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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 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

Consistently Predicting Tech Trends Decades Before They Happen | Daniel Burrus

4/29/2019
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Daniel Burrus (@danielburrus) 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,... The post Consistently Predicting Tech Trends Decades Before They Happen | Daniel Burrus appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration:00:45:38

Blockchain, Isolationism, Space Exploration and the Future of Nations | David Orban of Singularity University

4/22/2019
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David Orban is an entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker and the Founder and Managing Partner of Network Society Ventures, a seed stage global investment firm focused on innovative startups at the intersection of exponential technologies and decentralized networks. An early adopter of blockchain and an active Bitcoin investor since 2010, he was the first to own Ether... The post Blockchain, Isolationism, Space Exploration and the Future of Nations | David Orban of Singularity University...

Duration:01:06:36

Gigaom CEO Byron Reese on AI Consciousness, Tech Progress and 4th Age of Humanity

4/15/2019
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Byron Reese is the CEO and publisher of Gigaom, an industry-leading technology research company. Byron’s also an award-winning author, speaker, and futurist with a strong conviction that technology will help bring about a new golden age of humanity. Byron holds a number of technology patents and hosts two podcasts about artificial intelligence. He gives talks around... The post Gigaom CEO Byron Reese on AI Consciousness, Tech Progress and 4th Age of Humanity appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration:00:45:37

The Science of Brain Aging, Basis of Consciousness and Future of Neuroscience | Dr. Brynn Winegard

4/9/2019
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Dr. Brynn Winegard is neuroscience, psychology and marketing expert, award-winning professor, speaker, and expert. She speaks frequently on the topics of persuasion, productivity, the neuroscience of leadership, motivation and preventing age-related cognitive decline. Coupled with over a decade in corporate marketing working for Pfizer Inc., Nestle Inc., and Johnson & Johnson Inc., she brings an interesting... The post The Science of Brain Aging, Basis of Consciousness and Future of...

Duration:00:52:50

Building a Successful Corporate Venture Fund with Venu Pemmaraju of Wipro Ventures

4/1/2019
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Venu Pemmaraju is Managing Partner at Wipro Ventures, a $100M fund out of Wipro Ltd. focused on early to mid-stage startups investments that leverage their Global 1000 clients to help startups grow and acquire enterprise-level customers. He also serves as a board observer for Avaamo, CloudGenix, Emailage, and ImanisData and prior to this was an Investment Director at Intel... The post Building a Successful Corporate Venture Fund with Venu Pemmaraju of Wipro Ventures appeared first on The...

Duration:00:35:07

Megashifts, AI and Why the Future is More Unknowable than Ever | Gerd Leonhard

3/25/2019
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Gerd Leonhard (@gleonhard) is a futurist, keynote speaker and author and listed by Wired Magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in Europe (2015). Gerd’s work focuses on the future of humanity, technology and digital transformation; including big disruptors like artificial intelligence, robotics, the future of content and media and much more. Gerd... The post Megashifts, AI and Why the Future is More Unknowable than Ever | Gerd Leonhard appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration:00:48:28

The China Startup and VC Revolution and Future of Mobile-Only Businesses | Ramez Naam

3/18/2019
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Ramez Naam is a computer scientist, futurist, angel investor and award-winning author best known for his Nexus Trilogy: Nexus, Crux and Apex. His other (non-fiction) books include: The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet and More than Human: Embracing the Promises of Biological Enhancement. He’s currently co-chair of energy and the environment at Singularity University and earlier in his career... The post The China Startup and VC Revolution and Future of Mobile-Only...

Duration:00:52:58

Hillary Clinton’s Top Advisor on Technology, Innovation, Biotech and Future of Politics | Alec Ross

3/11/2019
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Alec serves as an advisor to investors, corporations and government leaders to help them understand the implication of factors emerging at the intersection of geopolitics, markets and increasingly disruptive network technologies and is on the board of directors (or advisors) for companies in the fields of technology, media, telecommunications, education, health care and cybersecurity. He recently... The post Hillary Clinton’s Top Advisor on Technology, Innovation, Biotech and Future of...

Duration:00:54:36

The Future of Digital Health, Personalized Medicine and Possible Immortality | Bertalan Meskó – The Medical Futurist

3/4/2019
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Dr. Bertalan Meskó (@berci) is The Medical Futurist, one of the world’s leading biotech thinkers and keynote speakers. A self-described geek physician with a Ph.D. in genomics, Bertalan is an Amazon Top 100 author and host of the popular Youtube channel The Medical Futurist (TMF).Bertalan envisions the impact of digital health technologies on the future of... The post The Future of Digital Health, Personalized Medicine and Possible Immortality | Bertalan Meskó – The Medical Futurist...

Duration:00:42:36

Inventing TV on the Internet a Tad Bit Too Early | Scott Klososky

2/25/2019
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Scott Klososky (@sklososky) is a technologist, entrepreneur and thought leader that specializes in helping leaders see the world in new ways. He has built and sold multiple companies, the largest being webcasts.com which was ultimately acquired by iBEAM for approximately $115 million in stock in April of 2000. After the acquisition, he served as VP of Production for iBEAM... The post Inventing TV on the Internet a Tad Bit Too Early | Scott Klososky appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration:00:42:36