This Week in Startups - Audio

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    E735: All #AskJason: Failing after product-market fit, consumer app VC & monetization, the (un)necessity of patents, (un)fundable b-corps, hard lessons, focus above everything26 May 2017
    54:05
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    E734: Live Crowdfunding Startup Showcase: product pitches & investor inquiries w/Swiftmile, Lendsnap, Kylie.ai, LEAF, NowRX & Laugh.ly – presented by SeedInvest & LAUNCH23 May 2017
    1:13:32
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    E733: News Roundtable! Molly Wood (Marketplace) & Ben Parr (Octane AI): future of net neutrality, Google Lens & iPhone-less predictions, Uber Freight, Biz Stone’s return, how to save Twitter, Elon’s tunnel vision, breaking Trump chaos19 May 2017
    1:34:25
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    E732: “The Syndicate”: 7 top startups across 7 verticals pitch to 20 world-class investors, w/Cafe X, Connected Signals, Blokable, Tueo Health, Interviewed, PowerScout, Underground Cellar12 May 2017
    1:12:51
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    E731: Inside LAUNCH Incubator, PT2: Ready: Cross-platform programming for personal robotics; Keepster: Curating messages to keep what matters most; Genius Link: Fixing broken links for global brands; Poppins: Child care reimagined with invitation-based service9 May 2017
    1:00:16
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    E730: Inside LAUNCH Incubator, PT1: Transported: Virtual Reality Tours for Real Estate & FitBod: Personalized strength-training powered by machine learning5 May 2017
    1:01:00
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    E729: Founder Richard Craib shares his A.I. hedge fund Numerai, built with an anonymous network of 15,000 (& counting) data scientists, encryption, the blockchain, his own currency to reward collaboration, and a mission to manage the world’s money2 May 2017
    1:18:16
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    E728: “Angel” Sneak Peek + Startup Tune-up: Founder Institute students get first-look at Jason’s upcoming book on angel investing, as he refines their pitches & shares career lessons, insights & advice28 April 2017
    1:38:03
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    E727: Future of Food: ROBOTS! w/Alex Garden (Zume Pizza), Henry Hu (Cafe X), Deepak Sekar (Chowbotics); bonus: Hotel Tonight’s Amanda Richardson shares how to grow revenue by giving away your product25 April 2017
    56:20
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    E726: Investor Outlook with Hunter Walk (Homebrew), Megan Quinn (Spark Capital), & Jalak Jobanputra (FuturePerfect VC); bonus: Rishi Garg, Mayfield (prev. VP CorpDev, Twitter) shares how to stay sane while selling your company21 April 2017
    1:06:56
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    E725: 500 Startups’ Dave McClure shares strategies as SV’s most prolific investor, common early-stage startup mistakes & advice to founders; Greylock’s Sarah Tavel on 10 lessons from scaling Pinterest18 April 2017
    46:23
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    E724: Investor Outlook with Gil Penchina (Flight.vc), Cyan Banister (Founders Fund), Ryan Feit (SeedInvest); Jed Katz of Javelin Venture Partners on a step-by-step practical guide to getting your Series B14 April 2017
    56:14
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    E723: Stripe CEO Patrick Collison on building his online payment powerhouse, creating Atlas to incorporate the world’s entrepreneurs, public/private markets, & increasing the GDP of the internet11 April 2017
    37:53
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    E722: Bill Gurley of Benchmark, SV leader & legendary investor (Uber, Twitter, Snapchat) at LAUNCH Festival April 6 20177 April 2017
    39:02
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    E721: News Roundtable! Iain Thomson (The Register) & Austin Smith (Inside): ISP privacy shattered, Palmer Luckey leaves, FB rips off Snap (again), Elon’s Neuralink & SpaceX hits, Trolls & Idiots of the Week31 March 2017
    1:30:13
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    E720: Capital Factory founder Josh Baer on making Austin a startup hub & beacon for talent, investing hits & spectacular failures, nailing deal flow, crowdfunding & rising tide of opportunities for entrepreneurs @ at Cisco Spark Haus, SXSW 201728 March 2017
    53:20
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    E719: Pear.vc Managing Partner Mar Hershenson on Clinching the Series A: Creating & executing your Ops plan, success metrics, critical data, investor engagement, effective leadership, & navigating fundraising & future markets24 March 2017
    56:57
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    E718: NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson on building to $1b run rate, early days at Oracle, McAfee & Sun, pioneering enterprise, prioritizing sales, going public, the CEO’s toughest job & the future of employment21 March 2017
    1:12:38
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    E717: News Roundtable! Rolfe Winkler (WSJ) & Tess Townsend (Recode): Google, voice-assistant wars & fax-sending bots, political ads & activism, Trump tweets & Twitter slump, Zenefits former CEO starts over, PewDiePie & more17 March 2017
    1:33:15
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    E716: People & Product: Intercom co-founder Des Traynor on importance of alignment, building a product-first co., hiring by values, scaling carefully, & avoiding churn14 March 2017
    59:38
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    E715: News Roundtable! Liz Gannes and Ben Parr talk Snap IPO & predictions, Trump tweets & H1B, FB & fake news, Uber seeks no. 2 exec, drone-bearing cars & 3D-printed houses & more7 March 2017
    1:28:29
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    E714: SeedInvest co-founder Ryan Feit on the equity crowdfunding revolution, giving new access to startups & non-accredited investors, & opening the door for Wolf3D founder Timmu Tõke to integrate humanity within VR3 March 2017
    1:17:14
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    E713: All #AskJason, PT2: How to break into VC, building social networks, disrupting housing & transportation, taking risks, & the meaning of success28 February 2017
    38:29
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    E712: All #AskJason, PT1: VC ethics, investing strategies, picking winners, patents & NDAs, women in entrepreneurship, bootstrapping to success & more24 February 2017
