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Welcome to The Syndicate, the place where investors and startups combine to create crazy businesses and even crazier returns. The Syndicate podcast is a deep dive on the angel investors and VCs behind the big name startups. We interview the best and brightest investors, syndicate leads, GPs, limited partners and startup founders to create an original, off the cuff discussion on startup investing. With a focus on strategies and tactics, mistakes and massive money makers, we hope to help AngelList investors and venture capitalists create unfair advantages in their investment portfolios. Recurring investment themes include Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, B2B, AI, Big Data, AdTech, Enterprise SaaS, Healthcare, IoT, Fintech, Biotech, Ecommerce and of course Mobile. Other topics include lean startup, marketing strategies, growth hacking, business development, startup equity, fundraising, KPIs, incubators and accelerators, hiring, acquisitions, IPOs, ICOs and more. http://thesyndicate.vc The Syndicate itself is a group of accredited angel investors that focus on early stage tech startups with exponential potential and talented entrepreneurs to raise the bar on pre-seed and seed stage investing. We only work with the very best and align ourselves with the founders we invest in to push growth and provide tacticals strategies and intros whenever possible to help our portfolio companies shine. http://thesyndicate.vc/join

Welcome to The Syndicate, the place where investors and startups combine to create crazy businesses and even crazier returns. The Syndicate podcast is a deep dive on the angel investors and VCs behind the big name startups. We interview the best and brightest investors, syndicate leads, GPs, limited partners and startup founders to create an original, off the cuff discussion on startup investing. With a focus on strategies and tactics, mistakes and massive money makers, we hope to help AngelList investors and venture capitalists create unfair advantages in their investment portfolios. Recurring investment themes include Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, B2B, AI, Big Data, AdTech, Enterprise SaaS, Healthcare, IoT, Fintech, Biotech, Ecommerce and of course Mobile. Other topics include lean startup, marketing strategies, growth hacking, business development, startup equity, fundraising, KPIs, incubators and accelerators, hiring, acquisitions, IPOs, ICOs and more. http://thesyndicate.vc The Syndicate itself is a group of accredited angel investors that focus on early stage tech startups with exponential potential and talented entrepreneurs to raise the bar on pre-seed and seed stage investing. We only work with the very best and align ourselves with the founders we invest in to push growth and provide tacticals strategies and intros whenever possible to help our portfolio companies shine. http://thesyndicate.vc/join
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Welcome to The Syndicate, the place where investors and startups combine to create crazy businesses and even crazier returns. The Syndicate podcast is a deep dive on the angel investors and VCs behind the big name startups. We interview the best and brightest investors, syndicate leads, GPs, limited partners and startup founders to create an original, off the cuff discussion on startup investing. With a focus on strategies and tactics, mistakes and massive money makers, we hope to help AngelList investors and venture capitalists create unfair advantages in their investment portfolios. Recurring investment themes include Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, B2B, AI, Big Data, AdTech, Enterprise SaaS, Healthcare, IoT, Fintech, Biotech, Ecommerce and of course Mobile. Other topics include lean startup, marketing strategies, growth hacking, business development, startup equity, fundraising, KPIs, incubators and accelerators, hiring, acquisitions, IPOs, ICOs and more. http://thesyndicate.vc The Syndicate itself is a group of accredited angel investors that focus on early stage tech startups with exponential potential and talented entrepreneurs to raise the bar on pre-seed and seed stage investing. We only work with the very best and align ourselves with the founders we invest in to push growth and provide tacticals strategies and intros whenever possible to help our portfolio companies shine. http://thesyndicate.vc/join

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English


Episodes

Why LeBron’s Poop Could Help You Lose Weight, GMOs Rock and Your Gut Gets Last Word on Disease | Zack Abbott of ZBiotics

9/23/2019
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Zack Abbott is the CEO and co-founder of ZBiotics, a company developing bioengineered probiotics for optimum human performance. He holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Michigan and developed ZBiotics’ core technology: probiotic bacteria genetically engineered to express targeted protein therapies directly inside the body. By building genetically engineered products that... The post Why LeBron’s Poop Could Help You Lose Weight, GMOs Rock and Your Gut Gets Last...

Duration:00:53:47

The Youngest Dragon’s Den Investor on Future of Ecommerce and Entrepreneurship | Michele Romanow

9/16/2019
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Michele Romanow is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, the youngest Dragon on Canada’s famed Dragon’s Den and one of the most badass women in tech. Before that, she co-founded SnapSaves (acquired by Groupon in 11 months), Buytopia.ca and Clearbanc (a transformational funding company to help startups avoid giving up equity). Michele is ranked on WXN’s “100... The post The Youngest Dragon’s Den Investor on Future of Ecommerce and Entrepreneurship | Michele Romanow appeared first on The...

Duration:00:47:01

The Scientist Behind (and Inspiration of) Jurassic Park Who’s Also Birthing a Dino Chicken | Jack Horner

9/9/2019
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Jack Horner (@dustydino) is one of the best-known paleontologists in the world, the inspiration for (and advisor of the Jurassic Park films and Dr. Alan Grant and discovered and named Maiasaura, providing the first clear evidence that some dinosaurs cared for their young. His research is now focused on reactivating dormant dinosaur DNA in birds to... The post The Scientist Behind (and Inspiration of) Jurassic Park Who’s Also Birthing a Dino Chicken | Jack Horner appeared first on The...

Duration:00:55:15

Passing on Tesla’s Seed Round and Why Greg Robinson Doesn’t Regret It, Plus Insights into Midwest Investing and the Tech Bubble

9/2/2019
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Greg Robinson is the Managing Director of 4490 Ventures focused on underserved markets. Prior to that, Managing Director at Peninsula Ventures in Palo Alto, to cofounder & COO of Cogent Technologies, an enterprise software company that was acquired by a public company. Listen and Learn: Why Greg moved to the Midwest to focus on middle-of-the-country investing... The post Passing on Tesla’s Seed Round and Why Greg Robinson Doesn’t Regret It, Plus Insights into Midwest Investing and the Tech...

Duration:00:29:24

A Deeper Diver into UBI, Automation and the Economy of Tomorrow | Martin Ford

8/26/2019
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Martin Ford is a futurist and the author of the bestselling, award-winning Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future, Architects of Intelligence: The Truth About AI from the People Building It and The Lights in the Tunnel, as well as the founder of a Silicon Valley-based software development firm. Martin’s... The post A Deeper Diver into UBI, Automation and the Economy of Tomorrow | Martin Ford appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration:00:57:42

Building a Top Angel Network, Accredited Investor Mistakes and Winning with Underrepresented Startup Founders with Erica Duignan Minnihan fof 1000Angels

8/19/2019
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Erica Duignan Minnihan is the founder and Managing Partner of 1000 Angels, the world’s largest digital-first, invitation-only elite investor network of curated, high-quality investment opportunities with ZERO carry. SAVE $500 OFF 1000Angels Exclusive Angel Investor Membership with this Link! For more info about 1000Angels, but not to join, use this link. Erica’s also the founder... The post Building a Top Angel Network, Accredited Investor Mistakes and Winning with Underrepresented Startup...

Duration:00:38:21

George Church on Synthetic Biology, Climate Change and the SUPERHUMAN Genome Project

8/12/2019
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George Church @geochurch) is a professor of genetics at Harvard & MIT, director of the Personal Genome Project, co-author of 509 papers, 143 patent publications and developed methods used for the first genome sequence (1994) & million-fold cost reductions since. It is NO exaggeration to say George’s innovations have contributed to nearly all “next generation” DNA sequencing methods... The post George Church on Synthetic Biology, Climate Change and the SUPERHUMAN Genome Project appeared...

Duration:01:05:42

LEGOs in Space, Blockchain vs Big Tech and the Uber that Ultimately Failed | Steve Sammartino

8/5/2019
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Steve Sammartino (@sammartino) is an entrepreneur, futurist, author and public speaker focused on finding the truth and creating the future. He has had multiple tech startups and launched one of the first sharing-economy startups Rentoid.com, before Uber or Airbnb, and sold the company to a public company. Steve now invests in emerging technologies and has... The post LEGOs in Space, Blockchain vs Big Tech and the Uber that Ultimately Failed | Steve Sammartino appeared first on The...

Duration:00:57:25

Resetting Governments and Getting a New Deal on Democracy and Market-Driven Dystopian Bliss | Robin Hanson

7/31/2019
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Robin Hanson (@robinhanson)is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University, and research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University with a doctorate in social science from CalTech, master’s degrees in physics and philosophy from the University of Chicago. He has spent nine years as a research programmer, at Lockheed and NASA,... The post Resetting Governments and Getting a New Deal on Democracy and Market-Driven Dystopian Bliss | Robin Hanson...

Duration:01:05:43

Engineering the Economy Out of Its Debt Fueled Destructive Spiral and Towards a Sustainable System that Also Solves Climate Change | Jarl Jensen

7/22/2019
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Jarl Jensen (@jarljensen) is an inventor, entrepreneur and best selling author. He served as President and CEO of EuroMed, Inc. from 2004 to 2009, has nine issued patents, with many more pending for medical devices which have grossed over $500 million dollars. Jarl’s the author of Optimizing America where he applied his out of the box thinking to... The post Engineering the Economy Out of Its Debt Fueled Destructive Spiral and Towards a Sustainable System that Also Solves Climate Change |...

Duration:01:05:43

Why CRISPR is Overrated and Gene Drives are Terrifyingly Powerful | Gabriel Licina

7/15/2019
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Gabriel Licina is a Molecular Biologist, Research Consultant, hardcore biohacker and the Chief Research Officer of Scihouse, a research-focused makerspace working to make science and technology accessible for everyone with a variety of classes on topics from programming and computer skills, to botany, chemistry, 3d printing and more. In 2015 Gabriel chemically induced night vision in... The post Why CRISPR is Overrated and Gene Drives are Terrifyingly Powerful | Gabriel Licina appeared...

