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SaaS multiple compression, downturn outlook & advice for new VCs with Jason Lemkin of SaaStr | E1461

Jason and Molly chat with Jason Lemkin of SaaStr (01:44). They discuss: advice for new VCs (16:14), the future of SaaS investing (27:37), playing offense as investors (35:50), secondaries and more.

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Zillow falls after iBuying collapse, Biden Admin’s stablecoin report + LeadIQ’s Mei Siauw | E1318

Jason reacts to Zillow’s huge drop after the implosion of their iBuying business (4:33), and breaks down the Biden Administration’s stablecoin report (23:35). Then, LeadIQ CEO Mei Siauw joins the show to talk growing a SaaS business with a distributed team, going from $500 to $10M+ in revenue, and more! (43:27)

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Head of Instagram comments on teen impact, Jay-Z’s NFT lawsuit + Sourcegraph’s Quinn Slack | E1285

First, Jason reacts to comments from Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri on the impact of Instagram on teen girls and comparing the risks of social media to the automobile industry (1:50). Then, Jason breaks down OpenSea’s update on their front-running employee (11:55), and Jay-Z’s NFT lawsuit (15:40). Finally, Sourcegraph CEO Quinn Slack joins to discuss growing his universal code search engine, selling a high-ticket SaaS product and more (21:48)!

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Sales | Scaling Your Startup S2 E3 with GRIN’s Brandon Brown and LeadIQ’s Mei Siauw | E1206

A high-functioning sales machine is a way to predictably scale revenue quickly. Two 8-figure B2B SaaS CEOs share the lessons they’ve learned from building effective sales teams including how to create an effective sales motion (2:49), structure a sales pod (12:00), hire a great VP of sales (15:10), train SDRs into AEs (28:55), deal with average performers (47:54), and more! Slide Deck Slide Deck: http://bit.ly/SYS-S2E3-Deck

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Early angel investing blind spots, thoughts on the creator economy PLUS Canny.io’s Sarah Hum | E1194

Today’s show features a throwback format, where Jason answers a fan question about his early blind spots in angel investing (1:54), is joined by Canny.io Founder Sarah Hum (9:08), and then shares his thoughts on the growing “creator economy” (34:22). Check out the advanced pod notes here: https://rb.gy/mqxls8

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Andrew Wilkinson on bringing the Buffett approach to startups, WeCommerce, Slack & more | E1174

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Box CEO Aaron Levie on the developing cloud storage market, Twitter jokes, Clubhouse vices & more | E1173

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Emergency Pod! Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO: Reasons, reactions & more | E1170

watch listen share FacebookTwitteremail comment sponsored by OurCrowd helps you invest early in pre-IPO companies alongside professional VCs. If you’re interested in investing, you can join OurCrowd for free at OurCrowd.com/TWIST. about this episode FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis Referenced in this Episode: GeekWire - Amazon Web Services posts record $13.5B in *profits* for 2020 in Andy [...]
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DocSend CEO Russ Heddleston on pitch deck insights, leaning into criticism & more | E1161

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