Casey Neistat is one of the true pioneers of the creator economy. But perhaps unlike some of today’s stars, Casey used YouTube not to seek out fun and fame but as a vehicle for monetizing individual creativity, long before that was an industry itself. No conversation with Casey bypasses his experiences as one of the most prolific YouTube creators of all time; this one focuses on how he’s diversified since his rise on the platform. He discusses tenacity and how nuanced a role it plays in balancing aspiration and success for creators. Casey goes on to explain how his personality and ambitions drove his nonstop creative streak, one that included 700 straight days of video blogging.
This short conversation spans his success with YouTube to founding (and selling) a software company and to his present-day role as a growing investor with time for fatherhood and hobbies. The conversation concludes with a discussion around the future of decentralized finance, the catalysts for Casey’s personal passion surrounding the matter, and the implications of solutions on both domestic and global investing and transactions alike.