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This is a podcast series designed for the C-level suite of small-to-medium sized companies who are trying to maximize technology for their organization. We’re getting behind some of the buzzwords, introducing potential new concepts, and contextualizing it all into a format that will allow them to become actionable.
 
A podcast dedicated to demystifying Venture Capital. Nick Moran interviews the VC and Angel investor experts on how they find, evaluate and select the next generation of great technology startups.
 
Richard & John Spears answer your questions & discuss the oilfield services business. The Spears brothers have a combined 75+ years as leading industry experts and are prized speakers for events all across the globe. The Drilldown will visit all topics in the oilfield services & equipment and discuss industry current events. New episode every Monday! Got a question? Send it to drilldownshow@gmail.com
 
The Wall Street Lab is a podcast that explores the world of finance from an insider perspective. The host, Andreas von Hirschhausen interviews top financial professionals in the fields of private equity, hedge funds, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, asset management, venture capital, management consulting, trading and many more. The themes range from investment related topics, financial markets and news, career development in finance, favourite books, personal habits, just to na ...
 
Do you want to learn how to manage your own investments? Are you ready to stop paying investment management fees and start building wealth? The DIY Investing Podcast is dedicated to providing you with the knowledge, skills, and resources you need to be a better investor. Learn how to make investments through the use of fundamental analysis, mental models, and business management insights. Please visit our website and subscribe to our mailing list at DIYInvesting.org for guides, videos, and r ...
 
M&A Science is a podcast exploring the intricate world of mergers and acquisitions with industry leaders and practitioners. With an unlimited access to our deal network, these interviews examine M&A trends, culture, and best practices. This podcast is sponsored by DealRoom, an M&A lifecycle management platform.
 
Leveraging data effectively is complex and challenging. And Ekimetrics is here to explain it in human terms – getting straight to the heart of how it can help your business. On the Ekimetrics Podcast, you can expect straightforward conversations about marketing performance with leading figures across different industries – from grocery and luxury retail, to financial services and beyond. We’ll be exploring the challenges facing different sectors and how unique data insights and marketing opt ...
 
Buying online businesses is enticing for many people, but it’s also frequently misunderstood. At Domain Magnate, we’ve completed hundreds of deals over the past 15 years and learned a few hard lessons along the way. Now we can spare you that trouble. Each week, we feature leaders in the field and discuss the nuances of profitable deal making - from sourcing and due diligence to negotiation, deal structure, and exit strategy. Whether you’re just getting started or you’re a professional lookin ...
 
This talk show is about the next big thing in value creation. It is for fund managers and corporate leadership investigating digital transformation for their companies, and for service providers, subject matter experts and vendors wanting to broaden their digital skills. Although the show’s focused on value creation in the context of private equity, it’s sector agnostic and can get pretty geeky, digging into IoT, data science (analytics & AI) and other high technology. At a high level, the s ...
 
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Andrew Antonio of Urban Sky and Nate Williams of Union Labs join Nick to discuss Why We Invested in Urban Sky. In this episode we cover: What is Urban Sky? How did Andrew and Nate originally connect? The thesis at Union Labs. What does the future hold for Urban Sky? Missed a recent episode? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us …
 
Before Disrupt & TechCrunch, there was Technori, the original startup showcase. Its Co-Founder is Scott Kitun. Based in Chicago, Technori helps promising upstart companies secure visibility & funding. If that wasn’t enough, Scott is creator & host of a nationally-syndicated crowdfunding radio show, in partnership with Republic. He’s also Co-Founder…
 
Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? Go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod).…
 
This week on the show, we have one of the first people in the online business brokerage space, David Fairley! David is the Founder and President of Website Properties. David established Website Properties as the first online business brokerage, specializing in selling established and profitable internet-based businesses. From 2002 – present, he con…
 
My guest in this episode is Timi Okah. Timi is the first CEO in Kingsway Financial CEO Accelerator Program, having acquired an HR and accounting business called the Ravix group in October this year of 2021. There's several interesting wrinkles within this search model. One of the most interesting being that Kingsway is a public company and Ravix wa…
 
Digital publishers in every field are trying to figure out how to best monetize their website. Kurt Donnell, CEO of Freestar, shows them the way. Combining industry-leading tech, data, and scale, Freestar works with the leading online publishers to help them better personalize & increase their ad revenue. And they’re onto something big… Freestar’s …
 