    48:17
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    E711: IFTTT co-founder & CEO Linden Tibbets on building his leading IoT connector of services & 3rd-party devices, essential applets, Alexa everywhere & the dominance of digital assistance21 February 2017
    1:15:03
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    E710: REstore founder Jan-Willem Rombouts solves the electrical grid & balances renewable energy with virtual power stations; Bonus LAUNCH SCALE: Greylock’s Josh Elman on making your product viral in 5 easy ways17 February 2017
    59:52
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    E709: VC Outlook w/Jeff Clavier (SoftTech), Omar Hamoui (Sequoia), Patricia Nakache (Trinity) & Aydin Senkut (Felicis): lessons learned, greatest misses, Series A crunch, SV v. int’l, startups behaving badly, & the Trump factor — at Upfront Summit 201714 February 2017
    36:27
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    E708: Filmed at Upfront Summit 2017! Vinod Khosla on his journey from entrepreneur to VC, early days at Sun Microsystems, changing the trajectory of the internet, advice to founders & investors, future of cleantech, AI & job growth10 February 2017
    34:35
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    E707: Jam Session! Startup founders, growth & marketing experts share best practices for communication: use landing pages to capture free traffic, run your marketing department like a tv newsroom, & grow with exponential long-term impact7 February 2017
    1:08:48
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    E706: Part 2: Sam Harris, “Waking Up” host, philosopher & neuroscientist on Trump’s asymmetric warfare, Muslim ban, the Jihadism problem, Zuck’s moral compass, fake news & how to avoid the A.I. apocalypse3 February 2017
    51:01
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    E705: Sam Harris, “Waking Up” host, author, philosopher & neuroscientist, on dawn of A.I. & the uncanny valley of robotics, science of morality, mindful meditation & Trump’s lies – PART 131 January 2017
    1:00:47
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    E704: Napster co-founder Jordan Ritter & his new Atlas Informatics are redefining search to solve digital chaos in the age of contextual intelligence; the future of cybersecurity, privacy, AI/machine learning, & political turbulence27 January 2017
    1:15:43
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    E703: News Roundtable! Katie Benner (NYT) and Amir Efrati (The Information): self-driving, Trump & tech, SV apocalypse preppers, the future of net neutrality, Snap readying for IPO, Zuck campaigning?, more24 January 2017
    52:15
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    E702: Stellar startups at CES ‘17 PART 2: wearable interactive lightshow, Raspberry Pi bests, smart garbage that shops, hack-free home security, paper airplane drones, connected baby, tech hubs & more20 January 2017
    1:13:42
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    E701: PART 1: The best of future tech & stellar startups at CES with Dave Mathews (NewAer): Alexa everywhere, drones rising, autonomous everything, carsharing & the surging of electric vehicles, w/ChargePoint & VULOG17 January 2017
    1:00:29
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    E700: Ring CEO & Chief Inventor James Siminoff on reinventing home security with 1st wi-fi-enabled video doorbell, reducing neighborhood crime, & the future of home automation13 January 2017
    49:41
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    E699: Mighty Networks founder & CEO Gina Bianchini builds smarter social networks for business and lasting online communities, using lessons from Ning & the best tools for efficient entrepreneurship10 January 2017
    55:32
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    E698: Best of SCALE! SaaStr Founder Jason Lemkin on getting from $1m to $10m in ARR; Calm Founder Alex Tew demos how to land 100,000 users before you launch3 January 2017
    50:10
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    E697: Sunflower Labs co-founder Alex Pachikov on modernizing home security with world’s first smart sensor & drone technology; Bonus LAUNCH SCALE: Homebrew Partner Satya Patel on locking down Series A27 December 2016
    1:12:48
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    E696: The Distracted Mind’s Adam Gazzaley on our mental degradation, designing products for health, safety & performance, & how we can rescue our brains from high-tech addiction23 December 2016
    1:12:23
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    E695: News Roundtable! Dave Mathews (NewAer) & Iain Thomson (The Register) on 2016 best & 2017 bets: Apple follies, drones rising, hacking everywhere, Putin in play, Trump’s tech, self-driving bets, fake Facebook16 December 2016
    1:44:41
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    E694: Leade.rs Founder Loic Le Meur on building Europe’s tech with LeWeb, investing in SV powerhouses LinkedIn & Evernote, and now creating a marketplace for the world’s greatest speakers9 December 2016
    1:18:32
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    E693: Founder Tom Patterson on growing Tommy John 2.5x YOY in a $41b industry; Future of Fundraising with Paul Judge (Luma), Christine Tsai (500 Startups), Ryan Feit (SeedInvest)2 December 2016
    1:06:08
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    E692: CEO David Sacks on scaling Z2, the next generation of Zenefits; Founders Fund Partner Cyan Banister shares 10 strategies for scaling company culture29 November 2016
    1:12:30
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    E691: LAUNCH SCALE: Yossi Vardi shares insights from 85 investments & 26 exits: execution over ideas, mastering persistence, and winning the game that is based on failure22 November 2016
    55:58
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    E690: Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman on reinventing & revitalizing real estate for the consumer; Pear Founding Partner Pejman Nozad on his journey to America, from selling carpets to building a $20b portfolio18 November 2016
    1:05:54
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    E689: News Roundtable! Molly Wood (Marketplace) & Eric Newcomer (Bloomberg) on Trump’s triumph, tech, Thiel, the flaws of polling & data journalism, the future of jobs, & the fate of Silicon Valley11 November 2016
    1:21:57
