Today’s episode is a brief discussion about our recent intermission.
We’re taking a break because Nomics, the company that produces this podcast, is currently fundraising for our Series A and I (Clay Collins) am swamped until part 1 of this process is complete.
In this episode, we talk about fundraising, as well as the future of this podcast. We’ll be coming back with a vengeance (and a brand new episode) next week.
- How our fundraising has progressed.
- Why we have chosen to be transparent about our fundraising.
- More context on the types of data that Nomics provides.
- Why we have chosen to start accepting sponsors for this podcast.
- What future episodes of this podcast might look like.
00:03 Welcome to Flippening, the first in original podcasts for full-time, professional, and institutional crypto investors. I’m your host Clay Collins. Each week we discuss the cryptocurrency economy, new investment strategies for maximizing returns, and stories from the front lines of financial disruption. Go to Flippening.com to join our newsletter for cryptocurrency investors and find out just why this podcast is called Flippening.
00:25 Clay Collins is the CEO of Nomics. All opinions expressed by Clay and podcast guests are solely their own opinion, and do not reflect the opinion of Nomics or any other company. This podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be relied upon as the basis for investment decisions.
00:39 Hey, this is Clay, and I am doing a non-scripted version of this podcast because we are currently in intermission. The reason why we’re in intermission is because Nomics, the company that produces the Flippening podcast, is currently fundraising for our series A. We’re doing a $3 million round. We’re very pleased to announce that two million of that first three million has been committed by a lead investor who is, by the way, one of my favorite investors of all time, and I’m very excited about being able to announce a bit about this down the road.
01:21 The reason why I can even talk about this is because we filed form D with the SEC, under Rule 506( c), which means that I can generally solicit. Of course, I am not soliciting here, but the reason we filed this paperwork is because I like to be pretty transparent about what we’re doing, and to speak pretty openly about what’s happening. By filing this paperwork, it gives me the ability to deliver this message to you.
01:51 So funny story, when you go to actually file that form D associated with Rule 506(c), you have to indicate how much you’re fundraising. Actually, there’s a variety of different options. Just for … and giggles, we were about to indicate that we were raising something like a trillion dollars, and my attorney advised me that that was a bad idea, and would look like we were giving the middle finger to the SEC.
02:20 So with this context, I want to bring up a tweet that I saw the other day. It was from a Flippening listener who had commented that they listened to almost every single episode of this podcast and only recently realized that Nomics.com, spelt N-O-M-I-C-S.com, is a website that is an aggregator and that we provide a cryptocurrency market data API. So if you’re like that listener and you haven’t checked out what we’re doing, please do go to Nomics.com. If you’re a developer, please check out our API. Our biggest advocates for our API are developers. Finally, if you’re an exchange or an OTC desk operator, we would love to talk about doing a deep data integration with you.
03:11 Since I am in pitching mode, we’ve recently had a number of really fantastic advertisers come on board. You’ll be hearing from them in the future, but please know that the kind of content that we produce is not cheap, it is not free, and one of the kindest and most helpful things that anyone can do for this kind of content if they like to see it produced, is to sponsor a show. We don’t think this is a charity. Our average episode over the long-run is getting 50,000+ downloads. This podcast gets a lot of attention, especially from a very niche group of people, which is institutional investors, and we think it’s well worth the money. Hope you’ll consider it.
03:55 So with all of that established, I want you to know without a shadow of a doubt, that the Flippening podcast is coming back. We have received rave reviews about our security token documentary. It was a lot of work we put in, well over 100 hours to make that happen. During that process we learned a lot of things. I think we learned a lot about the workflow for creating this type of long-form, highly editorial content. So in subsequent episodes you’re going to hear mini-documentaries about a variety of topics and we hope you like the content, but we are indeed coming back with a vengeance.
04:35 So that’s it, you’ll hear from us next Thursday or Friday when we release the newest and latest episode of Flippening. Thanks for bearing with us during this intermission, as I go and create a bunch of solid partnerships for Nomics. If you’re itching to communicate with this community, check out our telegram group at Nomicstelegram.com. We look forward to being in touch. We’ve got a lot of really exciting things happening. I know on the surface at least it looks like we are simply a data-feed API and an aggregator like many of the others that exist, but the long game and the deeper play is pretty intense, and I believe pretty compelling.
05:20 All right, that’s it for now. See you next week. Take care.
05:24 That’s it for this week. To sign up for our free crypto investing newsletter, listen to other episodes, or get the show notes from this episode, please visit Flippening.com.
05:33 I also invite you to check out the startup that funds this podcast, Nomics, spelled N-O-M-I-C-S, at Nomics.com.
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05:51 Thanks for listening and see you next week.