Supporting entrepreneurs & inspiring innovation.
Supporting entrepreneurs & inspiring innovation.
Rank #1: 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”.
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Rank #2: 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.
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In this series, Jason Calacanis interviews angels & VCs about their investment strategies and pulls back the curtain on how early-stage startups get funded.
Rank #1: E20: "Angel" podcast: Ask an Angel! Jason Calacanis & Ed Roman answer questions on startup runway concerns, syndicate hit rates, advising best practices, founder updates, due diligence, pro-rata rights, investment legal structures & more.
Ask an Angel! Jason Calacanis & Ed Roman answer questions on startup runway concerns, syndicate hit rates, advising best practices, founder updates, due diligence, pro-rata rights, investment legal structures & more
Rank #2: E2: Super angel & syndicate leader Gil Penchina on 20 yrs & 200+ investments, learning the game & making your own rules, which founders to back & avoid, optimizing deal flow, minimizing failure, & enjoying the chaos.
In episode 2 of Jason's new podcast, "Angel," Super Angel & Syndicate Leader Gil Penchina shares secrets from his 20 years investing in 200+ startups, including LinkedIn, PayPal, & Cruise. Gil reveals why he became an angel, which founders & verticals to back (& which to run away from), deal flow strategies, tips for learning the game & making your own rules, how to support founders, & lessons he's learned from his greatest hits ... and failures. Thank you to Audible for sponsoring this podcast.
A podcast dedicated to demystifying Venture Capital. Nick Moran interviews the VC and Angel investor experts on how they find, evaluate and select the next generation of great technology startups.
Rank #1: 42. Raising a VC Fund (Jonathan Struhl).
Jonathan Struhl of Indicator Ventures joins Nick to discuss how he raised his first VC Fund. We will address questions including: What are the types of venture funds and what are their key differences? How do venture funds establish a strategy or investment focus? An LPA and PPM are necessary when... To listen more, please visit http://fullratchet.net/podcast-episodes/ for all of our other episodes. Also, follow us on twitter @TheFullRatchet for updates and more information.
Rank #2: 36. SaaS Startup Investing (Mamoon Hamid).
Mamoon Hamid of The Social+Capital Partnership joins Nick to cover SaaS Startup Investing. We will address questions including: In your words, can you describe what a SaaS startup is and the key elements that define a SaaS company? Can you give an example of what is and what is not... To listen more, please visit http://fullratchet.net/podcast-episodes/ for all of our other episodes. Also, follow us on twitter @TheFullRatchet for updates and more information.
Startup School Radio is a weekly broadcast where you'll hear Aaron Harris, a partner at Y Combinator, get stories and practical advice from founders and investors. Learn how they got started, what went wrong, what surprised them, and what happened as their companies grew.Originally broadcast on Sirius XM's Business Radio powered by the Wharton school on Sirius 111.
Rank #1: Startup School Episode 35: Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham.
Aaron Harris interviews Paul Graham, author and co-founder of Y Combinator
Rank #2: Startup School Radio Ep. 3: Pete Koomen & Jeremy Yamaguchi.
Episode 3 of Startup School Radio: Host Aaron Harris interviews Pete Koomen, founder and CTO of Optimizely and Jeremy Yamaguchi, founder and CEO of Lawn Love
The Twenty Minute VC takes you inside the world of Venture Capital, Startup Funding and The Pitch. Join our host, Harry Stebbings and discover how you can attain funding for your business by listening to what the most prominent investors are directly looking for in startups, providing easily actionable tips and tricks that can be put in place to increase your chances of getting funded. Although, you may not want to raise funding for a startup. The Twenty Minute VC also provides an instructional guide as to what it takes to get employed in the Venture Capital industry, with VCs giving specific advice on how to get noticed from the crowd and increasing your chances of employment. If that wasn't enough our amazing Venture Capitalists also provide their analysis of the current technology market, providing advice and suggestions on the latest investing trends and predictions. Join us so you can see how you can get BIG, powerful improvements, fast. Would you like to see more of The Twenty Minute VC, head on over to www.thetwentyminutevc.com for more information on the podcast, show notes, resources and a more detailed analysis of the technology and Venture Capital industry.
