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Post Mortem: Fiverr Upmarket and Ai Leading to Results
14:41
Avory & Co.

Post Mortem: Fiverr Upmarket and Ai Leading to Results

Summary Fiverr reported strong earnings, beating their own guidance on revenue and adjusted EBITDA. The company has been impacted by the health of the economy and concerns around AI, but they have addressed these issues and showcased the positive impact of AI on their platform. Fiverr is focused on moving upmarket and increasing spend per buyer, while also improving their take rate through promoted gigs and their Seller Plus platform. They have seen growth in complex services and repeat buyers, indicating a strong recurring nature of the business. Fiverr plans to expand their Generative AI Search and launch new products in the future. Chapters 00:00 Fiverr's Strong Earnings Performance 02:29 Addressing Concerns: Economy and AI 06:40 Moving Upmarket and Increasing Spend per Buyer 08:33 Improving Take Rate with Promoted Gigs and Seller Plus 12:47 Growth in Complex Services and Repeat Buyers 13:45 Expanding Generative AI Search and New Product Launches ______ Disclaimer Avory & Co. is a Registered Investment Adviser. This platform is solely for informational purposes. Advisory services are only offered to clients or prospective clients where Avory & Co. and its representatives are properly licensed or exempt from licensure. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. Investing involves risk and possible loss of principal capital. No advice may be rendered by Avory & Co. unless a client service agreement is in place. Listeners and viewers are encouraged to seek advice from a qualified tax, legal, or investment adviser to determine whether any information presented may be suitable for their specific situation. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. “Likes” are not intended to be endorsements of our firm, our advisors or our services. Please be aware that while we monitor comments and “likes” left on this page, we do not endorse or necessarily share the same opinions expressed by site users. While we appreciate your comments and feedback, please be aware that any form of testimony from current or past clients about their experience with our firm is strictly forbidden under current securities laws. Please honor our request to limit your posts to industry-related educational information and comments. Third-party rankings and recognitions are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one client's evaluation. Keywords Fiverr, earnings, revenue, adjusted EBITDA, economy, AI, upmarket, spend per buyer, take rate, promoted gigs, Seller Plus, complex services, repeat buyers, Generative AI Search, new products Please reach out to Houston Hess our head of Compliance and Operations for any further details. Find more here https://www.avory.xyz/disclaimer-page
Earnings this Week: Apple, Block, The FED, Zillow...
18:37
Avory & Co.

Earnings this Week: Apple, Block, The FED, Zillow...

Summary This week's Inside Scoop covers the Fed's stance on inflation and jobs, as well as earnings reports from companies like Square, Apple, Zillow, and Omnicell. The Fed expressed neutrality towards inflation and jobs, while the conversation around inflation focused on its moderation. Square had an incredible quarter, with a pivot to profitability and a focus on Bitcoin. Apple reported a decline in revenue, but services and Mac sales grew. Omnicell beat their own guidance and saw improvement in the hospital system. Zillow reported strong earnings, with a focus on rentals and their mortgage business. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Overview 00:57 The Fed's Stance on Inflation and Jobs 11:25 Apple's Earnings and Growth in Services and Mac Sales 13:47 Omnicell's Beat on Guidance and Improvement in the Hospital System 15:17 Zillow's Strong Earnings and Focus on Rentals and Mortgage Business ______ Disclaimer Avory & Co. is a Registered Investment Adviser. This platform is solely for informational purposes. Advisory services are only offered to clients or prospective clients where Avory & Co. and its representatives are properly licensed or exempt from licensure. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. Investing involves risk and possible loss of principal capital. No advice may be rendered by Avory & Co. unless a client service agreement is in place. Listeners and viewers are encouraged to seek advice from a qualified tax, legal, or investment adviser to determine whether any information presented may be suitable for their specific situation. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. “Likes” are not intended to be endorsements of our firm, our advisors or our services. Please be aware that while we monitor comments and “likes” left on this page, we do not endorse or necessarily share the same opinions expressed by site users. While we appreciate your comments and feedback, please be aware that any form of testimony from current or past clients about their experience with our firm is strictly forbidden under current securities laws. Please honor our request to limit your posts to industry-related educational information and comments. Third-party rankings and recognitions are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one client's evaluation. Keywords Keywords Fed, inflation, jobs, earnings, Square, Apple, Zillow, OmniCell, Bitcoin, services, rentals, mortgage Please reach out to Houston Hess our head of Compliance and Operations for any further details. Find more here https://www.avory.xyz/disclaimer-page
Earnings Are Back: Tesla, Cloud Wars, Meta Ads
14:32
Avory & Co.

