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02/08/2017
34 minutes
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Randy Glein is a Co-Founder & Partner @ DFJ Growth where he looks to partner with entrepreneurs that have achieved market validation and are looking to scale rapidly. Randy's investments include the likes of Twitter, Tumblr, SpaceX and Tesla just to name a few. Prior to DFJ, Randy was CFO @ Feedburner (acq by Google), a business development executive at DIRECTV. Randy was also named to the Forbes Midas List in 2013, 2014, and 2015 as one of the world's top tech investors and to the New York Times / CB Insights list of top 100 venture capital investors in 2016. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How Randy made his way into VC and came to found DFJ growth? 2.) What does it mean to be a diligent and disciplined investor? How can a futuristic mindset be balanced with an analytical and academic approach to evaluation and due diligence? 3.) How does Randy evaluate invest time horizons? How important is it to push for liquidity events as soon as possible? What is it that LPs really want to see? 4.) How have we seen public market expectations of tech companies change over the last 10 years? What are public market investors willing to give up in exchange for predictability? What are the benefits of tech companies staying private longer? 5.) What are the metrics that suggest a company with market validation and ready to scale into hyper-growth? What are the required levels of revenue and ARR? Items Mentioned In Today’s Show: Randy’s Fave Book: Being Digital Randy's Fave Blog: Brad Feld, Fred Wilson Randy’s Most Recent Investment: Unity 3D As always you can follow Harry, The Twenty Minute VC and Randy on Twitter here! Likewise, you can follow Harry on Snapchat here for mojito madness and all things 20VC. Intercom is the first to bring messaging products for marketing and customer support together on one integrated platform. With Intercom, businesses can chat directly with prospective customers on their website, engage current users with targeted messages based on their behavior, and provide personal support at scale with an integrated help desk and knowledge base. This is perfect for Businesses that want to help people visiting their website become customers. Marketing and growth teams that want to onboard and retain users by sending the right messages at the right time and Support teams that want to move beyond email to provide personalized, scalable support so simply head over to Intercom.com/20MVC Cooley are the global law firm built around startups and venture capital.  Since forming the first venture fund in Silicon Valley, Cooley has formed more venture capital funds than any other law firm in the world, with 50+ years working with VCs. They help VCs form and manage funds, make investments and handle the myriad issues that arise through a fund’s lifetime. So to learn more about the #1 most active law firm representing VC-backed companies going public. Head over to cooley.com and also at cooleygo.com.  
11/10/2015
13 minutes
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Some of Silicon Valley's most successful companies have yet to go public. The private world of "unicorns" is a gentler place than the stockmarket, perhaps artificially
11/16/2015
40 minutes
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Gabriel Weinberg, Founder of search engine site DuckDuckGo and author of the book, "Traction" - How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Growth.
04/15/2016
about 1 hour
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In this episode of Y Combinator's Startup School Radio, host Kat Manalac interviews Gigster co-founders Roger Dickey and Debo Olaosebikan
12/07/2016
43 minutes
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Entrepreneur Jay Kaplan, co-founder and CEO of Synack, describes how the idea of creating a cybersecurity service for enterprise businesses by crowdsourcing hackers went from sounding like a long shot to launching as a venture capital-backed startup. Kaplan, previously a senior analyst at the National Security Administration, talks about the virtues of government work and the nuances of “white hat” hacking.
12/20/2016
about 1 hour
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Jake Cohn is the Founder & CEO of And Chill, a friendly bot that gives you amazing movie recommendations! Jake was introduced to the world of startups through university and various groups afterward graduation. He then left his law office job for a contact with Google. Jake’s career continued to push him down the startup path and saw him develop an affinity for putting the customer first and championing for their needs. He then decided to go all in and launched And Chill, a recommendation app that broke the mold - creating a friendly and funny personality via their first chatbot for Facebook Messenger. Jake joins us to share his story, how he got into startups, what motivated him to launch And Chill, why he’s so excited and passionate about the bot space, why they chose to create the personality and tone of the bot, and much more!
12/19/2016
about 1 hour
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This episode is about how to start a law practice with very little money, and I invited my friend/unofficial lawyer mentor James T. Jones to talk about how he went about starting his startup law firm in Boston. You can reach out to James at jamestjonesesq.com or on Twitter at @lawsforwords If you'd like to try Moo, feel free to use this link to get 10% off of your first order: https://www.moo.com/share/s5wpw8 And as always, you can reach out to me here: Twitter and Instagram: @AttorneyBianca website attorneybianca.com Please subscribe and listen on Soundcloud, iTunes, or Google Play!
12/19/2016
less than a minute
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Chad Boeckmann of Secure Digital Solutions joins us for an interview. In startup news this week, we talk about why many boom-time startups are fizzling out, the average age of startup founders, why Johnson & Johnson is getting into startups, and much more. Stay tuned!
12/20/2016
13 minutes
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Three years ago Maral Kalajian was jobhunting. In December 2016 she was ranked among the top 100 most influential names in Scandinavia’s startup scene, by tech site The Nordic Web. In this episode she tells The Stockholmer how she tweeted herself into her dream career.