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SEASOn 1, Ep 1
CYAN BANISTER

Cyan Banister, former angel investor (Uber, Thumbtack) now Founders Fund Partner, shares with Jason her successes & brutal losses, her formula for choosing successful startups & founders, and her journey from angel investor to VC.

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SEASON 1, EP 2
Gil Penchina

Super angel Gil Penchina has invested in 200+ startups throughout his career (incl. LinkedIn, PayPal). He and Jason riff about founder tenacity, how to deal with failing companies, and getting past your own biases.

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SEASON 1, EP 3
Andrea zurek

Andrea Zurek, XG Ventures (Facebook, Twitter) & angel since 2006, shares startup selection criteria, lessons building Google, ideal terms & valuations, solving problems & finding right combination of money, fortitude & discipline.

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SEASON 1, EP 4
ED ROMAN

Angel & syndicate leader Ed Roman on optimizing for outsized outcomes, leaning on gut & market analysis, not learning the wrong lessons, avoiding fraudulent customers, & swinging for fences (only) in SV.

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SEASON 1, EP 5
zach coelius

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Zach Coelius, founder-turned-angel & Syndicate leader with a $1b exit after only 2yrs investing, shares insights on advising, hustling, deal flow, & the thrill of first market validation.



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SEASON 1, EP 6
BEN NARASIN

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Ben Narasin shares his strategy behind 80+ portfolio co's (with 50% Series A conversions & 3 unicorns), proven thesis on successful startups & founders, & betting on the strength of conviction.

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SEASON 1, EP 7
DAVE SAMUEL

Dave Samuel, Freestyle Capital, on the joy & risks of early-stage, qualities of ideal founder, team & product, portfolio favorites, & focused investing as a former entrepreneur.

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SEASON 1, EP 8
PEJMAN NOZAD

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Pear VC Founding Managing Partner Pejman Nozad shares lessons from selling rugs as an immigrant to seeding 100+ co’s & 6 unicorns, staying disciplined & much more.

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SEASON 1, EP 9
"ASK AN ANGEL"

Ask an Angel! Jason Calacanis & Brian Alvey answer investor questions on picking startups, evaluating founders, due diligence, how syndicates work, deal terms & much more.

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SEASON 1, EP 10
MATT BREZINA

Matt Brezina, investor in 65+ startups (Dropbox, Cruise) & founder (Xobni, Sincerely) shares strategies for backing relentlessly resourceful founder-builders & bringing operational value in return.

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season 2, ep 1
Shaun Abrahamson & stonly baptiste

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Urban.us partners Shaun Abrahamson & Stonly Baptiste seed & support startups to improve cities, solve climate/housing/transportation, & profit in the expanding urban megaregions & TAM.

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SEASON 2, EP 2
ed sim

Boldstart Founder Ed Sim on 20yrs seeding 50+ enterprise co’s, how his father’s fleeing N. Korea shaped his VC, NYC deep tech, & being 1st $ in to guide founder-product fit to product-market fit to self-sustainability.

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SEASON 2, EP 3
JEFF CLAVIER

Jeff Clavier, Uncork Capital, on pioneering micro VC, lessons from 200+ investments & 5 funds, strategizing at Seed for Series A crunch, risky ICOs, & the hard-won wisdom of always be raising.


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SEASON 2, EP 4
Satya Patel

Satya Patel, Homebrew, on 80+ investments, betting on founders with mission, solving problems over building biz, funding "phases" not stages, portfolio stars, & the critical importance of boards & organizational muscle memory.

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Season 2, ep 5
Arlan Hamilton

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Arlan Hamilton, Backstage Capital on being a self-taught VC, creating a rocket ship to fund 64+ underrepresented founders in just 2yrs, launching upcoming studio & mastering the art of disciplined investing.


