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In this episode we’ve met Liza Aizupiete, managing director of Fintelum. Fintelum is a crowdfunding platform, which offers assets tokenization. With Fintelum investors can invest in businesses, who are tokenizing their equity, and then receive dividends. We’ve talked about how Fintelum works, new ways of investments and why you should make your cry…
 
In this episode of Mastermind.fm we’ve met with Arnab Naskar, co-founder and business lead of STOKR. It’s a digital marketplace which allows to invest into new and existing business with no middle man. STOKR is built on blockchain to keep things transparent and secure. Arnab introduced us to the story behind STOKR and how it operates. And we’ve dis…
 
In this episode we’ve met Jameson Lopp, CTO and co-founder of Casa. We talked all about Bitcoin security, starting from the basics of managing private keys to how Bitcoin transactions work. It’s an essential episode for anyone planning to keep crypto assets in self-custody securely. That’s not all, we’ve discussed more: how bank authentication is d…
 
In this episode we’ve met with Pavel Klema, the CEO of Bondster. It is a Czech FinTech start-up that offers investments in loans. What is interesting about Bondster is that offer a huge potential for diversification, listing both short and long-term loans from the broad selection of regions. To help us dig deep into the topic we were joined by Andr…
 
In this episode we met Michael Bereslavsky, CEO and founder of Domain Magnate to discuss all the nuances of buying and selling sites. To help us dig deep into the topic we were joined by Andrew Farrugia, blogger and fitness instructor who ran into the issues of the content business himself covering fitness and lifestyle topics. Listening to the pod…
 
In this episode, we welcome Fernando and Juancho, co-founders of Brickfy.com. Brickfy can be called a platform of platforms allowing investors to join real estate crowdfunding projects from a single marketplace with no need to register on a variety of platforms. We’ve discussed how Brickfy operates and their development plans. Apart from that, we t…
 
In this episode, we interview Mauricio Di Bartolomeo, one of the co-founders of the Canadian crypto borrowing and lending platform Ledn. Mauricio is a very charismatic figure in the crypto space and this was one of the best conversations we’ve had so far. What we loved about Mauricio is that he has an amazing story that led him to create a product …
 
In this episode, we speak to Jon Gillham about buying and selling websites. Jon is an authority in the space and is involved in various projects such as MotionInvest and Content Minded. He also runs his own site at WebsiteIncome.com. In this podcast, we talk all about the opportunities and pitfalls of buying and selling websites, and what kind of p…
 
In this episode, Jean sits down with Gustas from InRento to discuss this recently launched platform that specializes in rental properties in Lithuania. Gustas is a young but extremely knowledgeable serial entrepreneur who has founded multiple businesses, and its always a pleasure for me to speak with him and discuss the latest trends. You might rem…
 
In today’s episode, we speak to Shayne Mullen from BlockFi, which is one of the biggest crypto borrowing and lending platforms in the world and has grown tremendously over the past year. BlockFi offers several products in the crypto space: Crypto lending and yield generation Borrowing facilities in USD, with crypto as collateral Crypto trading Cred…
 
In today’s episode, we bring on Mike Bristow, the CEO and co-founder of CrowdProperty, to talk about crowdfunding for real estate in the UK market. The CrowdProperty platform has been one of the most successful platforms in this space, due to the excellent technology they have built coupled with the many years of experience in the real estate secto…
 
In this jam-packed episode, we interview Gregory Klumov from Stasis, the company behind the EURS stablecoin. We talk about what stablecoins are and why they are used. It’s hard to come up with a shortlist of all the topics we touched upon in this episode, so just go ahead and listen to this monster episode and I bet you’ll have a much better unders…
 
In this interview, Jean and Joe speak to Mihkel Stamm – COO of EstateGuru, a real estate crowdfunding platform established in 2014, with more than €300m loans given so far. This makes it one of the oldest and most successful platforms in Europe. In this wide-ranging interview, we go into details about how the platform operates as well as general re…
 
In today’s episode, we interview Allan Martinson from Xolo. Xolo helps people open companies in Estonia and also invoice for their services from Estonia without needing to register a company there, thanks to an innovative solution whereby Xolo is the company invoicing clients. Over 40,000 solopreneurs globally have signed up with Xolo. They are lau…
 
In today’s episode, we interview Maxime Pallain, the co-founder and CEO of Raizers. Raizers is a real estate crowdfunding platform that currently offers several investment opportunities in France. Raizers’ competitors when it started were private banks, family offices etc. Raizers’ innovation was in digitizing the way to give loans to entrepreneurs…
 
In today’s episode, we speak to Chandan Lodha from Cointracker.io, one of the leading crypto portfolio trackers and tax preparation tools. Cointracker offers two main products: Cryptocurrency portfolio assistance – see all crypto holdings in one place, both hot wallets on exchanges and cold wallets on hardware or paper wallets. The free tier allows…
 