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    E688: R/GA Ventures’ Nick Coronges & Richard Ting help startups scale and build enduring brands, forge founder partnerships with major players, and invest in creative capital to dominate the NYC ecosystem4 November 2016
    41:43
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    E687: Harry’s co-founder & co-CEO Andy Katz-Mayfield shares e-commerce expertise and the science of customer acquisition, vertical integration & direct-to-consumer marketing1 November 2016
    43:12
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    E686: Douglas Rushkoff on “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity,” exposing the downside of the digital revolution, income inequality & growth agendas of large companies28 October 2016
    51:29
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    E685: CEO John Shahidi on evolving Shots Studios from selfie app to mega-talent content creator, making videos with Justin Bieber & Floyd Mayweather, & discovering the next generation of comedy superstars25 October 2016
    1:35:39
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    E684: Jam Session! Startup founders & growth experts share best strategies to become an influencer, build a channel sales program, & engineer your way to content success21 October 2016
    1:20:29
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    E683: Founder Nancy Lublin (DoSomething.org, Dress for Success) takes on suicide prevention with Crisis Text Line, partnering the power of human empathy with machine learning to save lives18 October 2016
    1:10:57
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    E682: Unity co-founder David Helgason on creating world’s leading 2D & 3D game-making platform, gaming industry trends & challenges, & the future of VR & AR14 October 2016
    1:05:20
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    E681: Tala founder Shivani Siroya on transforming microfinance & loans in emerging markets, using untraditional data & behavioral variables to build a global industry & being the CEO of Chris Sacca’s favorite portfolio company11 October 2016
    1:04:57
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    E680: Farmers Business Network co-founder & CEO Amol Deshpande on using data to empower farmers, how food supply actually works, GMOs & organics pros/cons & the future of feeding humanity7 October 2016
    1:10:16
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    E679: Internet Harassment & Free Speech: Quinn Norton & Kevin Marks join Jason to debate how trolling, human rights, and anonymity v. transparency play out online and in real life4 October 2016
    1:49:07
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    E678: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edward Humes on his book “Door to Door,” the world of transportation, the tech behind on-demand, & the future of alternative fuel, autonomous travel30 September 2016
    1:07:04
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    E677: Chris Sacca & Matt Mazzeo, Part 2: Shark Tank, investing in diversity, Lowercase Alpha, eSports, voting, & the privilege & pressure of spending OPM (other people’s money)27 September 2016
    1:16:37
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    E676: Chris Sacca & Matt Mazzeo, Lowercase Capital, Part1: Universal principles of building startups, investing with integrity, major Twitter stumbles & best solutions for its future growth (or purchase)23 September 2016
    58:40
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    E675: Chain CEO & Co-founder Adam Ludwin on creating the tool helping the top financial firms deploy blockchain, history & future of bitcoin, relevance & the long-term effect of DAO hack, Twitter, Apple, Tesla & a multitude of tech tangents & predictions20 September 2016
    1:26:01
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    E674: Upfront Ventures’ Mark Suster shares secrets from both sides of the table: advice for pitching to VCs, best founder qualities, investing in lines not dots, skipping demo day, missing Uber, being pro-a16z & pro-IPO16 September 2016
    1:26:32
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    E673: News Roundtable! Cade Metz of Wired & Ellen Huet of Bloomberg talk Apple event, a16z & WSJ haggle over returns, Theranos, startups tightening belts, Airbnb anti-discrimination policy, burrito-bearing drones, Burning Man & more9 September 2016
    1:29:20
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    E672: SumoMe & AppSumo Founder Noah Kagan on being Facebook emp #30, getting fired & losing $185m in co. shares, why email marketing reigns supreme & tips to grow your website traffic, lists & audience6 September 2016
    1:29:32
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    E671: All #AskJason: Wooing investors after failure, advice for introverts, approach to pricing, tackling growth, B2B vs. B2C & more2 September 2016
    1:02:36
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    E670: Munchery CEO & Co-founder Tri Tran on escaping Vietnam and pioneering a food movement in America with his healthy dinner-delivery powerhouse30 August 2016
    1:08:03
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    E669: Moon Express’ Bob Richards on being 1st private co. to get permission to go beyond earth’s orbit, plans for moon mining, creating an 8th continent, & unlocking resources of the universe26 August 2016
    1:05:36
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    E668: News Roundtable! Jeff Bercovici (Inc.) & Olivia Zaleski (Bloomberg): Hampton Creek controversy & SEC inquiry, Peter Thiel’s revenge & the end of Gawker, robotics & self-driving cars23 August 2016
    1:29:47
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    E667: Redpoint VC & analyst Tomasz Tunguz on his new book “Winning with Data,” advice for startups, using data to transform business, key investment outlook predictions, the best data-driven co’s & more19 August 2016
    1:07:45
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    E666: PT2-Ed Catmull, President Pixar-Disney & author “Creativity, Inc.” on Disney merge, the art of good filmmaking, building creative culture through radical support, risk-taking to triumph & failure, & storytelling struggles that led to timeless classics16 August 2016
    1:08:38
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    E665: PT1-Ed Catmull, Pixar-Disney President & “Creativity, Inc.” author on his early days as a pioneer in computer animation, learning from George Lucas & Steve Jobs, struggles with Disney, the creative necessities of loyalty, change & failure12 August 2016
