Joe Mahavuthivanij was born and raised in the Bay Area, into an entrepreneurial family. Primarily through his life, he was exposed to small businesses. He went to school at UCSD in San Diego, and worked with startups of all shapes and sizes. In fact, he spent some time on the VC side of the fence as well. Tony Tran met Joe in San Diego at school, moving back to the Bay Area around the same time. He is a startup veteran, having built solutions that were acquired by LinkedIn, and creating Uber’s fraud detection solutions. He even dabbled in the crypto space, which ended up fizzling out at the time that Joe was looking for a technical leader to join his latest venture.
Joe is a long time collector and investor in Magic the gathering… but one day, his entire collection was stolen – which today, would have been worth a million dollars. Ouch… Being into pop culture relics, Joe wanted a way to make these assets accessible to those who love them most – without requiring them to pay huge sums of money. So he and Tony set out to build a solution to do just that.
This is the creation story of Mythic Markets.
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