Why Travel Makes You a More Well-Rounded Person

I’m not able to write my normal blog this week because I’m traveling on a family vacation, which was a much-needed break from my regular routine. One of the things I enjoy most about traveling and visiting other parts of the world is observing the norms and customs of how people live and go about their daily lives. Visiting other parts of the world reminds … Continue reading Why Travel Makes You a More Well-Rounded Person

Show me the Money – How Blockchain is Revolutionizing Payments

If you’re a business owner and you sell products or services around the world, one of the problems you’ve likely encountered is getting paid in a timely manner. In today’s society, same day settlements are rare and usually take between 2-5 business days to process. For well-capitalized companies, waiting for a payment to settle or meeting necessary prefunding requirements may not be an issue. Prefunding … Continue reading Show me the Money – How Blockchain is Revolutionizing Payments

Bitcoin

I made my first cryptocurrency purchase a few years ago and have continued to incrementally add to the position over the years. When crypto first appeared, I never really cared about cryptocurrency and viewed it as a fad. I said to myself crypto would be something that would be popular for a little while and then disappear into oblivion. I also told myself that if … Continue reading Bitcoin

Words of Advice for Aspiring Fund Managers

I had the opportunity to speak with an aspiring venture capitalist today. He wanted to speak with me for general advice about how to start his own venture capital fund. I enjoy these calls because I like helping people and I’m able to establish a new relationship in the process. In my career I’ve had the opportunity to raise a fund and work behind the … Continue reading Words of Advice for Aspiring Fund Managers

The Relationship Between Public and Private Markets

The recent sell off in public tech stocks has reverberated across the markets. The imminent threat of rising interest has caused many investors to shift from growth to value-oriented stocks. As a result, several well-known, high-growth technology companies have experienced a double-digit percent drop in their stock price in the last few months. Why are tech stocks selling off at these levels? What impact do … Continue reading The Relationship Between Public and Private Markets

The Rise of Digital Assets

Digital assets have steadily grown in popularity in the last 10 years. There are several different types of digital assets (i.e., cryptocurrencies) in circulation with the most popular being Bitcoin. Bitcoin was created to be a trustless, decentralized, peer-to-peer version of electronic cash that allows online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution (1). Proponents of … Continue reading The Rise of Digital Assets

Is Delayed Gratification Exclusively a First World Problem?

The subject of delayed gratification has come up in many of the things I’ve listened to and read in the last few days. Usually, when I repeatedly stumble upon the same information or piece of advice within a short period of time, I tend to think that maybe it’s something I should do some digging into.   Delayed gratification is the practice of sacrificing something you … Continue reading Is Delayed Gratification Exclusively a First World Problem?