Meet your hosts

  • Alec Renehan

    Alec developed an interest in investing after realising he was spending all that he was earning. Investing became his form of 'forced saving'. While his first investment, Slater and Gordon (SGH), was a resounding failure, he learnt a lot from that experience. He hopes to share those lessons amongst others through the podcast and help people realise that if he can make money investing, anyone can.
  • Bryce Leske

    Bryce has had an interest in the stock market since his parents encouraged him to save 50c a fortnight from the age of 5. Once he had saved $500 he bought his first stock - BKI - a Listed Investment Company (LIC), and since then hasn't stopped. He hopes that Equity Mates can help make investing understandable and accessible. He loves the Essendon Football Club, and lives in Sydney.

Episodes

  • What is the future of fitness? - Peloton Interactive w/ CM Karen Lawson | Summer Series

    One of the most popular New Year's resolutions is to ‘finally get fit’. In this episode, Bryce and Alec take a look at one of the companies that millions will turn to to do just that, the world’s largest interactive fitness platform - Peloton (NASDAQ:PTON). With a community of more than 6.2 million members, Peloton recently took the fitness world by storm, with a monumental shift to on-demand, at-home workouts during Covid lockdowns. The guys are joined in conversation by Peloton’s Australian Country Manager, Karen Lawson. Karen discusses Peloton’s vision and how they plan to fight off competitors as the at-home fitness industry continues to expand.

    17 January

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  • 'A very boring software company' - Atlassian | Summer Series

    Bryce and Alec delve into the company that minted two of Australia’s first tech billionaires, Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar. Atlassian Corporation (NASDAQ:TEAM) is a software company that develops collaboration tools for software engineers and project managers. Described as a “very boring software company” by the New York Times, Atlassian’s success story is the exact opposite. Though they’ve become a regular name in investing conversations over the past few years, it can be hard to describe exactly what Atlassian does… By the end of this episode, you’ll be an expert.

    13 January

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  • Inside the business of funds management - Perpetual Ltd w/ CEO Rob Adams | Summer Series

    In today’s episode, Bryce and Alec welcome Rob Adams on to the show, the CEO of one of Australia’s largest wealth managers, Perpetual Limited (ASX:PPT). Prior to being appointed CEO of Perpetual in 2018, Rob built a successful career in finance in Europe and Australia, with roles at Colonial First State, First State Investments, Challenge Financial and Janus Henderson. Rob explains the four business divisions of Perpetual and shares the edge he believes they have over the other 3,700 funds on offer to Australian investors.

    10 January

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  • Tapping into the $110b tradie economy - HiPages Group w/ CEO Roby Sharon-Zipser | Summer Series

    In this episode Bryce and Alec are joined by Roby Sharon-Zipser, the CEO of Hipages Group (ASX:HPG). Hipages operates in the home improvement industry, and specialises in home improvement advertising services for tradies. The market encompasses services including renovations, repairs and maintenance, new builds and installations. We analyse the business model of Hipages and find out how they have become a go-to destination for the tradie economy.

    6 January

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  • Is this the taste of the future of food? - Beyond Meat | Summer Series

    Happy New Year Equity Mates! In this episode, Bryce and Alec dissect Beyond Meat (NASDAQ:BYND), a company aiming to facilitate the shift from traditional meat to plant-based meat. Based in California, Beyond Meat has partnerships with McDonalds, KFC & PizzaHut to sell their products in over 80 countries worldwide. Their plant-based meals emulate chicken, beef, pork, meatball and sausage. Beyond Meat has attracted several heavyweight investors, including Bill Gates and the former CEO of McDonalds, Don Thompson.

    3 January

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  • The gateway to the Australian dream - REA Group w/ Owen Wilson | Summer Series

    We’ve all spent hours trawling through realestate.com.au dreaming of our perfect home, but what’s the company behind this? The answer is REA Group (ASX:REA), the fourth business we’re analysing in our summer series. REA Group was founded in 1995 and has grown to become the 8th largest online brand in Australia. It has been a market darling of the ASX, delivering an eye-popping return of more than 14,000% since listing. Bryce and Alec are joined by CEO Owen Wilson for a fascinating breakdown of the business and their future plans.

