The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch
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The Founders' Values Become the Company's Values
Breaking News: Meet First Round Capital's Newest Partner, How To Approach Generational Transition as a Venture Firm & The Dangers of Attribution In Venture
Pandering to Employees Isn't Real Leadership
20VC: Intercom Founder, Eoghan McCabe on How To Deal with the Weight of Expectation, Having Your Identity Tied To Your Company, How To Be Your Authentic Self Even with Stakeholders & Why There Are No Rules
Once You Quit Drinking Alcohol, You'll Notice How Boring People Are
20VC: It’s Time To Talk About Drinking; How To Stop, The Impact It Has, How Life Changes Post-Alcohol and The Biggest Misconceptions on Drinking with Ryan Petersen, Founder @ Flexport, Justin Kan, Founder @ Twitch, Matteo Franceschetti, Founder @ Eight
Alcohol Is Effectively Poison; Just Because It's Legal Doesn't Make It Healthy
20VC: It’s Time To Talk About Drinking; How To Stop, The Impact It Has, How Life Changes Post-Alcohol and The Biggest Misconceptions on Drinking with Ryan Petersen, Founder @ Flexport, Justin Kan, Founder @ Twitch, Matteo Franceschetti, Founder @ Eight
Attaching Self-Worth to External Phenomena Causes Emotional Turbulence
20VC: Brad Feld, Jerry Colonna and Tracy Lawrence on Depression and Mental Health, The Dangers of Tying Happiness To Milestones & Why Fear, Anxiety and Guilt Are Useless Emotions
Think Bigger — Vision Determines Outcome
20VC: Intercom Founder, Eoghan McCabe on How To Deal with the Weight of Expectation, Having Your Identity Tied To Your Company, How To Be Your Authentic Self Even with Stakeholders & Why There Are No Rules
Until You Recognize It, Unconscious Programming Directs Your Life
20VC: Brad Feld, Jerry Colonna and Tracy Lawrence on Depression and Mental Health, The Dangers of Tying Happiness To Milestones & Why Fear, Anxiety and Guilt Are Useless Emotions
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How Sahil Lavingia Thinks About Risk & Money

0:45 · 20VC: Sahil Lavingia on Rolling Funds and Their Impact on The Future of Venture, How To Evaluate Market, Team and Product, The Value of Party Rounds & The Pros and Cons of Multi-Stage Funds Investing at Seedview episode

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Moving to Utah Helped Sahil Lavingia Recover from Kleiner Perkins Writing Off Gumroad

1:26 · 20VC: Sahil Lavingia on Rolling Funds and Their Impact on The Future of Venture, How To Evaluate Market, Team and Product, The Value of Party Rounds & The Pros and Cons of Multi-Stage Funds Investing at Seedview episode

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Sahil Lavingia's Biggest Strength: His Confidence

0:28 · 20VC: Sahil Lavingia on Rolling Funds and Their Impact on The Future of Venture, How To Evaluate Market, Team and Product, The Value of Party Rounds & The Pros and Cons of Multi-Stage Funds Investing at Seedview episode

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It's Better To Get Feedback from Friends & Founders Than Investors Who Pass

0:42 · 20VC: Sahil Lavingia on Rolling Funds and Their Impact on The Future of Venture, How To Evaluate Market, Team and Product, The Value of Party Rounds & The Pros and Cons of Multi-Stage Funds Investing at Seedview episode

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How Has Haystack Built a Great Brand?

2:23 · 20VC: Semil Shah on Why The Most Important Thing An Investor Can Do Is Attract Follow On & The Fundamentals of VC Brandingview episode

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Eoghan McCabe Advocates Questioning Everything & Breaking Rules

0:42 · 20VC: Intercom Founder, Eoghan McCabe on How To Deal with the Weight of Expectation, Having Your Identity Tied To Your Company, How To Be Your Authentic Self Even with Stakeholders & Why There Are No Rulesview episode

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Think Bigger — Vision Determines Outcome

2:42 · 20VC: Intercom Founder, Eoghan McCabe on How To Deal with the Weight of Expectation, Having Your Identity Tied To Your Company, How To Be Your Authentic Self Even with Stakeholders & Why There Are No Rulesview episode

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Eoghan McCabe Questions Assumptions & Tries to Do Things Differently

0:53 · 20VC: Intercom Founder, Eoghan McCabe on How To Deal with the Weight of Expectation, Having Your Identity Tied To Your Company, How To Be Your Authentic Self Even with Stakeholders & Why There Are No Rulesview episode

