Will Smith on the TechCrunch Disrupt main stage

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– Well, I was actually very excited. I just turned 51 last week, so… (audience cheers) I was excited by the prospect of having a digital character do my stunts ’cause my back and my knees don’t necessarily wanna do the stuff that they used to wanna do.

So the idea of a creation, when Ang explained what he wanted to do, that it is the first ever digital human, that it’s not a de-aged Will Smith. It is actually a 100% digital character and that made me… the possibilities of that got me really excited.

I met with KSK and we just hit it off immediately, and you know, we felt like there was a beautiful intersection between, you know, being able to create businesses but also to stay focused on solving problems of the world, so we sort of, a relationship started to develop, and then we said, KSK had a few banking relationships in Japan that were looking to make their way into the United States.

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So the relationship worked out well. And I’d already been investing, and he had already been investing, and our values were in alignment, so we came together and a lot of people that felt the initial ideas jumped in. Just Water was, you know, one of the companies that we started. We invested in boring tech, so you know, we wanna solve some of the world’s problems.

We wanna do well by doing good..

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