Rank #1: 20VC: a16z's Ben Horowitz on How To Create An Environment of Trust with Founders, How and Why Creating Shocking Rules Is So Impactful To Culture & What The Samurai, Shaka Senghor and Toussaint Teach Us About Company Culture Building.
Ben Horowitz is a Co-Founder and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, one of the leading and most prestigious venture firms of the last decade with a portfolio including the likes of Facebook, Github, Slack, Lyft, Coinbase and many more incredible companies. Ben is also the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Hard Thing About Hard Things, and the upcoming Harper Business book, What You Do Is Who You Are, available October 29. Prior to a16z, Ben was Co-Founder and CEO of Opsware, acquired by Hewlett-Packard for $1.6 billion in 2007. Previously, Ben ran several product divisions at Netscape Communications, including the widely acclaimed Directory and Security product line. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How did Ben make his way into the world of venture having previously co-founded Opsware? What was the original thinking for a16z? How did seeing the booms and busts of the market as an operator, impact how Ben thinks about investing today? 2.) In the book Ben says, "If soldiers trust the general, communication will be vastly more efficient". What have been Ben's biggest lessons on how to create an environment of trust quickly? As a board member, how does Ben create an environment of trust for the founder? What is Ben's advice to Harry having just gained his first board seat last year? 3.) Ben has said before of the importance of creating "shocking rules". What are the rules for creating these shocking rules? What are the best rules composed of? Given their shocking nature, how does one instil them in the organisation? What does Ben think is the most shocking rule he has implemented at a16z? 4.) What does ben believe that founders can take away from the rituals of the Samurai? Why does Ben believe that "meditating on company downfalls will enable you to build your culture the right way". Why is the negativity so helpful in forming the right culture? How does ben advise founders when their company is struggling, the team knows it and morale is low? What happened at Okta? How did they turn the culture and business around? 5.) Ben has previously spoken about bringing in external leadership from the cultures you want to master. How does one know when is the right time to bring in this external influence? What can we learn from observing Google Cloud's strategy? How does one retain the old culture but augment it with the new? What were some of Ben's biggest hiring lessons when operating? How does Ben get employees to "feel a sense of urgency", when a change needs to occur? Items Mentioned In Today’s Show: Ben’s Fave Book: The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution As always you can follow Harry, The Twenty Minute VC and Ben on Twitter here!
Rank #2: 20VC: AngelList's Naval Ravikant on The Secrets To Success At Seed, Why Micro VC Is The Return of Traditional Series A & Why We Will See The Unbundling Of Traditional VC Brands .
Naval Ravikant is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList, where the world meets startups either to find great jobs, invest in startups or raise funding. Before AngelList, he co-founded Epinions, which went public as part of Shopping.com, and Vast.com. He is an active angel investor and has invested in more than 100 companies, including more than a few “unicorn” mega-successes. His deals include Twitter, Uber, Yammer, Postmates, Wish, Thumbtack, and OpenDNS, which Cisco just bought for $635 million in cash. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How Naval made his way into angel investing and came to found AngelList? 2.) Question from Parker Thompson: How does Naval internalize the power law math and how does that affect his ability to pick the best companies? 3.) Why does Naval believe venture to be a bundle of advice, control and money? How does that affect his thought process surrounding what makes a good investor? 4.) Why does Naval believe we will see the unbundling of VC firm brands and the rise of personal partner brands? How will this affect access to proprietory deal flow? 5.) Question from Jonathan Abrams @ Nuzzel: What is the vision for AngelList? How much further up the funding stack can AngelList go? Items Mentioned In Today’s Show: Naval’s Fave Book: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Naval’s Fave Blog: Farnham Street As always you can follow Harry, The Twenty Minute VC and Naval on Twitter here! Likewise, you can follow Harry on Snapchat here for mojito madness and all things 20VC. Foundersuite makes the leading CRM for raising startup capital. Since March of 2016, Foundersuite customers have raised over $130M in seed and venture capital. Foundersuite’s CRM sits on a database of over 50,000 investors, which will help you quickly populate your fundraising funnel including a beautiful and easy-to-use investor update tool, and the recently launched a new portal that helps investors and accelerators track their portfolio companies on a single dashboard. For a whopping 40% off a Monthly or Annual subscription use the code “20MinuteVC” at checkout. Greenhouse Software designs tools that help companies hire great people and ultimately build better businesses. Greenhouse works with over 1,500 of the world’s most innovative companies such as Airbnb, Slack, Snap Inc. and Lyft. A wrong hire is not only costly for a company but can also turn an employee into an unhappy one. With Greenhouse’s Applicant Tracking System, companies can make well-informed decisions and hire qualified candidates who are empowered to do the best work of their careers. Anybody who has a company that’s scaling quickly but has trouble hiring and retaining the right people. Visit www.greenhouse.io today to discover how your company can grow.