Earnings Are Back: Tesla, Cloud Wars, Meta Ads

Summary This week's Inside Scoop episode focuses on the earnings reports of major tech companies, including Tesla, Microsoft, Google, Meta, and ServiceNow. The conversation covers several themes, including the Cloud Wars, ad spending, and the future of AI. The key takeaways include the strong demand for cloud services from Microsoft and Google, the growth of AI unicorns as customers of Google Cloud, the positive ad revenue growth rates for Meta, Snapchat, and YouTube, and the challenges faced by Tesla in terms of revenue and margins. The discussion also touches on the potential impact of AI on productivity and job growth. Chapters 00:00 Introduction to Earning Season and Tech Themes 08:10 Tesla's Revenue and Margin Challenges 13:47 Summary and Conclusion ______ Disclaimer Avory & Co. is a Registered Investment Adviser. This platform is solely for informational purposes. Advisory services are only offered to clients or prospective clients where Avory & Co. and its representatives are properly licensed or exempt from licensure. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. Investing involves risk and possible loss of principal capital. No advice may be rendered by Avory & Co. unless a client service agreement is in place. Listeners and viewers are encouraged to seek advice from a qualified tax, legal, or investment adviser to determine whether any information presented may be suitable for their specific situation. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. “Likes” are not intended to be endorsements of our firm, our advisors or our services. Please be aware that while we monitor comments and “likes” left on this page, we do not endorse or necessarily share the same opinions expressed by site users. While we appreciate your comments and feedback, please be aware that any form of testimony from current or past clients about their experience with our firm is strictly forbidden under current securities laws. Please honor our request to limit your posts to industry-related educational information and comments. Third-party rankings and recognitions are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one client's evaluation. Keywords earning season, tech companies, earnings reports, Cloud Wars, ad spending, AI, cloud services, AI unicorns, revenue growth, margins, Tesla, Meta, Microsoft, Google, ServiceNow, productivity, job growth Please reach out to Houston Hess our head of Compliance and Operations for any further details. Find more here https://www.avory.xyz/disclaimer-page
Zoom Company Primer: The Investment Case
28:21
Avory & Co.

Zoom Company Primer: The Investment Case

Investment Primer on Zoom From management to product, to growth profile, we dig into the investment case for Zoom. ______ Disclaimer Avory & Co. is a Registered Investment Adviser. This platform is solely for informational purposes. Advisory services are only offered to clients or prospective clients where Avory & Co. and its representatives are properly licensed or exempt from licensure. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. Investing involves risk and possible loss of principal capital. No advice may be rendered by Avory & Co. unless a client service agreement is in place. Listeners and viewers are encouraged to seek advice from a qualified tax, legal, or investment adviser to determine whether any information presented may be suitable for their specific situation. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. “Likes” are not intended to be endorsements of our firm, our advisors or our services. Please be aware that while we monitor comments and “likes” left on this page, we do not endorse or necessarily share the same opinions expressed by site users. While we appreciate your comments and feedback, please be aware that any form of testimony from current or past clients about their experience with our firm is strictly forbidden under current securities laws. Please honor our request to limit your posts to industry-related educational information and comments. Third-party rankings and recognitions are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one client's evaluation. $FVRR $UPWK Please reach out to Houston Hess our head of Compliance and Operations for any further details. Find more here https://www.avory.xyz/disclaimer-page
The Evolution of Fiverr: Insights from an Insider: From $8 to $500,000
38:37
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The Evolution of Fiverr: Insights from an Insider: From $8 to $500,000

