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Jared Isaacman on Making History with Inspiration4 and Shift4 (Ep. 501) webfi network

I’m joined by Jared Isaacman, commander of Inspiration4 mission (the first all-civilian crew to space) and CEO/founder of Shift4. We discuss SpaceX, Elon Musk, the future of space, Starlink, Shift4 ($FOUR), life advice and more.

Jared Isaacman on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rookisaacman
Shift4 on the web: https://www.shift4.com

00:00 – Introduction
00:30 – Raising over $250m for St Jude Children’s Hospital
01:20 – Was family nervous about you going to space?
02:14 – Why did you go to space?
03:30 – What values trying to impart to your kids?
05:45 – What did you learn about SpaceX and Elon Musk?
08:17 – Why do space exploration? Benefits?
11:52 – How was bathroom situation on board Dragon capsule?
12:57 – How was sleeping in Dragon capsule?
15:20 – Personal life story… why not happy in high school?
18:00 – How did you start your company?
20:40 – Was family supportive of you dropping out and starting a business?
22:30 – Relationship with father?
35:35 – Shift4 business overview
30:33 – Square, Stripe, Shopify vs Shift4
32:43 – Toast vs Shift4
35:33 – Implications of Starlink agreement
37:45 – Shift4 International expansion, Europe vs Adyen
42:22 – How much is Shift4’s investment in SpaceX?
42:41 – Best advice to young people for success
44:40 – Limited hours in life
49:00 – Conclusion

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  • Simon Kristensson on January 20, 2022


  • Robin Ray on January 20, 2022

    Nice interview Dave, thanks for making this happen!

  • david wilson on January 20, 2022

    I like this guy.

  • Luiz Souza on January 20, 2022

    He dodged that bathroom question so bad 😀

  • Donny Doit on January 20, 2022

    Jesus please crash tesla down to nothing and make sure all the sokers that invest in it lose their assssss. Next Christmas I will ask for nothing. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Kristofer Ibarra on January 20, 2022

    Dave you have been on a roll!! Keep rocking it!!

  • Michael Li on January 20, 2022

    Love to see you grow and increased celebrity/people of importance interviews. Keep it up as I have become a long time fan.

  • Tofu Baji on January 20, 2022

    He seemed embarrassed by the Biden joke…

  • Danielle Gallagher on January 20, 2022

    Keep It up dave

  • Dominic do Forno on January 20, 2022

    Great interview. Thanks Dave and Jared !

  • Tenzin Dolma on January 20, 2022

    Thanks Dave.

  • Grant Guy on January 20, 2022

    Dave’s show is more valuable than Bloomberg cnn and yahoo. Tbh even better than TED.

  • Philip Wright on January 20, 2022

    Nice interview hope you guys now know it cool to trade with a good trader

  • Dankest Ranch on January 20, 2022

    Hey Dave can you make a video about Chamaths recent comments?

  • G R on January 20, 2022

    Within 90 seconds I understand Shift4 ( never heard of them before ) But I have researched Palantir for over a year and I still don't have a clue what they do.

  • Daniel Bennett on January 20, 2022

    250 Million Wonderful Thank You Jared and Elon.

  • Couch Investor on January 20, 2022

    Incredible interview Dave! Watched the series on Netflix and I got to say, Jared, you're the man!

  • Vince Wyn on January 20, 2022

    Inspiration🙏 Thank your Dave and Jared 🚀

  • Tb12isgoat on January 20, 2022

    I am so impressed with him. So straight forward and calm as a CEO and a person. Bought 10 leaps.

  • Dave Graham on January 20, 2022

    Great interview.

  • Pen Shon on January 20, 2022

    Why such boring cliché questions??? How you inspire your kids?? I sow him rolling his eyes.
    You had chance to ask about space , avionics, spacex, and instead you ask how credit card payment process are used in restaurants

  • drew4021 on January 20, 2022

    Thank you for another awesome interview Dave. Not to sound too cynical but I knew all along there was something more in this for Jared and his company He now gets an amazing hookup with Spacex and Elon as an added bonus.

  • DauerBass on January 20, 2022

    Love yours guests lately, Dave! Always up for a great surprise

  • Alexander Roberts on January 20, 2022

    Shift4 payments or FOUR I’m pretty sure.

  • Steven Li on Investing on January 20, 2022

    Great interview! your interviews with other people are the best

  • Elon Musketeer on January 20, 2022

    Drop-out or not it has no bearing on you becoming a billionaire, especially 2-3 decades ago.
    Just like having a PhD has no bearing on you becoming a billionaire.

  • kenypowa on January 20, 2022

    I was in the KSC watching the Inspiration 4 launch. It was an incredible sight. I encourage everyone to watch at least one launch in person. It's the most incredible thing I've experienced.

  • Rowland on January 20, 2022

    I like Jared clean hearted guy!!!!!hopefully we will see him on the moon one day.

  • Brian Marks on January 20, 2022

    Oh yeah, he's totally ramping up to put money on a Starship flight. What fundraising ability that would have! Will he be the second human rated flight purchaser?

  • k k on January 20, 2022

    One step closer to Elon 😉

  • xerophinity on January 20, 2022

    Wow. Dave has been on fire with his guests as of late!

  • Bill B on January 20, 2022

    Always amazing interviews, and so much thanks to Jarrod for giving us some of his valuable time. KUDOS!

  • Bradly S on January 20, 2022

    His initial co UBC was simply a reseller of payment processing services just like everyone else in the time frame of 1.0, where he used Paymentech as their actual settlement payment network. They sold inflated merchant contracts to small businesses and built a bloated portfolio of clients that paid them significant monthly residual revenue.

  • Edward Tse on January 20, 2022

    Another proof that Musk absolutely rewards people who he appreciates. It hit me when Jared said "We did not deserve the Starlink contract".

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