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#214: Griddling with Blackstone Products CEO Roger Dahle

On today’s podcast we have Blackstone Products CEO Roger Dahle. Blackstone Products is a design-driven company that is redefining the outdoor cooking experience with griddle cooking appliances and accessories.

On the show, Roger discusses:
-How he invented the home griddle and created Blackstone Products
-Why griddling is becoming so popular
-How they utilize social media and original content to drive brand awareness
-His favorite thing to cook on the griddle
-And more

#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

 

 

#212: Pet Tech with Wag CEO Garrett Smallwood

On today’s podcast we chat with Wag CEO, Garrett Smallwood. Wag is an American pet services marketplace company powering a mobile-first technology platform that enables on-demand and scheduled dog walking, training, and other pet care services.

 

On the show, Garrett discusses:

-What Wag does and why dog owners should download the app
-Wag’s path to future profitability
-Going public and future growth plans
-The best dog breed to own
-And more!

#211: Cybersecurity with ZeroFox CEO James Foster

On today’s podcast we talk cybersecurity with the ZeroFox CEO James Foster. ZeroFox is an enterprise software-as-a-service leader in external cybersecurity.

On the show, Foster discusses:
-What is so exciting about cybersecurity
-The most important trends in cybersecurity that investors should learn more about
-Details on the pending acquisition of IDX, a leading digital privacy protection and data -breach response services company
-Key factors driving the company’s forecast 30% revenue CAGR
-And more

 

#210: Leadership Chat: D-Wave CEO Alan Baratz

On today’s podcast we welcome special guest, D-Wave CEO Alan Baratz. D-Wave is a leader in quantum computing systems, software, and services.

On the show, Alan discusses:
-What is quantum computing and why it is important
-Some of the major technological breakthroughs in quantum computing
-The technology’s potential effect on cryptography and cryptocurrency
-An overview of the market opportunity and competitive environment
-And more

#208: Leadership Chat: Satellogic CEO Emiliano Kargieman

On today’s podcast we welcome special guest, Satellogic CEO Emiliano Kargieman. Satellogic is a leader in high-resolution satellite data collection.

On the show, Emiliano discusses:
-The market opportunity for satellite imaging
-How the company is making Earth Observation imagery accessible and affordable
-How Satellogic’s Earth Observation data is helping the Ukrainian people
-His advice on finding success as an entrepreneur
-And more

 

#205: Leadership Chat: Eve co-CEOs, Jerry DeMuro and Andre Stein

On today’s podcast we welcome special guests, Eve co-CEOs, Jerry DeMuro and Andre Stein. Eve is a recent corporate carve-out from Brazilian multinational aerospace manufacturer Embraer and a leader in the development of next-generation Urban Air Mobility.

 

On the show, Jerry and Andre discuss:

-Flying cars - Eve’s next-generation Urban Air Mobility solutions

-The corporate carve-out and going-public transaction

-How Eve differs from competitors in the eVTOL space

-The potential $760 billion market they are pursuing

-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

#203: Leadership Chat: Terran Orbital CEO Marc Bell

On today’s podcast we welcome special guest, Terran Orbital CEO and Chairman Marc Bell. Terran Orbital is a pioneer in the development, innovation and operation of small satellites and earth observation solutions.

 

On the show, Marc discusses:

-How he built numerous successful businesses in different industries including real estate, entertainment and space

-The opportunity that he sees small satellites

-How running a vertically integrated business gives them a competitive advantage

-Keys to thriving as an entrepreneur and business leader

-And more

 

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#202: Leadership Chat: SES President Rohit Makharia

February 28, 2022 - On today’s podcast we welcome special guest, SES President Rohit Makharia. SES is a leader in the development and manufacturing of high-performance Lithium-Metal rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles.

 

On the show, Rohit discusses:

-Some of the innovations and breakthroughs in battery tech that he has worked on over his career

-Why investors and consumers should care about lithium metal batteries

-SES’s revenue ramp and future path to profitability

-His thoughts on the SPAC merger process

-And more

 

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