E1112: Emergency Pod! Nikola fraud allegations, Trevor Milton resigns, Jason reflects on Trevor’s answers

about this episode

Check out the full Trevor Milton interview: https://youtu.be/SH-zhlqvJWM

Jason on CNBC 9/11/20: https://youtu.be/_FV7g2UJDsw

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Referenced in this episode:

Hindenburg Research – Nikola Report:
https://hindenburgresearch.com/nikola

FreightWaves Article:
https://www.freightwaves.com/news/breaking-news-trevor-milton-out-of-nikola

Bloomberg Article:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-14/sec-said-to-examine-nikola-over-short-seller-s-fraud-allegations

Nikola Press Release:
https://nikolamotor.com/press_releases/nikola-sets-the-record-straight-on-false-and-misleading-short-seller-report-96

Nikola One Video:
https://youtu.be/IAToxJ9CGb8

Listen here…
Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-week-in-startups-audio/id315114957
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6ULQ0ewYf5zmsDgBchlkr9
Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes315114957/this-week-in-startups-audio

Show notes:
0:00 Jason gives thoughts on Nikola, his interview with Trevor & breaks down the recent Nikola timeline
6:19 Hindenburg Research report reaction
11:07 Klaviyo – Get started with a free trial at https://www.klaviyo.com/twist
12:26 Jason reflects on Trevor explaining why Nikola went public
17:41 Reflecting on Trevor’s reasoning for announcing the Nikola Badger
24:18 LinkedIn Jobs – Get a $50 credit toward your first job post at https://www.linkedin.com/twist
25:45 Jason reflects on Trevor explaining why he sold $70M worth of shares pre-launch
33:10 Reflecting on Trevor’s answer about trolling Tesla with the name Nikola
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37:28 Jason reflects on his recent CNBC hit, why investors should never invest in anything pre-product that’s valued over $1B
44:00 Advice to founders regarding fundraising
46:09 Final verdict on Nikola

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