What the Science of Relationships Can Teach Founders

Venture Stories | 4 February 2021 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Logan Ury discussing her book How To Not Die Alone from the perspective of founder relationships. Discusses: why a great relationship is really just a culmination of a series of small decisions, and how to be intentional every step of the way; how the three dating tendencies apply to cofounders as well as to romantic partners; what leads to external CEO candidates being paid more but performing worse than internal ones; why life is happier for satisficers than for maximizers; when to end it versus when to mend it; and why people love optionality but are much happier after having made permanent decisions.

How WeWork Did NotWork

All Of It | 21 October 2020 | 0h 22m | Listen Later
Interview with Reeves Wiedeman about his book Billion Dollar Loser: The Epic Rise and Spectacular Fall of Adam Neumann and WeWork. Discusses the inside story of the once $47 billion start-up, its 2019 bankruptcy, and its founder’s subsequent fall from grace.

What Dan Romero Thinks About Basically Everything

Venture Stories | 16 July 2020 | 1h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Dan Romero, formerly of Coinbase, discussing startups and lessons from scaling Coinbase; some of the best books he’s read; communism and why socialism seems popular with young people today; the history of technology; crypto; and where he agrees or disagrees with prominent Silicon Valley figures.

Dan McMurtrie: Pandemic Investing, Venture Capital, and Frontier Markets

Infinite Loops | 7 May 2020 | 1h 22m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Dan McMurtrie, Founder & CEO of Tyro Partners, and Partner at Anchorless Bangladesh. Discusses navigating uncertain markets in a COVID-19 world before a fascinating deep dive on Anchorless’ work investing in Bangladeshi technology startups.

How to Build a Platform

Invest Like the Best | 3 March 2020 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jeff Lawson, the cofounder, and CEO of Twilio, a 15-billion-dollar company offering a cloud communications platform to its customers. Discusses why it pays to be a platform, how to be a platform, and how to sculpt a company culture.

Gimlet Media: Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber

How I Built This with Guy Raz | 21 October 2019 | 1h 21m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber telling the story of their founding Gimlet, the podcast startup, recently sold to Spotify for roughly $200 million. Serves as a taster of the Startup podcast series, a personal favourite, and surely the most insightful on what it’s like to start a business.

Startup Evaluation with Kevin Hale

Y Combinator | 31 July 2019 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Preview episode for the Y Combinator’s Startup School podcast. Kevin Hale sets out the Y Combinator approach to evaluating startup ideas.