Nagraj Kashyap of Softbank joins Nick to discuss The Future of Softbank and Vision Fund 2, Creative Monetization of User Growth, and Why VC's Missed on Zoom. In this episode we cover: Nagraj's Background and Path to VC. How do you think through horizontal, vertical, or geographic expansion and when the right time is to do so? What did other VC's mi…
 
NDAs are often overlooked as people tend to fall into the trap of thinking they can be templated. In this episode of the M&A Science podcast, Kison interviews Mark Khavkin, CFO of Pantheon Platform about NDAs, how to negotiate them, and their structures. Here’s what you’ll learn: Why NDAs are not routine legal documents The fundamentals of NDAs Neg…
 
Jimmy is joined by Eric Green, co-founder of WPD Management, a Chicago-based real-estate and property management company, to discuss the recent transformation that Eric guided WPD Management through. They discuss Eric's founder's story and how he built the business, the realization that he needed to extract himself from the day-to-day operations, a…
 
As COO of WinTrust Financial, Paul Carlisle has a front-row seat to the financial concerns of CEOs feeling their way through continued market uncertainty. Despite significant disruptions, Carlisle sees a market that’s ripe with liquidity and subject to generationally low interest rates. That's why he says it’s a great time to get deals done. Carlis…
 
Each investor discusses a portfolio company that did not survive and why it was that they failed. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/27155166/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TFR_Pod).…
 
This week, Michael speaks with Ricky Kesler of Income School! Ricky is an internet entrepreneur, influencer, and co-founder of Income School. He has helped numerous others become financially independent by helping them create online businesses. Income School is an internet marketing company that teaches people how to create an internet business thr…
 
Would it surprise you to know the main currency in PE in addition to money is human capital? Curious what can be a deal breaker for both PE firm and portfolio? Listen to our CEO, and best selling author of the private equity book “Courage to Lose Sight of Shore”, Kelley Powell and Leon Brujis, Partner of Palladium Equity Partners discuss what backi…
 
Richard and John review the challenge to US oilfield service firms in accommodating a significant increase in oilco activity in 2022. Topics addressed include market segmentation by operator size, contract duration requirements, risks from new technologies, and the potential for market consolidation.…
 
My guest in this episode is Collin Hathaway. You might remember Collin from Episode 32 back in October 2020, which quickly became and has remained the most popular episode of Think Like An Owner. Collin joins me again to more deeply discuss lessons learned through his career of buying and building HVAC and plumbing businesses across the country. Ju…
 
To buy or build, that is the question! In this interview with Cameron Weiner, VP of Strategic Development, Head of M&A at Shopko Optical, he shares how his team determines whether to buy or build a business. Here's what you'll learn: - How to approach targets - Considerations when buying or building a business - Resources for deal origination To jo…
 
Nihal Mehta of Eniac Ventures joins Nick to discuss The Human Rolodex, How the 2021 VC Vintage will Perform, and the Importance of Partnership Dynamics. In this episode we cover: How do you think about active management of relationships over time? Do you have any advice, tricks, or tips? What is something you would have told yourself when you start…
 
He’s not just some tech CEO. Jason Schubert is CEO of inBrain.ai, ranked as one of the fastest-growing companies in the US according to the Inc5000. inBrain.ai is a people-based insights & survey monetization platform that connects and rewards people to surveys designed for them. It facilitates research for market research firms and brands by conne…
 
This week's guest is Chelsea Clark! Chelsea Content Monetization Strategist and website investor. She's the founder of blogsforsale.co and HerPaperRoute.com, where she helps creative business owners increase the value of their niche site, so that they can sell it for profit. Learn more about Chelsea's business at blogsforsale.co To learn about her …
 
Michael Berns is Director for AI & FinTech at PwC. Michael has a broad background across blue chip names such as Morgan Stanley & Moody's as well as a range of smaller innovative AI Firms. Michael has been a Mentor and Judge for organizations like Startup Bootcamp, Virgin Money Startup, Cocoon Network, Level 39, MIT Inclusive Innovation Competition…
 
Earlier this year, Marian Leitner-Waldman, CEO of canned wine brand Archer Roose, found an unusual business partner: the actor, producer, and director Elizabeth Banks. Celebrity-backed brands are not a new phenomenon, but the trend is gaining considerable momentum in beverages. In this episode, Marian and Elizabeth (now Co-Owner and Chief Creative …
 
