In the last two years, Blaine has become one of the most prolific angel investors in the country. He previously founded Student Brands which he bootstrapped with his co-founders and ran as CEO then chairman through acquisition by Barnes and Noble in 2017. Blaine also co-founded Solve which completed the summer 2017 Y Combinator batch and was acquired later that year. Beyond his success as a founder and investor, Blaine is a deeply thoughtful, humble, and curious human willing to speak openly about numerous aspects of the founder journey and his experience on the investor side. If you have ever felt like investors are ‘the other’ or out of reach, this conversation may be deeply helpful.