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Supporting entrepreneurs & inspiring innovation.

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    E779: Brian Armstrong, Coinbase & Tim Draper, DFJ on the state of cryptocurrency’s maturing market: ICOs as new funding vehicle, disruption of VC, the end of fiat, rise of open source, & the continued dominance & resiliency of bitcoin17 November 2017
    53:11
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    E778: LAUNCH Scale: Greylock’s Josh Elman (prev. FB, Twitter) breaks down the only metric that matters for hyper-growth; Talla’s Rob May (prev. Backupify) presents his step-by-step guide for whether blockchain/ICO is right for your startup15 November 2017
    1:04:20
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    E9: “Angel” podcast: Ask An Angel! Jason Calacanis & Brian Alvey answer investor questions on picking startups, evaluating founders, due diligence, how syndicates work, deal terms & more14 November 2017
    1:00:20
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    E777: Startups on a mission: AID:Tech uses blockchain to prevent fraud & corruption by issuing digital identities to the undocumented; RoboKind robots teach social & emotional skills to children with autism10 November 2017
    53:41
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    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 are8 November 2017
    1:16:57
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    E775: CoinList, the collab behind Filecoin $205m+ ICO, emerges as one-stop compliance, anti-money laundering & financial services platform for all ICOs; CEO Andy Bromberg talks risks & rewards of the token explosion3 November 2017
    1:10:17
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    E774: All #AskJason: product pitches, investment v. bootstrapping, best models & metrics for SaaS & enterprise, getting to revenue, diversity in teams, landing angels & VCs, with Brian Alvey2 November 2017
    1:05:27
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    BONUS TWiST Breaking News: Big tech testifies to congress over Russia’s interference in election2 November 2017
    46:32
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    E8: “Angel” podcast: Pear VC Founding Managing Partner Pejman Nozad shares lessons from selling rugs as an immigrant to seeding 100+ co’s & 6 unicorns, staying disciplined & backing founders who want to make a difference31 October 2017
    1:11:35
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    E773: Future of ICOs, Cryptocurrency & VC with Brock Pierce (Blockchain Cap, Block.one) & Vinny Lingham (Civic) @ LAUNCH SCALE 201727 October 2017
    51:11
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    E772: LAUNCH SCALE! Investors Ben Narasin (NEA), Arlan Hamilton (Backstage Capital) & Zach Coelius (Angel, Syndicate Lead) share with founders what they look for & what it takes in 201724 October 2017
    44:48
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    E771: Best of Europe #STHLMTech: Future of Games with Unity’s David Helgason & Future of Investing (& pitches) with BackingMinds, Norrsken, Wellstreet20 October 2017
    1:07:25
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    E770: Northvolt CEO Peter Carlsson takes on Tesla with new gigafactory; iZettle & Founder Jacob de Geer power Europe fintech-#STHLMtech Fest17 October 2017
    52:15
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    E769: #TWiSTLive @ WSGR: Balaji Srinivasan (21.co & a16z) on pioneering crypto & social tokens, judging ICOs, extended longevity, free speech, future tech predictions as the internet becomes world’s biggest stock market10 October 2017
    1:38:01
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    E7: “Angel” podcast: Dave Samuel, Freestyle Capital, on joy & risk of early-stage, qualities of ideal founder, team & product, portfolio faves, & focused investing as a former entrepreneur9 October 2017
    1:25:58
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    E768: Freestyle Capital’s Dave Samuel on the joy & risk of early-stage VC, ideal founder & product qualities, focused investing as a former entrepreneur, creating the world’s smartest toilet, & founding then selling the 1st internet music service to AOL6 October 2017
    1:25:37
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    E767: Jason Goldberg (Pepo, Fab.com) introduces Simple Token for apps to launch branded crypto tokens, shares serial entrepreneur highs & lows, gaining perspective with age, & building the plumbing for a decentralized web3 October 2017
    1:27:34
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    E766: Casey Winters (Greylock, prev. Pinterest & Grubhub) shows how to measure retention & product-market fit to LAUNCH Incubator26 September 2017
    50:51
  11. 19.
