July 29, 2022

Venture Stories: How Royal is Transforming the Artist-Fan Relationship

JD Ross (@justindross) and Justin Blau (@3LAU), co-founders of Royal, join Erik Torenberg and co-host Ian Cinnamon for this episode of Venture Stories web3 series. Takeaways: - Royal stems from their vision to invest in talent early on. - Streaming …

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July 21, 2022

AI Companionship with Replika's Eugenia Kuyda

Eugenia Kuyda is the founder and CEO of Replika, an AI companion company. Our conversation today centers around the different use-cases of AI, from task-oriented chatbots to emotionally-supportive AI companionship. We delve into the current state of conversational tech, including …

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July 15, 2022

Venture Stories: Labor Marketplaces with Traba's Mike Shebat

Today, we’re syndicating an episode from the Village Global podcast hosted by On Deck co-CEO Erik Torenberg. The guest on the show is Mike Shebat - CEO & Co-founder of Traba and a member of Forbes 30 Under 30. Mike …

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July 7, 2022

The Network State Revisited with Balaji Srinivasan

A year ago, we launched The Deep End with Balaji Srinivasan as one of our first three guests. In the episode, he discussed the impending arrival of The Network State. Flash forward to this Monday on the fourth of July …

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July 1, 2022

Driving Better Health with Roundtrip's Mark Switaj

Mark Switaj is co-founder & CEO of Roundtrip Health. Roundtrip is driving better health by providing a full suite of non emergent transportation options to patients in different care settings across the country. After exploring the India and health tech …

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June 16, 2022

Tokenizing Creator Communities with Crowdpad's Joel Alexander

Joel Alexander is the founder and CEO of Crowdpad, a tokenized community-building platform for creators whose goal is to help creators monetize on day one. Our conversation today centers around web3 and the future of the creator economy. We discuss …

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June 9, 2022

Mobile Money with Wave's CTO Ben Kuhn

Ben Kuhn is the CTO at Wave, a mobile payment company whose mission is to make Africa the first cashless continent by building ways for unbanked people to send and save money. Our discussion today covers a wide variety of …

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June 2, 2022

The Big Tech Narrative with Alex Kantrowitz

Alex Kantrowitz is a reporter who contributes to CNBC, hosts the "Big Technology" Podcast and writes the "Big Technology" newsletter, which includes reports & analysis of big tech firms like Amazon, Google, Microsoft Apple, and more. Alex is an independent …

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May 26, 2022

The Market for Solutions with On Deck's Charles Cushing

Our discussion today centers on the “market for solutions”, a mental model that guest Charles Cushing explored in a 2020 essay he wrote where he wondered if there was a way to improve the market for solutions in order to …

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May 19, 2022

The Indian Startup Ecosystem with Anand Chandrasekaran

Anand Chandrasekaran is a full-time angel investor & advisor with extensive executive experience at some of the biggest names in tech, including Five9, Facebook, and Yahoo. He has also started several of his own companies. Today’s episode is about the …

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May 5, 2022

Solarpunk Tech with Lucas Bagno and Ian Cinnamon

This week's guests are Ian Cinnamon and Lucas Bagno. Ian and Lucas are the co-hosts of Village Global’s new Solarpunk podcast, which focuses on space, technology, and defense. The theme of the conversation today is Solarpunk. It was interesting that, …

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May 2, 2022

Embracing Hard Tech with Eli Dourado

This week's guest is Eli Dourado, an economist who says that all he wants is for GDP per capita to reach $200k in 2050. Marshall's conversation with Eli today centers around how to get economic growth back on track after …

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April 28, 2022

Evolving Internet Culture with Default Friend

Today's guest is "Default Friend," an internet personality who writes about internet culture and digital communities. Our discussion starts by using the recent Taylor Lorenz controversy regarding her story on Libs of TikTok to launch into a broader discussion of …

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April 25, 2022

The Future of Focused Work with Freedom's Fred Stutzman

Fred Stutzman is founder and CEO of Freedom - a company developing a toolset for the future of focused work in a distraction-first world. Our discussion is about what the future of work will look like in a world where …

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April 18, 2022

Personalized Wellness with Rootine's Rachel Sanders

Rachel Sanders is co-founder and CEO at Rootine, a company focused on optimizing health and performance through precision nutrition. Rootine is focused on what they call precision health and nutrition, which involves looking at hundreds of data points to identify …

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April 14, 2022

Executive Coaching with Practice's Julien Smith

Julien Smith is co-founder and CEO at Practice. He's also a bestselling author and executive coach. Today’s discussion focuses on Julien’s journey from starting as an online author and creator and then turning into a multi-time startup founder, instead of …

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April 11, 2022

Evaluating Climate Risk with Climate X's Lukky Amed

Lukky Ahmed is the founder & CEO of Climate X. Today’s discussion is about understanding climate change from the standpoint of how it affects us and the world around us for generations to come, using data and machine learning. Our …

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April 7, 2022

The Pathless Path with Paul Millerd

Paul Millerd is author of the Pathless Path, which is about his personal journey of leaving the traditional realm of work and finding something holistic and sustainable. In this conversation we discuss what Paul calls “the default path” — a …

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April 4, 2022

Execs: Systems for Blitzscaling with former Uber Chief Business Offic…

Today you’ll hear On Deck CEO Erik Torenberg interview Emil Michael - Uber’s Chief Business Officer during their hypergrowth period from 2013 to 2017. While he was there, Uber grew from 250 employees to 15,000 and raised $15 billion. He …

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March 31, 2022

Reimagining the News with Goodable's Muhammad Lila

Muhammad Lila is Founder and CEO of Goodable. He is also previously a Warzone Correspondent, leading global news coverage at CNN and ABC. He has been nominated for 2 Emmy awards. Today’s discussion is around Muhammad’s vision for fixing the …

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March 28, 2022

Getting 3D Printing Ready for Primetime with Ahead Wind's Rob Paddock

Rob Paddock is co-founder & CEO of Ahead Wind. Ahead Wind was one of the first companies admitted into ODX and is currently technology that reduces human involvement in 3D printing. Today’s conversation is about the future of 3D printing …

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March 24, 2022

Democratizing Venture Capital with WeFunder's Jonny Price

Jonny Price is VP of Fundraising at WeFunder. WeFunder describes themselves as Robinhood for pre-IPO startups. In May 2016, the Obama administration made it legal for everyday people to invest as little as $100 in startups or other businesses. On …

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March 21, 2022

Writing the Code of Life with Trevor Martin

Trevor Martin is founder & CEO of Mammoth Biosciences. Mammoth is building the platform for CRISPR applications of the future. They currently have technologies built for diagnostics, genome editing, and protein discovery. CRISPR is a novel system that enables geneticists …

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