    53:40
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    E664: News Roundtable! Ari Levy (CNBC) & Rolfe Winkler (WSJ): Walmart snags Jet.com – Google, gov’t & anti-trust – U.S. debt crisis – Uber & the China market – Elon & future of energy – startups behaving badly9 August 2016
    1:20:20
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    E663: “Godfather of SaaS” Jason Lemkin shares the early indicators of hyper-growth SaaS & his investment strategies with LAUNCH Incubator2 August 2016
    52:23
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    E662: Jam Session! Startup founders share best practices for e-commerce: Leveraging data, optimizing paid & offline acquisition, & thinking beyond digital to create trust29 July 2016
    1:26:32
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    E661: George Hotz, founder of Comma.ai, on the vision & technology behind his Tesla rival, autonomous driving startup22 July 2016
    1:03:18
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    E660: Antonio Garcia Martinez shares insights from his bestselling ”Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley,” revealing the secrets of Facebook, Twitter, Y Combinator, dodgy SV deals & startup struggles19 July 2016
    1:18:02
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    E659: Founder Institute CEO Adeo Ressi shares lessons from running his global startup powerhouse, characteristics of successful founders, funding strategies & hardships12 July 2016
    1:02:00
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    E658: #AskJason at The Last Mile tech accelerator & training program at San Quentin State Prison8 July 2016
    1:21:14
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    E657: SeedInvest Co-founder Ryan Feit on his role in passing JOBS Act, spearheading Title III & the equity crowdfunding revolution5 July 2016
    53:07
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    E656: News Roundtable! Robert Scoble (Upload VR) & Iain Thomson (The Register); Tesla’s fatal crash, useless jetpacks, VR craze, gun control, national security & more1 July 2016
    1:20:50
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    E655: Journalist Virginia Heffernan on her new book, “Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art,” the web’s earliest days, Twitter poetry & pain, free speech, minimalist theism, TV triumphs & more28 June 2016
    1:33:55
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    E654: Producer David Gluck brings JOBS Act Title III to life with his immersive “The Speakeasy,” the first equity crowdfunding theater project in the U.S.24 June 2016
    1:14:46
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    E653: #AskJason @ Microsoft Global Startup Roadshow: global economic engagement, universal CEO challenges, China’s B2C market, fundraising metrics & more21 June 2016
    1:26:14
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    E652: News Roundtable! Katie Benner, NYT & Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg: More Gawker-Thiel, 1st amendment, FB moral obligations, Microsoft buys Linkedin, Theranos slow-motion train wreck17 June 2016
    1:37:31
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    E651: Trello CEO Michael Pryor on scaling internationally to 1.1m daily users, benefits to hiring remote devs, and the future of work and communication14 June 2016
    1:04:33
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    E650: Jam Session! Startup founders share best practices for customer management, satisfaction & success10 June 2016
    48:10
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    E649: News Roundtable! Jessica Lessin (The Information) & Nellie Bowles (The Guardian) talk Thiel v. Gawker, the Trump effect on SV & the moral obligations of FB7 June 2016
    1:02:45
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    E648: All #AskJason: cannabis, education, diversity, real estate, funding & more at #TWiSTlive, Microsoft Reactor3 June 2016
    1:16:38
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    E647: IBM SmartCamp 2015 showcase: Winner Jessika Lora’s CarForce connects customers & dealers; finalists Mike Holt of Singapore’s gridComm makes smart street lights & Yoly Avalos of Bquate rocks music distribution in Latin America31 May 2016
    1:12:36
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    E646: TWiST Live at Microsoft Reactor! Eric Ries, author of “The Lean Startup” & upcoming “The Leader’s Guide,” on the science of startup success & pro-entrepreneurship public policy27 May 2016
    1:22:43
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    E645: David Bennahum, Alpha Venture advisor & Founding Maker of Ready, shares his new coding education program for kids & the urgency of computational literacy24 May 2016
    1:18:48
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    E644: Accelerator panel with Dave McClure (500 Startups), Emily Kirsch (Powerhouse), Cameron Teitelman (StartX); Joel Spolsky of Stack Overflow on his developer Q&A juggernaut17 May 2016
    1:05:36
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    E643: Vicarious co-founder Scott Phoenix on innovating in AI & the race to unlock the human brain to create artificial general intelligence, the last tech humans will invent13 May 2016
    1:27:23
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    E642: News Roundtable! Veronica Belmont & Dave Mathews talk Bots galore, best VR, Twitter security v. privacy, Facebook curation controversy11 May 2016
    1:29:40
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    E641: Tony Xu, DoorDash Co-founder & CEO, on building a thriving business in the difficult on-demand market3 May 2016
    1:24:56
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    E640: AOL co-founder Steve Case on the internet revolution & innovation roadmap in his new book, “The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future”29 April 2016
    1:08:58
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    E639: All-star angel investors Gil Penchina (FlightVC), Paige Craig (ArenaVC) & Jenny Fielding (Techstars); FanDuel’s Nigel Eccles on explosive success, mass appeal of daily fantasy sports26 April 2016
    1:02:40
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    E638: Blake Scholl, CEO & Founder of Boom Technology, resurrects the dream of fast flight with his supersonic passenger airplane19 April 2016
    57:01
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    E637: Foursquare CEO Jeff Glueck on using data to map the global economy, bridging digital with physical; Houzz CEO & Co-founder Adi Tatarko designs home dreams for 35m users worldwide12 April 2016
