Dapper Labs CEO Roham Gharegozlou discusses his vision for NFTs and why he created Flow blockchain, how he used CryptoKitties’ success to secure the NBA Top Shot partnership (12:26), how building platforms on the blockchain can potentially erode Facebook’s power (43:25) and more!
Hank Leber, co-founder of Giggster, talks about growing their production location marketplace, onboarding 10,000 locations from a totally offline process and building “Airbnb for professional locations” (0:00). He shares Giggster’s fundraising history and the impact of raising at Remote Demo Day (17:35), and also dives into common use cases and more (30:05)! Check out the advanced pod notes here: https://bit.ly/twist-notes-giggster
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First, Jason answers fan questions on attracting VCs and the 3 key metrics for consumer, enterprise SaaS and marketplace startups (1:32), then Snack App CEO Kim Kaplan joins to talk about her new Tinder-meets-TikTok dating app (15:21). For in-depth podcast notes, click here: https://bit.ly/E1195-TwistNotes
Season 9 Episode 1: TWISTA Patron Saint Jason Calacanis joins us to kick off series 9 with a deep dive into the post-pandemic startup world – and the virtuous cycle of successful startups.
Wilson Sonsini Partner Becki DeGraw joins Jason for another discussion around common first-time founder mistakes. Topics include avoiding founder legal disputes, no vesting on shares, IP protection, super-voting shares and more! Check out the full Startup Basics series at https://thisweekinstartups.com/basics
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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!
Jason and WSJ Reporter Amy Dockser Marcus break down the alleged uBiome fraud!
Check out the Pod Notes here: https://rb.gy/tjw046