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By Jason Calacanis

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Episode Date
David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH) on the ‘Post-SaaS era' | E1856
Dec 01, 2023
Exploring AI's Pace of Evolution, AGI's Future, and Data Dominance with Adept CEO David Luan | E1855
Nov 29, 2023
24/7 autonomous agents for everything with Induced AI’s Aryan Sharma | E1854
Nov 28, 2023
AI demos: Bard's YouTube summarizer, Stability's image editing tools, and more with Sunny Madra | E1853
Nov 28, 2023
OpenAI Chaos Continues with Sunny Madra and David Sacks | E1852
Nov 21, 2023
BREAKING: Sam Altman fired from OpenAI, chaos ensues! | E1851
Nov 18, 2023
Real-time AI-powered design with Krea CEO Victor Perez | E1850
Nov 17, 2023
Avoiding Accidental Tax Fraud | Startup Finance Basics w/ Kruze's Scott Orn | E1849
Nov 16, 2023
Engineering an AI-powered doctor’s office with Forward CEO Adrian Aoun | E1848
Nov 15, 2023
PrayingForExits on the rush into defense tech, “innovator’s sprint,” & global VC markets | E1847
Nov 15, 2023
AI Demos! xAI’s Grok chatbot, OpenAI’s GPTs, & more! | E1846
Nov 14, 2023
Tech Earnings Breakdown: $UBER, $LYFT, $KIND with TechCrunch's Alex Wilhelm | E1845
Nov 11, 2023
The Case for Adam Neumann + driverDoc's Josh Kolar on automation for trucking companies | E1844
Nov 10, 2023
Managing your treasury in 2023 | Startup Finance Basics w/ Kruze's Scott Orn | E1843
Nov 08, 2023
Uber profitable again, SBF guilty, Biden's AI EO + Motive's John Habeck | E1842
Nov 08, 2023
OpenAI DevDay!: demoing GPT-4 Turbo, "GPT Store" potential, and more with Sunny Madra | E1841
Nov 07, 2023
The hard lessons from building three startups with Maven’s Gagan Biyani | E1840
Nov 03, 2023
Giving NPCs the power of AI with Convai's Purnendu Mukherjee | E1839
Nov 02, 2023
Airtable CEO Howie Liu on pivoting from blitzscaling to profits, AI applications, and more | E1838
Nov 01, 2023
AI Demos! Cap table management platform, AI-powered job interviews, & more! | E1837
Oct 31, 2023
Loop Golf's Matt Holder on auto tee times for golfers, plus: Cruise robotaxi suspension | E1836
Oct 27, 2023
Demoing Google Suite's AI plus legal docs, detection, and more! | E1835
Oct 27, 2023
Google, Microsoft, and Snap earnings, plus the state of VC in the Middle East | E1834
Oct 25, 2023
The Trial of SBF: A deep dive with Inner City Press's Matthew Russell Lee | E1833
Oct 24, 2023
Reverse-engineering autonomy in humanoid robots with Sanctuary AI CEO Geordie Rose | E1832
Oct 21, 2023
Should Apple buy Disney? Plus: Apple's $1B blockbuster bet and more with Lon Harris | E1831
Oct 19, 2023
Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel on travel industry trends, M&A, leadership, and more! | E1830
Oct 17, 2023
AI demos: ChatGPT’s UI punch ups, Google’s generative image search, and more with Sunny Madra | E1829
Oct 17, 2023
Debating personal AI hardware with Rewind AI’s Dan Siroker | E1828
Oct 12, 2023
NEWS: Ackman's SPARC, Unity CEO steps down amidst dev revolt, AI operating costs skyrocket | E1827
Oct 12, 2023
State of early-stage VC, finding PMF, Caroline Ellison testifies & more with Zach Coelius | E1826
Oct 11, 2023
Bill Gurley and Sunny Madra talk open-source vs. proprietary AI | E1825
Oct 10, 2023
NEWS: Breaking down SBF's trial and the downfall of FTX | E1824
Oct 07, 2023
NEWS: Anthropic targets $20B+ valuation, Flexport chaos & more! | E1823
Oct 06, 2023
Kayak CEO Steve Hafner on the state of travel, AI's place, hospitality trends, and more! | E1822
Oct 03, 2023
AI demos! Microsoft’s Windows Copilot, ChatGPT multimodal, Meta’s AI chatbots | E1821
Oct 03, 2023
OpenAI taps Jony Ive for “iPhone for AI," FTC/Amazon + Roam Around CEO Shie Gabbai | E1820
Sep 29, 2023
Startup pitch competition: Jason invests $25K | E1819
Sep 29, 2023
The future of fintech with Plaid CEO Zach Perret | E1818
Sep 28, 2023
Grammarly CEO Rahul Roy-Chowdhury on the future of user-centric language tools | E1817
Sep 27, 2023
Google Bard Extensions and AI demos with Sunny Madra | E1816
Sep 25, 2023
Jason Unplugged: IPO market, WaPo tactics against Dave Portnoy + Live Q&A | E1815
Sep 23, 2023
How Replit is using AI to supercharge IDEs with Amjad Masad | E1814
Sep 22, 2023
Benchmark's Sarah Tavel on the state of VC, AI's impact on startups & more! | E1813
Sep 20, 2023
Oura CEO Tom Hale on Hardware-as-a-Service, navigating ZIRP, journey to CEO & more! | E1812
Sep 19, 2023
OpenAI and Google race to launch multimodal LLM plus AI demos with Sunny Madra | E1811
Sep 19, 2023
Next Unicorns: The Path to Reaching Net Zero with Avnos CEO Will Kain | E1810
Sep 15, 2023
Transforming DTC via supply chain innovations with Boll & Branch CEO Scott Tannen | E1809
Sep 14, 2023
Expanding AI chip capabilities beyond Nvidia with Modular CEO Chris Lattner | E1808
Sep 14, 2023
Inside crypto’s wild rise and fall with “Number Go Up” author Zeke Faux | E1807
Sep 12, 2023
Palo Alto Networks CEO Nikesh Arora on cybersecurity in the age of AI | E1806
Sep 11, 2023
Building for the circular economy and the future of shopping with Poshmark’s Manish Chandra | E1805
Sep 09, 2023
Sequoia’s Roelof Botha on “Crucible Moments” and the state of VC | E1804
Sep 07, 2023
David Sacks and Ethan Ruby on launching SaaSGrid | E1803
Sep 06, 2023
Next Unicorns: Preventing future fraud using AI with Sardine CEO Soups Ranjan | E1802
Sep 05, 2023
Building a blood-testing startup in 2023 with Vital CEO Vasu Nadella | E1801
Sep 04, 2023
Bootstrapping to IPO, product-led growth, & scaling SaaS with Atlassian's Scott Farquhar | E1800
Sep 01, 2023
Next Unicorns: Developing drugs to extend dog lifespans with Loyal CEO Celine Halioua | E1799
Aug 30, 2023
NEWS: Instacart and Klaviyo file for IPO, State of VC distributions, AI lawsuits | E1798
Aug 29, 2023
NEWS: Nvidia’s insane earnings beat, Arm’s IPO filing, and more! | E1797
Aug 24, 2023
Next Unicorns: Empowering robots to think for themselves via AI with Covariant’s Peter Chen | E1796
Aug 23, 2023
Is Nvidia overpriced? Plus, price targets, GodMode demo, and more! | E1795
Aug 22, 2023
Inflection AI CEO Mustafa Suleyman on building modern AI, DeepMind origins, and much more | E1794
Aug 18, 2023
Next Unicorns: Manufacturing pharma drugs in space with Varda’s Delian Asparouhov | E1793
Aug 16, 2023
The “AI wrapper” debate, AI-powered lead gen, auto-clips, resumes, and more with Sunny Madra | E1792
Aug 15, 2023
Zillow CEO Rich Barton on branding, building in provocative industries, and more! | E1791
Aug 11, 2023
Next Unicorns: Making surgeons bionic via computer vision & AI with Proprio’s Gabriel Jones | E1790
Aug 09, 2023
AI demos + Jason invests $25K live! | E1789
Aug 08, 2023
LK-99 breakthrough with Varda’s Delian Asparouhov & Andrew McCalip | E1788
Aug 04, 2023
How AI startups can navigate the legal landscape with Adam Shevell | Wilson Sonsini Startup Legal Basics
Aug 03, 2023
Next Unicorns: Unlocking the power of photonic computing with Lightmatter CEO Nick Harris | E1787
Aug 02, 2023
Whoop CEO Will Ahmed on the “Quantified Self” movement, product design & more | E1786
Aug 01, 2023
AI-generated South Park, “Holy Grails” of AI & more with Sunny Madra | E1785
Aug 01, 2023
Market dynamics, RIFs, and AI’s role in law with Becki DeGraw | Wilson Sonsini Startup Legal Basics
Jul 27, 2023
Next Unicorns: Building the future of healthcare communication with Abridge CEO Shiv Rao | E1784
Jul 26, 2023
MongoDB CEO Dev Ittycheria on great leadership, building winning teams, and more | E1783
Jul 25, 2023
Ryan Smith on buying the Utah Jazz, evolving Qualtrics, AI’s early days, and more | E1782
Jul 24, 2023
HubSpot CTO Dharmesh Shah on empowering entrepreneurs, HubSpot’s journey, and AI automation | E1781
Jul 21, 2023
Navigating SAFEs, Pay-to-Play Rounds & Risks with Becki DeGraw | Wilson Sonsini Startup Legal Basics
Jul 20, 2023
Next Unicorns: Bringing AI-powered solutions to medical analysis with PathAI CEO Andy Beck | E1780
Jul 19, 2023
Tim Urban on the path to AGI and trends in tech history | E1779
Jul 18, 2023
AI itineraries, newsletters, doodles, and more with Sunny Madra! | E1778
Jul 18, 2023
VenturusAI's instant MBA & Samantha Wong on identifying soon-to-explode startup markets | E1777
Jul 14, 2023
Understanding Secondary Market Transactions with Becki DeGraw | Wilson Sonsini Startup Legal Basics
Jul 13, 2023
Next Unicorns: Building a $1B AI Avatar Business with Synthesia CEO Victor Riparbelli | E1776
Jul 12, 2023
Using GPUs as leverage, MSFT beats the case, FTC fails under Khan | E1775
Jul 11, 2023
Threads, ChatGPT usage drops, and AI demos with Sunny Madra | E1774
Jul 11, 2023
Business Breakdowns: The rise and fall of “Blackberry” with Lon Harris | E1773
Jul 07, 2023
Reimagining reading with VR featuring Sol Reader CEO Ben Chelf | E1772
Jul 06, 2023
Shein registers for US IPO, Trump SPAC insider trading & more | E1771
Jul 01, 2023
Creating the future of search and competing vs Google with Perplexity AI’s Aravind Srinivas | E1770
Jun 28, 2023
Zapier Co-Founder Mike Knoop on category creation, API evolution & AI architecture | E1769
Jun 27, 2023
IRL to shut down after faking 19M users, ZIRP fraud, Databricks acquires MosaicML for $1.3B | E1768
Jun 27, 2023
Titan tragedy, Meta removes news in Canada + Elizabeth Yin at Angel Summit | E1767
Jun 23, 2023
StoneAlgo’s Devin Jones on “Zillow for diamonds” + Mar Hershenson on the art of picking | E1766
Jun 21, 2023
EyeRate CEO Ray Weisberg on scaling from $0 to $10M + Steve Jurvetson on disruptive tech | E1765
Jun 20, 2023
Gavin Baker on AI platform shift, upside vs downside, extinction risk, Nvidia outlook & more | E1764
Jun 19, 2023
Reddit CEO Steve Huffman on mod revolt, building a legendary community & more | E1763
Jun 17, 2023
How AI is making influencers bionic with Forever Voices CEO John Meyer | E1762
Jun 14, 2023
Reddit communities revolt + Brad Gerstner on state of private and public markets in 2023 | E1761
Jun 13, 2023
Apple Vision Pro, Meta’s MusicGen, Waitroom demo & more with Vinny Lingham and Sunny Madra | E1760
Jun 13, 2023
DoorDash Co-Founder Stanley Tang on founding story, lessons + First-time fund manager panel | E1759
Jun 09, 2023
How AI companions can help solve loneliness with Replika’s Eugenia Kuyda | E1758
Jun 07, 2023
Using AI to diagnose Dementia with Vistim Labs James Hamet + Jason LIVE at iConnections | E1757
Jun 06, 2023
Rory's brain vs ChatGPT, outrageous marketing, work trends and MUCH more w/ Rory Sutherland | E1756
Jun 05, 2023
RunwayML, AI Steve Jobs, & more with Sunny Madra & Vinny Lingham | E1755
Jun 03, 2023
How open-source & distributed models can win AI with MosaicML’s Naveen Rao | E1754
Jun 01, 2023
How generative AI is enabling hologram assistants with Looking Glass CEO Shawn Frayne | E1753
May 31, 2023
Breaking down Bard with Google’s Jack Krawczyk | E1752
May 30, 2023
Understanding the UAE startup opportunity with Brad Gerstner and Ibrahim Ajami | E1751
May 26, 2023
ChatGPT vs Hollywood writers and the WGA strike with Lon Harris | E1750
May 25, 2023
Text-to-UI demo with Galileo AI Co-founder Arnaud Benard + How to design loved products | E1749
May 24, 2023
Startup pitch competition: Jason invests $25K | E1748
May 23, 2023
Demoing Google’s MusicLM, AssemblyAI, and other AI tools with Sunny Madra | E1747
May 23, 2023
Fireside chat with Jason Calacanis & Brad Gerstner hosted by Mubadala’s Ibrahim Ajami | E1746
May 19, 2023
Viral fundraising tactics with Rewind AI’s Dan Siroker + How to build a strong brand | E1745
May 18, 2023 CEO Eric Steinberger on making developers bionic | E1744
May 17, 2023
AI girlfriends, memories & recreations + Sam Altman testifies | E1743
May 17, 2023
Open-source vs. "ClosedAI," demoing new AI tools & more with Sunny Madra & Vinny Lingham | E1742
May 16, 2023
Using AI to revolutionize video game development with Scenario CEO Emmanuel de Maistre | E1741
May 12, 2023
Building brands and community + influencer marketing that actually works with Dee Murthy | E1740
May 11, 2023
Reid Hoffman on AI's "crescendo moment," regulation and real-world applications | E1739
May 10, 2023
Box CEO Aaron Levie breaks down Box AI and generative AI’s impact on business | E1738
May 09, 2023
GPT-4 web browsing, plugin demos, AI layoffs + more with Sunny Madra & Vinny Lingham | E1737
May 09, 2023
Mining asteroids with AstroForge CEO Matthew Gialich | E1736
May 05, 2023
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky on early rejection, customer focus & AI’s future in hospitality | E1735
May 04, 2023
Uber earnings + using AI to revolutionize clinical trials w/ Unlearn.AI’s Charles Fisher | E1734
May 03, 2023
BuzzFeed vs Gawker, AI’s impact on the future of media, and more with Semafor’s Ben Smith | E1733
May 02, 2023
Demoing the most innovative new ChatGPT features with Sunny Madra and Vinny Lingham | E1732
May 01, 2023
Big Tech earnings breakdown w/TechCrunch's Alex Wilhelm | E1731
Apr 28, 2023
Billy McFarland on Fyre Fest fraud, failure, hacking, & the long road back | E1730
Apr 27, 2023
AI’s Future: Opportunity, Regulation & Limits with Vinny Lingham & Sunny Madra | E1729
Apr 26, 2023
Spotify earnings, Grimes takes AI-based music approach + Cafe X CEO Henry Hu | E1728
Apr 25, 2023
Building generative AI for pitch decks with Tome CEO Keith Peiris | E1727
Apr 24, 2023
SpaceX's Starship launch, Tiger Global's 20% markdown + Ask Jason! | E1726
Apr 21, 2023
Startup pitch competition: Jason invests $25K | E1725
Apr 20, 2023
Building the future of VFX and video editing with Runway CEO Cristóbal Valenzuela | E1724
Apr 19, 2023
Google’s search engine “panic,” AI-generated hits, Coinbase considers leaving US market | E1723
Apr 18, 2023
Uizard’s Tony Beltramelli on text-to-UI & PMF + building a Notion CRM w/ Kelly Schricker | E1722
Apr 17, 2023
Hyfe’s Joe Brew on using AI to quantify coughs + Presh on generating content with ChatGPT | E1721
Apr 14, 2023
The rise of AutoGPTs and AI anxieties with Sunny Madra and Vinny Lingham | E1720
Apr 13, 2023 CEO Paul Yacoubian on keeping up with GPT’s rapid evolution & AI’s potential impact | E1719
Apr 12, 2023
Stanford & Google’s Westworld-like AI experiment, BloombergGPT, SF CRE collapse | E1718
Apr 11, 2023
PrayingForExits on the state of VC, ZIRP fraudsters, revolutionary product launches & more | E1717
Apr 11, 2023
YC demo day valuation tensions, how VCs can find gems, Substack's performance & more | E1716
