Today on Pass the Secret Sauce, I get to interview David Nussbaum, who is an award-winning writer and producer who founded PORTL, the first device that lets people beam themselves to a location thousands of miles away and interact with people there.
His work was crucial in advancing hologram technology including benchmark moments that advanced the industry such as Jimmy Kimmel’s live appearances via hologram at the CMA Awards, the first hologram fashion show with Christian Dior, and the Ronald Reagan hologram at his Presidential Library.
A natural spokesman and performer, David has appeared representing his hologram projects on Good Morning America, BBC World News, CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, Univision, Telemundo, the Discovery Channel, USA Today, the Daily Mail TV, Cheddar, Page Six TV and in a Netflix documentary.
David’s vision for PORTL is to facilitate communication of all kinds that adds the emotional element that previous virtual methods lack. He wants to see a PORTL in every home streaming world-class interactive hologram content and connecting people across every kind of divide.
In this episode we discuss:
- Where he started his entrepreneurial path [4:31]
- Having his podcast network and first all-advertising podcast agency [5:43]
- Challenges in the hologram technology [7:03]
- The impressive anatomy of PORTL [10:45]
- Bootstrapping, raising money, approaching investors [15:56]
- Things he worked on the PORTL hologram software [19:34]
- Working on PORTL mini that everybody can afford [22:55]
- Setting-up of PORTL in your own space [23:40]
- Challenges they are trying to solve amidst pandemic [28:00]
- How to find David and PORTL [30:10]
Links to sources and tools:
- Connect with David on LinkedIn:
- Check PORTL for more information about its services:
Listen to other PTSS episodes:
- What’s Up and Coming in the Fashion Industry with Katie Irving
- Increasing Brand Awareness through Strategic Marketing Communications with Lori Sussle Bonanni
- Taking Control of Your Time As a Business Owner with Jeffrey Venn
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