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Join Boost VC’s Founder & Managing Director Adam Draper, to learn about emerging technology from leading figures in the industry. Each episode we interview founders and investors to explore topics like startup strategy and venture capital, as well as incredible technology like bitcoin, virtual reality, AI, exoskeletons, drones, space and more.
 
Ben Higgins has come a long way since his “Perfect Ben” days on The Bachelor, and now he wants to take you along as he explores being an entrepreneur! He’s enlisted the help of venture capitalist Jesse Draper, whose firm has helped with early stage investing in female founded startups, like Carbon 38 and Sugarfina. She combines her background in comedy and entertainment with her vast business experience to provide an accessible and relatable approach to the board room. Each week, they’ll sit ...
 
Corl Crypto Roundtables brings together the smartest investors, hedge fund managers, project creators, developers, traders and blockchain influencers for dynamic crypto roundtable discussions. Every episode features notable names from across the cryptographic landscape joining together for in-depth, conference level quality conversations.Frequent topics (and debates) include various cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Monero (XMR), ZCash (ZE ...
 
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These days, kids love battle royale games, like Fortnite and all that. Back when we were young kids loved Battle Royale, an ultraviolent film about 40 schoolkids trying to kill one another. Join us as we take a trip down DVD memory lane, try and work out why anything is happening and play Battle Royale Top Trumps Next week, it's Virtuosity! GIVE US…
 
This week we're going deeper underground and celebrating the release of Godzilla Vs. Kong with Hollywood's first attempt at bringing the king of monsters to the west. Join us as we discuss the star (?) power of Matthew Broderick, the likelihood of losing a giant lizard in New York and the Devlin/Emmerich Rating System. Next week we watch Fortnite f…
 
This week we watch the super low budget indie time travel film Primer! Join us as we struggle to work out how time travel works, struggle to work out how time travel works, and finally struggle to work out how time travel works. Next week we're going deeper underground, it's 1998's Emmerich/Devlin Godzilla! GIVE US 5 STARS ON ITUNES! Get in touch! …
 
So, it's come to this. Alex celebrates his birthday by breaking pod rules and picking a film we shouldn't technically see for another 3 years, or preferably never. Yes, it's Ready Player One, and yes, Sam has a lot to say. Next week it's Primer! GIVE US 5 STARS ON ITUNES! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Buy our Merch! Download the soundtrack! See …
 
It's Easter Friday, and what says Easter better than a healthy dose of ultraviolence and the old in out? We celebrate with a viddy at A Clockwork Orange, the film too shocking for you to see, although not actually because it wasn't ever banned, really. Anyway, it got people excited for a long time and is it worth the hype? Join us for architecture,…
 
Join Alex and Sam for a bonus spoilercast they didn't think they would record. Expectations were rock bottom for Zack Synder's reconstruction of Justice League so we approach it tentatively but...it's not that bad? Listen as we apply the Batman Rating System™ to the entire Synderverse and then work our way through four hours of superhero team up fu…
 
This week we watch the classic anime Akira, a film that did a lot to shape the tastes of at least two thirds of this pod. But 30 years later does it still hold up? Join us as we find out and discuss the wonders of animation, the two scenes that gave us nightmares and see if Chris has come round on Japanese films yet... Next week we stay with troubl…
 
A total of $2T in apparel is sold online each year. But 30% to 40% of that apparel is returned. So, what if consumers could snap a couple of photos with their smartphone camera and get clothes that are the right fit for their body? Vadim Rogovskiy is the Cofounder and CEO of 3DLOOK, a deep tech startup solving the problem of apparel returns for ret…
 
This week Chris combines negotiating film contracts with hosting a podcast as we watch Galaxy Quest in installments, starting, stopping, and starting again. We also learn about Tim Allen's idea exchange, the changing face of fandom and Sam wishes he was watching a very specific different film. Next week... Akira! GIVE US 5 STARS ON ITUNES! Get in t…
 
