Episode 246: Adam Jackson, Founder & CEO of Braintrust

In this episode, Mike Townsend sits down with Adam Jackson, Founder & CEO of Braintrust. Adam believes that the way we work is broken. In fact, it’s been broken for a long time now, which is why he founded Braintrust, the world’s first user-controlled talent platform-- one that aligns incentives, removes expensive middlemen and gives value and control back to Talent and Organizations.

Braintrust’s unique business model allows talent to retain 100% of their market-rate and enables organizations to spin up flexible teams and make their budgets go 2-3x further by cutting out the middlemen.

Adam is a serial technology entrepreneur and investor and has spent his career creating and deploying capital into software systems that make complex tasks simple and intuitive. He has founded 4 VC-backed companies and an asset management company over the last 16 years.

In August, 2017 he co-founded Cambrian Asset Management, a blockchain asset management company.

In 2012, he also co-founded and served as CEO of Doctor On Demand, a healthcare service that provides Video Visits with board-certified physicians and psychologists. Doctor On Demand delivers services through employers, health systems, health plans, and directly to consumers and has raised $165M in VC.

His previous business, DriverSide was founded in 2007 and was acquired by Advance Auto Parts in September of 2011. Adam's first venture-backed business, MarketSquare, founded in 2004, was the first online local shopping destinations on the Internet. It was acquired by Intuit in September of 2006.

Jackson is an angel investor in 100+ companies/projects, including: Eco, Collective, Ethereum, Bolt, Placer, Aktana, Skale Labs, Protocol Labs, JCTurbo, Apero Health, Rapportive, MyTime, Automatic, Womply, Superhuman and Zenefits.

Host: Mike Townsend

Guest: Adam Jackson

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