couple higher unemployment among women with less of a base in terms of a pay scale and you have a devastation among women in this country an economic devastation among women particularly unmarried women who earn less than their married counterparts. And these are the women that are on the front lines in terms of service workers healthcare workers. You know helping you get your groceries helping you. Pick up your drugs at a pharmacy. So women are on the front line of this pandemic and they are on the front line in terms of economic consequences and so that is a story that needs to be told over and over and over again and if you think about single moms and the majority of children in this country who are brought up by one parent brought up by single moms think of the devastation not only to the women think of the devastation right now for their children and we as a country have got to come together and recognize that and really not lose two and three generations to this pandemic and we really need to step up and make sure we think about how to create an infrastructure of support for women married or unmarried across the country. And that's a big piece of what the Congress and the states need to grapple with and address. Yeah I mean when you think it through. Women are being hit by this pandemic from economically in so many different directions right the fact that we are often in a caretaker positions which are considered essential positions. Right now right like women are. The nurses are her on the front lines. There are also the people who rely more on childcare care so this is going to be. This is going to be a massive hit. Two women economically long term. Like you said is going to reverberate for for generations and also again another group that I know that you focus on our people color. You know you've seen the numbers come out for people of color and how they're being hit by this pandemic. Yeah I mean the history of discrimination. Both the discrimination in terms of access to healthcare in terms of access to affordable housing in good areas the access to good jobs. It's again it's devastating what's happening now to particularly African Americans and their communities and this shines a very bright light an ugly piece of America. And it's something that we want to address and it's something that this pandemic hopefully will allow us to say okay. Now is the time we cannot afford to let this kind of discrimination and this kind of opportunity costs to the country in terms of loss. Wages AND LOSS. Talent happened because of race. I'm curious Leedle if unmarried women this group that you initially started to focus on if you could get them to vote and they had access to the ballot at the same rates that married women had without all of the barriers. What do you think the direction of the country policy wise would look like? I think that if you think about unmarried women and other members of the rising American electorate they have a certain set of values that they hold very dear and they believe in the American dream they believe in people working hard playing by the rules and getting the rewards of working hard and playing by the rules. They believed in opportunity for people all across the spectrum whether people agree with them or not or look like that or not. They agree with opportunity and so and they want this country to be strong. I think you have a different set of elected officials who finally represent the values of the overwhelming majority of this country. I mean sixty four percent of the voting eligible population and yet you have a congress. That doesn't look like the population and doesn't legislate like the population. I mean think about it. Healthcare has been the number one concern for pretty much every single American. In this country. They want access to quality healthcare. And if you think about some of the public policies in some of the attempts to undermine the healthcare system that was set up in the last administration at the devastation of most of the people in this country except for the very wealthy. That's not that's not the kind of public policies. They WANNA advocate for. They WANNA healthcare system that takes care of all Americans not just a few Americans so far. The people were listening right now. And they're really concerned about the outcome of the Tony Tony election and you know being able to vote in November. We know can they do right now to ensure that they do have access if they're not registered that need to register right now hang you know whatever you're doing you're not registered that align? Go Register the second thing is there are many many states as you know three or four states and the district have no excuse vote by mail and there are many states right now where you can ask the state to send you an. A- ballot in November. So go ahead apply to get a ballot if you live in Florida if you live in North Carolina if you live anywhere in a state that that's allowed right now. There many many states where that is than go ahead and ask you. Apply to vote by mail in the fall. The most important thing is to access information so you now as an individual all the ways in which you will be able to exercise your right to vote but the most important thing to do is to exercise that right to vote and to exercise it in a way that makes you feel healthy and safe in doing so if you look at what is going on now and the leadership in this country the leadership that is willing to sacrifice lives for a political agenda that needs to be a wakeup call to every single American to say this cannot be me. We cannot abide a fault narrative and of false choice between a strong economy and disposable people. That's a false narrative and if you believe that's a false narrative than you should go bugged while all page Gardner. Thank you so much for joining me and thank you for all of the work that you've done. I wish you well and thank you again. All right thank you. Bye-bye thank you for listening. The electorate is independently created and produced by me. Jen Taylor skinner. And of course I'm the host but also do all of the editing the Audio and the graphics you name it. It's on my plate so if you enjoyed this episode of the electorate please help the electronic grow by subscribing just hit the subscribe button and whatever APP. You used to listen to podcasts. Also leave a review for the electorate on itunes. Lastly one final way to help. The electorate is by following the electorate unsocial media. That's at Alexa rat on facebook. Instagram and twitter. Thanks again for listening. And until next time. Keep.
