Author Archives: Justin Fortier

Tech reactions to Roe vs. Wade leak + $UBER, $LYFT and $ABNB earnings | E1451

First Jason and Molly discuss the way tech is impacted by the leaked Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decision (2:20). Then they break down the differences between a Lyft and Uber’s Q1 (52:18). To wrap, we discuss AirBnB’s strong quarter and upcoming big announcement (1:03:48).

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Meta’s VR plans with The Information’s Sylvia Varnham O’Regan + SEC strengthens its crypto enforcement team | E1450

First, we speak with The Information’s Sylvia Varnham O’Regan about Meta’s plan to double its VR headsets by 2024 (02:06), VR adoption (13:14), and more. We wrap by discussing the SEC’s Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit adding 20 new agents (39:52).

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Bolt’s struggles with The Information’s Malique Morris + How Yuga Labs’ mint sent Ethereum Gas 120X + Gravity Sketch | E1449

First, we discuss Bolt’s declining customer base and struggles with The Information’s Malique Morris (02:50). In addition, we discuss Fast, Amazon’s “Buy with Prime,” ShopPay (25:35) and all the other developments in online checkout. Next, we cover a massive spike in Ethereum gas prices from Yuga Labs and Solana’s bot attack (55:12). We wrap with our Startup of the Day: Gravity Sketch, a 3D design platform (1:11:35).

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How to manage competing portfolio companies (VC School) + Energy Impact Partners’ Shayle Kann (Climate) | E1448

Sunday double-header. First, in VC Sunday School Jason discusses competing companies in the portfolio, when it’s ok, when it’s not and how to manage issues in good faith (01:52). Then, in This Week in Climate Startups, Molly interviews Energy Impact Partners’ Shayle Kann (19:42) about “Deep Decarbonization,” the carbon management industry (33:37) and more.

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$AMZN & $AAPL earnings, Snap’s drone, China softens on tech, AirBnB goes nomad + Landon from Inside | E1447

First, we cover 5 news stories: Amazon Q1 earnings (02:01), Apple’s fiscal Q2 earnings (06:33), China’s new tune for tech (12:06), AirBnB’s long-term remote commitment (16:55) and Snap’s new Pixy camera drone (24:48). Then Producer Rachel interviews Landon Campbell of inTheir20s and inside.com about investing, landing big guests like Steve Wozniak for his podcast and what he’s learned about how great people spent their 20s (29:47).

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Archegos founder arrested, Bolt sued by Authentic Brands, $GOOG & $MSFT earnings, Apple sells repair parts, EV Corvette | E1445

All news. First we break down the SEC’s allegations from one of the craziest financial stories since Bernie Madoff, Archegos Capital (4:20). Then cover: Bolt being sued by its largest customer (28:47), Google and Microsoft’s Q1 2022 earnings for the first quarter (42:45) and Apple selling iPhone spare parts and repair tools (1:02:10). We wrap with GM’s EV corvette announcement (1:07:20).

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Jack’s Twitter take & employee reactions, Medical NFTs, Hopin’s $200M founder secondary sale | E1444

All news. We break down, Jack chiming in on Twitter’s sale to Elon Musk and the employee reactions (2:21). Then, we talk about an NFT project where Doctor influencers on TikTok are selling access to medical advice (40:02). To wrap, we cover Hopin’s fundraising at a large valuation, its founder’s $195M secondary sale and more (52:27).

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Twitter accepts Elon’s buyout offer, EU’s new algo rule, Pipedream Labs: Hyperloop for package delivery | E1443

First, we cover Twitter’s Board accepting Elon Musk’s take-private deal (1:41). Then, we cover a new EU social media regulation that will increase algorithm transparency called the Digital Services Act (41:34). Our startup of the day is Pipedream Labs which is making a Hyperloop for package delivery (53:37).

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VC School: Deal Memos + Sphere CEO Alex Wright-Gladstein (Climate) | E1442

First, in a VC Sunday School segment, Jason explains his approach to deal memos (01:42) and what parts of a memo are most important. Then, in a This Week in Climate Startups segment, Molly chats with Alex Wright-Gladstein of Sphere (17:06) about offering climate friendly retirement plan options (21:43), financial incentives and more.

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