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Growth Stage discusses the potential successes and failures of growth-stage industries and companies through the eyes of their biggest stakeholders. Each episode combines one investor, one operator, and lots of expertise to dissect hot-topic companies via their opportunities, challenges, andRead more

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Check Yourself (Payroll Infrastructure)

Sep 10 • 56:33

It's hard to get money, so why should paying be difficult too? Turns out, the red tape and process for payroll is wildly complicated (taxes, filings, remittance, yadda yadda) and the myriad of payroll systems in place makes it even more difficult. In this episode we're joined by CEO and Founder of Check, Andrew Brown, and Eric Tarczynski, Founder at Contrary, to discuss ge...

Growth Stage Episode 19 V4

Aug 6 • 01:01:20

Ghost kitchens certainly aren't a thing of the past. In fact, the market for these dark kitchens is alive and well, and they are fueling the fire for food delivery growth across the globe. From your favorite fast-food chains to virtual kitchen concepts, ghost kitchens are providing the infrastructure and (dead)pans to keep your appetite fulfilled. In this episode, we're jo...

Growth Stage Episode 17

Jul 11 • 01:00:03

Food tech has received a cornucopia of attention recently. But have we bitten off more than we can chew with lab-grown meats or vertical farming? These ideas are important, without doubt, but they’re a small piece of the pie. What if we just found a better way to make food last longer? In this episode, we're joined by CEO and Co-Founder of Farther Farms, Mike Annunziata, a...

Space Jam (Space Industry)

May 28 • 01:11:42
Taking a "moonshot" used to mean something. But in recent years, private industry has not-so-quietly begun to pile into what was once reserved for governments, satellite companies, and the handful of supporting players. The race to space is no longer about the miracle of putting something in orbit, it's about deploying capital. Houston, we have competition. On In this epis...

Four Wheel Tive (Supply Chain Visibility)

May 3 • 49:35
We've all asked ourselves at one time or another "Where the f*ck is my package?" The truth is, there's a host of people who care a lot more than you do - a whole supply chain. Visibility into these complex networks doesn't just provide reassurance, it unveils a heap of information on how to improve them. In this episode we're joined by CEO and Founder of Tive, Krenar Komon...

Go Go Gadget Me (Quantified Self / Digital Health)

Apr 9 • 56:12
We'd all like to use our bodies like a Ferrari, but maybe end up treating it like a trash compactor (T-1000 vs. Bender). Solutions are obvious (sleep, diet, etc.), but tracking/accountability always fall short. Personal devices are not new, but desire and ability to understand the power of these tools is evolving, quickly. In this episode we're joined by CEO of Oura, Harpr...

APItude Adjustment (APIs)

Mar 19 • 41:45

It's obvious smaller businesses can have fewer digital touchpoints, but that doesn't mean they have less data...or that this data is less valuable. Connecting the unconnected is still just in its infancy, as a growing number of companies have decided to just suck it up and start building APIs for the everyman. In this episode we're joined by Founder of Codat, Peter Lord, a...

Grocery Understated (Micro Fulfillment)

Feb 26 • 51:10

The fresh foods aisle has needed a cleanup for a while. Grocery stores have hardly changed in 100 years, and many delivery startups have chosen to piggy back off of that lack of innovation. Micro fulfillment offers an entirely new way to shop and distribute fresh foods - a tool food commerce will need in its bag.  In this episode we're joined by Founder of Farmstead, Prade...

Banking on Banking (Digital Banking)

Nov 24 • 01:08:48

The sad thing about the banking industry is no one has given it credit for evolving. But it's obvious Silicon Valley isn't leaving this one a loan. Ok, we're done with the puns. In this episode we explore the rise of challenger banks, the fate of the current banking model, and how the near future might serve you checking accounts and lattes at the same time. In this episod...

Big Baller Betting (Sports Betting)

Oct 22 • 01:14:52

Money Ball vs. Liar's Poker - the data and analytics of sports betting. For as long as there have been sports, people have been trying to figure out how to bet on them. And as these markets have grown (although we still love a good chariot race), so too have the opportunities to make the action just a little bit sweeter. In this episode we're joined by Co-Founder of Simple...

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