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  1. Travis Kalanick of Uber - TWiST #180

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    0:00-2:00 Welcome to TWiST with Travis Kalanick of Uber. 2:00-3:30 Jason talks about gambling on dinner in Vegas with Mike D from the Beastie Boys. 3:30-5:00 Thank you to GoToMeeting for sponsoring the show. Check out their beautiful new HD Faces product when you sign up at GoToMeeting.com. 5:00-7:00 Travis talks about his first company, doing SAT Prep, when he was 18. 7:00-8:30 Travis’ SAT score revealed! 8:30-10:30 Travis’s second company, Scour, was the first peer-to-peer software. 11:45-15:30 Travis talks about Michael Ovitz and Ron Burkle, who invested in his first company. 15:30-18:30 Travis discusses how Scour evolved into a huge platform. 18:30-23:30 Scour starts to meet with music execs and senators about copyrighted content and peer-to-peer sharing. 23:30-25:30 How do you deal with all of this insanity as a 22 year old founder? 25:30-26:15 Ovitz invested in Scour, a company that is cannibalizing his own industry, then denies that he knew what was going on. 26:15-28:00 Thank you to Hiscox for sponsoring the show. Go to HiscoxUSA.com/SmallBiz to get a free, fast quote online for your small business or startup! 28:00-35:00 Travis tells a harrowing tale of getting threatened by a shady industry type before going on stage at one of Jason’s digital coast eve…

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  2. Startups #151 with Yancey Strickler of Kickstarter in NYC

    Startups #151 with Yancey Strickler of Kickstarter in NYC

    If you’re a filmmaker, photographer, actor, chef or just about any other creative type, you’ve no doubt heard about the phenomenon that is Kickstarter, the largest creative crowd-funding site in the world. From the TWiST NYC studios, Jason interviews Kickstarter’s co-founder Yancey Strickler, who has a wealth of advice to give to would-be entrepreneurs and those who want their own pet-project kickstarted.

    For background on Yancey and Kickstarter, go to http://bit.ly/TWiSTKickstarterNYC

    0:00-1:00 Welcome and introduction of guest, Yancey Strickler. 1:00-2:00 Thank you to Belgrave Trust for the studio and to Squarespace for sponsoring the show. (Remember to thank @squarespace!) 2:00-4:00 How did Kickstarter get its start? 10:00-12:00 What was the size of a project in the early days? 12:00-14:00 Would this idea have worked prior to social media? 15:00-19:00 So the middle man lost out on one of the most amazing products that could have been in the Apple store? 19:00-20:00 Who are the imitators that are doing this in Europe and giving equity? 20:00-21:00 How did the team over at USV come to invest? 21:00-22:00 How does Kickstarter make money? 22:00-23:00 Is that something unique to Amazon’s payment system? 23:00-24:30 $60 million has been pledged so far and how many projects? 25:30-26:30 How do you keep fraud…

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  3. This Week in Startups - Gary Vaynerchuk, Partner at VaynerMedia

    This week we have Gary Vaynerchuk, Partner at VaynerMedia. For more information, show notes, and an upcoming schedule, go to www.thisweekin.com.

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  4. - Startups - Alex Ljung of SoundCloud

    When most people think about sound on the web, they think music. But SoundCloud founder and CEO Alex Ljung is changing that with his Berlin-based company that’s on its way to becoming the YouTube of sound. In this interview, Alex and Jason cover everything from the perils of the music industry to the E.U.-versus-U.S. startup environment to how Alex got VC Fred Wilson to invest in SoundCloud.

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  5. - Startups - David Sacks Founder of Yammer - TWiST#354

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    Live from the LAUNCH2013 stage, @jason talks with @davidsacks founder of @yammer.

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    David Sacks http://twitter.com/davidsacks http://twitter.com/yammer http://www.yammer.com

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  6. This Week in Startups - Tony Haile, General Manager of Chartbeat

    This week, we welcome Tony Haile, General Manager of real-time analytics provider Chartbeat. We’ll also be featuring the second installment of our ongoing "Behind the Startup" feature, focusing on the development of Storkbrokers.com. For more information, show notes and an upcoming schedule, go to http://thisweekin.com

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  7. - Startups - Mark Suster of GRP Partners - TWiST #279

