E741: Kevin Rose, True Ventures PT2: Best ways to pitch, lessons from investing & Google Ventures, cryptocurrency, housing crises, tech & politics

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Kevin Rose is an angel investor, venture capitalist, podcaster, and serial entrepreneur best known for building companies like Digg, Revision3, and Milk. In this Part 2 episode, Jason and Kevin continue their discussion of what they look for in a startup founder and lessons learned in early stage investing. Then, they explore their favorite apps, issues around the cryptocurrency and housing markets, and theories around the political side of Zuckerberg.

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Timestamps:

00:38: Best way for a founder to pitch to VCs

03:42: Jason’s investment zone

08:10: Working at Google Ventures with Bill Maris

09:25: Why Bill Maris passed on Theranos

12:30: Jason shares two things learned in early stage investing

22:47: Kevin’s favorite apps

24:57: Ethereum and Bitcoin predictions

36:04: Problems with housing in SF

40:12: There has to be a common sense approach to solving probs as opposed to a vitriolic class war

42:33: Zuck’s political side

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