    E6: “Angel” podcast: Ben Narasin shares his strategy behind 80 portfolio co’s (w/ 50% Series A conversions & 3 unicorns), proven thesis on successful startups & founders, & betting on the strength of conviction24 September 2017
    1:14:08
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    E765: Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde on his P2P revolution for tech access, jail-time lessons, broken democracy, death of privacy, redefining politics, & the frightening specter of President Zuck – at #SthlmTech Fest19 September 2017
    42:11
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    E764: News Roundtable! Molly Wood (Marketplace Tech) & Sarah Frier (Bloomberg): Facebook takes Russian money (& next bombshell predictions), divisive ads, Zuck run amok, $1000 Apple, AI predicts orientation, Bodega blow-up15 September 2017
    1:41:52
  14. 22.
    E763: Front CEO Mathilde Collin on reinventing team & customer communication with collaborative inbox, unseating enterprise giants, Paris v. SV entrepreneurship, integrating A.I., & building a culture of transparency12 September 2017
    58:07
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    E5: “Angel” podcast: Zach Coelius, founder-turned-angel & Syndicate leader with a $1b exit after only 2yrs investing, shares insights on advising, hustling, deal flow, & the thrill of first market validation9 September 2017
    1:21:03
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    E762: Leap Motion uses high-fidelity hand tracking to make AR/VR come to life; CEO/co-founder Michael Buckwald talks mission, predictions, & successfully funding a 10yr journey pre product-market fit8 September 2017
    1:08:25
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    E761: Tim O’Reilly & new book “WTF: What’s the Future & Why It’s Up to Us” use tech’s history & lessons to reveal the true nature of our economy, & the difficult choices we need to make now for our future economic survival5 September 2017
    1:30:07
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    E760: MedAware & uHoo: two emerging international health startups aiming to eliminate prescription errors & toxic air4 September 2017
    50:16
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    E759: Tezos CEO/Co-founder Kathleen Breitman on her record-breaking $232m ICO for a new self-governing smart contract blockchain, fundraising in Switzerland’s Crypto Valley, innovating beyond skepticism, the rise of cypherpunks & the world-changing potential of cryptocurrency1 September 2017
    1:18:45
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    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 velocity29 August 2017
    1:24:05
  21. 29.
    E4: “Angel” podcast: angel & syndicate leader Ed Roman on optimizing for outsized outcomes, leaning on gut & market analysis, not learning the wrong lessons, avoiding fraudulent customers, & swinging for fences (only) in SV26 August 2017
    52:40
  22. 30.
    E757: Kevin Kelly, “Wired” Founding Executive Editor & “The Inevitable” author/futurist, on transformative A.I. & soft singularity, our global identity crisis, radical optimism about employment, & finding ourselves at only the beginning of the internet25 August 2017
    1:19:33
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    E756: Technology pioneer Jim Clark, Co-founder Netscape & Silicon Graphics, launches CommandScape, a building management system for commercial & premium properties, & shares vision on future of security, jobs & the core of entrepreneurship22 August 2017
    1:12:12
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    E755: News Roundtable! Ari Levy (CNBC) & Dave Mathews (NewAer): Trump’s disbanded panels, Cloudflare & other co’s boot white supremacists, Amazon reigns (still), rough summer for IPOs, Uber settles with FTC, Bitcoin predictions18 August 2017
    1:25:14
  25. 33.
    E754: Atipica Founder & CEO Laura Gomez combines artificial & human intelligence in recruiting to tackle SV’s talent & diversity crisis, helping businesses excel in the workforce of the future15 August 2017
    1:15:36
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    E3: “Angel” podcast: Andrea Zurek, XG Ventures (Facebook, Twitter) & angel since 2006, shares startup selection criteria, lessons building Google, ideal terms & valuations, solving hard problems & finding right combination of money, fortitude, discipline12 August 2017
    1:12:03
  27. 35.
