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Episode 19 - Digital Horse Racing and NFT Gaming w/ Rahul Sood

Own The Moment: NBA Top Shot Podcast

The OTM boys are joined by Rahul Sood - UnikrnCo CEO and the man building esports betting on the blockchain. They discuss all things Zed Run, NFTs, gaming, and of course, NBA Top Shot. Website: www.otmnft.com/ Twitter: twitter.com/OwnTheMomentNFT YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/OwnTheMoment Discord Signup: bit.ly/OwnTheMomentDiscordSignup

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6 Apr 2021

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Rahul Sood says blockchain and esports belong together

The Long Con with Becky Liggero

Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood is excited to be standing at the intersection of blockchain, esports and regulated gambling. Sood sat down with our very own Becky Liggero Fontana on the latest episode of The Long Con, to talk about the developments across the different sectors. Special Guest: Rahul Sood.


27 Oct 2020

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Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood on Esports Betting, Cryptocurrency

Esports Network Podcast

Unikrn is one of the leaders in the esports betting world and CEO Rahul Sood talks about founding the company in 2014, how attitudes towards esports betting have changed over the years and during this pandemic, and the misconceptions about cryptocurrency once again highlighted by the recent bitcoin-scam Twitter hack. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episodes each week. For daily esports news, check out the Esports Minute. Follow Mitch on Twitter @Mitch_Reames Follow Esportz Network on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @EsportzNetwork Or visit our website esportznetwork.com for updates on what's to come!Special Guest: Rahul Sood.


7 Aug 2020

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Rahul Sood, "Betting on Esports"

The Sports Entrepreneurs Podcast by Marcus Luer

Rahul Sood, founded VoodooPC, straight out of High School on his credit card and turned it into a global brand before selling it to HP. Next stop was launching Microsoft Ventures which lead to connecting with his now partner Karl Flores to start “Unikrn”, the largest Esports betting platform in the world.  Great deep dive into Rahul’s world, his passion for Gaming and Esports and why Unikrn will become the next Unicorn by building the future of digital gambling.   Key Highlights Voodoo PC, from a passion project started in a garage to a global brand (now HP Omen brand) Microsoft Ventures Fund – starting a venture found from scratch, building accelerators to connect start ups to Microsoft customers, leading to a valuation of over US$ 4 billion by the time he left Unikrn – how it all started with his buddy Karl Flores, raising funds, bringing in high profile investors Uni-coin ICO and reasons for launching it and the compliance behind it What is Unikrn and how did the idea come about – from betting on yourself to betting on major Esports tournaments  Goal was to be the biggest bookmaker in Esports   UMode – bet on yourself – how it works and only on Unikrn Going from 2 countries to 40 and the challenges which come with it, different betting formats and trends globally The opportunities and challenges because of the pandemic How Games are priced, driven by AI bots – 2-3 years ahead of others   From live in-game betting, different handicaps, special betting options unique to each game Challenge is localization, currently 4 languages and customization to local betting behaviour Business still churning money, large overheads, big team, still in building mode Building the future of Digital gambling - challenge with Investors who don’t understand the business Unikrn’s connection to the E-gaming ecosystem, from Publishers, Teams, Streamers, Influencers to streaming platforms (affiliate programs) Virtual Horse-racing, from breeding them to racing and winning price money Learnings, success and failures as an Entrepreneur and from his time at Microsoft - Focus on your passion and adapt to change as quickly as you can Interplay between traditional sports & Esports after Covid – the future of entertainment About Rahul Sood is the co-founder of Unikrn, a global Esports entertainment and sports betting platform built on cutting edge blockchain and gaming technologies.Previous to Unikrn, Sood created the first incubation fund for startups at Microsoft, and eventually he consolidated their global startup activities and launched Microsoft Ventures.A serial entrepreneur, Sood spent 18 years in multiple startups prior to joining Microsoft. He founded luxury and gaming computer manufacturer VoodooPC, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard. Sood is an early shareholder and advisor to Maingear, Razer, ZED, and Vrvana which was recently acquired by Apple.Unikrn’s mission as a global esports entertainment platform is to heighten the experience of watching and participating in esports. Unikrn uses blockchain technology to optimize the payment flow for customers while allowing them to bet using the currency of their choice on a full array of Esports and Video Game offerings.Unikrn is venture backed with investors such as Ashton Kutcher, Mark Cuban, Liz Murdoch, Shari Redstone, and many others. Unikrn built an end to end betting platform that can be licensed by commercial operators, and they have opened their doors to multiple international markets. Unikrn has been featured on Forbes, Fortune, ESPN, CNBC and countless publications around the world.Sood is active in the startup community, helping and mentoring a variety of startups. In his spare time, Sood enjoys wake surfing & wake boarding, standup paddle boarding, cycling, racing cars and spending time with his family. He lives in Seattle, you can find him on Twitter @rahulsood. You can find Unikrn on Twitter @unikrnco. -----------------------------------------------If you are enjoying the Sports Entrepreneurs Podcast (SEP) series, check out our Sports Entrepreneurs Mastermind (SEM) sessions too. -----------------------------------------------The SEM sessions are an extension of the SEP series, where we bring experts from around the world together for 1.5-2 hours of brainstorming, learning, discussion and connecting.  It’s a live online round table format, moderated by Marcus Luer which includes a short presentation by him to set up the topic of the session and then the members will discuss, share their thoughts, ask questions and debate the topic.  The direction of the discussion is truly influenced by the participants of the given session.  It’s a fascinating learning experience for everyone involved. Come join us for future sessions by getting on our mailing list.  Please register HERE -----------------------------------------------Follow us on our social sites for the latest updatesInstagram: https://lnkd.in/ferKA6NFacebook: https://lnkd.in/fw7Z_9hLinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/fVQzNj5Website: https://marcusluer.com https://marcusluer.com https://marcusluer.com/mastermind-----------------------------------------------Feel Good by MusicbyAden https://soundcloud.com/musicbyadenCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_feel-goodMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/bvgIqqRStcQ-----------------------------------------------