Apr 07, 2023
Satya Patel on the state of VC, flexible investing frameworks & converting to evergreen | E1715
Apr 06, 2023
Startup pitch competition: Jason invests $25K | E1714
Apr 05, 2023
Saudi Arabia discloses LP positions & SEC charges Frank founder with fraud | E1713
Apr 04, 2023
Trump, Saudi, & Adam Neumann’s obsession with cities + BioFluff CEO Martin Stübler | E1712
Apr 03, 2023
Stephen Wolfram on AI’s rapid progress & the “Post-Knowledge Work Era” | E1711
Mar 31, 2023
Crypto’s de-platforming and the balkanization of AI with Vinny Lingham | E1710
Mar 30, 2023
Startup pitch competition: Jason invests $25K live! | E1709
Mar 29, 2023
Alibaba's six-way split, Disney cuts its metaverse team, Substack's raise & more | E1708
Mar 29, 2023
First Citizens acquires SVB, the daunting reality of AI & Refiberd CEO Sarika Bajaj | E1707
Mar 27, 2023
Acquired’s Ben Gilbert & David Rosenthal on private markets, ZIRP impact, future of Amazon | E1706
Mar 24, 2023
TikTok CEO grilled in front of Congress, Coinbase's Wells Notice & Do Kwon arrested | E1705
Mar 23, 2023
ANGEL: Freestyle’s Jenny Lefcourt on nailing non-consensus bets and avoiding hype | E1704
Mar 22, 2023
Startup pitch competition! Jason invests $25K into one of four founders | E1703
Mar 21, 2023
Balaji’s $1M Bitcoin bet, banking crisis update, OpenAI launches GPT-4, and Jay Trading! | E1702
Mar 20, 2023
ANGEL: Laurie Yoler on investing early in Tesla, strategic partnerships, and her VC career | E1701
Mar 17, 2023
Banking crisis impact, more Meta cuts, and GPT-4 with Sunny Madra and Vinny Lingham | E1700
Mar 16, 2023
Andy Rachleff on SVB, how to evaluate VCs, market pull indicators, Wealthfront, and more | E1699
Mar 15, 2023
How ocean farming can solve world hunger with Alora CEO Luke Young | E1698
Mar 14, 2023
Silicon Valley Bank collapse recap + Wist CEO on capturing XR memories | E1697
Mar 13, 2023
EMERGENCY POD: $SVIB implodes, contagion risk, advice for founders, and what’s next? | E1696
Mar 11, 2023
Stripe to raise $6B, $SIVB drops 60%, generative AI funding | E1695
Mar 10, 2023
Ask an Angel! Startup funding overview, investor red flags, negotiating early-stage terms | E1694
Mar 10, 2023
ANGEL: Threshold VC’s Emily Melton on market distortion, healthcare investing & culture | E1693
Mar 08, 2023
Crypto climate bill resurfaces, BlocPower raises $155M + Arcadia CEO Kiran Bhatraju | E1692
Mar 07, 2023
Sequoia resigns from Citizen's board, IPO window opens, chaos at Dapper Labs | E1691
Mar 07, 2023
Apple blocks AI email app, TikTok restricts teens, Foodini’s Dylan McDonnell | E1690
Mar 04, 2023
Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman on moving the needle, win-first culture & managing burnout | E1689
Mar 02, 2023
Crypto Roundtable: Twitter payments integration and latest Yuga Labs NFT drop | E1688
Mar 02, 2023
ANGEL: Canaan’s Maha Ibrahim on fund sizing, distribution strategies & early VC days | E1687
Feb 28, 2023
Neeva CEO Sridhar Ramaswamy on AI chatbots and the search revolution | E1686
Feb 27, 2023
WallStreetBets founder on why he's suing Reddit; Andrew Hart of Hyper; and Ok Boomer | E1685
Feb 24, 2023
Sophia Amoruso on branding, raising a fund, portfolio construction & more | E1684
Feb 23, 2023
ANGEL: Upfront’s Mark Suster on the power of alignment, setting reality, and raising capital | E1683
Feb 22, 2023
Brain-computer interfaces and the future of neural engineering with Dr. Benjamin Rapoport | E1682
Feb 21, 2023
Meta's paid tier, Bing's chatbot gone wild, Stripe's $4B bill | E1681
Feb 21, 2023
US crypto crackdown with Vinny Lingham & Sunny Madra + OK Boomer | E1680
Feb 17, 2023
ANGEL: Insight's Deven Parekh on venture tourists, cleaning cap tables & winning investments | E1679
Feb 15, 2023
Bing dodges $100B bullet & IVP's Tom Loverro on the looming startup collapse | E1678
Feb 14, 2023
ChatGPT’s alter ego and moderating AI-generated content | E1677
Feb 13, 2023
ANGEL: Surviving a down market, early VC stories & more with four-cycle investor Geoff Yang | E1676
Feb 11, 2023
Airbnb Co-Founder Joe Gebbia on early “a-ha” moments, elite design + his new startup Samara | E1675
Feb 08, 2023
Google announces Bard, Adam Neumann’s business plan, Blue Collar tech’s moment | E1674
Feb 07, 2023
The AI arms race escalates: Google’s $300M bet, Neeva’s paid search engine + So Syncd CEO | E1673
Feb 06, 2023
Google, Amazon & Apple earnings + OK Boomer with Slush CEO | E1672
Feb 03, 2023
Meta’s massive comeback, FED’s latest hike, GPT-4 rumors + Spotify earnings with Lon Harris | E1671
Feb 02, 2023
ANGEL: FirstMark’s Rick Heitzmann on shaking off the bull run, “shock absorbers,” and more | E1670
Feb 02, 2023
Instagram co-founders team up for new startup + Magic Spoon’s Gabi Lewis | E1669
Feb 01, 2023
Anthropic seeking $5B valuation, OpenAI hires 1000 contractors, Mr. Beast’s latest video | E1668
Jan 30, 2023
MSG's facial recognition software, BuzzFeed's deal with Meta, The Creator Economy and more | E1667
Jan 27, 2023
Macro picture, Bitcoin’s bull/bear case, DCG controversy & more | E1666
Jan 27, 2023
ANGEL: Venrock’s Bryan Roberts on 25 years in VC, hitting wins early, avoiding bad habits | E1665
Jan 25, 2023
DOJ sues Google over ad practices, Ticketmaster takes the stand + LA26 founders | E1664
Jan 24, 2023
Employee reactions to Google layoffs, Microsoft & OpenAI codify deal + NVIDIA's new feature | E1663
Jan 23, 2023
$NFLX earnings, Reed Hastings steps down, Google's 6% RIF & Ok Boomer with Mike O'Brien | E1662
Jan 20, 2023
Quiet hiring, Semafor’s $10M SBF buyback + M3GAN and The Last of Us with Lon Harris | E1661
Jan 19, 2023
ANGEL: Brad Feld on investing through 3 economic cycles, CEO/investor dynamics, and more | E1660
Jan 18, 2023
Getty to sue Stability AI, $MSFT to incorporate OpenAI into Azure + new climate startups | E1659
Jan 17, 2023
Tim Cook’s $50M pay cut, CEO compensation packages &'s CEO Andrew Gazdecki | E1658
Jan 16, 2023
OpenAI’s endgame, DeepMind’s chatbot, United by Zero’s Lex Kiefhaber + OK Boomer | E1657
Jan 14, 2023
Jay Trades and SBF's Substack + Award season and Netflix's content strategy with Lon Harris | E1656
Jan 12, 2023
Slack’s troubles inside Salesforce, crypto trader gets jail time, DoNotPay’s robo-lawyer | E1655
Jan 11, 2023
Coinbase cuts 20%, Microsoft to invest $10B into OpenAI & Ascend Elements CEO Mike O’Kronley | E1654
Jan 10, 2023
"The weirdest economy ever," Noma shuts down, Jason demos ChatGPT's iOS app | E1653
Jan 10, 2023
Logan Paul & CryptoZoo’s alleged scam breakdown with Coffeezilla + Ok Boomer with Em Herrera | E1652
Jan 06, 2023
Bing to integrate ChatGPT, Microsoft’s first union + Flux Gourmet review with Lon Harris | E1651
Jan 05, 2023
Keith Rabois on 2023 macro outlook, startup valuations, founder advice, ChatGPT vs Google | E1650
Jan 04, 2023
SpaceX valued at $137B, Starlink's massive market, Shopify purges meetings | E1649
Jan 03, 2023
2023 Predictions! Startups, VC, tech, media, stocks, shutdowns, and more! | E1648
Jan 02, 2023
The 2022 TWiSTY Awards! | E1647
Dec 29, 2022
Direct listing rule change, Notion AI demo, NYE planning & more | E1646
Dec 27, 2022
Bonus episode! Tár review with Lon Harris
Dec 25, 2022
FTX & Alameda execs plead guilty, YouTube inks NFL Sunday Ticket deal + Tár review | E1645
Dec 23, 2022
Managing your cash reserves | Startup Finance Basics w/ Kruze's Scott Orn | E1644
Dec 21, 2022
The inside story of Iger's Disney return, Epic Games record-breaking fines + ClimateCamp CEO | E1643
Dec 21, 2022
Salesforce CEO questions WFH amid SaaS slowdown, OpenAI projects $1B revenue by 2024 & more | E1642
Dec 20, 2022
VCSS: Year in review + Valerie Shen of G2 Venture Partners | E1641
Dec 18, 2022
Financial info to include in your pitch deck | Startup Finance Basics w/ Kruze's Scott Orn | E1640
Dec 17, 2022
Interest rates, inflation and “getting fit” with Brad Gerstner | E1639
Dec 16, 2022
Jason interviews EatKind CEO Neetha Avalakki and ‘TWiST Mean Tweets’ with Lon Harris | E1638
Dec 16, 2022
Affirm addresses Molly & Jason + is TikTok getting banned, and Pearpop’s CEO Cole Mason | E1637
Dec 15, 2022
SBF gets arrested, The Block’s CEO gets a bag from FTX, + Walmart launches a BNPL service | E1636
Dec 13, 2022
Jason’s big night, the culture war in tech + Google Search vs ChatGPT and more | E1635
Dec 13, 2022
How to calculate "Bottom-up TAM" + Hubspot Co-Founder Brian Halligan on his new climate fund | E1634
Dec 11, 2022
Business of superhero films, James Gunn's DC reboot + OK Boomer w/Alex Banks | E1633
Dec 09, 2022
How to send effective investor updates | Startup Finance Basics w/ Kruze's Scott Orn | E1632
Dec 09, 2022
Crypto Roundtable: SBF updates, $GBTC's role, Saylor says $ETH is unregistered security | E1631
Dec 08, 2022
Ask Jason: investing in similar startups, pitch deck tips + MycoWorks Co-Founder Sophia Wang | E1630
Dec 08, 2022
Meta's ad targeting troubles, Ask Jason, Hive Social's data mishap & more | E1629
Dec 07, 2022
Slack CEO departs Salesforce, Circle cancels SPAC, SBF's links with media & regulators | E1628
Dec 06, 2022
Momentum investing in VC + Convective Capital’s Bill Clerico | E1627
Dec 04, 2022
OpenAI releases ChatGPT, a16z sunsets + OK Boomer with Jack Raines | E1626
Dec 02, 2022
Reacting to SBF's ill-advised media tour + Disney's new in-house AI-based de-aging tool | E1625
Dec 02, 2022
Generative AI's potential, Spotify Wrapped + AMP Robotics Founder Matanya Horowitz | E1624
Dec 01, 2022
Apple vs Twitter, app store duopoly, YouTube's efficiency, Snap goes back to the office | E1623
Nov 30, 2022
Managing Finances in a Recession: Startup Finance Basics w/ Kruze's Scott Orn | E1622
Nov 29, 2022
Pipe's Co-Founders step down, Apple's China-based iOS update, Black Friday's BNPL boost | E1621
Nov 29, 2022
How VCs size their bets + Ben Birnbaum of TeraWatt and Keyframe | E1620
Nov 27, 2022
Zoom earnings, SaaS burnout, Amazon's $10B Alexa loss + FTX contagion with Sunny Madra | E1619
Nov 23, 2022
EMERGENCY POD! Bob Iger returns as Disney CEO | E1618
Nov 21, 2022
VC investing in a downturn & protecting founders + smart vents with Flair's Dan Meyers | E1617
Nov 20, 2022
Managing a recession, housing market insights & more with Redfin's Glenn Kelman + OK Boomer | E1616
Nov 18, 2022
Breaking down the FTX book + film rights & Michael Lewis’s involvement with Lon Harris | E1615
Nov 17, 2022
Amazon launches "Amazon Clinic" + Calibrate CEO Isabelle Kenyon on metabolic health | E1614
Nov 17, 2022
Wild news week, Bird overstates revenue, Chinese startups look to rebrand + WLITF | E1613
Nov 16, 2022
Amazon to lay off 10K employees, FTX saga update, Shopify's reverse AR platform & more | E1612
Nov 15, 2022
Understanding Corporate VC + turning methane into bitcoin w/ Nodal's Daniel Sechrest | E1611
Nov 13, 2022
FTX bankruptcy, spiciest takes, future of crypto VC, new Amazon Prime drones + OK Boomer | E1610
Nov 12, 2022
FTX fallout: Sequoia's LP letter, SBF's crisis comms + Lon Harris on Andor, $DIS earnings | E1609
Nov 11, 2022
Meta cuts 11K employees, Binance/FTX fallout + Homeward CEO Dr. Jenny Schneider | E1608
Nov 10, 2022
EMERGENCY POD: FTX sells to Binance with Vinny Lingham and Sunny Madra | E1607
Nov 08, 2022
Meta's looming layoffs & path forward, Airbnb answers concerns & more | E1606
Nov 08, 2022
Understanding capital calls, one-off SAFEs + Transaera CTO Ross Bonner | E1605
Nov 06, 2022
Airbnb earnings breakdown + Gen Z becoming adults on the internet | E1604
Nov 04, 2022
Wave of tech layoffs, Robinhood earnings, what makes a great CEO & more | E1603
Nov 04, 2022
Uber Q3 earnings, macro picture + Brinc Drones CEO Blake Resnick | E1602
Nov 03, 2022
Steve Case on "The Rise of the Rest", America's economic resiliency & more | E1601
Nov 01, 2022
Self-driving shakeup: TuSimple CEO fired & Argo AI shuts down + Divvy Homes CEO Adena Hefets | E1600
Oct 31, 2022
Strategies for investing in an overheated market, understanding warrants + Nat Bullard | E1599
Oct 30, 2022
Meta's precarious situation, $AMZN earnings breakdown, James Gunn to run DC + OK Boomer | E1598
Oct 28, 2022
$META earnings instant reaction, Apple's NFT rules, SBF backlash & more | E1597
Oct 27, 2022
$MSFT, $GOOG, $SPOT earnings breakdowns + Coco CEO Zach Rash | E1596
Oct 27, 2022
Shutterstock partners with OpenAI, Apple's new smart lock partner, Mach 9 spaceplane & more | E1595
Oct 26, 2022
Brad Gerstner's open letter to Zuck, Meta's lack of efficiency, Divvy Homes hit piece | E1594
Oct 25, 2022
Venture Debt: should your startup take it on? + Mi Terro's Robert Luo | E1593
Oct 23, 2022
YouTube’s new roadmap, OpenAI & BeReal fundraising news, Snap’s 30% drop + OK Boomer | E1592
Oct 22, 2022
Tesla + Netflix Q3 earnings, Kevin Hart's VC fund, Twitter ideas, revamping the DCEU | E1591
Oct 21, 2022
Next Unicorns evaluation + Ask Jason | E1590
Oct 20, 2022
Stability AI's $1B+ valuation, why you should start or join a startup, Roblox jumps 20% | E1589
Oct 18, 2022
Ye agrees to acquire Parler, Xi Jinping on the state of China, deglobalization & more | E1588
Oct 18, 2022
The Wing shuts down, avoiding pitfalls of success + Tesseract Energy's Alan Chang | E1587
Oct 16, 2022
VCs hiring Twitter ghostwriters, Meta's XR plan, Netflix's ad tier & more | E1586
Oct 15, 2022
SEC investigates Bored Apes, AI-generated Steve Jobs/Joe Rogan interview & more | E1585
Oct 14, 2022
TikTok planning to build US fulfillment centers + Liquid Death CEO Mike Cessario | E1584
Oct 13, 2022
New worker classification test proposal, Getir in talks to acquire Gorillas & more | E1583
Oct 11, 2022
Amazon's transformation, Peloton's mistakes, VC market downturn & more with Ben Gilbert | E1582
Oct 11, 2022
Why VCs care about ownership percentage + Flowcarbon CEO Dana Gibber | E1581
Oct 09, 2022
US chip industry update, fixing education, Amazon allegations + OK Boomer | E1580
Oct 08, 2022
Ask Jason! + Streaming news with Lon Harris | E1579
Oct 07, 2022
Twitter ideas, Elizabeth Holmes trial update, universal USB-C + Ellevest's Sallie Krawcheck | E1578
Oct 05, 2022
Twitter deal updates, Poshmark acquired, Liquid Death's $700M valuation & more | E1577
Oct 04, 2022
Tesla AI Day, SEC charges Kim Kardashian for unlawfully promoting token, Section 230 & more | E1576
Oct 03, 2022
How VCs decide to sell a position + Future's Jean-Louis Warnholz | E1575
Oct 02, 2022
The virtuous cycle of tech startups, Mr. Beast turns down $1B offer + OK Boomer: Taylor Bell | E1574
