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National Parks Radio
Winter Outdoor Recreation in California's Sequoia Country

National Parks Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 30:42


From snow shoeing and cross country skiing to winter camping and bird watching, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 1st Thursday "Travel Tulare County" Show focuses on what to experience this winter outdoors in California's Sequoia Country.Featured guests from the Sequoia Tourism Council include:- Suzanne Bianco - Visit Visalia- Rebecca Paterson - Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks- Denise Alonzo - Giant Sequoia National Monument & Sequoia National ForestLocated in Central California, Tulare County is home to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Giant Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest, and charming art and agricultural communities including Visalia, Tulare, Exeter, Dinuba, Porterville, Three Rivers, Lindsay, and Woodlake. Plan your visit: https://www.discoverthesequoias.com/

Big Blend Radio Shows
Winter Outdoor Recreation in California's Sequoia Country

Big Blend Radio Shows

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 30:41


From snow shoeing and cross country skiing to winter camping and bird watching, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 1st Thursday "Travel Tulare County" Show focuses on what to experience this winter outdoors in California's Sequoia Country. Featured guests from the Sequoia Tourism Council include: - Suzanne Bianco - Visit Visalia - Rebecca Paterson - Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks - Denise Alonzo - Giant Sequoia National Monument & Sequoia National Forest Located in Central California, Tulare County is home to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Giant Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest, and charming art and agricultural communities including Visalia, Tulare, Exeter, Dinuba, Porterville, Three Rivers, Lindsay, and Woodlake. Plan your visit: https://www.discoverthesequoias.com/

Big Blend Radio
Winter Outdoor Recreation in California's Sequoia Country

Big Blend Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 31:00


From snow shoeing and cross country skiing to winter camping and bird watching, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 1st Thursday "Travel Tulare County" Show focuses on what to experience this winter outdoors in California's Sequoia Country. Featured guests from the Sequoia Tourism Council include: - Suzanne Bianco - Visit Visalia - Rebecca Paterson - Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks - Denise Alonzo - Giant Sequoia National Monument & Sequoia National Forest Located in Central California, Tulare County is home to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Giant Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest, and charming art and agricultural communities including Visalia, Tulare, Exeter, Dinuba, Porterville, Three Rivers, Lindsay, and Woodlake. Plan your visit: https://www.discoverthesequoias.com/

The Coode Street Podcast
Episode 596: The Coode Street Advent Calendar: Sequoia Nagamatsu

The Coode Street Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 29:38


Day six of the Coode Street Advent Calendar sees Jonathan chatting with the incredible Sequoia Nagamatsu about what he's been reading, what he'd recommend, what he might recommend for the holidays, and his fabulous debut novel, How High We Go in the Dark. As always, our thanks to Sequoia and we hope you enjoy the conversation.  

The FOX News Rundown
Extra: Exploring Yellowstone And America's Natural Beauty

The FOX News Rundown

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 19:48


Abby Hornacek has been traveling across the United States visiting the country's national parks for years. As the host of "Park'd" on FOX Nation, she has spent the last six seasons touring majestic places like Alaska's Kenai Fjords, and California's Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Earlier this week, Abby joined the FOX News Rundown's Chris Foster to discuss highlights from travels across the country and some of the adventures she experienced along the way. Abby explained how her FOX Nation job has taught her appreciation for our country's national parks and why she encourages all Americans to visit them. She also detailed some challenges that come along with shooting the show in adverse conditions. Due to time limitations, we could not include all of the conversations in our original segment. On the FOX News Rundown Extra, you will hear our entire interview with FOX Nation's Abby Hornacek and learn more about America's incredible beauty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

From Washington – FOX News Radio
Extra: Exploring Yellowstone And America's Natural Beauty

From Washington – FOX News Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 19:48


Abby Hornacek has been traveling across the United States visiting the country's national parks for years. As the host of "Park'd" on FOX Nation, she has spent the last six seasons touring majestic places like Alaska's Kenai Fjords, and California's Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Earlier this week, Abby joined the FOX News Rundown's Chris Foster to discuss highlights from travels across the country and some of the adventures she experienced along the way. Abby explained how her FOX Nation job has taught her appreciation for our country's national parks and why she encourages all Americans to visit them. She also detailed some challenges that come along with shooting the show in adverse conditions. Due to time limitations, we could not include all of the conversations in our original segment. On the FOX News Rundown Extra, you will hear our entire interview with FOX Nation's Abby Hornacek and learn more about America's incredible beauty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The FOX News Rundown
Will High Inflation Make Black Friday A Bust?

The FOX News Rundown

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 30:34


It's Black Friday and while it's no longer seen as the unofficial kickoff to the Holiday shopping season, the day is still important to retailers. This year, with Americans coping with inflation and feeling on edge about the direction of the economy, there seems to be even more concern about how much consumers will buy in the coming weeks. Gerald Storch, CEO of Storch Advisors and former CEO of Hudson Bay Company and Toys "R" Us joins the Rundown to preview this year's holiday shopping season and discuss how he thinks both consumers and retailers will be impacted by inflation and supply chain issues. Abby Hornacek has been traveling across the United States visiting the country's national parks for years. As the host of "Park'd" on FOX Nation, she has spent the last six seasons touring majestic places like Alaska's Kenai Fjords, and California's Sequoia and Kings Canyon. She joins the Rundown to discuss highlights from her trips, why all Americans should visit and appreciate our national parks, and the challenges that come along with shooting the show in adverse conditions. Later, Abby also shares some of her favorite Christmas memories from growing up. Plus, commentary from Outkick's Tomi Lahren. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

From Washington – FOX News Radio
Will High Inflation Make Black Friday A Bust?

From Washington – FOX News Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 30:34


It's Black Friday and while it's no longer seen as the unofficial kickoff to the Holiday shopping season, the day is still important to retailers. This year, with Americans coping with inflation and feeling on edge about the direction of the economy, there seems to be even more concern about how much consumers will buy in the coming weeks. Gerald Storch, CEO of Storch Advisors and former CEO of Hudson Bay Company and Toys "R" Us joins the Rundown to preview this year's holiday shopping season and discuss how he thinks both consumers and retailers will be impacted by inflation and supply chain issues. Abby Hornacek has been traveling across the United States visiting the country's national parks for years. As the host of "Park'd" on FOX Nation, she has spent the last six seasons touring majestic places like Alaska's Kenai Fjords, and California's Sequoia and Kings Canyon. She joins the Rundown to discuss highlights from her trips, why all Americans should visit and appreciate our national parks, and the challenges that come along with shooting the show in adverse conditions. Later, Abby also shares some of her favorite Christmas memories from growing up. Plus, commentary from Outkick's Tomi Lahren. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Patrick Boyle On Finance
The Institutional Investors Who Lost With FTX

Patrick Boyle On Finance

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 16:50 Transcription Available


Since its launch in 2019, FTX has raised $1.8bn and was most recently valued at $32bn. Among its shareholders are some of the world's most-respected hedge fund managers and Venture Capitalists. Now with FTX having filed for bankruptcy, their investments look to be a complete wipeout. Investors including Sequoia, SoftBank and Paradigm, which was co-founded by former Sequoia partner Matt Huang, have marked their holdings in the company to zero, vaporising hundreds of millions of dollars in value.FTX's list of investors spans powerful and well-known investment firms: NEA, IVP, Iconiq Capital, Third Point Ventures, Tiger Global, Altimeter Capital Management, Lux Capital, Mayfield, Insight Partners, Sequoia Capital, SoftBank, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Ribbit Capital, Temasek Holdings, BlackRock and Thoma Bravo.Patrick's Books:Statistics For The Trading Floor:  https://amzn.to/3eerLA0Derivatives For The Trading Floor:  https://amzn.to/3cjsyPFCorporate Finance:  https://amzn.to/3fn3rvCPatreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/PatrickBoyleOnFinanceVisit our website: www.onfinance.orgFollow Patrick on Twitter Here: https://twitter.com/PatrickEBoylePatrick Boyle YouTube Channel Support the show

Daily Crypto Report
"SBF sends FTX employees new letter" Nov 23, 2022

Daily Crypto Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 6:34


Today's blockchain and cryptocurrency news Bitcoin is down .5% at $16, 503 Ethereum is down .5% at $1,164 Binance Coin is down slightly at $296 Litecoin, up 15% Sequoia capital apologizes to investors over FTX investment SBF sends FTX employees new letter Argentina loss in World Cup precipitates fan token sell off, Saudi NFT collection gets boost. NY Gov Kathy Hochul signs POW mining moratorium. Tornado Cash dev Alexey Pertsev will be held for another 3 months. Thirdverse raises $15M in fresh funding round. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

TechCrunch Startups – Spoken Edition
Sequoia India's Surge backs healthtech startup RedBrick AI in $4.6M funding

TechCrunch Startups – Spoken Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 3:27


Healthtech startup RedBrick AI has raised $4.6 million in a funding round led by Sequoia India and Southeast Asia's Surge as it plans to expand the market for its medical imagery annotations solution.

