Traction launches Boast Podcast, bringing influencer content to members via Spotify, Apple, Google platforms

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—110,000 members can now consume content in podcast format for convenience, tapping into advice from some of the most popular and successful business leaders.

TORONTO, CANADA—Traction, a global community for startups and growth acceleration, announced that selections of its popular content are now available in podcast format. Host and Boast Co-founder, Lloyed Lobo, regularly brings growth leader conversations to Traction’s 110,000 subscribers, which now can conveniently consume content thanks to the podcast format.

Founded by Lloyed Lobo and Alex Popa of R&D tax credit technology company, Boast, and Ray Walia of premier not-for-profit startup incubator, Launch Academy, Traction began as a project under the not for profit as a network and collection of resources to help fuel the growth of the global startup and innovation community. Entrepreneurs, innovators, and technology professionals from companies at any stage of growth engage with Traction to get advice via weekly webinars, regular dinners, meetups, and the Traction annual conference—where proceeds benefit local communities.

“For the past several years we’ve had repeated requests from our community to launch a podcast,” said Lloyed Lobo, Traction and Boast co-founder. “After hosting more than 300 events and generating over 1.5 million YouTube views, we’re excited to bring the same great Traction content to our community through already-established platforms like Spotify and Apple so they can easily engage while driving, working out, walking, or doing anything that doesn’t require visual attention to the content.”

The Traction Podcast launches with episodes from:

– Jeff Lawson, CEO, Twilio

– Sridhar Vembu, CEO, Zoho

– Vidya Peters, COO, Marqeta

– Jyoti Bansal, Founder, Unusual Ventures, AppDynamics

– Nick Mehta, CEO, Gainsight

– Rahul Vohra, CEO, Superhuman

– Eren Bali, CEO, Carbon Health & Cofounder, Udemy

– Tomasz Tunguz, Managing Director, Redpoint Ventures

– Andy Johns, Partner, Unusual Ventures

– Laurie Schultz, ex CEO, Galvanize, now Diligent

– Meagen Eisenberg, CMO, TripActions

– Mandy Sebel, ex Chief People Officer, UiPath

– Farhan Thawar, VP Eng, Shopify

– Martin Basiri, CEO, ApplyBoard

– Brian Rothenberg, Partner,

– Ali Tamaseb, Partner, DCVC

– Kerel Cooper, CMO, LiveIntent, Inc.

– Shiven Ramji, Chief Product Officer, Auth0

– Noah Kagan, AppSumo

The Traction community is growing fast, growing to over 110,000 subscribers in 2021. With hundreds of virtual events, live events, newsletters, and millions of YouTube content views, the Traction community will now be able to listen to content through the new podcast.

Sign up for the Traction podcast on Spotify, Apple, Google.

About Traction

Traction is a community that helps innovators become successful via access to content, connections, and capital. It began as a joint non-profit between R&D tax credit technology company, Boast, and premier startup incubator, Launch Academy, to help fuel the growth of the global startup and innovation community. Traction brings founders and leaders from some of the fastest-growing companies alongside top-tier VCs to share business advice via weekly webinars, monthly dinners, quarterly founder-funder matchmaking events, and an annual conference.

About Boast

Boast helps organizations accelerate innovation through government R&D tax credits and R&D intelligence. Boast software integrates financial, engineering, and project data to increase the speed, accuracy, and size of eligible R&D tax credits. Boast removes the mystery, complexity, and difficulty from the process to become the R&D source of truth. With operations across the U.S. and Canada, more than 1,000 innovative companies have leveraged Boast to get more money, faster, for less time and risk.

About Launch Academy

Launch Academy, Western Canada’s leading entrepreneurship facility for international entrepreneurs, has worked with more than 6000 entrepreneurs of which 300 have grown their startups to Seed and Series A stage and raised over $1.5 billion in funding. Launch Academy is a designated provider for the Canadian Startup Visa Program. By bringing together a density of high-quality entrepreneurs, Launch has established an environment where ideas are vetted, business models are tested, and successes are celebrated.


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