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    Jason Calacanis covers startups, tech, markets, media, and all the hottest topics in business and technology. He also interviews the world’s greatest founders, operators, investors, and innovators.
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    Start-Up Nation Deep Dive with Dan Senor | E1970

    Start-Up Nation Deep Dive with Dan Senor | E1970

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    Timestamps:

    (0:00) Dan Senor joins guest host Mark Suster.

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    Check out Dan’s podcast “Call Me Back”: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/call-me-back-with-dan-senor/id1539292794

    Check out Start-Up Nation Central: https://startupnationcentral.org/

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    (19:28) Oracle - Take a free test drive of OCI at https://www.oracle.com/twist.

    (30:39) AssemblyAI - Maximum value from voice data and AI. Get 100 free hours to start building at https://www.assemblyai.com/twist

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    Great 2023 interviews: Steve Huffman, Brian Chesky, Aaron Levie, Sophia Amoruso, Reid Hoffman, Frank Slootman, Billy McFarland

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    This Week in Startups
    en-usJune 22, 2024

    From the future of flight to brand building, insight from Liquidity Summit 2024 | E1969

    From the future of flight to brand building, insight from Liquidity Summit 2024 | E1969

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    Todays show:

    Alex leads us into two great talks from Liquidity Summit 2024. First we have Sky Dayton’s “Aviation Safety, Air Taxis and the Future of Flight” (3:28), followed by Mike Jones’ with “Lessons in Brand Building” (24:14)

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    Timestamps:

    (0:00) Teaser of both speakers.

    (1:33) Alex kicks off the show.

    (3:28) Sky Dayton’s talk “Aviation Safety, Air Taxis and the Future of Flight”.

    (11:03) Coda - Empower your startup with Coda’s Team plan for free—get 6 months at https://www.Coda.io/twist

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    (24:14) Mike Jones’ talk “Lessons in Brand Building”

    (30:17) Vanta - Get $1000 off your SOC 2 at http://www.vanta.com/twist

    (44:30) Wrap up with Alex.

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    Check out Science Inc.: https://www.science-inc.com/

    Check out Joby Aviation: https://www.jobyaviation.com/

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    (11:03) Coda - Empower your startup with Coda’s Team plan for free—get 6 months at https://www.Coda.io/twist

    (20:45) OpenPhone - Get 20% off your first six months at https://www.openphone.com/twist

    (30:17) Vanta - Get $1000 off your SOC 2 at http://www.vanta.com/twist

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    Great 2023 interviews: Steve Huffman, Brian Chesky, Aaron Levie, Sophia Amoruso, Reid Hoffman, Frank Slootman, Billy McFarland

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    Check out Jason’s suite of newsletters: https://substack.com/@calacanis

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    This Week in Startups
    en-usJune 20, 2024

    Nvidia tops Microsoft, FTC sues Adobe, weight loss startups, and more! | E1968

    Nvidia tops Microsoft, FTC sues Adobe, weight loss startups, and more! | E1968

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    Todays show:

    Alex Wilhelm joins Jason to discuss Nvidia's rise as the most valuable company (2:34), the GLP-1 phenomenon (11:50), the FTC suing Adobe (34:21), new TWIST500 companies (47:09), and more!

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    Timestamps:

    (0:00) Jason and Alex kick off the show

    (2:34) Nvidia's rise as the most valuable company

    (10:58) Vanta - Get $1000 off your SOC 2 at http://www.vanta.com/twist

    (11:50) Eli Lilly and the GLP-1 Phenomenon

    (23:42) .Tech Domains - Apply for the Jam Session with JCal contest today at https://jamwithjcal.tech

    (25:08) Telehealth and its future

    (33:00) Lemon.io - Get 15% off your first 4 weeks of developer time at https://Lemon.io/twist

    (34:21) FTC sues Adobe

    (47:09) New TWIST500 Companies

    (1:18:22) Would Amazon buy TikTok?

