Cover image of This Week in Startups - Audio
(548)

Rank #53 in Investing category

Business
Investing

This Week in Startups - Audio

Updated 9 days ago

Rank #53 in Investing category

Business
Investing
Read more

Supporting entrepreneurs & inspiring innovation.

Read more

Supporting entrepreneurs & inspiring innovation.

iTunes Ratings

548 Ratings
Average Ratings
448
35
18
14
33

Love the guests, hate the host

By chloekur - Dec 01 2019
Read more
I love the guests on this podcast and find the subject matter really interesting, but the host drives me nuts. He continuously interrupts his guests and sometimes the podcast feels like his attempt to prove how smart he is. I typically can only listen to half of these episodes at a time before I just become too focused on the host’s poor interviewing. To be fair, he is very knowledgeable on tech and startups; I just wish he were more respectful of his guests instead of talking over them constantly.

Best Of

By Santa Famous - Aug 07 2019
Read more
Incredible value. Potent info. Skilled host.

iTunes Ratings

548 Ratings
Average Ratings
448
35
18
14
33

Love the guests, hate the host

By chloekur - Dec 01 2019
Read more
I love the guests on this podcast and find the subject matter really interesting, but the host drives me nuts. He continuously interrupts his guests and sometimes the podcast feels like his attempt to prove how smart he is. I typically can only listen to half of these episodes at a time before I just become too focused on the host’s poor interviewing. To be fair, he is very knowledgeable on tech and startups; I just wish he were more respectful of his guests instead of talking over them constantly.

Best Of

By Santa Famous - Aug 07 2019
Read more
Incredible value. Potent info. Skilled host.

Listen to:

Cover image of This Week in Startups - Audio

This Week in Startups - Audio

Updated 9 days ago

Read more

Supporting entrepreneurs & inspiring innovation.

E864: Social Capital’s Chamath Palihapitiya on how he fell for the mythology & Ponzi scheme of Silicon Valley, is now getting back to solving problems that matter; urges founders to grow real, grow slow, & stay true to what they want to build in the world @ LAUNCH Scale

Oct 12 2018

46mins

Play

E828: WSJ investigative reporter John Carreyrou shares how he broke Theranos story & reveals its staggering scope of fraud & deception in his new book, “BAD BLOOD: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup”

Jun 12 2018

1hr 13mins

Play

E841: Randy Komisar, entrepreneur & Kleiner Perkins VC, shares “Straight Talk for Startups” & insights on why startups fail, cultivating luck as a skill & accountability over apology, how VC has changed, the future of the market & the enduring wisdom of investing in talent

Jul 31 2018

1hr 15mins

Play

E794: Max Levchin, co-founder Affirm, PayPal, Slide & investor 120+ co’s on SV early days, finding Peter Thiel & Elon Musk, fighting fraud, Yahoo! board tales, mentoring startups, & returning to Fintech with “beneficience” & giving credit to the consumers who really need it

Feb 09 2018

1hr 22mins

Play

E776: Social Capital’s Chamath Palihapitiya on turbulent VC ecosystem, ICO skepticism & rethinking biz models to WIN; Samsung NEXT’s David Eun on transforming industry by meeting entrepreneurs wherever they are

Nov 08 2017

1hr 16mins

Play

E758: Blockchain CEO Peter Smith on scaling his cryptocurrency wallet to 16m+ users, new Etherium & bitcoin cash integration, ICO predictions, the state of the dark web, regulation speculation, & the power of monetary velocity

Aug 29 2017

1hr 24mins

Play

E845: News Roundtable! Ryan Hoover, Product Hunt & Gadget Guy Dave Mathews, NewAer: Tesla going private—or getting purchased?, Twitter trolls, Discord takes on Steam, ISPs out of control & out of touch, intro PH Sip News, bike-share bike piles towering around the globe

Aug 10 2018

1hr 18mins

Play

E838: David Sacks on raising $350m for Craft Ventures, betting big on scooter unicorn Bird & transforming transportation, future of VR & crypto, lessons scaling Yammer from 0 to $1b, cleaning up Zenefits, keys to frictionless flywheel & great early-stage investing @ LAUNCH Angel Summit

