The 6th most valuable company on earth? It's Nvidia — because not all computer chips are equal. We finally have an IPO this year: It's Cava, the Chipotle of Mediterranean food, and it's covering the suburbs in hummus. And Google and Uber just teamed up on a self-driving robo-taxi… so we think Tesla should acquire Lyft. Recorded at Spotify Studios LA Sponsor link: MUDWTR mudwtr.com/tboy $NVDA $CAVA $UBER $LYFT $TSLA $GOOG Want merch, a shoutout, or got TheBestFactYet? Go to: www.tboypod.com Follow The Best One Yet on Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok: @tboypod And now watch us on Youtube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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The city of Wenzhou in southeastern China is home to the country's largest privately owned mental health hospital group, the Wenzhou Kangning Hospital Co, Ltd. It's an example of the extraordinary entrepreneurship happening in China's healthcare space. But after its successful initial public offering (IPO), how will the hospital grow in the future?
In this week's episode, Logan and Evan discuss AppHarvest's latest SEC filings, TikTok's ban in Montana, and Sam Altman's testimony to the Senate about the dangers of AI and calls for regulation. AppHarvest, a vertically integrated indoor farming company, filed its 8-K and 10-Q with the SEC on May 10th. The 8-K report details unscheduled material events, while the 10-Q report provides a quarterly update on the company's financial position. The SEC filings paint a grim picture for AppHarvest, which has been struggling financially since its IPO in 2021. The company has defaulted on loans, its crop yields have been impacted by pests and a Listeria outbreak, and it has received a delisting notice from the Nasdaq. AppHarvest is now expected to run out of operating capital in Q3. In other news, Montana has become the first state to ban TikTok, a popular social media app owned by Chinese company ByteDance. Montana Governor Greg Gianforte said he is banning TikTok to protect his state's residents from China, which he claims is using the app to spy on Americans. TikTok has denied these allegations, and it has said it will challenge Montana's ban in court. Finally, Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 17th about the dangers of AI and the need for regulation. Altman warned that AI could be used to create autonomous weapons systems, spread misinformation, and undermine democracy. He called for AI businesses to be subject to licensing and testing requirements, and he said that firms like OpenAI should be independently audited. Intro: 0:00 What's Going Wrong at AppHarvest: 4:42 Montana Bans TikTok: 17:18 AI Edge: Sam Altman, the Senate, and AI Regulation: 29:29 Articles: AppHarvest SEC Filings 8-K filing & 10-Q filing Montana becomes the first state to ban TikTok Sam Altman: CEO of OpenAI calls for US to regulate artificial intelligence Visit us at MiddleTech.com Follow Us Twitter Instagram Facebook LinkedIn Logan's Twitter Evan's Twitter Middle Tech is proud to be supported by: KY Innovation Bolt Marketing
Mediterranean restaurant chain Cava has filed for an IPO later this year. Will investors be as satisfied as Cava's customers? (00:21) Jason Moser discusses: - The growth of Cava and the company's plans for capital raised during the IPO - How Cava could end up as the next Chipotle (or not) - What another big week of retail earnings portends (12:43) A lot of companies are talking about artificial intelligence on their conference calls this earnings season. Ricky Mulvey talks with Motley Fool analyst Meilin Quinn about a business that may be getting a genuine tailwind from AI. Companies discussed: CMG, SG, COST, LOW, BBY, HD, WMT, TGT, CHGG, DUOL Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jason Moser, Meilin Quinn Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd
Episode 64: Neal and Toby break down what would happen if the US defaults. Plus the guys talk about Instagram throwing its hat in the battle of text-based platforms. Then, is the allure of E-Sports starting to fade? A look into the stagnant industry and if it's time to give up on its future. Lastly, Cava gets ready for IPO, debt ceiling update, and a whale problem that is wreaking havoc in Europe that may be a sign of a killer whale revolution. Learn more about our sponsor, Brex: brex.com/brewdaily Learn more about our sponsor, Fidelity: https://fidelity.com/stocksbytheslice Listen Here: https://link.chtbl.com/MBD Watch Here: https://www.youtube.com/@MorningBrewDailyShow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Neal: Welcome everyone to the weekly San Diego Tech News by Neal Bloom and Fred Grier from Fresh Brewed Tech. Every Friday at 12:30pm Pacific on Clubhouse and now we record them for you to enjoy as well. Find these episodes on Freshbrewedtech.com and favorite podcast player for Tacos and Tech Podcast. I'm Neal Bloom, entrepreneur, investor, and community builder. Fred: I'm Fred Grier, journalist and author of SD Founders substack. I wrote about the tech industry for the San Diego Business Journal for two years. I covered the ins-and-outs of the startup world for much of that time, breaking news on IPOs, fundraising rounds, and M&A. For May 19, 2023: SD Tech Hub & next SD Tech Hub event May 23 5pm TuSimple leadership issues and layoffs SD MLS team announced Events: SD Tech Hub event May 23 5pm The Pitch social meetup June 7 Summer Social June 13 Innovation Week & Petco Park Day Sept 14
Shopify Masters | The ecommerce business and marketing podcast for ambitious entrepreneurs
Allbirds is a direct-to-consumer success story, upending the shoe industry with sustainable materials. Allbirds co-founder and CEO Joey Zwillinger shares how the company's mission fuels innovation in the first episode of the Shopify on Location in San Francisco.For more on Allbirds and show notes: https://www.shopify.com/blog/allbirds-sustainability
Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso
Avery is joined Arati Sharma, a powerhouse in venture capital funding. She's the founding partner of Backbone Angels, a collective of all-women angel investors who focus on investing in Black, Indigenous, and women of color-led companies. She also is a co-founder of Ghlee, a ghee-based skincare brand, which she started with her siblings. Previously, Arati rose through the ranks at Shopify, first as a community development manager and then as a director of marketing, working through the software company's $1 billion dollar IPO in 2015. Arati and Avery talk about what it was like working at one of the hottest tech startups during its heyday, the power of talking about wealth as women of color and why imposter syndrome might actually be good for you. Follow Arati on Instagram (@aratisharma) and check out her ghee-based skincare brand, Ghee (ghlee.com) as well as Backbone Angels (backboneangels.com). Get your very own Workplace Affirmation Deck from Girlboss at girlboss.com/affirmations! Sign up for Girlboss Daily, our must-read morning newsletter, at girlboss.com/newsletter. You'll get A+ career advice, dream job postings, free coffee every Friday and a few emojis (because we're fun like that), delivered right to your inbox. Looking for your next dream employee? Post your open role on our Girlboss Job Board at jobs.girlboss.com. Girlboss Goods, our women-owned and operated marketplace, makes it easier for you to vote with your dollar while also championing small businesses. Head to girlboss.com/goods. Happy shopping!
