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Jason Calacanis and Molly Wood cover startups, tech, markets, media, crypto, and all the hottest topics in business and technology. They also interview the world’s greatest founders, operators, investors, and innovators.

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Please take our 90-second audience survey for a chance to win a $50 amazon gift card at www.thisweekinstartups.com/survey Molly and Jason chop it up about New York Attorney General Letitia James probing into MSG's alleged use of facial recognition to identify and target specific patrons (1:46). This segues into a great discussion about Meta's $10M deal with BuzzFeed and The Creator Economy as a whole (21:41). We cap off the week with two great interviews, one with LA26 graduate Nevsah Karamehmet of Breath Hub (36:17) and another with Brett Bauman, the creator of PlaylistAI (48:09). (0:00) M+J kick off the show (1:46) WLITF WTF: Facial recognition software at MSG (8:33) Lemon.io - Get 15% off your first 4 weeks of developer time at https://Lemon.io/twist (10:03) More on the NYAG case regarding MSG's facial recognition software (20:11) Linode - Apply to Linode's Rise program for up to six figures in discounts at https://linode.com/twist (21:41) BuzzFeed's lucrative deal with Meta + Revenue share with creators (35:07) Crowdbotics - Get a free scoping session for your next big app idea at crowdbotics.com/twist (36:17) LA26 Founder: Nevsah Karamehmet of Breath Hub (48:09) Ok Boomer with Brett Bauman FOLLOW Nevsah: https://twitter.com/nevsahf FOLLOW Brett: https://twitter.com/brettunhandled FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis FOLLOW Molly: https://twitter.com/mollywood
Please take our 90-second audience survey for a chance to win a $50 amazon gift card at www.thisweekinstartups.com/survey Vinny and Sunny are back for our first crypto-roundtable of 2023. Vinny breaks down the macroeconomic variables affecting Bitcoin’s price (1:39), plus they all predict whether Bitcoin will hit $30K or $16 first (11:43) (This is not financial advice). They delve into the ongoing controversy involving DCG, Gemini and Genesis (26:54), as well as the news that the SEC has charged both Gemini and Genesis with offering and selling unregistered securities (35:12). We wrap up the show with a great discussion about Porsche’s failed NFT drop and how brands should approach entering Web 3.0 (44:38). (0:00) Jason kicks off the show (1:39) Vinny’s macroeconomic breakdown (10:18) Acquire.com - Sign up for FREE at https://try.acquire.com/twist (11:43) Bitcoin’s price action + will it hit $30k or $16K (17:35) Squarespace - Use offer code TWIST to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain at https://Squarespace.com/TWIST (18:59) Gluttony and the lack of consumer savings (26:54) DCG, Genesis and Gemini controversy (33:40) Fitbod - Get 25% off at https://fitbod.me/twist (35:12) The SEC has charged Gemini and Genesis for selling unregistered securities (44:38) Porsche’s NFT drop FOLLOW Vinny: https://twitter.com/VinnyLingham FOLLOW Sunny: https://twitter.com/sundeep FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis FOLLOW Molly: https://twitter.com/mollywood
Please take our audience survey!: https://launchevents.typeform.com/to/K5RhKaEH Jason sits down with Bryan Roberts of Venrock for another episode of Angel Season 7! They discuss Bryan’s first bets (2:22) and his perception of the dot com bubble. (14:38) The two also dive into topics like creating optionality as a startup (21:24), bad habits in VC (28:49) and Theranos. (36:18) To wrap the show, Bryan and Jason discuss disagreeing with founders (39:07) and the psychology of placing bets! (44:33) (0:00) Jason kicks off the show (2:22) Bryan’s first investment: Illumina (8:52) LinkedIn Jobs - Go to http://linkedin.com/angel and post your first job for free (10:16) Bryan’s second investment: Athena Health (14:38) Bryan’s experience during the dot-com bubble (19:54) Merge - Get started by integrating up to 5 linked accounts for free today at merge.dev/twist (21:24) Creating optionality in a startup (25:30) Understanding your leaders (28:49) Bad habits in venture (34:55) Velocity Growth - Get $500 off your first growth audit or monthly package now with promo code TWIST at velocitygrowth.com/twist (36:18) Bryan’s thoughts on Theranos (39:07) Diligence and disagreements with founders (44:33) The psychology of placing bets + advice for founders FOLLOW Bryan: https://twitter.com/brobertsvc FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis FOLLOW Molly: https://twitter.com/mollywood