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    Mentioned on the show:

    https://companiesmarketcap.com

    https://www.wsj.com/health/pharma/david-ricks-eli-lilly-ceo-a67f90d7

    https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/news/press-releases/2024/06/ftc-takes-action-against-adobe-executives-hiding-fees-preventing-consumers-easily-cancelling

    https://news.adobe.com/news/news-details/2024/Adobes-Statement-Regarding-Federal-Trade-Commission-Complaint/default.aspx

    https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/united-states-files-complaint-against-adobe-and-two-adobe-executives-alleged-violations

    https://www.justice.gov/opa/media/1356176/dl?inline

    https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1997859/000119312524162032/d396527ds1a.htm

    https://www.color.com/blog/colors-copilot-and-partnership-with-openai

    https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB390

    https://frame.work

    https://creators.wattpad.com

    https://www.royalroad.com/home

    https://www.ft.com/content/e33cb565-6d44-4f9a-9105-f3afc03aa732

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    New TWIST500 companies:

    https://albedo.com

    https://www.dawnaerospace.com

    https://about.webtoon.com

    https://www.spacex.com

    https://www.color.com

    https://www.biltrewards.com

    https://sakana.ai

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    (11:58) Vanta - Get $1000 off your SOC 2 at http://www.vanta.com/twist

    (23:42) .Tech Domains - Apply for the Jam Session with JCal contest today at https://jamwithjcal.tech

    (33:00) Lemon.io - Get 15% off your first 4 weeks of developer time at https://Lemon.io/twist

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    Great 2023 interviews: Steve Huffman, Brian Chesky, Aaron Levie, Sophia Amoruso, Reid Hoffman, Frank Slootman, Billy McFarland

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    This Week in Startups
    en-usJune 19, 2024

    Woke Google Maps, how Wells Fargo is losing money on fintech, and the global AI race | E1967

    Woke Google Maps, how Wells Fargo is losing money on fintech, and the global AI race | E1967

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    Todays show:

    Alex Wilhelm joins Jason to discuss woke Google Maps (1:57), Bilt & Wells Fargo dynamics (16:20), AI progress in China and Japan (32:00), and more!

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    Timestamps:

    (0:00) Jason and Alex kick off the show

    (1:57) Woke Google Maps

    (9:44) Squarespace - Use offer code TWIST to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain at http://www.Squarespace.com/TWIST

    (16:20) Bilt and Wells Fargo fintech dynamics

    (17:00) CNBC interview with Bilt founder Ankur Jain

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    (32:00) AI progress in China and Japan

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    (45:09) Defining AGI and its implications

    (49:06) McDonald's AI ordering systems and their challenges

    (1:04:37) Audience question on EU's AI Act and its impact on startups

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    Mentioned on the show:

    https://www.ft.com/content/357f3c68-b866-4c2e-b678-0d075051a260

    https://www.theinformation.com/articles/openais-japanese-rival-gets-1-billion-valuation-from-silicon-valley-investors

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    Thank you to our partners:

    (9:44) Squarespace - Use offer code TWIST to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain at http://www.Squarespace.com/TWIST

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    (39:41 ) Mercury - Join 200K startups who use Mercury to operate at their best at http://www.mercury.com

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    Great 2023 interviews: Steve Huffman, Brian Chesky, Aaron Levie, Sophia Amoruso, Reid Hoffman, Frank Slootman, Billy McFarland

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    This Week in Startups
    en-usJune 17, 2024

    Lessons in Unreasonable Hospitality with Will Guidara | E1966

    Lessons in Unreasonable Hospitality with Will Guidara | E1966

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    Todays show:

    Will Guidara joins Jason to discuss the book Unreasonable Hospitality and how it relates to all businesses including startups (3:44), Will’s annual “The Welcome Conference” in NY (14:32), how the show The Bear lifted Will’s ‘NY street hotdog’ story and made it their own - which then led to his involvement with future seasons (36:19), and more!

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    Timestamps:

    (0:00) Will Guidara of Unreasonable Hospitality joins Jason.

    (3:44) Important premises from the book Unreasonable Hospitality and how it relates to all businesses including startups.

