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The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch
20VC: Why 95% of Venture Capital is Not Really "Venture Capital" | The Five Core Levers Needed To Assess Risk and Price a Startup | The Future of Venture; Who Wins, Who Loses, What Happens to the Crossover Funds with Will Quist, Partner @ Slow Ventures

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

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 45:53 Very Popular


Will Quist is a Partner @ Slow Ventures. Over the last decade, the team at Slow Ventures have invested in the earliest rounds of over 500 companies including Robinhood, NextDoor, Airtable, Solana and many more. As for Will, prior to Slow he spent over 8 years at Industry Ventures and before industry, cut his teeth in the world of finance at Banc of America. In Todays Episode with Will Quist We Discuss: 1.) Entry into Venture: How Will made his way from 6th generation San Francisco to Partner @ Slow? What are 1-2 of the biggest takeaways from his early 1-1s with Don Valentine? What does Will know now that he wishes he had known when he started in venture with Industry? 2.) WTF Really is Venture Capital? Why does Will believe that 95% of venture capital today is not really venture capital? What is true venture capital in Will's mind? How does Will divide the world of VC into two with; venture classic and new venture? How are they different? How are their return profiles different? 3.) The Questions: Discovering Greatness: Why does Will believe “for the most part, investors across asset classes are just asking the same questions”? What are those questions? What different answers are each looking for? What are the 5 core questions that will needs to understand to determine conviction and accurately price an asset? How does Will think through and analyze the question when meeting founders of; “what needs to come true for this business to become a great business”? 4.) The Future of Venture Capital: How does Will predict the venture capital ecosystem will look in 5 and then 10 years? What are the most concerning traits of the venture ecosystem for Will today? Who will be the winners of the next decade? Who will be the losers? What happens to the crossover funds? What will happen to Tiger?

Mint | Where Crypto Meets Creators
Shorts | Megan Lightcap: My Point of View On Social Tokens

Mint | Where Crypto Meets Creators

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 2:34


Slow Ventures' Megan Lightcap, interviews me this time and has me share my take on social tokens in todays market.Full episodeSeason 6 Episode 5About Mint ShortsEnjoy the best moments from the podcast in bite-size segments.---------------------------------------------------------------------------Sign up for Adam Levy's newsletterhttps://levychain.substack.com---------------------------------------------------------------------------Follow Adam Levy on social media:Twitter:https://twitter.com/levychainInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/levychainLinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/levy-adamWebsite:https://adamlevy.io

Mint | Where Crypto Meets Creators
Crypto Creator Economy Roundtable with Megan Lightcap of Slow Ventures

Mint | Where Crypto Meets Creators

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 45:16


Mint Season 6 episode 5 welcomes a fun conversation between Slow Ventures' Creator Principal Megan Lightcap and Mint host Adam Levy on the pseudonymous creator economy, why on-chain data is the most exciting opportunity for creators, Time Stamps00:12 - Intro04:17 - Recapping NFT NYC08:39 - How Does Web3 Empower Creators?15:12 - The Divide Between Web2 Creators and Web3 Creators24:29 - Thoughts Around Social Tokens29:26 - How Creators Should Use On-chain Data to Serve Their Communities36:40 - Pseudonymous Creator Economy40:33 - Advice for Web2 Creators Entering Web3Additional ResourcesEpisode Timestamps and TranscriptsSlow's YouTube channelMegan Lightcap's LinkedinSlow Ventures' Website---------------------------------------------------------------------------Claim Season 6 NFThttps://adamlevy.io/nft/---------------------------------------------------------------------------Support Season 6's NFT Sponsors

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: How Much Privacy and Decentralization Really Matter, Feat. Jill Gunter

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 48:03 Very Popular


The investor and crypto privacy entrepreneur reflects on the Tornado Cash sanctions.This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Chainalysis, FTX US and NEAR.NLW is joined today by Jill Gunter, a co-founder of the Open Money Initiative, a venture partner at Slow Ventures and the chief strategy officer at Espresso Systems. In this conversation, they discuss why the U.S. Treasury Department might have chosen an action that seemingly leaves them open to much legal recourse, and why part of the answer might be technological not political. -Nexo is a security-first platform where you can buy, exchange and borrow against your crypto. The company safeguards your crypto by relying on five key fundamentals including real-time auditing and insurance on custodial assets. Learn more at nexo.io.-Chainalysis is the blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services and research to government agencies, exchanges, financial institutions and insurance and cybersecurity companies. Our data powers investigation, compliance and market intelligence software that has been used to solve some of the world's most high-profile criminal cases. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com.-FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.-NEAR is a simple, revolutionary Web3 platform for decentralized apps, created by developers for developers. More than 700 projects are now building on NEAR's fast, secure and infinitely scalable protocol, from DeFi apps to play-and-earn games, NFT marketplaces and more. Start your developer journey now by visiting NEAR at near.org.-I.D.E.A.S. 2022 by CoinDesk facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance through the presenter's mainstage, capital allocation meeting rooms and sponsor expo floor. Use code BREAKDOWN20 for 20% off the General Pass. Learn more and register: coindesk.com/ideas-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore, aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and Eleanor Pahl. Research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsors is “The Now” by Aaron Sprinkle. Image credit: Malte Mueller/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Three Cartoon Avatars
EP 27: Convo with Lux's Josh Wolfe and Our Best/Worst Crypto Debate with Slow Venture's Sam Lessin

Three Cartoon Avatars

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 143:39 Very Popular


(1:27) – Welcome Josh Wolfe(3:10) – Market updates(13:21) – Anti-bubble(16:28) – Consolidation(19:57) – Everything times pi(22:35) – Welcome Sam Lessin(25:43) – NY tech founders in ‘07(30:44) – Slow Ventures(33:12) – The crypto debate begins(41:57) – On chain real estate(49:19) – Legal protections(1:03:10) – Does it hold up in court?(1:09:52) – Final walk through(1:14:42) – Bearer bonds(1:19:58) – Zach's reasons against crypto(1:31:37) – Zach's point(1:33:51) – Carta for your DAU(1:37:11) – Back to liquidity(1:41:24) – Why is it not awesome?(1:45:17) – Users(1:52:40) – Unsettled case law(2:00:29) – Final arguments(2:04:10) – The boiling point(2:06:59) – Maybe we can publish this part(2:12:15) – Zach ending(2:22:08) - Outro Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 

Chain Reaction
Why are there so many blockchains? (with Jill Gunter)

Chain Reaction

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 35:02


Welcome back, this week Lucas and Anita break down the chaotic rollout of Ethereum's biggest drop yet — a virtual land sale for the Bored Apes metaverse. The startup behind it banked more than $400 million in the sale, but the auction of land tiles called Otherdeeds brought the Ethereum blockchain to a crashing halt, leaving users paying exorbitant transaction fees worth thousands and tens of thousands of dollars just to buy themselves some monkey land.Beyond that, they discuss Wikipedia's abandonment of crypto donations after a vote from the Wikimedia Foundation's editors and how the SEC is bulking up its crypto crime division with a few new hires that are tasked with the daunting challenge of policing web3.In their interview this week, Lucas and Anita chat with Jill Gunter. Jill is a crypto VC at Slow Ventures and the co-founder of Espresso Systems — a startup building a privacy-centric blockchain. Listen along as they get her take on why there are so many blockchains out there and whether we're headed towards a future where one blockchain rules them all.Subscribe to the Chain Reaction newsletter to dive deeper: https://techcrunch.com/newsletters