"founder president" Discussed on The Electorette Podcast
"And being a mother. And that's wrong right. You know and and I think that's why it bothers me when I hear people disparage any group. Any voting block for not being energized. For instance right. Because I think that we have a tendency to look at groups who vote in smaller numbers as you know not being motivated right and. That's not really what's happening. I mean I think if we made it easier for people like this woman that you just described to vote and you know to have childcare and all those other things that working at democracy. I think that we would see you. Know Higher turnout. That's right. The system needs to open up and particularly now in a pandemic situation where you have people literally a getting sick and dying because they wanted to vote as we saw in Wisconsin so there needs to be a recognition that people have the right to vote. People have the right to vote in a healthy and safe way and in the manner in which they choose so the increase in vote by mail access to vote by mail. No excuse vote by mail critically important not requiring signatures not requiring witnesses on vote by mail in an era of social distancing having increased early voting very very important with social distancing increasing the number of polling locations. So that again you can have people vote. On Election Day with social distancing so accessing the right to vote needs to happen and a lot of ways and we need to make sure that their resources are there in the states so that we allow every citizen who wants to vote. We afford them the opportunity to vote and right. Now what's going on is some members of Congress are trying to starve the election administration system to suppress voting. Right two questions for you. What do you think is behind the resistance to moving to vote by mail and to secondly let the? This is probably less of a question comment. You're absolutely right about the signature. Because even in my state in Washington State we've had vote by mail for awhile and they're still a signature requirement. Which is I? Don't really understand the purpose of that because it leaves it open to interpretation ballot thrown out because they think that signatures don't match so what's behind that two issues. One is for example in the I'm in North Carolina. You have to have two witnesses to watch you sign young watch you having signed the ballot before you mail it in or a notary getting to witnesses in an era of social distancing and in a pandemic is pretty much not so much if you so. That's not going to happen. So that requirement deeds to be just gone away. I it's it's it's a silly requirement on because you can trace whether or not an individual has voted people are given particular codes and so you know voting by mail. It's one of the safest as you know ways to vote in the country. So that's silly so the other issue that you raised which is an important issue is signature matching and we need to do a lot better job and again. We need to resource election administrators and they're stabs to hire signature experts. I mean I don't know about you but my signature has certainly changed. Since the first time I registered to vote in the first time I voted and I won't tell you how many years ago but it was a while and my signature has changed pretty dramatically and young people. Now I mean if you think about using a credit card and all you have to do is wave your hand up and down and sign. You know the magic little thing you know. You're good to go so the accuracy of people's signature. It's not that they're not using their signature. It's at their signatures are changing and we need to have signature. If you're going to do signature matching to understand that change. And if there's an issue allow the voter time to then come back and either correct. Mis interpretation or demonstrate that their signature is their signature with proof. So that's a whole other issue and all of this is designed in some ways. Yes people want voting to be accurate and that's very very important but some of these measures increase the inaccuracy of voting and increase the denial of the right to vote. Because you have people who don't really know too much about signature matching. You only have one person doing it as opposed to a few people doing it. There's no appeals mechanism and some in many cases so it's a system that really needs to be addressed and I think people are beginning to understand. This and states are beginning responsible. States are beginning to address some of the issues that are built in to Challenges with vote by mail but their challenges with any system as you know the challenges with the accuracy of you know any system but they are so small. I mean it's such a small small. Small percentage of people and a small percentage of the problem that vote by mail is overwhelmingly one of the most successful ways. People have us to exercise their right to vote and they wanNA use it now. I mean we just did some research. We've done a number of research projects. Democrats Independents Republicans. All want to vote by mail all want the opportunity to by mail so we need to recognize what the citizens of this country want and give them the opportunity to vote as they wish. How much of that do you think? Think you know the messaging that's out there. How much of that do you think is you know? Making people believe or sitting out the messaging that it's problematic for voter which there is no evidence to support that I mean. Do you think that that misinformation is part of the reason? There isn't even greater support for vote by meal. There's that's a false narrative and they're they that false narrative is sort of you know going against the overwhelming majority opinion of wanting to vote by mail and so that false narrative comes out of fear as we have seen as the president. Said if you the more people who vote and the more people who acts as voting by mail basically the more people who vote it would hurt his partisan interests and so that's a very sad statement that you are so afraid of voters that you would begin a false narrative and try to deny the right to vote to people who wanNA in a healthy and safe way. It's a sad statement added it really lays bare the fear that some some of the Republican Party have a voters rate. I think he said the quiet part loud. Yes.