Oct 01, 2022
Meta's text-to-video tool, Zuck's grand plan, Vision Fund to cut staff 30% + $WBD lawsuit | E1573
Sep 29, 2022
Apple allows in-app NFT purchases + Bitcoin's role during global macro headwinds | E1572
Sep 28, 2022
Cathie Wood's new VC fund, Bill Gurley's best insights, Girls Who Code on banned books list | E1571
Sep 28, 2022
British pound crashes, Do Kwon's red notice, NASA's DART mission, TikTok nears US deal | E1570
Sep 26, 2022
Evaluating founder ambition, tools vs platforms + USV's Albert Wenger: post-capital world | E1569
Sep 25, 2022
Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke on navigating a downturn, innovating in compensation & more | E1568
Sep 24, 2022
DAO breakdown with Orange DAO's Ben Huh + Amazon's $11B NFL deal with Lon Harris | E1567
Sep 23, 2022
Mojo CEO Vinit Bharara on building a stock market to bet on athletes | E1566
Sep 21, 2022
Nikola lawsuit updates, Rumble business breakdown + more SPAC updates | E1565
Sep 20, 2022
Monetizing BeReal, Bogus accounts by US Military, iPhone 14 camera bug, Twilio layoffs | E1564
Sep 20, 2022
How to deal with failing startups + Team Wildfire CEO Steve Wolf on "Hurricane-as-a-Service" | E1563
Sep 18, 2022
Paid newsletter pricing disruption, Instagram Reels underperforming + OK Boomer | E1562
Sep 17, 2022
Adobe acquires Figma for $20B, Patagonia founder donates profits + Streaming consolidation | E1561
Sep 16, 2022
Crypto news: Do Kwon arrest warrant, ETH merge, Orange DAO + The Blueprint Part 10 | E1560
Sep 15, 2022
Bob Iger joins VC firm as venture partner, Twitter whistleblower hearing, KKR tokenizes fund | E1559
Sep 14, 2022
Bolt cancels $1.5B Wyre deal, $ROKU adds TikTok-style feature, Deere's self-driving tractors | E1558
Sep 13, 2022
How VCs view founders with a side hustle + Bringing ESG to VC with Joe Blair | E1557
Sep 11, 2022
Muck Rack raises $180M, Elly Health Co-Founder Cecilia Anderson + OK Boomer | E1556
Sep 10, 2022
Kim Kardashian's new PE firm & impact on VC + how Amazon can turn a profit on Rings of Power | E1555
Sep 09, 2022
Instagram to shut down Shopping, reacting to Apple's event & more + The Blueprint Part 9 | E1554
Sep 08, 2022
Jason's DTC investment thesis, Jokr looking to raise $50M, liquidation preference breakdown, witness in Elizabeth Holmes trial goes rogue | E1553
Sep 07, 2022
Raising a VC fund in public + Brilliant Planet's Raffael Jovine on the power of algae | E1552
Sep 04, 2022
Ask Jason + LAUNCH founder interviews + OK Boomer with Andrew Yeung | E1551
Sep 02, 2022
The Definitive History of VC with "Power Law" author Sebastian Mallaby | E1550
Sep 01, 2022
The Blueprint: finding & developing all-stars + Mark Gurman on Apple's AR plans | E1549
Sep 01, 2022
Twitter's failed OnlyFans-like product, OpenSea trading volume drops 99%, major FTC lawsuit | E1548
Aug 31, 2022
YC brings on Garry Tan as President, Apple's AR plans, Bored Apes at the VMAs | E1547
Aug 30, 2022
How VCs think about deploying reserves & follow-on funding + Quaise CEO Carlos Araque | E1546
Aug 28, 2022
Twitter adds podcasting, Founder Pete Oxenham + OK Boomer with Danny Miranda | E1545
Aug 26, 2022
$PTON & $SNOW earnings divergence + Streaming news with Lon Harris: HBO, MoviePass & more | E1544
Aug 26, 2022
Student loan debate, Zuck copies BeReal, Twitter whistleblower + Blueprint Part 7 | E1543
Aug 25, 2022
Crypto Roundtable: Shkreli's new web3 project, ETH merge, Gensler goes after DeFi protocols | E1542
Aug 23, 2022
FTX's leaked financials, $AMZN ramps up healthcare interest + Swayed Founder Arjun Shokeen | E1541
Aug 23, 2022
How VCs evaluate pre-launch startups + Mycocycle's Joanne Rodriguez | E1540
Aug 21, 2022
Ask Jason + LegalQ founder Zeb Anderson + OK Boomer with Jules Terpak | E1539
Aug 20, 2022
Apple's new feature & potential ads business + more HBO Max layoffs & chaos | E1538
Aug 19, 2022
Reaction to Adam Neumann's $350M raise, Boom Supersonic's new deal + The Blueprint Part 6 | E1537
Aug 18, 2022
Debating Apple's return to work & Jason's WFH playbook, $META partners with $DASH & more | E1536
Aug 17, 2022
Adam Neumann raises $350M from a16z for his new startup Flow, Bay Area housing hypocrisy | E1535
Aug 16, 2022
Self-destructive traits of VCs & founders + Air Protein CEO Dr. Lisa Dyson | E1534
Aug 14, 2022
Howard Lindzon reviews Jason's portfolio & breaks down public/private investing + OK Boomer | E1533
Aug 13, 2022
$DIS earnings, Disney vs Netflix & streaming strategies with Lon Harris + Ephemeral Tattoos | E1532
Aug 12, 2022
State of the crypto market, Tornado Cash blacklisted, $COIN Q2 + The Blueprint Part 5 | E1531
Aug 11, 2022
VC market overview, Vision Fund impact, Amazon's core businesses & more with Acquired | E1530
Aug 10, 2022
SoftBank's Vision Fund loses $21B+, DTC brands struggle + NutriSense CEO Alex Skryl | E1529
Aug 09, 2022
Why some VCs won't invest in first-time founders + $369B carve-out for climate/energy | E1528
Aug 07, 2022
$COIN partners with $BLK, $AMZN acquires iRobot for $1.7B, Jay Trading update + OK Boomer | E1527
Aug 06, 2022
$WBD shakeup, streaming earnings, Locket raises $12.5M, Lina Khan/FTC sues Meta | E1526
Aug 05, 2022
YC reduces S22 batch by 40%, $HOOD RIF, $MSTR CEO change, $ABNB earnings + Blueprint Part 4 | E1525
Aug 04, 2022
$UBER & $PINS Q2 earnings + customer-centric primary care with The Lanby's Chloe Harrouche | E1524
Aug 03, 2022
TikTok takes on Spotify, startup advice + US housing market w/ Redfin & Divvy Homes CEOs | E1523
Aug 02, 2022
How VC diligence works at different stages + Fion's Sudarshan Sridharan on wildfire tech | E1522
Jul 31, 2022
$AMZN & $AAPL earnings, $META investors losing faith, Jay Trading + OK Boomer with Nate O'Brien | E1521
Jul 30, 2022
Revolutionizing podcasting + standards vs. innovation with Anchor Co-Founder Mike Mignano | E1520
Jul 28, 2022
How to supercharge your network + $GOOG & $MSFT earnings & $SHOP layoffs with Deirdre Bosa | E1519
Jul 27, 2022
Solving prescription drug pricing in the US with Cost Plus Drugs & Capital RX CEOs | E1518
Jul 26, 2022
$NFLX stops sharing, $SNAP Q2 earnings, $COIN alleged insider trading with Alex Wilhelm | E1517
Jul 25, 2022
Telling founders "no," Board meeting etiquette (VC School), + Michael Luciani | E1516
Jul 24, 2022
Ben Narasin on raising a new VC fund in a down market, + Natalie Barbu of Rella | E1515
Jul 23, 2022
$AMZN acquiring One Medical, The Snyder Cut bot army, + maybe some Jay Trading | E1514
Jul 22, 2022
Jay Trading: $NFLX Q2 earnings, The Blueprint E2: when to quit your job, + more | E1513
Jul 21, 2022
Ask an Angel with Zach Coelius: practical advice for founders and investors in a downturn | E1512
Jul 20, 2022
Andy Jassy’s lobbying efforts, small US cities enticing remote workers, Phaidra Series A | E1511
Jul 19, 2022
Taking the leap on valuation, strategic retreats (VC School), + more | E1510
Jul 17, 2022
$AMZN considers dropping “Basics”, FCC Commissioner Carr on banning TikTok + more | E1509
Jul 16, 2022
Jay Trading, Stripe valuation cut, $NFLX ads, $PTON outsourcing, + more | E1508
Jul 15, 2022
The Blueprint E1: Branding yourself, + Jeffrey Pfeffer on the 7 Rules of Power | E1507
Jul 14, 2022
3AC liquidation chaos, Taibbi’s USDC deep dive, startup employee advice + more | E1506
Jul 13, 2022
Twitter deal called off, Uber leaks, + Apple Car setbacks | E1505
Jul 12, 2022
Molly’s first 6 months as an investor (VC School), + EV battery recycling | E1504
Jul 10, 2022
Frost Giant CEO Tim Morten on gaming business models, Esports & more | E1503
Jul 09, 2022
Balwani found guilty, Crypto crash updates, + Turkey’s rare earth discovery | E1502
Jul 08, 2022
Crypto Updates: Voyager files bankruptcy, Celsius pays debt, + Jason Q&A | E1501
Jul 07, 2022
"Minions" record-breaking viral strategy, TikTok algo, reframing semiconductors & energy | E1500
Jul 06, 2022
VC School: What's a venture scale business + Matt Duesterberg of OhmConnect | E1499
Jul 03, 2022
Crypto crash updates, Sequoia’s structure, $ZM product expansion, Starlink & more | E1498
Jul 01, 2022
FTX buys BlockFi for $25M, Sequoia raising $2.25B, AI Umpires for MLB, Substack layoffs | E1497
Jul 01, 2022
Downtown Josh Brown & Michael Batnick on Disney+, Peloton, Knicks, podcasting, markets, & more | E1496
Jun 30, 2022
SBF buys the crypto dip, hedge funds short Tether, VC funding down, flying nuclear cruise mockup | E1495
Jun 28, 2022
Digital surveillance risks post-Roe v. Wade ruling with Legal Voice’s Kim Clark + PE firm acquires Zendesk for $10.2B | E1494
Jun 27, 2022
How to co-invest with other firms (VC School) + Electric Sea Gliders: REGENT Co-Founder Billy Thalheimer | E1493
Jun 26, 2022
Praying For Exits on Markets, Crypto, Startup Valuations + Anisha Sunkerneni of Cyphr VC | E1492
Jun 25, 2022
Obi-Wan finale + Healthcare’s hidden money pit with Capital RX CEO AJ Loiacono | E1491
Jun 23, 2022
TikTok data security, the Chinese surveillance state, Amazon running out of warehouse workers | E1490
Jun 22, 2022
NFT NYC, Solend takeover, Why Non-Finance use cases are the key to Crypto, Magic Eden & more with Vinny Lingham | E1489
Jun 21, 2022
When to take a meeting (VC School) + Fungi Flour: Hyfé Foods Founder Michelle Ruiz (Climate) | E1488
Jun 19, 2022
Kraken CEO Jesse Powell responds to NYT hit piece and breaks down the state of crypto + Alexander Olesen CEO of Babylon Micro-Farms | E1487
Jun 18, 2022
Apple & Disney’s sports streaming strategy, Facebook’s plan to be TikTok, Obi-Wan, Star Trek | E1486
Jun 16, 2022
YouTube shorts vs. TikTok, Crypto contagion, Twitch ad changes, China found aliens? | E1485
Jun 15, 2022
Coinbase lays off ~18%, EU crypto regulation, $NFLX & $ROKU ad-tech talks, Hallow prayer app, Prey laptop security | E1484
Jun 14, 2022
Crypto drops ~$200B, Celsius freezes, Binance’s BTC pause, Google AI sentience, Magic Spoon: DTC isn’t dead | E1483
Jun 14, 2022
How to value startups (VC School) + Creating Diamonds from Air with Aether’s Ryan Shearman (Climate) | E1482
Jun 12, 2022
Disney’s ambitious streaming goals with Lon Harris + Dressd Founder Capri Wheaton | E1481
Jun 10, 2022
Twitter bots & Apple BNPL with Deirdre Bosa + Prediction markets with Kalshi CEO Tarek Mansour | E1480
Jun 09, 2022
Amazon’s Dave Clark joins Flexport, Bird layoffs, Twitter’s bring-your-own algo, Multiverse, Ken Griffin gets into crypto | E1479
Jun 09, 2022
Why BuzzFeed fell 40%, EU mandates USB-C, Lab-grown ear transplants, Tom Brady’s Series B | E1478
Jun 07, 2022
Apple’s new releases, Twitter bots, Didi returns, Bad actors on Binance + Michael Shellenberger’s vision for California | E1477
Jun 07, 2022
Markups & markdowns (VC School) + Coral Regeneration with Coral Vita Co-founder Sam Teicher (Climate) | E1476
Jun 05, 2022
Coinbase & Loom rescind job offers (strategies for managers & workers during a downturn) + OK Boomer: Mehak Vohra of Skillbank | E1475
Jun 04, 2022
Sheryl Sandberg leaves Meta + This Week in Streaming with Lon Harris: Obi-Wan Kenobi | E1474
Jun 02, 2022
ESG fraud, Stripe & Reddit markdowns, Remote productivity + DroneUp Founder Tom Walker | E1473
Jun 02, 2022
NYT’s Glossier hit piece, VC winters, Activist CEOs and Podcast live events with Acquired’s David Rosenthal | E1472
Jun 01, 2022
Bolt layoffs, DroneUp, Lunar Outpost, $4.5B crypto fund, Ape theft + Diagram’s Jordan Singer | E1471
May 27, 2022
The cost of CEOs ignoring mental health with Bonobos Founder Andy Dunn | E1470
May 27, 2022
Solving our biggest problems, Cerebral’s fast & loose telehealth prescriptions, Jack leaves Twitter Board | E1469
May 26, 2022
Snap drops 40%, Layoffs at Gorillas & Klarna, Adam Neumann's new startup, Coinbase using Principles | E1468
May 24, 2022
All-In Summit recap, Argo debuts AV test cars in Miami/ATX, $AMZN to sublease 10M+ square feet | E1467
May 23, 2022
Proof of Impact CEO Fleur Heyns on meaningful metrics for measuring environmental impact (This Week in Climate Startups) | E1466
May 22, 2022
Privateer Space CEO Alex Fielding: cleaning up space junk with Steve Wozniak + Behind the scenes of working for Jason | E1465
May 21, 2022
Fixing a broken system - Mahmee CEO Melissa Hanna on patient-centric maternal care | E1464
May 19, 2022
Accelerating leadership - Chief Co-Founder & CEO Carolyn Childers on raising $100M Series B, building a women's executive network and more | E1463
May 18, 2022
Bitcoin payments on the Lightning Network with Strike's Jack Mallers | E1462
May 17, 2022
SaaS multiple compression, downturn outlook & advice for new VCs with Jason Lemkin of SaaStr | E1461
May 16, 2022
Women in venture capital + CEO Anukampa Freedom Gupta-Fonner (Climate) | E1460
May 15, 2022
SBF buys 7.6% $HOOD stake, SoftBank’s $13B loss, Twitter exec layoffs & deal update + Nicole Ruiz from Compound VC | E1459
May 14, 2022
Sundar Pichai, tech crash, crypto, journalism and more with CNBC's Deirdre Bosa | E1458
May 13, 2022
Airbnb's category search, Coinbase's new disclosure + Facebook exits podcasting with Ashley Carman | E1457
May 11, 2022
Terra UST stablecoin unpegged with Bennett Tomlin + High growth tech’s runway: $COIN, $SQ, $ZM, $TWLO, $SHOP & $PTON | E1456
May 11, 2022
Dara sets the tone for Uber's next push, Jason's market prediction, Apple's ML director departs, Internet affordability & more | E1455
May 10, 2022
Side investing (VC School) + Stripe's Nan Ransohoff: Frontier carbon removal | 1454
May 08, 2022
Twitter's new Birdwatch moderation/annotation feature + OK Boomer: Flapjack's Patrick McDonnell | E1453
May 07, 2022
Stripe launches Plaid competitor, Cameo layoffs, Elon raises $7B + Streaming news with Lon Harris | E1452
May 06, 2022
Live Show Preview: Wednesday May 4
May 05, 2022
Tech reactions to Roe vs. Wade leak + $UBER, $LYFT and $ABNB earnings | E1451
May 05, 2022
Meta's VR plans with The Information's Sylvia Varnham O'Regan + SEC strengthens its crypto enforcement team | E1450
May 03, 2022
Bolt's struggles with The Information's Malique Morris + How Yuga Labs' mint sent Ethereum Gas 120X + Gravity Sketch | E1449
May 03, 2022
How to manage competing portfolio companies (VC School) + Energy Impact Partners' Shayle Kann (Climate) | E1448
May 01, 2022
$AMZN & $AAPL earnings, Snap's drone, China softens on tech, AirBnB goes nomad + Landon from Inside | E1447
Apr 30, 2022
WeCrashed & Severance finales w/ Lon Harris + Twitter follower changes w/ The Verge's Corin Faife | E1446