    58:19
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    E636: Pioneers of space tech & 3D printing: Planet Lab’s Will Marshall & Carbon3D’s Joe DeSimone at LAUNCH Festival8 April 2016
    48:32
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    E635: VCs Hunter Walk (Homebrew), Aileen Lee (Cowboy Ventures), Jed Katz (Javelin Venture Partners) on the state of investing; Cyanogen’s Kirt McMaster demos his new platform MOD1 April 2016
    57:33
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    E634: Hadley Wickham, RStudio Chief Scientist & open source pioneer, on breakthroughs in data science, visualization, statistics & the biggest philosophical questions facing humanity31 March 2016
    1:03:56
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    E633: News Roundtable! Ben Parr & Lon Harris dissect A.I. gone bad, robots taking over, Hulk Hogan, free speech, political scandal, low-paying jobs, & the future of cities25 March 2016
    1:36:21
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    E632: Parker Thompson, a.k.a. @StartupLJackson, shares insights from creating his wildly popular Twitter persona & turns full focus toward new work at AngelList22 March 2016
    1:11:34
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    E631: Sebastian Thrun (Udacity, fmr GoogleX) & George Zachary (CRV) on democratizing higher ed & the future of jobs; bonus: Ludlow Venture’s Jonathon Triest on authenticity & success18 March 2016
    48:17
  98. 106.
    E630: Keith Rabois on his home-buying disruptor Opendoor, the political storm, advice for founders & the rules of innovation; bonus: Cyan Banister on investing with purpose15 March 2016
    47:26
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    E629: Hyperloop Tech co-founders Shervin Pishevar & Brogan BamBrogan are making the dream of high-speed travel a reality, changing the future of transportation & cities11 March 2016
    41:15
  100. 108.
    E628: SocialCapital’s Chamath Palihapitiya on the state of the tech industry, politics, diversity, four keys to picking investors, and the changing morality in America at LAUNCH Festival 20168 March 2016
    53:39
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    E627: Pinterest product growth lead Casey Winters gives a crash course in growing a startup (or, WTF is growth?)4 March 2016
    1:32:11
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    E626: Zapier CEO & Co-Founder Wade Foster on creating the ultimate app connector, & the future of automation and integration1 March 2016
    50:14
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    E625: Jonah Greenberger’s Bright brings affordable solar energy, and new career opportunities, to Mexico; Jennie Ripps shakes up the first tea cocktail mixer w/Owl’s Brew26 February 2016
    1:12:50
  104. 112.
    E624: Thinking through the funnel: Des Traynor, Intercom founder, teaches the LAUNCH Incubator how to acquire & retain customers23 February 2016
    1:01:48
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    E623: Dennis Mortensen’s startup, x.ai, is an AI assistant that sets up meetings like a human, and that’s only the beginning19 February 2016
    57:06
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    E622: Alec Ross, Sen. Advisor for Innovation during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Sec. of State, discusses his new book & the “Industries of the Future” propelling us forward16 February 2016
    1:00:24
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    E621: Science rules! Rowbots transforms agriculture with robotic farming & Experiment.com crowdfunds cutting-edge research12 February 2016
    1:21:46
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    E620: Sprig co-founder & CEO Gagan Biyani scales sustainable, on-demand healthy food up to the next level9 February 2016
    1:23:56
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    E619: News Roundtable! Marketplace’s Molly Wood & The Guardian’s Nellie Bowles: Theranos, LinkedIn, Yahoo!, what’s up w/YC, warped SF, & the land customer service forgot (hint: SV)5 February 2016
    1:08:54
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    E618: Brock Pierce (Blockchain Capital Partner & Bitcoin Foundation Chair), breaks down blockchain protocol, bitcoin mining & scalability, innovative use cases, & the future of cryptocurrency2 February 2016
    1:10:05
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    E617: WSJ’s John Carreyrou shares his investigative reporting on Theranos, including latest & breaking: CMS declares the co. an immediate public health threat & Walgreens suspends testing28 January 2016
    1:40:34
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    E616: Change.org Founder & CEO Ben Rattray launches mobile platform, Change Politics, and shares insights from 9yrs leading online activism & citizen engagement26 January 2016
    1:24:52
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    E615: News Roundtable! Mattermark’s Danielle Morrill & NYT’s Katie Benner dig into the state of the markets, funding & IPO fall-outs, Apple A.I. & VR, on-demand faves, & projections for 201622 January 2016
    1:14:00
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    E614: Co-founder & CEO Emily Kirsch leads the charge with Powerhouse, the world’s 1st incubator/accelerator dedicated to solar19 January 2016
    51:58
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    E613: Andy Artz (SocialCapital) shares major keys to mobile growth success; Cheshire.tech, the winners of Jason’s “Request for Startup” proposal15 January 2016
    1:21:02
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    E612: All #AskJason: scaling strategies, pitching tips, video trends, traction tactics, cautionary hiring, valuable practices and more for 201612 January 2016
    52:37
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    E611: Jed Katz of Javelin Venture Partners shares his 52-pt Series A checklist at LAUNCH Incubator; bonus: HomeHero’s Kyle Hill on 7 values that guide his company culture8 January 2016
    1:08:06
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    E610: Chris Impey on “Beyond: Our Future in Space” & the great entrepreneurial opportunities awaiting us there5 January 2016
    1:05:06
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    E609: Scott Croyle on his vision for Nextbit & Robin, Future of the Kitchen, Matt Galligan shares lessons from Circa at LAUNCH Mobile Wearables IoT1 January 2016
    1:13:50
  120. 128.
