The NFX Podcast


technology, business, education
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Best Episodes

Your Life is Driven by Network Effects

Apr 30, 2020

" What to optimize for in your first job"




Working with network effects in our 100+ portfolio companies makes it impossible not to notice how the same mechanisms and math that create near-destiny for companies also create near-destiny for us as individuals. It’s mind-blowing once you see it. We will get to how the network force shouldRead more

The Pricing Masterclass with Madhavan Ramanujam & Pete Flint

Jan 25, 2021

"Speak Benefits not Features"




Madhavan Ramanujam is a legendary “pricing whisperer” among tech unicorns including Trulia, Etsy, Uber, Amazon, Evernote, and more. He is the author of 'Monetizing Innovation' and a partner at Simon-Kucher. Today, Madhavan and Pete (General Partner at NFX) are sharing the frameworks, tactics, andRead more

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The Founders’ List: "Why Figma Wins" by Kevin Kwok (Former Investor at Greylock)

Nov 12, 2020

"Figma’s distribution loop"



This is The Founders' List - audio versions of essays from technology’s most important leaders, selected by the founder community. "Design is all of the conversations between designers and PMs about what to build. Building for this entire process doesn’t take away the importance of designers—itRead more

Erik Torenberg & James Currier on being Citizens of the Internet

Dec 21, 2020

" Product Hunt launch be like..."



Erik Torenberg is an entrepreneur, investor, and most importantly a community builder. NFX General Partner James Currier connects with Erik on the intricacies of building online & offline communities, behavioral psychology of users, and useful tactics/frameworks for early-stage Founders to considerRead more

The Founders’ List: "How To Make The Most Out Of Your Time And Your Life" by Nir Eyal (Author + Former Stanford Professor)

Dec 10, 2020

"Complain better"


This is The Founders' List - audio versions of essays from technology’s most important leaders, selected by the founder community. "Becoming indistractable requires an understanding of why you lose focus and learning the skills to do as you say. This guide is for people who want to harness theRead more

"Don't Just Be the Best, Be the Only" with Kevin Kelly & James Currier

Dec 15, 2020

"Make your own niche. "

In this candid conversation with iconic tech thinker Kevin Kelly (founding Editor of Wired), we discuss inspirational and transformative advice for early-stage Founders reflecting on the work they’re doing, why they’re doing it, and how it all adds up in the long term. Kevin and NFX GeneralRead more

How Marco Zappacosta (Founder & CEO of Thumbtack) Built a Billion Dollar Marketplace

Nov 11, 2019

"Marketplaces in sharing economy evolving from capital assets to human expertise"

Marco Zappacosta (Co-founder & CEO of Thumbtack) talks with Pete Flint (NFX & founder of Trulia) about what it takes to build a billion-dollar marketplace and the lessons he's uncovered along the journey. They discuss how they solved the chicken & egg problem, what he would have done differently asRead more
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