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Jason Calacanis covers startups, tech, markets, media, and all the hottest topics in business and technology. He also interviews the world’s greatest founders, operators, investors, and innovators.
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This Week in Startups is brought to you by… OpenPhone. Create business phone numbers for you and your team that work through an app on your smartphone or desktop. TWiST listeners can get an extra 20% off any plan for your first 6 months at http://www.openphone.com/twist Eppo. Experimentation is how generation-defining companies win. Accelerate your experimentation velocity with Eppo. Visit  https://www.geteppo.com/twist HiddenLayer. Generative AI is revolutionizing industries. HiddenLayer’s AI Detection & Response Solution secures your Generative AI & LLMs from malicious attack.  Helping you generate more – by enabling seamless & secure Generative AI. Visit https://www.HiddenLayer.com/TWiST to learn more. * Timestamps: (0:00) Sunny joins Jason to dive into this week's AI news and demos. (1:39) AI, LLMs, and Groq infrastructure discussion. (9:32) OpenPhone - Get 20% off your first six months at http://www.openphone.com/twist (11:00 ) Meta's AI landing page, new search engine, and investment strategies (20:06 ) Eppo. Accelerate your experimentation velocity with Eppo. Visit  https://www.geteppo.com/twist (23:19) Zuckerberg's approach towards Google's dominance and the impact of Meta's search engine (30:19) HiddenLayer. HiddenLayer’s AI Detection & Response Solution secures your Generative AI & LLMs from malicious attack. Visit https://www.HiddenLayer.com/TWiST to learn more. (32:11) Importance of a dedicated domain name and Google's commitment to Google Plus (34:36) Meta's progress in AI and the strategy of open sourcing (45:34) The industrial revolution in technology, AI development, and rights issues * Check out Meta AI: https://www.meta.ai/ Check out Groq: https://groq.com/ * Subscribe to This Week in Startups on Apple: https://rb.gy/v19fcp * Follow Sunny: X: ⁠https://twitter.com/sundeep⁠ LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/sundeepm * Follow Jason: X: https://twitter.com/Jason LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasoncalacanis * Thank you to our partners: (9:32) OpenPhone - Get 20% off your first six months at http://www.openphone.com/twist (20:06 ) Eppo. Accelerate your experimentation velocity with Eppo. Visit  https://www.geteppo.com/twist (30:19) HiddenLayer. HiddenLayer’s AI Detection & Response Solution secures your Generative AI & LLMs from malicious attack. Visit https://www.HiddenLayer.com/TWiST to learn more. * Great 2023 interviews: Steve Huffman, Brian Chesky, Aaron Levie, Sophia Amoruso, Reid Hoffman, Frank Slootman, Billy McFarland * Check out Jason’s suite of newsletters: https://substack.com/@calacanis * Follow TWiST: Substack: https://twistartups.substack.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/TWiStartups YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thisweekin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisweekinstartups TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thisweekinstartups * Subscribe to the Founder University Podcast: https://www.founder.university/podcast
This Week in Startups is brought to you by… Hubspot for Podcast Network. Looking to up your marketing game? Check out HubSpot's Chatbot Builder:  https://clickhubspot.com/s0u Chatbot Tutorial here: https://clickhubspot.com/mfx DevSquad. Most dev agencies only offer developers. Why? Because product management is hard. Get an entire product team for the cost of one US developer plus 10% off at https://www.devsquad.com/twist Mercury. 90% of startups fail. Just 10 out of every 100 make it. Mercury exists to close that gap — helping companies succeed with banking and credit cards engineered for the startup journey. Join over 100,000 companies banking with Mercury at ⁠http://www.mercury.com⁠ * Todays show: David Weisburd hosts Logan Bartlett, Hunter Somerville, and Jason Calacanis to discuss the fundraising market (3:07), M&A (26:45), Google’s huge investment in generative AI (58:15), and much more! * Timestamps: (0:00) David Weisburd intros Logan Bartlett, Hunter Somerville, and Jason Calacanis (3:07) Tiger's recent fund and fundraising indicators (11:55) HubSpot’s Chatbot Builder - https://clickhubspot.com/s0u https://clickhubspot.com/mfx (13:26) The challenges and realities of venture capital (25:14) DevSquad - Get an entire product team for the cost of one US developer plus 10% off at https://www.devsquad.com/twist (26:45) Startup acquisitions, due diligence, and unethical behaviors in the industry (31:27) Selling partial positions in startups and structuring the selling of shares (37:18) Mercury - Join 100K+ startups banking with Mercury at http://www.mercury.com⁠ (38:20) Cendana and Kline Hill’s $105M fund to buy stakes in seed VC funds (46:59) The correlation between capital consumption and equity value, and the dangers of excess capital (54:28) The role of private equity in tech M&A and the future of tech IPOs (58:15) Google's $100 billion investment in AI and competition in the AI ecosystem (1:06:30) The challenge of capacity in seed stage investing and the value of a strong community in portfolio management * Follow Logan: X: https://twitter.com/loganbartlett LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/loganbartlett Check out: https://www.redpoint.com * Follow Hunter: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hunter-somerville-2a24117 Check out: https://www.stepstonegroup.com/ * Follow David: X: ⁠https://twitter.com/DWeisburd⁠ LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/dweisburd⁠ Check out: ⁠https://10xcapital.com * Follow Jason: X: ⁠https://twitter.com/jason⁠ Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/jason⁠ LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasoncalacanis * Thank you to our partners: (11:55) HubSpot’s Chatbot Builder - https://clickhubspot.com/s0u https://clickhubspot.com/mfx (25:14) DevSquad - Get an entire product team for the cost of one US developer plus 10% off at https://www.devsquad.com/twist (37:18) Mercury - Join 100K+ startups banking with Mercury at http://www.mercury.com⁠ * Check out the Launch Accelerator: https://launchaccelerator.co * Check out Founder University: https://www.founder.university * Subscribe to This Week in Startups on Apple: https://rb.gy/v19fcp * Great 2023 interviews: Steve Huffman, Brian Chesky, Aaron Levie, Sophia Amoruso, Reid Hoffman, Frank Slootman, Billy McFarland * Check out Jason’s suite of newsletters: https://substack.com/@calacanis * Follow TWiST: Substack: https://twistartups.substack.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/TWiStartups YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thisweekin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisweekinstartups TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thisweekinstartups * Subscribe to the Founder University Podcast: https://www.founder.university/podcast
This Week in Startups is brought to you by… Squarespace. Turn your idea into a new website! Go to http://www.Squarespace.com/TWIST for a free trial. When you’re ready to launch, use offer code TWIST to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Vanta. Compliance and security shouldn't be a deal-breaker for startups to win new business. Vanta makes it easy for companies to get a SOC 2 report fast. TWiST listeners can get $1,000 off for a limited time at http://www.vanta.com/twist The Equinix Startup program offers a hybrid infrastructure solution for startups, including up to $100K in credits and personalized consultations and guidance from the Equinix team. Go to https://deploy.equinix.com/startups to apply today. * Todays show: Sohail Prasad joins Jason to discuss Destiny Tech 100 and why it was created (3:46), comparing the market cap to the actual holdings and the pent-up demand (11:35), how Destiny acquires the shares and how they manage both positive and negative reactions (26:49), and more! * Timestamps: (0:00) Sohail Prasad of Destiny (D/XYZ) joins Jason. (3:46) Breaking down Destiny Tech 100 and why it was created. (5:20) What is a closed-end fund and how does it fit into the ecosystem? (8:37) The DIY approach used to bring this to the market. (9:33) Squarespace - Use offer code TWIST to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain at http://www.Squarespace.com/TWIST (10:54) How Destiny Tech 100 works as a direct listing. (11:35) Comparing the market cap to the actual holdings and the pent-up demand. (14:46) Looking at how Sohail and the company make their profits and why he does this instead of gathering higher carry. (18:52) Vanta - Get $1000 off your SOC 2 at http://www.vanta.com/twist (22:05) The concerns of the swinging nature of the stock price and the long-term view. (26:49) How Destiny acquires the shares and how they manage both positive and negative reactions. (30:26) Equinix - Join the Equinix Startup Program for up to $100K in credits and much more at https://deploy.equinix.com/startups (34:10) Destiny’s access to financials for companies in their portfolio. (35:51) Strategy behind exits for the fund and companies that then go public. (43:13) The size of the team needed to run Dest * Check out Destiny (D/XYZ): https://destiny.xyz/ * Subscribe to This Week in Startups on Apple: https://rb.gy/v19fcp * Follow Sohail: X: https://twitter.com/sohailprasad LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sohailprasad/ * Follow Jason: X: https://twitter.com/Jason LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasoncalacanis * Thank you to our partners: (9:33) Squarespace - Use offer code TWIST to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain at http://www.Squarespace.com/TWIST (18:52) Vanta - Get $1000 off your SOC 2 at http://www.vanta.com/twist (30:26) Equinix - Join the Equinix Startup Program for up to $100K in credits and much more at https://deploy.equinix.com/startups * Great 2023 interviews: Steve Huffman, Brian Chesky, Aaron Levie, Sophia Amoruso, Reid Hoffman, Frank Slootman, Billy McFarland * Check out Jason’s suite of newsletters: https://substack.com/@calacanis * Follow TWiST: Substack: https://twistartups.substack.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/TWiStartups YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thisweekin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisweekinstartups TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thisweekinstartups * Subscribe to the Founder University Podcast: https://www.founder.university/podcast