Invest Like the Best
Shane Battier - The No-Stats All-Star - [Invest Like the Best, EP.304]

Invest Like the Best

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 54:57


Today's episode is a special one, in a format that may turn into a series. It is a conversation between Ravi Gupta and Shane Battier. Ravi is a partner at Sequoia, one of our most popular past guests, and a good friend. Shane is Ravi's friend, and one of the most successful basketball players ever, having won championships and awards at the high school, college, and NBA levels.   I spent 10 years as a purely quantitative investor, so naturally I was obsessed with data in sports. When I was meeting with prospective investors, Michael Lewis's book Moneyball—which chronicled the data analytics revolution in baseball—was my go-to analogy to explain what I did… “Moneyball, but for investing.” I used that line for years.   I've learned firsthand that it's wise to follow your curiosity, no matter how strange or different it may be. The podcast is my curiosity tour, and years ago it led me to Sam Hinkie—who is himself on the Mt. Rushmore of analytics in sports. Sam introduced me to Ravi. Then Ravi sent me Michael Lewis' article written about Shane called “The No Stats All-Star.” I highly recommend you read it.   All this serendipity around friends, data, investing, and sports gave me an idea: why not ask Ravi to interview Shane? There were so many valuable ideas in the Michael Lewis article, I thought we'd get even more in a real taped interview with someone that knew Shane well, and that's exactly what happened. Ravi likes the idea of playing for the front of the jersey, not the back. It is hard to imagine someone that lived that more than Shane. Shane shares his story, lessons learned from various coaches, and using data as an advantage. He also explains the four kinds of teams he's encountered, which I found simple, and memorable.  I hope you enjoy this great conversation, and if you have ideas for other iconic duos we could bring on in a similar format, DM me on Twitter. Thanks to Ravi and Shane for kicking off Thanksgiving week for us all.   For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page here.   -----   This episode is brought to you by Canalyst. Canalyst is the leading destination for public company data and analysis. If you're a professional equity investor and haven't talked to Canalyst recently, you should give them a shout. Learn more and try Canalyst for yourself at canalyst.com.    -----   Today's episode is brought to you by Brex. Brex is the integrated financial platform trusted by the world's most innovative entrepreneurs and fastest-growing companies. With Brex, you can move money fast for instant impact with high-limit corporate cards, payments, venture debt, and spend management software all in one place. Ready to accelerate your business? Learn more at brex.com/best.   -----   Invest Like the Best is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Invest Like the Best, visit joincolossus.com/episodes.    Past guests include Tobi Lutke, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, John Collison, Kat Cole, Marc Andreessen, Matthew Ball, Bill Gurley, Anu Hariharan, Ben Thompson, and many more.   Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here.   Follow us on Twitter: @patrick_oshag | @JoinColossus   Show Notes [00:03:53] - [First question] - What people measure in basketball, what matters when it comes to winning, and why he was called a replaceable cog in the No-Stats All-Star [00:08:38] - Some of the plays that impact the overall points during a basketball game [00:11:44] - The role that preparation and understanding game analytics plays in the ability to do something different and succeed at it [00:14:33] - The power of curiosity and obsessing over details [00:16:16] - Embracing his role and how being a role player applies to life outside of the court [00:20:47] - Where his obsession for winning and being a good team mate comes from  [00:23:23] - Some of the things great leaders and coaches did to inspire him  [00:28:51] - An overview of the four types of teams and fundamental aspects of them [00:34:50] - What a person can do to elevate their team and make it a winning one  [00:37:43] - Antifragility and the letter Shane wrote for Ravi when Amazon bought Whole Foods [00:41:08] - Riding the thin line between winning a championship and being irrelevant  [00:44:56] - How to get everyone rallied around a long-term shared mission effectively   [00:46:48] - Finding a No-Stats All-Star in a company and what to look for in one [00:52:34] - The kindest thing anyone has ever done for him

Invstr Crunch
Silicon Crime

Invstr Crunch

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 4:06


Today Shivam talks about how Sequoia is handling the FTX aftermath and Elizabeth Holmes' sentencing. Topics discussed: How VC firm Sequoia is handling the FTX aftermath How Elizabeth Holmes has finally been sentenced Links mentioned in this episode: https://invstr.com/somber-sequoia-ftx-mistake/ https://invstr.com/holmes-new-home-elizabeths-sentencing/ http://invstr.com/market-recap-november-21-4/

The Back Look Cinema Podcast
Ep. 97: Waiting To Exhale (Featuring Sequoia Holmes from Black People Love Paramore)

The Back Look Cinema Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 67:58


Zo is joined by Special Guest Host Sequoia Holmes from the Black People Love Paramore podcast as they witness and judge the loves of four friends who seemingly have their lives together. There is one thing that they all have in common: their quest to find a romantic partner, a friend, or a special someone. Join Zo and Sequoia as they discuss the challenges of the year long journey taken by the foursome and where they end up when it's all said and done.  Episode Segment Time Stamps Opening Credits . . . . . . 00:12:06 Favorite Parts . . . . . . . . 00:31:58 Trivia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .00:20:28 Critics' Thoughts . . . . . 01:37:46 Black People Love Paramore LinksPodcast - https://pod.link/1560947474Twitter - https://twitter.com/bplppodInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/bplppod/?hl=enTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@bplppodemail - blackpeopleloveparamore@gmail.com Sequoia Holmes LinksTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@sequoiabholmesTwitter - https://twitter.com/sequoiabholmesInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/sequoiabholmes/?hl=en Back Look Cinema: The Podcast Links:www.backlookcinema.comEmail: fanmail@backlookcinema.comTwitter: @BackLookCinema - https://twitter.com/backlookcinemaFacebook: @BackLookCinemaPodcast - https://www.facebook.com/backlookcinemapodcastInstagram: @backlookcinemapodcast - https://instagram.com/backlookcinemapodcastTicTok: @backlookcinema  - https://www.tiktok.com/@backlookcinemaMastodon: https://mstdn.party/@backlookcinemaBack Look Cinema Merch at Teespring.com (https://back-look-cinema-merch.creator-spring.com/)Back Look Cinema Merch at Teepublic.com (https://www.teepublic.com/user/back-look-cinema-podcast-merch?utm_source=designer&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=G1VQNMthhSg) Movie Lovers Unite YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/MovieLoversUnite/featured 

The Book of the Dead
Chapter 17: The Murders of the Kern and Ventura County Jane Does

The Book of the Dead

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 48:03


In July of 1980, the bodies of two unidentified women were found. One in an Almond Orchard in Kern County and one 4 days later, 180 miles away in Ventura County, California. No one knew who they were or who killed them. Over 30 years later, they would be connected by one individual who was already serving life for prior crimes. This is their story. Anyone with information about the Ventura County Jane doe, or who attended the Visalia College of the Sequoias in July of 1980 and may have known her can contact the Ventura County Sheriff's Office: Major Crimes Division at 805-383-8704for more information about the Ventura County Doe and GedMatch, please visit:https://dnadoeproject.org/case/ventura-co-jane-doe/Crime, P. C. (2022, April 24). Who Is the Ventura County Jane Doe? - Pop Culture Crime. Medium. https://popculturecrime.medium.com/who-is-the-ventura-county-jane-doe-9f3858d6d397Diskin, M. V. C. S. (2018a, May 19). Criminal nature stems from childhood discord, man on trial for 1980 slayings says. Ventura. https://eu.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communities/conejo-valley/2018/05/18/thousand-oaks-murder-trial-childhood-discord-triggered-crime/624546002/Diskin, M. V. C. S. (2018b, May 24). Past victims testify in felon's trial over 1980 killings in Ventura, Kern counties. Ventura. https://eu.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communities/conejo-valley/2018/05/23/wilson-chouest-trial-victim-testifies-murder-trial/638521002/Diskin, M. V. C. S. (2018c, July 12). Man sentenced in 1980 rape, murder of women found in Ventura, Kern counties. Ventura. https://eu.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communities/conejo-valley/2018/07/12/man-sentenced-1980-murder-women-ventura-kern-counties/765029002/Farr, L. (2021, December 27). She Has a Name. Alta Online. https://www.altaonline.com/dispatches/a38378086/jane-doe-ventura-steve-rhods-wilson-chouest/Kettler, S. (2022, April 12). Shirley Ann Soosay: Indigenous Murder Victim Went Unnamed for Decades, Until DNA Restored Her Identity. A+E Networks EMEA. https://www.aenetworks.tv/KGET. (2021, April 23). How ‘Kern County Jane Doe' was identified as Shirley Soosay. KGET. https://www.kget.com/news/local-news/how-kern-county-jane-doe-was-identified-as-shirley-soosay/LaVoice, O. (2018, October 24). Kern County and Ventura County Jane Doe may be closer than ever to being identified. KGET. https://www.kget.com/news/local-news/kern-county-and-ventura-county-jane-doe-may-be-closer-than-ever-to-being-identified/1547382038/Moore, H., & Stewart, C. (2021, May 4). California ‘Jane Doe' identified as missing Cree woman. ICT. https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/california-jane-doe-identified-as-missing-cree-womanShirley Soosay. (n.d.). Unidentified Wiki. Retrieved November 12, 2022, from https://unidentified-awareness.fandom.com/wiki/Shirley_SoosayThe Canadian Press. (2022, May 27). ‘Always hope': Remains of Cree woman sent home to Alberta decades after disappearance. North Island Gazette. https://www.northislandgazette.com/news/always-hope-remains-of-cree-woman-sent-home-to-alberta-decades-after-disappearance/Unsolved, S. O. T. (2021, August 13). Ventura County Jane Doe. Stories of the Unsolved. https://storiesoftheunsolved.com/2021/08/12/ventura-county-jane-doe/Ventura Co Jane Doe. (2021, November 19). DNA Doe Project Cases. https://dnadoeproject.org/case/ventura-co-jane-doe/If you enjoyed learning about this case, check out our Instagram @bookofthedeadpodShoot us an email with a case suggestions or just say "hi" at bookofthedeadpod@gmail.comAnd don't forget to rate and review and share with your friendsMuch Love-Courtney and Lisa

RikaTillsammans | En podd om privatekonomi
#277 - Sanningen om jakten på den bättre investeringen och myten om den rike investeraren