The major averages closed lower, near session lows. Vital Knowledge's Adam Crisafulli and Alejandra Grindal, Ned Davis Research Chief Economist, break down the market action as the US creeps closer to a potential default. Congressional leaders speak after another meeting at the White House. OpenAI CEO Sam Altman spoke before Congress today; our Steve Kovach reports on the key takeaways and Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince on how AI will impact his business. Tesla annual meeting is tonight; our Phil LeBeau on what investors are watching most closely. SAP CEO Christian Klein on AI and the cloud, plus Nubank reported strong quarterly numbers from its business as a digital bank in Latin America. CEO David Velez on the company's expansion since its 2021 IPO.
Neal: Welcome everyone to the weekly San Diego Tech News by Neal Bloom and Fred Grier from Fresh Brewed Tech. Every Friday at 12:30pm Pacific on Clubhouse and now we record them for you to enjoy as well. Find these episodes on Freshbrewedtech.com and favorite podcast player for Tacos and Tech Podcast I'm Neal Bloom, entrepreneur, investor, and community builder. Fred: I'm Fred Grier, journalist and author of SD Founders substack. I wrote about the tech industry for the San Diego Business Journal for two years. I covered the ins-and-outs of the startup world for much of that time, breaking news on IPOs, fundraising rounds, and M&A. For May 12, 2023: Q1 Venture Capital Report by Fred Grier Viasat: Launch & Merger Upcoming events: Summer Social by Connect
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In this episode, we sit down with Fred Cary, an accomplished senior executive, strategic consultant, attorney, and investment banker with a track record of building successful global companies from startup stage through exit by IPO or M&A.With over 250 startups under his oversight, Fred shares his expertise on positioning and branding, funding and growth, building efficiencies, creating partnerships, increasing margins, motivating employees, M&A strategies, organizational structure, and balanced scorecard. He also shares his insights on building high-growth businesses in a variety of industries, including finance, enterprise software, mobile technologies, web services, digital video, HDTV, broadband, personalized television, and consumer-related products.Fred's ultimate goal is to help build successful businesses that can make a positive difference in their sector. He believes in empowering businesses at every stage, from an idea on a napkin to a 1,000-employee company. He is ready to offer help, inspiration, or direction if you are doing something unique and compelling.In addition to his professional experience, Fred obtained his JD degree from Thomas Jefferson in California, completed post-graduate studies at Harvard Law School, and obtained his international MBA with Honors from the University of Liverpool.If you're interested in learning from a seasoned business leader who has helped build successful global companies from the ground up, then this episode is for you. Fred shares his wealth of knowledge and expertise on what it takes to succeed in today's competitive business landscape.
P&L With Paul Sweeney and Lisa Abramowicz
Former prosecutors Nick Akerman and Michael Zeldin join to break down the Donald Trump and George Santos legal woes. Anneka Treon, Chief Economist International at Van Lanschot Kempen, joins the program to talk about the outlook inflation and global impact of a US debt ceiling default. Brandon Rakszawski, Director of Product Management and the VanEck Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF (PFXF), joins to discuss outlook for ETFs and ETF. Angela Stent, Senior Fellow at the Brookings institute, joins us to discuss the war in Ukraine, outlook for the upcoming counteroffensive, and any hope of negotiations with Vladimir Putin. Brianne Lynch, Head of Market Insight at EquityZen, joins the program to discuss how the recent bank turmoil could affect the IPO market. Mike McGlone, Senior Macro Strategist with Bloomberg Intelligence, and Fernando Valle, Senior Analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence, join for an in studio roundtable on the outlook for energy and commodities. Patrick Pacious, CEO at Choice Hotels (NYSE: CHH), joins to discuss his company's earnings, outlook for travel after CPI revealed an uptick in airfare prices, and consumer resiliency. Hosted by Paul Sweeney, Kriti Gupta, and Madison Mills.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
I first met Avantika Daing, a General Partner & Managing Partner at Plum Alley Investments (and Tedx Speaker!) while she was onstage at an Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator event. She was there to share a bit about Plum Alley's Investment thesis as well as unpack six pitches live from early-stage companies. Let's level set a bit so you understand Avantika's and Plum Alley's mission, which revolves around an important number that hasn't moved much in years, despite a lot of effort - 2%. According to Pitchbook, in 2022, companies founded solely by women garnered just 2% of the total capital invested in VC-backed startups in the United States. Plum Alley only funds gender-diverse companies and works to create an ecosystem to help them not just get funded, but to grow and succeed. That's one of the reasons I wanted to bring Avantika on, to share some of her ways of thinking strategically about funding as an investor, how Plum Alley is working to create a more sustainable funding ecosystem for diverse founding teams, and how she coaches founders to be more strategic about funding, too. Watching Avantika on stage peel back the layers of the onion (one of her favorite metaphors!) on a company's story in conversation with a founder and work to understand the company's potential was fascinating - it's a tremendous act of intellectual rigor and curiosity. Her questions also reminded me that founders can make an investor's job a lot easier through more powerful and intentional storytelling. Another powerful metaphor that Avantika came back to in a number of pitches was the idea of a Basecamp. In other words, Avantika, as a funder, wants to know: Is your company building a core technology or defensible market position (a basecamp) that will provide you with multiple paths to success? Avantika acknowledged that a “single story” about how your company will “win” or “summit the mountain” is powerful, but she was clear that she prefers companies that are creating a powerful “basecamp”...why? Because:
The Super Excellent Not Too Serious Bike That Goes Nowhere Podcast
All kinds of hijinks! Sheldon runs a 10K for the first time in a long time and it's a fun goal for himself. Also, he got more old this weekend as well. Meredith - so, so proud of her - she earned her Master's degree! Shoutout to Ottawa University for their program that helped make it possible. [13:30] Our guest is the one and only Lou Lentine - CEO and Founder of Echelon. We talk about the journey the company is on and all of the super exciting products, partnerships, and great new content being developed. Lou has a maniacal focus on making sure Echelon products are not only accessible, but also are a quality product. We discuss how the strength machine went back to the drawing board when it didn't meet his standards as a user. There's also a chance to name the new machine! Submit ideas to email@example.com - you could win a strength machine! Recap at [1:17:10] [1:36:10] In industry news: estimates after a recent capital raise estimate Tonal valuation at ~$600MM. This seems really high to Sheldon considering all of the risk in this market and what seems to be poor growth… but who knows. Strava and Spotify have integrated! Supplement company Form hires Orlando Bloom as “Chief Well ness Officer”. We discuss this - are these just vanity titles or is there a real job involved here? Apple set to launch Coach+ that uses your Apple Health data AI to curate 1:1 fitness, nutrition, and sleep recommendations. Also - the military using wearables more to track health of soldiers so that they can make adjustments. Mirror maker Forme raises an additional $12MM in an IPO… strange time to go public if you ask me. The stock dropped 17% in its first day. [1:53:14] Echelon news. John Holt debut on the Bike! Ryn gets Married! Dual rides with Jana and Eden. An instructor leaves and a new one - Alexis - joins the team! Michael Browne - verve records ride. Some changes in the schedule. Some great names and TONS of shoutouts!!! [2:06:00) An announcement from the team. Sheldon moving on from being a regular host. They have recruited Abe Kelledjian (Monkey's Uncle) to step in and co-host with Meredith. It was a tough choice for Sheldon, but he feels this will be a new and fun era for the show! Buh-Biiiiiike!