From early-stage VC NextView Ventures, Traction is a show about all the creative, clever, unusual, and downright brilliant ways entrepreneurs scrap their way to early results. These are stories you don't often hear despite being crucial to every startup.Founders, startup execs, media members, and investors are interviewed, with a unique spin and sound.Subscribe for these shows and more content like it at ViewFromSeed.com
Rank #1: #2: Founding LinkedIn, Elon Musk & Ancient Silicon Valley (Lee Hower, NextView).
LinkedIn Co-Founder Lee Hower -- Imagine being on the founding team of not one, but TWO of the startup world's biggest legends: PayPal and LinkedIn. Lee Hower experienced exactly that. In the episode, he shares his stories of how LinkedIn scrapped towards early results back before most of the tech we all use today was even around -- it'll sound pretty archaic to most young entrepreneurs today. Lee also shares what it was like to get hired by Elon Musk, as well as work alongside the great Reid Hoffman twice. If you like the show and want more episodes and related content, subscribe at ViewFromSeed.com. You'll receive new episodes of Traction as soon as they're available, along with more stories, resources, and advice for seed-stage startups from entrepreneurs, VCs, and industry experts. Let me know what you think of the show -- tweet me (Jay Acunzo) @Jay_zo
Rank #2: #12: The Book of Traction (Gabriel Weinberg, Duck Duck Go).
In this episode, Gabriel Weinberg, CEO of Duck Duck Go and author of Traction, the book (no connection to this show), shares the story of building a search engine to compete with Google, battle privacy concerns, and gain initial traction with an atypical product. You'll also hear... 1) The framework behind the popular book, Traction: How to get traction and seek explosive growth for your startup ... with an actual plan and purpose. The framework is called "Bullseye." 2) Common pitfalls to avoid when testing various channels and moving through this traction framework, including what timeframe and dollar amount to focus on while testing. Follow Gabriel @yegg and learn more about the second edition of the book, Traction at tractionbook.com And let me know what you think of the show -- tweet me (Jay Acunzo) @jayacunzo. *NEW: Check out the NextView platform of resources for startup traction. Visit nextviewventures.com/platform or subscribe
Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 2,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 600 chapters. We nurture startup ecosystems in 125+ countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Startups.
Rank #1: Be Fast or Die with Mike Cassidy (Google X).
Mike Cassidy who is currently a vice president at Google and Project leader on Google x’s project loon which is an attempt to blanket the globe in wireless connectivity using hot air balloons. Before joining google Mike was a serial entrepreneur founding companies like rubber, xfire, direct hit, and stylus innovation. Mike has a BS/MS in Aerospace Engineering from MIT and graduated from the Harvard Business School.
Rank #2: Testing Your Market with Tony Xu Co-Founder of Door Dash.
Tony Xu founded Door Dash as a local delivery service for Stanford students and participated in the Y Combinator incubator with his co founders while polishing the business model. Prior to co-founding Door Dash, tony worked in product at Square, led special projects for the CEO and CFO at eBay, and began his career at McKinsey and Company. He holds a B.S. with High Honors in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley and a MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Podcast by Lean Startup
Rank #1: Kiva.
Kiva by Lean Startup
Rank #2: Beyond Landing Pages: Five Ways to Find Out if Your Idea Is Stupid | Laura Klein.
A perennial favorite speaker at The Lean Startup Conference, Laura will make sure you know when and how to use not just landing pages, but also concierge tactics, Wizard of Oz setups and content strategies like blogs and email newsletters. You will leave her session smarter.