Please take our audience survey!: https://launchevents.typeform.com/to/K5RhKaEH Molly goes solo today to cover the DOJ joining eight states to file an anti-trust lawsuit against Google (2:04) before covering Ticketmaster taking the stand in a Senate hearing today. (15:37) Producer Rachel then joins to discuss the latest on user-friendly ticket competitors. (23:07) Then, Molly is joined by two different LA26 founders: Rhian Beutler of Govalo (32:47) and Daniel Sakhai of HeyHire! (44:44) (0:00) Molly kicks off the show (2:04) the DOJ’s lawsuit with Google (9:16) AgeTech Collaborative - Find out more and apply at https://agetechcollaborative.org/twist (10:51) Google and Microsoft’s prior lawsuits with the DOJ (15:37) Ticketmaster’s senate hearing (21:30) AgeTech Collaborative - Find out more and apply at https://agetechcollaborative.org/twist (23:06) Rachel joins Molly to discuss the latest on user-friendly ticket competitors (31:18) Nutrisense - Use code TWIST and get $30 off at nutrisense.io/twist (32:47) Rhian Beutler of Govalo joins Molly (44:44) Daniel Sakhai of HeyHire joins Molly FOLLOW Rhian: https://twitter.com/rhiankatie FOLLOW Daniel: https://www.heyhire.com/ FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis FOLLOW Molly: https://twitter.com/mollywood
Join Molly and Jason as they react to TikToks posted by former Google employees who have recently been let go. They discuss why Google is letting people go despite their massive profits (8:54). They also explore Open AI and Microsoft's codified partnership (38:39) and the report from the WSJ that activist investor Elliot Management has invested billions into Salesforce (45:06). To end the show, we have another great edition of WLITF featuring NVIDIA's new AI-generated eye contact feature (49:16). (0:00) M+J kick off the show (2:35) Jason is still on the mend + vaccine talk (7:46) Embroker - Use code TWIST to get an extra 10% off insurance at https://Embroker.com/twist (8:54) The difference between Meta, Amazon and Google's layoffs + Employee reaction to getting laid off (18:52) LinkedIn Jobs - Post your first job for free at https://linkedin.com/twist (20:16) Why Google is doing layoffs + more employee reactions (37:05) Meowtel - Book a local and insured sitter on the #1 cat sitting app. Save $25 on your first booking with code TWIST25 (38:29) OpenAI codified its deal with Microsoft (45:06) Elliot Management invests billions in Salesforce (49:16) WLITF: NVIDIA's insane update This Week in Startups 90-second survey - Enter for a chance to win a $50 amazon gift card at www.thisweekinstartups.com/survey FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis FOLLOW Molly: https://twitter.com/mollywood
Molly and Jason tackle Netflix's stellar fourth-quarter earnings and the news that Reed Hastings is stepping down as CEO. (1:55) Plus, they delve into Google's announcement to lay off 6% of its workforce (17:00), and the former MySpace founders raised a $32M Seed round for their new gaming startup PLAI. (28:55) Lastly, Producer Rachel is back with another segment of Ok Boomer with Mike O'Brien! (36:47) (0:00) M+J kick off the show (1:55) Netflix earnings + Reed Hastings steps down as CEO (9:29) Crowdbotics - Get a free scoping session for your next big app idea at crowdbotics.com/twist (9:37) Netflix's future (17:00) Google to layoff 6% of their staff (23:37) Mixpanel - Apply for $50K in credits at https://mixpanel.com/startups (20:50) Will Apple do a RIF? (28:55) Former MySpace founders raise $32M for their new startup PLAI (33:53) This Week in Startups 90-second survey - Enter for a chance to win a $50 amazon gift card at www.thisweekinstartups.com/survey (35:19) House of Macadamias - Get 20% off at https://houseofmacadamias.com/twist by using code TWIST20 (36:47) Ok Boomer with Mike O'Brien Bloomberg Article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2023-01-20/reed-hastings-retires-as-netflix-ceo-with-a-long-list-of-wins FOLLOW Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeobrienn FOLLOW Rachel: https://twitter.com/_rachelbraun FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis FOLLOW Molly: https://twitter.com/mollywood