"founder president" Discussed on The Electorette Podcast
"I'm Jim Taylor skinner. And this is the electorate on this episode. I have a conversation with page Gardner. The founder and president of the voter participation center the Voter Participation Center has helped over four point. Six million voters register and get to the polls and page card was a pioneer and identifying key voting bloc. She was one of the first to recognize unmarried. Women as a key political population one with significant and impactful political power. He's Gardner and I discussed what's called the marriage gap. That's the gap between unmarried women and married women in relation to their registration habits and voting behaviors. We also discussed this in the context of the corona virus outbreak. Given that unmarried women generally have less financial stability when compared to married women so without further. Ado here's my conversation with page partner Gardiner. Welcome to the PODCAST. Thank you very much great to be here so I was looking at your numbers. And since two thousand and three voter participation center you've helped around four and a half million voters registered to vote and get to the polls which is a massive amount of people millions and millions of people. And that's that's really incredibly impressive. But I'm just curious you know two thousand three. It feels like a lifetime ago and it wasn't but it feels like a lifetime ago and I don't think that voter suppression or voter issues for mainstream. Then what encouraged you to get into those costs to become interested in you know registering voters? So it's interesting that you bring that up. We have helped over point. Six million people applied to be registered to vote and hundreds of millions of people. Turn out but just sort of tripping down memory lane in two thousand I looked at the election of Gore versus Bush and noticed the difference between married and unmarried women in terms of how they voted and their share of the electorate and unmarried women. Married women voted very very differently with unmarried women voting for Gore in married women voting for Bush and I wondered about that and the share of the electorate of unmarried women was really really small in terms of their strength in numbers in terms of the voting eligible population. So that leads to lots and lots of research and the key question was was this sort of a just an observation or was there causality in marital status in other words does marital status determine whether or not you register and whether or not you vote. And after years of research and looking at things like articles from Census Bureau scholars to doing our own research it turns out that marital status along with age and race are key determinants of whether or not you register and whether or not you vote so then. The question became if unmarried. Women are unregistered and higher numbers than they should be. How do you reach them? So then what we did at the voter. Participation Center was pioneer mail based voter registration targeting particular demographic all across the country and that was really a revolutionary. We created for the first time the first list of unregistered people in this country. Because as you know no state keeps a list of its unregistered citizens so we had to create a list of unregistered unmarried women. Nail THEM VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION. And then make sure that voter registration application got sent to the appropriate elections official. We did that after a number of years. And then it turned out that this process was successful with other underrepresented demographics persons of Color and young people. So that is how our program's evolved to include what we call the rising American electric which is unmarried women persons of Color and young people who are now sixty four percent of the entire voting eligible population in the country today. More than a hundred and fifty million people yet. They're underrepresented in terms of their registration rates. And they do not vote and they are not as large as share in. The electorate would suggest that they could be while. That's incredible actually had no idea that before voter participation that there was no way or no one was tracking unregistered voters. And now I'm curious. How did you do that? How did you track now? Who was not registered? Well after many many years and what we have done is refined a system where we match a voter file from state to a list of commercial data and then we delete the names of people or addresses that do not appear on the voter file and then we go through about twenty five other steps to insure the quality of the data. And after having done that we then mail out a voter registration application form that then. The person fills out and sends back to the appropriate election. Official well actually. I do remember that election and it was very stressful and I remember back then being kind of worried about the state of elections after the whole hanging chads thing and you know what happened Florida but I am curious what your initial findings were about unmarried women because again back then I was not married I was single and you know just starting out in my career but you know I'm married now and I tried to think back of about you know what was my concern. I was voting but I had different interests. So you know. When I was single I still cared about Reproductive Justice Reproductive Health for instance but I cared about it from a different perspective. And you know now I have a family married I still care about reproductive justice but I care about it from you know having a functioning reproductive justice system