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English, Technology, 1 season, 119 episodes, 9 hours, 54 minutes
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Each week, Logan Bartlett, partially known for his work as a partner at Redpoint Ventures, but maybe even better known for his and his cartoon avatar’s posting on Twitter sits down with giants of the tech industry to give you the inside scoop you won’t hear anywhere else. They’re covering the biggest stories in tech, but the side nobody talks about. From the memes and Twitter beefs to the idiot billionaires, and basically, all the things real people in the tech world actually talk about, but secretly in their group chats! Subscribe now because you won’t want to miss an episode!
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EP 105: Vlad Tenev (CEO, Robinhood): The Meme Stock Crisis, The Future of Crypto, and AI Opportunities in Finance

In the midst of meme stock craziness, Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev shared his most eye-opening insights from running the company that transformed the game for retail investors. He talks about Robinhood’s new Gold Card, his views on crypto, the media side, how artificial intelligence could change finance, and more. (00:00) Intro(03:27) The Origin of the Name 'Robinhood'(08:43) Navigating the GameStop and Meme Stock Saga(10:52) Rebuilding Trust and Brand Impact(19:10) Crisis Communication and Leadership Lessons(23:54) Industry Insights and Future of Trading(31:00) AI and Financial Services(33:34) Crypto and Regulatory Challenges(40:14) The Viral Launch of Robinhood(47:01) The Gold Card Launch and Customer Strategy(50:08) The Vision Behind Robinhood's Credit Card(53:50) Building vs. Buying: The X1 Acquisition(56:12) Integrating X1 into Robinhood(57:11) The GM Structure and Its Benefits(58:42) Challenges and Trade-offs of Decentralization(01:01:08) Financial Modeling and Customer Economics(01:04:48) Navigating Remote Work and Returning to the Office(01:09:14) Managing Stock Price Expectations(01:13:23) Hiring and Retaining Talent(01:17:11) Fundraising and Investor Relations(01:31:09) Launching Sherwood Media(01:38:56) Reflections and Future Aspirations Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
5/24/20241 hour, 47 minutes, 23 seconds
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EP 104: Sam Altman (CEO, OpenAI) talks GPT-4o and Predicts the Future of AI

On the day of the ChatGPT-4o announcement, Sam Altman sat down to share behind-the-scenes details of the launch and offer his predictions for the future of AI. Altman delves into OpenAI's vision, discusses the timeline for achieving AGI, and explores the societal impact of humanoid robots. He also expresses his excitement and concerns about AI personal assistants, highlights the biggest opportunities and risks in the AI landscape today, and much more. (00:00) Intro(00:50) The Personal Impact of Leading OpenAI(01:44) Unveiling Multimodal AI: A Leap in Technology(02:47) The Surprising Use Cases and Benefits of Multimodal AI(03:23) Behind the Scenes: Making Multimodal AI Possible(08:36) Envisioning the Future of AI in Communication and Creativity(10:21) The Business of AI: Monetization, Open Source, and Future Directions(16:42) AI's Role in Shaping Future Jobs and Experiences(20:29) Debunking AGI: A Continuous Journey Towards Advanced AI(24:04) Exploring the Pace of Scientific and Technological Progress(24:18) The Importance of Interpretability in AI(25:11) Navigating AI Ethics and Regulation(27:26) The Safety Paradigm in AI and Beyond(28:55) Personal Reflections and the Impact of AI on Society(29:11) The Future of AI: Fast Takeoff Scenarios and Societal Changes(30:59) Navigating Personal and Professional Challenges(40:21) The Role of AI in Creative and Personal Identity(43:09) Educational System Adaptations for the AI Era(44:30) Contemplating the Future with Advanced AI Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
5/14/202446 minutes, 30 seconds
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EP 103: The Untold Story of Marcus Ryu (Co-Founder Guidewire & Partner at Battery Ventures) Scaling to $10B and Diving into VC

After 18 years leading Guidewire (~$10B), Marcus Ryu made the transition from CEO to partner at Battery Ventures. In the episode, Marcus shares his journey of co-founding Guidewire in 2001, steering the company through its IPO in 2012, and building one of the largest vertical software businesses in the world. He shares his insights on how to build a durable company in troubling times, what he looks for in entrepreneurs, the future of vertical software, and much more. (00:00) Intro(01:31) The Philosophical Approach to Investing and Strategy(03:27) Unpacking the Strategy: Diagnosis, Market Definition, and Execution(04:31) The Intricacies of Investment Decisions and Entrepreneurial Insight(10:39) From Philosophy to Silicon Valley: A Personal Journey(12:29) The Dot-com Bubble and Lessons Learned(26:19) Guidewire's Founding: Identifying a Niche in the Insurance Industry(37:13) The Early Days: Building from Scratch(37:34) The Founder's Balance Sheet: Energy, Time, and Market Demand(37:54) Starting with Nothing: The Humble Beginnings of a Startup(38:14) The Power of Insight and Precision in Startup Success(39:58) Product Development and Market Strategy: The Binder's Role(40:37) The Brutal Reality of Go-to-Market: Rejection and Resilience(42:59) The Parable of the Horse: Navigating Startup Highs and Lows(45:23) Overcoming Legal Battles and Finding a Moral Purpose(48:37) The CEO Transition: Learning from Leadership Changes(50:49) Foundational Principles for Sustaining Founder Relationships(53:41) Cultivating a Company Culture Based on Core Values(01:01:31) The Journey from Founder to Investor: A New Chapter(01:03:53) The Role of a Board and Achieving Founder-Investor Alignment(01:08:25) Managing Founder Psychosis and Scaling as a Leader(01:12:52) The Founder's Journey and Commitment(01:13:27) The Philosophical Underpinnings of Insurance(01:14:03) Insurance: A Civilizational Necessity(01:15:01) The Impact of Insurance on Society and Innovation(01:19:32) Navigating the Complexities of Insurance Regulation(01:21:07) The Dark Side of Ad Tech and Its Societal Impact(01:28:41) The Challenge of Communication and Leadership(01:31:46) The Future of Software: Vertical Specialization(01:42:05) Evaluating Founders and the Essence of Entrepreneurship(01:45:56) Emerging Opportunities and the Specificity of Markets(01:48:53) Concluding Reflections on Authentic Leadership Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
5/10/20241 hour, 50 minutes, 28 seconds
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EP 102: Armon Dadgar (HashiCorp Co-Founder) Reflects 48-Hours After Selling to IBM

After last week’s announcement that IBM is acquiring HashiCorp for $6.4B, HashiCorp co-founder Armon Dadgar discussed a few behind-the-scenes elements of the acquisition and HashiCorp’s full journey from the early days. Armon shares some of his biggest lessons from the journey, from fundraising to community building and more. (00:00) Intro(01:17) Explaining HashiCorp: Simplifying Cloud Infrastructure for Enterprises(03:24) Navigating the Acquisition: Emotions, Expectations, and the Future with IBM(09:01) The Founding Story: Choosing the Path of a Venture-Backed Business(10:59) Challenging Silicon Valley Wisdom: HashiCorp's Multi-Product Strategy(17:54) The Importance of Being Pragmatic: Adapting Products to Market Needs(32:27) Customer Trust and Commitment: The Foundation of HashiCorp's Success(36:27) Organizational Evolution: Adapting Structure to Strategy at HashiCorp(38:36) Exploring Product Verticals and Team Structures(39:16) The Evolution of Product Portfolio(40:46) Strategic Product Development and Market Fit(41:51) Transitioning from Product Expansion to Monetization(43:27) The Impact of Docker on Fundraising and Strategy(50:31) Navigating the Challenges of Multi-Product Strategy(55:33) The Significance of Branding and Product Naming(01:00:46) Understanding User vs. Buyer Dynamics in Open Source Monetization(01:09:17) The Founders' Journey: From University to HashiCorp(01:16:39) Navigating Leadership and Hiring Challenges(01:17:14) The Search for the Right Leadership: A Journey of Discovery(01:17:57) Realizing the Need for Specialized Roles(01:18:24) The Turning Point: Hiring Key Executives(01:19:57) Overcoming the Ego: Embracing Change for Company Success(01:21:18) The Final Decision: Bringing in New Leadership(01:22:45) Reflecting on the Hiring Process and Its Impact(01:28:27) Building a Culture of Execution and Communication(01:50:51) The Importance of Airline Loyalty for Busy Executives Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes. Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
5/3/20241 hour, 54 minutes, 42 seconds
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EP 101: Andrew Bialecki (CEO Klaviyo) on Building a $6B Software Company - Klaviyo’s Uncharted Path

Before Andrew Bialecki took Klaviyo public and scaled the company to $6B, he bootstrapped it to over $1M in ARR. In our discussion, Andrew reveals his philosophies around fundraising, finding the best talent, cultivating entrepreneurship inside Klaviyo, scaling culture, and more. (00:00) Intro(01:13) Klaviyo's Bootstrap Beginnings(09:37) The Strategic Pivot to E-commerce and Retail(15:02) Narrow Focus as a Catalyst for Growth(25:48) Building a Culture of Learning and Growth(34:02) The Entrepreneurial Path: From Engineer to Founder(37:09) The Commute to Innovation: A Startup Journey(37:57) From Performable to HubSpot: A Tale of Acquisition and Growth(39:26) Building Klaviyo: Lessons in Entrepreneurship and Team Building(40:40) Scaling a Startup: The Challenges of Leadership and Hiring(47:04) Fostering a Culture of Experimentation and Entrepreneurship(53:15) The Art of Hiring: Identifying Entrepreneurial Spirit(58:39) Chronological Resumes and the Power of Storytelling in Interviews(01:06:16) Embracing the Unsexy: The Philosophy of 'Eating Your Vegetables'(01:13:33) Klaviyo University: Training Future Founders and Leaders(01:15:25) Cultivating a Culture of Learning at Klaviyo(01:16:17) The Genesis of Klaviyo University(01:17:05) Core Curriculum and Electives: A Deep Dive(01:20:46) Adapting Learning Programs in a Remote World(01:21:56) The Art and Science of Effective Business Writing(01:28:35) Recruitment and Onboarding: Strategies for Success(01:38:05) Building and Sustaining Company Culture(01:41:28) Leveraging Boston's Ecosystem for Growth(01:47:06) The Future of Software: Productivity vs. Output(01:52:33) Closing Thoughts and Acknowledgements Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
4/26/20241 hour, 52 minutes, 44 seconds
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EP 100: Jeremy Levine (Partner, Bessemer) Reflects on His Best and Worst Investments

After 23+ years in venture capital, Jeremy Levine has thrived in many eras, taking risks on now-iconic companies like LinkedIn, Shopify, Yelp, Pinterest, and more. In our discussion, Jeremy shared stories behind these investments and the mindsets he’s developed along the way. We also explored how the VC landscape has evolved over the last 20 years and where the industry may head next. Plus, Jeremy shares insights from his journey into VC, along with foundational advice and principles that anyone aspiring to succeed in the industry may find valuable. Overall, an in-depth discussion for anyone who wants to nerd out on venture capital with us. (00:00) Intro(01:03) Exploring the Personal Motivations Behind Venture Capital(01:41) The Impact of Technology on Venture Capital(03:11) The Reality of Venture Capital Impact(06:45) The Ideal Venture Investment: The Donut Company Metaphor(07:30) Operator vs. Career Investor: The Best Venture Capitalists(09:57) The Dynamics of Choosing a Venture Investor(14:03) The Unique Paths to Success in Venture Capital(17:04) Authenticity and Adaptability in Venture Capital(26:33) Navigating the Complexities of Venture Capital Careers(34:11) Jeremy Levine's Journey to Bessemer Venture Partners(40:00) Navigating the Venture Capital Landscape: Insights and Strategies(40:30) The Competitive Edge in Early 2000s Venture Capital(43:26) Reflections on Career Paths and the Role of Serendipity(47:04) The Intricacies of Decision Making in Venture Capital(52:37) Evaluating Investment Opportunities: The Price Sensitivity Debate(55:22) Learning from Success and Failure: The Jet.com Story(01:08:26) The Evolution of Successful Entrepreneurs: Insights from Shopify and Yelp(01:16:22) The Strategic Advantage of Repeat Entrepreneurs in the Startup Ecosystem(01:19:38) Navigating Market Dynamics: Insights and Analogies(01:20:09) The Evolution of a Venture Capitalist: From Ideas to Impact(01:21:22) Pioneering User-Generated Content: A Venture Success Story(01:23:36) Exploring E-Commerce and the Power of Advertising(01:24:59) Innovative Investment Strategies: SaaS and Payment Processing(01:34:53) Bessemer's Legacy and Venture Capital Evolution(01:39:57) Expanding Horizons: Bessemer's Global and Diverse Investment Approach(01:52:35) Cultivating Talent and Embracing Industry Dynamics(02:02:36) Navigating Budgets and Investment Strategies in Venture Capital(02:03:55) The Importance of Accountability and Decision-Making Records(02:05:46) Investment Memo Strategies: Beyond Templates(02:08:43) The Dynamics of Voting and Decision Making in VC Firms(02:16:19) The Evolution of Venture Capital: Trends and Predictions(02:21:13) Building a Successful Venture Capital Firm: Culture and Operations(02:29:57) Mentorship and Individual Growth in Venture Capital(02:39:40) Navigating the AI Investment Landscape(02:41:36) The Debate on Announcing Funding Rounds(02:44:20) Closing Remarks  Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
4/19/20242 hours, 44 minutes, 43 seconds
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EP 99: Garret Langley (CEO, Flock Safety) - The $4B Tech Startup Solving Crime with AI

Garrett Langley is the CEO of Flock Safety, a $4B company helping solve 10% of US crimes with AI-powered tech. Garrett offers an in-depth look into Flock Safety’s ambitious vision to eliminate crime in America and all the operating lessons he’s learned along the way, including how to build a strong and motivated team, keep people accountable, and leverage PR for rapid growth. (00:00) Intro(01:03) The Mission to Eliminate Crime with Innovative Tech(01:54) The Genesis of Flock Safety: A Response to High Crime Rates(07:48) The Evolution of Flock Safety's Crime-Fighting Technology(24:37) Impact Stories: How Flock Safety is Changing Lives(31:00) Navigating the Balance: Safety, Privacy, and Community Impact(36:58) Exploring the Universal Appeal of Safety Across America(37:38) The Role of Community Decisions in Public Safety(39:02) Addressing Misinformation and Enhancing Safety with Technology(39:58) Collaboration and Data Sharing Among Cities(41:26) The Impact of Technology on Policing and Public Safety(43:24) Innovative Solutions to Modern Policing Challenges(49:18) Flock's Vision for the Future of Public Safety(56:05) Building a Business on Solving Crime(56:38) The Importance of Team and Culture in Business Success(01:10:45) Navigating Growth and Maintaining Culture in a Scaling Company(01:12:33) Cultivating a Strong Remote Work Culture(01:12:46) The Power of Cultural Norms in Business(01:13:01) Building Accountability and Responsiveness(01:14:16) The Importance of In-Person Interactions in a Hybrid Company(01:14:50) Assessing Substantive Work Over Managing Up(01:17:50) The Strategy of Being a Macro Optimist and Micro Pessimist(01:20:16) Celebrating Milestones and Focusing on Impact(01:21:58) The Unique Dynamic of Working with Family(01:30:42) Reflections on Early Success and the Drive to Build Meaningful Companies(01:37:58) Overcoming Fundraising Challenges and Understanding Market Dynamics(01:46:55) Concluding Thoughts and the Future of Flock Safety  Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
4/12/20241 hour, 47 minutes, 45 seconds
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EP 98: Sanjit Biswas on Building to $20B: The CEO Behind One of The Fastest Growing Startups Ever

In less than 8 years, Sanjit Biswas scaled Samsara from 0 to over $1B ARR. In our latest conversation, Sanjit shares all the lessons he’s learned about running a hyper-growth organization, including all the changes he’s made since growing and selling his first company Meraki to Cisco for $1.2B and going on to scale Samsara to $20B. A great episode for anyone who wants to continuously reinvent themselves within a rapidly changing workplace. (00:00) Intro(01:28) Samsara's Journey: From Startup to Billion-Dollar Valuation(06:50) The Evolution of Samsara's Product Line: From Temperature Sensors to AI(12:48) The Impact of ELD Mandate on Samsara's Growth(14:16) Expanding Horizons: Samsara's Multi-Product Strategy(29:41) Leadership Lessons: Scaling a Company and Rehiring Yourself(38:07) Insights on Hiring: Finding the Right Fit for Growth(40:56) Maintaining High Hiring Standards in Rapid Growth(42:21) Innovative Hiring Practices: Talent Calibrators and Bar Raisers(43:12) Embracing a Flexible Workplace Post-Pandemic(43:20) Navigating the Shift to Remote Work and Its Impact on Talent Acquisition(45:06) Evaluating Employee Performance and the Keeper Test(46:42) Lessons from Legendary Venture Capitalists and Building Board Relationships(50:16) Samsara's Journey: Building a Billion-Dollar Business(50:34) From Academic Project to Commercial Success: The Meraki Story(54:35) The Power of Direct Sales and Learning from Customer Interactions(01:14:24) Reflecting on Growth, Culture, and the Future of Samsara(01:24:08) Closing Thoughts and Advice for Future Founders Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes. Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
4/5/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 20 seconds
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EP 97: How Aravind Srinivas (Perplexity CEO) is Disrupting Google Search with AI

