Into The Metaverse
EP.53: Into the Metaverse with Cathie Wood - Founder & CEO, ARK Invest

EP.53: Into the Metaverse with Cathie Wood - Founder & CEO, ARK Invest

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I had the absolute pleasure of being joined today by Cathie Wood, the founder, CEO, and CIO of ARK Invest.

Cathie built a decades-long track record of success in the investment world by using thematic strategies focused on innovation before rising to national prominence when she founded her own firm in 2014, ARK Invest, where she and her team focus solely on investing in disruptive innovation while adding new dimensions to research. Through an open research approach, Cathie believes ARK can identify large-scale investment opportunities resulting from technological innovations. 

During our conversation Cathie and I cover in detail the convergence of new technologies and the power and opportunity that convergence provides, how and why kids are the “R&D department” of humanity, digital leisure, the blurring of our physical and digital worlds, where the virtual economy is poised to go, and much more.


  • Introducing Cathie Wood (00:00)

  • Apple Launches Mixed Reality Headset (02:25)

  • What is the Metaverse and What Could it Become (06:55)

  • What it Means When These Technologies Converge (10:09)

  • New Educational Paths / Kids are the New R&D Department (17:51)

  • Technology Creates Brand Synergies Across Generations (25:15)

  • Digital Leisure and  Blurring the Lines of Physical and Digital (33:14)

  • Size and Evolution of the Virtual Economy (42:06)

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