E884: News Roundtable! Kim-Mai Cutler, Initialized Capital & Ryan Carson, Treehouse talk IPO heat: Uber & Lyft file, more on deck, effects to ricochet across transportation & housing; diversity in tech & the future of education; the latest in Facebook & Google moral bankruptcy

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News Roundtable! Kim-Mai Cutler, Initialized Capital & Ryan Carson, Treehouse talk IPO heat: Uber & Lyft file, more on deck, effects to ricochet across transportation & housing; diversity in tech & the future of education; the latest in Facebook & Google moral bankruptcy

Show notes:

0:29 – Jason introduces Kim-Mai Cutler (Initialized Capital) and Ryan Carson (Treehouse)

1:35 – Thoughts on Uber and Lyft filing for IPOs, and the impact of Uber exploring deals to buy two electric scooter companies

12:15 – Jason thanks sponsor Breather. Visit breather.com/twist to receive a free full-day booking!

13:36 – How Skip Scooters is functioning differently than it’s competitors

19:05 – Ryan shares his thoughts on scooter companies as the future of transportation and the demographics of scooter users

24:20 – Impact of the current unstable stock market on startups, and a slow and steady approach vs. racing to an exit

28:37 – Jason thanks sponsor Carta. Visit carta.com/twist to receive Carta’s cap table software and a free 409A valuation.

30:08 – Jason talks about how he would deal with a founder who doesn’t have an exit planned

31:46 – Ryan shares a story about an acquisition deal that went south and caused him to change how both him and Treehouse function

33:59 – Discussions around Facebook’s diversity issue and the “pipeline” excuse

39:28 – America as a “meritocracy” and adopting an “apprenticeship” model for a company

49:07 – The power of Facebook and China’s rigged market

58:36 – Events that led to the housing crisis and which part of the population is suffering because of it

1:12:20 – Problems with the American education system: the societal shift into trade skills, and the end-game for universities

1:19:21 – Thoughts on Google’s Dragonfly project, and what happens when power goes unchecked

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