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Todays show:

David Weisburd hosts Jaime Matus, Michael Eisenberg, and Jason Calacanis to discuss AI investments and the potential washout of overfunded startups (4:11). They also touch on VC hypocrisy (38:47), and the role of geography in the VC ecosystem (54:53).

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Timestamps:

(0:00) David Weisburd intros Jaime Matus, Michael Eisenberg, and Jason Calacanis

(4:11) Pitchbook data summarizing the total amount of capital invested in AI

(12:12) Squarespace - Use offer code TWIST to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain at http://www.Squarespace.com/TWIST

(16:33) Predicting a washout of overfunded AI startups and sky high valuations

(25:30) OpenPhone - Get 20% off your first six months at https://www.openphone.com/twist⁠

(26:57) Discussing Michael Eisenberg's career and investment experiences

(37:22) Lemon.io - Get 15% off your first 4 weeks of developer time at https://Lemon.io/twist

(38:47) Discussion on Greg Isenberg's tweet about VC hypocrisy

(54:53) Fundraising rankings by ecosystem

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(37:22) Lemon.io - Get 15% off your first 4 weeks of developer time at https://Lemon.io/twist

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This Week in Startups is brought to you by…

Squarespace. Turn your idea into a new website! Go to http://www.Squarespace.com/TWIST for a free trial. When you’re ready to launch, use offer code TWIST to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.

OpenPhone. Create business phone numbers for you and your team that work through an app on your smartphone or desktop. TWiST listeners can get an extra 20% off any plan for your first 6 months at https://www.openphone.com/twist⁠

Lemon.io. Hire pre-vetted remote developers, get 15% off your first 4 weeks of developer time at https://Lemon.io/twist

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Todays show:

David Weisburd hosts Jaime Matus, Michael Eisenberg, and Jason Calacanis to discuss AI investments and the potential washout of overfunded startups (4:11). They also touch on VC hypocrisy (38:47), and the role of geography in the VC ecosystem (54:53).

*

Timestamps:

(0:00) David Weisburd intros Jaime Matus, Michael Eisenberg, and Jason Calacanis

(4:11) Pitchbook data summarizing the total amount of capital invested in AI

(12:12) Squarespace - Use offer code TWIST to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain at http://www.Squarespace.com/TWIST

(16:33) Predicting a washout of overfunded AI startups and sky high valuations

(25:30) OpenPhone - Get 20% off your first six months at https://www.openphone.com/twist⁠

(26:57) Discussing Michael Eisenberg's career and investment experiences

(37:22) Lemon.io - Get 15% off your first 4 weeks of developer time at https://Lemon.io/twist

(38:47) Discussion on Greg Isenberg's tweet about VC hypocrisy

(54:53) Fundraising rankings by ecosystem

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Follow Jaime:

X: https://x.com/JaimeMatusVC

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaime-matus

Check out: https://www.invariantes.com

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Follow Michael:

X: https://x.com/mikeeisenberg

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mieisenberg

Check out: https://aleph.vc

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Follow David:

X: ⁠https://twitter.com/DWeisburd⁠

LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/dweisburd⁠

Check out: ⁠https://10xcapital.com

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Follow Jason:

X: ⁠https://twitter.com/jason⁠

Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/jason⁠

LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasoncalacanis

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Thank you to our partners:

(12:12) Squarespace - Use offer code TWIST to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain at http://www.Squarespace.com/TWIST

(25:30) OpenPhone - Get 20% off your first six months at https://www.openphone.com/twist⁠

(37:22) Lemon.io - Get 15% off your first 4 weeks of developer time at https://Lemon.io/twist

*

Check out the Launch Accelerator: https://launchaccelerator.co

*

Check out Founder University: https://www.founder.university

*

Subscribe to This Week in Startups on Apple: https://rb.gy/v19fcp

*

Great 2023 interviews: Steve Huffman, Brian Chesky, Aaron Levie, Sophia Amoruso, Reid Hoffman, Frank Slootman, Billy McFarland

*

Check out Jason’s suite of newsletters: https://substack.com/@calacanis

*

Follow TWiST:

Substack: https://twistartups.substack.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TWiStartups

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thisweekin

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisweekinstartups

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thisweekinstartups

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Subscribe to the Founder University Podcast: https://www.founder.university/podcast

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