The Dandelion Effect
Dave Morin: Seeking Balance in the Age of Technology

The Dandelion Effect

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 65:08 Transcription Available


Dave Morin is an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, born and raised in Helena, MT. Currently, he is Co-Founder of Offline Ventures, an investing and inventing company focused on the creation of humanist technology and serving founder potential, and is Chairman of Esalen Institute, a leading center for exploring and realizing human potential through experience, education, and research.Early in his career, Dave was the 29th employee at Facebook and his first job upon moving to San Francisco was at Apple. Needless to say, he's been on the forefront of tech innovation since the start of the internet in the 90s, and over the last couple decades has co-founded and managed a handful of ventures in this realm: Path, a company dedicated to being a source of happiness, meaning, and connection through simplicity and privacy in social networking technology; Slow Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture fund that champions long term thinking and serves a community of over 300 of the most innovative startups in the world; and Sunrise, a nonprofit focused on bringing together science, spirituality, technology, and design to revolutionize how humans experience depression.In today's conversation, we talk about his path from a ski racer in small town Montana to an angel investor and serial entrepreneur smack in the middle of the tech capital of the country, Silicon Valley, California. Recognizing early on that his brain was different than most other kids, Dave describes his childhood as one of looking for belonging, and he found solace and stimulation at his grandfather's house while playing on one of the earliest computer models ever made. He was also serendipitously introduced to Aikido, a Japanese martial art, through his best friend's uncle, and that began his lifelong foray into eastern philosophy, self awareness and contemplative practices.We tackle a big topic today—mental health in the age of technology—and while this interview just scratches the surface of the immensity of this conversation, I hope you walk away with an understanding of the nuance of our current predicament, the good and bad of modern technology, the intent with which it was originally created, and the knowing that there are people like Dave out there, pouring themselves into ideas like Web3, and how to make our interactions with these tools safer, healthier and more human.Offline VenturesSunriseEsalen InstituteSupport the show (https://featheredpipe.com/gratitude/)

The Defiant
Jill Gunter Talks Crypto's Role in Emerging Markets and Building Scaling Solution Espresso Systems

The Defiant

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 61:14


Jill Gunter is the co-founder and chief strategy officer at scaling solution Espresso Systems and a venture partner at Slow Ventures. She became interested in Bitcoin via her experience with Latin American markets — which is somewhat of a pattern in the space. She was a debt trader at Goldman Sachs, focusing on Argentina and Venezuelan bonds, and saw crypto's potential to help those in corrupt or repressive regimes. She continued exploring how crypto can help skirt currency controls and enable more global and efficient markets, and we discuss how those themes are playing out right now in the war in Ukraine. We talk about how Jill went from Wall Street to crypto, and from VC to founder. Her latest venture is Espresso Systems, which aims to bring scalability and privacy to web3. Thanking our podcast sponsors: 0x/Matcha makes sure you're getting the best possible price by routing trades over various DEXs, without taking commissions. Head over to matcha.xyz/defiant. Eden Network is a next-generation private transaction service for Ethereum, providing traders with MEV protection by submitting transactions directly to miners and away from the prying eyes of harmful bots. 1inch finds the best rates across multiple networks. Why use a single DEX when you can use them all? Find your best deal at 1inch. Sperax has created $USDs, the stablecoin that generates passive income for holders. Thanks to the Auto-Yield feature, it pays to hold $USDs. Try it yourself here!

The Road Untraveled: VC Perspectives with Brian Hollins
The SLOW Burn - Sam Lessin on thinking outside the box, investing in human potential, and what he has learned building Slow Ventures

The Road Untraveled: VC Perspectives with Brian Hollins

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 28:10


Sam Lessin - General Partner at Slow Ventures. He has co-founded two companies, Fin and Drop.io (acquired by Facebook in 2010). Between 2010 and 2014 Sam was a VP of product management at Facebook, where he managed the People, Places, and Things product group and the Identity product group. Sam started his career at Bain and Company and attended Harvard as part of the graduating class of 2005. Things we cover: Starting Slow Ventures and working with notable companies early on in their creation such as Birchbox, Venmo, and many more Sam's unique funding ideology and the importance of building a thesis The new Human Potential Initiative, in which Slow Ventures invests directly into individuals rather than their businesses The passion factor that is needed when working with founders and startups Sam's opinion on investing in friends and working closely with people that you trust and respect

Long Reads Live
The Geopolitics of Crypto, With Jill Gunter

Long Reads Live

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 55:37


This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Arculus and FTX US.    Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW is joined by Espresso Systems co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Jill Gunter. She is also an investor with Slow Ventures and the former co-founder of the Open Money Initiative. In this discussion, they cover: The impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on crypto and the global money system  The evolution of the crypto industry since the last crypto winter  Changing consumer expectations around privacy  And more    Find our guest on Twitter: @jillrgunter  - From cash to crypto in no time with Nexo. Invest in hot coins and swap between exclusive pairs for cash back, earn up to 17% interest on your idle crypto assets and borrow against them for instant liquidity. Simple and secure. Head on to nexo.io and get started now. - Arculus™ is the next-gen cold storage wallet for your crypto. The sleek, metal Arculus Key™ Card authenticates with the Arculus Wallet™ App, providing a simpler, safer and more secure solution to store, send, receive, buy and swap your crypto. Buy now at amazon.com. - FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today. - Consensus 2022, the industry's most influential event, is happening June 9–12 in Austin, TX. If you're looking to immerse yourself in the fast-moving world of crypto, Web 3 and NFTs, this is the festival experience for you. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass at www.coindesk.com/consensus2022. Enjoying this content?   SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast Apple:  https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1438693620?at=1000lSDb Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/538vuul1PuorUDwgkC8JWF?si=ddSvD-HST2e_E7wgxcjtfQ Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9ubHdjcnlwdG8ubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M=   Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8   Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW   - “The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “I Don't Know How To Explain It” by Aaron Sprinkle. Image credit: paparazzit/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8. 

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: The Geopolitics of Crypto, With Jill Gunter

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 55:36 Very Popular


The Expresso Systems strategist joins to discuss bitcoin, macro, politics and more. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Arculus and FTX US. Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW is joined by Espresso Systems co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Jill Gunter. She is also an investor with Slow Ventures and the former co-founder of the Open Money Initiative. In this discussion, they cover:The impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on crypto and the global money system The evolution of the crypto industry since the last crypto winter Changing consumer expectations around privacy And more Find our guest on Twitter: @jillrgunter -From cash to crypto in no time with Nexo. Invest in hot coins and swap between exclusive pairs for cash back, earn up to 17% interest on your idle crypto assets and borrow against them for instant liquidity. Simple and secure. Head on to nexo.io and get started now.-Arculus™ is the next-gen cold storage wallet for your crypto. The sleek, metal Arculus Key™ Card authenticates with the Arculus Wallet™ App, providing a simpler, safer and more secure solution to store, send, receive, buy and swap your crypto. Buy now at amazon.com.-FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.-Consensus 2022, the industry's most influential event, is happening June 9–12 in Austin, TX. If you're looking to immerse yourself in the fast-moving world of crypto, Web 3 and NFTs, this is the festival experience for you. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass at www.coindesk.com/consensus2022.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “I Don't Know How To Explain It” by Aaron Sprinkle. Image credit: paparazzit/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Tech Blog Writer Podcast
1881: Technology and the Importance of Financial Literacy

The Tech Blog Writer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 20:25


Adam Moelis shares why half of American's can't come up with $400 in an emergency, and 78% of people live paycheck to paycheck. But they spend $80 billion on the lottery every year. We also discuss a recent study that showed that most wished they'd learned more about money in school and scored themselves low when it came to financial literacy. Could tech change this? Adam shares how he founded Yotta to help Americans make healthier financial decisions and become more financially secure. Adam's company provides the chance to win big every week, similar to playing the lottery but in an FDIC-insured account where customers cannot lose any money. About Adam  Adam Moelis is the Co-Founder and CEO of Yotta, a financial technology startup whose mission is to help Americans become more financially secure by offering a unique banking experience that allows customers to win weekly prizes of up to $10 million.   Adam graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Wharton. His degree and interest in personal finance and passion for behavioral psychology led him to co-found Yotta with Ben Doyle. Adam and Ben were honored with the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2021 for their social impact on founding their company, Yotta. Additionally, Yotta has raised over $17 million from investors like Base 10, Core Innovation Capital, Slow Ventures, FundersClub, TwentyTwo VC, Chapter One, Capital X, among some angel investors. Yotta graduated from the prestigious Y Combinator in July of 2020.  Previously, Adam was an investment analyst in the Multi-Strategy Investing Group at Goldman Sachs. He also worked as a Product Manager and Data Analyst at YipitData, where he built a mobile app for consumers. Tech Talks Daily Podcast Sponsor Details Get Surfshark VPN at https://surfshark.deals/TTD - Enter promo code TTD for 83% off and 3 extra months free! 

How I Raised It - The podcast where we interview startup founders who raised capital.
Ep. 223 How I Raised It With Suman Siva Of Marco Experiences

How I Raised It - The podcast where we interview startup founders who raised capital.

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 34:23


Produced by Foundersuite (www.foundersuite.com), "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Suman Siva of Marco Experiences (https://www.marcoexperiences.com/), a platform that sells bespoke retreat packages to help foster company culture. In this episode, Suman talks about what it was like when he worked at Softbank Vision Fund, advice for pitching Slow Ventures, tips for building out a network of fellow founders, and more. The Company recently raised a seed round of just under $3M, led by Slow Ventures and Flybridge Partners. Other investors included The Community Fund, Jeff Housenbold (former head of consumer tech investing at SoftBank's Vision Fund), James Beshara (former CEO of Tilt), and Sonia Nagar (General Partner at the Pritzker Group). How I Raised It is produced by Foundersuite, makers of software to raise capital and manage investor relations. Foundersuite's customers have raised over $3 Billion since 2016. Create a free account at www.foundersuite.com/

TechCheck
Tech Outlook for 2022, Tesla's Record Deliveries & Slow Ventures' Sam Lessin on Crypto and Web3

TechCheck

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 44:26


Our anchors start off today's show with the latest bullish chip calls. Then, New Street Advisors Founder and CEO Delano Saporu joins to share his outlook for tech in 2022. CNBC's Phil LeBeau also covers Tesla's record deliveries for the latest quarter and Wedbush Securities Analyst Dan Ives joins for more on the stock. Next, we have Slow Ventures General Partner Sam Lessin to talk all things crypto and Web3. Later, CNBC's Julia Boorstin covers the battle over 5G's rollout as well as Twitter's permanent account ban of Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. We also have CNBC's Robert Frank with the details on record insider sales for tech execs.

Die neuen Zwanziger
Innenstädte & Einzelhandel, Bukele-Coin, NFTarantino, Slow Fashion, Influencer-Investment

Die neuen Zwanziger

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 259:54


Lockdowns sind lukrativ für Liferanten. Und selbst wenn nun keine weiteren Konsumbeschräknungen mehr kommen, bleiben wir doch unseren neuen Methoden treu: Wir stöbern gerne am Bildschirm und die Klicks zum Kauf sind verführerisch. Nur für Lebensmittel gilt das noch nicht, bislang. Doch bald stehen sie zur Disposition. 900 Milliarden Dollar in Amerika, in Europa sicherlich mehr als eine Billion Euro. Wenn Amazon (oder wer auch immer) den stationären Einzelhandel ersetzt, wird ein brutales System abgelöst, das eigentlich längt abgelöst gehört. Die Innenstädte merken es als erstes. Auf die Rekorderwartungen fürs Weihnachtsgeschäft, folgt nun für sie nur die nächste Inflations- und Infektionswelle. Es wird kaum Gewinner geben. Die nächste Revolution ist eigentlich zum Schmunzeln, aber sie erschreckt. In El Salvador verwandelt Bukele den Bitcoin in Blödsinn, und auch in Amerika treiben es die Krypto-Jünger mit Albernheiten etwas zu weit. Wolfgang begutachtet die Slow Fashion, kauft aber doch noch konventionell. Neue Wege sucht Slow Ventures. Wagniskapital wird inzwischen direkt an Creator ausgezahlt. Das Modell dahinter erinnert fast an unsere moderne Staaten. Zumindest gibt es ein paar Aspekte, die sich bei den Privatiers abgucken lassen.

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)
This Week in Google 639: The Turducken of Cakes

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 148:24


Investing in creators vs debt, Wirecutter boycott, end of call to cancel Slow Ventures. A Former Facebook VP Thinks Investing in Humans Is the Future of VC. Investing Directly in People Is the Future of VC. Here's How to Do It. Life Capital 2021: The Future of The Professional Creator Ecosystem. Wirecutter Thanksgiving strike and boycott is on. Citadel CEO Kenneth Griffin Outbid a Group of Crypto Investors for Copy of U.S. Constitution. Niantic raises $300M at a $9B valuation to build the 'real-world metaverse' Mouse jigglers are a thing. Pokemon Go Creator Niantic Launches Bitcoin-Hunting AR Game. The end of "click to subscribe, call to cancel"? One of the news industry's favorite retention tactics is illegal, FTC says. A Robot Wrote This Book Review. The unbearable fussiness of the smart home. Locked out of "God mode," runners are hacking their treadmills. Google Pixel 6a will run on a Tensor chip, but a lesser camera than Pixel 6. Android Auto and Pixel 6 won't play nice, but Google is working on a fix. The Pixel 5 could have actually been good if Google's chip plans had worked out. iMessage Reactions Will No Longer Annoy Android Users Thanks to Emoji Change. Google Store Black Friday 2021 deals are now live in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia Google Stadia is celebrating its second birthday with hardware for free or cheap You can now pre-order the 2nd-gen Pixel Stand from Google, ships next month Samsung to Choose Taylor, Texas, for $17 Billion Chip-Making Factory. Casper's return to private life isn't a canary for DTC companies going public. Jeff Jarvis: The Times treats an iPhone as a luxury. I hate to break it to them, but I think many people would say that these days a subscription to The Times is a luxury. Jay Last, One of the Rebels Who Founded Silicon Valley, Dies at 92. Picks: Stacey - Thanksgiving Piecaken. Jeff - What is your state's favorite Thanksgiving dish? Google shares popular searches in the US. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Guest: Sam Lessin Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: akamai.com/twig UserWay.org/twit andela.com/for-companies

Radio Leo (Video HD)
This Week in Google 639: The Turducken of Cakes

Radio Leo (Video HD)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 149:06


Investing in creators vs debt, Wirecutter boycott, end of call to cancel Slow Ventures. A Former Facebook VP Thinks Investing in Humans Is the Future of VC. Investing Directly in People Is the Future of VC. Here's How to Do It. Life Capital 2021: The Future of The Professional Creator Ecosystem. Wirecutter Thanksgiving strike and boycott is on. Citadel CEO Kenneth Griffin Outbid a Group of Crypto Investors for Copy of U.S. Constitution. Niantic raises $300M at a $9B valuation to build the 'real-world metaverse' Mouse jigglers are a thing. Pokemon Go Creator Niantic Launches Bitcoin-Hunting AR Game. The end of "click to subscribe, call to cancel"? One of the news industry's favorite retention tactics is illegal, FTC says. A Robot Wrote This Book Review. The unbearable fussiness of the smart home. Locked out of "God mode," runners are hacking their treadmills. Google Pixel 6a will run on a Tensor chip, but a lesser camera than Pixel 6. Android Auto and Pixel 6 won't play nice, but Google is working on a fix. The Pixel 5 could have actually been good if Google's chip plans had worked out. iMessage Reactions Will No Longer Annoy Android Users Thanks to Emoji Change. Google Store Black Friday 2021 deals are now live in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia Google Stadia is celebrating its second birthday with hardware for free or cheap You can now pre-order the 2nd-gen Pixel Stand from Google, ships next month Samsung to Choose Taylor, Texas, for $17 Billion Chip-Making Factory. Casper's return to private life isn't a canary for DTC companies going public. Jeff Jarvis: The Times treats an iPhone as a luxury. I hate to break it to them, but I think many people would say that these days a subscription to The Times is a luxury. Jay Last, One of the Rebels Who Founded Silicon Valley, Dies at 92. Picks: Stacey - Thanksgiving Piecaken. Jeff - What is your state's favorite Thanksgiving dish? Google shares popular searches in the US. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Guest: Sam Lessin Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: akamai.com/twig UserWay.org/twit andela.com/for-companies

Radio Leo (Audio)
This Week in Google 639: The Turducken of Cakes

Radio Leo (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 148:24


Investing in creators vs debt, Wirecutter boycott, end of call to cancel Slow Ventures. A Former Facebook VP Thinks Investing in Humans Is the Future of VC. Investing Directly in People Is the Future of VC. Here's How to Do It. Life Capital 2021: The Future of The Professional Creator Ecosystem. Wirecutter Thanksgiving strike and boycott is on. Citadel CEO Kenneth Griffin Outbid a Group of Crypto Investors for Copy of U.S. Constitution. Niantic raises $300M at a $9B valuation to build the 'real-world metaverse' Mouse jigglers are a thing. Pokemon Go Creator Niantic Launches Bitcoin-Hunting AR Game. The end of "click to subscribe, call to cancel"? One of the news industry's favorite retention tactics is illegal, FTC says. A Robot Wrote This Book Review. The unbearable fussiness of the smart home. Locked out of "God mode," runners are hacking their treadmills. Google Pixel 6a will run on a Tensor chip, but a lesser camera than Pixel 6. Android Auto and Pixel 6 won't play nice, but Google is working on a fix. The Pixel 5 could have actually been good if Google's chip plans had worked out. iMessage Reactions Will No Longer Annoy Android Users Thanks to Emoji Change. Google Store Black Friday 2021 deals are now live in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia Google Stadia is celebrating its second birthday with hardware for free or cheap You can now pre-order the 2nd-gen Pixel Stand from Google, ships next month Samsung to Choose Taylor, Texas, for $17 Billion Chip-Making Factory. Casper's return to private life isn't a canary for DTC companies going public. Jeff Jarvis: The Times treats an iPhone as a luxury. I hate to break it to them, but I think many people would say that these days a subscription to The Times is a luxury. Jay Last, One of the Rebels Who Founded Silicon Valley, Dies at 92. Picks: Stacey - Thanksgiving Piecaken. Jeff - What is your state's favorite Thanksgiving dish? Google shares popular searches in the US. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Guest: Sam Lessin Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: akamai.com/twig UserWay.org/twit andela.com/for-companies

This Week in Google (Video HI)
TWiG 639: The Turducken of Cakes - Investing in creators vs. debt, Wirecutter boycott, end of call to cancel

This Week in Google (Video HI)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 149:06


Investing in creators vs debt, Wirecutter boycott, end of call to cancel Slow Ventures. A Former Facebook VP Thinks Investing in Humans Is the Future of VC. Investing Directly in People Is the Future of VC. Here's How to Do It. Life Capital 2021: The Future of The Professional Creator Ecosystem. Wirecutter Thanksgiving strike and boycott is on. Citadel CEO Kenneth Griffin Outbid a Group of Crypto Investors for Copy of U.S. Constitution. Niantic raises $300M at a $9B valuation to build the 'real-world metaverse' Mouse jigglers are a thing. Pokemon Go Creator Niantic Launches Bitcoin-Hunting AR Game. The end of "click to subscribe, call to cancel"? One of the news industry's favorite retention tactics is illegal, FTC says. A Robot Wrote This Book Review. The unbearable fussiness of the smart home. Locked out of "God mode," runners are hacking their treadmills. Google Pixel 6a will run on a Tensor chip, but a lesser camera than Pixel 6. Android Auto and Pixel 6 won't play nice, but Google is working on a fix. The Pixel 5 could have actually been good if Google's chip plans had worked out. iMessage Reactions Will No Longer Annoy Android Users Thanks to Emoji Change. Google Store Black Friday 2021 deals are now live in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia Google Stadia is celebrating its second birthday with hardware for free or cheap You can now pre-order the 2nd-gen Pixel Stand from Google, ships next month Samsung to Choose Taylor, Texas, for $17 Billion Chip-Making Factory. Casper's return to private life isn't a canary for DTC companies going public. Jeff Jarvis: The Times treats an iPhone as a luxury. I hate to break it to them, but I think many people would say that these days a subscription to The Times is a luxury. Jay Last, One of the Rebels Who Founded Silicon Valley, Dies at 92. Picks: Stacey - Thanksgiving Piecaken. Jeff - What is your state's favorite Thanksgiving dish? Google shares popular searches in the US. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Guest: Sam Lessin Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: akamai.com/twig UserWay.org/twit andela.com/for-companies

This Week in Google (MP3)
TWiG 639: The Turducken of Cakes - Investing in creators vs. debt, Wirecutter boycott, end of call to cancel

This Week in Google (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 148:24


Investing in creators vs debt, Wirecutter boycott, end of call to cancel Slow Ventures. A Former Facebook VP Thinks Investing in Humans Is the Future of VC. Investing Directly in People Is the Future of VC. Here's How to Do It. Life Capital 2021: The Future of The Professional Creator Ecosystem. Wirecutter Thanksgiving strike and boycott is on. Citadel CEO Kenneth Griffin Outbid a Group of Crypto Investors for Copy of U.S. Constitution. Niantic raises $300M at a $9B valuation to build the 'real-world metaverse' Mouse jigglers are a thing. Pokemon Go Creator Niantic Launches Bitcoin-Hunting AR Game. The end of "click to subscribe, call to cancel"? One of the news industry's favorite retention tactics is illegal, FTC says. A Robot Wrote This Book Review. The unbearable fussiness of the smart home. Locked out of "God mode," runners are hacking their treadmills. Google Pixel 6a will run on a Tensor chip, but a lesser camera than Pixel 6. Android Auto and Pixel 6 won't play nice, but Google is working on a fix. The Pixel 5 could have actually been good if Google's chip plans had worked out. iMessage Reactions Will No Longer Annoy Android Users Thanks to Emoji Change. Google Store Black Friday 2021 deals are now live in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia Google Stadia is celebrating its second birthday with hardware for free or cheap You can now pre-order the 2nd-gen Pixel Stand from Google, ships next month Samsung to Choose Taylor, Texas, for $17 Billion Chip-Making Factory. Casper's return to private life isn't a canary for DTC companies going public. Jeff Jarvis: The Times treats an iPhone as a luxury. I hate to break it to them, but I think many people would say that these days a subscription to The Times is a luxury. Jay Last, One of the Rebels Who Founded Silicon Valley, Dies at 92. Picks: Stacey - Thanksgiving Piecaken. Jeff - What is your state's favorite Thanksgiving dish? Google shares popular searches in the US. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Guest: Sam Lessin Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: akamai.com/twig UserWay.org/twit andela.com/for-companies

All TWiT.tv Shows (Video LO)
This Week in Google 639: The Turducken of Cakes

All TWiT.tv Shows (Video LO)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 149:06


Investing in creators vs debt, Wirecutter boycott, end of call to cancel Slow Ventures. A Former Facebook VP Thinks Investing in Humans Is the Future of VC. Investing Directly in People Is the Future of VC. Here's How to Do It. Life Capital 2021: The Future of The Professional Creator Ecosystem. Wirecutter Thanksgiving strike and boycott is on. Citadel CEO Kenneth Griffin Outbid a Group of Crypto Investors for Copy of U.S. Constitution. Niantic raises $300M at a $9B valuation to build the 'real-world metaverse' Mouse jigglers are a thing. Pokemon Go Creator Niantic Launches Bitcoin-Hunting AR Game. The end of "click to subscribe, call to cancel"? One of the news industry's favorite retention tactics is illegal, FTC says. A Robot Wrote This Book Review. The unbearable fussiness of the smart home. Locked out of "God mode," runners are hacking their treadmills. Google Pixel 6a will run on a Tensor chip, but a lesser camera than Pixel 6. Android Auto and Pixel 6 won't play nice, but Google is working on a fix. The Pixel 5 could have actually been good if Google's chip plans had worked out. iMessage Reactions Will No Longer Annoy Android Users Thanks to Emoji Change. Google Store Black Friday 2021 deals are now live in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia Google Stadia is celebrating its second birthday with hardware for free or cheap You can now pre-order the 2nd-gen Pixel Stand from Google, ships next month Samsung to Choose Taylor, Texas, for $17 Billion Chip-Making Factory. Casper's return to private life isn't a canary for DTC companies going public. Jeff Jarvis: The Times treats an iPhone as a luxury. I hate to break it to them, but I think many people would say that these days a subscription to The Times is a luxury. Jay Last, One of the Rebels Who Founded Silicon Valley, Dies at 92. Picks: Stacey - Thanksgiving Piecaken. Jeff - What is your state's favorite Thanksgiving dish? Google shares popular searches in the US. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Guest: Sam Lessin Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: akamai.com/twig UserWay.org/twit andela.com/for-companies

This Week in Startups - Audio
Why Sam Lessin is using the VC model to invest in individuals + Jason funds a startup on air | E1238

This Week in Startups - Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 67:07


First, Sam Lessin of Slow Ventures joins to discuss how he is applying the venture model to invest in individuals, he just placed a $1.7M bet on a YouTube creator (4:10). Then, Jason brings on Chris Niblett, who is going through Founder University (41:40). They discus Chris's company Bizzly, which is a "Patreon for small businesses," what can be improved, and Jason invests live on the show!

Ninja News, l'economia digitale
Abbonamenti ai creator di Instagram

Ninja News, l'economia digitale

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 2:22


Stai ascoltando un estratto gratuito di Ninja PRO, la selezione quotidiana di notizie per i professionisti del digital business. Con Ninja PRO puoi avere ogni giorno marketing insight, social media update, tech news, business events e una selezione di articoli di approfondimento dagli esperti della Redazione Ninja. Vai su www.ninja.it/ninjapro per abbonarti al servizio.Subscription per i creator su Instagram. All'inizio di quest'anno il social aveva dichiarato di voler esplorare l'idea degli abbonamenti per i creator, iniziando a sperimentare alcune funzioni come quella delle Storie esclusive visibili solo agli abbonati di un certo profilo. Ora, sembra che l'azienda sia pronta a lanciare questo tipo di sottoscrizioni per un test più ampio. A dirlo sono i due servizi di app intelligence Sensor Tower e Apptopia.Robot più umani. Un gruppo di ricercatori del MIT ha sviluppato un modo per insegnare ai robot abilità sociali, come imparare ad aiutare gli esseri umani o altri robot a completare i compiti quando sono nel bisogno. I risultati possono essere un passo significativo verso l'introduzione dei robot nella forza lavoro. Intanto, anche la divisione AI di Meta avrebbe creato dei sensori che permettono ai robot di "sentire" ciò che stanno toccando, all'interno di una ricerca che resta open source. Investire in persone anziché in compagnie. La grande società di venture capital Slow Ventures ha iniziato a investire in singole persone che l'azienda ritiene possano un giorno diventare delle "superstar". In particolare grazie allo sviluppo della creator economy, potrebbe essere più vantaggioso per gli investitori concentrarsi su individui di talento e ambiziosi pronti a restare sulla cresta dell'onda a lungo, piuttosto che puntare sulle startup.

InTheir20s
#69 - Stefan Henriquez, Co-Founder and CEO of Mayk.It

InTheir20s

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 20:26


Stefan Henriquez is the Co-Founder and CEO of Mayk.it, which is a social music creation app that wants to help people easily produce, own and share music that they can create using just their phone. Users can upload their own beat or select an existing beat from another user, then add vocals. His company recently announced its $4 million seed round from investors including Greycroft, Chicago Ventures, Slow Ventures, and T-Pain. Prior to founding Mayk.it, Stefan worked at companies like YouTube, Google, Cameo, and TikTok in many marketing executive roles.  This episode is sponsored by Glewee, which is the first exclusive marketplace that bridges the gap between Brands and Creators like yourself to connect, collaborate, and execute campaigns all in one platform. To apply to be a part of the Glewee Creator Community, download Glewee on the App Store to send in an application today. You can also visit www.glew.ee

Innovation with Mark Peter Davis
The Next VC Frontier & Inside Silicon Valley w/ Sam Lessin, GP at Slow Ventures & Co-Founder of Fin

Innovation with Mark Peter Davis

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 50:34


On this week's episode I chatted with Sam Lessin, Co-Founder of Fin and General Partner at Slow Ventures. Sam is, in the truest sense, a Silicon Valley insider. He's a part of the Harvard tech mafia, friends with Zuckerberg and has built a few different tech startups. Beyond all of that, he is an extremely deep and abstract thinker. I've always been a fan of listening to and learning from him. During our chat we discussed how he sees the VC model changing (he has some strong opinions on this which are great), the evolution of media and its business models, the differences between US and China government strategies towards tech and a whole lot more. Enjoy. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lessin (@lessin) / https://twitter.com/slow (@slow) / https://twitter.com/betterwithfin (@betterwithfin) / http://twitter.com/mpd (@mpd) Guest Links: https://www.fin.com/ (Slow Ventures), https://www.fin.com/ (Fin), http://theinformation.com (The Information), Book: https://www.amazon.com/Invention-News-World-About-Itself/dp/0300179081 (The Invention of News) Podcast Links: http://mpd.me (Website), https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCua7T3uyg6IQeSbYyNKT_Iw (YouTube), https://twitter.com/mpd (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/innovationwithmpd (Facebook), https://www.linkedin.com/company/innovationwithmpd (LinkedIn)

Wharton FinTech Podcast
Charlie Javice, Founder/CEO of Frank – Unlocking Financial Aid for Millions of Students

Wharton FinTech Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 33:38


Miguel Armaza sits down with Charlie Javice, Founder and CEO of Frank, a company that aims to make the application process for student loans faster and easier. Charlie founded the company in 2016 and has since reached almost 10 million households and raised over $25 million dollars in equity from top industry investors like Apollo, Slow Ventures, Reach Capital, and Tusk Venture Partners. She’s also a proud alum of our very own Wharton School. In this episode, we discuss: - Charlie’s background and how her family history inspired to pursue an entrepreneurial path - Her experience dealing with financial aid at the University of Pennsylvania and how it led Charlie to launch Frank - Their approach to help fix the underserved student loan market - Frank’s journey to reach almost 10 million households - Building company culture and why empathy is the most important trait she looks for in new hires - Valuable advice for entrepreneurs - What she considers her greatest achievement to date - A lot more! Charlie Javice Ms. Charlie Javice is CEO and Founder of Frank, the leading and fastest growing financial wellness platform for college students and frontline workers in the US. Frank helps students apply for FAFSA® in under 7 minutes, match students with scholarships and get exclusive discounts on college courses. For more FinTech insights, follow us below: Medium: medium.com/wharton-fintech WFT Twitter: twitter.com/whartonfintech Miguel's Twitter: twitter.com/MiguelArmaza Miguel's Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3jWIpqp

What'd You Miss This Week
There's No Muscle Memory for How to Handle This Recovery

What'd You Miss This Week

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2021 34:31


This week, Stinson Dean, Deacon Lumber Company CEO, came back on to talk about why lumber is caught in another market standoff. Jill Carlson, Slow Ventures principal and co-founder of the Open Money Initiative, returned to discuss whether she thinks this is the end of a crypto cycle and why institutions are still buying bitcoin despite the volatility. Caroline had an exclusive interview with Chevron CEO Mike Wirth right after he faced a major rebuke from his shareholders, which voted to back a proposal to reduce emissions from the company’s customers. Then Alex Williams, a research analyst at Employ America, joined to talk about his recent guest post on the Odd Lots blog titled "The Economy Is Booming. Why Don’t Firms Believe It?"

Latitud Podcast
The future of investing in people: Sam Lessin, Fin and Slow Ventures

Latitud Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 47:02


For the longest time, we've only financed personal and professional projects by acquiring debt. But what if, the same way investors bet on super early-stage business ideas, we could bet on high-potential people through an income share agreement, regardless of what those people decide to do in their lives? Equity-based financing for people is barely talked about, yet Sam Lessin has been practicing for several years. And he believes it's one of the things that can soon disrupt the big picture of the internet. Sam is the kind of person you go to to get a peek into the next few decades and likely to get your mind blown a little bit. He is a General Partner at Slow Ventures, a VC firm that invested in companies like Slack, Dropbox, Pinterest, and hundreds of others. Sam also writes for The Information, and he built Drop.io, which was sold to Facebook and leading him to become Zuck's VP of Product. Now co-founder of Fin, he is instrumenting and optimizing the future of work. In this episode: The logistics behind equity-based financing for people The sweet spot between logical and crazy What being early or late really means And how AI can improve knowledge jobs. Starting something new?Visit latitud.com to learn about the Latitud Fellowship program.

DealMakers
Ross Buhrdorf On Selling His Startup For $3.9 Billion And Now Raising $70 Million To Help You Start A Successful Business

DealMakers

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2021 31:19


Ross Buhrdorf is the co-founder and CEO of ZenBusiness which offers business products and services that help business owners in starting, running, and growing a business. The company has raised over $70 million from top-tier investors which include Founders Fund, Greycroft, and Slow Ventures to name a few. Prior to this is was the founding CTO of HomeAway which was acquired for $3.9 billion. 

DealMakers
Ross Buhrdorf On Selling His Startup For $3.9 Billion And Now Raising $70 Million To Help You Start A Successful Business

DealMakers

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2021 31:19


Ross Buhrdorf is the co-founder and CEO of ZenBusiness which offers business products and services that help business owners in starting, running, and growing a business. The company has raised over $70 million from top-tier investors which include Founders Fund, Greycroft, and Slow Ventures to name a few. Prior to this is was the founding CTO of HomeAway which was acquired for $3.9 billion. 

The EdUp Experience
173: True or False: The FAFSA is Simple! - with Charlie Javice, Founder & CEO, Frank

The EdUp Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 51:52


In this fantastic episode of The EdUp Experience, sponsored by Element 451, we talk with Charlie Javice, Founder & CEO, Frank. This episode is action-packed. We discuss the simplification of the FAFSA. It's so much easier now, right? Hear Charlie talk about why completing the FAFSA, even amongst the recent governmental simplification, isn't so simple. Colleges and universities don't measure FAFSA completion times against yield rates, but should. Charlie also talks about loan forgiveness, loan indebtedness, and how Frank is helping to serve underrepresented students in their quest to achieve a college education. Charlie details how providing a student service around financial aid benefits schools, and most importantly, the students that need the white glove treatment. Charlie Javice, is the founder of New York-based college aid advocacy, Frank. Javice estimates her company has helped more than 300,000 students get $7 billion in financial aid over the past two years. In 2017, Charlie raised a total of $15.7 million, the largest venture round for a female founder that year. Her investors included U.S.-Israeli investment fund Aleph Venture Capital (which previously invested in WeWork and insurance start-up Lemonade), Reach Capital, former Uber advocate Bradley Tusk's Tusk Ventures, and Slow Ventures. Marc Rowan, the co-founder of Apollo Global Management, one of the largest private equity firms in the world, led the most recent investment. Check out our sponsor, Element 451, at this link: https://element451.com/edupexperience Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow us on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!

TechCrunch Startups – Spoken Edition
MealMe raises $900,000 for its food search engine

TechCrunch Startups – Spoken Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 4:49


This morning MealMe.ai, a food search engine, announced that it has closed a $900,000 pre-seed round. Palm Drive Capital led the round, with participation from Slow Ventures and CP Ventures. TechCrunch first became familiar with MealMe when it presented as part of the Techstars Atlanta demo day last October, mentioning it in a roundup of favorite startups from a group of the accelerator’s startup cohorts.

Means of Creation
#28 - Sam Lessin

Means of Creation

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 38:45


This week on Means of Creation, we spoke to Sam Lessin! Sam is currently the co-founder of Fin and General Partner at Slow Ventures. He also writes a column at The Information called Modest Proposals that covers creators, platforms, and startups writ large. He was formerly a vice president of product management at Facebook from 2010 to 2014. Prior to joining Facebook Sam founded drop.io, a file-sharing platform that was acquired by Facebook in 2010. In this interview, we are going to talk to Sam about: - Equity financing for influencers - How platforms’ attitudes towards creators has changed over the years - The creator revenue streams that will be significant in the next few years - Why Reels won’t really stop TikTok’s growth and how Instagram can incentivise creators - Slow’s early investment in Clubhouse. - What to look for in early-stage social platforms before they’ve proved scale and network effects - The success of OnlyFans and how it fits in with the societal problem of only needing 1,000 true fans to be successful online

What'd You Miss This Week
Checks Are In Right Now

What'd You Miss This Week

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2021 35:39


This week, Ken Lewis, the CEO of ApMex, often called the Walmart of precious metals, came on to talk about the record demand he saw for silver as the hoard of Reddit-fueled retail traders discovered the commodity market and drove silver to its highest price in nearly eight years. Adrian Ash, the director of research at BullionVault, a physical gold and silver market for private investors online, also discussed how unprecedented silver's run this week was. Jill Carlson, the co-founder of the Open Money Initiative and principal at the VC firm Slow Ventures, came back on to talk about the future of fintech amid the retail frenzy and the industry's adoption of crypto. Then Samuel Hammond, the director of poverty and welfare policy at the Niskanen Center joined to make the case for Sen. Mitt Romeny's ambitious plan to tackle child poverty by giving direct payments to families and how government checks can be conservative policy.

Odd Lots
Is The GameStop Trade Really A Political Rebellion?

Odd Lots

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 59:20


The GameStop short squeeze is one of the most extraordinary events to ever happen in markets. But does it have political significance? Some are saying that it represents the manifestation of Occupy Wall Street, that it is some kind of class warfare against hedge fund elites. Or is it just an interesting trade. We discussed what this moment really means, and what its impact going forward will be, with George Pearkes of Bespoke Investment and Jill Carlson of Slow Ventures.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: How 2020 Unlocked a New Generation of Investors, feat. Jill Carlson

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 25:40


No one would have expected an economic crisis to bring a new generation of investors to the table, but that's exactly what it did.This episode is sponsored by Crypto.com and Nexo.io.Jill Carlson is an investor with Slow Ventures and the co-founder of the Open Money Initiative. In this wide-ranging discussion with NLW she discusses how an economic crisis brought in a new generation of investors and why political moderation will be all the rage in 2021.Find our guest online: @jillruthcarlson

Liquid - Crypto Investing | Startup Pitch | Token Investing and Crowdfunding.
Crypto Valuations and Returns, Slow Ventures' Thesis and VC Attitudes with Jill Carlson

Liquid - Crypto Investing | Startup Pitch | Token Investing and Crowdfunding.

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2020 50:31


Please remember to rate and review our podcast! Jill Carlson is an investor at Slow Ventures. Jill shares Slow Venture's investment approach, her thesis in crypto, why traditional venture investors are slow to coming into the space and more.   Topics we've discussed include: 1) What are the top attributes Jill looks for in an entrepreneur? 2) How does Jill think about portfolio construction and areas of investment at Slow? 3) Fundraising rounds that are capturing some asymmetric value 4) Why venture investors are slow to coming into the crypto space   If you’d like to see more from him, you can follow her on Twitter @JillRuthCarlson

Grey Mirror: MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative on Technology, Society, and Ethics
#75 Jill Carlson, Slow Ventures: Apolitical Orgs and Crypto as a Tool to Combat Authoritarianism

Grey Mirror: MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative on Technology, Society, and Ethics

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2020 55:26


Jill Carlson is a VC at Slow and a co-founder of the Open Money Initiative, a non-profit research organization working to guarantee the right to a free and open financial system. We chat about apolitical organizations and how crypto is being used to combat authoritarianism. http://twitter.com/jillruthcarlson/ http://twitter.com/RhysLindmark/

DealMakers
Brad Hargreaves On Selling His Business For $400 Million And Now Raising Over $100 Million To Make Living With Others A Joy

DealMakers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2020 32:36


Brad Hargreaves is the cofounder and CEO of Common Living which is a community-driven residential company that brings community, convenience, and flexibility to housing. the company has raised over $100 million from top tier investors including 500 Startups, Norwest Venture Partners, Slow Ventures, Maveron, 8VC, and Lowercase Capital to name a few. Prior to this he cofounded General Assebly which was acquired by The Adecci Group in a deal worth over $400 million.

How I Raised It - The podcast where we interview startup founders who raised capital.

Produced by Foundersuite.com, "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Milana Lewis of Stem.is, a platform that helps musicians distribute their music, automate splits, and get paid. In this episode, Milana talks about how she informally socialized her deal with investors (but ran a process), what discovery questions to ask prospective investors, what her investor funnel metrics looked like, how to prioritize investor leads, and much more. The Company most recently raised $10 million of venture funding in a deal led by Slow Ventures. Upfront Ventures, Aspect Ventures, Mark Gillespie, Baron Davis and Kevin Lee (Coach K) also participated in the round. This is #2 of 3 this week in our "Music Tech" series. How I Raised It is produced by Foundersuite, makers of software to raise capital and manage investor relations. Foundersuite's customers have raised over $2.5 Billion since 2016. Create a free account at www.foundersuite.com

Strong Suit Podcast
Recruit Rockstars 354: How the Pandemic Set this Healthcare Company on Fire

Strong Suit Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2020 24:37


Amongst other things, 2020 has been the year of Telemedicine. And Heal.com is proof … With a twist. The LA-based company provides house call doctors for grownups & kids. You can get an experienced physician to your door in under an hour for $99. (Or if you prefer, via your phone or computer.) Founded by Nick Desai in 2015, Heal.com is now in network with Aetna, Anthem, Humana, and a host of others. So it’s covered. Investors have noticed too. Nick has raised $200M from Humana, Fidelity, Bascom Ventures, Pritzker Group, Slow Ventures, March Capital Partners, and (my favorite) Lionel Richie. In this 20-minute conversation, Nick shares how he’s built a team of 250 who bring healthcare to your front door.  

Opinionated
Jill Carlson, Emily Parker: Coinbase's 'Apolitical' Mission Is Hypocritical and Unhelpful

Opinionated

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2020 21:41


Coinbase's recent decision to take no position on political and social issues has divided the cryptocurrency industry. Some see it as a wise move in a no-win hyper-sensitive political environment. Others say CEO Brian Armstrong is tone-deaf to cultural forces sweeping the United States and the world. This week, the debate got material within Coinbase itself, with about 5% of employees choosing to quit and take a severance package, rather than work for a company with a crypto-only mission statement. This week on Opinionated – our new podcast featuring CoinDesk's best columnists and contributors – we are joined by Jill Carlson and Emily Parker to discuss the Coinbase controversy and its meaning for the industry and Silicon Valley. Carlson is an investor with Slow Ventures and co-founder of the Open Money Initiative. She writes this week that Armstrong, far from creating an environment in which people can work free of distractions, is creating an environment where difficult issues remain unaddressed and people feel not-heard.Carlson sees Coinbase's stance cutting off useful debate. “The backlash against cancel culture is not manifesting as advocacy for dialogue, free speech, nuance and tolerance. Rather, the backlash is only driving discourse deeper underground, breeding an even more intense culture of fear and further entrenching intolerance,” she writes. Parker is CoinDesk's Global Macro Editor. Her op-ed “Coinbase's ‘Mission' Violates the Spirit of Bitcoin” points to what she calls the hypocrisy of Armstrong going apolitical while espousing the values of Bitcoin (including economic freedom and censorship resistance). “Armstrong would like to have it both ways. He wants to be apolitical about the disruptions that make him uncomfortable, but political about Bitcoin's mission to disrupt the world,” she writes. Join us for a lively discussion with two bold and original thinkers. Opinions featured in this week's podcast:Emily Parker – Coinbase's ‘Mission' Violates the Spirit of BitcoinJill Carlson – Reading Between the Lines of Brian Armstrong's Mission MemoSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

CoinDesk Reports
OPINIONATED: Jill Carlson, Emily Parker – Coinbase's 'Apolitical' Mission Is Hypocritical and Unhelpful