    (6:26) Will explains how it felt to see parts from his book appear on the hit show The Bear.

    (8:13) Iconic examples of hospitality and how it can turn customers into advocates for your brand.

    (10:04) Oracle - Take a free test drive of OCI at https://www.oracle.com/twist.

    (11:08) Powerful examples of going above and beyond for your customer.

    (14:32) Will’s annual “The Welcome Conference” in NY.

    (20:57) DevSquad - Get an entire product team for the cost of one US developer plus 10% off at http://www.devsquad.com/twist

    (22:13) Jason shares an anecdote of how he helps others.

    (24:17) Will and Jason riff on interesting examples of unreasonable hospitality, including one that should exist for airplane passengers.

    (30:44) LinkedIn Ads - Get a $100 LinkedIn ad credit at http://www.linkedin.com/thisweekinstartups

    (32:12) A perspective shift that changes the value of call centers.

    (36:03) How the show The Bear lifted Will’s ‘NY street hotdog’ story and made it their own - leading to his involvement for future seasons.

    (40:21) Will feels that The Bear was able to craft and articulate his message spot on in one of their best episodes.

    (42:22) How to gain from the addictive personality traits in the restaurant business.

    (51:15) The “Chicken for Two” at the NoMad hotel.

    (53:31) Breaking down the state of tipping culture and how its removal from Eleven Madison Park was highly successful.

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    Check out “The Welcome Conference”: https://www.thewelcomeconference.com/

    Check out Will’s hospitality agency “Thank You”: https://www.thankyou.nyc/

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    (10:04) Oracle - Take a free test drive of OCI at https://www.oracle.com/twist.

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    Great 2023 interviews: Steve Huffman, Brian Chesky, Aaron Levie, Sophia Amoruso, Reid Hoffman, Frank Slootman, Billy McFarland

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    This Week in Startups
    en-usJune 14, 2024

    Inflation cools, how Waymo handled a crash, and the next startups to go public | E1965

    Inflation cools, how Waymo handled a crash, and the next startups to go public | E1965

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    Todays show:

    Alex Wilhelm joins Jason to discuss Waymo crash implications (3:53), Apple's AI announcements post-WWDC (17:17), inflation cooldown (27:21), and more!

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    Timestamps:

    (0:00) Jason and Alex kick off the show

    (3:53) How Waymo handled a crash and self-driving car standards

    (8:08) Eight Sleep - Head to https://www.eightsleep.com/twist and use code TWIST to get $350 off the Pod 4 Ultra.

    (10:04) Car safety technology

    (17:17) Apple's AI announcements and stock impact

    (25:41) Zendesk - Get six months free at

    http://www.zendesk.com/twist

    (27:21) Inflation update: Recent CPI data and its implications

    (33:34) High interest rate environment and venture capital

    (40:48) CLA - Get started with CLA's CPAs, consultants, and wealth advisors now at ⁠https://claconnect.com/tech

    (42:12) 10 companies most likely to IPO

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    Mentioned on the show:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/SelfDrivingCars/comments/1cxo27o/waymo_car_crashes_into_pole/

    https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/12/24175489/waymo-recall-telephone-poll-crash-phoenix-software-map

    https://techcrunch.com/2024/02/13/waymo-recall-crash-software-self-driving-cars/

    https://techcrunch.com/2024/06/12/waymo-second-robotaxi-recall-autonomous-vehicle/

    https://www.cnbc.com/quotes/AAPL?qsearchterm=aapl

    https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm

    https://x.com/ashugarg/status/1800658425040253309

    https://www.cnbc.com/quotes/US2Y

    https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/fed-meeting-fomc-interest-rate-decision-cpi-inflation-june-2024/card/traders-firmly-expect-a-rate-cut-in-september-q8qGgjh8jorUx56RBpK8

    https://kalshi.com/markets/ratecutcount/number-of-rate-cuts#ratecutcount-24dec31

    https://www.cnbc.com/2024/06/12/fed-meeting-today-on-interest-rate.html

    https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/databricks

    https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/gusto

    https://archive.is/fGJav#selection-2217.0-2226.0

    https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/shein-b79e

    https://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?action=getcompany&CIK=0001514587&owner=exclude&count=40&hidefilings=0

    https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/turo

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    LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexwilhelm/

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    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasoncalacanis

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    (8:08) Eight Sleep - Head to https://www.eightsleep.com/twist and use code TWIST to get $350 off the Pod 4 Ultra.

