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Episode Description

AJ Forsythe and Jordan Barnes, Co founders of Coop, join the show to talk about

  • Building the world's largest decentralized food network.
  • The future of AgTech and putting automated agriculture systems on the moon.
  • Pros and Cons of raising (and then being asked to spend) Venture Capital.
  • Most importantly, unpacking what a cheese factory is all about.

Episode Transcript

AJ Forsythe

Founder and CEO of Coop

AJ Forsythe is the co founder of Coop, who's on a mission to build the largest decentralized food production network. An entrepreneur at heart, AJ Forsythe's business endeavors have ranged from beekeeping, running a winery, and, most notably, creating iCracked while still a student at Cal Poly-SLO. iCracked was acquired by Allstate's SquareTrade in 2019. The company was founded in 2010 in AJ's dorm room and has grown to be the world's largest on-demand repair and trade-in network with over 4,000 Certified iTechs nationwide and in 11 countries. The company was selected #83 on Inc. Magazine's Inc 5000, and AJ was listed as one of Forbes 30 Under 30.