In today’s episode, we speak with Nikita Goncars, the CEO and co-founder of LendSecured. This is one of the newest lending platforms in Europe, however, it’s worth noting that it’s an offshoot of an existing lending business that has been operating successfully for several years. The team has considerable experience in Latvia and they want to expan…
 
In today’s episode, we meet Tomas Medeckis from Nordstreet, where you can invest in business and real estate loans. We talk about why they are based in Lithuania and the pros/cons of that, as well as their great track record with loans so far. We also talk about investing in the Baltic region as well as Nordstreet’s plans on expanding beyond the re…
 
In this episode, Jean sits down with Rob Dix, who is well known for his several projects in the UK real estate space. Together with his wife Mish, he also ran the popular digital nomad blog Making It Anywhere. His journey shares quite a few similarities with Jean’s, so it was interesting to discuss several of the topics that interest both of them, …
 
In today’s episode, we have Anthony Cerullo from YouHodler joining us to explain how this platform enables crypto hodlers to earn interest on their holdings via the YouHodler savings account, or even obtain crypto-backed loans and even gain big from crypto movements using the Turbocharge and Multi Hodl products. You can check out Jean’s review of Y…
 
Today’s episode features Martins Sulte, the CEO and co-founder of the biggest European P2P lending platform Mintos, as our guest. Lending and alternative lending is not a new industry at all, but many European investors only became aware to this asset class in recent years, also because before there was no real way they could get involved since it …
 
In this episode, Joseph and Jean interview Chris Roper from MyConstant, a platform that offers crypto-backed lending and borrowing facilities. As an investor, one may use several products available on the MyConstant site to obtain interest on their fiat currencies or stable currencies. On the other hand, you can also act as a borrower, by depositin…
 
In today’s episode, Jean sits down with Chris Osborne from KintuLabs. Chris is one of the first digital nomads and has been living this lifestyle for 15 years already. He is also a serial entrepreneur with multiple online businesses built and sold. His latest project involves building 15 newsletters in different niches and then selling them. We tal…
 
In this episode, we interview Hassan Daher from Qardus. Qardus is a sharia-compliant lender to small and medium-sized enterprises to help with their cashflow needs. They provide short-term halal business loans, or halal business investments. As an investor, you provide the capital to lend to the business, and get paid as the business pays that mone…
 
In this episode, Joe and Jean meet Frank Steffen, the CEO and co-founder of Lendary.net. We discuss the Lendary platform, which consists of a system to optimize the yield on lending to traders on the Bitfinex platform. We go into the nitty-gritty of how this type of high yield lending works, including the risks involved. I liken their system to tha…
 
In this episode, I speak to Johannes Larsson, a Swedish entrepreneur who I met for the first time in Malta around a decade ago. He began his entrepreneurial journey at quite a young age and moved from his native Sweden to Malta to be around other entrepreneurs and have a better lifestyle. Eventually, he moved to Cyprus, another Southern European co…
 
In today’s interview, we take a look at another real estate investment platform from the Baltics: Bulkestate. Joe and Jean chat with founder Igor Puntuss about the reasons for starting this platform and how investments work. We delve into the case for investing in Latvia as well as Bulkestate’s unique group buying feature, where investors can buy a…
 
Real estate is one of the most popular types of investment worldwide, and is deemed a secure long-term investment. In today’s episode, we learn how Estonian platform Crowdestate is making this asset class accessible to the smaller investor, and the challenges they have faced over the years. We speak with CEO And founder Loit Linnupold, who I feel i…
 
In today’s interview, we talk to Jan Nieuwenhuijs from Voima. Jan has been a very vocal researcher in the gold space for many years. We take different angles on the gold topic and discuss the main reasons for holding hold and the different ways you can do it. One of my biggest takeaways from this episode is that gold is not an investment per-se, bu…
 
In today’s episode, Jean and Joe meet Cormac Leech from AxiaFunder to discuss how investors can make money from litigation cases. This is a really new asset class with the biggest advantage being that it has very little correlation with other asset classes. We discuss the legality and ethical background behind litigation funding (it is still illega…
 
In this episode, Jean and Joe speak to Jose Maria Pascual from Brickstarter, a vacation rental property platform based in Estonia. By registering as an investor on this platform, you are able to invest in vacation rental properties (currently only in Spain) and benefit when they are rented out. This was an interesting and eye-opening chat with Jose…
 
Today’s guests are Oleg Giberstein and Gabriele Musella, the co-founders of Coinrule.io, a platform that empowers crypto traders to compete with professional algorithmic traders and hedge funds with no coding skills required. I find the entire field of crypto assets incredibly fascinating as it really is one deep rabbit hole. One of the aspects tha…
 
