Dec. 6, 2022

#253: Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano - Founder of Pomp Investments

Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano is an entrepreneur and technology investor. He has built and sold numerous companies, ran Product & Growth teams at Facebook, and manages a portfolio valued at more than $500 million in early-stage tech companies. He currently runs his family office, which makes private investments and owns majority stakes in several operating businesses.


Anthony also hosts popular conversations on “The Pomp Podcast,” which has been downloaded over 50 million times. Pomp also writes a letter that more than 225,000 investors read each morning. Lastly, Pomp’s interests lie at the intersection of finance, technology, entrepreneurship, and economics, which he tweets about extensively to his more than 1.6 million followers.


On this episode, Chris & Pomp discuss:


  • lessons Pomp learned from serving in the army and running product/growth teams at Facebook
  • the benefits and downsides of being a public figure with large social following
  • what is bitcoin and why is it important and his understanding of current crypto market
  • what happened with FTX and its implications on crypto market


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(3:40) - Pomp’s time in the Army and lessons learned

(9:18) - Experiences working at Facebook

(12:31) - Tech company bloat

(15:49) - Elon vs. Apple and if there’s a “they” out there

(23:53) - How did you build your online presence?

(28:19) - Have you self-censored since growing this massive audience?

(32:39) - Pomp on shutting down The Best Business Show

(35:47) - Is there a pathway that gets us to an internet that doesn’t incentivize ridiculousness?

(37:49) - How did crypto enter your life?

(41:02) - What is Bitcoin?

(47:43) - Is there any version of the “promise” of Bitcoin that is playing out right now?

(49:30) - Is there a point where the volatility of Bitcoin stops?

(54:32) - Cryptocurrencies and Governments

(1:00:13) - How would you pitch Bitcoin to governments?

(1:08:05) - Breaking down the FTX fiasco

(1:16:59) - Pomp’s experience at a LIV Golf Event