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Podcast: Sway
Episode: “Tech’s Love Affair with Miami”
Host: Kara Swisher
Guest: Keith Rabois | General Partner | Founders Fund
Category: 💸 Venture Capital
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 41 min | 🗓️ 02/17/2022

Selected Quote:

[28:26] “The average [success rate] in venture is probably sub 10%, sub 1%. To me, it’s like baseball, you’re Hall of Fame if you could do anything close to 30 to 40% success rate at early stage investing. By the time you’re looking at the growth round, you should be 80% plus correct. And you need to be to make the economics work. But what I do is I find the proverbial two kids in a garage. They have a Keynote deck and nothing else. And to be able to do that 20, 30, 40% of the time correctly is pretty magical.”

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Podcast: Decoder
Episode: “Can the Law Keep up with Crypto?”
Host: Nilay Patel
Guest: Tonya Evans | Law Professor | Penn State Dickinson Law
Category: ₿ Crypto
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 1 hr 8 min | 🗓️ 02/22/2022

Selected Quote:

[18:10] “The connection to ownership versus the ability to license and use, I think it's just not understood by most people. And then transfer that into the non fungible token space, where the token isn't the creativity, but it's connected to the creativity, it's like this idea of some digital representation of some right or connection to something else. [...] And so we're just running up against it with new technology, and it presents some of the old questions that weren't adequately resolved [in Web 2.0]. And we just have it with another iteration of technology.”

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Podcast: This Week in Startups
Episode: “High-Growth Companies Poised for a Comeback”
Hosts: Jason Calacanis & Molly Wood
Category: 📈 Market
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 1 hr 23 min | 🗓️ 02/23/2022

Selected Quote:

[54:32] JC: “I feel like Robinhood has the most upside. I still believe in the company. I know the founders. I think they're brilliant marketing people. I think it'll be a $250 billion company 10 years from now. 25x I could see it going, at least 10x to $100 billion. So that's why I'm holding my shares. […] And the fact that they've got seven 18 million people, it's incredibly hard to get 17 million people to have active accounts with money in them in finance, those are much more valuable than a Netflix subscriber or a free Spotify user.”

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Podcast: The Twenty Minute VC
Episode: “The Tiger Global Memo”
Host: Harry Stebbings
Guest: Doug Leone | Global Managing Partner | Sequoia Capital,
Bill Gurley | General Partner | Benchmark Capital,
Michael Eisenberg | Equal Partner | Aleph,
Anton Levy | Co-President | General Atlantic &
Kareem Zaki | General Partner | Thrive Capital
Category: 💸 Venture Capital
Apple | Spotify | Google | 🕰️ 20 min | 🗓️ 02/23/2022

Selected Quote:

[15:52] KZ: “I think another reason people are complaining is that what Tiger is doing is maybe making them feel insignificant. Tiger clearly has massive ambitions and investors who are seemingly a big part of this tech ecosystem are looking a little smaller now. And I think it's forcing them to wonder […] where do they fit and this whole thing? And if you haven't wrestled with that question before, it's a hard one. So it's natural that it makes you uncomfortable, and you push back on the things that make you uncomfortable. So the fact that the game is changing, the way investing is changing is totally inevitable, and just a factor of competition and the industry becoming attractive.”

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