Category Archives: food

Facebook funding anti-TikTok lobbyists with Taylor Lorenz + SEC SPAC crackdown, Fast vs. Bolt | E1422

First up, Taylor Lorenz joins to talk about her newest scoop for the Washington Post: Facebook hired a lobbying firm to battle TikTok (2:18)! Then, we discuss the SEC considering cracking down on SPACs (39:40), lastly we cover Fast, a 500-person one-click checkout startup, reportedly generating less than $1M in revenue (1:01:14).

Cana CEO Matt Mahar on launching a “Replicator for beverages,” turning a product into a platform, working with The Production Board, and more | E1399

Cana is back on the podcast, previously David Friedberg teased the “molecular beverage printer” on E1365. This time, we speak and to CEO Matt Mahar about pricing, their go-to-market plans, their cartridge subscription process, Cana’s potential climate impact, current flavors and more! Molly was the first outsider to tour their facility and she tried a whole bunch of beverages from the Cana One. To see the video search “This Week in Startups – Video” in your podcast player or go to

Google AR, Peloton pullback + David Friedberg: Cana, the first molecular beverage printer | E1365

David Friedberg joins to discuss The Production Board’s latest company, Cana, which is making the world’s first molecular beverage printer. But first Jason and Molly break down some news. Google is reportedly working on an AR headset (2:15) and Peloton trying to improve their bottom line by raising prices and reportedly halting production and trimming headcount (18:54).

Then, David joins to chat about how his company Cana could totally remake the beverage industry with a device reminiscent of Star Trek’s Replicator (36:57). You will learn:

1. How humans perceive taste.
2. How The Production Board incubates deep tech companies and evaluates if science is ready to be commercialized.
3. The way the Cana device will be able to recreate any beverage on demand.
4. Which types of beverages will be practical first.

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Apple privacy updates cost social media giants $10B + BetterBrand’s Aimee Yang | E1316

First, Jason covers the reported revenue impacts for FB, SNAP, TWTR & GOOG caused by Apple’s App Tracking Transparency policies (1:57). Then, Aimee Yang CEO & Founder of BetterBrand™ joins (16:18) to discuss her first product the “Better Bagel.” The conversation includes bringing the product to market, the opportunity to reshape food, raising from 776 and more!