Category Archives: 2021

Building a production location marketplace with Hank Leber, Co-Founder of Giggster | E1196

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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Snack App’s Kim Kaplan PLUS 3 key metrics that matter for consumer, enterprise SaaS & marketplace startups | E1195

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

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!

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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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Common First-Time Founder Mistakes with Becki DeGraw | Wilson Sonsini Startup Legal Basics

watch listen share FacebookTwitteremail comment about this episode Check out the Legal Basics playlist: https://rb.gy/f0bbv2 Check out our Startup Basics page: https://thisweekinstartups.com/basics Check out Wilson Sonsini: https://wsgr.com FOLLOW Wilson Sonsini: https://twitter.com/wilsonsonsini FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis Listen here... Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-week-in-startups-audio/id315114957 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6ULQ0ewYf5zmsDgBchlkr9 Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes315114957/this-week-in-startups-audio Show notes: 0:00 Jason intros Wilson Sonsini Partner Becki DeGraw 3:05 Missed 83(b) [...]