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Jason Calacanis and a rotating group of guest experts bring you this weekly take on the best, worst, most outrageous and interesting stories from the world of Web companies. Calacanis, a podcasting pioneer, gives you an insider's look at what's happening in the tech industry with his trademark blunt style and good humor. Looking to start your own company? Need strategies for improving your business or motivating your team? Just want to catch up on what's happening in Silicon Valley and beyond? Your journey begins here.

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E855: Blavity CEO & Co-founder Morgan DeBaun on how she built her media empire for black millennials based on trust in the era of fake news & Facebook fatigue, scaled to 5 brands (+counting) with 4m+ social, & landed Series A led by GV, smashing every SV barrier along the way (Sep 14th, 2018)

E855: Blavity CEO & Co-founder Morgan DeBaun on how she built her media empire for black millennials based on trust in the era of fake news & Facebook fatigue, scaled to 5 brands (+counting) with 4m+ social, & landed Series A led by GV, smashing every SV barrier along the way

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E854: Kairos CEO & Co-founder Brian Brackeen on innovating in facial recognition, processing over a billion faces, raising $30m via token sale, the dream & dystopia of AI, the persistence of racial profiling, & why he won’t sell his technology to law enforcement (Sep 11th, 2018)

Kairos CEO & Co-founder Brian Brackeen on innovating in facial recognition, processing over a billion faces, raising $30m via token sale, the dream & dystopia of AI, the persistence of racial profiling, & why he won't sell his technology to law enforcement

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E854 Brian Brakeen Kairos: facial recognition, $30m token, future of AI, why he won't sell to police (Sep 11th, 2018)

Kairos CEO & Co-founder Brian Brackeen on innovating in facial recognition, processing over a billion faces, raising $30m via token sale, the dream & dystopia of AI, the persistence of racial profiling, & why he won't sell his technology to law enforcement

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Travis Kalanick getting sued at 22 Years old by Michael Ovitz (Sep 7th, 2018)

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E853: #StartupTuneup “Solving Oceans”: 5 founders share their visions for cleaning up oil spills, fishing sustainably, harnessing wave power, rapidly biodegradable products, & data to eliminate waste (Sep 7th, 2018)

#StartupTuneup "Solving Oceans": 5 founders share their visions for cleaning up oil spills, fishing sustainably, harnessing wave power, rapidly biodegradable products, & data to eliminate waste.

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0:40 - Jason introduces t...

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Jason Calacanis CNBC Halftime Report 9/5/18: Twitter Facebook Senate testimony re: foreign influence (Sep 5th, 2018)

.@jason on @CNBC @HalftimeReport just now analyzing Senate hearing on foreign influence on social media; @sherylsandberg @Facebook & @jack @Twitter testify. Winner? Bipartisan democracy in action. Loser? The no-show @Google.

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E852: News Roundtable! Clara Brenner, Urban Innovation Fund & Iain Thomson, The Register: Facebook & Twitter testify, Google misfires, free speech v. de-platforming, scooter war victors & victims, rise of IPOs & income inequality, security shenanigans (Sep 5th, 2018)

E852: News Roundtable! Clara Brenner, Urban Innovation Fund & Iain Thomson, The Register: Facebook & Twitter testify, Google misfires, free speech v. de-platforming, scooter war victors & victims, rise of IPOs & income inequality, security shenanigans

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New Jobs that Augmented Reality Will Introduce (Sep 4th, 2018)

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The Future of Tech Jobs (Sep 2nd, 2018)

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Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures share what he looks for in Entrepreneurs | 2011 (Sep 1st, 2018)

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E851: Ubiquity6 Co-founder & CEO Anjney Midha on creating multiplayer AR for the real world, raising $37.5m from top SV investors to play with parallel universes, become the browser of spaces & define the future of shared mixed reality (Aug 31st, 2018)

Ubiquity6 Co-founder & CEO Anjney Midha on creating multiplayer AR for the real world, raising $37.5m from top SV investors to play with parallel universes, become the browser of spaces & define the future of shared mixed reality

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How To Hire & Attract Great Talent | #AskJason (Aug 30th, 2018)

If you want to get your question on the next #AskJason call-in episode, email askjason@launch.co.

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E850: All #AskJason Call-In! Candid feedback on marketplaces, getting customers, breaking into VC, social media envy spiral, execution over ideas, abandoning your C corp, hiring & keeping great talent, networking outside of SV (Aug 29th, 2018)

All #AskJason Call-In! Candid feedback on marketplaces, getting customers, breaking into VC, social media envy spiral, execution over ideas, abandoning your C corp, hiring & keeping great talent, networking outside of SV

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E850: All #AskJason! Marketplaces, joining VC, social media, C corp, hiring, networking outside SV (Aug 29th, 2018)

E850: All #AskJason Call-In! Candid feedback on marketplaces, getting customers, breaking into VC, social media envy spiral, execution over ideas, abandoning your C corp, hiring & keeping great talent, networking outside of SV.

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0:57 - Question from Elizabeth: Elizabeth co-founded an app to distribut...

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How a Bail Reform Startup Makes Money (Aug 26th, 2018)

Thanks ZipRecruiter for supporting this podcast. Visit http://ziprecruiter.com/twist to get started for free.

Founder: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
Startup: http://joinpromise.com

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Ryan Hoover on the Future of Electric Scooters (Bird, Lime, Spin) (Aug 25th, 2018)

Thanks Uber for supporting this podcast. Visit uber.com/movingforward to learn more.

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Ryan Hoover (Product Hunt)
Dave Mathews (The Gadget Guy, Founder of NewAer)

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Is Advertising Evil when Combined with Journalism? (Aug 24th, 2018)

Thanks Squarespace for supporting this podcast. Visit http://squarespace.com and use offer code: [ twist ] for 10% off.

Founder: Ernst-Jan Pfauth
Startup: https://decorrespondent.nl/

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Understanding Your Burn Rate (Aug 21st, 2018)

Here is a sneak peek from Jason's next book.

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Full Episode 847: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJPj5qBRRJI

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E849: Ernst-Jan Pfauth, CEO of The Correspondent, on breaking the journalism crowdfunding world record, launching in U.S., & innovating by ignoring the news & creating for readers instead of advertisers & owners (Aug 21st, 2018)

E849: Ernst-Jan Pfauth, CEO of The Correspondent, on breaking the journalism crowdfunding world record, launching in U.S., & innovating by ignoring the news & creating for readers instead of advertisers & owners.

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0:35 - Jason intro`s the episode by addressing the collapse of journalism in America.

3:03 - Jason shares his introduction to The Correspondent, a Du...

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Founder Scratches His Own Itch By Creating a Smart Home Fitness System (Aug 20th, 2018)

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Founder: Aly Orady
Startup: http://Tonal.com

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