Brian Nickerson’s story captivated me. He began his career playing on the Los Angeles Dodgers. 6 knee surgeries and 1 Harvard Business School degree later, he found himself as an unlikely entrepreneur. And started MagicLinks. Based in LA, MagicLinks is the social commerce provider for social media influencers. They connect moments of inspiration to…
 
My guest on this episode is Jason Jackson. Jason searched and acquired Unified Dental Care, a collection of dental practices in the Detroit Metro in April 2017. Jason is quick to share all the mistakes he made through his search and his time as CEO. But you can tell he's an incredibly resilient person with tons of entrepreneurial energy. Jason and …
 
M&A deals are never easy and require rigorous planning. In this interview, Punit Micocha, Executive Vice President, Business and Corporate Development at Zscaler, shares how to execute successful deals by planning the end game. Learn about: - Creating the deal vision pre-LOI - Why planning for integration early is crucial - The 3 elements of negoti…
 
Yanev Suissa of SineWave Ventures joins Nick to discuss Public Sector Tech, the Merits of Hyper Concentration, and Why Google is More Frightening than the NSA. In this episode we cover: You've talked about investing "where the Valley, the Fortune 500, and the public sector intersect". How is this different from the typical Valley-based investor? Ar…
 
The challenges facing minority-owned businesses are many, including access to capital. By the time many reach $20 million in sales they have a misaligned debt-to-equity ratio. Della Clark, CEO of The Enterprise Center, has been on a mission to change that dynamic and has spent decades working to help provide minority business owners better access t…
 
This episode rocks, because it combines 3 of the hottest themes in the venture world: Fintech + Outdoor power sports + Talent Adam Redlich is VP Talent Acquisition of Octane, the specialty fintech company that makes your ‘passion purchases’ seamless. They’ve started with the $21B powersports equipment industry (motorcycles & ATV’s for example) Inst…
 
This week, Michael speaks with Barcelona-based entrepreneur Andrew Swiler who just acquired a $2.5M private SaaS business. They discuss how Andrew was able to finance the American-based business while living in Spain. Also, the two discuss numerous other opportunities in the online business space, including content sites in other languages. Learn m…
 
Each investor highlights a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how it played out. Did you miss our guests full length episodes? David Goldberg Episode 272 Nicole Quinn Episode 279 Spencer Maughan Episode 284 Jonathan Ebinger Episode 302 For other great episodes, go to The Full Ratchet blog and catch up! Also, follow us …
 
Jimmy is joined by Amanda Lannert, much lauded CEO of Chicago-based Jellyvision, to discuss how Jellyvision is transforming their culture as we emerge from the grips of the pandemic. They discuss how COVID impacted Jellyvision's business, how she has embraced the mantra "purpose, and not presence," how they are re-thinking company communication, an…
 
My guest in this episode is Mike Botkin. You might remember Mike from episode 48 where he described acquiring B&B landscaping in Orlando, Florida with his investor equity raised entirely from Twitter. Well, he's acquired a bigger one and has raised a holding company called Benchmark Group to buy and build a vertically integrated lawn care and lands…
 
A go-to-market strategy is one of the most important things in an acquisition. In this week's podcast, we're featuring Kison's interview with Pragnya Kashinath, At the time of this interview, she was the Director of M&A, Corporate Strategy at Cognizant. Now, she's an M&A Consultant at Deloitte. Pragnya shares how to create a successful GTM strategy…
 
Manan Mehta of Unshackled Ventures joins Nick to discuss Selection at Day 0, Investing in Immigrants, and Navigating Founder-Problem Fit. In this episode we cover: What is investing at Day 0? What unique challenges do you face in backing immigrant founders? How do you approach sourcing and how you do it differently than other firms? What is Founder…
 
Josh Watts is Co-Founder of one of the nation’s fastest growing companies. Recently ranked as an Inc5000 company, MedTrust Medical Transport is a private EMS company providing emergent & non-emergent medical transport services Based in gorgeous Charleston, Josh has scaled a 400-person team. In this 20-minute conversations, he reveals how he’s done …
 
Supply Chain is the topic of the day. Covid has turned it upside down & inside out. Fortunately, a wave of novel companies have come to the rescue & straighten things out. Including Relay Payments, the fintech company reinventing payments for the logistics category. (Think of it as the “Venmo for Logistics”) Badly needed in this industry that’s due…
 
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