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A Tale of Three Recessions - Lessons from an Entrepreneur's Recession Startup Streak

Dave Balter, CEO of MergeLane-backed Flipside Crypto, has built three previous startups in the midst of economic downturns. He believes that recessions are the greatest time to launch into successful models. In this Fund81 podcast episode, Dave shares his thoughts on why these eras drive opportunity.

Dave is the first guest to make a second appearance on the podcast. You can hear more from Dave in Episode #9 - Cryptocurrency Venture Investing: The Questions Every VC Should Ask Before Making a Crypto Investment


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