This Week in Startups is brought to you by… Wistia. All-in-one video platform for business, with tools that help you create, manage, and measure the impact of your videos. Try Wistia for free at https://wistia.com/startups Eight Sleep. Good sleep is the ultimate game changer. Now you can add the Pod Cover to any mattress! Go to https://www.eightsleep.com/twist to check out the Pod Cover and get $200 off the pod plus free shipping! Northwest Registered Agent. When starting your business, it's important to use a service that will actually help you. Northwest Registered Agent is that service. They'll form your company fast, give you the documents you need to open a business bank account, and even provide you with mail scanning and a business address to keep your personal privacy intact. Visit https://www.northwestregisteredagent.com/twist to get a 60% discount on your next LLC. * Todays show: Jason and Presh kick off the Founder University pitch competition (00:00), then we hear from Jared on Umbrella Sports (6:40), Linda on Mastertech (14:47), and Aleksandr on Ellis (24:20). Finally, Jason awards a $25K investment (44:17), and Presh details how to apply! * Timestamps: (00:00) Jason kicks off the show! (2:49) Jason brings on Presh to explain the fundamentals of Founder University and introduces today's pitches! (6:40) Jared Lewandowski pitches Umbrella Sports (13:20) Wistia - Try Wistia for free at https://wistia.com/startups (14:47) Linda Gray pitches Mastertech (22:51) Eight Sleep - Go to https://www.eightsleep.com/twist for $200 off the Pod plus free shipping (24:20) Aleksandr Diamond pitches Ellis (29:39) Jason and Presh assess the startups and their pitches (39:43) Northwest Registered Agent - Get a 60% discount on your next LLC at http://www.northwestregisteredagent.com/twist (44:12) Jason picks the startup he will invest in! (44:51) Feedback on the Founder University experience * Founder University: Cohort 8 begins May 9th! Apply here: https://www.founder.university * We are doing Founder Fridays! Go check out https://founderfridays.tech * Follow Jared: X: https://twitter.com/_playumbrella LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaredlewandowski Check out Umbrella Sports: https://www.playumbrella.com * Follow Linda: X: https://twitter.com/mastertechai LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linda-gray-6433b251/ Check out Mastertech: https://www.mastertech.ai/ * Follow Aleksandr: X: https://twitter.com/heyaleksandr LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asdiamond Check out Ellis: https://ellis.so * Follow Jason: X: https://twitter.com/Jason LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasoncalacanis * Subscribe to This Week in Startups on Apple: https://rb.gy/v19fcp * Thank you to our partners: (13:20) Wistia - Try Wistia for free at https://wistia.com/startups (22:51) Eight Sleep - Go to https://www.eightsleep.com/twist for $200 off the Pod plus free shipping (39:43) Northwest Registered Agent - Get a 60% discount on your next LLC at http://www.northwestregisteredagent.com/twist * Great 2023 interviews: Steve Huffman, Brian Chesky, Aaron Levie, Sophia Amoruso, Reid Hoffman, Frank Slootman, Billy McFarland * Check out Jason’s suite of newsletters: https://substack.com/@calacanis * Follow TWiST: Substack: https://twistartups.substack.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/TWiStartups YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thisweekin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisweekinstartups TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thisweekinstartups * Subscribe to the Founder University Podcast: https://www.founder.university/podcast * Founder University: Cohort 8 begins May 9th. Apply here: https://www.founder.university
This Week in Startups is brought to you by… Gusto is easy online payroll, benefits, and HR built for modern small businesses. Get three months free when you run your first payroll at http://www.Gusto.com/twist Mantle. The AI-powered equity management platform designed for modern founders and operators. Get your first 12 months free at https://www.withmantle.com/TWIST Hubspot. Join thousands of companies that are growing better with HubSpot for Startups. Learn more and get extra benefits for being a TWiST listener now at http://www.hubspot.com/startups/twist * Todays show: Sunny joins Jason to dive into AI news and demos including, Adam Schiff and the new bill to force AI companies to reveal use of copyrighted art (9:03), Udio the recent AI music creator catching a lot of hype (17:48), the AI dictation power of Aqua (39:10), and more! * Timestamps: (0:00) Sunny joins Jason to dive into this weeks AI news and demos. (4:02) AI News: Meta, Google and Intel all launched chips this