Molly and Jason kick off the show by discussing the concept of 'quiet hiring' (1:53) and the SEC's proposed rules making it easier for LPs to sue VCs (9:37). They also cover Semafor's buyback of Sam Bankman-Fried's $10M investment (20:50). And Lon Harris is back to discuss the new box office hit M3GAN (31:00) and the premiere of The Last of Us (45:45).  (0:00) Molly kicks off the show (1:53) Jargon Watch: What is “quiet hiring”? (8:29) Vanta - Get $1000 off your SOC 2 at https://vanta.com/twist (9:37) SEC proposes new rules making it easier for LPs to sue VCs (19:21) Supergut - Get 30% off with code TWIST at https://supergut.com (20:50) Semafor to buy back SBF’s $10M investment (29:44) Formulate - Get 25% off at formulate.co/twist (31:00) Blumhouse and Atomic Monster’s potential merger + M3GAN’s marketing campaign (45:45) The Last of Us Premiere + more on video game adaptations FOLLOW Lon: https://linktr.ee/lons FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis FOLLOW Molly: https://twitter.com/mollywood
(0:00) Jason Kicks off the show (2:49) Brad Feld, Co-founder of Foundry, talks about starting out in investing (13:30) LinkedIn Jobs - Post your first job for free at https://linkedin.com/angel  (14:56) Brad’s thesis for whom he’ll get in the “trenches” with (20:48) MasterClass - Get 15% off an annual membership at https://masterclass.com/startups (22:22) Fighting to the end + Investing through the dot-com bubble (38:13) Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub - Apply in 5 minutes, no funding required, sign up at http://aka.ms/thisweekinstartups (39:43) Surviving the GFC (44:23) Brad’s perspective on the investor/CEO dynamic + being a leader in a down market (1:00:02) Reflecting on the speculative asset bubble (1:16:44) Looking forward into 2023 FOLLOW Brad: https://linktr.ee/bfeld FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis FOLLOW Molly: https://twitter.com/mollywood
First up, Molly and Jason cover a bunch of news happening in the world of AI, Getty Images is preparing to sue Stable Diffusion creator Stability AI (8:47), Meta is partnering with Shutterstock to train its AI models, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the company will integrate OpenAI’s software into Azure - it’s cloud computing platform - and ALL it’s other products. (36:07) Then, we cover two new sustainability startups! Mill is a company started by former Nest co-founders making an automated compostability trash can. (55:12) And Sollum is building AI-enabled LED lighting solutions for indoor farming. (1:06:35) (0:00) M+J kick off the show. (2:47) Molly and Jason catch up after their long weekend (7:23) Squarespace - Use offer code TWIST to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain at https://Squarespace.com/TWIST (8:47) Getty Images prepares a lawsuit against Stability AI (12:54) Data and data integrity (17:55) AgeTech Collaborative - Find out more and apply at https://agetechcollaborative.org/twist (19:30) The similarities between AI and the music industry (34:31) AgeTech Collaborative - Find out more and apply at https://agetechcollaborative.org/twist (36:07) Microsoft announces that they will integrate AI into all their products + more on round-tripping (49:50) Blockchain versus AI (55:12) SOTD: Mill (1:06:35) SOTD: Sollum Technologies FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis FOLLOW Molly: https://twitter.com/mollywood
Molly and Jason dive deep into the recent news of Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, taking a $50 million pay cut. They discuss this move's implications and whether CEOs are worth their large compensation packages. (1:24) Andrew Gazdecki, CEO of Acquire.com, joins Jason for a fun interview discussing Acquire.com's rebrand and the acquisition marketplace. (24:47) (0:00) Molly kicks off the show (1:24) CEO of Apple, Tim Cook takes a $50M pay cut (11:51) LinkedIn Marketing - Get a $100 LinkedIn ad credit at https://linkedin.com/thisweekinstartups (13:21) Are CEOs worth their compensation packages? (23:18) Notion - Sign up for FREE at https://notion.com/jason (24:47) Andrew Gazdecki of Acquire.com joins Jason (40:45) Formulate - Get 25% off at formulate.co/twist (42:02) Serial sellers, Acquire.com’s growth and M&As FOLLOW Andrew: https://twitter.com/agazdecki FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis FOLLOW Molly: https://twitter.com/mollywood
