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In this series, Jason Calacanis interviews angels & VCs about their investment strategies and pulls back the curtain on how early-stage startups get funded.
 
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The Disruptors
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Long-form TED level conversations with top thinkers, founders and scientists on how advances in biotech & genomics, space travel, IoT, AI and other exponential tech converge to create our collective future and what we can do, from a research and policy perspective to shape the technology, trends and societal norms for a better world. If in-depth, unscripted conversations with the researchers, startups and future thinkers transforming our future in a Tim Ferriss meets Sam Harris, Kara Swisher ...
 
Supporting entrepreneurs & inspiring innovation.
 
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TWiStartups
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Serial entrepreneur Jason Calacanis and a rotating group of guest experts bring you this bi-weekly take on the best, worst, most outrageous and interesting startups and stories from the Web world. Calacanis, a podcasting pioneer, gives you an insider's look at what's happening in the tech industry with his trademark blunt style and good humor. Want to know who's hot right now in tech? Looking to start your own company? Want to catch up on what's happening in Silicon Valley and beyond? Your j ...
 
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Secret Leaders
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Secret Leaders promises a collection of contrasting, irreverent interviews with the high-flying CEOs and forward-thinking founders of some of the most successful businesses in the UK and the US right now, including Martha Lane Fox (Lastminute.com), Anne Boden (Starling Bank), Jed McCaleb (Ripple, Mt.Gox and Stellar) and Jason Calacanis (first Uber investor).
 
Sharing the ultimate currency, the purest form of mental energy: ideas.Freestyling ambitious ways to create a better future; built on the ideals of egoistic altruism, where doing the most good will net the most money!
 
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Inside VR & AR
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A deep dive into virtual and augmented reality, with special guests, the latest news, and lots of exciting new stuff. Hosted by Robert Scoble, in partnership with Jason Calacanis.
 
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Silicon Real
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Silicon Real is the Weekly Talk Show dedicated to the People of the London Technology Startup Scene.In over 80 episodes we have spoken to the top people in Startups, Venture Capital, FinTech, Incubators, Hardware, and More.Our weekly episodes are viewed by over 10,000 people on YouTube and downloaded over 25,000 times on iTunes.Do you know someone on Silicon Real? Take a look...
 
Supporting entrepreneurs & inspiring innovation.
 
Join us as we talk with famous entrepreneurs who will teach us how to better use social media and technology to improve our businesses. We hear from the likes of Robert Scoble, Guy Kawasaki, Seth Godin, Chris Pirillo, and Gary Vaynerchuk to name a few.
 
Intentional fatherhood while living a life of purpose. Hosted by Mike Sudyk. www.2centdad.com
 
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The BaratundeCast
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A humblebragadocious digest from New York Times best-selling author of "How To Be Black," Baratunde Thurston has he travels through time and space, encountering ideas.
 
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Product Hunt
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Product Hunt Radio (PHR) is for the product geeks. Each week Ryan Hoover and Erik Torenberg are joined by founders, investors, and product people in the startup community & beyond to chat about products, technology, and the people who make them. Join us and visit Product Hunt (http://producthunt.com) to find the best new products, every day.
 
Supporting entrepreneurs & inspiring innovation.
 
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Podcast Notes Key Takeaways Persuasion, discipline, and drive is a WICKED combination “I love founders. I love these people; I love entrepreneurs… Boy do they solve a lot of problems and make humanity better, and the state of humanity has NEVER been better.” Even the most impoverished people today are better off than middle class/wealthy people ...…
 
In this episode I try to challenge Jason's idea that there is no actual usecase for an immutable ledger system in which should never change and always keep a record of what has happened.
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways Tim is working on two books at the moment: one that’s not coming out for quite some time on self-love/healing, and another which should be announced shortly (which sounds to be a bit like Tribe of Mentors – Part II) “The way you build confidence is by doing things that are just outside of your comfort zone and repeat ...…
 
Anne Madden (@AnneAMadden) is a microbiologist, inventor, science communicator and CSO and founder of Lachancea, an innovative foodtech company focused on science of microorganisms.[spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=19498015" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-auto ...…
 