We're back from break with a change to your scheduled film, it's listener-requested '80s fantasy sci-fi, er, classic(?) Masters of the Universe! Join us to learn which cast member is a chemical engineer, which cast member improvised all his lines, and how many people in this were also in Star Trek. We also have a quiz, a few listener requests from …
 
Bonjour! This week we present a podcast recorded entirely in the original romance language, le French, in which we talk about classic nouvelle vague Godard flick Alphaville. Think we can't handle something this deep? Think again as we discuss science fiction without science fiction, Jaques-'Jaques' Liverot, how to cheat on your French GCSE, and try…
 
This week we're going back to the '60s to the very first Planet of the Apes, a film so big we can't work out why we haven't done it yet. Join us for confusing space missions, terrible captains and uncomfortable female stereotypes. And lots, and lots of apes. Next week we're staying in the olden days with the very different Alphaville! GIVE US 5 STA…
 
Design is about much more than just making things look good. Design is valuable because it translates the complexities of technology to us mere mortals. It serves as a way to educate the market and make tech easy for everyday people to use. But what is the design process that gets us to that end? Daniel Scrivner is the CEO & Chief Design Officer at…
 
This week we celebrate the 4K release of Elysium by doing what we do best: an hour of Hot Chat. Join us as we get into the science of this particular dystopian future and the problem with Jodie Foster being too good at French. Next week it's Planet of the Apes! GIVE US 5 STARS ON ITUNES! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Buy our Merch! Download the …
 
This week we conclude our trip back to 2016 with Sam's pick, The 5th Wave! Alex isn't sure whether this film was actually released, Sam has trouble with the wave system, and Chris broadcasts from a COVID secure bunker somewhere deep underground. Next week we watch Elysium! Want to watch it yourself? Leave us a review on iTunes, Spotify or wherever,…
 
Orla Harris is the Cofounder and COO of SideQuest VR, an early-access testing platform for virtual reality with headquarters in Northern Ireland. Orla and her team provide tools that enable developers to grow a community around their app and solicit feedback from users in the early stages of development. Prior to SideQuest, Orla spent eight years w…
 
This week we continue our 2016 trilogy with Alex's pick- it's Shin Godzilla! After a decade away from making Godzilla films Toho returned with a different but also not different take on the world's greatest monster. Join us for some city-smashing action, a great soundtrack and loads of, er, bureaucracy. Next week it's the final 2016 film, The 5th W…
 
When serial entrepreneurs Thibauld Favre and Joris Delanoue joined forces to build the future of fundraising, the Frenchmen chose San Francisco as their home base in large part because of its investor mindset. So, how do Silicon Valley VCs think differently from other investors around the globe? Thibauld and Joris are the Cofounders of Fairmint, a …
 
Alex is back with another exclusive interview, this time speaking to Scott Adkins, star of the new sci-fi comedy The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud. Alex Zooms into Scott's car and discusses the film, working with Jean Claude Van Damme, The Mandalorian, and much more! Join us back here Friday for your regular scheduled ranking! GIVE US 5 STA…
 
Our season of Star Wars comes to an end with Gareth Edwards' spin-off prequel Rogue One, also the first of our 2016 film season! Opinions are all over the place as we discuss what this film gets right, and what it doesn't, before one of the more contentious rankings in quite some time. Next week we continue our 2016 films with Shin Godzilla GIVE US…
 
More and more people understand that crypto is going to be big. But they don’t really know why. And they don’t want to be forced to turn all of their money into cryptocurrency right off the bat. So, what if there was a way to demonstrate the benefits of the technology with US dollars and then migrate users to digital currency over time? Andy Brombe…
 
Its 2021 and before we get back to ranking films we look back at one of the few highlights of 2020, the second season of The Mandalorian. We work through the big moments throughout the season before playing a quick game of Mando or Boba and analysing the ridiculous upcoming slate of Star Wars shows. There are so many. Next week, the Star Wars train…
 
