Rob Koyfman – Fintech Founder

Hosted by
Bill Brewster

Bill Brewster is a private investor. He cohosts the podcast Value: After Hours with Tobias Carlisle and Jake Taylor. Tobias, Jake and Bill met at a Berkshire Hathaway meeting and formed a lasting friendship. And, as it turns out, people really like the podcast.

While Bill tries to replicate Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger’s thought processes, he is heavily influenced by Bill Miller III, Stan Druckenmiller, and others. This podcast is his attempt to dig deeper into other investing/business philosophies and share the knowledge with the world.

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Rob Koyfman stops by The Business Brew to discuss his background, starting a Fintech business, building teams, and much more. Rob’s experience includes stints and Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and macro roles at Luxor Asset Management and Tekne Capital Management. This was a fun conversation for Bill. We hope you enjoy meeting the person behind our first sponsor.


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  • ~0:00 – Rob’s career at Goldman
  • ~2:00 – How Goldman staffs and why that’s smart
  • ~4:40 – Building culture at Koyfin
  • ~6:00 – Living in London
  • ~10:50 – Starting Koyfin
  • ~14:30 – Rob the investor and how it influenced Koyfin’s homepage
  • ~19:00 – Walk through Koyfin homepage
  • ~ 23:00 – Some technical talk
  • ~32:00 – Technicals signaled a reversal in 2009
  • ~35:00 – Rate & yield curve discussion
  • ~38:00 – Rob’s data visualization beginning
  • ~40:16 – Koyfin has transcripts too!
  • ~44:30 – Getting the word out about Koyfin
  • ~47:40 – The importance of having a team to accomplish bigger things
  • ~50:30 – Moving to a paid model and what that’s like for Koyfin’s business
  • ~56:30 – The breadth of Koyfin’s offering

Disclaimer: Bill manages a portfolio under the name of Sullimar Capital Group. This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this podcast or on SullimarCapital.Group is investment advice. All information in this is opinion based, potentially biased, and requires verification.

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