Angel investor Jason Calacanis (Uber, Calm, Robinhood) interviews the world’s greatest founders, operators, investors and innovators. Get an insider’s look into venture capital, learn how to start and scale your own startup, and ride the cutting edge of technology in today's headlines and beyond.
Square becomes Block, Spotify Wrapped’s genius, $GRAB debut + Founders of Fathom, Deft & Krepling | E1338
First, Jason covers Square's corporate renaming to Block to reflect their broader ambitions (2:11), breaks down the genius of Spotify wrapped (13:15), and gives a nod to Grab's public debut (16:41). Then, Jason is joined by 3 founders who went through the Launch Accelerator, to extract the lessons from the early days of running a company. First is Paul Bloch of Fathom, an AI-enabled podcast search platform (23:03), then Zach Hudson of Deft, a E-commerce search engine (41:58) and finally Liam Gerada of Krepling, a no-code e-commerce platform (54:19).
Podcasting, crypto and favorite finds with Acquired’s Ben Gilbert & David Rosenthal | E1337
David and Ben from Acquired.FM join Jason to talk about their favorite podcast moments from 2021 (1:29), valuations across startups & crypto (35:50), top content recommendations (1:10:00) and so much more!
Twitter bans sharing “private media” + Startup Checklist: How to raise capital | E1336
Twitter’s new CEO, Mr. Beast’s record-breaking Squid Game + Haus’ Helena Price Hambrecht | E1335
First, Jason sums up Jack Dorsey's departure from Twitter's CEO role (1:41). Then he breaks down the stats from Mr. Beast's latest YouTube video (11:05). After the news, Haus CEO and Co-Founder Helena Price Hambrecht joins (16:53) to discuss her DTC alcohol brand, changing habits of American drinkers and more.
End of year startup accounting checklist | Finance Basics with Kruze Consulting’s Scott Orn | E1334
Kruze Consulting COO Scott Orn shares the seven tasks founders need to complete before years end. Jason and Scott discuss efficiently navigating compliance and tax deadlines, taking advantage of tax incentives for VC-backed startups, financial planning and more.
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.
Prefer old format.
The new format of daily news updates and takes has turned me off a bit. Jason is at his best when he’s interviewing the best startup founders and industry leaders. I understand the desire to produce content galore but news updates isn’t what I tune into podcasts for (me personally anyway). Plus, all the news topics he covers have already landed in my inbox in one of the INSIDE newsletters I subscribe to. There are so many amazing startups out there, more founders less news coverage. A new founder 5 days a week..that’s my utopia.
Was first introduced to JCal when I stumbled upon The All In Pod last year. In short, this is one of the best tech and investing Pods. While I don’t always agree with all of his opinions, JCal makes me think vibrantly and learn something every episode. Hearing the journeys of some of the best founders shows insights to what both those founders and their Investors dealt with on a daily basis. Its never a straight line journey, and I can appreciate the resiliency these people go through. I also use this to draw my own conclusions for where I see worldly tech trends heading for the next 10 years.
Excellent podcast with incredible concepts.
Extremely valuable and free content!