In this episode of Inside Scoop, host Sean Emory sits down with Harlan Rapoport, also known as the Fiverr Guy. They discuss the potential impact of GPT or chat GPT on Fiverr's buyer behavior and activity. Harlan shares that he hasn't seen much change in clients' needs from a financial perspective. They also break down the differences between Upwork and Fiverr and provide details of the product launches such as Fiverr Neo, Promoted Gigs, and Subscriptions. Rapoport shares his journey from working in finance to discovering Fiverr and offering email marketing and prospecting services. He talks about the autonomy he had in his previous job, which allowed him to develop his marketing skills. The Fiverr Guy Twitter/X https://twitter.com/TheFiverrGuy_ Fiverr Listing: https://pro.fiverr.com/freelancers/hrapp98?ref_ctx_id=de7819ac91274be9894f20395f44873b&gigs=id%3A352719368%2Cpckg_id%3A1&imp_id=632eeab8-8deb-41a8-94c3-1874a995546d&source=business_lihp 00:01:18 The Fiverr Guy's Background. 00:04:09 Working for a tattoo shop. 00:07:32 Stuck with a meaningless username. 00:11:39 Upwork experience and differences. 00:15:08 Subscription-based orders. 00:18:13 Take rates from platforms. 00:22:08 Promoted gigs. 00:26:02 Fiverr Neo and its impact. 00:30:03 AI's impact on digital services. 00:35:24 Off-platform and broadening your scope of solutions. 00:36:20 Keeping activity and breaking rules. ______ Disclaimer Avory & Co. is a Registered Investment Adviser. This platform is solely for informational purposes. Advisory services are only offered to clients or prospective clients where Avory & Co. and its representatives are properly licensed or exempt from licensure. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. Investing involves risk and possible loss of principal capital. No advice may be rendered by Avory & Co. unless a client service agreement is in place. Listeners and viewers are encouraged to seek advice from a qualified tax, legal, or investment adviser to determine whether any information presented may be suitable for their specific situation. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. “Likes” are not intended to be endorsements of our firm, our advisors or our services. Please be aware that while we monitor comments and “likes” left on this page, we do not endorse or necessarily share the same opinions expressed by site users. While we appreciate your comments and feedback, please be aware that any form of testimony from current or past clients about their experience with our firm is strictly forbidden under current securities laws. Please honor our request to limit your posts to industry-related educational information and comments. Third-party rankings and recognitions are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one client's evaluation. $FVRR $UPWK Please reach out to Houston Hess our head of Compliance and Operations for any further details. Find more here https://www.avory.xyz/disclaimer-page
From Harvard to Fighting Russian Bots to Personalized AI: A Journey with Soren Larson
35:46
Avory & Co.

From Harvard to Fighting Russian Bots to Personalized AI: A Journey with Soren Larson

