E1106: Desktop Metal CEO Ric Fulop shares insights from taking two companies public, traditional IPO vs. SPAC, future of Computer-aided design & more

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Show notes:
0:53 Jason intros Desktop Metal’s Ric Fulop
5:28 Ric explains what Desktop Metal does, selling into large enterprises
11:48 Klaviyo – Get started with a free trial at https://www.klaviyo.com/twist
13:09 Jason’s strategy on attracting great founders
15:26 Harnessing the power of Computer-aided Design (CAD)
25:17 Fiverr – use code TWIST for 10% off your first order at https://www.fiverr.com
27:08 Getting rapid adoption of large customers due to prior relationships, benefits of understanding the customer
30:29 Ric describes his traditional IPO experience from a founder perspective
38:48 Dell for Entrepreneurs – Save up to 43% off select products at https://launch.co/dell
40:43 Why Ric chose to SPAC Desktop Metal & why SPACs are booming right now
46:24 SPAC timeframe vs. traditional IP, benefits of optionality
56:18 Fear of public scrutiny creating a stigma against going public, would earlier scrutiny of growth-stage tech unicorns make for a better market?
1:03:39 Will large venture firms start designating SPAC ready companies? Economics of a SPAC
1:07:34 Impact of changing accreditation laws?

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