S3E10 (episode 30): Dr. Michael Barnes on teaching, ed tech, and investing part of your rent, and more…
In this episode, Michael and Jeffrey discuss his journey from teacher to founder, exiting TeacherTalent, starting Viva, and his incredible learnings along the way…major discussion of Viva Fund begins at 59:22
Portfolio highlights: Creation Crate, Gardenio, Uinclude
Michael Barnes is the Co-Founder & CEO of Viva – a new app which helps landlords save money while renters build wealth. Renters living in the Viva network for 30 years can build $250k in wealth without ever holding debt and with the freedom to live wherever, whenever. Michael is the former CEO of TeacherTalent, a Techstars company acquired in 2018. He is committed to helping create a more equitable world, and in addition to leading his team, he advises and invests in diverse and social impact teams. Michael also enjoys spending time traveling with his family, including 3 cool kids (ages 5, 11, 13), and playing ultimate frisbee.