27 Jul 2020

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#28: MAINGEAR LIV | Wallace Santos & Rahul Sood

Toys & Tech of the Trade

The views expressed on air during Toys & Tech of the Trade do not represent the views of the RAGE Works staff, partners, or affiliates. Listener discretion advised.Show NotesThis week’s episode of Toys & Tech of the Trade is a bit different as we sit down with MAINGEAR CEO Wallace Santos and MAINGEAR Chairman of the Board Rahul Sood to discuss the MAINGEAR LIV emergency pulmonary ventilator. The LIV unit will provide a lower cost scalable ventilator option to aid in the recovery of critically ill and intubated COVID-19 patients. You can learn more about the MAINGEAR LIV here: https://maingear.com/liv/Need more info on the MAINGEAR LIV? liv@maingear.comToys, Tech & Awesome Stuff Mentioned in This EpisodeDisclaimer: Some of these links are affiliate links which means that if you click and make a purchase via the link RAGE Works will receive a small commission No tech recommendations for this week’s episode.Guest LinksMAINGEAR•MAINGEAR website: https://maingear.com/•MAINGEAR on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MAINGEAR/•MAINGEAR on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MAINGEARRahul Sood (LinkedIn): https://www.linkedin.com/in/voodooftw/Wallace Santos (LinkedIn): https://www.linkedin.com/in/wallace-santos/Keep up with RAGE Works Follow RAGE Works on:•Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rageworks/•Twitter: https://twitter.com/RAGE_Works•Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialRAGEWorks/Check Out Some of the Other Shows on the RAGE Works Network•Call Me When It’s Over: https://www.rageworksnetwork.com/show/cmwio/•Cheese! A Photography Podcast: https://www.rageworksnetwork.com/show/capp/•Black is the New Black: https://www.rageworksnetwork.com/show/bitnb/•The Variant Issue: https://www.rageworksnetwork.com/show/tvi/•Turnbuckle Tabloid: https://www.rageworksnetwork.com/show/tbt/


