How Button is Connecting the World of Payments

Episode 50

Mike Dudas - Button

This week we had Mike Dudas on the show. Mike is Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder of Button which just raised $12M in Jan 2015. Previously he was Head of Mobile BD at Venmo/Braintree which was acquired by PayPal for $800 million in 2013. Before that he ran business development at Google Wallet. We talked with Mike about his path into payments, specifically what it was like at Google Wallet, Venmo, PayPal and now how he and his team are poised to change the world of mobile commerce as we know it.

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The On-Demand Marketplace Economy

Episode 49

This week we (of course) had to chat about Apple’s record breaking Q1 earnings report, which was the biggest Q1 income of any company, ever. Mike chats about his trip to Australia and New Zealand undergoing top secret research, aka visiting his brother. The big topic this week was really online marketplaces. We addressed Stripes partnership with Intuit to provide tools for on-demand workers, how the battle of 1099 independent contractors vs. W-2 employees is going and some important aspects about growing a marketplace company.

1. Apple Q1 earnings biggest in the world
2. Mike travels to Australia and New Zealand conducting research
3. Stripe Partners With Intuit To Help On-Demand Workers Keep

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