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346 World Leading Image Recognition Artificial Intelligence w/ Sandra Mau

Going Deep with Aaron Watson

Release Date: 10/03/2018

440 Brent Johnson explains Dollar Milkshake Theory for Entrepreneurs show art 440 Brent Johnson explains Dollar Milkshake Theory for Entrepreneurs

Going Deep with Aaron Watson

Brent Johnson is a wealth manager at Santiago Capital and a General Partner of the IceCap Strong Dollar Fund. Brent has had a multi-decade career in finance and has been responsible for managing billions of dollars.   Brent is well-known for his Dollar Milkshake Theory, where he expects a rapidly appreciating US Dollar over the next few years, relative to other world currencies.   Because the world is completely run by fiat currencies, cash whose value is not backed by some physical good such as gold or silver, Brent expects a massive devaluation of currencies across the board....

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439 Mortgage Master Dan Green is building HomeBuyer.Ai show art 439 Mortgage Master Dan Green is building HomeBuyer.Ai

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Dan Green is the founder and CEO of HomeBuyer, a mortgage lender designed for first-time homebuyers. It’s his 3rd company he’s built in the mortgage industry.   Dan previously founded the consumer-friendly mortgage education company "The Mortgage Reports", which was later acquired in 2014 by Full Beaker.   Dan Green is a 17-year mortgage lending veteran and was a multi-year, number-one loan officer before starting HomeBuyer. His current company utilizes intelligent personalization to deliver timely and precise advice through specific moments of a home buyer's journey and fulfills...

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438 How to Build a Multi-Million Dollar Consultancy w/ Ben Wilson of Rivers Agile show art 438 How to Build a Multi-Million Dollar Consultancy w/ Ben Wilson of Rivers Agile

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Ben Wilson founded Rivers Agile in 2008, in the eye of the Great Financial Crisis. The software consulting firm started focusing on advanced quality assurance and expanded to offer custom software development.    Now, Ben is leading his team through the pandemic, an office change, and a shifting marketplace for software solutions. He believes he’s poised to take advantage of a trend of onshoring and digital reinvention that the circumstances will demand.   In this podcast, Ben and Aaron discuss building a team, what makes for good QA, and the markets that Rivers Agile sells...

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437 First Generation High School Grad to Top Financial Advisor, The Mindset of Tyrone Ross show art 437 First Generation High School Grad to Top Financial Advisor, The Mindset of Tyrone Ross

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Tyrone Ross is a financial consultant, community builder, and entrepreneur.   He has been named to Investment News 40 under 40 (2019) and a top ten advisor set to change the industry by WealthManagement.com.   Tyrone has focused on pushing a conservative, stodgy industry forward by focusing on young professionals, embracing financial technology startups, and acknowledging the role crypto assets play in a portfolio.   Aaron and Tyrone talk about fighting financial jargon, why advisors fear crypto, and how Tyrone has never taken a vacation.   happens once a year.  ...

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436 Deploying $750 Million into Established Businesses w/ Stephen Gurgovits of Tecum Capital show art 436 Deploying $750 Million into Established Businesses w/ Stephen Gurgovits of Tecum Capital

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Stephen Gurgovits is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Tecum Capital, a $750+ million private investment firm based in Pittsburgh, PA. Tecum’s committed capital is deployed as mezzanine debt, subordinated notes, and private equity into lower middle market businesses across the US.   During his career, Stephen has been directly involved in over $1 billion of aggregate financial transactions, both public and private.   Prior to spinning Tecum Capital out of First National Bank, he was President and CEO of F.N.B. Capital Corporation, a wholly-owned merchant banking subsidiary of...

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435 Juneteenth, Retaining Diverse Talent, and YNGBLKPGH w/ Brian Burley show art 435 Juneteenth, Retaining Diverse Talent, and YNGBLKPGH w/ Brian Burley

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Brian Burley is the founder of YNGBLKPGH, a book and community of talented black professionals in and around the city of Pittsburgh.   Brian came on Going Deep to discuss the absolute necessity of cities and corporations adopting more empathetic and diverse approaches to attracting and retaining talent.   He has a distinct perspective that he has earned through writing his book profiling over 100 black professionals, working in economic development for the Pittsburgh region, and leading conversations about diversity at ADP.   Aaron and Brian also cover the rise of Juneteenth...

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434 Billionaire Henry Schuck just IPO’d ZoomInfo during a Pandemic show art 434 Billionaire Henry Schuck just IPO’d ZoomInfo during a Pandemic

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Henry Schuck founded his company, originally named DiscoverOrg, in 2007 at the age of 23. The company IPO’d on June 4th, 2020.   After acquiring ZoomInfo in 2019, they took the new name and consolidated their position as one of the leading sources of business information and now drive the go-to-market initiative of over 15,000 companies worldwide.    Henry sees ZoomInfo changing the way every company goes to market, the way sales reps engage with buyers, the way marketing targets, and the way HR recruits.   In this episode, Henry and Aaron discuss bootstrapping the...

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433 Upgrading Legacy Financial Technology w/ Joe Hipsky of iraLogix show art 433 Upgrading Legacy Financial Technology w/ Joe Hipsky of iraLogix

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Joe Hipsky’s long career in financial services have allowed him to identify and develop a solution to the pipes of the financial system.   His company, iraLogix, is aimed at reducing the administrative burden placed on financial service providers.    In this conversation, Joe and Aaron discuss fundraising, why the financial services industry has been slow to adapt, and the regulatory climate for fintech.   happens once a year.   Joe Hipsky’s Challenge; If you’re looking for investors, study the investment process and how venture capitalists make decisions. ...

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432 Bringing Tech to Waste Management w/ Charlie Dolan show art 432 Bringing Tech to Waste Management w/ Charlie Dolan

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Charlie Dolan is the founder of Sequoia Waste Solutions, a technology company aimed at modernizing waste management.   When Charlie first looked at the waste management industry, he saw business still being run on paper with enormous inefficiencies needing to be addressed. So, he started building.   Today, the firm employs more than a dozen people and offers a suite of software and hardware solutions that drastically reduce costs associated with billing for and hauling away garbage.   In this conversation, Aaron and Charlie discuss the evolution of the company, the benefits of...

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431 Augmented Reality will Unlock Human Creativity w/ John Feghali (Toaster Pets Cartoons) show art 431 Augmented Reality will Unlock Human Creativity w/ John Feghali (Toaster Pets Cartoons)

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John Feghali’s technology startup blends augmented reality, digital media, and animation to enable a new style of storytelling.   Most animated videos take thousands of hours of work and come with hefty price tags. For example, Frozen 2 cost $150 million and Toy Story 4 cost $200 million.   John’s company, Toaster Pets Cartoons, allows children and adults to make their own animated cartoons by recording cardboard cutouts and using artificial intelligence to translate the live action into a digital cartoon.     In this episode, Aaron and John discuss how he found this...

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Sandra Mau is the founder & CEO of TrademarkVision, a startup doing visual brand protection. She and her team of machine learning engineers are developing a top visual search engine for trademarks and logos.

 

In this conversation, we talk about why she has another office in Australia, how the algorithm simplifies work for IP lawyers, and shares stories of scrappy startups at events.

 

Prior to starting TrademarkVision, Sandra was a Senior Computer Vision Research Engineer at NICTA doing R&D in computer vision, machine learning, and mobile projects.

 

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