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Swingers and Wagwell

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15 May 2024

Episode 649

33 minutes


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Matt Grech-Smith, co-founder and co-CEO of Swingers, talks about the mini-golf brand’s humble beginnings and meteoric rise. Grech-Smith emphasises the importance of corporate density and vibrant dating scenes for scouting new locations and advises international businesses to approach the US as a group of separate countries. Plus: we head to Dog Ppl, Los Angeles’s first canine social club, to meet the co-founder of Wagwell, a line of tailored dog treats and supplements.

15 May 2024

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Chapter 1

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Co-founder and co-CEO Matt Grech-Smith talks about his days working as a club promoter alongside business partner and long-time friend, Jeremy Simmonds. Grech-Smith discusses how they applied their early learnings to launching Swingers, the global mini-golf brand blending immersive experiences with premium hospitality.

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Wagwell

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Monocle’s US editor, Christopher Lord, heads to Dog Ppl, a members-only dog park where the requirements to get in are as strict as the hottest clubs in Los Angeles. We meet William Smolen, co-founder and CEO of Wagwell, a brand providing dog-health solutions to help pets thrive.

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