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Eric Ries – The Startup Way

2 years Ago1:2:29
Entrepreneurship guru and author of “The Lean Startup" presents his highly-anticipated follow-up, “The Startup Way.” Buy a copy here: Having turned his attention to reinventing the modern company, Ries has now written the new framework based on five key principles used in successful startups. Drawing from his extensive work history with multinational companies such as GE, Amazon, Facebook, Airbnb, Toyota, and more, Eric creates the essential roadmap to help organizations find long-term growth through continuous transformation. Eric Ries’ New York Times bestseller “The Lean Startup,” has sold over one million copies and has been translated into more than thirty languages. He is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology, which has become a global movement in business, practiced by individuals and companies around the world. He appears in conversation with Beth Comstock, Vice Chair of General Electric. Recorded October 18, 2017

Tim Cook – At Oxford Oct. 2017

2 years Ago56:12
Apple CEO Tim Cook opened a new startup hub at the University of Oxford on Wednesday called The Oxford Foundry. The facility, based out of a Victorian building previously used as an ice factory and a student night club, has been backed with a $1 million donation from LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman. It will aim to support entrepreneurial students as they look to set up and grow their own companies. The Oxford Foundry — a part of the university's Saïd Business School — will be open to all students, as well as Oxford alumni. There will be an exclusive startup accelerator programme where students with the best ideas will be housed and given mentorship. Speaking at the launch, Louise Richards, vice chancellor of the University of Oxford, said The Oxford Foundry is "going to build on the entrepreneurial skills of 23,000 students across the university." Cook told students about his own university experience, before passing on a few words of wisdom. "By the time I was in Duke [University] I had begun to think what is my purpose in life," he said. "I was struggling with a lot of things personally and professionally at that time. It began to dawn on me then that the purpose of life wasn't to love your job but to serve humanity. The outcome of that would mean that you'll love your job.

Ryan Hoover – Communicate with users, build something they want

2 years Ago49:01
Ryan Hoover is the founder of Product Hunt. Ryan also just announced the Weekend Fund, a "$3M venture fund to invest in your next favorite thing" - Get a 10% discount on Ship pro plans by using this link -

Satya Nadella – TimesTalks with Microsoft CEO

2 years Ago1:17:11
TimeTalk starts at the 8:24 mark. Hear Satya Nadella, the business leader who is currently transforming Microsoft, in conversation with Rebecca Blumenstein, New York Times deputy managing editor. Subscribe on YouTube: --------------------------------------------------------------- Want more from The New York Times? Watch more videos at: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Whether it's reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments, New York Times video journalists provide a revealing and unforgettable view of the world. It's all the news that's fit to watch. On YouTube. [Video Title]

Jan Koum – WhatsApp’s road to 1 billion users & $19 billion exit

2 years Ago1:6:06
Jan Koum - WhatsApp's Road to 1 Billion Users & $19 Billion Exit

Jason Calacanis – How to Invest in technology startups

2 years Ago1:4:51
Jason Calacanis is a technology entrepreneur, angel investor, and the host of the weekly podcast This Week in Startups. As a scout for Silicon Valley venture capital firm Sequoia Capital and later as an angel investor, Jason has invested in 150 early-stage startups, including four that have achieved billion-dollar valuations (so far). His book, "Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups," is published by HarperBusiness. Calacanis and Google Research Operations Manager Heath Row discuss the skills needed to pick a hit investment, what to look for in founders and investment opportunities, why VC should be democratized, and the difference between Silicon Alley, the Digital Coast, and Silicon Valley. Get the book here: Moderated by Heath Row, Research Operations Manager, Google.

Vitalik Buterin – Ethereum at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017

2 years Ago25:48
AngelList's Naval Ravikant brings Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin onstage to explain what it is and why it's useful. Read more:

NPR How I Built This – Angie’s List: Angie Hicks

2 years Ago0:31
NPR: How I Built This - Angie's List: Angie Hicks(Business) [Soundtrack]

NPR How I Built This – Zappos: Tony Hsieh

2 years Ago30:04
NPR How I Built It - Zappos: Tony Hsieh [Business] (Soundtrack) Computer scientist Tony Hsieh made millions off the dot-com boom. But he didn't make his mark until he built Zappos — a customer service company that "happens to sell shoes." Now Zappos is worth over a billion dollars and known for its completely unorthodox management style.

NPR How I Built This – Virgin: Richard Branson

2 years Ago34:50
NPR How I Built This - Virgin: Richard Branson Richard Branson took a record shop and built it into a label, a bank, an airline, space tourism, and 200 other businesses — all under the name Virgin. But the serial entrepreneur has also had his share of failures.

