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The weekly Tech.pinions podcast offers a hard-hitting analysis of the most important tech industry stories and trends, with key insights from well-respected analysts. In a fun, conversational style, the program aims at going beyond the headlines and talks about the potential long-term impact of tech-related news announcements. The Tech.pinions podcast is hosted by TECHnalysis Research president and radio veteran Bob O’Donnell and Tech.pinions founder Ben Bajarin, and features Carolina Milane ...
 
Startup insider Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines as he sits down with the established veterans and up-and-comers who are shaping the way we view the world online and beyond. Topics include technology trends, startups, Silicon Valley politics, women in silicon valley and more. Learn the histories of each guest and be enlightened by their area of expertise. New episode released each Tuesday at Noon, Pacific Time.
 
Learn professional communication tips to get you hired, promoted, and funded! Join Silicon Valley communication gurus Marc and Blythe Musteric as they share communication tips from their 20,000+ hours of coaching clients in Silicon Valley. From interpersonal communication to presentations and public speaking to grammar, effective communication can be challenging. Learn the tips you need to lead a more successful life.
 
The surprising connections in science and technology that give you the Big Picture. Astronomer Seth Shostak and science journalist Molly Bentley are joined each week by leading researchers, techies, and journalists to provide a smart and humorous take on science. Our regular "Skeptic Check" episodes cast a critical eye on pseudoscience.
 
Constellations from Kratos is your connection to the innovators, business leaders, entrepreneurs and policy makers who are making ... and remaking ... today's satellite and space industries. The current explosion in innovation is revolutionizing communications, imagery, defense and research and has caused a culture shift within the traditional satellite and space industry landscapes. New Space versus Old Space, GEO versus LEO Satellites, Narrowband versus Wideband, High-Throughput Satellites ...
 
The Twenty Minute VC takes you inside the world of Venture Capital, Startup Funding and The Pitch. Join our host, Harry Stebbings and discover how you can attain funding for your business by listening to what the most prominent investors are directly looking for in startups, providing easily actionable tips and tricks that can be put in place to increase your chances of getting funded. Although, you may not want to raise funding for a startup. The Twenty Minute VC also provides an instructio ...
 
Listen to SVCF Philanthropy Now podcast episodes free, on demand. As the largest community foundation in the world, SVCF engages donors and corporations from Silicon Valley, across the country and around the globe to make our region and world better for all. With our podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. Tune in, subscribe, and fo ...
 
Sarah Kunst and Terri Burns host Well, Technically, a talk show podcast where we interview founders, celebs and makers to talk about the work they are doing and the tech they love. If you’re a startup junkie, early adopter, or just interested in the intersection of technology and everything else, this podcast is for you.
 
The MENAbytes Drop is a weekly podcast that showcases the latest VC, TECH and STARTUP news in the Middle East and North Africa region. Hosted by Reem, the podcast features weekly exclusive reports, the occasional heavy-hitting guest and of course, the latest news in the MENA startup universe. The podcast is a reflection of the MENAbytes publication, which is the leading online startup news outlet from the Middle East & North Africa in terms of social media reach and engagement. The MENAbytes ...
 
The tech industry is great at talking about the future, especially on podcasts. What we're not so great at is taking the time to understand our past. And that's what this podcast is all about. From the Noyce and Fairchild Semiconductor generation through the founding of social media, the history of Silicon Valley has many lessons for us. And we'll be interviewing the people who lived through these experiences to bring their knowledge to you. You'll get explanations for how we got where we ar ...
 