What should investors be doing right now with many major issues still unsettled? Trivariate's Adam Parker and Nicole Webb of Wealth Enhancement Group give their expert market takes. Plus, Rashaun Williams of Manhattan Venture Partners weighs in on the state of the IPO market and if he thinks a thaw is happening in the space. And, JPMorgan's Meera Pandit is breaking down recession risks and if rate cuts could be on the table in 2023.
Neal: Welcome everyone to the weekly San Diego Tech News by Neal Bloom and Fred Grier from Fresh Brewed Tech. Every Friday at 12:30pm Pacific on Clubhouse and now we record them for you to enjoy as well. Find these episodes on Freshbrewedtech.com and favorite podcast player for Tacos and Tech Podcast I'm Neal Bloom, entrepreneur, investor, and community builder. Fred: I'm Fred Grier, journalist and author of SD Founders substack. I wrote about the tech industry for the San Diego Business Journal for two years. I covered the ins-and-outs of the startup world for much of that time, breaking news on IPOs, fundraising rounds, and M&A. 4/28/23: Interlock Summit debrief, Fred's article on it SD Angel Conference Winner - Limber Naturally San Diego Pitch Slam Winner - Root and Splendor The first Techstars San Diego accelerator class applications are open. Apply now!
Today we have on Enfusions CRO, Steven Bachert. Enfusion is the flexible, modern framework for investment management operations that gives fund managers the freedom to perform. Link to Customer Conversations In this episode Steven and myself discuss: How to overcome the challenges in software adoption and IPO. The importance of adapting your playbook for each new opportunity. The significance of storytelling and data-driven forecasting in preparing for an IPO. The complexities of market analysis and how to navigate them. How confidence and crafting the right story will help you when taking your company public. All that and more in this episode.
Absolute-value investor Brian Frank of the Frank Value Fund says that with cash now paying close to 5 percent, it's 'gotten a lot easier to go to cash,' but it also has raised the bar on stocks and for how investors should set their expectations. 'If you don't think you're going to be making more than 5 percent on a stock,' Frank says in the Market Call, 'why are you buying it if cash is paying you [5 percent] now?' Also on the show, Lewis Black, chief executive officer at Almonty Industries, talks about the market for tungsten and how the metal has the potential to be the cause of tough economic conditions and geopolitical football; David Trainer of New Constructs puts Kenvue -- the spin-off of Johnson and Johnson consumer brands -- in the Danger Zone in its first few days after going IPO, and Chuck answers a listener's question that goes to the heart of Brian Frank's discussion on going to cash, about whether cash returns are so good right now that a nervous investor might use bank accounts to ride out whatever the market dishes out next.
Alex is back with the latest in tech news from the weekend and what's making headlines early in the week. Today, we are talking about meme coins, unicorns and the latest from India!The global stock market started the week on pretty good footing. Also, the crypto world is suffering modest indigestion thanks to a new meme coin.On the regulatory front, it appears Coinbase is going to stick with the U.S. Elsewhere in Industry Land, Qualcomm is going shopping, Alibaba's logistics IPO is targeting the Hong Kong market, and the UK is digesting the fact that a local legend is going to list in the United States.From there, it was time to check in on some news, bad and good, from India.We are going to see some interesting earnings results this week, so stay tuned! Equity will be back Wednesday morning!For episode transcripts and more, head to Equity's Simplecast website.Equity drops at 7 a.m. PT every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the casts. TechCrunch also has a great show on crypto, a show that interviews founders, one that details how our stories come together and more!
@AviNMash is joined by serial entrepreneur Brian Espisito who has launched Kim Kardashian Beauty Brand, helped Staxx get to a $1B Valuation was involved in numerous early IPO's including Facebook and incredible interview learning from a very successful entrepenueur.