The podcast features Soren Larson from Crosshatch, a company focused on personalized AI. Larson discusses his background in ad tech and fighting Russian bots, as well as his experience with personalization at Walmart. The mission of Crosshatch is to hyper-personalize the internet in a safe way. 00:03:52 Hyper-personalizing the internet safely. 00:05:27 Hyper-personalization is the future. 00:11:06 Personalization through generative AI. 00:17:14 Data sharing should be contextual. 00:22:49 Identity layer enables personalized experiences. 00:25:42 Unlocking new digital experiences through safe data sharing. 00:34:20 Miami is a place to build. ______ Disclaimer Avory & Co. is a Registered Investment Adviser. This platform is solely for informational purposes. Advisory services are only offered to clients or prospective clients where Avory & Co. and its representatives are properly licensed or exempt from licensure. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. Investing involves risk and possible loss of principal capital. No advice may be rendered by Avory & Co. unless a client service agreement is in place. Listeners and viewers are encouraged to seek advice from a qualified tax, legal, or investment adviser to determine whether any information presented may be suitable for their specific situation. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. “Likes” are not intended to be endorsements of our firm, our advisors or our services. Please be aware that while we monitor comments and “likes” left on this page, we do not endorse or necessarily share the same opinions expressed by site users. While we appreciate your comments and feedback, please be aware that any form of testimony from current or past clients about their experience with our firm is strictly forbidden under current securities laws. Please honor our request to limit your posts to industry-related educational information and comments. Third-party rankings and recognitions are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one client's evaluation. Please reach out to Houston Hess our head of Compliance and Operations for any further details. Find more here https://www.avory.xyz/disclaimer-page Keywords investors, Meta, Google, Amazon, Microsoft,Meta, Google, funnel, awareness, performance, digital advertising, growth, tech budgets, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, revenue, computing platform, infrastructure, growth, stabilization, bookings, analyst estimates, Google Cloud, machine learning, AI, leader, revenue growth, demand, open AI,Microsoft, open AI, generative AI, Azure, training, LLMs, Google, BARD, GPT-4, OpenAI, noun, winner-take-all, players, growing, accelerating growth, buyers, companies, cloud spend, advertising spend, revenue, Amazon, GDP, earnings, S&P 500, deviation, international, U.S., revenue line, 2024.,analyst estimates, growth, consumer, corporations, spending habits
The Battle Within Tech: Key Takeaways from Meta, Google, and Amazon
12:49
Avory & Co.

The Battle Within Tech: Key Takeaways from Meta, Google, and Amazon

In this episode of Inside Scoop with Sean Emory, the focus is on the recent earnings reports from major tech companies like Google and Meta. The discussion revolves around what these reports reveal about the consumer market and the broader economy. Meta's 23% growth and Google's advertiser-driven revenue are seen as positive signals for the consumer market. The episode also touches on the strong GDP growth driven by consumer consumption. Overall, the earnings reports provide valuable insights into the battles within the tech industry and their implications for the economy. 00:03:05 Digital advertising market is growing. 00:06:54 Cloud revenue growth remains strong. ______ Disclaimer Avory & Co. is a Registered Investment Adviser. This platform is solely for informational purposes. Advisory services are only offered to clients or prospective clients where Avory & Co. and its representatives are properly licensed or exempt from licensure. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. Investing involves risk and possible loss of principal capital. No advice may be rendered by Avory & Co. unless a client service agreement is in place. Listeners and viewers are encouraged to seek advice from a qualified tax, legal, or investment adviser to determine whether any information presented may be suitable for their specific situation. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. “Likes” are not intended to be endorsements of our firm, our advisors or our services. Please be aware that while we monitor comments and “likes” left on this page, we do not endorse or necessarily share the same opinions expressed by site users. While we appreciate your comments and feedback, please be aware that any form of testimony from current or past clients about their experience with our firm is strictly forbidden under current securities laws. Please honor our request to limit your posts to industry-related educational information and comments. Third-party rankings and recognitions are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one client's evaluation. Please reach out to Houston Hess our head of Compliance and Operations for any further details. Find more here https://www.avory.xyz/disclaimer-page Keywords investors, Meta, Google, Amazon, Microsoft,Meta, Google, funnel, awareness, performance, digital advertising, growth, tech budgets, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, revenue, computing platform, infrastructure, growth, stabilization, bookings, analyst estimates, Google Cloud, machine learning, AI, leader, revenue growth, demand, open AI,Microsoft, open AI, generative AI, Azure, training, LLMs, Google, BARD, GPT-4, OpenAI, noun, winner-take-all, players, growing, accelerating growth, buyers, companies, cloud spend, advertising spend, revenue, Amazon, GDP, earnings, S&P 500, deviation, international, U.S., revenue line, 2024.,analyst estimates, growth, consumer, corporations, spending habits
From Facebook AI to Shaped: Tullie Murrell's Journey to Personalized Ai
31:37
Avory & Co.