In today’s episode I sit down with fellow Maltese entrepreneur Philip Camilleri, who recently made his exit from Smartasset.com, a company he co-founded in 2010 and through which he achieved tremendous success in the United States over the past 10 years. He is now hard at work on his new project Founderslist.com. We discuss the differences in the f…
 
Kris Gunnars is the founder and ex-CEO of the world’s most trafficked nutrition site Authority Nutrition. He went on to sell that website to Healthline.com, which then became the world’s biggest nutrition site. Kris now dedicates his time to investing the handsome returns from the acquisition and runs Stockanalysis.com where he shares the results o…
 
In today’s episode, I sit down for a chat with Chris Grech, one of my classmates from high school who has gone on to attain success as a CPA working with international clients and based out of Malta. We touch on various topics, including: Malta’s advantageous corporate tax system Whether Malta really is a “blockchain island” Investing in COVID-19 t…
 
On this week’s show, Jean is joined by Gabriella Galea, his sister, and Yoran Brondsema, a European index investor and entrepreneur. Gabriella is new to the investing world and is trying to figure it all out, while Yoran has been researching the best way to invest and allocate assets in a sensible portfolio for several years. He developed a tool fo…
 
In this week’s episode we interview the CEO of Reinvest24, Mr Tanel Orro. This platform is one of my favorites as they are growing organically and doing things the right way. I like their updates on the properties they are working on as they record videos of the progress, and it seems that they are very responsible towards their investors, which is…
 
This week we have Gustas from Evo Estate with us. This platform is different from the majority of online real estate investment platforms in that it is a curated aggregator of deals from various platforms. It is a platform that is dedicated to serving the investors’ needs, as Gustas emphasizes. In this episode, Jean is joined by his dad Joseph, an …
 
In today’s episode, Jean is joined by Sterling from P2P-Millionaire.com. Sterling is one of the biggest investors in peer-to-peer lending and has an active portfolio of over a million euros invested across several P2P platforms. We discuss how he built the initial capital that he now invests, thoughts about living in China, and how he goes about ch…
 
In today’s episode, Jean is joined by Jørgen Wolf who is documenting his journey towards financial freedom on his blog. He promises to bare all: his income, his expenses and his investments. In our chat, we talk about the FIRE movement and differences between the European movement and the US movement, how he evaluates P2P platforms, living in Denma…
 
In this episode, Jean interviews Matthew Melbourne from Republic.co, a platform where investors from all around the world can invest in US startups. Deal flow has been hard to come by for small investors in the US or investors outside the US with no contacts or physical presence in hotbeds for startups like San Francisco. Republic’s mission is to c…
 
The episode is sponsored by Plesk and Freemius. In this episode Mark is joined by Stephan Venter from WooCrew to discuss WooCrew, a WooCommerce maintenance and technical support service. The conversation delves a bit deeper into the most common struggles WooCommerce users face, what kinds of users are opting for WooCommerce today, and what tests an…
 
The episode is sponsored by Plesk and Freemius. Today Jean is joined by Adrian Tobey in a chat recorded at the Collision conference in Toronto. We touch upon various topics like building a WordPress plugin business from scratch and what that entails, pitching to investors at big conferences, why WordPress people should attend conferences outside of…
 
The episode is sponsored by Plesk and Freemius. This week Jean is visiting his friends Dejan and Tina in Toronto, Canada. They are all attending the Collision conference that is happening in the city, so they take the opportunity to record an episode and talk about social network automation and management. Tina and Dejan are the cofounders of Socia…
 
The episode is sponsored by Plesk and Freemius. Acquisitions have almost become the norm in the WordPress space in the past couple of years or so. Beyond WordPress, they’re also a common occurrence. Big companies often acquire smaller companies (often start-ups), while some business owners find that it’s time for them to move on to something new. I…
 
The episode is sponsored by Plesk and Freemius. In today’s episode, we welcome Lucas Radke from Plesk to give us a tour of Plesk and all the services they provide. Plesk can be used by many different target audiences, starting from single end users of WordPress right up to big cloud services like DigitalOcean. We discuss many interesting aspects of…
 
The episode is sponsored by Plesk and Freemius. I have been following Matt Medeiros’ work for a few years through Twitter, Youtube, podcasts and so on. Recently I got in touch with Matt and purchased one of his services, User Feedback Videos, for our WP RSS Aggregator plugin. I loved his take on things and we got talking from there. Matt accepted m…
 
The episode is sponsored by Plesk and Freemius. In this episode, Jean joins Asif on the show to have an informal chat between friends. We touch on some important topics such as: the current state of WordPress and thoughts about its future, what it means to retire in your mid-thirties, the impact of travel and living abroad on our lives, how our par…
 
The episode is sponsored by Plesk and Freemius. SEO research may sound daunting to some, but there are some basic methods and tools that everyone should be using. The Ahrefs team recently got in touch with me when I published this article on WP Mayor discussing WordPress’ performance in comparison to other CMS options. That led to discussions aroun…
 
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