Billionaire. Business owner.

Investor. Shark. Mark Cuban is among tech’s best-known business owners, so we are amped to have him join us for an approaching Additional Crunch Live, our virtual speaker series that links the brightest minds in techstraight with our Extra Crunch audience. Starting out as a salesperson for among Dallas’s earliest PC software resellers, Cuban was fired after he ignored his boss’orders and asked another employee to cover for him while he picked up a check for a$10,000 sale. He went on to produce his own software application reseller/system integrator called MicroSolutions, which he offered in 1990 for$6 million to CompuServe, then an H&R Block subsidiary. That marked the beginning of a storied( and, sometimes, tumultuous)career as a business owner and investor. Cuban went on to co-found Audionet(later on renamed ), which he eventually sold to Yahoo! for$5.7 billion in 1999; that exact same year, he made history when he acquired a Gulfstream V for$40 million in the biggest single e-commerce deal ever carried out. The male’s brain is always 20 years in the future. The Dallas Mavericks bulk owner and” Shark Tank “judge has actually invested in start-ups for twenty years. His portfolio consists of Apptopia, The Zebra, Node, UBeam and numerous other startups; according to Crunchbase, Cuban has made more than 100 investments since 2004.

We’ll ask how he’s advising his portfolio business in the middle of a crisis and will get his predictions on the financial outlook over the next 12 to 24 months. We’re likewise interested to hear how Cuban believes innovation might or might not solve for the current situation around live sports, which have actually efficiently been stopped by the pandemic.

And if we have time, we’ll ask a bit about employees, equitable commercialism and his ideas regarding the gig economy in these unstable times. Provided Cuban’s simple speaking design, we’re expecting an honest discussion, and as we’re snagging him in extraordinary times, our chat might assist you understand how a minimum of one leading capitalist views the brand-new world.

Strike the dive to add the call details to your calendar through the AddEvent link and gain access to the Zoom information directly. We’ll take audience questions toward the end, so weigh in. If you aren’t an Additional Crunch member yet, join here for simply a couple of bucks to start.

Cuban signs up with a schedule packed with all-stars, including Charles Hudson, Mitch and Freada Kapor, Hunter Walk, Roelof Botha and Kirsten Green. And if you missed it, have a look at our Extra Crunch Live episode with Aileen Lee and Ted Wang.


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Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.