Matt Higgins is a proven operator, investor and business builder with a knack for helping founders at pivotal growth moments achieve breakout success. He serves as CEO of RSE Ventures, a private firm that incubates and invests in companies across sports and entertainment, food and lifestyle, media and marketing, and technology.
Higgins co-founded RSE with Miami Dolphins owner, Stephen M. Ross, the most prominent private developer in the U.S. and a serial entrepreneur. Together Higgins and Ross have helped build enterprises from scratch, including the largest privately owned soccer tournament in the world (International Champions Cup) and leading brand strategy and communications agency Derris.
Matt didn’t graduate from high school. He came from a humble beginning but never let that hold him back from getting where he is today.
He says that when you do things your own way and you start with a blank page, it’s going to be a lonely journey. You have to trust yourself and be careful about the advice that you take. So get ready to learn what makes Matt a great investor and why certain businesses are winners on Episode 727.
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
The two things you need to be a great business leader (10:00)
The question Matt asks himself before he invests in a company (12:00)
The story of Matt’s first investment (14:00)
Matt’s advice for people who are playing small (22:00)
Matt’s biggest regrets in business (23:00)
What do you do when you go all in but then you fail? (24:00)
About Matt’s surprising backstory (31:00)
The one thing Matt thought about when he was diagnosed with cancer (51:00)
Plus much more…
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