Molly and Jason kick off the show about social taboo topics and getting to the bottom of Covid-19.(2:22) Following the two discuss Molly attending Strictly VC, DeepMind’s new chatbot Sparrow and OpenAI’s end game. (15:43) Then Molly interviews LAUNCH Accelerator founder United by Zero CEO and Founder Lex Kiefhaber (52:34). Then we cap off the episode with another great edition of Ok Boomer featuring Juliet Meskers, co-founder and CEO of MOTH (1:08:45) (0:00) M+J kick off the show (2:22) Covid-19 and cultural taboo topics (10:32) Linode - Apply to Linode's Rise program for up to six figures in discounts at https://linode.com/twist (12:01) Getting to the bottom of Covid-19 (15:43) Molly attended Strictly VC to hear Sam Altman speak about AI (19:33) Crowdbotics - Get a free scoping session for your next big app idea at crowdbotics.com/twist (21:06) The difference between creating and packaging AI (28:42) DeepMind’s chatbot Sparrow + AI infringing on intellectual property (37:18) Acquire.com - Sign up for FREE at https://try.acquire.com/twist (38:49) What is OpenAI’s end game? (52:34) Molly interviews LAUNCH Accelerator founder United by Zero CEO and Founder Lex Kiefhaber (1:08:45) Ok Boomer featuring Juliet Meskers, co-founder and CEO of MOTH FOLLOW Lex: https://mobile.twitter.com/_united_by_zero FOLLOW Juliette: https://mobile.twitter.com/mothhealth FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis FOLLOW Molly: https://twitter.com/mollywood
Molly and Jason chop it up about Jason's latest Jay Trades: Apple, Amazon and Disney. (2:21) Then they briefly discuss SBF's new Substack. (14:42) To wrap up the show, Lon joins us for this week's edition of This Week in Streaming to talk about award season and Netflix's content strategy. (21:14) (0:00) M+J kick off the show (2:21) Jason explains why he placed a bet on Apple (8:12) Embroker - Use code TWIST to get an extra 10% off insurance at https://Embroker.com/twist (9:20) Molly and Jason discuss his two other Jay Trades, Amazon and Disney (14:42) SBF's Substack (19:42) Lemon.io - Get 15% off your first 4 weeks of developer time at https://Lemon.io/twist (21:14) Lon joins to discuss award season with Molly and Jason (35:44) Fitbod - Get 25% off at https://fitbod.me/twist (37:17) Netflix's content strategy is like a “gourmet cheeseburger” (50:36) Award season continued FOLLOW Lon: https://linktr.ee/lons FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis FOLLOW Molly: https://twitter.com/mollywood
First up, J+M cover the problems at Slack and Salesforce (3:00), before breaking down the anti-competitive issues with bundling software to harm competitors. (13:34) Then, they talk about the comeuppance from "A-players" regarding the lack of efficiency in big tech (26:35), a 10-month jail sentence for crypto inside trading (39:52), and DoNotPay's AI-based robo-lawyer taking a case! (51:14) (0:00) J+M tee up today's topics! (3:00) Breaking down the recent rift between Slack and Salesforce (12:00) AgeTech Collaborative - Find out more and apply at https://agetechcollaborative.org/twist (13:34) Issues with bundling, did Salesforce overpay for Slack? (25:00) AgeTech Collaborative - Find out more and apply at https://agetechcollaborative.org/twist (26:35) Lack of efficiency as a lightning rod at big tech companies, management styles (38:22) Nutrisense - Use code TWIST and get $30 off at nutrisense.io/twist (39:52) The brother of a former Coinbase PM was sentenced to 10 months in prison for using tips from his brother to make $900K (51:14) DoNotPay's robo-lawyer will be used in a court case, OpenAI will pilot a paid version of ChatGPT (1:06:51) Jason ends with an emotional video from Ke Huy Quan's Golden Globes acceptance speech FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis FOLLOW Molly: https://twitter.com/mollywood Subscribe to our YouTube to watch all full episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkkhmBWfS7pILYIk0izkc3A?sub_confirmation=1
Molly and Jason discuss the news that Coinbase is doing another 20% RIF. (6:50) Then they discuss the announcement that Microsoft is investing $10B into OpenAI with some pretty favourable terms. (27:19) After, Molly and Jason chat about Make Sunsets’ plan to cool the planet and Enpal, a German solar panel company raising money at a $2.4B valuation. (46:56) Then we wrap with this year’s first edition of TWiCS featuring Mike O’Kronley, CEO of Ascend Elements. (1:00:56) (0:00) M+J kick off the show (2:10) Atmospheric rivers and the chaos in California (6:50) Coinbase does another 20% RIF (11:56) Vanta - Get $1000 off your SOC 2 at https://vanta.com/twist (13:03) The future of employment in tech (21:50) Mixpanel - Apply for $50K in credits at https://mixpanel.com/startups (23:16) The perfect amount of founders (27:19) Microsoft is invests $10B into OpenAI (32:46) Squarespace - Use offer code TWIST to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain at https://Squarespace.com/TWIST (34:10) OpenAI going from a non-profit to a for-profit + What is roundtripping? (46:56) Make Sunsets raises $750K to do what?! (53:05) Enpal raises at a $2.4B valuation (1:00:56) TWiCS: Mike O’Kronley of Ascend Elements FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis FOLLOW Molly: https://twitter.com/mollywood
Back from the weekend! First up, J+M catch up and cover a very strange economic situation. (2:07) Then, the duo covers NoMa, the world's most famous restaurant, shutting its doors due to an unsustainable business model (24:46), before going deep on generative AI news and demoing OpenAI's ChatGPT iOS app! (49:54) (0:00) J+M intro today's show! (2:07) Weekend catchup! Jason's chainsaw adventure (12:29) LinkedIn Jobs - Post your first job for free at https://linkedin.com/twist (14:04) Twitter view counts being a revealing engagement metric, Jeremy Renner's accident, "the weirdest economy ever" (23:17) House of Macadamias - Get 20% off at https://houseofmacadamias.com/twist by using code TWIST20 (24:46) Noma, the world's best restaurant, to shut down due to an unsustainable business model (37:43) Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub - Apply in 5 minutes, no funding required, sign up at http://aka.ms/thisweekinstartups (39:12) Massive wealth transfer upcoming and how that impacts the labor market, Kauffman Fellowship (49:54) OpenAI update: Microsoft reportedly integrating ChatGPT into Word and email, "derivative" AI tools, SOTD: XetHub, ChatGPT banned by NYC public schools (1:02:38) Jason demos ChatGPT's upcoming iOS app, which is currently in private TestFlight beta (1:11:12) Uber trademarks "Uber Air," eVTOL relationship with Joby Aviation, current chopper business FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis FOLLOW Molly: https://twitter.com/mollywood Subscribe to our YouTube to watch all full episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkkhmBWfS7pILYIk0izkc3A?sub_confirmation=1
Coffeezilla joins M+J to discuss the latest on the alleged Logan Paul and CryptoZoo scam. (1:21) Then Em Herrera joins Rachel for this year’s first edition of Ok Boomer to discuss 2023 predictions. (50:29) (0:00) Molly kicks off the show (1:11) Coffeezilla joins Molly and Jason to discuss the alleged CryptoZoo Scandal and his background (11:06) Supergut - Get 30% off with code TWIST at https://supergut.com (12:37) Coffeezilla’s main issue with the alleged grift + What is CryptoZoo? (19:58) MasterClass - Get 15% off an annual membership at https://masterclass.com/startups (21:30) Logan Paul’s response video (26:32) The red flags of CryptoZoo + What Logan should have done (41:51) Subscribe to the Founder University Podcast at https://www.founder.university/podcast (43:18) Overtime with Coffeezilla (50:29) Ok Boomer: 2023 predictions with Em Herrera FOLLOW Coffeezilla: https://twitter.com/coffeebreak_YT FOLLOW Em: https://twitter.com/emilyhxrrera FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis FOLLOW Molly: https://twitter.com/mollywood
M+J kick off the show by discussing the news that Bing will integrate ChatGPT into its search service. (1:21) Then they chop it up about ZeniMax forming Microsoft’s first union. (15:06) And then Lon Harris joins the show to review Flux Gourmet and chat about the economics of streaming (27:11) (0:00) J+M Kick off the show (1:21) Bing to integrate ChatGPT into search (13:30) Crowdbotics - Get a free scoping session for your next big app idea at crowdbotics.com/twist (15:06) ZeniMax forms Microsoft’s first union (25:45) Squarespace - Use offer code TWIST to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain at https://Squarespace.com/TWIST (27:11) Lon, Molly and Jason discuss Flux Gourmet (41:31) Founder University 2-Day Intensive Course - learn more at intensive.founder.university (42:31) Starz cancels Dangerous Liaisons, Becoming Elizabeth and Step Up + the economics of streaming FOLLOW Lon: https://twitter.com/lons FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis FOLLOW Molly: https://twitter.com/mollywood
