KindredCast: Insights From Dealmakers & Thought Leaders
Summary: KindredCast brings you news, views and insights from the world of media and technology. Produced and curated by leading independent TMT investment bank LionTree, the podcast combines investment commentary and analysis with topical quiz questions and interviews from industry thought leaders.
Listen in as rock stars Karlie Kloss and Jennifer Fleiss join LionTree Executive in Residence Betsy Morgan to break down the secrets to their success, from Karlie channeling her first-person perspective on the fashion world into global brand ambassadorship to Jennifer seizing on an unmet need to create an addictive new way to stay fashionable. Hear how they are now using their perches to raise up a new generation of female entrepreneurs. Please read before listening: www.liontree.com/podcast-notices.htm
From starting his own newspaper in Boston to leadership roles at the biggest media companies of our day – including Verizon-owned Oath, AOL and Google – Tim Armstrong has a storied career. He and LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff cover a range of topics, from the opportunities for the brands he oversees - including Yahoo!, AOL, HuffPo, TechCrunch, RYOT and many others - to flourish under Verizon to why Google Co-Founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page balked when he wanted to buy a fax machine back in the day.
Secretary Madeleine Albright, the first-ever woman to hold the position, joins LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff for a fascinating discussion, touching on everything from her family’s immigration to the US to her surreal encounter with North Korea’s “Dear Leader.” She also tells us why she titled her upcoming book “Fascism: A Warning.” Find and rate us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Please read before listening: www.liontree.com/podcast-notices.html
Equal parts outspoken and hilarious, Joanna Coles launched her storied career as a tenacious UK journalist, scaling the media heights to become Hearst’s first-ever Chief Content Officer as well as the inspiration for and Executive Producer of the hit TV series “The Bold Type." Listen as she and LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff discuss her modest beginnings, print’s role in the current media landscape and how she became the only female board member of Snap.
Tune in to hear Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini give the inside scoop on Barstool Sports, the preeminent satiric sports site, from their massive growth in 2017 to their recent partnership with ESPN and beyond.
Start your year off right with this in-depth look at the amazing transformation that President and CEO Mindy Grossman has effected in her brief tenure at Weight Watchers International. You'll hear lots of great business advice from her long and illustrious career.
Get an in-depth look at the trends and themes that will shape the tech and media landscape in the upcoming year.
This month, TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG, announced the closing of its fourth fund, TPG Growth IV. The fund reached $3.7 billion in commitments, achieving its hard cap on LP commitments in four months. Their current and past investments include Airbnb, Beautycounter, C3 IoT, e.l.f. Cosmetics, ipsy, Philz Coffee, Schiff Nutrition, Spotify, SuccessFactors, SurveyMonkey, and Uber.
LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff hosts a fascinating conversation with one of the lions of the industry, Ron Meyer. A high school drop-out and marine, Ron’s business savvy and people-centric style has made him one of the most successful and longest-serving studio heads in Hollywood. Find and rate us wherever you get your podcasts, including Spotify, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. For more stuff, follow KindredCast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Please read before listening: www.liontree.com/podcast-notices.html
Scott O’Neil, CEO of the recently formed Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, sits down with LionTree’s Alex Michael and Lyle Ayes to discuss the 76ers, the Devils, esports and the multitude of opportunities available to their valuable sports and entertainment properties. Find and rate us wherever you get your podcasts, including Spotify, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. For more content, follow KindredCast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Please read before listening: www.liontree.com/podcast-notices.html
Recorded just after the conclusion of the thrilling LA Dodgers World Series, Peter Guber – legendary film producer, professor and best-selling author – chats with LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff about his career at the forefront of entertainment and sports in a frank and entertaining dialogue. For more content from the show, follow KindredCast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Also check us out on Spotify, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and Stitcher. Please read before listening: www.liontree.com/podcast-notices.htm
LionTree Executive In Residence Betsy Morgan gets the scoop from Jessica Lessin, whose digital news platform “The Information” doubled subscribers over the last year and prompted multiple outlets – including her former employer “The Wall Street Journal” – to follow their breaking stories. For more content from the show, follow KindredCast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Also check us out on Spotify, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and Stitcher. Please read before listening: www.liontree.com/podcast-not
In a career-spanning conversation, Ken Lowe – who built such powerhouse brands as HGTV, The Food Network and the Travel Channel – reveals all: his humble beginnings as a commercial DJ (with Rick Dees); the power of affinity marketing; and what’s next for Scripps as they are acquired by Discovery. For more information and content from the show, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Also check us out on iHeartRadio and TuneIn. Please read before listening: www.liontree.com/podcast-notices.html
Crooked Media Co-Founder and “Pod Save America” Co-Host Jon Favreau talks to us about his company’s meteoric rise to the top of the iTunes podcast charts, the potential for podcasting to spur activism and what’s next for him and his crew of Obama veterans. For more information and content from the show, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Also check us out on iHeartRadio and TuneIn. Please read before listening: www.liontree.com/podcast-notices.html
With decades of content-first leadership and a roster of hit shows to show for it, CBS’s Leslie Moonves talks with Aryeh about the digital future of CBS. Frank and insightful, the conversation is a rare snapshot of the inner workings of one of the most durable and successful media companies. For more information and content from the show, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and now Facebook. Also check us out on IHeartRadio. Please read before listening: www.liontree.com/podcast-notices.html