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Invest Like a Boss covers all aspects of investing in the modern age in a fun, entertaining way. The show hosts interview the world's best investors, financial Insiders, entrepreneurs and CEOs to find out what they are investing in and strategies to gain outsized returns. In this modern age of investing, new investment instruments are popping up each day, from P-2-P (peer to peer) lending, to robo-advisors, equity crowdfunding to REITs. Investors today need to combine centuries of investment wisdom with an modern outlook and approach. Entrepreneurs Sam Marks, Johnny FD & Derek Spartz each took a different path to success as they now focus on learning how to invest alongside the listeners in order to put their hard earned money to work.
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May 27, 2021

Our mission is lofty, badass but beautifully simple:

Get millions to rethink their food choices while helping them do the world a world of good.

By offering plant-based food options so delicious and nutritious, we’re helping this kind of diet become the norm.

When you have a simple goal, it’s hard to mess it up: create damn good food, and well, keep it simple.

Unlike most plant-based alternatives out there, we don’t overcomplicate things. We go hard on taste, texture, protein and then call it a day. In return, you get all the benefits you had before, plus the extra feels of doing a s****tload of good for yourself, your planet and your furry friends. No brainer or what?

Plant-fuelled veteran or plant-curious rookie—it doesn’t matter. You’ll find our products put the fun back in functional, as we never compromise on taste or nutrition. And that goes for feeding fussy families or fuelling fitness-freaks. Geez, that’s a load of F’s! So, if you replace an animal-derived product with one of ours, you’d better be getting all the nutrients and the satisfaction from it. Otherwise, what’s the point, right?

Our method relies on complex scientific algorithms… said no one ever at Very Good Food Co. Yup, we do things a little differently. And that comes down to real people trusting their taste buds, Buds. Rather than petri-dish processes. In fact, our roots as a restaurant mean we’re foodies at heart. So you’ll find our R&D team mostly in test kitchens, finding creative and innovative ways to make the healthiest food possible, while challenging our out-dated reliance on animal products once and for all.

Very Good Food Company is traded on the Canadian Stock Exchange (ticker: VERY) & in the United States on the OTCQB market (ticker: VRYYF) 

Listen to ILAB 181 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

 

Where we are:

 

Sponsor:

Discussed:

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  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)
  • Betterment – Get up to 1 year managed free
  • Wealthfront – Get your first $15,000 managed free
  • PeerStreet – Get a 1% yield bump on your first loan

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

 

Time Stamps:

  • 04:45 – What got you interested in alternative foods?
  • 08:07 – Did this start as a side hustle or did you think this had real potential?
  • 08:53 – Can you tell us about your experience with crowdfunding?
  • 11:36 – How did “Dragon’s Den” (Canadian Version of Shark Tank) help with the business?
  • 14:28 – Can you speak to why you use beans as your base ingredient for most of your products?
  • 16:43 – Where do you source the ingredients for your products?
  • 17:28 – Tell us about the expansion to dairy alternative products
  • 18:56 – Tell us about  going public in the canadian stock exchange and on the OTC market at such an early stage.
  • 23:06 – How will you be distributing all of this new product you will create?
  • 24:35 – What can you tell us about the new distribution deal?
  • 26:12 – Is your focus in the future on retail?
  • 27:28 – Have you partnered with any restaurants or chains?
  • 28:13 – Where do you see the Very Good Food Company in the future?
  • 29:31 – What do you think about the long term future of the industry?
  • 31:02 – What do you think about the difference in food standards between Canada, the US and other countries?
  • 33:10 – How do you try to encourage people to try a plant based diet?
  • 34:42 – Even though you are currently operating at a loss, do you have a projection of when you will see profitability? 
  • 36:32 – Sam and Derek recap

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May 18, 2021

Jack Rosenthal is an 18 year old entrepreneur and investor. He's the author of "Teen Investing" which has become the #2 best selling book on teenage investing. He's also the founder of the Young Investors Club, LLC the largest teen investing club in the country with $120,000 in assets. Lastly, he maintains his own investment portfolio. 

 

Listen to ILAB 180 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

 

Where we are:

 

Sponsor:

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Discussed:

 

Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)
  • Betterment – Get up to 1 year managed free
  • Wealthfront – Get your first $15,000 managed free
  • PeerStreet – Get a 1% yield bump on your first loan

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

 

Time Stamps:

  • 09:50 – What age did you start investing and what inspired you to get involved?
  • 10:47 – What kinda stocks did you get started in?
  • 13:00 – Do you have advice for how families can get their children involved in stocks?
  • 13:39 – How do you determine how much you are willing to invest?
  • 15:15 – What drove you to share your story and encourage other teenagers to get involved?
  • 16:48 – How to start investing with your club?
  • 18:16 – Where are your members based?
  • 18:30 – How are the decisions made on what to invest in?
  • 19:05 – How are the assets held and how do distributions work?
  • 20:49 – What have been the biggest wins and losses for the club?
  • 21:55 – What would be the first thing to do as a teenager to get into investing? 
  • 23:39 – What kind of assets will you suggest to be involved in?
  • 25:16 – What do you recommend on breakdown when allocating your investment portfolio?
  • 26:29 – What are good summer/part time jobs which can help you get start up income?
  • 28:40  – Did they teach you about finances in school?
  • 31:18  – Tell us more about your book?
  • 33:32  – Did you spend money on something crazy with your return?
  • 35:13  – Johnny and Derek review

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May 4, 2021

Sam goes over the top 8 things he has learned from investing in startups. Sam has invested in 9 startups in the last 8 years and has seen 3 exits and/or partial exits in the last six months. He'll go over the process of investing in a startup, what to look for and what to avoid as well. 

Listen to ILAB 179 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

Sponsor:

Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)
  • Betterment – Get up to 1 year managed free
  • Wealthfront – Get your first $15,000 managed free
  • PeerStreet – Get a 1% yield bump on your first loan

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamps:

  • 06:04 – What do you look for in a start-up?
  • 08:52 – Is it more important to have the management in place than what the company actually is involved in?
  • 12:23 – Is international diversification important in your selection?
  • 13:39 – How do you determine how much you are willing to invest?
  • 14:28 – Are the Start-ups similar to how “Shark-Tank” portrays?
  • 19:06 – #1: Companies take a long time to build and exit
  • 22:05 – #2: Start-ups require more money, that initial investment is not the last investment.
  • 26:15 – #3: Expect big dilution
  • 32:52 – #4: Founder issues are common protect yourself against it
  • 38:48 – #5: Cap tables becomes big issues for mediocre companies
  • 45:10 – #6: Raising money is not the goal, creating value is
  • 47:56 – #7: Valuation isn't important necessarily, what's more important is your entry point and exit point.
  • 53:55 – #8: Nothing is a sure thing until the money is in your bank account
  • 59:09 – What advice would you give to a beginner getting into a start-up?
  • 63:25 – About how long is expected for the second round of investment?
  • 65:16  – What should you look for in an attorney to look over the investment paperwork?
  • 66:41 – What other ways can you be valuable to the company?

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