Alexandra Blumenfeld – Red Rover Founder

Hosted by
Bill Brewster

Bill Brewster is a private investor. He cohosts the podcast Value: After Hours with Tobias Carlisle and Jake Taylor. Tobias, Jake and Bill met at a Berkshire Hathaway meeting and formed a lasting friendship. And, as it turns out, people really like the podcast.

While Bill tries to replicate Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger’s thought processes, he is heavily influenced by Bill Miller III, Stan Druckenmiller, and others. This podcast is his attempt to dig deeper into other investing/business philosophies and share the knowledge with the world.

Alexandra Blumenfeld stops by The Business Brew to discuss her business, Red Rover. Alex is a Junior at Vanderbuilt University and founded Red Rover, an expert network. Bill, Josh Tarasoff, Trey Kuppin, and Elliot Turner have all used Alex’s service and all recommend the service. This conversation will highlight the value Alex provides. See show notes below for details of the conversation.

In this show you will hear about:

  • 0:00 – 12:00 – Alex’s path to entreprenuership
  • 13:53 – The type of data Alex’s business provides
  • 15:48 – Whether there is geographical bias in Red Rover sampling
  • 18:20 – How Alex is thinking about expanding Red Rover’s capabilities
  • 19:16 – Examples of surveys Red Rover has run
  • 20:15 – Alcohol consumption among college students
  • 22:13 – Video streaming services
  • 27:00 – Insights on Spotify vs. audio streaming
  • 31:52 – Discussion about podcasts
  • 32:45 – How Gen Z ranks social media
  • 34:49 – Gen Z is comfortable with a lack of privacy
  • 36:22 – What Red Rover is doing to monitor levels of engagement
  • 40:41 – Cultivating an Instagram account to make sure people don’t say no to friendship
  • 42:00 – How much time does video get with Gen Z?
  • 44:44 – Body image and Instagram
  • 47:57 – Metaverse (note: this was recorded before Facebook’s announcement)
  • 49:08 – Growing up with the internet and whether that is tough on the mind
  • 55:20 – Subscription billing practices
  • 57:00 – How Alex thinks about building a culture that will last.

Disclaimer: Bill manages a portfolio under the name of Sullimar Capital Group. This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this podcast or on SullimarCapital.Group is investment advice. All information in this is opinion based, potentially biased, and requires verification.

Bill and his guests make no representation, warranty or undertaking, express or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, completeness or reasonableness of the information contained in these podcasts. Any assumptions, opinions and estimates expressed constitute the participant’s judgment as of the date thereof and are subject to change without notice. Any projections contained in the information are based on a number of assumptions as to market conditions and there can be no guarantee that any projected outcomes will be achieved. This podcast does not accept any liability for any direct, consequential or other loss arising from reliance on the contents of this presentation.

This podcast series DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR THE SOLICIATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY ANY SECURITIES MENTIONED OR DISCUSSED. Seek the your financial, tax, legal, accounting, or other advisor’s advice before making any investment decisions. We are not your fiduciary or advisor.

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