In the latest episode of Blockworks’ podcast “Empire,” Jason Yanowitz, co-founder of Blockworks, is joined by Mike Jones. Mike is the CEO of Science, a studio that focuses on mobile, marketplaces and select e-commerce investments.

Mike is highly regarded in the venture capital industry, having been CEO of Myspace, investor in Dollar Shave Club and successfully overseeing $2 billion in exits.

In this episode of Empire, Mike shares his thoughts on the negative effects of social media, entertainment vs. utility, how a VC approaches investing in crypto, how Science studio has evolved and the current popularity of SPACs.

Check out what they had to say in the video below. 👇

On “Empire,” once a week, Jason interviews individuals that have built the crypto industry to talk about their struggles, bold moves and tough decisions. For any NPR or Guy Raz fans out there, you can think of “Empire” like a “How I Built This” for the bitcoin and crypto industry.

Episodes are released every Thursday morning. 

Subscribe to Empire today on Apple or Spotify. Watch episodes on YouTube.

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