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AZ Tech Roundtable 2.0

AZ Tech Roundtable 2.0 with Matt Battaglia

The show where EntrepreneursTop Executives, Founders, and Investors come to share insights about the future of business


AZ TRT 2.0 looks at the new trends in business, & how classic industries are evolving

Common Topics Discussed: Startups, Founders, Funds & Venture Capital, Business, Entrepreneurship, Biotech, Blockchain / Crypto, Executive Comp, Investing, Stocks, Real Estate + Alternative Investments, and more… 


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Dec 28, 2023

Data Centers, Microchips, Transparency & Angel Investing

Best of Tech 2023 - Part 2

AZ TRT S04 EP51 (214) 12-24-2023


What We Learned This Week:

  • Tom Frasier of Redivider on Modular Data Centers
  • Tony Greenburg of Ramprate on Transparency in Tech
  • Rohan on Microchips & their importance in Tech
  • Bob DeLean of Arizona Tech Investors on Angel Investing


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The New Modular Data Center by Redivider w/ Tom Frazier

AZ TRT S04 EP31 (194) 8-6-2023



What We Learned This Week

·         Redivider Data centers are smaller modular size like a shipping container vs a standard data center which could be a huge warehouse

·         The new data centers are mobile, eco friendly, carbon neutral, plus allow for both scale & cost savings

·         Technology will be used to help the growth of the smart city or cloud and edge computing services

·         The growing use of AI programs like ChatGPT impacts the water supply as the needed cooling for data centers is massive, and not sustainable long term

·         Re-divider: Focus on The Three P’s, People, Planet, Profit



Guest: Tom Frazier - Co-Founder & CEO

Tom Frazier, the co-founder and CEO of Redivider, boasts an impressive 25-year career, driving transformational and disruptive initiatives in future tech, B2B, and public sectors. Committed to prioritizing people, planet, and profits, Tom is devoted to spearheading innovation in the digital economy.



Meet Redivider and Tom Frazier 


Leading with People, Planet and Profits , Tom Frazier and Eric Appelblom are flipping the traditional enterprise data center on its head with hydrogen powered data centers—reducing carbon foot print and increasing jobs.  The companies advisory team is a shows who in environmental and ESG.  


Tom has more than 20 years building infrastructure from Verizon to early data center infrastructure.  He is also a Pebblebee advisor. 



Exclusively focused on the United States, Redivider is a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund investing in assets related to data center services and specialty computing like Bitcoin, AI, 5G and cloud edge. 


Full Show: HERE



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Transparency in Tech by Ramprate w/ Tony Greenberg

AZ TRT S04 EP33 (196) 8-20-2023


What We Learned This Week

·         Tony and Ramprate work with about 40 companies.

·         The core mission he wants to see from all companies is what type of impact can they have, how do they create value to help society.

·         Question: What is the social impact of all technology companies?

·         We need more transparency by companies with pricing 

·         Service agreements with tech companies are very long and hard to follow. Need a summary of the rights of the end user.


Guest: Tony Greenberg, CEO of Ramprate


Tony Greenberg, CEO

An unstoppable force of connecting great minds and generating ideas, Tony Greenberg spent 20 years pushing against the immovable object of myopia and corruption in how enterprise technology is bought and sold before turning his powers for the good of the blockchain community. As investor and advisor to more than a dozen startups focused on maximizing social impact in blockchain, health care, and emerging markets, he is mentoring executive teams as well as building partnerships and go-to-market strategies to turn good ideas into thriving businesses. As CEO of RampRate, he is saving millions, improving flexibility, and optimizing supplier relationships for more than 100 top brands such as Microsoft, eBay, Nike, and Hearst, while ensuring that corporate social responsibility becomes a bigger part of IT decision making. Prior, he held senior executive-level positions with market-creating technology and digital media innovators including Raindance and Exodus.

His clients have run the gamut from traditional broadcasters (NBC, Fox, etc.) to massively multiplayer games (Blizzard / World of Warcraft, Riot Games / League of Legends, etc.) to eCommerce (eBay, Nike, Ticketmaster, etc.) to telecom (AT&T, Verizon, Level 3, Vodafone), high tech giants (Microsoft, Intel, Broadcom), publishers (Hearst, McGraw Hill, Scholastic, Scripps)  and new online business models (Sony Crackle, Snapchat).

While running RampRate, Tony has supported innovative startups and social impact  driven projects, including an artist-focused royalties financial management project with Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics and Universal Music; innovative companies in peer-to-peer delivery; and several major hits in the blockchain arena, such ad;  He is currently an advisor/investor to startups in motion capture / VR/AR (Limitless); innovative networking (Syntropy);  blockchain technologies; and several social impact and wellness-related ventures, as well as creating early-stage ventures in IT waste reduction and socially responsible sourcing.



Full Show: HERE



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The Brains of the Tech Industry - Semiconductors w/ Rohan

AZ TRT S04 EP40 (203) 10-8-2023


Things We Learned This Week

  • Semiconductors (Microchips) are in so many of the common everyday devices people use: cell-phones, tablets, laptops, cars, TVs, fridge, etc
  • Valuation of Pay in Tech Jobs - combo of salary, bonus, benefits, stock options & growth potential
  • Carbon Neutral is the eco-goal of many tech co’s & Gov’t by 2050, will require R&D, new materials
  • Tech Talk & the Future.... AI, Turing Test, Recommendation Model, Moore’s Law, & more



Guests: Rohan Raghunathan – Product Mgr – Semiconductor Industry

Rohan graduated from ASU with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and also attended Cornell Univ for his MBA. Prior to working at On Semi in 2019, he was at Pwc as a Management Consultant in tech, and a Product Engineer at Microchip. He also had his own startup called Bioscope.  


Full Show: HERE



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Arizona Tech Investors w/ Bob DeLean

AZ TRT S04 EP46 (209) 11-19-2023

What We Learned This Week

  • ATI - Arizona-based investors committed to supporting capital needs of early stage high growth technology driven companies within Arizona
  • Applicants for Funding need to Answer many Q’s
  • What Problem does your Product Solve? Who is your Competition? How Big is the Market? Who are Your Advisors? What is the Business Plan? Sales Plan?
  • Building a Company takes longer than you think, & costs more $ than you expect


Guest: Bob DeLean, Executive Director of Arizona Tech Investors


Bob DeLean has been an investor with ATI for more than 11 years and currently serves as the organization’s Chairman. He spent eight years as a Senior Equity Analyst with Morgan Keegan & Co., Inc., a wealth management and capital market firm. It’s now part of Raymond James Financial Inc. Since moving back to Arizona in 2004, Bob has made 28 angel investments in early-stage and startup companies, the majority being based in Arizona. Bob is an outdoors enthusiast who enjoys road trips and spending time in nature.

In the summer of 2022, he and his life-partner Maria took a five-week driving trip through various National Parks, including Arches, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Park. They love wildlife and were fortunate enough to see a handful of black bears during the trip. Locally, Bob enjoys hiking through the Phoenix Mountain Preserve and seeing the occasional rogue coyote. He is also an avid mountain biker, but it never feels like he gets out enough. Bob loves to read (although the nightstand book pile is always growing), and is an expert coin collector.


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AZ Tech Roundtable 2.0 with Matt Battaglia

The show where EntrepreneursTop Executives, Founders, and Investors come to share insights about the future of business

AZ TRT 2.0 looks at the new trends in business, & how classic industries are evolving

Common Topics Discussed: Startups, Founders, Funds & Venture Capital, Business, Entrepreneurship, Biotech, Blockchain / Crypto, Executive Comp, Investing, Stocks, Real Estate + Alternative Investments, and more… 


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