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Jim Myers, CTO of Flipside Crypto, on Intersection of Data and Community, Growing Startups, and more

 

Jim Myers is the CTO and co-founder of Flipside Crypto. Prior to Flipside, Jim developed the core technology that took products from 0 to 1 at companies such as Mylestone, Pluralsight (IPO), and Smarterer (acquisition). Jim joined Pluralsight in 2014, following the acquisition of Smarterer, a machine learning-based skill assessment company. At Smarterer, Jim was an early engineer that built advanced machine learning technology and enterprise software adopted by Fortune 100 companies.

Jim’s introduction to crypto began shortly before the public launch of Ethereum in 2015 when a group he was part of began tinkering with smart contracts. He co-founded Flipside Crypto in 2017 to help empower crypto communities to create and share data-driven insights on the projects they care most about.

Jim's passion for building extends to the broader startup community as an angel investor to several local startups, including Broadlume (formerly Adhawk) and LinkSquares. Jim attended Gettysburg College receiving a B.S. in economics.

In this conversation, we discuss:

- Growing successful startups
- Why is open access to data so important to the future of blockchain?
- Tips and tricks for growing during crypto winter
- AI bandwagon
- Incentive design
- Web3 = human behaviour + software
- SchroomDK