Surfing legend Garrett McNamara once said, “It really is never too late, it really is never too early to figure out your goals and dreams and what you love.” And Joe’s guests this episode didn’t wait long to accomplish their goals, they built an ETF (exchange-traded fund) while in high school. Julian Feder and Eitan Prins-Trachtenberg share why ZGEN invests in companies that were born after the internet and whose use, values, disruptiveness, and innovativeness align with Gen Z.
About Julian Feder: Julain is the creator of The Generation Z exchange traded fund (NYSE ticker: ZGEN). ZGEN is the first ETF created for Generation Z. It focuses on companies born after the internet. Julian is also the founder of Alkali Fintech LLC, the sponsor of ZGEN. Alkali is the first SEC-regulated Registered Investment Advisor run by a Generation Z team. Julian created Alkali to increase Generation Z’s almost non-existent representation in the financial markets. [Amazingly, today, less than 1% of the $100 trillion US financial markets are fit for purpose for Generation Z.]
Julian is also a working actor who has starred in over one dozen feature films and network TV series. [He has acted against stars such as David Strathairn, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jean Reno, Ruby Rose, Rupert Evans, Tituss Burgess, Tom Everett Scott, and many others.] Julian’s most acclaimed work was in A Boy Called Po, where he played the title role. The film won 11 awards, including six for Julian as Best Actor. That year, he went on to win Hollywood’s Young Artists Award (Best Performance in a Feature Film) and Young Entertainer Award (Best Leading Young Actor in an Independent or Film Festival Feature).
Julian was born in Tokyo, lived in Singapore for eight years, and now lives in America. Julian is an advanced tennis player and has been a spokesperson at dozens of Autism fundraising events.
About Eitan Prins-Trachtenberg: Eitan is a founding member of The Generation Z exchange traded fund (NYSE ticker: ZGEN) team. ZGEN is the first ETF created for Generation Z and focuses on companies born after the internet. Eitan is also the co-founder of Alkali Fintech LLC, the sponsor of ZGEN. Alkali is the first SEC-regulated Registered Investment Advisor run by a Generation Z team. Eitan created Alkali to increase Generation Z’s almost non-existent representation in the financial markets. [Amazingly, today, less than 1% of the $100 trillion US financial markets are fit for purpose for Generation Z.]
Eitan is an entrepreneur who seeks to drive meaningful change through his projects. He won the Los Angeles Teen Tech Hackathon for creating a prototype headset that utilized color sensors to allow quadriplegic people to play video games. He also created an app that enables schools to digitize the food purchasing process in their cafeterias, making the cafeteria process more secure and efficient. In addition, Eitan started a nonpartisan political advocacy organization that has successfully registered and pre-registered thousands of new voters across 14 states. Eitan also serves as Co-President of his school’s Social Entrepreneurship Club, where he teaches students about the entrepreneurial process.
Eitan is a senior in high school who will graduate Cum Laude in 2022. Eitan focuses on advanced mathematics, including multi-variable calculus and other applied math. He scored a perfect 800 on his math SAT and earned the top scores on the Advanced Placement calculus, macroeconomics, microeconomics, and computer science exams. He lives in Los Angeles, California, and loves to sail, play soccer, and eat at Chipotle.
Hosted By: Joe Pardavila