for my daughter for instance. So it's it's different so or is moving that you found were the differences between what drove unmarried women versus married women. So there are. It's very very interesting because there are a number of factors one unmarried. Women are less rooted in their communities. They're much more mobile and they said they move more frequently. And your ability to vote is tied to a residential address. And so if you move. Oftentimes you have to reregister to be able to vote. So that's one thing so and you know unmarried. Women are a lot more stressed and stretched economically they represent in terms of the proportion higher levels of unemployment particularly now higher levels of poverty and they don't have sort of the support systems that married couples have and so unmarried women. They are economically stretched the make less than married women in terms of sent. You know two dollar compared to a married man or compared on man in terms of the you know the pay Equity Scale. They have less access to health care. There's more food insecurity. There are more mobile. But that's about their lives. There are other things that are keeping unmarried women and other marginalized communities from voting and it's structural in terms of the way we have designed the election administration system in this country. It's difficult think about the registration process. I mean you have to register you have to have residency requirements. You have to have it idea or proof of resident if you move you. Oftentimes you have to reregister. Elections are held on a Tuesday when you may have to be at work and if you take time off for more you may not get paid for that time off their a typical story that I tell a lot after each election we usually do focus groups among people who did not get a chance to about and there was this one heartbreaking story that I will never forget which there was a woman a single mom in the focus group talking about standing in a line that was going hours and hours and hours and she had her child in daycare. And as you know if you're late to pick up your child you get penalized financially every fifteen minutes and so this is what she said in the Group. She could hear it yet. Chink to Chang and you know she was a minimum wage worker a service worker and she could not literally could not afford to stand in line to boat because of the structure of the way we handle voting in this country and so she made the choice of picking up her child from daycare and at some point. You just have to do it. So in any event so that was a story of a failing of our democracy. Say for this woman who wanted to vote and yet had to choose between her right.
Page Gardner, Founder & President of the Voter Participation Center
"I'm Jim Taylor skinner. And this is the electorate on this episode. I have a conversation with page Gardner. The founder and president of the voter participation center the Voter Participation Center has helped over four point. Six million voters register and get to the polls and page card was a pioneer and identifying key voting bloc. She was one of the first to recognize unmarried. Women as a key political population one with significant and impactful political power. He's Gardner and I discussed what's called the marriage gap. That's the gap between unmarried women and married women in relation to their registration habits and voting behaviors. We also discussed this in the context of the corona virus outbreak. Given that unmarried women generally have less financial stability when compared to married women so without further. Ado here's my conversation with page partner Gardiner. Welcome to the PODCAST. Thank you very much great to be here so I was looking at your numbers. And since two thousand and three voter participation center you've helped around four and a half million voters registered to vote and get to the polls which is a massive amount of people millions and millions of people. And that's that's really incredibly impressive. But I'm just curious you know two thousand three. It feels like a lifetime ago and it wasn't but it feels like a lifetime ago and I don't think that voter suppression or voter issues for mainstream. Then what encouraged you to get into those costs to become interested in you know registering voters? So it's interesting that you bring that up. We have helped over point. Six million people applied to be registered to vote and hundreds of millions of people. Turn out but just sort of tripping down memory lane in two thousand I looked at the election of Gore versus Bush and noticed the difference between married and unmarried women in terms of how they voted and their share of the electorate and unmarried women. Married women voted very very differently with unmarried women voting for Gore in married women voting for Bush and I wondered about that and the share of the electorate of unmarried women was really really small in terms of their strength in numbers in terms of the voting eligible population. So that leads to lots and lots of research and the key question was was this sort of a just an observation or was there causality in marital status in other words does marital status determine whether or not you register and whether or not you vote. And after years of research and looking at things like articles from Census Bureau scholars to doing our own research it turns out that marital status along with age and race are key determinants of whether or not you register and whether or not you vote so then. The question became if unmarried. Women are unregistered and higher numbers than they should be. How do you reach them? So then what we did at the voter. Participation