E906: Caterina Fake, co-founder of Yes VC & Flickr, explores tech’s unintended consequences in new podcast “Should This Exist?”; shares insights on community building, founder skills, the zebra movement, the future of capitalism & funding startups that embody creativity & expression

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Caterina Fake, co-founder of Yes VC & Flickr, explores tech’s unintended consequences in new podcast “Should This Exist?”; shares insights on community building, founder skills, the zebra movement, the future of capitalism & funding startups that embody creativity & expression

Show notes:

 

0:51 – Jason introduces Caterina Fake and gives an overview of her journey over the past 15 years.

 

2:37 – Caterina explains why she invested in two non-obvious startups like Etsy and Blue Bottle Coffee, and getting involved with Kickstarter.

 

11:31 – Jason thanks sponsor Kruze Consulting. Visit kruzeconsulting.com/twist to receive a free tax consultation and tax credit white paper.

 

13:26 – The new podcast “Should This Exist?”, and why Silicon Valley is in the crosshairs.

 

21:24 – Sharing stories about meeting Mark Zuckerberg, and creating online communities.

 

27:23 – Jason thanks sponsor DigitalOcean. Sign up at do.co/twist to receive a free $100 credit.

 

29:25 – Thoughts on Instagram and how it has changed social interactions, advertisements and the world at large.

 

37:05 – Jason and Caterina play “Should They Exist?” – robotics soldiers, CRISPR manipulated babies.

 

45:40 – Jason thanks sponsor HubSpot. Visit hubspot.com/startups/twist to get benefits and learn how to grow your startups!

 

47:25 – Reminiscing about Yahoo, Zima, CD-ROM, and the Internet in its early days.

 

54:04 – Thoughts on automation jobs going away, and previous job experiences.

 

1:00:28 – Anti-billionaire rhetoric, and what went wrong with Twitter.

1:10:15 – Thoughts on the Zebra movement, and the Samwer brothers.

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