“Jim Mattis invested in Theranos. Osama Bin Laden invested in box cutters. Who changed the world more?”

Updated April 8th, 2021: For readers interested in hearing more about the resilience and perseverance of Matt McGuire and SafeStamp check out Lance Ng’s story below.

https://lancengym.medium.com/shunned-by-venture-capital-safestamp-raised-funds-on-clubhouse-instead-1bf92ffe11a6

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Matt McGuire, CEO of SafeStamp Inc. SafeStamp® is a nanotech product that solves a $1.82 trillion per annum (yearly) global problem and saves a million lives a year. If you are interested in hearing more or want to be a part of this round of fundraising please contact Matt at Matt@SafeStamp.com!

Key Takeaways:

  1. You can be a Deep Tech founder…

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The Key To Entrepreneurial Prosperity

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Updated April 7th, 2021

In Why New and Future College Graduates Should Consider Entrepreneurship, I go over the “why” of entrepreneurship. That we need more people making stuff. Now, I dive into one of the “hows” of entrepreneurship, networking.

It’s not about the product, it has and always will be about the people. Humans need other humans to survive, or else life would be meaningless. Even Adam had Eve and vice versa. That is why there has always been such a heavy emphasis on creating meaningful relationships with people if you want to succeed in life.

“Your network is your…


It’s a quantum world, and we just live in it.

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Faisal Shah Khan, Co-Founder & Chief Advisor to Dark Star Quantum Lab. Dark Star is a company focused on R&D quantum technology for the Defense/Space Industry.

Key-Takeaways:

  1. You don’t have to get involved with formal schooling to be in the quantum tech space. Just find a particular niche you’re interested in and use the resources online to become adept in that arena.
  2. Having said #1, if the opportunity to get formal schooling presents itself, jump at it! …


There is glory on the other side for fintech but you must climb.

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For this episode of the Fin-Wars series, I spoke with fintech wiz, Jason Mikula. Jason is a former Goldman Sachs VP of Product Management. Currently, he is the Editor of the Fintech Business Weekly newsletter. For some time, we have discussed the roadblocks that inhibit fintech innovation in the US.

In this article, I mainly focus on the looming issue that obstructs fintech startups along with the one true way to overcome it. He’s a great guy who’s always down to share his wisdom and knowledge so don’t hesitate to reach out to him and subscribe to his newsletter. …


GNR part 3: The Infinitesimally Small World of Nanotechnology

Provided by Micheal Lewis on moneycrashers.com

As a fellow believer of the acceleration of technology and fan of esteemed futurist Ray Kurzweil, I will be writing a 4-part series on his predictions on GNR (Genetics, Nanotechnology, and Robotics) and how they stand today. This is part 3 of 4, enjoy!

Humans have grown quite comfortable with the physical world around us, the macro world we can see with our own eyes. In the past century, scientists began to leave their comfort zone to voyage into the micro world, the molecular world unseen to us. Now, the time has come for us to be pilgrims of the…


Demystifying Advanced Material Discovery w/ Quantum Computing

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Deep Prasad, CEO of ReactiveQ. ReactiveQ is a 3-year-old quantum tech startup focused on accelerating the discovery of materials with quantum computing.

Key Takeaways:

  1. More real-world applications will incentive others to join the industry.
  2. Anyone can learn to be an expert in the field of quantum computing, just takes a curiosity to learn.
  3. More convergence with space tech would be very beneficial to progress advancements in the quantum tech industry.


Reddit vs Wall-Street continued! What is the purpose of the market?

Not so long ago in the galaxy we live in, the imperial (institutional) investors that form the Hedge Fund Army attempted to short the GameStop Federation. However, a coalition of rebel (retail) investors formed the WallStreetBets Alliance found this as an opportunity to squeeze back on their oppressive rule of the galactic market. A (near) vicious battle fought (mostly) on the planet Robinhood. After a few weeks, the alliance of rebels fought back the army into submission. When they believed victory was in their sights, the natives of Robinhood decided to halt all support to the alliance in hopes to…


Reprogramming our Genetics (GNR part 2)

Provided by BioTech

As a fellow believer of the acceleration of technology and fan of esteemed futurist Ray Kurzweil, I will be writing a 4-part series on his predictions on GNR (Genetics, Nanotechnology, and Robotics) and how they stand today. This is part 2 of 4, enjoy!

“Every time you understand something, religion becomes less likely. Only with the discovery of the double helix and the ensuing genetic revolution have we had grounds for thinking that the powers held traditionally to be the exclusive property of the gods might one day be ours.”
James D. Watson

We are in the fragile beginnings…


Intro to GNR(Genetics, Nanotechnology, and Robotics)

Provided by Emerie Apodaca

As a fellow believer of the acceleration of technology and fan of esteemed futurist Ray Kurzweil, I will be writing a 4-part series on his predictions on GNR and how they stand today. This is part 1 of 4, enjoy!

The singularity is near! We are getting closer to the time when our biology will become outdated and we will transcend into the next stage of evolution. This transcendence into the future will be powered by 3 technological revolutions grouped by 1 acronym, GNR. …


Reddit vs Wall-Street

In a galaxy not so far away, this is a neutral overview (with some memes) of the great squeeze. A compilation of copious discussions with hedge fund traders, fintech experts, and retail investors. I hope you enjoy it & stay tuned for the follow-up!

This last week we all witnessed an unprecedented but inevitable battle for the public market. A fight as old as time, David vs Goliath, the big guy vs the small guy, what I call “The Great Squeeze”.

You could almost say this is synonymous with The Big Short, but this story plays out differently. A better…

Andrew Kirima

A deeptech enthusiast & perpetual conversationalist. CTO & Editor @ Sencha Credit.

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