One of the most preeminent AI founders, Aravind Srinivas (CEO, Perplexity), believes we could see 100+ AI startups valued over $10B in our future. In the episode, we discuss why Perplexity decided to compete with Google and Aravind shares predictions for the utopian future of artificial intelligence. He also discusses the differences between working at both DeepMind and OpenAI, why personalized knowledge on demand could be a trillion-dollar opportunity and more. (00:00) Intro(01:34) The Evolution of Search Engines(04:01) Perplexity: Bridging the Gap Between Google and Wikipedia(05:04) The Philosophy Behind Perplexity and Its Unique Approach(06:33) Redefining Search: The Shift from Links to Answers(09:02) The Business Model Dilemma: Google's Challenge with Innovation(13:46) The Importance of Aligning Shareholder and User Interests(27:00) The Complexities of Building a Competitive AI Talent Pool(33:33) Perplexity's Business Model and Subscription Strategy(39:54) The Future of Search: Personalization and Real-Time Data(44:21) Enhancing User Engagement with Suggested Next Questions(48:10) Key Success Metrics and the Importance of Daily Queries(50:21) The Challenge of Gaining User Trust(50:48) Personalizing Products for User Engagement(50:55) Navigating the AI Model Landscape(51:40) The Strategic Decision Against Building Own Models(52:22) Leveraging Open Source Models and Infrastructure Efficiency(53:37) The Business Model and Value Proposition(58:12) AI's Potential to Transform Work and Empowerment(01:03:11) The Future of AI: More Compute or Breakthroughs?(01:05:39) The Startup Ecosystem and AI's Billion-Dollar Potential(01:07:26) AI Safety and Regulation: A Founder's Perspective(01:08:15) Inspirations and Influences: Learning from Larry Page(01:20:51) Building a User-Centric Product: The Perplexity Journey(01:36:13) The Future of Perplexity and Changing User Habits Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes. Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
3/29/20241 hour, 38 minutes, 14 seconds
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EP 96: Tracy Young - After Selling Company for $875M Repeat Founder Emerges from Stealth and Shares Every Mistake She Made As A First-Time CEO

This week, Tracy Young launched her second startup, TigerEye, from stealth mode. After selling PlanGrid to Autodesk for $875 million and working with YC for a couple of years, Tracy and her husband/co-founder decided to build the software they wished they’d had while building PlanGrid. In our conversation, Tracy unmasks her vision for TigerEye and shares everything she learned as a first time CEO that she’s bringing into her second company.(00:00) Intro(01:39) The Shift in Market Dynamics and PlanGrid's Response(07:07) The Importance of Addressing Multiple Stakeholders in Product Development(09:08) From PlanGrid to TigerEye: Tracy Young's New Venture(11:39) The Significance of Organizational Structure and Team Dynamics(15:03) The Evolution of Sales Strategy and Team Structure(17:28) The Decision to Sell PlanGrid and Its Aftermath(24:17) The Genesis of TigerEye and Its Mission(31:09) Cultivating a Purposeful Company Culture at TigerEye(39:29) Recruitment Strategies and the Value of Reference Calls(45:42) Product Development Insights and Market Focus(49:39) The Importance of Customer Tracking for Startups(49:57) The Challenges of Scaling with CRM and ERP Systems(51:55) Navigating the Tough Decisions of Firing Employees(57:08) The Journey from Construction Engineering to Tech Entrepreneurship(57:42) The Birth and Growth of PlanGrid(01:01:24) Navigating Personal and Professional Growth(01:05:50) The Emotional Journey of Losing a Co-Founder(01:17:34) From Stealth Mode to Market Impact with Tiger Eye(01:18:31) Embracing Remote Work and Building a Diverse Team(01:30:15) Reflections on Fundraising and Board Meetings(01:34:28) Finding Work-Life Balance in Startup Culture Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
3/22/20241 hour, 35 minutes, 35 seconds
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Industry Episode with Zach Weinberg: Market Trends, Avoiding Hiring Bulls***ers, and Who Will Win In AI

Zach Weinberg is the Co-Founder and CEO of Curie.Bio, which has raised over $500 million to combine early-stage investing in biotech and drug discovery copiloting. He is also the co-founder of Flatiron Health, which sold to Roche for $1.9B, and Invite Media, which sold to Google when he was 21.In the episode, Zach dives into the current venture market landscape, private company valuation and funding trends, and the art of reshaping company culture. Zach unveils his unique blueprint for interviewing top-tier candidates and holding them accountable, as well as the case study tactics he uses to make more confident hires. (00:00) Intro(00:44) The Art of Hiring: Strategies for Building a Winning Team(01:22) Market Dynamics: A Deep Dive into Valuations and Trends(06:29) The AI Revolution: Impact on Valuations and the Future of Tech(08:26) Cultural Shifts: Navigating the Changing Landscape of Startup Culture(31:36) The Accountability Framework: A Blueprint for Success(38:50) The Importance of Third-Party Hiring Reviews(40:19) Cultivating a Culture of Accountability and Skill Testing(41:23) Insights on Case-Based Interviewing and Its Impact(43:07) Navigating the Complexities of Hiring for Unique Roles(43:50) The Art of Case Design in Interviews(49:52) Leveraging Take-Home Assignments for Deeper Insights(58:40) The Challenges of Remote Work and Building Credibility(01:00:39) Adapting Hiring Practices for Remote and Hybrid Models(01:03:27) The Value of References and Real-World Testing in Hiring(01:12:59) The Foundational Role of People in Business Success(01:16:11) Reflecting on the Journey and Looking Ahead Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/ @RedpointAI   🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes. Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
3/15/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 10 seconds
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EP 95: Tooey Courtemanche (CEO, Procore) Everything This Veteran CEO Would Tell Founders After Building To $11B

Tooey Courtemanche has been the CEO of Procore for over two decades, bringing the company from $0 to over $1B ARR and a $11B+ valuation today. In my latest episode, we explore how Tooey built the #1 Construction Management Software company, including his strategies for maintaining a talented team, his mindsets for tough times, lessons from mentors like Satya Nadella, Tooey’s advice for founders, and much more.(00:00) Intro(01:22) Valuation and Investor Relationships: A Founder's Perspective(04:57) Procore Explained: Revolutionizing Construction Management(06:07) The Early Struggles and Breakthroughs of Procore(06:40) Surviving the Global Financial Crisis and Pivoting to Success(17:53) Cultural Shifts and the Importance of Hiring Right(31:26) The Power of Being a Platform: Procore's Technical Edge(33:42) The Unconventional Path to Success(34:19) Navigating Early Business Challenges(35:31) The Power of Partnership and Mentorship(36:14) Securing Investment and Scaling the Business(38:12) Leadership and Organizational Growth(41:40) Evolving with the Business: A Founder's Journey(45:43) Maintaining Employee Engagement and Motivation(49:07) Strategic Capital Allocation and Product Innovation(53:53) Expanding Internationally: Lessons and Strategies(56:14) Decision-Making and Leadership Style(58:03) Balancing Growth and Profitability(01:01:30) Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs(01:05:37) Rethinking Education and Career Paths(01:11:56) Reflecting on Societal Transformation(01:13:11) From Encyclopedias to AI(01:13:56) AI's Impact on the Construction Industry(01:17:13) Personal Journey: From Carpentry to Tech Entrepreneur(01:19:45) The Genesis of Procore: Merging Construction and Technology(01:26:11) Mentoring Entrepreneurs(01:31:47) The Therapeutic World of Lego Building(01:38:16) Lessons from Lego Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
3/8/20241 hour, 39 minutes, 36 seconds
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EP 94: Niraj Shah (CEO, Wayfair) Building To $10B in Home Decor Revenue

Niraj Shah is the Co-founder and CEO of Wayfair. In this episode, Niraj shares Wayfair’s journey from a collection of 250 sites generating $500 million in revenue to a single, unified brand achieving over $10 billion in online sales of home goods and furniture.He explains the challenges of overseeing a vast e-commerce platform with more than 10,000 employees, managing a complex supply chain with over 7 million products, and maintaining relationships with suppliers. The conversation offers detailed insights into Wayfair's strategic growth, effective talent acquisition practices, and the pivotal rebranding effort that propelled the company forward.(00:00) Intro(00:13) The Journey of Wayfair(01:02) Understanding the Market and Competition(01:45) The Genesis of Wayfair(03:11) The Strategy Behind Niche E-commerce(05:40) The Challenges of Inventory Management(06:18) The Evolution of E-commerce(07:26) The Growth and Expansion of Wayfair(09:59) Understanding the Retail Market(15:53) The Decision to Rebrand(18:24) The Challenges of Rebranding(20:22) Building the Wayfair Brand(25:22) The Importance of Logistics and Delivery(32:10) The Complexity of Final Mile Delivery(33:17) Investing in Advertising and Marketing(33:23) Building a Brand: Lessons and Insights(33:56) The Power of Branding and Customer Loyalty(34:47) The Journey of Building a Brand: The Apple Example(35:36) The Role of Independent Brands in Business(37:56) The Importance of High-Quality Images in Online Retail(39:49) The Role of Generative AI in Business(41:41) Building a Culture of Incremental Improvements(44:52) The Importance of Hiring for Specific Traits(01:02:19) Navigating Public Misinformation and Conspiracy Theories(01:05:47) Competing in the Market: A Focus on the Customer(01:11:08) Reflections on the Entrepreneurial Journey  Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
2/23/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 52 seconds
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Parker Conrad: The Zenefits Redemption Story That Led to Rippling ($11B)

In this memorable episode from our podcast archives, we revisit our conversation with Parker Conrad, Co-Founder of Rippling and former CEO of Zenefits. Parker opens up about his entrepreneurial path, detailing everything from fundraising challenges to his departure from Zenefits and the founding of Rippling. We also discuss the dynamics between VCs and founders, including what founders really value from investors, as well as the many entrepreneurial lessons Parker has gained from growing four companies (including two that reached unicorn status).This episode was originally aired in May 2022.(00:00) Intro(01:25) Parker's Early Life and Education(02:08) Parker's Experience at Harvard and Early Career(05:21) Parker's Journey to Entrepreneurship(08:27) The Founding of Sigfig and Challenges Faced(10:15) The Birth of Zenefits and its Rapid Growth(13:13) The Downfall of Zenefits and Lessons Learned(19:12) Parker's Perspective on Media Narratives and VC Involvement(35:48) The Power of Investors and Branding(37:22) The Influence of Media on Investment Success(38:42) The Role of Venture Capitalists and Founders(39:39) The Impact of Social Media on Business(40:48) The Rise of Andreessen Horowitz(41:18) Introducing Rippling: A New Approach to Business Software(41:32) The Power of Employee Data in Business Software(49:47) The Advantages of Compound Companies(56:13) The Role of Founders in Business Units(01:09:20) The State of San Francisco and the Tech Industry Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
2/16/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 52 seconds
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EP 93: Filip Kaliszan (CEO, Verkada) AI Security Cameras to $3.5B Company

(00:00) Intro(00:40) Understanding Verkata and its Growth(02:12) Exploring Verkata's Product Lines(03:29) Filip’s Early Fascination with Cameras(05:51) The Genesis of Verkata(06:59) Verkata's Approach to Physical Security(09:21) Privacy and Innovation in Verkata's Products(14:10) The Journey to Verkata's Access Control Product(16:49) The Challenges and Successes of Building Verkada(21:21) The Future of Verkata and its Products(37:51) Empowering Teams to Innovate(38:04) Maintaining Product Consistency Across Teams(39:16) The Importance of Autonomy in Team Structure(40:02) Sales Team Structure and Strategy(40:37) Challenges of Scaling a Diverse Product Portfolio(42:09) The Impact of Internal Sales on Product Success(43:17) The Evolution of Customer Perception and Demand(44:07) The Importance of Integration in Business Systems(44:26) Traits of Successful Product Leaders(45:22) The Role of Passion in Product Development(45:26) The Importance of Passion and Depth in Hiring(47:58) The Role of Sales in a Diversified Product Company(48:38) The Challenges and Rewards of Rapid Company Growth(52:31) Maintaining a Unified Company Culture in a Decentralized Structure(53:08) The Balance Between Conventional Wisdom and First Principles(01:01:17) The Impact of On-Site Work Culture on Company Growth(01:12:25) The Importance of Adaptability in a Rapidly Growing Company(01:15:55) The Role of Leadership Presence in a Growing Company(01:18:23) Building Trust and Early Startup Challenges(01:18:53) The Importance of Hiring the Right People(01:19:02) The Need for a CFO and Strategic Finance(01:20:48) The Value of In-House Counsel(01:23:14) Building Company Culture: The 3-3-3 Program(01:25:01) The Importance of Getting Hiring Right(01:33:27) The Journey of CourseRank and Verkada(01:33:29) Handling a Security Breach(01:50:55) The Early Days and Challenges of Verkada(01:54:45) The Importance of Storytelling in Fundraising Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
2/2/20241 hour, 57 minutes, 37 seconds
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EP 92: Mike Volpi (Partner, Index Ventures) Top AI Investor Predicts How The AI Wave Will Play Out

(00:00) Intro(02:49) The Genesis of AI Investments and Understanding Human Logic(03:46) The Journey of Learning and Investing in AI(05:34) The Evolution of Technology and its Impact on Investments(09:17) The Role of Optimism and Pragmatism in Venture Capital(15:43) The Influence of AI on Equity Value(21:53) The Role of Government and Private Sector in AI Regulation(25:56) Investment Strategies and Decision Making(31:50) The Art of Investing in Young Entrepreneurs(35:58) Reflections on Career and Lessons Learned(38:55) Mentorship and Nurturing Young Venture Capitalists(40:12) The Art of Mentoring in Venture Capital(41:00) Empowering Partners: A Case Study(41:35) The Power of Frameworks in Decision Making(43:19) Understanding Your Weaknesses as an Investor(44:24) The Painful Misses in Investment(46:18) Redefining Yourself for Growth(49:26) Embracing Mistakes in Venture Capital(51:46) Learning from the Titans of Venture Capital(55:18) The Value of Market Leaders in M&A(59:17) The Journey from Italy to Silicon Valley(01:11:18) Lessons from Being a CEO(01:14:28) Reflections on Personal Growth and Learning(01:15:29) Transitioning from Operator to Venture Capitalist(01:17:30) The Philosophy and Strategy of Index Ventures(01:20:20) The Role of a Board Member and Building Personal Brand(01:32:20) Lessons from Serving on the Board of Ferrari(01:38:08) Advice for Young Professionals in the Tech Industry(01:41:30) State of the Venture Capital Industry Today Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
1/26/20241 hour, 45 minutes, 55 seconds
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EP 91: How George Kurtz Built A $65B+ Company - The CrowdStrike Story

(0:00) Intro(1:52) The Journey to Founding CrowdStrike(2:38) The Difference Between Stopping Malware and Stopping Breaches(3:27) Inspiration Behind CrowdStrike's Unique Approach(4:30) Challenges of Building a New Architecture in Cybersecurity(5:10) The Decision to Leave McAfee and Start CrowdStrike(8:11) Early Days of CrowdStrike: Building the Product and Offering Services(9:45) Unexpected Beginnings of CrowdStrike's Intelligence Product(10:33) The Role of Incident Response in Cybersecurity(11:16) Journey to Becoming a Software Business(14:36) Evolution of CrowdStrike's Product Offering(19:54) The Importance of Building Trust and Credibility in Cybersecurity(20:27) The Role of Nation States and Cybercrime in the Growth of Cybersecurity Threats(25:09) Experience of Handling High-Profile Cybersecurity Incidents(26:16) The Importance of Having the Right Investors and Board Members(34:08) The Strategy Behind Competing with Big Players Like Microsoft(42:09) The Importance of Having the Right Team and Leadership(43:53) The Challenges and Rewards of Scaling a Cybersecurity Company(48:49) Hiring and Retaining the Right People(49:49) Understanding Different Types of Salespeople(51:52) The Importance of Marketing and PR in Business(55:59) The Role of Nation State, E Crime, and Hacktivism in Cybersecurity(1:05:03) Impact of AI on Cybersecurity(1:09:36) The Importance of Password Security(1:10:41) New SEC Reporting Rule for Cybersecurity Breaches(1:14:48) The Role of AI in the Future of Cybersecurity(1:17:42) The Journey to Entrepreneurship(1:19:58) Importance of Timing in Starting a Business(1:25:06) Impact of Early Life Experiences on Entrepreneurship(1:26:58) The Role of Sports in Developing Leadership Skills(1:29:41) Transition from Accounting to Entrepreneurship(1:29:55) Importance of Timing and Market Readiness in Entrepreneurship(1:35:32) The Role of Teamwork in Business Success Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes. Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
1/19/20241 hour, 37 minutes, 15 seconds
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EP 90: Eric Vishria (General Partner, Benchmark Capital) Behind The Scenes of Benchmark’s Boldest Bets

