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23 Podcast Episodes

Latest 3 Dec 2022 | Updated Daily

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279. Interview with David Perry: From Humble Beginnings to the $380M Exit of Gaikai and the Recent Launch of Carro - an E-Commerce Disruptor with 30K Shopify Brands

Raw and Real Entrepreneurship

In this episode, Susan interviews David Perry, a 30-year veteran of the gaming industry. He started by making games just for fun – he had no idea there was any money to be made. His first game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, went on to be number one in the charts. He continued his path doing things “just for fun” and was also the creator of the popular games like the Matrix, Terminator and cult classic, Earthworm Jim. He started asking himself, if movies and music could be streamed, why not video games?  From that idea, he created Gaikai. David went on to sell Gaikai to Sony PlayStation for $380 million and that company has been instrumental in creating the livestream foundation for video gaming in the cloud. David is now the CEO of Carro, a new e-commerce partnership network used by over 30K Shopify brands with over 320M visitors a month. Carro (GetCarro.com) helps brands with their e-commerce and sales by partnering with other brands in the network. David credits his success to having fun doing what he loves. You will ultimately find opportunity where you least expect it, and innovation through trying to build on that opportunity until you cannot beat it. Bio David Perry is the CEO of Carro, a new e-commerce partnership network used by over 30K Shopify brands. GetCarro.com helps brands gain attention, sales, and new customers by partnering with other brands in the network. “The goal is to keep users on your store, adding all the things they need directly into your cart. Carro provides all the other products they want that you don’t currently sell.” Sony PlayStation acquired Perry’s previous company Gaikai to establish leadership in the future of streaming video games from the cloud. This service is called PlayStation Now. Follow David Perry Facebook https://www.facebook.com/getcarro/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/getcarro/ Twitter https://twitter.com/getcarro LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/dperry/ Website https://getcarro.com/ Connect With Susan: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SusanSlyLive Instagram https://www.instagram.com/susansly/ Twitter https://twitter.com/Susan_sly LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/susansly


22 Aug 2022

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Ep. 114 – Michael Carro

The Restaurant Expert Round-Up

Michael is a broker at SVN Southland Commercial Real Estate Group and the host of the "Restaurant Realty" podcast.


13 May 2022

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Summer Lunch Break Episode 20 – Carro Djupsjö

Summer Lunch Break

For episode 20, Summer sits down with professional wakeboarder Carro Djupsjö! Carro shares her journey within the world of wake and how the graphic on her pro model board, the Slingshot Contrast, came to be. Fighting through not one but two ACL tears, Carro shares her story of injury, recovery, mental health and of course an amazing comeback!


21 Apr 2022

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#185: David Perry – Video Game Voyager, Co-Founder of Carro and Gaikai

Wild Business Growth Podcast

David Perry, the Co-Founder of Carro and video game industry legend, joins the show to share his journey from developing video games to selling his cloud gaming service to Sony and revolutionizing how brands partner with influencers. Hear how to make your business attractive to big players, find inspiration from other markets, the right influencers to market your brand, David’s craziest skydiving story, and the time he visited Michael Jackson at Neverland. Connect with David on LinkedIn and GetCarro.com

1hr 14mins

9 Mar 2022

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David Perry: Earning an Honorary Doctorate, Selling Companies to Atari and Sony, and Carro's Role in The Future of Social Commerce

