Making of An American Optimist

Inside the mind of a successful tech investor and entrepreneur

Omnia Wealth Co-Founder Michael Wagner sits down with renowned investor, Joe Londsdale to bring you a fascinating three-part video series. Learn how Lonsdale got his start, what motivates him to create and invest in businesses, and his predictions for the future of the venture space.

An Exclusive Video Series by Omnia Family Wealth


Harvesting Disruption: The Early Years


AI and the Future of Venture Investing


Solving Big Problems: The Intersection of Philanthropy and Business

About Joe Lonsdale

Joe Lonsdale is the managing partner at 8VC, a US-based venture capital firm that manages several billion dollars in committed capital. He was an early institutional investor in many notable technology start-ups.

Before focusing on institutional investing, Joe co-founded Palantir (NASDAQ: PLTR) a global software company known for its work in defense and other industries. He founded and remains as Chairman of both Addepar and OpenGov. He is also a co-founder of Affinity, Epirus, Resilience Bio, and other mission-driven technology companies.

Joe began his career as an early executive at Clarium Capital, which he helped grow into a large global macro hedge fund. He also worked with PayPal while he attended Stanford.

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Michael Wagner Discusses “Safer” Investment Strategies with Yahoo! Finance

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Michael Wagner on CBS12 Sunday Morning News live

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by | Jan 11, 2023 | Observations | 0 Comments

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by | Nov 9, 2022 | News/Media | 0 Comments

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by | Oct 28, 2022 | Observations | 0 Comments

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by | Oct 17, 2022 | News/Media | 0 Comments

  Michael Wagner, co-founder and chief operating officer at Omnia Family Wealth, recently sat down for a discussion on The COO Roundtable, a podcast hosted by Matt...

Michael Wagner Talks Treasury Bonds in Investor’s Business Daily

by | Sep 27, 2022 | News/Media | 0 Comments

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Omnia Family Wealth Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder Michael Wagner recently spoke to The National Desk in response to the Federal Reserve raising benchmark...

The Successful Entrepreneur Turned Turkey

by | Sep 13, 2022 | Observations | 0 Comments

Picture this: You are a successful entrepreneur. You just had your first exit six months ago. After building your company for nine and a half long years of hard work...

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