Matt Clifford – Investing Pre-Company

Invest Like the Best | 14 January 2020 | 1h 14m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matt Clifford, the co-founder of Entrepreneur First, the world’s leading talent investor. They invest “pre-company” by helping the best people in cities around the world find a co-founder, develop an idea, and start a company. Includes a fascinating perspective on the history of the dominant technology of ambition – from reading and writing, through military command and finance to today’s technology entrepreneurship. With each change, a new type of institution emerges to amplify outcomes. Entrepreneur First aims to be the missing institution that makes technology entrepreneurship a viable career path.

Ben Savage – All Things Fintech Investing

Invest Like the Best | 17 December 2019 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ben Savage, partner at Clocktower Technology Ventures focussed on fintech. Overviews potential financial innovations where technology is opening up what can be invested in, especially in less liquid and less regulated areas, bringing new sources of beta. Insightful throughout.

Jeff Ma – Making Decisions with Data

Invest Like the Best | 10 December 2019 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jeff Ma about ideas from his book The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big In Business. Discusses fascinating ways data is used to make decisions in the worlds of sports and business. Includes playing on the famous MIT Blackjack team, sports betting and analytics, analyzing human capital, and running the data science and analytics group at Twitter.

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger – How to Build a Great Product

Invest Like the Best | 19 November 2019 | 1h 33m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of Instagram. Insights on startups, product development, the jobs-to-be-done framework, management, and machine learning. Interesting also to observe how these successful partners relate to each other in conversation.

Daniel Ek – The Future of Audio

Invest Like the Best | 12 November 2019 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Daniel Ek, the founder and CEO of Spotify. Interesting for how he thinks about audio – but a tour de force demonstration of using systems and frameworks to think about business and value.

George Rzepecki – Investing in Africa

Invest Like the Best | 5 November 2019 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with George Rzepecki, founder and managing partner of Raba, an Africa-focused investor in early-stage companies. Discusses the opportunities, risk and rewards of investing in Africa.

Chris Bloomstran – What Makes a Quality Company

Invest Like the Best | 6 August 2019 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Chris Bloomstran, president and chief investment officer of Semper Augustus Investments Group. Discusses what makes for a quality business. Includes a rich analysis unpacking the elements of Berkshire Hathaway’s performance and prospects.

Jane McGonigal – How Games Make Life Better

Invest Like the Best | 16 July 2019 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jane McGonigal who designs alternate reality games — games that are designed to improve real lives and solve real problems. She is the author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World and is the inventor and co-founder of SuperBetter, a game that has helped nearly a million players tackle real-life health challenges such as depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and traumatic brain injury. Covers how to design useful games, how games affect us and our kids, and what the future might hold.