KindredCast: Insights From Dealmakers & Thought Leaders

KindredCast: Insights From Dealmakers & Thought Leaders

KindredCast brings you news, views and insights from the world of media and technology. Produced and curated by Kindred Media and powered by leading independent TMT investment bank LionTree, the show features in-depth conversations with industry leaders. You'll get the inside scoop on the dynamics driving media and tech, insights into the future and even some life lessons.... Show More

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J2 Global CEO Vivek Shah - whose company reaches over 180 million people monthly via brands such as IGN, Mashable, Humble Bundle and Speedtest, as well as a robust cloud services business - and LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff conduct an MBA-worthy conversation about digital media best practices, and the new opportunities emerging in our challenging business environment. You’ll want to take notes!

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How will the advertising industry weather the global pandemic? In order to address that question, LionTree’s Public Markets Lead Leslie Mallon enlists Michael Kassan, the Founder, Chairman and CEO of strategic advisory firm MediaLink, and his colleagues Andrea Redniss and JC Uva to discuss what’s on the horizon for the industry.

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Thoughts on the Crisis from LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff.

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Tennis Champion, businesswoman and investor Serena Williams is not letting quarantine slow her down. As she tells LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff, she’s drawing on the example of her father as she charges ahead with a variety of business endeavors and investment opportunities, while plotting her first post-quarantine meal.

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Supermodel, philanthropist and businesswoman Naomi Campbell checks in with LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff to discuss the global and personal impact of the pandemic, and how the lessons she learned from Nelson Mandela are guiding her ongoing work.

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April 19, 2020 36 min

As the nation and the world continue to battle a global pandemic, LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff and public markets lead Leslie Mallon assess the ways in which this unanticipated event has shaken up the business landscape, and what the impact will be on the sector outlook and the M&A environment.

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What is it like to manage mission-critical communications infrastructure at a time when first responders and quarantined workers are most dependent upon it? Tune in as Verizon Communications Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg speaks with LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff about the company’s massive response to the global pandemic, and the steps they’re taking to keep everyone safe and connected now and going forward.

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April 8, 2020 17 min

As the world reels from the impact of COVID-19, LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff checks in to discuss the short- and longer-term impact of this crisis, how businesses can benefit from scarcity and learnings from our quarantine routines.

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In her sophomore year at Boston University, Daniella Pierson had no prospects for a summer internship. So, she created a media company. Listen in as LionTree’s James Lindsay gets the origin story on The Newsette, which began as a newsletter and continues to expand into new horizons, including a front-page content partnership with Amazon. From dorm room to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in five years -- it’s a wild ride.

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March 9, 2020 22 min

We’re joined by businessman, philanthropist and Member of the Order of Canada Mitch Garber, a man credited with, among many other achievements, saving Caesar’s Entertainment from bankruptcy. LionTree’s Alex Michael sits down with Mitch in the Kindred Media Slopeside Studios in Deer Valley, Utah to get the scoop on the indefatigable businessman’s latest doings, which span his chairmanship of Cirque Du Soleil as well as his involveme...

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KindredCast decamps to Englewood, Colorado for an in-depth sit-down with Liberty Media Corporation’s President & CEO Greg Maffei, making his podcast debut. LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff gets the scoop on the company’s extensive portfolio, which includes subsidiaries Formula 1, SiriusXM and the Atlanta Braves, as well as an interest in Live Nation Entertainment. The LionTree team has advised Liberty on transactions with Charter Co...

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On the prior episode of KindredCast, LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff sat down with NYSE Group President Stacey Cunningham. Today, the tables are turned, as we present a special episode of the NYSE and Intercontinental Exchange’s podcast, “Inside the ICE House,” featuring Aryeh being interviewed by host Josh King. They discuss the landscape of tech and media, and why the 2020s will be the “Clash of the Titans.”

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NYSE Group President Stacey Cunningham’s path from intern to the first woman to lead the exchange in its 228-year history is but one aspect of her amazing career. Today she sits down with LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff to delve into her management style and discuss the rapid changes that are transforming trading as well as the state of the IPO market.

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January 14, 2020 35 min

In what’s become an annual tradition, LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff and Leslie Mallon, who heads the company’s Public Markets division, sit down to reflect on the lessons from 2019 as they look forward to what the new year will bring to the business landscape.

To read Aryeh’s 2019 Year-End Letter, “Scale Players In Motion,” please visit https://liontree.com/yearendletter

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Tune in for an exclusive and timely conversation between Shari Redstone, the Chairwoman of the newly merged entity ViacomCBS Inc., and Aryeh Bourkoff, LionTree’s CEO. Culled from two separate conversations – one at the Media 2.0 conference in Los Angeles in October, and one at the Paley Center for Media’s International Council Summit in New York City last month - Shari lays out her path to this historic moment, her vision for the f...

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November 19, 2019 45 min

Adriana Cisneros, the CEO of the media group that bears her family name, is taking the long view as she leads the Latin American powerhouse. As she tells LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff in a Paley Dialogue Luncheon at the Paley Center for Media in New York, “we’re playing it 50 years forward; everything we do, that is our horizon.” Listen in as she discusses her company’s massive new satellite broadband partnership, as well as the gene...

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Multi-award winning producer Brian Grazer, who along with co-Founder Ron Howard drives powerhouse Imagine Entertainment, is on a mission; not just to tell the most exciting stories in film and TV, but to challenge himself to remain curious and engaged with a broad spectrum of thinkers. Listen in as he regales REDEF CEO + Chief Curator Jason Hirschhorn with lessons from his life and his view on the state of storytelling in prese...

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In her 13 years in business, entrepreneur Sophia Amoruso took her Nasty Gal eBay store to a $350 Million valuation, and, eventually, bankruptcy – while also writing a New York Times bestseller and inspiring a Netflix series. Now she’s back for round two, embracing her #Girlboss persona with an ambitious media company and professional network. LionTree’s Alex Michael gets the unadulterated scoop for us.

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In the final episode of our two-part series, LionTree’s 2019 interns school us on topics they feel are “bubbling under” in the business and tech space. We’ll hear about the surprising stats that drive FinTech innovation, as well as a deep dive into the state of sports, covering everything from: newly legalized betting; how and why the power balance has shifted back to the players; and what role sports will play in the ever-expandin...

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In part one of a two-part special, we flip the script to hear from LionTree’s 2019 interns on the topics they feel are “bubbling under” in the business and tech space. Subjects include: the way technology is empowering a new class of musicians and filmmakers; e-commerce’s role in driving small business; and generational shifts in technology. We’ll also hear an interview with the CEO of a SAAS management firm, a sector that didn’t e...

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