RikaTillsammans | En podd om privatekonomi

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 82:18


Att bli rik är i teorin enkelt. Spendera mindre än du tjänar. Investera överskottet i tillgångar som ger avkastning. Gör det om och om igen under flera år. Vänta tills pengarna och ränta-på-ränta-effekten har gjort sin magi. När man frågade Warren Buffet varför fler människor inte var rika när det nu var så enkelt, så lär han ha svarat: "De flesta vill inte bli rika långsamt." Jag tror det ligger väldigt nära pudelns kärna. Den senaste tiden har jag upplevt en frustration. Jag tror den grundar sig gapet mellan t.ex.: hur gemene man tror att folk har blivit rika och sanningen hur folk har blivit rika. I gapet mellan hur finansbranschen berättar historien och hur det ser ut i verkligheten. I gapet mellan hur vi ser upp till rika och kända investerare, personer och organisationer och hur det ser ut bakom kulisserna. Till stor del handlar det så klart om min egen besvikelse, hur jag i många år jagat "nästa bättre investering". I avsnittet beskriver jag det som att jag började min resa i Malmö (=bred indexfond, t.ex. AP7 SÅFA). Snart så tänker Åkarp (=nischfond, t.ex. Tin Ny Teknik) är bättre. Så flyttar man från Malmö till Åkarp. Efter ett tag i Åkarp börjar man tänka; "Hmm, Lund (=kvalitetsaktier, t.ex. investmentbolag) är ganska trevligt." och flyttlasset går till Lund. Efter ett tag blir man uttråkad i Lund och börjar fundera på Höör (=nischaktier / förhoppningsbolag, t.ex. Sinch, Evo, SBB, Storskogen m.fl.) och flyttar dit. När man bränt sig där ett tag så börjar man fundera Helsingborg (=Alternativa investeringar, krypto, guld, vin, P2P) och tänker att det går nog bättre. Efter ett tag i Helsingborg hör man talas om Vellinge (=Onoterade investeringar, startups, scale-ups, AIF:er, pre-IPO m.m.) och flyttar dit. Naturligtvis är det dyrare och dyrare att bo på dessa ställena, men man får ju bra service, blir bjuden på VIP-middagar och liknande. När marknaden vänder så inser man att hmm, de riktigt kända och rika, de bor ju inte i Vellinge. De bor ju Skanör (=private equity, private credit, VC, hedgefonder m.m.) och man kämpar för att ta sig dit. Sedan inser man att även i Skanör så badar folk utan brallor. Bara att ta Sequoia, Tiger Fund, Ontario Teacher Fund och andra "proffs" som exempel som förlorade hela sina innhav i senaste veckans fiasko med FTX. När man då har gjort hela den här rundresan så börjar man inse; "Alltså, Malmö var inte så dumt." och man flyttar tillbaka. Delvis kommer min frustration att jag nu upplever att "kejsaren är naken". Gräset är inte grönare på andra sidan. Det som många av oss har i indexfonder är högst sannolikt det absolut bästa vi kan ha. De rika människorna jag har träffat längs vägen har inte bättre portföljer, de har inte strategier att sträva efter eller liknande. Snarare tvärtom. Många gånger betalar de mer, har sämre saker, blir mer lurade, har inte tjänat sina pengar på investeringar och många gånger "förlorar" de på sina investeringar snarare än de tjänar. Mer regel än undantag, i alla fall från mina anekdotiska observationer. Den andra frustrationen är att jag vet inte hur jag ska ge bort det här. Särskilt eftersom det kanske handlar om att man måste göra sin egen resa, flytta till Åkarp, Lund, Höör, Helsingborg, Vellinge, Skanör etc för att inse att svaret inte finns där. Det är kanske förmätet för mig att försöka skydda folk från att flytta från Malmö, utan snarare är det väl mitt jobb att välkomna dem tillbaka när vi ses där vi startade. Så många funderingar, frustrationer och så få svar.

Sovereign Man
FTX: It takes a village to fail this big…

Sovereign Man

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 51:30


You've probably been following the news that FTX, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, is in hot water. And frankly that characterization is an insult to hot water. FTX has already filed for bankruptcy. Potentially $10 billion or more of customer money is at risk. The new CEO states that the company's internal controls were “a complete failure”. And the company's founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, has proven himself to be, at a minimum, an irresponsible, reckless child, if not a full-blown fraudster. It's easy to lay the blame exclusively on him. And he clearly deserves a lot of it. But a failure (if not fraud) of this size cannot be perpetrated by a single individual. Even Bernie Madoff had accomplices. Or people who should have noticed but were totally negligent at their jobs. In fact the Madoff scandal is a great example. Madoff's firm had to undergo routine regulatory examinations. And yet, year after year, the Securities and Exchange Commission completely failed to notice the rampant fraud. In the aftermath of the Madoff scandal, a US Department of Justice investigation concluded that in the SIXTEEN YEAR period between 1992 and 2008, the SEC had “more than ample information” and that they “could have uncovered the Ponzi scheme well before Madoff confessed.” The report further blames the regulatory agency's failure on “systematic breakdowns in which the SEC conducted its examinations and investigation.” Talk about being asleep at the wheel... In the case of FTX, there were also a lot of people who failed to notice what was happening. Most notably, Sam Bankman-Fried became the #6 biggest political donor in the United States; 99.6% of his contributions went to progressive candidates. Did any of those politicians really scrutinize where the money came from? Did any of them ask for audited financial statements to make sure the money was clean… or to make sure that the guy wasn't spending his customers' money? Apparently not. Politicians happily cashed the checks and didn't ask any questions. This is an outrageous failure. Politicians constantly pass rules and regulations making financial compliance far more onerous for everyone else. (If you don't believe me, try going down to your local bank and withdrawing $25,000 in cash… and see how quickly they treat you like a criminal suspect. You'll be there all day filling out forms and justifying your actions.) But do they apply those same rules to themselves? Absolutely not. They just take the donations. It's a despicable double standard. Also culpable in this massive failure are the prominent venture capital firms who enabled this overgrown man-child to go rogue. Sam Bankman-Fried raised at least $1 billion from investors, including firms like Softbank and Sequoia Capital. Softbank, of course, is infamous for its enormous investment in WeWork, effectively encouraging CEO Adam Neumann to recklessly spend other people's money. It seems that Softbank didn't learn its lesson, because they once again dumped a mountain of cash on a guy who is even worse than Neumann. More importantly, however, Sequoia and Softbank are hard core, sophisticated investors. They have huge teams of lawyers, bankers, and analysts. And, even though FTX is a private company, as investors they would have had access to the company's financial statements. In other words, they should have seen the impropriety. They should have seen it, and they should have done something about it. But they didn't. They stood by once again in silence, enabling Bankman-Fried's irresponsibility. Despite this colossal failure of a major player in the crypto sector, however, it's important to separate FTX (the company) from crypto (the idea, and the asset class). In my view, FTX isn't even a crypto business. It's a financial institution, little different than Bank of America. Whenever you make a deposit at Bank of America, that money becomes BOA's asset. In other words,

Equity
Pick your poison: recruitment or retention?

Equity

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 34:01


Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.This week, Alex and Natasha discussed the latest and greatest of this consuming news cycle. Our goal with the episode, as always, is to go beyond what you may see in a 140 character-take on [insert big story here]. And in today's recording? That wasn't hard at all.We started with our good news segment: 1) Maven, now valued at $1.35 billion, is answering a countrywide demand: More fertility benefits and 2) Alibaba eyes logistics growth in LatAm as China commerce slows. We love a chance to talk about growth, despite all odds and even trends!Then, right off the heels of our amazing debut crypto conference, we take a minute to talk about the FTX Fall out. Yep, we're talking about how one African Web3 startup got screwed over  and why SoftBank joined Sequoia in marking down its investment in the crypto exchange.We then turn to the latest in layoffs: Amazon's 3% cut, cuts at Morning Brew and Protocol, and Musk's latest attempt to recruit (or retain?) Twitter employees. We still don't know what's happening there, don't ask us. Ok fine, you can.And we'll end by throwing this gem here, with little to know context: I volunteer as tribute. And that's wrap. As always you can follow the show on Twitter, leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts and, most importantly, be kind to your people. Talk soon!Equity drops at 7 a.m. PT every Monday and Wednesday, and at 6 a.m. PT on Fridays, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the casts. TechCrunch also has a great show on crypto, a show that interviews founders, one that details how our stories come together, and more!

The Hopper in the Morning Show
Episode 902 - John Werner- Executive Director of Sequoias Adult Education Consortium

The Hopper in the Morning Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 25:59


On today's episode we revisit our chat with John Werner, Director of Sequoias Adult Education Consortium. He talks about adult education for many reasons.

The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch
20 Sales: The Ultimate Guide to Sales Onboarding for New Sales Reps and Sales Leaders, The Biggest Red Flags in the First 30 Days & What Can Be Done to Set Them Up for Success with Leaders from Figma, Dropbox, Miro and more.

The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 30:48


Oliver Jay (OJ) is one of the most successful sales leaders of the last decade. Most recently, OJ spent 6 years as CRO @ Asana and grew the team from 20 to over 450, becoming a master in sales onboarding in the process. Before Asana, OJ spent 4 years at Dropbox, where OJ was Head of APAC & LATAM. Jordan Van Horn is a Revenue Leader @ Monte Carlo. Prior to this role, Jordan spent 4 years at Segment as VP of Sales, leading a sales team of 50+ Account Executives. Before Segment, Jordan was at Dropbox for 4 years leading enterprise sales for Dropbox Business. Dannie Herzberg is a Partner @ Sequoia Capital and before Sequoia, Dannie spent 4 years at Slack as their Head of Enterprise Sales, growing the business from $100M – $1B in revenue. Before Slack, Dannie spent over 5 years at Hubspot building sales teams. Zhenya Loginov is the CRO @ Miro. At Miro, Zhenya runs the go-to-market team of 700+ people across. Prior to Miro, Zhenya was the COO @ Segment where he built and ran the global go-to-market team of 200+ people. Pre-Segment, Zhenya led a 100-person team at Dropbox across different functional areas. Lauren Schwartz is VP of Enterprise Sales at Fivetran, where she has scaled the team to nearly 100, while more than tripling enterprise revenues. Previously, Lauren spent close to 4 years at Segment where she started as the first female AE and ultimately built and led sales teams in enterprise and growth. Kyle Parrish is VP Sales @ Figma, where he built the sales engine from scratch to today, with over 100 in sales. Before Figma, Kyle spent over 5 years at Dropbox in numerous different roles including Head of Sales, and Global Partnerships lead, responsible for growing Dropbox's partner ecosystem. In Todays Episode on Sales Onboarding We Discuss: 1.) How should the onboarding process for all new sales reps be structured? 2.) How should the onboarding process for a new sales leader be structured? 3.) What specific things can leaders do to set both reps and leaders best up for success? 4.) What are the single biggest red flags in the first 30 days that a rep is not going to work out? 5.) What tools and software can be used to improve this process of ramping new reps?

