E893: All #AskJason! Working in VC, prospects for non-revenue projects, cliche entrepreneur phrases, effective networking tips, recession-proof industries, what makes a great investment, negotiating co-founder title, misguided startup advice, SV v. NYC

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0:46 – Jason introduces the episode and answers the first question (from Quora). If you have been offered a job at a VC, not a top-tier but a well-known one, how do you evaluate this offer? How do you know if the VC is good enough for you?

6:56 – 2nd question (from Quora): Why would a venture capitalist firm fund a project like Quora, which does not generate any revenue from ads or anything like other sites?

12:34 – Jason thanks sponsor LinkedIn. Claim a $50 credit toward your first job posting: linkedin.com/twist.

14:45 – 3rd question (from Reddit): What are some cliché entrepreneur phrases that make your eyes glaze over?

23:25 – Jason thanks sponsor Netsuite. Get your free download to Netsuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” by visiting netsuite.com/twist and unleash the potential of your business!

25:18 – 4th question (from Reddit): What are your most effective networking tips to help build valuable relationships?

33:11 – 5th question (from Reddit): With the stock market in the midst of its worst December since 1931, what industries do you think are recession proof?

38:44 – 6th question (from Quora): As an angel investor, what criteria do you use to decide whether a business is a good investment?

42:38 – Jason thanks sponsor Squarespace. Visit squarespace.com and enter offer code: “twist” to save 10% on your first purchase of a website or domain.

45:25 – 7th question (from Reddit): I’m being courted for a technical position (basically CTO) at a very early-stage startup, how to proceed?

50:56 – 8th question (from Quora): What is some popular advice for startup founders that is misguided or wrong?

55:05 – 9th question (from Quora): What cultural differences are there between startups in Silicon Valley and startups in New York?

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All #AskJason! Working in VC, prospects for non-revenue projects, cliche entrepreneur phrases, effective networking tips, recession-proof industries, what makes a great investment, negotiating co-founder title, misguided startup advice, SV v. NYC

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