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Partner Meeting: Are tech layoffs an indicator of what’s to come, CPI data that’s not bad news, FTX…


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Partner Meeting: Are tech layoffs an indicator of what’s to come, CPI data that’s not bad news, FTX and the ensuing crypto mayhem, and how to build marketplaces

On this week’s Partner Meeting episode we cover the following topics:

  • Recent tech layoffs and whether or not it’s an indicator for what’s to come
  • CPI data that suggests inflation is slowing
  • The FTX debacle and what that means for crypto
  • Business Lesson: building marketplaces

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*DISCLAIMER*

Interplay Family Office LLC (“Interplay”) is registered as an investment adviser with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Registration of an investment adviser does not imply any level of skill or training. Information about the qualifications and business practices of Interplay is available on the SEC’s website at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov._ Interplay only transacts business in states where it is properly registered or is excluded or exempted from registration requirements. Offering of asset management services through Interplay is pursuant to an investment advisory agreement.The views expressed in this podcast/vodcast are subject to change based on market and other conditions. The podcast/vodcast may contain certain statements that may be deemed forward looking statements. Please note that any such statements are not guarantees of any future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected. Any projections, market outlooks, or estimates are based upon certain assumptions and (Read more...)

Partner Meeting: Are tech layoffs an indicator of what’s to come, CPI data that’s not bad news, FTX…


This post is by MPD from @MPD - Medium


Partner Meeting: Are tech layoffs an indicator of what’s to come, CPI data that’s not bad news, FTX and the ensuing crypto mayhem, and how to build marketplaces

On this week’s Partner Meeting episode we cover the following topics:

  • Recent tech layoffs and whether or not it’s an indicator for what’s to come
  • CPI data that suggests inflation is slowing
  • The FTX debacle and what that means for crypto
  • Business Lesson: building marketplaces

Listen via your preferred platform here.

Show Links:

*DISCLAIMER*

Interplay Family Office LLC (“Interplay”) is registered as an investment adviser with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Registration of an investment adviser does not imply any level of skill or training. Information about the qualifications and business practices of Interplay is available on the SEC’s website at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov._ Interplay only transacts business in states where it is properly registered or is excluded or exempted from registration requirements. Offering of asset management services through Interplay is pursuant to an investment advisory agreement.The views expressed in this podcast/vodcast are subject to change based on market and other conditions. The podcast/vodcast may contain certain statements that may be deemed forward looking statements. Please note that any such statements are not guarantees of any future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected. Any projections, market outlooks, or estimates are based upon certain assumptions and (Read more...)

Doing Good Can Make You Money with Tensie Whelan, Director of NYU Stern Center for Sustainable…


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Doing Good Can Make You Money with Tensie Whelan, Director of NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business

On this week’s guest episode I chat with Tensie Whelan, a Clinical Professor of Business and Society and the Director of NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business.

Many people think that sustainability and profits don’t align, but Tensie takes us through how they can by connecting the financial sustainability of a business to the social and environmental sustainability of a business’s core focus. She believes companies should make money by doing better.

She also runs through the flaws of the broader ESG framework, suggesting ways to improve it.

Before she built the Center for Sustainable Business at NYU Stern, Tensie ran the Rainforest Alliance — a multinational non-profit designed to help conserve rainforests. We dive into that issue and touch on ways to tackle it as well.

These are some fascinating and important topics that I think every entrepreneur should think about. I hope you enjoy it.

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Partner Meeting: What founders should do when deals aren’t getting done, China’s 20th National…


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Partner Meeting: What founders should do when deals aren’t getting done, China’s 20th National Congress and what it means for the global economy, Q3 earnings start to roll in, OFAC sanctions in crypto, and should you have a co-founder

On this week’s Partner Meeting episode we cover the following topics:

  • What founders should do when deals aren’t getting done
  • Q3 earnings start to roll in
  • China’s 20th National Congress and what it means for the global economy
  • OFAC sanctions in crypto
  • Business Lesson: should you have a co-founder?

Listen via your preferred platform here.

*DISCLAIMER*

Interplay Family Office LLC (“Interplay”) is registered as an investment adviser with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Registration of an investment adviser does not imply any level of skill or training. Information about the qualifications and business practices of Interplay is available on the SEC’s website at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov._ Interplay only transacts business in states where it is properly registered or is excluded or exempted from registration requirements. Offering of asset management services through Interplay is pursuant to an investment advisory agreement.The views expressed in this podcast/vodcast are subject to change based on market and other conditions. The podcast/vodcast may contain certain statements that may be deemed forward looking statements. Please note that any such statements are not guarantees of any future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected. Any projections, market outlooks, or estimates are based upon certain assumptions and should not be construed as indicative of actual events that will occur.Information (Read more...)