    1:30 Welcome everyone to today’s episode of This Week in Startups! 2:00 Mark Suster, host of This Week in Venture Capital, welcome to the show. 2:45 Thank you to GoToMeeting for supporting the show! Everyone use the promo code "START" to get a free 30 day trial of the service. And, when you love it, thank @GoToMeeting! 5:15 Mark, welcome back to the program. Are you allowed to talk about what’s going on at GRP Partners? 5:45 Why is it against the rules to solicit for your fund? 9:30 Discussing the right to information that investors have. 11:15 But all these new crowdfunding sites will have limitations and safeguards, correct? 12:00 Mark discusses investment platforms in London. 15:30 If I’m an educated consumer, can I invest safely? 16:30 How does this change venture investing? 19:30 The normal progression is you invest for several years, and then start making exits in year 5+. 21:15 Thank you so much to Squarespace for supporting the show! Everyone go check out their new v6 and use the code TWiST7 to sae 10% when you sign up. 24:15 So you have a big announcement about This Week in Venture Capital… what is it? 28:45 Mark discusses the evolution of his writing style on his blog. 30:30 Jason discusses a piece he wrote on Skout that he didn’t publish. 33:30 Jason says that, if he was the founder of Skout, he would have shut the company down. 35:00 Mark gives his t…

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  8. - Startups - Evan Williams Co-founder, Twitter & Co-Founder, Obvious #E345

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    From the LAUNCH Festival 2013 stage. Jason sits down for an epic interview with Evan Williams of Twitter and Obvious

    Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ev http://twitter.com/obviouscorp http://twitter.com/jason

    1:00 Thank you to ShareFile for sponsoring the show and providing such a great product!

    3:30 Welcome Evan Williams!!

    4:15 Was there a point when you were making Twitter that you knew what it would become?

    6:26 Do you think that Twitter’s elegant simplicity was key to its success?

    8:14 What does Vine mean for Twitter?

    8:43 What is so special about Vine?

    9:31 What is the thread between your ventures? What do you find so appealing about publishing?

    12:05 Blogging was disruptive in its day, what is Medium trying to fix/disrupt?

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  9. - Startups - Chris Sacca of Lowercase Capital Pt. 2- TWiST #295

    Today on This Week in Startups, investor, entrepreneur and cyclist Chris Sacca of Lowercase Capital joined the program to discuss his investments in Facebook, Twitter, Uber and more. He also gave a candid account of how he hustled his way to the top. And, the interview was so incredible, we had to break it up into two episodes. Here is part two!

    *Disclaimer: Chris has a potty mouth and we’ve attempted to bleep out all of his swear words. We apologize in advance if any snuck by our censors.

    1:17:00 What do you think of Sergey? 1:22:30 Why doesn’t Twitter own Instagram? 1:25:15 Are you investor in Klout? 1:36:00 Do you trust Mark Zuckerberg with your data? 1:39:30 Is Zuckerberg, at his core, a great product guy? 1:42:15 Is CEO of Yahoo the hardest job in Silicon Valley right now? 1:43:45 Chris explains what Facebook did wrong with their IPO.

    1:50:15 What do you think about the prospects for American employment? 1:58:45 What’s Obama really like? 2:06:15 Was choosing Sarah Palin the moment when the Republican party jumped the shark? 2:10:30 Chris: There are people who are great at being second fiddle. Companies don’t succeed if there are a lot of chiefs and no indians. 2:12:15 Chris: The number one problem in Silicon Valley right now is people taking credit when they shouldn’t. 2:20:45 What do you think of Angellist? 2:27:15 Question from the viewers: Where does th…

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  10. - Startups - Jeff Lawson of Twilio -TWiST #308

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    == Thomas Korte of AngelPad sits down with Jason on today’s episode. The discussion covers, similarities/differences in the European Startup scene, immigration and how it changes startups, and the state of Silicon Valley today and in the future.

    :30 Let’s welcome Jeff Lawson, co-founder of Twilio 2:15 Let’s thank our first sponsor, SnapTerms! Go to snapterms/com/twist 3:55 Why and when did you start Twilio? 4:20 When were you working at Amazon? 6:00 What did it cost to setup your first website? 8:20 What was NineStar? 10:00 Why do you need to be passionate about the product you are building? 12:20 How did NineStar do? 13:40 Does it make it better to make product decisions if you are passionate about the product? 15:00 How did you come to Twilio? 16:20 How long were you at Amazon? 17:30 So how did Amazon affect your transition into Twilio? 22:10 What was the most impressive thing in the first couple of month…

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