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  1. StrictlyVC in conversation with Sam Altman, part two (OpenAI)

    OpenAI cofounder and CEO Sam Altman sat down for a wide-ranging interview with us late last week, answering questions about some of his most ambitious personal investments, as well as about the future of OpenAI.

    This second clip is focused exclusively on artificial intelligence, including how much of what OpenAI is developing Altman thinks should be regulated, whether he's worried about the commodification of AI, his thoughts about Alphabet's reluctance to release its own powerful AI, and worst- and best-case scenarios as we move toward a future where AI is ever-more central to our lives.

    There was much to discuss (and he was generous to stay and talk about it).

    You can find the first part our sit-down — focused in part on Helion Energy, a nuclear fusion company that has become Altman's second-biggest project — here: https://youtu.be/57OU18cogJI

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  2. StrictlyVC in conversation with Sam Altman, part one

    At our StrictlyVC event a few nights ago, Altman was generous with his time, spending an hour with those gathered to talk about the latest at OpenAI (the hottest startup in the world at the moment), as well as answering questions about how his other investments fit into larger themes that he expects to play out — and in the not-distant future.

    This is part one of that interview, focused on Altman's investments, including in Helion Energy, a nuclear fusion company that Altman described at the event as "the other thing beside OpenAI that I spend a lot of time on." We also talked Twitter, supersonic jets, making babies out of skin cells, and why he's "not super interested" in crypto.

    You can find the second part of our talk, focused on OpenAI, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebjkD1Om4uw

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  3. Fireside Chat: Reid Hoffman, w/ Elad Gil (AI, Big Tech, & Startups)

    -His new startup Inflection -AI market structure and trends - does OpenAI win it all? -Big tech & AI -Big open areas in AI -Tech waves & startup opportunities -AI, society, and humanity

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  4. Stolen focus with Johann Hari

    Our ability to pay attention is collapsing. It’s not just you, our focus has been stolen by powerful external forces.

    New York Times best-selling author Johann Hari has been on a mission to uncover why this is happening to us and whether we can get our focus back. In his newest book, Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention, Hari investigates how technology and other facets of modern life have impacted our ability to concentrate. What he discovered were structural problems rather than the individuals personal failing.

    In conversation with UNSW’s Rosalind Dixon, they explore why it is so important that we pay attention to this ‘attention revolution’ and what we can do to get our focus back.

    Head here to purchase a copy of Johann Hari's book, Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention. For more videos like this subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/unsw?sub_confirmation=1

    We're the official channel of UNSW Sydney, a brilliantly located university between the coast and the city.

    UNSW Sydney is one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities. We're a welcoming community, promoting lasting knowledge and creating an academic environment where outstanding students and scholars from around the world can be inspired to excel in their programs of study and research.

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  5. Avoid These Tempting Startup Ideas

    Thinking of a new startup idea? Dalton Caldwell and Michael Seibel discuss the types of ideas to stay away from—what we commonly refer to as "tarpit ideas."

    Apply to Y Combinator: https://www.ycombinator.com/apply/ Work at a startup: https://www.ycombinator.com/jobs

    Chapters (Powered by https://bit.ly/chapterme-yc) - 00:00 - Intro 00:16 - Advice on pivoting - Tarpit ideas 00:38 - Tarpit definition 03:49 - Most tarpit - Consumer ideas 04:56 - Why do founders choose consumer ideas so much 06:37 - Why is it hard doing consumer stuff 07:21 - What's the bar for a startup 07:43 - Google 09:53 - Facebook 11:19 - Timing - Web 2 13:38 - Smartphone 14:21 - What is a tarpit idea? 15:45 - App to discover new things 16:34 - Why they don't work 19:37 - Recent target ideas 20:27 - Web3 - Rebuilding the world 21:38 - Theory of supply and demand 23:29 - Demand side 26:13 - Best pivots 27:49 - Closing thoughts

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  6. Ep: 23: Wade Foster, CEO and Co-founder of Zapier | The Entre Show Podcast

    Wade Foster is the CEO and Co-founder of Zapier, the multi-billion dollar software company that helps people automate things on the internet.

    We dive into his full story on how he started Zapier at a Techstars Startup Weekend and was accepted into Y Combinator before raising a seed round from many prominent investors. After the seed round, his company grew organically through its customers without needing any additional capital. We discuss hiring and how startups can build their team culture.

    Prior to Zapier, Wade worked as a customer development lead for The Idea Works, Inc. in Missouri. He has degrees in industrial engineering and business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

    ►Join a community with 25k Entrepreneurs 👉 joinentre.com 📈 ► SUBSCRIBE to learn more about entrepreneurship! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8nplMh9HgzdOsDqq4xkdJQ?sub_confirmation=1 ► Follow Entre on social media: Entre.link/community ► Listen to the podcast on other platforms: http://entre.link/podcast

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  7. CEO of Zapier, Wade Foster: Hitting 100k Customers, $50m in ARR, Eye on Doubling YoY with Partners

    Time stamped show notes: 4:21 Find out how many customers are using Zapier 9:42 Employee count 10:51 Year founded 8:58 Find out how much capital raised to date 10:14 Location 1:20 Recurring Revenue (MRR & ARR) 14:23 CAC 14:03 Gross churn 5:26 ARPU 14:23 LTV:CAC and LTV dollars

    Automation / Productivity application.

    To see how much revenue this company is doing visit: http://getlatka.com now

    For more content go to http://nathanlatka.com

    Add Nathan on snapchat: nlatka Like Nathan on Facebook for behind the scenes videos: http://nathanlatka.com/facebook Follow Nathan on Instagram for rare photos and contests: http://nathanlatka.com/instagram

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  8. The Zapier Story: How We Bootstrapped an Automation Company to $35M ARR - Wade Foster

    Wade Foster, Co-founder + CEO, Zapier // Ceci Stallsmith, Platform + Partner Manager, Slack

    Turning 1.3 million in 2012, Zapier has grown exponentially without any additional funding since! Bootstrapping means really considering what you need more money for, and if that little something extra isn't truly stopping you from growing, then don't waste your time (or money) on it. Learn more tips and tricks from Zapier's Wade Foster.

    GLOBAL CONFERENCE: https://www.startupgrind.com/conference/

    READ THE BLOG: https://www.startupgrind.com/blog TWITTER: https://twitter.com/StartupGrind FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/StartupGrind/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/startup/

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