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By CissylovesBBC - May 27 2019
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Interesting topics and speakers. Absolutely loved listening to them. Thanks so much, Alan.

A Great Podcast!

By timsakaaa - Oct 05 2017
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I began listening to The Vampire Squid last year(2016) and so far it has given me great insight into the world of finance. Alan is a great host and handles his show with the utmost proffesionalism. I have learned a great amount since I began listening! I regularly reccomned it to my friends even if they aren't interested in finance.

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191 Ratings
Average Ratings
179
5
3
2
2

Rich content

By CissylovesBBC - May 27 2019
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Interesting topics and speakers. Absolutely loved listening to them. Thanks so much, Alan.

A Great Podcast!

By timsakaaa - Oct 05 2017
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I began listening to The Vampire Squid last year(2016) and so far it has given me great insight into the world of finance. Alan is a great host and handles his show with the utmost proffesionalism. I have learned a great amount since I began listening! I regularly reccomned it to my friends even if they aren't interested in finance.
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Rank #1: TVS 051 – The Truth About Investing

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Welcome back to episode 51 of The Vampire Squid! In today’s episode, we are going to be talking about “The Truth About Investing”, which is a presentation that Howard Marks (OakTree) created, which I found extremely insightful and a bit contrarian to how normal, everyday investors, like me, think. In this episode, I will go over some of my favorite quotes in the presentation and overlay my thoughts and experiences with some of the concepts that Howard Marks talks about. I hope that you learn a thing or two and enjoy the presentation (Attached Here)!

The Truth About Investing

As always, please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. Email me directly at alan@the vampiresquid.com or on the contact form. Also, please subscribe to my facebook page for live updates facebook.com/thevampiresquid. Also follow me on Quora at https://www.quora.com/profile/Alan-Li-1. To support us check us out at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thevampiresquid

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May 07 2017

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Rank #2: TVS 052 – Introduction to Term Sheets

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Happy episode number 52! Today I will be giving a quick introduction to Term Sheets, which is one of the first important steps for a material business agreement like debt financing or equity financing. Today we will focus on equity financing, specifically venture capital investments in start-ups! This episode was actually inspired after I watched an episode of Silicon Valley, where Erlich Bachman said, “If you utter the words virtual reality, venture capital firms will throw a term sheet at you.” In this episode, I will go over what is a term sheet, what it is used for, and what are some of the most common items on a term sheet. I hope this episode is informational and you learn a thing or two!

Please also see a sample term sheet that I found online which will be helpful in giving you some guidance in terms of what a term sheet actually looks like!

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As always, please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. Email me directly at alan@the vampiresquid.com or on the contact form. Also, please subscribe to my facebook page for live updates facebook.com/thevampiresquid. Also follow me on Quora at https://www.quora.com/profile/Alan-Li-1. To support us check us out at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thevampiresquid

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May 14 2017

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Rank #3: TVS 040 – Aswath Damodaran (NYU Finance Valuation Expert)

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Wow, I had to bring on an incredibly special guest for the 40th episode of The Vampire Squid! Today’s episode, we have Aswath Damodaran, who I’m sure many of you know well in finance. He is considered the go-to expert for valuation and has taught at NYU for over 30 years. His blogs Musings on […]

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Feb 19 2017

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Rank #4: TVS 030 – Wall Street Culture with Karen Ho Part I

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I’m so excited to introduce this episode, one of the most revealing and informative ones that I have done to date! Please welcome a special guest, Karen Ho, an American Anthropologist, who studies wall street culture. Karen is currently teaching at the University of Minnesota, and received her PhD at Princeton and undergraduate and masters […]

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Dec 11 2016

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Rank #5: TVS 027 – Employee Stock Options

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This week’s episode will be on early stage employee stock options, an episode very critical for anyone interested in joining an early stage company that offers them stock options. We talk about the valuation, tax liability, and questions to ask about the company to make sure you are getting the best compensation package possible. I […]

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Nov 20 2016

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Rank #6: TVS 029 – Jesse Felder Hedge Fund Part II

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Welcome back everyone and to Part II of the hedge fund episode with Jesse Felder! I recently did some very exciting interviews as well that I can’t wait to share with everyone shortly 🙂 Hope you enjoy and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or comments Twitter: @jessefelder How many stocks do you […]

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Dec 05 2016

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Rank #7: TVS 041 – Aswath Damodaran (NYU Finance Valuation Expert) Part II

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We continue our conversation with Aswath Damodaran where we dive into the technology industry, great books to get read if you want to learn about finance, and Aswath’s thoughts on the market. I hope you enjoy! What are your thoughts on growth stocks particularly in the technology industry? Even though it feels like that now, […]

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Feb 25 2017

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Rank #8: TVS 031 – Wall Street Culture with Karen Ho Part II

