Sharky Laguana is the CEO/founder of Bandago, a unique van rental company offering passenger vans with Wi-Fi, video screens, game consoles, custom seating and more. The company caters to bands, families, corporations, sports teams, churches, and any group of people looking for comfortable ground travel solutions.
He serves on the board of the American Car Rental Association (representing 98% of the car rental industry), is on the advisory board of Perfect Price (price optimization using machine learning), and has invested in and advised several other tech startups.
He is the founder, guitarist and co-songwriter for the indie rock band Creeper Lagoon (SPIN magazine's Best New Artist 1997) which released several records on Dreamworks in the late 90's, and recently reunited for a string of sold out shows after an 18 year hiatus.
Over the past two years Sharky authored a series of essays (beginning with "How To Make Streaming Royalties Fair(er)" which explored how the methods currently used to calculate streaming royalties are inefficient, and brought attention to an alternative approach that addresses those inefficiencies. The humorous essays went viral, and the subsequent discussions they generated has led to a great deal more writing and research on this topic, and at least one major streaming service (Deezer) deciding to employ these methods.
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