Matt Mullenweg on pioneering remote work, investing in open-source, crypto & more | Angel S5 E7

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Show notes:
1:07 Jason intros Matt Mullenweg & they discuss starting WordPress & getting into angel investing
5:47 Angel investing in the early 2000’s as ecosystem building & charity, Automattic’s SPAC potential, potential for individual properties to spin out
11:48 OurCrowd – Sign up for a free account at https://www.ourcrowd.com/twist
13:14 How WooCommerce compares to Shopify, open-source flexibility, thoughts on running a public company, difficulty of the media business
20:17 Audrey Hepburn’s influence on Matt
21:30 LinkedIn Jobs – Post your first job free at https://www.linkedin.com/angel
23:03 Matt’s first big hits as an investor, holding on to winners
28:15 Practical uses for crypto, being bullish on the technology of crypto, impact of bad actors on decentralized systems
34:30 Odoo – Get your first app free & $1000 off your first implementation pack at https://odoo.com/twist
35:48 Policing speech on the Internet, Trump stress test, analyzing Trump’s ban
48:17 Pioneering remote work, future in a post-COVID world, advantages in competing for top talent, middle management’s disadvantages due to remote work
59:37 Future of San Francisco, managing hybrid in-person / remote, tips for new founders

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