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Fantasy Sports Upstart Sorare is Gamifying NFTs

Nov 29 • 36:09

On today’s show, LionTree and Kindred Media Founder and CEO Aryeh B. Bourkoff checks in from Paris with Sorare co-Founder and CEO Nicolas Julia. Sorare, a start-up founded in 2018, has seen over $250 Million in sales this year, as football (aka soccer) fans flock to the platform to buy, sell and trade digital player cards and compete in the global fantasy sports platform. ...

Putting College Within Reach For Everyone with Frank’s Charlie Javice

Nov 18 • 37:43

Today, LionTree co-Head of Growth Alex Michael gets the inside scoop from Charlie Javice, the Founder & CEO of Frank, on her company’s recent acquisition by JP Morgan Chase. Javice, who now serves as Managing Director & Head of Student Solutions at JPMC, details the process of funding and selling her company, which aims to make college more accessible to lower income, mino...

Monetizing the Highlight Reel with Sports Start-Up Buzzer

Nov 9 • 38:05

Today, LionTree’s Co-Head of Growth Alex Michael sits down with Buzzer Founder and CEO, Bo Han. Sports start-up Buzzer’s mission is to monetize key moments and history-in-the-making plays -- the ones that keep hopeful fans glued to their couches for hours on end. Han says Buzzer is embracing the ‘look down’ 2-screen viewing experience in order to bring a younger fanbase to...

Aryeh B. Bourkoff on 3 Things with Ric Elias

Aug 11 • 31:36

Today, we're bringing you a bonus episode from the '3 Things' podcast, hosted by Ric Elias (Red Ventures). He recently interviewed Aryeh and we thought you'd enjoy the conversation....

What’s at Stake in the New Space Race, with The Smithsonian’s Ellen Stofan

Jul 22 • 36:13

Ellen Stofan, the Smithsonian’s Under Secretary for Science and Research, makes a timely appearance on today’s show. With a storied career that includes serving as NASA’s Chief Scientist from 2013-2016, Ellen provides an insider’s perspective on the latest developments around private and public space exploration. As she tells LionTree Executive in Residence Ariel Wengroff,...

Waking a Sleeping Giant: Disney Veteran Ben Sherwood Sets His Sights on Youth Sports with MOJO

Jul 5 • 47:10

Today, Ben Sherwood, the Founder and CEO of the youth sports focused start-up Mojo, sits for a conversation with LionTree's co-head of Growth and resident sports nut, Alex Michael. ...

Funding the Next Generation of Female Founders with Susan Lyne of BBG Ventures

Jun 21 • 39:45

On today's show, BBG Ventures co-Founder and Managing Partner Susan Lyne speaks with LionTree & Kindred Media Executive in Residence Ariel Wengroff. BBGV is one of the most active investors in female-founded companies in the US. ...

Punchbowl News: The Making of a Modern Media Brand

Jun 7 • 47:55

Today, LionTree and Kindred Media Founder and CEO Aryeh B. Bourkoff is joined by Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman, two of the co-Founders of the recently launched political media brand Punchbowl News. Anna and Jake were co-authors of the must-read Politico Playbook before leaving to launch the business at the beginning of this year. Tune in to hear about their accidentally aus...

Bonus: The Vaizey View with Aryeh B. Bourkoff and UN Special Climate Envoy Mark Carney

May 30 • 49:24

Today, a bonus episode....

Earn Every Transaction with Klarna CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski

Apr 30 • 42:23

Take a deep dive into Swedish FinTech unicorn Klarna, as the company’s CEO and Co-Founder Sebastian Siemiatkowski sits with LionTree and Kindred Media Founder and CEO Aryeh Bourkoff to discuss their success. Klarna's 'buy now, pay later' model - bolstered by an ad in the big game - has seen massive growth during the pandemic, and they are laser focused on providing value t...

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