E1118: Emergency Pod! Two former Apple executives are building the iPhone killer – breaking down the leaks, patents & scoops regarding Humane’s product

about this episode

Check out Humane: https://hu.ma.ne

FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis

Referenced in this episode:

Fast Company Article:
https://www.fastcompany.com/90555755/humane-imran-chaudhri-bethany-bongiorno-funding

Imran Chaudhri’s website:
http://imranchaudhri.com

9to5Mac Article:
https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/12/humane-apple-poaching

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 today’s emergency podcast: What is Humane building?
0:36 Humane’s background: What is it? Who are the founders? Why are they important?
3:37 Breaking down the clues: Humane patent excerpts & diagrams
9:49 Clues from the Humane website
11:19 Architecture breakdown from the patent
13:13 I Quit – presented by Shopify – Check out I Quit on Saturdays at 11pm on Discovery. Viewers can stream I Quit by downloading the Discovery GO app.
14:41 Jason reveals his scoops on Humane’s product – what are they building?
17:14 Breaking down the leaked prototype from Twitter section by section
25:34 Is the product hot or not? Will it be mass-adopted? How will they deal with privacy issues?
27:24 What are Humane’s chances of succeeding as a business? Would Jason have invested in the $30M round?
29:16 Reflecting on other hardware IPOs – Fitbit, GoPro, Peloton

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