Wade Foster – Paying employees to de-locate from the bay (YC S12)

2 years Ago44:28
Wade Foster is the CEO of Zapier (YC S12) - Read the transcript here -

Jeff Bezos – Innovation, culture and acquisitions

2 years Ago52:54
An interview with billionaire and founder/CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos. In this interview, Jeff discusses innovation at Amazon and how he keeps talented employees. Jeff also talks about buying the Washington Post and his vision for space and Blue Origin. Books on Jeff Bezos and his favourite books are located at the bottom of the description Like if you enjoyed Subscribe for more: Follow us on twitter: Other great Entrepreneur videos: Larry Ellison's in depth interview on his Life and Success: Jeff Bezos on Amazon, Business and Life/Work: Bill Gates on Business, Microsoft and Early Life: Video Segments: 0:00 Introduction 1:28 What happened with the fire phone? 2:40 Mistake with the phone? 4:53 Can Amazon make money? 7:30 How to not be profitable and have a high stock price? 8:12 When is losing money too much? 12:08 6 hours a year on investor relations 13:17 What do you tell employee when the stock goes down? 15:01 Keeping employee’s at Amazon? 16:34 Keeping employees with low pay and no extras? 20:32 How dependent is Amazon on you? 23:10 Succession plan? 23:30 Hiset fight 24:50 Future for authors 30:07 Competition and focus 35:51 Drones 37:00 Will everyone else but the US will get drone deliveries? 37:27 Changed outlook on life since turning 50? 38:08 A book written on you? 38:49 The comment from your wife? 40:08 What are you like as a dad? 42:50 Why did you buy the Washington Post? 46:41 Why are you optimistic about the newspaper industry? 48:29 The vision for space? Jeff Bezos books (affiliate link) The Everything Store: One Click: Jeff Bezos Favourite Books The Remains of the Day: Sam Walton: Made in America: Memos from the Chairman: The Mythical Man-Month: Interview Date: 15th December, 2014 Event: Business Insider's Ignition 2014 Original Image Source: Investors Archive has videos of all the Investing/Business/Economic/Finance masters. Learn from their wisdom for free in one place. For more check out the channel. Remember to subscribe, share, comment and like! No advertising.

Olaf Carlson-Wee & Aaron Harris – Blockchain investing

2 years Ago53:18
Olaf Carlson-Wee is the founder and CEO of Polychain Capital - Aaron Harris is a Partner at YC.

Elon Musk – Governors meeting (Cars, Space, Energy AI & more)

2 years Ago59:04
Elon Musk talks about cars, space, energy, risks of A.I. and gets a standing ovation at the National Governors Association Summer Meeting. July 2017.

Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook mission

2 years Ago56:29
Mark zuckerberg Live video from the Facebook Communities Summit in Chicago Mark said I believe the most important thing we can do is work to bring people closer together. It's so important that we're changing Facebook's whole mission to take this on. For the past decade, we've focused on making the world more open and connected. We're not done yet and we will continue working to give people a voice and help people connect. But even as we make progress, our society is still divided. So now I believe we have a responsibility to do even more. It's not enough to simply connect the world; we must also work to bring the world closer together. We need to give people a voice to get a diversity of opinions out there, but we also need to build enough common ground so we can all make progress together. We need to stay connected with people we already know and care about, but we also need to meet new people with new perspectives. We need support from family and friends, but we also need to build communities to support us as well. Our new mission will continue our path and set our course for the next decade. The idea for our mission is: "bring the world closer together". The full mission statement is: "give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together". This reflects that we will not accomplish this mission ourselves, but by empowering people around the world to build communities and bring people together. Our lives are all connected. In the next generation, our greatest opportunities and challenges we can only take on together -- ending poverty, curing diseases, stopping climate change, spreading freedom and tolerance, stopping violence. No single group or even nation can do them alone. This isn't going to happen top down. Change starts local, when enough of us feel a sense of purpose and support in our own lives that we can start caring about broader issues too. Communities give us that sense that we are part of something greater than ourselves, that we are not alone, and that we have something better ahead to work for. This is our challenge. We have to build a world where every single person has a sense of purpose and community. That's how we'll bring the world closer together. A mission isn't just a statement. It's a nuanced philosophy and hope for the world. We carry out our mission not through repeating a statement, but in the work each of us do every day. And if enough of us work to build community and bring people together, then we just might change the world. Thank you for all you do for your communities and for the world. It's an honor to be on this mission with you, and I'm looking forward to doing this together. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. All rights reserved to Facebook. We do not own this video, Facebook.Inc. owns that privilege. Fair Use Additionally, the fair use defense to copyright infringement was codified for the first time in section 107 of the 1976 Act. Fair use was not a novel proposition in 1976, however, as federal courts had been using a common law form of the doctrine since the 1840s (an English version of fair use appeared much earlier). The Act codified this common law doctrine with little modification. Under section 107, the fair use of a copyrighted work is not copyright infringement, even if such use technically violates section 106. While fair use explicitly applies to use of copyrighted work for criticism, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research purposes, the defense is not limited to these areas. The Act gives four factors to be considered to determine whether a particular use is a fair use: the purpose and character of the use (commercial or educational, transformative or reproductive); the nature of the copyrighted work (fictional or factual, the degree of creativity); the amount and substantiality of the portion of the original work used; and the effect of the use upon the market (or potential market) for the original work. The Act was later amended to extend the fair use defense to unpublished works

