Dec 13, 2019 • 45M

Investing, #PropTech, and How quitting a job (or two) might be the best thing for your career: An interview with Nate Smoyer

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Daniel Di Bartolo
Curious is a podcast for inquisitive founders and product-y people. We collide big ideas in business, technology, and economics. We host interviews with interesting leaders and domain experts. Produced by Daniel Di Bartolo.
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Why do a podcast?

I started publishing Curious, this newsletter, about 6 weeks ago. 

I launched it with a few goals in mind: 

  1. I wanted to write more, and I knew that committing to a weekly schedule would help me be consistent. 

  2. I wanted to share interesting ideas and content, with a little content on why it’s interesting or why the ideas connect.

  3. I know some fascinating, inspiring people in my life and I want you to know them too.

That’s where this podcast comes in. Every once in a while I’ll record a conversation with someone I think you should know— someone with an interesting story, or an expert in a domain I find interesting. This who thing is a big experiment— let me know what you think!

Who is this guy?

My first guest is Nate Smoyer. 

In the last 10 years, Nate has led marketing and sales teams, built out an #adtech business, invested in real estate, met Mark Zuckerberg (you should ask him about it), built an ad agency, and landed PR placements at the NYSE.  

Like I mentioned before, today he’s the Director of Marketing and in his spare time he cuddles his Sheba Inu dog (Mr. Fox) and produces the Tech Nest Podcast for people interested in how technology is transforming real estate. 

But honestly, who cares about all that? Nate’s an incredible human and I count his as one of my closest friends and counselors. 

Nate’s had a wild career journey and in this conversation I ask him to walk us through the last 5 years of his life— the dude quit two great jobs, started a business, and landed his highest impact role yet. 

I hope you enjoy it.