Anne Madden (@AnneAMadden) is a microbiologist, inventor, science communicator and CSO and founder of Lachancea, an innovative foodtech company focused on science of microorganisms.[spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=19498015" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-auto ...…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways Create an action board (AKA a vision board) and take the time to read it over every night Try as best you can to reduce the number of decisions you’re faced with daily. Here’s a metaphor: When you wake up after a full night’s sleep, it’s as if you have a full glass of water at your disposal (this glass of water is eq ...…
 
The post E987: The Next Unicorns: Upgrade CEO & Co-founder Renaud Laplanche is empowering users to better understand credit through his consumer credit platform, announces the Upgrade Card, shares insights on taking LendingClub public & how startups have changed since he started his first company in 2000 – E6 of 10-ep miniseries appeared first ...…
 
The post E987: The Next Unicorns: Upgrade CEO & Co-founder Renaud Laplanche is empowering users to better understand credit through his consumer credit platform, announces the Upgrade Card, shares insights on taking LendingClub public & how startups have changed since he started his first company in 2000 – E6 of 10-ep miniseries appeared first ...…
 
The post E986: StockX Co-founder Josh Luber is building a stock market for things, shares insights on the two cultural shifts that brought sneaker culture mainstream, attracting Mark Wahlberg, Eminem & Steve Aoki to invest along with Google Ventures & Marc Benioff & growing a unicorn out of a sneaker-data site appeared first on This Week In Sta ...…
 
The post E986: StockX Co-founder Josh Luber is building a stock market for things, shares insights on the two cultural shifts that brought sneaker culture mainstream, attracting Mark Wahlberg, Eminem & Steve Aoki to invest along with Google Ventures & Marc Benioff & growing a unicorn out of a sneaker-data site appeared first on This Week In Sta ...…
 
Andrew Winston (@andrewwinston) is the founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, author of The Big Pivot and Green Recovery, and coauthored Green to Gold, the best-selling guide to what works — and what doesn't — when companies go green.[spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=19456572" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playl ...…
 
Andrew Winston (@andrewwinston) is the founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, author of The Big Pivot and Green Recovery, and coauthored Green to Gold, the best-selling guide to what works — and what doesn't — when companies go green.[spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=19456572" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playl ...…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways Just as risk is associated with action, risk is also associated with inaction In life and medicine, strategy > tactics What you eat is important, but so is when you eat and how you cycle your nutrient exposure “I think that the most important thing to consider as a macro-principle of longevity is that the longer you ...…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways Peter is a massive fan of David Foster Wallace, particularly his famous commencement speech (which he tries to relisten to every month or so) “I’ve been asked before, ‘If you could bring anyone back from the dead, who would it be?’ I think it’d be him. If I could go back in time and spend a day with anybody, it’d pro ...…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways When standing relaxed, the triceps are what make your arms look toned Must-do exercises for building or sculpting the triceps: Skull crushers (with dumbbells or a barbell) Dips (if these are too difficult, use bands wrapped around the dip bars or a dip-assisted machine) Close-grip bench press Tricep training tips: Fo ...…
 
The post E985: #AskJason! Recognizing great founders as an investor, dealing with a lack of updates, raising capital through crowdfunding, the ideal makeup of today’s founder, how Angel Investing has changed since the release of “Angel”, standing out in slow-to-adapt markets appeared first on This Week In Startups.…
 
The post E985: #AskJason! Recognizing great founders as an investor, dealing with a lack of updates, raising capital through crowdfunding, the ideal makeup of today’s founder, how Angel Investing has changed since the release of “Angel”, standing out in slow-to-adapt markets appeared first on This Week In Startups.…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways Microdosing involves taking sub-perceptual dose of a psychedelic The effect? – A slight enhancement to your sensory experiences and more of a present-state awareness Advice for first-time microdosers: start low and go slow Take a tiny dose (~5 micrograms of LSD or ~0.1 grams of magic mushrooms) 1-2x a week According ...…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways Your brand as an angel investor must: Be clear Be authentic to who you are Be differentiated Resonate with entrepreneurs The worst thing you can do is to say something like, “I’m a good, passive, hands-off person. I won’t bother you, and I’m always available to help.” ^this is too generic How can your brand help star ...…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways Much of success is due to luck, time, talent, and skill – NOT hard work “I don’t even know what ‘working hard’ means. If you get to sit behind a desk all day in an air-conditioned room, there’s no such thing as hard work.” – Jason Fried “If lightning strikes, keep that lightning in the bottle” – Jason Fried “If you’r ...…
 