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How Having Kids Improved Chamath Palihapitiya's Life

2:08 · 20VC: Chamath Palihapitiya on Why IPOs and Direct Listings Are Broken, Turning Social Capital Into A Combination of Berkshire Hathaway, Koch Industries and The Red Cross, Why Forecasts Are Worthless, What Creates True Defensibility & Why You Have To Be Prview episode

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The Chainsmokers Growth Hacked Their Way to Stardom

1:45 · 20VC: The Chainsmokers on Raising Their First $35M Fund and Entering The World of Venture, Dealing with Vulnerability and Insecurity Today & How Music and Venture Compare; The Similarities and Differencesview episode

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As VCs, Even The Chainsmokers Fight Allocation Squeeze

0:49 · 20VC: The Chainsmokers on Raising Their First $35M Fund and Entering The World of Venture, Dealing with Vulnerability and Insecurity Today & How Music and Venture Compare; The Similarities and Differencesview episode

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Not Even The Chainsmokers Are Immune to Mental Health Battles

1:47 · 20VC: The Chainsmokers on Raising Their First $35M Fund and Entering The World of Venture, Dealing with Vulnerability and Insecurity Today & How Music and Venture Compare; The Similarities and Differencesview episode

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Like Naval Ravikant Says, Your Brand Is a Lagging Indicator of Who You Are

1:02 · 20VC: Sahil Lavingia on Rolling Funds and Their Impact on The Future of Venture, How To Evaluate Market, Team and Product, The Value of Party Rounds & The Pros and Cons of Multi-Stage Funds Investing at Seedview episode

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When Investing, Remember: Value = Market x People

0:41 · 20VC: Sahil Lavingia on Rolling Funds and Their Impact on The Future of Venture, How To Evaluate Market, Team and Product, The Value of Party Rounds & The Pros and Cons of Multi-Stage Funds Investing at Seedview episode

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People Don't Really Give a Shit About You - And That's Actually Great

1:19 · 20VC: Sahil Lavingia on Rolling Funds and Their Impact on The Future of Venture, How To Evaluate Market, Team and Product, The Value of Party Rounds & The Pros and Cons of Multi-Stage Funds Investing at Seedview episode

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Every Time Sahil Tweets, He Asks Himself 'Is This Valuable?'

1:05 · 20VC: Sahil Lavingia on Rolling Funds and Their Impact on The Future of Venture, How To Evaluate Market, Team and Product, The Value of Party Rounds & The Pros and Cons of Multi-Stage Funds Investing at Seedview episode

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Harry Introduces Sahil Lavingia (Part I)

0:52 · 20VC: Sahil Lavingia on Rolling Funds and Their Impact on The Future of Venture, How To Evaluate Market, Team and Product, The Value of Party Rounds & The Pros and Cons of Multi-Stage Funds Investing at Seedview episode

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How Sahil Lavingia Copes With Excess Pressure to Perform

1:03 · 20VC: Sahil Lavingia on Rolling Funds and Their Impact on The Future of Venture, How To Evaluate Market, Team and Product, The Value of Party Rounds & The Pros and Cons of Multi-Stage Funds Investing at Seedview episode

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John Lilly Once Told Sahil Lavingia That He 'Looked Like Death'

0:20 · 20VC: Sahil Lavingia on Rolling Funds and Their Impact on The Future of Venture, How To Evaluate Market, Team and Product, The Value of Party Rounds & The Pros and Cons of Multi-Stage Funds Investing at Seedview episode

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Jerry Colonna Taught Tracy Lawrence to Own Her Shadow

1:55 · 20VC: Brad Feld, Jerry Colonna and Tracy Lawrence on Depression and Mental Health, The Dangers of Tying Happiness To Milestones & Why Fear, Anxiety and Guilt Are Useless Emotionsview episode

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The Best Mentorship Relationships Consist of Contemporary Mentors

1:19 · 20VC: Brad Feld, Jerry Colonna and Tracy Lawrence on Depression and Mental Health, The Dangers of Tying Happiness To Milestones & Why Fear, Anxiety and Guilt Are Useless Emotionsview episode

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Tracy Lawrence Transferred Her Sense of Self-Worth from Her Startup to Surfing

1:19 · 20VC: Brad Feld, Jerry Colonna and Tracy Lawrence on Depression and Mental Health, The Dangers of Tying Happiness To Milestones & Why Fear, Anxiety and Guilt Are Useless Emotionsview episode

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In Startup Investing, Julia Is Weary of "Vitamins"; She Prefers "Painkiller" Startups

0:58 · 20VC: Biggest Lessons From Scaling Opendoor's Scaling Journey, How To Implement Systems for Growth & The Right Way To Structure Customer Discovery Processes with Julia DeWahl, Angel Investorview episode

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Julia's Angel Investing Mentors: Paul Graham, Marc Andreessen, Mike Maples, & Mike Vernal

0:52 · 20VC: Biggest Lessons From Scaling Opendoor's Scaling Journey, How To Implement Systems for Growth & The Right Way To Structure Customer Discovery Processes with Julia DeWahl, Angel Investorview episode

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Building Systems Around Repeatable Processes Helps Companies Scale

1:27 · 20VC: Biggest Lessons From Scaling Opendoor's Scaling Journey, How To Implement Systems for Growth & The Right Way To Structure Customer Discovery Processes with Julia DeWahl, Angel Investorview episode

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At Opendoor, One Person Is Accountable for Each Checklist Item

0:45 · 20VC: Biggest Lessons From Scaling Opendoor's Scaling Journey, How To Implement Systems for Growth & The Right Way To Structure Customer Discovery Processes with Julia DeWahl, Angel Investorview episode

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Julia Agrees With Keith Rabois' Advice: Businesses Should "Own the Whole Stack"

1:23 · 20VC: Biggest Lessons From Scaling Opendoor's Scaling Journey, How To Implement Systems for Growth & The Right Way To Structure Customer Discovery Processes with Julia DeWahl, Angel Investorview episode

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Alcohol Is Effectively Poison; Just Because It's Legal Doesn't Make It Healthy

1:03 · 20VC: It’s Time To Talk About Drinking; How To Stop, The Impact It Has, How Life Changes Post-Alcohol and The Biggest Misconceptions on Drinking with Ryan Petersen, Founder @ Flexport, Justin Kan, Founder @ Twitch, Matteo Franceschetti, Founder @ Eight - Justin Kan, Steve Schlafmanview episode

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Once He Quit Alcohol, Ryan Petersen Noticed That Nobody Cared Whether He Drank

1:10 · 20VC: It’s Time To Talk About Drinking; How To Stop, The Impact It Has, How Life Changes Post-Alcohol and The Biggest Misconceptions on Drinking with Ryan Petersen, Founder @ Flexport, Justin Kan, Founder @ Twitch, Matteo Franceschetti, Founder @ Eight - Justin Kan, Steve Schlafmanview episode

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Meditation Helped Steve Schlafman Stop Drinking Alcohol

1:02 · 20VC: It’s Time To Talk About Drinking; How To Stop, The Impact It Has, How Life Changes Post-Alcohol and The Biggest Misconceptions on Drinking with Ryan Petersen, Founder @ Flexport, Justin Kan, Founder @ Twitch, Matteo Franceschetti, Founder @ Eight - Justin Kan, Steve Schlafmanview episode

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Once You Quit Drinking Alcohol, You'll Notice How Boring People Are

0:57 · 20VC: It’s Time To Talk About Drinking; How To Stop, The Impact It Has, How Life Changes Post-Alcohol and The Biggest Misconceptions on Drinking with Ryan Petersen, Founder @ Flexport, Justin Kan, Founder @ Twitch, Matteo Franceschetti, Founder @ Eight - Justin Kan, Steve Schlafmanview episode

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Which Companies Will Win & Thrive Because of COVID-19?

1:19 · 20VC: Elad Gil on Startup Offense and Defence in a Recession, How The Venture Landscape Has Shifted & All Things Valuations, Secondaries and Layoffsview episode

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Avoid Being Too Valuation Sensitive If Fundraising Amid COVID-19

0:39 · 20VC: Elad Gil on Startup Offense and Defence in a Recession, How The Venture Landscape Has Shifted & All Things Valuations, Secondaries and Layoffsview episode

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Elad on Semil Shah's Quote, "Founders Are Voting With Their Feet & Taking Multistage Money at Seed"

0:17 · 20VC: Elad Gil on Startup Offense and Defence in a Recession, How The Venture Landscape Has Shifted & All Things Valuations, Secondaries and Layoffsview episode

