🔋 #24 Making Better Batteries with Machine Learning
Hello! In our 24th episode, Arun and I sat down with Chirru Gopal, Co-founder and VP of Engineering at Mitra Chem, a startup that's accelerating lab-to-market timeline for battery materials. Chirru is a good friend and an expert in the field of material science, engineering, and batteries – something we don't
🇮🇳 #21 Payments, India, and Online Khata
Hey everyone – For our second episode of season two, Nitya Sharma, the CEO and Co-founder at Simpl joined us to talk Payments, India, and Online Khata. Simpl is reimagining the credit card from the ground up and empowering online retailers to build trusted relationships with their best customers. It was
💰 #20 Bitcoin, NFTs & Good Money
Hey everyone — We are back with Techonomics Season 2! For our first episode of the season, Tyler Odean (or Knifefight as his internet pseudonym goes) joined us to talk Bitcoin, NFTs, and what makes good money. Tyler is the creator and author of the crypto newsletter Something Interesting at https:
💳 #19 The Anatomy of the Swipe
Welcome to the final episode of Techonomics Podcast Season 1. In our 19th episode, Arun and I sat down with Ahmed Siddiqui, VP of product at Branch and author of the book The Anatomy of the Swipe. We dove into Ahmed's entry into the payments industry, why he wrote his
💸 #18 DeFi and the Future of Finance w/ Professor Campbell Harvey
Hey everyone – Arun and I are really excited about this episode. This week we sat down with Professor Campbell Harvey, Professor of Economics at Duke University and author of the book DeFi and the Future of Finance. Follow along as we dig into Professor Campbell's background, the story of his
👨💻 #16 Software & Silicon Valley
Rahul Iyer leads engineering for the Stripe's Terminal product – the one I happen to work on! He also previously led production platform engineering at Airbnb, managed multiple engineering teams at Facebook, and has had stints at other startups in between. In our 16th episode, Rahul sat down with Arun and
🦾 #15 Investing in the Future of Tech w/ Ivan Kirigin
Hey there – and welcome to our 15th Techonomics podcast! This is a big episode for Arun and me, not just because we are extremely excited about the guest we have for you this week, but because many podcasts don't make it this far. It's been said that half of all
⌚️ #13 Building What Matters at WHOOP w/ Ben Foster
Ben Foster is the author of the book “Build What Matters” and the Chief Product Officer at WHOOP. Ben sat down with Arun and me to talk about his book, building products, and how WHOOP pivoted their model to become a competitive force in the tech wearables market. You won't
💡 #12 Venture Capital and the Future of Work w/ Phil Bronner
Phil Bronner is a General Partner and Co-founder of Ardent Venture Partners. He sat down with Arun and me to talk about venture capital and the future of work after the pandemic, sharing his insights from more than 20 years in the field and his experience investing in the companies
💳 #11 Payments, Product, and Leadership w/ Kate Brennan
Kate Brennan, the product lead for Stripe Terminal, Stripe’s in-person payments product, joined Arun and me in our 11th episode of the Techonomics podcast.
🤖 #10 Synthetic Data and Computer Vision w/ Kevin McNamara
Kevin McNamara, the CEO of Parallel Domain, joined Arun and I in our 10th episode of the Techonomics podcast. We are excited to share this new episode with you as it dives into a bleeding edge topic – synthetic data.
🚚 #9 Robotics & Autonomous Semi Trucks w/ Çetin Meriçli
In this episode, Çetin brings us through his journey into robotics, his opinions on the autonomous industry, and his quest to use unconventional methods to get us closer to full self-driving autonomy. It's a fascinating listen.
🎙 #8 Leadership, Communities & Clubhouse
In this episode Bef spoke with us about leadership in Tech, what it takes to build a community, and his experience growing an audience on Clubhouse.
🎨 Cybersecurity, The Human Element, and $69.3 million DRM
We're back with the 27th edition of Techonomics. We hit a milestone and now have 5,036 subscribers who get tech analysis delivered to their inbox! 🔊 Join Techonomics on Clubhouse here Arun and I are planning to host discussions soon in the new Techonomics Club on Clubhouse*! To get informed
🎧 #6 Mapping Self-Driving's Future with Ryan Falor, Part 1
In part one of this two part episode, Ryan talks with us about the history and business of digital maps since the late 90's and how the landscape is changing for new uses. In part 2, Ryan will build on the discussion to lead us through the importance of mapping in the self-driving space.
🎧 #5 The Future of Gaming with Brian Shih
Arun and I are back and excited to announce our first ever guest on the Techonomics Podcast, Brian Shih. Brian is a Vice President of Product Management at Pocket Gems, a mobile gaming company. We are extremely excited to have him on the podcast to talk with us about the
✍️ How to Win Independent Publishing: A Substack Story
Hi there -- I am back writing this week with a special edition of the newsletter -- a deeper look at the independent publishing space. I am excited to share actual numbers of my subscriber growth and some ideas on how to win as a platform in independent publishing. Before
🇪🇺 The Brussels Effect: Thoughts on the Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act
The EU has been on fire with its rollout of the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act as an answer to Big Tech antitrust, consumer privacy, and competition in Europe.
📲 Everyone’s a Chip Designer
What happens when hardware and cloud companies design their own chips.
Thoughts on the Salesforce <> Slack acquisition, platform value, and why “who got the better deal?” is the wrong question.
📈 Ubiquity and Bitcoin's Return
A refresher on Bitcoin, its value, and how we got here.
🏭 What's in a chip? Breaking down the Semiconductor Industry
Chip types, IDMs, Fabless, and Pure-play: why they matter and what's next.