#180 with Furqan Rydhan - What it's Like Co-founding a $20B Company, Hardware for Mind Control & Vertical Farming

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Shaan (@ShaanVP) and Sam (@TheSamParr) are joined by Furqan Rydhan (@FurqanR). Furqan was Shaan's CTO at Bebo and previously co-founded AppLovin -- a $20B+ company that recently went public. Shaan and Furqan host a weekly "Cool Sh!t Hour" between themselves to discuss the coolest innovations Furqan's seeing. We basically took that and made it into a podcast. Furqan talks about mind-control hardware, vertical farming, and a lot of interesting crypto projects. He also talks about what it was like starting a multibillion-dollar company and his mindset around making decisions on what projects to work on.

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Show notes:

* (5:33) Background on Furqan and his new venture (f.inc)

* (7:48) How AppLovin became a $20B+ company

* (24:20) The hardware Furqan is bullish on

* (35:33) DeFi and borrowing against crypto

* (48:38) The opportunities in vertical farming

* (59:59) The power of proximity and serendipitous opportunities

* (1:13:40) What are DAOs?

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