Elon Musk & Bill Gates – AI future possibilities

2 years Ago55:20
Elon Musk and Bill Gates talk about artificial intelligence future possibilities

Sam Altman & Reid Hoffman – From a startup to a scaleup

2 years Ago41:03
Sam Altman sits down with Reid Hoffman to talk about the key changes founders should think about as they transition from a startup to a scaleup. This conversation took place at The Scaleup Offsite, a private CEO gathering hosted by Y Combinator Continuity and Greylock Partners in April 2017.

Paul Graham – The fundamentals of startups

2 years Ago48:21
A interview and Q&A with the founder of the seed accelerator giant Y Combinator, Paul Graham. In this interview Paul talks about six principles of startups that would be helpful to those looking to start a business. Paul also talks about why it is not always a good idea to start a startup and the opportunity cost if you do. Books by Paul Graham and his favourite books are located at the bottom of the description Like if you enjoyed Subscribe for more: Follow us on twitter: Other great Venture Capitalists videos: Marc Andreessen: Venture Capital Investment Philosophy: Billionaire Chris Sacca on Investing, Venture Capital and Life: Billionaire Peter Thiel on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Competition: Video Segments: 0:00 Introduction 0:43 Startups are counter intuitive 2:28 Startups are weird 4:05 You can trust your instincts about people 5:25 What you need to succeed in startups, is not expertise in startups 11:00 Starting a startup is where gaming a system stops 14:22 Startups are all consuming 16:00 You don't have to start your startup in university 19:09 There are some things you can only do in your 20’s 21:41 Starting a startup is hard 24:20 The way to get startup ideas, is not to think about startup ideas 31:07 Just learn 31:18 Start o Q&A 31:38 How can a non-technical founder contribute to s startup? 32:40 Do you see any value in business school for entrepreneurs? 34:32 Managing the first two or three people? 36:20 Are we currently in a bubble? 37:51 People are starting startup labs 39:13 Advice for female co-founders when pursuing money? 40:32 What would you learn in college right now? 41:34 What are your recurring system that make you efficient? 43:20 When is a good time to turn a side project into a startup? 44:01 How to decide if you have explosive growth? 44:43 What kind of startups should not go through Y combinator? 45:42 How to figure out what matters? 47:19 If you hire people you like you might get mono culture, how do you look for blind spots? Paul Graham Books (affiliate link) Hackers & Painters: Paul Graham’s Favourite Books The Art of War in the Middle Ages: Civilisation: Medieval Technology and Social Change: Penguin Atlases of Ancient and Medieval History: Interview Date: 30th September 2014 Event: Stanford University, How to Start a Startup Original Image Source: Investors Archive has videos of all the Investing/Business/Economic/Finance masters. Learn from their wisdom for free in one place. For more check out the channel. Remember to subscribe, share, comment and like! No advertising.

Alex Schultz – How to get users and grow

2 years Ago49:22
Alex Schultz, VP of Growth at Facebook, shares with us how to get users, how to grow, and how to measure growth.

Stewart Butterfield & Adam D’Angelo – How to get ideas and how to measure

2 years Ago49:40
In today's lecture, we're joined by Stewart Butterfield, founder and CEO of Slack, and Adam D'Angelo, founder and CEO of Quora. Sam and Stewart will explore the process of getting an idea, followed by Adam on tracking metrics for your company.

Travis Kalanick – Q&A at Uber Technology Day

2 years Ago1:5:02
The conclusion of the day long event at our Palo Alto office on March 10, 2017. Presentation and Q&A session with Uber co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick. Moderated by senior director of engineering Komal Mangtani, who is the executive sponsor for Uber's LadyEng group.

Dustin Moskovitz – Ideas, Products, Teams, and Execution

2 years Ago44:10
How to Start a Startup is a series of video lectures, initially given at Stanford in Fall 2014. Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, and Dustin Moskovitz, Cofounder of Facebook, Asana, and Good Ventures, kick off the How to Start a Startup Course. Sam covers the first 2 of the 4 Key Areas: Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution; and Dustin discusses Why to Start a Startup. See the slides and readings at

Mark Cuban – Full Q&A at Oxford Union

2 years Ago1:5:07
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Dr Fei-Fei Li & Mike Abbott – How AI startups must compete with Google

2 years Ago21:39
SUBSCRIBE: STARTUP GRIND: GLOBAL CONFERENCE: Mike Abbott, Partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, sits with Dr. Fei Fei Li, Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford, and the Director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab and the Stanford Vision Lab. Dr Li's main research areas are in machine learning, deep learning, computer vision and cognitive and computational neuroscience. She has published more than 150 scientific articles in top-tier journals and conferences and invented ImageNet and the ImageNet Challenge, a critical large-scale dataset and benchmarking effort that has contributed to the latest developments in deep learning and AI. As of January 2017, Fei-Fei Li is spending her sabbatical at Google Cloud as Chief Scientist AI/ML. EUROPE CONFERENCE: TWITTER: FACEBOOK: INSTAGRAM:

Drew Houston – How to build the future

2 years Ago0:31
Drew is the founder and CEO of Dropbox. Rejected once before, Drew eventually went through Y Combinator in the Winter of 2007 with Dropbox and has since grown it to over 500 million users today.

Ryan Hoover – Building Product Hunt, mascots and crying

3 years Ago37:45
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Sam Altman – Office hours

3 years Ago24:35
Sam Altman and Craig Cannon go through questions submitted on Hacker News. To submit a question for Office Hours, send an email to with a few sentences of context and your question. 0:10 - As a B2B company how do you get sales outside of your network? 1:55 - Should you go to meetups? 3:01 - How do you expand your network? 5:25 - When founding a startup, is being a college student an advantage or a disadvantage? Does it matter at all? 9:01 - How can a student with no technical background go start a startup? 9:59 - How can a nontechnical person vet a technical person? 10:45 - What should people do when they're not technical but want to build some technical skills? 11:12 - Why do you think crowdfunding for startups hasn't kicked off as well as hoped? What sort of pitfalls have startups in the space encountered that you know about? 12:51 - What do you think is the best way to create impact/maximize potential impact on the world for a high school student developer? 15:45 - How did Sam go about finding what he and the world values? 19:30 - With VR/AR on the rise, how do you think it's going to impact the startup community? 22:02 - How do you know if you're technical enough to build great products? 22:49 - If you were an important but non-founder employee at a startup and your company were to be acquired, how would you approach the process of integrating and insuring success between the companies? And how would you evaluate the acquiring company to decide if it's worth staying?

NPR How I Built This – Southwest Airlines: Herb Kelleher

3 years Ago35:25
Episode Info In 1968, competitors sued to keep Herb Kelleher's new airline grounded. After a 3-year court fight, the first plane took off from Dallas. Today Southwest Airlines operates nearly 4,000 flights a day.

NPR How I Built This – Airbnb: Joe Gebbia

3 years Ago42:44
Episode Info A chance encounter with a stranger gave Joe Gebbia an idea to help pay his rent. That idea turned into Airbnb — a company that now has more rooms than the biggest hotel chain in the world.

NPR How I Built This – Instagram: Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger

3 years Ago30:19
NPR How I Built This - Instagram: Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger Episode Info Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launched their photo-sharing app with a server that crashed every other hour. Despite a chaotic start, Instagram became one of the most popular apps in the world.

Larry Page & Sergey Brin – Founding Google

3 years Ago41:56
Larry Page & Sergey Brin - Founding Google Google's original homepage had a simple design because the company founders were not experienced in HTML, the markup language used for designing web pages. Google began in January 1996 as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were both PhD students at Stanford University in Stanford, California. Beginnings of Google It began with an argument. When he first met Larry Page in the summer of 1995, Sergey Brin was a second-year grad student in the computer science department at Stanford University. Gregarious by nature, Brin had volunteered as a guide of sorts for potential first-years – students who had been admitted, but were still deciding whether to attend. His duties included showing recruits the campus and leading a tour of nearby San Francisco. Page, an engineering major from the University of Michigan, ended up in Brin's group.

