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The PressClub podcast offers recordings of Josh Constine's Clubhouse show PressClub, which brings together journalists, experts, and founders to discuss tech’s top stories. Your host Josh Constine is a VC at SignalFire & ex-editor of TechCrunch where he was tech’s most cited journalist from 2016-2020. Past guests include CEOs of Instagram, Shopify, Signal, Substack, Postmates, and Craigslist.
 
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COVID has triggered a global mental health crisis. What are the latest approaches to democratizing access to therapy + other preventions & treatments? Hear about the state of mental health in America, how we destigmatize care, and tips on what does and doesn't work for coping with stress. Join mental healthtech startup founders and therapists as we…
 
How can your startup get press coverage when there's already more tech news than journalists can report? Hear the best pitch strategies straight from TechCrunch boss Matthew Panzarino and the world's largest PR firm Edelman PR's General Manager Margot Edelman. On PressClub, we discuss startup PR do's and don'ts, pros and cons, choosing who to pitch…
 
"I don't think that there will actually be significant cultural change until Zuckerberg steps down" Facebook's former Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos tells PressClub. The Wall Street Journal's Facebook Files scoops revealed that the company knew its algorithm incentivized hate, its XCheck system shielded VIPs from content moderation, that human …
 
Is your crypto wallet address your new name and social media profile? Will your personality and status be represented by a public record of the art you buy and projects you support? Where identity goes, communication follows, so will crypto-native messaging replace email and Discord? Join us to discuss crypto materialism, anonymity, and why you're …
 
How does learning change when everyone has a voice online? Yahoo Answers just shut down. What's next for Wikipedia, Quora, and journalism? How will the creator economy and education collide? What will be the impact of new "adaptive paywalls" that only charge if they predict you'll pay? Your host Josh Constine asks Quora founder / CEO Adam D'Angelo,…
 
How do move mentorship to the cloud and reskill workforces made obsolete by new technology? Job training in virtual reality and augmented reality isn’t science fiction anymore. Immersive education has proven to beat 2D learning, with Osso VR’s surgeon training system able to boost doctors’ performance 230% to 306% over traditional guidance. Osso VR…
 
Fintech for creators is the next big startup category. 5-time Canadian national chess champion and Twitch star Alexandra Botez reveals how she was repeatedly rejected by traditional banks who don't understand influencers. That's why Karat just raised $26M from investors including SignalFire to give creators banking tools like a credit card based on…
 
The disintegration of tribal and generational living plus the high price of child care are necessitating new technologies to help parents. Meet the biggest startups making the best gadgets for babies: Snoo's robo-bassinet that detects cries and rocks kids back to sleep, Nanit's night-vision baby monitor that sends you push notifications, and Yumi's…
 
On the 1-year anniversary episode of PressClub, Josh Constine interviews the founders of Clubhouse -- CEO Paul Davison and CTO Rohan Seth. They reveal how Clubhouse started, their personal origin stories, how they built their company amidst huge hype, and their vision for the audio creator economy. You'll learn about how Clubhouse unbundled podcast…
 
Will we own self-driving cars or just hail them like Ubers? When can we expect them, and will governments ban old-school cars? Is Tesla Autopilot safe or is it dangerous to require humans to take control at a moment's notice? PressClub host Josh Constine of SignalFire asks these tough and exciting questions to the top founders and leaders in the se…
 
How will Facebook's slew of new audio features impact creators, the podcasting industry, advertisers, and new social apps like Clubhouse? And why should creators trust Facebook? PressClub host Josh Constine breaks it all down with the head of the Facebook app, Fidji Simo, one of the tech giant's most powerful executives. Hear about: Facebook's new …
 
How will corporatization by tech giants influence the future of podcasting? What will be the impact of Apple selling premium podcasts, Facebook building audio features, and Clubhouse on creators? Can shareable highlights fix podcast discovery? Join PressClub host Josh Constine from SignalFire as he discusses the big issues at the vanguard of voice …
 
Top writers are leaving publishers like the New York Times to become newsletter writers on Substack. How will the rise of the solopreneur author impact the future of journalism? Substack co-founders Chris Best and Hamish McKenzie join PressClub host Josh Constine to break down why individuals have more power than organizations in the modern media l…
 
Social media giants started the creator crisis by building distribution without monetization, Patreon CEO Jack Conte explains in this 1-on-1 interview with PressClub's Josh Constine. He breaks down why we're in a creator renaissance as top platforms finally compete to host artists and their fans. You'll learn: -The history of patronage -How "inform…
 
“I cannot f*cking do eight hours of zoom calls per day for the rest of my life” says Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield. On this episode of PressClub, top employers and work from home experts explore how IRL and remote collaboration will collide as we start to return to offices. Hear why Gen Z is 2X more likely to want to go back to IRL work than Boomer…
 
How can people turn their passion into their profession? On this week's PressClub with your host Josh Constine, we're joined by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, and Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke. We discuss why creators are essential to a resilient US economy, the impact of Apple's platform policies on small businesses and developers, …
 
What does the rise of newsletters mean for journalism? Is information overload real and how do we fix it? How can writers and journalists build independent businesses? Josh Constine's PressClub assembles the top names in the newsletter business to discuss the medium, including Substack CEO Chris Best, Stratechery's Ben Thompson, The Hustle's Sam Pa…
 
Could video games help employees stay social without exhausting Zooms? Early stage investor Peter Rojas from BetaWorks discusses his tweetstorm about what a Fortnite For Business could look like. Hear about how shoulder-to-shoulder play can complement face-to-face collaboration, team-building through shared triumph, and why gaming can improve menta…
 
Gatsby is a fast growing React-based open source framework for creating websites and apps, with one of the most loyal communities in open source software. In this episode, we speak with Dustin Schau (Gatsby, Head of Product) about: 1. Open Source Communities: how to grow open source communities and make the transition from OSS (open source software…
 
Josh Constine is a Principal investor and Head Of Content at venture capital fund SignalFire. He invests in early stage startups across verticals with a focus on social apps, visual communication, remote work, entertainment & media, and tech's transformation of new sectors. In this episode, we talked about: Why PR is like fundraising How to trigger…
 
Adam Grenier is the Former VP of Product and Marketing at Lambda School and Head of Growth Marketing and Innovation at Uber where he built global marketing growth infrastructure and the team from the ground up. We spoke about how to bend reality on product teams and create more ambitious goals. He told stories about working with Travis Kalanick as …
 
Manik Gupta is the previous Chief Product Officer at Uber. In Episode 2, we talk about establishing the right OKRs for your team, whether you work at a startup or a massive organization like Uber. The episode is a fascinating look at the art of setting the right product goals, while also listening to the voice of the customer. Manik Gupta (Previous…
 
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