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New episodes air every Tuesday & Thursday mornings. Every week the show host John Siracusa talks with amazing fintech leaders and entrepreneurs, through conversation uncovers the amazing stories behind them, their creations and the most important topics in fintech today.
 
Million Dollar Startup is a seasonal podcast that showcases genuine behind the scenes audio footage as top early-stage fintech founding teams compete for a million dollar investment and join the prestigious portfolio of Portag3. Founders are selected each round by top VCs investment teams, while mentored & coached through the competition by successful founders. The competition winner is chosen by a panel of judges who are top VCs. This podcast is for anyone who wants to peek behind the scene ...
 
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(11/12/2/) One of the main reasons pet owners in the US give up their cats (often leading to euthanasia) is because of unwanted behaviors. Drs. Meghan E. Herron, Debra F. Horwitz and Carlo Siracusa’s book Decoding Your Cat: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Cat Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones is the first to analyze th…
 
Things kick off with some new hardware, an examination of hair hats, and a look back at a self-similar fast food clown. John has questions about Merlin's projects. In the extended members-only episode, John and Merlin talk about making art. Go to https://www.relay.fm/rd to become a member today. (Recorded on Tuesday, November 17, 2020) This episode…
 
(11/25/20) This is Not My Memoir tells the life story of Andre Gregory, iconic theatre director, writer and actor. Co-written with Todd London, the book shares memories of a charmed life lived in the pursuit of art, from wartime Paris to Golden-Age Hollywood, from avant-garde theaters to monasteries in India. In this installment of Leonard Lopate a…
 
Follow-up: Fast resolution switching on M1 Macs Apple engineer weighs in Demo video What about external monitors? Mac-optimized TensorFlow 2.4 fork makes things fly M1 Mac 8K render test Running iOS apps with IPAs iOS App Store Package CrossOver runs Windows apps/games on M1 Macs — including 32-bit games! Cult of Mac coverage WINE VMWare Fusion Par…
 
(11/24/20) David Nasaw’s latest book The Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War is a sweeping history of the 1 million refugees left behind in Germany after WWII. Join us for a look at a moment in history that is rarely discussed in this installment of Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI.…
 
This episode was produced remotely using the ListenDeck standardized audio production system. You can subscribe to this podcast and stay up to date on all the stories here on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio. In this episode the host John Siracusa chats remotely with Dan Rosen, Founder & general partner at Commerce Ven…
 
(11/23/20) Talia Lavin is every skinhead’s worst nightmare—a loud, unapologetic Jewish woman, acerbic, smart and profoundly antiracist, with the investigative chops to expose the tactics and ideologies of online hatemongers. For her new book Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy, Talia created fake online profiles and a …
 
(11/20/20) The new documentary Born to Be follows the work of Dr. Jess Ting, a plastic surgeon at New York’s Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery offering transgender and non-binary people unprecedented access to quality transition-related health and surgical care. Join us for a discussion with Dr. Ting and Born To Be director Ta…
 
This episode marks the conclusion for season 1 of M$S where the winner will be chosen and the Million dollar investment will be made. It was an emotional journey as the final 3 founders pitch the M$S VC panel in hopes to win this contest and become the winner to secure a million dollar investment from Portag3. About the host: John, is the host of t…
 
This episode was produced remotely using the ListenDeck standardized audio production system. You can subscribe to this podcast and stay up to date on all the stories here on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio. In this episode the host John Siracusa chats remotely with Alex Bean , Co-founder & CBO of Divvy. Divvy helps b…
 
In the last episode the founder teams prepared with their newly recruited mentors for today’s Investment Principal round. In this episode the 6 remaining founders pitch the M$S Investment Principal committee in hopes to secure a spot on the final round, the chance to pitch the M$S VC judges in the investment round and secure their spot as the Milli…
 
Pre-show: Why are we recording early? Follow-up: Casey’s watch band youtube-dl is back on Github Github works with ICE, which is gross and should stop Feel free to tell Github this is gross Github’s statement about youtube-dl EFF’s counterargument to the RIAA’s claim Donate to the EFF M1 chip name predictions (Overcast link) (via Cameron Deardorff)…
 
(11/18/20) Efrem Sigel’s book Juror Number 2: The Story of a Murder, the Agony of a Neighborhood recounts his experience on a jury in the murder trial that changed the course of his life as he struggled to understand the systemic issues that led to the crime. Join us for a hard look at how the failures of NYCHA’s housing projects, public schools an…
 