Apr 29, 2022
Archegos founder arrested, Bolt sued by Authentic Brands, $GOOG & $MSFT earnings, Apple sells repair parts, EV Corvette | E1445
Apr 28, 2022
Jack's Twitter take & employee reactions, Medical NFTs, Hopin's $200M founder secondary sale | E1444
Apr 26, 2022
Twitter accepts Elon's buyout offer, EU's new algo rule, Pipedream Labs: Hyperloop for package delivery | E1443
Apr 26, 2022
VC School: Deal Memos + Sphere CEO Alex Wright-Gladstein (Climate) | E1442
Apr 24, 2022
Twitter funding secured, Boring Co. raises $675M, Amazon's $1B VC fund, Ackman's $400M loss + The Lunar Society: Dwarkesh Patel | E1441
Apr 23, 2022
TSLA earnings + Streaming: WeCrashed & Severance review, CNN+ demise, Netflix’s future | 1440
Apr 22, 2022
Netflix earnings breakdown, Kushner’s $3B pitch deck, CNN+ on pause, Grubhub for sale | E1439
Apr 21, 2022
Jack's candid Twitter takes, FB invests in African internet, Regent's electric Seaglider, layoffs | E1438
Apr 19, 2022
Q1 venture capital review, Twitter breaks, BeReal's new take on social & more | E1437
Apr 19, 2022
Twitter's takeover defense, Meta's AR project with The Verge's Alex Heath + Wordcab's Aleks Smechov + OK Boomer: Rachel Cantor | E1436
Apr 15, 2022
Elon offers to take $TWTR private at $43B + Autonomous car drives away from police | E1435
Apr 14, 2022
Meta's 47.5% take rate + Worldcoin CEO Alex Blania: onboarding the globe to crypto | E1434
Apr 13, 2022
Shopify Board proposes share restructuring + The Atlantic's Derek Thompson, Why American Teens Are So Sad | E1433
Apr 13, 2022
Elon no longer joining $TWTR board, Breslow's Instacart case-study, NYT tells reporters to reduce time on Twitter | E1432
Apr 12, 2022
Investing in down rounds (VC School) + The Lightsmith Group Co-Founder Jay Koh (Climate) | E1431
Apr 10, 2022
BONUS - Jason on This Week in Startups Australia
Apr 09, 2022
Macro insights with Rose Technology CEO Alex Campbell + TCG Crypto's Gaby Goldberg | E1430
Apr 08, 2022
Portfolio construction, Sequoia's transition & Fast with Acquired.FM + The Dropout: This Week in Streaming with Lon Harris | E1429
Apr 08, 2022
Uber travel, OpenAI illustrator, Edit button, CNN+ review + Dune Analytics CEO Fredrik Haga | E1428
Apr 06, 2022
FB vs. Apple on AR and Ads, Twitter's Future, Conflict, Crypto Regulation with Antonio Garcia Martinez & Zach Coelius | E1427
Apr 06, 2022
Elon buys ~9% stake in Twitter + Freestyle Capital's Dave Samuel | E1426
Apr 05, 2022
Inbound vs. outbound deal flow (VC School) + Jason Jacobs of My Climate Journey | E1425
Apr 03, 2022
GoPuff & Fast trimming staff + Bradley Tusk on tech regulation + Glimpse Co-founder Akash Raju | E1424
Apr 01, 2022
NFT exclusive restaurant: FlyFish Club CEO David Rodolitz + Reviewing We Crashed & The Dropout with Lon Harris | E1423
Mar 31, 2022
Facebook funding anti-TikTok lobbyists with Taylor Lorenz + SEC SPAC crackdown, Fast vs. Bolt | E1422
Mar 30, 2022
$625M Axie Infinity Ronin Bridge hack, $TWLO insider trading, Subject's learning platform, $HOOD extends trading hours | E1421
Mar 30, 2022
Oscars recap, FTX investors don't hold board seats, Apple working on hardware subscriptions | E1420
Mar 29, 2022
Understanding non-dilutive fundraising options + Continuum Ag Founder Mitchell Hora | E1419
Mar 27, 2022
Teenage hacking phenom allegedly caught, Molly's Hall of Fame induction & OK Boomer | E1418
Mar 26, 2022
Streaming news! Breaking down WeCrashed E1-3 & The Dropout E5 with Lon Harris | E1417
Mar 25, 2022
Katie Haun's $1.5B web3 fund, Yuga Labs worth $4B, Apple's BNPL play + ChroniFI's Ben Miller | E1416
Mar 24, 2022
How Apple can win podcasting, Bezos' leadership, MBAs raising search funds & FDNY robodogs | E1415
Mar 23, 2022
Sequoia debuts Arc, SEC considering climate disclosures, Disney CEO fallout & more | E1414
Mar 22, 2022
Super Pro Rata (VC Sunday School) + ClimateCheck Founder Cal Inman (Climate) | E1413
Mar 20, 2022
NEWS: $BABA & $TCEHY layoffs, Google's AR purchase, $APE coin; OK Boomer: Smirk | E1412
Mar 20, 2022
Reacting to Super Pumped (Uber) & The Dropout (Theranos) with Lon Harris +OneShop CEO Nick McHenry | E1411
Mar 18, 2022
Spotify x Barcelona, ex-Disney CEO joins Genies, AMC gold mine + D.A. Wallach: music and bio-investing | Angel S6 E10 | E1410
Mar 17, 2022
Ex-FB Diem team builds Aptos blockchain, Metamask parent ConsenSys raises $450M, Mojo's athlete betting market, Zero Grocery shutdown | E1409
Mar 16, 2022
Blue Origin picks Pete, NYT launches Telegram channel, Clearview AI in Ukraine, Semiconductor pains | E1408
Mar 15, 2022
How Big Funds Change the Startup Ecosystem (VC Sunday School) + Climate: Include Ventures' Taj Ahmad Eldridge | E1407
Mar 13, 2022
$RIVN, Biden on TikTok & Crypto, $PTON + Countdown Capital’s Jai Malik + Josh from Party Round | E1406
Mar 12, 2022, Lessons from Bain Crypto launch + Redfin Founder & CEO Glenn Kelman | E1405
Mar 10, 2022
Apple's new Mac + Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt, driverless service in SF, the Origin (zero-emission shared vehicle) | E1404
Mar 09, 2022
Doug Leone of Sequoia Capital: global growth, partnering with legendary companies and the evergreen fund | E1403
Mar 09, 2022
Alumni Ventures charged by SEC + What Germany got wrong about nuclear power with Mark Nelson | E1402
Mar 08, 2022
How much money is too much? (VC Sunday School) + Climate: Andrew Beebe of Obvious Ventures | E1401
Mar 06, 2022
Google ends WFH, $SNOW earnings + Stillmark's Alyse Killeen Angel S6 E7 + Pallet CEO Kai Han | E1400
Mar 04, 2022
Cana CEO Matt Mahar on launching a "Replicator for beverages," turning a product into a platform, working with The Production Board and more | E1399
Mar 03, 2022
Apple pauses RU sales, Ford splits-off EVs + How Facebook killed Joe Speiser's $100M business | E1398
Mar 03, 2022
Tech takes action against Russia, Backbone's mobile gaming device + Joel Greenblatt from Gotham Capital | E1397
Mar 02, 2022
Web 3 is Going Great with Molly White | E1396
Mar 01, 2022
What investors mean when they are "waiting for a lead" (VC Sunday School) + Seth Bannon of 50 Years | E1395
Feb 27, 2022
DHH on Basecamp's painful evolution, Bitcoin, Revitalizing internet discourse + Lumanu CEO Tony Tran | E1394
Feb 26, 2022
Critical cyber attacks of the last decade + How Jason Calacanis grew the Launch Fund: Angel S6 E7 | E1393
Feb 25, 2022
Kanye's genius business model, Platform dependency risks, Pipe enters the movie biz + AirPals' Joshe Ordonez | E1392
Feb 24, 2022
Coinbase's mutable messaging, Revitalizing Peloton and High-growth companies poised for a comeback | E1391
Feb 23, 2022
From PM to GP: Roach Capital's Fahd Ananta | Angel S6 E6 + OK Boomer: Dive Chat | E1390
Feb 19, 2022
Spotify's ad-tech acquisitions to take on YouTube with The Verge's Ashley Carman + Founder University Pitches | E1389
Feb 18, 2022
Keith Rabois of Founders Fund + AirBnB's earnings & evolving customer base, SF BOE recall | E1388
Feb 17, 2022
Do startup employee stock options need an overhaul? Softbank's failed Arm sale + Growth University's Craig Zingerline | E1387
Feb 16, 2022
Crypto's Super Bowl blitz, Joby's asian air-taxi partnerships, Affirm's earnings & BNPL growing pains | E1386
Feb 15, 2022
VC Sunday School: first-tier investor behavior + Climate: Dangerous Ventures' Mike Lin | E1385
Feb 13, 2022
Rapid Disney+ growth, Predicting preference with Qloo's Alex Elias, OK Boomer: Zehra Naqvi's Z-list | E1384
Feb 11, 2022
Peloton's new CEO + Cake Ventures' Monique Woodard Angel S6 E5 | E1383
Feb 11, 2022
$3.6B crypto hack recovered + Segment co-founder Peter Reinhardt's next bet: Charm Industrial | E1382
Feb 10, 2022
Peter Thiel departs FB board, John Foley steps down at Peloton, Should Amazon spin off AWS? + Startup of the Day: Island | E1381
Feb 09, 2022
Spotify's saga continues, $FB warns of EU exit, GoFundMe's protest refund, Peloton's suitors | E1380
Feb 08, 2022
John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins with Ryan Panchadsaram + VC Sunday School: cap table management | E1379
Feb 06, 2022
NYC delivery wars, Cruise gives driverless rides in SF + Gopuff Co-CEO Rafael Ilishayev | E1378
Feb 04, 2022
Full $FB earnings breakdown, NFT company violates music IP + Behind Genius' Paige Finn: Angel S6 E4 | E1377
Feb 04, 2022
All-In’s hijacked feed, Google’s earnings breakdown, Jason’s legendary iPad troll | E1376
Feb 03, 2022
Playstation's $3.2B Bungie acquisition, Metafy gaming tutoring, Shopify CEO joins Coinbase Board of Directors | E1375
Feb 02, 2022
Breaking down Ryan Breslow's YC critique + Spotify's solution & Joe Rogan's response | E1374
Feb 01, 2022
VC Sunday School: startup investing in a down market + Emily Kirsch of Powerhouse Ventures | E1373
Jan 30, 2022
Packy McCormick’s Not Boring parlay: Angel S6 E3 + Producer Rachel visits Miami Hack Week | E1372
Jan 29, 2022
$TSLA earnings breakdown & 2022 IPOs to watch with TechCrunch's Alex Wilhelm | E1371
Jan 28, 2022
MSFT adds $10B, Stripe mafia memes, Spotify: platform or publisher, Scratchpad case-study | E1370
Jan 27, 2022
TikTok vs. YouTube, Bolt CEO calls Stripe & YC "Mob Bosses," Culdesac, Anduril wins $1B contract | E1369
Jan 26, 2022
Comparing 2022 to the Dot-Com bubble + Activist investor challenges Peloton leadership | E1368
Jan 25, 2022
Sunday VC School: how investors work together + Prime Movers Lab's Ramez Naam | E1367
Jan 23, 2022
Apple AR headset scoops with Mark Gurman + Campbell Baron: Gen Z startup content creator | E1366
Jan 23, 2022
Google AR, Peloton pullback + David Friedberg: Cana, the first molecular beverage printer | E1365
Jan 21, 2022
FTC antitrust revision, 5G rollout pause + David Rosenthal's $2.8M fund: Angel S6 E2 | E1364
Jan 20, 2022
Full breakdown of Microsoft acquiring Activision-Blizzard for ~$70B+ | E1363
Jan 19, 2022
Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman: victory through taking ownership, increasing velocity & cultivating talent | E1362
Jan 18, 2022
Oath Keepers indicted from Signal messages, U.S. House subpoenas tech platforms + Alex Masmej: selling a personal token | E1361
Jan 14, 2022
1M fewer college students: is it a problem? + Ask an Angel with Zach Coelius | E1360
Jan 13, 2022
$140B streaming wars 2022 budget, Warren's bad "Big Grocery" take + Mac Conwell: Angel S6 E1 | E1359
Jan 13, 2022
Y Combinator's New Deal, Turo S-1 + Deep Sentinel CEO Dave Selinger: Human-in-the-loop security cameras | E1358
Jan 11, 2022
Tech pullback, SEC considers tightening startup investing regulations, Apple XR headset leaks | E1357
Jan 11, 2022
Sunday VC School: valuation vs. traction matrix + Climate: New Energy Nexus CEO Danny Kennedy | E1356
Jan 09, 2022
Kazakh Bitcoin mining outage, Synthetic actors, Memes + Ben Awad: Gen Z Programming Mentor | E1355
Jan 07, 2022
GETTR & social media moderation, NYT to acquire The Athletic + Axie Infinity's Jeff Zirlin on NFT gaming | E1354
Jan 07, 2022
OpenSea raises $300M, VW & Toyota commit $170B to EVs, China's strangled tech sector, New media | E1353
Jan 06, 2022
Elizabeth Holmes is guilty, Amazon wins over socialists, Biden sanctions China | E1352
Jan 05, 2022
How JOKR lost $159 per order, rising startup valuations, OpenSea freezes stolen NFTs, Web 2 CEOs troll Web 3 | E1351
Jan 04, 2022
The 2021 TWISTY Awards: best guest, most awkward moment, best chemistry & more! | E1350
Dec 27, 2021
Web3 wars & Rivian Q3 earnings with our new co-host Molly Wood! | E1349
Dec 22, 2021
Praying For Exits: the satirist of venture capital | E1348
Dec 17, 2021
Melania Trump’s NFT, Reddit to go public + Twitter’s Tony Haile: news & product evolution | E1347
Dec 17, 2021
mRNA cancer treatment, Google’s vax policy, CEO “taking time off” + Founder roundtable: PaidBack, Wearwell, SupporTrends | E1346
Dec 16, 2021
What Elizabeth Holmes’s prosecution missed, Nike buys NFT studio, Tether, the power of equity, ISS tourism | E1345
Dec 15, 2021
Is Peloton undervalued? + Rad Power Bikes CEO Mike Radenbaugh + Succession recap, All-in | E1344
Dec 14, 2021
Guess the fake startup + Founders of Jenni.AI, Wearloom, Track, Llama Life + How to hire Gen Z | E1343
Dec 10, 2021
Armstrong & Tether skip crypto hearings, Adele’s NFT resale solution + Startup Checklist E10 | E1342
Dec 10, 2021
Art Basel recap (Beeple, JUUL, Cathie Wood) + reacting to’s leaked layoffs clip | E1341
Dec 09, 2021
What is a Vibe Capitalist? Bedrock’s Geoff Lewis on investing, crypto, city-states, defense & AI | E1340
Dec 07, 2021
Crypto accounting for startups | Finance Basics with Kruze Consulting’s Scott Orn | E1339
Dec 06, 2021
Square becomes Block, Spotify Wrapped’s genius, $GRAB debut + Founders of Fathom, Deft & Krepling | E1338
Dec 03, 2021
Podcasting, crypto and favorite finds with Acquired’s Ben Gilbert & David Rosenthal | E1337
Dec 02, 2021
Twitter bans sharing “private media” + Startup Checklist: How to raise capital | E1336
Dec 01, 2021
Twitter’s new CEO, Mr. Beast’s record-breaking Squid Game + Haus’ Helena Price Hambrecht | E1335
Nov 30, 2021
End of year startup accounting checklist | Finance Basics with Kruze Consulting’s Scott Orn | E1334
Nov 29, 2021
Zoom’s revenue tops $1B, valuation falls + Startup Checklist: how to prepare for fundraising | E1333
Nov 24, 2021
Turner Novak: Turning memes into a $10M VC fund | E1332
Nov 24, 2021
Nikola Motors update, El Salvador launches $1B bond to build “Bitcoin City” on a volcano | E1331
Nov 23, 2021
A DAO bids $40M on the Constitution, Startup Checklist: Operational best practices, Gen Z VCs | E1330
Nov 19, 2021
Tarantino sued over NFTs + Twitch Co-Founder Justin Kan: YouTube, Entrepreneurship, Investing | E1329
Nov 19, 2021
Why Sam Lessin is using the VC model to invest in individuals + Jason funds a startup on air | E1328
Nov 18, 2021
Ohio sues FB + Bradley Tusk “The Fixer,” Uber, startups navigating politics, mobile voting | E1327
Nov 17, 2021
How to hire anywhere in the world (legally) | Finance Basics with Kruze Consulting’s Scott Orn | E1326
Nov 15, 2021
The greatest CNBC hit of all time, YouTube hides dislikes + Ready Games CEO David Bennahum | E1325
Nov 13, 2021
Breaking down Rivian’s IPO & $100B valuation + DAO deep dive with OpenLaw’s Aaron Wright | E1324
Nov 11, 2021
Coinbase Q3 earnings breakdown + Startup Checklist: Crafting a brand & knowing your market | E1323
Nov 11, 2021
$RBLX earnings, Jetson ONE personal aircraft + Oculus game dev Ryan Engle, creator of Pro Putt | E1322
Nov 09, 2021