    30 December

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  • The world's fastest growing fitness studio - F45 Training | Summer Series

    Our summer series of company deep dives continues this week with Bryce and Alec analysing an Australian success story. If you haven’t heard of F45 (NYSE:FXLV), they are a training and fitness community who deliver high-intensity group workouts that run for 45 minutes. Now it’s a globally recognised brand, listed on the New York Stock Exchange in the US, but F45 started with just one studio that opened in the Sydney suburb of Paddington in 2013.

    27 December

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  • The index of love - Match Group | Summer Series

    Episode 2 of our summer series is here and if you want to feel the Christmas love, this episode is for you. Bryce and Alec take a deep dive into Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH), the world’s largest provider of online dating services. Their portfolio of apps includes Tinder, Hinge and Match. Over 40% of relationships in the US now start online, so this is an industry we’d be cupid to ignore.

    23 December

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  • BWX w/ CEO David Fenlon (ASX: BWX) | Summer Series

    The Summer break has arrived, but we’re not leaving you in the dark. We’re back for another Summer Series, taking a deep dive into 12 companies across Australia and the US which have been popular with our community. In this episode we are taking a deep dive into BWX Limited (ASX:BWX) and are joined by their CEO Dave Fenlon. BWX Ltd is in the beauty and personal care industry, providing skin, hair and body products in Australia and internationally. Dave talks with Bryce and Alec about their recent acquisition of Go-To and their plan for the business moving forward.

    20 December

    Brought to you by Superhero

  • Summer Series: Carsales.com Ltd (ASX: CAR)

    Welcome to the Equity Mates Summer Series of 2020 brought to you by Superhero.

    28 January

  • Summer Series: Bravura Solutions (ASX: BVS)

    Welcome to the Equity Mates Summer Series of 2020 brought to you by Superhero.

    25 January

  • Summer Series: Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (ASX: TWE)

    Welcome to the Equity Mates Summer Series of 2020 brought to you by Superhero.

    21 January

  • Summer Series: Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (ASX: FMG)

    In this episode, we unpack Fortescue Metals Group – an Australian iron ore company. Fortescue is the fourth largest iron ore producer in the world after BHP, Rio Tinto, and Vale

    17 January

  • Summer Series: Aroa Biosurgery Ltd (ASX: ARX)

    In this episode, we unpack Aroa Biosurgery Ltd. Aroa is a soft tissue regeneration company focused on improving the rate and quality of healing in complex wounds and soft tissue reconstruction.

    14 January

  • Summer Series: Adore Beauty Group Ltd (ASX: ABY)

    In this episode, we unpack Adore Beauty Group (ASX: ABY). Adore Beauty is Australia’s number one pure-play online beauty retailer.

    11 January

  • Bonus Episode: Wayne Baskin, Deputy CEO, CTO at Booktopia | Co-Founder of Superhero

    In this episode, we chat with Wayne Baskin, Deputy CEO, CTO at Booktopia & Co-Founder of Superhero.

    5 January

  • Summer Series: Booktopia Group Ltd (ASX: BKG)

    In this episode, we unpack Booktopia Group. Booktopia is Australia’s largest online book retailer (by market share approx. 6% by value of all book sales and 15% online book sales). In addition to books, they also sell eBooks, DVD’s, audiobooks, magazines, maps, calendars, puzzles, stationery, and cards.

    4 January

  • Bonus Episode: Kate Morris - Founder & Director at Adore Beauty

    In this episode, we chat with Kate Morris – founder & director at Adore Beauty

    1 January

  • Summer Series: CSL Limited (ASX: CSL)

    In this episode, we unpack CSL - one of the market darlings on the ASX. CSL Limited is a global specialty biotechnology company that researches, develops, manufactures, and markets products to treat and prevent serious human medical conditions.

    31 December

  • Bonus Episode: Andy Taylor, Founder & CEO of Douugh

    In this episode, we chat with Andy Taylor, the founder and CEO of Douugh.

