Startup Bracketology: selecting the world’s best private company with Acquired FM PLUS future of VC | E1191

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Show notes:
0:55 Jason intros Ben & David from Acquired FM & they discuss post-pandemic activities
4:43 State of venture capital with insights from PitchBook’s recent 2020 US VC Valuations report
10:56 LinkedIn Jobs – Post your first job free at https://www.linkedin.com/twist
12:32 Jason’s model, recent breakthroughs in equity crowdfunding, startup studio model
17:46 Jason’s current thoughts on investment pace & portfolio strategy
22:25 Unpacking Sahil & Arlan’s recent equity crowdfunding rounds
27:04 OurCrowd – Sign up for a free account at https://www.ourcrowd.com/twist
28:29 Value of Gumroad, benchmarking it against other platforms, breaking down Arlan’s potential return to investors, are we at the top?
42:13 Tiny – Sell your internet business painlessly at https://www.tinycapital.com/thisweek
43:35 Startup Bracketology: Picking the best private company in the world
46:07 Futurism Bracket: SpaceX, Rivian, Anduril, Scale AI
56:20 Fintech Bracket: Stripe, Coinbase, Robinhood, Plaid (plus a16z media tangent)
1:07:55 Consumer Bracket: ByteDance, Epic Games, Cloud Kitchens, Discord
1:12:12 Productivity Bracket: Canva, Zapier, Figma, Notion
1:16:36 Final Four: SpaceX, Stripe, ByteDance, Zapier

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