The Business World Speeds Toward Drone Racing

On this week’s podcast, Inc. editors and writers discuss how investors are cooling off on FinTech companies, how Silicon Valley firms are encouraging employees to vote, and how drone racing could be the next big spectator sport.

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BY Will Yakowicz - 15 Aug 2016

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Welcome to the Inc. Uncensored podcast's 77th episode! This week's show is hosted by Inc. senior writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin.

Senior editor Maria Aspan talks about how investors are losing enthusiasm for financial tech companies after Lending Club's founder and CEO Renaud Laplanche resigned over the discovery that he fabricated about $3 million of loan applications.

Staff reporter Tess Townsend discusses how Silicon Valley companies are encouraging their employees to go to the polls in November. After venture capitalist Hunter Walk tweeted to exhort the tech community to vote, dozens of companies including TaskRabbit, SurveyMonkey, and Spotify pledged to give their employees time off on Nov. 8.

Staff writer Will Yakowicz explains how entrepreneurs are trying to build the niche hobby of drone racing into the next billion-dollar spectator sport. He offers all the details on the Drone Sports Association's U.S. Drone Nationals Championship last weekend.

You can listen to individual episodes of the Inc. Uncensored podcast, which is part of the Panoply network, or on iTunes--where you can also subscribe. We hope you enjoy. Stream the 77th episode above.