Mark Cuban on the resurgence of retail investors, NBA’s potential entry into wagering & digital assets, DeFi & much more | Angel S5 E5

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0:00 Start
1:04 Jason intros Mark Cuban & they discuss the circumstances of their first meeting, Mark’s dot-com bubble hedge, resurgence of retail investors
9:30 Mark’s prescient bets, origin of Blog Maverick
12:20 Odoo – Get your first app free & $1000 off your first implementation pack at https://odoo.com/twist
13:39 Understanding naked shorts, how shorts could be a companies best friend
17:15 Story behind Mark venturing into the movie business, producing the Enron documentary with a day-and-date release, thoughts on MoviePass & vertical integration in the film industry, risks of investing in AI
25:14 OurCrowd – Sign up for a free account at https://www.ourcrowd.com/twist
26:46 How AI is starting to impact the NBA, what’s changed over the past 20 years since Mark bought the Dallas Mavericks
33:40 NBA getting into wagering
36:23 LinkedIn Jobs – Post your first job free at https://www.linkedin.com/angel
37:55 Mark’s relationship with the NBA, player-fan interaction, Porzingis trade & pairing him with Luka
44:59 Mark’s original consulting business, diversity in tech, investing in Arlan
48:33 How Mark reviews cold emails, how crypto plays into the future of the NBA: smart contracts, digital assets, non-fungible tokens
57:32 How DeFi can change finance forever, Knicks talk, vaccine optimism

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