    29 December

  • Summer Series: Douugh Ltd (ASX: DOU)

    In this episode, we unpack Douugh Ltd (ASX: DOU). Douugh is a fintech, looking to disrupt how people manage their money.

    28 December

  • Summer Series: Electro Optic Systems (ASX: EOS)

    In this episode, we unpack Electro Optic Systems (ASX: EOS). It's a company whose core business is in operating in defence contracting markets, the space sector and, communications.

    24 December

  • Summer Series: Zip Co (ASX: Z1P)

    To kick off the Equity Mates summer series, we’re starting with one of the ASX’s market darlings for 2020, Zip Pay. Part of the Buy Now, Pay Later sector, Zip is up over 70% year to date and up over 700% since changing its name in January 2018.

    21 December

  • Summer Series: Digital Wine Ventures (ASX: DW8)

    In this episode we continue with our 2019/20 Summer Series, where we take a shallow-dive into companies that have been selected by the Equity Mates community.

    23 January

  • Summer Series: Nearmap (ASX: NEA)

    In this episode we continue with our 2019/20 Summer Series, where we take a shallow-dive into companies that have been selected by the Equity Mates community.

    20 January

  • Summer Series: Gage Roads Brewing Co (ASX: GRB)

    In this episode we continue with our 2019/20 Summer Series, where we take a shallow-dive into companies that have been selected by the Equity Mates community.

    16 January

  • Summer Series: Fluence Corporation (ASX: FLC)

    n this episode we continue with our 2019/20 Summer Series, where we take a shallow-dive into companies that have been selected by the Equity Mates community.

    13 January

  • Summer Series: Volpara Health Technologies (ASX: VHT)

    In this episode we continue with our 2019/20 Summer Series, where we take a shallow-dive into companies that have been selected by the Equity Mates community.

    9 January

  • Summer Series: Dexus Property Group (ASX: DXS)

    In this episode we continue with our 2019/20 Summer Series, where we take a shallow-dive into companies that have been selected by the Equity Mates community.

    6 January

  • Summer Series: Appen (ASX: APX)

    In this episode we continue with our 2019/20 Summer Series, where we take a shallow-dive into companies that have been selected by the Equity Mates community.

    2 January

  • Summer Series: Rectifier Technologies Limited (ASX: RFT)

    We continue our 2019/20 Summer Series, where we take a shallow-dive into companies that have been selected by the Equity Mates community.

    30 December

  • Summer Series: Avita Medical Ltd (ASX: AVH)

    In this episode we continue with our 2019/20 Summer Series, where we take a shallow-dive into companies that have been selected by the Equity Mates community.

    26 December

  • Summer Series: Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Co. Ltd (ASX: SOL)

    This episode kicks off our 2019/20 Summer Series, where we take a shallow-dive into companies that have been selected by the Equity Mates community

    23 December

  • Summer Series #5 - Prime Financial Group (ASX: PFG)

    Welcome to another episode of Equity Mates' Summer Series. As we take a break over the Christmas period, we're releasing a series of deep-dive episodes to keep you going until we're back in the New Year.

    13 January

  • Summer Series #4 - Doriemus PLC (ASX: DOR)

    Welcome to another episode of Equity Mates' Summer Series. As we take a break over the Christmas period, we're releasing a series of deep-dive episodes to keep you going until we're back in the New Year

    6 January

  • Summer Series #3 - GPT Group (ASX: GPT)

    Welcome to the Equity Mates Summer Series. As we take a break over the Christmas period, we will be releasing a series of deep-dive episodes to keep you going until we're back in the New Year

    30 December

  • Summer Series #2 - Latin Resources (ASX: LRS)

    Welcome to the Equity Mates Summer Series. As we take a break over the Christmas period, we will be releasing a series of deep-dive episodes to keep you going until we're back in the New Year

    23 December

  • Summer Series #1 - Baby Bunting (ASX: BBN)

    Welcome to the Equity Mates Summer Series. As we take a break over the Christmas period, we will be releasing a series of deep-dive episodes to keep you going until we're back in the New Year

    16 December

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