300 episodes

Jason Calacanis and a rotating group of guest experts bring you this weekly take on the best, worst, most outrageous and interesting stories from the world of Web companies. Calacanis, a podcasting pioneer, gives you an insider's look at what's happening in the tech industry with his trademark blunt style and good humor. Looking to start your own company? Need strategies for improving your business or motivating your team? Just want to catch up on what's happening in Silicon Valley and beyond? Your journey begins here.

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    • 4.2 • 237 Ratings

Jason Calacanis and a rotating group of guest experts bring you this weekly take on the best, worst, most outrageous and interesting stories from the world of Web companies. Calacanis, a podcasting pioneer, gives you an insider's look at what's happening in the tech industry with his trademark blunt style and good humor. Looking to start your own company? Need strategies for improving your business or motivating your team? Just want to catch up on what's happening in Silicon Valley and beyond? Your journey begins here.

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    E1145: Emergency Pod! Salesforce is reportedly acquiring Slack: winners, losers, ramifications & more!

    E1145: Emergency Pod! Salesforce is reportedly acquiring Slack: winners, losers, ramifications & more!

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    Referenced in this episode:



    Salesforce Is in Advanced Talks to Buy Slack Technologies | WSJ

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/salesforce-has-held-talks-to-buy-slack-technologies-11606326392?mod=searchresults_pos1&page=1



    Salesforce deal to buy Slack expected to be announced Tuesday after market close | CNBC

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/30/salesforce-deal-to-buy-slack-expected-to-be-announced-tomorrow.html

    • 19 min
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    Best of This Week in Startups: Week of November 23rd, 2020

    Best of This Week in Startups: Week of November 23rd, 2020

    E1143 featuring Indie Hackers Founder Courtland Allen: https://rb.gy/jbxxwc



    E1144 featuring Meratas CEO Darius Goldman: https://rb.gy/yghgbe



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    • 9 min
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    E1144 Rising Stars of SaaS 7: How Income Share Agreements (ISAs) are solving education financing & aligning incentives in a broken system with Meratas CEO Darius Goldman

    E1144 Rising Stars of SaaS 7: How Income Share Agreements (ISAs) are solving education financing & aligning incentives in a broken system with Meratas CEO Darius Goldman

    Check out Meratas: https://www.meratas.com



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    • 1 hr 3 min
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    Negotiating a Term Sheet: Deal killers, what terms are worth fighting for & more with Becki DeGraw | Wilson Sonsini Startup Legal Basics

    Negotiating a Term Sheet: Deal killers, what terms are worth fighting for & more with Becki DeGraw | Wilson Sonsini Startup Legal Basics

    Check out Wilson Sonsini: https://wsgr.com



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    • 22 min
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    E1143: Indie Hackers Founder Courtland Allen is creating a community for the next generation of builders to chase the “new American Dream”

    E1143: Indie Hackers Founder Courtland Allen is creating a community for the next generation of builders to chase the “new American Dream”

    Check out Indie Hackers: https://www.indiehackers.com



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    • 1 hr 25 min
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    Best of This Week in Startups: Week of November 16th, 2020

    Best of This Week in Startups: Week of November 16th, 2020

    E1139 featuring Loop's Brian Gannon: https://rb.gy/6cgsyn



    E1140 featuring Dishcraft Robotics' Linda Pouliot: https://rb.gy/17iftk



    E1141 featuring CircleUp's Ryan Caldbeck: https://rb.gy/9mntnq



    E1142 Emergency Pod!: https://rb.gy/mmmn7d

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
237 Ratings

237 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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