Episode 2 | Kyle Schroder and Nick Drost | DraftKings 10K Breakdown and Tech News

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021 | Category: Cloud Technology | Series: Exploring the Cloud | Cloud, Technology, Sales, Finance
Serial entrepreneur and stock market investor Kyle Schroeder to breakdown the latest DraftKings 10K filing and recent earnings call. Then Chad and Steve are joined by Nick Drost, a Senior Director of Sales Engineering and Solution Architecture at Elastic to discuss how to apply what was learned from the DraftKings 10K breakdown when approaching a sales motion with a customer. The crew also cover a range of recent technews topics like new Clubhouse competitors, NFTs being lost, China’s new digital yuan and Apple removing items from Apple Maps at the request of the Chinese government.

Show Notes

Episode 2 of “Can I get that software in blue?”, a podcast by and for people engaged in technology sales. If you are in the technology presales, sales, support or professional services career paths then this show is for you!

Your hosts Steve Mayzak and Chad Tindel are joined by serial entrepreneur and stock market investor Kyle Schroeder to breakdown the latest DraftKings 10K filing and recent earnings call. Then Chad and Steve are joined by Nick Drost, a Senior Director of Sales Engineering and Solution Architecture at Elastic to discuss how to apply what was learned from the DraftKings 10K breakdown when approaching a sales motion with a customer. The crew also cover a range of recent technews topics like new Clubhouse competitors, NFTs being lost, China’s new digital yuan and Apple removing items from Apple Maps at the request of the Chinese government.

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DraftKings 10K and recent earnings:

https://sec.report/Document/0001104659-21-028617/

https://draftkings.gcs-web.com/static-files/b6d58aa0-cb2d-4d9f-b994-59926fd39299

https://venturefizz.com/stories/boston/engineering-spotlight-draftkings

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/modernizing-with-aws/modernizing-legacy-net-applications-draftkings-principles-for-success/

New Clubhouse Competitors:

https://techxplore.com/news/2021-03-spotify-clubhouse-competitor-betty-labs.html

https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/07/facebook-tests-hotline-a-qa-product-thats-a-mashup-of-clubhouse-and-instagram-live/

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/discord-has-launched-a-clubhouse-style-audio-channel-feature

Clubhouse valuation goes from $1B in january to $4B in April:

https://www.pymnts.com/news/investment-tracker/2021/clubhouse-rolls-out-payments-mulls-funding-4-billion-dollar-valuation/

NFTs keep vanishing:

https://www.vice.com/en/article/pkdj79/peoples-expensive-nfts-keep-vanishing-this-is-why

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/04/nfts-werent-supposed-end-like/618488

China’s new digital yuan:

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/05/chinas-digital-yuan-what-is-it-and-how-does-it-work.html

Apple Removes Maps entries at China’s request:

https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/03/26/hm-erased-from-apple-maps-other-platforms-in-china-amid-boycott

Guests

Kyle Schroeder

Kyle Schroeder

After graduating from the Wharton School, Kyle embarked on a number of different business ventures, finally hitting success in the men’s grooming space with his beard/hair/skin care company Cremo Cream which he recently sold to Edgewell. His latest venture is an energy drink company called Ninja Melk, which is in the top-100 sellers for the energy drink category on Amazon. He also closely follows the markets and actively trades equities and options.

Nick Drost

Nick Drost

Nick Drost is a Senior Director of Pre-Sales and Solution Architecture at Elastic. He previously worked at large technology companies such as Oracle and Salesforce.