How to simplify diligence & avoid fraud | Finance Basics with Kruze Consulting’s Scott Orn | E1321
Nov 08, 2021
Tech Earnings: $UBER, $ABNB, $PTON + OK Boomer: Gen Z joins the workforce | E1320
Nov 05, 2021
Building a Great Team: Startup Checklist E5 | E1319
Nov 04, 2021
Zillow falls after iBuying collapse, Biden Admin’s stablecoin report + LeadIQ’s Mei Siauw | E1318
Nov 03, 2021
Bytedance bans 996 + Multicoin Capital’s Kyle Samani: The 100x fund | E1317
Nov 02, 2021
Apple privacy updates cost social media giants $10B + BetterBrand’s Aimee Yang | E1316
Nov 01, 2021
Facebook’s new name + DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg: the privacy search engine | E1315
Oct 29, 2021
Media employees battling “back to work” orders + Startup Checklist E4: Building a Great Product | E1314
Oct 28, 2021
Sequoia’s new structure, $HOOD and $TWTR earnings + Bolt’s Ryan Breslow: 4-day work week | E1313
Oct 27, 2021
Facebook’s Q3 earnings breakdown: revenue, user growth, rumored rebrand + Italic’s Jeremy Cai | E1312
Oct 26, 2021
Growth & Retention: Why Subscription is the Holy Grail | Customer Basics with Salesforce’s Tiffani Bova | E1311
Oct 25, 2021
Trump SPAC, WeWork SPAC, GitLab IPO w/ Eric Newcomer + Quick Commerce w/Matt Newberg | E1310
Oct 22, 2021
Inflation warnings and hedge strategy, Bitcoin ETF, Hindenburg’s Tether bounty + Startup Checklist E3 | E1309
Oct 21, 2021
Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson: the next $60B, Engage, Segment acquisition & more + Who actually uses Oculus? | E1308
Oct 20, 2021
Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire on USDC, Tether & more + Jason reacts to Apple’s new M1 chips & MacBooks | E1307
Oct 19, 2021
How to manage customer relationships | Customer Basics with Salesforce’s Tiffani Bova | E1306
Oct 18, 2021
Coinbase chases NFT billions + Peter Thiel “The Contrarian” with author Max Chafkin | E1305
Oct 15, 2021
Is Netflix over cancel culture? + Startup Checklist: Choosing a Business Model | E1304
Oct 14, 2021
US inherits China’s Bitcoin Mining Dynasty + Jacob Helberg on the “New Cold War” with China | E1303
Oct 13, 2021
Solana Founder Anatoly Yakovenko on scaling the blockchain to warp speed | E1302
Oct 12, 2021
How to understand customer engagement | Customer Basics with Salesforce’s Tiffani Bova | E1301
Oct 11, 2021
Tether’s hidden billions with Bloomberg’s Zeke Faux + Startup Checklist E1 | E1300
Oct 08, 2021
Fantasy startup investing NFTs + former Tesla CTO JB Straubel’s Redwood Materials | E1299
Oct 07, 2021
FB Whistleblower’s Senate testimony + Scorpion Capital shorts Ginkgo Bioworks, claims fraud | E1298
Oct 06, 2021
How to create great customer experience | Customer Basics with Salesforce’s Tiffani Bova | E1297
Oct 05, 2021
Facebook’s whistleblower reveal & major outage + reacting to OZY media CEO on Today Show | E1296
Oct 04, 2021
Coinbase CEO reflects on “mission” manifesto + Kettle’s Nat Manning on fire insurance | E1295
Oct 01, 2021
Amazon’s AI driver supervisors, OZY media fallout, rising FEMA flood insurance, OpenScouting | E1294
Sep 30, 2021
Google’s game-changing ad policy + Michael Dell on “Play Nice But Win,” stories from building a computing giant | E1293
Sep 29, 2021
OZY Media’s deception, VC retirement, Clubhouse’s monetization problem with The Verge’s Ashley Carman & more | E1292
Sep 28, 2021
Facebook puts Instagram Kids on pause, Bevy’s high-profile firing + Squarespace’s Anthony Casalena | E1291
Sep 27, 2021
News! China bans crypto transactions (again), Zillow & iBuyers impacting Real Estate + Ask Jason | E1290
Sep 24, 2021
News! EU Mandates USB-C, Facebook Files, China RE, Apple leaks, Stonkfluencers, SaaS Pod | E1289
Sep 24, 2021
Apple Maps 3-D update, SEC Chair tips off coming crypto regulation + Pacaso’s Austin Allison | E1288
Sep 22, 2021
Apple launches iCloud Private Relay + Framework’s Nirav Patel on customizable laptops | E1287
Sep 21, 2021
ByteDance limits daily app time for kids in China + Next Unicorns: Orbital Insight’s Kevin O’Brien | E1286
Sep 20, 2021
Head of Instagram comments on teen impact, Jay-Z’s NFT lawsuit + Sourcegraph’s Quinn Slack | E1285
Sep 18, 2021
Rapid Fire News: App Annie fraud, Instagram’s negative impact, Discord valued at $15B & more | E1284
Sep 17, 2021
OpenSea admits employee was front-running featured NFTs + Goldbelly CEO Joe Ariel on food e-commerce | E1283
Sep 15, 2021
“Amazon Unbound” author Brad Stone on the mind of Bezos, the future of Amazon & more | E1282
Sep 14, 2021
Growth stocks, Inflation impacts, SPACs & more with Beth Kindig & Knox Ridley from I/O Fund | E1281
Sep 10, 2021
News! Fireproof homes, Amazon’s college plan, Facebook copies Snap, Notion Acquires & more | E1280
Sep 10, 2021
Coinbase battles SEC over Lend + How DeFi interest rates work with Genesis’ Matt Ballensweig | E1279
Sep 09, 2021
BAYC at Sotheby’s, Loot, Tether Canada ban + 8VC’s Joe Lonsdale: Palantir, China, Cicero | E1278
Sep 07, 2021
Adrian Grenier: launching a new fund + FounderU: balancing product vision & customer feedback | E1277
Sep 03, 2021
Next Unicorns: Miso Robotics’ Mike Bell, $3 an hour fry cooks + MorningBrew’s Dan Toomey on TikTok | E1276
Sep 02, 2021
Bored Ape Madness with The Infatuation’s Andrew Steinthal + Breaking into VC with Nicole DeTommaso | E1275
Sep 01, 2021
Elizabeth Holmes Theranos fraud trial kickoff + Blokable’s Aaron Holm: how to scale housing | E1274
Aug 31, 2021
CCP closes foreign IPO loophole + Audius’ Roneil Rumburg: decentralized project crash course | E1273
Aug 27, 2021
HeadSpin accused of $80M fraud, housing startup irks NIMBYs + Not Boring’s Packy McCormick | E1272
Aug 26, 2021
Rapid Fire News: OnlyFans reverses course, Circle to clean up USDC reserves, Warby Parker S-1 | E1271
Aug 25, 2021
Rapid Fire News: Facebook “cleans up their house,” Tyga takes on OnlyFans, Jack Ma vs. CCP | E1270
Aug 24, 2021
Rapid fire news: OnlyFans bans sexual conduct + Boston Dynamics, Disney & Tesla bet big on robots | E1269
Aug 20, 2021
Robinhood earnings breakdown, Amazon launching department stores + Mark Suster deep dives VC | E1268
Aug 19, 2021
Noodlegate, the end of cancel culture? + Next Unicorns: OpenGov CEO Zac Bookman | E1267
Aug 18, 2021
Casey Newton’s Superhuman misfire, Apple’s backdoor, 5G crypto network, WhatsApp’s Taliban problem | E1266
Aug 17, 2021
Next Unicorns: Splice CEO Steve Martocci, building the Github for music | E1265
Aug 13, 2021
How to secure follow-on investment for your startup (FounderU) + Ask an Angel with Zach Coelius | E1264
Aug 12, 2021
How to come up with a startup idea (FounderU) + Ask an Angel with Zach Coelius | E1263
Aug 11, 2021
Nick Kokonas of Tock & Alinea, flipping the low-margin restaurant model | E1262
Aug 10, 2021
Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman on the current state and future of the US housing market | E1261
Aug 06, 2021
Bootstrapping vs. taking Venture Capital (FounderU) + Ask An Angel with Zach Coelius | E1260
Aug 05, 2021
How to a Grow Consumer SaaS App to 225K Paying Customers – Next Unicorns: Fitbod CEO Allen Chen | E1259
Aug 04, 2021
Creating a new venture fund: formation, follow-on strategies & more with Acquired | E1258
Aug 03, 2021
News! Robinhood/Duolingo IPOs, Big Tech earnings, China & more with TechCrunch’s Alex Wilhelm | E1257
Jul 30, 2021
Nikola’s Trevor Milton indicted for fraud, Robinhood IPO + GRIN CEO Brandon Brown | E1256
Jul 29, 2021
Youtube vs. Netflix, Google’s $230B run rate + Next Unicorns: OpenSea’s Devin Finzer on NFTs | E1255
Jul 28, 2021
Rapid Fire News: China’s techlash continues, Tesla’s incredible Q2 earnings, Tether holders move to USDC & more | E1254
Jul 27, 2021
Emergency Pod! Tether executives facing DOJ bank fraud probe (via Bloomberg) | E1253
Jul 27, 2021
Dfinity’s ICP crypto complaint, Snap/Twitter earnings, China’s e-learning crackdown & more | E1252
Jul 23, 2021
China punishes Didi, Twitter’s new feature, UAE makes it rain + Do Kwon of Terraform Labs | E1251
Jul 22, 2021
Reacting to Tether’s CNBC interview, Netflix earnings + Vincent’s Slava Rubin on alt assets | E1250
Jul 21, 2021
Bezos goes to space, Robinhood IPO, USDC attestation + Flock Safety’s Garrett Langley | E1249
Jul 21, 2021
Rapid Fire News: AI voices after death, DOJ investigates Lordstown Motors, COVID adaptation | E1248
Jul 16, 2021
Rapid Fire News: FB’s right-wing algo, Tether update, giving Cuba internet, Powell on stable coins & more | E1247
Jul 16, 2021
The Next Unicorns: Adena Hefets CEO of Divvy Homes, forging a new path to home ownership | E1246
Jul 15, 2021
Education’s war on excellence, AWS atrophy, France fines Google + AppHarvest’s Josh Lessing | E1245
Jul 14, 2021
China cracks down on US IPOs, winning founder qualities, Ask Jason: accelerators, investing | E1244
Jul 13, 2021
Biden targets big corporations + Tether Investigation with Bitfinex’ed | E1243
Jul 09, 2021
Nextdoor SPAC breakdown, Pelosi trading options + Morning Brew’s Alex Lieberman | E1242
Jul 08, 2021
Barclays blocks Binance, China pauses Didi downloads + Steezy CEO Evan Zhou | E1241
Jul 06, 2021
Emergency Pod! Robinhood files to go public: S-1 breakdown | E1240
Jul 02, 2021
How to nail Monthly Investor Updates (FounderU) + Ginkgo Bioworks CEO Jason Kelly | E1239
Jul 01, 2021
Sam Altman’s “Worldcoin,” Facebook hits $1T + Alchemy’s Nikil Viswanathan on “AWS for Blockchain” | E1238
Jun 29, 2021
News! Peter Thiel’s $5B Roth IRA, Black creators strike on TikTok, BuzzFeed SPAC, Microsoft goes anti-Apple PLUS Ask Jason | E1237
Jun 25, 2021
The power of the SOD/EOD plus Bill Maris on early Google stories, origins of GV, bioterrorism & more | E1236
Jun 24, 2021
China moves crypto mining to US + Overtime’s Dan Porter on GenZ basketball league & network | E1235
Jun 22, 2021
What startups need to succeed | Scaling Your Startup S2 E10 with Intercom’s Des Traynor | E1234
Jun 18, 2021
GameStop poaches Amazon execs, Streaming stalls + Genies CEO Akash Nigam on Avatars & NFTs | E1233
Jun 16, 2021
Tether: Crypto’s Black Swan? Plus Alternative Asset Roundtable featuring the founders of Masterworks, Fundrise & Rally Rd | E1232
Jun 15, 2021
Zymergen CEO Josh Hoffman on Biofacturing PLUS Founder U Startup Math | E1231
Jun 11, 2021
News! The cult of Bitcoin maximalists, Bezos is going to space, & Facebook’s smartwatch | E1230
Jun 11, 2021
Customer Success | Scaling Your Startup S2E9 with Statusphere’s Kristen Wiley & Techmate’s Nicole Beals | E1229
Jun 09, 2021
Aurora CEO Chris Urmson on building the roadmap to fully autonomous vehicles | E1228
Jun 08, 2021
Apple’s WFH blowback, navigating current startup valuations PLUS Sugar’s Fatima Dicko | 1227
Jun 08, 2021
Katerra’s collapse, Bill Ackman’s SPAC merger plus Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi | E1226
Jun 04, 2021
Launching Twitter Blue with Twitter’s Head of Product Kayvon Beykpour | E1225
Jun 03, 2021
Low-Burn | Scaling Your Startup S2 E8 with Neyborly’s Ben Seidl & Xendoo’s Lil Roberts | E1224
Jun 03, 2021
Citizen App’s bounty blunder, “digital bodyguard” service + Coinbase launches “Fact Check” | E1223
May 28, 2021
Acquired.FM’s Ben Gilbert & David Rosenthal on Berkshire vs. Bitcoin, Amazon acquires James Bond IP, and more! | E1222
May 26, 2021
Culture | Scaling Your Startup S2 E7: 15five’s David Hassell & Balloon’s Amanda Greenberg | E1221
May 25, 2021
US initiates crypto regulation, Robinhood IPO access, Slack as a Trojan Horse PLUS Magic Spoon CEO Gabi Lewis | E1220
May 21, 2021
Emergency Pod! Huge Bitcoin correction, Robinhood IPO rumors, Squarespace direct listing | E1219
May 20, 2021
Marketing SEO & Conversion Funnels | Scaling Your Startup S2 E6: Gravitr’s Doriane Mouret & Outlaw’s Danielle Vincent | E1218
May 19, 2021
Amazon in talks to acquire MGM, AT&T offloading Warner Media, Dapper Labs lawsuit plus NYT’s Taylor Lorenz on creator economy, Clubhouse & Jake Paul’s venture fund | E1217
May 18, 2021
Emergency Pod! Twitter is reportedly building a paid subscription called “Twitter Blue” | E1216
May 18, 2021
Ask an Angel PLUS Antonio Garcia Martinez vs. Apple with Zach Coelius | E1215
May 15, 2021
Product | Scaling Your Startup S2 E5 with Superhuman’s Rahul Vohra & Fitbod’s Jesse Venticique | E1214
May 15, 2021
Oura CEO Harpreet Rai on improving sleep, NBA partnerships, hardware & more PLUS the Instagram Kids debacle | E1213
May 13, 2021
Precursor Ventures’ Charles Hudson & Jason give candid feedback on startup pitches at Founder University | E1212
May 11, 2021
Facebook’s Oversight Board rules on Trump ban plus how to reverse engineer TAM & more | E1211
May 07, 2021
Fundraising | Scaling Your Startup S2 E4 with Density’s Andrew Farah and SoleSavy’s Dejan Pralica | E1210
May 06, 2021
Crafter’s Morgan Spenla on delighting makers with memberships, materials, and a marketplace | E1209
May 05, 2021
Breaking down Basecamp’s tumultuous week, politics at work & more | E1208
May 05, 2021
How Tiger Global is outpacing VC with better, faster, cheaper, capital ft. Founders Fund’s Everett Randle | E1207
Apr 30, 2021
Sales | Scaling Your Startup S2 E3 with GRIN’s Brandon Brown and LeadIQ’s Mei Siauw | E1206
Apr 29, 2021
Arlan Hamilton on raising $5M in crowdfunding, empowering & educating underestimated founders | E1205
Apr 27, 2021
Emergency Pod! Tim Cook vs. Mark Zuckerberg: Apple and Facebook go to war over privacy updates | E1204
Apr 27, 2021
Altimeter’s Brad Gerstner on taking Grab public in largest SPAC ever, fixing broken IPOs | E1203
Apr 23, 2021
Social Marketing | Scaling Your Startup S2 E2 with Mehak Vohra and Kate Bradley-Chernis | E1202
Apr 21, 2021
Emergency Pod! Jason reacts to the Apple event: M1 iMac & iPad Pro, AirTags, Podcasts & more | E1201
Apr 21, 2021
MetaKovan on financing digital art & buying Beeple’s $69M NFT, plus Clubhouse facing new competition in social audio | E1200
Apr 20, 2021
Jason’s EOW (End of Week) | 4/16/20
Apr 17, 2021
Republic CEO Ken Nguyen on making early-stage investing for everyone | E1199
Apr 16, 2021
Throwback! Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong from November 2017
Apr 15, 2021
Growth | Scaling Your Startup S2 E1 with Growth University’s Craig Zingerline and Fitbod’s Allen Chen | E1198
Apr 14, 2021
Dapper Labs CEO Roham Gharegozlou on powering NFTs, NBA Top Shot, & CryptoKitties | E1197
Apr 13, 2021
Building a production location marketplace with Hank Leber, Co-Founder of Giggster | E1196