(0:00) Intro(1:20) The role of venture capitalists(5:52) Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs(12:00) commonalities in investments that you haven't done(14:05) The best CEOs(17:40) The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Business(21:16) The role of market trends in investment decisions(27:46) Reflecting on investment successes(39:41) Benefits as an investor vs board member(42:17) From Memphis to Stanford(44:29) The early days at LoudCloud(46:49) The Aspiration to be a Great CEO(49:33) The Journey to Joining Benchmark(53:20) Bringing new people to Benchmark(1:01:26) The Evolution of Early Stage Investing(1:14:07) What career advice would you give?(1:19:56) The value of Benchmark’s Dinners Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
1/12/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 46 seconds
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Best of 2023: 15 Untold Stories From Tech’s Inner Circle

(0:00) Intro(1:30) Satish and Scott (Partners, Redpoint) roasting Logan for becoming a media personality(2:22) Matthew Prince (CEO, Cloudflare) exposing Cloudflare’s 1st customers: Turkish escorts(8:37) Dario Amodei (CEO, Anthropic) predicts the future of AI(23:47) Dev Ittycheria (CEO, MongoDB) gives 3 steps for holding people accountable(30:03) Jack Altman (CEO, Lattice) joking about growing up with Sam(33:24) Daniel Ek (CEO, Spotify) on money and happiness(41:42) Matt Mochary (CEO Coach to Sam Altman, Brian Armstrong, Naval) shares his hiring and firing frameworks(51:06) Elad Gill (Solo Capitalist) on how to build a legendary career in tech(54:17) Eliezer Yudkowsky (AI Safety Expert) on the risks of AI doom(1:00:05) Zach Weinberg (CEO, Curie.Bio) on the best way to learn anything(1:07:38) Brian Halligan (Co-Founder, Hubspot) on surviving a terrible snowmobiling accident(1:14:59) Keith Rabois (Partner, Founders Fund) lists key traits in founders and younger investors(1:18:18) Emmett Shear (Co-Founder, Twitch) on his top advice for founders(1:26:47) Liz Zalman and Jerry Neumann (Co-Authors of Founder VS Investor) debate founder versus investor perspectives(1:30:17) Laela Sturdy (Managing Partner, CapitalG) on what all the best investments have in common Watch the full episodes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDw_q3IWeBJr6a8cgSaDGJhGWlKN3q5db Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
12/22/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 53 seconds
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EP 89: Jay Kreps (CEO, Confluent) on Confluent’s Resilient Rise to Software Behemoth

(0:00) Intro(1:26) How being a writer benefited Jay as a CEO(3:05) Building a management team(13:28) The Role of Titles in a Company(17:54) Only Going To One Year of High School(23:02) The Decision to Pursue Computer Science(31:05) The Birth of Project Kafka(34:32) Reflections on the Success of Kafka(36:47) Launching an Open Source Project(37:43) The Power of Product Marketing(39:35) Should You Be A Founder?(42:00) The Transition from Individual Contributor to CEO(47:51) Navigating the Public Markets(1:09:46) What's Wrong With Hybrid Work(1:14:27) Navigating Politics in the Workplace(1:17:36) Why Fairness Matters(1:26:51) The Evolution of Open Source(1:35:22) The Future of Artificial Intelligence(1:43:41) The Shift from Using Software to Becoming Software Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
12/15/20231 hour, 51 minutes, 5 seconds
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EP 88: Nikesh Arora: The CEO that Revolutionized Palo Alto Networks To ~$100B

(0:00) Intro(1:13) The Benefits of Being a Generalist(2:20) Acquiring Domain Expertise(4:05) The Constant Learning Curve in Cybersecurity(5:07) Understanding the Cybersecurity Industry(9:19) Nikesh's 3 Rules For M&A(20:04) The Role of Marketing and Storytelling in Tech(24:57) Leadership and Management in Large Companies(35:49) The Challenge of Scaling and Managing People(36:43) Transitioning Roles and the Importance of Skill Sets(38:01) The Art of Making Successful Career Choices(38:36) The Journey from Analyst to Tech Entrepreneur(43:44) The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Business(50:43) The Importance of Product Obsession in Tech Leadership(52:52) The Journey from India to the U.S. and the Pursuit of Education(1:01:04) Venturing into the World of Investment and Venture Capital(1:05:54) The Mission-Driven Aspect of Cybersecurity(1:07:21) Romanticizing the Past: A Perspective on Life and Career Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
12/8/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 24 seconds
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EP 87: Luis von Ahn (CEO, Duolingo) on The Marketing Formula that Propelled Duolingo to 500M Users

(0:00) Intro(0:54) Building a Culture of Iteration and Continuous Improvement(2:29) The Importance of User Retention in Duolingo's Growth(3:24) The Power of A/B Testing in Product Development(7:57) Balancing User Feedback and Data in Product Design(10:24) The Role of Marketing in Duolingo's Growth(15:54) The Importance of Setting Constraints in Product Development(18:35) The Role of Metrics in Decision Making(24:02) The Power of Viral Marketing and Memes in Brand Building(30:44) The Impact of Social Media Marketing on User Acquisition(35:41) The Impact of Passive Aggressive Notifications(37:42) Dealing with Controversial Content and Backlash(42:40) The Importance of Being Scrappy in Marketing(45:13) The Challenges of Teaching Languages(49:25) The Importance of User Retention in Duolingo(51:14) The Journey to Monetizing Duolingo(56:40) The Challenges of Introducing Monetization in Duolingo(1:04:16) The Expansion of Duolingo Beyond Languages(1:09:13) Growing User Base and Utilizing AI(1:11:16) Impact of Going Public on Duolingo's Operations(1:16:00) The Importance of Employee Selection in Duolingo(1:22:42) The entrepreneurial journey(1:33:46) Improving the Education System(1:37:21) The honeypot website to catch cheating students Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
12/1/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 27 seconds
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EP 86: Christian Chabot (Co-Founder Tableau) on Operating Lessons From Scaling Tableau to $15.7B

(0:00) Intro(0:55) Christian’s Early Career and Entrepreneurial Journey(3:14) Finding an opportunity in the market(6:12) Joining SoftBank(7:14) Lessons on venture capital(10:50) Company origin stories(12:03) The Birth of Tableau: From Idea to Company(16:20) Getting right in the early days(20:55) Commercializing something out of academia(23:42) Bootstrapping it(28:23) The growth and success of Tableau(32:38) Reflections on the journey and the future(43:57) Patience and basic metrics in business growth(45:33) The role of external investors in business expansion(48:02) The impact of capital on business ambitions and control(49:38) Choosing the right investor(51:39) The importance of maintaining control in fundraising(54:11) Competition in business growth(58:28) The importance of team chemistry in scaling a business(1:02:19) Impact of disruptive hiring practices on business growth(1:21:26) Power of community and innovating marketing(1:26:16) Global expansion Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
11/10/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 32 seconds
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EP 85: Alexandr Wang (Scale AI CEO): The 26-Year-Old Billionaire Powering AI

(0:00) Intro(1:01) Why data isn't the new oil(2:42) Data is the new code(7:47) Outsourcing problems(10:34) Reinforcement learning and generative AI(16:52) How execs and founders should think about AI(18:59) AI VS computers, the internet, mobile, and other tech trends(22:38) The next two to three years of AI will define decades(26:05) Atomic bomb analogy(28:30) Alexandr's biggest AI worries(31:17) Undercover AI predictions(35:55) Three components of model development(39:57) Under-appreciating our reliance on Taiwan(41:56) Democratization of AI(43:54) The Turing Trap(45:52) Misconceptions About AI(47:29) Geopolitics and Artificial Intelligence(53:00) The UK AI Summit(54:45) What role does the government play in regulating AI?(1:14:05) The risks of hiring from big brands(1:19:36) The business of Scale AI(1:22:25) Influence of playing violin(1:24:19) Alexandr's childhood with physicist parents(1:27:33) Being weird means being interesting(1:29:09) The future of AI Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
11/3/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 58 seconds
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Behind The Scenes - Every Podcast Mistake We’ve Made In 85 Episodes

(0:00) Intro(0:52) How to make a podcast(2:31) The Logan Bartlett Show story(11:07) Different mental milestones(13:55) The crypto era with Zach Weinberg(17:53) Find your niche(22:20) Starting to do interviews(27:14) Importance of consistency(32:09) Describe the Logan Bartlett Show(35:51) Same strategy as working with founders(38:56) Far from a perfect product(41:44) Benefits of YouTube(47:44) Not looking back and agonizing(53:05) Internet comments and feedback Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
10/27/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 23 seconds
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EP 84: Dev Ittycheria’s Leadership Lessons From Scaling MongoDB to $25B

(0:00) Intro(0:38) Taking the CEO job at MongoDB(2:34) First things Dev changed at MongoDB(5:53) When unicorns were actually rare(7:50) Overcoming Monetization Challenges of Open Source(9:54) MongoDB Atlas and the license change?(19:18) What is the job of the CEO?(22:49) Vulnerability is a strength(27:03) The power of self-awareness as a Leader(29:37) Building an A+ culture(32:43) Holding people accountable(35:04) Keeping feedback loops tight(36:22) How hybrid work helps MongoDB thrive(38:09) RIFs(40:20) 3 steps for holding people accountable(42:03) Why you should always be recruiting(43:55) Dev’s unique recruiting tactics(45:56) Favorite interview questions(46:53) Hiring internally vs externally(50:53) Finding passion for sales(52:58) The perfect job doesn’t exist(55:00) Running BladeLogic(57:18) Ben Horowitz, Mark Andreessen, and John McMahon(1:02:36) How does AI compare to past tech trends?(1:05:47) Conventional Silicon Valley wisdom Dev disagrees with Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
10/20/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 7 seconds
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EP 83: Silicon Valley Legend Claire Hughes Johnson Unveils Her Best Operating Advice

(0:00) Intro(0:42) Joining Google vs Stripe(14:17) Holding yourself to a high standard(21:03) Making the hire(24:32) Player vs Victim(28:52) Balance of discussing accomplishments(30:51) Org structure in job interviews(34:07) The most successful hires drove me crazy(37:12) Running a team with inclusivity(41:01) Operating principles(48:06) Say the thing you think you cannot say(53:31) Distinguish between management and leadership(58:32) The golden rule is not a great tactic for a leader or manager(1:03:01) Job titles are cheap(1:11:36) Too many companies make their principles so idealistic that they don't resonate with employees(1:18:57) Don't let perfect be the enemy of good(1:23:38) Disappointing people at the rate they can absorb(1:30:07) Manage people out of seats earlier(1:37:03) Being on the board of a company built to last(1:42:38) What makes the Collison's so special?(1:45:08) You pack it, you carry it Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
10/13/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 21 seconds
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EP 82: Dario Amodei’s AI Predictions Through 2030

(0:00) Intro(1:20) Joining OpenAI(14:31) Are scaling and AI safety intertwined?(20:31) Anthropic Early Days(24:04) Amazon's Investment in Anthropic(24:19) FTX investment in Anthropic(25:50) Anthropic's Business Today(30:51) Dario's Advice For Builders(34:26) Should we pause AI progress?(36:27) Future of AI(37:55) Dario's Biggest AI Safety Concerns(44:57) How Anthropic Deals With AI Bias(49:29) Anthropic's Responsible Scaling Policy(56:36) Testifying in front of Congress(59:25) Will AI destroy humanity?(1:00:00) GPT3 vs GPT4(1:02:26) The memification of a CEO(1:09:30) What are you most surprised by with AI?(1:17:03) Why don't you like the term AGI?(1:21:50) 2024 AI Predictions(1:33:45) Dario's opinion on open-source models(1:38:03) Probability of AI Catastrophe(1:40:52) Misuse of AI(1:44:44) Looking ahead: Dario's optimistic outlook on AI For more long-form content with leading voices in AI, check out Redpoint's AI podcast, Unsupervised Learning: https://podcasts.apple.com/fi/podcast/unsupervised-learning/id1672188924⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/1ILHVeQ1jbI3pClQiy8oN6?si=05427b08875345db⁠ Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
10/6/20231 hour, 49 minutes, 18 seconds
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EP 81: Matthew Prince: Untold Stories Behind the $20B Business That Runs the Internet

Wired article on Lee Holloway: ⁠https://www.wired.com/story/lee-holloway-devastating-decline-brilliant-young-coder/⁠ (0:00) Intro(1:12) The internet was a fad(3:49) What is Cloudflare?(6:42) Project Honeypot(12:53) Meeting Michelle(19:12) Buying into the vision(23:04) The internet was built to support the porn industry(28:48) Borrowing Money(37:18) Transparency(43:08) On Lee Holloway(52:23) Philosophy behind hiring and talent(1:00:45) Prioritize curiosity and empathy(1:02:54) The fairness of an initial offer(1:07:11) Titles are cheap(1:21:59) How has being an English major manifested itself?(1:25:14) Building explosives in high school(1:32:38) Engaging with fans and critics(1:38:32) Going public(1:46:39) Conventional Silicon Valley wisdom Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
9/29/20231 hour, 50 minutes, 7 seconds
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EP 80: Jack Altman on Founding Lattice ($3B), Motivating Employees and Growing up with Sam

(0:00) Intro(0:39) Doing venture capital and launching a podcast(6:30) How does culture get created within a company?(10:14) Is a company more of a sports team or a family?(11:42) No 100 hour work weeks(16:13) Employee retention(24:19) What you want to know when hiring(30:06) Advantages startups have over big companies(37:20) What should all founders know about letting people go?(45:55) Finding product market fit(54:22) Building relationships with VCs(1:01:00) Hating software acquisitions(1:07:46) Sam Altman, brother of the HR software guy(1:09:43) Thoughts on AI and its future(1:13:08) Saying the same thing over and over again in leadership(1:20:06) Thoughts on San Francisco(1:21:31) Logan Bartlett: VC, podcaster, meme king(1:25:49) What are you investing in now? Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
9/22/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 29 seconds
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EP 79: Liz Zalman and Jerry Neumann (Co-authors, Founder VS Investor) debate startup experiences

(0:00) Intro(2:01) Founder vs Investor(9:04) Two constituents that a VC is serving(14:19) Structure of new book(16:14) Balance between numbers and schmoozing(21:11) Liz’s absolutes of fundraising(28:31) Beyond the natural absorption of the market(36:21) What is the purpose of a board?(43:27) VCs as an asset class(47:54) Feeling like a babysitter in board meetings(59:34) Would you have bootstrapped it in retrospect?(1:05:47) Should founders always remain CEOs?(1:13:01) Absolutes of fundraising disagreements(1:20:51) Talking to associates(1:26:33) Capital as an effective means of scaling(1:29:23) Sandy Lerner, founder of Cisco(1:37:06) Did Logan learn anything from the founder's perspective? Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
9/15/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 78: Vlad Magdalin (Co-Founder and CEO, Webflow): Finding Gratitude Amidst Business Chaos

Show Notes:Inventing on Principle Talk: https://youtu.be/PUv66718DII?si=FQgWF4018HGpin7ahttps://youtu.be/PUv66718DII?si=FQgWF4018HGpin7a (0:00) Intro(1:56) Essentialism(6:01) No one is a natural great manager(15:01) The Freedman Doctrine(22:42) Distinction between behavior and core values(26:23) Two sides to any coin(32:31) Choosing who to do business with(38:31) Working remote(44:57) Early days of Webflow(57:07) Looking for silver bullets but finding lead bullets(1:05:57) The YC interview and walking out of Oblivion(1:10:01) Joining YC(1:14:57) From Skype calls to brand ambassadors(1:24:02) Product roadmap and development(1:27:24) Graduation vs churn(1:37:10) Taking your time raising money(1:24:17) Big product market fit(1:44:59) Pros and cons of venture capital(1:52:10) Not a zero sum(1:57:01) B2C versus B2B(2:04:22) Immigrating from Russia(2:11:24) Influence of Pixar(2:15:07) Favorite interview question Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
9/8/20232 hours, 19 minutes, 50 seconds
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EP 77: Ryan Smith (Utah Jazz Owner, Qualtrics Co-Founder): HS Dropout Turned Tech Founder Bought His Hometown NBA Team

(0:00) Intro(1:00) Buying the Utah Jazz(8:09) Customer base of a fan versus customer base of enterprise software(10:42) Applying lessons in tech to basketball(18:26) Trading and relationships(21:15) Getting rid of the RSN deal(28:33) Starting a non-profit(19:59) Views on productivity and work-from-home(37:07) Becoming a CEO(40:01) Bill Gates exercise strategy(45:51) Dropping out of high school and going to South Korea(50:03) LDS Mission in Mexico(55:49) Starting Qualtrics with your dad(1:00:26) Working at Ford(1:03:37) Northwestern Field Study(1:05:32) Cheaper, faster, better(1:08:24) Not selling for $500 million(1:12:38) No venture capital(1:16:25) Getting acquired(1:24:07) Product market fit(1:34:35) Brother’s time at Google(1:39:21) Plan for things to take a little bit longer than you expect(1:42:51) The infamous horse story Show Notes:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN0FAhzD-WI Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
9/1/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 33 seconds
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EP 76: John McMahon (5x CRO and Enterprise Sales Expert) on The Startup Sales Playbook Every Founder Needs