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SEASON 2, EP 6
arjun sethi

Arjun Sethi, Social Capital on bringing skills as a founder (MessageMe, Lolapps) & Yahoo head of growth to early-stage investing, being candid, taking methodical risks, & the critical importance of rapid-learning, resilient teams

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Season 2, ep 7
clara brenner

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 Clara Brenner, Urban Innovation Fund shares insights from ~50 investments focused on solving our biggest challenges, importance of tenacity, momentum, culture to scale & positive communication with investors

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Season 2, ep 8
rob may

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Rob May, investor 45+ co's & founder Talla & Backupify, shares dealbreakers, successful founder patterns, using scar tissue as entrepreneur to be a better angel, creating Talla ICO & future bots, blockchain, & crypto

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SEASON 2, EP 9 PETE FLINT

Pete Flint, NFX Managing Partner & Trulia Founder, shares insights from entrepreneurship to investing, criteria for $150m seed fund, supporting persistent founders, company-building & culture, targeting markets ripe for disruption, & power of data network effects

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SEASON 2, EP 10 "ASK AN ANGEL"

Ask an Angel! Jason Calacanis & Ed Roman answer questions on startup runway concerns, syndicate hit rates, advising best practices, founder updates, due diligence, pro-rata rights, investment legal structures & more.


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Season 2, ep 5
Arlan Hamilton

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Arlan Hamilton, Backstage Capital on being a self-taught VC, creating a rocket ship to fund 64+ underrepresented founders in just 2yrs, launching upcoming studio & mastering the art of disciplined investing.


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About the host

Jason Calacanis is a technology entrepreneur, angel investor, and the host of the popular weekly podcast This Week in Startups. He's the founder of a series of conferences that bring entrepreneurs together with potential investors.

As a “scout” for top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firm Sequoia Capital and later as an angel investor, Jason has invested in 150 early-stage startups including 4 that have achieved billion-dollar valuations (so far).

His book "Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups: Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000" will be published by Harper Collins on July 18th, 2017. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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E1: "Angel" Podcast Premiere: Cyan Banister, angel investor now Founders Fund VC, shares portfolio hits/misses, deal flow strategies, finding founder-product fit & backing startups that change human behavior

Welcome to the first episode of the "Angel" podcast. In this series, Jason interviews angels about their investment strategies and pulls back the curtain on how early-stage startups get funded. In E1, Cyan Banister, former angel investor (Uber, Thumbtack) now Founders Fund Partner, shares with Jason her portfolio successes & brutal losses, her formula for choosing successful startups & founders, and her journey from angel investor to VC. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring this podcast.

E1: "Angel" Podcast Premiere: Cyan Banister, angel investor now Founders Fund VC, shares portfolio hits/misses, deal flow strategies, finding founder-product fit & backing startups that change human behavior

Welcome to the first episode of the "Angel" podcast. In this series, Jason interviews angels about their investment strategies and pulls back the curtain on how early-stage startups get funded. In E1, Cyan Banister, former angel investor (Uber, Thumbtack) now Founders Fund Partner, shares with Jason her portfolio successes & brutal losses, her formula for choosing successful startups & founders, and her journey from angel investor to VC. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring this podcast.

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CYAN BANNISTER

Cyan Banister, former angel investor (Uber, Thumbtack) now Founders Fund Partner, shares with Jason her successes & brutal losses, her formula for choosing successful startups & founders, and her journey from angel investor to VC.

Listen to this episode:

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Listen now

Gil Penchina

Super angel Gil Penchina has invested in 200+ startups throughout his career (incl. LinkedIn, PayPal). He and Jason riff about founder tenacity, how to deal with failing companies, and getting past your own biases.

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Andrea zurich

Andrea Zurek has been an active angel investor since 2006. Ms. Zurek has been named one of the top 25 tech angels by Businessweek.

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E1: "Angel" Podcast Premiere: Cyan Banister, angel investor now Founders Fund VC, shares portfolio hits/misses, deal flow strategies, finding founder-product fit & backing startups that change human behavior

Welcome to the first episode of the "Angel" podcast. In this series, Jason interviews angels about their investment strategies and pulls back the curtain on how early-stage startups get funded. In E1, Cyan Banister, former angel investor (Uber, Thumbtack) now Founders Fund Partner, shares with Jason her portfolio successes & brutal losses, her formula for choosing successful startups & founders, and her journey from angel investor to VC. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring this podcast.

E1: "Angel" Podcast Premiere: Cyan Banister, angel investor now Founders Fund VC, shares portfolio hits/misses, deal flow strategies, finding founder-product fit & backing startups that change human behavior

Welcome to the first episode of the "Angel" podcast. In this series, Jason interviews angels about their investment strategies and pulls back the curtain on how early-stage startups get funded. In E1, Cyan Banister, former angel investor (Uber, Thumbtack) now Founders Fund Partner, shares with Jason her portfolio successes & brutal losses, her formula for choosing successful startups & founders, and her journey from angel investor to VC. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring this podcast.

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