107: Pent-Up Ambition

In this episode of Silicon Valley Insider, Keith Koo’s special is Jeff Sweeney, CEO of US Capital Global a multibillion-dollar international investment bank headquartered in San Francisco.

In the first segment, Jeff talks recalls how he got his start contemplating life by sailing in isolation in the South Pacific and how that experience relates to his most recent LinkedIn article “Pent-Up Ambition” in the context of what is happening during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the second segment, Keith and Jeff talk about how his pent-up ambition is not only in the context of making money but also the ambition to help others. This feeling of wanting to “get back to work” and “give back to the community”.

In the third segment, Jeff talks about industries that may thrive in a post-pandemic world and some of the portfolio companies that US Capital Global is working with that are trying to solve real-world problems with a community-based solution.

On this week’s Cyber-Tip Keith gives more insight into a strange case in which a cryptocurrency hacker returned all of the $25 million dollars of cryptocurrency they had stolen from an exchange.

On this Pivot, Jeff gives his view on what does a “post-pandemic” world looks like.