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Episode 30: A Conversation with Thomas Plantenga

February 8, 2022   ·   2 min read

Thomas Plantenga is the CEO of Vinted. He was born and raised in the Netherlands. Thomas was previously … Continue reading “Episode 30: A Conversation with Thomas Plantenga”

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Episode 29: The Latest Marketplace Trends

January 31, 2022  ·  4 min read

In episode 27, I took a stab at which categories investors and entrepreneurs should focus on for the … Continue reading “Episode 29: The Latest Marketplace Trends”

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My conversation with Ted Seides on Capital Allocators

January 24, 2022  ·  < 1 min read

I had a fantastic and far ranging conversation with Ted Seides on Capital Allocators about my path to … Continue reading “My conversation with Ted Seides on Capital Allocators”

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FJ Labs 2021 Year in Review

January 20, 2022  ·  < 1 min read

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2021: Best Year Ever!

January 11, 2022  ·  8 min read

The world remained mired in the personal and economic cost of the continuing pandemic, but my life reached … Continue reading “2021: Best Year Ever!”

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Episode 28: What’s the deal with crypto?

November 29, 2021  ·  6 min read

When Satoshi Nakamoto famously wrote the Bitcoin white paper on November 13, 2008, it proposed to solve the … Continue reading “Episode 28: What’s the deal with crypto?”

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Episode 27: The Tech of Tomorrow

October 12, 2021  ·  5 min read

In a way I live in your future. By virtue of receiving 150 startup pitches per week, I … Continue reading “Episode 27: The Tech of Tomorrow”

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Greenlights is shockingly interesting and insightful!

September 7, 2021  ·  < 1 min read

When several of my friends recommended Greenlights to me, I must admit that I was very skeptical. What … Continue reading “Greenlights is shockingly interesting and insightful!”

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Announcing FJ Labs’s Next Partner: Jeff Weinstein

September 1, 2021  ·  3 min read

I am excited to announce that we are promoting Jeff Weinstein to Partner at FJ Labs! Here at … Continue reading “Announcing FJ Labs’s Next Partner: Jeff Weinstein”

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Project Hail Mary is the most entertaining book of the year!

August 12, 2021  ·  < 1 min read

I almost wrote Project Hail Mary is the most entertaining sci-fi book of the year, but it’s such … Continue reading “Project Hail Mary is the most entertaining book of the year!”

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Episode 26: Jeff Wald & The End of Jobs

July 13, 2021  ·  3 min read

Jeff Wald is a serial entrepreneur, board Member, bestselling author, keynote speaker, and investor. Jeff’s most recent company, … Continue reading “Episode 26: Jeff Wald & The End of Jobs”

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Episode 25: Clearco & The Future of Finance

June 29, 2021  ·  3 min read

As most of you know, I want to empower people to work on the things they love. As … Continue reading “Episode 25: Clearco & The Future of Finance”

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Episode 24: How Slice is helping mom and pop pizzerias compete with Dominos

June 15, 2021  ·  3 min read

One of our main theses at FJ Labs is to focus on vertical marketplaces. Slice is a great … Continue reading “Episode 24: How Slice is helping mom and pop pizzerias compete with Dominos”

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Ep 22: Why Startups Fail with Tom Eisenmann

April 27, 2021  ·  3 min read

9 out of 10 startups fail. This is a gloomy number. However, it has never stopped entrepreneurs from … Continue reading “Ep 22: Why Startups Fail with Tom Eisenmann”

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The Moaning 20s

April 20, 2021  ·  9 min read

By Matias Barbero “No more …. masks. Everything open too. School opens this week — Thursday! Did you … Continue reading “The Moaning 20s”

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