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TVS – Summer Break til August  

Congrats to everyone who has graduated or is currently graduating this year! I hope everyone gets to take some time off before you start your next venture whether that be starting a new job, going to get a masters, starting a business, or more! I will actually be taking a couple of months off as […]

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TVS 052 – Introduction to Term Sheets  

Happy episode number 52! Today I will be giving a quick introduction to Term Sheets, which is one of the first important steps for a material business agreement like debt financing or equity financing. Today we will focus on equity financing, specifically venture capital investments in start-ups! This episode was actually inspired after I watched an […]

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TVS 051 – The Truth About Investing  

Welcome back to episode 51 of The Vampire Squid! In today’s episode, we are going to be talking about “The Truth About Investing”, which is a presentation that Howard Marks (OakTree) created, which I found extremely insightful and a bit contrarian to how normal, everyday investors, like me, think. In this episode, I will go […]

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TVS 050 – Thoughts after a life-changing paralyzing accident from a Thiel Fellow and Shark Tank Alum (Anthony Zhang) Part II  

Episode 50!! Please see Part II of the interview that I did with Anthony Zhang where we dive deeper into his advice for first-time entrepreneurs and general advice for people that are facing setbacks in life, like not getting that job promotion, or not getting that grade that you wanted, how do you overcome and persevere […]

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TVS 049 – Thoughts after a life-changing paralyzing accident from a Thiel Fellow and Shark Tank Alum (Anthony Zhang)  

I’m so excited to present this episode with, Anthony Zhang, who was the founder of EnvoyNow, a USC food delivery application. I first read about Anthony’s story in Fortune, where Anthony was a Thiel Fellow, Shark Tank Alum, in 500 Startups but went through a traumatic accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down… Anthony has been […]

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TVS 048 – Women in Finance (with Valerie Wong)  

Women in Finance! One of the topics that I have been wanting to cover for a long time on TVS, and finally had the opportunity to do so with Valerie Wong. Today’s episode focuses a lot on the cultural biases that dominate the workspace, things that are useful for both males and females to be aware […]

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TVS 047 – Diversity in Finance – International to the United States (Valerie Wong)  

I’m very excited for this week’s episode with Valerie Wong, who is the president of Latinos in Finance and an employee of MSCI. We talk about two very important topics including being international and breaking into the United States for a finance role, as well as being a woman in finance. Valerie is originally from […]

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TVS 046 – Trading Gold and Silver (with Peter Hug)  

Today’s episode is on trading precious metals, specifically gold and silver! I’ve always been interested in learning about what drives the prices of gold and silver and how to add it to my portfolio. This episode was extremely informative for me and hope it is for you as well. I had the pleasure of interviewing Peter Hug from […]

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TVS 045 – Finimize (Co-Founder Scott Tindle) Part II  

Today is Part II of the episode with Scott Tindle, co-founder of Finimize! This episode dives a bit deeper into how Finimize is performing in addition to learning more about what people have the most difficulty understanding in terms of concepts in finance. I definitely learned a lot doing this episode, and hope that you all […]

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TVS 044 – Finimize (Co-Founder Scott Tindle)  

*If you have experience with mobile graphic design, please reach out to me alan@thevampiresquid.com* Please welcome a special guest for this week, Scott Tindle, who is the co-founder of Finimize, an easy to understand newsletter of financial news that I have been using for the last year! We discuss Scott’s background and inspiration to quit his […]

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TVS 043 – Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality (with Jacob Mullins from Shasta Ventures)  

I’m very excited about today’s episode because it is on two of the most fascinating emerging technologies out there, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality. Today, we have on Jacob Mullins from Shasta Ventures who focuses on these types of emerging technologies and we get to hear his take on the landscape and how it is developing. […]

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TVS 042 – Shasta Ventures with Jacob Mullins  

We have a great interview for you guys today with Jacob Mullins from Shasta Ventures! Jacob has a strong entrepreneurial background and has founded multiple companies before he joined and rejoined Shasta Ventures where he now focuses on emerging technologies and trends. In this interview, we cover Jacob’s entrepreneurial pursuits like founding a CPG company, […]

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TVS 041 – Aswath Damodaran (NYU Finance Valuation Expert) Part II  

We continue our conversation with Aswath Damodaran where we dive into the technology industry, great books to get read if you want to learn about finance, and Aswath’s thoughts on the market. I hope you enjoy! What are your thoughts on growth stocks particularly in the technology industry? Even though it feels like that now, […]

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TVS 040 – Aswath Damodaran (NYU Finance Valuation Expert)  

Wow, I had to bring on an incredibly special guest for the 40th episode of The Vampire Squid! Today’s episode, we have Aswath Damodaran, who I’m sure many of you know well in finance. He is considered the go-to expert for valuation and has taught at NYU for over 30 years. His blogs Musings on […]

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TVS 039 – Patrick Curtis (Founder of Wall Street Oasis) Part II  

Welcome back to Part II of the episode with Patrick Curtis, founder of Wall Street Oasis. In this episode, we dive into Patrick’s experiences in Buenos Aires, his favorite wall street oasis stories, how he deals with “fake news”, and much more. We got some exciting guests about to come on to the podcast so […]

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TVS 038 – Patrick Curtis (Founder of Wall Street Oasis) Part I  

Today we have on a very special guest, Patrick Curtis, who is the founder of WallStreetOasis.com! I met Patrick a few months ago and we’ve stayed in touch and gotten drinks a couple times, but thought he would be incredibly interesting to bring on the podcast given his experience working in finance and starting his […]

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TVS 037 – Studying for the GMAT  

This week’s episode is on studying for the GMAT, which I thought would be a nice follow up to last week’s episode on The Virtual MBA. I will provide some tips on how I went about studying for the test and things that I wish I had known prior to studying. Hope you enjoy! Overview […]

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TVS 036 – The Virtual MBA  

Today’s podcast will be cross listed with one of my friends who recently started his podcast, The Virtual MBA. On this episode, Alex and I dive a bit into my background of where I grew up, went to school, and some of the decisions that have now landed me in NY! I hope that you […]

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TVS 035 – Investing in Royalties from Music Artists (Royalty Exchange) Part II  

Welcome back to Part II of the interview with Jeff Schneider, the CFO from Royalty Exchange. In today’s follow up to last week’s talk, we finish the conversation we had on the music industry and Royalties. Hope you guys enjoy the rest of the episode! How has piracy affected Royalty Exchange and royalties in general? How […]

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TVS 034 – Investing in Royalties from Music Artists (Royalty Exchange)  

Really excited for this episode as we explore a completely new investment vehicle, investing in royalties from music artists! I bring on Jeff Schneider, the CFO from Royalty Exchange , to share his path to becoming a CFO and insights into how the investment structure at Royalty Exchange works. Some of the artists that have used Royalty Exchange as […]

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