CoinDesk Reports

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2020 21:41


Coinbase’s recent decision to take no position on political and social issues has divided the cryptocurrency industry. Some see it as a wise move in a no-win hyper-sensitive political environment. Others say CEO Brian Armstrong is tone-deaf to cultural forces sweeping the United States and the world. This week, the debate got material within Coinbase itself, with about 5% of employees choosing to quit and take a severance package, rather than work for a company with a crypto-only mission statement. This week on Opinionated – our new podcast featuring CoinDesk’s best columnists and contributors – we are joined by Jill Carlson and Emily Parker to discuss the Coinbase controversy and its meaning for the industry and Silicon Valley. Carlson is an investor with Slow Ventures and co-founder of the Open Money Initiative. She writes this week that Armstrong, far from creating an environment in which people can work free of distractions, is creating an environment where difficult issues remain unaddressed and people feel not-heard.Carlson sees Coinbase’s stance cutting off useful debate. “The backlash against cancel culture is not manifesting as advocacy for dialogue, free speech, nuance and tolerance. Rather, the backlash is only driving discourse deeper underground, breeding an even more intense culture of fear and further entrenching intolerance,” she writes. Parker is CoinDesk’s Global Macro Editor. Her op-ed “Coinbase’s ‘Mission’ Violates the Spirit of Bitcoin” points to what she calls the hypocrisy of Armstrong going apolitical while espousing the values of Bitcoin (including economic freedom and censorship resistance). “Armstrong would like to have it both ways. He wants to be apolitical about the disruptions that make him uncomfortable, but political about Bitcoin’s mission to disrupt the world,” she writes. Join us for a lively discussion with two bold and original thinkers. Opinions featured in this week’s podcast:Emily Parker – Coinbase’s ‘Mission’ Violates the Spirit of BitcoinJill Carlson – Reading Between the Lines of Brian Armstrong’s Mission Memo

DealMakers
Eran Shir On Selling His Last Business To Yahoo For $50 Million And Now Raising $100 Million To Warn Drivers Of Road Hazards

DealMakers

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2020 52:53


Eran Shir is the co-founder and CEO of Nexar which makes every car smart and is building the world’s safe driving network. The company has raised $100 million from top tier investors like True Ventures, Slow Ventures, Samsung NEXT, Expansion Venture Capital, Mosaic Ventures, Aleph, Maniv Mobility, Tusk Venture Partners, Ibex Investors, Nationwide Ventures, 40 North Ventures, Micron Ventures, and Corner Ventures to name a few.

DealMakers
Eran Shir On Selling His Last Business To Yahoo For $50 Million And Now Raising $100 Million To Warn Drivers Of Road Hazards

DealMakers

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2020 52:53


Eran Shir is the co-founder and CEO of Nexar which makes every car smart and is building the world's safe driving network. The company has raised $100 million from top tier investors like True Ventures, Slow Ventures, Samsung NEXT, Expansion Venture Capital, Mosaic Ventures, Aleph, Maniv Mobility, Tusk Venture Partners, Ibex Investors, Nationwide Ventures, 40 North Ventures, Micron Ventures, and Corner Ventures to name a few.

Building the Open Web
Breaking Political and Financial Silos with Blockchain

Building the Open Web

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2020 47:09


Jill Carlson is a principal at Slow Ventures and co-founder of the Open Money Initiative, a non-profit that researches how people use money in closed economies and collapsing monetary systems. In this episode she talks with Sasha about:•Early days of Bitcoin and Venezuela•How cryptocurrencies can dig tunnels through financial silos•Why she's still bullish on Layer 1 protocols•Advice on how to break into the crypto space when you're outside of it•Where founders can go for a source of inspirationEpisode links:Slow Ventures - https://slow.coOpen Money Initiative -  https://www.openmoneyinitiative.orgJill Carlson - @jillruthcarlson (https://twitter.com/jillruthcarlson)Sasha Hudzilin - @AliaksandrH (https://twitter.com/AliaksandrH)Learn more about the Open Web Collective and apply to be part of the community of founders and builders - https://www.openwebcollective.com

DealMakers
Jay Bregman On Raising Millions To Help Businesses Thrive In The New Normal

DealMakers

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2020 33:56


Jay Bregman is a serial entrepreneur and currently the cofounder and CEO of Thimble which is an insurance producer enabling small businesses to succeed on their own terms. The company has raised $30 million from Slow Ventures, LocalGlobe, Frontline Ventures, AXA Venture Partners, OpenOcean, Novel TMT Ventures, ValueStream Ventures, and IAC to name a few. Prior to this, he cofounded Hailo (acquired by Daimler Mercedes-Benz) and eCourier (acquired by Royal Mail).

DealMakers
Jay Bregman On Raising Millions To Help Businesses Thrive In The New Normal

DealMakers

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2020 33:56


Jay Bregman is a serial entrepreneur and currently the cofounder and CEO of Thimble which is an insurance producer enabling small businesses to succeed on their own terms. The company has raised $30 million from Slow Ventures, LocalGlobe, Frontline Ventures, AXA Venture Partners, OpenOcean, Novel TMT Ventures, ValueStream Ventures, and IAC to name a few. Prior to this, he cofounded Hailo (acquired by Daimler Mercedes-Benz) and eCourier (acquired by Royal Mail).

Tech Intersect™ with Tonya M. Evans
Tech Intersect #28: Jill Carlson- Protecting Your Digital Privacy When Protesting for Change

Tech Intersect™ with Tonya M. Evans

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2020 42:42


In this episode of Tech Intersect, I speak with Jill Carlson, co-founder at Open Money Initiative and principal at Slow Ventures. Slow Ventures invests at the center of technology and on the edges of science, society, and culture. And it gives founders the resources, connections, experiences, and empathy required to build strong, sustainable companies. During this conversation, Jill shares helpful tools and tips for how activists, organizers and protestors can and should manage their online activity and digital footprint to protect their privacy. We also talk more generally about the value of tech, the critical importance for women, in particular, to embrace tech and the need for safe, supportive spaces in which to learn, excel and to participate fully in the fourth industrial (r)evolution!SPONSORED BY ADVANTAGE EVANS™ ACADEMY If you believe traditional education costs too much, takes too long, and offers no guarantees of a job upon graduation. You're right. You need new economy skills and in demand credentials. You need an advantage and you need it now more than ever.While everyone else is sitting on the sidelines believing cryptocurrency is just for drug dealers and money launderers (spoiler alert … it's not), Bitcoin, first created in 2009 and trading in 2013 at only around $13.50 USD/coin, is now valued in the thousands. Find out why and learn the difference between a blockchain and Bitcoin. Learn how to safely and legally buy, hold, invest and trade cryptocurrency and the legal ramifications. And if you don't already own crypto, I'll help you buy your first Bitcoin! Find out how.Guest social assets: Twitter: https://twitter.com/jillruthcarlsonWeb: www.jill-carlson.com/Links: Jill's Tweet thread How to Protest Without Sacrificing Your Digital Privacy (Vice)Going to a Protest? How to Protect Your Digital Privacy (Time)Contact:Questions and requests: hello@techintersectpodcast.com Follow: Twitter @AtTechIntersect Instagram @TechIntersect Web: http://www.TechIntersectPodcast.com  Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/gKqDyP Rapternal Music (Regulate and The Rabbit Hole) by Notty Productions is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.Produced by Tonya M. Evans for FYOS Entertainment, LLC, and Stephanie Renee for Soul Sanctuary, Inc.Support the show (https://tinyurl.com/techintersectvip)