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Welcome to Part II of the interview with Karen Ho, our expert on Wall Street Anthropology! This episode continues with quality insights from Karen as we continue to discuss past recessions, training, and socioeconomic inequality. Email Address: karenho@umn.edu Is Wall Street culture all bad? What were the similarities and differences between the 2001 Dot Com Crash vs. […]

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Dec 19 2016

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Rank #9: TVS 024 – Trading Options with Kirk Du Plessis (Part II)

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Happy early Halloween! Part II of the Trading Options episode with Kirk Du Plessis. This episode covers a lot of great information on questions that I had for trading options and Kirk’s entrepreneurial spirit for starting his own company, Optionalpha.com, after working on wall street. Please enjoy! What happens if you forget about your options, and […]

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Oct 30 2016

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Rank #10: TVS 038 – Patrick Curtis (Founder of Wall Street Oasis) Part I

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Today we have on a very special guest, Patrick Curtis, who is the founder of WallStreetOasis.com! I met Patrick a few months ago and we’ve stayed in touch and gotten drinks a couple times, but thought he would be incredibly interesting to bring on the podcast given his experience working in finance and starting his […]

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Feb 05 2017

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Rank #11: TVS 037 – Studying for the GMAT

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This week’s episode is on studying for the GMAT, which I thought would be a nice follow up to last week’s episode on The Virtual MBA. I will provide some tips on how I went about studying for the test and things that I wish I had known prior to studying. Hope you enjoy! Overview […]

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Jan 30 2017

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Rank #12: TVS 048 – Women in Finance (with Valerie Wong)

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Women in Finance! One of the topics that I have been wanting to cover for a long time on TVS, and finally had the opportunity to do so with Valerie Wong. Today’s episode focuses a lot on the cultural biases that dominate the workspace, things that are useful for both males and females to be aware […]

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Apr 17 2017

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Rank #13: TVS 039 – Patrick Curtis (Founder of Wall Street Oasis) Part II

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Welcome back to Part II of the episode with Patrick Curtis, founder of Wall Street Oasis. In this episode, we dive into Patrick’s experiences in Buenos Aires, his favorite wall street oasis stories, how he deals with “fake news”, and much more. We got some exciting guests about to come on to the podcast so […]

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Feb 13 2017

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Rank #14: TVS 036 – The Virtual MBA

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Today’s podcast will be cross listed with one of my friends who recently started his podcast, The Virtual MBA. On this episode, Alex and I dive a bit into my background of where I grew up, went to school, and some of the decisions that have now landed me in NY! I hope that you […]

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Jan 23 2017

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Rank #15: TVS 047 – Diversity in Finance – International to the United States (Valerie Wong)

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I’m very excited for this week’s episode with Valerie Wong, who is the president of Latinos in Finance and an employee of MSCI. We talk about two very important topics including being international and breaking into the United States for a finance role, as well as being a woman in finance. Valerie is originally from […]

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Apr 09 2017

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Rank #16: TVS 043 – Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality (with Jacob Mullins from Shasta Ventures)

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I’m very excited about today’s episode because it is on two of the most fascinating emerging technologies out there, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality. Today, we have on Jacob Mullins from Shasta Ventures who focuses on these types of emerging technologies and we get to hear his take on the landscape and how it is developing. […]

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Mar 13 2017

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Rank #17: TVS 044 – Finimize (Co-Founder Scott Tindle)

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*If you have experience with mobile graphic design, please reach out to me alan@thevampiresquid.com* Please welcome a special guest for this week, Scott Tindle, who is the co-founder of Finimize, an easy to understand newsletter of financial news that I have been using for the last year! We discuss Scott’s background and inspiration to quit his […]

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Mar 20 2017

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Rank #18: TVS 032 – 2016 Year in Review

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Greetings from the Galapagos Islands!! Before we start, if you are a developer (iOS), shoot me an email!! I hope everyone is getting some time off for the holidays! This episode is short and sweet and a quick review of how far The Vampire Squid has come in 2016, and what I hope to accomplish […]

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Dec 25 2016

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Rank #19: TVS 034 – Investing in Royalties from Music Artists (Royalty Exchange)

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Really excited for this episode as we explore a completely new investment vehicle, investing in royalties from music artists! I bring on Jeff Schneider, the CFO from Royalty Exchange , to share his path to becoming a CFO and insights into how the investment structure at Royalty Exchange works. Some of the artists that have used Royalty Exchange as […]

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Jan 08 2017

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Rank #20: TVS 042 – Shasta Ventures with Jacob Mullins

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We have a great interview for you guys today with Jacob Mullins from Shasta Ventures! Jacob has a strong entrepreneurial background and has founded multiple companies before he joined and rejoined Shasta Ventures where he now focuses on emerging technologies and trends. In this interview, we cover Jacob’s entrepreneurial pursuits like founding a CPG company, […]

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Mar 05 2017

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