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    (40:48) CLA - Get started with CLA's CPAs, consultants, and wealth advisors now at ⁠https://claconnect.com/tech

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    Great 2023 interviews: Steve Huffman, Brian Chesky, Aaron Levie, Sophia Amoruso, Reid Hoffman, Frank Slootman, Billy McFarland

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    Check out Jason’s suite of newsletters: https://substack.com/@calacanis

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    This Week in Startups
    en-usJune 12, 2024

    Apple’s WWDC 2024: Reactions, Highlights & Breakdowns with Jason and Alex | E1964

    Apple’s WWDC 2024: Reactions, Highlights & Breakdowns with Jason and Alex | E1964

    This Week in Startups is brought to you by…

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    Timestamps:

    (0:00) Jason and Alex kick off the show

    (1:50) Jumping into the keynote from Apple and whether or not it impressed.

    (5:24) “Apple Intelligence” has landed!

    (8:32) Reactions to the new Siri.

    (10:00) Squarespace - Use offer code TWIST to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain at http://www.Squarespace.com/TWIST

    (12:42) The importance of Apple’s addition of “on-screen awareness”.

    (16:30) Breakdown of Apple’s use of data with their AI.

    (19:48) LinkedIn Jobs - Post your first job for free at https://www.linkedin.com/twist

    (23:53) ChatGPT’s integration with Siri.

    (26:32) Unpacking the “free” use of ChatGPT with Apple products.

    (30:01) Equinix - Join the Equinix Startup Program for up to $100K in credits and much more at https://deploy.equinix.com/startups

    (31:07) Discussing the relationships between OpenAI and Microsoft and now Apple.

    (34:44) More “ooohs” and “ahhhs” from Apple’s new Image Playground.

    (40:25) Jason breaks down other key announcements from WWDC 2024 including a password manager and Apple TV’s new “Insights”.

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    Watch Apple’s WWDC 2024 Keynote: https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2024/101/

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    This Week in Startups
    en-usJune 11, 2024

    The state of seed, the first TWIST500 startups, and the impact of anonymous apps on society | E1963

    The state of seed, the first TWIST500 startups, and the impact of anonymous apps on society | E1963

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    https://x.com/JonHaidt/status/1799525595509850522

    https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/28/yik-yak-shuts-down-after-square-paid-1-million-for-its-engineers/

    https://x.com/Jason/status/1799868195899376014/photo/1

    https://techcrunch.com/2024/06/07/y-combinator-yc-startups-tiny-seed-rounds-vc-investors-not-interested/

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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarahemerson/2024/06/07/buzzy-ai-search-engine-perplexity-is-directly-ripping-off-content-from-news-outlets/

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    en-usJune 11, 2024

    Great Builders & Success First with Intercom’s Eoghan McCabe | E1962

    Great Builders & Success First with Intercom’s Eoghan McCabe | E1962

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    This Week in Startups
    en-usJune 08, 2024

    Rising Above the Noise in Consumer VC with Kirsten Green of Forerunner | E1961

    Rising Above the Noise in Consumer VC with Kirsten Green of Forerunner | E1961

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    en-usJune 07, 2024

    Texas energy grid challenges and solutions with Base Power’s Justin Lopas | E1960

    Texas energy grid challenges and solutions with Base Power’s Justin Lopas | E1960

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    (1:03:41) Correlation between energy availability and GDP per capita

    (1:04:19) Solving the energy problem to boost human prosperity

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    en-usJune 06, 2024

    Steve Jurvetson and The Metals Company on Ocean mining, EV market growth, and AI's tech impact | E1959

    Steve Jurvetson and The Metals Company on Ocean mining, EV market growth, and AI's tech impact | E1959

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    This Week in Startups
    en-usMay 31, 2024

    Mastering Venture Capital and Founder Strategies with Rory O’Driscoll and Mark Suster

    Mastering Venture Capital and Founder Strategies with Rory O’Driscoll and Mark Suster

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    (9:09) Aligning incentives between founders and venture; reminding CEOs to be "selfish.”

