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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.

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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.

    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
    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 manager, 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
    Nikola Motors update, El Salvador launches $1B bond to build “Bitcoin City” on a volcano | E1331

    Nikola Motors update, El Salvador launches $1B bond to build “Bitcoin City” on a volcano | E1331

    Full news show today! First, a quick update on Nikola and Trevor Milton's situation (1:35). Then, Jason reacts to a video of Jordan Peterson getting "orange-pilled" (23:10) and the announcement of El Salvador's Bitcoin City (31:51). To wrap up the show, we do another "We Live in the Future" segment about a speeder hover-bike by Japan's A.L.I. Technologies (46:46).

    • 46 min
    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
    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
    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

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
878 Ratings

878 Ratings

Vitoklob ,

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.

chefnjb ,

Thought Provoking

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.

Mariann!! ,

Great podcast!

Excellent podcast with incredible concepts.
Extremely valuable and free content!

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