Dr. Tessa Lau (@tessalau) is the founder and CEO of Dusty Robotics, a startup whose mission is to address construction industry labor shortages by introducing robotic automation on the jobsite.[spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=19384850" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="fals ...…
 
Dr. Tessa Lau (@tessalau) is the founder and CEO of Dusty Robotics, a startup whose mission is to address construction industry labor shortages by introducing robotic automation on the jobsite.[spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=19384850" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="fals ...…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways The absolute best company leaders are able to dissolve their ego into the company and develop a sense of humility far above the rest Focus on your decision-making process, not the outcome Remember: You can make the right decision and still have a bad outcome We live in a probabilistic world and our brains aren’t wire ...…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways The top reasons why a product fails: It’s too complicated – simplicity is king It doesn’t spread by word-of-mouth It doesn’t take advantage of the power of iteration The founder is too fearful of creating something novel It’s not launched into a community Worship your early adopters “They are everything. They’ll take ...…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways How do you build a brand? – One of the best ways is to build a platform that helps entrepreneurs Examples: Paul Graham often gets access to deals because of Y Combinator Nivi & Naval have AngelList which helps entrepreneurs add scale Ryan Hoover can often get into deals because he started Product Hunt Another great w ...…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways We ALL have gaps in judgment Curiosity + Ego Deflation + Identifying Gaps in Judgement = Skill Acquisition There is so much power in being able to say, “I don’t know” “Explore your gaps and identify them. Drop the ego and ask, ‘Why?’ Have a dogged persistence in your pursuit and share your new knowledge with others.” ...…
 
The post E984: Vice Ventures Founding Partner Catharine Dockery raised $25M to invest in vices: marijuana, sextech, gambling, alcohol, vaping; shares insights on hacking her way into VC through cold emails & a strong investment thesis, capitalizing on early markets hungry for investment appeared first on This Week In Startups.…
 
The post E984: Vice Ventures Founding Partner Catharine Dockery raised $25M to invest in vices: marijuana, sextech, gambling, alcohol, vaping; shares insights on hacking her way into VC through cold emails & a strong investment thesis, capitalizing on early markets hungry for investment appeared first on This Week In Startups.…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways Parenting advice: Expose your child to a wide variety of fields, and once they develop an interest, do everything in your power to encourage them to pursue it An easy way to do this is by buying them books on the subject Curiosity is king – THAT’S what schools should be teaching When you learn how to be curious, you ...…
 
Paul Shapiro (@paulhshapiro) is the bestselling author of Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World, the CEO and co-founder of The Better Meat Co., a four-time TEDx speaker, the co-host of the Business for Good Podcast, and a long-time leader in food sustainability.[spreaker type=player resource="episo ...…
 
Paul Shapiro (@paulhshapiro) is the bestselling author of Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World, the CEO and co-founder of The Better Meat Co., a four-time TEDx speaker, the co-host of the Business for Good Podcast, and a long-time leader in food sustainability.[spreaker type=player resource="episo ...…
 
The post E983: The Next Unicorns: Zola CEO & Co-founder Shan-Lyn Ma shares insights on growing her all-in-one wedding platform in a $100bn market, adapting to changes in wedding demographics, balancing growth and profitability while keeping her team focused, raising moral standards in tech – E5 of 10-ep miniseries appeared first on This Week In ...…
 