    (10:23) Northwest Registered Agent - For just $39 plus state fees, Northwest will handle your complete business identity. Visit https://www.northwestregisteredagent.com/twist today. (13:25) Reflections on thirty years of internet cycles and their impact on venture capital.

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    (44:02) The importance of picking vs. price discipline.

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    This Week in Startups
    en-usMay 29, 2024

    TWIST News: xAI's massive $6B raise, the startups building our drone future & TWIST500 | E1957

    TWIST News: xAI's massive $6B raise, the startups building our drone future & TWIST500 | E1957

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    (2:07) xAI raised $6B series B

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    (11:30) The evolution of smartphone adoption over time

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    (26:57) The control over silicon and Apple’s move switch from Intel

    (30:11) TWiST500 announcement

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    (39:55) Armed robot dogs, drone warfare, and the startups building our drone future

    (55:50) North Korean nationals taking American remote tech jobs

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    https://x.ai/blog/series-b

    https://www.twz.com/sea/rifle-armed-robot-dogs-now-being-tested-by-marine-special-operatorshttps://news.crunchbase.com/ai/defense-military-ai-tech-startups-vc-funding-anduril-shield-ai/?utm_source=cb_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20230703

    https://www.axios.com/2024/05/21/north-korea-it-workers-us-hiring

    https://www.cnbc.com/2024/01/24/north-korea-crypto-hacking-activity-soars-to-record-high-in-2023-new-report-shows.html

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/273018/number-of-internet-users-worldwide

    https://www.axios.com/2024/05/26/china-robot-gun-dog-military-cambodia

    https://www.allencontrolsystems.com

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMnkqY98Cyo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8igjcW39T4k

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    en-usMay 29, 2024

    AI investments, VC ecosystem geography, and VC hypocrisy | E1956

    AI investments, VC ecosystem geography, and VC hypocrisy | E1956

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    (26:57) Discussing Michael Eisenberg's career and investment experiences

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    en-usMay 27, 2024

    Glue: The New Slack Killer with David Sacks and Evan Owen | E1955

    Glue: The New Slack Killer with David Sacks and Evan Owen | E1955

    In this episode, David Sacks and Evan Owen of Glue join Jason to demo their new “slack killer” product (4:38), explain the role of AI within Glue (14:14), discuss building products with remote vs in-person teams (36:47), and more!

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    (0:00) David Sacks and Evan Owen join Jason to show us newly launched Glue.

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    (12:15) Popular data sources users are incorporating into Glue.

    (14:14) Digging deeper on the AI of Glue and when it will be able to be proactive in its participation. (19:42) LinkedIn Jobs - Post your first job for free at https://www.linkedin.com/twist (21:07) Glue’s strategy on converting users from tools like slack in this competitive landscape.

    (27:18) Glue’s approach to pricing.

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    (31:45) Training models and the heated subject of privacy and security.

    (34:12) How building a company now, fourteen years after Yammer, has been different for Sacks.

    (36:47) Diving into the topic of building products with remote vs in-person teams.

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    en-usMay 23, 2024

    $NVDA's earnings, media economics in the AI era, Farcaster's mega crypto round, and more! | E1954

    $NVDA's earnings, media economics in the AI era, Farcaster's mega crypto round, and more! | E1954

