Dave Nemetz — From Web2 to Web3: How to Navigate the Creator Economy in 2022 from the Man Who Started and Sold Bleacher Report for $200 Million
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Look at everything with curiosity. Look at everything with an open mind. Don't take shortcuts. I think that is so important when you are building something because it's important to have that north star. Sometimes that can change but how you get there is always gonna change. — Dave Nemetz

This week Sachit (@sachitgupta) chats with Entrepreneur, Startup Advisor, and Angel Investor – Dave Nemetz (@davenemetz). Dave is the founder of Bleacher Report and Inverse (both acquired). In this conversation, they discuss Web 3 and its impact on media companies, building a small team as a creator, his journey of building and selling companies, and lessons from entrepreneurship.

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Resources mentioned:

Creator, meet operator - Dave Nemetz

Founder - Creator - Investor - Dave Nemetz

Show Notes:

01:03 -  Building a media company in Web3 and how it will be different

14:23 -  Web 3 and investing world

17:58 - Projects that Dave is excited about and invested in

23:13 - What inspired him to be a creator

25:01 - The insecurities that stopped him from becoming a creator earlier

27:43 - Difference being a creator vs running a big company

29:36 - Examples of creators with small teams and overview of their operations

31:11 - The steps of building a great team

33:55 - Patterns in Founders - Creators - Investors

38:56 - Start of Bleacher Report during a trip across Europe

44:30  - The pivotal decisions that made Bleacher Report successful

51:16 - How he spent his time between Bleacher and Inverse

54:22 - Tools that helped during his wandering phase

57:37 - Difference in environment and approaches during building: Bleacher Vs Inverse

67:04 - Philosophies and guiding principle of Dave's to navigate entrepreneurship

71:35 - How to be focused even after being successful

73:00 - Final thoughts

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