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Today's guest is Benedict Evans - a venture capitalist and analyst, who has grown his own personal newsletter on tech and media to over 150,000 subscribers.
Benedict has spent over 20 years analysing mobile, digital media and technology, working in equity research, strategy and venture capital. He spent the last 6 years working for the Silicon Valley venture fund Andreessen Horowitz, famous for their high conviction investing - having invested in some of the best known companies of our time: Oculus, Buzzfeed, Medium, Pinterest, Slack and Airbnb to name a few.
He’s now back in London, working as venture partner at company builder Entrepreneur First, as well as at Mosaic Ventures.
His side project is his weekly newsletter - all about tech and media, selecting what he calls “the 10-20 pieces of news that actually matter” and explaining why they matter. It launched in 2013, and now has over 150,000 subscribers.
We talk about why side projects can help you with job interviews, the future bundling and unbundling of media, his golden rules for posting online and why even he can get imposter syndrome sending out his newsletter.
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