Greymatter offers perspectives and stories from some of the world’s top technology entrepreneurs and business leaders. The featured company builders share personal and insightful lessons while shedding light on common, relatable challenges in the entrepreneurial journey. Greymatter is produced by Greylock Partners.
Rank #1: Getting Smart About Growth with Casey Winters & Uber's Andrew Chen | Greymatter.
Are B2C companies starting to see a decline in viral growth responsiveness? That’s what Greylock’s Growth Advisor Casey Winters and Head of Rider Growth at Uber, Andrew Chen believe. Andrew coined the term The Law of Shitty Clickthroughs to describe the idea that every ad channel and every marketing platform eventually sees a decay in responsiveness. Due to increased consolidation and competition, viral growth is now much harder to break through and in the long term will see a break down in effectiveness. In this episode of Greymatter, Casey and Andrew riff on why consumer growth is getting harder and more expensive, and what viable opportunities companies can leverage in their own growth strategies. Both Andrew and Casey have a deep background in growth. Andrew advises and invests in tech startups including Barkbox, Dropbox and Tinder and for the past decade, he’s written extensively on mobile, metrics, and growth. Before heading growth at Pinterest, Casey ran marketing for Grubhub. Casey and Andrew share actionable growth strategies for startups, current trends in paid acquisition, and why they are excited for the rise of enterprise viral growth. For even more growth advice, be sure to check out Andrew’s blog and Casey’s blog.
Rank #2: Sam Altman on Y Combinator and What Makes The Best Founders | Blitzscaling 02.
This is session 2 of Technology-enabled Blitzscaling, a Stanford University class taught by Reid Hoffman, John Lilly, Allen Blue, and Chris Yeh. This class features John Lilly interviewing Y Combinator President Sam Altman.
The Official Saastr Podcast is the latest and greatest from the world of Saastr, interviewing the most prominent operators and investors to discover their tips, tactics and strategies to attain success in the fiercely competitive world of SaaS. On the side of the operators, we centre around getting from $0 to $100m ARR faster, what it takes to scale successfully and what are the core elements of hiring. As for the investors, we learn what metrics they hone in on when examining SaaS business, what type of metrics excites them and what they look for in SaaS founders.
Rank #1: SaaStr 073: David Skok Part 2: What Is Negative Churn? How To Get Different ACV's From The Same Product? Should Customer Success Be Involved In The Up Sell Process? .
Part 2 with David Skok, now David is a serial entrepreneur turned VC at Matrix Partners. He founded four companies: Skok Systems, Corporate Software Europe, Watermark Software, and SilverStream Software and did one turnaround with Xionics. Three of the companies he founded went public and one was acquired. In 2001 David joined Matrix Partners, who had backed his last two startups, as a General Partner. David’s successful exits as an investor at Matrix include: HubSpot, JBoss, AppIQ, Tabblo, Netezza, Diligent Technologies, CloudSwitch, TribeHR, GrabCAD, OpenSpan and Enservio. David currently serves on the boards of Atomist, CloudBees, Digium, Meteor, Namely HR, Salsify, and Zaius. You can also find David’s amazing blog here! Huge thanks to Hardi Meybaum and Jason Lemkin for the intro to David today. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: What is negative churn? Why is it fundamental for SaaS startups to have a strong grasp of their negative churn? How does negative churn affect the pricing axis? What can startups do if they have no alternative product to upsell to? To what extent should founders be willing to engage in customisation in order to upsell a product? What are the dangers? What should founders be mindful of? To what extent is up sell the responsibility of customer success? Should they have a hand in the sales process? What are the dangers and concerns? How important is it for a startup to track their champion with the customer company? Does it matter if your champion leaves? What should you do if so? 60 Second SaaStr If you would like to find out more about the show and the guests presented, you can follow us on Twitter here: Jason Lemkin Harry Stebbings SaaStr David Skok
Rank #2: SaaStr 040: Gainsight's Allison Pickens on Scaling Your Customer Success Team, Managing Churn and Segmenting Your Customer Base.
