E1107 The Next Unicorns E17: Caffeine CEO Ben Keighran on reimagining live TV for younger generations, what makes Apple’s design team so special, remembering Steve Jobs & more

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Show notes:
0:53 Jason intros Caffeine CEO Ben Keighran
2:39 How Ben got started in tech, what his first startup did & why he got ousted as CEO by investors
7:37 Understanding search technology after working on Chomp & Aardvark
11:07 LinkedIn Jobs – Get a $50 credit toward your first job post at https://www.linkedin.com/unicorn
12:58 What is it like having your company acquired by Apple?
17:26 What makes Apple’s design team so special, remembering Steve Jobs
24:44 Vanta – $1k off your SOC 2 at https://vanta.com/twist
26:52 What is Caffeine & how are they reimaging live tv for younger generations?
29:44 Streaming’s competitive landscape, monetization strategy
35:05 How video game publishers look at leasing out their content
37:13 Embroker – Get 10% off by using code ANGEL10 at https://embroker.com/angel
38:58 User counts, what key moments propel viewers to spend money
46:26 Getting access to live sports from strategic partnerships, where Caffeine’s largest adoption is coming from
53:07 Ben’s obsession with World of Warcraft
57:38 Partnering with Drake, going remote & avoiding a two-tier culture

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