108 episodes

A weekly podcast brought to you by The Information, an independent, highly regarded business news publication doing deep dives and investigative looks at how technology is transforming business and beyond. Each episode highlights some of the major happenings in the tech world, featuring the reporters at The Information. Interviews, analysis and behind-the-scenes info deliver insights into how the decision makers at the biggest companies in the industry think.

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A weekly podcast brought to you by The Information, an independent, highly regarded business news publication doing deep dives and investigative looks at how technology is transforming business and beyond. Each episode highlights some of the major happenings in the tech world, featuring the reporters at The Information. Interviews, analysis and behind-the-scenes info deliver insights into how the decision makers at the biggest companies in the industry think.

    Chock-a-blockchain

    Chock-a-blockchain

    Sand Hill Road has gone crypto-crazy, making it the best time ever to be a cryptocurrency or blockchain-based startup. Six such companies drew our attention enough to make it into this year’s The Information 50 list of promising startups. They range from an environmentally friendly cryptocurrency to the “picks and shovels” businesses enabling others to develop crypto products—such as nonfungible token marketplaces—or make sure they’re legally compliant.

    In today’s episode, executive editor Amir Efrati speaks with crypto reporter Hannah Miller about the startups that made the cut. Then Hannah talks to the co-founder of one of them—Audius, a blockchain-based music-streaming service trying to give musicians a bigger cut of streaming revenue. Its crypto tokens are already worth $1 billion collectively. Check out the final episode of our five-part series.

    • 46 min
    Dollar Bill Y’all

    Dollar Bill Y’all

    Cryptocurrency is soaking up attention, but financial services technologies involving fiat currency have also never been hotter. This week we continue our special five-episode series on The Information 50, our annual list of the most promising startups valued at less than $1 billion, by taking a look at five fintech startups that made the cut.

    In this episode, The Information’s Amir Efrati speaks with reporter Kate Clark about the startups that made our list, why “banking as a service” is on the rise, and why this year’s record $87 billion in fintech startup funding doesn’t represent the peak. Then Kate interviews Itai Damti, co-founder of Unit, the top startup on our list, and Henrique Dubugras, co-founder and co-CEO of corporate card startup Brex, about the fintech frenzy and what’s coming next.

    • 49 min
    The Talent Cloud

    The Talent Cloud

    This week we continue our special five-episode series on The Information 50, our annual list of the most promising startups valued at less than $1 billion, by taking a look at the B2B category. More than half the startups in this group reflect two big pandemic related trends: companies trying to control spending on subscription software apps, and their constant search for new employees. 

    The Information’s Amir Efrati talks to reporter Kevin McLaughlin about the six startups that made the cut and valuation trends in enterprise software. Efrati then talks to Jonathan Siddarth, founder and CEO of Turing, which helps companies hire pre-vetted, remote engineers from all over the world. Listen to find out why the fast-growing company, barely three year old, is No. 1 on our list.

    • 30 min
    Apple Upsets the Shopping Cart

    Apple Upsets the Shopping Cart

    This week we continue our special five episode series on The Information 50, our annual list of the most promising startups valued at less than $1 billion.


    In episode two, executive editor Amir Efrati first talks to reporter Malique Morris about commerce startups worth watching, including a budding rival to Shopify, a fashion marketplace and a facilitator of limited-edition merchandise “drops” for celebrities and shows such as “Succession." Next, Malique talks to Rachel Tipograph, founder and CEO of MikMak, an advertising-tech provider for consumer brands, which could be a beneficiary of Apple’s restrictions on iPhone advertisers.

    • 28 min
    AI Candy - The Information's 411

    AI Candy - The Information's 411

    This week, The Information released TI50, our annual list of the most promising startups valued at less than $1 billion. Over the next five episodes of The Information 411 podcast, you’ll hear from The Information reporters who put the list together and from the founders whose companies made the list. In episode one, executive editor Amir Efrati first talks to reporter Kevin McLaughlin about the companies in the list’s Enterprise AI category and how machine learning tools and services are proliferating and being applied in the real world. Next, Amir talks to Clement Delangue, co-founder and CEO of Hugging Face, the #1 ranked company in the Enterprise AI category. It’s a conversation you don’t want to miss.

    • 26 min
    Gorillas in the Wild

    Gorillas in the Wild

    Why are so many instant delivery startups popping up? Cory talks to The Information's Mark Di Stefano about the buzzy sector and one controversial company in particular, Gorillas. Then, Steve LeVine, author of the new The Information newsletter The Electric, explains the geopolitical dynamics in the battery industry.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

AHumbleAmoeba ,

Great Interviews, Fix Sound Quality

Great interviews and content, but for the love of god please teach the sound editor how to adjust the levels of people speaking. Constantly adjusting because one person is much louder than the other. If you fix this then it’s definitely 5 stars.

malfoxley ,

Great show!

The host of the Information’s 411 podcast, highlights all aspects of tech, business and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Kahhhhhhzooooooo ,

Terrific

Great interviews on important topics. Everyone from Mark Zuckerberg to The Information’s star reporters give detailed analysis on the most pressing tech stories of the day. Enjoy!

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