From Facebook AI to Shaped: Tullie Murrell's Journey to Personalized Ai

In this episode of "Inside Scoop with Sean Emory," Sean, the founder of Avory & Company, interviews Tullie Morrell, co-founder of Shaped and former researcher at Facebook, Palantir, Google, and Uber. They discuss the winners and losers in the rapidly evolving AI landscape, including the role of Meta and its AI capabilities. They also explore whether big players will dominate the field or if there is room for smaller companies to thrive. Tune in to gain insights into the world of AI and discover more about Tullie Murrell and his company, Shaped. Shaped: https://www.shaped.ai/ [00:00:00] Intro [00:05:31] Challenges in ranking and recommendations. [00:10:28] Tick tock "for you" pages. [00:12:40] AI tools within governance and privacy. [00:14:23] Data sovereignty and compliance. [00:19:26] Chat as a discovery tool. [00:22:11] Winners and losers in AI. [00:25:10] Hyper-focused and personalized chat apps. [00:28:49] The New York AI community. [00:31:26] CEO, co-founder of Shape.ai Tullie Murrell, the CEO and co-founder of Shaped brings a wealth of experience in AI research, having worked at esteemed institutions such as Facebook Research Labs, Palantir, Google, and Uber. With a strong background in the field, Tullie Murrell co-founded Shaped, an AI personalized engine that has been successfully operating for two years. For those interested in exploring the company and its products further, the official website can be found a thttps://www.shaped.ai/, as mentioned in the transcript at 00:30:59. Listeners are encouraged to visit the website to gain more insights into the company's offerings. To facilitate discussions on the latest AI techniques, Tullie is open to communication and can be reached via email at Tullie@shaped.ai. This contact information is provided in the episode transcript at 00:31:15 and 00:31:17. ___________________________ Disclaimer Avory & Co. is a Registered Investment Adviser. This platform is solely for informational purposes. Advisory services are only offered to clients or prospective clients where Avory & Co. and its representatives are properly licensed or exempt from licensure. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. Investing involves risk and possible loss of principal capital. No advice may be rendered by Avory & Co. unless a client service agreement is in place. Listeners and viewers are encouraged to seek advice from a qualified tax, legal, or investment adviser to determine whether any information presented may be suitable for their specific situation. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. “Likes” are not intended to be endorsements of our firm, our advisors or our services. Please be aware that while we monitor comments and “likes” left on this page, we do not endorse or necessarily share the same opinions expressed by site users. While we appreciate your comments and feedback, please be aware that any form of testimony from current or past clients about their experience with our firm is strictly forbidden under current securities laws. Please honor our request to limit your posts to industry-related educational information and comments. Third-party rankings and recognitions are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one client's evaluation. Please reach out to Houston Hess our head of Compliance and Operations for any further details. Find more here https://www.avory.xyz/disclaimer-page Keywords winners, losers, AI world, embedded, companies, big, small, meta, AI capabilities, best in class, Hugging Face, models, uploaded, meta stand, big players, dominate, leadership role, smaller, shift, moat, Sean Emory, founder, Avory & Company, conversation, Tullie Murrell Facebook research labs, Palantir, Google, Uber, engines of AI, data, co-founded, Shaped, AI personalized engine, pre, chat GPT hype, conversation, Inside Scoop, episode, CEO, co-founder, Shaped, New York scene, building a company, AI, hype, fake, real,background, Shaped, AI, Facebook, computer vision,commercial value, revenue, TikTok, ranking, consumer shift,ingest data, recommendation ranking models, optimization procedure, personalization, e-commerce marketplace,dynamics, APIs, backend, technical skills, lower code, developers, integration, databases, non-technical person, governance, privacy, AI tools, attitudes, mid-market, compliance, security, scale,liability, compliance frameworks, SOC2, GDPR, PII data,generative AI, models, thinking, concept, AI,embeddings, LLMs, vector search, hug and face models, language interface,debate, succeed, AI, infrastructure layer, data capabilities, applications, winners, losers, faster paced, embedded, companies, big, small, meta, AI capabilities, best in class, embeddings, moat, OpenAI,
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