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2022-11-23 at 3:50pm
SPACs and the use of projections have gotten a fair amount of attention this year from both the media and the SEC. And the pending SEC SPAC Rule could have an additional effect on how bankers and SPAC teams handle projections in the future. However, Jim Zukin, of Zukin Certification Services (“ZCS”), and Christian Nagler,
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2022-11-02 at 7:32am
Is it possible to do to the car rental industry what Airbnb has done for travel accommodation? That is Getaround’s thesis as it runs a marketplace where people can rent out their personal cars for short trips, and it announced a $900 million combination agreement with Interprivate II Acquisition Corp. in May. This week, we speak with Getaround founder and
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2022-10-27 at 7:44am
The market is down, but so are valuations for private companies looking at their strategic options. There are now bargains to be had for recent de-SPACs looking to execute a post-listing roll-up strategy, according to FiscalNote Chairman, CEO and co-founder Tim Hwang. This week, we catch up with Tim to talk about how his company has kept busy in
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2022-10-20 at 4:18pm
People are traveling again, but not many hotel chains focused on Millennial and Gen Z customers have achieved a global scale. Selina is hoping to be that company. It signed a $996 million combination agreement with BOA Acquisition Corp. in December 2021 and it is now approaching its close. This week we speak with Selina
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2022-10-12 at 7:35am
This week we speak with Jay Chandan, Chairman and CEO of Gorilla Technology, and Raj Natarajan, its Chief Innovation Officer. Gorilla closed a $720 million combination with Global SPAC Partners in July and has since been a bright spot among recent de-SPACs, consistently trading in the $11 to $12 range. Jay and Raj explain how
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2022-10-06 at 7:46am
We all know you can make alternative meats out of plants, but what about growing meat from plants? This week, we speak with Gastón Paladini, Co-founder and CEO of Moolec Science, which announced a $504 million dollar combination with LightJump Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: LJAQ) in June. Moolec is pioneering a new way to achieve plant-based
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2022-09-22 at 7:23am
This week, we speak with Len Liptak, CEO of ProSomnus Sleep Technologies, which announced a $168 million combination with Lakeshore Acquisition I Corp. (Nasdaq: LAAA), in May. ProSomnus has developed a new device to treat obstructive sleep apnea that disrupts the need for its millions of sufferers to be connected to ventilators at night. Len
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2022-09-08 at 7:37am
This week, we speak with real estate investment marketplace Appreciate, which announced a $416 million deal with PropTech Investment Corp II (Nasdaq: PTIC) in May. CEO Chris Laurence and President Kevin Ortner explain how they built a unique end-to-end platform for real estate investors looking to buy properties to rent out far afield from their
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2022-08-31 at 7:33am
This week, we speak with Raj Suri, Founder and CEO of Presto. Presto entered into a $634 million combination agreement with Ventoux CCM Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:VTAQ) in November 2021. If you’ve ordered a fast-food meal using a smart touch screen or talking to a voice AI recently, there’s a good chance Presto made that order
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2022-08-26 at 8:02am
We spoke with Stuart Landesberg, Founder and CEO of Grove Collaborative (NYSE:GROV). Grove produces a line of sustainable and plastic-free home and personal care goods and it closed a $1.5 billion combination with Virgin Group Acquisition Corp. II in June. Stu talks about how getting to cleaner home goods isn’t just about ingredients, but rethinking
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