Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Explorer
In 2009, at age 24, Sam moved from the USA to the UK and founded SKYCIG. The company grew to become Europe’s largest e-cigarette brand and was acquired 4 years later in 2013 by Lorillard Tobacco (NYSE:LO), and rebranded Blu Cig. Prior to SKYCIG, Sam was a co-founding of 2 other start-ups with successful exits, including his first while in college in 2005.
He continues to work full time in start-ups (currently co-founder of Coworker.com) and as an investor. His portfolio includes 400 self storage units in Hong Kong, a micro-brewery in Australia, and several early stage angle investments. It was his new journey into the investment world with limitless strategies and emerging asset classes that eventually led he and Johnny to start the Invest Like a Boss Podcast. Sam current spends the year living between the US, Europe, and Asia.
To hear more about Sam’s early quest into investing listen to episode 01 here.
Entrepreneur, Kickboxer, Traveler
Johnny went from quitting a well paid corporate job in California in 2008 to move to Thailand to work as a Scuba Instructor and train professionally as a Muay Thai Fighter. It wasn’t until 2013 that he made his first $100 on line when he started his first ecommerce store. He has built and maintained 6 figures of passive annual income and now spends his time traveling the world, and finding new ways to invest his passive income.
Johnny tells his story in Ep 23 – From Zero to Self Made, How to 300x Your Investment
Johnny is the host of the Travel Like a Boss Podcast where he interviews location independent entrepreneurs and successful digital nomads. He is the author of 12 Weeks in Thailand: The Good Life on the Cheap and Life Changes Quick. He is the founder of the Nomad Summit and can be found on his travel and business blog at JohnnyFD.com
To hear more about Johnny’s investment strategies listen to episode 02 here.