    #AskJason: Rachel Proffitt & Todd Carpenter of WSGR tackle tough startup legal questions30 December 2015
    35:41
  121. 129.
    E608: News Roundtable: Best of 2015! The spectacular (and sometimes dangerous) year in drones, space, self-driving cars, Twitter, Elon, Amazon, IPOs, Theranos, & investigative journalism29 December 2015
    1:40:56
  122. 130.
    E607: The Ecommerce Episode! BenchMade Modern, CloudPeeps, and Bento innovate in on-demand customized furniture, human resources, and Asian cuisine25 December 2015
    1:18:01
  123. 131.
    E606: Tim Draper (DFJ) & Troy Carter (AtomFactory) on the state of investing: what’s broken, what’s coming, the virtues of transparency & paranoia, and why Theranos is still one to watch22 December 2015
    55:27
  124. 132.
    E605: Jared Fliesler of Matrix Partners & Erik Moore of Base Ventures with rapper Too Short, share rock-star strategies on marketing, messaging, and hustle at LAUNCH Scale18 December 2015
    1:08:18
  125. 133.
    E604: News Roundtable: Yahoo! (Yikes!), low IPOs, Zuck’s philanthropy, Alibaba buys media, Bitcoin plot thickens, fundraising landscape now & tomorrow15 December 2015
    1:07:01
  126. 134.
    E603: Chris Sacca is back! The legendary investor hears pitches & talks Shark Tank, Twitter, education, climate change, politics, the state of fundraising, what’s next11 December 2015
    1:57:29
  127. 135.
    E602: Roger Dickey scores $10m Series A from Andreessen Horowitz for his on-demand software dev platform, Gigster; bonus LAUNCH Scale growth lessons from Sue Khim, Brilliant.org8 December 2015
    1:20:05
  128. 136.
    E601: All Shark Tank / Ask Jason at TWiST Live!4 December 2015
    1:14:50
  129. 137.
    E600: TWiST Live! Eric Ries on The Lean Startup, the law of sustainable growth, lessons learned, and looking ahead1 December 2015
    1:21:05
  130. 138.
    E599: Building a marketplace & taking it to the streets: Marco Zappacosta of Thumbtack & Sonny Mayugba of Requested share super-growth tactics at LAUNCH Scale27 November 2015
    45:53
  131. 139.
    E598: Babak Hodjat, Sentient.ai Co-Founder & Chief Scientist (& main inventor of tech behind Siri), is creating artificial intelligence that learns and adapts with our every decision24 November 2015
    1:25:42
  132. 140.
    E597: The “Godfather of SaaS” Jason Lemkin shares his Saastr community, criteria for investing, analysis of SaaS startups & unicorns, and what’s next20 November 2015
    1:36:26
  133. 141.
    E596: Matthew Markus’ Pembient is creating synthetic rhino horns to disrupt an illegal $750m trade and halt the acceleration of rhinoceros endangerment17 November 2015
    51:46
  134. 142.
    E595: SF 49ers CEO Jed York on building the world’s most connected stadium; the Future of Wellness at LAUNCH Mobile Wearables & IoT13 November 2015
    1:12:34
  135. 143.
    E594: Future of the Smartwatch with Pebble Founder & CEO Eric Migicovsky; the Futures of Transportation & On-Demand at LAUNCH Mobile Wearables & IoT10 November 2015
    1:34:04
  136. 144.
    E593: News Roundtable! Twitter hearts, PropF fails, Google-Android antics, IPO dangers, unicorn obsession, smartwatch stalls, self-driving cars7 November 2015
    1:43:32
  137. 145.
    E592: Miles Beckett, “lonelygirl15” creator, returns to healthcare and builds Silversheet, a verification platform and community for doctors, nurses, and surgery centers3 November 2015
    1:08:25
  138. 146.
    E591: Roelof Botha, Partner at Sequoia with David Rusenko, Founder of Weebly; Leah Busque, Founder of TaskRabbit at LAUNCH Scale30 October 2015
    56:20
  139. 147.