Apr 09, 2021
Snack App’s Kim Kaplan PLUS 3 key metrics that matter for consumer, enterprise SaaS & marketplace startups | E1195
Apr 06, 2021
This Week in Startups Australia hosted by Mark Pesce | Season 9 Episode 1 with Jason Calacanis
Apr 06, 2021
Early angel investing blind spots, thoughts on the creator economy PLUS’s Sarah Hum | E1194
Apr 02, 2021
Common First-Time Founder Mistakes Part 2! with Becki DeGraw | Wilson Sonsini Startup Legal Basics
Apr 02, 2021
Emergency Pod! SPAC Overload: Understanding 2021’s unprecedented SPAC market | E1193
Apr 01, 2021
Emergency Pod! uBiome: Anatomy of an Alleged Fraud with Wall Street Journal reporter Amy Dockser Marcus | E1192
Mar 31, 2021
Startup Bracketology: selecting the world’s best private company with Acquired FM PLUS future of VC | E1191
Mar 26, 2021
Common First-Time Founder Mistakes with Becki DeGraw | Wilson Sonsini Startup Legal Basics
Mar 26, 2021
Emergency Pod! Microsoft in talks to buy Discord for $10B+; breaking down their thesis, Discord’s business & more | E1190
Mar 26, 2021
Ask an Angel with Zach Coelius: Starting your angel career, building marketplaces & more | E1189
Mar 25, 2021
Joanne Wilson on spotting a bubble, NYC’s post-pandemic reset, portfolio management in an unsustainable market & more | Angel S5 E10
Mar 24, 2021
Sahil Lavingia on Gumroad’s groundbreaking equity crowdfunding raise, lessons from a decade-long startup journey, insights on rolling funds & more | E1188
Mar 24, 2021
Cade Metz on his controversial Slate Star Codex article, new book “Genius Makers,” dangers of algorithmic moderation, a16z vs. legacy media & more | E1187
Mar 19, 2021
Ask an Angel with Zach Coelius: changing VC landscape, pitch deck punch-ups, Tesla’s future & more | E1186
Mar 19, 2021
Stock option grants deep dive with Becki DeGraw | Wilson Sonsini Startup Legal Basics
Mar 18, 2021
Paul Judge on helping lead SoftBank’s $100M Opportunity Fund, future of fundraising, importance of “building your Olympic Team” & more | Angel S5 E9
Mar 18, 2021
Kevin Rose on his product philosophy, Reddit & Digg’s inverse journeys, Twitter’s recent innovations & more | E1185
Mar 16, 2021
Tobi Lütke on Shopify’s impact on the creator economy, COVID forcing focus, early Internet breakthroughs, evolving as a remote manager & much more | E1184
Mar 14, 2021
How to run an efficient board meeting with Becki DeGraw | Wilson Sonsini Startup Legal Basics
Mar 12, 2021
Garry Tan on lessons from past startup failures, power of community funnels, Alexis Ohanian’s departure & more | Angel S5 E8
Mar 11, 2021
Harlem Capital’s Henri Pierre-Jacques on funding underrepresented founders, insights from raising first fund & getting Apple as an LP, Black culture’s impact on social apps | E1183
Mar 10, 2021
Keith Rabois on Miami vs. Bay Area, cognitive variety, America’s self-examination & more PLUS Keith’s Best Twitter Dunks | E1182
Mar 05, 2021
Matt Mullenweg on pioneering remote work, investing in open-source, crypto & more | Angel S5 E7
Mar 04, 2021
Hims & Hers CEO Andrew Dudum on the future of healthcare post-COVID, starting a company to SPAC’ing in 36 months | E1181
Mar 03, 2021
Founders from LAUNCH Accelerator’s 20th Cohort join Jason to talk fundraising, growth, pitching & more | E1180
Feb 27, 2021
Ask an Angel with Zach Coelius: early-stage valuations, product roadmaps, startup killers, Twitter gets its groove back & more | E1179
Feb 27, 2021
Reid Hoffman on the Joby Aviation SPAC, lessons from early Airbnb & Facebook bets, passing on Stripe & SpaceX, investment thesis & more | Angel S5 E6
Feb 25, 2021
Emergency Pod! Deconstructing the grift: Clubhouse coaching scams with Coffeezilla | E1178
Feb 25, 2021
“Crisis” Director Nick Jarecki on the opioid problem in America, post-COVID film distribution & more | E1177
Feb 23, 2021
Ask Jason! All-In origins, avoiding common investor mistakes, defining “lifestyle” business vs. venture scale & more! | E1176
Feb 20, 2021
News! Bitcoin hits $50K, monetizing Clubhouse, drafting the Mount Rushmore of Tech CEOs & more with Acquired FM | E1175
Feb 19, 2021
Mark Cuban on the resurgence of retail investors, NBA’s potential entry into wagering & digital assets, DeFi & much more | Angel S5 E5
Feb 18, 2021
Andrew Wilkinson on bringing the Buffett approach to startups, WeCommerce, Slack & more | E1174
Feb 17, 2021
Box CEO Aaron Levie on the developing cloud storage market, Twitter jokes, Clubhouse vices & more | E1173
Feb 12, 2021
Budgets, models & what investors are looking for with Scott Orn | Kruze Consulting Startup Finance Basics
Feb 12, 2021
Howard Lindzon on public vs. private investing psychology, “great unbundling” of index funds, Robinhood & more | Angel S5 E4
Feb 11, 2021
Ask an Angel with Zach Coelius: is moving to SF still worth it, bubble/recession potential, post-COVID funding & more | E1172
Feb 10, 2021
Commonwealth Fusion Systems’ Bob Mumgaard on trying to solve climate change via nuclear fusion technology | E1171
Feb 06, 2021
Five things you need to nail to scale with Scott Orn | Kruze Consulting Startup Finance Basics
Feb 05, 2021
Emergency Pod! Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO: Reasons, reactions & more | E1170
Feb 04, 2021
Elad Gil on his product-market driven thesis, importance of market pull, entering the “go public sooner” decade | Angel S5 E3
Feb 04, 2021
Flexport CEO Ryan Petersen on “going big” with $1B funding round, insights from scaling globally, lessons from the pandemic | E1169
Feb 03, 2021
No Rules Rules Co-Author Erin Meyer: Netflix’s “keeper test”, comparative turnover, navigating global business cultures – Part 2 | E1168
Jan 30, 2021
Startup taxes deep dive with Scott Orn | Kruze Consulting Startup Finance Basics
Jan 29, 2021
Emergency Pod! WallStreetBets vs. Suits, breaking down the GameStop fiasco & more | E1167
Jan 28, 2021
Intercom’s Des Traynor on the importance of pricing, product-market fit metrics & more | Angel S5 E2
Jan 28, 2021
No Rules Rules Co-Author Erin Meyer on how Netflix cultivates outlier performance & re-aligns values towards innovation – Part 1 | E1166
Jan 27, 2021
Outer CEO Jiake Liu on standing out in DTC, go-to-market innovations, pitching at Remote Demo Day & more | E1165
Jan 23, 2021
Emergency Pod! Facebook hands off Trump’s indefinite ban to the Oversight Board | E1164
Jan 22, 2021
How to ace diligence & avoid common mistakes with Scott Orn | Kruze Consulting Startup Finance Basics
Jan 22, 2021
David Tisch shares insights from 350+ early-stage investments in companies like Plaid & Roman, importance of reputation, dealing with sharp-elbowed investors & more | Angel S5 E1
Jan 21, 2021 CEO Emery Wells on helping the film industry go remote, how distributed work is changing movie studios & more | E1163
Jan 19, 2021
“Early-stage startups we love right now” with Indie Hackers’ Courtland Allen & Pioneer’s Daniel Gross | E1162
Jan 15, 2021
DocSend CEO Russ Heddleston on pitch deck insights, leaning into criticism & more | E1161
Jan 13, 2021
Coda CEO Shishir Mehrotra on the productivity renaissance, enabling the maker generation, insights from early years of YouTube & more | E1160
Jan 12, 2021
Joel Greenblatt on understanding market factors, improving public education, reducing income inequality & more | E1159
Jan 08, 2021
Andy Rachleff on management theory, Reed Hastings’ genius, lessons from passing on Netflix & more | E1158
Jan 05, 2021
E1157: TWiSTYs 2020 – Jason gives awards for the best, funniest, wettest beak & more!
Dec 25, 2020
E1156: Emergency Pod! Ripple sued by SEC over XRP cryptocurrency, breaking down the SEC Complaint
Dec 23, 2020
E1155: Daryl Morey on his eventful 2020, adapting to paradigm shifts, taking the Sixers job, building a winning organization & more
Dec 22, 2020
E1154: Breaking the low-code stigma amongst developers & adjusting your market with Retool’s David Hsu | Rising Stars of SaaS 10
Dec 16, 2020
E1153: Dave Portnoy on the business of Barstool, talent acquisition, Call Her Daddy controversy & more
Dec 15, 2020
E1152: Keith Rabois on leaving Silicon Valley for Miami, Roaring Twenties 2.0, IPO spree & more
Dec 15, 2020
Best of This Week in Startups: Week of December 7th, 2020
Dec 12, 2020
E1151: Tech stock deep dive with Alex Wilhelm & Beth Kindig: Airbnb & DoorDash IPOs, Zoom’s pricing power, post-pandemic outlook, top picks & more
Dec 11, 2020
Employment Agreement deep dive: IP assignment, offer letters, side hustles & more with Becki DeGraw | Wilson Sonsini Startup Legal Basics
Dec 10, 2020
E1150: Creating a better presentation software, competing with PowerPoint, Keynote & Google Slides & achieving great design with Pitch CEO Christian Reber | Rising Stars of SaaS 9
Dec 09, 2020
E1149: Brad Feld on building startup communities, reconciling anxiety as an early-stage investor & remembering Tony Hsieh
Dec 08, 2020
Best of This Week in Startups: Week of November 30th, 2020
Dec 05, 2020
E1148: Apps Without Code Founder & CEO Tara Reed teaches aspiring entrepreneurs how to bootstrap startups to profitability
Dec 04, 2020
All-In E14: Salesforce acquires Slack, DeepMind’s AlphaFold breakthrough, Trust Fund Socialists & more
Dec 04, 2020
Understanding Financing Structures: SAFEs, Convertibles Notes, Priced Rounds & more with Becki DeGraw | Wilson Sonsini Startup Legal Basics
Dec 03, 2020
E1147: “Godfather of SaaS” Jason Lemkin on 2020’s cloud software boom, public CEO mindsets, how Zoom conquered the competition & more | Rising Stars of SaaS 8
Dec 02, 2020
E1146: LAUNCH Accelerator Cohort 19 founders reflect on their journeys thru the program: Blush (custom illustration tool), Palabra (no-code email automation) & Rolebot (AI hiring platform)
Dec 02, 2020
E1145: Emergency Pod! Salesforce is reportedly acquiring Slack: winners, losers, ramifications & more!
Dec 01, 2020
Best of This Week in Startups: Week of November 23rd, 2020
Nov 26, 2020
E1144: How Income Share Agreements (ISAs) are solving education financing & aligning incentives in a broken system with Meratas CEO Darius Goldman | Rising Stars of SaaS 7
Nov 25, 2020
All-In E13: SPACsgiving Special! Plus: More promising vaccine news, innovation vs. regulation, reforming higher ed, morality of challenge trials
Nov 25, 2020
Negotiating a Term Sheet: Deal killers, what terms are worth fighting for & more with Becki DeGraw | Wilson Sonsini Startup Legal Basics
Nov 24, 2020
E1143: Indie Hackers Founder Courtland Allen is creating a community for the next generation of builders to chase the “new American Dream”
Nov 23, 2020
Best of This Week in Startups: Week of November 16th, 2020
Nov 21, 2020
E1142: Emergency Pod! Jason breaks down & ranks his top 4 IPO candidates: Airbnb, Affirm, Robinhood & Roblox!
Nov 21, 2020
E1141: CircleUp’s Ryan Caldbeck on the mental & physical toll of being a founder, why he stepped down as CEO & shared his struggle publicly
Nov 20, 2020
Avoiding Co-Founder legal disputes & C-Corp vs. LLC with Becki DeGraw | Wilson Sonsini Startup Legal Basics
Nov 20, 2020
E1140: Dishcraft Robotics CEO Linda Pouliot on scaling Robots-as-a-Service | Rising Stars of SaaS 6
Nov 19, 2020
E1139: Loop CEO Brian Gannon shares secrets to scaling a hardware startup & launching the Loop 2 + bonus Ask Jason!
Nov 18, 2020
Best of This Week in Startups: Week of November 9th, 2020
Nov 14, 2020
E1138: Ask Jason! Benefits to growing a company internationally, Apple’s new chip impact, investing in solo founders & more!
Nov 13, 2020
E1137: Making coding accessible for all with CEO Amjad Masad | Rising Stars of SaaS 5
Nov 11, 2020
All-ln E12: Biden wins, Pfizer vaccine, markets rip, Trump’s next act, COVID endgame scenarios & more
Nov 11, 2020
E1136: SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce on evolving accreditation laws, SPACs, importance of capital markets in wealth creation, spotting fraud & more
Nov 10, 2020
Best of This Week in Startups: Week of November 2nd, 2020
Nov 07, 2020
E1135: Density CEO Andrew Farah on launching the Open Area sensor, $51M Series C, impact of increasing spatial efficiency, risk-taking & more
Nov 06, 2020
E1134: Deep dive on the food delivery wars with ChowNow CEO Chris Webb | Rising Stars of SaaS 4
Nov 05, 2020
All-In E11: Election Night Special featuring surprise guests!
Nov 04, 2020
E1133: Podcast & blogging pioneer Dave Winer on inventing new forms of media, tribalism on social media, tales from Silicon Valley’s Golden Age & more
Nov 03, 2020
Best of This Week in Startups: Week of October 26th, 2020
Oct 31, 2020
E1132: News! Jack Dorsey vs. Ted Cruz, Google’s antitrust lawsuit, Expensify email, Amazon deep dive & much more with Acquired’s Ben Gilbert & David Rosenthal
Oct 30, 2020
E1131 Bringing barbershops into the digital age with Squire CEO Songe LaRon | Rising Stars of SaaS 3
Oct 29, 2020
E1130: “Billion Dollar Loser” Author Reeves Wiedeman on WeWork’s epic rise & crazy collapse, Adam Neumann’s unique behavior, hypocrisy, red flags & more
Oct 27, 2020
Best of This Week in Startups: Week of October 19th, 2020
Oct 24, 2020
E1129: Ring Founder Jamie Siminoff on launching the Always Home Cam – an autonomous indoor drone, taking his company from bad reviews to a billion-dollar acquisition by Amazon & more
Oct 23, 2020
E1128: Emergency Pod! A Quibi postmortem – Diving into the numbers, what went wrong, lessons learned & more!
Oct 23, 2020
E1127: Data privacy deep dive with Transcend CEO Ben Brook; tracking pixels, GDPR, privacy as a selling point & more | Rising Stars of SaaS 2
Oct 22, 2020
E1126: Capital Allocators Host Ted Seides goes deep on endowments, LP turnover, public/private market insights, ESG investing & more
Oct 20, 2020
Best of This Week in Startups: Week of October 12th, 2020
Oct 17, 2020
E1125: LAUNCH Accelerator Cohort 18 founders reflect on their journeys thru the program: Fluent Forever (language learning app), SupportPay (child support management solution) & (no-code app building platform)
Oct 16, 2020
All-In E10: Twitter & Facebook botch censorship (again), the publisher vs. distributor debate & more
Oct 16, 2020
E1124: Reducing response times for first responders & revolutionizing outdated systems with RapidDeploy CEO Steven Raucher | Rising Stars of SaaS 1
Oct 14, 2020
E1123: Emergency Pod! Jason reacts to the iPhone 12 fail & Apple jumping the shark; theories on the lack of innovation: is something big in the works or has Apple lost its magic?
