Feb 8, 2021
On this episode of the Somewhat Frank Podcast, Frank Gruber (@FrankGruber) and John Guidos (@JohnGuidos) discuss their thoughts on Bitcoin, Super Bowl weekend, and the Clubhouse App (connect with them on the Clubhouse App - @FrankGruber and @JohnGuidos).
Frank and John also celebrate the following people from their networks:
—Jessica Ewing on her $40M raise for Literati https://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2021/01/27/an-exclusive-look-at-book-club-service-literatis-new-chapter-a-40-million-series-b/?sh=534b25416499
—Erica Minnihan and Reign Ventures and the group of funds here that were invested in by Bank of America https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210126005694/en/
—Mike Jones and Peter Pham on raising a $270M SPAC https://dot.la/science-inc-spac-2650147068.html?fbclid=IwAR1v0OvWHlwPTkknwzwGrONfv5nee6UL8aZuWQB19K306-z6d3TvlsKT0lE
—Josh Williams is back Gowalla after 12 years and just raised funding from Spark Capital, GV, and others https://twitter.com/gowalla/status/1354836611347832836
—Sara Lawhead on the launch of the latest Jetboil stash - https://gearjunkie.com/jetboil-stash-backpacking-stove-review
—Jesse Draper on raising a $21M fund Jesse Draper of Halogen Ventures Closes $21 Million Fund to Invest in the Next Generation of Billion Dollar Businesses Run by Women | Business Wire
—Arlan Hamilton and Christie Pitts at BackStage Capital hit their fundraising goal of over a $1M on Republic in 9 hours! https://twitter.com/frankgruber/status/1357437559991922692?s=21
—Sarah Cone’s venture capital firm, Social Impact Capital, exists to solve all the world's most difficult problems through the medium of venture capital and recently launched www.joincolumn.com.
Frank and John also talk about the following upcoming events:
— SXSW!!! - we’re going to IT THIS YEAR FROM HOME AGAIN - haha --- to be doing some fun events during the week learn more by going to: est.us/sxsw21. The event will be March 16th - 20th (more info coming soon). Watch our fun promo video on our youtube channel: https://soty.link/ESTYouTube
— NASA iTech Ignite the Night Tampa event Do you like SPACE and NASA?
We’re working with them on the NASA iTech Ignite the Night Tampa event on March 9th. Ten tech startups will fast-pitch their innovations to an audience and panel of judges - online. This high energy event connects brands and organizations to the movers and shakers of our space industry. RSVP to the NASA iTech Ignite the Night Tampa event at: https://est.us/NASAiTechTampa21. LEARN MORE HERE: https://www.established.us/nit
We also want to take a moment to invite all of our listeners to get involved with our program by visiting: established.us/programs. This is the best way to get notified of the various startup opportunities that we come across while working with various partner organizations and in a number of ecosystems across the country.
The guys talk about these new books/articles:
When Two Realities Collide
Early to bed, early to seize the day
Clubhouse is now valued at $1B, do you use it?
NAVY has some wild UFO Patents
—U.S. Navy Has Patents on Tech It Says Will ‘Engineer the Fabric of Reality’
Tesla Buys Tons of Bitcoin
The guys are also watching the following shows/movies:
—WandaVision on Disney+ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9140560/
As always, thank you for listening and feel free to reach out and let us know what you think at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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