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Chandler Malone stopped hooping at WashU because his startup was making significant revenue

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Chandler Malone

Chandler Malone was enjoying college basketball, but when his startup was making a significant amount of revenue, he knew it was time to put the ball away.

Episode Description

Chandler Malone was enjoying college basketball, but when his startup was making a significant amount of revenue, he knew it was time to put the ball away. The former WashU guard is a serial entrepreneur currently building Bootup, a tech marketplace that helps people get their first jobs in tech, and upskill their talent. Bootup has raised over $2.1 million in Venture Capital from Kapor Capital, Concrete Rose Capital, Lightship Capital, and more. Chandler chats about how he developed his passion for tech while playing AAU basketball, the rise in the need for technical talent, the journey of Bootup, and more!

Episode Breakdown

0:00- Intro

1:30- Seeing the power of tech during AAU and college basketball

5:40- Working 20 hours a week in VC during college

7:40- Becoming a serial entrepreneur

8:30- The journey of Bootup

11:11- Who is the buyer?

13:00- What are you getting out of Bootup

15:50- The journey of raising VC as an former athlete

19:20- The explosion of tech in many industries

22:48- Outro

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