The post E983: The Next Unicorns: Zola CEO & Co-founder Shan-Lyn Ma shares insights on growing her all-in-one wedding platform in a $100bn market, adapting to changes in wedding demographics, balancing growth and profitability while keeping her team focused, raising moral standards in tech – E5 of 10-ep miniseries appeared first on This Week In ...…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways The microbiome is the community of organisms (viruses, bacteria, and fungi) that live in and on the human body It consists of the gut microbiome, the skin microbiome, and the mouth microbiome (to name a few) There are many issues with microbiome diagnostic tests – don’t infer too much from the results A diverse micro ...…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways “To get into good deals, you need to build a brand, typically by adding value to the startup in some unique way” – Nivi The most critical part of angel investing: Having the ability to get into a deal you want to get into (deal access) How do you get access? – Have a brand “A brand is an authentic reputation you have ...…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways The Facts In addition to the eyes, humans have photoreceptors on their skin Excessive exposure to LED lighting in computers and smartphones is damaging to the eyes Immune system function is impaired with low levels of vitamin D “Not going into the sun is absolutely a serious form of malnutrition” “Living indoors and ...…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways Hypnotherapy allows someone to get into a completely relaxed (AKA theta brainwave) state where they become open to suggestions (but only those they want to absorb) While in this state the brain is able to form new neural connections “I call hypnosis meditation with a goal” “Hypnosis, because of the way it’s portrayed ...…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways “The division of our identities into work and non-work is one of the greatest things we have to overcome” Men struggle more and women at embracing the non-work aspects of their identities Voting blocks that no one’s figured out how to speak to: Parents of supersmart kids who have a learning difference that causes the ...…
 
In this episode I talked about why regulation is dangerous, especially in the field of internet monopolies... I share some ideas on how we might better combat the power companies like Facebook and Google have over us by treating data with more mutual respect and transparency...
 
The post E982: Karmic Bikes Founder Hong Quan on creating the “Tesla of E-Bikes” with OSLO, bootstrapping through Kickstarter, lowering costs as a strategy, insights on U.S. resistance to widespread E-Bike adoption, & why this vehicle is the future of transportation, plus Office Hours with Jason! appeared first on This Week In Startups.…
 
The post E982: Karmic Bikes Founder Hong Quan on creating the “Tesla of E-Bikes” with OSLO, bootstrapping through Kickstarter, lowering costs as a strategy, insights on U.S. resistance to widespread E-Bike adoption, & why this vehicle is the future of transportation, plus Office Hours with Jason! appeared first on This Week In Startups.…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways For women, building the chest muscles cause the breasts to sit more upright When bench pressing, keep your shoulders retracted, not rolled forward Do these priming exercises prior to bench pressing to aid shoulder retraction: Cable or barbell rows Band Pull Aparts (15-20 reps, 2 sets) Train your chest 2 to 3 days a w ...…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways Everything in life comes down to your value system: What’s your identity? What are your beliefs? What are your habits/routines? (You can tell the outcome of someone’s life just by looking at their answers to these questions) Stop valuing yourself for being good at something and start valuing yourself for being willin ...…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways It’s highly important, as an angel investor, to get into the deals you want to get into and not get cut out Angel investing returns are non-linear The majority of an angel investor’s returns come from just ONE deal Then, if you were to examine the remaining returns, once you take that top deal out – the majority of t ...…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways Hard times: Paul’s brother died by suicide A year later, one of Paul’s close friends also died in a “reckless” manner Paul adds – “I saw this common root in those two deaths. They confused me and made me feel very helpless, vulnerable, wanting to be able to understand better, and wanting to fight against this thing t ...…
 
Sara Seager (@profsaraseager) is an astronomer, planetary scientist and professor at the MIT best known for her work on extrasolar planets and their atmospheres.[spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=19306160" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapter ...…
 
Sara Seager (@profsaraseager) is an astronomer, planetary scientist and professor at the MIT best known for her work on extrasolar planets and their atmospheres.[spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=19306160" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapter ...…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways The root of fulfillment lies in enjoying the process It’s a superpower to be able to zoom out, see yourself from a distance, extrapolate out into the future, and ask – “What will happen if I do X?” A few quotes to ponder: “When you remove ego, stillness emerges. You need stillness to overcome life’s obstacles.” – Rya ...…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways Solve a problem, don’t start a company You’re much more likely to succeed as a founder when the problem you’re solving is one you’ve personally experienced before When building a company, set expectations with your team from the get-go Hiring advice: “The more experience you have hiring people, the better you get at ...…
 
Podcast Notes Key Takeaways We have enormous confidence when it comes to drawing meaningful conclusions about people we know very little about When it comes to job interviews, employers often place too much weight on meeting candidates in-person You should hire people based on their abilities and skills, not their physical presence Writing a bo ...…
 
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