about this episode
This week CEO and Co-Founder of Betaworks John Borthwick joins Jason and Tyler to discuss their latest ventures as well as what to expect in the new .com bubble. All that and the news with Kathy Choi!
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3:00-4:30 Intro to John Borthwick
4:30-7:00 Total NY Launch Party and Johns History
7:00-10:00 How BetaWorks Works
10:00-12:00 How long and how much money does it take to incubate an idea at BetaWorks?
12:00-14:00 Summize twitter search engine, history and pivot
14:00-22:00 How pivoting becomes easier with time and experience / Firefly overview and lesssons learned
22:00-25:00 The Chartbeat Pivot
25:00-27:00 Viewer Question: How does equity and financing work at BetaWorks
27:00-29:00 Other BetaWorks Investments
29:00-30:00 How Bit.ly beat the other guys and scaled up for practically no money
31:00-34:00 The V.C. and investment model is broken!
34:00-36:00 How Firefly differs from ChartBeat
36:00-38:00 Is Chatbeat too Cheap? How do you get pricing right?
38:00-41:00 What Role does NYC play into Betaworks strategy?
41:00-45:00 How to manage competitive sites and the risk of being X’ed out
45:00-47:00 How Jason sold his company to AOL thanks to John.
50:00-51:00 Send Grid Ad
52:00-1:09 News With Kathy Choi
i-phone comes to Verizon!
Bump gets $16m in funding
Etsy set to make $50m in 2011