Welcome to episode 46 of Inc.'s Founders Project With Alexa Von Tobel  podcast--where we bring you stories of the entrepreneurs building the future. Listen to the tales of guts, inspiration, and drive that define the people and companies at the forefront of technology. Each week, we dig into a founder's professional playbook--and uncover what makes them tick.

Why Execution Is More Important Than Ideas, with Milind Mehere of YieldStreet

After seeing his investments plummet during the last recession, Milind Mehere decided to create a digital wealth-management platform that would get people on the road to financial independence. In 2014, Milind launched YieldStreet, and by 2019, the Inc. 5000 recognized the company as the 14th-fastest-growing private company in the country. Mehere explains how YieldStreet educates consumers about the alternative investments space, why founders should personally be involved in a company's first 100 hires, and why he believes the next decade will be the golden age of fintech.