Jul 21 • 48M

Using Crypto to Pay Creators with Mash CEO Jared Nusinoff

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Finding new and more efficient ways to reward creators for their efforts is one of the biggest challenges of the digital economy. Our guest today, Jared Nusinoff, is working to bring value to creators with Mash, a crpyto/web3 platform that helps get creators paid with a new “Pay-As-You-Enjoy” model. Mash recently received a $6M seed-round co-led by Castle Island Ventures & Whitecap Venture Partners.

About Jared Nusinoff:
Jared is the CEO and Co-Founder of Mash. His previous experience was starting a Travel Company, Out Here Travel, and he spent a long stint at Google. He began his career at Bain and did his undergrad at Ivey Business School at Western University.


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In this episode we discuss:

02:30 How Jared started as a canoe guide in Canada and got involved with technology
03:56 What Jared took from his time at Bain
04:53 Simplifying options can help people make decisions
06:13 Lessons he took from his time at Google
07:52 How he launched projects within Google
08:29 Google’s mindset around success and failure
09:23 Why revenue isn’t always the best success metric within companies like Google
11:17 Lessons he learned from founding his adventure travel company Out Here Travel
16:13 How Web 2.0 has failed creators to help them support themselves
20:23 Who is a creator today and why they are turning to Web3
22:50 How Mash helps creators
26:23 Problems he’s hearing from creators
28:40 What the BitCoin Lightning Network and why they chose to build Mash ontop of it
32:38 How Mash helps crypto curious creators dive into the Web3 world
34:42 Securtity on Mash to protect wallets from scams
36:55 Early use cases of Mash
39:41 How developers are using Mash
40:44 The competitive landscape for Mash
42:33 Plans for their seed-round Co-led by Castle Island Ventures & Whitecap Venture Partners
43:50 Being a remote-first company

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