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The RebelRebel Podcast is a regular dive into the hearts and minds of creative rebels and entrepreneurs.

We talk about life, the universe, and what makes us get up every morning with a bounce in our step; or hard-earned advice on how to best claw your way across the kitchen floor to get that first cup of coffee.

Sometimes it’s about deadlines and exploring limitations, but mostly it’s about challenging ourselves and the world to make a difference and not play small.

2020 Canadian Podcast Awards Nomination
Outstanding Business Series

2019 Canadian Podcast Awards Nominations
Outstanding Business Series, Best Host, Outstanding Title Theme, Outstanding Original Music

Hosted by Michael Dean Dargie |

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Feb 25, 2024

"Everything is just inputs and outputs."

In this episode of The RebelRebel Podcast, Michael Dargie embarks on a fascinating conversation with Garik Tate, a remarkable figure behind, from the vibrant location of Cebu, Philippines.

Garik shares his journey from Seattle to the Philippines at the tender age of 18, diving into the entrepreneurial spirit he inherited from his family. The inception of as a software development company focuses on leveraging AI to elevate business valuations, showcasing a significant shift from a traditional business model to a groundbreaking venture that marries technology with entrepreneurship.

Garik elaborates on the challenges and triumphs of navigating the tech landscape, emphasizing the role of AI in automating and optimizing business operations. The episode delves into Garik's personal evolution, his insights into the future of AI, and the importance of maintaining a growth mindset amidst uncertainty. The narrative is not just about the technical achievements but also explores the human side of entrepreneurship, highlighting the value of relationships, morning routines, and the continuous quest for self-improvement. This episode is a testament to the adventurous spirit of entrepreneurship and the transformative power of technology.


"Valhalla is focused on helping businesses get acquired at higher valuations through AI."
"Moved to Cebu at 18, embracing the adventure of it."
"Software development is like teaching the dumbest thing in the world how to be smart."
"Everything is just inputs and outputs."
"Responsibility is your ability to respond."


  • Garik's move from Seattle to Cebu and the foundation of
  • The transition of towards AI-driven software development.
  • Insights into the future of AI and its impact on businesses.
  • The importance of growth mindset and taking responsibility.
  • Advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and the significance of morning routines and relationships.


Guest: Garik Tate, VALHALLA.TEAM

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