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    https://techcrunch.com/2024/05/21/farcaster-a-crypto-based-social-network-raised-150m-with-just-80k-daily-users/

    https://gizmodo.com/humane-ai-pin-selling-billion-1851493143

    https://www.semafor.com/article/05/19/2024/as-clicks-dry-up-for-news-sites-could-apples-news-app-be-a-lifeline

    https://www.wsj.com/business/media/openai-news-corp-strike-deal-23f186ba?mod=latest_headlines

    https://s201.q4cdn.com/141608511/files/doc_financials/2025/Rev_by_Mkt_Qtrly_Trend_Q125.pdf

    https://x.com/dsiroker/status/1792956339515273537

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    en-usMay 23, 2024

    OpenAI drama, billion-dollar exits, and founder salaries with new co-host Alex Wilhelm | E1953

    OpenAI drama, billion-dollar exits, and founder salaries with new co-host Alex Wilhelm | E1953

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    (1:17) Announcing new co-host on TWiST Alex Wilhelm of TechCrunch fame!

    (3:03) Alex breaks down what’s on the docket for today!

    (4:16) The OpenAI equity issue.

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    (12:39) OpenAI’s ChatGPT 4o. (15:33) Why ChatGPT is better than Siri.

    (17:50) OpenAI’s net revenue in the wake of last week’s announcements. (20:04) LinkedIn Ads - Get a $100 LinkedIn ad credit at http://www.linkedin.com/thisweekinstartups (22:06) Comparing the needs of consumers vs enterprise for ChatGPT. (24:17) OpenAI has pulled “Sky” one of the voices for the new ChatGPT 4o due to it sounding like Scarlett Johansson

    (28:48) Equinix - Join the Equinix Startup Program for up to $100K in credits and much more at https://deploy.equinix.com/startups (30:01) Alex’s favorite topic around how much founders paying themselves. (38:46) A billion-dollar deal in cybersecurity.

    (45:43) Breaking news Scar Jo!

    (56:24) What’s going on with crypto-venture capital.

    (58:02) A look at “decentralized twitter” called Farcaster.

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    Links from episode:

    OpenAI Equity link: https://www.businessinsider.com/sam-altman-openai-nda-clause-vested-equity-ilya-sutskever-2024-5

    OpenAI revenue growth https://techcrunch.com/2024/05/20/chatgpts-mobile-app-revenue-saw-biggest-spike-yet-following-gpt-4o-launch/

    Founder salary report: https://pilot.com/founder-salary-report-2024

    CyberArk-Venafi deal: https://techcrunch.com/2024/05/20/cyberark-snaps-up-venafi-for-1-54b-to-ramp-up-in-machine-to-machine-security/

    Crypto VC rising: https://www.reuters.com/technology/venture-capital-funding-crypto-rises-24-bln-pitchbook-says-2024-05-20/

    Check out Farcaster: https://www.farcaster.xyz/

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    en-usMay 21, 2024

    Crypto, the Midas List, and democratizing VC with Delian Asparouhov and Mel Williams | E1952

    Crypto, the Midas List, and democratizing VC with Delian Asparouhov and Mel Williams | E1952

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    David Weisburd hosts Mel Williams, Delian Asparouhov, and Jason Calacanis to discuss discuss crypto regulation (17:05), AI spending (27:21), and immigration's role in startups (55:43).

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    (17:05) The limitations of current SEC regulations and the potential political impact of crypto regulation

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    (41:01) GPT-4o demos and the rapid commoditization of AI technology

    (48:29) The impact of AI on the economy

    (55:43) Immigration and its impact on the startup ecosystem

    (1:06:11) Self-censorship and the importance of a free society

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    en-usMay 20, 2024

    Pioneering physical AI with Archetype AI’s Ivan Poupyrev | E1951

    Pioneering physical AI with Archetype AI’s Ivan Poupyrev | E1951

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    (0:00) Ivan Poupyrev of Archetype AI joins Jason.

    (2:55) Demo of Archetype AI's product, Newton, which interprets and processes motion data

    (9:22) .Tech Domains - Apply for the Jam Session with JCal contest today at https://jamwithjcal.tech

    (10:48) Exploration of potential business model and use cases for Archetype AI

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    (23:30) Use cases in aviation, military, and automotive industry

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    (31:09) The evolution of sensor technology and its role in AI

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    (49:00) Future plans for Archetype AI, hiring and partnership opportunities

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