    E753: LAUNCH Angel Summit: Esther Dyson on early days of angel investing, jobs with purpose, improving America’s health, & future of AR, VR, & self-driving cars11 August 2017
    33:01
  28. 36.
    E752: All #AskJason: Bootstrapping in flyover states, beating powerful competition, product v. pitch deck, hardware traction & metrics, advice for non-accredited investors, online communities dos & don’ts4 August 2017
    58:25
  29. 37.
    E751: Live at Spotify NYC: Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize winner & author (“The Power of Habit,” “Smarter Faster Better”), on social responsibility of tech, science of habits, self-motivation & winning teams, anti-intellectualism in Trump era, immigration & more1 August 2017
    1:37:57
  30. 38.
    E2: “Angel” podcast: 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 chaos29 July 2017
    45:57
  31. 39.
    E750: LAUNCH Angel Summit: Sequoia Partner Alfred Lin on backing mission-driven founders, seed stage strategies, the rise of A.I., & the future of tech startups28 July 2017
    42:09
  32. 40.
    E749: James Altucher interviews Jason on his new book “Angel”: a guidebook to becoming a world-class investor — or founder — in America’s new system of wealth creation25 July 2017
    1:18:52
  33. 41.
    E748: LAUNCH Angel Summit: Top VC Brian Singerman, Founders Fund (fmr Google, angel) shares portfolio bests (Stemcentrx, SpaceX, DeepMind) & favorite bets21 July 2017
    27:22
  34. 42.
    E747: The Syndicate 2: Top startups pitch to world-class investors: w/RecoverX, Stowaway, Zembula, Vow To Be Chic, Elemeno Health, MailHaven19 July 2017
    49:57
  35. 43.
    E1: “Angel” Podcast Premiere: Cyan Banister, angel investor now Founders Fund VC, shares portfolio hits/misses, deal flow strategies, finding founder-product fit & backing startups that change human behavior18 July 2017
    58:07
  36. 44.
    E746: Talla CEO Rob May on using A.I. & machine learning to automate HR & IT, the power of bots, the future of jobs, & the age of verticalized A.I.14 July 2017
    1:19:22
  37. 45.
    E745: Tovala founder & CEO David Rabie introduces his smart, cloud-connected oven to cook ready-made meals with a smartphone11 July 2017
    55:48
  38. 46.
    E744: Initialized Capital Operating Partner & TechCrunch contributor Kim-Mai Cutler on affordable housing crisis in San Francisco Bay Area at intersection of race, class, & Silicon Valley7 July 2017
    1:03:24
  39. 47.
    E743: News Roundtable! Robert Scoble & Iain Thomson talk new Apple AR, iPhone’s 10 yrs, data collecting destroying privacy for everybody, Amazon gets Whole Foods, Google stops Gmail scan, Trump attacks, Binary Capital, Uber future30 June 2017
    1:21:08
  40. 48.
    E742: Stockholm Startup Showcase with Tyler Crowley: Tictail connects world’s best designers; FishBrain levels up fishing with data; Simris pioneers agribusiness with algae; Venue crowdsources live music experiences27 June 2017
    1:22:44
  41. 49.
    E741: Kevin Rose, True Ventures PT2: Best ways to pitch, lessons from investing & Google Ventures, cryptocurrency, housing crises, tech & politics23 June 2017
    1:03:30
  42. 50.
    E740: Kevin Rose, True Ventures PT1: early Digg days, what it takes to make great products, building Oak meditation app w/fan engagement & real-time data, evaluating founder-investor fit, advice for pitching20 June 2017
    1:09:13
  43. 51.
    E739: “Gut Feel” in angel investing: Wharton Prof of Entrepreneurship Laura Huang on how early investors make decisions, quantifying the unquantifiable, questioning meritocracy, the role of gender & other biases (& how to hack them)13 June 2017
    1:15:34
  44. 52.
    E738: Treehouse online coding school & founder Ryan Carson get aspiring programmers & developers “zero to job-ready” & use the power of apprenticeships to close the tech skills gap for underrepresented groups6 June 2017
    1:01:29
  45. 53.
