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Angel - hosted by Jason Calacanis

Apr 10, 2020

0:01 Jason thanks the sponsors, guests, listeners & the team for Angel Season 4!
4:38 Jason intros Menlo Ventures' Shawn Carolan
7:26 Thoughts on the market's reaction to COVID-19, when will it get back to normal?
11:51 What advice is Shawn giving to his portfolio founders?
19:07 How has the job of a VC changed with the...

Apr 1, 2020

0:51 Jason gives some thoughts on quarantine & intros GGV's Jeff Richards
5:11 What will this crisis look like on the other side? Benefits of having a levelheaded approach
11:38 What has Jeff seen from his seasoned portfolio founders who went through the 2008 crisis?
16:21 What advice does Jeff give to first-time...

Mar 21, 2020

0:52 Jason intros Greylock's Sarah Guo
3:37 How did Sarah wind up at Greylock?
5:45 Sarah explains Greylock's "Zero to One" thesis & typical term commitment of a VC
11:53 How does Sarah measure her personal performance and her portfolio's performance? What are her biggest strengths as an investor?
16:12 How does she...

Mar 18, 2020

0:53 Jason intros Bessemer's David Cowan
1:54 David explains how he got his start in Venture capital in 1992
4:22 What does Bessemer look for in a potential investor today? How has VC hiring and demographics have changed over time?
8:10 David gives an anecdote about understanding "sunk cost"
14:12 David explains how and...

Mar 11, 2020

0:53 Jason intros Nicole Quinn
1:59 Nicole & Jason describe their separate Calm investments, will it be the first mental health IPO?
8:00 Calm's I.C.E. celebrity engagement method & how it got them LeBron James
8:54 Investing in Sophia Amoruso & Girlboss: what is it about "Force of Nature" product people that attracts...