The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk
Text Hawk to 66866 to become part of "Mindful Monday." Join 10's of thousands of your fellow learning leaders and receive a carefully curated email from me each Monday morning to help you start your week off right... Full show notes at www.LearningLeader.com Twitter/IG: @RyanHawk12 https://twitter.com/RyanHawk12 Frank Slootman is the CEO at Snowflake. Frank has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive in the enterprise software industry. Frank served as CEO of ServiceNow from 2011 to 2017, taking the organization from $100M in revenue, through an IPO, to $1.4B. Prior to that, Frank served as President at EMC following an acquisition of Data Domain Corporation, where he served as the CEO, leading the company through an IPO to its acquisition by EMC for $2.4B. He's also the best-selling author of Amp It Up. Notes: Frank's work ethic was developed as a child in the Netherlands. In his teens, he had summer jobs harvesting tulip bulbs and walking behind a tractor ten hours a day. He also cleaned factory toilets one summer in the plant where his dad worked. “The Man In The Arena” Theodore Roosevelt – Frank put this at the beginning of Amp It Up. After retiring from ServiceNow in 2017, Frank had no intention of taking another CEO role, but people like him “have a hard time leaving the arena.” It's exciting to be back in a CEO role with Snowflake. Hiring -- “Hire people ahead of their own curve.” Hire more for aptitude than experience and give people the career opportunity of a lifetime. NO MBO -- “Another source of misalignment is management by objective (MBO). Which I have eliminated at every company I've joined in the last 20 years.” Push the pace -- Leaders set the pace. “Instead of getting back to me in a week, I asked, “Why not tomorrow?” Change the cadence. Push the pace. The leadership "must-have" qualities: A need to prove something Unbalanced They want to show the world something... They have passion High trust Need some ego, but it has to be in check Legacy? "I don't think about legacy much. When you're dead, you're dead." Frank's leadership team: We are not balanced, we are available to each other 24/7. Drivers vs. Passengers -- “Passengers are people who don't mind simply being carried along by the company's momentum …They are often pleasant, get along with everyone, attend meetings promptly, and generally do not stand out as troublemakers … While passengers can often diagnose and articulate a problem quite well, they have no investment in solving it.” Frank wants front-seat drivers who'll take ownership, make trouble, and help navigate. Raise Your Standards -- Push for insanely great. A leader must always push the standard higher. Focus -- “Founders don't have a mindset around operating companies. Focus is one of our number one things. You need to learn to have extreme, machine focus, and most people don't even know the beginning of what that means. They think they do, and they don't.” “I'm more of a Patton than an Eisenhower,” he says, known for constantly driving the troops forward. Sequoia's Carl Eschenbach remembers, “When we brought Frank into Snowflake, at our first board meeting he said, ‘Let me tell you how I'm running the board meetings and how you're going to participate. We're going to keep this very simple. I'm not even gonna tell you anything about the good stuff that's happening because you already know that—I'm going to dive into the shit that's broken and how we're going to fix it.'” Very Brief Retirement -- In 2017, Frank spent time regatta sailing, winning the iconic ocean race, Transpac. Race from Los Angeles to Oahu. (To win, “We focused on recruiting talent”). Put The Success of The Company Ahead of Your Own – If you want to build a Snowflake-sized company, you can't be about the celeb-CEO lifestyle. “That's not real life. Real life is you're terrorized and uncomfortable every day of the week. People always ask me, ‘Is this normal?' I'm like, yep.” Snowflake - Hit the ground running on April 26, 2019. Good news: They were on already on a tear. The bad news: “The company was quite impressed with itself.” Growth in all areas (revenue, retention rate, total customers, $1m Customers, Forbes Global 2000 Customers, Customer Satisfaction). The first 90 days as a new leader. It's a combat zone. You must quickly assess what's working, and what's not. Who should stay on the bus, and who should get off?
Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
"I would say first of all Indonesia is probably one of the remaining opportunities in a huge market, that's more or less homogeneous with a population of 270 million. You have to look at the G D P per capita is around 4,000 and then the GDP (gross domestic product) growth itself: it's about 5%. So I think you are hard-pressed to find any other country that matches these three very promising criteria. I would say that secondly, on the technology side, a high level of digitization has taken place and internet penetration has grown very quickly, especially during covid. So we are about 70% internet penetration and the whole digital infrastructure is ready for companies to take advantage of them, by that I mean things like payments and logistics. Then I would say that there are other factors that make this market attractive more for the venture capital ecosystem. One is talent. I think you'll find the most number of entrepreneurs in Indonesia in the Southeast Asia region. Number two is you can find follow on capital. for early-stage investors, that's really important, right? Thirdly maybe most importantly, you can find a local exit market. So the IDX is open for iPOs and we've had three IPOs in the last two years. so I think those are the most attractive factors when you think about Indonesia as an emerging market." - Helen Wong Fresh out of the studio, Helen Wong, managing partner from AC Ventures joined us in a conversation about AC Ventures and the firm's investment thesis onto the largest economy in Southeast Asia: Indonesia. Helen began with her background story from how she started in Silicon Valley, then moved to China and witnessed the rise of the Chinese tech scene. Following on, she explained her mental model in how she evaluates and invests in founders from the Indonesian tech scene. Last but not least, she discuss what great would look like for AC Ventures in Southeast Asia. Podcast Information: The show is hosted and produced by Bernard Leong (@bernardleong, Linkedin) and Carol Yin (@CarolYujiaYin, LinkedIn). Proper credits for the intro and end music: "Energetic Sports Drive" and the episode is mixed & edited in both video and audio format by G.Thomas Craig (@gthomascraig, LinkedIn).
Back in 2010, when the flow of hiring by investment banks had been reduced to a meager trickle of new faces in the wake of the economic downturn, Aneal Vallurupalli walked through the doors of San Francisco's Union Square Advisors. For Vallurupalli—a recent graduate of a Bay Area college not necessarily known as a feeder school for investment banks—the job offer from Union Square seemed to validate the notion that banking was meant to be his career lane. Still, Vallurupalli tells us that from his early banking days forward, he always viewed investment banking as a place to learn but not necessarily his ultimate career destination: “Investment banking, to me, was kind of like a physician's residency—it put the foundation in place.” At the same time, the firm's unmitigated drive to serve its clients provided him with many “learning moments,” including one client assignment that remains particularly salient. According to Vallurupalli, a private equity client with an appetite for leveraged buyouts asked Union Square to provide a rundown on 30 different companies and brief its investment committee on the results when it met 4 days later. “Over those 4 days, we literally did not go home—I slept under my desk for a total of 2 hours and worked straight through in order to try to meet this deadline,” recalls Vallurupalli, who after 2-1/2 years with Union Square joined Guidewire Software to start up the developer's post-IPO corporate development team. Along the way, Vallurupalli became increasingly interested in the day-to-day operations of the company and began to seek out opportunities beyond corporate development in order to ease his growing operations itch. Says Vallurupalli: “I've never thought about titles, to be honest. I always asked myself: ‘Where could I go next? What would be interesting? How do I take my prior experience to the next opportunity and allow it to be leveraged?'” –Jack Sweeney
In this episode of the Limitless podcast, Matthew Preston and Thaon Simms delve into the Jamaican Stock market and its potential new leader. The conversation revolves around the shift from Mayberry to GK, and the implications of this change for the market as a whole. Check out our Stocks to watch for 2023 episode
Cedric Francois, MD, PhD, is the cofounder, CEO, and president of Apellis, the company behind Syfovre, the first FDA-approved treatment for geographic atrophy.Like many, his path to the top of a successful publicly traded pharmaceutical company did not come fast or easy. He learned the hard way not to rely on “soft commitments” when funding a new venture. He also learned that good instincts and a better bottle of wine can go a long way toward persuading angel investors to open their checkbooks.In this conversation with Firas Rahal, MD, Dr. Francois details the long and winding path that led him from curious physician-scientist to pharmaceutical industry leader. He shares the story of how Syfovre came to be, as well as the hits and misses through 17 years of fundraising.Hits include turning around his first angel investor during an impromptu follow-up meeting. Misses include needing to raise money turning the Great Recession in 2009—a time when there wasn't money to raise. He avoided bankruptcy by selling his company to Alcon later that year.He also shares how Eyetech/Pfizer's Macugen—a trailblazer in anti-VEGF therapies—inspired the science behind what would later become Apellis. Listen to the podcast today to discover:More about Dr. Francois's professional background, which took him from Belgium to Louisville, Kentucky, and from studying hand transplant surgery to developing retinal therapeutics.How Eyetech/Pfizer's Macugen inspired Dr. Francois's research into macrophages and complement inhibitors, which led him to develop products that target C3, the central protein of the complement cascade.What prompted a restart of the Phase III trial for Syfovre, the first FDA-approved treatment for geographic atrophy.The data behind how the drug's efficacy amplifies between 12 and 24 months.For physicians: what it's like to use Syfovre.How Apellis got its IPO done in November 2017, a process that included preparing S2 documents in two weeks and going on a four-day road show.How Dr. Francois secured his first angel investor, including the unconventional move that sealed the deal.His take on the potential diagnostics and other technology that could move retinal treatments forward.[Press Play]ResourcesCedric Francois, MD, PhD https://apellis.com/people/cedric-francois-mdFiras Rahal, MD https://ois.net/firas-m-rahhal-mdApellis pipeline https://apellis.com/our-science/our-pipeline/
Get ready for the juiciest news in tech and finance on this week's episode of The Liquidity Event! We're talking about everything from JPMorgan's Silicon Valley takeover to a shocking report that companies are cheating the H-1B visa lottery. Plus, we'll dish on the gender earnings gap, inflation, and why a 37-year-old making over $200K is ready to break up with New York City. And don't miss our updates on J&J's billion-dollar spinoff Kenvue, AI's impact on the job market, and the wild story of the First Republic Bank failure. So tune in, turn up, and let's get into The Liquidity Event! Links Companies Are Colluding to Cheat H-1B Visa Lottery, U.S. Says The Writers' Strike, DVDs and the Death of Free Money JPMorgan's Silicon Valley Moment ‘Godfather of AI' quits Google with regrets and fears about his life's work Gender Earnings Gap Shrinking at Record Rate, Pew Says A 37-year-old making over $200K is rethinking her location after her rent shot up to $5,500: ‘I'm in a toxic relationship with New York City' Apple's New Savings Account Draws Nearly $1 Billion In Deposits In First Four Days Ranking Individual Income Taxes on the 2023 State Business Tax Climate Index M&T: Super High Quality Regional Bank Trading At Bargain 7.5x EarningsNew York and California lost over $90 billion in income to low-tax states during Covid Why Is Inflation So Sticky? It Could Be Corporate Profits J&J's $43 Billion Spinoff Brings Band-Aid, Tylenol to Hurting IPO Market J&J Consumer-Health IPO Process to Kick Off Key Test for Moribund New-Issue Market J&J's Kenvue spinoff to hit IPO market this week in the biggest deal since late 2021 Kenvue – J&J's consumer health spinoff – signs on for Summit HQ US IPO Weekly Recap: J&J Spin-Off Kenvue Launches Billion-Dollar Deal In A 1 IPO Week Murphy, N.J. officials thrilled to have J&J's billion-dollar spinoff put its HQ in Summit ChatGPT Will See You Now: Doctors Using AI to Answer Patient Questions AI Disruption Deepens With Chegg Plunge, IBM Hiring Halt, Samsung Chatbot Ban ChatGPT Threat Sparks 38% Selloff in Homework-Help Firm Chegg IBM to Pause Hiring for Jobs That AI Could Do What's Going On With First Republic Bank? Jamie Dimon Wins Again in First Republic Bank Deal First Republic Bank Is Seized, Sold to JPMorgan in Second-Largest U.S. Bank Failure Want to know more about working with BrooklynFI, contact us here
The coronation of King Charles the III is tomorrow in London — but you didn't realize the royal family is Royalty Incorporated (worth $21B). Airbnb's always let you book private rooms (not just entire homes), but it's doubling down on affordable options because that's core to its identity. And Band-Aid Brands is part of the biggest IPO of 2023: Kenvue — It's worth $40B, because branding is a powerful drug. This week's pop-biz pop-quiz: Go.tboypod.com $ABNB $JNJ $KVU $CMG Want merch, a shoutout, or got TheBestFactYet? Go to: www.tboypod.com Follow The Best One Yet on Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok: @tboypod And now watch us on Youtube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Robert Cabral's Canine Conversations - Dog Training Podcast
Dog Sports such as IGP / Schutzhund / IPO, Ring Sports and others are under attack. Whether you are interested in dog sports or not, this should concern you. These attacks come from people who know little about dogs and dog training. In this interview I speak to 2X World FMBB IGP Champion Florian Knabl and his wife Patricia Pehrsson about K9 and Sports, an organization that is uniting dog sports enthusiasts to help fight for the future of all dog sports. Here are some links to K9 and Sports: Website: https://k9-and-sports.com/support-k9-and-sports/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/K9andsports-103569182649800/ instagram: https://instagram.com/k9andsports?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2T= Check my online dog training lessons: https://robertcabral.com Check my online dog trainer program: http://shelterdogtraining.com My logo shirts, hats, t-shirts and more: https://robertcabral.com/shop It is also important to remember that supporting K9 and Sports further helps the future of well bred dogs that go on to be pets, companions, and working dogs in fields such as police and military, search and rescue / SAR, detection dogs and more. #dogsports #ipo #workingdog
Show Notes Mark McNally An accomplished and visionary product and marketing executive with broad-based experience scaling companies from startup through multinational establishment. Career includes impressive results as a visionary tech innovator, global business veteran and results oriented operations executive. Led companies from startup through successful IPO. As a senior executive successfully developed and launched visionary new products in multiple industries and managed multi What are the problems with startups coming out of the big-name accelerator programs? What is a venture studio and what is its model? What are the problems with building a company thinking it will be disruptive for 15 years? In terms of metrics, what does success look like for a Venture Studio? Connect with Mark https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrkmcnally/ https://nobodystudios.com/
Influential Entrepreneurs with Mike Saunders, MBA
Adam Jason is a partner at the alternative investment firm, Legacy Group, and a board member at the Green Coffee Company, Colombia's largest coffee producer. He is an attorney specializing in corporate finance, governance, securities regulation, and international business transactions. He has advised Fortune 500 companies and investment banks, including JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Citibank, and Goldman Sachs, through initial public offerings (IPOs) and offerings of debt and equity securities exceeding an aggregate of $10 billion. Adam is based in Medellin, Colombia.Learn more: https://legacy-group.co/Influential Entrepreneurs with Mike Saundershttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/influential-entrepreneurs-with-mike-saunders/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/interview-with-adam-jason-partner-at-legacy-group
One day after the Fed's tenth consecutive rate hike, Carl Quintanilla, Jim Cramer and David Faber discussed another rough session for regional banks. Shares of First Horizon plunged after itsdeal to be acquired by TD Bank was scrapped. PacWest also tumbled -- the bank is mulling strategicoptions including a possible sale. Hear what Jim had to say about "excellent banks" that are getting crushed. Also in focus: What to expect from Apple's after-the-bell earnings, Paramount posts a Q1 miss and slashes its dividend,Qualcomm's weaker-than-expected guidance overshadows a quarterly beat, The CEO of J&J consumer health spin-off Kenvue visited Post 9 to discuss his company going public with the biggest U.S. IPO since November 2021. Squawk on the Street Disclaimer
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Welcome to an episode with a Senior Partner and the global leader in the Tech and Telecommunication practice at McKinsey and Company, Venkat Atluri. In this episode, we defined the emerging ecosystem economy and how most successful companies navigate and thrive in this new world. Venkat Atluri is a thought leader at McKinsey, a prolific author, and a sought-after speaker at industry events. He collaborates with top executives, boards, and investors to create value through end-to-end performance transformation, programmatic M&A, and new business building from scale-up to IPOs. He is keenly focused on the future of technology, with special emphasis on the cross-sector opportunities at the intersection of new technologies and emerging business models. He serves clients in the high-tech, media and telecommunications, advanced industries, and consumer sectors. He has a passion for advising venture capital and private equity investors. Venkat is a leading expert on vast and emerging opportunities created by the network connectivity of devices, systems, platforms, and people that are powered by software and hardware. He draws on this expertise to guide clients through the design and deployment of network and ecosystem-based businesses across sectors. He has held many leadership positions throughout his tenure at the firm. He co-founded and led McKinsey's IoT (Internet of Things) Practice. He also created a group that aims to incubate new analytic and digital assets, develop innovative client offerings, and build alliances and partnerships with innovators. He previously spearheaded digital, analytics, and tech-enabled transformations for clients in advanced industries, and also led the firm's global efforts in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice to help clients fast-track and sustain transformational impact through leadership alignment, execution support, capability-building, and leadership development via a distinctive set of assets and exceptional digital-learning programs. Prior to joining McKinsey, Venkat held global operating leadership roles overseeing large businesses and functions, with a focus on product development, management, and deployment. Outside of McKinsey, Venkat serves on the board of 1871, a world-leading not-for-profit start-up incubator. He is the current chairman of the board and a founding member of Current Water, a not-for-profit that seeks sustainable solutions to water challenges through innovation and collaboration for developing and deploying the tools, practices, and technologies to promote sustainable blue economy growth. Get Venkat's new book here: The Ecosystem Economy: How to Lead in the New Age of Sectors Without Borders. Venkat Atluri and Miklós Dietz Enjoying this episode? Get access to sample advanced training episodes here: www.firmsconsulting.com/promo
Wealth Strategy Secrets of the Ultra Wealthy Podcast
Bikran Sandhu is the COO, CFO, & Co-Founder of Rise48 Equity and Rise48 Communities. Bikran's main responsibilities as COO includes overseeing underwriting, asset management, and investor relations for all assets. Bikran's main responsibilities as CFO include overseeing accounting, finance, and treasury at Rise48 Equity and Rise48 Communities. He resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Alice Pan. Bikran has a professional background in audit and assurance services where he worked at PwC LLP and audited Fortune 100 companies as well as pre-IPO companies. Bikran also worked at CNM, LLP and has a professional background in management consulting services related to SOX compliance, risk advisory, and transactional accounting advisory services for Fortune 500 companies. Bikran's passion for the product he sells is evident in his successful wealth trajectory. His exceptional asset management skills have led to quick success, with his company successfully executing multi-million dollar assets. Bikran reveals the logistics and benefits of an interest rate cap, while shedding light on the reasons for many business failures in the field. He shares how as an investor, it is imperative to assess both the company and its leadership before making a decision. Experience Bikran's transformative insights in this must-see episode that elevates your expertise to new heights. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. Listen now! In this episode we discuss: Introduction to Bikran's background. Bikran's Wealth Strategy. How successful and multi million assets are managed by Rise48. The cost of interest rate cap and how it works. Tips to identify high-quality operators. Connect with Bikran Sandhu: Bikran Sandhu LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/bikransandhu/ Bikran Sandhu Schedule A Call - https://rise48equity.com/invest/ Rise48 Equity LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/rise48equity Rise48 Equity Instagram - @Rise48Equity Rise48 Equity Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/rise48equity/ Connect with Pantheon Investments: Join the Pantheon Investor Club: https://pantheoninvest.com/investor-signup/ Website: www.pantheoninvest.com Podcast: www.pantheoninvest.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PantheonInvest Instagram: www.instagram.com/pantheoninvest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pantheon-invest Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pantheon_Invest Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8EsPFlwQUpMXgRMvrmbAfQ Holistic Wealth Strategy Book: https://www.amazon.com/Holistic-Wealth-Strategy-Framework-Extraordinary-ebook/dp/B0BX4SDMS7/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=holistic+wealth+strategy&qid=1681472301&sprefix=holistic+wealth%2Caps%2C99&sr=8-1 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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You could argue that the church in the Book of Acts did more for the growth of Christianity than all the generations that have followed put together. How did they do it? Ron calls it the early church IPO, the initial public outpouring of the Holy Spirit. And it is through the power of the Holy Spirit that the first Christians were able to persevere through hardship and persecution to launch the church Jesus promised He would build. Stay with us now as Ron takes us to the Book of Acts in his continuing series, “Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Through The Bible.” --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/something-good-radio/support
#dataanalytics #analytics Watch this important CXOTalk episode for a discussion on data and analytics strategy with Bruno Aziza, Head of Data and Analytics at Google Cloud.Bruno shares insights on the convergence of data and workloads, data products, building trust through governance, and activating real-time data for success in the era of digital transformation.Here is more detail on the topics discussed in this episode:► Convergence of data and workloads► Importance of governance to build trust in data► Activation and real-time data► What are data products► Practical examples of data products► Infrastructure requirements for data products vs. traditional dashboards► Roles and team structure in data science► “Data scientists are lonely”► Data science in small organizations► Data products and digital transformation► Team collaboration in data science► How to build a great data culture► Data quality creates trust and confidence in the data► Steps to build a data and analytics strategySubscribe to the CXOTalk and get notified of upcoming LIVE shows: https://www.cxotalk.com/subscribeWatch more and read the complete transcript: https://www.cxotalk.com/episode/mastering-data-and-analytics-strategy-with-bruno-aziza-head-of-data-and-analytics-at-google-cloudBruno Aziza is the Head of Data and Analytics at Google Cloud. He has helped companies of all sizes: startups, mid-size, and large public companies. He helped launch Alpine Data Labs (bought by Tibco), AppStream (bought by Symantec), SiSense (bought Periscope Data) & AtScale. He was at Business Objects when they went IPO (after acquiring Acta & Crystal Reports, & before SAP bought them for $7B). He was at Microsoft when they turned the Data & Analytics business into a $1B giant.Bruno specializes in high-growth SaaS, enterprise software, everything data, analytics, data science and artificial intelligence. He educated in the US, France, the UK & Germany. Bruno has written 2 books on Data Analytics and Enterprise Performance Management. His allegiance is to the Analytics Community worldwide.
Chinese initial public offerings have raised more than five times as much money as those in the US this year, and Germany's lawmakers are set to pass immigration reforms to address a worsening skills shortage. Plus, the FT's Brooke Masters unpacks the deal for First Republic and what's in it for JPMorgan.Mentioned in this podcast:China dominates global IPO market as Wall Street fails to reboundJPMorgan to acquire First Republic's deposits as US regulators step inGermany looks to immigration reform to arrest worsening skills shortageThe FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show's editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Katie McMurran, Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. Topher Forhecz is the FT's executive producer. The FT's global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. The show's theme song is by Metaphor Music.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Unleashed - How to Thrive as an Independent Professional
Show Notes Author Jimmy Soni kicks off the conversation by explaining why the PayPal mafia is more noteworthy than other large startups. Soni explains that he wrote the book to document not only the business successes, but also the personal stories of the founders. He explains that the market has been good and that people can learn a lot of new things from the book. Soni reveals that his favorite thing about the book is learning about the inventiveness and innovation PayPal had. The Birth and Growth of the PayPal Mafia Jimmy and Will discuss the phenomenon of the PayPal Mafia, the group of entrepreneurs who emerged from PayPal's success and went on to found some of the most successful companies in Silicon Valley. Soni explains that the PayPal Mafia is a unique phenomenon because the founders were relatively young when PayPal was successful, they had faith that businesses on the internet could be successful, and they supported each other's ventures. PayPal alumni invested in and supported each other's companies, and they hired alumni as their first employees. This mutual support and collaboration was key to the success of the PayPal Mafia, and their success has been a major factor in the success of Silicon Valley. He shares how PayPal was able to succeed in the early 2000s due to their right timing and how important that was, the selection of very talented people, and the nurturing of their employees. They were able to take advantage of the increasing ubiquity of email addresses and the platform of eBay, which hadn't yet sorted out its payment infrastructure. They also managed to survive the .com burst and make a successful IPO. This was due to their selection of very smart and entrepreneurial people, and their experiences of putting a company together from scratch and having it be a success. He mentions how the book The PayPal Wars by Eric M. Jackson shows how messy real companies can be and how PayPal started out as two companies, Con Finiti and X.com, that merged and began toying around with the idea of beaming money from one palm pilot to another. Building a Startup Jimmy reflects on his experience of studying the formation of PayPal and how it taught him about Silicon Valley strategy and the messiness of how companies actually grow. He emphasizes that building a company from scratch is much harder than most people think and that things that seem inevitable can often look ridiculous at the start. He demonstrates this by using the example of the Palm Pilot that was labeled one of the 10 worst business ideas of the 1990s but that company became PayPal. He emphasizes that researching the book has made him more aware of the difficulty of creating something and has taught him to not to dismiss ideas that seem silly or take for granted the companies that occupy our lives. The creation of PayPal was a “dogfight” that required a lot of hard work and effort. The biggest challenges in making it successful were to convince people to use the payment system and make sure that people were not taking advantage of it. Jimmy talks about the uncertainty and anxiety that comes with being involved in a startup and the do or die moments that can arise and that there are often one or two decisions that are crucial to survival. He noted that CEOs usually only make six important decisions per year, so it's important to go into a startup with eyes wide open and know that these moments will arise and that the company could go under at any point. He also talked about how chaos can be beneficial for a startup, as it can bring about new ideas, but also can just be chaos. His insight from the story of PayPal is that a lot of what appeared to be chaos from the outside was actually a controlled chaos that was directed towards the right problems and issues. The Elon Musk's Pressure Cooker Leadership Style Will and Jimmy discuss Elon Musk's recent acquisition of Twitter and his ability to lead a tech company. Jimmy explains that he and Musk never spoke about social networks, and that they only discussed payment networks. He noticed that Musk's management style and that Musk used the term ‘maniacal urgency' to describe it, and believes that Musk's intense approach is necessary for the success of a startup. Jimmy goes on to explain that this style of management has been consistent from Musk's first venture, Zip Two, to his current companies Tesla and SpaceX. Elon Musk's leadership style is one of prioritizing urgency and setting unreasonable demands for his employees. This was the case in his experience with PayPal, and is now being seen at Twitter. An engineer from X.Com shared that during this period, Elon worked longer hours than anyone else and that it was an energizing environment for engineers who wanted to build something quickly, get rapid feedback, and keep moving towards a big goal. This style is not for everyone and can be difficult to understand, but it has been successful for Musk in the past. Through his research, it became clear to Jimmy that startups need to be maniacally urgent and dedicated in order to succeed. He discusses the market for books about companies, including his own book The Founders: The Story of PayPal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley The book has done well, both domestically and abroad, and Jimmy believes that people are drawn to the book because of the famous and controversial players involved. Feedback received from professionals in the startup world have told him that the book captures the energy and feeling of what it is like to be in a startup. Soni shares that the market for books about companies is big and that the Silicon Valley halo has not diminished abroad; all of these factors have contributed to the popularity of the book. His book has international appeal and what differentiates his book from others in the same genre is the inclusion of personal stories. Researching the Book He talks about the importance of invention and how startups are allowed to look at a problem and create something new to solve it. He shares how many inventions were developed by PayPal. When it came to gathering information, he struck gold when he was interviewing someone who offered him access to the company's early records. The person sent Jimmy several gigabytes worth of emails from the time. Jimmy was able to access emails sent and received by key players in the company, giving him a better understanding of the story he was researching. To capture the widest possible story, he started with any emails sent to the company and printed them all out. He then read through every page, looking for any interesting gems that could be included in the book. He found a motivating note from Elon Musk outlining the company's struggles and signed off with Work like hell, Elon. This note was unexpected and captured the character of Musk that is still seen today. When writing his book, Jimmy explained that he took a methodical approach to email research, using folders, binders, and highlighting to identify key points. He used Google Drive to store PDFs of her citations for fact-checking. This email archive was instrumental in making the book more accurate, rather than relying on hazy memories. Jimmy talks about the secret sauce of recruiting talent. He specifically mentions Peter Thiel's superpower. Jimmy believes that it is talent identification. Thiel has an uncanny ability to identify people who have potential and to offer them help in the form of introductions, investments or by sketching out a vision of their career that is bigger than they thought possible. Jimmy shares what he learned about his time working at McKinsey and how that helped him as a writer, and what he is working on now, which is a co-writing project on tech history. Timestamps 07:41 "The Evolution of PayPal: A Story of Near-Failure and Success" 09:57 Exploring Contingency in the Story of PayPal's Success 13:33 Managing Uncertainty in a Startup Environment 14:15 Analysis of Elon Musk's Management Style at Twitter 18:42 Recruiting Strategies at X.com and Confinity 24:34 The Market for Books About Companies 27:59 On PayPal's Inventiveness and Innovation + Exploring the Origin Story of PayPal's CAPTCHA Technology 38:10 Analysis of Peter Thiel's Superpower: Talent Identification 41:23 Peter Thiel's Approach to Hiring and Recruiting 44:42 Writing Books, Consulting, and Professional Development Links: The Everything Store, Brad Stone The Founders: The Story of PayPal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley, A Mind at Play, Jimmy Soni https://jimmysoni.com/ CONTACT INFO: LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimmysoni/ Twitter @jimmyasoni https://jimmysoni.com/ Unleashed is produced by Umbrex, which has a mission of connecting independent management consultants with one another, creating opportunities for members to meet, build relationships, and share lessons learned. 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Carol Schultz is a talent equity and leadership coaching and advisory expert, and Founder/CEO at Vertical Elevation. Recognized for her proficiency in corporate leadership, Carol has spent nearly three decades helping executives gain clarity in their careers, creating a culture of performance for their teams, and making bold leadership moves. A firm believer in supporting executives to become more confident leaders, she has advised countless individuals and companies from Seed stage pre-IPOs to publicly traded companies. Over the past 30 years, she honed her industry expertise and formed an intrinsic understanding of successful recruiting processes. For many years the industry standard began with a strong resume. While an individual's background is an element of recruitment, Carol believes the person behind that resume and their fit to company strategy and culture is the key building stone to company performance.Armed with this knowledge, she designed and launched Vertical Elevation, a fresh approach to an industry that truly needed a paradigm shift to a recruiting and hiring process that incorporates the executive management team's core values and permeates every aspect of the hiring process.As an advisor to corporations Carol makes a stand for best practices to attract and retain the best and the brightest. In guiding individuals, she applies straightforward tools in taking their leadership skills and careers to the next level. Though the depth of Carol's experience has been in the tech industry, her process is “industry-agnostic” and will work in a variety of industries.Taking corporations and executives to the top with cutting-edge strategies for building high-performing teams is what gets Carol up in the morning. It is her commitment to making a difference that has clients coming back for more.A St. Louis native, Carol moved to New Jersey following graduate school and settled there for 16 years. She relocated to Colorado in 2003. When she's not running Vertical Elevation, she spends her free time riding her Rocky Mountain Horses, working hard in her garden, and enjoying all the outdoor activities that living in America's playground offers. She's a foster mom for Animal Rescue of the Rockies and is the parent of a rescued Australian Cattle Dog mix, and a small herd of rescued cats. Carol holds a BS degree from the University of Montana and an MS degree from the University of Michigan.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolbschultz/Website: https://verticalelevation.com/SOCIAL: Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamdesmonddixon LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/campfire-capitalism/?viewAsMember=true Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Campfire-Capitalism-103501098870849 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/campfirecapitalism/ Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/campfirecapitalism
Alex is back on the mic for your Monday rundown and digging into OpenAI, earnings, First Republic Bank, and ARM. Oh, and startups as well!It's another big earnings week, and we're excited to see how Uber, Coinbase, Apple and Hubspot have performed!First Republic Bank is no more. It wasn't shocking to see JPMorgan swooping it up, but we are once again seeing a small bank shutting shop and a big bank getting bigger. Not good!OpenAI is now even richer thanks to a $300 million investment from venture capitalists. It's amazing that the company sold just 1.1% of its equity for nine figures.And Alison raised capital just as AMD filed privately to go public. It's a busy start to the week!Hugs, and we'll be back Wednesday and Friday.For episode transcripts and more, head to Equity's Simplecast website.Equity drops at 7 a.m. PT every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the casts. TechCrunch also has a great show on crypto, a show that interviews founders, one that details how our stories come together and more!