Allison Pickens carries the customer success torch as the VP of Customer Success & Business Operations at the category leaders, Gainsight. Allison’s organization @ Gainsight includes all post-sales functions: CSMs, Support, Onboarding, Services, and Operations. Prior to Gainsight, she started her career in management consulting for Fortune 500 companies while at Boston Consulting Group and later worked in private equity investing at Bain Capital. Allison decided that she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work at Gainsight when Bain Capital led the Series B. In Today’s Episode With Allison You Will Learn: 1.) So let’s start with managing customer churn and I think the first and most important thing is assessing what is regrettable vs non-regrettable. How do you approach this? What is the internal post mortem? How do you identify why they churned? Is there a blame game that follows? How do you instill ramifications but not fear? How do you then look to fix the original problem that caused the churn? 2.) To do the above we need to have a great customer success team so iw ant to talk about the process of building this out and with CS being a new category this is an aspect a lot of founders are addressing at this time. So starting with the obvious? When do you need a customer success team? Where in the organization should the team sit? What's the playbook for rolling it out? How big does the team need to be? Does this vary on sector or funding availability? What are the levels of seniority within the team? What's your budget? How do you account for the costs of your team? What teams sit within the customer success umbrella? 60 Second Saastr produced by Nick Mehta: What surprises you most about customer success now vs a year ago? Importance of fast iterating team? Fave SaaS material, book, blog, podcast? What element of the journey have you found most challenging? Carrying the CS torch? What is it like do you feel the pressure? 3.) Now I want to finish today by discussing the segmentation of your customer base, so at what point in the company's life do you begin segmenting the customers? Why is it important to segment customers? How do you decide the best way to segment them? Should these segments align with the sales team? If you would like to find out more about the show and the guests presented you can follow us on Twitter here: Jason Lemkin Harry Stebbings Saastr Allison Pickens
Unfiltered insights and actionable advice straight from the trenches of startup and business life.
Rank #1: 399: How to Create an Ideal Customer Profile?.
In today’s episode of The Startup Chat, Steli and Hiten talk about how to create an ideal customer profile. Creating an ideal customer profile for your business is super important. It can help you build a better product, market it better and ultimately help you serve your customers better. But how detailed should you be when creating one of these? In today’s episode, Steli and Hiten share their thoughts on what an ideal client profile is, why you should create one for your business, tips on how to create a good one and much more. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 About today’s topic. 00:24 Why this topic was chosen. 01:18 what is an ideal customer profile? 01:58 The goal of identifying your ideal client. 02:58 If you should pick an ideal client. 04:36 How understanding your ideal client can help you serve them better. 05:10 How companies sometimes misuse this concept. 06:10 How companies can use a customer profile. 07:15 If you should ignore a customer that doesn’t fit your profile. 07:37 Tips to help you create an ideal client profile for your business. 3 Key Points: Identify what segment of the market can get the most value out of your software. The goal of identifying your ideal client is to help you do better marketing. If you don’t know who your customer is, you won’t know what to build, sell or market. [0:00:01] Steli Efti: Hey everybody, this is Steli Efti. [0:00:03] Hiten Shah: And this is Hiten Shah. [0:00:05] Steli Efti: And today on The Startup Chat we may or may not tell you to create an ideal customer profile or not to create an ideal customer profile, but- [0:00:12] Hiten Shah: Yeah, we don't know yet. [0:00:14] Steli Efti: But either way we are going to talk about the concept of an ICP, ideal customer profile. It's a very popular idea and it's one of those surprising topics that sometimes I can't believe that we haven't talked about something in almost 400 episodes. But we have not talked about this very specific topic, so I thought it would be fun to tackle this. Well, Hiten, maybe first we explain first to people what the concept is, like what is an ideal customer profile, why do companies do it? And then we might want to talk about why it's overused or misused and how we really feel about this topic in 2019. [0:00:55] Hiten Shah: Yeah, why don't you start. Why don't you define it, at least in the classic sense, because I think that will help. [0:00:59] Steli Efti: Yeah, so I think the broad idea is not that complicated. The broad idea is to ask yourself as a company ... There might be many, many different types of people or organizations that decided to purchase your software, but not all of them are created equal and I think the the idea with an ideal customer profile is to identify what type of customer, what segment of the market can get the most value out of our software? Who is the most ideal customer that exists out there, and what do they have in common? And the goal of defining and writing down an ideal customer profile is to help you do better marketing, do better segmentation, do better product development, because you're not taking on a broad group of people in terms of the feedback they give you, or a broad group of potential customers in terms of what channels would be most effective in terms of acquiring them. But you segment it down and you focus yourself and the entire company and team on the best 'customer,' the ideal 'customer.' You define it, you write it down so everybody in the company and the team understands it, and then you go after those customers above all others. Does that make sense? Is that a definition that you would agree with? [0:02:23] Hiten Shah: Yeah, I mean if you don't know who your customer is, you won't know what to build.