    #AskJason: Mobile, Wearables & Internet of Things! Part 3, with Janice Fraser, Pivotal28 October 2015
    22:18
  140. 148.
    E590: TheTake & Minbox: two LAUNCH festival alums take great risks to innovate and succeed — and become leaders in very different markets27 October 2015
    1:13:10
  141. 149.
    E589: News Roundtable with Quentin Hardy, NYTimes & Jeff Bercovici, Inc.: Q3 earnings stunner, Theranos mess, Slack dominance, RedYouTube, journalism’s shifting landscape23 October 2015
    1:16:26
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    E588: Tony Hsieh, Zappos & Joel Simkhai, Grindr on mission, growth, and leadership at LAUNCH Scale20 October 2015
    1:01:14
  143. 151.
    E587: David Sacks (PayPal, Yammer, Zenefits); Troy Carter (Atom Factory) w/Nalden (WeTransfer) at LAUNCH Scale16 October 2015
    55:15
  144. 152.
    E586: Nami Zarringhalam’s unicorn Truecaller surges past 150m users worldwide; bonus panel on the Future of Finance at #STHLMtech13 October 2015
    1:03:07
  145. 153.
    E585: Jason takes a global look at The Future of Investing with Accel, 500Startups, & Telia at #STHLMTech9 October 2015
    38:28
  146. 154.
    E584: Jeffrey Pfeffer, Professor at Stanford Business School, on the toxic “Leadership B.S.” that plagues companies and stifles true innovation6 October 2015
    1:17:00
  147. 155.
    E583: Niklas Zennstrom, Founder of Skype and Atomico, and Sebastian Siemiatkowski, Founder of Klarna, with Jason at #STHLMtech2 October 2015
    46:46
  148. 156.
    #AskJason: Mobile, Wearables & Internet of Things! Part 21 October 2015
    27:44
  149. 157.
    E582: News Roundtable: Ryan Hoover (ProductHunt) & Carmel DeAmicis (Re/code) answer ad blocks, iPhone, Twitter polls, Uber, Slack, and Jason’s definitive millennial quiz29 September 2015
    1:21:49
  150. 158.
    E581: The Future of Transportation with Uber, Tesla & Delivery Hero: how they became global leaders, keeping the vision, challenges in the road ahead25 September 2015
    1:07:20
  151. 159.
    E580: Daniel Ek, Founder & CEO of Spotify, on the state of streaming, tenacity, transparency, competition, inspiration — and what’s next for the music juggernaut22 September 2015
    1:00:06
  152. 160.
    E579: Founder Bryan Johnson sold Braintree to build an extraordinary world with OS Fund and next-level synthetic biology, A.I., space tools, transportation, and more18 September 2015
    1:24:42
  153. 161.
    E578: Tim O’Reilly’s WTF Economy takes on how tech is transforming the workforce, creating a new narrative for the future of business and society15 September 2015
    1:32:16
  154. 162.
    E577: Bryn Mooser’s RYOT.org is using VR to transform journalism and bring us a deeper, visceral understanding of the most important stories from around the world11 September 2015
    1:07:47
  155. 163.
    #AskJason: Mobile, Wearables & Internet of Things! Part 110 September 2015
    23:32
  156. 164.
    E576: LAUNCH Incubator 2: Matt Epstein, VP Marketing of Zenefits, opens his playbook & shares how he led the SaaS powerhouse to monumental growth in 3yrs8 September 2015
    49:31
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    E575: Greg Sommer, Founder & CEO of Sandstone Diagnostics Inc., brings male fertility testing & tools to the at-home health diagnostics movement4 September 2015
    54:28
  158. 166.
    E574: Investing legend & technology pioneer Ann Winblad shares decades of insights on funding software unicorns, finding breakthrough talent, and auditioning the future every day1 September 2015
    1:05:08
  159. 167.
    E573: News Roundtable! Google’s Alphabet, Amazon heat, Ashley Madison scorched earth, WTF Stock Market, ethics of watching real-life violent content28 August 2015
    58:43
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    E572: Ben Nader, CEO/Founder of Butterfleye, launches Indiegogo today with his home security camera that is smart, wireless, portable, activity-based … and ready to ship25 August 2015
    54:54
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    E571: Larry Lessig launches exploratory campaign to run as the “Referendum President,” fix the corrupt campaign system & restore representative democracy21 August 2015
    1:03:56
  162. 170.
    E570: Carrie Southworth, Co-Founder of Twigtale, created a platform for personalized children’s books, bringing kids joy & helping them through transitions18 August 2015
    57:56
  163. 171.
    E569: All #AskJason: Zirtual lessons, product launch tips, VCs & copycats behaving badly, crowdfunding v. raising, remote devs, side projects, living in the now — and more14 August 2015
    52:45
  164. 172.
    E568: Jalak Jobanputra, Founder of FuturePerfect Ventures, delivers comprehensive breakdown of startup funding options, clearing up the murky investor soup | LAUNCH Incubator 211 August 2015
    51:18
  165. 173.
    E567: Maren Kate Donovan’s Zirtual connects high-quality, remote EAs with entrepreneurs, breaking wide open new opportunities for employment & hiring7 August 2015
    1:01:29
  166. 174.
