SV037: The Innovation Stack with Square Co-Founder Jim McKelvey


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 On today’s episode, we sit down with Jim McKelvey. Jim is the co-founder of Square, a financial services, merchant services aggregator, and mobile payment company. In 2009, Jim designed a card reader which in 2011 was inducted into the Museum of Modern Art. Jim then teamed with other St. Louis-based serial entrepreneurs to help found Cultivation Capital which was ranked the 7th most active venture capital firm founded since 2009, and the 3rd most active lead investor and since 2017, McKelvey has been appointed as an Independent Director of the St. Louis Federal Reserve.In this episode, you’ll learn:Why you can’t be an expert as an entrepreneurAbout Jim’s new book “The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time” The incredible story of how he first met Jack Dorsey (cofounder of Twitter) and how they built Square togetherThe story of the man that if he had wanted could have been the richest man ever to have livedHelp us out!Help us reach new listeners by leaving us a rating and review! It takes less than 30 seconds and really helps our show grow, which allows us to bring on even better guests for you all! Thank you – we really appreciate it!Tweet your comments about this episode directly to Shawn Flynn and the rest of The Investor’s Podcast Community using #TIPSiliconValley.BOOKS AND RESOURCESDownload your free audiobook at Audible.Visit Jim’s Website Follow Jim on Twitter or connect on LinkedIn Read Jim’s new bookRead “Good to Great” by Jim Collins  GET IN TOUCH WITH SHAWNShawn Flynn’s Twitter AccountShawn Flynn’s  LinkedIn AccountSilicon Valley LinkedIn Group AccountShawn Flynn’s Facebook AccountEmail: