E489: “Young Guns” News Roundtable! Startup scoops, data heat, IPO optimism & dangerous stunts for charity



about this episode

This week Jason hosts GenY duo Danielle Morrill, CEO & Cofounder of Mattermark, and Eric (“Harvard Eric”) Newcomer, Reporter at The Information, for the Young Guns news roundtable! Each serves a breaking scoop: Danielle’s blog post about the recent rash of hot IPOs (sign o’ good times or trouble ahead?), and Eric’s stunning revelations from The Information’s first-ever subscriber viewpoint survey. (Find out exactly which companies are seen optimistically … and which are on the outs …) The trio talk startup valuations, stampeding baby elephants, journalistic ethics, water conservation, the dangers of founder eccentricity, how much liquid courage Danielle needed to first email Marc Andreessen, for how much charity money would the panelists let themselves be tased … and Jason schools Eric on how to get information from a source.
Also BING Launch of the Week! Who will win? Eva – the world’s first smart shower; Pavlok – the habit changing device that shocks you, or Drivebot: a fitbit for your car? Tune in to find out!

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