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#213: Travel Marketplaces with Mondee CEO Prasad Gundumogula

On today’s podcast we talk about travel marketplaces with Mondee CEO Prasad Gundumogula. Mondee is a technology-first travel marketplace with a portfolio of globally recognized brands in the leisure, retail and corporate travel sectors.

On the show, Prasad discusses:
-Mondee’s role as a travel market disruptor and next generation marketplace
-Why he thinks the travel market is recovering on a sustained basis
-Some recent trends occurring in the travel market
-The company’s approach to M&A and its recent SPAC merger
-And more

 

 

#204: LeadershipChat: ElectraMeccanica Vehicles CEO Kevin Pavlov

On today’s show we welcome special guest, ElectraMeccanica Vehicles CEO Kevin Pavlov. ElectraMeccanica is a Canadian designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles. The company’s flagship vehicle is the single-seat electric vehicle called the SOLO.

 

On the podcast, Kevin discusses:

-The story behind the unique, three-wheel design of the SOLO

-How they plan to scale the electric vehicle company

-Why they use an asset-light contract manufacturing model

-The competitive environment and how ElectraMeccanica vehicles stand out

-And more

#200: State of the Markets 5 - The Bursting of the Growth Stock Bubble. What’s Next?

On the 200th episode of the Absolute Return Podcast, Mike and Julian chat about:

CPI hits 7.5%, a 40-year high. How Bad Will it Get?

Growth Stocks Taken to the Woodshed. Is Peloton heading to zero?

Weirdo Couple Arrested Trying to Launder $4.5 Billion of Bitcoins from 2016 Bitfinex Hack. Any Implications?

APE DAO Liquidation?

 

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#198: Leadership Chat: GreenBox POS Co-Founder Ben Errez

On today’s podcast we welcome special guest Ben Errez, GreenBox POS Co-Founder and Chairman. GreenBox POS is a fintech company offering blockchain ledger and smart contract token technologies to create seamless payment processing solutions.

 

On the show, Ben discusses:

-The macro case for the global digital payment market

-His thoughts on crypto, digital currencies and stablecoins

-Details about the company’s stablecoin offering

-A rebuke to a recent short seller report on the company

-And more

 

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#192: Leadership Chat: Brivo CEO Steve Van Till

On today’s podcast we welcome special guest, the Founder and CEO of Brivo, Steve Van Till. Brivo is the global leader in cloud-based access control and smart building technologies.

 

On today’s show, Steve discusses:

- What attracted him to the tech industry and why he chose to focus on access and security

- Points from his book The Five Technological Forces Transforming Physical Security

- Insights into the changing nature of work and the resulting smart space revolution

- Details behind the recently announced merger with SPAC Crown PropTech Acquisitions

- And more

 

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#187: Leadership Chat: FiscalNote CEO Tim Hwang

On today’s podcast we welcome special guest, FiscalNote CEO Tim Hwang. FiscalNote is a leading AI-driven enterprise SaaS company that delivers legal and regulatory data and insights.

 

On the show, Tim discusses:

-Why being the category creator is important

-How he raised seed capital from investor Mark Cuban

-What made the merger with SPAC Duddell Street Acquisition so unique

-The company’s M&A strategy

-And more

#179: Leadership Chat: AdTheorent CEO Jim Lawson

On today’s podcast we welcome special guest AdTheorent CEO Jim Lawson. AdTheorent is a programmatic digital advertising leader using advanced machine learning technology and solutions to deliver real-world value for advertisers and marketers.

 

On the show, Jim discusses:

- His journey from practicing law to becoming an entrepreneur and CEO

- How AdTheorent’s machine learning advertising technology platform works

- Why the two most prevalent ad targeting methods, cookie-based retargeting and segment-based audiences, are less effective

- Insights into the merger with MCAP Acquisition Corporation

- And more

#177: State of the Markets 3 with SPACGuru, SPACInsider and SPACWarrants

On today’s podcast we have a discussion between Julian and three market experts, SPACGuru (G), SPACInsider (Kristi) and SPACWarrants (Jeff), for an in-depth discussion on the state of the blank check market:

- What to make of high redemption rates and low float meme stock short squeezes?

- How are IPO terms evolving?

- What will be the future of PSTH and the SPARC structure?

- Lawsuits, the SEC and the future of SPACs

- And more

#175: Leadership Chat: IronNet co-CEO Bill Welch

On today’s podcast we welcome special guest, IronNet’s co-CEO Bill Welch. IronNet is an innovative leader transforming cybersecurity through Collective Defense.

 

On the show, Bill discusses:

- How cyber threats have evolved over the past 20 years

- What CTOs and executives should be concerned about regarding their company’s network security

- What he learned from their recent going-public process

- Key drivers of IronNet’s forecast 78% revenue CAGR

- And more

#172: Leadership Chat: Stem CEO John Carrington

On today’s podcast we welcome special guest John Carrington. John is the CEO of Stem, the market leader in AI-driven clean energy storage systems.

 

On the show, John discusses:

- How Stem’s business has evolved in the 8 years since he joined

- The competitive landscape and what makes Stem the market leader

- Insights into the recent going-public process

- ESG, AI and the company’s growth opportunities

- And more

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