Host James Beshara is an angel investor, advisor, founder, & general startup-helper in Los Angeles, CA. He has started three companies, sold one (Tilt; acq by Airbnb), and invested in multiple billion-dollar startups in his career. Now he's talking openly and honestly with others about what's going … read more
In today’s episode, James is joined by his good friend Ajay Mehta to take callers from listeners. James starts the episode by talking about his experience on the Duncan Trussell podcast and how he originally got to know Duncan. The first caller, Rev from LA askes, What are some big realizations or new insights that have been learned in the past year? The second question comes from twitter, What is happening in tech and why are all the stocks crashing? To conclude the episode, James and Ajay dive deep into NFT’s and crypto and why decentralization can have its consequences when it comes to losing money or getting hacked.
4:36 James meeting Duncan Trussell
11:15 First experiences in Silicon Valley
20:41 Voicemail 1: Big realizations or new insights in the last year
43:35 Voicemail 2: Tech market crash, what is causing it?
1:04:49 Voicemail 3: NFT’s, are they the future?
Hit the show hotline and leave a question or comment for the show at 424-272-6640, email James questions directly at email@example.com or follow us on Twitter @ twitter.com/gobelowtheline Support Our Sponsors Magic Mind https://magicmind.co Shopify https://www.shopify.com/belowtheline(Free 14 day trial for BTL listeners) About your host, James: James Beshara is a founder, investor, advisor, author, podcaster, and encourager based in Los Angeles, California. James has created startups for the last 12 years, selling one (Tilt, acquired by Airbnb), and invested in a few multi-billion dollar startups to date. He has spoken at places such as Y-Combinator, Harvard Business School, Stanford University, TechCrunch Disrupt, and has been featured in outlets like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, and Time Magazine. He’s been featured in Forbes, Time, and Inc Magazine’s “30 Under 30” lists and advises startups all around the world. All of this is his “above the line” version of his background. Hear the other 90% of the story in the intro episode of Below The Line. “Below the Line with James Beshara" is brought to you by Another Podcast Network.
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