Multiple time guest and friend of the pod Keith Rabois is back! Jason and Keith talk 2023 macro outlook (1:00), big tech's impact on startups (10:01), advice for founders (18:24), Meta's risky VR bet (27:22), ChatGPT vs Google (39:05), and more! (0:00) Jason intros today's guest: Keith Rabois! (1:00) Keith's 2023 macro outlook and thoughts on startup valuations (8:54) Vanta - Get $1000 off your SOC 2 at https://vanta.com/twist  (10:01) What are big tech hiring freezes and RIFs doing to the startup market? Entitlement era coming to an end (18:24) Advice for different archetypes of founders (25:50) Acquire.com - Sign up for FREE at https://try.acquire.com/twist (27:22) Importance of founder authority, Tim Cook taking over for Steve Jobs at Apple, Meta's risky VR bet (37:34) Apply for the LAUNCH Accelerator: https://launchaccelerator.co (39:05) Keith's thoughts on ChatGPT, a new approach to search, and Microsoft taking on Google (53:37) What types of founders is Keith looking to invest in right now? (59:25) OpenDoor thoughts + a little politics FOLLOW Keith: https://twitter.com/rabois FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis FOLLOW Molly: https://twitter.com/mollywood
Jason and Molly are BACK for the first news show of 2023! First up, they break down SpaceX's reported $137B valuation, the astounding market opportunity for Starlink, and more! (7:14) Then, they cover two Shopify stories (37:38) and Apple shutting down fan-favorite weather app Dark Sky. (55:01) (0:00) J+M intro today's topics! (2:25) Thoughts on the potential year ahead (7:14) SpaceX is raising $750M at a $137B valuation, led by a16z (12:54) LinkedIn Marketing -  Get a $100 LinkedIn ad credit at https://linkedin.com/thisweekinstartups (14:24) Producer Sam (powered by ChatGPT), Starlink's bottom-up TAM, SpaceX's genius infrastructure play (29:56) Coda - The All-in-one doc for teams, sign up for free at https://coda.io/twist (31:28) More ChatGPT producing (37:38) Shopify is attempting to fill the ad targeting void left by Apple's App Tracking Transparency (45:07) Subscribe to the Founder University Podcast at https://www.founder.university/podcast (46:32) Second Shopify story: CEO Tobi Lutke has asked employees to purge meetings to increase productivity (55:01) Apple shuts down the Dark Sky weather app FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis FOLLOW Molly: https://twitter.com/mollywood Subscribe to our YouTube to watch all full episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkkhmBWfS7pILYIk0izkc3A?sub_confirmation=1
Jason and Molly rip through 20+ predictions for 2023, including over/under bets, shutdowns, stocks, main characters, startups, new tech, and SO much more! (0:00) J+M tee up today's show: 2023 Predictions! (1:53) Main character of 2023 (4:35) Most anticipated trend (7:13) Surprising shutdown (9:40) Biggest bag securer (13:36) Notion - Sign up for FREE at https://notion.com/jason (15:06) App/tech breakout (17:30) Most notable CEO resignation or return (21:25) Most anticipated technology (25:37) Embroker - Use code TWIST to get an extra 10% off insurance at https://Embroker.com/twist (26:45) Most anticipated media (29:09) Over/under: 30.5 year sentence for SBF (30:07) Over/under: 10.5 year sentence for Caroline Ellison (30:34) Over/under: $750M box office for Oppenheimer (31:06) Over/under: 21 months left of recession (31:46) Hottest take for 2023 (35:53) Fitbod - Get 25% off at https://fitbod.me/twist  (37:26) Will any VCs be charged in a crypto-related crime? (38:16) Will total capital raised by VCs fall off a cliff? (43:11) What startup will make the biggest impact? (45:59) Overrated hot new vertical (48:43) Will the fundraising landscape get better for startups? (50:19) Over/under: 3 new impactful social apps (51:18) Most stock appreciation: $AAPL, $AMZN, $GOOG, $META, $MSFT (52:59) Most stock appreciation: $ABNB, $SPOT, $UBER (55:21) Over/under: 177 IPOs (56:07) When will VR replace the iPhone? FOLLOW Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis FOLLOW Molly: https://twitter.com/mollywood Subscribe to our YouTube to watch all full episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkkhmBWfS7pILYIk0izkc3A?sub_confirmation=1
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Comments (70)

