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Hunter Walk: VC Investing, YouTube and The Bottom Up Economy (Partner @ Homebrew VC)

Ryan chatted with Hunter Walk, Partner at Homebrew Venture Capital, during Ryans’ recent trip to San Francisco.  Homebrew is a seed stage investment firm, that focuses on the “Bottom-Up Economy.”  Hunter calls his company a start-up, and instead of “writing code,” he is “writing checks” to help founders build companies.

Hunter previously lead consumer product management

Simple Ways to Give Back and Live a More Meaningful Life with Sloane Davidson

Sloane Davidson, the founder of The Causemopolitan, chatted with Ryan about her journey as a social entrepreneur and about her “giving philosophy” for life. Sloane is also the author the Giving Manifesto, and has pioneered the category of “Cause-Filled Living.” She is the real deal, and through her writing, helps people find more meaning

Barbara Dunkelman: Managing Rooster Teeth’s Community (RWBY, RTX, Lazer Team, Red vs. Blue)

This week, Barbara Dunkelman, Community Manager of Rooster Teeth, details the journey of how she began working at Rooster Teeth. She and Gus Sorola are Co-Directors of the RTX Event, a fan and industry gaming conference hosted by Rooster Teeth in Austin, TX. The Event in 2014, featured over 30,000 attendees. Barbara chats about what

The Podcast Download with Michael Wolf (Next Market Podcast Host)

This week Ryan chatted with Michael Wolf, host of The Next Market Podcast. Michael and Ryan discuss the art and science of podcasting.  He’s somewhat of a podcast historian (even though the industry is very young), and Michael started podcasting in 2006.  He is also a writer and researcher, who has written for GigaOm, CNN, New York Times,

Andy Baio on “Making a Living Doing What You Love, XOXO Fest, & Upcoming.org (Part 1 & 2)

Ryan spoke with Andy Baio, one of the greater minds on the internet. 10 years ago Andy launched Upcoming.org, an event-based community, and one of the pioneering social networks. To kick-off the show, Ryan and Andy discuss the rise and fall and now the return of Upcoming.org. This conversation was so awesome, we divided

Michael Goldfine: Online Film Collaboration (Producer of Camp Takota)

Ryan spoke with Michael Goldfine, producer of the ultra-successful film, Camp Takota. The summer camp comedy movie, Camp Takota stars YouTubers Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart. The film was distributed exclusively online, and turned a profit within four days of its release. It is an online film juggernaut based on the passion

“A Revolutionary Approach to Success,” Author Adam Grant

My guest this week on the podcast is Adam Grant, the author of the New York Times’ best selling book:  “Give and Take:  A Revolutionary Approach to Success.”  Adam is a professor at Wharton, and their highest rated teacher ever.  His research around giving and taking has revolutionized how people can achieve business success.  Listen to hear

Freddie Wong: Launching a Film Studio in the Internet Age (Part 2)

Filmmaker Freddie Wong is on for Part II of his conversation, on the “The Influencer Economy.” You may know Freddie for his popular web series “Video Game High School, which has reached over 65 million views online. To state it simply, it’s “Harry Potter for video games.”  Ryan and Freddie had such an interesting

Freddie Wong: Breaking Crowdfunding Records & Video Game High School

Filmmaker Freddie Wong is guest # 8 on the “The Influencer Economy.”  You may know Freddie for his popular web series “Video Game High School, which has reached over 65 million views online.  To state it simply, his series is the “Harry Potter for video games.”  According to Rocketjumpl.com, Video Game High School is an

Flula: The Passion of YouTube, Reddit, and Dirk Nowitzki

It was a pleasure to have Fula on “The Influencer Economy,” he’s a well-respected DJ/musician/host on YouTube.  Flula has over 500,000 YouTube subscribers on his channel and has built a loyal global audience.

Flula shows the power and everything that is right with the internet.  He created a video “Flula in Germany” video which found