872: Dan Fleyshman ⎸ Angel Investing, Making Millions with Collectibles and Why Crypto is Inevitable
Dan Fleyshman's (@danfleyshman) remarkable journey as a serial entrepreneur and investor began at age 19. After licensing his apparel for $9.5 million, he became the youngest founder of a publicly traded company. But Fleyshman was just getting started. He scaled his energy drink into 55,000 stores and launched a top global online poker site.
Beyond his own ventures, Fleyshman makes an impact as an investor, speaker, and philanthropist. He has invested in 43 companies, spoken at over 250 events, and started a charity providing homeless care packages. Currently, he hosts a chart-topping business podcast, The Money Mondays.
Fleyshman's latest endeavor is the ASPIRE Tour, With an impressive roster of celebrity and business speakers, the ASPIRE Tour provides invaluable insights for aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs alike.
ASPIRE Tour has an impressive track record and boasts an incredible lineup of powerhouse speakers, making it an irresistible opportunity for aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs alike.
By the end of 2024, 60,000 more entrepreneurs are expected to be part of the ASPIRE Tour community and benefit from its valuable insights and tools to fuel their success by learning from celebrities, athletes, and business moguls.
What Travis and Dan discussed:
How Dan recently merged his Elevator events company with Aspire Tour to create a powerhouse events business. With his small "ninja" team that was doing $27 million in events merging with Aspire's large existing business doing $72 million, they now have the scale and infrastructure to host events ranging from free to $100k masterminds.
How to evaluate startup investments: Dan looks first at the founder and their ability to stick through ups and downs. He wants to see that people care about the product and vote with their wallets by buying it. He prefers companies doing at least $2 million in sales to reduce risk.
Dan's core value of doing what he says he will: Dan attributes his success to always following through on commitments, whether it's showing up for a podcast or making an intro. Compounding thousands of small actions over decades builds expansive relationships.
Why Bitcoin is inevitable: Dan explains how the finite supply of Bitcoin (potentially only 10-15 million left accessible) coupled with increasing mainstream adoption makes its future appreciation inevitable. He emphasizes thinking long-term - while volatile today, in 10-20 years Bitcoin has consistently gone up year after year.
Why Dan finally started a podcast: After waiting years, Dan launched his podcast in an RV to stand out. He's obsessed with it succeeding because the feedback from people taking his advice cements the relationship. Podcasting is a machine gun of trust and authority.
Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:
Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travis
Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends
Follow Travis on:
Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell
Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod
Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices