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WSJ Your Money Briefing
From IRA to HSA: Decoding Personal Finance's Alphabet Soup

WSJ Your Money Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 14:37


The finance world is filled with complex terminology, but shortening them to acronyms like HELOC or SPAC doesn't always make them easier to understand. The WSJ's Charles Forelle joins host J.R. Whalen to define some of the acronyms that are often used for investments that can play an important role in your personal finances. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

S&C Critical Insights
M&A Trends and Highlights: 2021 in Review and a Look Ahead

S&C Critical Insights

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 15:18


In this episode of S&C's Critical Insights, Senior M&A Partner Frank Aquila and Global Head of M&A Melissa Sawyer look back on global M&A activity during 2021 and discuss deal making expectations in 2022. Frank and Melissa explore the factors that made 2021 a historic year for M&A deal making—including the SPAC phenomenon, the splitting of major conglomerates, the rise of ESG as a catalyst for deals and the recovery from the pandemic-induced downturn. They further examine how these trends will continue to develop in the new year.   Visit us at www.Sullcrom.com

Penny Lane Podcast
Starting a SPAC with Al Hill, Co-Chief Financial Officer of Rose Hill Acquisition Corporation

Penny Lane Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 55:55


Al Hill,  joins us to discuss how and why he started Rose Hill Acquisition Corporation ($ROSEU) with his best friend Juan José Rosas during Covid. He also walks up through what it was like  to IPO on the NASDAQ..Watch This Episode on YouTube.Sponsored by Pennies: Going In Raw.Sponsored by Last Bottle Wines, Use code PENNY for 10% off your order, good for a one time use, valid until March 11, 2022.Try WhaleStream  free for 1 week and use code pennylane.Penny Lane MERCH!.To support the Penny Lane Pod, please use our affiliate links!.Benzinga! Click this link to check out our favorite trading tool!!! + 2 Weeks free!Use code PLPOD for 25% off a subscription!TrendSpiderUse code PLP25 for 25% off a monthly or yearly planTraderSyncUse code pennylane to get 15% off our monthly subscriptions, and 55% off our annual subscriptions.WebullFind us on Twitter@Pennylanepod@Penny_Lane_BBMFollow Blayne on Instagram:@blayne_art

deutsche-startups.de-Podcast
Insider #119: Gorillas - Flink - Alasco - Lendis - SoSafe - Plantura - Operations1 - Hypatos

deutsche-startups.de-Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 53:31


Die Themen: Gorillas, Flink, Arive, Biorena, Alasco, Lendis, SoSafe, Plantura, LunarX, Operations1, Hypatos, Kubermatic +++ Quick Commerce-Update: Gorillas, Flink #EXKLUSIV +++ Balderton investiert erneut in Arive #ANALYSE +++ Picus investiert in Biorena #EXKLUSIV +++ Insight und Lightrock investieren 40 Millionen in Alasco #EXKLUSIV +++ Keen investiert 25 Millionen in Lendis #EXKLUSIV +++ Highland investiert 50 Millionen in SoSafe #EXKLUSIV +++ Vorwerk investiert in Plantura #EXKLUSIV +++ 468 Capital investiert in LunarX #EXKLUSIV +++ 468 Capital legt zweiten SPAC auf #EXKLUSIV +++ 468 Capital: Zweiter Fonds liegt bei 350 Millionen #EXKLUSIV +++ OpenOcean investiert 10 Millionen in Operations1 #EXKLUSIV +++ DN Capital & Framework Ventures investieren in Hypatos #EXKLUSIV +++ btov Partners investiert in Kubermatic #EXKLUSIV Unser Sponsor Die heutige Ausgabe wird präsentiert vom YoY extended Supply Chain Planning System! Der Klimawandel, das Lieferkettengesetz, Non-Financial CSR ESG Reporting oder kollabierende Lieferketten während der Pandemie! Unternehmen sehen sich zunehmend mit Herausforderungen konfrontiert, die außerhalb der eigenen Unternehmensgrenzen stattfinden und die sich nur entlang der Lieferkette lösen lassen. In der Integration all dieser Aufgaben in einer zentralen Softwarelösung liegt der Schlüssel! Das wissen CIOs spätestens seitdem es ERP Systeme gibt. Und was das ERP seit Jahrzehnten für die kritischen internen Unternehmensabläufe ist, ist das YoY eSCP für das Management der erweiterten Lieferkette. So digitalisieren wir Lieferketten für unsere Kunden und machen sie ganzheitlich nachverfolgbar, transparent und wertebasiert - Ende zu Ende! Lieferketten brauchen Partner-Eco-Systeme. Ihr habt passende Lösungen, Technologien oder Expertise? Oder Ihr sucht strategische Partnerschaften? Wir haben die Kundenprojekte und die Basistechnologie! Interesse? Dann meldet Euch unter deutsche-startups@yoy.cool! Weitere Infos unter www.yoy.cool. Vor dem Mikro Alexander Hüsing, deutsche-startups.de - www.linkedin.com/in/alexander-huesing/ & www.twitter.com/azrael74 Sven Schmidt, Maschinensucher - www.linkedin.com/in/sven-schmidt-maschinensucher/ Hintergrund Der deutsche-startups.de-Podcast besteht aus den Formaten #Insider, #Interview, #StartupRadar und #Startup101. Mehr unter: www.deutsche-startups.de/tag/Podcast/. Anregungen bitte an podcast@deutsche-startups.de. Unseren anonymen Briefkasten findet ihr hier: www.deutsche-startups.de/stille-post/

Squawk on the Street
White House CEA Chair Reacts to December Jobs Data, GameStop Surges on NFT/Crypto Report and Abbott Labs CEO Looks to Boost COVID Test Production as Omicron Spreads

Squawk on the Street

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 43:14


Carl Quintanilla and Jim Cramer focused on market reaction to the big news of the morning: The December employment report showed non-farm payrolls up 199,000 -- about half of what Wall Street had been expecting -- but the unemployment rate fell to 3.9%. Cecelia Rouse -- Chair of President Biden's Council of Economic Advisers -- joined the program to discuss the jobs report, inflation, the COVID-19 omicron variant outbreak and what's at stake for the economy. GameStop shares soared on a report that the videogame retailer is launching a division to develop a marketplace for NFTs and establish cryptocurrency partnerships. The anchors did a "Squawk on the Street" flashback to April 2021 when Cramer said that GameStop has to "go crypto." Also in focus: Abbott Labs' CEO said the company plans to boost production of its COVID-19 test kits to 100 million a month, Cramer on companies that should have gone public via IPO instead of striking SPAC deals, plus an upbeat week for the banking sector and cruise line stocks.

Patrick Boyle On Finance
Elizabeth Holmes Conviction – Is this a Golden Era of Fraud?

Patrick Boyle On Finance

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 15:04


On Monday we saw the fraud conviction of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. This conviction we are told in the press has split Silicon Valley. Supporters worry that the spirit of entrepreneurship has been put in ‘jeopardy' while others say she overstepped boundaries.Tim Draper, a venture capitalist and family friend of Holmes who provided early funding to Theranos, told the New York Times that the outcome made him “concerned that the spirit of entrepreneurship in America is in jeopardy”. He went on to say “I still believe in what she was trying to do, If this scrutiny happened to every entrepreneur as they tried to make this world a better place, we would have no automobile, no smartphone, no antibiotics and no automation, and our world would be less for it.”We have more corporate fraud trials in the pipeline.  Former Nikola CEO Trevor Milton is scheduled to go on trial for criminal fraud shortly. He has pled not guilty to lying to investors about the electric truck company's technology. Nikola Motors went public through a SPAC merger under Milton's leadership.Peter Thiel Book - Zero To One: https://amzn.to/3F3KtGNPatrick's Books:Statistics For The Trading Floor:  https://amzn.to/3eerLA0Derivatives For The Trading Floor:  https://amzn.to/3cjsyPFCorporate Finance:  https://amzn.to/3fn3rvC Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/PatrickBoyleOnFinanceVisit our website: www.onfinance.orgFollow Patrick on Twitter Here: https://twitter.com/PatrickEBoylePatrick Boyle On Finance - YouTube Channel Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/PatrickBoyleOnFinance)

Deconstructor of Fun
TWIG #164 The Year 2021 in Numbers

Deconstructor of Fun

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 70:12


In this episode also: mobile publishers open up blockchain divisions, new SPAC from ex-Sony exec, Madden passes away and both Erics catch the COVID. Links: Send us Questions and Feedback Deconstructor of Fun Newsletter Deconstructor of Fun Slack Group Hosts: Mishka Katkoff, Eric Kress, Adam Telfer and Eric Seufert Sponsors: ironSource, Appsflyer, PlayerWon, Xsolla Image: Newzoo --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deconstructoroffun/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deconstructoroffun/support

CFO Weekly
Understanding the SPAC IPO Versus a Traditional IPO w/ Thomas Kramer

CFO Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 32:01


Thomas Kramer, the Chief Financial Officer at IonQ, joins us in the next episode of the CFO podcast. Thomas is an experienced chief financial officer with an extensive background leading companies through rapid growth. At IonQ, he focuses on commercializing the infrastructure and managing the company's relationships with investors and the public markets. Previously, Thomas was the CFO of Opower, guiding the company through its initial public offering and its sale later to Oracle. He was also the co-founder and CFO of Cvent, taking the company from zero revenue through the largest private software financing in the United States at that time. In this episode, we discuss: - The company's life cycle - The evolving role of a CFO - SPAC IPO versus traditional IPO For more interviews from the CFO Weekly podcast, check us out on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast player! Presented by Personiv https://insights.personiv.com/cfo-weekly

The Consumer VC: Venture Capital I B2C Startups I Commerce | Early-Stage Investing
Stephen Hughes (Sunrise Strategic Partners) - What Makes a Great Market, When Should a DNVB Hit Retail and the History of the Natural Foods Movement

The Consumer VC: Venture Capital I B2C Startups I Commerce | Early-Stage Investing

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 44:14


My guest today is Steve Hughes, founder of Sunrise Strategic Partners. Sunrise Strategic Partners provides growth capital and expertise to emerging brands in the healthy, active and sustainable living space. Some of their investments include Cali'flour foods, Kodiak Cakes, and Maple Hill Creamery. We discuss the current SPAC market, the history of the natural foods movement, and transitioning from a digitally native brand to becoming an omnichannel brand. Here are the questions I ask him: What was your initial attraction to the food industry? Why did you decide to focus on natural / organic foods? How did you start Boulder Brands? Did a SPAC in 2005, Boulder Brands How do you view SPAC market today? Why did you want to start Strategic Sunrise your own private equity shop? Diligence process - What is brand authenticity to you? What is your sweet spot when it comes to sales? Has to be a big category How do you think about strategics? Is there a particular sector your not bullish on that other investors are bullish on? What's the current landscape for strategics? How has the tide shifted in the past few years? Where do you fall with profitability vs. growth? How do assess a company that is built for digital and hasn't gone into store yet? What were some of your learnings through COVID? What's one thing you would change about venture capital? What's one book that inspired you personally and one book that inspired you professionally?

Girls' Guide To Investing
Top 10 SPAC Stocks to Consider

Girls' Guide To Investing

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 21:31


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The IBJ Podcast
The headlines and headliners of 2021

The IBJ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 35:13


In this week's episode, IBJ Editor Lesley Weidenbener steps in for host Mason King to lead a year-in-review discussion about 2021 and the people who made headlines in 2021. IBJ Managing Editor Greg Weaver and reporters Dave Lindquist and Mickey Shuey talk about the reasons that IBJ named The Sports Corp.'s Ryan Vaughn its newsmakers of the year and why the new IU president, chair of Newfields, High Alpha partners, a SPAC specialist, an arts community power couple and the head of a local real estate investment trust all made the newsmakers list. You can read more details about IBJ's newsmakers by clicking here and more about the year's top stories here.   The IBJ Podcast is brought to you by Taft.  

Living A Life In Full
The Art, Science and Genius of Alejandro Cremades - The Startup Founder's Best Friend

Living A Life In Full

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 50:37


Alejandro has been included in the Top 30-Under-30 lists of Vanity Fair, GQ, and Entrepreneur Magazine. He is a Forbes contributor as well as the author of the bestselling book The Art of Startup Fundraising, published by John Wiley & Sons and includes a foreword by Barbara Corcoran. We focused much of our conversation on this new book, Selling Your Startup: Crafting the Perfect Exit, Selling Your Business, and Everything Else Entrepreneurs Need to Know, also published by Wiley. The book includes testimonials from over 20 entrepreneurs that have sold their company for over $500 million. In our conversation, we discuss the most common denominators in successful, and unsuccessful, companies and what gets in the way of a company being successful, this episode that is not to be missed.

TechCheck
The Tale of Tech in 2021, A Look at Top Semi Stocks For the Year Ahead & Heliogen's Public Debut Via SPAC

TechCheck

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 42:15


Our anchors begin the last show of 2021 taking a look at the wild ride for tech stocks this past year. Then, we focus on Disney, one of the year's worst performing big-caps, with Arjuna Capital Managing Partner Natasha Lamb. Next, Moor Insights & Strategy President and Principal Analyst Patrick Moorhead delivers his top semiconductor picks amid a huge year for sector names including Nvidia, Applied Materials and Marvell Technology. Then, solar tech company Heliogen CEO Bill Gross joins to talk about his firm's public debut via SPAC merger. Our Deirdre Bosa also reports on Amazon falling from first to fourth on Apptopia's list of shopping apps, and New York Times technology reporter Ryan Mac visits to discuss his recent article asking “Are Apple AirTags Being Used to Track People and Steal Cars?” Later, CNBC's Kayla Tausche covers data from the University of Florida showing 2021 marked the highest number of dual class IPOs in the last 41 years.

Thoughts on the Market
End-of-Year Encore: Space Investing

Thoughts on the Market

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 4:29


Original Release on August 24th, 2021: Recent developments in space travel may be setting the stage for a striking new era of tech investment. Are investors paying attention?----- Transcript -----Andrew Sheets This week we are bringing you 4 encores of deep dives into different kinds of investing we consider at Morgan Stanley. Thanks to all our listeners for a great year and happy holidays! Adam Jonas Welcome to Thoughts on the Market. I'm Adam Jonas, Head of Morgan Stanley's Space and Global Auto & Shared Mobility teams. With the help of my research colleagues across asset classes and regions, I try to connect ideas and relationships across the Morgan Stanley platform to bring you insights that help you think outside the screen. Today, I'll be talking about the Apollo Effect and the arrival of a new space race. It's Tuesday, August 24th, at 10:00 a.m. in New York. In May of 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced America's plan to send a man to the moon and bring him back safely to Earth before the end of the decade. This audacious goal set in motion one of the most explosive periods of technological innovation in history. The achievements transcended the politics and Cold War machinations of the time and represented what many still see today as a defining milestone of human achievement. In its wake, millions of second graders wanted to become astronauts, our math and science programs flourished, and almost every example of advanced technology today can trace its roots in some way back to those lunar missions. The ultimate innovation catalyst: the Apollo Effect. 60 years after JFK's famous proclamation, we once again need to draw on the spirit of Apollo to address today's formidable global challenges and to deliver the solutions that improve our world for generations to come. The first space race had clear underpinnings of the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Today's space race is getting increased visibility due to a confluence of profound technological change, accelerated capital formation - fueled by the SPAC phenomenon - and private space flight missions from the likes of Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos. We think space tourism is the ultimate advertisement for the realities and the possibilities of Space livestreamed to the broadest audience. The message to our listeners is: get ready. This stuff is really happening. Talking about Space before the rollout of the SpaceX Starship mated to a Super Heavy booster is akin to talking about the Internet before Google Search, or talking about the auto industry before the Model T. We are entering an exciting new era of space exploration, one that involves the hand of government and private enterprises - from traditional aerospace companies to audacious new startups. This race is driven by commerce and national rivalry. And the relevance for markets and investors, while seemingly nuanced at first, will become increasingly clear to a wide range of industries and enterprises. The Morgan Stanley Space team divides the space economy into 3 principal domains: communications, transportation and earth observation. Our team forecasts the global space economy to surpass $1T by the year 2040. And at the rate things are going, it may eclipse this level far earlier. When I first started publishing on the future of the global space economy with my Morgan Stanley research colleagues back in 2017, very few people seemed to care, and even fewer thought it was material for the stock market. I would regularly ask my clients "on a scale of 0 to 10, how important is space to your investment process?" And by far the most common answer I received was 0 out of 10. A lot of folks said 0.0 out of 10, just to make the point. Not even four years later and, oh my goodness, how things have changed. The investment community and the general public are rapidly embracing the genre and becoming aware of its importance economically and strategically. So whatever your own area of market expertise, this next era of space exploration and the innovation and commerce that spawn from it, will matter to your work, and to your life. But beyond the national competition, the triumph, the glory, the failures and the many hundreds of billions of dollars that'll be spent on launches, missions and infrastructure - is a reminder of something far bigger that we learned over a half a century ago during the Apollo era - that Space is one of the greatest monuments of human achievement, and a unifying force for the planet. Thanks for listening. And remember, if you enjoy the show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and share Thoughts on the Market with a friend or colleague today.

STRUCK: An Aerospace Engineering & Lightning Protection Show
EP84 – Aerospace Executives Facing Jail time? Plus, 737 MAX Test Pilot a Scapegoat?

STRUCK: An Aerospace Engineering & Lightning Protection Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 32:15


Six aerospace executives have been indicted on labor collusion charges - will they stick? Plus, a new report shows that the FAA has approached prosecutors, explaining that Mark Forkner, former test pilot for Boeing, is being made a scapegoat in the 737 MAX crashes. What will this mean for the case? We also discuss Eve Urban Air Mobility's plans to go public as a SPAC and a new Bristow EVTOL design. Learn more about Weather Guard StrikeTape segmented lightning diverters and aircraft lightning protection consulting services. Follow the show on YouTube, Twitter, Linkedin and visit us on the web. Have a question we can answer on the show? Email us!

BizNews Radio
Best of 2021: ‘We want to build the Lanseria Airport of Cape Town', says Rob Hersov

BizNews Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 2:38


His outspoken views on the South African government and what needs to change made him a fan favourite with the BizNews community. Rob Hersov – who has worked with Rupert Murdoch and Johann Rupert – joined the BizNews Power Hour to discuss his exciting African Gold SPAC. According to Bloomberg, the SPAC is targeting gold assets on the African continent and ‘raised a more-than-expected $360m ahead of a listing in New York on Friday. The 60-year old businessman joked that his mining magnate father – Basil Hersov – laughed when he was told about his son's latest business endeavour. ‘He really burst out laughing when I told him what I was doing. He said, ‘you've tried everything in your career to avoid getting into the mining industry and here you are, aged 60. He thought it was so funny.' In a BizNews exclusive, Hersov also revealed that he has purchased an airport in the Western Cape. Fisantekraal Airport – located just 13 km away from Durbanville – was built in 1943 by the British, says Hersov, and has four runways. ‘We want to build the Lanseria Airport of Cape Town. We're renaming it Cape Winelands Airport.' Hersov is no stranger to the aviation industry, founding Marquis Jet Europe – which he later sold to Warren Buffett. ‘Buffett called me in 2004 and said, ‘I'm buying your business', said Hersov to Alec Hogg in an interview last year.

Wisco Weekly
To Regulate or Not To Regulate SPACs with Jennifer Schulp

Wisco Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 63:36


Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, or SPACs, have been a hot ticket item for private companies to go public since 2019. Three hundred deals have been completed totaling $540 billion. This type of activity has triggered SEC Chair, Gary Gensler, to scrutinize these deals and propose new recommendations as a way to better protect investors. Sounds great, right? Jennifer Schulp, Director of Financial Regulation Studies at the libertarian think tank Cato Institute, doesn't think so. Tune in to hear her counter argument to Chair Gensler's proposed recommendations. Stay tuned for an investor education episode on SPAC investing. This bonus episode will be available to subscribers only on Apple Podcasts. ***** Episode Notes Jennifer Schulp | LinkedIn | Twitter SPACs in the SEC's Crosshairs | https://tinyurl.com/4kvk5zph SPAC Stats | https://tinyurl.com/mvdck4xp Related Episode SPAC Retail Investor or Board of Director | https://tinyurl.com/z6sepdxp ***** Wisco Weekly is an automotive business podcast, and is part of the 'Not Your Father's Economy' podcast channel on Apple Podcasts. Host, Dennis Wisco, shares weekly insights into current economic conditions like navigating this post-COVID economy. For bonus, ad-free episodes that deliver actionable insights, become a paid-NYFE subscriber for $8.49 a month or $93.99 a year on Apple Podcasts. Start with a 3-day trial and cancel anytime. Our subscriber-only content will jack you up to work, generate new ideas, and add perspective to consistently produce. ***** Wisco Weekly is proudly supported by automotiveMastermind. Visit automotivemastermind.com to learn more about predictive analytics and marketing automation. Have a listen to 'Predicting the Next Paycheck' a podcast mini series assessing the behaviors of car dealers, and their data-inspired decisions. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other popular apps. Predicting the Next Paycheck | https://tinyurl.com/2p8uzzrc ***** For more content, follow Dennis Wisco on Instagram (@wisco_dennis), Youtube (@wiscoweekly), and LinkedIn (@wiscoweekly).

The Financial Exchange Show
Holy Ship, What a Logjam // Dennis Franczak of Fuseideas // Mark Schaffer of AAG - 12/28 (Hour 2)

The Financial Exchange Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 40:31


(0:53) - Mike and Brendan open the second hour taking a look at the massive logistical issues that COVID-19 continues to cause, particularly in shipping and trucking.(12:36) - Dennis Franczak, CEO of Fuseideas, called into the show to talk about how his advertising company is navigating the tricky labor market.(22:11) - An in-depth discussion regarding SPAC's and why companies would choose to go public through a SPAC rather than more traditional means like an IPO.(33:40) - Mark Schaffer of Armstrong Advisory Group joined the show for another edition of "Financial Planning Tuesday" in which he runs through what should be on your year-end financial checklist.

TechCheck
Apple Closes NYC Stores Amid Covid Surge, Mizuho Securities Analyst Vijay Rakesh on Chipmakers to Watch in 2022 & Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg on the Internet's Future

TechCheck

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 44:29


Our anchors begin today's show with Apple closing its New York City stores due to omicron concerns as the stock once again inches towards a $3 trillion market cap. Then, Leuthold Group Chief Investment Strategist Jim Paulsen discusses his outlook for 2022, including his projection that tech and growth stocks will underperform broader market plays in the first half of new year. Next, our team shifts focus to semis: CNBC's Josh Lipton joins with insight into investors' favorite chipmakers, followed by a closer look at the sector with Mizuho Securities Senior Semiconductor Analyst Vijay Rakesh. Automattic CEO and WordPress Co-Founder Matt Mullenweg also shares his thoughts on the internet's future and open web. Later, CNBC's Bob Pisani highlights the underperformance of Cathie Wood's ARK Fund this year, and our Deirdre Bosa covers the broader collapse of stocks that went public via SPAC in 2021.

Value Hive Podcast
FinTwit's Top SPAC Ideas of 2022 & Beyond

Value Hive Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 85:26


Hey Guys! This week, we're chatting all things SPACs from a Twitter Spaces I organized on December 23, 2021. The goal was to hear interesting ideas, learn a few things, and have a ton of fun with the community. We're all trying to find treasure amongst (mostly) trash. Hopefully, this episode becomes the “X” that marked the spot on some treasures but only time will tell! Check out the time-stamp below: [6:00] Doma Holdings ($DOMA) [14:00] Brandon's Watchlist [16:30]Radius Global Infrastructure, Inc (RADI) [20:00] Brandons's Wathchlist [23:40] Algoma Steel Group Inc (ASTL) [34:30] CCC Intelligent Solutions Holdings (CCCS) [45:00] Whole Earth Brands (FREE) [51:30] Opendoor Technologies, Inc (OPEN) [1:13:00] Bark (BARK) [1:20:00] Shorting Freshpet, Inc (FRPT) Also, a big thanks to the following sponsors for making the podcast a reality! Quartr Quartr is revolutionizing the way investors interact with IR departments, listen to conference calls, and engage in investment research. The best way to think of Quartr is like Spotify for investor conference calls. Quartr is 100% free and includes markets from 12+ countries (with plans to expand in the future!). Investors can easily request new companies, and Quartr is quick to add them. You can learn more about Quartr by visiting their site, Quartr.se If you're interested in changing the way you research companies, download the app today and give it a try on Apple and Android. Tegus Tegus has the world's largest collection of instantly available interviews on all the public and private companies you care about. Tegus actually makes primary research fun and effortless, too. Instead of weeks and months, you can learn a new industry or company in hours, and all from those that know it best. I spend nearly all my time reading Tegus calls on existing holdings and new ideas. And I know you will too. So if you're interested, head on over to tegus.co/valuehive for a free trial to see for yourself. Mitimco This episode is brought to you by MIT Investment Management Company -- also known as MITIMCo, the investment office of MIT. Each year, MITIMCo invests with a handful of new emerging managers who it believes can earn exceptional long-term returns in support of MIT's mission. In order to help the emerging manager community more broadly, they created emergingmanagers.org, a website for emerging manager stockpickers. For those looking to start a stock-picking fund, or those just looking to learn about how others have done it, I highly recommend the site. You'll find essays and interviews by successful emerging managers, service providers used by MIT's own managers, essays MITIMCo has written for emerging managers and more!

Invstr Crunch
New Universe

Invstr Crunch

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 4:27


Today, Rehan talks about virtual guns and Colin Kaepernick's SPAC. Topics discussed: The rise of virtual guns and accessories The failed Colin Kaepernick SPAC deal Links mentioned in this episode: invstr.com/virtual-guns/ invstr.com/no-deal/ *invstr.com/27-december-watchlist-3/

Wall Street Breakfast
Wall Street Breakfast December 26: Metaverse Business Meeting, Semis Conference And Virgin Orbit SPAC Deal

Wall Street Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 8:41


Our weekend preview of upcoming IPOs, earnings reports, conference presentations, investor days, IPO lockup expirations, FDA decisions, Barron's mentions, our single stock focus - Micron Technology - and other key events that could impact stocks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Génération Do It Yourself
#233 - Pierre-Antoine Capton - Mediawan - Culot, audace et ambition pour mettre l'audiovisuel à ses pieds

Génération Do It Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 121:42


Partir de zéro et démontrer qu'avec ténacité, audace et culot on peut convaincre Xavier Niel et Matthieu Pigasse de créer, en s'associant, le premier groupe audiovisuel européen : Mediawan. Ils ont levé 250 millions d'euros en quelques mois pour créer la première SPAC en Europe et racheter des structures historiques de la production audiovisuelle. Il produit aujourd'hui des contenus originaux par centaines, de la fiction, des documentaires et des animations pour les plateformes à gros budget comme Netflix ou Amazon Prime. C'est le parcours sensationnel d'un self-made-man, celui de “PAC”, de son vrai nom Pierre-Antoine Capton, que j'ai eu l'honneur d'accueillir dans Génération Do It Yourself. Un homme qui avait soif d'apprendre, un homme qui gravit les échelons, un homme qui a finalement atteint la sphère mondiale de la prod' avec ses groupes Troisième Oeil et Mediawan. Et si Pierre-Antoine est un adepte de ce milieu, il sait également jongler dans d'autres sphères de la vie comme celle du football en tant que président du conseil de surveillance du Stade Malherbe Caen, club de football de Ligue 2. Découvrez la vie de cet homme qui a su se réinventer au quotidien pour briller dans la prod' ! La musique du générique vous plaît ? C'est à Morgan Prudhomme que je la dois ! Contactez-le sur : https://studio-module.com. Vous souhaitez sponsoriser Génération Do It Yourself ou nous proposer un partenariat ? Contactez mon label Orso Media via ce formulaire. Un énorme BIG UP à la femme de Pierre-Antoine, Alexandra et une pensée pour ma femme Lucie ! TIMELINE : 00:02:50 : La vie de Pierre-Antoine à travers Troisième Oeil et Mediawan 00:15:30 : La jeunesse de Pierre-Antoine: une époque d'apprentissage 00:21:00: Mediawan, LA boîte de prod' 00:27:50 : Apprendre l'anglais pour diffuser ses projets dans le monde 00:47:00 : La guerre des médias 01:02:40 : Passer de stagiaire à créateur d'une boîte de prod' 01:11:08 : Se réinventer pour évoluer dans la prod' 01:47:30 : Comment progresser dans la vie ? On a cité avec Pierre Antoine Capton plusieurs anciens épisodes de GDIY : #62 Olivier GOY - October et 123 IM - Comment faire fortune en prêtant de l'argent. #107 Jean-Philippe Cartier – H8 collection – Du bon sens et de l'instinct pour réussir big time #137 – Yannick Noah – Parler doucement pour se faire entendre fort #181 Olivier Goy - La vie, la maladie, le dépassement : memento mori #197 - Patrick Mouratoglou - Fabriquer des champions #219 - Bob Sinclar - DJ - Mélanger des sons pour faire danser les gens Pierre Antoine Capton vous recommande de lire : Madame Bovary de Gustave Flaubert Avec Pierre Antoine Capton, on a parlé de : Akrame Stade Malherbe Caen Calvados Basse-Normandie HPI, la série avec Audrey Fleurot Dix pour cent Le Remplaçant, une mini-série avec JoeyStarr ORELSAN : Montre jamais ça à personne BAC Nord Le loup et le Lion Hugo Sélignac, Eric Hannezo et Justine Planchon Miraculous LadyBug Dimitri Rassam - Les Trois Mousquetaires The Last Dance, la mini-série documentaire sur Michael Jordan Daniel Attias Gilles Malafosse & Jean-Philippe Cartier, ses associés du Loulou Groupe L'hôtel Flaubert à Trouville Vincent Labrune Jean-François Fortin Antoine de Caunes AB production et Claude Berda Canal Jimmy C à vous TPS Eric Hackel, le roi des SPAC La référence pour apprendre l'anglais, à 1h d'Amsterdam : Language Institute Regina Coeli Duolinguo Sycomore Asset Management Amundi Le Grand Journal Touche Pas à mon poste ! Patrick Cohen, Pierre Lescure, Anne-Elisabeth Lemoine Sidonie Cohen Booska-P Marc Olivier Fogiel Jean-Marie Messier Pierre Lescure Patrick Sabatier, Patrick Sébastien, Thierry Ardisson, Michel Drucker, Christophe Dechavanne. Pauline Dauvin, 13ème Rue Guillaume de Posch Jérémy Zag Le temps des tempêtes de Nicolas Sarkozi EuropaCorp, la société de production de Luc Besson Handigang de Stéphanie Pillonca Michel Denisot Playmobil, le film Vous trouvez ça normal ?! avec Bruce Toussaint Le Groupe KKR, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co La musique du générique vous plaît ? C'est à Morgan Prudhomme que je la dois ! Contactez-le sur : https://studio-module.com. Vous souhaitez sponsoriser Génération Do It Yourself ou nous proposer un partenariat ? Contactez mon label Orso Media via ce formulaire. Un énorme BIG UP à la femme de Pierre-Antoine, Alexandra et une pensée pour ma femme Lucie ! Vous pouvez contacter Pierre-Antoine sur Instagram - Twitter - LinkedIn

We Study Billionaires - The Investors Podcast
TIP408: A Deep Dive into Terran Orbital w/ Marc Bell

We Study Billionaires - The Investors Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 48:37


IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN:01:55 - Terran's fundamentals.11:36 - Key differences in the technology of the satellites in play.18:51 - The competitive landscape of the Earth Observation as a service industry.31:51 - Why Terran is choosing to go public through a SPAC merger.46:33 - A look into the team behind Terran and also the SPAC Sponsor team.53:20 - Marc's experience as a private investor and much more!*Disclaimer: Slight timestamp discrepancies may occur due to podcast platform differences.BOOKS AND RESOURCESMarc Bell's WebsiteMarc Bell's TwitterTerran Orbital's WebsiteTrey Lockerbie Twitter.Preston, Trey & Stig's tool for picking stock winners and managing our portfolios: TIP Finance Tool.If you're new to the show and don't know where to begin listening, check out our We Study Billionaires Starter Packs.Donate to GiveWell's recommended charities and have your donation matched up to $1,000 before the end of August or as long as matching funds last if you've never donate before. Pick PODCAST and We Study Billionaires or enter code TIP at checkout.Make it simple to hire and manage remote employees across all 50 states with Justworks.You can see eczema on the surface of your skin, but there may also be irritation below that you can't see. Discover Eucrisa as it works both above and below the skin to treat eczema in adults and children 3 months of age and older.Switch to Mint Mobile and get premium wireless service, starting at JUST $15 bucks a month, and get the plan shipped to your door for FREE.Make your home safe with Simplisafe and get 40% off today. Indoor and outdoor cameras, comprehensive sensors, you name it.Get $50 to split across the top five stocks by market cap in the S&P 500 the new Schwab Starter Kit™. That's companies you actually recognize like Amazon, Apple, and Google. Check out Schwab.com/StarterKit to learn more!Get access to some of the most sought-after real estate in the U.S. with Crowdstreet.Be part of the solution by investing in companies that are actively engaged in integrating ESG practices with Desjardins.Canada's #1 employee benefits plan for small businesses! The Chambers Plan evolves with the way you work and live while keeping the rates stable. Opt for the simple, stable, and smart choice for your business.Optimize your payments infrastructure, simplify expansion plans, and create new revenue streams for your business with Stripe. Join millions of companies from all sizes. Learn more and get started today!Every 28 seconds an entrepreneur makes their first sale on Shopify. Access powerful tools to help you find customers, drive sales, and manage your day-to-day. Start a FREE fourteen-day trial right now!Yieldstreet allows you to invest beyond the stock market with an evolving marketplace of alternative investments. Create your account today.Browse through all our episodes (complete with transcripts) here.Support our free podcast by supporting our sponsors.HELP US OUT!What do you love about our podcast? Here's our guide on how you can leave a rating and review for the show. We always enjoy reading your comments and feedback!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

PNR: This Old Marketing | Content Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose

A small investment group tries to pry Forbes away from a SPAC, while Buzzfeed's stock drops by 50 percent inside its shiny new SPAC. What does this mean for media and content creators moving forward? In the UK, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) says the Arsenal Football Club violated advertising rules with the launch of its $AFC token. (also, here's a great podcast overview from the BBC on tokens in the UK.) Rants and raves include Joe's take on TikTok becoming the #1 web property on the planet, while Robert gives us this wonderful holiday poem.   Twas the Night Before Break by Robert Rose   'Twas the night before break, #TheStruggleWasReal, No marketer rested easy, discontent did they feel.   Budgets and plans hung by email attachments, In the hopes that VPs would approve their advancement.   Managers all sighed and climbed into their beds, While visions of new podcasts danced in their heads.   She in Lululemon and I in Cowboys gear  Had settled in for cocktails after a long, chaotic year   When online in my feeds, there arose such a clatter. I sprang open my Chrome to see what was the matter.   Away to my tabs, I clicked on them post haste, Tore open Google News to see just what we faced.   The headlines were filled with so much interruption – A luster of clickbait o'er this holiday disruption.   When what to my marketer's eyes should appear? Nothing but omicron, crypto, stock crashes, and fear.     Suddenly a noise came so lively and quick, The voice I recognized could be only St. Nick!   With a whistle and a shout, he parked on my roof – His self-driving Tesla couldn't distinguish the route.      As fast as Quibi proceeded to fail, St. Nick jumped to his MacBook and opened email.   “Now budgets! Now plans! Now audits! Now tech!      On process! On content! On calendars in check!”    He flew 'cross the keyboard, dramatically smashed Send, Gave us all our approvals, extending our content spend.     He spoke not a word but held his hand to his ear Listening for mail notifications across the world to appear.   Then laying his finger aside of his nose He winked and said, “Tell it well, Robert Rose.”   St. Nick sprang to his Tesla, gave me a quick wave, Then turned and confided, “Some plans even Ryan Reynolds can't save.   “But for all the content marketing folk and for you, I wish you good times in 2022.”   And then he flew off, with less noise than in Clubhouse Waving off all the fear, the uncertainty, the doubts.   Then I heard him exclaim as he shifted into “gear,”  “Happy Holidays to all and a Happy New Year!” --------- Liked this show? SUBSCRIBE to this podcast on Spotify, Apple, Google and more. Catch past episodes and show notes at ThisOldMarketing.site.

Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer
Boxed CEO, Celadon Financial & Recapping The SPACs

Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 44:46


Santa's not only coming to town, he came early! The Santa Claus rally continued today as the Dow gained 197 points, the S&P climbed 0.62% to a record high, and the NASDAQ jumped 0.85% and Jim Cramer is breaking down all the stock-ing stuffers that are on his nice and naughty lists. Then, Boxed CEO Chieh Huang opens up about the company's journey that started in his parent's basement. Next, 2021 has seen the rise and fall of the SPAC and Cramer's picking his plays that could survive the SPAC-lash. Plus, in the season of giving, Cramer is highlighting one private company that's developed a unique way to give back, Celadon Financial.

Whitestone Podcast
Finance Focus #13 - IPO, Initial Public Offering

Whitestone Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 12:57


Have you heard about privately-held companies being strong enough to be listed on a public stock exchange? That's called doing an IPO, an Initial Public Offering, or “going public.” Well, the whole staging of a company like that is fascinating. Join Kevin as he walks through this amazing world that can build real wealth for the ordinary person—and how Jesus did that for us even more so at the Cross! // Download this episode's Application & Action questions and PDF transcript at whitestone.org.

Inside the ICE House
Episode 276: Vinson & Elkins Partner Sarah Morgan Offers a Lawyer's View of the Energy Transition

Inside the ICE House

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 41:58


As we approach the end of 2021, some of the most notable SPAC mergers of the year focused on the energy transition, a hallmark of the globe's long march to net-zero carbon emissions. Sarah Morgan, the head of Vinson & Elkins' M&A and Capital Markets Group, visited the library to break down prospects for the 500+ SPACs that are still searching for a target before their trusts expire, with many hunting in the electric vehicle and energy transition space. Looking ahead to 2022, Sarah is setting her sights set on the regulatory and market trends that will shape next year.    Inside the ICE House: https://www.theice.com/insights/conversations/inside-the-ice-house

Jed Hughes Podcast
Episode #76 Eric Grubman

Jed Hughes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 37:29


Eric Grubman, the former executive vice president of business operations at the National Football League, has John Collins to form a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) targeting the sports and entertainment sectors. Jed and Eric discuss Grubman's career that includes joining the NFL in 2004. He served as the senior manager of Finance and Strategy, and the senior manager of business operations during his tenure while being involved with the league's business operations, its private equity and venture capital initiatives, and market development. Grubman graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1980 and Grubman is a former partner of Goldman, Sachs & Company.

Emprendeduros
EP. #71 | BITCOIN CAE POR 33 DÍAS SEGUIDOS

Emprendeduros

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 74:09


¡Emprendeduros! En el episodio de hoy Rodrigo y Alejandro nos dan una actualización de mercado donde hablan de la reciente junta de la Reserva Federal, las actualizaciones de la variante Omicron, la inflación de los productores, el Gobierno de EEUU aumentando el techo de deuda, los problemas para los minoristas y una pequeña actualización de Cryptos. Después hablan de las ofertas iniciales recientes via SPAC y de una muy interesante de tecnología. También hablan de los problemas y/o beneficios entre trabajar en casa o regresar a la oficina. Finalmente hablan de los sindicatos de EEUU y la pelea interna de Kellogg's.

Equity
You are the most influential person we know

Equity

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 26:10


To close out the year, Natasha and Mary Ann and Alex headed to the mic with Grace and Chris behind the scenes. We got to our favorite topics, and honestly, got a chance to just laugh our way through the final innings of the year.Here's what we got to:Factor raised a Seed round for up-chain logistics work, Phylagen is working to track airborne illness, and Notus wants to help you find the right influencer to buy.We also dove into the How Big Can Y Combinator Really Get discussion that Haje kicked off. We don't all agree on this one, so talk it through with us.Then we chatted about Course Hero, edtech, and when it can -- and may not! -- make sense to raise venture capital.To close we dove into Alex's SPAC story about the metaverse, touched on the Reddit IPO, and made fun of whatever garbage this is.And that's our last news round up of the year. Stay tuned for our 2021 look back episode that comes out on Friday, December 24 and our 2022 predictions-meets-manifestations episode that comes out on Friday, December 31st. You can check out our Twitter account for when they go live.Happy Holidays from the Equity family to you and yours. May your days be merry, even if they're in the metaverse.

Stock Club
SPACs and Electric Motorbikes

Stock Club

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 27:51


We talk about electric cars quite a lot on this podcast, but this week, we're moving to two wheels as LiveWire — the electric motorbike spinoff of Harley Davidson — gets set to go public via a SPAC. In this episode, we also talk about: Apple closing in on a $3 trillion valuation If Coinbase could be a pick-and-shovel play for the crypto industry And pick two stocks that we'd buy and hold for 12 years To catch up on all the latest stuff in the MyWallSt app — including our upcoming stock addition — check out mywallst.com MyWallSt operates a full disclosure policy. MyWallSt staff may hold long positions in some of the companies mentioned in this podcast.

Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer
Adobe CEO, Breaking Down Wayfair & Inside This Year's SPAC-Lash

Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 44:46


The Dow closed down 30 points and Jim Cramer is breaking down all the headlines that brought all three major averages lower. Then, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen joins Cramer to take a closer look at the company's latest quarter. Then, Cramer's laying out the bull and bear cases on home furnishing play Wayfair. Plus, how should investors approach the SPAC market? Cramer's digging deeper into the red-hot space to see what could be in it for homegamers.

通勤十分鐘 On The Way To Work
S4EP89 Getty Images即將透過SPAC上市 與 尚氣和圖庫照片的愛恨情仇 與 美版Ptt Reddit即將秘密IPO

通勤十分鐘 On The Way To Work

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 32:49


美好的週五早安! 尚氣演員劉思幕的訪談文章: https://www.wealthsimple.com/en-ca/magazine/simu-liu/ 10 Best Super Bowl Commercials 2021: https://youtu.be/8RY9VIqQCKQ 快來看看超讚的付費訂閱用戶專屬福利:  https://othewaytowork.com/pages/podcast 如何開啟Podcast訂閱服務: https://tinyurl.com/yerxluu8 Patreon訂閱往這邊走: https://www.patreon.com/onthewaytowork 通勤族日常大募集: https://forms.gle/ob6SDgWVCcdUerkC7 IG: @onthe_waytowork 日常生活IG: @onthe_way.daily Powered by Firstory Hosting

The Voice of Corporate Governance
SPAC Litigation with Professor Daniel J. Taylor

The Voice of Corporate Governance

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 25:45


In this episode, CII General Counsel Jeff Mahoney interviews Daniel J. Taylor, Associate Professor of Accounting at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. On November 10th Professor Taylor, together with over 30 other accounting and financial economics scholars, filed a memorandum as amici curie in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in the case of George Assad versus E.Merge Technology Acquisition Corp. 

Inside Outside
Ep. 277 - Melissa Vincent, ED of Pipeline Entrepreneurial Fellowship on Helping Midwest Startups Grow & Thrive

Inside Outside

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 32:05


On this week's episode of Inside Outside Innovation, we sit down with Melissa Vincent, Executive Director of Pipeline Entrepreneurial Fellowship. This recording was part of our IO Live series and Melissa and I sit down and talk about the people, the resources, and the companies making the Midwest a great place for startups to grow and prosper. Let's get started.Inside Outside Innovation, is the podcast to help new innovators navigate what's next. Each week, we'll give you a front row seat into what it takes to learn, grow, and thrive in today's world of accelerating change and uncertainty. Join us as we explore, engage, and experiment with the best and the brightest innovators, entrepreneurs, and pioneering businesses. It's time to get started.Interview Transcript with Melissa Vincent, Executive Director of Pipeline Entrepreneurial FellowshipBrian Ardinger: Welcome to Inside Outside Innovation. I'm your host, Brian Ardinger. And as always, we have another amazing guest with us today. This is part of our IO Live series, which is our virtual conversation series to talk innovation and entrepreneurship. Part of our Inside Outside platform, where we have our podcast and newsletter and ongoing events like this. So I'm super excited to host Melissa today. Melissa is a good friend. She's the Executive Director of Pipeline. So welcome to the show, Melissa. Melissa Vincent: Brian, thank you so much. I love it when I get to chat with you. Brian Ardinger: I'm excited about this conversation. Before we get too far. I always like to thank our sponsors. Today our sponsor is the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. They are a private nonpartisan foundation based in the Kansas City, Missouri. They seek to build inclusive prosperity through entrepreneur focused economic development. They've been a huge help to a lot of things going on, including Pipeline. I believe they're a sponsor for. If people are interested in finding out more about Kauffman, go to kauffman.org or check them out @KauffmanFDN on Facebook and Twitter.And so huge shout out to our sponsors for making things like this happen. And having conversations that make Midwest Entrepreneurs even better. I was gonna say, you're new to Pipeline, but you were new from the standpoint of you started working at Pipeline right before the pandemic. It seems like that's a short time ago, but it seems now we're what, almost two years into this thing. So it's exactly, exactly the pandemic years. But I wanted to have you on, because I think Pipeline has been one of those proven things in the ecosystem that has helped entrepreneurs across the Midwest here. And I wanted to get you on to talk about, you know, what have you seen? What's different and, and more importantly, what's going to happen moving forward. So maybe let's start the conversation with, tell us a little bit about what Pipeline is. For those who may not know that and where we're at right now. Melissa Vincent: I would love to. Yes. So I have been there for, as you mentioned, it'll be two years next month. So it's kind of crazy because it feels sometimes like six months and other times it feels like 10 years because of the pandemic. So you never know. So Pipeline is a fellowship for high- growth entrepreneurs in the Midwest. We are industry agnostic. So we do everything from Bio to Ag. You name it, everything in between. And do not take equity in the organizations that we work with. And so we're different in that way as well. And we focus on serial entrepreneurs because they have the greatest economic impact on the region, when you focus on someone who's going to get right back up, if they have a failure. And if they succeed, they're going to get back up, start another company and invest in the community. Brian Ardinger: Pipeline's been around for a number of years. It was actually started even prior to me starting Nmotion and that. I think you have over 140 or a 150 entrepreneurs that have gone through the program. Had had an economic benefit. 2,700 employees I think are, are based in Kansas and Missouri and Nebraska because of the founders that have been part of Pipeline. Your founders have raised over $600 million in capital since joining Pipeline. And it's a flywheel approach. So, you know what started 10 or 15 years ago. Now we're seeing some of the fruits of that payoff. So tell us a little bit about how you got involved in Pipeline. Melissa Vincent: Pipeline was started 14 years ago. It was started by Joni Cobb and a number of key people kind of in the Midwest. She was the CEO. And the idea was that there was such, as you mentioned, like 14 years ago, we were in such a different place.There weren't all the entrepreneur support organizations that we have now. And so, you know, when she started the organization, it was around this idea that if you came and you brought resources from the coast to the Midwest. And you focus specifically on serial entrepreneurs to have a massive impact on the region because of what we talked about earlier, they're going to reinvest, they're going to get back up, start another company. And that was really true. So over the last 14 years, our members are not just creating jobs. They're creating really high paying jobs. So average salary for an employee of one of our members is $52,000. So they're creating great jobs. They're creating a lot of them. And they're raising capital and they are staying here in the Midwest.And so really over 14 years, that whole concept that we were seeing, if it could be proved or not, if you bring in these resources, what impact would that have if you focused on serial entrepreneurs is proven. So it's like, okay, successful, we've done that. That's really amazing. But then it becomes the question of 14 years later, how things changed. Like to your point, we've had, with the pandemic and we've had social injustice that's been ongoing that really came to a head last year.So we have all these different things that happened over the past few years. And so I think for us as an organization, we've really looked at well, how do we respond to that? And I think there's a lot of other entrepreneurial support organizations that are doing the same. How do we step in. How do we be a part of that progress and change that really needs to happen? That's where Pipeline is headed. But we couldn't have gotten there without the legacy that was started 14 years ago, by bringing in all these resources and creating some amazing fellowship programs. Brian Ardinger: It's been a very important piece of the puzzle. When I started Nmotion, I think it was 10 years ago, ish. It was the first accelerator in Nebraska at the time that's a equity based accelerator. But we quickly wanted to tie ourselves with Pipeline and get our founders an opportunity to move through the Pipeline. And you find those early stage founders. You get them a little bit of capital. You surround them with mentors and investment capital.We help build that. And then you also then connect them into a wider network. I think that was one of the most important things about like an Nmotion is, you know, we started in Lincoln, Nebraska. But we realized quickly that you can't build a startup ecosystem by yourself. In just the four walls of your own county or city.And so how do we create opportunities for those founders to make network connections that can help them grow their business wherever they end up. And, you know, we've had some great founders that went through Pipeline. Brett Byman who started with Nobl. And now he's with another company, BasicBlock.You mentioned that serial net nature of entrepreneurs. Vishal Singh with Quantified Ag. Liz Whitaker with Pawlytics and that. And now with Brooke Mullen who's with Sapahn and she came through the GBeta Program with Gener8tor that we're now working with. So those are just some of the things, but maybe let's talk about some of the success stories of some of the Pipeline Entrepreneurs that have had success based on having access to your program.Melissa Vincent: Yeah. You know, one of the things that, you know, we're really looking for when we're investing is we're looking at high growth. So they're already at a decent place. And then we're really trying to help them get to that next phase of growth to hopefully, like we said, either exit or re invest in their community.And so some of those are ones that everyone kind of in the Midwest, you know, your Toby Rush with EyeVerify. So everyone kind of always thinks of Pipeline. They're like, oh, that was, you know, Toby went through that. But the thing that I love is that we have so many other organizations. So a couple that people know of that may not have realized that their founders went through Pipeline is ShotTracker Davion Roth.So that's a company that is still ongoing. Doing massive things. In the news. Part of Pipeline program back in the early days. Another one, let's go to Nebraska here. We have Blake Lawrence with Opendorse. Oh my goodness. Since the NIL law changes, like, I mean, he already was killing it. But now it's like, those are just like set him in a whole other trajectory because he can capitalize on college sports now and college athletes.So there've been these really successful founders. And I think that there's a lot of different pieces that in the ecosystem, like what you're doing and what Pipeline's doing. It takes more than just one organization to be able to provide the support. You really need layers to that. So you need some groups that are a little bit earlier stage. And then you have Pipeline which fits in this very unique role of serial entrepreneurs who are high growth, who are looking to exit and give back.It's a very unique spot that we fill. And so really trying to figure out how do we support each other. And I think that's kind of in the Midwest, what everyone's looking at right now. So it's like, we have organizations like yours that have been around for 10 years. Pipeline is fourteen. Like these established organizations that are now looking and saying, okay, we've done this. How do we work better together? Because if we work well together, we can do even more. So I think that's kind of the shift that's starting to happen. And I don't know if it's the pandemic that was part of like, kind of being the catalyst to that. Realizing that we all needed each other. And we needed, our entrepreneurs need more support than one organization could give solo. But when you combine forces, we can do so much more.Brian Ardinger: So let's talk about the program itself. So obviously there are specific things about the program. You go through things over the course of your year, and that. I think most people think of Pipeline and think of the value that's created from the network that's been established and the access to that network. But talk a little bit about the program itself. Melissa Vincent: When you're a Fellow In the program. You go through four modules a year. And those are really intense three day workshops, basically. And they are focused on helping you really scale your company. So the first module that they go through is understanding who your target customer is. Which these are all going to sound very like early stage.They're not. I mean, they're digging in super deep to analyze this information. So finding your target customer. The second one is all about your business model. And making sure that you have the right business model now that you know who your target customer should be. And the third is telling your story through your financials.Which, in all honesty is probably the one that everyone fears the most. Because one understanding your financials is one thing. Telling your story through your financials. Nobody wants to do that. And then when they get through that module, they are just able to easily tell the story through their financials.And then the fourth we just wrapped in St. Louis. Was about telling your story and what's your why? So taking all of the things that you learn throughout the year. Putting that into basically a pitch for an investor or a potential client. And being able to tell the entire story of your company in one single pitch. Brian Ardinger: One of the interesting things, because I've been a mentor in Pipeline for a long time, and I've seen the evolution of how these companies kinda go through that. And you mentioned things like just that customer discovery piece, for example, your business model. I think a lot of times we forget that that's not necessarily something that all entrepreneurs understand or know or use.And oftentimes just having that forced function of let's re evaluate, let's make sure that we are in the right business. And we have the right metrics. The right things that are going on can do such a powerful thing to an entrepreneur because it kind of levels the system, especially when you're surrounded with other entrepreneurs and other business models and that. It gets them thinking and doing things differently.Melissa Vincent: And we certainly saw that in the pandemic where I think as entrepreneurs we're hit across the board, just like everyone else, but realizing when you're the one who is out there as an entrepreneur, It comes to you. It's so, it is lonely at the top. It's especially lonely when you're a serial entrepreneur, because we do think a little bit differently.It's that whole like, ah, knock me down. I'll get right back up and start something else. And if I succeed, I'm gonna put myself through this all over again. But I think that in the pandemic, what we really saw was the value of that network and that connection. And really being able to lean on other people who were struggling.But because this isn't a program where you go through, and yes, you've gone through that program, but that's it, you become a member. And you're part of this pipeline family. They were really able to lean in and support each other in a very unique way. And obviously Pipeline provided resources, and we did a lot of stuff around mental health and wellness.However, that support of that network was so powerful. And you could really see it during the pandemic. Cause there was a safe space to be able to talk about things that you were struggling with, that had they not had that network maybe wouldn't have come up or they wouldn't have felt comfortable talking about. Brian Ardinger: Well, I think everybody was in that boat. Reevaluating what they're doing for who they were doing it for, et cetera, et cetera. We've got a number of people in the audience. If anybody has a question from the audience, feel free to type it in the chat, or there's a great feature in this Run the World called Grab the Mic.So you can also click the little microphone button and come on stage with us and ask your question directly. Happy to do that. So, yes, we're excited to make this a little bit more interactive. So we talked a little bit about ecosystems. So talk about the different ecosystems that you support. You know, you're in Kansas, you're in Missouri, you're in Nebraska. And obviously the cities are involved. Talk a little bit about the differences in the ecosystems and where you draw your entrepreneurs from. Melissa Vincent: You nailed it. Thank you for you have exactly right. So we are Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri. And I think everyone always asks the question, like, are you guys planning to expand further? Yes, we may at some point. However, right now there is so much like attention. Resources that we know we need to provide just on that three state region, that it's super important that we stay there. But those are the areas that we look at. We are actually, we just finished. We've just closed our apps for recruiting. Had in all honesty, the best turnout we've had in years. I mean, it's interesting because at some point you don't know, during the pandemic are people really starting companies. You know, for some, it might be a really difficult time to start a company, but that's such a great, you know, response from that. And we're super excited about that. We see a lot of pockets. So we have Wichita pockets. We have Lincoln Omaha pockets. We have St. Louis pockets. And then obviously Kansas city on both sides. And so we see a lot of people coming from there. I think as far as how the different regions, and the only I can really compare it to, because I feel like I've become entrenched over the last two years here in our three state region.But when I look at like Oklahoma or some areas that aren't part of that really strong network of ESOs or Entrepreneur Support Organizations. You know, Oklahoma is further behind than let's say Kansas or Nebraska, and certainly St. Louis. I think part of that is because they have not brought in outside organizations to come in and help them establish some of the entrepreneurial groups that you need. You need more than just one group within a region. And again, when you've been doing it, as long as you know, we have here and in Nebraska and certainly in Missouri, I think that that's where you're able to, you've been doing it for a while. You realize where you play well, and then you find other people to compliment. And I think when you look at other regions who aren't there yet, they're just trying to figure out who do we even want to bring in? They're not to a place yet where they could even say, oh, here's the part that we do really well. Let's find other organizations to supplement that. So I think that the Midwest, when we're talking about Nebraska and Missouri and Kansas is unique and really amazing, and its ability to work together regionally to create really strong entrepreneur. Brian Ardinger: Are you seeing fundamental differences or different expertise in the different ecosystems? Like how does St. Louis compared to a Lincoln or? Melissa Vincent: So St. Louis has a lot of bio. Obviously there's Bio STL. So we see a lot of bio coming out of St. Louis. And then Nebraska, we see a lot more animal health resources. And obviously healthcare resources as well. And then Kansas City, this conglomeration of bio and, and also Nebraska would be sports tech. I would put that in there too, even the shot trackers here in Kansas. So you have this interesting mixture and I think along the whole corridor, you have a lot of animal health cause we're in that kind of quarter for animal health. And then we have some amazing entrepreneurs who are rural because that's an area that we really have tried to focus on. And so we have rural entrepreneurs who are doing really unique things, you know, in ag and everything else. Brian Ardinger: So talk a little bit about the mentors themselves. What type of mentors did you bring in? And how do they work. Melissa Vincent: We love to bring in a mixture of regional mentors, like yourself, and then national mentors. And we feel like that mix is super important. Because one regionally, you want people who actually understand the ecosystem, understand the issues of raising capital that are still here. And, you know, that we need to address and change if we want to really be able to grow the ecosystem. And then we want people from the coast. So we know that a lot of times what we're seeing is that on the coast, we have PE and VC that are looking to invest here in the Midwest. And so we're able to kind of capitalize on that. And because Pipeline takes our entrepreneurs through such a strong vetting process to even get into Pipeline, it's not the easiest thing to get into, but there is a pretty long process to get in. And then you have a year's long fellowship. And then they know they're going to get that extra support. We get a lot of interest from the coast about what our entrepreneurs are doing, because you're adding those layers of continued support and resource, which should hopefully help their success rates continue to go up. So that's kind of where we are. Brian Ardinger: And the type of people that you bring in, like a Chris Shipley has been on the podcast before. And spoken at our events before. People like that who have been in the industry for a long time and can navigate east, west and in between is really helpful. Melissa Vincent: And even international. I will tell you, I love Chris Shipley. She is so able to help you take and tell your company's pitch. And we just saw this because she leads our fourth module. And you can tell your entire company story in your five minutes. You're in. And she'll be like, so what I think you're saying is, and she'll like completely boil down your company to like a minute.And it's like, oh yeah, that. And it's like, oh my gosh, please tell me I wrote that down. One of my other favorites that I think, it just reminds you of how unique Pipeline is in the mentors that we bring in. So Laura Kilcrease, she leads our module three on financials. If you look her up, she's literally credited with starting the tech scene in Austin.And she's just this ridiculous, amazing leader and ecosystem builder. And now she's in Alberta running the entire Alberta, the province of Alberta, she's running their entire new innovation arm. And so she's just, it doesn't even seem real when you talk to her. I mean, she's just, she can give you stories of companies that you know, she's been on the board for, that had sold for, you know, ridiculous amounts. And she's been through so many different things. So it's that level of just resources and expertise. And just people who really care about entrepreneurs, who understand the entrepreneurial lifestyle. What's it's about. How hard it is. And really care about giving back and supporting our entrepreneurs.Brian Ardinger: I want to shift to COVID. And again, you started right before a lot of this stuff happened. Talk a little bit about how COVID and the remote nature has changed Pipeline and, and change your entrepreneurs. Melissa Vincent: You know, so I would say there were both good and, you know, difficult pieces. So Pipeline for anyone who doesn't know is very, very much an in-person organization. The modules are in person. They're three days. The professional development was always in person. There are all of these pieces that it's like a hundred percent an in-person organization.And then you have a new leader that starts, and then you have a pandemic that doesn't allow anyone to be in person. And so it was really interesting because the downside was. Our Fellows had one module, the very first one, and then everything else was virtual. And for me just research thought was okay, how does that impact, you know, who becomes a member who doesn't, or their engagement with each other. And we started with 13 Fellows, we've finished with thirteen fellows, despite the pandemic.We were very intentional as soon as the pandemic hit to go virtual with resources. So rather than having, you know, a handful of professional development. We went weekly. Everything from, okay, how do I communicate? What is this pandemic? How do I communicate to my customers, my team? I mean like things that now it feels like, oh, that was 10 years ago, but it was just last year.And so we were trying to really figure out and then PPP loans and all of that. So just started doing virtual resources. So in that way, I think it was positive because it allowed us to really beef up, any type of professional development. I mean, it was just weekly. We're coming at you and we're helping you feel connected.And then after that, I would say the downside was not being able to have those in-person connections, but we just finished our last module for this year, which we had the first two, which virtual. The last two modules were in-person. And again, we've finished with thirteen, started with 13, finished with 13.So I think really for us, it allowed us to do a whole lot more because we could do it virtually. The transition for an organization that is so heavy on live in-person events is probably some of the members who have been around for a while. And we're like, whoa. When are we going to get in the person? I heard that a lot. Brian Ardinger: Absolutely. But Hey Bob, I saw you Grab the Mic and I didn't have a chance to click the button. So if you want to grab the mic. There you go. Welcome Bob. Bob: Yeah, there's some other people from the Midwest I'm in Cleveland, Ohio, I'm at Case Western Reserve University. I run something called Launch Net. We used to be a Blackstone Launchpad, which is around the country and now we're at Launch Net, There's five of us, in different universities in the area. Besides that I'm an Entrepreneur in Residence at the economic development called Jumpstart. And also doing some business incubator. Question I had, St. Louis. Is I, I was working with a guy from Kent State. And Melissa, I don't know if you know this guy or not in St. Louis, Brian Stoyfield. Does that ring a bell? Okay. I was just curious. He's a troublemaker, which in a good sort of way. He was trying to put rockets into suborbital space for experiments. And because there's so much aerospace in St. Louis, he ended up moving down there and hung out a lot with, begins with a C the big area where everybody collaborates, connects. No people in the middle, we just have to work harder. But I think it's turned a lot. Got quite a few friends out in SF and they're leaving. Some of them, just the cost of structure. And it used to be that a VC said if I can't have lunch with you, without flying somewhere, I don't want to invest. That has changed dramatically. Austin's picked up, as you know, and Miami has picked up. We picked up a little bit here. Actually rental costs for homes have escalated tremendously. And inventory has dropped. Because people were working from here, but a number of people are staying. Which is good to see.So, but yeah, I just wanted to, you know, say hello. I'm also involved with Techstars a little bit. I just had one in Techstars, Chicago. And then Techstars, Minneapolis. And so we're gaining that. And then I used to work with GSV Global Silicon Valley. GSV.com. If you want to take a look. They just did a $220 million spec and then something called GSVbootcamp.com.We do it now twice a year. And it could be helpful for some of the people in your cohort. It's not just ed tech, it's a broader spectrum. And they kind of did it to help during COVID. And now it kind of stuck. That they said, hey, this is good. You know, while we concentrate on ed tech for our SPAC, GSV invests in other entities, plus this is a good way that people can't, you know, do something in person physical can do this.I've also done a number of, three times now, startupschool.org, which is run by YC. Which has been really helpful. But yeah, the in-person the, the two that went to Techstars. One in Chicago, that was right in the midst of COVID. So there was no in person. The other one went to Minneapolis or Farm to Fork and he was in person. And they've got a delivery robot and it's really, really, really cool. And EcoLab. The company has helped a lot. Melissa Vincent: I've been taking notes as you've been talking Bob:  CarbonOrdinance.com. It's a grad again, getting into aerospace. So a guy who worked on the Mars rover, and some other folks, one who dropped out. That basically you can deliver food in these little carts. And you can observe or be kind of like not the driver, but kind of the driver in virtual reality.So those people who don't own a car. Who maybe don't have the ability to drive a car can be drivers of this. And we already have 300 people signed up. Yeah, to drive these vehicles in virtual reality. And we're getting some restaurant pickup again. Ecolab has been a great partner in Minneapolis. It's not the best place to have a little cart delivery because when the snow flies.Brian Ardinger: Yeah, next time. Spring and Summer time. Bob: Exactly. So, but they're, they're working hard. And the other one that was in Chicago was called undone.com. Yeah. During COVID I did a hell of a lot of stuff online. I'll give you one more. If your MPD is one of the it's called pitch-force.com. They went from being in person only in San Francisco and they were charging $75 to pitch.And I don't like to pay to pitch, but they would then turn around and buy pizza, beer and pop. They went to online. Free. And I've attended almost every week for over a year. And they've got 10 companies and five VCs. These VCs generally were San Francisco based. And now they're all over the place, including Austin, including New York.And there, now that it's virtual, they now have other entities pitching from Argentina, from Australia, from Israel. And it's a good way to learn how to pitch and see how things are going for people and also things, how they're going poorly for people. So it's a good way of see a real entrepreneur. It's your real business.And so friends of mine and I, we would literally watch it and text each other, our votes. And after a while, you get pretty aligned with what the VCs would do. And the downside is you get good. And all of a sudden you see these very, you both understand, you see these very smart people going, okay, you're in love with your technology, but what's it going to do for the customer? How much are you asking for? And then you're going, this is going to burn down. And sure enough, they get a two.Other ones you go, holy crap, did they hit it. I work with a lot of students and you know, they're just learning how to do this. And I sent them there. And they see, you know, the real people putting it all on the line to do it. Max who runs it, he runs a staffing agency and he also helps startups who don't have the finances to maybe pay someone right now, get somebody to work for equity only. And that's how he makes money that you have to pay him like five grand and then a certain percentage after let's say six months, once you put them on a salary and you know, maybe they're going for that Series A or something like that, but they can't get there because they don't have that chief marketing officer. Well, he knows off people who are bad exits and they can do that. Melissa Vincent: That's awesome. I love hearing from other regions on, well, not regions, but just other states that are kind of right next to us. What's going on there and how it's similar or different. And one of the things you brought up about the VC groups out of San Francisco being like the pandemic really did shift.And I think, you know, when you're talking about who you would put capital, that has been, I think one of the best biggest shifts. The ability for us to bring capital in from the coasts. Because to your point, exactly. That was not something. If you could not do lunch or coffee, there was not capital happening here and you'd have to move.And so it's really allowed us to have a lot of people moved back to the Midwest, their roots. And then allow people who would have had to leave previously, get to stay here in the Midwest. Which is just an enormous benefit, that was a by-product of the pandemic. Bob: Absolutely. One of the entities who didn't make it into the top five does a Reg A. He pitched at going public and he didn't make it to the top five and he did a great job. And I reached out to him and his name is Darren Marble. And he has a show that he he's working with Entrepreneur magazine. It's called Goingpublic.com. And so my friend is the board director for Gen Global. Jeff Hoffman.We just went through Global Entrepreneurship Week. And I introduced Jeff to Darren. And now Jeff is one of the advisors and one of the producers on Going Public. But that wouldn't have happened if again, to go to Pitch Force, I would have had to been on San Francisco that week. And I'm going to like do that maybe twice a year.Brian Ardinger: Well, Bob, thanks for coming on stage. Anybody else have any questions? Feel free to put them into the chat. And we have a couple more minutes to keep going. You've changed parts of that program. You're actually creating a new program focused on the diversity inclusion side of things. So maybe talk a little bit about that part of Pipeline and some of the new things that are happening.Melissa Vincent: Yeah, so super excited to be able to, as I mentioned, this is a great kind of success story of what Pipeline was traditionally for the first 14 years. And without that, you know, legacy of success, you can't really add or expand. But because of that legacy of success, and because we were able to successfully say, you bring in resources from the coast to the Midwest, and you focus on these entrepreneurs who are really going to scale.And one of the things that we realized in going through the recruitment process during the pandemic was that, in order to get into Pipeline traditionally, you have to working on your company full time. And so during the application process, what we saw were a lot of really great ideas for high growth companies that the person just wasn't able to yet work on their company. Full-time. And when you looked more closely, we realized that there were a lot of those people were from underserved communities. And for us, that is rural, female, and minority entrepreneurs. And so the only thing that's holding them back is they haven't had an even playing field to get to a place where they are actually ready to be able to get into Pipeline.And so we wanted to do something to address that. And so we created a new program. It's called Pipeline Pathfinder. That is kind of like a starter program to be able to get into the Pipeline traditional fellowship. But our hope is that when you go through the program and it starts next year, we just finished recruiting for it.That it will be something that you're either able to run your company full time at the end of it. Or you get to a place where you're ready for Pipeline traditional and a really scale to the next level. So that is our hope. Next year, will be our first year to pilot it. And then after that, we hope to expand and continue to grow.For More InformationBrian Ardinger: It's exciting to see changes that are happening across the ecosystem. You know, we mentioned one of the benefits of being an entrepreneur in the Midwest is this comradery. And this ability to get access to people that you wouldn't normally have access to necessarily in the big tech hub. Where again, if you find the right person typically are one or two degrees separated from getting to the people that you need. And appreciate everything that you've done to move it forward, and then also take it in new directions. So if people want to find out more about yourself or about Pipeline, what's the best way to do that. Melissa Vincent: So go to pipelineentrepreneurs.com or reach out to me on LinkedIn. Or you can always email me at melissa@pipelineentrepreneurs.com. Could we have any longer of an email? Probably not, but. Brian Ardinger: Melissa, thank you again for coming on Inside Outside Innovation. Thanks for doing this live and thanks for all the audience folks that came and participated. We look forward to having future events and that. If you want to find out more about Inside Outside, go to InsideOutside.IO. Subscribe to our newsletter and watch the podcast every week. So appreciate you coming on Melissa. Look forward to having further conversations and thanks very much. Melissa Vincent: Thanks so much for having me. I appreciate it. Thanks everybody.Brian Ardinger: That's it for another episode of Inside Outside Innovation. If you want to learn more about our team, our content, our services, check out InsideOutside.io or follow us on Twitter @theIOpodcast or @Ardinger. Until next time, go out and innovate.FREE INNOVATION NEWSLETTER & TOOLSGet the latest episodes of the Inside Outside Innovation podcast, in addition to thought leadership in the form of blogs, innovation resources, videos, and invitations to exclusive events. SUBSCRIBE HEREYou can also search every Inside Outside Innovation Podcast by Topic and Company.  For more innovations resources, check out IO's Innovation Article Database, Innovation Tools Database, Innovation Book Database, and Innovation Video Database.  

Numbers by Barron's
Pfizer to Acquire Arena Pharmaceuticals for $6.7 Billion

Numbers by Barron's

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 3:25


Pfizer expands its cancer and inflammatory disease drug pipeline with a new acquisition. Electric vehicle brand LiveWire is going public via SPAC. And Delta positions itself for growth in 2022. Host: Shaina Mishkin. Producer: Katie Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

WSJ Minute Briefing
Tech-Heavy Nasdaq Drops 1.4% Ahead of This Week's Fed Policy Decision

WSJ Minute Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 2:43


Vaccine makers surge on signs of demand for Covid-19 boosters. Pfizer to acquire Arena Pharmaceuticals for $6.7 billion. Harley-Davidson's electric-vehicle division to go public via SPAC. GameStop, AMC shares fall in blow to meme-stock investors. Brent crude futures decline 1%. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

MarketFoolery
Avoiding Seller's Remorse

MarketFoolery

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 22:34


Harley-Davidson merges its electric motorcycle division (Livewire) with a SPAC. Rivian Automotive wins Motor Trend's “Truck Of The Year” award. Peloton responds to a fictional character dying on one of their bikes with a new commercial. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and discusses the hidden upside of “seller's remorse”.   Holiday Song - You and I at Christmas Time by The Bird and the Bee

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1308: Rivian Wins ‘Truck Of The Year' | 13 Dec 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 18:32


Show #1308 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 13th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too.  RIVIAN R1T 210KW PEAK DC CHARGING, LACK OF HEAT PUMP - US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) test documents have revealed a number of interesting tidbits about the 2022 Rivian R1T and R1S, including the vehicles' peak DC charging rate and their absence of a heat pump. - R1T and R1S have a peak DC charging rate of 210 KW, which is right in line with what the company quoted for its proprietary DC Adventure Network. Similar to Tesla Superchargers, the Adventure Network is designed specifically by Rivian for its vehicles, though the company has noted that the system could be opened to other EVs in the future. - Rivian has been quite subtle about the Adventure Network's full specs, though the company has noted that its fast chargers would offer over 200 kW output for the R1T and the R1S. This should allow the all-electric pickup truck and SUV to replenish up to 140 miles of range in 20 minutes. Rivian did state that further improvements down the line would likely improve the fast chargers to over 300 kW. - Rivian's EPA test documents also featured a specific section for the R1T and R1S' heat pump, though a look at the filings itself reveals that the vehicles are not equipped with the component. Considering that heat pumps are known to increase the efficiency of electric vehicles in the cold, it would be quite interesting to see how the R1T and the R1S' range could hold up in places with extremely cold temperatures. Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/rivian-max-charging-rate-no-heat-pump-confirmed/ RIVIAN NABS A COVETED MOTORTREND AWARD FOR ITS DEBUT EV PICKUP - MotorTrend awarded its prestigious 2022 "Truck of the Year" to an upstart: the electric Rivian R1T, setting a high bar for rival Tesla's upcoming Cybertruck. - Rivian beat out finalists that other electric vehicles, including General Motor's Hummer EV Pickup, to bag the prize with its very first model. The award goes beyond bragging rights. Rivian gains prestige and credibility at a key point when the upstart desperately needs to justify its $100 billion market cap. - Tesla took home the title of 2013 MotorTrend Car of the Year with its landmark Model S. Yet its most recent model, the highly popular Model Y crossover, didn't even make it to the short-list for 2021 SUV of the Year after being named a contender. Original Source : https://fortune.com/2021/12/13/rivian-r1t-motortrend-award-ev-pickup-tesla-cybertruck/ TESLA, MERCEDES TAKE OPPOSITE APPROACHES TO TOUCHSCREEN GAMEPLAY - Tesla runs counter to the traditional auto industry in a lot of ways, from the tweets of CEO Elon Musk to starting as an all-electric automaker in the early 2000s. The latest example of Tesla's different approach is the way it and Daimler have each responded to recent questions of safety and in-car entertainment. - Specifically, both Tesla and Mercedes have permitted people to play video games on the car's touchscreen while the vehicle is in motion, although Mercedes considers it a mistake and is recalling vehicles to remedy the problem, while Tesla has not yet done that. - Minimizing distracted driving has been at the forefront of the agenda for U.S. safety regulators for years now, even as cars get more connected and in-cabin screens multiply and continue to grow larger. - As for Mercedes, the German automaker issued a recall for four models—the 2021 S580 and the 2022 EQS450, EQS 580, and S500—when it discovered that some of those vehicles on the road had been programmed with an "incorrect configuration" on Mercedes-Benz's back-end server and potentially on the MBUX infotainment system in these vehicles. The error allows "vehicle occupants to activate those functions [including TV and digital owner's manual, as well as the games] while the vehicle is driving." - Tesla, on the other hand, has allowed video games to be played in some of its vehicles for years. That's fine when the car is parked, but this summer, an over-the-air software update allowed three video games to be played even while the car was in motion. Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38495628/tesla-mercedes-touchscreen-video-games-moving-cars/ MERCEDES EQS RECALLED AFTER 56-INCH DISPLAY ALLOWED TV WHILE DRIVING - Impacted models include the 2021 S580 and 2022 models of both vehicles made before Nov. 16—specifically the S500, EQS450, and EQS580, for a total of 227 vehicles. - Mercedes investigated the issue after receiving a report of its occurrence in an "internal vehicle," presumably a company car or prototype. It subsequently determined "an incorrect configuration was available on Mercedes-Benz's backend server and might have been installed on vehicles in the field." - The carmaker has updated the server implicated in the issue and states in the NHTSA document that no dealer service will be needed for affected vehicles, though it still notified dealers this week. · Original Source : https://www.thedrive.com/tech/43464/mercedes-eqs-recalled-after-56-inch-display-allowed-tv-while-driving CHECK OUT THIS TESLA MODEL S WITH A LARGER CHARGING FLAP: FOR CCS? - a Tesla Model S test car was seen with a surprisingly big charging flap within the rear light segment, which appears to be similar to the one in the Tesla Model 3/Model Y cars. - As noted by Tesla_Adri (@tesla_adri), it might be a new, enlarged version of the charging flap that will be used to accommodate the CCS-compatible charging port in the refreshed Model S/Model X in Europe (and other markets). - r, as the company launched the Model 3/Model Y in Europe with the CCS Combo 2-compatible inlet, it was obvious that a similar fate will befall also the Model S/X once the refreshed version enters the market. The older Model S/Model X was forced to use an adapter to charge at CCS 2 fast chargers. - The refreshed Tesla Model S/Model X are expected to get a CCS Combo 2-compatible inlet in Europe and basically in most global markets (aside from North America, South Korea, China and some other countries). This bigger charging inlet for AC and DC charging requires more space: - In other words, it's an expected and positive move for Tesla, which will offer unified and industrywide compatible solutions for charging (AC 1- and 3-phase, as well as DC). The European Supercharging network is already retrofitted with two types of plugs - the Type 2 (used for DC charging) and CCS2. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/553824/tesla-models-charging-flap-ccs/ TESLA FULL SELF-DRIVING BETA CAUSES ACCIDENT WITH MODEL Y - Over the weekend, video of an incident in what was reported to be a Tesla Model Y was posted to Youtube. The video, which was later removed from YouTube shows the crossover, which was reportedly running Tesla's “Full Self Driving” level two driver assist system veers toward an oncoming car before the driver grabs the wheel to disengage “FSD” and leaves the road. The video was reposted on Twitter. - The video begins with the Model Y rounding a long, gentle curve on a two-lane road. As another vehicle approaches the Tesla in the opposing lane, the Model Y straightens its steering to send the electric crossover on a path for a head-on collision. The driver reacts quickly to retake control from the Full Self-Driving Beta and pull their Model Y back to the right. - The driver lost control of the Model Y, and the vehicle slid off the road. The crossover fell into and then launched out of a small ditch along the side of the road. The Tesla bounced over the terrain before coming to a stop near a home. Original Source : https://jalopnik.com/tesla-full-self-driving-beta-causes-accident-with-model-1848201350 VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 GTX 2022 REVIEW – HAS VW BUILT A FORD MACH-E GT? - The new Volkswagen ID.4 GTX is the first performance-biased model from VW's EV push, topping the ID.4 range with its first application of a dual-motor set-up. To denote this new focus on performance, Volkswagen has introduced that new GTX badge, but while the connection to VW's GTI will bring with it a higher level of scrutiny, the ID.4's large SUV form suggests it's not exactly a B-road brawler. - The good news is that Volkswagen has given the GTX some decent mechanical changes to coincide with its sportier disposition, namely adding that second electric motor to the ID.4's MEB platform. This second motor is mounted on the front axle, which together with the existing rear-mounted motor creates a total of 295bhp and 339lb ft of torque, giving the GTX a reasonable 6.2sec 0-62mph time and a top speed of 112mph. - The battery pack is unchanged from that of other high-spec ID.4s with a 77kWh useable capacity (82kWh gross), giving a quoted WLTP range of 299 miles, or about 30 miles down on the most efficient single-motor variant with the same battery capacity. Original Source : https://www.evo.co.uk/volkswagen/204437/volkswagen-id4-gtx-2022-review-has-vw-built-a-ford-mach-e-gt FORD RAMPS UP ITS MUSTANG MACH-E OUTPUT Original Source : https://edition.cnn.com/2021/12/11/cars/mustang-mach-e-ford-production-capacity/index.html BREAKING: NIO REACHES 700 SWAP STATIONS GOAL AHEAD OF SCHEDULE Original Source : https://cnevpost.com/2021/12/10/nio-reaches-700-swap-stations-goal-ahead-of-schedule/ VINGROUP STARTS CONSTRUCTION ON EV BATTERY MANUFACTURING FACTORY Original Source : https://finance.yahoo.com/news/vingroup-starts-construction-ev-battery-192200771.html GM'S FIRST ULTIUM BATTERY GIGAFACTORY APPEARS ALMOST COMPLETED Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/554044/gm-ultium-cells-plant-november23/ HARLEY TO TAKE EV UNIT PUBLIC VIA SPAC DEAL AS VALUATIONS SOAR   Original Source : https://www.marketscreener.com/quote/stock/RIVIAN-AUTOMOTIVE-INC-129226108/news/Harley-to-take-EV-unit-public-via-SPAC-deal-as-valuations-soar-37303082/ NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Has Covid-19 changed your electric car buying decisions in the last two years? Yes, no and why? Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

Legal AF by MeidasTouch
The Fight to Save the Republic & SCOTUS Caught in the Cross-Hairs

Legal AF by MeidasTouch

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 73:08


You know what happened; now hear what happens next. The top-rated weekly US law and politics news analysis podcast -- LegalAF -- produced by Meidas Touch and anchored by MT founder and civil rights lawyer, Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok, is back for another hard-hitting, thought-provoking look in “real time” at this week's developments.  On this episode, Ben and Popok analyze: 1. The US Supreme Court's 5-4 decision regarding Texas's abortion ban after 6 weeks (SB8) to allow abortion providers to sue but refusing to block the ban in the meantime, pitting Chief Justice Roberts against Justice Gorsuch.    2. The US Supreme Court's oral argument on the Constitutional Separation of Church and State embodied in the First Amendment, and tax assistance for religious primary and secondary schools. 3. The DC Circuit Court of Appeal's ruling to permit the National Archive to produce Trump documents to the Jan6 Select Committee in a blow to Trump and others like Meadows, Bannon, Eastman and Clark. 4. Justice Robert's consideration of an attempt to eliminate the TSA's air travel mask mandate. 5. The SEC's decision to turn up the heat on Trump's failing SPAC and his social media platform for possible federal securities law violations. And so much more. Support the Show! Aura Frames -- Use code "LegalAF" at https://auraframes.com and take $30 off Aura's best selling digital picture frames! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

This Week In Voice
This Week In Voice (Season 6, Episode 5)

This Week In Voice

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 43:32


This Week In Voice (Season 6, Episode 5) Guests: Paul Welham (Cereproc), Audrey Arbeeny (Audiobrain), Sean Austin (Helios) Stories for discussion: 1) Voice assistant maker SoundHound to go public via $2 billion SPAC deal (Reuters) 2) "Alexa, play something on Netflix." (The Verge) 3) Voice AI company Skit looks to hire 1000 people across US, SE Asia, India (Economic Times) 4) ReadSpeaker Debuts Voice User Interface Platform For Nintendo Switch (Voicebot.AI)

Wall Street Unplugged - Your Best Source for Finance, Investing & Economics
This 10x crypto winner is still a screaming buy

Wall Street Unplugged - Your Best Source for Finance, Investing & Economics

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 35:09


We've been seeing some wild volatility in the markets over the last week… and the Fed's change of tune on inflation is at least partially responsible. Daniel and I share why inflation is the worst enemy of the markets… why the Fed must raise rates to fight it… and whether we think they'll actually do it. [0:30] It's not just stocks experiencing volatility—bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies also dropped a quick 20% in just a few days. I explain why you shouldn't worry about what crypto critics have to say… why you need to look further down the road when it comes to digital assets... and why you should scale into crypto positions. [8:28] Silvergate Capital (SI)—a bank focused on the crypto industry—raised additional capital this week. This stock is up over 1,200% for members… but it's still an incredible buy at current levels. [16:10] Former President Trump's new special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is stirring the pot on social media. Daniel and I break down the drama… and whether there's a legitimate investment thesis behind the headlines. [21:05] Finally, the U.S. announced a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in China. We discuss why this isn't as big of a deal as it's being made out to be… and the best way to get exposure to China. [25:38] Enjoyed this episode? Get Wall Street Unplugged delivered FREE to your inbox every Wednesday: https://www.curzioresearch.com/wall-street-unplugged/ Wall Street Unplugged podcast is available at: --: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wall-street-unplugged-frank/ -- : https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/curzio-research/wall-street-unplugged-2 -- : https://www.curzioresearch.com/category/podcast/wall-street-unplugged/ : https://twitter.com/frankcurzio :. https://www.facebook.com/CurzioResearch/ : https://www.linkedin.com/in/frank-curzio-690561a7/ : https://www.curzioresearch.com

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Former President Trump's new “Truth” SPAC is 1 month old and just snagged its 1st SEC lawsuit. YouTube sensation MrBeast just recreated all of Squid Game and got more views than Netflix. And 50 power companies are teaming up to cure range anxiety with a transcontinental railroad of chargers. $CHPT $QS $DWAC $GOOG  Got a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @JackKramer @NickOfNewYork Want a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form: https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Got a SnackFact for the pod? We got a form for that too: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe64VKtvMNDPGSncHDRF07W34cPMDO3N8Y4DpmNP_kweC58tw/viewform Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

BEYOND BARRIERS
Episode 197: Connecting The Dots with A-Rod Corp's Kelly Laferriere

BEYOND BARRIERS

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 31:59


In 2005, Steve Jobs shared a personal story during his commencement address at Stanford. The story was about connecting dots. The central idea behind it was that everything happens for a reason but you won't know the exact reason looking forward…you can only connect the dots looking back. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, karma, whatever it may be, and move forward with confidence that the dots will somehow connect in the future. So, follow your dreams and do what you love and it will all connect in the end. Our guest today, Kelly Laferriere, Chief Business Officer at A-Rod Corp, shares her career journey and how following her heart and trusting her gut has led to her success. And, how it is only now that she is able to look back and connect the dots of each experience she's lived and appreciate how they all have contributed to where she is today. In her current role at the A-Rod Corp, Kelly focuses on strategic operations, investments, media and entertainment, and marketing. Kelly also serves as the Advisor to Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore, owners of NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA's Minnesota Lynx. She is a business and brand builder with experience in large companies and startups. Kelly has worked in media, sports, and entertainment for more than two decades, first at ESPN, on the Programming and Acquisitions senior management team, and then at Six Flags, where she led the business and operations of east coast parks. In addition to her current role, Kelly is also President of Slam Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that is an equal partnership of Alex Rodriguez and Himanshu Gulati, the founder and Chairman of Antara Capital. In this episode, Kelly shares the importance of following your personal mission, vision and values, advice on shifting your mindset away from limiting beliefs, and why authenticity is the key to building and maintaining relationships. Visit https://www.iambeyondbarriers.com where you will find show notes and links to all the resources in this episode, including the best way to get in touch with Kelly. Highlights: [03:07] Kelly's journey [05:51] Shifting your mindset around limiting beliefs [08:11] Following your mission, vision and values [10:03] Articulating your unique value proposition [12:19] Showing your value authentically [14:31] Taking risks & seizing opportunity [16:05] Kelly's success habits [17:25] Focusing on the right things at the right time [20:00] Building connection and relationships [25:26] Mentors don't have to look like you [28:54] The importance of self-care Quotes: “Sharing your story not only benefits you but others as well.” – Kelly Laferriere “When making difficult decisions, you need to check across your head, your heart and your gut.” – Kelly Laferriere “It is important to remember that building professional relationships is about creating win-win situations.” - Kelly Laferriere “Identify leaders that empower you, respect and support you, and provide an environment where you have opportunity.” - Kelly Laferriere About Kelly Laferriere: As Chief Business Officer at A-Rod Corp, Kelly Laferriere focuses on strategic operations, investments, media and entertainment, and marketing. In addition, Kelly serves as the Advisor to Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore, owners of NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA's Minnesota Lynx. She is a business and brand builder with experience in large companies and startups. Kelly has worked in media, sports, and entertainment for more than two decades, first at ESPN, on the Programming and Acquisitions senior management team, and then at Six Flags, where she led the business and operations of east coast parks. In addition to serving as Chief Business Officer at A-Rod Corp, Kelly is President of Slam Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that is an equal partnership of Alex Rodriguez and Himanshu Gulati, the founder and Chairman of Antara Capital. ‍ Kelly is a graduate of Georgetown University and a member of the Georgetown Angel Investor Network. Links: Website: https://www.arodcorp.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellylaferriere/ Johnson O'Connor: Aptitude testing: https://www.jocrf.org Via Survey: Character strengths: https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register Book: 15 Commitments to Conscious Leadership: https://amzn.to/3daM5TX

The Startup Story
Matt Meeker, co-founder of BARK (replay)

The Startup Story

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 83:15


About this episode My guest this week is Matt Meeker, Co-founder of Bark, and while the Bark's name itself might not cause your ears to perk up in excitement for what's to come in this episode. Bark's various product lines are household names. Their flagship product being BarkBox, with over 1.7 million active BarkBox subscribers, BarkBox is the Premier subscription dog toy and treat service. In addition to BarkBox, Bark has various product lines that can be found in over 23,000 retail outlets. Matts entire episode is chock full of value because his journey and his experiences are so extensive. To start with Matt was one of the digital advertising pioneers, and we discuss what digital advertising was like long before the days of Facebook ads. Matt was also a Co-founder of Meetup, which eventually sold the WeWork for $156 million in 2017. And now in 2021, Matt and the Bark leadership team are navigating the SPAC landscape to bring Bark to the public markets. As I said, Matts episode covers quite a bit of ground and I'm super pumped to bring it to you. But with that said while I know, you're excited to hear his insights into SPAC's and all things subscription-related we need to start at the very beginning. In this episode, you'll hear: How he grew up in a small town in Iowa with his parents who were very different. His father was a conservative accountant and his mother a rebel who encouraged him to form his path. How he was entrepreneurial from a young age, at school he had many side hustles like running the schools poker games and selling red cups to buy beer. How he played Racquetball competitively and went on to play at the National Tournament. Matt went to the University of Minnesota but only lasted one quarter as he only went because everyone expected him to go. How Matt dropped out of college and joined the Navy and became a weather observer. Matt went back to university and paid his way through in cash. After college he joined a Digital Ad Agency in March 1997, the company focused on getting traffic from the website to the store. They had big companies like Disney, Capital One and Discover. Matt explains what digital advertising was like in 2000. He shares that the Ad company was very successful but he did sell it, with this he joined forces with one of the companies investors to start a new company. Matt explains that his next company wasn't successful and it was all down to the execution of the business. The company had more money they knew what to do with and hired big names in the business world but never made a real product or spoke to a customer. Matt shares how the founder of the Ad agency Scott started talking about the next business venture. Matt shares how Scott and himself started Meetup, a company trying to encourage people to get out of their house and meet people online. They also wanted to change the negative narrative of meeting people online. How Matt and Scott hired their CTO for Meetup from a listing they put on Craigslist. Matt shares that he left Meetup because it was getting too big with 45 employees and he didn't want the stress of it. Matt founded Barkbox in September 2011 and never thought it would grow to over 735 employees. Matt shares that he started Barkbox as he was living in New York with his Great Dane Hugo, when they went into a pet shop there was nothing for big dogs. He shares that Groupon brought in half of their customers in the first year. Matt shares how BarkBox has further developed into different sections like SuperHuman, Bark Bright, Bark Eats and Bark Home. How BarkBox developed its own dog food as they wanted dogs to be fed as an individual. Resources from this episode Join Grindology: https://grindology.com/ ExpressVPN: Get 3 Months Free → https://www.expressvpn.com/startupstory Get Emails: https://app.getemails.com/referrals/newaccount?ref=R18HWW5 The Startup Story Inner Circle: https://www.thestartupstory.co/vip The Startup Story on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thestartupstory The Startup Story is now on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/jamesmckinney The Startup Story on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thestartupstory Sponsor Movo: https://movo.cash/ Bark HQ: https://bark.co/ BarkBox: https://www.barkbox.com Share the podcast The Startup Story community has been so incredible sharing our podcast with others, and we thank you! We do have more stories to tell and more people to reach. There are three ways you can help. First, the most powerful way you can support this podcast is by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.

The MeidasTouch Podcast
Democracy Demands Action with Shannon Watts

The MeidasTouch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 74:22


On today's episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with a very special guest, gun violence prevention activist & Founder of Moms Demand Action, Shannon Watts. During the interview, we discuss Shannon's story behind founding Moms Demand Action, their mission and what must change immediately in order to combat these senseless school shootings. During the remainder of the episode, the brothers discuss the latest around federal regulators investigating Donald Trump's SPAC deal, a National Guard whistleblower accusing Michael Flynn's brother of perjury and the media's ‘favorable' spin as it relates to reporting on white supremacists organizations. If you enjoyed today's episode please be sure to rate, review and subscribe! As always, thank YOU for listening. DEALS FROM OUR SPONSORS: RAYCON EARBUDS: BuyRaycon.com/meidas and use code HOLIDAY QUIP: GetQuip.com/meidas STAMPS.COM: Stamps.com, hit the microphone on the top of the page, and enter code MEIDAS Remember to subscribe to ALL the Meidas Media Podcasts: MeidasTouch: https://pod.link/1510240831 Legal AF: https://pod.link/1580828595 The PoliticsGirl Podcast: https://pod.link/1595408601 Kremlin File: https://pod.link/1575837599 Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen: https://pod.link/1530639447 Zoomed In: https://pod.link/1580828633 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Capital Allocators
Ian Charles & Doc O'Connor – Investing in Sports Teams at Arctos Sports Partners (Capital Allocators, EP.225)

Capital Allocators

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 76:00


Ian Charles and Doc O'Connor are the Co-Founders and Managing Partners of Arctos Sports Partners, a private equity firm dedicated to buying minority stakes in professional sports franchises. From its founding just two years ago, Arctos quickly has become the market leader in the space, raising a $2.1 billion first-time fund and a SPAC alongside Executive-in-Residence Theo Epstein, and buying stakes in MLB teams including the Boston Red Sox, the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings in the NBA, and a compliment of other sports assets. Our conversation covers their backgrounds and the formation of Arctos, the investment opportunity in sports franchises, and the underlying business and ownership structure. We then turn to the unique characteristics look of the asset, investment process, and growth strategy.   Full disclosure, I am a personal investor in Arctos' fund and am a fan of their strategy and team, pun intended. I hope you'll enjoy this conversation with Doc O'Connor and Ian Charles as much as I did. Learn More Follow Ted on Twitter at @tseides or LinkedIn Subscribe to the mailing list Access Transcript with Premium Membership

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Square's CEO isn't Twitter's CEO anymore and his 1st order of business is to change Square's name… to Block. Major League Baseball players are demanding more $$$ — and so are the rest of America's workers finally. And Grab's Super App just became the biggest SPAC in history, but it's more than a Super App (it's an Extra Super App). $SQ $GRAB Got a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @JackKramer @NickOfNewYork Want a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form: https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Got a SnackFact for the pod? We got a form for that too: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe64VKtvMNDPGSncHDRF07W34cPMDO3N8Y4DpmNP_kweC58tw/viewform Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

We Study Billionaires - The Investors Podcast
TIP401: The Most Important Company Is Going Public w/ Chris DeMuth Jr.

We Study Billionaires - The Investors Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 62:09


IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN:13:50 - Why a portfolio of SPACs could be a great place to park cash.22:03 - Private Investments in Public Equity, aka PIPEs. What they are and how they tie into SPACs.31:02 - SPAC sponsoring DMY Technologies and their latest target, Planet.44:24 - What planet does and why it might be the most interesting company going public in the near future.And a whole lot more!*Disclaimer: Slight timestamp discrepancies may occur due to podcast platform differences. BOOKS AND RESOURCESTrey Lockerbie's Twitter.Chris De Muth's Twitter.Preston, Trey & Stig's tool for picking stock winners and managing our portfolios: TIP Finance Tool .If you're new to the show and don't know where to begin listening, check out our We Study Billionaires Starter Packs.Get in early on medical technology, breakthroughs in ag-tech and food production, solutions in the multi-billion dollar robotic industry, and so much more with a FREE OurCrowd account. Open yours today.Get $50 off your Drinkworks Home Bar by Keurig this holiday season. Now through December 5, save $50 on the Home Bar at Drinkworks.com.Switch to Mint Mobile and get premium wireless service, starting at JUST $15 bucks a month, and get the plan shipped to your door for FREE.Invest in the $1.7 trillion art market with Masterworks.io. Use promo code WSB to skip the waitlist.Join award-winning British journalist Georgie Frost as he interviews the leading thinkers and doers at BCG on the trends, developments, and ideas that will shape and disrupt the future! Listen to brand new episodes of The So What from BCG on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts.You can get a complete home security system starting at just over $100. There are no long-term contracts or commitments. It's a really easy way to start feeling a bit more peace of mind. Get 50% off your next order at SimpliSafe.com/TIP.Get access to some of the most sought-after real estate in the U.S. with Crowdstreet.Be part of the solution by investing in companies that are actively engaged in integrating ESG practices with Desjardins.Impress your audience and yourself. Enjoy presentations for free with Canva.Remove uncertainty from your portfolio and receive a steady flow of cash all year round with Farmfolio.Yieldstreet allows you to invest beyond the stock market with an evolving marketplace of alternative investments. Create your account today.Every 28 seconds an entrepreneur makes their first sale on Shopify. Access powerful tools to help you find customers, drive sales, and manage your day-to-day. Start a FREE fourteen-day trial right now!It's the holidays and you deserve a gift that keeps on giving you joy and comfort every day, all year long - X-Chair! Save $100 off your X-Chair just by purchasing it now.You can see eczema on the surface of your skin, but there may also be irritation below that you can't see. Discover Eucrisa as it works both above and below the skin to treat eczema in adults and children 3 months of age and older.Browse through all our episodes (complete with transcripts) here.Support our free podcast by supporting our sponsors.HELP US OUT!What do you love about our podcast? Here's our guide on how you can leave a rating and review for the show. We always enjoy reading your comments and feedback!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.