Duration:01:06:14

Why Hacking and Cyberwarfare is Big Business for Russia, the Mafia and CIA | Eric Cole

7/8/2019
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Eric Cole (@drericcole) is arguably the #1 cyber security expert in the US with a resume including the Obama administration, the CIA, the Gates Foundation and CTO of McAfee and was inducted into the 2014 InfoSecurity Hall of Fame. Eric is an expert in information technology, with a focus on secure network design, perimeter defense,... The post Why Hacking and Cyberwarfare is Big Business for Russia, the Mafia and CIA | Eric Cole appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration:00:47:34

Polarization, Powerful Billionaires and the Eroding Effects of Inequality | Rahaf Harfoush

7/1/2019
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Rahaf Harfoush is a digital anthropologist, bestselling author and speaker researching the impacts of emerging technologies on our society and is focused on deep (and often hidden) behavioral shifts that are taking place within organizations and individuals in this digital era. She also teach Innovation and Disruptive Business Models at SciencePo’s Masters of Finance and Economics... The post Polarization, Powerful Billionaires and the Eroding Effects of Inequality | Rahaf Harfoush appeared...

Duration:01:01:08

The Importance of Internet Censorship, Power of Authoritarianism and Collapse of Digital Advertising | Ben Hammersley of Wired UK

6/24/2019
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Ben Hammersley is a technologist, futurist author and Editor-at-Large of UK’s WIRED magazine. Ben explores the effects of the internet and the digital network on the world’s business, political and social atmospheres. His latest book, 64 Things You Need to Know Now For Then gives us the essential guide to the things we need to know for life in the 21st... The post The Importance of Internet Censorship, Power of Authoritarianism and Collapse of Digital Advertising | Ben Hammersley of Wired...

Duration:00:55:11

Avoiding Apocalypse by Doubling Down on Team Human and Reinventing 21st Century Business | Douglas Rushkoff

6/17/2019
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Douglas Rushkoff is an author, teacher, and documentarian who studies human autonomy in a digital age. He has been named one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by MIT. Douglas’ work explores how different technological environments change our relationship to narrative, money, power, and one another. He coined such concepts as “viral media” and “social... The post Avoiding Apocalypse by Doubling Down on Team Human and Reinventing 21st Century Business | Douglas Rushkoff...

Duration:00:50:54

AI, Apple, Autonomous Vehicles and Reducing 51% of CO2 Emissions | Kevin Surace

6/10/2019
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Kevin Surace (@kevinsurace) is a futurist and disruptive innovation speaker, creator of the first smartphone and digital assistant and innovator of the decade. Surace has disrupted every industry he has entered from communications to A.I. to clean energy, been named Inc. Magazine’s 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year, CNBC’s Innovator of the Decade, and inducted into RIT’s Innovation... The post AI, Apple, Autonomous Vehicles and Reducing 51% of CO2 Emissions | Kevin Surace appeared first on The...

Duration:01:01:39

Why We’re Basically Just Bonobos Monkeys with Better Tech | Rebecca Costa

6/3/2019
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Rebecca D Costa is an American sociobiologist and futurist and a recipient of the prestigious Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Award. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, The Guardian, and other leading publications and here weekly column, THE FIX, is presently featured on Newsmax and on her site: rebeccacosta.com Costa was the... The post Why We’re Basically Just Bonobos Monkeys with Better Tech | Rebecca Costa appeared first on The...

Duration:00:52:48

Consistently Predicting Tech Trends Decades Before They Happen | Daniel Burrus

5/28/2019
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Daniel Burrus is considered one of the world’s leading futurist speakers on global trends and innovation and The New York Times has referred to him as one of the top three business gurus in the highest demand as a speaker. Daniel is a strategic advisor to executives from Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, GE, American Express, Google,... The post Consistently Predicting Tech Trends Decades Before They Happen | Daniel Burrus appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration:00:45:38

Solving the Hard Problem of Consciousness with a Mathematical God and Messed Up Perception of Reality | Donald Hoffman

5/13/2019
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Donald Hoffman (@donaldhoffman) is a cognitive scientist, popular author and Professor of Cognitive Science at UC Irvine. He studies how our visual perception, guided by millions of years of natural selection, authors every aspect of our everyday reality. Don has co-authored two technical books: Observer Mechanics: A Formal Theory of Perception which offers a theory of consciousness and its... The post Solving the Hard Problem of Consciousness with a Mathematical God and Messed Up...

Duration:01:07:37

Creative Destruction in Canada and Avoiding Unicorn Investing with Matthew Leibowitz of Plaza Ventures

5/6/2019
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Matthew is a seasoned growth-stage tech investor and career VC and General Partner at Canada based Plaza Ventures, focused on deal flow, ecosystem development and investor relations that sits on the board of numerous companies, accelerators, and charities. Before that, at B.E.S.T. Funds, Matthew oversaw dozens of growth-tech finance investments with consistent double-digit returns and... The post Creative Destruction in Canada and Avoiding Unicorn Investing with Matthew Leibowitz of Plaza...

Duration:00:33:57