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Have you ever heard worms arguing? Deep-sea scientists use hydrophones to eavesdrop on “mouth-fighting worms.” It’s one of the many ways scientists are trying to catalog the diversity of the deep oceans — estimated to be comparable to a rainforest. But the clock is ticking. While vast expanses of the deep sea are still unexplored, mining companies …
 
Sarah Tavel is a General Partner @ Benchmark, one of the most successful funds of the last decade with a portfolio including the likes of Uber, Twitter, Dropbox, WeWork, Snapchat, StitchFix, eBay and many more. As for Sarah, prior to joining Benchmark, she was a General Partner at another globally renowned firm, Greylock, where she led deals in Son…
 
This week's Techpinions podcast features Carolina Milanesi and Bob O'Donnell discussing Verizon's recent 5G Swap offer with iPhone 12, Apple's changing of their App Store fee for developers, reviews of the new M1-based Arm Macs, reviews of AMD's latest Radeon 6800 GPUs, analyzing the potential impact of the Microsoft's new Pluton security processor…
 
Alexis Ohanian is the Founder @ Seven Seven Six, his new fund which just recently announced their first investment leading the $4M seed round for Dispo. Prior to founding Seven Seven Six, Alexis was the Co-Founder & Managing Partner @ Initialized Capital, where he backed many a unicorn including Ro, Flexport, Patreon, GOAT just to name a few. Alexi…
 
In 2013, Fortune’s Jeff Roberts visited "Satoshi Square" in New York. It was the name of the location where a group of crypto anarchists and Wall Street traders bought and sold Bitcoin in the open air. Since that day, Jeff became fascinated with Bitcoin and new forms of money. That fascination led him to write the new book “Kings of Crypto: One Sta…
 
Listen to Colonel Eric Felt talk about what the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) is doing to keep the U.S. competitive edge in space. Building a strong team is important and he believes that is part of the secret sauce that makes the AFRL so successful. Learn about cislunar and XGEO and why these are exciting areas to be studying. Col Felt reflects th…
 
The Amah Mutsun Land Trust (AMLT) is a grantee of SVCF’s San Mateo and Santa Clara County Wildfire Fund. AMLT President Valentin Lopez and AMLT Interim Executive Director Sara French join SVCF Philanthropy Now podcast to talk about their fire recovery efforts. In conversation with SVCF Family Engagement Manager Leticia Gonzalez, the episode takes l…
 
Birds do it, bees do it, but humans may not do it for much longer. At least not for having children. Relying on sex to reproduce could be supplanted by making babies in the lab, where parents-to-be can select genomes that will ensure ideal physical and behavioral traits. Men hoping to be fathers should act sooner rather than later. These same advan…
 
Stewart Butterfield is the Founder & CEO @ Slack, the leading channel-based messaging platform, used by millions to align their teams, unify their systems and drive their businesses forward. Prior to their direct listing in June 2019, Stewart raised over $1.3Bn from the likes of Accel, Thrive, Softbank, Kleiner, IVP, T Rowe, GV and a16z to name a f…
 
This week's Techpinions podcast features Ben Bajarin and Bob O'Donnell analyzing the debut of Apple's Arm-based M1 processor and the new Mac Mini, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro that include them and discussing the news from Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek's Summit event and the new low-cost 5G modems and Arm-based, Chromebook-focused SOCs that they unve…
 
Dan Levine is a Partner @ Accel, one of the world's leading venture firms with a portfolio including the likes of Facebook, Slack, Qualtrics, UiPath and Deliveroo. As for Daniel, he actually joined Accel in 2010 before leaving to join Dropbox. At Dropbox, he worked on the platform team helping open the platform to third-party developers and launche…
 
Hey, let’s meet last week for coffee. Okay, we can’t meet in the past… yet. But could it be only a matter of time before we can? In an attempt to defy the grandfather paradox, scientists try sending a photon back in time to destroy itself. Also, find out how teleportation allows particles to instantaneously skip through space-time and why sending h…
 
Derek Zanutto is a General Partner @ CapitalG, Alphabet’s independent growth fund with investments in the likes of Stripe, UiPath, Looker, Robinhood and Lyft to name a few. At CapitalG, Derek has led investments in Collibra, Dataiku and Armis as well as sitting on numerous boards. Prior to CapitalG, Derek spent a decade investing in such companies …
 
