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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.

    Coinbase chases NFT billions + Peter Thiel “The Contrarian” with author Max Chafkin | E1305

    Coinbase chases NFT billions + Peter Thiel “The Contrarian” with author Max Chafkin | E1305

    First, Jason covers Coinbase's announcement of their new NFT platform (2:06). Then, Bloomberg's Max Chafkin joins to discuss his book, "The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power" (19:57). It's a wide-ranging discussion about Peter's life, business, and politics as well as a debate over the way Max framed him in the book.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Is Netflix over cancel culture? + Startup Checklist: Choosing a Business Model | E1304

    Is Netflix over cancel culture? + Startup Checklist: Choosing a Business Model | E1304

    First, Jason covers the blowback Netflix is facing from Dave Chappelle's new special "The Closer" and the masterful response from Co-CEO Ted Sarandos (2:09). Then, continuing our startup checklist series, Jason explains 10 items founders need to go through before choosing a business model (25:08).

    • 1 hr 11 min
    US inherits China’s Bitcoin Mining Dynasty + Jacob Helberg on the “New Cold War” with China | E1303

    US inherits China’s Bitcoin Mining Dynasty + Jacob Helberg on the “New Cold War” with China | E1303

    Jason does a short news segment on China’s Bitcoin Mining hash rate falling to 0 and how the U.S. is now the largest mining hub (1:59). Then, Jacob Helberg author of "The Wires of War: Technology and the Global Struggle for Power," joins to discuss China's long-term goals (9:03), the United States' lack of preparedness, the struggle for control of front-end and backend technologies (32:22), plus much more.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Solana Founder Anatoly Yakovenko on scaling the blockchain to warp speed | E1302

    Solana Founder Anatoly Yakovenko on scaling the blockchain to warp speed | E1302

    Anatoly from Solana joins Jason to discuss how they've managed to build the fastest blockchain (0:54). Solana's "proof of history" innovation allows for over 50,000 transactions a second, we get into Solana's value prop (25:51), use cases (40:14), developer ecosystem and more!

    • 58 min
    How to understand customer engagement | Customer Basics with Salesforce’s Tiffani Bova | E1301

    How to understand customer engagement | Customer Basics with Salesforce’s Tiffani Bova | E1301

    Startup Basics is BACK! This series focuses on one of the most important aspects of any successful startup: the customer. On episode two, Salesforce's Tiffani Bova joins to break down all things customer engagement: defining it, authenticity, blending automation with a human touch, social media strategies and more!

    • 13 min
    Tether’s hidden billions with Bloomberg’s Zeke Faux + Startup Checklist E1 | E1300

    Tether’s hidden billions with Bloomberg’s Zeke Faux + Startup Checklist E1 | E1300

    First, Jason chats with Bloomberg reporter Zeke Faux about his latest investigative piece "Tether's $69 Billion Mystery"(1:04). Then, Jason launches our news series "Startup Checklist" (31:49) which explores the things you should do to be prepared to launch a company.

    • 1 hr 24 min

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