(0:00) Intro(1:20) The Qualified Sales Leader(9:57) Sales basics in building an efficient and scalable sales org(16:53) Carlo Carelli - Greatest Salesperson in the World(20:55) Product market fit(26:07) The medic qualification process(36:35) Difference between a champion and a coach(42:51) Best interview questions when hiring(53:49) The hardest part of transitioning to sales management(1:03:06) On firing(1:10:06) The process of letting someone go(1:11:30) Accidental sales leader(1:17:25) John McMahon as a sales rep early on(1:21:24) Blade Logic and Opsware(1:26:37) The most common misconception about sales Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
8/25/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 27 seconds
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Palmer Luckey (Founder, Oculus and Anduril): How He Got Fired For Making a $9,000 Donation in Support of Trump

(0:00) Intro(1:43) Welcome Palmer Luckey(2:19) Being misrepresented by the media(7:39) Choosing advancement of the VR industry over personal views(11:24) Palmer’s donation to a pro-Trump group and the fallout(16:42) Game studios “not” working with Oculus(23:17) What the Facebook PR team got wrong(31:27) Palmer's biggest takeaways from the firing(38:14) Palmer’s background and founding Oculus(41:09) Why you should follow your talents over your passions(48:31) Selling Oculus(53:15) Founding Anduril after being fired from Facebook(1:06:51) What does Anduril do?(1:12:38) Knowing a little about a lot(1:14:05) Autonomous military systems(1:16:16) How AI can improve war ethics Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes. 
8/18/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 29 seconds
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EP 75: Wade Foster (Co-founder and CEO of Zapier) on Nearly Bootstrapping to $5B

(0:00) Intro(0:50) What does Zapier do?(4:06) $1.3 million to $5 billion(12:27) Lessons learned from starting Zapier(17:23) Zapier's ecosystem and partners(23:24) What made Zapier outperform competitors?(28:31) Three friends from Missouri(32:35) Was it obvious who the successes were going to be?(40:36) Foundation of the board(45:18) The Ultimate Guide to Remote Work(50:45) Building trust among a remote employee base(53:47) Importance of onboarding experience(1:00:57) The future of remote work(1:06:06) Advice for new founders(1:08:50) Wade's interview style(1:15:30) Setting goals as a company(1:18:30) Are CEO coaches just snake oil?(1:23:44) SEO Landing Pages(1:27:47) What has you excited about artificial intelligence?(1:33:29) Relationship with Sam Altman(1:39:45) What would you tell 23-year-old Wade? Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
8/11/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 53 seconds
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EP 74: Laela Sturdy (Head of CapitalG) on Why Google Invests in Startups

(0:00) Intro(1:44) What is CapitalG?(5:31) Why does Google invest in startups?(12:31) Laela's role as Managing Partner(14:16) Making investment decisions at CapitalG(17:50) Top lessons from investing(21:26) Getting lucky early in your career(24:55) Consumer vs enterprise investing(31:06) What the best investments have in common(36:48) Avoiding false precision in investing(45:36) Making concentrated bets(47:31) How to develop talent(51:09) Advice for young people in venture(1:04:24) Thoughts on the artificial intelligence industry(1:07:37) Immigrating from Jamaica Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
8/4/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 4 seconds
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EP 73: Jyoti Bonsal (Founder, AppDynamics): Life After Selling a $3.7B Company

(0:00) Intro(1:40) Welcome Jyoti Bansal(2:51) Time management(8:43) Finding product market fit(19:05) Product development cycle(23:12) Startups within startups(29:14) AppDynamics(34:14) Lessons for young founders(43:16) Hiring someone who's "been there, done that"(51:02) Process of fundraising(56:04) Reach the highest tier of VC firm(59:45) Finding investors that believe in you and your company(1:07:20) Founding AppD(1:13:47) Ending up a solo founder(1:20:42) Selling to Cisco(1:27:33) Current state of the markets(1:31:09) Jyoti's thoughts on AI Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
7/28/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 36 seconds
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Industry Episode: Zach Weinberg (Founder, Curie.Bio) on VC Predictions, Remote Work, and the AI Wave

(0:00) Intro(1:29) NASDAQ Closing Bell Ceremony(7:09) Publicly launching Curie.Bio and working from home(34:11) State of the venture market(45:26) What kind of investing council are you giving?(50:07) You don't get fired if everyone else sucked alongside you(53:24) Venture is such a big industry now, generalizations don't work(1:00:34) The biggest companies will create value out of AI(1:08:21) People didn't learn any lessons from crypto(1:13:42) What has Zach excited outside of biotech(1:22:26) Only engaging in arguments that matter to you Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
7/21/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 22 seconds
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Peter Fenton (Partner, Benchmark) on VC and Founder Mindsets, Inflation, and the Current Market State

(0:00) Intro(1:38) Growing up wanting to be a VC(16:33) Mentorship(20:25) Benchmark(30:56) Entrepreneurial mindset(40:53) Successful founder characteristic(45:42) Estimating timelines(54:41 Everyone gets worse in venture over time(1:05:22) VC websites(1:10:52) Inflation(1:18:29) Robert Sapolsky Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
7/14/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 40 seconds
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EP 72: Jaan Tallinn (Co-Founder, Skype) on Lessons from Skype, Giving SBF $100M & Investing in AI

(0:00) Intro (0:54) Jaan's journey with crypto (2:49) Investing in SBF (8:08) Entrepreneurial journey to Skype (15:11) Skype's immediate rise to popularity and mistakes along the way (22:15) Meeting Eliezer Yudkowsky (25:11) The Center for Existential Risk in the Future of Life Institute (31:05) Having a seat at the table by investing in artificial intelligence (37:24) Having an entrepreneur say no to you (41:59) The process of the DeepMind sale and the ethics board (45:58) The risk of artificial intelligence today (1:04:43) What was that unnerving about GPT four versus GPT three? (1:07:02) Jaan's memo on AI safety (1:16:00) What percentage likelihood do you think we're on a path to extinction? (1:22:18) What's a piece of conventional wisdom around startups or investing that you disagree with today? Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes. 
7/7/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 57 seconds
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EP 71: TJ Parker (Founder, PillPack) on Selling to Amazon for $1B and Going to War with Big Pharma

(0:00) Intro(1:18) Welcome TJ Parker(7:22) Odd jobs growing up(16:24) Near-death with Pillpack(28:09) Getting approval(32:24) Why sell vs being independent?(40:53) What makes Amazon great(46:12) Keeping the executive team small(52:08) Making decisions as CEO(56:59) Advice if you were to start another company(1:00:49) Transition into venture capital(1:05:01) Requests from startups(1:09:38) Insights on the venture industry Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
6/30/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 49 seconds
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EP 70: Tim Urban (Author, "Wait But Why") on Wokeness, AI Girlfriends and Humans Living to 150 Years Old

(0:00) Intro(1:23) Welcome Tim Urban(5:11) Thousand-page book(18:40) Living to 150 Years Old(24:04) Looking back on eating meat(29:39) Changing expectations of success(36:01) Shortform vs longform writing(42:11) TikTok and different internets for different audiences(49:10) College is an eternity(55:39) North star for writing(1:03:03) Tim's favorite part besides publishing(1:17:55) Tribalism, wokeness, and politics(1:43:25) Awareness and Courage(1:52:01) Keeping identity small(1:57:16) Feeling different about old blog posts(2:03:55) AI Girlfriends(2:08:19) Talking Elon(2:15:54) Advice on picking a career(2:21:43) AI and will it kill humanity?(2:30:51) Signing up for Cryonics(2:34:25) Twitter Talk(2:38:15) Disagreeing with conventional wisdom Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
6/23/20232 hours, 40 minutes, 11 seconds
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EP 69: Emmett Shear (Co-Founder, Twitch). Behind-The-Scenes stories from Twitch's growth to streaming leader

(0:00) Intro(1:46) Welcome Emmett Shear(8:03) Products leading to Twitch(18:19) Justin.tv(28:10) Getting growth(32:40) Cultivating the community for the streamer(39:02) Google acquihire(47:05) Declining value to more money(54:16) Changes in levels of abstraction(1:00:13) Management lessons(1:08:52) Remote work debate(1:17:49) Mentors and coaching(1:28:24) Ambitions of the founder(1:36:53) Back to YC(1:44:45) AI Concerns(2:03:28) Being a techno optimist(2:17:44) Turning 40 Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshowAbout the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
6/16/20232 hours, 23 minutes, 7 seconds
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EP 67: Immad Akhund (CEO, Mercury) on How Mercury Added $2 Billion in Deposits After SVB Collapse

Immad Akhund is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of Mercury, a FinTech Platform that was in the headlines recently for being the biggest beneficiary of the SVB crisis. In the 6 days after the crash, Mercury took in over $2B in new deposits from companies leaving SVB and raised FDIC insurance from 1 to 3 to $5M in a week.  (0:00) Intro(1:29) Adam Neumann's couch(4:03) No FinTech background(10:51) What is Mercury?(18:37) What does Mercury do?(27:14) Picking partner or sponsor banks(39:57) Uninsured deposits(50:59) What was the impetus for being so clear in your mission statement?(54:50) FDIC Insurance(1:09:35) Convoluted and esoteric US banking system(1:15:43) The day SVB played out(1:20:33) Why would you bank with anyone but JP Morgan?(1:24:30) The idea for Mercury(1:28:14) Will Mercury become a bank?(1:35:02) Tweeting Keith Rabois(1:40:02) Finding product market fit(1:46:31) Having a big network and strong relationshipsMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
6/9/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 57 seconds
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EP 66: Daniel Ek (CEO, Spotify) on the Creation of Wrapped, How Apple Blocks Innovation & Growing Up in the Projects

(0:00) Intro(0:50) Welcome Daniel Ek(4:05) The entrepreneurial journey to Spotify(10:05) Making millions but feeling aimless(19:12) The roots of Spotify(21:17) Constraints as a benefit(25:34) Defining your market narrowly(27:33) Sleeping outside record label offices(35:39) Being Vilified in the music industry(45:16) Taking elements from iconic CEOs to mode(50:59) Natural Biases(55:35) Reevaluating what you need for your mission(1:02:14) Being outspoken against Apple(1:07:10) Responsibility as a platform in free speech and censorship Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
6/2/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 59 seconds
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EP 66: George Boutros (CEO, Qatalyst) On Negotiating the Biggest Tech Acquisitions (LinkedIn, Slack, Figma) and Advising Steve Jobs in 1996

(0:00) Intro(0:41) Welcome George Boutros(11:08) Advising deals 2008-2010(16:48) Pillars of building out an investment bank(30:58) Becoming CEO at Qatalyst(34:32) Working because you enjoy it(37:42) George's father(49:23) Shifting focus to tech(54:53) Apple almost selling in 1996(1:01:06) Pixar(1:07:53) Negotiating Advice(1:10:46) Figuring out when to sell(1:17:43) Council to private companies now(1:24:08) The institutionalization of private equity within technology(1:38:03) How is the investment banking industry changing(1:42:52) Balancing work and family Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
5/26/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 65: Aaron Levie's (CEO/Cofounder, Box) AI Takes and Advice for First Time Founders

(0:00) Intro(0:54) Welcome back, Aaron Levie(4:28) Lightning bolt moment with AI(10:00) OG Customers(12:50) Describe Box's AI usage(24:13) Why have the big tech companies been able to execute as well as they have?(28:00) How would you start a company as a young enterprising founder today?(33:04) The social contracts of AI(37:21) Aaron's doom perspective(45:06) Operating profit(48:29) One lesson of operational excellence(52:59) Wrong startup advice(56:38) Reading recommendations Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
5/19/202359 minutes, 32 seconds
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EP 64: Jay Simons (Former President, Atlassian) On How Product-Led Growth Turned Atlassian into a $40B Company

(0:00) Intro(1:19) Welcome Jay Simons(10:15) BEA Acquired by Oracle(14:19) Joining Atlassian(16:58) What was the company growing at when you joined?(22:10) Divorcing the success from the tactics(34:48) Control your destiny of what the market is going to take(40:22) How do you orient your team?(46:42) Having two products early on(55:07) Seeding the community  Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
5/12/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 63: Eliezer Yudkowsky (AI Safety Expert) Says It's Too Late to Save Humanity from AI

(0:00) Intro(1:18) Welcome Eliezer(6:27) How would you define artificial intelligence?(15:50) What is the purpose of a firm alarm?(19:29) Eliezer’s background(29:28) The Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence(33:38) Maybe AI doesn’t end up automatically doing the right thing(45:42) AI Safety Conference(51:15) Disaster Monkeys(1:02:15) Fast takeoff(1:10:29) Loss function(1:15:48) Protein folding(1:24:55) The deadly stuff(1:46:41) Why is it inevitable?(1:54:27) Can’t we let tech develop AI and then fix the problems?(2:02:56) What were the big jumps between GPT3 and GPT4?(2:07:15) “The trajectory of AI is inevitable”(2:28:05) Elon Musk and OpenAI(2:37:41) Sam Altman Interview(2:50:38) The most optimistic path to us surviving(3:04:46) Why would anything super intelligent pursue ending humanity?(3:14:08) What role do VCs play in this? Show Notes:https://twitter.com/liron/status/1647443778524037121?s=20https://futureoflife.org/event/ai-safety-conference-in-puerto-rico/https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/j9Q8bRmwCgXRYAgcJ/miri-announces-new-death-with-dignity-strategyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9Figerh89ghttps://www.vox.com/the-highlight/23447596/artificial-intelligence-agi-openai-gpt3-existential-risk-human-extinctionEliezer Yudkowsky – AI Alignment: Why It's Hard, and Where to Start Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
5/6/20233 hours, 17 minutes, 57 seconds
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EP 62: Keith Rabois (Partner, Founders Fund) Lessons from Peter Thiel & Reid Hoffman, and Why He'd Never Invest in a Remote-First Company

(0:00) Intro(1:14) Welcome back, Keith(5:35) Hating OKRs(10:03) On making decisions(14:09) Not believing in remote work(17:33) Social Issues in the Workplace(19:00) What is the role of a VC?(22:08) Thinking about what can go right(29:35) The "why you" in a potential investment(34:28) Fitting the founder to the story(37:59) The most successful founders are trending older(43:21) The firm brand at Founders Fund(47:57) Lessons learned from Keith's only five bosses in his career(55:48) Thoughts on AI(59:36) Artificial Intelligence in China(1:03:23) What is your most contrarian view today?(1:06:56) On Elon & using Twitter Show Notes:https://twitter.com/raboishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fQHLK1aIBshttps://delian.io/lessons-3 Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
4/28/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 50 seconds
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EP 61: Dan Runcie (Founder, Trapital) on the Business of Music and What Founders Can Learn from the Top Artists

(0:00) Intro(1:02) Welcome Dan Runcie(9:15) Primer on the music industry today(16:19) The impact of streaming(20:43) Artist-Label dynamic now vs 20 years ago(30:55) Artists selling their back catalog(35:35) Touring is broken(40:54) TikTok's dominating influence(46:05) Lessons entrepreneurs can take from hip-hop artists(1:01:13) The Trapital Story(1:12:47) The state of Trapital today(1:15:06) Lessons internalized in creating Trapital(1:20:48) Determining who is an interesting podcast guest Show Notes:https://trapital.co/ Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
4/21/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 23 seconds
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EP 60: Scott Raney and Satish Dharmaraj (Investors, Redpoint) Breakdown Venture Capital and Why AI Will Be Bigger Than Mobile

(0:00) Intro(1:24) Welcome Satish and Scott(7:27) Venture firm structures(19:02) Partner dynamics(27:31) Operating with imperfect information(32:52) How do you think about pricing?(37:10) Great managers vs great leaders(40:16) Getting into venture(48:32) Thoughts on AI(54:04) VC Industry dynamics and trends Show Notes:https://www.redpoint.com/our-people/satish-dharmaraj/https://www.forbes.com/profile/satish-dharmaraj/?sh=5567bf761409https://www.redpoint.com/our-people/scott-raney/https://www.forbes.com/profile/scott-raney/?sh=6f67cc227fbb Satish Dharmaraj is an American entrepreneur, speaker, angel investor and venture capitalist, who currently serves as a general partner with Redpoint Ventures. In 2021, he was placed #6 on the Forbes Midas List of top 100 Venture Capital investors. Prior to Redpoint Ventures, Satish Dharmaraj founded Zimbra, which he then sold to Yahoo! for $350 million, in 2007. Scott Raney is a Partner with Redpoint Ventures focusing on information and consumer technology with a particular emphasis on cloud computing, on-demand software, enterprise infrastructure, and mobile apps and platforms. In 2022, he was placed #39 on the Forbes Midas List of top 100 Venture Capital investors. Prior to venture capital, Raney worked at two startups that ultimately went out of business. Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
4/14/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 34 seconds
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EP 59: Robin Hanson (Economist) -So AI Is Not Going to Kill Us All?

