Season two of the Invest in Progress podcast launches

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust and production company, Listen have launched the second series of the Invest in Progress podcast.

The podcast delves into the world of cutting-edge innovation and disruptive technology, as seen through the eyes of the Scottish Mortgage managers.

The new season goes on a journey to discover both familiar and lesser-known companies that are pushing the boundaries of progress.

In the first episode Scottish Mortgage manager Tom Slater meets Chris Urmson, co-founder and CEO of autonomous trucking company Aurora to discuss how, by enabling trucks to drive themselves, Aurora makes the freight industry safer and more efficient.

Chris also talks about how he has built the company from the ground up, formed partnerships with some big names, and what’s next on the road to autonomous trucks.

Other guests lined up include HelloFresh’s Founder and CEO, Dominik Richter, electric aircraft company Joby Aviation’s Executive Chairman Paul Sciarra and pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, Moderna’s Managing Director Stephane Bancel.

Claire Shaw, Investment Specialist for Scottish Mortgage says: “We think we have a portfolio of the most exciting growth companies in the world.

“Behind these companies is a creative founder who has a desire to solve a problem and the vision and drive to establish a business that does something meaningful.

“This podcast gives listeners access to conversations that usually take place behind closed doors, between our managers and the leaders of these exceptional growth companies. They are truly fascinating discussions, and we think they represent what our style of investing is all about.”

The first episode of Invest in Progress is available now.

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