The Louis and Kyle Show

David Perry began developing video games out of his bedroom at 15. Over the next thirty years, he was a leading game designer and worked with companies like Disney, McDonalds, and Atari creating games like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Aladdin and the Matrix video game. In that time he built and sold two companies: Shiny Entertainment to Atari, and Gaikai to Sony (300M+).His expertise lead to a main stage TED talk (1M+ views),  an honorary doctorate in Engineering from Queens University, and guest speaking at Stanford, MIT, and many others.After selling Gaikai, David "retired" and picked up photography as a hobby. He noticed while doing self portraits for influencers that the monetization scheme for influencers was broken. He dived into the industry and then founded Carro in 2017, a cross platform Shopify app that allows influencers and brands to collaborate together to make more sales, and strengthen their brands.Links:→  Check out Carro: https://getcarro.com/→ Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dperry→ Books mentioned: The Lean Startup & The Element by Sir Ken Robinson→ Watch David's Ted Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/david_perry_are_games_better_than_lifeSpecial Thanks To Our Sponsor, espresso Displays:Espresso Displays are the thinnest portable touch screen monitor in the world. Recently recognized as one of TIME's Best Inventions of 2021, espresso Displays give us the power of two screens anywhere we go and seriously improve our portable productivity. Learn more about espresso here: http://espres.so?utm_source=D2C&utm_medium=Podcast-Email&utm_campaign=Louis&utm_id=Channels&utm_term=Louis&utm_content=LouisHelp The Louis and Kyle Show:If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with a friend or leave a review!→ Leave a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-louis-and-kyle-show/id1504333834→ Reach out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LouisKyleShow→ Drop us an email: LouisandKyleShow@gmail.com→ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/louiskyleshow/→ Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/65567567/→ Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb6qBiV1HAYcep87nKJmGhA→ Get email updates: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/LouisandKyle?via=twitter-profile-webview

1hr 6mins

14 Feb 2022

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#307: David Perry, CEO and Co-Founder of E-Commerce Partnership Network Carro, on Overcoming Friction, Thinking Globally, Gamification, and Leveling Up from Entrepreneur to Innovator

Just Go Grind with Justin Gordon

David Perry is the CEO and Co-Founder of Carro, a new e-commerce partnership network that over 30K Shopify brands have joined, providing over 320M visitors a month. GetCarro.com helps brands gain attention, sales, and new customers by partnering with other brands in the network. Before Carro, Sony PlayStation acquired Perry's last company Gaikai to establish leadership in the future of streaming video games from the cloud. This service is called PlayStation Now. After 39 years in the business (with founding roles at companies such as Acclaim Entertainment and Shiny Entertainment, both of which were acquired by industry giants), Perry remains one of the best-known video game industry veterans, with multiple #1 hits and the Develop - Development Legend award. Topics Covered by David Perry in this Episode What Carro is now and how they’re helping companies optimize e-commerce by working together How David and his co-founder Jason Goldberg came up with the idea by leveraging the authentic relationship between influencers and brands and how that idea evolved into Carro How they overcame the challenge of getting brands onto the platform David’s insights regarding how to understand investors as a founder The obstacles they’ve confronted in building Carro Overcoming friction and the “zero click solution” David’s past companies and successful exits The importance of proving a pattern The future of merging e-commerce with social media How they’ve approached fundraising for Carro How Carro pairs brands Why Carro is focused on growing brands, not competing with them What sets Carro apart The community building element of Carro’s strategy Leveraging geography and thinking globally for growth in order to get a competitive advantage Going beyond being an entrepreneur to become an innovator How to level up in your industry How David is integrating his 30 years of gaming experience into building Carro Gamification through implementing skill, risk and strategy into your business Listen to all episodes of the Just Go Grind Podcast: https://www.justgogrind.com Follow Justin Gordon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/justingordon212


22 Nov 2021

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Ep. 84 – Michael Carro, Host of the "Restaurant Realty" Podcast

The Restaurant Expert Round-Up

Michael is a Broker at SVN Southland Commercial Real Estate Group And The Host Of The "Restaurant Realty" Podcast. Today We're Going To Dig Into The Podcast & OF COURSE Real Estate! LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/michael-carro-ccim-76966921 Instagram (Podcast): www.instagram.com/therestaurantrealty Instagram (Personal): www.instagram.com/michaelcarroccim


28 Oct 2021

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Episode 32: Operation Valkyrie. The inside plot to Kill Hitler. With Joe Carro

Well That Aged Well

In this episode we take a look at the inside plot that was aimed to kill Adolf Hitler. Would it have changed the outcome of the war as people thought it would have? Were they really heroes or would they have just replaced one regime with another? And why did they fail? Find out in this episode of "Well That Aged Well", with "Erlend Hedegart Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/well-that-aged-well. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/well-that-aged-well. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 38mins

10 Jun 2021

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S03E02: Aaron Tan, CEO of Carro, on the future of Southeast Asia’s automotive retail industry, artificial intelligence, and leading APAC's top high growth company for 2021

On Call with Insignia Ventures (Celebrating 100 Episodes!)