22 Apr 2020

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Rahul Sood

GGB Magazine Podcast

In a sports-starved world, any kind of competition is king, and esports is emerging as a contender. Rahul Sood has spent the last five years building his company, Unikrn, which was the first to encourage betting on esports. With Mark Cuban as an early investor, Unikrn has solid backing, but has struggled to gain traction in the casino industry despite its focus on betting. That has changed since the coronavirus has shut down the bricks-and-mortar casinos. Esports is now at the front of the mind for sports book providers and casino operators. Sood explains what comes next. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros from Seattle where he’s hunkered down during this crisis.


17 Apr 2020

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"COVID19 effect on eSports" | Interview w/ Rahul Sood, CEO & Founder of Unikrn | #bitcoin #crypto #gaming #coronavirus #Seattle

TF Podcast with Jonathan G. Blanco

With professional sport shut down, this also means the gambling industry is out of luck. In this interview we speak with Rahul Sood, the CEO and Founder of Unikrn, one of the leading eSports and eBetting platforms.  Also watch live interview on: YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAix_jewhHw Twitter https://www.pscp.tv/jgproduct/1lDxLgQzPkyJm Make sure you are following us on our TF social channels.


22 Mar 2020

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"Betting Big On Blockchain" with Unikrn's CEO Rahul Sood

Crypto OG Show

Hellooooo HODLER's!! Thank you for joining me on our FIRST official crypto interview! In this episode, we dive deep with Rahul Sood, CEO of Unikrn, through the many challenges he had to face during the first few years of the creation of Unikrn! Early investors like Mark Cuban and Ashton Kutcher, Unikrn stands to be the first major competitor for Draft Kings! With a deep background in video gaming and entertainment, Sood sits on the board of advisors for Razer, one of the largest gaming companies in the world. He is also an early investor and active advisor in Vrvana, a leading Mixed Reality hardware company based in Montreal, and also an active investor in New Jersey based Maingear PC. If you would like to know more about Rahul and Unikrn, you can click on the links below! https://twitter.com/rahulsood https://unikrn.com/ https://twitter.com/UnikrnCo https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUp4DPlEGf49uRmRAxacBDQ Please like, subscribe, review, message, share, and all that other good stuff! Join us weekly for more to come!!!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/otogomes/message


28 Jan 2020

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TF3: Fireside Chat with Rahul Sood of Unikrn and Kiran Raj of Bittrex

TF Podcast with Jonathan G. Blanco

Recorded on March 28, 2019 at TF Blockchain in Seattle, WA. In this episode, we pass the microphone over to Rahul Sood, CEO and Founder or Unikrn, the leading eSports Blockchain platform, as he conducts a live Fireside Chat at TF3, our TF Blockchain Conference held on March 28, 2019. Rahul interviews Kiran Raj, Chief Strategy Officer of Bittrex, a top blockchain and cryptocurrency exchanged based in the US.  Rahul and Kiran discuss the history behind Bittrex, how Unikrn is leading the market in eSports with blockchain, the regulatory clarity in the US vs other parts of the world, listing process, and what is in store for the landscape of crypto and blockchain moving forward. This conversation took place, before the recent lift in crypto markets and Bitcoin that started on April 1st.  


29 Apr 2019

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Rahul Sood, CEO and Co-Founder of Unikrn

The Rob McNealy Program

In This Episode In this podcast, Rob McNealy interviews Rahul Sood, the CEO and Co-Founder of Unikrn, a global esports, gaming and entertainment platform built on cutting-edge blockchain technologies. Unikrn is backed by Ashton Kutcher, Mark Cuban, Liz Murdoch, Shari Redstone, and many others. About Rahul Sood Prior to Unikrn, Sood launched Microsoft Ventures and...


22 Apr 2019