The Fintech VC Powerhouse & Penetrating the LATAM Market with Mike Packer of QED Investors


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On this week’s guest episode, I sit down with Mike Packer, Partner at QED Investors.

QED is one of the big dogs in FinTech investing. They have roughly $5B of AUM and the firm was founded by one of the founders of Capital One.

We obviously get into all things FinTech, but we also dive into the Latin American market, where Mike happens to focus.

If you’re interested in either fintech or Latam, or the intersection of the two this pod is for you. Enjoy.

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Reimagining Surrogacy with Dr. Brian Levine of Nodal


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On today’s episode I chat with Dr. Brian Levine, the Founder and CEO of Nodal.

Nodal is a marketplace that matches surrogates with families that want to have children. Their mission is to significantly reduce the time and cost required to secure a surrogate by cutting out the middlemen who currently control the market. If they succeed, they will help more families have children.

There’s a lot of nuance in this market. We discuss stigmas, the impact of Roe v Wade being overturned and challenges caused by profiteering in the overall healthcare system. If you’re interested in healthcare, this is a great one for you. Enjoy.

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Growth Hacking With PR with Gregory Galant of Muck Rack and The Shorty Awards


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On this week’s episode I chat with Gregory Galant, the Co-Founder and CEO of Muck Rack and the Co-Founder and CEO of The Shorty Awards.

Muck Rack is a Public Relations management platform that helps organizations find the right journalists to pitch, report on media coverage and prove the value of their work.

Greg has been in the NY startup game for a long time. He famously launched The Shorty Awards where they gave out awards for the best tweets in the early days of Twitter. Along the way he tinkered with a dozen business ideas until Muck Rack finally hit and took him to the moon.

During our chat we talk about Muck Rack, the PR industry and his wisdom about entrepreneurship. Enjoy.

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FICO Scores: A Complete Breakdown with Freddie Huynh


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On this week’s episode I chat with Freddie Huynh, a veteran data scientist in the credit risk space. Most notably, Freddie oversaw the development of the FICO Score from 1996 to 2015.

It was really before analytics and data is what it is today. In a way, Freddie is one of the OG data scientists, one of the original guys out in that space. During our chat we discuss how the FICO Score works, we break down some of the urban myths about how scores are calculated, and we chat about the evolution of the data science industry. Enjoy.

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LATAM Awakening as a Tech Hub | Jose Bonilla, Co-Founder & CEO of Chiper


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On today’s episode I chat with Jose Bonilla, Co-Founder and CEO of Chiper. Chiper is the leading B2B distributor of consumer goods to corner stores in Latin America. They’re moving hundreds of thousands of products every month across Colombia, Mexico and Brazil.

Corner stores are prominent in some cities in the US, but in other places around the world they have a massive market share of grocery sales. In India it’s around 90% and in LATAM they account for about 50% of groceries.

Jose is more than the founder of Chiper, he’s one of the godfathers of the Colombian startup scene. He’s a cofounder of Imaginamos, a development shop that became a startup studio. His partner Simon spun Rappi out of their studio and it’s now a mega-unicorn in the region that has raised over $2B. Jose spun out Chiper. Collectively they’ve trained thousands of future entrepreneurs.

We talk all about Chiper, tips for founders and entrepreneurs, and the start up scene in Latin and South America. It’s a fascinating chat. Enjoy!

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Next Gen Sports Media with Dan Porter of Overtime


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On today’s episode I chat with Dan Porter, Co-Founder and CEO of Overtime.

Overtime is the leading brand for the next generation of sports fans. Dan and his team at Overtime identified that the traditional sports media players were (and still are) heavily invested in the old infrastructure like cable deals. That left an opportunity to create an agile sports media brand that would cater to the younger generation utilizing new technology such as social platforms.

What started as an app turned into a community and has now morphed into creating and managing sports leagues. They currently operate two leagues OTE and OT7, one basketball and football.

Dan is a startup guru. He’s sold a few companies before starting Overtime and teaches entrepreneurship at NYU. If you’re interested in media, the business of sports or entrepreneurship this episode will have something for you. Enjoy.

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