Panic with Friends Podcast - Ted Seides of Capital Allocators on Choosing your Path, Compounding your Knowledge, and the Business of Podcasting
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If you geek-out on capital, money, and podcasts like I do, you're going to love this discussion with my friend Ted Seides, founder of Capital Allocators. Ted’s built an ecosystem that includes advisory services, education, events and podcasts. I was introduced to Ted a few years back by Jan van Eck, who’s also been on my podcast. Ted went to Yale, and then got his MBA from Harvard (but we’re not going to hold that against him) He also co-founded Protégé Partners – a multibillion-dollar investment firm he ran from 2002 to 2015. In 2017 Ted launched the Capital Allocators podcast, which reached over 13.5 million downloads in December of 2022.
I checked in with Ted to talk about the recent FTX fraud; he was around in the days of Bernie Madoff and has a really different take on how managers should think about these events. I wanted his take on how the SEC has been threatening recently about the ability for LPs to sue Venture Capitalists and what it all means for the industry. In addition, I wanted people to get an inside look at the industry and understand how the sausage is made – how people think at this level, and what you’re up against. You’re competing against a machine that’s there to beat the hell out of you, so it’s very hard to have an edge.
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For more details on today’s conversation read on below…
Guest: Ted Seides
Profile: Founder of Capital Allocators
Where to Find Him: Twitter
What's Ted panicked about? His teenage children.
Welcome Ted (04:08)
The Yale/Harvard track (04:33)
Choosing a path (06:11)
Opportunity aperture is wide (06:57)
Ted goes on his own (10:55)
Demystifying podcasting (12:28)
Podcasting as a business (13:09)
Who is the customer (15:38)
Running a hedge fund (16:14)
Following your interests (19:05)
Viking / Dan Loeb (20:16)
Looking back at the last year (22:39)
Fraud is fraud (24:32)
FTX / SBF (28:29)
SEC response (35:42)
Ted’s current investing strategy (37:22)
Venture investing strategy (38:36)
Growth in Wealth Management (40:30)
Wrapping up (43:09)
Closing thoughts (44:37)
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Host: Howard Lindzon | Producer: Knut Jensen | Researcher: Pete Weishaupt Disclaimer: All information provided is for educational purposes only and does not constitute investment, legal or tax advice, or an offer to buy or sell any security. For full disclosures: https://howardlindzon.com/disclaimer/