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Podcast: Michael Zacharski, CEO of BEN & Chris Gaertner, Co-CEO of DHC

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Podcast: Michael Zacharski, CEO of BEN & Chris Gaertner, Co-CEO of DHC

AI was one of the big themes for SPACs in 2023. Now in 2024, investor appetite and the market opportunity around AI is just as strong.

This week, we speak with Michael Zacharski, CEO of BEN and Chris Gaertner, Co-CEO and CFO of DHC Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: DHCA). The two announced a $358 million combination in September.

Michael explains how BEN has built an AI customer engagement tool focused on the auto sales and health care spaces and why those sectors were particularly ripe for disruption.

Chris describes DHC’s process in pulling together a PIPE with strategic investment in a difficult market and how the SPAC is further supporting the transaction through to close.

Both also touch on why they welcome increased scrutiny towards how companies going public describe their AI technologies, or lack thereof.

Give it a listen