Published on:

18th Jan 2021

Surviving Deathly Odds and Building Wealth Through Wine w/Anthony Zhang EP 290

Sitting with Lance today is co-founder and CEO at Vinovest, Anthony Zhang. Vinovest is a company democratizing access to fine wine investing. Anthony is no stranger to adversity, a diving accident shattered his neck and spinal cord, leaving him a quadriplegic years ago. With his resilience, Anthony successfully built and sold two companies, EnvoyNow and KnowYourVC, by the age of 22. He has also held leadership positions at cryptocurrency platform Blockfolio and is a board member at RateMyInvestor. 


[00:06:47] Anthony's Background with Entrepreneurship

[00:15:09] Giving Yourself Freedom To Fail

[00:19:38] Vegas Accident and Resilience

[00:31:41] Investing in Wine

[00:36:57] What Makes Vinovest Stand Out?


Anthony says, “The main thing is having the right support. Find your allies, find your tribe.”

Connect with Anthony Zhang:

● Follow Anthony on Instagram

●Follow Vinovest on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!

● Find Vinovest on their website

Connect with Lance: 

● 📱 Connect with Lance on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn

● 📺 Subscribe to the University of Adversity Youtube Channel 

● 📧 Email Lance at lanceessihos@gmail.com

Show artwork for University of Adversity

About the Podcast

University of Adversity
Welcome to University of Adversity, a podcast where we explore the human experience of overcoming obstacles and achieving personal growth through real-life stories of accomplished individuals. From professional athletes to NY Times bestselling authors, celebrities, spiritual leaders, doctors, scientists, and billionaires, we bring you a diverse range of perspectives on the challenges and triumphs of adversity. Each episode is designed to provide listeners with inspiration, motivation, and practical tools to help them navigate through difficult times. We cover a wide range of topics related to mental health, personal development, self-improvement and resilience building, offering expert insights and actionable advice. Join us as we discover how to overcome adversity, cope with stress, and achieve your goals on this journey of self-discovery and personal growth, highlighting the stories of the everyday heroes among us.

About your host

Profile picture for Lance Essihos

Lance Essihos

As an experienced veteran with adversity, Lance has faced some of life's most difficult challenges. Grinding his way through the hockey ranks to traveling the world as a bartender. Through his personal battle with drugs and alcohol for well over a decade, the tragic loss of his brother to suicide followed by the great loss of his father to cancer only a year later, Lance realized he had hit rock bottom. In the darkest of days, he made a promise to himself that he would create a new life, one that would make an impact and inspire the masses, leaving the world in a better place than he found it. Lance has made it his mission to facilitate the message of positive change through adversity and encourage people to see the light through the darkness of life's worst moments.