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Angel investor Jason Calacanis (Uber, Calm, Robinhood) interviews the world’s greatest founders, operators, investors and innovators. Get an insider’s look into venture capital, learn how to start and scale your own startup, and ride the cutting edge of technology in today’s headlines and beyond.

Angel investor Jason Calacanis (Uber, Calm, Robinhood) interviews the world’s greatest founders, operators, investors and innovators. Get an insider’s look into venture capital, learn how to start and scale your own startup, and ride the cutting edge of technology in today’s headlines and beyond.

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Angel investor Jason Calacanis (Uber, Calm, Robinhood) interviews the world’s greatest founders, operators, investors and innovators. Get an insider’s look into venture capital, learn how to start and scale your own startup, and ride the cutting edge of technology in today’s headlines and beyond.

Language:

English


Episodes

Jason’s EOW (End of Week) | 4/16/20

4/17/2021
New format! Jason's EOW (End of Week): Jason wraps up the week covering some current events he's interested in, explaining things he's been working on (0:00), and answering fan questions live (14:56).

Duration:00:47:14

Republic CEO Ken Nguyen on making early-stage investing for everyone | E1199

4/16/2021
Kendrick Nguyen of Republic, an early-stage investing platform, talks about the power of the retail investor crowd, how startups can convert their followers into investors (13:05), Republic's diligence process for deals on their platform (47:46), and more!

Duration:01:11:39

Throwback! Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong from November 2017

4/15/2021
Jason reflects on Coinbase's monumental direct listing (0:00), then tosses to a November 2017 interview featuring Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong (6:21). Check out the pod notes here: https://rb.gy/1vlx74

Duration:00:20:20

Growth | Scaling Your Startup S2 E1 with Growth University’s Craig Zingerline and Fitbod’s Allen Chen | E1198

4/14/2021
Growth experts Craig Zingerline (Growth University) and Allen Chen (Fitbod) cover how startups can grow their user base, including tactical tips and best practices on building a growth model, acquiring and activating customers, retaining users, measuring performance and more. Check out the deck here: https://rb.gy/fb94ib

Duration:01:14:06

Dapper Labs CEO Roham Gharegozlou on powering NFTs, NBA Top Shot, & CryptoKitties | E1197

4/13/2021
Dapper Labs CEO Roham Gharegozlou discusses his vision for NFTs and why he created Flow blockchain, how he used CryptoKitties' success to secure the NBA Top Shot partnership (12:26), how building platforms on the blockchain can potentially erode Facebook's power (43:25) and more!

Duration:01:02:31

Building a production location marketplace with Hank Leber, Co-Founder of Giggster | E1196

4/9/2021
Hank Leber, co-founder of Giggster, talks about growing their production location marketplace, onboarding 10,000 locations from a totally offline process and building "Airbnb for professional locations" (0:00). He shares Giggster's fundraising history and the impact of raising at Remote Demo Day (17:35), and also dives into common use cases and more (30:05)! Check out the advanced pod notes here: https://bit.ly/twist-notes-giggster FOUNDERS! Apply to pitch 7000+ angel investors at Remote...

Duration:00:52:01

Snack App’s Kim Kaplan PLUS 3 key metrics that matter for consumer, enterprise SaaS & marketplace startups | E1195

4/6/2021
First, Jason answers fan questions on attracting VCs and the 3 key metrics for consumer, enterprise SaaS and marketplace startups (1:32), then Snack App CEO Kim Kaplan joins to talk about her new Tinder-meets-TikTok dating app (15:21). For in-depth podcast notes, click here: https://bit.ly/E1195-TwistNotes

Duration:00:55:14

This Week in Startups Australia hosted by Mark Pesce | Season 9 Episode 1 with Jason Calacanis

4/5/2021
Season 9 Episode 1: TWISTA Patron Saint Jason Calacanis joins us to kick off series 9 with a deep dive into the post-pandemic startup world – and the virtuous cycle of successful startups.

