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.

Sarah Cone Discusses Disrupting Venture Capital

Masters in Business | 20 December 2019 | 1h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Sarah Cone, the founder and managing partner at Social Impact Capital, which describes itself as “a hybrid between a venture capital firm and an open-source community.”

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.

How To Raise Money From A Venture Investor

a16z | 18 July 2019 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with a16z Managing Partner Scott Kupor sharing actionable fundraising advice based on his experience of seeing thousands of startup pitches and working on all of a16z’s investments. The second of a three-part series drawing on his book Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It.

The Scared Child Inside Every Leader

Without Fail | 8 July 2019 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Jerry Colonna was a high-flying venture capitalist in New York City at the height of the dot-com boom. He looked like the picture of success—but as time wore on, he felt more and more like a fraud. And when the boom went bust, it all began to unravel for him. Discusses that struggle, and how it led him to his current life as one of the most in-demand executive coaches. Context for Colonna’s book Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up.