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Private Equity Funcast

The PE Funcast is a weekly show featuring Devin Mathews and Jim Milbery -- partners at ParkerGale Capital. We discuss all things related to privately-owned middle market technology companies -- the kind of great businesses that are outside the sphere of venture capital.
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Apr 10, 2015

Jim, Devin and the Commissioner For Life, Ryan Milligan run down our 2015 Final Four results.

Apr 2, 2015

Jim interviews FunCast Bracketology Commish, Ryan Milligan in preparation for next week's "Final Four".

Mar 27, 2015

Jim and Devin discuss the pros and cons of technical bootcamps.

Mar 16, 2015

Jim and Devin talk in detail about Daniel Pink's autonomy, mastery and purpose with a sidebar into "fairness".

Mar 5, 2015

Jim and Devin discuss the technology stack that we use to run our business.

Feb 27, 2015

Jim talks to Joe Gorup about using eLearning in the middle market.

Feb 20, 2015

Devin and Jim discuss Daniel Pink's "Drive" as it relates to their portfolio companies.

Feb 13, 2015

Devin and Jim talk about Nassim Nicholas Taleb's gem, "Fooled by Randomness"

Feb 5, 2015

Devin and Jim talk discuss Geoffrey Moore's groundbreaking book "Crossing the Chasm" as it applies to the middle market.

Jan 29, 2015

Jim talks to portfolio company CFO, Mike Welch about his initial experiences with our ongoing NetSuite implementation.

Dec 31, 2014

Devin, Ryan Harris, Ian Larkin and Brad Simmons make their predictions for 2015 ... and BEYOND!

Dec 24, 2014

Jim and Devin talk restaurants and cuisine with Chicago's own Chef John Caputo.

Dec 19, 2014

Jim and Dirk Shimpach talk through a complete NetSuite implementation at one of our portfolio companies, "serial podcast" style.

Dec 11, 2014

Jim and Devin talk shop with Troy Henikoff from TechStars Chicago.

Nov 27, 2014

Devin and Jim give thanks for all of our listeners, colleagues and friends.

Nov 20, 2014

Jim and Devin talk about the various exit strategies for private equity-backed tech companies.

Nov 12, 2014

Devin and Jim talk with Tim Kelly on his research what makes a company "entreprenurial".

Oct 20, 2014

Devin and Jim introduce their new firm, Parker Gale Capital

Oct 2, 2014

Devin and Jim discuss succcession planning for founders.

Sep 10, 2014

Milbery's Mazlow's Hierarchy of Software Needs.  We are officially a year old today and have we got a gift for you.  Jim and Devin spend an hour dissecting Jim's controversial hierarchy of software needs. 

Sep 2, 2014

What happens when your relationship with management goes south? This episode is by request   How do relationships between the private equity guys and management go bad?  Shocking!  Yes, that happens some times.  What causes it?  And what can you do to fix it?  Find out here.

Aug 20, 2014

As a follow-up to Devin's (surprisingly) popular PEHUB column from early August, Devin and Jim expound on the lingo inside a PE firm.  This isn't sports talk or girl talk, this is private equity talk and it makes about as much sense as some of the wild stories in the Raymond Carver book we stole our title from.  Sit back and enjoy, and just like an after school special starring Robbie Benson, there just might even be a lesson or two to learn in between all the laughing (or is that crying?).

Jul 23, 2014

Devin and Jim talk about Satya Nadella's public strategy letter on the future of Microsoft aka "Bold Ambition & Our Core".    How does this apply to the middle market?  Should middle market companies be avoiding commitments to the Microsoft platform? 

Jul 9, 2014

Jim sits down with Evan Delaney to talk about Apple's new Swift programming language, the pros the cons -- and whether companies should be jumping into the deep end of the pool and going whole-hog with Swift.

Jun 30, 2014

Jim sits down with Evan Delaney to talk about approaches you can use for building your mobile applications on the Apple platform.  Although we do get a little technical in spots, this episode is for the CEO, not the CTO.

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