week. (9:03) Adam Schiff and the new bill to force AI companies to reveal use of copyrighted art (9:51) Gusto - Get three months free when you run your first payroll at http://www.gusto.com/twist (17:48) Sunny demos Udio - the recent AI music creator catching a lot of hype. (19:36) Mantle - Get your first 12 months free at https://www.withmantle.com/TWIST (20:56) Sunny and Jason further explore Udio and discuss the copyright issues around AI models. (31:45) Hubspot for Startups - Learn more and get extra benefits for being a TWiST listener now at  https://www.hubspot.com/startups. Check out their report “How AI is Redefining Startup GTM Strategy” here: https://bit.ly/hubspot-ai-report (36:31) Sunny creates a song with Udio about Jason’s passion for copyright laws. (39:10) Sunny demos Aqua. (45:36) Sunny demos SWE-Agent * Subscribe to This Week in Startups on Apple: https://rb.gy/v19fcp * LINKS: Check out Udio: https://www.udio.com/ Rolling Stone article on Udio: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/udio-ai-music-chatgpt-suno-1235001675/ Check out Aqua: https://withaqua.com/ Check out SWE-Agent: https://swe-agent.com/demo Meta’s new chip news: https://twitter.com/Techmeme/status/1778078194345955765 Google’s new chip news: https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/1777654095601348775 Intel’s new chip news: https://twitter.com/Techmeme/status/1777725152102699026 Article on Adam Schiff introducing new bill: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2024/apr/09/artificial-intelligence-bill-copyright-art Check out statmuse: https://www.statmuse.com/ * Follow Sunny: X: https://twitter.com/sundeep LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sundeepm * Follow Jason: X: https://twitter.com/Jason LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasoncalacanis * Thank you to our partners: (9:51) Gusto - Get three months free when you run your first payroll at http://www.gusto.com/twist (19:36) Mantle - Get your first 12 months free at https://www.withmantle.com/TWIST (31:45) Hubspot for Startups - Learn more and get extra benefits for being a TWiST listener now at  https://www.hubspot.com/startups. Check out their report “How AI is Redefining Startup GTM Strategy” here: https://bit.ly/hubspot-ai-report * Great 2023 interviews: Steve Huffman, Brian Chesky, Aaron Levie, Sophia Amoruso, Reid Hoffman, Frank Slootman, Billy McFarland * Check out Jason’s suite of newsletters: https://substack.com/@calacanis * Follow TWiST: Substack: https://twistartups.substack.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/TWiStartups YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thisweekin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisweekinstartups TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thisweekinstartups * Subscribe to the Founder University Podcast: https://www.founder.university/podcast
This Week in Startups is brought to you by… Squarespace. Turn your idea into a new website! Go to http://www.Squarespace.com/TWIST for a free trial. When you’re ready to launch, use offer code TWIST to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. OpenPhone. Create business phone numbers for you and your team that work through an app on your smartphone or desktop. TWiST listeners can get an extra 20% off any plan for your first 6 months at http://www.openphone.com/twist CLA. Innovation takes balance. CLA's CPAs, consultants, and wealth advisors can help you get from startup to where you want to end up. Get started now at CLAconnect.com/tech Todays show: David Weisburd hosts David Clark, Tomasz Tunguz, and Jason Calacanis to discuss the new YC class (1:59), startup valuations (19:34), the investment landscape (30:17), and more! * Timestamps: (00:00) David Weisburd intros David Clark, Tomasz Tunguz, and Jason Calacanis (1:59) The latest YC class and rise of AI startups (9:36) Squarespace - Use offer code TWIST to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain at http://www.Squarespace.com/TWIST (10:55) Role of the founding team in AI startups (19:34) Startup valuations and the changing landscape of seed deals and Series A rounds (29:01) OpenPhone - Get 20% off your first six months at http://www.openphone.com/twist (30:17) Tomasz Tunguz’s journey to raising his fund and the challenges of the VC industry (37:32) Personality types in venture capital and handling company wind downs (39:20) CLA - Get started with CLA's CPAs, consultants, and wealth advisors now at https://claconnect.com/tech (40:52) VC’s moving out and the challenge of picking the right company to invest in (59:27) Active reserves management (1:09:00) Lightning round: Top 3 investments * Mentioned on show: https://motherduck.com https://arbitrum.io https://www.omni.co https://www.podengine.ai https://www.getrecall.ai https://newcomergames.com * Follow David Clark: X: https://twitter.com/daveclark85 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-clark-6678b6b/ Check out VenCap: https://www.vencap.com/ * Follow Tomasz Tunguz: X: https://twitter.com/ttunguz LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomasztunguz Check out Theory Ventures: https://theory.ventures * Follow Jason: X: https://twitter.com/Jason LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasoncalacanis * Subscribe to This Week in Startups on Apple: https://rb.gy/v19fcp * Thank you to our partners: (9:36) Squarespace - Use offer code TWIST to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain at http://www.Squarespace.com/TWIST (29:01) OpenPhone - Get 20% off your first six months at http://www.openphone.com/twist (39:20) CLA - Get started with CLA's CPAs, consultants, and wealth advisors now at https://claconnect.com/tech * Great 2023 interviews: Steve Huffman, Brian Chesky, Aaron Levie, Sophia Amoruso, Reid Hoffman, Frank Slootman, Billy McFarland * Check out Jason’s suite of newsletters: https://substack.com/@calacanis * Follow TWiST: Substack: https://twistartups.substack.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/TWiStartups YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thisweekin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisweekinstartups TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thisweekinstartups * Subscribe to the Founder University Podcast: https://www.founder.university/podcast
This Week in Startups is brought to you by… Vanta. Compliance and security shouldn't be a deal-breaker for startups to win new business. Vanta makes it easy for companies to get a SOC 2 report fast. TWiST listeners can get $1,000 off for a limited time at http://www.vanta.com/twist LinkedIn Ads. To redeem a $100 LinkedIn ad credit and launch your first campaign, go to http://www.linkedin.com/thisweekinstartups Zendesk. The best customer experiences are built with Zendesk. Qualifying startups can join their Startup program and get Zendesk products free, for six months! Visit http://www.zendesk.com/startups today to get started. * Todays show: Alef’s Jim Dukhovny joins Jason to discuss different approaches to flying car tech (1:16), Alef’s vehicle design (9:17), commercial aspects (22:39), and more! * Timestamps: (00:00) Alef’s Jim Dukhovny joins Jason (1:16) Alef’s mission and the different approaches to VTOL and flying car technologies (8:25) Vanta - Get $1000 off your SOC 2 at http://www.vanta.com/twist (9:17) Alef’s approach to vehicle design and use of existing technologies in a new format (12:10) Technical details of Alef’s vehicle design, including propulsion systems and structural innovations (14:27) Challenges of designing flying vehicles that function both as cars and aircraft (21:11) LinkedIn Ads - Get a $100 LinkedIn ad credit at http://www.linkedin.com/thisweekinstartups (22:39) Commercial aspects, including pricing, customer pre-orders, and manufacturing plans (26:13) Regulatory and certification challenges and the potential timeline for bringing the product to market (32:46) Zendesk - Get six months free at https://zendesk.com/startups (34:16) Ballistic parachute systems in drones, planes, and Alef’s vehicles (38:53) The long-term vision for autonomous flying cars * Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtzuL3WSiGY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gzdo107SmE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBCUQlF3MMU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxaFFuN1vpc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT4buS7avd4 * Follow Jim: X: https://twitter.com/AlefAeronautics LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimdukhovny Check out Alef: https://alef.aero * Follow Jason: X: https://twitter.com/Jason LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasoncalacanis * Subscribe to This Week in Startups on Apple: https://rb.gy/v19fcp * Thank you to our partners: (8:25) Vanta - Get $1000 off your SOC 2 at http://www.vanta.com/twist (21:11) LinkedIn Ads - Get a $100 LinkedIn ad credit at http://www.linkedin.com/thisweekinstartups (32:46) Zendesk - Get six months free at https://zendesk.com/startups * Great 2023 interviews: Steve Huffman, Brian Chesky, Aaron Levie, Sophia Amoruso, Reid Hoffman, Frank Slootman, Billy McFarland * Check out Jason’s suite of newsletters: https://substack.com/@calacanis * Follow TWiST: Substack: https://twistartups.substack.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/TWiStartups YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thisweekin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisweekinstartups TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thisweekinstartups * Subscribe to the Founder University Podcast: https://www.founder.university/podcast
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Jan 15th
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Bethel chase

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May 23rd
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Bethel chase

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May 23rd
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Jan 16th
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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

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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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