Oct 14, 2020
E1122: Running Tide CEO Marty Odlin is helping solve the Climate crisis by using kelp to sequester carbon in the ocean, shares insights on generational shifts in climate response & more
Oct 13, 2020
Best of This Week in Startups: Week of October 5th, 2020
Oct 10, 2020
E1121: Mark Suster on investing in human-computer interfaces & sustainability, what he looks for in founders, SPACs impact on early-stage investing & more
Oct 09, 2020
E1120: Shift Co-CEO George Arison on going public via SPAC, lessons from building Uber’s predecessor & innovating in the massive used car market
Oct 07, 2020
Best of This Week in Startups: Week of September 28th, 2020
Oct 03, 2020
All-In E9: Trump has COVID, First debate reactions, Coinbase letter response & more
Oct 03, 2020
E1119: Wonderschool CEO Chris Bennett is creating a marketplace for early childhood education & microschools, giving teachers greater access to entrepreneurship & iterating in education
Oct 02, 2020
E1118: Emergency Pod! Two former Apple executives are building the iPhone killer – breaking down the leaks, patents & scoops regarding Humane’s product
Oct 01, 2020
E1117 The Next Unicorns E20: Citizen CEO Andrew Frame on creating a safer world through access to public data, reforming policing via transparency & more
Sep 30, 2020
E1116: Cabana CEO Scott Kubly is building a fleet of hotels-on-wheels, shares insights on scaling an asset-heavy business, providing unique & flexible experiences to customers & more
Sep 29, 2020
Best of This Week in Startups: Week of September 21st, 2020
Sep 26, 2020
E1115: Emergency Pod! Collapsing state of media corporations, thoughts on Casey Newton, Andrew Sullivan & Bari Weiss departures, top talent leaving for Substack & more
Sep 26, 2020
E1114: #AskJason! Silicon Valley exodus, product vs. branding, expanding into adjacent markets, avoiding burnout & more
Sep 25, 2020
E1113 The Next Unicorns E19: Loom CEO Joe Thomas is building video for work, shares insights on creating new behaviors, support as a competitive advantage & more
Sep 23, 2020
E1112: Emergency Pod! Nikola fraud allegations, Trevor Milton resigns, Jason reflects on Trevor’s answers
Sep 22, 2020
All-In E8: TikTok + Oracle, how privacy loss will impact society, economy & COVID outlooks for 2021 & beyond, California wildfires & more
Sep 19, 2020
Best of This Week in Startups: Week of September 14th, 2020
Sep 18, 2020
E1111: Brewster Kahle on archiving the entire Internet, creating the Wayback Machine, protocols over platforms, microschools & more
Sep 18, 2020
E1110 The Next Unicorns E18: Ghost Locomotion CEO John Hayes builds self-driving kits for consumer vehicles, shares insights on cameras vs. Lidar, targeting highways, 5G’s impact on self-driving & more
Sep 17, 2020
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Sep 16, 2020
E1109: Ritual CEO Katerina Schneider on creating pure & effective vitamins, standing out in a crowded DTC market, utilizing subscriptions & more
Sep 16, 2020
Best of This Week in Startups: Week of September 7th, 2020
Sep 12, 2020
E1108: SurveyMonkey CEO Zander Lurie on leading a public company through COVID, championing diversity from the top down, role of a modern CEO & more
Sep 12, 2020
E1107 The Next Unicorns E17: Caffeine CEO Ben Keighran on reimagining live TV for younger generations, what makes Apple’s design team so special, remembering Steve Jobs & more
Sep 09, 2020
All-In E7: California’s collapse, how SPACs are opening the markets for growth stocks & more
Sep 09, 2020
E1106: Desktop Metal CEO Ric Fulop shares insights from taking two companies public, traditional IPO vs. SPAC, future of Computer-aided design & more
Sep 08, 2020
Best of This Week in Startups: Week of August 31st, 2020
Sep 05, 2020
E1105: Unpacking the US/China Relationship with Foreign Policy & Technology Expert Jacob Helberg
Sep 04, 2020
E1104 The Next Unicorns E16: Degreed’s David Blake on reimagining lifelong education, ending credentialism, benefits of early apprenticeship & more
Sep 03, 2020
E1103: Domm Holland on launching Fast to the public, creating a one-click checkout for the entire Internet, taking on Apple Pay & more
Sep 02, 2020
Best of This Week in Startups: Week of August 24th, 2020
Sep 01, 2020
E1102 The Next Unicorns E15: Zero Mass Water CEO Cody Friesen is perfecting drinking water with hydropanels, aiming to create essential resource UBI for the world
Aug 29, 2020
E1101: News! Apple vs. Epic Games, TikTok CEO resigns, SPACs, Unicorn IPOs & more with Acquired’s Ben Gilbert & David Rosenthal
Aug 28, 2020
E1100: Clearview AI CEO Hoan Ton-That on facial recognition advancements, balancing privacy & security, engaging with controversy & more
Aug 25, 2020
Best of This Week in Startups: Week of August 17th, 2020
Aug 22, 2020
E1099: Basecamp Co-Founder Jason Fried on building Hey, making email exciting again, Hey vs. Apple & more
Aug 21, 2020
E1098 The Next Unicorns E14: Cockroach Labs CEO Spencer Kimball on the coming paradigm shifts in tech, competing against AWS & more
Aug 19, 2020
E1097: Understanding the travel collapse & how media can thrive going forward with Skift CEO & Founder Rafat Ali
Aug 18, 2020
Best of This Week in Startups: August 10th-August 14th, 2020
Aug 15, 2020
E1096: Podcasting State of the Union featuring Overcast’s Marco Arment & Oxford Road’s Dan Granger
Aug 14, 2020
E1095 The Next Unicorns E13: Roofstock CEO Gary Beasley is creating the real estate cloud, opening residential investing to millennials & more
Aug 12, 2020
E1094: Thrasio Co-CEO Josh Silberstein acquires & operates 60+ Amazon brands, shares insights on mastering the marketplace, competing with AmazonBasics & more
Aug 11, 2020
E1093: Keith Rabois on China’s grand plan, TikTok, Taiwan, Big Tech & more
Aug 07, 2020
E1092 The Next Unicorns E12: Homebound CEO & Co-Founder Nikki Pechet is solving the home building process by increasing customer experience, helping victims of natural disasters rebuild efficiently
Aug 05, 2020
E1091: LAUNCH Accelerator Cohort 17 founders reflect on their journeys throughout the program: Nude Barre (DTC hosiery made for women of all shades), Techmate (On-demand tech support for remote & satellite employees) & Solo (Trucking-as-a-Service)
Aug 04, 2020
All-In E6: Big Tech antitrust aftermath, potential effects of an M&A clampdown on Silicon Valley & more
Aug 01, 2020
E1090: Nikola Founder Trevor Milton on competing with Tesla, hydrogen over battery, going public as a pre-revenue company & more
Jul 31, 2020
Emergency Pod! Jason Calacanis reacts to Big Tech hearings: Grades for Bezos, Cook, Pichai & Zuckerberg
Jul 30, 2020
E1089 The Next Unicorns E11: insitro CEO Daphne Koller is revolutionizing drug discovery via machine learning & data, shares insights on remote education from time at Coursera & more
Jul 29, 2020
E1088: Building Zero Fasting with Kevin Rose, properly pricing consumer apps, benefits of fasting & more with Big Sky Health CEO Mike Maser
Jul 28, 2020
E1087: Democratizing art as an asset class, indicators of a rapidly appreciating piece of art & more with Masterworks CEO & Founder Scott Lynn
Jul 24, 2020
E1086: Supporting founder mental health at Freestyle Capital with Josh Felser, Caren Maio & Mani Kulasooriya
Jul 21, 2020
E1085: Chris Atoki shares his inspiring story: from homeless to homeowner in 4 years through grit, technology & hustle
Jul 17, 2020
E1084: David Sacks on “The Cadence”: an operating philosophy he developed at PayPal which helped him lead Yammer to a billion-dollar exit without a COO
Jul 14, 2020
All-In E5: WHO’s incompetence, kicking off Cold War II, China’s grand plan, 100X’ing America’s efficiency
Jul 11, 2020
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Jul 10, 2020
E1083 News: Trump considers TikTok ban, Twitter leaks subscription platform, Clubhouse drama, Harvard price gouging & more with Morgan DeBaun & Alex Wilhelm
Jul 09, 2020
E1082: OfferUp CEO & Co-Founder Nick Huzar on creating liquidity in a marketplace, acquiring their largest competitor in Letgo, location-based pay & more!
Jul 07, 2020
E1081: SevenRooms CEO & Co-Founder Joel Montaniel on raising $50M Series B during COVID, taking on large incumbents, helping restaurants leverage data to maximize customer experience
Jun 30, 2020
Learn how to be an Angel Investor from Jason Calacanis at Angel.University Online!
Jun 30, 2020
E1080: Arlan Hamilton on launching Backstage Crowd, disrupting VC with syndicates, how the tech industry can be better for underrepresented founders & more
Jun 26, 2020
E1079: The Power of Accelerators E10 Daniel Gross, Founder of Pioneer on gamifying the startup process, importance of mentorship in tech & more!
Jun 24, 2020
E1078 Pomp Podcast Crossover: Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano on most exciting crypto projects, Hey vs. Apple, Robinhood/Barstool traders, Zuck vs. Bezos, Jason’s Bitcoin position & more!
Jun 23, 2020
All-In E4: Politicizing the pandemic, Police reform, Biden’s ideal VP, Twitter vs. Facebook on free speech & more with David Sacks & David Friedberg
Jun 21, 2020
E1077: “Alchemy” Author Rory Sutherland on the Darwinian approach to business, analyzing outliers, why eccentric CEOs have a psychological advantage with customers & more!
Jun 19, 2020
E1076: The Power of Accelerators E9 Sunny Madra, Head of Ford X on innovating mobility for a post-COVID world, going from idea to product at a large corporation & more
Jun 18, 2020
E1075: Cendana Capital’s Michael Kim on investing in Seed funds as a serial LP, Robinhood as an acquisition target, greatest Seed funds of all time & more
Jun 16, 2020
E1074 News: How VC can do better for underrepresented founders, Zoom shuts down Chinese pro-democracy accounts, Wall Street Bets, Reddit appoints YC CEO Michael Seibel to BoD & more with Lolita Taub & Tom Uebel
Jun 12, 2020
E1073: The Power of Accelerators E8 Mike Jones, CEO of Science shares insights on what makes a great Direct-to-Consumer Founder, investing early in Dollar Shave Club, economics of a venture-studio & more!
Jun 10, 2020
E1072 Ask Jason: Growing as a leader, managing more experienced employees as a young CEO, Consumer SaaS pricing tips, bull markets post-COVID & more
Jun 09, 2020
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Jun 09, 2020
E1071 Ask Jason: Black Lives Matter, Post-COVID tech hubs, Founder/VC disputes, bringing manufacturing back to the US, pre-selling SaaS products & more
Jun 05, 2020
E1070: The Power of Accelerators E7 Ravi Belani, Managing Director of Alchemist Accelerator on why the best entrepreneurs love the process, risk-taking, sourcing & investing in at DFJ & more
Jun 03, 2020
E1069: Alexis Ohanian on Reddit’s crypto origins, turning VC into a team sport at Initialized, improving as an investor, fatherhood & more
Jun 03, 2020
E1068 AMA: NEA’s Ben Narasin takes questions from founders: most important content in a pitch deck, COVID’s impact on dealmaking, traits he looks for in founders & more!
May 30, 2020
E1067: Garry Tan, Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Initialized Capital, on dealing with downstream investors as a Seed-stage firm, software companies acting as governments, possibility of building IPO-level companies while fully-distributed & much more!
May 29, 2020
E1066: The Power of Accelerators E6 David Brown, CEO & Co-Founder of TechStars on leading the virtual accelerator trend, benefits of going global, sustained vs. temporary changes from COVID & more!
May 27, 2020
E1065 AMA: Slice CEO Ilir Sela answers questions from founders: tips on selling into scattered markets (like Mom & Pop shops), COVID’s impact on the restaurant industry, scaling Slice’s $43M Series C & more!
May 21, 2020
E1064: News Roundtable! Sam Parr & Zach Coelius on Barstool Sports vs. Call Her Daddy, SoftBank’s $17B loss, TikTok poaches former Disney exec as CEO, Facebook launches Shops & more!
May 21, 2020
All-In E3: Modern Cold War between US & China, economic recovery, potential mass migration out of San Francisco, pandemic politicization & more with David Sacks & David Friedberg
May 21, 2020
E1063: The Power of Accelerators E5 Joshua Baer, CEO & Founder of Capital Factory shares lessons from investing in 400+ startups, best practices for transitioning accelerators to remote, insights on SXSW cancellation & more
May 20, 2020
E1062: News Roundtable! Acquired.FM Co-Hosts Ben Gilbert & David Rosenthal on Clubhouse’s pre-launch $100M valuation, Joe Rogan to Spotify, Uber layoffs, food delivery wars, Facebook buys GIPHY & more!
May 20, 2020
E1061 AMA: Hustle Fund's Elizabeth Yin answers 50 questions from founders!
May 18, 2020
E1060 AMA: Range CEO & Co-Founder Dan Pupius answers questions from founders: meeting & collaborating with Evan Williams, divvying up time while building a remote team, product development advice, benefits of co-founders & more
May 14, 2020
E1059: The Power of Accelerators E4 Sean O’Sullivan, Managing General Partner of SOSV on running capital intensive accelerators in hardware, life sciences & food science, unique follow-on strategy, cell-based meat going mainstream, China-based vs. US-based accelerators
May 13, 2020
E1058: Slice CEO & Founder Ilir Sela helps local pizzerias compete with chains by digitizing orders & small fees, shares insights on raising $40M+ Series C during pandemic, “reverse franchise model”, viral GrubHub invoice, helping front-line workers & local pizzerias with Pizza vs. Pandemic
May 12, 2020
E1057: Founders Fund General Partner Keith Rabois on stock market bounce back, domain expertise being overrated, US/China issues, 2020 election, recipe for startups success, chaos making way for a new generation of entrepreneurs & much more!
May 12, 2020
E1056 AMA: StartX & Nexus Events Founder Cameron Teitelman answers questions from founders: how universities with no entrepreneurial culture can mimic Stanford, building flexible & sustainable culture during COVID, scaling Nexus Events rapidly & more!
May 12, 2020
E1055: Hustle Fund Co-Founder & General Partner Elizabeth Yin on her unique portfolio strategy, attracting first-time LPs, optimism for post-COVID fundraising, dealing with pro rata as a smaller fund & more!
May 08, 2020
AMA 2: All Turtles CEO Phil Libin answers questions from founders: should early-stage founders prioritize data or instincts, building global products, ML risks, thoughts on remote work
May 08, 2020
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May 07, 2020
E1054: The Power of Accelerators E3 Siobhan Dullea, CEO of MassChallenge on running a non-profit accelerator, accepting hundreds of companies per year, what makes a great application, why East Coast investors are more conservative & more!
May 06, 2020
E1053: Ask Jason! Catching‌ ‌an‌ ‌investor’s‌ ‌eye‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌cold‌ ‌email‌, what founders/investors often overlook during pitches, COVID’s impact on Jason’s deal flow, domain name hacks & more!
May 05, 2020
TEASER: Inside Transportation E3: Sandy Munro Talks Electric Vehicles, Tesla Model Y + More
May 02, 2020
E1052: Range CEO & Co-Founder Dan Pupius shares best practices on building culture as a remote team, insights from working on Google+, importance of asynchronous communication on distributed teams, Holacracy & more!
May 02, 2020
AMA 1: freeCodeCamp’s Quincy Larson answers founder and developer questions
Apr 30, 2020
E1051: The Power of Accelerators E2 Cameron Teitelman, Founder & Chairman of StartX on optimizing Stanford’s entrepreneurial landscape, thesis on peer-support groups’ correlation to founder success, why growth-stage founders join StartX & more!
Apr 29, 2020
E1050: PlayVS CEO & Founder Delane Parnell shares his incredible journey from the projects to raising almost $100M to build the esports platform of the future, breaking through as an outsider in tech, using leverage & partnerships to create a moat, his top 5 entrepreneurs & more!
Apr 28, 2020
SNEAK PREVIEW! Inside Transportation E2: EV Companies Take PPP Loans, Virgin Australia collapses, Levandowski v. Uber
Apr 27, 2020
E1049: freeCodeCamp Founder Quincy Larson shares insights on democratizing developer skills, which programs to learn to land a coding job, if anyone can learn to code, maximizing earning potential & more!
Apr 24, 2020
E1048: The Power of Accelerators E1 Steve Barsh, Managing Partner of Dreamit Ventures on top portfolio companies, focusing on specific verticals, tips for nailing accelerator interviews, follow-on philosophy & more
Apr 22, 2020
E1047: Ask Jason Slack Special! Sourcing talent during a crisis, building strong culture & motivating remote teams, investing in distributed startups, importance of market timing & more!
Apr 22, 2020
E1046: News Roundtable! TechCrunch’s Alex Wilhelm & Slow Ventures’ Sam Lessin on COVID’s potential privacy risk, private/public investor outlooks, remote work challenges & at-risk early-stage investors
Apr 17, 2020
E1045: 15Five CEO & Co-Founder David Hassell shares insights on remote work: transitioning from in-person to remote, tips for keeping employees engaged, defining trust & more!
Apr 15, 2020
SNEAK PREVIEW: E2 All-In with Chamath Palihapitiya & Jason Calacanis: Rebooting the economy, understanding corporate debt, steps to avoid a depression & more with David Sacks
Apr 11, 2020
E1044: Ask Jason! Starting a company in an economic crisis, bringing on & compensating startup advisors, scaling diligence as an angel investor, Jason’s thoughts on solving the unemployment surge & more!
Apr 10, 2020
E41: “Angel” Podcast: Shawn Carolan, Managing Partner at Menlo Ventures shares insights on his early investments in Uber, Roku, Siri & JUMP Bikes, adjusting his approach in response to hundreds of new venture funds with billions in dry powder & more!
Apr 10, 2020
E1043: News Roundtable! Bloomberg Beta’s Roy Bahat & Coelius Capital’s Zach Coelius on how tech is helping during the crisis, how startups should approach SMB loans, when VC funding will bounce back, Notion’s $50M raise, Zoom’s security issues, Luckin coffee & more!
Apr 07, 2020
E1042: Balaji Srinivasan (@balajis) shares insights on Recode incident, need for decentralized citizen journalism, techlash through the years, potential COVID-19 endgames: bull, bear & base case scenarios
Apr 03, 2020
E40: “Angel” Podcast: Jeff Richards, Managing Partner at GGV Capital shares lessons for founders & investors from 2008 recession & Dot-com bust, criteria for taking on venture debt, valuing companies in a down market & more
Apr 01, 2020
E1041: The Lean Startup’s Eric Ries gives tactical advice for founders during an economic downturn: obligations of leadership, extending runway, handling layoffs with grace, finding new revenue opportunities, capitalizing on silver-linings & more!
Apr 01, 2020
E1040: Figma CEO & Co-Founder Dylan Field shares insights on crucial moments in Figma’s creation, overcoming SaaS burnout, active vs. passive user-pricing, getting Greylock & Sequoia to invest after they initially passed & more!