(0:00) Intro(0:54) Introducing Robin Hanson(5:47) Defining basic concepts(9:47) The alignment problem(19:43) Property rights in A.I.(21:48) The recent A.I. ecosystem (30:01) GPT4(33:51) A.I. Doomerism(38:04) Rabbit hole analogy(43:47) A.I. Critic Scenario(51:57) Risks associated with A.I.(57:24) Pausing development on A.I. to focus on implications(1:02:33) Predictions by 2028 A.I. will not be able to cross(1:08:15) Fast takeoff scenario(1:15:39) Brain emulation(1:22:19) Cryonics Show Notes:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuXl-iidnFY Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
4/7/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 8 seconds
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EP 58: Annie Lamont (Co-founder, Oak HC/FT) - The State of the Market and Being a VC in the 90s

0:00 Intro2:18 State of the Market16:23 State of the Venture Industry28:00 Qualities of a Good Founder32:00 Annie’s Background35:44 Steve Jobs Stories41:48 Gender Imbalance in the Venture Industry49:16 Fintech1:07:07 CT Covid Response1:19:08 Elizabeth Holmes1:23:18 Almost Getting Fired Mixed and edited: Sam DeweesProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshowAbout the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
3/31/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 23 seconds
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EP 57: Brian Halligan (Co-founder, HubSpot) - The Path to Building a $20B Business

0:00 Intro2:15 Snowmobile Accident15:36 HubSpot Going Public26:57 Inbound vs. Outbound32:54 HubSpot vs. Salesforce39:10 iPod Influence43:10 Grateful Dead and Black Licorice58:01 HubSpot Culture1:04:44 Learning from Mistakes1:11:02 Brian’s Schedule1:14:45 Climate Mixed and edited: Sam DeweesProduced: Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
3/24/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 40 seconds
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EP 56: Kevin Ryan (AlleyCorp, MongoDB, Business Insider, Zola) – The Rise of Psychedelics as Healthcare, Early Days of the Internet, State of the Market

(0:00) Intro(2:38) Current State of the Market(6:21) Early Days of the Internet(16:04) Layoffs(24:48) AlleyCorp(32:20) MongoDB(42:39) Business Insider(1:00:50) Interview Process(1:13:59) Healthcare and Psychedelics(1:28:51) Education(1:38:11) Journey to the South Pole Mixed and edited: Sam DeweesProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
3/17/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 42 seconds
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Industry Episode (SVB): Dan Primack (Axios) + Eric Newcomer (Newcomer) - Where the Venture Industry Goes from Here

In a special bonus episode of the Logan Bartlett Show, Logan is joined by journalists Dan Primack from Axios and Eric Newcomer from Newcomer to discuss the implications from SVB and where the tech and venture capital industry goes from here.
3/17/20231 hour, 2 seconds
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EP 55: Spenser Skates (Co-Founder/CEO, Amplitude) - Going Public, Exercise Windows and Why Sales is More Important Than Engineering

(0:00) Intro(4:13) Going Public(16:50) Thinking About Cost Consciousness(21:17) Crowdsourcing Cost-Saving Ideas(26:22) Choosing a Career(35:25) The Promise of Product Data(58:36) What to Look For in a Board Member(1:01:12) Founding CEOs Suck at Hiring(1:17:39) Exercise Windows Mixed and edited: Sam DeweesProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
3/10/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 43 seconds
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EP 54: Zach Weinberg (Founder, Curie.Bio) - Raising $520M to Fix Biotech

(0:00) Intro(1:25) Welcome Zach Weinberg(3:21) Background(6:46) Starting EatNow(9:56) Why healthcare?(19:55) The best way to learn about an industry(29:08) Building and Selling Flatiron(36:10) Buying a CHR(46:06) Curie.Bio(1:17:19) Going public Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
3/3/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 22 seconds
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EP 53: Dr. Toyin Ajayi (Co-founder/CEO Cityblock Health) - Founding a $6.2B Business Focused on Providing Healthcare to the Impoverished

(0:00) Intro(1:35) Welcome Dr. Toyin Ajayi(2:53) What is Cityblock?(10:48) Medicaid and the business model(15:32) Taking on the most expensive part of the population(22:05) Why for-profit(28:41) Working with a broken healthcare system(38:00) Arguments for democratizing healthcare(42:03) Dr. Toyin Ajayi’s background(47:04) Working on HIV/AIDS prevention(51:56) Building a non-profit(1:02:57) Having a co-founder step back(1:05:50) Diverse hiring Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
2/24/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 42 seconds
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EP 52: Jason Warner & Jacob Effron (Redpoint Ventures) - Former GitHub CTO Explains AI for Dummies

(0:00) Welcome Jason Warner and Jacob Effron(8:30) Why does the AI boom feel like it’s come out of nowhere?(12:30) How does it actually work?(16:02) Compounding on itself through usage & training reward models(18:08) Two most mainstream AI models(22:20) Why do people care about open source vs closed source?(30:45) Companies at the foundational level(36:05) What’s exciting from a use case standpoint?(44:28) Changes occurring in the workforce(48:15) Who should be in charge of AI policy(54:12) Comparisons to crypto(58:54) Future-proofing yourself as a founder outside the AI landscape Show Notes: Unsupervised Learning Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6Zn7A4TPHRScBPZ2pA6sZ1?si=avH3lLS8R4iBuocgUAiYxQUnsupervised Learning Substack: https://unsupervisedlearning.substack.com/OpenAI Cookbook: https://github.com/openai/openai-cookbook#readmeLangchain Overview: https://langchain.readthedocs.io/en/latest/Attention is All You Need Paper: https://dl.acm.org/doi/epdf/10.5555/3295222.3295349Henry Kissinger and Eric Schmidt book: https://www.amazon.com/Age-I-Our-Human-Future/dp/0316273805 Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
2/17/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 50 seconds
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EP 51: Matt Mochary (Founder, The Mochary Method) - The Coach Behind Sam Altman, Naval, Brian Armstrong Shares the Mistakes That All CEOs Make

(0:00) Intro(1:48) Welcome Matt Mochary(9:52) Resonating with people of such diverse personality types(22:08) Fear leads to people making the wrong decision(24:36) Matt’s Process(30:30) 4 Zones of Genius(40:09) CEO Tactics(46:27) Philosophies(57:04) Offboarding(1:10:19) Having a hard conversation(1:14:16) Boards are the death of every great investor(1:22:20) Quick hitters Mixed and edited: Justin Hrabovsky Produced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad Assir Executive Producer: Josh Machiz Music: Griff Lawson  🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg  🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1  Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow 🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow  About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
2/10/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 2 seconds
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EP 50: Alan Patricof (Founder, Apax/Greycroft/Primetime Partners ) - On Burning Man and a marathon at 87, early investments in Apple and AOL, plus, how he almost made it to Woodstock

(0:00) Intro(1:30) Welcome Alan Patricof(7:00) No Red Lights(13:01) Generational perspectives and staying relevant(18:00) New York 1966-1969(25:54) Graduating from Ohio State and getting into venture(29:40) Starting a venture fund in the 70s(34:02) Different periods in venture(40:25) Shift to private equity in venture(48:09) Investment style(51:41) Not taking board seats(55:50) What Alan looks for in founders(58:38) Investing in Apple(1:09:35) Optimism on future in ventureMixed and edited: Justin Hrabovsky Produced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad Assir Executive Producer: Josh Machiz Music: Griff Lawson  🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg  🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1  Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow 🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow  About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
2/4/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 59 seconds
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EP 49: Elad Gil (Angel Investor) - Solo Capitalist and Early Airbnb Investor Shares Secrets of Silicon Valley & the Worst Advice That Founders Get

(00:00) Intro(01:59) Welcome Elad Gil        (11:24) Working at Twitter vs Google      (12:48) Find your network        (14:55) Why do certain people have so much longevity?        (16:36) Angel Investing areas(21:34) Finding Stripe in the early days           (25:19) What makes a good product market?       (28:18) Myths of Silicon Valley        (32:42) Decision-making process today vs back then        (35:22) Defining post-market fit            (40:05) Silicon valley lore of grinding is wrong                 (46:19) Moving the needle         (49:01) Other silicon valley myths that aren't true               (56:06) Best cities to create a start-up in 2023       (1:02:02) Excitement for AI and other interesting new tech                 (1:13:10) What's going on with Twitter?      (1:18:25) Two Modalities for long term success  Mixed and edited: Justin Hrabovsky Produced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad Assir Executive Producer: Josh Machiz Music: Griff Lawson  🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg  🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1  Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow 🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow  About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
1/27/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 39 seconds
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EP 48: Peter Reinhardt (Founder/CEO, Segment/Charm Industrial) - Quitting the Software Industry, Dropping out of College and Climate Change

(0:00) Introducing the Logan Bartlett Show (6:35) Welcome Peter Reinhardt (12:23) Getting to Y Combinator (19:27) Pivoting to the next idea (25:04) Posting on Hacker News (30:36) Pricing your product (39:32) Twilio Acquisition (45:58) Starting Charm Industrial (52:16) Figuring out the carbon offset problem (1:02:46) Where are we compared to where we need to be (1:14:49) Running Segment vs Charm Industrial  Mixed and edited: Justin Hrabovsky Produced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad Assir Executive Producer: Josh Machiz Music: Griff Lawson  🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg  🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1  Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow 🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow  About the Show A Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
1/21/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 32 seconds
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EP 47: Kara Swisher (Founder, Recode) - Tech journalist and podcaster on the evolution of the tech industry, Propaganda vs Journalism, Elon & Who Should Run Twitter

(0:00) Introducing Kara Swisher(1:33) Tech industry now vs the past(10:24) Kara’s podcasting history(13:28) On Dolly Parton(16:37) Not caring what people think(18:48) Art to interviewing(25:10) Elon & who should run twitter(29:51) San Francisco(32:00) Tech’s role in future generations(34:54) Succession(41:03) Silicon Valley and other TV(45:53) Fraud(50:15) Media is a hard business(51:58) Seppic/Biohacking Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise. 
1/13/202355 minutes, 50 seconds
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EP 46: Emad Mostaque (Founder/CEO Stability.ai) - On The Future of Generative AI, Creating Real-Time Movies, Societal Impact of AI

(1:03) Introducing Emad Mostaque(1:27) Generative AI(9:52) Computing power and AI(12:23) How Emad got into AI(14:49) Open-source AI(20:19) Growth of Stable Diffusion(21:57) Lensa(25:39) Power of Creativity(30:00) Ramifications of AI(34:09) State of the industry(37:32) Business model for AI(43:28) AI use cases(48:11) Societal impact(51:39) Becoming a public figure(55:41) Outro Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
1/6/202357 minutes, 33 seconds
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Best of Cartoon Avatars 2022: Bonus Episode 45 – Our Favorite Interviews and Debates Featuring Mark Cuban, Parker Conrad, Will Hockey, Dick Costolo and More

(0:00) Intro and Recap(27:08) Packy & Ben Thompson on Optimism and Internet Trolls(33:26) Palmer Luckey on getting fired from Facebook(43:26) Parker Conrad on being forced out of Zenefits(51:33) Packy & Zach crypto debate(55:03) Mike Dudas & Zach crypto debate(1:02:49) Eric Glyman on being purposeful(1:10:16) Jon Wu & Zach crypto debate(1:16:49) Antonio García Martínez gets Zach to agree to a crypto use case(1:25:35) Sam Lessin & Zach have the biggest crypto fight(1:30:28) William Hockey on crypto’s role in finance(1:38:22) Dick Costolo on his history at Second City(1:52:01) Kate Ryder on how healthcare coverage is decided(2:00:27) The live crypto debate(2:06:21) Mark Cuban on crypto/early internet parallels(2:14:24) The FTX crash Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
12/23/20222 hours, 22 minutes, 11 seconds
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EP 44: Sid Sijbrandij (Founder/CEO, GitLab) - Corporate Transparency, Open Source Philosophy, Remote Work and Global Talent Pools

(0:58) Introducing Sid Sijbrandij(13:43) Corporate Transparency(22:03) Remote work(25:13) Philosophies for success(26:55) Team ops(32:37) Human elements of remote work(36:14) Hybrid work(39:07) Global talent pool(43:10) Measuring productivity(50:08) The shadow program(54:14) Staying in the Bay Area(56:57) Situational leadership(1:00:08) Outro Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
12/16/20221 hour, 48 seconds
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EP 43: Semil Shah (Partner, Haystack) - The State of Venture, Investing in Figma, Hashicorp, Doordash and Almost Investing in Coinbase

In the 43rd episode Semil Shah, Partner at Haystack, joins to discuss whether the company brand name or partner matters more in VC, how he almost invested in Coinbase when it was at only $20M, the flywheel of VC and how it’s evolving and what he looks for in a founder. (0:05) Welcome Semil Shah(7:08) Early VC content creation(18:12) Brand name vs partners in VC(26:06) The VC flywheel(35:03) Your role in venture(45:00) What you look for in founders(54:12) Where do your deals come from(58:20) Open AI(1:02:45) Dry powder(1:06:27) How would you manage your third fund?(1:14:40) Semil’s take on crypto(1:21:02) Podcasting evolution(1:27:24) Outro Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
12/9/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 45 seconds
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EP 42: Zach Weinberg Returns, His Take on FTX, Venture’s Culpability and the Possible Death of Twitter

(0:05) Intro(2:02) This week on Twitter(10:01) The FTC(13:41) What’s next?(21:37) Other social platforms(23:57) Welcome back Zach Weinberg(27:56) Zach’s take on FTX(43:17) Smart people don’t get rich quick(44:52) Venture’s culpability(51:35) Interest rates(54:48) Would DeFi have been better?(1:01:23) End of Web3?(1:07:43) Outro Show Notes:https://milkyeggs.com/?p=175https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/xafpj3on76uRDoBja/the-ftx-future-fund-team-has-resigned-1?commentId=hpP8EjEt9zTmWKFRyMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
11/19/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 26 seconds
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EP 41: FTX Part 2 and the Twitter Breakdown: Aztec’s Jon Wu joins to talk FTX then Former Twitter Director Ryan Sarver & Fintwit Poster Compound248 Break Down Elon’s Takeover, Paid Verification, Advertisers Fleeing and the FTC

(0:00) Intro(1:54) Welcome Rashad(4:12) “Verified” Twitter Accounts(7:36) FTX(10:08) Rashad’s new podcast(12:43) Welcome back Jon Wu(14:32) SBF, FTX, and Alameda(21:33) What was the fraud?(24:56) Malicious intent or the tipping point?(30:49) What was the sentiment of SBF by people in the ecosystem?(34:10) What’s upcoming to pay attention to?(36:23) CZ(38:10) Welcome Ryan Sarver and Compound248(43:04) Recapping what’s happened since Elon bought Twitter(45:30) Blue checks(51:48) Why Twitter is a difficult business(1:00:30) Brand-based advertising to subscription(1:16:33) Who will pay for verification?(1:26:51) Why has Twitter been advertising-based?(1:32:12) How much was pseudonymity a feature?(1:34:49) What changes would you focus on?(1:41:22) Twitter’s FTC order(1:45:40) Elon shifting blame Subscribe to No Agenda with @corporashid: https://open.spotify.com/show/2KHruq3qC0IKm5U9wOIjKZ?si=13bab75351d74c70 https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBgv57GHyNgjhl3CBB3XtXp2JylaVKdNs Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
11/12/20221 hour, 49 minutes, 32 seconds
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EP 41 - Bonus Episode: Mike Burgersburg, Twitter Poster Who Helped Discover FTX’s Issues, Breaks Down How It All Happened

Show Notes:https://dirtybubblemedia.substack.com/https://dirtybubblemedia.substack.com/p/is-alameda-research-insolventhttps://dirtybubblemedia.substack.com/p/ftxed-the-tangled-ties-of-celsius Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
11/9/202247 minutes, 27 seconds
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EP 40: Peter Fenton, VC and Founder Mindsets, Current Market State and Rashad’s New Podcast

(0:05) Intro/Rahul Ligma(04:56) Rashad’s new podcast “No Agenda”(9:28) Introducing Peter Fenton(17:06) Working at Excel(24:59) Mentorship(28:50) Benchmark(39:21) Entrepreneurial mindset(49:19) Successful founder characteristic(54:08) Estimating timelines(1:03:07) Everyone gets worse in venture over time(1:13:48) VC websites(1:19:18) Inflation(1:26:55) Robert Sapolsky(1:32:06) Outro Show Notes:Subscribe to No Agenda: https://open.spotify.com/show/2KHruq3qC0IKm5U9wOIjKZ?si=13bab75351d74c70https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBgv57GHyNgjhl3CBB3XtXp2JylaVKdNsRahul Ligma: https://twitter.com/Rezowan_/status/1586047782351441920?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1586047782351441920%7Ctwgr%5Ef725476e02dc15cc5f19f20bc8c3527e61e44c4f%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theverge.com%2F2022%2F10%2F28%2F23428775%2Ftwitter-fake-employee-layoff-rahul-ligma-elon-musk Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
11/4/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 39 seconds
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EP 39: All-In’s Jason Calacanis Joins, Breaking Into Media, Tech in Journalism and the Kanye Controversy

(0:00) Welcome Rashad(2:25) Kanye Controversy(9:32) Elon buys twitter(13:58) Welcome Jason Calacanis(15:00) NYC and Silicon Alley(18:32) Getting into media(28:52) Web 1.0 to Web 2.0(34:02) Tech and journalism(44:09) This week in startups(49:48) Palmer Luckey interview(56:56) Kanye on Lex Friedman(59:35) Responsibility as a public figure(1:02:53) All-In and Cartoon Avatars(1:09:23) Capturing lightning in a bottle(1:16:19) Being in the public spotlight(1:22:30) Wrap up Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
10/28/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 4 seconds
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EP 38: Anchor CEO/Founder, Spotify’s Former Head of Talk and Lightspeed Partner Mike Mignano talks the History/Future of Podcasting, Clubhouse and Web3 for creators