Most founders avoid dealing with Uncle Sam unless absolutely necessary. But what if you could engage the government as an investor in your startup? Sedale Turbovsky is the Cofounder and CEO of OpenGrants, the most powerful grant search tool in the US. The OpenGrants team is on a mission to unlock billions of dollars in grant funding for the best st…
 
As is tradition we end the year with a round up of what we've been watching aside from the 50-odd films we've stuck in the list. Join us for our six highlights of the year, a mailbag bursting with festive cheer, an impromptu discussion on the state of the film industry in 2021, and find out what we'll be watching in January. This year has been a bu…
 
Happy Life Day! We continue our tradition of watching Star Wars for Christmas but this year with a bit of a twist. For too long we've ignored the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special but as the worst year any of us can remember wraps up we decided to break glass in case of misery and trotted out this most peculiar of experiences. All the Star Wars st…
 
As we approach Christmas we continue watching some festive flicks from years past- it's a big slice of '80s nostalgia, Twins! Schwarzenegger and DeVito are unlikely siblings in this Reitman classic. Join us for discussion of pretty foxes, nature vs. nurture, Alex's most inscrutable quiz yet and generally just a lot of whistful mewing about happier …
 
Here at Boost VC, we define a startup as an organism in which the founders work to attract the smartest, most dynamic people to solve the problem they believe is most important. Yes, their ultimate goal is to build a product. But more importantly, they are building a talented team that will actualize that product together. CEO Sam Cole and CPO Same…
 
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a podcast about the film Superman. We take an extensive look at Richard Donner's superhero blockbuster and ask the important questions: What food item did Marlon Brando want to be cast as? Is the Lois and Clark flying scene the worst scene in this film, or in cinematic history? And what's the proper etiquette w…
 
This week it's back to the '70s for John Carpenter's student film Dark Star. The film that sort of inspired Alien, its a film that is not for everyone, but is very much for us. Alien beachballs, sentient bombs, and lots of nothing, it's the film that's got everything! Actually no, it really isn't. Next week we start getting festive with nostalgic x…
 
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have been on the forefront of two internet revolutions, social networking and cryptocurrency. So, what do they think is the next big thing? Cameron and Tyler are the Cofounders of Gemini, a next-generation cryptocurrency exchange and custodian that allows users to buy, sell and store digital assets. The brothers are fam…
 
This week we interrupt our regular scheduled ranking for an exclusive interview with Michael Ironside aka baddie Richter from Total Recall. The Verhoeven classic has been re-released to celebrate its 30th Anniversary and so Alex got to (virtually) sit down with Michael to discuss the working with Verhoeven, Michael's sci-fi roots and the book adapt…
 
Many moons ago we watched Short Circuit and kept saying 'I thought this happened.' throughout. This week the cliffhanger is resolved and we discover if we were actually thinking of Short Circuit 2, or if there's something more serious going on and we're all going senile. Elsewhere we discuss the bizarre casting of Fisher Stevens, Sam and Alex remin…
 
Despite being raised in the tech startup world, Jesse Draper didn’t believe she could BE that. Because she didn’t see women entrepreneurs, it didn’t seem like an option. So, Jesse started seeking out female founders—first to interview and later to invest in. And now, she runs a venture fund that is like the Batwoman-Signal for companies with female…
 
This week we're going all the way back to 1965 to watch The 10th Victim, the italian sci-fi film that 'inspired' Austin Powers. Bad dubbing, amazing costumes and a terrible ending, it's the film that has everything! Join us for crocodile death rolls, terrible robots and high fashion! Next week we find out if all the stuff we thought was in Short Ci…
 
After an unexpected week off because we literally forgot to record an episode we explode back onto your pod delivery device with a hot slice of opinion. Arriving predictably too late to be relevant we watch Cloverfield because it was Halloween at some point. Join us as we discuss the unfortunate timing of Cloverfield's release, how many ways the ca…
 