Rank #2: 385: Firing People Too Slow Will Kill Your Startup.
In today’s episode of The Startup Chat, Steli and Hiten talk about holding on to people who aren’t working out too long. One of the biggest mistakes founders make is holding on to a non-performing team member for too long. Doing so can be bad for the business, the team and for the non-performing team member as well. So it’s important to let people go if it’s not working out and do it at the right time. In this episode, Steli and Hiten talk about why hanging on to a non-performing team member is a bad idea, when the right time is to let them go, consequences of hanging on to a non-performing team member and much more. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 About today’s topic. 00:39 Why this topic was chosen. 02:36 What made Hiten tweet about this topic. 02:46 Why it’s bad to wait too long to let go of a team member. 03:04 How Hiten started the tweetstorm. 03:17 Consequences of hanging on to a non performing team member. 04:48 Why you should speak to team members about issues. 05:07 Why it’s bad for the non-performing team member. 06:34 About giving people second chances. 07:36 How to handle non-performing team members. 08:00 Why it’s important that the non-performing team members knows the situation. 3 Key Points: Sometimes we keep hoping that someone who’s not working out is gonna work out Your company sucks more for it. If you’re basically talking shit about a team member and they’re not in the room, get them in the room. [0:00:00] Steli Efti: Hey, everybody. This is Steli Efti. [0:00:03] Hiten Shah: And this is Hiten Shah. Today on The Startup Chat, we're going to talk about a tweetstorm that I did, I guess, right? [0:00:10] Steli Efti: Yes, yes, a tweetstorm that I think every entrepreneur, every founder should read, every person that works in a startup. I retweeted it telling everybody to fucking read it, but I'm like, not everybody's following us on Twitter. This is such an important topic, I thought we needed to touch on this on the podcast. It's the topic of one of the biggest mistakes companies make are holding on to people that aren't working out too long, which means you have made the determination or you're seeing that this person isn't working out. They're not successful within the company. They're not performing the way that you expected them to. The moment you realize that, you're not taking action instantly. You do what I would say almost every founder and every person that has hiring and firing power does. You postpone that. You try to rationalize things. You kick the can down the road, think, "Well, maybe if we give this one more month, maybe if I help them with more training, maybe I change my management style, maybe with this new campaign, it's a fresh start and they can show themselves now." Your just keep postponing, trying to rationalize, trying to give people more and more chances. Then once you make the decision, there's all kinds of other reasons for not firing them. "Oh, it's the Christmas season. It's New Years. We have this big project. This would be bad news and would be bad for morale." There's all these reasons why to keep postponing that. I just ran through a shit ton of them really quickly. Now I want to pass on the ball to you, Hiten, which is why is it so bad to do this? Why giving people a bit more chances is bad. Why maybe waiting for the perfect time to part ways or fire somebody is that bad. Why is postponing letting go of somebody that isn't' working out, why is that such a bad thing? What triggered you to even tweet about this in a little tweetstorm? [0:02:19] Hiten Shah: I don't know. I think it's just one of the things that people keep doing over, and over, and over, and over again. They keep basically hoping that someone who's not working out is going to work o...
Product Hunt Radio is a a weekly podcast with the people creating and exploring the future. Tune in every week with Ryan Hoover and Abadesi Osunsade as they're joined by founders, investors, journalists, and makers to discuss the latest in tech.
Rank #1: Episode 48: Chris Sacca.