    E566: News Roundtable! Twitter turbulence, Facebook-YouTube video wars, prez hopefuls courting/alienating Silicon Valley, cyberattacks, supercomputers5 August 2015
    1:23:57
  167. 175.
    E565: Ahryun Moon, founder of EtchApp & the return of “Ask Jason”!31 July 2015
    52:51
  168. 176.
    E564: Julie Fredrickson, CEO & Co-founder of Stowaway Cosmetics, is a direct-to-consumer innovator taking on a $60b industry28 July 2015
    42:48
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    E563: Ali Vahabzadeh, founder of Chariot, hopes to change the way we move around cities with the first-ever crowdsourced shuttle service24 July 2015
    1:04:20
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    E562: Chuck Johnson, blogger & founder of gotnews.com, on being permanently banned from Twitter & his controversial journalism & beliefs23 July 2015
    2:08:41
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    E561: Christine Boyle, founder of Valor Water Analytics, developed tools to fix our broken, archaic water system & recoup losses21 July 2015
    49:20
  172. 180.
    E560: Brian Hoffman’s OpenBazaar.org, a decentralized marketplace to buy/sell anything online with bitcoin, is a Big Idea with Big Backers17 July 2015
    1:01:50
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    E559: Andy Weir, author of NYT bestseller “The Martian” (soon to be Ridley Scott/Matt Damon movie) on writing the year’s science fiction smash13 July 2015
    1:03:38
  174. 182.
    E558: News Roundtable! Reddit’s game of thrones, tech outages seemingly everywhere, hackers gone wild, sex scandals, equity crowdfunding, luxury pot on demand (finally!), Tinder verified12 July 2015
    1:27:53
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    E557: LAUNCH Incubator 2: Pinterest product Jason Shellen (formerly Google, AOL & founder of Boxer) on why people love stories not decks7 July 2015
    45:07
  176. 184.
    E556: NYT bestselling author Steven Kotler (Tomorrowland, The Rise of Superman, Bold, Abundance) on science fictions turned fact, technologies becoming exponential, what terrifies scientists, & what triggers flow3 July 2015
    1:09:05
  177. 185.
    E555: A.J. Daulerio, Ratter.com founder & former Deadspin & Gawker EIC, talks about the battles, triumphs, opportunities & the specter of bankruptcy in the content world30 June 2015
    1:18:34
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    E554: TWiST/Inside Drones, Part 3! At Skycatch w/CEO Christian Sanz & the premiere of PixiePath w/CEO Bryan Elliot26 June 2015
    1:12:41
  179. 187.
    E553: LAUNCH Incubator 2 – Josh Elman, Greylock Partner & longtime product manager (Twitter, FB Connect, LinkedIn, RealPlayer) on 4 key aspects of growth to crush your product23 June 2015
    47:13
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    E552: Tech innovator Rowan Trollope debuts Cisco Spark, at long last bringing simple, affordable, supreme quality video conferencing to everyone19 June 2015
    56:28
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    E551: News Roundtable w/Benedict Evans & Molly Wood: U.S. tech funding dissected, Apple plays for music & news, Twitter’s shake-up & platform puzzles, the biggest co’s greatest fears, whither VR, rating Mad Max16 June 2015
    1:29:55
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    E550: 3D Robotics CEO/Founder Chris Anderson on his hottest new drones, the evolution of the hardware renaissance, why he created an open source community & how he built America’s biggest drone maker13 June 2015
    56:02
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    E549: Helen Greiner, Founder/CEO CyPhyWorks (prev. iRobot Founder & Roomba inventor), sweeps Kickstarter & takes to the sky with the LVL 1 drone10 June 2015
    49:16
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    E548: Jared Fliesler (Matrix Partners, prev. Square, Slide) on 3 important steps towards growth | LAUNCH Incubator 26 June 2015
    51:37
  185. 193.
    E547: Jeff Dachis, former CEO/Founder Razorfish, is changing the way people manage diabetes with OneDrop3 June 2015
    1:05:04
  186. 194.
    E546: #TWiSTLive at Samsung Global Innovation Center: All “Ask Jason”/Shark Tank30 May 2015
    1:21:32
  187. 195.
    E545: #TWiSTLive at Samsung Global Innovation Center: Virtual reality demo & fireside chat with Amir Rubin, industry pioneer & CEO of Sixense27 May 2015
    1:05:25
  188. 196.
    E544: News Roundtable – Secret’s bank heist, Google as Game of Thrones, Apple TV’s fate, Facebook’s about-face in revenue sharing, the combustible combo of venture+journalism, weed on demand23 May 2015
    1:46:28
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    E534: Salesforce Founder & CEO Marc Benioff on the importance of philanthropy17 April 2015
    37:00
  190. 198.
    E533: Inventor entrepreneur Michael Robertson (DAR.fm, MP3.com) debuts 6 Seconds, a free mobile search engine15 April 2015
    1:21:34
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    E532: Two legends, skateboarder Tony Hawk & investor Chris Sacca, on their long-time friendship, taking huge risks, hustling to success, giving back, and defining legacy10 April 2015
    49:45
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    E531: News Roundtable! Ellen Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins: notes & lessons from the courtroom, gender bias in SV & VC culture, viva la mobile video live-streaming!, Jay Z’s Tidal polarizes8 April 2015
    1:42:33

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