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Portfolio construction, Sequoia’s transition & Fast with Acquired.FM + The Dropout: This Week in Streaming with Lon Harris | E1429

First, Ben Gilbert and David Rosenthal from Acquired join Jason to talk portfolio construction (13:41), Roelof Botha succeeding Doug Leone at Sequoia (30:58), and to debate the takeaway from Fast’s demise (52:22). Then Lon Harris from Inside Streaming joins to discuss the final two episodes of The Dropout (1:24:16)!

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Elon buys ~9% stake in Twitter + Freestyle Capital’s Dave Samuel | E1426

First, Jason and Molly discuss Elon buying a 9.2% stake in Twitter (01:50). Then, Dave Samuel of Freestyle VC joins (23:18) for a discussion on early stage investing. Freestyle invested early in startups including Airtable, Patreon and Intercom. We talk about how fund size dictates strategy, how to give feedback to founders (especially when it’s a no) and more.

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Apple pauses RU sales, Ford splits-off EVs + How Facebook killed Joe Speiser’s $100M business | E1398

First, we talk about Apple pausing all sales in Russia and other actions they’re taking (1:47). Then, we cover Ford splitting its EV business off from its ICE business (15:57). Then, Joe Speiser from Hampton VC joins to talk about how being too reliant on Facebook killed his media company Little Things with an algorithm change (25:42). We wrap with a quick WLITF segment on humanoid robots (42:05).

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Emergency Pod! uBiome: Anatomy of an Alleged Fraud with Wall Street Journal reporter Amy Dockser Marcus | E1192

Jason and WSJ Reporter Amy Dockser Marcus break down the alleged uBiome fraud!
Check out the Pod Notes here: https://rb.gy/tjw046

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Cade Metz on his controversial Slate Star Codex article, new book “Genius Makers,” dangers of algorithmic moderation, a16z vs. legacy media & more | E1187

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Matt Mullenweg on pioneering remote work, investing in open-source, crypto & more | Angel S5 E7

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Emergency Pod! Deconstructing the grift: Clubhouse coaching scams with Coffeezilla | E1178

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News! Bitcoin hits $50K, monetizing Clubhouse, drafting the Mount Rushmore of Tech CEOs & more with Acquired FM | E1175

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E1153: Dave Portnoy on the business of Barstool, talent acquisition, Call Her Daddy controversy & more

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