with Jared WalkerListen to Full Episode
On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce sits down with Jared Walker, Founder and CEO of a Portland-based startup called Dollar For. Dollar For crushes medical debt. Jared is passionate about how a medical crisis shouldn’t have to equal a financial crisis. He started his journey by crowdfunding in Portland to help people pay their medical bills. That was before he learned about Charity Care.
Jared and Bryce talk about what Charity Care is, how TikTok has changed the trajectory of Dollar For, how many Americans are eligible to have their medical debt forgiven, and what drives Jared each and every day. Learn more on this episode of More Than Profit, Crushing Medical Debt with Jared Walker.Listen To Full Episode
“We crush medical bills.”
with Mike Sall & Blake WestListen to Full Episode
On this month’s special episode of More Than Profit, TJ Abood, Chief Investment Officer, of Access Ventures steps in as guest host and talks with the co-founders of Goldfinch, Mike Sall and Blake West. Goldfinch is working to expand access to capital using crypto to enable more financial inclusion. Goldfinch’s decentralized credit protocol allows anyone to become a lender to organizations in a way that banks simply can’t today.
Mike and Blake share the story of how they met and started Goldfinch. The trio also discusses what decentralized finance (DeFi) is, crypto’s ability to transform financial models, and the false label Goldfinch has received as “under collateralized lending”. Learn more on this episode of More Than Profit, How DeFi Can Be Used For Social Good With Mike Sall and Blake West.Listen To Full Episode
“Crypto can do for money, what the internet did for information.”
with Shawn ChengListen to Full Episode
On this special episode of More Than Profit, Ben Terry, Chief Creative Officer, and TJ Abood, Chief Investment Officer, of Access Ventures step in as guest hosts and talk with Shawn Cheng, Partner at ConsenSys Mesh, an accelerator and incubator of blockchain technology solutions that uses their knowledge and expertise to champion the global adoption of Web 3.0.
Shawn is an early-stage investor and operator with a deep passion for frontier technologies with over 15 years of experience bridging startups and brands like Vayner/RSE, VaynerMedia, BBDO, and Razorfish. He is a Lego lover, a dad of 2 humans and 1 cat, and an Asian American advocate.
Shawn, Ben, and TJ discuss all things crypto including DAOs (of which Shawn is a member of 7), NFTs, and DeFi. They also talk about the history and landscape of Web 3.0, The role of ConsenSys in the Ethereum ecosystem, interesting and innovative use cases for blockchain tech, and how to build a quality community in the world of crypto. Learn more on this episode of More Than Profit, Exploring the Future of Web3 with Shawn Cheng.Listen To Full Episode
“At the heart of where we end up, we want to put the community ahead of everything else.”
With Blake WestListen to Full Episode
On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Blake West, cofounder of Goldfinch, a credit platform for cryptocurrency loans. As a software engineer, Blake saw great potential in cryptocurrency as all aspects of life became increasingly more digital and as people were seeking to do something with their cryptocurrency instead of letting it sit in an account. Additionally, he found that there is a demand from people around the world to access crypto loans, especially in places where the local currency is volatile. Thus, Blake’s company Goldfinch helps others access crypto loans without having the collateral upfront. He and Bryce discuss the importance of making sure digital currency is safe and the process of protecting it from hackers. Blake shares his thoughts on the future of digital currency and how it could end up as the safest place to have money. Learn more on this episode of More Than Profit, Crypto Loans Without Collateral With Blake West.Listen To Full Episode
“Within a few years I would not be surprised if this is the safest place to put your money.”
with Robby Greenfield and TJ AboodListen to Full Episode
On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with TJ Abood and Robby Greenfield. TJ is a Partner with Bryce at Access Ventures and oversees our entire investment strategy. Our current venture thesis is built upon the idea that blockchain technology is one of the best vehicles for social impact and was an evolution from our earliest days of venture investing in technology for social good. Robby is the Founder and CEO of Emerging Impact, working at the intersection between blockchain technology and social impact. The three discuss what blockchain is, how it can be used for the greater good and the access and inclusivity it has the potential to provide.Listen To Full Episode
“The whole conversation around financial inclusion should focus less on providing people with bank accounts and more on economic empowerment.”