Episode 294: Matt Spoke, CEO and Founder of Moves

Around the Coin Episode 294 Matt Spoke CEO and Founder of Moves

In this episode, Mike Townsend sits down with Matt Spoke, the Founder and CEO of Moves, a social finance product for independent 'gig' workers across the U.S. Matt founded the company on a belief that the gig economy isn't working for its workers and by building a product that solves their systemic financial challenges, millions … Continue reading Episode 294: Matt Spoke, CEO and Founder of Moves

Episode 293: Ryan Cantor, Chief Product Officer at Thryv

Around the Coin Episode 293 Ryan Cantor, Chief Product Officer at Thryv

In this episode, Mike Townsend sits down with Ryan Cantor, Chief Product Officer at Thryv. He leads the Thryv product and engineering teams and is responsible for the vision and execution of platform improvements and enhancements in alignment with corporate strategy. Ryan joined Thryv after working with N2 Publishing leading their product effectiveness and scaling … Continue reading Episode 293: Ryan Cantor, Chief Product Officer at Thryv

Episode 292: Spartak Buniatyan, Founder and CEO of PayEngine

Around the Coin Episode 292 Spartak Buniatyan, Founder and CEO of PayEngine

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Spartak Buniatyan, Founder & CEO of PayEngine where he oversees the business and development operations. Spartak has been in the technology development field for over 20 years with heavy emphasis on developing technologies for large-scale vertical software-as-a-service enterprises with a particular focus on payments infrastructures. Spartak Buniatyan, Founder … Continue reading Episode 292: Spartak Buniatyan, Founder and CEO of PayEngine

Episode 291: Ran Goldi, CEO of First DAG

Around the Coin Episode 291 Ran Goldi CEO of First DAG

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Ran Goldi, CEO of First Digital, where he has been creating blockchain-related products and services since 2017, focusing on payment acceptance for stablecoins and CBDCs. Prior to establishing First, Goldi co-founded and managed an algorithmic trading company, acted as VP in a company he took public in the … Continue reading Episode 291: Ran Goldi, CEO of First DAG

Episode 290: G. Scott Paterson, Executive Chairman of FutureVault

Around the Coin Episode 290 G. Scott Paterson, Executive Chairman of FutureVault

In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews G. Scott Paterson, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of FutureVault. Mr. Paterson, 57, is a prolific entrepreneur, financier and investor focused on technology and media. He is also the Chairman of QYOU Media (TSXV:QYOU), and Lead Director of Giftagram. Mr. Paterson began his career as a financial advisor in 1985 … Continue reading Episode 290: G. Scott Paterson, Executive Chairman of FutureVault

Episode 289: Nader Al-Naji, Creator of DeSo

Around the Coin Episode 289 Nader Al-Naji, Creator of DeSo

In this episode, Mike Townsend sits down with Nader Al-Naji, creator of DeSo. His interest in crypto began in 2012 when he mined approximately 23 Bitcoins on free campus electricity while studying computer science at Princeton. After that, Al-Naji worked in high-frequency trading at D. E. Shaw and as an engineer on Google Search prior … Continue reading Episode 289: Nader Al-Naji, Creator of DeSo

Episode 288: Carl Memnon, COO and Co-Founder of Grain

Around the Coin Episode 288 Carl Memnon, COO and Co-Founder of Grain

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Carl Memnon, the COO, and Co-Founder of Grain. Previously, Carl worked at Goldman Sachs, KCG Holdings, and, most recently, as Associate General Counsel at Virtu Financial, a global market-making and execution services firm. Carl's practice focused on Securities, Corporate Finance, and Commercial Transactions in Capital Markets, Technology, and … Continue reading Episode 288: Carl Memnon, COO and Co-Founder of Grain

Episode 287: Chris McCann, General Partner, Race Capital

Around the Coin Episode 287 Chris McCann, General Partner, Race Capital

In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Chris McCann, General Partner at Race Capital, entrepreneur, and community builder. Prior, Chris founded and led the community program at Greylock Partners, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm with $3.5 billion under management which led investments in Facebook, LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Coinbase, among others. Chris has an angel portfolio … Continue reading Episode 287: Chris McCann, General Partner, Race Capital