Zach Weinberg is a Co-Founder of Operator Partners, operators funding operators, with no outside LPs, just their own capital. Fun fact, 20VC Fund has actually invested with them in 3 companies from Alt, Dooly.ai and Boom Pay. Prior to founding Operator Partners, Zach was the Co-founder/COO of Flatiron Health (acq @Roche for $2b) and before Flatiron…
 
Hooman Radfar is co-founder and CEO of Collective, an online back-office platform designed for freelancers, consultants and other ‘businesses-of-one’. He is also a Venture Partner at Expa, a San Francisco-based start-up venture firm and studio where he was a founding partner (along with Uber Co-Founder Garrett Camp). Previously, he was co-founder a…
 
Start-up companies are increasingly prevalent in the satellite industry. Many of these companies provide fresh new solutions to problems we face on a daily basis. In today’s Constellations episode we focus on how MicroGEO satellites improve communication in remote areas of the world. We have invited John Gedmark, CEO and Co-Founder of Astranis to g…
 
Welcome to the sixth episode in our SVCF Philanthropy Now podcast mini-series featuring conversations focused on Racial Equity and Social Justice with the members of SVCF’s Community Advisory Council. Listen to the previous episode in the mini-series here, and continue to subscribe to the podcast to hear future episodes. Katrina Logan, Directing At…
 
Reason for hope is just one thing that ecologist Carl Safina can offer. He understands why many of us turn to nature to find solace during this stressful time. Safina studies the challenges facing the ultimate survival of many species, but also gives a portrait of animals from their point of view. He describes how diverse animals such as sperm whal…
 
Barry Eggers is a Founding Partner @ Lightspeed Venture Partners and currently Chair of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) Board of Directors. Lightspeed is one of the premier funds of the last decade with homeruns including Snapchat, Affirm, Mulesoft, Nutanix and Stitch Fix. Prior to LSVP, Barry spent close to 6 years as @ Cisco devel…
 
This week's Techpinions podcast features Carolina Milanesi and Bob O'Donnell discussing AMD's purchase of Xilinx and the debut of their Radeon 6000 GPUs, chatting on news from Lenovo's TechWorld event, analyzing quarterly earnings from Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook and more, and speaking about Cisco's Partner Summit event.…
 
Fabrice Grinda is a wildly successful entrepreneur and investor. In this episode he recounts in detail 4 stories that any entrepreneur – any person, really – will find fascinating. The first is the story of building one of Europe’s first marketplaces before eBay got there – and what happens when you turn down $100 million for your company. The seco…
 
David Helgason is the Founder @ Unity, the company that gives content creators the tools to create innovative RT3D experiences and deliver better processes for almost every industry. Prior to their IPO in 2020, Unity raised from the likes of Sequoia, Thrive, DFJ, SilverLake and then individuals including Max Levchin and VMWare's Diane Greene. If th…
 
Listen to Michael Martinez talk about software-defined technology allowing Maxar to scale for capacity when needed and only when needed – which is significant when considering costs. He discusses AI machine learning being a big part of their ground system process, leveraging their capability to do operations around multiple satellites without growi…
 
Executive Director of Sacred Heart Community Service Poncho Guevara joins SVCF’s Executive Vice President of Community Action, Policy and Strategy in a conversation about the importance of supporting BIPOC leaders in the nonprofit sector. SVCF grantee Sacred Heart Community Service is a key agency in local COVID-19 response and is a regional leader…
 
Whether you call it hooey, codswallop, or malarky, misinformation is not what it used to be. It’s harder to spot now. New-school BS is often cloaked in the trappings of math, science, and statistics. Can you identify which tweets about a new COVID study are fraudulent? Plus, deceptive on-line advertisements that relentlessly beg for our attention. …
 
