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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

TS: The Growth Hackers Guide to Acquiring Users, Network Effects, Community Building and Fundraising with SC Moatti of Mighty Capital

1/19/2018
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SC Moatti is a technology visionary, entrepreneur and investor (. She is the founding partner of Mighty Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and Products That Count, a global community of product managers, leaders and founders. Previously, she built products that billions of people use at Facebook, Nokia and Electronic Arts. Listen and Learn:... The post TS: The Growth Hackers Guide to Acquiring Users, Network Effects, Community Building and Fundraising with SC Moatti of Mighty...

Duration: 00:41:46


Don’t Mine for Gold When You Can Sell Shovels

1/15/2018
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Source: FanArt Get rich or die trying — that’s a common mantra among entrepreneurs, gangsters and drug dealers. I know that was my mindset. How can I hustle my way to a million bucks? That was the question I asked myself every day, and night. Looking back, this was the wrong question to ask. But as Kanye... The post Don’t Mine for Gold When You Can Sell Shovels appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration: 00:12:31


TS: Cryptocurrencies, Politics and the Disruption of Government with Michael Weiksner of Rostrum Capital

1/15/2018
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Michael Weiksner is the founder of Rostrum Capital, a VC fund focused next generation of platform companies that is also building out a crypto division to focus on disruptive blockchain opportunities. Previously he raised over $2.5mm for EndlessTV, an innovative mobile video app that was the first mobile app to provide swipeable shopping. Prior to... The post TS: Cryptocurrencies, Politics and the Disruption of Government with Michael Weiksner of Rostrum Capital appeared first on The...

Duration: 00:39:57


Consumer Hardware’s a Horrible Business Model, So Apple Slows Down Your iPhone

1/12/2018
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Hardware is hard. Consumer hardware is even worse. As an ex ecommerce seller with years of experience manufacturing overseas, I can tell you dealing with suppliers, MOQs (minimum order quantities), quality control, cash flow and even LTV are tough. Unlike SaaS where you build it once and sell again and again with almost no added... The post Consumer Hardware’s a Horrible Business Model, So Apple Slows Down Your iPhone appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration: 00:14:22


TS: Esther Dyson on Angel Investing in Facebook and Square and Combatting America’s Healthcare Crisis

1/12/2018
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Esther Dyson is a down to earth super angel that practically invented the category. Her incredible portfolio includes the likes of Facebook, Square, 23andme, Flickr, Evernote and many more. Esther now runs Way to Wellville, a non-profit focused on curing America health crisis with a focus on education and early, preventative care. She serves on... The post TS: Esther Dyson on Angel Investing in Facebook and Square and Combatting America’s Healthcare Crisis appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration: 00:35:51


Why Your J Curve is Actually an S Curve and TAM is a Meaningless Metric

1/9/2018
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Two days ago I had the privilege of moderating a roundtable with some of the smartest futurists and forward thinkers in the industry. Our panelists included Tim O’Reilly, James Allworth, Ben Gilbert and Jeff Morris Jr. [VIDEO REPLAY] The State of Consumer Tech Roundtable with Tim O’Reilly, James Allworth, Ben Gilbert… It was an interesting... The post Why Your J Curve is Actually an S Curve and TAM is a Meaningless Metric appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration: 00:18:54


TS: Angellist’s Parker Thompson on Why the Best Startups Tell You a Secret and How Platforms are Changing Investing

1/7/2018
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Parker Thompson’s a Partner at Angellist, an active investor and syndicate lead and likes to help startups in any way he can. Before AL, he was a mentor, partner and as an early employee at 500Startups, where he helped Dave McClure and co build 500 into a top tier accelerator., help His illustrious past includes... The post TS: Angellist’s Parker Thompson on Why the Best Startups Tell You a Secret and How Platforms are Changing Investing appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration: 00:44:03


Facebook’s Mantra “Join us or we will copy you” – Platforms, Marketplaces and Playing with Fire

1/5/2018
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The internet has changed. The world of the walled garden is here. This creates interesting dynamics, problems and opportunities for startups. It is exciting, and terrifying. Let me explain. My background is ecommerce and Amazon. In 2015 I invested ~$8k in product and managed to scale my “startup” to a 7 figure exit at the... The post Facebook’s Mantra “Join us or we will copy you” – Platforms, Marketplaces and Playing with Fire appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration: 00:16:11


TS: Hardware Investing, The Future of IoT and Why Boring Businesses Bring The Best Investor Returns with Avidan Ross of Root VC

1/5/2018
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Avidan is the Founding Partner of Root Ventures. Before Root, he designed industrial robotics for Food Network’s kitchens. Prior to that, Avidan was CTO of CIM Group, where he focused on industrial internet investing, and worked as an embedded application developer at Excite@Home. Listen and Learn: Why Avidan focuses exclusively on hardware based startups Avidan’s... The post TS: Hardware Investing, The Future of IoT and Why Boring Businesses Bring The Best Investor Returns with Avidan...

Duration: 00:39:55


TS: Adam Draper on Why Crypto and ICOs are actually Underhyped and What the Future May Bring

1/1/2018
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Adam Draper’s the founder of Boost.vc, an accelerator and fund focused creating a sci-fi future. They work with and invest in blockchain and VR companies with exceptions made for breakthrough businesses. Adam comes from a venture background and is working to continue the Draper tradition of excellence and advancing the future. Listen and Learn: Why... The post TS: Adam Draper on Why Crypto and ICOs are actually Underhyped and What the Future May Bring appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration: 00:46:03


TS: The Problem with Transparency in Tech Investing, Why the UK Dominates European Startup Scene and How to Build a Strong Investor Brand with Super Angel Peter Cowley of UK Business Angels Association

12/29/2017
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Peter Cowley has been active angel investor for ten years, personally investing in over 60 startups and was named UK Business Angel of the Year 2014/15 and Best Angel of the World by the World Business Angel Investment Forum in February 2017. He is also the chair of the board of the Cambridge Business Angels... The post TS: The Problem with Transparency in Tech Investing, Why the UK Dominates European Startup Scene and How to Build a Strong Investor Brand with Super Angel Peter Cowley of...