    E737: Brit + Co founder & CEO Brit Morin on building her digital media & ecommerce powerhouse at intersection of creativity & tech, connecting users w/makers, partnering w/Target, inspiring women & Gen Z, & defining the future of retail2 June 2017
    1:25:04
  46. 54.
    E736: Robinhood uses free stock trading to open access to the entire American financial system; co-founder Vlad Tenev talks mission, building a billion dollar startup & the business of millennial money management30 May 2017
    1:23:49
  47. 55.
    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
  50. 58.
    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
  51. 59.
    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
  52. 60.
    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
  53. 61.
    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
  55. 63.
    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
  56. 64.
    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
  57. 65.
    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
  58. 66.
    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
  59. 67.
    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
  60. 68.
    E722: Bill Gurley of Benchmark, SV leader & legendary investor (Uber, Twitter, Snapchat) at LAUNCH Festival April 6 20177 April 2017
    39:02
  61. 69.
    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
  62. 70.
    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
  63. 71.
    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
  65. 73.
    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
  66. 74.
    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
  67. 75.
    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
  68. 76.
    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
  69. 77.
    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
  70. 78.
    E712: All #AskJason, PT1: VC ethics, investing strategies, picking winners, patents & NDAs, women in entrepreneurship, bootstrapping to success & more24 February 2017
    48:17
  71. 79.
    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
  72. 80.
    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
  73. 81.
    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
  74. 82.
    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
  75. 83.
    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
  76. 84.
    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
  77. 85.
    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
  78. 86.
    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
  79. 87.
    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
  80. 88.
    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
  81. 89.
    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
  82. 90.
    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
  83. 91.
    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
  84. 92.
    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
  85. 93.
    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
  86. 94.
    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
  87. 95.
    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
  88. 96.
    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
  89. 97.
    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
  90. 98.
    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
  91. 99.
    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
  92. 100.
    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
  93. 101.
    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
  94. 102.
    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
  95. 103.
    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
  96. 104.
    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
  97. 105.
    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
  98. 106.
    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
  99. 107.
    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
  100. 108.
    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
  101. 109.
    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
  102. 110.
    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
  104. 112.
    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
  105. 113.
    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
  106. 114.
    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
  107. 115.
    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
  108. 116.
    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
  109. 117.
    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
  110. 118.
    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
  111. 119.
    E671: All #AskJason: Wooing investors after failure, advice for introverts, approach to pricing, tackling growth, B2B vs. B2C & more2 September 2016
    1:02:36
  112. 120.
    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
  113. 121.
    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
  114. 122.
    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
  115. 123.
    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
  116. 124.
    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
  117. 125.
    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
  118. 126.
    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
  119. 127.
    E663: “Godfather of SaaS” Jason Lemkin shares the early indicators of hyper-growth SaaS & his investment strategies with LAUNCH Incubator2 August 2016
    52:23
  120. 128.
    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
  121. 129.
    E661: George Hotz, founder of Comma.ai, on the vision & technology behind his Tesla rival, autonomous driving startup22 July 2016
    1:03:18
  122. 130.
    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
  123. 131.
    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
  124. 132.
    E658: #AskJason at The Last Mile tech accelerator & training program at San Quentin State Prison8 July 2016
    1:21:14
  125. 133.
    E657: SeedInvest Co-founder Ryan Feit on his role in passing JOBS Act, spearheading Title III & the equity crowdfunding revolution5 July 2016
    53:07
  126. 134.
    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
  127. 135.
    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
  128. 136.
    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
  129. 137.
    E653: #AskJason @ Microsoft Global Startup Roadshow: global economic engagement, universal CEO challenges, China’s B2C market, fundraising metrics & more21 June 2016
    1:26:14
  130. 138.
    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
  131. 139.
    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
  132. 140.
    E650: Jam Session! Startup founders share best practices for customer management, satisfaction & success10 June 2016
    48:10
  133. 141.
    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
  134. 142.