Roleof Botha is a Partner @ Sequoia Capital, one of the world’s leading venture firms with a portfolio including the likes of Airbnb, Instacart, Stripe, UiPath, Zoom, the list goes on. As for Roelof, at Sequoia he has led rounds into the likes of YouTube, Instagram, Eventbrite, Square, MongoDB, 23andMe and Unity Technologies to name a few. Before j…
 
This week's Techpinions podcast features Carolina Milanesi and Bob O'Donnell analyzing the news from Qualcomm's 5G Summit event, discussing initial real-world 5G performance of the iPhone 12, chatting about Dell Technologies' new Project Apex "as a service" offering news from their DellTechWorld event, and reviewing the latest news on employee expe…
 
Eoghan McCabe is a technology entrepreneur. He's started a number of companies, the most notable of which is Intercom, the conversational relationship platform. He was CEO of Intercom for nearly 10 years, during which he grew the company to hundreds of millions in annual revenue, nearly 700 employees, and raised nearly $250M from the likes of Klein…
 
There have been a lot of exciting innovations in space from multi-orbit satellites, mega constellations to software-defined payloads. Today on Constellations, we discuss how this space innovation is driving the ground system to become much more dynamic. According to Northern Sky Research “ground network technology must shift from purpose-built, pro…
 
In this episode, join Manuel Santamaria and Leticia Gonzalez from SVCF's Community Action, Policy and Strategy team in a discussion about the findings from a recent survey conducted with grantees of SVCF’s COVID-19 Regional Nonprofit Emergency Fund. The survey results provide insights about how COVID-19 has impacted the nonprofit sector in the San …
 
In today's episode, we discuss tips that will help you win in your virtual workplace. It may be a bit easier to communicate now that many of us are virtual, but this isn't the time to coast! We'll show you a few tips that will help you stand out, move up, and win more often in a virtual world. Find us online at http://www.ovient.com/communication-s…
 
Brace yourself for heatwave “Lucifer.” Dangerous deadly heatwaves may soon be so common that we give them names, just like hurricanes. This is one of the dramatic consequences of just a few degrees rise in average temperatures. Also coming: Massive heat “blobs” that form in the oceans and damage marine life, and powerful windstorms called “derechos…
 
Cyan Banister is one of the most successful and renowned early-stage investors of the last decade. Her portfolio includes the likes of SpaceX, Uber, Affirm, Opendoor Postmates, Niantic and Thumbtack to name a few. Today Cyan is a Partner @ Long Journey Ventures, joining the team there following a 4-year stint @ Founders Fund where she led deals in …
 
Spike Lipkin is the Founder & CEO @ Newfront Insurance, the modern insurance brokerage empowering risk management experts with advanced technology to deliver innovative solutions to their clients'. To date, Spike has raised from some of the best in the business including Founders Fund, Meritech and 20VC Fund. Prior to founding Newfront, Spike was o…
 
Welcome to the fifth episode in our SVCF Philanthropy Now podcast mini-series featuring conversations focused on Racial Equity and Social Justice with the members of SVCF’s Community Advisory Council. Listen to the previous episode in the mini-series here, and continue to subscribe to the podcast to hear future episodes. Members of SVCF’s Community…
 
The record of the rocks is not just the history of Earth; it’s your history too. Geologists can learn about events going back billions of years that influenced – and even made possible – our present-day existence and shaped our society. If the last Ice Age had been a bit warmer, the rivers and lakes of the Midwest would have been much farther north…
 
George Zachary is a General Partner @ CRV, one of the nation's oldest and most successful early-stage venture capital firms with a portfolio including the likes of Airtable, DoorDash, Dropbox, Niantic and many more. As for George, today at the firm he focuses on advancing health through revolutionary computer science, centred around bio-engineering…
 
This week's Techpinions podcast features Carolina Milanesi and Bob O'Donnell analyzing the news from Nvidia's GTC Conference and Arm's Developer Summit, as well as the potential impact of a merger of those two companies, discussing the latest version of Google's productivity suite, chatting about the latest desktop CPU introductions from AMD, and p…
 
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