Duration:00:48:56

Early angel investing blind spots, thoughts on the creator economy PLUS Canny.io’s Sarah Hum | E1194

4/2/2021
Today's show features a throwback format, where Jason answers a fan question about his early blind spots in angel investing (1:54), is joined by Canny.io Founder Sarah Hum (9:08), and then shares his thoughts on the growing "creator economy" (34:22). Check out the advanced pod notes here: https://rb.gy/mqxls8

Duration:00:50:29

Common First-Time Founder Mistakes Part 2! with Becki DeGraw | Wilson Sonsini Startup Legal Basics

4/2/2021
Wilson Sonsini Partner Becki DeGraw joins Jason for another discussion around common first-time founder mistakes. Topics include avoiding founder legal disputes, no vesting on shares, IP protection, super-voting shares and more! Check out the full Startup Basics series at https://thisweekinstartups.com/basics

Duration:00:22:44

Emergency Pod! SPAC Overload: Understanding 2021’s unprecedented SPAC market | E1193

4/1/2021
Check out Jason's SPAC Deck: https://rb.gy/9txa6c FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis Show notes: 0:00 Jason intros today's Epod: SPAC Overload! 1:29 OurCrowd - Sign up for a free account at https://www.ourcrowd.com/twist 2:55 Current state of SPACs - how did we get here & how do SPACs work? 9:12 Comparing SPACs, IPOs & Direct Listings 13:19 SPAC renaissance starting in 2020, comparison vs. S&P 500, understanding the recent pullback 16:59 Top SPACS by market cap, revenue, speculation &...

Duration:00:31:19

Emergency Pod! uBiome: Anatomy of an Alleged Fraud with Wall Street Journal reporter Amy Dockser Marcus | E1192

3/31/2021
Jason and WSJ Reporter Amy Dockser Marcus break down the alleged uBiome fraud! Check out the Pod Notes here: https://rb.gy/tjw046

Duration:00:50:31

Startup Bracketology: selecting the world’s best private company with Acquired FM PLUS future of VC | E1191

3/26/2021
The post Startup Bracketology: selecting the world’s best private company with Acquired FM PLUS future of VC | E1191 appeared first on This Week In Startups.

Duration:01:27:00

Common First-Time Founder Mistakes with Becki DeGraw | Wilson Sonsini Startup Legal Basics

3/26/2021
The post Common First-Time Founder Mistakes with Becki DeGraw | Wilson Sonsini Startup Legal Basics appeared first on This Week In Startups.

Duration:00:29:52

Emergency Pod! Microsoft in talks to buy Discord for $10B+; breaking down their thesis, Discord’s business & more | E1190

3/25/2021
The post Emergency Pod! Microsoft in talks to buy Discord for $10B+; breaking down their thesis, Discord’s business & more | E1190 appeared first on This Week In Startups.

Duration:00:18:17

Ask an Angel with Zach Coelius: Starting your angel career, building marketplaces & more | E1189

3/25/2021
The post Ask an Angel with Zach Coelius: Starting your angel career, building marketplaces & more | E1189 appeared first on This Week In Startups.

Duration:00:50:41

Joanne Wilson on spotting a bubble, Ndid YC’s post-pandemic reset, portfolio management in an unsustainable market & more | Angel S5 E10

3/24/2021
Blogger, businesswoman, angel investor and Gotham Gal Joanne Wilson joins Angel to catch up with Jason. They discuss portfolio management in a peak market, spotting a bubble, funding underestimated founders and more! Check out the full pod notes here: https://rb.gy/dnh55t

Duration:01:09:08

Sahil Lavingia on Gumroad’s groundbreaking equity crowdfunding raise, lessons from a decade-long startup journey, insights on rolling funds & more | E1188

3/24/2021
The post Sahil Lavingia on Gumroad’s groundbreaking equity crowdfunding raise, lessons from a decade-long startup journey, insights on rolling funds & more | E1188 appeared first on This Week In Startups.

Duration:01:21:48

Cade Metz on his controversial Slate Star Codex article, new book “Genius Makers,” dangers of algorithmic moderation, a16z vs. legacy media & more | E1187

3/19/2021
The post Cade Metz on his controversial Slate Star Codex article, new book “Genius Makers,” dangers of algorithmic moderation, a16z vs. legacy media & more | E1187 appeared first on This Week In Startups.

Duration:01:38:32

Ask an Angel with Zach Coelius: changing VC landscape, pitch deck punch-ups, Tesla’s future & more | E1186

3/19/2021
The post Ask an Angel with Zach Coelius: changing VC landscape, pitch deck punch-ups, Tesla’s future & more | E1186 appeared first on This Week In Startups.

Duration:00:30:30