Halloween is a month-long thing these days and always keen to exploit a commercial holiday we are watching a horror film in mid October- it's Species! Alex is really impressed with the teamwork on display whilst Sam and Chris are unsure about some of the scientific leaps being made. Also, killer squirrels. Again. Next week weirdo '60s italian scifi…
 
In 1893 HG Wells invents a time machine. Jack the Ripper jumps in and travels to '70s San Francisco with HG in hot pursuit. Sounds like nonsense? Well, it probably is. Join us as we find out just how much nonsense, discuss rotating restaurants in Coventry, beautiful old hi-fis, one of the least satisfying conclusions to a film, and the worst place …
 
t was Chris' birthday and we celebrate by continuing our voyage through the entire Star Trek film series, it's Star Trek: First Contact. As ever, it's a long one as we can't help but talk endlessly about Trek. Join us as we ask was Star Trek ever cool? Is this film just a collection of plotholes? How terrible is Hawk? All these questions answered a…
 
A lot of founders are focused on making their solution accessible to everyone, so they offer it for free. But you’ve got to make money if you want to build and sustain a successful business. So, how do you identify who sees the most value from your product or service and design a business model accordingly? Emily Dong is the Founder and CEO of Snou…
 
This week we return to the glittering career of kickboxing, ballet dancing Belgian Jean Claude Van Damme, with Timecop, Join us for our usual collapse into attempting to explain time travel, a Ron Silver love in, and the worst special effect in cinematic history? Next week we stick with time travel and celeberate Chris' birthday with a return to St…
 
Finding VC in an I-Don’t-Know Moment—with Dillon Liang Are you curious about how different industries work? Would you like to learn something new every day? Then a career in venture capital might be a good fit. Dillon Liang is a Junior VC at Bullpen Capital, an early-stage, post-seed venture fund based in Silicon Valley. His resume prior to Bullpen…
 
In the early stages of building a startup, the founders are doing all the things—all by themselves. But as a company grows, the most successful founders evolve, taking on whatever role is necessary to move the business to the next level. So, what does that journey look like? And what do you need to know as a founder in the early stages of building …
 
This week it's Sam's birthday pick, Watchmen! Join us as we discuss how a film can be both too long and not long enough, the problem with being too faithful when adapting fiction and why you shouldn't copy Coppola. Next week it's the original Tenet (apparently??)... Timecop! GIVE US 5 STARS ON ITUNES! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Buy our Merch!…
 
Boost VC S5EP4 Streak CRM If You Can’t Be a Unicorn, Be a Workhorse—with Aleem Mawani Not every startup can be the proverbial venture unicorn. But just because a company isn’t valued at $1B or more doesn’t mean it’s dead. So, how do you build a profitable, growing tech workhorse? And how might venture evolve a new model that supports these business…
 
This week we present what I suspect is the most in-depth analysis of The Core available in podcast format. Surely nobody else has spent over an hour talking about one of the worst disaster movies of the early 'aughts? Join us as we reveal who was in the film Road Trip, who is the single character who deserved better than this and listen as we slowl…
 
This week we take a break from ranking because we all managed to actually see a new film! Tenet is big news because its the only news so join us as we discuss what on earth was going on, whether any of us could hear anything anyway, and the joys of going to the cinema when nobody else is. Next week normal programming resumes with a ranking of The C…
 
We learn more through experience. And we experience more through VR. In fact, virtual reality solves for many of the limitations of in-person learning, allowing students to practice new skills through simulation. What if the future of education is VR? Tom Impallomeni is the Cofounder and CEO of TribeXR, a startup that leverages VR to teach creative…
 
This week we watch Avatar as chosen during Sam and Alex's appearance on Why You Podcast where they chatted for an hour about the making of SFRS, check it out! In a bumper episode we start with a withering assessment of the state of DC films, a rant about 3D cinema and then launch into a gigantic, in depth analysis of the film itself. The problems w…
 
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