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Emergency Pod! SPAC Overload: Understanding 2021’s unprecedented SPAC market | E1193

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Show notes:

0:00 Jason intros today’s Epod: SPAC Overload!

1:29 OurCrowd – Sign up for a free account at https://www.ourcrowd.com/twist

2:55 Current state of SPACs – how did we get here & how do SPACs work?

9:12 Comparing SPACs, IPOs & Direct Listings

13:19 SPAC renaissance starting in 2020, comparison vs. S&P 500, understanding the recent pullback

16:59 Top SPACS by market cap, revenue, speculation & top active & upcoming SPACs

26:22 Wrap up!

Startup Bracketology: selecting the world’s best private company with Acquired FM PLUS future of VC | E1191

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Ask an Angel with Zach Coelius: Starting your angel career, building marketplaces & more | E1189

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Joanne Wilson on spotting a bubble, Ndid YC’s post-pandemic reset, portfolio management in an unsustainable market & more | Angel S5 E10

Blogger, businesswoman, angel investor and Gotham Gal Joanne Wilson joins Angel to catch up with Jason. They discuss portfolio management in a peak market, spotting a bubble, funding underestimated founders and more! Check out the full pod notes here: https://rb.gy/dnh55t

Sahil Lavingia on Gumroad’s groundbreaking equity crowdfunding raise, lessons from a decade-long startup journey, insights on rolling funds & more | E1188

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Ask an Angel with Zach Coelius: changing VC landscape, pitch deck punch-ups, Tesla’s future & more | E1186

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Paul Judge on helping lead SoftBank’s $100M Opportunity Fund, future of fundraising, importance of “building your Olympic Team” & more | Angel S5 E9

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Kevin Rose on his product philosophy, Reddit & Digg’s inverse journeys, Twitter’s recent innovations & more | E1185

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Tobi Lütke on Shopify’s impact on the creator economy, COVID forcing focus, early Internet breakthroughs, evolving as a remote manager & much more | E1184

Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke joins Jason for a conversation covering how software compounds innovation, pandemic lessons, making entrepreneurship trivial on the internet and more!
Pod notes here: https://rb.gy/zihcmw