Chris Sacca is one of the most successful angel investors of all time. He's invested in Twitter, Uber, Instagram, and Kickstarter, among many others. Before that he led special projects at Google and worked as a lawyer at Fenwick. He shares what it was like working with Larry & Sergey at Google, working with Ev Williams and Jack Dorsey as one of the first investors in twitter, becoming a guest shark on Shark Tank, interviewing Edward Snowden, and asking President Obama the tough questions while working with him in his two campaigns. edited by Alex Kontis praise to @sacca criticism to @eriktorenberg
Rank #2: Episode 73: Jason Fried.
Jason is the founder and CEO of Basecamp. In this episode we talk about building a company that lasts 40 years, what it’s like to build a remote team, how he thinks of the professional year in terms of seasons, daily rituals, and how he defines success. Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @Jasonfried Constructive Criticism to @ErikTorenberg
Essential listening for entrepreneurs, product managers and anyone working in tech today. We break down the concepts you need to know, from Product Management to Growth, Sales to Funding, we'll bring you stories that will inspire and insights that will change the way you think about product and business.Rocketship.fm, produced in partnership with Product Collective, inspires hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, marketers, product people, and designers each month. Join us as we dive into everything from product management to growth, culture to sales and everything in between. Rocketship.fm has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc, Entrepreneur and many more business publications as a top business podcast year after year.
Rank #1: Interview: Ian Crosby of Bench on How to Build Something People Want to Buy.
Ian Crosby, co-founder and CEO of Bench, talks with us about their journey from a totally manual process to something vastly more efficient and scalable. He also talks about how to think differently about the problems you’re solving and creating something Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Productivity: Achieving Deep Work .
Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill, because of our modern times, that is becoming increasingly more difficult to achieve. Today we outline some helpful practices... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A podcast where startups, founders, and capital collide.
Rank #1: How Google Thinks About Hiring, Management, and Culture.
During Laszlo Bock's nine years as Google’s SVP of People Operations, the company has won more than 100 awards for its employment practices. Bock, who came to Google after stints at McKinsey and GE, recently collected his thoughts about management and culture into "Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead," a New York Times best-seller. He expounded on some of his HR-related ideas in a conversation with Beth Seidenberg at KPCB’s recent CEO Workshop.
Rank #2: How Investing in Food Technology Can Save the Planet and Improve Human Health.
Our latest podcast features a conversation between KPCB General Partner Randy Komisar, Ethan Brown, CEO of Beyond Meat, and Doug Evans, founder and CEO of Juicero, as they discuss the impact that food technology can have on climate change, sustainability, and healthcare costs. They also outline the challenges that food technology companies face in changing established human behavior.
Podcast by Venture Studio. New York City Venture Capital (VC) and Angel Investing Interviews with host Dave Lerner
Rank #1: Ep 30 - Naval Ravikant - AngelList (1 of 2).
This week’s guest really needs no introduction. Naval Ravikant is the founder and CEO of AngelList (angel.co). AngelList is the go-to platform for startups to raise money online, recruit employees, and apply for funding. Naval and AngelList are on a mission to democratize the fundraising process. This interview was a big one, so we’re breaking it into a two-parter - make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss part 2.Remember - all of our shows are venturestudio.org and on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Google Play. If you like this episode, you’ll love our interviews with Ming Yeh of CSC Upshot and Dustin Dolginow of Maiden Lane. Make sure to subscribe on iTunes and follow us on twitter @venturestudio.
Rank #2: Ep 31 - Naval Ravikant - AngelList (2 of 2).
Welcome back to Venture Studio, and welcome back to our fantastic two-part interview with Naval Ravikant of AngelList. If you missed part one, go check it out at venturestudio.org or on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Google Play. In part 1 of this interview, Dave and Naval talked about AngelList, syndicates and startup funding. In part 2, things got quite a bit more philosophical. In this interview, Naval and Dave cover power dynamics and haters in venture, the American political system - Trump, Bernie and Hilary - the disruption of the wealthy elite and, of course, South Park.In this episode, Dave revers to this post by Naval called The American Spring: https://medium.com/the-mission/american-spring-d6a8320bf712#.k4ppdt9pd