Center was pioneer mail based voter registration targeting particular demographic all across the country and that was really a revolutionary. We created for the first time the first list of unregistered people in this country. Because as you know no state keeps a list of its unregistered citizens so we had to create a list of unregistered unmarried women. Nail THEM VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION. And then make sure that voter registration application got sent to the appropriate elections official. We did that after a number of years. And then it turned out that this process was successful with other underrepresented demographics persons of Color and young people. So that is how our program's evolved to include what we call the rising American electric which is unmarried women persons of Color and young people who are now sixty four percent of the entire voting eligible population in the country today. More than a hundred and fifty million people yet. They're underrepresented in terms of their registration rates. And they do not vote and they are not as large as share in. The electorate would suggest that they could be while. That's incredible actually had no idea that before voter participation that there was no way or no one was tracking unregistered voters. And now I'm curious. How did you do that? How did you track now? Who was not registered? Well after many many years and what we have done is refined a system where we match a voter file from state to a list of commercial data and then we delete the names of people or addresses that do not appear on the voter file and then we go through about twenty five other steps to insure the quality of the data. And after having done that we then mail out a voter registration application form that then. The person fills out and sends back to the appropriate election. Official
"founder president" Discussed on Bitcoin Radio
"If you wanted to make a quick buck you could already done that. I have no doubt and you could have been gone on. You're in bore bore somewhere you know drinking your are your nice little. Margaritas or whatever it might be over there and bore bore but but regardless you know I love the way that you kind of shape that and explain you know the way that you have approach this so let's kind of move into where we're at today. In obviously we can talk about two thousand seventeen for for years right. I mean there's enough information in that but twenty the eighteen really kind of highlighted a lot of the problems and you know we can crashing down expectations crumbled people kind of backed off in a lot of ways of the that traditional what could well. I'll say that traditional. ICO raise from two thousand seventeen but now we're in this new age where the expectations are higher and investors are smarter thankfully obviously but but you know what is happening right now on the space and are you still optimistic about where this is going to be. I'm very optimistic. Unsurprisingly we're still still working here for the record. I know that was kind of a question right. We're talking. I think the what's happening is the norms are slowly being set in two thousand seventeen. It was a free for all right. There was so much capital available. There were so many projects out there and so everyone is just sprang pregnant every direction twenty thousand like you said things crashed down in everyone pulled back really aggressively and now the feelers are starting to come back out and everyone's saying well listen. We're still bullish on this space. We want this. We believe that there's something here we just have to be more more diligent about it and people are saying that on the project side and on the investor side and on the user side and and so those people started to explore what actually makes sense one one thing that happened happened recently hosted the Algorithms Auction and that was interesting because they tried to auction right. They tried this whole new mechanism for running a sale rather even setting a price of an auction of a a token selling their auction ran at that way and seeing exploration with us and that approach of running a sale alright as it goes live almost more like a traditional. IPO where there's immediate liquidity so people that invest in in that offer and I think you're you're seeing a whole bunch of different expression play wherever discussions with a ton of different token issuers on different models and that's exciting because that means that we're getting a chance to try out this remodels see what she's and it's GonNa set the expectations for the next years when these models start to solidify and we see what actually works yeah no doubt and I think about the show and although I don't know if that's the ideal way that I could write it myself. That's how I want this space to be driven. I guess but the I yo- brings up a lot of a lot of accountability and it's not just from the project that went. It's also from the exchange in as the exchanges have to attach themselves allow this if this constantly gently scam after scam well. No one's GonNa believe in this anymore and you know it's another huge black guy for the space so I find that the I. E. O.'s that I'm seeing especially in the credible whoa exchanges or at least really well vetted and they do. They take a lot of risk. I don't want to say on a financial level because it's very volatile but at least on whether or not scam am or not scam. They're taking a lot of the risk out at least in my perspective and I don't want to this is not an endorsement for IOS or does or does this is more so just on a my personal feeling do you do you see what I'm saying as kind of social norm