saber fun

very goodf

Jan 16th
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saber fun

very good

Jan 16th
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Maciej Czech

Podcast about startups and technology turned into gossips and smirks, sad

Oct 21st
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Golden boy

Hard left dark cash

Jul 2nd
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Maciej Czech

Amount of ads is offensive, Jason you would never listen to your own show :/

Jun 8th
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Maciej Czech

Why we have to listen to so many ads if you/TWiST doesn't need money as you said here ;(

Apr 30th
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Maciej Czech

Amount of ads is absurd. Specially that he few times said that he tries to avoid ads by paying etc. But we are forced to listen over and over to the same ads.

Feb 20th
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Maciej Czech

This podcast has nothing to do with startups and technology :{

Feb 15th
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Maciej Czech

Jason: I would pay for no ads at YouTube, Twitter etc etc Also Jason: we need ads on Allin TWiST is already so watered down just because they had to squeeze more ads ;( Few months ago he talked about this in podcast which is absurd. It was such a great podcast few years ago :(

Feb 13th
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Reza Sheykhi

Would please enable video feed in Castbox too? I've seen that you've done it for at least one of the episodes here. That'd be very much appreciated.

Feb 13th
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Maciej Czech

You had sucha great podcasts - great guests and real knowledge, timeless interviews. Now it's watered down with news, co-hosts, small talk. 20% of these episodes is just talking about this show. I'm done. Who has time for that?

Dec 31st
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Maciej Czech

Nothing changed in 2021 - disgusting sounds of lips, nose louder than human voice

Dec 24th
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Cristian Concha

Great episode as always. Thanks Jason.

Dec 22nd
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Maciej Czech

Finally real episode like it was always 300 episodes ago. No "OK boomer", other hosts, short term news, talking about this podcast etc.

Dec 22nd
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Maciej Czech

Another co-host, Molly Wood - please noooo, stop watering down this podcast ;( Thank you for improving audio quality again, now it's clear :) But really please slow down with the short term news, co-hosts, "OK boomer" segment etc

Dec 9th
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Noushin Mansouri

I found your podcast by kooshiar

Dec 7th
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Maciej Czech

More episodes and even more commercials :/ Please stop watering this down :/

Oct 2nd
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Maciej Czech

Please don't water down interviews like this with news, please consider separate channel for news and timeless interviews like this here like it was so far for years :)

Sep 29th
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Maciej Czech

1/3 of this podcast and many hours or even days wasted again on "racism" - USA is done :/ It's absurd how we have to constantly watch and listen how you are wasting energy on all that. That is also why rest of the world is more and more against USA "culture" pushed, nations and ethnicities mixed by force etc.

Sep 28th
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Maciej Czech

Please, it's too much, now correspondents etc. to much just news, please focus again on timeless interviews. I'm listening to ALL episodes and now I will have to choose because there are also other podcasts :/

Sep 5th
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