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A Podcast by Applico


Will Elon Musk Cancel or Renegotiate Twitter Deal?

 Elon has tweeted that his deal to purchase the social media micro blogging platform Twitter is on hold while details on the calculation that fake Twitter accounts represent less than 5% of users are verified. Markets reacted violently to…

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D&H IT Distributing Launches New Marketplace Business Unit

In this video I look at D&H’s announcement that they will be launching an Everything-as-a-Service model. This new offering looks to manage the entire customer lifecycle by building and customizing comprehensive multi-vendor offerings with Hardware, Software, Financing, and Managed Services….

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Amazon + Home Depot Launch Venture Capital Funds to Capture B2B Supply Chain

 In just the past couple weeks Amazon has announced a $1 billion venture capital fund called the Amazon Industrial Innovation Fund and Home Depot has announced a $150 million Home Depot Ventures fund “to Fuel Innovation in Retail and…

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India TikTok Clone Worth Billions After Ban! | VerSe Innovation, Josh, Dailyhunt

The India based social platform company VerSe Innovation has announced a new $805 million funding round at a $5 billion valuation. VerSe runs popular apps DailyHunt and Josh, the later of which has seen skyrocketing growth after India banned a…

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Jeff Bezos Calls Out Musk’s Ties to China and $44B Twitter Buyout Deal

Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder and Executive Chair, has spoken up on Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter. Bezos, in a tweet sent out April 25, 2022, inquires as to whether or not Elon and Tesla’s ties to China could give the…

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Fintech Landscape in Industrial Commerce w/ BluePallet’s Rena Tabal

 A discussion on how fintech is changing the way B2B industrial commerce is done. Applico Managing Director Nick Johnson leads a conversation with Rena Tabal and Alex Moazed looking at how in-cart financing and factoring will level the playing…

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Will Shopify Acquire Deliverr to Bolster eCommerce Fulfillment Capabilities?

 Rumors are circulating that eCommerce giant Shopify is in talks to acquire Deliverr, a fulfillment services startup that helps eCommerce sellers quickly ship products to customers. Deliverr forecasts geographically where sellers are most likely to make sales and helps…

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Twitter Board Agrees to $44 Billion Elon Musk Buyout!

Twitter announced late Monday evening that the social platform would be accepting a buyout offer from Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Musk has stated that he plans to make Twitter a destination for free speech and expanded upon that ethos in…

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Luxury Fashion Platform Farfetch Invests $200MM into Neiman Marcus

 London based luxury fashion marketplace Farfetch has announced they will investing $200 million into Neiman Marcus. The deal, which includes collaborations with both Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman brands, will focus around Farfetch’s new SaaS offering FARFETCH Platform Solutions….

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a16z Marketplace 100 2022 Released | Did Andreessen Horowitz Get It Right?

 Andreessen Horowitz has released its 2022 top 100 marketplaces ranking. I take a look at this year’s list and pick out some entries that I think have the most potential. Specifically, I take a look at Teachers Paying Teachers,…

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Netflix Business Is In a Bad Spot 📺📉

 Netflix has been telling employees to cut back on spending amid the company’s declining stock price and weak subscriber numbers. As the streaming wars have heated up and a plethora of competitors have jostled for positioning in a crowded…

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Private Tech Company Shares Sell Off in 2022

Private market tech shares have begun to see a sell off similar to what public markets have exhibited over the past few weeks. Venues for trading equity in private startups have reported a 19.9% year-over-year decline in prices of startups….

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