On this episode, we have on call Aaron Tan, CEO and co-founder of Carro, Southeast Asia’s leading car marketplace. Aaron has been on the show before on a panel to share learnings from steering Carro through the early onset of the pandemic. We’ve also had the opportunity to talk to the leaders of Carro from their Head of Tech to CMO and CFO. This time around, however, we’ve invited Aaron back to share his perspective at the helm of Singapore’s fastest-growing company into the future. This call was recorded March 24, 2021. Transcript Timestamps 01:00 Updates on Carro's past quarter; 03:00 Role of AI and machine learning in Carro's business; 07:32 Prioritizing AI and machine learning use cases; 10:10 Building an effective B2C sales organization; 12:24 Hiring for C-suite and leadership positions; 15:09 Learnings from the past five years and vision for the next five; 20:20 Rapid Fire Round; 20:34 Thoughts on EV adoption in SEA; 22:45 Aaron asks Yinglan about SPACs; About our guest Aaron is CEO and co-founder of Carro, Southeast Asia's largest and leading auto retail marketplace, which has recently been featured as Singapore's fastest-growing company in 2021 according to Straits Times and APAC's top high growth company from the 2021 list by Nikkei Asia and Financial Times. He is a programmer by training and a venture capitalist by profession. Prior to Carro, Aaron joined SEA’s leading venture fund - Singtel Innov8 ventures. Aaron was instrumental in the starting of Blk71 – Singapore’s largest startup ecosystem - as well as setting up the firm’s San Francisco operations. He graduated summa cum laude with a double degree, BSc and MSc from Singapore Management University School of Information Systems and Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science. Music: Cool Upbeat Background Music For Videos by MorningLightMusic Tags: startup, Southeast Asia, founder, entrepreneurship, business, technology The content of this podcast is for informational purposes only, should not be taken as legal, tax, or business advice or be used to evaluate any investment or security, and is not directed at any investors or potential investors in any Insignia Ventures fund.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/oncallinsignia/message


14 Apr 2021

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Building the Biggest Used-car Marketplace in SEA, with Aaron Tan, founder of Carro

Asia Startup Pulse

This is a special episode which we recorded live on Clubhouse with our guest Aaron Tan, Founder of Carro, one of the biggest used-car marketplaces in Southeast Asia.Show Notes:0:00 -  Introduction to Aaron Tan1:32 - Aaron’s motivation to founding a startup6:01 - The supportive ecosystem around Carro8:19 - The importance of “Trust” in a business8:50 - The reasons behind starting an automotive marketplace in SEA13:35 - Inspiration from Chinese business models19:21 - Understanding the heterogeneity in the markets21:15 - Aaron’s experience on how copying the same model across SEA doesn’t work25:39 - How to build and scale a two-side marketplace30:37 - The role of Carro in the marketplace35:17 - Carro’s expansion playbook across SEA44:20 - What the future holds for Carro and Southeast AsiaMany thanks to our guests Aaron Tan; host Oscar Ramos; producers Eva Shi and  Sagar Chaudhary; editor David; organizer Chinaccelerator; and sponsor People Squared. Be sure to check out our website www.chinaccelerator.comShare, subscribe, review, enjoy!To join our listener group on WeChat, please add SOSV Helper (WeChat ID: sosvhero) and ask for the group  invitation.Follow us on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/asia-startup-pulseEmail us: team@chinastartuppulse.com


8 Apr 2021