Interview with Michael Parekh

Published on
November 6th, 2015
64 minutes

Interview with Michael Parekh

The Interview ·
Featuring Michael Parekh

Published on: November 6th, 2015 • Duration: 64 minutes

Michael Parekh, tech investor and entrepreneur, engages Real Vision in an eye-opening discussion on the booming tech sector. In this interview, Michael addresses how the sky-high valuations of some tech companies act as a modern Gold Rush, examines how the big technology companies are diversifying their business models, compares the business strategies of market darlings Apple and Tesla, and shares his framework on assessing new tech investment opportunities.


  • BM
    Barry M.
    21 November 2015 @ 05:11
    Really enjoyable, would like to hear his thoughts on bitcoin et al, another excellent interview, thanks.
  • DF
    Dominic F.
    20 November 2015 @ 07:09
    Great conversation Grant. Extremely interesting.
  • DM
    Dennis M.
    15 November 2015 @ 19:56
    Refreshingly optimistic.
  • cd
    chris d.
    15 November 2015 @ 18:07
    one of the best interviews.
  • GB
    Greg B.
    13 November 2015 @ 01:23
    Good point on regulatory regimes and their stunting effects on innovation. His point that they are only governors not destroyers is encouraging. In an ever faster moving world I hope that remains true
  • NF
    Nico F.
    9 November 2015 @ 08:38
    I found Burbank's and Somghurst's insights far more intriguing. I miss some second level thinking here. And is it really free markets that provide fast broadband speeds for little money in Singapore?
  • JH
    John H.
    8 November 2015 @ 20:43
    surprised he didn't mention POET Tech as the innovator coming after Intel's lunch; Uber example was very telling about the possibilities.
  • AP
    A P.
    8 November 2015 @ 00:01
    Could future devourers be past winners with access to markets/cash that are currently transitioning? e.g., ORCL, MSFT, IBM, HPE, etc.
  • JD
    John D.
    7 November 2015 @ 16:09
    Would love to hear his thoughts on how the financial services industry is being impacted by evolving technology...maybe a question for next time.
  • SS
    Sam S.
    7 November 2015 @ 14:40
    Ultimately, how do we profit from all of this? More info regarding what Michael said about FB pricing before the IPO. This would help with such examples as BABA & YAHOO, apply to future companies.
  • PS
    Paul S.
    7 November 2015 @ 11:53
    TSLA is not scaleable like AMZN and Co. Great ideas but far short of $30bn of value for what is essentially a niche car company. It isn't like their innovations are secret and can't be copied.
  • SP
    Steve P.
    7 November 2015 @ 07:43
    What a great background perspective to just about every sector and tech effects on it. Please bring Mike back in 6 mths.
  • GS
    Gordon S.
    6 November 2015 @ 23:10
    Thanks for this very insightful interview! I missed his view on artificial intelligence though. My favourite quote from Larry Page in 2013 "We're only at one percent of what's possible".
  • EL
    Elizabeth L.
    6 November 2015 @ 19:18
    Great insights offered in this piece. It feels like you've just scratched the surface of Michael Parekh's wisdom. Seeing him in 6 months sounds good. Thanks Grant
  • DM
    Daniel M.
    6 November 2015 @ 16:48
    Whether or not we get a liquidity event as burbank sees - they all seem to be saying there is great opportunity for those who keep close eye on how these technologies revolutionize so many areas
  • DM
    Daniel M.
    6 November 2015 @ 16:45
    great interview. lines up w/ what burbank & songhurst spoke of. tech p/e's broadly may be unattractive but human capital in tech creating explosive secular disruption across economy on mssve scale