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Angel investor and entrepreneur Jason Calacanis interviews the world’s greatest founders, operators, investors and executives in this hour-long podcast. Get an insider’s look at all things tech and business, learn how start and scale your own company, and join along in the conversation by asking Jason anything. It's better than an MBA!

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    • 4.2 • 239 Ratings

Angel investor and entrepreneur Jason Calacanis interviews the world’s greatest founders, operators, investors and executives in this hour-long podcast. Get an insider’s look at all things tech and business, learn how start and scale your own company, and join along in the conversation by asking Jason anything. It's better than an MBA!

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    China moves crypto mining to US + Overtime’s Dan Porter on GenZ basketball league & network | E1235

    China moves crypto mining to US + Overtime’s Dan Porter on GenZ basketball league & network | E1235

    Jason covers the recent Chinese Bitcoin mining migration (1:56). Then, Dan Porter the CEO of Overtime joins to discuss how Overtime is building a next-generation sports network across Youtube, Twitch, & social media (15:12) and launching Overtime Elite a new basketball league where 16-18-year-olds can earn $100-$500K to prepare for the pros.

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    What startups need to succeed | Scaling Your Startup S2 E10 with Intercom’s Des Traynor | E1234

    What startups need to succeed | Scaling Your Startup S2 E10 with Intercom’s Des Traynor | E1234

    Intercom CEO Des Traynor discusses why startups need to grow fast (7:44), how to execute at speed (10:48), build an effective culture (33:35) & more!

    • 54 min
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    GameStop poaches Amazon execs, Streaming stalls + Genies CEO Akash Nigam on Avatars & NFTs | E1233

    GameStop poaches Amazon execs, Streaming stalls + Genies CEO Akash Nigam on Avatars & NFTs | E1233

    Jason kicks off the episode with the news: an update on the Tether (02:02), how Gamestop poached Amazon talent (06:17), and the first-ever decline in the average number of streaming accounts per household (19:04). Then, Akash Nigam joins to discuss his company Genies, why everyone will have an avatar, the metaverse, NTFs & more (25:10).

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    Zymergen CEO Josh Hoffman on Biofacturing PLUS Founder U Startup Math | E1231

    Zymergen CEO Josh Hoffman on Biofacturing PLUS Founder U Startup Math | E1231

    Jason opens with a Founder University segment on "Startup Math" (1:48), then interviews Zymergen CEO Josh Hoffman on Biofacturing (16:45), how DNA sequencing & machine learning are enabling materials science advancements (26:35), what human capital is needed for the industry (42:53) & more. Pod Notes: http://bit.ly/1231notes

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    News! The cult of Bitcoin maximalists, Bezos is going to space, & Facebook’s smartwatch | E1230

    News! The cult of Bitcoin maximalists, Bezos is going to space, & Facebook’s smartwatch | E1230

    First up, Jason covers "Bitcoin Toxicity." Are Bitcoin maximalists exhibiting cult-like behavior? (1:19) Then, he assesses the risks of Bezos going to space: is the potential upside worth the risk of ruin? (36:16) Finally, he wraps with news of Facebook's rumored smartwatch. Have Apple's recent privacy measures forced Facebook's hand into the wearables space? (40:59)

    • 47 min
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    Customer Success | Scaling Your Startup S2E9 with Statusphere’s Kristen Wiley & Techmate’s Nicole Beals | E1229

    Customer Success | Scaling Your Startup S2E9 with Statusphere’s Kristen Wiley & Techmate’s Nicole Beals | E1229

    Customer success is key to startup success. First, Statusphere CEO Kristen Wiley shares strategies from managing two customer success teams in B2B and B2C. (1:00) Then, find out why customers churn from Techmate COO Nicole Beals, who also shares how Techmate increased their customer retention rate from 70% to 98%. (27:07) To wrap, Jason leads a Q&A covering compensation, productizing customer moments, and more. (40:41)

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
239 Ratings

239 Ratings

Text A Lawyer CEO ,

Excellent podcast. Great mentor. Fantastic investor.

I will admit my bias; I'm E890 Text A Lawyer. But Jason has gone out of his way to help me, from inviting my cofounder and I to closed sessions to free twitter advice. Plus, he's always fun to watch on CNBC!!!

ryantnt ,

Eagerly Waiting for my upcoming chapters

As a long-time listener to This Week In Startups, I can’t help but feel as if the journey that I’ve taken while listening to this podcast will result in a made for TV movie or my own NY TImes best seller.
The first chapter was me learning what it meant to be in the startup community.
The second chapter taught me how to offer my best value when working with local startups. The companies I worked with were either starting or trying to raise money with investors. As a result, I helped businesses raise multiple millions of dollars.
The third chapter would be my transition to becoming an accredited investor.
Chapter four (today), I’m now part of Jason’s syndicate and I’m awaiting to invest in my first startup.
I know chapter 5 will be fun as I start my investment portfolio with Jason and the team.
Chapter 6 may be difficult as I enter the challenging 3-5 year lull period but I’ll be ready because this podcast prepared me for the challenges that are looming.
I’m most excited for some of the next chapters!

None of this would be possible if it wasn’t for Jason, his knowledge, his willingness to share and for This Week In Startups. Jump on board, it will change your life! If this podcast doesn’t change your life, you need to pay better attention and try again. Thank you Jason!

samuelaustin ,

How is this not top 10??

Candid, informative, and great guest! Should be higher for sure. @sirsamt

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