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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Cracking the Code of High-Yield Bonds: Expert Guidance from Michael Wagner

by | May 26, 2023 | News/Media | 0 Comments

Michael Wagner, co-founder and chief operating officer at Omnia Family Wealth, is mentioned in a recent U.S. News & World Report article, discussing 7 of the Best...

Michael Wagner on The National Desk: What Happens If the US Defaults on Its Debt?

by | May 23, 2023 | News/Media | 0 Comments

On June 1, the U.S. could come face-to-face with an unprecedented debt default if the White House and lawmakers do not reach a compromise to raise the debt ceiling....

Michael Wagner in U.S. News & World Report: The Importance of Focusing on What You Can Control in Investing

by | May 8, 2023 | News/Media | 0 Comments

Michael Wagner, the co-founder and COO at Omnia Family Wealth, was recently featured in U.S. News & World Report, highlighting a recent report by S&P Dow Jones...

Michael Wagner in the Miami Herald: Strengthening Bonds within the Jewish Community

by | Apr 26, 2023 | News/Media | 0 Comments

Michael Wagner, chief operating officer and co-founder of Omnia Family Wealth, was recently discussed in a Miami Herald article, highlighting the Jewish Federation of...

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Michael Wagner Earns Acceptance into the Prestigious Wexner Heritage Program

by | Apr 11, 2023 | News/Media | 0 Comments

Omnia Family Wealth is proud to announce that our co-founder and chief operating officer, Michael Wagner, has been accepted into the prestigious Wexner Heritage...

Michael Wagner in Startup Savant: What Bank Failures Mean for Startups

by | Apr 4, 2023 | News/Media | 0 Comments

The recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Credit Suisse could be affecting early-stage businesses. According to Startup Savant, even startups that were not banking...

Rising Interest Rates & Tightened Lending: Understanding The Effects Of The Fed’s Fight Against Inflation

by | Mar 24, 2023 | Observations | 0 Comments

With the sudden collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank (SB), many investors are beginning to ask the question of whether we see a rehash of 2008....


by | Mar 22, 2023 | News/Media | 0 Comments

We are proud to announce that Omnia Family Wealth Co-Founder and CEO Steven Wagner has been named on Barron’s America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors 2023 list. This is...

Michael Wagner in The Street: Opportunities, Risks and Back-Up Banks

by | Mar 20, 2023 | News/Media | 0 Comments

As the fallout from the Silicon Valley Bank collapse continues, Omnia Family Wealth Co-Founder Michael Wagner shared insights with TheStreet about opportunities and...

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