(0:00) Intro(1:02) Tennessee vs Alabama(5:58) Ghostwriter backlash(10:15) Introducing Mike Mignano(11:57) How Mike and Logan met(14:09) Mike’s programming background(17:37) Advice for kids(21:37) Left Accenture for a startup(27:42) Beginning of Anchor(39:44) Selling to Spotify(46:03) RSS as an open protocol(53:11) The future of podcasting(59:42) Clubhouse(1:04:15) Apps capturing a moment(1:06:41) Recommendation media(1:19:39) Web3 creator economy and monetization(1:28:36) Wrap up Show Notes:Dead Cat Podcast - VC Ghostwriters (w/ Logan Bartlett) Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
10/21/20221 hour, 30 minutes
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EP 37: Mark Cuban Talks with Us About How He Succeeded, Advice for Young Entrepreneurs, Buying the Mavericks & Cost Plus Drugs

(0:00) Welcome Rashad(1:20) Ghostwriting tweets(16:18) Mark Cuban backstory(17:24) Introducing Mark Cuban(18:23) When Bill Gates stole Mark’s girl(19:24) Making his email public(20:49) Mark’s superpower(22:29) Advice for young entrepreneurs(25:52) Growing up in Pittsburgh(30:27) Owning the sales process(35:18) Mark’s journey(41:10) Retiring at 30(44:00) Broadcast.com(47:50) Recognizing the internet bubble(50:25) Crypto and early Internet parallels(58:28) Buying the Mavericks(1:02:50) Create your own narrative(1:06:08) Fame(1:08:37) Cost Plus Drugs(1:26:30) Rapid fire questions(1:31:25) Problem with the SEC(1:40:24) Outro Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
10/14/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 15 seconds
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EP 36: Fivetran CEO George Fraser and Young VCs Launching Funds

(0:00) Intro(0:53) Investors starting their own funds(10:05) Tiger(14:16) Choosing a VC firm(22:07) Facebook’s Yahoo offer(25:04) Welcome George Fraser(30:02) Plaid comparison(39:01) Salesforce data(42:32) Finding product/market fit(46:52) Era of iterating to success(51:55) What’s driving stack changes?(56:29) Mixing family and business(1:02:17) Academia to entrepreneurship(1:00:28) Lawrenceville Boarding School(1:05:56) Acquisition lessons learned(1:10:07) Closing Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb...Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0... Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
10/7/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 56 seconds
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EP 35: NYT CEO Meredith Kopit Levien, Bankless’ David Hoffman and Zach Weinberg Crypto Debate, Live at Live at Primary's NYC Summit

(1:06) Rashad and pickleball(5:56) College football(9:03) Elon Andreessen leaked email(10:54) Cathie Wood’s ARK investment fund(19:25) Welcoming Zach, David and Sahil(20:04) David Hoffman’s view on Web3(21:58) Zach Weinberg’s view on Web3(24:29) Web3 vs existing tech(27:39) Why contracts are complicated(31:24) Layering a financial system(34:09) Crypto in unstable regimes(36:45) How brands use Web3(41:12) Crypto broad scope(43:09) Why are VCs backing crypto?(47:06) SEC regulation(49:10) Introducing Meredith Kopit Levien(53:47) NYT’s online subscription model(58:32) Mile markers for achievements(1:02:25) Being product-led in journalism(1:05:22) The Daily(1:11:48) Is polarization good for business?(1:15:20) Setting long-term goals(1:17:25) Rapid fire questions(1:19:04) Outro Show Notes:https://twitter.com/PrimaryVChttps://www.primary.vc Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb...Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0... Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars 🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars  About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
9/30/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 56 seconds
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EP 34: Interview w/ Oculus & Anduril Founder Palmer Luckey + Jon Sakoda Predicts Record VC Investments

(0:00) Intro(1:02) Welcome Jon Sakoda(6:13) Jon’s charts(14:49) Internet Bubble(20:34) Public vs private market valuations(32:58) Other takeaways and predictions(35:45) Welcome Palmer Luckey(36:21) Journalism school(39:10) The Oculus story(41:41) Choosing VR over personal issues(45:26) Donating to pro-Trump group(50:44) Game studios “not” working with Oculus(57:19) Facebook leadership’s intent(1:05:29) The takeaway from Facebook controversy(1:12:16) Founding Oculus(1:15:11) Following talents vs passion(1:22:33) Selling Oculus(1:27:17) Founding Anduril(1:40:54) What Anduril does(1:46:40) Knowing a little about a lot(1:50:18) Morality in war(1:53:42) Building technology before war occurs(1:57:15) Going to Ukraine(2:00:51) Being a CEO(2:05:21) An executive’s actual job(2:07:51) Wrap up Show Notes:https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/opening-floodgates-290-billion-venture-capital-reserve-jon-sakoda/https://twitter.com/jonsakoda/status/1572269690810159105?s=21&t=FLkGcKd2el-h38sX9AMsawhttps://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Hyn4FWHSNRrWJeddi0BMEQIMlmXy2SNj50T8jJcrKbw/edit#slide=id.g1273c4d3e67_15_0 Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb...Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0... Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
9/23/20222 hours, 8 minutes, 52 seconds
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EP 33: Maven Founder Kate Ryder, Zach’s Documentary, Adobe's Figma Acquisition and the State of Healthcare

(1:44) Adobe's Figma Acquisition(14:39) Why would Figma do this?(25:47) Zach’s Chelsea experience(28:50) Street documentary(36:13) Most common response(40:46) Advocate for housing(44:08) Welcome Kate Ryder(48:39) Overview of Maven(53:32) Improving the care model with technology(1:00:43) What is Maven providing(1:04:38) Who decides what’s covered in healthcare(1:08:07) Most surprising thing healthcare doesn’t cover(1:13:05) Charging and pricing(1:19:05) How having kids informed decisions(1:22:35) Fundraising as a founder after being a VC(1:26:39) Kate’s take on this market(1:28:45) Leading Maven during societal shifts(1:35:47) Outro Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb...Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0... Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
9/16/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 18 seconds
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EP 32: Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Talks About His Time at Second City, Running Twitter, and Missing Out on Instagram

(0:58) Mark Cuban canceled(4:08) The editing room(6:07) Logan’s engagement(9:22) Welcome Dick Costolo(13:54) Dick’s time at Second City(28:16) After Second City(32:44) Why Twitter is a unique challenge(35:06) Treating all Twitter accounts equally(40:09) Social Media Regulation(42:06) Twitter monetization(44:06) Trying to buy Instagram(48:37) Social media platform Saturn(52:01) Expectation setting(57:10) Leading a company you didn’t found(59:53) Role vs identity(1:02:15) Bill Campbell’s mentorship(1:07:57) Letting people go(1:12:47) Successful managing(1:15:42) Marxist vs Darwinian management(1:19:13) Assume best intentions(1:24:40) Getting unfollowed by Elon Musk(1:30:31) Rapid fire(1:35:14) Outro Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb...Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0... Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
9/9/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 4 seconds
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EP 31: Anonymous Fintwit Personality Compound248 Joins to Talk LP Allocation Strategy, the Yale Model, Spotify and Twitter

(0:00) Intro(0:52) Compound248’s Background(4:24) Why be anonymous(9:15) Responsibilities of asset allocation(14:53) Why endowments led the way(18:15) Science of asset allocation(23:11) More triaging and less manager(25:32) Venture is building, not buying(30:06) Hypothetical endowment(34:51) How much of your fund is tech(37:51) The generalist is the patsy(42:04) Spotify(45:07) Spotify vs TV streaming(50:30 Rap caviar(54:34) Cash flow margin(1:01:04) Twitter(1:06:18) Twitter monetization(1:15:45) Whistleblower(1:20:27) Wrap up Mixed and edited: Justin Hrabovsky  Produced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad Assir  Executive Producer: Josh Machiz  Music: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb...Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0... Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
8/26/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 48 seconds
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EP 30: Conversation with Plaid & Column Founder William Hockey, Covering Adam Neumann with Author Maureen Farrell and Common Founder Brad Hargreaves

(1:55) Introducing William(4:48) Kids today(6:22) William’s first pitch to Zach(10:44) Data prioritization(12:21) Providing services others don’t want to do(21:29) Strategic decisions(25:48) Organizing a new UI(31:38) Selling Plaid to Visa(33:13) Fintech in current market conditions(38:27) William bought a bank(44:00) Running Column as a couple(52:03) Crypto’s role in finance(59:57) Funding(1:05:45) A changing path for entrepreneurs(1:11:21) Neumann and Flow(1:13:46) Introducing Maureen and Brad(1:15:30) WeWork recap(1:22:06) Common vs WeLive(1:27:23) Community Narrative(1:33:21) Flow’s potential use cases(1:36:36) Why Andreessen would back this(1:42:58) Does it help when founders are crazy?(1:47:38) What will Neumann need to do?(1:52:03) Outro Mixed and edited: Justin Hrabovsky Produced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad Assir Executive Producer: Josh Machiz Music: Griff Lawson  🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb... Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0...  Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars 🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars 
8/19/20221 hour, 52 minutes, 35 seconds
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EP 29: Multicoin Capital’s Kyle Samani Joins the Crypto Debate and Chat Helium, Also Amazon-One Medical and Productivity at Big Tech

(0:00) Intro (1:06) Welcoming Rashad(4:34) Going viral(5:22) Changing the work culture(8:19) Perf cycles(14:31) Cash cow(19:59) Google investing in people(23:03) One Medical(29:50) Welcoming Kyle(34:26) Solana(37:54) Progression of different funds(39:08) What got you into crypto(42:43) Financial markets(51:25) Gas fees(56:24) Underlying crypto issues(1:04:55) Helium(1:14:52) Nova Labs(1:23:48)  Equity and capital formation(1:26:49) Lessons about risk(1:30:10) Critique of the US system(1:36:06) Bitcoin is nonsense(1:40:01) Outro Mixed and edited: Justin Hrabovsky Produced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad Assir Executive Producer: Josh Machiz Music: Griff Lawson  🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb... Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0...  Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars 🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars  About the Show A Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
8/12/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 42 seconds
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EP 28: Convo with Web3 is Going Just Great Creator Molly White, plus State of the Market, a Convo on Secondaries and Sam Lessin Recap

(0:00) Intro(0:38) Releasing the Sam Lessin Episode(6:39) The state of the market(18:58) DataRobot AI(21:22) Zach’s take(25:00) DataRobot distinctions(28:11) Tax code is founder-friendly, not employee-friendly(32:49) Not all employees are treated equally(34:03) The market determines what’s fair(38:47) Balance of the private markets(40:31) Winding down Web3 debates(42:27) Introducing Molly White(43:48) Starting Web3 is going just great(46:41) The recruiting process(51:48) Considering editorial content(57:31) Who to blame for crypto hype(1:05:57) “Believing” is a core part of the strategy(1:10:06) Split on issues(1:13:58) Most interesting story covered(1:15:37) Dealing with backlash(1:19:27)  Outro Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb...Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0... Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
8/5/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 36 seconds
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EP 27: Convo with Lux’s Josh Wolfe and Our Best/Worst Crypto Debate with Slow Venture’s Sam Lessin

(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 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb...Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0... Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
7/29/20222 hours, 23 minutes, 39 seconds
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Bonus Episode: Logan Bartlett’s Guest Appearance on Ordinary Astronauts: Talking the Why Behind Cartoon Avatars and the State of VC

Listen to Ordinary Astronauts: https://t.co/6bVExMcSVFTime Stamps:(1:18) – Private vs public markets(4:31) – Finding your investor(7:47) – Valuations in the current market(12:52) – Few buyers at $1B valuation(14:12) – VC conspiracy theories(18:56) – Founder decisions(23:50) – Work/life balance(27:21) – Seeing through to the exit(30:04) – Origins of Cartoon Avatars(35:01) – The art of creating(38:26) – Assessing the numbers(42:39) – Infiniteness of content(47:04) – Lessons learned in podcasting(50:55) – The important opinions(52:37) – Why Cartoon Avatars changed formats(55:39) – Areas of uncertainty(58:27) – Maintaining the routine for publishing(1:01:03) – The biggest guests(1:03:58) – Wrapping up  🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cartoon-avatars/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=00fe3494b43a4e4cGoogle Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg Follow on Socials🎬 Daily Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars📸 Reels - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatarsAbout the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
7/28/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 39 seconds
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EP 26: Chaos Monkey’s author Antonio García Martínez talks book, Facebook conspiracy theories, and a Web3 debate

(0:00) - Intro(1:27) – Welcoming Antonio García Martínez (AGM)(4:04) – AGM’s greatest hits(7:45) – Ad tech(10:04) – Why AGM wrote Chaos Monkey(14:50) – His character in Chaos Monkey(17:19) – Bringing your whole self to work(19:14) – Politics in social media(26:17) – Converting to Judaism(30:58) – Visiting Ukraine(35:19) – Current thing theory(43:25) – Chamath example(46:45) – What’s something everyone incorrectly believes is true?(51:16) – Facebook isn’t listening to your phone(56:09) – IG vs Twitter ad targeting(57:56) – AGM announces his Web3 company(1:04:28) – Zach agrees in a Web3 debate(1:06:41) – Fundamental business models in Web3(1:11:44) – Web3 skepticism(1:15:44) – Acquisitions in Web2 vs Web3(1:22:53) – Web3 macro analysis(1:25:00) – Farcaster(1:31:54) – Will Zach invest?(1:36:02) – Outro Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb...Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0... Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
7/22/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 46 seconds
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EP 25: Braze’s Bill Magnuson talks the “aha moment” and advice for entrepreneurs, plus Rashad Assir’s path to Redpoint TikTok

(0:00) Intro(0:22) Introducing Rashad(3:05) Rashad’s background(5:45) Redpoint’s TikTok(10:45) Introducing Bill Magnuson(16:27) How big is Braze?(17:36) Bill’s Background(20:48) Taking college classes as a high school freshman(25:11) Applying to MIT(29:32) Building Google android product(34:14) Bridgewater(39:42) Founding Appboy(44:46) Thesis behind Braze(48:29) The “aha moment”(52:05) Throughput vs Deliverability(55:57) Predicting the future of infrastructure(1:02:35) Advice for entrepreneurs(1:05:37) Being on the path of progress(1:10:31) Taking over as CEO(1:15:23) Recruiting your team(1:19:32) Going public(1:24:35) What keeps you motivated?(1:27:22) Bill’s bitcoin story(1:30:02) Outro Links:https://www.tiktok.com/@redpoint?lang=enhttps://www.tiktok.com/@corporayshid?lang=en Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb...Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0... Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
7/15/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 52 seconds
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Bonus Episode: The Elon Musk Twitter Saga w/ Axios' Dan Primack

Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb...Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0... Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
7/9/202253 minutes, 13 seconds
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EP 24: QED’s Frank Rotman Talks Crypto and Capital One Origins, Plus Redpoint’s Own TikTok Guy Revealed

(0:00) Intro(0:44) Introducing Rashad Assir(3:25) Introducing Frank Rotman(6:36) History of Capital One(14:40) Building the infrastructure(16:25) Starting QED(18:29) Frank’s Web3 journey(24:15) Where’s the substance?(28:37) What in crypto makes the most sense?(30:48) Lending vs Leverage(36:55) Crypto in different countries(45:14) Products are the hard part(50:24) Noisy data(52:40) To what extent is this interesting?(1:00:16) The oracle problem(1:07:47) Protections of a bank(1:12:45) Reversibility(1:17:52) Embedded features(1:23:13) Mercenaries vs missionaries(1:27:13) Web3 living up to its name(1:36:06) Immutable public database(1:39:09) Outro Links:https://www.tiktok.com/@redpoint?lang=enhttps://www.tiktok.com/@corporayshid?lang=en Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb...Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0... Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
7/8/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 23 seconds
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Bonus Episode: Logan and Zach on the "Best Business Show w/ Anthony Pompliano - Episode: 239"

🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb...Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0... Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
7/4/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 4 seconds
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EP 23: Non-Crypto Talk with Zach Weinberg plus Interview with Acquired Podcast’s Ben Gilbert and David Rosenthal

Time Stamps:(1:18) Introducing Zach Weinberg(2:44) Web2 celebrity status(7:22) Frozen tech market(10:33) Investor perspective(14:06) Current market state(25:07) Advising founders(34:24) Bill Magnuson Story(38:13) Founder characteristics)(42:37) Zach vs Keith Rabois(49:13) Acquired FM intro(50:09) Acquired FM history(1:04:43) The state of podcasts(1:08:48) Logan’s backstory(1:23:52) Creating episodes(1:33:55) Three priorities of Acquired(1:46:28) Acquired’s best moments(1:49:10) Production process(1:54:36) Increasing blast radius(2:00:29 State of venture(2:08:14) The Tiger/SoftBank approach(2:17:37) Parting thoughts Links:Keith Rabois – Barrels and Ammunition clip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75fyGOBy38c-Zach Weinberg vs Keith Rabois - https://medium.com/@KirbyAWallace/fact-checking-a-vcs-tweets-about-covid-19-clinical-trials-86cdef1b0ff4-Acquired FM - https://www.acquired.fm/ Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic Griff Lawson 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb...Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0... Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the ShowA Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
7/1/20222 hours, 21 minutes, 50 seconds
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EP 22: Crypto Debate with Shaun Maguire & Zach Weinberg + Interview with Papa Founder Andrew Parker

