Category Archives: 2013

E399: How AngelList is transforming startups and funding

watch listen share FacebookTwitteremail comment about this episode If you've never heard of AngelList or Naval Ravikant, you'll never forget the man or the platform after this interview. The online community lets potential investors and startups mingle, meet, and get deals flowing. And now with the addition of syndicates, smaller investors can join in on [...]

E398: Wikipedia’s forgotten founder Larry Sanger

watch listen share FacebookTwitteremail comment about this episode No one needs an introduction to Wikipedia. It's the 6th-most visited site worldwide, and 7th in the U.S. But when it comes to the company's origin, the first name on your lips is probably not Larry Sanger. Larry was hired by Jimmy Wales to edit his online [...]

E397: AdStage brings online ad spend into one place

watch listen share FacebookTwitteremail comment about this episode Need to get smart about online ads? Wait, that's not a question. Your business definitely does. Sahil Jain of AdStage is here to break it down. The 23 year-old ad genius won LAUNCH 2013 in the Best Business category. That's after dropping out of high school to [...]

E394: Jason in the hot seat: interview by Evernote’s Rafe Needleman

watch listen share FacebookTwitteremail comment about this episode Rafe Needleman is a long-time technology journalist and frequent guest.  He runs developer relations and the accelerator at Evernote. When Jason stopped by Evernote HQ, Rafe turned the tables, and interviewed him. From how his goals as an entrepreneur have changed over time, to his original career [...]

E395: Google wins everything, NSA hacks it, Bing Launch of the Week! TWiST News Roundtable

watch listen share FacebookTwitteremail comment about this episode It's starting to seem like Google wins at everything. (For more on that, see Jason's recent editorial). They're jumping into the smart watch contest, with a model due to arrive in the next few months, and just revealed that mysterious barges off San Francisco Bay and Portland, [...]

E394: Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian on how the internet can make you more awesome

watch listen share FacebookTwitteremail comment about this episode Reddit calls itself the front page of the internet. Almost. Quantcast ranks it #31 in the U.S.. But with 81 million monthly views worldwide, it’s ahead of CNN and the New York Times. Celebrities, book authors, even President Obama are hosting Ask Me Anything threads to reach [...]

E393: Bill Warner on wins and misses in angel investing

watch listen share FacebookTwitteremail comment about this episode Entrepreneur and angel investor -- commonly heard together. But add Oscar & Emmy winner? You’re almost definitely talking about Bill Warner. The founder of AVID Technology revolutionized film and music with digital editing suites AVID & ProTools, and many other products along the way. Bill is also [...]

E392: Pebble & Misfit Wearables: redefining smart sensors

watch listen share FacebookTwitteremail comment about this episode Among the many companies at LAUNCH Mobile & Wearables, Pebble and Misfit Wearables are pushing the wearables market to new places. Pebble took the possibilities of crowdfunding to new extremes, raising $10m on Kickstarter. Cofounder and CEO Eric Migicovsky shows us the new features and possibilities, as [...]