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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.

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    • 4.8 • 91 Ratings

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.

    Ask an Angel PLUS Antonio Garcia Martinez vs. Apple with Zach Coelius | E1215

    Ask an Angel PLUS Antonio Garcia Martinez vs. Apple with Zach Coelius | E1215

    Zach Coelius joins Jason to answer live listener questions (1:09), and then the pair discuss Apple's recent debacle in firing Antonio Garcia Martinez after being pressured by employees (42:43). Check out the pod notes here: https://bitly.com/e1215notes

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Product | Scaling Your Startup S2 E5 with Superhuman’s Rahul Vohra & Fitbod’s Jesse Venticique | E1214

    Product | Scaling Your Startup S2 E5 with Superhuman’s Rahul Vohra & Fitbod’s Jesse Venticique | E1214

    This episode reveals the product strategies of two of Jason's high-performing portfolio companies, Superhuman & Fitbod. First, Superhuman's Founder & CEO Rahul Vohra shares his 7 principles for improving products with game design (01:40), then Fitbod's CO-founder and Product Head Jesse Venticique describes how to optimize your product hook (20:08), and to wrap up, Jason brings the two together for a Q&A session (36:44).

    • 52 min
    Oura CEO Harpreet Rai on improving sleep, NBA partnerships, hardware & more PLUS the Instagram Kids debacle | E1213

    Oura CEO Harpreet Rai on improving sleep, NBA partnerships, hardware & more PLUS the Instagram Kids debacle | E1213

    Jason gives his take on Facebook's Instagram Kids initiative (0:53), then, Ōura's CEO Harpreet Rai discusses how sleep & recovery scores are calculated (25:09), how Oura works with the NBA & enterprise to keep organizations healthy (50:49), and more!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Precursor Ventures’ Charles Hudson & Jason give candid feedback on startup pitches at Founder University | E1212

    Precursor Ventures’ Charles Hudson & Jason give candid feedback on startup pitches at Founder University | E1212

    Jason & Charles Hudson from Precursor Ventures take 8 pitches from founders and give feedback on how the pitches were structured (13:10) and their business models (38:48). Pod Notes: http://bit.ly/twist1212

    • 51 min
    Facebook’s Oversight Board rules on Trump ban plus how to reverse engineer TAM & more | E1211

    Facebook’s Oversight Board rules on Trump ban plus how to reverse engineer TAM & more | E1211

    Jason covers the Facebook Oversight Board's decision on Trump (15:49), gives a potential solution for bad actors on social media that are of public consequence (39:25), provides a concrete way to reverse engineer TAM (55:00), and more!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Fundraising | Scaling Your Startup S2 E4 with Density’s Andrew Farah and SoleSavy’s Dejan Pralica | E1210

    Fundraising | Scaling Your Startup S2 E4 with Density’s Andrew Farah and SoleSavy’s Dejan Pralica | E1210

    Two startup CEOs share their approach to fundraising, Andrew Farah explains the strategy he used to raise $100M for Density (03:58), Dejan simplifies his community-forming principles for SoleSavy (38:27), and both give tactical lessons from the mistakes they made along the way (46:23)! Deck: https://bit.ly/3b8gz8g

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

Matthew Iwama ,

Outstanding and Consistent

Jason is one of my top listens each week as I get up to speed on everything happening in startups and VC world. Relevant and fresh, even for us Canadians. Quality guests and on-point interviewing. Jason’s sense of humour is multi-level and is appreciated by the startup world here north of the 49. Keep up the good work.

Rich685 ,

Not much here

Mediocre at best...unfortunately

DT123321 ,

Invaluable information

The reason entrepreneurship is so hard, and why so few do it, is because you can’t learn about it in a textbook.

This podcast might as well be that textbook for you, whether you’re an aspiring founder, investor or just want to learn more about the tech/startup space. Jason’s questions retrieve unique and invaluable knowledge from his guests that you just can’t get anywhere else.

Highly, highly recommend!!

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