Bytes Over Bagels: Bootstrappin' in America's host and CEO of Tasty Trade, Tom Sosnoff Built an Empire on "Good Will"

by Brett Mackie
September 4, 2013

[ibimage==27945==Large==none==self==null]This week's featured interview is with Tom Sosnoff, Founder of Tasty Trade. Tasty Trade is a live video-based Financial "Network" (like CNN Money but not at all - these guys actually can help you invest).  Five days a week Tom and his entourage host a number of different Finance and Investor shows, including Bootstrapping in America, which has featured a number of Chicago Tech Startups. Aside from great Finance content, Tasty Trade operates as a finance agency that helps thousands of customers build their wealth. Some of you may know Tom from his old days as the CEO and Founder of - a tech based investment agency that Tom sold 3 TIMES for $750M (last sold to Ameritrade). Or if you've really been around awhile you've seen him laying on the floor of the CBOE passed out at 3am fresh of a private jet from Vegas, living the dream, and waiting for the markets to open.


This week's music feature is Chicago's own The Orwells

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NEXT WEEK's featured guest is Craig Ulliot, CTO and Head of Product of Belly.

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