Turner Novak, founder of Banana Capital, talks VC investing and the power of meme accounts
Taking Inventory
by Inventory Ventures
6d ago
If you like Taking Inventory, do us a favor and give us a 5-star rating or review. It’s the best way to help support the podcast.  ——— Turner Novak is a former banker turned Twitter / meme influencer with 170K followers, and has built that account into an empire with newsletter, podcast, and early stage investment fund Banana Capital. Through the fund Turner has made 50+ investments, including companies like BrowseAI, BinStar and Chaingaurd. During our conversation Turner explains the meaning behind the Banana Capital name, how a single Twitter account was the jumping off point for all of ..read more
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The State of the Podcast Industry with with Bryan Barletta, founder of Sounds Profitable
Taking Inventory
by Inventory Ventures
3w ago
If you like Taking Inventory, do us a favor and give us a 5-star rating or review. It’s the best way to help support the podcast.  ——— Bryan Barletta is the founder of Sounds Profitable, a trade association for the podcast industry. As a seasoned professional with over 16 years in the advertising and technology space, Barletta played a key role in the world’s first shakeable ad in 2009 and held leadership positions at prominent podcast companies like Megaphone and Claritas. He’s an advocate for digital audio, pioneering the first-ever Podcasting at SXSW- Sound Summit in 2024, which brough ..read more
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Amazon’s $50B ads business still hasn’t scratched the surface, and why non-endemic and social partnerships are the future, with Amazon expert Daniel Tejada
Taking Inventory
by Inventory Ventures
1M ago
If you like Taking Inventory, do us a favor and give us a 5-star rating or review. It’s the best way to help support the podcast.  ——— Daniel Tejada is Co-founder and Chief Learning Office at Straight Up Growth, the Amazon agency that has nearly $750M in Amazon sales. Daniel was one of the first people to start advertising on Amazon and has since become a global leader in Amazon ads and sales strategy. Daniel helps make sense of Amazon’s full ad suite, why the platform is still in its infancy, and what Amazon has in store for the future (hint: non-endemic ads, more cross-channel partnersh ..read more
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Selling Undertone, setting up a family office, and reinventing retail ads with M3’s Michael Cassidy
Taking Inventory
by Inventory Ventures
1M ago
If you like Taking Inventory, do us a favor and give us a 5-star rating or review. It’s the best way to help support the podcast.  ——— Michael Cassidy is an entrepreneur who has started and exited multiple companies, including founding and serving as Undertone CEO for 14 years (acquired by Perion). Hear his journey from the early 2000’s of tech (the wild west!), to exiting, then creating a family office (August Spark) to make direct investments, including purchasing BVA, the largest Shopify Plus agency in the US (acquired by Accenture). Michael talks about his 3rd act, M3 (Make Merchants ..read more
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AI & Big Tech w/ Big Technology’s Alex Kantrowitz
Taking Inventory
by Inventory Ventures
1M ago
If you like Taking Inventory, do us a favor and give us a 5-star rating or review. It’s the best way to help support the podcast.  ——— Alex Kantrowitz is an independent journalist that started Big Technology, which has more than 150K newsletter subscribers and is a top 10 tech podcast with more than 1M annual downloads. He jumped on the Taking Inventory podcast to discuss all things AI, from how fast everything is moving, the startup vs. big tech battle, changing corporate culture across tech, the move to self-driving, and more.   Big Technology Newsletter: https://www.bigtechnology ..read more
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The WTF is Roblox and how brands play in the metaverse episode w/ F84’s Geoffrey Reed
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by Taking Inventory
2M ago
If you like Taking Inventory, do us a favor and give us a 5-star rating or review. It’s the best way to help support the podcast.  ——— Geoffrey Reed is the COO of Floor 84, a digital game and experience studio that that works with brands like the NBA, Disney, Mattel, Lego, and more. Geoff has a stacked background as a lawyer, McKinsey consultant, strategy at Mattel, strategy at Snap, and now COO. He helps us understand what's happening on Roblox, how brands are getting involved, and the future of new digital experiences like Roblox, Fortnite, and others.    Floor 84: https://flo ..read more
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Sunil Rayan, CBO of Moloco and former President of Disney+ Hotstar, on growing to 50M+ subscriber, the convergence of media & digital, and why it all comes down to LTV
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2M ago
If you like Taking Inventory, do us a favor and give us a 5-star rating or review. It’s the best way to help support the podcast.  ——— Sunil Rayan is the Chief Business Officer at Moloco, one of the leading mobile DSPs for many years and more recently a leading Retail Media platform and CTV platform. Sunil's background is uniquely fit for Moloco having served as President and Head of Disney+ Hotstar, leadership roles at Google across cloud and mobile app ads, and at McKinsey where he helped dozens of technology companies. Our conversation touches on Sunil's path from consulting, to digita ..read more
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Alex Collmer, the co-founder of VidMob (and Def Jam Rapstar!) talks creative in an AI world and how marketers can adapt
Taking Inventory
by Taking Inventory
2M ago
If you like Taking Inventory, do us a favor and give us a 5-star rating or review. It’s the best way to help support the podcast.  ——— Alex Collmer is co-founder and CEO of VidMob, the leading AI creative performance platform for marketers. The company has raised over $200M to date from investors like Adobe, Shutterstock, Shamrock Capital, DraftKings, and others. Listen to our conversation with Alex as he shares how the company has pushed the creative bar forward using creative intelligence, the role of AI and how it will transform the creative environment, and he talks about the need for ..read more
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Snap Mafia Edition: Ellis Hamburger, founder of Meaning, storyteller at The Browser Co, and the voice of Snap for 7 years
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by Taking Inventory
2M ago
This episode is brought to you by Market. Use AI to chat directly with your marketing and sales channels to get the answers you need to grow your business. Sign-up for Market at https://www.withmarket.ai/.  ——— Ellis was Snapchat’s first writer, building and refining the brand voice and executing it across all channels — from marketing campaigns to press pitches, UX writing, sales narratives, product packaging, and even the receipts from the Spectacles vending machine. Ellis wrote Snapchat’s first TV commercial, and concepted its first global brand campaign, Real friends, solidifying Snap ..read more
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Eric Seufert returns to discuss the state of the digital economy
Taking Inventory
by Taking Inventory
3M ago
This episode is brought to you by Market. Use AI to chat directly with your marketing and sales channels to get the answers you need to grow your business. Sign-up for Market at https://www.withmarket.ai/.  ——— Eric rejoins the podcast to discus the state of the digital economy. He covers why walled gardens are winning, the existential threats to open web, EU's battle against big tech, TikTok banning in the US, and much more. Eric is a media strategist, quantitative marketer, and author who has spent his career working for transformative consumer technology and media companies. Eric  ..read more
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