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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 • 240 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!

    • video
    Zoom’s revenue tops $1B, valuation falls + Startup Checklist: how to prepare for fundraising | E1333

    Zoom’s revenue tops $1B, valuation falls + Startup Checklist: how to prepare for fundraising | E1333

    First Jason covers Zoom's Q3 earnings and reflects on broader tech valuations (01:53). Then, Jason does a Startup Checklist episode on how to get your startup ready for an investment (16:10). The episode covers the basics like making sure you have the right structure (18:06), the ways you can fundraise (39:33) and more.

    • 58 min
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    Turner Novak: Turning memes into a $10M VC fund | E1332

    Turner Novak: Turning memes into a $10M VC fund | E1332

    Banana Capital's Turner Novak joins to discuss breaking into venture, starting his own fund (11:08), what it's like being an emerging manger, rising valuations, and crypto (45:10). Turner also makes the case for quick commerce, group grocery buying in Latin America (1:04:03) and more!

    • 1 hr 27 min
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    A DAO bids $40M on the Constitution, Startup Checklist: Operational best practices, Gen Z VCs | E1330

    A DAO bids $40M on the Constitution, Startup Checklist: Operational best practices, Gen Z VCs | E1330

    First, Jason covers ConstitutionDAO attempt to buy one of the remaining 13 copies of the constitution at Sotheby's (01:56). Then, he does 10 points from the Startup Checklist on operational excellence (34:54). To close out the show, Producer Rachel speaks with Meagan Loyst, a VC at Lerer Hippeau who leads a group called Gen Z VCs (01:04:00).

    • 1 hr 35 min
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    Tarantino sued over NFTs + Twitch Co-Founder Justin Kan: YouTube, Entrepreneurship, Investing | E1329

    Tarantino sued over NFTs + Twitch Co-Founder Justin Kan: YouTube, Entrepreneurship, Investing | E1329

    First Jason explains why Miramax is suing Quentin Tarantino over his Pulp Fiction NFT collection (2:31). Then Twitch Co-Founder & GP at Goat Capital Justin Kan joins (19:19) to discuss lessons from entrepreneurship, what he looks for when investing, his YouTube channel, podcast and more!

    • 1 hr 19 min
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    Why Sam Lessin is using the VC model to invest in individuals + Jason funds a startup on air | E1238

    Why Sam Lessin is using the VC model to invest in individuals + Jason funds a startup on air | E1238

    First, Sam Lessin of Slow Ventures joins to discuss how he is applying the venture model to invest in individuals, he just placed a $1.7M bet on a YouTube creator (4:10). Then, Jason brings on Chris Niblett, who is going through Founder University (41:40). They discuss Chris's company Bizzly, which is a "Patreon for small businesses," what can be improved, and Jason invests live on the show!

    • 1 hr 7 min
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    Ohio sues FB + Bradley Tusk “The Fixer,” Uber, startups navigating politics, mobile voting | E1327

    Ohio sues FB + Bradley Tusk “The Fixer,” Uber, startups navigating politics, mobile voting | E1327

    First, Jason covers the Ohio Attorney General suing Meta (2:05). Then, Tusk Venture's Bradley Tusk joins to discuss the strategy he developed to help Uber overcome cities trying to ban it (17:43), what actually motivates politicians (23:02), mobile voting (31:07) the advice he would give Mark Zuckerberg (48:28) and more!

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
240 Ratings

240 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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