about this episode
This Week in Startups is a show about entrepreneurship, investing, technology, and media. Our guest today is able to speak to all of those areas. Kevin Rose is an angel investor, venture capitalist, podcaster, and serial entrepreneur best known for building companies like Digg, Revision3, and Milk. He recently moved from NY to join True Ventures as a venture partner. Join us as Kevin and Jason discuss what makes a good startup and a good product, how to source deals, his Oak app and the benefit of mediation for entrepreneurs, and more.
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00:35: Jason introduces today’s guest, Kevin Rose of True Ventures
3:41: Approach to sourcing deals
4:18: How Kevin finds companies
9:09: Interviewing people, building products, angel investing – which one do you love the most?
10:00: Moment when Kevin knew Digg would be huge
11:22: What it takes to build great products
21:04: Benefit of mediation for entrepreneurs
25:37: How Kevin picks founders
31:49: The next big thing in commerce will be to figure out how to monetize it
38:40: Oak meditation app
47:00: Making of app
49:44: Mindfulness meditation
55:38: Thoughts on new home pod