    E648: All #AskJason: cannabis, education, diversity, real estate, funding & more at #TWiSTlive, Microsoft Reactor3 June 2016
    1:16:38
  135. 143.
    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
  136. 144.
    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
  137. 145.
    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
  138. 146.
    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
  139. 147.
    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
  140. 148.
    E642: News Roundtable! Veronica Belmont & Dave Mathews talk Bots galore, best VR, Twitter security v. privacy, Facebook curation controversy11 May 2016
    1:29:40
  141. 149.
    E641: Tony Xu, DoorDash Co-founder & CEO, on building a thriving business in the difficult on-demand market3 May 2016
    1:24:56
  142. 150.
    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
  143. 151.
    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
  144. 152.
    E638: Blake Scholl, CEO & Founder of Boom Technology, resurrects the dream of fast flight with his supersonic passenger airplane19 April 2016
    57:01
  145. 153.
    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
  146. 154.
    E636: Pioneers of space tech & 3D printing: Planet Lab’s Will Marshall & Carbon3D’s Joe DeSimone at LAUNCH Festival8 April 2016
    48:32
  147. 155.
    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
  148. 156.
    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
  149. 157.
    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
  150. 158.
    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
  151. 159.
    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
  152. 160.
    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
  153. 161.
    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
  154. 162.
    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
  155. 163.
    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
  156. 164.
    E626: Zapier CEO & Co-Founder Wade Foster on creating the ultimate app connector, & the future of automation and integration1 March 2016
    50:14
  157. 165.
    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
  158. 166.
    E624: Thinking through the funnel: Des Traynor, Intercom founder, teaches the LAUNCH Incubator how to acquire & retain customers23 February 2016
    1:01:48
  159. 167.
    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
  160. 168.
    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
  161. 169.
    E621: Science rules! Rowbots transforms agriculture with robotic farming & Experiment.com crowdfunds cutting-edge research12 February 2016
    1:21:46
  162. 170.
    E620: Sprig co-founder & CEO Gagan Biyani scales sustainable, on-demand healthy food up to the next level9 February 2016
    1:23:56
  163. 171.
    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
  164. 172.
    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
  165. 173.
    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
  166. 174.
    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
  167. 175.
    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
  168. 176.
    E614: Co-founder & CEO Emily Kirsch leads the charge with Powerhouse, the world’s 1st incubator/accelerator dedicated to solar19 January 2016
    51:58
  169. 177.
    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
  170. 178.
    E612: All #AskJason: scaling strategies, pitching tips, video trends, traction tactics, cautionary hiring, valuable practices and more for 201612 January 2016
    52:37
  171. 179.
    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
  172. 180.
    E610: Chris Impey on “Beyond: Our Future in Space” & the great entrepreneurial opportunities awaiting us there5 January 2016
    1:05:06
  173. 181.
    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
  174. 182.
    #AskJason: Rachel Proffitt & Todd Carpenter of WSGR tackle tough startup legal questions30 December 2015
    35:41
  175. 183.
    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
  176. 184.
    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
  177. 185.
    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
  178. 186.
    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
  179. 187.
    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
  180. 188.
    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
  181. 189.
    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
  182. 190.
    E601: All Shark Tank / Ask Jason at TWiST Live!4 December 2015
    1:14:50
  183. 191.
    E600: TWiST Live! Eric Ries on The Lean Startup, the law of sustainable growth, lessons learned, and looking ahead1 December 2015
    1:21:05
  184. 192.
    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
  185. 193.
    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
  186. 194.
    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
  187. 195.
    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
  188. 196.
    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
  189. 197.
    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
  190. 198.
    E593: News Roundtable! Twitter hearts, PropF fails, Google-Android antics, IPO dangers, unicorn obsession, smartwatch stalls, self-driving cars7 November 2015
    1:43:32
  191. 199.
    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
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    E591: Roelof Botha, Partner at Sequoia with David Rusenko, Founder of Weebly; Leah Busque, Founder of TaskRabbit at LAUNCH Scale30 October 2015
    56:20

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