This Week in Startups
This Week in Startups
Jason Calacanis covers startups, tech, markets, media, and all the hottest topics in business and technology. He also interviews the world’s greatest founders, operators, investors, and innovators.
Jason Calacanis

Crypto, the Midas List, and democratizing VC with Delian Asparouhov and Mel Williams | E1952

E1952 • May 20, 2024 • 68 mins

David Weisburd hosts Mel Williams, Delian Asparouhov, and Jason Calacanis to discuss crypto regulation, AI spending, and immigration's role in startups.

Key Points

  • Jason Calacanis is investing about $1 million a month in around 100 companies and has added three researchers and analysts to his team, focusing on recording podcasts, meeting with founders, and family time.
  • Top crypto funds like Pantera Capital and Paradigm are actively raising substantial new funds, with Pantera targeting $1.25 billion and Paradigm aiming for between $750 million and $850 million, indicating a resurgence in the crypto market.
  • AI spending is increasing across all sizes of companies, with a notable rise in non-tech sectors, suggesting a broadening of AI applications beyond just tech companies and the potential for increased business efficiency and productivity.
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