Host Landon Campbell interviews influential leaders and extraordinary 20-somethings to share their best advice. The inTheir20s podcast features guests like Steve Wozniak, Jason Calacanis, David Sacks, Cathy Bessant, Ev Williams, Beto O'Rourke, Jewel Burks-Solomon, Tim Hardaway Sr, Sekou Kaalund, and Andy Dunn.
#61 - Eric Bahn, Co-Founder and GP of Hustle Fund
Eric Bahn is a Co-Founder and General Partner at Hustle Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm based in San Francisco. Hustle Fund invests in software startups at the pre-seed and seed stages, backing founders who exhibit great execution and high velocity (aka, hustle). A child of immigrants, Eric’s family settled in the Midwest, where he was raised. He ventured West where he attended Stanford University receiving his BA in Political Science and MA in Sociology. As a college student, Eric thought seriously about attending law school, but abandoned that idea after learning more about the profession through speaking with various lawyers.
Upon graduation, Eric opted for a product role at Intuit and aspired for an MBA. He self-studied for the GMAT and in the process created a social network of fellow future MBAers that turned out to be an international hit. Eric turned this community into a company called Beat the GMAT. Eric later sold the company – and after nine months as a world traveler, headed to Facebook
#60 - David Sacks, Founding Chief Operating Officer of PayPal
David Sacks is the co-founder and general partner at Craft. He has been a successful founder and investor for over two decades, building and investing in some of the most iconic companies in tech. David has invested in over 20 unicorns, including Affirm, AirBnB, Bird, ClickUp, Eventbrite, Facebook, Houzz, Lyft, OpenDoor, Palantir, Postmates, Reddit, Slack, SpaceX, Twitter, Uber, and Wish.
David first got involved in the technology industry in 1999 when he joined early-stage startup Confinity, later renamed PayPal. Serving as the company’s first product leader and then as COO, David built and ran many of the company’s key teams, including product management and design, sales and marketing, business development, international, customer service, fraud operations, and HR. When the company IPO’d on the Nasdaq in 2002, David was 29 — the median age of the “PayPal Mafia” executives listed on the S-1. PayPal was later acquired by eBay and eventually spun back out into a publicly traded company.
David is well known in Silicon Valley for his product acumen. AngelList’s Naval Ravikant has called David “the world’s best product strategist.”
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#59 - Zeb Evans, Founder and CEO of ClickUp
Zeb Evans is a serial entrepreneur that's started several software companies with over $75 million in revenue. Currently, he's founder and CEO at ClickUp, a productivity platform where people plan their work. ClickUp is a Unicorn company, which means its worth over $1B.
We spoke about why he founded @clickup, the best traits for aspiring entrepreneurs, managing mental health, and Zeb's plans for the future.
#58 - Dr. Meg Jay, Author of The Defining Decade
Meg Jay, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist, and an Associate Professor of Human Development at the University of Virginia, who specializes in adult development and in 20-somethings in particular. She earned a doctorate in clinical psychology, and in gender studies, from the University of California, Berkeley. Her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and her work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review and on NPR and BBC. Her TED talk “Why 30 Is Not the New 20” is among the most watched of all time.
#57 - Roberto Aguayo, NFL Kicker
Roberto Aguayo is a famous football placekicker who is known as the most accurate college kicker of all time. He played college football at Florida State University, where he won a National Championship with the team. While in college, Roberto won the Lou Groza award, which is the highest honor for a college kicker. Roberto was drafted into the NFL in 2016 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During his time in the NFL, he played with such teams like the Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers, Los Angeles Chargers, and New England Patriots. Roberto is the founder of the Roberto Aguayo Kicking Academy, a program focused on improving the physical, mental, and emotional strength of young kickers. Learn more about his program at: https://rakickingacademy.com
#56 - Brittany Davis, General Partner at Backstage Capital
Brittany Davis is a General Partner at Backstage Capital, a VC firm that invests in companies led by underestimated founders, including women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ founders. So far, they've invested in 150+ companies. Brittany brings experience sourcing early-stage ventures for investment, conducting diligence, and managing an investment pipeline. Prior to working at Backstage, she has led many organizations in sourcing and evaluating early stage deal flow. Brittany was a principal for #ANGELS, where she sourced companies and contributed to the #TheGapTable initiative. She was a Manager at Village Capital where she analyzed opportunities and created investment recommendations in the fintech, education, health, food/agriculture, and energy sectors. She also gained experience supporting entrepreneurs as an Associate at Techstars and as a Mentor at Startup Jamaica. Prior to her work supporting founders, she had her own ecommerce startup, Runway Technologies, and built a solid foundation in finance working at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for 5 years. Brittany received her BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed her MBA at Harvard Business School.
This episode features a special guest from the Black Venture Capital Consortium: Jahleesa Phelps, who is a Senior in College and Summer 2021 BVCC Cohort Member.
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