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#DeepDive — Space Technology — Mikhail Kokorich

Jul 7, 2020
81 min
"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author Today's episode is a deep dive into the space technology sector. It's with the Y-Combinator backed Momentus founder and CEO, Mikhail...
Jul 7, 2020 • 81 MIN

#48 — Immad Akhund — The Unlikely Banker

Jun 23, 2020
92 min
"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author Today's episode is with Immad Akhund who is a serial entrepreneur and serial investor. He has been through Y Combinator a couple times, and...
Jun 23, 2020 • 92 MIN

#47 — Alfred Lin — Investing In Greatness

Jun 2, 2020
112 min
"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author Today’s episode is with one of the world’s best venture investors coming from perhaps the world’s best venture firm… My guest is Alfred Lin,...
Jun 2, 2020 • 112 MIN

#DeepDive — How To Become A Startup “Angel” Investor — Brianne Kimmel

May 19, 2020
112 min
"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author Today's deep dive is with Brianne Kimmel where we discuss her (persistent) path to angel investing in technology startups. From purposefully...
May 19, 2020 • 112 MIN

#46 — John Robb — What (The Hell) Is Going On Right Now?

May 5, 2020
105 min
"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author John’s monthly “Global Guerillas Report”: https://www.patreon.com/johnrobb Today's episode is with John Robb, a former aeronautical...
May 5, 2020 • 105 MIN

#45 — Andrew Wilkinson — Life Designer

Apr 30, 2020
124 min
"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author Today's episode is with Andrew Wilkinson. I've been really anticipating meeting Andrew for a few years now. I'm a big fan of his agency,...
Apr 30, 2020 • 124 MIN

#Plog — The Wisdom of Insecurity — Audio Essay

Apr 23, 2020
19 min
"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author This plog (podcast+blog post mashup) is called “The Wisdom of Insecurity”...“The desire for security is the same thing as insecurity” — Alan...
Apr 23, 2020 • 19 MIN

#DeepDive — WFH Productivity Hacks — Hiten Shah

Apr 22, 2020
57 min
"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author I am really excited about today's episode with none other than Hiten Shah. This is a topic that many people are thinking about, myself...
Apr 22, 2020 • 57 MIN

#44 — Taryn Toomey — The Healer

Apr 14, 2020
88 min
"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author Today's episode is with Taryn Toomey, one of my favorite founders in the world, and though I am an investor in her company (called The...
Apr 14, 2020 • 88 MIN

#DeepDive — Growth in 2020 — Mike Duboe

Apr 6, 2020
86 min
"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author Today's episode was originally recorded near the end of February, and we usually take a week before releasing a recorded podcast. But with...
Apr 6, 2020 • 86 MIN

#43 — Geoff Lewis — Think Different

Mar 30, 2020
95 min
"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author Today's episode was originally recorded on February 26th. We usually take a week before releasing a recorded podcast, but with the...
Mar 30, 2020 • 95 MIN

#DeepDive — Responsibilities In Exponential Times — Eric Ries

Mar 19, 2020
96 min
"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author Mentioned in the podcast: SchoolClosures.org Ben Horowitz on Layoffs HelpwithCOVID.com From our individual to our community-wide...
Mar 19, 2020 • 96 MIN

#DeepDive — “How to Monetize Creativity and Solo-preneurship” — Sahil Lavingia

Mar 9, 2020
107 min
"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author Mentioned in the podcast: https://twitter.com/shl/status/1229844208959152128 Today we've got another deep-dive episode and this one is on...
Mar 9, 2020 • 107 MIN

#DeepDive — The Brand New World of Climate Tech — Gustaf Alströmer & Diego Saez-Gil

Mar 2, 2020
99 min
"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author Companies mentioned: Nori - https://nori.com/ Indigo - https://www.indigoag.com/ Joro - https://joro.tech/ LiveGreen -...
Mar 2, 2020 • 99 MIN

#Plog — Routines & Avoiding Stupidity

Feb 25, 2020
10 min
"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author This plog (podcast+blog post mashup) is called “Routines & How to Avoid Stupidity”. A little over a year ago, a really smart investor,...
Feb 25, 2020 • 10 MIN

#Plog — Podcasting: The Truly Free Press

Feb 19, 2020
9 min
"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author Today, I’m going to be trying out something that I’ve been starting on an app called TalkShow where I record short daily plogs. It’s...
Feb 19, 2020 • 9 MIN

#42 — Ben Witte — Recess Is Now In Session

Feb 4, 2020
76 min
"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author Today's episode is with Ben Witte. He's the founder and CEO of Recess. You might not have heard of Ben or Recess but it is perhaps the...
Feb 4, 2020 • 76 MIN

#41 — Vlad Magdalin — The No-Code Movement Is Finally Here

Jan 29, 2020
146 min
"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author Today’s episode is with Vlad Magdalin, co-founder and CEO of Webflow. We sat down and chatted about his insane story of failure that spanned...
Jan 29, 2020 • 146 MIN

#40 — Sarah Tavel — A Peek Behind The Veiled World of Venture Capital

Jan 14, 2020
128 min
"The most exciting new podcast in the startup world.” - Eric Ries, Founder, and NYTimes bestselling author Today on the program, we've got Sarah Tavel. She’s a venture capitalist at the legendary and enigmatic venture capital firm, Benchmark...
Jan 14, 2020 • 128 MIN

#11 — Sahil Lavingia — Solo Journey

Jun 11, 2019
185 min
Sahil Lavingia is the CEO and Founder of Gumroad, a platform to help creators create more through simple e-commerce and audience tools. He is also known for insightful and refreshing points of view on Twitter and Medium. To round it out, he’s also...
Jun 11, 2019 • 185 MIN

#3 — Eric Ries — Psychological Journey

Apr 16, 2019
91 min
Eric Ries, New York Times best-selling author and CEO/Co-Founder of one of the most ambitious ideas on the planet right now (Long Term Stock Exchange) talks about the movement he started with his best-seller The Lean Startup and why the narratives...
Apr 16, 2019 • 91 MIN

#1 — Justin Kan — The Philosopher CEO

Apr 4, 2019
67 min
Justin Kan is the exceptionally talented Silicon Valley founder and investor that’s co-founded companies like Twitch, SocialCam, Exec, and Atrium (with over $1bn in exits). He is also a former partner of the famed accelerator Y Combinator and a...
Apr 4, 2019 • 67 MIN