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Silicon Valley Startup Podcast

Welcome to the Silicon Valley Startup Podcast, hosted by us here at Founders Floor - an immersive coworking accelerator that mentors and backs startups right here in San Jose. On every episode, we have new investors and founders sharing their wisdom on how to create that truly successful startup company. Our main rule on this podcast is to tell it like it is so that you can use the candid advice we share to help grow your own company.
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Mar 29, 2019

In this week's The Weekly Roundup of tech and startup news on March 29, 2019, we cover:

  • Interesting pre-IPO figures for Zoom and Pinterest
  • Facebook reforms its policies
  • Lyft prepares to hit the stock market
  • Copyright reform protests in Europe

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Mar 22, 2019

In this week’s The Weekly Roundup of tech and startup news on March 22, 2019, we cover:

  • Robot journalism
  • How New Zealand is putting pressure on big tech
  • The future of live video
  • VC intros
  • How founders should pay themselves
  • The growth metrics that are meaningless

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    Head to FoundersFloor.com/podcasts for a full list of today's sources. 
Mar 15, 2019

In this week's The Weekly Roundup of tech and startup news on March 15, 2019, we cover:

  • Thoughts on Y Combinator - but not the story from this week you’re thinking of
  • The future of the world wide web
  • The latest bizarre craze in Silicon Valley
  • What the Pentagon is doing with AI
  • A quick SWSW roundup

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For a full list of sources, head to FoundersFloor.com/podcasts

Mar 8, 2019

In this week's The Weekly Roundup of tech and startup news on March 8, 2019, we cover:

  • What's behind outspoken Social Capital CEO, Chamath Palihapitiya's "identity crisis"
  • Jeff Bezos's thoughts on the future of retail
  • The next generation of web design
  • Reid Hoffman's latest on blitzscaling
  • Pros and cons of on-demand enterprise
  • The happiest day on the internet in the last decade

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For a full list of sources, head to FoundersFloor.com/podcasts

Mar 5, 2019

In this episode, we hear from Nick Triantos, Venture Partner at Ignition Partners in Part 2 of a 2 part episode. Take a look at our back catalog for Part 1 of the episode – it should be 2 episodes back.

Ignition is a well-known VC firm in the Bay Area that invests in startups at Seed and Series A stages. They’ve had over 60 successful exits and are actively investing out of their fifth fund of $200 million.

Nick discusses:

  • How to start thinking about selling your company as a founding team
  • The kind of startups that would entice him to invest
  • Rules of thumb for figuring out a valuation
  • Views on M & A trends in the software industry
  • What happens with convertible notes, and
  • Where he sees the VC landscape heading in terms of ICOs in the next few years.  

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Mar 1, 2019

In this week's The Weekly Roundup of tech and startup news on March 1, 2019, we cover:

  • The latest immigration statistics for H1-B visas
  • How internet marketplaces unlock economic wealth
  • Building online communities
  • Changing PR around AI
  • 10 breakthrough technologies according to Bill Gates

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