Ashton Kutcher & Brian Chesky – Strategies for entrepreneurs

3 years Ago29:54
Airbnb Co-founder/CEO Brian Chesky sat down with Ashton Kutcher, actor and entrepreneur, at this year's Airbnb Open in downtown Los Angeles to discuss how to navigate unfamiliar territory, spot business opportunities, and innovate for success.

Jack Ma – Even a failure can become a huge success

3 years Ago14:57
Jack Ma of Alibaba talks about his early failings and struggles before Alibaba became worth billions of dollars - -How he didn't come from a strong background in wealth, higher education, or status - how he couldn't get any venture capital investments - how he didn't have the praise or trust of bankers and big businesses who would help out a small business during the stock market crash - how Alibaba went from small start-up to billion dollar e-commerce giant in Chana From: Davos Interview - I was rejected from Harvard 10 times & Stanford GSB 2015 Interview with Jack Ma & 1999 Alibaba IPO Jack Ma Original Sales Pitch _____________ -Subscribe to University of Common Knowledge Today- Get an Online Education for Free without getting a Degree Videos about: -Executive Leadership -Business management and organization -Words of Wisdom -Biographies of Famous People -Social Media Marketing and Strategies -Sales Incentives and Best Programs -SEO Services and Training -Practical Knowledge for the Social Web -And More!

Jessica Livingston – How to build the future

3 years Ago36:10
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Ryan Hoover – Building a community

3 years Ago38:40
In the fourth episode of Please Hold, Service CEO Michael Schneider chats with Ryan Hoover, CEO and founder of Product Hunt, about building and being part of a tech community, his path to success, and the tricky pronunciation of LaCroix. In this episode, we'll cover: 1:36 What is your favorite game, and what do you think the future of gaming will be like? 5:03 Why was being a product manager so helpful in your path to becoming a CEO? 7:07 The Product Hunt story. When did you know this was a viable business idea? 8:50 Why is email such a valuable tool for startups? Who started out as just an email list? 10:24 What’s it like to raise money for a product that doesn’t have a plan for monetization? 12:00 Why create a limited availability product? Why not have everyone able to… product hunt? 13:05 What were the criteria? How did you cultivate this community? 14:30 What was the experience of being a solo founder? 15:50 What’s the coolest thing to come out of Product Hunt? The most absurd? 18:55 Ryan covers a smart, simple idea to come out of Product Hunt. 20:33 What's with all the mystery boxes? 22:07 Why do people feel so passionate about Product Hunt? 23:18 Ryan talks about his experience with Service. 24:00 What do you see for the future of customer service? 25:51 What role will bots play in the future of customer service? 27:20 What’s customer service like at product hunt? 28:40 What’s it like having a partner who is in the tech space also? 29:58 How important is it for a CEO to be active on social media? 32:29 How exactly do you pronounce LaCroix? What's your flavor? 35:27 Ryan talks about his involvement with the new Apple series Planet of the Apps.

Melanie Perkins – Co-Founder of Canva at The Sunrise Conference 2016

3 years Ago56:48
By Blackbird Ventures and Startmate. More videos and info at The Sunrise is a startup conference presented by founders, for founders. It brings together Australia’s most successful tech leaders to tell stories from their beginnings. They talk about the pivotal decisions, the big mistakes, the near misses and the ah-ha moments. Their tales are embarrassing, exhilarating and inspiring.

Gary Vaynerchuck – Conversation at LinkedIn

3 years Ago57:19
Description: LinkedIn NYC is thrilled to welcome LinkedIn Influencer and internet famous social media master Gary Vaynerchuk to our offices for LinkedIn NYC’s Local Edition of the LinkedIn Speaker Series. As a leading innovator in social media, entrepreneurship, startups, and family businesses - join us to hear Gary’s take on where the world is going when it comes to business, upcoming trends, and more.

Des Traynor – How to acquire & retain customers

4 years Ago1:1:49
In episode 624 of This Week in Startups, Intercom cofounder Des Traynor returns to the LAUNCH Incubator with another powerhouse talk. “Thinking Through the Funnel,” Des leads founders through different issues they should consider when trying to acquire users. Des lays a foundation by saying that most companies have no difficulty getting their first hundred, thousand, or sometimes even million users; it’s keeping those users that is the truly challenging task for companies. Read on for a quick walkthrough of the four main steps of getting — and keeping — users.

Kevin Systrom – Seizing the “Aha” moment

4 years Ago27:21
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Brian Chesky – Launching Airbnb, the Challenges of Scale

4 years Ago1:38:30
This is session 18 of Technology-enabled Blitzscaling, a Stanford University class taught by Reid Hoffman, John Lilly, Allen Blue, and Chris Yeh. This class features Reed Hoffman interviewing **Brian Chesky**, the Co-Founder and CEO of Airbnb.

