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Our guest today is Matt Higgins, Founder & CEO of RSE Ventures. RSE is a private investment firm that focuses on sports and entertainment, media and marketing, food and lifestyle, and technology. Most recently he wrote “Burn The Boats”, which is a counterintuitive formula for a life of perpetual growth. Some of their investments include Vaynermedia, Milk Bar, Magic Spoon and Banza.
Why he pivoted his career from the public sector to the private sector
Working for the NY Jets and Miami Dolphins
How he met Gary Vee & why he invested in Vaynermedia
Becoming a guest shark on SharkTank
How to leverage the direct-to-consumer channel
Why he likes investing in restaurants
Why he bought a pickleball team
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