Investor Connect – Brendan Nugent of Adrenaline

Investor Connect – Brendan Nugent of Adrenaline

September 24, 2020 by investor

In this episode, Hall welcomes Brendan Nugent, CEO of Adrenaline.

Adrenaline is the leading online supplier of awesome and unique gifts and they have sought out life-defining experiences for their clients for over 8 years. Adrenaline connects experience seekers and gift-givers with over 1,300 heart-pumping things to do across the United States.  The company enables real-time booking of experiences and gift options with a fully integrated CRM and support team. 

Adrenaline U.S. was an expansion from the proven platform, Australia’s leading activity aggregator. Since 2012, the business has built a product portfolio of experiences from land adventures, flying experiences, water sports, and driving experiences.​

Brendan is based in Austin, Texas, and he is the figurative head of Adrenaline’s online travel agency and gift marketplace. Prior to Adrenaline, Brendan spent 6 years at iFLY Indoor Skydiving Support Center and joined the company at the cusp of major growth; the company grew from 8 retail locations to 80 locations during those 6 years. Initially building sales training, teams, and procedures, Brendan built large-scale distribution and ticketing programs in the tourism, retail, and gifting sectors. He enjoys travel, watching Formula One Racing, and real estate.  

Brendan shares his thoughts on the rise of the travel-venture segment and explains what it takes for a company in this segment to be successful. He also describes some of the changes he expects to see in this segment in the coming 12 months.

You can visit Adrenaline at, and on Twitter at    

Brendan can be contacted via email at

For a full transcript, click here.

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