Reed Hastings – Building a streaming empire

4 years Ago1:21:01
This is session 16 of Technology-enabled Blitzscaling, a Stanford University class taught by Reid Hoffman, John Lilly, Allen Blue, and Chris Yeh. This class features Reed Hoffman interviewing Reed Hastings, the Co-Founder and CEO of Netflix.

Patrick Collison – Hiring at Stripe and the role of a product-focused CEO

4 years Ago1:19:12
This is session 11 of Technology-enabled Blitzscaling, a Stanford University class taught by Reid Hoffman, John Lilly, Allen Blue, and Chris Yeh. This class features John Lilly interviewing Patrick Collison, the Co-Founder of Stripe.

Gary Vaynerchuk & Casey Neistat – Storytelling

4 years Ago1:6:54
The director and entrepreneur chat live at New York's General Assembly. If you missed the livestream, catch it here. Read more at: Watch more videos at: Follow Us On Twitter:

Michael Seibel – Startup Grind Silicon Valley

4 years Ago52:34
Michael is currently a full-time partner at Y Combinator. Previously, he was a co-founder and CEO of from 2007 - 2011 and the co-founder and CEO of Socialcam in 2012. During 2012, Socialcam participated in Y Combinator, raised angel financing from a group of amazing investors, and sold to Autodesk Inc. for $60m (link). Needless to say - it was a busy year. In 2014 became Twitch Interactive and under the leadership of Emmett Shear and Kevin Lin sold to Amazon for $970m.

Ryan Hoover – Bothsides TV episode 11

4 years Ago1:16:19
Mark Suster sits down with Ryan Hoover, CEO of Product Hunt, to discuss its rapid ascent as a destination for the startup community, as well as his journey founding the company.

AngelList – Changing the landscape of investing

4 years Ago1:27:59
AngelList was created in 2010 to help entrepreneurs recruit talent, get startup advice, and connect with potential investors online. In this candid classroom session, Stanford Graduate School of Business lecturer Robert Siegel discusses the changing landscape of investing with AngelList COO Kevin Laws and VP of Fundraising Products Ash Fontana. Topics covered include: • Identifying product/market fit in platform businesses. • Understanding the different players within the angel/venture capital ecosystem. • Explaining why investors often have incentives to interact with entrepreneurs using traditional modes of communication, in order to protect their access to top startups, limiting trackable activities and outcomes on AngelList. • Evaluating AngelList as an option for entrepreneurs seeking early stage financing. Laws and Fontana were guest speakers in Siegel's Entrepreneurship: Formation of New Ventures class on October 21, 2014. Learn more about Stanford GSB lecturer Robert Siegel: Get the AngelList case study:

Guy Kawasaki – Startup Grind hangout

4 years Ago1:11:36
Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, a graphics-design online service, and an executive fellow at the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and most recently The Art of the Start 2.0. Guy has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College. This event will be streamed live through Google Hangouts. Please join us for this fantastic fireside chat with Guy Kawasaki and Derek Andersen from Startup Grind. Location: Google HQ in Mountain View Date: March 18th, 2015 Time: 10:00 am PST (11am MST, 12pm CST, 1pm EST) - See more at:

Guy Kawasaki – If I knew then what I know now

4 years Ago1:9:23
SXSWedu 2015 Featured Session If I Knew Then What I Know Now Guy Kawasaki, Canva Chief Evangelist Entrepreneurial education is booming. It is no surprise given the desire of today's generation to collaborate, create and contribute to social good. Join this session for intensely passionate and personal observations about life's hindsights and what today's educators can do to prepare students for a lifetime of joy, enlightenment and contribution to society.

John Zimmer – A fireside chat with Lyft’s Co-Founder

5 years Ago1:49:38
Lyft's John Zimmer joins Pando's Sarah Lacy on stage for PandfoMonthly.

Stewart Butterfield – Fireside chat with Slack CEO/Founder

5 years Ago2:3:50
Stewart Butterfield, founder of Flickr and the latest Valley darling Slack, joins Sarah Lacy on stage for PandoMonthly in San Francisco.

Reid Hoffman – This week in startups

5 years Ago1:19:29
Today on TWIST: Reid Hoffman! In this riveting 90 minutes, Jason sits down at LinkedIn with its legendary founder, entrepreneur, product strategist, investor, and author. Get ready to take notes -- and watch & listen at least twice -- as Reid shares a treasure trove of insights and lessons. You'll hear his early inspirations, origins of the "PayPal mafia," secrets to his successes, greatest mistakes, sharp advice to entrepreneurs, smartest investment strategies, his impressions of fellow Silicon Valley luminaries (hints: Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Peter Thiel....), why he holds himself to a high standard, his insights into our biggest problems today and what even defines a human society -- and much MUCH more. Never miss an episode! Subscribe in iTunes: Audio ( || Video ( Full show notes: ============== Thanks to our sponsors. Click here to tweet your support (can edit before sending): MOO is an online print and design company that helps you stand out from the crowd. MOO creates premium quality, customizable business cards, and promotional materials. Visit for more details and to get 20% off your next order. PagerDuty serves as the hub of your operations, aggregating all of your infrastructure monitoring tools and alerting the right people & teams at the right time. Sign up today for a free 14-day trial at ============== Follow on Twitter: Launch Ticker: Launch Festival: Special thanks to the members of the TWiST Backchannel Program! Show notes powered by CastScoop. Subscribe here: Top Show Links On Reid's Books On Reid's History On SocialNet On SocialNet's Failure On LinkedIn On Growing LinkedIn On Monetizing LinkedIn On The PayPal Mafia On Elon Musk On Peter Thiel On Entrepreneurial Paradoxes On Reid's Investment Portfolio On Being A Venture Capitalist On Mark Zuckerberg On Airbnb On Internet Bubbles On Getting An MBA On Problems Society Faces On Morality, Anonymity, and Technology

Aaron Levie – Building for the enterprise

5 years Ago46:20
Lecture Transcript: Aaron Levie - founder of Box, enterprise master, Twitter comedic genius. In this lecture, he'll convince you to Build for the Enterprise. See the slides and readings at Discuss this lecture: This video is under Creative Commons license:

Anthony Casalena – Foundation 39

5 years Ago50:15
In our newest Foundation interview, I spend some time with Squarespace founder and CEO Anthony Casalena. Anthony provides a fascinating look at the Squarespace ideation narrative, and the company's short-term and long-term goals.

Jessica Livingston – Startup Grind 2014

6 years Ago38:40
Jessica Livingston is a founding partner at Y Combinator. She is also the organizer of Startup School, the big annual startup conference, and the author of Founders at Work, a collection of interviews with successful startup founders. Y Combinator was the first of the new startup "incubators" that fund a bunch of startups at once. Since 2005 YC has funded over 560 companies, including Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, and Reddit. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind. ***Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs. Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn't, and what they'll do differently next time. It's an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success.

Mark Zuckerberg – Startup School 2013

6 years Ago36:23
Mark Zuckerberg at Startup School 2013

Jack Dorsey – Startup School 2013

6 years Ago28:33
Jack Dorsey at Startup School 2013

Elon Musk & Richard Branson – Lessons on leadership

6 years Ago57:39
Hangout With Elon Musk and Sir Richard Branson moderated by Googler Yonca Brunini. Hangout conversation covers the leadership lessons Elon and Sir Richard have learned over their years in running their businesses.

Steve Jobs – iPhone 2007 presentation

6 years Ago51:19
On January 9, 2007 Apple introduced the iPhone. The iPhone was a revolutionary product from Apple and it changed the way smart phones look in work. This video is from MacWorld 2007 were Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone (1st Gen. / 2G).

Steve Jobs & Bill Gates – D5 Conference Interview

6 years Ago1:29:34
The interview with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, one of the most important moments in the recent history of computing. A great teaching for people who love Apple and people who love Microsoft. BrioWeb Agenzia di comunicazione web - Venezia - Riviera del Brenta - Padova - Web Sites - Web Mobile - E-commerce - Web Marketing - Seo, realizza progetti di comunicazione attraverso il web. Titolare Dott. Francesco Russo - Web Architect BrioWeb - L'infinita emozione di comunicare con il web Web: E-mail:

Guy Kawasaki – The top 10 mistakes of entrepreneurs

6 years Ago1:23:58
The UC Berkeley Startup Competition (Bplan) proudly welcomed Guy Kawasaki to the Haas School of Business. Kawasaki, former chief evangelist of Apple and co-founder of Garage Technology Ventures, explained the top ten mistakes that entrepreneurs make. His talk covered all stages of a startup from inception to exit.

Brian Chesky – Fireside chat

7 years Ago3:1:54
A fireside chat with Sarah Lacy and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky.

Chris Sacca – This week in startups

7 years Ago1:12:20
Chris' interview was so incredible that we couldn't contain it in just one episode, so today is only part one--you'll have to check back soon for part two! *Disclaimer: Chris has a potty mouth and we've attempted to bleep out all of his swear words. We apologize in advance if any snuck by our censors. 1:00 Welcome everyone! Today on TWiST we have Chris Sacca of Lowercase Capital. 2:30 Thank you to Hiscox for supporting the show. Everyone go to to get a free quote online in less than 15 minutes. 5:00 Chris, welcome to the show. 6:15 What is it that you do on a daily basis? 9:15 Chris: There's a lot of garbage getting funded today. 10:00 What does it mean to be a founder in your book? 12:15 Is fearlessness a good trait? 14:45 Has it become too easy to become a founder? 19:15 How did you wind up being an investor in companies like Facebook, Twitter and Uber? 20:00 Chris shares the story of how he found himself in a huge financial hole. 25:30 Thank you to for their support of the show! Everyone go to and use the code TWIST for your free, 4-week trial. 28:15 Chris resumes his story of how he gambled and lost big. 29:45 What happens when people come to collect on the debt? 34:30 What was Speedera's business? 35:00 How did you land at Google? 38:15 Chris: My first angel investment was in Photobucket. 40:00 Is it right that you once took over on the secondary market for most Twitter shares? 44:30 True or false: people in the Valley tend to be like "dude, I got you,"--until the money comes in. 47:45 Has VC behavior gotten better or worse in the last decade? 50:30 Tell me about Garrett Camp of Stumbleupon. 51:45 Twitter, some would say, is screwing over the developers that helped build it. What's your take on that? 1:00:00 Are you slowing down on angel investing right now? 1:01:45 Chris reveals the existence of the fund Lowercase Stampede. 1:03:30 What gives you the ability to look at a new space with fresh eyes? 1:05:30 How did you get involved in Hollywood? 1:07:00 What do you think the impact of Kickstarter is on the entertainment business? 1:10:15 This concludes part one of Jason's interview with Chris. Party two is coming soon--stay tuned! Support This Week in Startups and independent media by joining the TWiST Producer Program at! Want to support TWiST another way? Use when you shop and a portion of your purchase will go toward helping keep independent media like TWiST on air! Keep up with the latest from our sister company, LAUNCH: Google's Fiber 'Proof of Concept' is Anything But Good to Great to Excellent: A Roadmap Building a Better Techmeme LAUNCH Looking for an Awesome Full Stack Engineer/Developer Live Blogging LAUNCH Education & Kids - Day Two FOLLOW ON TWITTER Jason: @jason Chris: @sacca Hiscox: @hiscoxsmallbiz @stampscom

Kevin Systrom – Foundation 16

8 years Ago46:42
Kevin Rose interviews Kevin Systrom, Founder of Instagram.

Steve Jobs – Conducting a presentation on 1980

8 years Ago0:23
Watch vintage Steve Jobs footage on Apple. This is a rare 22 minute presentation given by Steve Jobs on 1980. This video was gifted to Computer History Museum by Regis McKenna and can be found on their online exhibit about Steve Jobs here:

Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger – From Stanford to startup

8 years Ago54:48
Instagram Co-Founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger challenge many of the myths surrounding startups and the lives of entrepreneurs. Both former Mayfield Fellows with the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Systrom and Krieger share their first-hand experiences of the entrepreneurial process, including identifying good problems to solve and the value in building simple solutions and minimum viable products. Systrom and Krieger also discuss aspects of their co-founder working relationship and their efforts to maintain a balance between work and life. View more clips and share your comments at

Chris Sacca – Foundation 07

8 years Ago55:18
Kevin Rose interviews Chris Sacca, Founder of Lowercase Capital.

Eric Ries – Talks at Google

8 years Ago58:09
Google hosts Eric Ries author of, "The Lean Startup" The Lean Startup movement is taking hold in companies both new and established to help entrepreneurs and managers do one important thing: make better, faster business decisions. Vastly better, faster business decisions. Bringing principles from lean manufacturing and agile development to the process of innovation, the Lean Startup helps companies succeed in a business landscape riddled with risk. This book shows you how. Eric is the author of the popular blog Startup Lessons Learned and the creator of the Lean Startup methodology. He co-founded and served as CTO of IMVU, his third startup, which has today has over 40 million users and 2009 revenue over $22 million. An entrepreneur in residence at Harvard Business School and a frequent speaker at business events, he advises startups on business and product strategy using the Lean Startup approach. Order the book here:

Jack Dorsey – Foundation 01

9 years Ago27:08
In this series premiere of Foundation, Kevin Rose interviews Jack Dorsey, the creator, co-founder and chairman of Twitter and the CEO of Square. The conversation talks of entrepreneurship, decision making, trial and error, and the path Jack took that lead to the creation of Twitter and Square.
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