now or would you say that's kind of the industry norm. You know I think I I think it's happening. I also think it depends exchange to exchange how much they're actually doing right not every exchange just doing the same level of diligence or vetting as every other one. I think it's just becoming a necessary serie. Reality investors are expecting it and so even if you're an exchange out there and you don't want to do that sort of work the projects you want everyone to raise money in your platform investors. It's not gonNA go for investors. Look equality and that's been our Bethel time as if only work with high quality projects investors will recognize that and come to us and that's been certainly true over the last couple of years and I think as this flight qualities happening through two thousand eighteen twenty nineteen. It's just becoming something you have to do. It's not even so much the best practices it is a necessary factor to to make sure you're not working with people yeah. That's that's a really good point man all right so let's talk about. Where do you think we're shaping up into. Is this something that you know you're looking at and you're seeing traditional investors starting to I this space a little bit more or would you say that we're still trying to prove ourselves both right. I think traditional investors are certain either space. We are seeing some people move in and make bets. I think we're very early and we hear over and over again that the institutional wave is coming. The institutional wave is coming. People are gonNA start investing lots of capital. I believe that's true. I don't necessarily believe that it's going to happen in a flash and and that you know in two months we're GONNA wake up and there will be ten billion dollars of inflows from institutional investors into the crypt base that seems unlikely and and so I think it's it's just a matter of kind of slowly moving up the chain getting more investors on board and we see this. The market goes up. The market goes down but every single month more people are aware of Cryptos. It was a market more people are buying in and you're you're just exposing a broader audience to the network and so that that's really exciting to be something that I think is driving. A lot of adoption will continue to over the years but it's also important again. I'm a broken record on this. We need to have high quality projects to hold up and show those New People. We need to have success stories right others. ICO's from two thousand seventeen or just launching now and hopefully some of them will be massively successful in their adoption and actually drive usage wjr and that's a good story to be able to tell new investors and convince people to to start paying attention to the space absolutely man and really really well said I. I'm somebody somebody who is dealing with the public on a social level right. I I'm I'm on facebook community on facebook. It's gotten over one hundred thousand people we have seventy five eighty thousand active members per Vermont there on Kripa Coin Trader and I love that group but man it can't be it can be as toxic as any space an in the history of the world right. I mean it's can and be so nasty because people are so devastatingly broken over what happened to their coins and from two thousand seventeen and I always try to remind people were in a in a area and in this space that has not been figured out yet people have no clue really what the blockchain's doing ninety five percent of you if not more have no idea yeah which actually holding and I mean we don't have we don't have a choice but to be patient or you can just get out of the space whatsoever and if we're not highlighting for not appreciating shading the good projects the ones that are actually doing things to help the space then. We're doing a disservice to everybody because we're just going to let the bad actors be the ones that are in the news so I love what you're doing Andy. Where what do you think we're going to see over the next year. Yeah I think I see a bunch of these projects that were super ambitious rushes and raised in two thousand seventeen to build something really challenging where to send them launch and you know I'm thinking about you know top mind from his file coined the I O conceal. We ran we we just helped the block stack reggae off from just ran and a bunch of these projects going live and that will be proving ground seeing how those things pan out how much start to use these projects going to be at a keystone woman for the space. I'm not something I think that we're going to see a lot of right now and the second thing I think we're going to see is a lot of experimentation in the models for how these token sales token distributions run now talk about auctions I use. I think every variation of those is going to be tried in the next year. You're so desperately searched for the right mechanism for fundraising and distribution in in the space and I think we'll see a lot of interesting experiments there. What do you think so attractive about blockchain ability that that is going to propel this next wave. I look at this. This is from a non technical perspective you know and so I never claimed to be an engineer or developer. That's not what I do but you know there's a lot of things a lot of projects that have wonderful intentions engine's great and awesome ideas but just simply have no place on the blockchain right and I'm not gonNA give you examples. I'm not trying to sit there and crushing based token hopes but but you know we have to deal with the fact that not everything is supposed to be on the blockchain and the things that are that that deserved to be on the blockchain