In this episode, Elad sits down with Sabrina Halper for a candid conversation about all things technology. You'll hear his thoughts on:
1.How to develop a long-term career in technology:
-The power of peer groups and cohorts
-Which jobs to pursue
-Living in the physical hubs
2.Advice for founders of startups and growth-stage companies:
-Why large companies stagnate and how to avoid it as you scale
-How to think about startup moats and defensibility
-The power of picking the right market
-What led to Twitter's lack of iteration pre-Elon
-How to pick the winners
-How things might shake up between OpenAI, Google, and Meta/ opensource
-Incentives around regulation
-The need for thoughtful cost-benefit analysis
-The best and worst case scenarios of AGI
4.Personal advice on:
-Being a dynamic individual
Who is Elad Gil?
Elad Gil is a serial entrepreneur, operating executive, and investor or advisor to companies such as AirBnB, Airtable, Brex, Coinbase, Deel, Figma, Gusto, Instacart, Notion, Pinterest, Rippling, Square, Stripe and others. Elad has invested in 40+ companies worth $1B or more, 30+ of them at the seed or series A. Elad was early to the AI space, running AI-centric products at Twitter (search), Google (ads targeting) and has invested in generative AI companies like Perplexity, Harvey.AI, Character. Elad is a Co-Founder of Color Health, a digital population healthcare delivery company. Elad also founded Mixer Labs, which was acquired by Twitter, and was VP of Corporate Strategy at Twitter. Elad received a Ph.D. from MIT and BS and BA in Math from UCSD. He is the author of the bestselling book High Growth Handbook.
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