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Episode 009: Rethinking Venture Capital

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Welcome to another episode of The Thinking Leader podcast, brought to you by Red Team Thinking. In this episode, Bryce Hoffman talks with Mark McNally, founder of Nobody Studios, about his new vision for venture capital and his goal to launch 100 companies in five years. 

Mark is a serial entrepreneur with a broad base of experience scaling companies from startup through multinational establishment. Mark’s first startup went public on the Nasdaq at the age of 24. He’s “challenging the status quo daily and creating rapid but healthy disruption.” Nobody Studios is unified by its principles of rapid and frugal innovation, a “people first” mentality, crowd first execution in everything, and transparency to its core.

Top 10 Takeaways:


09:09 The strength of peer-led teams


11:37 What’s wrong the way we create companies today?


13:00 What is Nobody Studios?


13:42 A new model for venture capital


16:34 Empowering teams allows them to think differently 


18:23 The power of checking your ego at the door


20:45 The most important thing entrepreneurs need to learn do well is tell their story


30:08 Should you go public?


31:15 Red teaming venture capital


33:45 How Wall Street screwed up venture capital



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