Jul 20 2018

46mins

Play

E814: Airtable Co-founder Howie Liu raises $52m Series B for his smart spreadsheets, launches “Blocks” customizable apps to supercharge database insights, shares lessons as a 2nd-time founder & vision for the ultimate workflow

Apr 24 2018

1hr 16mins

Play

E884: News Roundtable! Kim-Mai Cutler, Initialized Capital & Ryan Carson, Treehouse talk IPO heat: Uber & Lyft file, more on deck, effects to ricochet across transportation & housing; diversity in tech & the future of education; the latest in Facebook & Google moral bankruptcy

Dec 12 2018

1hr 32mins

Play

E842: Bonus TWiST Breaking News: Apple & Tesla crush it, Facebook & Twitter crash, & how startups can survive a market correction or collapse

Aug 02 2018

34mins

Play

E813: Andy Rachleff shares insights from co-founding Benchmark & building Wealthfront to manage $10b+ assets, announces 50% fee cut for Risk Parity, talks stock market, financial literacy & the wisdom of investing against human instinct

Apr 20 2018

1hr 18mins

Play

E833: Crushing Customer Acquisition: Andy Artz, Social Capital explains how to think about your funnel like an investor (“If Warren Buffet Were a Marketer”) & Whitney Sales, Acceleprise walks through the optimal sales process @ LAUNCH Festival Sydney

Jun 29 2018

52mins

Play

E926 Casey Neistat, Legendary Vlogger & Founder of 368, shares journey from leaving home at 15 to leading YouTube’s creative pioneers, the evolution of social media & continued quest for authenticity, challenges of success, cultivating gratitude, & starting a new community for artistic collaboration

Apr 30 2019

1hr 27mins

Play

E10: “Angel” podcast: Matt Brezina, investor in 65+ startups (Dropbox, Cruise) & founder (Xobni, Sincerely) shares strategies for backing relentlessly resourceful founder-builders & bringing operational value in return

Nov 30 2017

1hr 31mins

Play

E786: Startup Tuneup: 8 founders pitch for Jason’s candid feedback in healthcare, sports SaaS, marketing, (co)workspace, voter/candidate match, home repair, interactive mirror @ Founder.University

Dec 29 2017

1hr 18mins

Play

E929: Scaling Your Startup, “Business Model & Turning on Revenue”: Charging customers, revenue streams, unit economics, considering competitors, key metrics & more to build your business, with Jason Calacanis & LAUNCH Managing Directors Jason Demant & Jacqui Deegan — E3 of 10-ep miniseries

May 08 2019

1hr 32mins

Play

E904: Legendary investor & operator Keith Rabois (Khosla Ventures, PayPal, Opendoor) shares advice for entrepreneurs in the current anti-VC/anti-hustle climate, insights on Thiel, Trump, Margaret Thatcher & Masayoshi Son, & lessons from his lifelong quest to monopolize talent & fund startups that will change the world – PART 1

Feb 19 2019

56mins

Play

E919: Scaling Your Startup, “Funding Your Company”: What startups need to know to raise their rounds right & other tips from an early investor in 200+ startups & 7 unicorns (Uber, Thumbtack, Calm) with Jason Calacanis & LAUNCH Managing Directors Jason Demant & Ashley Whitehurst — E1 of 10-ep miniseries

Apr 11 2019

1hr 9mins

Play

E766: Casey Winters (Greylock, prev. Pinterest & Grubhub) shows how to measure retention & product-market fit to LAUNCH Incubator

Sep 26 2017

50mins

Play

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

1hr 13mins

Play

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

1hr 4mins

Play

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 data to create the most appealing menu

Dec 03 2019

1hr 7mins

Play

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

1hr 35mins

Play

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

56mins

Play

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

1hr 33mins

Play

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

1hr 25mins

Play

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

1hr

Play

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

2hr 14mins

Play

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

51mins

Play

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

54mins

Play

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

1hr 5mins

Play

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

1hr 1min

Play

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 success – E9 of 10-ep miniseries

Oct 30 2019

1hr 1min

Play

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

1hr 22mins

Play

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

1hr 16mins

Play

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

1hr 37mins

Play

E991: #StartupTuneup with Urban-X: Waste-reducing marketplaces, traffic liability reduction, recreational sharing spaces, firefighter safety software & energy cost saving AI

Oct 22 2019

1hr 27mins

Play

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

45mins

Play

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

1hr 19mins

Play