(00:00) Intro(02:57) Introducing Shaun Maguire(09:52) DARPA to cyber security(15:41) Paying in Bitcoin(17:27) Wife’s family fleeing their country for safety(27:27) Crypto in autocratic nations(31:20) Middlemen(35:30) Investing in equity(36:28) Blockchain video games(37:36) Uniswap(40:33) Future use cases(42:56) Following where young people are excited(49:27) Introducing Andrew Parker(51:15) How Logan and Andrew met(55:12) Andrew’s background(57:30) Telehealth – MD Live(58:52) The idea for Papa(1:02:19) State of health insurance(1:04:12) Pals(1:07:17) Papa members(1:11:54) Size of Papa(1:13:40) Justifying Papa to health plans(1:16:41) Impacting outcomes(1:19:23) Market of Medicare vs Medicare Advantage(1:21:49) Family care(1:24:07) Employer healthcare plans(1:29:00) Fundraising(1:35:31) Miami tech(1:38:27) Papa.com(1:42:13) Closing 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb...Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0... Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars About the Show A Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
6/24/20221 hour, 45 minutes, 6 seconds
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EP 21: Aztec’s Jon Wu Joins Zach’s Crypto Debate, Plus the Celsius Disaster & Crypto as Bird Talons

(00:00) Intro(01:19) Introducing Jon Wu(04:40) What is Ethereum?(08:10) Present and future of crypto(12:53) How Jon got into crypto(17:48) The oracle problem(19:58) Real world crypto uses(23:07) Post speculation(29:15) Lack of sovereign money(35:00) What’s happening with Celsius?(37:30) Why does DeFi work?(42:00) Digital goods(48:06) Celsius state of play(55:40) Celsius’ impact on the crypto market(59:29) Crypto regulation(1:05:31) TAM analysis(1:10:08) Youth in crypto(1:12:21) VCs in crypto(1:19:52) Why should we care about crypto?(1:27:20) The jetpack example Mixed and edited: Justin Hrabovsky Produced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad Assir Executive Producer: Josh Machiz Music: Griff Lawson  🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb... Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0...  Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars 🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars  About the Show A Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
6/18/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 28 seconds
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EP 20: Interview with Ramp’s Eric Glyman (+ explaining Cartoon Avatars’ origins) and a Crypto Debate with Mike Dudas and Zach Weinberg

(01:14) Introducing Zach Weinberg and Mike Dudas(06:06) Mike’s background(19:02) Exciting about crypto(24:18) Zach vs crypto(32:04) Inflation hedge(38:25) Does Zach own Crypto(41:00) Banking in foreign countries(53:59) Stablecoin vs wire transfer(59:00) KYC(1:03:57) Crypto insurance(1:09:24) Eric Glyman: Welcome(1:11:32) Eric Glyman: Background(1:16:57) Eric Glyman: Mandarin Debate video(1:20:28) Eric Glyman: Starting Paribus(1:24:51) Eric Glyman: Selling to Capital One(1:28:57) Eric Glyman: Fintech’s success(1:33:49) Eric Glyman: What is Ramp?(1:43:10) Eric Glyman: Learnings as a 2-time founder(1:48:13) Eric Glyman: Being purposeful(1:52:55) Eric Glyman: Delegating as a CEO(1:58:53) Eric Glyman: Building the inevitability of success(2:02:43) Eric Glyman: Thinking through your investor base(2:08:29) Eric Glyman: How do you determine your valuation? (2:13:15) Eric Glyman: Advice for executives(2:18:03) Eric Glyman: Craziest investor stories(2:20:40) Eric Glyman: The origin of Cartoon Avatars(2:21:54) Eric Glyman: Relationship between companies and media(2:28:58) Outro Links:Eric Glyman debate video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxB5bb8xEDg Mixed and edited: Justin Hrabovsky Produced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad Assir Executive Producer: Josh Machiz Music: Griff Lawson  🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cartoon-avatars/id1606770839 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=00fe3494b43a4e4c Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg  Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars 🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars  About the Show A Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
6/11/20222 hours, 29 minutes, 38 seconds
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EP 19: Matt Levine, Meme Stocks, Crypto Crash and Terrible Attempts at Crime

(00:00) Intro (00:13) Intro Zach and Packy (01:07) Solana (05:14) Crypto Ecosystem (13:00) Crypto Use Cases (18:02) Crypto Investments (21:45) Elon’s Ultimatum (27:43) Billionaire Senate Run (32:04) VC Firm’s Scam & Media War (37:39) Sheryl Sandberg Steps Down (48:03) Matt Levine Intro (49:39) Leaving Goldman Sachs (52:26) Joining Deal Breaker (55:04) Choosing Topics (1:01:08) Crypto as a Lab for Financial Institutions (1:02:08) Deal Breaker to Bloomberg (1:07:00) Finance Bro Groupies (1:08:14) r/WallStreetBets (1:12:31) Insider Trading (1:15:17) Crypto (1:22:13) Elon and Twitter (1:25:08) Elon and the SEC (1:29:01) Writing on Unexpected Topics (1:31:16) Impact of Meme Stocks (1:33:11) Future Writing (1:34:51) Outro   Links:  VC threatened a media war against a start-up after unsolicited investment https://sifted.eu/articles/heroes-amazon-solid-capital/ Elon Musk’s Ultimatum to Tesla Execs: Return to the Office or Get Out https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-01/musk-s-tesla-ultimatum-return-to-office-or-work-somewhere-else https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1531867103854317568?s=20&t=cKRzLoqnu1HMX-LPLCbZFQ Solana goes down for over 6 hours https://cryptopotato.com/solana-goes-down-for-over-6-hours-validators-prepare-for-restart/ Coinbase pauses new hiring and rescinds accepted offers https://blog.coinbase.com/update-on-hiring-plans-bcedfa634989 US Charges Ex-OpenSea Exec With NFT Insider Trading https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/06/01/us-charges-ex-opensea-exec-with-nft-insider-trading/   Mixed and edited: Justin Hrabovsky Produced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad Assir Executive Producer: Josh Machiz Music: Griff Lawson   🎙 Listen to the show  Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cartoon-avatars/id1606770839 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=00fe3494b43a4e4c Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg    Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/cartoonavatars 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars 🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars   About the Show A Saturday morning podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett (Partner and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures) covering the tech news with his friends and other people with industry expertise.
6/4/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 41 seconds
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EP 18: Parker Conrad, Sequoia’s Leaked Deck, a Different Kind of Crisis and VCs vs. Hedge Funds

(00:08) Welcome Zach Weinberg(00:55) Andreessen Horowitz/Flow Carbon(10:41) Crypto Litigation Risk(16:27) Venture vs. Hedge Funds(22:25) Sequoia’s Leaked Deck(27:04) Different Kind of Crisis(28:20) Tech Companies Had It Easy(30:21) Uber vs. Lyft(34:16) Down Rounds(40:27) High Valuation Doesn’t Mean Good Employment(45:31) 2008 Work Force(49:50) Parker Conrad Intro(50:13) Working on Harvard’s Crimson(52:45) Left School for a Little Rock Newspaper(55:13) Cancer Diagnosis(57:16) Starting SigFig(58:52) Raising Money Pre-2013(1:05:29) Challenges in Automating(1:08:36) The Public Narrative(1:10:36) Forced Out of Zenefits(1:19:50) VC’s Role in Narrative(1:22:59) What Do Founders Want From VCs?(1:25:46) Do VCs Increase Success?(1:30:09) Discussing Rippling(1:38:16) Building a Compound Company(1:46:56) Hiring People With a Chip On Their Shoulder(1:49:02) Most Important Job of a CEO(1:51:05) Raised the Next Round(1:54:47) Determining the Valuation(1:58:09) San Francisco Follow the show:https://twitter.com/cartoonavatarshttps://www.instagram.com/cartoonavatars/https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars Follow the host:https://twitter.com/loganbartlett Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson Links:Sequoia’s Leaked Deck - https://fortune.com/2022/05/25/sequoia-capital-slide-dek-warning-to-founders-downturn/Zack’s Twitter Battle - https://twitter.com/zachweinberg/status/1527107650911186944?s=20&t=DN_FdiP-WW6rDwmHNkJPTAParker Conrad Discussing Chip on Their Shoulder - https://techcrunch.com/2021/11/18/parker-conrad-i-like-working-with-people-who-have-a-chip-on-their-shoulder/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAAqlH6GlRJ8EA-ptL8cD-XPUGeoXNRqKe9l_Qegi--qyyHZQrMTJ8bwlg47vSJ9rkc2eaJlUKyMvb3wA-Rw2PjFYJl5gUwZfO0WPMLF-tRT_lVDYq_uoEnC29d6L45AlVFRTnPJqbCPEJM0_ICBeqES_kZ8t5gUQkVg7BwMKsGs7Chesa Boudin and San Francisco - https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/05/chesa-boudin-recall-san-francisco-crime/629907/Andreessen Horowitz/Flow Carbon - https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2022/05/25/a16z-crypto-record-4th-fund-doubles-down-on-web3-amid-market-crash/?sh=7f704b7f34ffVCs Driving Down Valuation Narrative - https://twitter.com/bgurley/status/1528535418076995584
5/28/20222 hours, 4 minutes, 21 seconds
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EP 17: Benedict Evans on State of Tech, and Alexis Gay on the Risk in Leaving it All Behind for Comedy

0:30 – Traveling 2:51 – Welcome Ben Evans 11:07 – Past and Future of Tech 30:06 – Elon and Twitter 39:43 – What’s Really Regulated 57:52 – Welcome Alexis Gay 59:56 – From Tech to Comedy 1:02:58 – Twitter Experience 1:14:08 – Breaking Into YouTube 1:23:28 – Importance of Structure 1:29:12 – Starting Podcasting 1:33:04 – Redefining Success 1:37:34 – Figuring Out What Works 1:45:24 – Getting a Fund 1:49:23 – The Tech Ecosystem
5/21/20221 hour, 59 minutes, 31 seconds
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EP 16: CEO of Box Aaron Levie gives founder advice, Founder of Flatiron Zach Weinberg returns as guest host, and crypto expert Eric Golden joins to discuss UST-Luna!

(00:00:00) Intro with Zach Weinberg(00:02:22) Public Market Bloodbath(00:07:10) Distribution of Risk(00:12:56) Update on SoftBank and Tiger(00:28:30) Eric Golden joins the pod to talk Luna(00:30:04) What happened in the market this week?(00:40:55) What is Luna?(00:53:21) Why is this pulling down Bitcoin as well?(01:02:04) Do Kwon sucks(01:13:43) Interview with Aaron Levie(01:36:08) The state of Web3(01:38:37) Interesting use cases for Web3(01:41:01) The rhetoric of crypto skepticism (01:48:02) Companies and politics Follow the show:https://twitter.com/3cartoonavatarshttps://www.instagram.com/3cartoonavatars/https://www.tiktok.com/@3cartoonavatars Follow the hosts:https://twitter.com/loganbartlett Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson Links:Coinbase Article: https://decrypt.co/100089/coinbase-share-priceUST-Luna Article: https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/05/09/ust-stablecoin-falls-below-dollar-peg-for-second-time-in-48-hours/UST-Luna Article: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/11/terra-ust-stablecoin-dives-below-1-peg-luna-cryptocurrency-down-80percent.htmlGavin Baker Thread: https://twitter.com/GavinSBaker/status/1524389193551687680SoftBank: ​​https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/12/business/softbank-earnings-report-loss.htmlTobi Lutke Tweet: https://thedeepdive.ca/shopify-ceo-tobi-lutke-wants-financial-analysts-to-be-held-accountable/Do Kwon Tweets:https://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1523075465384136704?s=20&t=rwEvRfBHtsIM-D9ILGTzxghttps://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1501552275919015941?s=20&t=rwEvRfBHtsIM-D9ILGTzxghttps://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1506411835934732293?s=20&t=rwEvRfBHtsIM-D9ILGTzxghttps://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1478192466629369859?s=20&t=rwEvRfBHtsIM-D9ILGTzxghttps://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1522420839244697600?s=20&t=rwEvRfBHtsIM-D9ILGTzxghttps://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1411466847166205952?s=20&t=rwEvRfBHtsIM-D9ILGTzxghttps://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1355131416527335426?s=20&t=rwEvRfBHtsIM-D9ILGTzxghttps://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1410491186196795398?s=20&t=rwEvRfBHtsIM-D9ILGTzxghttps://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1481540752056324098?s=20&t=rwEvRfBHtsIM-D9ILGTzxg
5/14/20222 hours, 5 minutes, 30 seconds
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EP 15 Pt 1: VC Meme King @prayingforexits Comes on to Discuss a Host of Topics, Then a Group of Apes Talk BAYC

(00:00:00) Intro(00:02:35) A Message From Zak(00:05:02) @prayingforexits(00:53:39) Bored Ape Yacht Club Experts(00:27:13) Tiger Global(00:35:44) Facebook's Hiring Freeze(00:41:26) Two Things About Elon(00:47:10) Neeraj Arora's Twitter Thread on Selling WhatsApp(00:53:39) Intro to Conversation with BAYC Experts(00:57:08)  Bored Ape Land Sale(01:05:40) Democratizing NFT Access(01:16:38) Metaverse Bored Ape Game(01:20:25) BAYC Founders(01:31:39) Metaverse Game Skepticism(01:38:33) Final Thoughts Follow the show:https://twitter.com/3cartoonavatarshttps://www.instagram.com/3cartoonavatars/https://www.tiktok.com/@3cartoonavatars Follow the hosts:https://twitter.com/loganbartlett Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff LawsonShow Notes:Leaked Facebook Memo Details Hiring Freeze - https://www.businessinsider.com/leaked-facebook-memo-details-hiring-freeze-negative-business-impacts-2022-5Elon Musk’s Twitter Financing Deal - https://www.wsj.com/articles/elon-musk-gets-7-billion-in-fresh-financing-for-twitter-deal-11651748316Elon Musk Expected to Serve as Temporary Twitter CEO after deal closes - https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/05/elon-musk-expected-to-serve-as-temporary-twitter-ceo-after-deal-closes.html Bored Ape Land Sale - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-01/bored-ape-metaverse-frenzy-raises-millions-disrupts-ethereumTiger Global Sinks 15 In April - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-03/tiger-global-sinks-15-in-april-to-push-this-year-s-loss-to-44
5/7/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 11 seconds
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EP 15 Pt 2: Packy McCormick and Ben Thompson Talk About Their Own Start, Finding Your Audience and The Creative Process

(00:00:00) Intro(00:02:28) Packy & Ben’s Businesses(00:23:08) Finding Your Audience(00:36:01) VC Hindsight(00:46:18) Creative Process(00:57:52) Web3(01:05:57) Advice for Content Creators(01:14:59) All-In and Twitter(01:23:54) One Last ThingFollow the show:https://twitter.com/3cartoonavatarshttps://www.instagram.com/3cartoonavatars/https://www.tiktok.com/@3cartoonavatars Follow the hosts:https://twitter.com/loganbartlett Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson Not Boring - The Great Online Game - https://www.notboring.co/p/the-great-online-game?s=rNot Boring – Schumpeter’s Gale - https://www.notboring.co/p/schumpeters-gale?s=rNot Boring – Ramping Up - https://www.notboring.co/p/ramping-up?s=rNot Boring – Ramp’s Double Unicorn - https://www.notboring.co/p/ramps-double-unicorn-rounds-behind?s=rStratechery – What Clayton Christensen Got Wrong - https://stratechery.com/2013/clayton-christensen-got-wrong/Stratechery – Bubble Talk Revisited - https://stratechery.com/2020/bubble-talk-revisited-it-wasnt-1999-the-big-tech-basket/
5/7/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 44 seconds
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EP 14: Lux Capital’s Josh Wolfe Talks Musk, Adobe’s Scott Belsky Talks Twitter, Bolt and Breslow Again, and Entering The Golden Age of Fraud Lawyers

(00:00) Introducing Josh Wolfe(02:41) Elon Musk Buys Twitter Because No One Told Him He Can Buy Other Stuff(39:58) Bolt, Katara, and the World’s Greatest Time to be a Law Firm(56:53) Introducing Scott Belsky(57:18)  Trying to Explain Twitter(67:55) Algorithms and Free Speech Follow the show:https://twitter.com/cartoonavatarshttps://www.instagram.com/cartoonavatars/https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars Follow the hosts:https://twitter.com/loganbartletthttps://twitter.com/wolfejoshhttps://twitter.com/scottbelsky Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson Musk buys Twitter: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/25/technology/twitter-employees-elon-musk.htmlSam Lessin article: https://www.theinformation.com/articles/elon-musk-is-silicon-valleys-new-hero-for-better-or-worseJack Dorsey’s tweet on Musk’s purchase: https://twitter.com/jack/status/1518772753460998145?s=20&t=njyqUGHJChL4oAQdEkkTCwBolt Sued by Forever 21: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-26/forever-21-parent-authentic-brands-sues-bolt-startupKatera sues ex-CEO: https://www.theinformation.com/articles/bankrupt-startup-that-blew-2-billion-from-softbank-sues-ex-ceo-board-directors-over-self-dealingSoftbank cuts spending: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-25/softbank-cuts-back-spending-leaving-startups-desperate-for-cash
4/30/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 49 seconds
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EP 13: An Interview with Keith Rabois on Why He Tweets and Miami Tech Week, Netflix Loses 200K Subscribers, and Even More Elon

