19 min

The PayPal Story: What can we learn from the journey of Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, Reid Hoffman, David Sacks, and others‪?‬ Village Global's Venture Stories

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Jimmy Soni (@jimmyasoni), author of The Founders: The Story of PayPal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley, joins Ben Casnocha on this episode to discuss:

- How diversity and variety of backgrounds and opinions helped PayPal become successful.

- The fact that PayPal’s leading product was not solving a problem that they had set out to solve, but rather a problem they discovered along the way.

- The importance of sitting with your customers and really understanding their perspective and their problems.

- What he learned about Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman, and David Sacks.

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Jimmy Soni (@jimmyasoni), author of The Founders: The Story of PayPal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley, joins Ben Casnocha on this episode to discuss:

- How diversity and variety of backgrounds and opinions helped PayPal become successful.

- The fact that PayPal’s leading product was not solving a problem that they had set out to solve, but rather a problem they discovered along the way.

- The importance of sitting with your customers and really understanding their perspective and their problems.

- What he learned about Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman, and David Sacks.

Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. 

Check us out on the web at www.villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.

Want to get updates from us? Subscribe to get a peek inside the Village. We’ll send you reading recommendations, exclusive event invites, and commentary on the latest happenings in Silicon Valley. www.villageglobal.vc/signup

19 min