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Fewer Companies Would Be Going Remote If San Francisco Were Cheaper & More Livable

0:54 · 20VC: Elad Gil on Startup Offense and Defence in a Recession, How The Venture Landscape Has Shifted & All Things Valuations, Secondaries and Layoffsview episode

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Why Elad Invested in Deel, a Payroll Platform for Remote Teams

0:27 · 20VC: Elad Gil on Startup Offense and Defence in a Recession, How The Venture Landscape Has Shifted & All Things Valuations, Secondaries and Layoffsview episode

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Startups Need Financing Alternatives to Venture Capital

1:09 · 20VC: Buffer's Joel Gascoigne on The Moment The Founder Is No Longer The Boss, The Questions Founders Must Ask Their VCs and Why We Need A Spectrum of Different Financing Mechanisms Other Than VCview episode

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To Be Successful, Remote Teams Should Have a "Remote First" Attitude

0:27 · 20VC: Buffer's Joel Gascoigne on The Moment The Founder Is No Longer The Boss, The Questions Founders Must Ask Their VCs and Why We Need A Spectrum of Different Financing Mechanisms Other Than VCview episode

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Joel's Favorite Book: "Joy at Work" By Dennis Bakke

0:27 · 20VC: Buffer's Joel Gascoigne on The Moment The Founder Is No Longer The Boss, The Questions Founders Must Ask Their VCs and Why We Need A Spectrum of Different Financing Mechanisms Other Than VCview episode

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Profitability Gives 'Buffer' the Flexibility to Pursue New Product Ideas

1:57 · 20VC: Buffer's Joel Gascoigne on The Moment The Founder Is No Longer The Boss, The Questions Founders Must Ask Their VCs and Why We Need A Spectrum of Different Financing Mechanisms Other Than VCview episode

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At Some Point in Fundraising, You're Not the Boss Anymore

0:47 · 20VC: Buffer's Joel Gascoigne on The Moment The Founder Is No Longer The Boss, The Questions Founders Must Ask Their VCs and Why We Need A Spectrum of Different Financing Mechanisms Other Than VCview episode

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Founders Must Align Their Company to What Lights Them Up

1:51 · 20VC: Buffer's Joel Gascoigne on The Moment The Founder Is No Longer The Boss, The Questions Founders Must Ask Their VCs and Why We Need A Spectrum of Different Financing Mechanisms Other Than VCview episode

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What Makes a Company Series A worthy?

1:19 · 20VC: Semil Shah on Why The Most Important Thing An Investor Can Do Is Attract Follow On & The Fundamentals of VC Brandingview episode

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Starting a Fund Was Semil's Only Option

0:56 · 20VC: Semil Shah on Why The Most Important Thing An Investor Can Do Is Attract Follow On & The Fundamentals of VC Brandingview episode

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Balancing Honesty When Giving Founders Feedback

0:45 · 20VC: Semil Shah on Why The Most Important Thing An Investor Can Do Is Attract Follow On & The Fundamentals of VC Brandingview episode

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What Were LP's Concerns for Haystack?

2:36 · 20VC: Semil Shah on Why The Most Important Thing An Investor Can Do Is Attract Follow On & The Fundamentals of VC Brandingview episode

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AD: Draper Esprit

0:43 · 20VC: Intercom Founder, Eoghan McCabe on How To Deal with the Weight of Expectation, Having Your Identity Tied To Your Company, How To Be Your Authentic Self Even with Stakeholders & Why There Are No Rulesview episode

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Stepping Down as Intercom's CEO Was Challenging for Eoghan's Self-Identity

1:46 · 20VC: Intercom Founder, Eoghan McCabe on How To Deal with the Weight of Expectation, Having Your Identity Tied To Your Company, How To Be Your Authentic Self Even with Stakeholders & Why There Are No Rulesview episode

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What Would Eoghan Change About the Silicon Valley Tech Scene?

0:07 · 20VC: Intercom Founder, Eoghan McCabe on How To Deal with the Weight of Expectation, Having Your Identity Tied To Your Company, How To Be Your Authentic Self Even with Stakeholders & Why There Are No Rulesview episode

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If Eoghan Were a Cocktail, He'd Be a Mezcal Margarita

0:18 · 20VC: Intercom Founder, Eoghan McCabe on How To Deal with the Weight of Expectation, Having Your Identity Tied To Your Company, How To Be Your Authentic Self Even with Stakeholders & Why There Are No Rulesview episode

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