(04:35) Miami Tech Week is just dangerous being so close to Coachella(08:18) Netflix somehow losing subscribers even though they raised prices and have 98 competitors(24:14) Elon Musk just buying stuff out of spite(29:57) A16Z’s new Accelerator(36:08) Keith Rabois interview and his hottest of takes Follow the show:https://twitter.com/cartoonavatarshttps://www.instagram.com/cartoonavatars/https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars Follow the hosts:https://twitter.com/zckhttps://twitter.com/nikitabierhttps://twitter.com/loganbartlett Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson Reference Links:Netflix stock loss: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/19/netflix-nflx-earnings-q1-2022.htmlElon Musk twitter funding: https://www.theverge.com/2022/4/21/23033445/elon-musk-twitter-bank-debt-commitment-letterA16Z Accelerator program: https://techcrunch.com/2022/04/18/andreessen-horowitz-a16z-start-seed/
4/23/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 33 seconds
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EP 12: Dan Primack Talks Musk/Twitter, Zach Weinberg Explains Founding a $2.1B Co & Owning Nightclub

(01:35) Dan Primack Breaks Down Elon Musk’s Bid for Twitter but Not Why His Tweets Are So Bad(22:07) Zach Weinberg Debuts as a Cartoon Avatar(32:06) Crypto’s a Security but Shut Up About It Follow the show:https://twitter.com/cartoonavatarshttps://www.instagram.com/cartoonavatars/https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars Follow the hosts:https://twitter.com/zckhttps://twitter.com/zachweinberghttps://twitter.com/loganbartlett Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson Show Notes:Elon Poll: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1514698036760530945?Cuban Tweet: https://twitter.com/mcuban/status/1514609934897336324?s=20&t=-p0_8TocoAHVt2mBCsVHJgDifference between BTC and ETH: https://twitter.com/Carnage4Life/status/1512728493670371329?s=20&t=-Hg2wh89zeiR41gd9i3UAgNewcomer on the leaked decks: https://www.newcomer.co/p/inside-3-crypto-funds-investor-decks
4/15/202251 minutes, 1 second
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EP 11: Elon Musk Buys 9.2% of Twitter, A Deep Dive Into Twitter History, The End of Fast, and Nikita's Best Man Speech

(00:39) - Elon Musk buys 9.2% of Twitter and species he only wants “the good parts”(11:54) - History of Twitter runs deep and sometimes stupid(16:40) - Twitter’s current role/issues, and there are a lot(35:54) - Fast shuts down and the schadenfreude gets intense Follow the show:https://twitter.com/cartoonavatarshttps://www.instagram.com/cartoonavatars/https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars Follow the hosts:https://twitter.com/zck?s=21https://twitter.com/nikitabier?s=21https://twitter.com/loganbartlett?s=21 Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff LawsonReference Links:CNBC – Elon Musk joins twitter’s boardhttps://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/05/elon-musk-to-join-twitters-board-of-directors.htmlhttps://www.piratewires.com/p/king-shitParag Agrawal – Elon Musk Tweethttps://twitter.com/paraga/status/1511320953598357505?s=20&t=4a0XIu0pgG4b2eYOWfKsigJack Dorsey – Elon Musk Tweethttps://twitter.com/jack/status/1511329369473564677Elon Musk – Tweet about joining boardhttps://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1511322655609303043?s=20&t=teLPQd78_3JAKSmFcxVtqgThe Information – Kate Clark article on Fasthttps://www.theinformation.com/articles/live-fast-die-young-behind-the-fall-of-a-one-click-wonder
4/9/202254 minutes, 17 seconds
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EP 10: Interview with Ryan Breslow, The Silicon Valley Mob, Twilio Insider Trading and Why OnlyFans Can’t Find Investors

(00:20) NFT LA and Nikita’s parties(01:50) Onlyfans ideal for SPAC which surprisingly isn’t a sex thing(15:40) Twilio programmers great at programming, terrible at insider trading(25:20)  Ryan Breslow exclusive interview(30:57) How Ryan got good at Twitter(33:34) Is the Silicon Mob real??(38:40) Why one-click checkout is impossible to explain but very cool(44:11) Is blocking competition conspiracy or just good strategy(49:57) Surprising controversy over early exercise options loans Follow the show:https://twitter.com/cartoonavatarshttps://www.instagram.com/cartoonavatars/https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars Follow the hosts:https://twitter.com/zck?s=21https://twitter.com/nikitabier?s=21https://twitter.com/loganbartlett?s=21 Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff LawsonREFERENCE LINKS:Onlyfans can't find investors: https://www.axios.com/onlyfans-investors-struggle-9cc92523-6607-40ad-9893-4175e7966b52.htmlTwilio insider trading: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/28/sec-charges-twilio-engineers-with-insider-trading-.htmlStripe / YC Mob thread: https://twitter.com/theryanking/status/1485784823641755648?s=20&t=IFRaBDRDtA8J2wTXruhPpQRB - Meditation tweet:https://twitter.com/theryanking/status/1501953781046689801?s=20&t=IFRaBDRDtA8J2wTXruhPpQNB response tweet: https://twitter.com/nikitabier/status/1501991588246917130?s=20&t=IFRaBDRDtA8J2wTXruhPpQRB – Stock options tweet:https://twitter.com/theryanking/status/1493390167461224451?s=20&t=bvE0FGOApel_hUwqVdwU7ALB – Stock options tweet:https://twitter.com/loganbartlett/status/1503893316710146053?s=20&t=6s6MaxQikG6l76htdBlEKQ
4/2/202259 minutes, 50 seconds
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EP 9: Facebook Execs Go Extremely Remote, Bored Ape Yacht Club’s Gaming Era, Ethereum Regret and Nikita’s Back Once Again!

(01:26) Facebook executives flee but not in a super disconcerting way yet(09:34) Yuga Labs raised $450 million dollars to let Bored Ape Yacht Club try to do a thing(21:53) Democratizing NFTs for everybody as long as everybody has $250,000(29:33) Why you’d mess with NFT success kinda just because it’s cool(35:43) How Vitalik Buterin just wanted his World of Warcraft stuff and now there are million dollar monkeys https://www.wsj.com/articles/mark-zuckerberg-and-metas-leadership-take-remote-work-to-the-extreme-11648040580?mod=tech_lead_pos5https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/22/22991272/yuga-labs-seed-funding-a16z-bored-ape-yacht-club-bayc-metaverse-other-sidehttps://time.com/6158182/vitalik-buterin-ethereum-profile/ Follow the show:https://twitter.com/cartoonavatarshttps://www.instagram.com/cartoonavatars/https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars Follow the hosts:https://twitter.com/zck?s=21https://twitter.com/nikitabier?s=21https://twitter.com/loganbartlett?s=21 Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson Show Notes:Wall Street Journal - Facebook Executives: https://www.wsj.com/articles/mark-zuckerberg-and-metas-leadership-take-remote-work-to-the-extreme-11648040580Leaked BAYC Deck: https://twitter.com/LeonidasNFT/status/1505058932758360064?s=20&t=AaGm3EcwEjQOheuHGSMPkQAxie Infinity video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GFSDdt35xIVitalik on the future of Crypto: https://time.com/6158182/vitalik-buterin-ethereum-profile/Vitalik at ETH Denver: https://tech.hindustantimes.com/tech/news/ethereum-founder-vitalik-buterin-says-crypto-welcomes-another-winter-71645295910461.html 
3/26/202244 minutes, 56 seconds
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EP 8: AMC’s Gold Mine, The Business of Memes, Glossier Article, and We’re Joined by Packy McCormick and Roseanne Wincek

3:34 - AMC Invested in a Gold Mine, Unfortunately Literally8:16 - Can You Build a Business on Memes19:03 - Roseanne Wincek Joins21:27 - Glossier Article and How Takedown Pieces Are Cattier Than What the Takedown is For41:17 - Google Employees Aren’t Happy Despite Excessive Foosball Table Access46:57 - Remote Work Makes it Too Easy to Send Me Angry DMsBloomberg - AMC bought a Gold Mine: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2022-03-15/amc-bought-a-gold-mineAdam Aron Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_AronMarc Andresen tweet: https://twitter.com/pmarca/status/1504548145643995142?s=20&t=kxCISRROo_mtX1kn21OOGQPacky Shopify/Apple tweet: https://twitter.com/packyM/status/1407008886863826946?s=20&t=kxCISRROo_mtX1kn21OOGQLogan passing no Doordash/Airbnb: https://twitter.com/loganbartlett/status/1337055925371342848?s=20&t=kxCISRROo_mtX1kn21OOGQLogan autograph tweet: https://twitter.com/loganbartlett/status/1500917755016409088?s=20&t=kxCISRROo_mtX1kn21OOGQNew hire asking for board seat: https://twitter.com/MarkBeylin/status/1499169946907164676?s=20&t=kxCISRROo_mtX1kn21OOGQ
3/19/202249 minutes, 38 seconds
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EP 7: Bain Capital Crypto, Bolt's Breslow back w/ Crypto Pharma, Alumni Ventures and Standard VC Fees, Tiger Partners Fund Seed Managers

(00:30) Nikita’s Family and first good use of Twitter(01:32) Bain Capital Crypto's self own(05:12) Ryan Breslow’s crypto pharma start-up will not feature psychedelics initially and that's a real sentence(07:50) Buying domains and trips to Oklahoma to meet website brokers(22:05) Alumni Ventures and the "standard" vc terms(32:32) Twitter’s podcast platform and the best social app creator(39:30) Tiger partners funding seed managers with $1b over next 3 years https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-03-09/bain-capital-s-stefan-cohen-is-sorry-for-men-only-tweet-on-women-s-day https://www.theinformation.com/articles/bolts-breslow-teams-with-psychedelics-founder-on-crypto-pharma-startup?rc=kulqhd https://observer.com/2022/03/scoop-sec-fines-sketchy-ivy-league-vc-firm-what-took-so-long/ https://www.sec.gov/litigation/admin/2022/ia-5975.pdf https://techcrunch.com/2022/03/04/twitter-podcast-tab-spaces/?tpcc=tcplustwitter https://www.theinformation.com/articles/tiger-global-partners-commit-1-billion-for-early-stage-tech-funds?rc=kulqhd
3/12/202244 minutes, 3 seconds
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EP 6: Super Pumped, BitConnect’s Possible Ponzi Scheme, Homebrew and Randi Zuckerberg’s Music Video

(00:35) 3CA Team Meet in Real Life(04:01) Competing in VC Funds(09:54) SNL Live(13:54) Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber(29:22) Randi Zuckerberg and “We’re All Gonna Make It” music video(36:23) DBT Labs(42:31) BitConnect Ponzi Scheme(46:02) Homebrew Operating as an Evergreen Entity Randi Zuckerberg's Music Video: https://twitter.com/randizuckerberg/status/1498425277734690816? Follow the show:https://twitter.com/cartoonavatarshttps://www.instagram.com/cartoonavatars/https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars Follow the hosts:https://twitter.com/zck?s=21https://twitter.com/nikitabier?s=21https://twitter.com/loganbartlett?s=21 Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson
3/5/202251 minutes, 42 seconds
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EP 5: Coinbase Tweet Storm, Truth Social, Death of the Five Day Work Week and the ClearCo Breakup

(05:10) Coinbase Crypto Ad Tweets(12:23) Company Origin Stories(20:47) Truth Social(29:42) Death of the Five Day Work Week(41:20) ClearCo Cofounder Breakup Follow the show:https://twitter.com/cartoonavatarshttps://www.instagram.com/cartoonavatars/https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars Follow the hosts:https://twitter.com/zck?s=21https://twitter.com/nikitabier?s=21https://twitter.com/loganbartlett?s=21 Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson
2/26/202249 minutes, 32 seconds
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EP 4: State of Venture Market, Crypto Ads, ETHDenver, Razzlekhan Revisited and Nikita’s G-Wagon Disloyalty

(02:40) Razzlekhan Revisited - Still super uncool(04:10) State of Venture Market(20:00) Crypto Ads - Spending more on Larry David than Larry David would ever spend on crypto(28:29) ETHDenver - Band camp for tech wonks Follow the show: https://twitter.com/cartoonavatars https://www.instagram.com/cartoonavatars/ https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars  Follow the hosts: https://twitter.com/zck?s=21https://twitter.com/nikitabier?s=21https://twitter.com/loganbartlett?s=21 Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirExecutive Producer: Josh MachizMusic: Griff Lawson
2/19/202241 minutes, 2 seconds
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EP 3: Razzlekhan and Crypto, Bored Ape Reveal, Binance and Forbes, and Peloton’s CEO

(04:02) Razzlekhan and Dutch Lichtenstein - stealing $4.5B in crypto. Surrealist rapper and husband facing 20 years in prison.(16:24) Bored Ape Yacht Club doxxing. Was it ok to reveal the team behind the phenomenon?(27:55) Brantley Milligan from ENS doubles down on old homophobic and transphobic Tweets and is ousted from DAO.(32:16) Shady crypto exchange invests $200M in Forbes ahead of planned SPAC. What’s the agenda here?(38:03) John Foley steps down as CEO of Peloton after a string of issues. Follow the show:https://twitter.com/cartoonavatarshttps://www.instagram.com/cartoonavatars/https://www.tiktok.com/@cartoonavatars Follow the hosts:https://twitter.com/zck?s=21https://twitter.com/nikitabier?s=21https://twitter.com/loganbartlett?s=21 Mixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyProduced: Andrew Nadeau and Rashad AssirMusic: Griff Lawson Show notes:Nikita telling Keith Rabois wrong: https://twitter.com/nikitabier/status/1491444980035973121?s=20&t=v0BR_xyXPCd56OugD5AOfQRazzlekhanHow the FBI cracked the caseYouTube: Crocodile of Wall StreetTikTok:  Where are my AirPodsTikTok:  Fluffy PancakeTwitter: Beer Drinking with feetTwitter: Criminal MastermindTwitter: Crypto HeistTwitter: How to get away with crypto heist https://twitter.com/icebergy_/status/1491110412397715457Buzzfeed doxxing of BAYC founders: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katienotopoulos/bored-ape-nft-founder-identityBrantly Milligan Tweet: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FK4USv8WUAEkN0z.jpgBloomberg article on CZ's net worth: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2022-01-09/binance-ceo-cz-s-net-worth-billionaire-holds-world-s-biggest-crypto-fortuneAmazon Films fueling Bezos' ego: https://logicmag.io/commons/inside-the-whale-an-interview-with-an-anonymous-amazonian/Blackwells Capital teardown of Peloton: https://www.blackwellscap.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BW_Peloton_Presentation_Feb072022.pdf
2/12/202248 minutes, 7 seconds
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EP 2: Wordle, Wordcels & Shape Rotators, Miami Tech, and FB Earnings

(02:28) Last week updates(05:59) Wordle(14:27) Wordcels vs Shape Rotators(20:10) Miami Tech(30:58) Bolt/Ryan Breslow Update(36:00) Facebook earnings Hosted by Logan Bartlett, Zak Kukoff, and Nikita Bier Follow on Social:twitter.com/CartoonAvatarstiktok.com/@CartoonAvatarsInstagram.com/CartoonAvatars Mixed and edited by Justin HrabovskyProduced by Meg Lewis and Andrew Nadeau Executive Producer Josh MachizMusic by Griff Clawson Show Notes:NYT Acquires Wordle: https://www.nytco.com/press/wordle-new-york-times-games/Roon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/tszzlRahul’s Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/BroductManagerRoon’s breakdown of wordcels vs shape rotators: https://roonscape.substack.com/p/a-song-of-shapes-and-wordsAustin Reif/Morning Brew Bolt take: https://twitter.com/austin_rief/status/1488228915005042688
2/5/202241 minutes, 20 seconds
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EP 1: Bolt vs. Stripe, Calendly, Market Meltdown and Billionaires Tweeting

(04:05) Bolt vs. Stripe(21:09) Calendly(27:18) @pmarca on Twitter(34:20) Public market meltdown & Private market re-trades(35:14) Turner Novak’s portfolio(44:02) Nikita's $SHOP investment’s place in the history books Hosted by Logan Bartlett, Zak Kukoff, and Nikita BierFollow on social:Twitter.com/CartoonAvatarsInstagram.com/CartoonAvatarstiktok.com/@CartoonAvatars Mixed and edited by Justin HrabovskyProduced by Meg Lewis and Andrew Nadeau Executive Producer Josh MachizMusic by Griff Clawson 
1/29/202253 minutes, 5 seconds
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Three Cartoon Avatars: Promo

Friends, partially known for their work as venture capitalists and entrepreneurs but more known for their shitposting on Twitter, get together every Saturday morning. Logan Bartlett, a Partner at Redpoint Ventures, Nikita Bier, Founder of tbh acquired by Facebook and CEO of a stealth new company, and Zak Kukoff, an early stage investor at General Catalyst take their group chat to podcast form.They’re going to cover the biggest stories in tech, but the parts you won’t hear anywhere else. We’re talking the stupid stuff - the memes, the Twitter beefs, the idiot billionaires and basically all the things  in the tech world that they actually talk about in their group chat.Subscribe now because you won’t want to miss an episode!
1/26/202252 seconds