Gamified Investing for the Military with Kaj Larsen and Sean Bonner

Guild; Veteran On the Move

This week Joe is joined by Navy Veterans Kaj Larsen and Sean Bonner, the co-founders of Guild. Kaj and Sean have made it their mission to close the gap of inadequate financial education and training provided to our military service members and veterans. In 2021, the team created Guild,  a self-directed investment platform that inspires the military community to secure financial freedom through training and education. Guild encourages better investment behaviors and connects users to a community; with a leaderboard and collective intelligence shared among users. Kaj and Sean shared their unique stories behind their military service and how they overcame the challenges of launching a new product. Find out more about Guild here


About Our Guests 


Kaj Larsen is the Co-Founder of Guild, a former U.S. Navy Seal and award-winning filmmaker and correspondent. He has worked for Vice News, CNN, Now This News and Current TV, including producing the Emmy Award-winning Vanguard journalist series. He is a combat veteran Navy SEAL who served in the War on Terror during Operating Enduring Freedom. He continues his service as a SEAL reserve officer assigned to US Special Operations Command. Prior to founding Guild, Sean Bonner founded and served as Chief Investment Officer of Carne Capital, LLC and has been a Morningstar 5 Star Manager in Large Cap Value. Prior to founding Carne Capital, Sean was a senior trader for Deutsche Bank in New York City in its Global Equity Derivatives division from 2004 to 2008. Sean founded and served as the manager of the Bonner Investment Group, a Philadelphia Stock Exchange and American Stock Exchange Broker/Dealer firm specializing in proprietary option trading. He spent 13 years as a Navy Reserve Intelligence Officer working for the Office of Naval Intelligence and most recently as a Department Head for a Defense Intelligence Agency unit.


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Navy Federal

Navy Federal Credit Union 

Buying a home can be stressful enough so it’s great to work with a lender who already understands the special situation of military families. Navy Federal Credit Union is here to help military members and their families tackle homeownership.  Learn more at

At Navy Federal, our members are the mission.  


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