Sebastian Mallaby: What is Venture Capital Good For?

Thoughts in Between | 7 February 2022 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sebastian Mallaby about his book The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future. Discusses why VC is so different from any other asset class, why VC networks should be considered a third core institution of capitalism alongside firms and markets, and whether VC has a positive impact in the world.

Sebastian Mallaby on Venture Capital

Conversations with Tyler | 9 February 2022 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Sebastian Mallaby about his book The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future. Discusses why venture capital skills aren’t more replicable, the promise of biotech despite increased regulations, why venture capital remains concentrated in the Bay area even after the pandemic, the differences in risk-taking between East and West coast finance, the Darwinian evolution of good hedge fund strategy, and more.

Marc Andreessen: Interview with an Icon

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 25 January 2022 | 1h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Marc Andreessen exploring investing, decision making, and the art of solving unsolvable problems. Discusses why the Internet has become the conduit for some people to disrupt traditional power structures and for others to enforce them; optimistic and pessimistic scenarios for the future of the Internet; assessing judgment; the unresolvable problems in education; and the book he turns to for insight.

Mike Maples, Jr. – A Playbook for Startups

Invest Like the Best | 26 August 2021 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Mike Maples, co-founder and partner of Floodgate, about his life and work in venture capital. Discusses his early insights and secrets, value hypothesis testing, customer development, growth, team orchestration, and a lot more.

Chris Dixon – The Future of Blockchain at a16z

Capital Allocators | 11 January 2021 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Chris Dixon about his work on Andreesen Horowitz’s Crypto Funds. Covers his early interest in computers and business; lessons from starting companies and angel investing; new computing platforms; the history of centralized and decentralized computing; development of blockchain technologies; potential killer apps; token basics; and investor perception.

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.

Mike Maples: Living in the Future

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 3 March 2020 | 1h 34m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Mike Maples, partner at the VC firm Floodgate, about how mental models shape his decision-making process, where to find the next big idea, and how to rally people to your cause.

Using Data in Venture Capital with Jonathan Hsu

Venture Stories | 18 February 2020 | 1h 19m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jonathan Hsu, co-founder and general partner at Tribe Capital. Discusses his background in data science, how it has impacted (or not) venture, and how using data can help remove bias; why so much of talent evaluation by venture capitalists is instinct-driven rather than data-driven; common misconceptions about product-market fit and how he thinks about it; how to pick the right metric when setting strategy for a startup; common mistakes when thinking about metrics; how to evaluate pre-product-market-fit companies; and where he stands on the lean startup versus “fat startup” debate.