Jeremy is responsible for the packing, presentation, and strategy of LBRY, as well as some design aspects. He is a longtime supporter of decentralized technology and freedom of information. Jeremy founded TopScore, a startup that processes millions of dollars monthly in event and activity registrations. On this episode you'll learn: Has a specific niche taken on the role of early adopter for the content platform? What's the difference between the LBRY protocol and application layer? What does Jeremy's 2018 roadmap look like?
Anne Driscoll is a seasoned Silicon Valley executive and a leading figure in the startup ecosystem space. She is currently the founder of The Ecosystem Summit, an annual gathering of startup ecosystem leaders from all over the world, as well as the COO for Launchpad, a network of co-working and incubator spaces across the US. On this episode you'll learn: What does Anne see as the biggest challenge startup ecosystems around the world face. What comprise a nascent startup scene vs. a more mature one? Who should take the leadership role in an ecosystem? What's the story and motivation behind the ecosystem summit's founding?
Kushal is the Chief Financial Officer at Aspada Investment Advisors. Kushal is passionate about working with organizations in their formative phase and is closely involved with portfolio companies in their strategic and financial planning, process implementation, performance management and risk management. He currently serves on the Boards of Schedulers Logistics and Allfresh Supply Management. On this episode you'll learn: From a venture capital perspective what kind of disparity is there in investment opportunity between rural india and middle and upper class regions of country? How realistic is it for companies building solutions for the rural parts of India to raise Venture Capital as opposed to more so capital impact investor and economic development grants? How has VC dogma from the US and China affected the innovation ecosystem in India? What are the sexy verticals in India right now that all the VC’s are talking about?