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The Contra-conomy: Ben Huffman with Joy Jing
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The Contra-conomy: Ben Huffman with Joy Jing

Ben Huffman is the co-founder and CEO of Contra, the all-in-one platform for independent workers, project-based portfolios, and freelance opportunities. Prior to Contra, Ben co-founded Ripe which was acquired by Hungry in 2020. Ben is also a music producer and audio engineer. 

This episode is hosted by Joy Jing, Head of Community at Everywhere Ventures (previously The Fund). In this interview, Joy and Ben explore Contra’s unique commission-free, independents-first model. Hear their thoughts on originality in the age of generative art, creative ownership in the world of synthetic work, and thoughts on up-skilling with AI. Listen till the end for Ben’s favorite podcast that makes founders extremely informed and paranoid, and one nature-inspired productivity hack that is readily doable for everyone. 

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Everywhere with Scott Hartley

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Venture Everywhere is a podcast exploring the trials and tribulations of building a startup from zero to one. Hosted by Everywhere Ventures, a global pre-seed fund supported by 500+ founders and operators who serve as the hosts and guests for this unique podcast experience. To learn more about our work, visit Everywhere.vc and subscribe to our Founders Everywhere Substack. You can also follow us on LinkedIn for updates and news.