that may not have been highlighted jet or discovered or even created those those things. We need to support as a community. How do you guys go about really getting the attention for some of your projects. I mean like I it's hard enough for me just to kind of find some products times and you know. I remember file quainton. You guys had a great gel coined by the way because I didn't even know that you were behind that raise and you know the things that I saw about foul coin. Were for the most part very positive as far as when the raise as race was going on but what is it like. You're doing differently as well like how how just tell us. What's the method man about telling you about new secrets great yeah well. I think one recognition you have to have you. Were talking about kind of use cases and what's going to happen here. I think if you're excited about the space which I know you are. I certainly am You have to believe that we do not know right now. What some of the best is application of blockchain technology going to be in the same way that if we were talking about the Internet nineteen ninety-two you can definitely have some interesting applications. You can brainstorm. Oh this'll be interesting. We'll we'll be able to do that but a lot of the most interesting ones you could have had no idea until we actually advance further space and so a big part of what we do is just exposing people to that. Make people realize think about this new concept. This product is transcendent brand new. You've never heard before. Let's try explain that and taking the time and having the trust for us is a really important important piece to be able to explain that people is is key and again for US along this around our brand and the trust that we built investors are willing to listen to us in here we you have to say about new project they of course make a decision on their own and judge the project on its merits but but we're able to spend some time educating about what's is going on myspace and where things are actually you know and we can kind of. Let's talk a little bit about like actually Queen lists per se here you know and obviously I mean I'm not part of coin. Listen listen. We're we're just getting to know each other first time ourselves anti so you know some of these are actual questions that Joe personally but you know. What is your involvement post sale though once let's say sales sales over you guys did a great job? I obviously you're rooting for the success of that project. Is there any involvement post the post sale yeah absolutely we still spend a lot of time with projects Jackson. It's a few different ways that happens. One is just informally right. We try and position ourselves as a trusted adviser to these projects. We have a great view of what's happening the space so once we work on the project just having them come to us. Ask US questions about equity or how they're going to drive adoption or things like that we cannot be really helpful as we were kind of the center a lot of things and we can make introductions or offer them advice on what direction deterrent or or look since won't be peace sign that we do offer some services for after sales one is helping with the token distribution itself when it's time for the network alive for Tokens to go to investors. We often help with distributing the actually getting them out to investors. Now we have other services to help with hosting hacker thon to build developer communities for these projects. We have airdrops product help..
"founder president" Discussed on WJR 760
"And founder president and ceo of conservation visions you've got a compelling slogan i picked up and reading some background materials you call it and you alluded to this one natural world one humanity one chance conservation matters elaborate on that a little bit we have come to understand that the globe really is contained entity the amazing advances in space travel and so on have given us the incredible photos of this one blue orb spinning on its axis we no longer have to doubt whether the world is flatter around we know we settled that debate so we know that we have this you know this this this one glow and when we look at you manatee today and we see the amount of interchange between races and cultures and so on as the world becomes globalized we really do come to understand the the depth of sharing in terms of values and principles that good people have everywhere and so uh it is very clear as one looks at this globe and look says one walks through an airport and cease all the different nationalities and races of people moving about the world that we really are in this together because there was nowhere else for us to go um and so that's the idea of one humanity and of course um you know uh one chance well you know we now are rising to the eight billion mark in terms of our numbers we will go to nine and many believe that we will actually reach this extraordinary number of 10 and if you can imagine what just here in a country as wealthy would you know with as much which is healthy and environment as you have in as much opportunity is this country has and as few people as it has relative to the landbased if you can imagine even the kinds of pressures that are going to come to this country if we reach the nine and ten billion people i think we can all have some vague idea at least of just the pressures that are gonna come on other parts of the world where you in populations are already extremely dense and wherever you meant populations are extremely dense and particularly winds to to sion's don't work as well as they might we see a major uh taking of wildlife and then engagements with wildlife either through.