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.
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.
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.
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.
Invest Like the Best | 12 February 2019 | 1h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Alex Danco of VC firm Social Capital. Insights and fresh perspectives on business models, cities, the history and future of transportation, the shift from products to functions, and the rise, fall and usefulness of asset bubbles.
a16z | 29 December 2018 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with venture capitalists Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz. Covers their relationship; the evolution of VC and “talent as a network”; and where are we right now on industries being affected by tech (such as retail) and tech trends (such as virtual reality, augmented reality and wearables).