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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 https://youtube.com/thisweekin.

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Y Combinator’s New Deal, Turo S-1 + Deep Sentinel CEO Dave Selinger: Human-in-the-loop security cameras | E1358

First Jason and Molly discuss YC’s new $500K deal for startups and what that means for founders and early stage investors (1:53). They also dig into car-sharing app Turo’s S-1 (25:32). Then Redfin Co-founder and current Deep Sentinel CEO Dave Selinger joins to discuss how his company blends human monitors and AI-enabled cameras to deliver an unmatched security camera experience (38:25).

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$RBLX earnings, Jetson ONE personal aircraft + Oculus game dev Ryan Engle, creator of Pro Putt | E1322

First Jason covers Roblox earnings, the platform’s total usage is up 28% year over year (2:19)! In a new segment, “We Live in the Future,” Jason shares Jetson One, a personal E-VTOL (11:16). Then, Ryan Engle of Golf+ joins to talk about the VR golf game his team developed for Oculus (23:08), Meta’s lead in VR hardware (51:29) and more.

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News! The cult of Bitcoin maximalists, Bezos is going to space, & Facebook’s smartwatch | E1230

First up, Jason covers “Bitcoin Toxicity.” Are Bitcoin maximalists exhibiting cult-like behavior? (1:19) Then, he assesses the risks of Bezos going to space: is the potential upside worth the risk of ruin? (36:16) Finally, he wraps with news of Facebook’s rumored smartwatch. Have Apple’s recent privacy measures forced Facebook’s hand into the wearables space? (40:59)

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Oura CEO Harpreet Rai on improving sleep, NBA partnerships, hardware & more PLUS the Instagram Kids debacle | E1213

Jason gives his take on Facebook’s Instagram Kids initiative (0:53), then, Ōura’s CEO Harpreet Rai discusses how sleep & recovery scores are calculated (25:09), how Oura works with the NBA & enterprise to keep organizations healthy (50:49), and more! Pod Notes: http://bit.ly/e1213tnotes

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Commonwealth Fusion Systems’ Bob Mumgaard on trying to solve climate change via nuclear fusion technology | E1171

watch listen This Week in Startups · Commonwealth Fusion Systems' Bob Mumgaard on trying to solve climate change via fusion tech | E1171 share FacebookTwitteremail comment sponsored by Odoo is a fully customizable and fully integrated suite of software that lets you build and scale your stack as you build and scale your business. Your [...]
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E1140: Dishcraft Robotics CEO Linda Pouliot on scaling Robots-as-a-Service | Rising Stars of SaaS 6

watch listen This Week in Startups · E1140 Rising Stars of SaaS 6: Dishcraft Robotics CEO Linda Pouliot on scaling Robots-as-a-Service share FacebookTwitteremail comment sponsored by Odoo is a fully customizable and fully integrated suite of software that lets you build and scale your stack as you build and scale your business. Your first app [...]
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E1139: Loop CEO Brian Gannon shares secrets to scaling a hardware startup & launching the Loop 2 + bonus Ask Jason!

watch listen This Week in Startups · E1139: Loop CEO Brian Gannon shares secrets to scaling a hardware startup & launching the Loop 2 share FacebookTwitteremail comment sponsored by Klaviyo is the ecommerce marketing platform that helps brands build relationships with memorable email and SMS messages. More than 50,000 brands choose Klaviyo to help them [...]
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E1135: Density CEO Andrew Farah on launching the Open Area sensor, $51M Series C, impact of increasing spatial efficiency, risk-taking & more

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