Mar 27, 2020
E39: “Angel” Podcast: Sarah Guo, General Partner at Greylock Partners shares insights on Greylock’s “Zero to One” investment thesis, sharpening her decision-making skills, ranking team, market & product as investment criteria & the changing landscape of VC
Mar 25, 2020
E1039: Independent Journalist Vincent Woo reflects on his piece, “Lambda School’s Misleading Promises”, shares insights on what drew him to the story, where Lambda School went wrong, how they can be better & more
Mar 24, 2020
E1038: News Roundtable! Index Ventures’ Sarah Cannon & TechCrunch’s Alex Wilhelm on COVID-19’s impact so far: lessons learned, Sarah’s stimulus plan, endgame scenarios & more
Mar 21, 2020
E1 All-In with Chamath Palihapitiya & Jason Calacanis: US Response to COVID-19 & Impact on Startups, Venture Capital & Public Markets with David Friedberg
Mar 19, 2020
E38: “Angel” Podcast: David Cowan, Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners shares insights on owning up to his anti-portfolio, understanding sunk cost, top traits for becoming a VC & best Founders & CEOs he’s ever worked with
Mar 18, 2020
E1037: LAUNCH Accelerator Class 16 Founders of BasicBlock (payment solution for truckers), DaoCloud (lead-gen for health & wellness practitioners) & Lately (AI-powered social media writing software) reflect on their journeys through the program
Mar 17, 2020
EMERGENCY POD: E0 All-In with Chamath Palihapitiya & Jason Calacanis: COVID-19 Political, Economic & Social Ramifications featuring The Production Board’s David Friedberg (frmly Founder/CEO, The Climate Corporation)
Mar 15, 2020
E1036: #AskJason Special! When to join a startup to maximize equity & job security, types of companies that will thrive in an economic downturn, legendary founder & investor traits, tips for starting a podcast & more!
Mar 13, 2020
E37: “Angel” Podcast: Nicole Quinn, Partner at Lightspeed shares benefits of celebrity founders like Lady Gaga & Gwyneth Paltrow, insights on investing in consumer & power of “Force of Nature” product people
Mar 11, 2020
E1035: SoftBank Managing Partner Jeff Housenbold on deploying the $100B Vision Fund, getting recruited by Masayoshi Son, counseling founders to manage massive capital, creating moats, reasons for shift toward profits, lessons from WeWork & more
Mar 10, 2020
E1034: Formlabs CEO & Co-Founder Max Lobovsky shares insights on hitting $100M in revenue as a 3D printing platform, most lucrative use cases, growing organically, best 3D printing examples in science fiction
Mar 06, 2020
E36: “Angel” Podcast: Ajay Agarwal, Partner at Bain Capital shares insights on culture evolving from sales-driven to product-driven, why enterprise software is the ideal business, best investments & anti-portfolio
Mar 04, 2020
E1033: News Roundtable! Lambda School CEO Austen Allred & General Catalyst Partner Katherine Boyle on Lambda School controversy, Techlash & late-stage journalism, Robinhood down as Dow jumps & more!
Mar 03, 2020
E1032: News Roundtable! Robinhood Snacks’ Duo Jack Kramer & Nick Martell on Coronavirus’ impact on public markets, Iger out at Disney – Buy or Sell?, link-baiting Tesla crash, defining Cult Stocks & more!
Feb 27, 2020
E35: “Angel” Podcast: Sarah Tavel, Partner at Benchmark shares insights on getting recruited by Peter Fenton, disrupting VC gender norms from the inside, transitioning from operator to investor & more
Feb 26, 2020
E1031: Zumper CEO & Co-Founder Anthemos Georgiades makes renting an apartment as easy as booking a hotel, shares insights on monetizing marketplaces, diversifying revenue streams to limit downside, Airbnb’s effect on the rental market & more!
Feb 25, 2020
E1030: News Roundtable! Zapier CEO Wade Foster & Early-Stage Investor Monique Woodard on Tech Journalists vs. Founders/VCs, Twitter’s fake news detection, Kickstarter union, Blue Apron plummeting, Lambda School controversy & more!
Feb 22, 2020
E34: “Angel” Podcast: George Zachary, General Partner at CRV shares insights on cancer scare shifting his focus to investing in health-tech, passing on Google at MDV, CRISPR & “designer babies”, coronavirus threat, origins of Sand Hill Road & more!
Feb 19, 2020
E1029: Basecamp Co-Founder & Author David Heinemeier Hansson (@DHH) debates Jason on reining in capitalism, benefits of state-run education & healthcare, big-tech disappointments, work-from-home paradigm shift, wealth tax & more!
Feb 18, 2020
E1028: Laura Huang, author of “Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage” shares insights on overcoming disadvantages to create an edge, being bitter vs. getting better, structural bias in tech & more
Feb 14, 2020
E33: “Angel” Podcast: Dan Rose, Chairman at Coatue Management is leading a $700M early-stage fund, shares insights on working with Bezos & Zuckerberg during pivotal years at Amazon & Facebook, 100+ angel investments, standout founder traits & more
Feb 12, 2020
E1027: Orreco CEO & Founder Dr. Brian Moore built a platform that optimizes performance of elite athletes, shares cutting-edge benefits of blood sampling, biomarkers, inflammation reduction, glucose monitoring & more!
Feb 11, 2020
E1026: Cocoon Co-Founders Sachin Monga & Alex Cornell are building an intimate app to connect close circles, share insights on key standout features, raising money as a messaging app, breeding trust via strong domain names, ideal customers & more
Feb 07, 2020
E32: “Angel” podcast: Season 4 Premiere! Sarah Cannon, Partner at Index Ventures, shares insights on investing in the future of work, underrated emerging startup markets, going from the Obama Administration to Venture Capital, increasing upward mobility in America, fixing the gig economy & more!
Feb 05, 2020
E1025: #StartupTuneup @ Founder.University Part 2!: 6 founders pitch to Jason & Dave Samuel of Freestyle Capital on AI driving assistance, sleep-aid wearables, marijuana, B2B food analytics & more!
Feb 04, 2020
E1024: #StartupTuneup @ Founder.University: 6 founders pitch to Jason & Dave Samuel of Freestyle Capital on merging communication networks, athlete performance tracking, DTC women’s clothing, smart tabletop gaming systems & more!
Feb 04, 2020
E1023: News Roundtable! Machine Zone CEO Kristen Dumont & The Register’s Iain Thomson on Bezos phone hack, Tesla valuation skyrocketing, DJ Elon, Coronavirus, Barstool Sports funding, unions, proposed Uber/DoorDash merger & more!
Feb 01, 2020
E1022: One Drop CEO & Founder Jeff Dachis helps people with diabetes manage & improve their blood-sugar levels, shares insights on making data actionable, recent strategic partnership with Bayer, issues with US healthcare & potential life-expansion
Jan 28, 2020
E1021: Bubble Co-CEO & Co-Founder Emmanuel Straschnov built a no-code platform to empower the next generation of programmers, shares insights on bootstrapping to over 300k users, developing skills while scaling & more
Jan 24, 2020
E1020: CEO/Investor Coach & Author Matt Mochary shares insights on developing his coaching method, understanding & overcoming primal fear, addressing imposter syndrome & more
Jan 21, 2020
E1019: Mahmee CEO & Co-Founder Melissa Hanna is helping new moms navigate thru postpartum care, shares insights on getting Serena Williams & Mark Cuban to invest, improving the experience for mothers of color & adding structure to a fragmented industry
Jan 17, 2020
E1018: #AskJason! Avoiding first-time founder mistakes, causes of big-tech layoffs, participating in a Series A as an Angel, running a US-based startup as an international student, importance of having a strong lead investor & more!
Jan 14, 2020
E1017: Open Office Hours LIVE! Jason helps founders with their biggest challenges: scaling as a solo founder, reducing churn, raising capital in a heavily regulated field, pivoting from one-time payments to SaaS & more @ WSGR
Jan 10, 2020
E1016: Substack CEO & Co-Founder Chris Best empowers writers via his email newsletter platform, shares insights on driving change in the attention economy, raising $15M from a16z, providing value to retain talent & more
Jan 07, 2020
E1015: Open Office Hours LIVE! Jason helps founders with their biggest challenges: gaining interest from investors, scaling while bootstrapping in a niche market, automating operations tasks, acquiring national customers & focusing on customers in the cannabis compliance space @ WSGR
Jan 03, 2020
E1014: Open Office Hours LIVE! Jason helps founders with their biggest challenges: targeting a specific segment of customers, overcoming past failures in a market, developing new nuclear energy, competing against a major incumbent & more!
Dec 31, 2019
E1013: Decade Wrap-Up Roundtable! Garry Tan, Initialized Capital & Zach Coelius, Coelius Capital on the biggest hits & misses of the past decade: Trump, Theranos, Streaming, Mindfulness, Crypto, Tesla, WeWork, Amazon Prime, Vaping & more!
Dec 27, 2019
E1012: Open Office Hours LIVE! Jason helps founders with their biggest challenges: goal-setting, starting a sales flywheel, converting bounced customers, capitalizing on investor feedback & more!
Dec 24, 2019
E1011: Check Point CEO & Co-founder Gil Shwed shares insights on being the “Godfather of Cybersecurity”, growing Check Point into Israel’s most impactful tech company, pricing & developing products for an emerging market, best practices on protecting data from hackers & the next generation of cybers
Dec 20, 2019
E1010: TWiST Live! Thumbtack CEO & Co-founder Marco Zappacosta shares insights on pivoting to optimize for consumer experience, starting a company during the great recession vs. 2019, fundraising tips & the future of Thumbtack
Dec 17, 2019
E1009: #StartupTuneup! Startmate Founders pitch Jason: AR presentation platform, experiential marketing, wearables that help menstrual cramps, education thru e-sports & more!
Dec 13, 2019
E1008: VSCO CEO & Co-founder Joel Flory is building a photo-sharing platform free of ads, likes & comments to empower creators, shares insights on appealing to Gen Z, expanding their global reach & the magic of subscriptions
Dec 10, 2019
E1007: DoNotPay CEO & Founder Josh Browder built an AI lawyer to fight corporations & governments, demos product features & how it helps consumers, shares insights on following in footsteps of his father Bill Browder, & future of consumer empowerment
Dec 06, 2019
E1006: Farmer’s Fridge CEO & Founder Luke Saunders is creating a connected network of vending machines offering fresh & healthy meals, shares insights on creating a restaurant-like experience, solving food-supply chain issues, capitalizing on grassroots marketing & real-world virality & using sales
Dec 03, 2019
E1005: Scale AI CEO & Co-founder Alexandr Wang creates training data for all AI applications to improve machine learning, shares insights on the future of autonomous vehicles, China’s AI advantages over US, importance of humans focusing on higher-value work & next major trends in AI
Nov 29, 2019
E1004: Yousician CEO & Co-founder Chris Thür created an interactive platform to master musical instruments, shares insights on acquiring 1M+ users, increasing retention through gamification, using profitability as leverage while attracting investors as an international startup
Nov 26, 2019
E1003: The Athletic CEO & Co-founder Alex Mather is building a paid online sports media publication, shares insights on attracting investors in a seemingly dying industry, managing 500+ remote writers, creating interesting angles through unique coverage & more
Nov 22, 2019
E1002: Wealthfront CEO & Co-founder Andy Rachleff on hitting escape velocity at Wealthfront, pioneering “self-driving money” for consumers, shares insights on product-building in 1980’s vs. today, best investor attributes, & the future of NextGen banking
Nov 19, 2019
E1001: Eight Sleep CEO & Co-founder Matteo Franceschetti pioneered “sleep-fitness” with smart heating & cooling technology; shares insights on product iteration, delighting customers, innovating in D2C, raising $40M from LAUNCH, Founders Fund, Craft & more
Nov 15, 2019
E1000: 1000th Episode Retrospective! Jason & TWiST lifers Lon Harris, Brian Alvey, & Tyler Crowley re-live favorite moments & guests, highlighting innovations in podcasting & tech over the last decade, hitting global trends & what’s in store for the next 1000
Nov 12, 2019
E999: ROOM CEO & Co-founder Brian Chen is building phone booths for the modern office, shares insights on maximizing open floor plans, partnering with Calm to reduce stress at work, maintaining capital efficiency as a hardware startup
Nov 08, 2019
E998: The Next Unicorns: Benchling CEO & Co-founder Sajith Wickramasekara is increasing efficiency for scientists with a cloud-based platform, gives insights on recent life-science innovations, ethics of gene therapy & defining the line between quackery & brilliance – E10 of 10-ep miniseries
Nov 06, 2019
E997: HubSpot CEO & Co-founder Brian Halligan shares insights on the origin of inbound marketing, how The Grateful Dead inspired HubSpot, importance of customer experience, managing employees in the Glassdoor Era & more
Nov 05, 2019
E996: Clearbit CEO & Co-founder Alex MacCaw is creating god-mode for marketers with Clearbit X, gives insights on dynamic customer targeting, prioritizing profitability over valuation, GDPR’s adverse effect on Facebook & Google, value of aggregated data & benefits of CEO coaching
Nov 01, 2019
E995: The Next Unicorns: NEXT Trucking CEO & Co-founder Lidia Yan brings trucking into the digital age with her two-sided marketplace, shares insights on finding & focusing on an untapped market, owning & innovating drayage, navigating the trucking industry as a woman & scaling the right team for su
Oct 30, 2019
E994: All Turtles CEO Phil Libin shares his state machine that answers all growth questions; Future of Early-Stage VC w/Pete Flint (NFX), Rebecca Lynn (Canvas Ventures), Dave Samuel (Freestyle Capital); plus LAUNCH Scale Partner Talk w/Lever CTO Nate Smith
Oct 29, 2019
E993: Superhuman CEO Rahul Vohra shares the formula for his Product-Market Fit Engine; Future of Angel Investing w/Jeff Clavier (Uncork), Ben Ling (Bling), Clara Brenner (Urban Innovation Fund); plus LAUNCH Scale Partner Talk w/Help Scout VP of Sales Tim Thyne
Oct 25, 2019
E992: The Next Unicorns: Expanse CEO & Co-founder Tim Junio reduces exposure to online threats by providing “attack surface visibility”, shares insights into current threats from China & Russia, potential 2020 election tampering, reasons for cybersecurity optimism & more – E8 of 10-ep miniseries
Oct 23, 2019
E991: #StartupTuneup with Urban-X: Waste-reducing marketplaces, traffic liability reduction, recreational sharing spaces, firefighter safety software & energy cost saving AI
Oct 22, 2019
E990: SurveyMonkey CEO Zander Lurie on driving growth by listening to customers & employees, importance of a strong & diverse board, direct listings v. IPOs, lessons learned from WeWork; plus LAUNCH Scale Partner Talk featuring Yosiat Gimbernard from Odoo
Oct 18, 2019
E989: The Next Unicorns: Culture Amp CEO & Co-founder Didier Elzinga is building an employee analytics platform that keeps workers satisfied & motivated, shares insights on the changing role of culture, what modern employees value & maintaining culture while scaling – E7 of 10-ep miniseries
Oct 16, 2019
E988: Aileen Lee, Founder & Managing Partner of Cowboy Ventures, pioneered actionable change to diversify tech & VC, shares early days innovating in e-commerce, insights on current funding landscape, dangers of prioritized growth over sustainability, & lessons learned from backing winners like Dolla
Oct 15, 2019
E987: The Next Unicorns: Upgrade CEO & Co-founder Renaud Laplanche is empowering users to better understand credit through his consumer credit platform, announces the Upgrade Card, shares insights on taking LendingClub public & how startups have changed since he started his first company in 2000 – E
Oct 12, 2019
E986: StockX Co-founder Josh Luber is building a stock market for things, shares insights on the two cultural shifts that brought sneaker culture mainstream, attracting Mark Wahlberg, Eminem & Steve Aoki to invest along with Google Ventures & Marc Benioff & growing a unicorn out of a sneaker-data si
Oct 11, 2019
E985: #AskJason! Recognizing great founders as an investor, dealing with a lack of updates, raising capital through crowdfunding, the ideal makeup of today’s founder, how Angel Investing has changed since the release of “Angel”, standing out in slow-to-adapt markets
Oct 09, 2019
E984: Vice Ventures Founding Partner Catharine Dockery raised $25M to invest in vices: marijuana, sextech, gambling, alcohol, vaping; shares insights on hacking her way into VC through cold emails & a strong investment thesis, capitalizing on early markets hungry for investment
Oct 04, 2019
E983: The Next Unicorns: Zola CEO & Co-founder Shan-Lyn Ma shares insights on growing her all-in-one wedding platform in a $100bn market, adapting to changes in wedding demographics, balancing growth and profitability while keeping her team focused, raising moral standards in tech – E5 of 10-ep mini
Oct 04, 2019
E982: Karmic Bikes Founder Hong Quan on creating the “Tesla of E-Bikes” with OSLO, bootstrapping through Kickstarter, lowering costs as a strategy, insights on U.S. resistance to widespread E-Bike adoption, & why this vehicle is the future of transportation, plus Office Hours with Jason!
Oct 01, 2019
E981: Roy Bahat, Head of Bloomberg Beta, shares the myths of venture capital, the great value of founders turned investors, why VCs reject startups, searing insights on fundraising & valuations, and predictions on the future of enterprise, AI, work & automation @ LAUNCH Accelerator
Sep 27, 2019
E980: The Next Unicorns: Alto Pharmacy CEO & Co-founder Mattieu Gamache-Asselin is working to fix the broken US pharmacy system by removing friction & aligning incentives among patients, doctors & insurers, shares insights on trading short-term profits for long-term success, combating the opioid cri
Sep 25, 2019