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#195: State of the Markets 4: 2022 Outlook and AMA

January 20, 2022 - On today’s podcast we have a special episode of “State of the Markets” in which Julian discusses his 2022 market outlook and answers questions from investors in a live event.

 

On the show, Julian discusses his outlook on inflation, interest rates, bonds, equities (domestic and international), meme stonks, M&A, private equity, SPACs, crypto, NFTs, key risks that investors should be thinking about, and more!

 

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#194: Leadership Chat: Li-Metal CEO Maciej Jastrzebski

January 17, 2022 - On today’s podcast we welcome special guest, Li-Metal Founder & CEO Maciej Jastrzebski. Li-Metal is developing and commercializing technologies that address key challenges in the supply chain of next-generation batteries.

 

On the show, Maciej discusses:

-How lithium metal plays an important role in battery technology

-Advantages of Li-Metal battery tech

-The company's plans to ramp up commercial-scale production

-The importance of having domestic lithium production

-And more

 

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#193: Leadership Chat: MANSCAPED CEO Paul Tran

January 10, 2022 - On today’s podcast we welcome special guest, MANSCAPED Founder and CEO, Paul Tran. MANSCAPED is a leader and pioneer in men’s grooming that recently announced a going-public transaction at a $1 billion valuation.

 

On the show, Paul discusses:

  • What inspired the founding of MANSCAPED
  • How he launched a category creator
  • Keys to success behind the company’s innovative marketing
  • How they go about creating viral marketing campaigns
  • 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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#191: Leadership Chat: NFTs with Chibi Labs Founder Mat Sposta

On today’s podcast we welcome special guest, Chibi Labs Founder Mat Sposta. Chibi Labs has created three futuristic NFT collections featuring cool 3D characters.

 

On the show, Mat discusses:

  • His path from Wall Street to NFTs (or TradFi to DeFi)
  • What is an NFT and why should people want to own them
  • Chibi Labs roadmap in 2022
  • The future of the NFT market and the metaverse
  • And more

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#190: Leadership Chat: Customers Bank CEO Sam Sidhu

On today’s podcast we welcome special guest, Customers Bank CEO Sam Sidhu. Customers Bank is a full-service financial institution with nearly $20 billion in assets.

 

On the show, Sam discusses:

-What he learned in investment banking and private equity that helped him as a bank CEO

-How the company’s blockchain-based digital payment technology works

-When Covid struck, how Customers Bank turned challenge into opportunity

-Key performance indicators and financial metrics that bank investors should track

-What sets Customers Bank apart as an investment opportunity

-And more

 

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#189: Leadership Chat: Bill Gross, Founder & CEO of Heliogen

On today’s podcast we welcome special guest, legendary entrepreneur and prolific inventor, Bill Gross. Bill’s latest venture is Heliogen, a leading provider of AI-enabled concentrated solar power. 

 

On the show, Bill discusses:

  • His career history and how he created startup incubator Idealab
  • His startup formula for success and key characteristics to look for when starting a new venture
  • The novel technology behind how Heliogen’s AI-enabled concentrated solar power system works
  • How the company plans on generating revenue of more than $1 billion by 2025
  • His advice for founders that are just beginning their entrepreneurial journey
  • And more

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#188: Leadership Chat: LOOP Industries CEO Daniel Solomita

On today’s podcast we welcome special guest, LOOP Industries Founder and CEO, Daniel Solomita. Loop Industries takes waste PET plastic and polyester fiber — which cannot be conventionally recycled — and turns them into high value materials.

 

On the show, Daniel discusses:

-The sustainability mission at the heart of LOOP

-Details around the process to generate PET plastic from recycled content

-The long term thesis behind plastics recycling

-His comments on short seller Hindenburg Research’s negative report on LOOP

-And more

#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

#186: Leadership Chat: Wejo CEO Richard Barlow

On today’s podcast we welcome special guest, Wejo CEO Richard Barlow. Wejo is a leader in connected vehicle data.

On the show, Richard discusses:

  • Lessons learned through the founding of several successful new ventures
  • The opportunity in the monetization of connected vehicle data
  • Wejo’s roadmap to profitability
  • Key growth initiatives as a newly public company
  • And more

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