About this nugget: This nugget was pulled from episode 233 from an interview with Brian Dally from Groundfloor. This nugget is on regulatory/market fit. What is a nugget of the week?: The host John Siracusa has recorded over 360 episodes as the host of the Bank On It fintech podcast where he interviews founders building the future of fintech and th…
 
This episode was produced remotely using the ListenDeck standardized audio production system. You can subscribe to this podcast and stay up to date on all the stories here on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio. In this episode the host John Siracusa chats remotely with Mike Sha , Co-founder & CEO of SigFig. SigFig is a f…
 
In the last episode the founders pitched to recruit one of six mentors during mentor madness and we went from 10 founders to 6, the 4 founders who failed to recruit a mentor were eliminated. In todays episode the 6 remaining founders prepare for the next round of selections with their newly recruited mentors during the investment principal round. T…
 
(11/16/20)The New York Times Book Review described author, critic and Professor of Writing at Columbia University Phillip Lopate’s new anthology The Glorious American Essay: One Hundred Essays from Colonial Times to the Present as “marshaling a quintessentially American vision.” The sprawling collection includes three centuries of American essays, …
 
In the last episode the investment committee chose 10 founder teams from a group of 20 that will go to the next round of the competition. The 10 remaining teams met 6 mentors during Mentor Madness and pitched them in hopes to recruit one for themselves. In today’s episode the 6 mentors will select the teams they’ll work with. Each team can only hav…
 
This episode was produced remotely using the ListenDeck standardized audio production system. You can subscribe to this podcast and stay up to date on all the stories here on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio. In this episode the host John Siracusa chats remotely with Richie Serna, Co-founder & CEO of Finix. Finix is a …
 
In the last episode the founders pitched the M$S investment committee with the hopes of being selected as one of the 10 founders who will continue to the next round of pitching world class, successful mentors as they attempt to attract a mentor to their team to help navigate the rough waters of fundraising through the M$S pitch competition. In this…
 
Pre-show: THE ATP STORE IS BACK, BABY. Until the 14th. Act now! Remember that members get 15% off! iPhone 12 Mini, Max press reviews are out Gruber’s review MKBHD’s review Nilay’s tweet Panzer on the OIS Panzer on ISO range Halide Casey had an oops Apple Event M1 Name Apple motion coprocessors BMW M1 BMW 1 Series M Coupé System on a Chip [Soc] Unif…
 
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(11/11/20) As regular listeners know, there are few building issues that our favorite masters of home repair Alvin and Lawrence Ubell don’t know how to fix. Though with cases of COVID-19 on the rise, it’s looking like we’re all going to need to hunker down this winter. In this installment of Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI, Larry and Al take your c…
 
About this nugget: This nugget was pulled from episode 280 from an interview with Igor Telyatnikov from Alphapoint. This nugget is on preparing your startup for the right market conditions. What is a nugget of the week?: The host John Siracusa has recorded over 360 episodes as the host of the Bank On It fintech podcast where he interviews founders …
 
In this episode you’ll meet the 20 fintech founders who were selected from a large pool of applicants world wide to compete in M$S pitch competition. In this first episode, the 20 founder teams will pitch the investment committee and answer tough & direct follow up questions in hopes of being selected to be 1 of the 10 teams to continue on to the n…
 
This episode was produced remotely using the ListenDeck standardized audio production system. You can subscribe to this podcast and stay up to date on all the stories here on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio. In this episode the host John Siracusa chats remotely with Diogo Monica, Co-founder & President of Anchorage. A…
 
(11/9/20) Jumping off hospital rooftops, hanging themselves in janitorial closets, overdosing on drugs—they’re A students and their suicides are often like well-planned school projects. Doctors are our healers, yet they have the highest rate of suicide among any profession. Two-time Emmy Award-winner Robyn Symon’s eye-opening new documentary Do No …
 
(11/4/20) Despite being home to more than 267 million people, the culture of the Southeast Asian country of Indonesia (consisting of over 17,000 islands, 6,000 of which are populated), remains mostly unknown in the West. This is particularly true regarding food. In her new cookbook Coconut & Sambal, chef and Bon Appetit contributor Lara Lee reveals…
 
The ATP Store is back until 14 November! Follow-up: Casey is aware of the National Radio Quiet Zone Verizon map AT&T map Apple leather case covers the bottom, which chaps John’s bottom Moving 2-Factor Authentication to new phones Google Authenticator’s changes (via Michael Koziarski) Reminders and Big Sur “Alexa” and “Siri” and using new hail words…
 
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