Duration: 00:42:38


The Future of Consumer Tech and Humanity Roundtable with Tim O’Reilly, James Allworth, Ben Gilbert and Jeff Morris Jr.

12/25/2017
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The Syndicate hosted The Future of Consumer Tech and Humanity Roundtable on 12/20/17. Our Expert Panelists: Tim O’Reilly is a futurist that has reshaped the computer industry, coined the terms “open source software”, “web 2.0” and “the Maker movement” and had a hand in framing each of those big ideas. He is the founder, CEO,... The post The Future of Consumer Tech and Humanity Roundtable with Tim O’Reilly, James Allworth, Ben Gilbert and Jeff Morris Jr. appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration: 00:55:02


TS: Impact Investing for Enormous Profit and Inside Look at African Tech Scene with Keith Mauppa of Flat World Partners

12/22/2017
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Keith is an experienced investor, advisor, operator and PE manager focused on impact investing for awesome ROIs. Prior to working at Flat World Partners, a global impact VC firm focused on truly worldchanging products helping move humanity foward, Keith worked his way up the private equity world before making the jump into venture. Today Keith... The post TS: Impact Investing for Enormous Profit and Inside Look at African Tech Scene with Keith Mauppa of Flat World Partners appeared first...

Duration: 00:48:41


How to Start a Series A Fundable SaaS Business — A 15 Page Guide to Acquiring Customers and Reducing Churn

12/19/2017
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Software as a service is the new heroine. Companies and individuals sign up for free trials and are instantly hooked. It is a hell of a drug. For B2B customers this is especially true. Most businesses hate change. When the ball is rolling, the last thing you want is overhaul the entire new system. You... The post How to Start a Series A Fundable SaaS Business — A 15 Page Guide to Acquiring Customers and Reducing Churn appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration: 00:26:29


TS: How Julian Zawistowski Raised $8.6M in Golem Networks ICO and Changes in Crypto and ICOs Since

12/18/2017
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Julian Zawistowski is founder and CEO of Golem, the decentralized supercomputer company that raised $8.6M in 30 minutes in their crowdfunding/ICO. Julian’s company is now valued at $280M and he talks candidly about building a crypto company, managing investors and building a gamechanging disruptive technology. Listen and Learn: How the cryptocurrency landscape has evolved The... The post TS: How Julian Zawistowski Raised $8.6M in Golem Networks ICO and Changes in Crypto and ICOs Since...

Duration: 00:23:36


AI, Autonomous Vehicles and Future of Cities Live Streamed Roundtable

12/15/2017
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The Syndicate hosted The Future of AI and Autonomous Vehicles Live Streamed Roundtable on 12/11/17 Our expert panelists include: Dennis Mortensen a super successful serial entrepreneur with 3 exits and is currently the founder of X.ai. His company has raised $44M and are solving the issues of scheduling and personal assistants. He has a ton of experience... The post AI, Autonomous Vehicles and Future of Cities Live Streamed Roundtable appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration: 01:01:22


TS: Arlan Hamilton on Raising 1st VC Fund While Homeless to Attack Tech’s White Guy Diversity Problem

12/11/2017
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Arlan Hamilton isn’t your typical VC. She’s a smart, scrappy founder and fighter and believes in inclusion and diversity to drive outsized rewards. Her firm Backstage Capital invests in underrepresented founders like herself: people of color, LGBT and anyone SF wouldn’t normally give a fair shake. She’s fiery, she attacks conventions and she’s changing the... The post TS: Arlan Hamilton on Raising 1st VC Fund While Homeless to Attack Tech’s White Guy Diversity Problem appeared first on...

Duration: 00:47:11


TS: Driverless Cars and The Future of Cities and Government with Shaun Abrahamson of Urban.us

12/8/2017
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Shaun Abrahamson’s an angel investor and venture capitalist focused on the urbanization and transformation of cities. He’s an investor in Blue Bottle, Soma Water, Refinery29, Skycatch, Blokable and dozens of other early stage companies. Previously he worked at and with several Dotcom and made a bit of money with an exit, leading into his investing... The post TS: Driverless Cars and The Future of Cities and Government with Shaun Abrahamson of Urban.us appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration: 00:50:35


TS: ICOs, Ethereum, Italian Mountains and being Dave McClure’s Shadow with Stefano Bernardi

12/4/2017
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Stefano Bernardi’s sat at both ends of the table. A YC backed founder and startup hustler, Stefano got into venture and angel investing early and never looked back. Stefano enjoys long walks in the Alps, investing and blogging about crypto and blockchain and helping European founders find their groove and succeed. Listen and Learn: What... The post TS: ICOs, Ethereum, Italian Mountains and being Dave McClure’s Shadow with Stefano Bernardi appeared first on The Syndicate.

Duration: 00:40:37


The Future of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Roundtable

12/1/2017
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The Syndicate hosted The Future of Cryptocurrencies/Blockchain Live Streamed Round Table on 11/28/17 Our expert panelists include: Gil Penchina, Andy Bromberg, Lou Kerner and Joey Krug Gil Penchina’s one of the top super angels of all time, with investments in Ripple, Brave, Polychain, Paypal, Filecoin, Civic, Linkedin, Cruise Automation, Dollar Shave Club, Wealthfront, Discord, Fastly and a name as good as... The post The Future of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Roundtable appeared...

Duration: 01:06:00

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