Mission: DeFi
DeFi Lunch (Ep 235) - Nov 10, 2022 - @SBF_FTX is sorry / @Sequoia deletes SBF love story / @weremeow & @DefiantNews on @Solana impacts / @CryptoHayes - What's next /

Mission: DeFi

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 63:22


Join the convo on our Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/MissionDeFi/ Sorry folks, but deleted the SBF love post I mentioned that showed how stupid they were about investing. Thankfully, the WayBack machine never forgets. - https://web.archive.org/web/20221027180945/https://www.sequoiacap.com/article/sam-bankman-fried-spotlight/ Binance Processed Around $8 Billion In Trade With Iran Despite Sanctions - https://bitcoinist.com/binance-processed-around-8-billion-with-iran/ I'm sorry. That's the biggest thing - https://twitter.com/SBF_FTX/status/1590709166515310593 FTX's Unraveling May Allow DeFi to Grow - Bloomberg - https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2022-11-09/ftx-s-unraveling-may-allow-defi-to-grow?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_content=crypto Interesting.@GaryGenslerruns to the media while reports to my office allege he was helping SBF and FTX work on legal loopholes to obtain a regulatory monopoly. We're looking into this. - https://twitter.com/RepTomEmmer/status/1590717374801809409?s=20&t=w2J0LxJOnvxORgQGtVzGNw Hell of a job SEC - https://twitter.com/jdorman81/status/1590421129545424897?s=20&t=R4AW4oQqMqBdoVO2qDT32g The FTX meltdown has demolished Sam Bankman-Fried's image in Washington - https://twitter.com/Zachary/status/1590681493164421120?s=20&t=j5RquNjaH4vzU59uLUaTcg In the interest of transparency - https://twitter.com/dt_chain/status/1590504418814103553?s=46&t=sOTRSaRJbtWMvYvOCTY5cQ unspoken issue facing the @solana ecosystem are the wrapped Sollet tokens, namely soBTC - https://twitter.com/weremeow/status/1590461628864397312?s=20&t=bMBrWkYu-FUuBvmyZQRjUQ wreaking havoc on the $SOL ecosystem - https://twitter.com/defiantnews/status/1590513677618118656?s=52&t=5tJXnin3EqX5N5tI2L5s7g What happens now that Baron CZ passed on FTX bailout and SBF is bankrupt - https://twitter.com/CryptoHayes/status/1590457116107583488?s=20&t=piupz-SRbocfNbMqImL2Xg --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/missiondefi/support

Equity
It's not a rug pull if it's an accident

Equity

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 37:55


Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.We thought that last week was a lot. It was, but this week was somehow more. More chaotic, rapid-fire change at a number of massive tech companies kept us on our toes. So, while our beloved co-host Natasha was out, we couldn't do the recording down a set of hands, so we brought Becca aboard with Mary Ann and Alex.The list of news was so long that we were cutting entire sections up until we hit record, and even still we went over time. If you like longer episodes, this one is for you.Deals of the Week: What's going on with the former Peloton CEO's new rug startup? And how is Tellus going to offer much better consumer savings rates? And, finally, how wrong can Alex get the Harmonic business model until he figures it out live on the show?Mega-layoffs: From there, we had to sit down and discuss the massive Meta layoffs. Our read is that the company is doing right by the folks it is cutting, which is not as much as we can say about some other companies in the world also undergoing massive staffing cuts. Naturally, this brought up Twitter to a degree, the smaller social network being the Main Character in tech news up until, well:WTF FTX? Ah, FTX. Last week it was worth $32 billion and its founder was arguably the face of crypto around the world. And now Sequoia has pulled its on-site hagiography, SBF is a pariah, and FTX may be going to zero. There's going to be a mini-series about this, isn't there?We are back Monday! Have a lovely weekend!Equity drops at 7 a.m. PT every Monday and Wednesday, and at 6 a.m. PT on Fridays, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotifyand all the casts. TechCrunch also has a great show on crypto, a show that interviews founders, one that details how our stories come together, and more!

This Week in Startups - Audio
FTX fallout: Sequoia's LP letter, SBF's crisis comms + Lon Harris on Andor, $DIS earnings | E1609

This Week in Startups - Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 58:17


J+M kick off the show by breaking down even MORE fallout from the FTX saga: SBF's Twitter thread (2:26), Sequoia's letter to LPs re: marking its FTX investment to $0 (12:02), and more! Then, Lon Harris joins to discuss Andor's brilliance (20:49), Disney's earnings (32:42), and Netflix considering live sports! (48:45) (0:00) Jason tees up today's segments! (2:26) More FTX fallout: SBF's notorious Twitter thread (10:32) Vanta - Get $1000 off your SOC 2 at https://vanta.com/twist (12:02) SEC and CFTC probe FTX, Sequoia's letter to LPs (19:19) Mayfair - Get 4% APY on your idle cash automatically at https://getmayfair.com/twist (20:49) Lon Harris joins to break down Andor's brilliance (31:15) House of Macadamias - Get 20% off at https://houseofmacadamias.com/twist by using code TWIST20 (32:42) Disney earnings: Disney+ subscriber growth, how to integrate Disney+ to its parks and merch segments, and more (48:45) Netflix considers live sports and recommendations from Lon! FOLLOW Lon: https://twitter.com/lons FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis FOLLOW Molly: https://twitter.com/mollywood Subscribe to our YouTube to watch all full episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkkhmBWfS7pILYIk0izkc3A?sub_confirmation=1

On The Brink with Castle Island
Weekly Roundup 11/10/22 (FTX fiasco, Su Zhu and Do attempt comebacks, Proof of Reserves redemption) (EP.370)

On The Brink with Castle Island

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 56:00


Nic and Matt return for one of the craziest weeks in crypto history. In this episode:  Coin Metrics makes a key on-chain discovery regarding FTX's insolvency Will Castle Island buy the naming rights to the Miami Heat arena? What in the hell happened to FTX/Alameda? How big is the hole in FTX' balance sheet Was FTX/Alameda insolvent as early as Q2? How this is reminiscent of the Bitfinex/Tether transaction? What did CZ see that caused him to catalyze the attack on FTX? How did FTX pass an audit? Who will be affected by the FTX collapse? How this will affect the already impaired crypto lenders We revisit some of the recent departures from FTX/Alameda This explains why FTX was bailing out the lenders in Q2 Will FTX US be firewalled off here? Could this crisis have been forecasted? Did Sam perjure himself in front of Congress? Gensler's responsibility in the FTX fiasco Su Zhu is trying to do a redemption arc Why is Su Zhu surfing? Possible regulatory consequences What are the midterm consequences for crypto? A failure of corporate governance at FTX Some venture funds were attesting to the solvency of FTX while withdrawing funds FTX is selectively processing withdrawals to Bahamanian entities Silver linings from the crisis Proof of Reserves is having a moment Sam's crypto agenda in DC is thankfully dead SBF was somehow an LP in Sequoia and Paradigm Setting the record straight on Tom Brady Sponsor notes: Talos powers institutional access to the entire digital assets ecosystem via a single-point of entry. Connect directly to your preferred prime brokers, lenders, investors, custodians, exchanges, OTC desks and more, or meet them on Talos. Get started at Talos.com Subscribe to the Coin Metrics State of the Network newsletter

Snail Trail 4x4
347: Tyler Goes to SEMA 2022 (Covid Edition)

Snail Trail 4x4

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 88:00


Tyler talks about his fantastic trip to Las Vegas for the SEMA show 2022. He didn't find the Trail Chasers this year but he did find the Toyota TrailHunter and the new Sequoia which he fell in love with. Tyler even teased that he might ditch his Bronco order and get the new Sequoia instead. Along with SEMA Tyler and the Sectary went out on the town and stumbled into a few speakeasies. Episode 350 is coming quickly and we created a form so you can ask us, or the Assistant and/or Secretary questions. The link to the form is here... google form. It will only take a second to fill out. Feel free to point these questions directly at someone or leave them open for the group to answer. This will be fun! WE ARE GIVING AWAY A WINCH! All you have to do to enter is leave us a review on iTunes/Apple Podcasts! Once we reach 500 reviews, we will do the drawing from those 500 reviews! At 300, 350, 400, and 450 reviews, we will do giveaways for some fun swag packs as well! So get your reviews in! Congrats to PEDDY1111 for winning the 300 swag-away! And Six String Trucker for winning the 350 swag-away! And Martlovesgarlic for winning the 400th! Who's going to be 450? CALL US AND LEAVE US A VOICEMAIL!!!! We want to hear from you even more!!! You can call and say whatever you like! Ask a question, leave feedback, correct some information about welding, say how much you hate your jeep, and wish you had a Toyota! We will air them all, live, on the podcast! +01-916-345-4744. If you have any negative feedback, you can call our negative feedback hotline, 408-800-5169. Episode 347 is brought to you by all of our peeps over at patreon.com and irate4x4! Make sure to stop by and see all of the great perks you get for supporting SnailTrail4x4! Discount Codes, Monthly Give-Aways, Gift Boxes, the SnailTrail4x4 Community, and the ST4x4 Treasure Hunt! Thank you to all of those that support us! We wouldn't be able to do it without you guys (and gals!)! As of April 1st, 2022, we will no longer support Patreon! We are moving all of the "Patreon activities" over to Irate4x4.com. Make sure to head over there, cancel your SnailTrail 4x4 Patreon subscription, and sign up on irate! We will still keep Patreon up and running in case you have to keep using it, but we will not be interacting anymore on that platform. November monthly giveaway from none other than GEARWRENCH Tools. The tool kit we are giving away might be one of the best trail kits you can have covering so many different tools. The Mechanics Tool Set in 3 Drawer Storage Box, 232 Pieces is both SAE and Metric and comes with everything from Sockets to hex head wrenches. These kits are on a crazy sale right now on Amazon and we wanted to share the love with a lucky winner. Make sure you are signed up over at Irate4x4.com by November 30th to be entered! October's giveaway was with our good buddies over at MORRFlate. We gave away two Xtreme 4×4 Tire Repair Kits. Congratulations to the winners of these kits Nicholas Deluca and Riley Mayo. We know you will enjoy them. Listener Discount Codes: MORRFlate - snailtrail to get 10% off MORRFlate Multi Tire Inflation Deflation™ KitsIronman 4x4 - snailtrail20 to get 20% off of all Ironman 4x4 branded equipment!Sidetracked Offroad - snailtrail4x4 (lowercase) to get 15% off lights and recovery gearShock Surplus - SNAILTRAIL4x4 to get $25 off any order!Mob Armor - Snailtrail4x4 for 15% offEmpire Abrasives - Snailtrail4x4 for 10% off your first order

The Meaningful Revolution
The Art In Politics Is People Getting Along with Sequoia Hall

The Meaningful Revolution

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 82:33


Community is people getting along at some level, even when everyone might not believe the same thing. In this episode of The Meaningful Revolution Podcast, we nerd out with Sequoia Hall as he shares his experience in local office, shaping community, and sustainable agriculture - among other topics! ---- Born in California, raised on Guam, Sequoia Hall has lived in San Jose for the past 30 years. Recently retired from public office, after 17 as a Director at the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority. He now focuses on improving food quality for the world. Playing an important role in creating programs that preserve, and create, food growing land in proximity to the people who will eat from it. How can people be healthier with lifestyle lateral changes. Agriculture policy related information: Link to info on the Senate Farm Bill - This is the one thing to check out from the episode, if you had to pick one thing: https://sustainableagriculture.net/blog/digging-into-the-2023-farm-bill-senate-hearings-kick-off-the-long-road-to-the-2023-farm-bill/ https://rodaleinstitute.org/ - Courses on Regenerative Farming and very good science on Nutrient density by farming practice type. Dr. Mark Hyman and Sen. Cory Booker talk about the farm bill (the hosting site is a great non profit Hayman started). https://www.foodfix.org/educational-videos/the-food-fix https://soilpolicyaction.us/ (if you do one thing, sign up to get involved here) https://www.openspaceauthority.org/ Check out Mindy Pelz new book, Fast Like A Girl, here: https://fastlikeagirl.com Mindy's review of the NEJM Intermittent Fasting Meta Study. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhTXaeEEXXI&t=7s&ab_channel=Dr.MindyPelz Learn more about Sequia and Mindy's communities here: https://www.youtube.com/c/DrMindyPelz https://drmindypelz.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/resetters ----- Join our community for FREE! Learn more here: http://meaningfulrevolution.com/community

Dayspring Fellowship Podcasts
Ephesians: Becoming Who You Are | Part 4 | Becoming Rooted | Chris Voigt

Dayspring Fellowship Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 40:00


Becoming Rooted Ephesians: Becoming Who You Are November 6, 2022 If you've been around here very long, you know that I'm a sunshine and blue skies kind of guy. Summer is my favorite time of year. I am thankful that, for the most part, our typical rainy fall weather didn't kick in until the end of October this year. Which made for a beautiful fall. We were treated to a gorgeous display of autumn glory as the leaves turned colors, creating a tapestry of vibrant red, yellow, and orange throughout our city.   The changes we see in the trees as the seasons turn are pretty spectacular. But what is even more amazing is what is going on beneath the surface, where we can't see!   The root systems of trees are really just beginning to be understood by scientists. An online article published in Smithsonian Magazine by journalist Richard Grant outlines new discoveries about the incredible things that take place within the “wood-wide-web” beneath the forest floor, as groves of trees “communicate” with one another; sharing water and nutrients, sending distress signals about drought, disease, or insect attacks, and how other trees alter their behavior when they receive these messages.   In the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, giant sequoia trees grow. They are on average 200-300 ft tall, have a diameter of 25 ft, and can live up to 3,000 years! Amazingly, the root systems of sequoia trees are not that deep, but they are intricately intertwined. Sequoias grow close to each other, and the networked effect of their matted roots provides incredible strength and stability to the Sequoias. It is a powerful reminder of the strength of the community.   I'm Chris Voigt, Lead Pastor at Dayspring Fellowship in Keizer, Oregon. We are in the middle of our series, Ephesians: Becoming Who You Are. This week we'll be taking a look at what it means for us as followers of Jesus to be deeply rooted in our faith. Strong, healthy roots enable us to thrive as we grow in relationship with Christ, as a community of believers, and as the body of Christ.

Mt Mamas Misadventures Podcast
Episode 83: Angela - Backpacking the John Muir Trail Part 1

Mt Mamas Misadventures Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 30:44


Deep in the California Sierra-Nevada mountains, lies the John Muir Trail. 221 miles of rugged peaks and high alpine lakes it travels through Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Angela, a seasoned thru-hiker, shares her agonies and joys of starting this bucket-list trail.  You can check out Angela in her other backpacking and RV adventures at: Travel New Trails - youtube Thanks to Sara, the Instrumentalist, for our music "Salamanca"

The Hopper in the Morning Show
Episode 895 - 11-7-22 - John Werner - Director of Sequoias Adult Education Consortium

The Hopper in the Morning Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 29:57


On today's episode we chat with John Werner, Director of Sequoias Adult Education Consortium. He talks about adult education for many reasons.

Shut Up & Sit Down
Podcast #199.5 - Dice and Tears

Shut Up & Sit Down

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 35:07


In this rock and rolling episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Ava and Tom take on a whole bunch of dice games with Gang of Dice, Sequoia, and Roll in One! After we're done with our potluck of probability, we delve into a dessert with the deceased! That doesn't quite work, does it. We're talking about Lacrimosa! Mozart is dead. Have a great weekend, everybody! 01:42 - Roll in One 09:02 - Gang of Dice 17:43 - Sequoia 21:12 - Lacrimosa

Big Blend Radio
Winter and Holiday Fun in California's Sequoia Country

Big Blend Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 39:00


From snow shoeing and cross country skiing to holiday shopping, festivals, and seasonal events, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 1st Thursday "Travel Tulare County" Show focuses on what to experience in California's Sequoia Country during the winter and holiday season. Featured guests from the Sequoia Tourism Council include: - Donnette Silva Carter - Tulare Chamber of Commerce - Suzanne Bianco - Visit Visalia - Heathe Jones - Dinuba Chamber of Commerce Located in Central California, Tulare County is home to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Giant Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest, and charming art and agricultural communities including Visalia, Tulare, Exeter, Dinuba, Porterville, Three Rivers, Lindsay, and Woodlake. Plan your visit: https://www.discoverthesequoias.com/ 

Tank Talks
How to Develop the Best Buyer Personas in Sales with Leena Joshi of CloseFactor

Tank Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 38:42


What is a buyer persona and why are they important to your startup? Buyer personas are models of your ideal customer, but what is the best way to generate those personas, and more importantly, are those the right personas to model in the first place? Our guest today is Leena Joshi Co-Founder and CEO of CloseFactor, a company that helps build better buyer personas. We cover how companies can collect and use data to enhance their buyer personas to be more targeted and how CloseFactor assists in this process. We also talk about building negative buyer personas, and how startups can use all of this to their advantage.About Leena:Leena is the Co-founder & CEO of CloseFactor. She is an enterprise software GTM veteran with over 20 years of experience spanning product management, product marketing, inside sales, corporate marketing and business operations at Splunk, VMware, Redis Labs, Intel, and advanced AI company, Petuum.A word from our sponsor:At Ripple, we manage all of our fund expenses and employee credit cards using Jeeves. The team at Jeeves helped get me and my team setup with physical and virtual credit cards in days. I was able to allow my teammates to expense items in multiple currencies allowing them to pay for anything, anywhere at anytime. We weren't asked for any personal guarantees or to pay any setup or monthly SaaS fees.Not only does Jeeves save us time, but they also give us cash back on our purchases including expenses like Google, Facebook, or AWS every month. New users can earn up to 3% cashback for their first 90 days.The best part is Jeeves puts up the cash, and you settle up once every 30 days in any currency you want, unlike some other corporate card companies that make you pre-pay every month. Jeeves also recently launched its Jeeves Growth and Working Capital initiative for startups and fast-growing companies to enable more financial freedom for companies. The best thing of all is that Jeeves is live in  24 countries including Canada, US and many other countries around the world.Jeeves truly offers the best all-in-one expense management corporate card program for all startups especially the ones at Ripple and we at Tank Talks could not be more excited to officially partner with them. Listeners of Tank Talks can get set up with a demo of Jeeves today and take advantage of our Tank Talks special with a‍ $250 statement credit after the first $2,500 in spend or a $500 statement credit after the first $5000 in spend. Lastly, all Jeeves cardholders receive access to their Lounge Pass program and access to over 1300 airports globally.Visit tryjeeves.com/tanktalks to learn more.In this episode we discuss:02:33 Leena's journey before Co-Founding CloseFactor03:33 Leena's experience at Splunk05:28 What it was like to go through the Splunk and VMWare IPOs06:15 Dealing with rapid growth and hiring sprees07:27 The opportunity she saw with CloseFactor10:13 Building the initial buyer persona for CloseFactor13:32 How companies can start building their own buyer personas16:05 What early stage founders need to think about in terms of selling today's customers versus tomorrow's customers17:20 How CloseFactor helps in building buyer personas19:33 Balancing customer discovery and sales20:54 Finding customer interviewees for research22:25 Defining negative buyer personas and why they are helpful23:56 How buyer personas can help with marketing24:59 Getting internal stakeholders aligned with each persona26:16 How CloseFactor helps distill down buyer personas27:49 Early success stories on CloseFactor30:56 How CloseFactor's ICP and buyer persona has evolved32:47 Plans for CloseFactor's recent raise of $4.5M with Sequoia and BogomilFast Favorites*

HRchat Podcast
Designing LinkedIn's Culture with Steve Cadigan, Cadigan Talent Ventures

HRchat Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 23:15


The guest today is Steve Cadigan. Steve is a highly sought-after talent advisor to leaders and organizations across the globe.His work in helping shape the culture at LinkedIn led Stanford University to build a graduate-level class around this ground-breaking work. Steve is frequently asked to appear on global TV and is a frequent guest on Bloomberg West and CNBC. Today, as the Founder of the Silicon Valley-based firm, Cadigan Talent Ventures, Steve advises a wide range of innovative organizations that include Twitter, Cisco, Intel, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Salesforce, and the BBC. He is also regularly retained by some leading Venture Capital and Consulting firms such as Andreesen Horowitz, McKinsey & Company, Sequoia, and Greylock Partners for his counsel on a wide range of talent topics.Steve speaks at conferences and teaches in major universities around the world.Questions Include: You were the first CHRO hired at LinkedIn and led the company's growth up to and through what is still considered one of the most successful IPOs in modern tech. You were responsible for laying the foundation of an amazing transformative culture that has been repeatedly recognized as the gold standard for how to build culture during hyper-growth LinkedIn culture to this day is still revered for its dynamic culture and many University Business Schools have built case studies on the topic. Talk about your role at LinkedIn, the challenges, and what you're most proud of.What are the characteristics of the most successful HR leaders? You describe yourself as a "talent hacker" because you help create unique approaches to inspire success in individuals, teams, and organizations. Talk about work done at Cadigan Talent Ventures.You have been speaking a lot recently about the need for us to build a new language around work - can you share why you feel this way?Today we face one of the most dynamic moments in history when it comes to the role of HR and a changing world of work. What are you most excited about and what gives you hope that the future is bright? More About SteveThroughout his career, the teams, cultures, and organizations Steve has led and helped build have been recognized as exceptional, “world-class” performers by the Wall Street Journal and Fortune Magazine.Before launching his firm, Steve worked as an HR executive for over 25 years at a wide range of companies and industries including ESPRIT, Fireman's Fund Insurance, Cisco Systems, PMC-Sierra, Electronic Arts, and capped by serving as the first CHRO for LinkedIn from 2009 through 2012, taking the company from a private firm of 400 employees, through an IPO and helping set it up to be the powerhouse that it has become today. In 2021 Steve received the high honor of being invited by both The University of San Francisco and Stanford University to deliver their commencement speeches.We do our best to ensure editorial objectivity. The views and ideas shared by our guests and sponsors are entirely independent of The HR Gazette, HRchat Podcast and Iceni Media Inc.   

Quick Spin
2023 Toyota Sequoia Review: Doesn't Miss the V8

Quick Spin

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 15:00


To put it bluntly, the 2022 Toyota Sequoia was old. The second-generation Sequoia was launched at the end of the Bush administration. After nearly two decades in production, Toyota introduced the third generation of its Sequoia. This Sequoia follows the same formula as the similarly updated Toyota Tundra, which means that the 5.7-liter V8 is gone and a turbocharged, V6 hybrid powertrain is in its place. While the Tundra also offers a non-hybrid powertrain, the '23 Sequoia will only be available with Toyota's I-Force Max 3.5-liter V6 hybrid powertrain. This hybrid powertrain feeds power through a ten-speed automatic transmission to either the rear wheels in two-wheel-drive trim or all four wheels when ordered as such. Of course, the new Sequoia sees more than just a powertrain and features an entirely new shell and interior. On this episode of Quick Spin, host Wesley Wren climbs behind the wheel of Toyota's three-row off-roader and takes you along for the ride. Wren guides you around the new Sequoia to show off its features and new hardware before taking you along on a live drive review. Adding to the show, Wren chats with Autoweek's Mark Vaughn about the Sequoia's slow sales this year, the competitive set and more. Closing the show, the two break down what makes the new Sequoia special.

Paradigm Shift
EP30: Building web3 email, drive and docs with a privacy-first and decentralized approach, with Andrew Milich, founder of Skiff ($10M Series A led by Sequoia)

Paradigm Shift

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 43:53


Andrew is the founder of Skiff, which is a privacy-first, end-to-end encrypted, wallet native workspace with email, file sharing, and collaboration.Skiff has hundreds of thousands of users and is part of a broader trend towards privacy-first and decentralization. Skiff is backed by Sequoia Capital who led their seed and Series A.In this conversation we discuss Andrew's path to building privacy-first products, approach to finding Product-Market Fit with Skiff, and the various tarde-offs and opportunities when building privacy-forward and web3/decentralized products.This was a really fun conversation and we learnt so much about what why privacy products matter, their path to increasing mainstream adoption, the business models that are working, and how companies like Skiff are taking us into an exciting future where technology continues to democratize and protect privacy and digital freedom.Topics discussed:How did you end up working on privacy-first products?What is your vision for Skiff and what does the product to today?How did you approach integrating crypto login with meta-mask and decentralization?How did you approach being privacy-first from the ground up? How does that affect the user experience and user journey?How did you approach the trade-offs between building on centralized and decentralized APIs/components for the best user experience? Eg: onboarding, account recovery, etc.How did you approach e2e encryption and interoperability when building a privacy-first Skiff email product?How did you get started building the initial Skiff MVP and who was your first user?What are your thoughts on competing with very mature incumbent products like GMail, Drive, Notion and Evernote? How have you approached it?How did you build conviction in the opportunity around Skiff and the market opportunity?What have you noticed are some triggers that make people switch to a privacy-first email or collaboration product like Skiff? What are some archetypes of people who seek out these products and switch?Since you don't track your users, how do you figure out who they are, what they want and figure out how to improve the product?How do you think about the global opportunity and internationalization?How do you cross the user adoption chasm to mainstream adoption from where we are today to privacy-first networked products like email?How do you think about business models for Skiff and privacy products?What made you decide to be consumer first vs enterprise and b2b focused?Who should use Skiff and how should they use it?Zooming out what are some areas in the privacy space that you're most excited about?Closeout questions: what is the most challenging or difficult feedback you've received and how have you processed it? What are some superpowers you've identified in yourself that you like to lean on?LinksFollow Andrew and Skiff on TwitterSignup for Skiff for end to end encrypted web3 email, drive and docsHit subscribe to keep up with new episodes!Follow Ashish and Zane on Twitter for summariesClick here to share feedback — it only takes a minute

Hope in Christ Church Audio Podcast

Sermon from Sunday, October 30 2022 from Hope in Christ Church located in Albuquerque, NM.

Equity
I regret to inform you that Elon has something to do with this

Equity

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 34:57 Very Popular


Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.We hope that you are in good form this Friday, alive, well, and ready to rock. We certainly were. And in a change of pace, as our dear Mary Ann was off this week, the excellent Anita Ramaswamy joined Natasha Mascarenhas and Alex Wilhelm on the mics. (Theresa, as per usual, held down the production front!)What did we merry three get into? The following:Quick Hits: Launch House is shaking up its legal team as it sifts through what is left of its reputation; Sequoia India is still making big edtech bets; and BeReal is wealthy and, in our view, pretty cool. But does it have the staying power it will need?Twitter layoffs: When we prepped for the show, it seemed that massive Twitter layoffs could impact up to 75% of the company's staff. Since then, the figure has come down some. How much? That's not clear, but what is is the fact that Twitter's new chapter is supposed to begin, and soon.King Apple: The multi-front war attacking Apple's massive, and pervasive demand that it gets 30% of all transaction value on the App Store continues to rack up detractors. This time? NFT and other crypto fans. China: We closed on a brief riff on Chinese startups!We are back Monday for a spooky episode!Equity drops at 7 a.m. PT every Monday and Wednesday, and at 6 a.m. PT on Fridays, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the casts. TechCrunch also has a great show on crypto, a show that interviews founders, one that details how our stories come together, and more!

The Villain Was Right
214: The Ring (with Sequoia Simone)

The Villain Was Right

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 64:56


Samara has always been the oddball of her small island community but knows she has something very special to share with the world, even if her horse-obsessed mother doesn't approve. Against her mother's wishes, Samara sets her sights on the big city to find an audience for her work and prove that nothing, not even death, can stop this budding filmmaker. With special guest Sequoia Simone from the “But Make it Scary” Podcast (@butmakeitscary) Looking for a tee with the best nerdy designs by independent artists from around the web? Check out www.TeePublic.com or discover our favourite designs at www.vwrstore.fromsuperheroes.com We're going to doing a LIVE episode of The Villain Was Right on Twitch as part of Extra Life's Game Day, a 24 hour gaming marathon on November 5th, 2022. With all proceeds going to support Sick Kids Hospital. Hosted by The From Superheroes Network with a variety of events including; gaming, live podcast tapings, watch parties, and more surprises to be planned. VISIT EXTRALIFE.FROMSUPERHEROES.COM TODAY to donate, learn more, and follow us on twitch so that you don't miss it. Produced by Andrew Ivimey as part of The From Superheroes Network. Visit www.FromSuperheroes.com for more podcasts, articles, YouTube series, web comics, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Marketing AI Show
#22: Adobe Adopts AI Images, DALL-E 2 for Product Design & Sequoia Capital Goes All-In on Generative AI

The Marketing AI Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 36:41


Paul and Mike return, discussing three more hot topics in the world of artificial intelligence. Adobe, along with many other innovators, has been experimenting with Generative AI. It is a transformational technology, one that will accelerate the ways artists brainstorm and explore creative avenues — and make creativity accessible to millions more people. At the same time, like many new technologies, Generative AI has raised valid concerns. Among the questions: How is the work of creative people being used to train AI models? And how will we know whether something we see was created by a human or a computer? Next, New York City-based CALA, a startup that bills itself as the “world's first operating system for fashion,” offers a digital platform (including a mobile app launched in March) that allows creators to design and produce clothing lines, unifying the process from product ideation through order fulfillment. With the addition of DALL-E-powered text-to-image generating tools, users can generate new visual design ideas from natural text descriptions or uploaded reference images – which the company says are first-of-its-kind capabilities for the fashion industry. And finally, Sequoia Capital just signaled that they're all-in on generative AI. Sequoia is one of the best-known venture capital firms on the planet, with decades of experience investing in some of tech's biggest names like Apple, Google, Instagram, LinkedIn, and PayPal. Recently, Sequoia published a post called “Generative AI: A Creative New World,” where they laid out their position on generative AI tools like Jasper, DALL-E 2, Stable Diffusion, and others taking the world by storm. Listen to the conversation.

Saka's Is That So
EP 41 - Starting and Running a Business through VC Investment - a conversation with Christian Facey

Saka's Is That So

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 30:18


In this episode, Saka talks to Christian Facey about how his successful business venture, Audiomob, started and is running through the use of VC funding and investment. Christian is currently the CEO and co-founder of AudioMob, the world's first non-interrupting gaming advertising solution that allows game developers to monetize their audience via audio advertising. AudioMob, is a VC backed company and recently closed $14m in funding at a $110M valuation, with Investors such as LightSpeed Ventures, Makers Fund, Google, Supernode Global and Atomico's / Sequoia's angel fund. As Founder and CEO, he is focused on creating a brand safe, flexible in-game audio ad platform that is proven to significantly elevate engagement for advertisers and revenue for publishers. In his spare time, he is a hip-hop and jazz producer having taken recent influences from Logic and Jamiroquai, and he has long enjoyed game development. If you think you or someone you know would like to chat with Saka in an exclusive interview, please get in touch!

Acquired LP Show
The Profitable B2B Growth Playbook and Mutiny's Story

Acquired LP Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 68:42


The CEO of Mutiny, Jaleh Rezaei, joins us to talk about the playbook to profitably grow a B2B company — something particularly useful for founders in 2022! Jaleh was Gusto's first head of marketing (and before that worked at VMware and Sequoia), and has since gone on to build Mutiny, which helps B2B companies dynamically optimize their websites for conversion and has raised over $70m from Sequoia, Insight, Tiger and other great investors. Links: Acquired Qualcomm Live Show at Breakpoint 2022! Follow Jaleh on Twitter The 2022 Acquired Survey! The Acquired Merch Store The Acquired Slack

Disney Travel Tales
Episode #54 Judie and Her Husband Visit Disneyland Paris and Stay On Site at The Sequoia Resort

Disney Travel Tales

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 82:10


Judie and her husband visit Disneyland Paris in October 2022. Their trip is absolutely amazing and if you have ever wondered what Disneyland Paris is like then you will love this episode.Visit Judie on Instagram HEREWant to go to Disney? Guess what...I want to help you make your travel dreams a reality!Click HERE for your free no obligation quoteIf you are enjoying the show consider leaving a positive review on Apple Podcasts!  This is the best way to help the show grow!Traveling to a Disney park, cruise or Aulani and want to be on the show? Click HERE to fill out a form and Jenny will be in contact with you!Visit our Instagram page at disneytraveltalesVisit us on Facebook at Jenny with Trolley Lane Travel,  LLCEmail me at jenny@trolleylanetravel.comThis episode is sponsored by ME, Jenny with Trolley Lane Travel. If you are interested in traveling and need help planning your trip contact Jenny at jenny@trolleylanetravel.com or visit my Facebook page at Jenny with Trolley Lane Travel, LLC for your free no obligation quote. I want to help you plan your next magical vacation! I will take out all the stress of planning so you are only left to enjoy your trip. Some of my services include, making your hotel reservation, transportation reservations, advanced dining reservations and giving you my phone number so at any time before or even on your trip you can contact me! I can also create a list of snacks and rides at each park tailored to your family.

The Desi VC: Indian Venture Capital | Angel Investors | Startups | VC
E90: Srikanth Iyer (Co-founder & CEO, HomeLane)

The Desi VC: Indian Venture Capital | Angel Investors | Startups | VC

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 70:25


Srikanth Iyer is the Co-founder & CEO of HomeLane, India's largest startup in the home decor space, backed by Sequoia, Accel, Stride Ventures, IIFL Asset Management among others investors. Srikanth is a serial entrepreneur and industry leader, having started his entrepreneurial journey as the co-founder of Edurite Technologies, which eventually was acquired by Pearson India, where he spent the next few years as the CEO and responsible for bringing technology enabled education to millions of schools in India and making Pearson a leading player in Indian education. He is also a Venture partner with Unitus Ventures, an impact fund focused on India.Episode notes: 1. Where does Srikanth find the courage to enter and dominate industries in which he has no or little prior experience? (3:56)2. Framework to excel as a generalist in business (8:33)3. Developing stronger leaders within an organization (14:48)4. How to the best people at various stages of company development (20:50)5. Mantra for building successful businesses (29:00)6. Keeping it simple in business (39:39)7. Values, culture and teams at the early-stage vs later-stage (51:07)8. Srikanth's advice to younger self (1:05:53). . . Social links:HomeLane on Twitter: https://twitter.com/homelanedecorsSrikanth Iyer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/srikanthiyPodcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thedesi_vcAkash Bhat on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bhatvakashPodcast on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thedesivcAkash Bhat on Instagram: https://instagram.com/bhatvakash

Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio
Landis: Disrupting the Real Estate Industry

Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 22:34


Head of Sales Mark Schlosser with Landis joins the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio podcast to talk about the market's impact on the company, its partnership with agents and brokers, as well as the questionable reputation of the traditional rent-to-own process. Schlosser joins host Carol Morgan on the All About Real Estate segment. A father of two beautiful babies, Schlosser loves to spend time with his children and always puts his family first. After working six years in cyber security for various industries and companies, Schlosser began his job as Head of Sales at Landis. He leads a team that operates markets with brokerages and agents to ensure partners are set up for success while working with Landis. Landis is a homeownership company that transitions renters into homeowners. The company provides programs to clients, ranging from one to two years, that offer coaching and mortgage preparation after purchasing a home from Landis. The design of these programs prepare clients for the responsibility of homeownership. Landis partners with agents who receive full MLS commission to help convert their clients into homeowners through its program. The homeownership company empowers its agents and partners with technology, such as a complete CRM and a Landis U system full of courses and curriculum to make agents and partners as autonomous as possible. Landis also has feet on the ground to incorporate human touch. Schlosser said, “For our agents and partners, it's not just about the commission aspect. It's about so much more. It's about creating a great experience.” Preferring the phrase “homeownership company” over “rent-to-own,” Landis is a modern-day twist on the traditional concept. The main difference of the company process being the true alignment of creating homeownership. The company's criteria, financial coaching and taking clients within its program seriously are just a few reasons why 80% of its clients transition to homeownership. Schlosser said, “We have investors such as NAR, Sequoia, Will Smith and Jay-Z.” With his cyber security background, Schlosser believes that the technology aspect within the real estate industry has much room for improvement. While human touch will always be necessary for the industry, there are several ways to accelerate areas in enhancing standards, guidelines and technologies. Schlosser said, “The one thing I absolutely know about the real estate industry is it can and should be disrupted.” The uncertainty surrounding today's market has lined Landis and its clients up for short- and long-term success. With thoughts of “I don't know” floating within the market, the program available through Landis provides its clients with predictability. Landis also provides clients with all-cash offers, making offers more attractive to sellers. Recently, Landis announced its Series B funding of $40 million from investors such as GV, NAR, Jay-Z's Roc Nation fund Arrive, Sequoia and more! The company will use the additional funding to grow its team, improve its program and add new markets. Providing support and coaching to clients, $2 million of the fund will be exclusively for the advancement of the company's program to help its clients become homeowners. Tune into the full interview above to learn more about Landis or visit www.Landis.com. Never miss an episode of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio! Subscribe to the podcast here. You can also get a recap of any past episode on the Radio page. Listen to the full interview above! A special thank you to Denim Marketing for sponsoring Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. A comfortable fit for companies of all shapes and sizes, Denim Marketing understands marketing strategies are not one-size-fits-all. The agency works with your company to create a perfectly tailored marketing strategy that will adhere to your specific needs and niche. Try Denim Marketing on for size by calling 770-383-3360 or by visiting www.DenimMarketing.com.

The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch
20VC: Dropbox's Drew Houston on Leadership; Hiring, Firing, Breakpoints in Company Scaling, The Story of Nearly Getting Acquired by Steve Jobs and Apple, How Founders Should Think Through Potential Investors and Acquisitions

The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 43:59


Drew Houston is the Co-Founder and CEO @ Dropbox, for over 700 million users and +600,000 teams, Dropbox is the choice for storing and sharing their most important files. Prior to their IPO in 2018, Drew raised funding from some of the best including Sequoia, Index, Greylock, and IVP to name a few. Drew also currently sits on the board of Meta and is a seasoned angel with a portfolio including Gusto, Scale AI, Pilot and Superhuman to name a few. Prior to Dropbox, Drew founded Accolade, a bootstrapped online SAT prep company he started while in college. In Today's Episode with Drew Houston We Discuss: 1.) Entry into Startups and Y Combinator: How did Drew make his way into the world of startups with an SAT prep planning startup? How did Drew convince Paul Graham to accept him and Dropbox into Y Combinator? If we are all a function of our pasts, what is Drew running towards and what is he running away from? 2.) Drew Houston: The Leader and CEO: How does Drew define "high performance" today? How would Drew describe his style of management? How has it changed over time? How did taking an enneagram test change how Drew leads? What did he learn? What have been Drew's biggest hiring mistakes? What mistakes does he see others make? What have been Drew's biggest lessons in how to let people go the right way? 3.) Crucible Moments: Getting Sequoia, Acquisitions and Steve Jobs: How did Drew convince the Sequoia team to invest in Dropbox? How did it all start in a rug shop thanks to Pejman Nozad @ Pear? Has Drew had opportunities to sell the company? Why did he not take them? How does he advise founders on the decision to sell or not? How did Drew come to meet Steve Jobs? How did the meeting go? 4.) Drew Houston: AMA: Is Dropbox a B2B company or a B2C company? What is the hardest element of Drew's role with Dropbox? What has Drew recently changed his mind on? When press cycles were against him, how did Drew get through those tough times? What is Drew's biggest takeaway from joining the Meta board? Items Mentioned In Today's Episode: Drew's Fave Book: High Output Management by And

The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch
20VC: Why Remote Work Does Not Work, Why The CEO Should Make As Few Decisions As Possible, Why Our Jobs Are Not As Hard As We Think and How To Assess Talent and Potential As a Result with Tristan Handy, Founder & CEO @ dbt Labs

The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 43:03


Tristan Handy is the Founder and CEO @ dbt, a data transformation tool that enables data analysts and engineers to transform, test and document data in the cloud data warehouse. To date, Tristan has raised over $400M from the likes of Sequoia, Altimeter, Coatue, ICONIQ and GV with the latest funding round valuing the company at $4.2BN. Prior to founding dbt, Tristan was the VP Marketing @ RJ Metrics and got his break in the world of startups through former 20VC guest, Anthony Casalena with a Director of Operations role at Squarespace. In Today's Episode with Tristan Handy: 1.) Entry into Startups: How did Tristan make his way into the world of startups with his first role at Squarespace? How did Tristan's time with Squarespace impact how he builds dbt today? What does Tristan know now that he wishes he had known when he founded dbt? 2.) Our Jobs Are Not That Hard: Why does Tristan believe that our jobs are not that hard? If going down this line, how does Tristan hire? What does he look for? How does he test for it? When does experience matter? When does it not matter? 3.) dbt: The Company Why does Tristan believe that remote work does not work? What financial packages have dbt put in place to allow their employees this physical interaction? What does Tristan believe is the hardest element of building a hybrid company? When does everything start to break? What are the biggest lessons Tristan and dbt have taken from Gitlab? 4.) Tristan: The Leader How does Tristan conduct and execute on the best performance reviews? How does Tristan create an environment of safety where people feel they can be honest and transparent? What are the elements that you cannot be transparent on? Where does transparency break down? 5.) Trading Freedom for Scale: dbt could have been a small and super profitable company, why did Tristan decide to trade off the freedom and raise big from VCs? How did Tristan raise over $414M without ever talking about an efficiency metric? Is Tristan concerned about living into the $4.2BN valuation in what is a very different time? With the benefit of hindsight, is Tristan pleased he went big and raised venture?

Poured Over
Sequoia Nagamatsu on HOW HIGH WE GO IN THE DARK

Poured Over

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 48:39


"I think the knee-jerk reaction to pandemic literature — that I think a lot of readers might have as well, I don't want to read that because it's going to be triggering, it's going to be about, you know, CDC scientists brushing against the clock — there are actually very few pandemic novels that I can think of that actually operate on that level. They're thinking about Hollywood, probably, and not about literature. Most plague literature that I can think of, or dystopian literature generally, is about hope. It's about relationships, and family and the tiny little movements that occur in the wake of some sort of tragedy, the search for connection." Sequoia Nagamatsu's novel-in-stories, How High We Go in the Dark, is an absolute delight, even when the darkness shows (think Sea of Tranquility or Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel or Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell). He joins us on the show to talk about hope and love and grief, being a Bad Asian, music (and other soundtracks) connecting characters and story points, what surprised him as he was writing, his literary inspirations (starting with Italo Calvino) and more with Poured Over's host, Miwa Messer. And we end this episode with TBR Topoff book recommendations from Marc and Becky. Featured Books (Episode): How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu The Dead Fish Museum by Charles D'Ambrosio   Featured Books (TBR Topoff): On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr Poured Over is produced and hosted by Miwa Messer and mixed by Harry Liang. Follow us here for new episodes Tuesdays and Thursdays (with occasional Saturdays).

Empire
Sequoia's Crypto Thesis | Michelle Bailhe Fradin

Empire

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 58:47


In this episode of Empire, Jason is joined by Michelle Bailhe Fradin, Partner at Sequoia for a wide ranging discussion on venture capital in crypto. Michelle shares her thoughts on the fat protocol thesis, how infrastructure development is necessary for application growth, changing business models during a bear market and what the biggest opportunities for growth are in this environment. To hear all of this and more, you'll have to tune in! -- Follow Michelle: https://twitter.com/michellebailhe Follow Jason: https://twitter.com/JasonYanowitz Follow Empire: https://twitter.com/theempirepod Get top market insights and the latest in crypto news. Subscribe to Blockworks Daily Newsletter: https://blockworks.co/newsletter/ -- Circle's USDC has quickly become one of the most trusted and widely used stablecoins because of its composability, stability and reserve transparency. As a seamless, trusted digital currency, USDC is a zero-to-one opportunity for the global financial system. Check out their Transparency Hub at circle.com/transparency that outlines everything from links to USDC weekly reserve reports, monthly attestations, and blog posts written by their executive team highlighting how and why USDC was built the way it is. -- Timestamps: (00:00) Introduction (01:05) Ask Not Wen Moon–Ask Why Moon (04:34) The Fat Protocol Thesis (12:58) The Myth of The Infrastructure Phase (16:57) Where Is Sequoia Seeing Opportunity In Crypto? (18:53) The State of Crypto VC Funding (23:10) Circle Ad (24:52) What Metrics Do VC's Track In Crypto? (33:29) How Business Models Change In A Bear Market (36:12) Rethinking Crypto Business Models (38:19) How Active Is Sequoia In Governance? (39:52) Michelle's Thesis On DAOs (48:02) How The VC Landscape Is Changing (53:33) Opportunities Outside of Crypto - - Referenced In The Show:  Ask Not Wen Moon–Ask Why Moon: https://www.sequoiacap.com/article/ask-not-wen-moon-ask-why-moon/  Fat Protocols https://www.usv.com/writing/2016/08/fat-protocols/  The Myth of The Infrastructure Phase: https://www.usv.com/writing/2018/10/the-myth-of-the-infrastructure-phase/ -- Disclaimer: Nothing said on Empire is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Santiago, Jason, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

372 Pages We'll Never Get Back
Episode 129 – Super Constitution Ep 4 – Miss Sequoia, AOOOOgaaaa!

372 Pages We'll Never Get Back

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 129:11


Support the podcast on Patreon! Once we hit 1000 supporters, Mike will watch Forrest Gump for the first time as a live watchalong! patreon.com/372pages Well, we're one ep away from being done with Charles Kim's ̶i̶n̶s̶a̶n̶e̶, u̶n̶h̶i̶n̶g̶e̶d̶ m̶a̶n̶i̶f̶e̶s̶t̶o̶ novel and one thing is becoming clear: unless you hold multiple degrees from Ivy League institutions he … Continue reading "Episode 129 – Super Constitution Ep 4 – Miss Sequoia, AOOOOgaaaa!"

The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch
20VC: Rippling's Parker Conrad on The Four Main Benefits From Building a Compound Startup | Why There Should Never Be a Trade-Off Between Speed and Quality | How Zenefits Gave Parker a Chip on the Shoulder and Why That is so Important?

The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 45:04


Parker Conrad is the Founder & CEO @ Rippling, the company that lets you easily manage your employees' payroll, benefits, expenses, devices, apps & more—in one place. To date, Parker has raised over $697M for Rippling from some of the best including Sequoia, Founders Fund, Greenoaks, Bedrock, Kleiner Perkins and Initialized to name a few. Prior to founding Rippling, Parker was the Co-Founder and CEO @ Zenefits and if that was not enough, Parker is also a prominent angel having invested in the likes of Census, Pulley and then also AgentSync and TrueNorth, alongside 20VC Fund. In Today's Episode with Parker Conrad: 1.) Entry in Startups and Zenefits: How did Parker make his way into the world of startups? How did Parker end up being kicked out of his own company, Zenefits? How did he respond? How did that experience of being kicked out of Zenefits inspire him to build Rippling? 2.) Parker Conrad: The Leader: How does Parker define "high performance"? How would Parker describe his leadership style today? Why does Parker fundamentally disagree that with speed comes a trade-off in quality? How does Parker ensure Rippling does all things fast and to the best of its ability? How would Parker break down his decision-making framework today? How does he decide what to prioritize vs not? How does he decide what to delegate vs not? What are Parker's biggest insecurities in leadership today? How have they changed over time? What does Parker do to combat and mitigate them? 3.) Rippling: The Compound Startup How does Parker define a compound startup? What types of business do this verticalized approach work for vs not work for? What does Parker believe are the 4 core benefits of this approach? What are the single biggest challenges of building a compound startup? 4.) Rippling: The Economics: How does this compound startup approach impact ability to cross-sell? How much net new ARR today comes from cross-sell? What have been some of Rippling's biggest lessons on what it takes to do cross-sell so effectively? How do the margin profiles differ across their different products? How have the margin profiles changed over time? Why does Parker not believe that most startup margins are accurate? How does the compound startup approach change the amount invested in R&D? How does that impact the fundraising requirements of the business? 5.) Rippling: The Partner Ecosystem: How does Rippling think about building out the best partner ecosystem? What will it take for that to work? Why do Rippling want to introduce services that compete with their own products? Why do they not only build their own? How do the margins differ when comparing revenue share on partner products vs Rippling products? What are the single biggest barriers to this partner ecosystem working?