This Week in Startups - Video

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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.

The post [E981: Roy Bahat, Head of Bloomberg Beta, shares the myths of venture capital, the great value of founders turned investors, why VCs reject startups, searing insights on fundraising & valuations, and predictions on the future of enterprise, AI, work & automation @ LAUNCH Accelerator](https://thisweekinstartups.com/e981-roy-bahat-head-of-bloomberg- beta-shares-the-myths-of-venture-capital-the-great-value-of-founders-turned- investors-why-vcs-reject-startups-searing-insights-on-fundraising-valuations- and-p/) appeared …
The post [E980: The Next Unicorns: Alto Pharmacy CEO & Co-founder Mattieu Gamache-Asselin is working to fix the broken US pharmacy system by removing friction & aligning incentives among patients, doctors & insurers, shares insights on trading short-term profits for long-term success, combating the opioid crisis, early days meeting Justin …
The post [E979: Open Office Hours LIVE! Jason helps founders with their biggest challenges: Understanding investors in your market, proving a business is venture-scale, balancing growth & spend, changing consumer behavior via advertising](https://thisweekinstartups.com/e979-open-office-hours-live-jason- helps-founders-with-their-biggest-challenges-understanding-investors-in-your- market-proving-a-business-is-venture-scale-balancing-growth-spend-changing- consum/) appeared first on [This Week In Startups](https://thisweekinstartups.com). ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/twistvid/~4/Z3AkkshagvA)
The post [E978: #StartupTuneup Japan! Millennial-targeted modernized homes, SaaS for “desk-free” workers, women’s lifestyle app development, investor evaluation database, connecting space satellites & antenna owners, food services for international visitors – with angel investor Kotaro Chiba](https://thisweekinstartups.com/e978-startuptuneup-japan-millennial- targeted-modernized-homes-saas-for-desk-free-workers-womens-lifestyle-app- development-investor-evaluation-database-connecting-space-satellites/) appeared first on [This Week In Startups](https://thisweekinstartups.com). ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/twistvid/~4/VVfSppTeIXg)
The post [E977: The Next Unicorns: Standard Cognition CEO & Co-founder Jordan Fisher is making autonomous checkout available anywhere through camera computing, raised $86M to compete against Amazon Go, potential for other market opportunities, empowering both costumers and retailers — filmed at the Standard Store in SF — E3 of …
The post [E976: Shoot My Travel CEO & Co-founder Valerie Lopez is building a global on-demand photography startup, doubling revenue YOY with minimal funding, sharing lessons from the LAUNCH Accelerator & the importance of delighting customers](https://thisweekinstartups.com/e976-shoot-my-travel-ceo- co-founder-valerie-lopez-is-building-a-global-on-demand-photography-startup- doubling-revenue-yoy-with-minimal-funding-sharing-lessons-from-the-launch- accelerator-the-im/) appeared first on [This Week In Startups](https://thisweekinstartups.com). ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/twistvid/~4/Zf02f0_DSSY)
The post [E975: Machine Zone CEO Kristen Dumont on growing her mobile gaming unicorn, journey from advisor to COO to CEO, iterating to the best business model, creating exciting content for a global market, attracting celebrity talent, & optimizing for employee productivity at the highest level](https://thisweekinstartups.com/e975-machine-zone-ceo-kristen-dumont-on- growing-her-mobile-gaming-unicorn-journey-from-advisor-to-coo-to-ceo- iterating-to-the-best-business-model-creating-exciting-content-for-a-global- market-att/) appeared …
The post [E974: The Next Unicorns: Grove Collaborative CEO & Co-founder Stuart Landesberg grew his natural household goods startup to $100M+ in revenue as a B Corp, brings natural products to underserved markets, successfully competes against Amazon as a first-time founder – E2 of 10-ep miniseries](https://thisweekinstartups.com/e974-the-next-unicorns-grove- collaborative-ceo-co-founder-stuart-landesberg-grew-his-natural-household- goods-startup-to-100m-in-revenue-as-a-b-corp-brings-natural-products-to- underserved-market/) appeared …
The post [E973: Webflow CEO & Co-founder Vlad Magdalin shares insights on growing his no-code startup to $20M in revenue, securing recent $72M round, maintaining profitability while scaling, & pioneering the “Pegasus” movement of startups that skip funding rounds thanks to massive growth](https://thisweekinstartups.com/e973-webflow-ceo-co-founder-vlad- magdalin-shares-insights-on-growing-his-no-code-startup-to-20m-in-revenue- securing-recent-72m-round-maintaining-profitability-while-scaling-pioneering- the/) appeared first on [This …
The post [E972: “Robbed of Equity”: Toptal denies any shares to employees & investors. Amir Efrati of The Information on breaking the story, founder Taso Du Val’s stock hoarding, unusual tactics & changing landscape of startup- investor relations; then former employee Scott Ritter on his ~8-year tenure, not receiving earned …
The post [E971: The Next Unicorns: Checkr CEO & Co-founder Daniel Yanisse built the first API for background checks, shares insights on scaling to 10,000+ customers, bringing transparency & fairness to hiring, growth v. profitability, the future of gig economy & the changing role of the modern tech CEO – …
The post [E970: Revel CEO & Co-founder Lisa Marrone is building communities for women over 50, creating networking opportunities & solving loneliness through curated collaborative events, shares insights on inspiration, virality, scaling strategies, and pricing; plus Office Hours with Jason](https://thisweekinstartups.com/e970-revel-ceo-co-founder-lisa-marrone- is-building-communities-for-women-over-50-creating-networking-opportunities- solving-loneliness-through-curated-collaborative-events-shares-insights-on- ins/) appeared first on [This Week In Startups](https://thisweekinstartups.com). …
The post [E969: News Roundtable! Molly Wood, Marketplace & Alex Wilhelm, Crunchbase News on WeWork IPO, obfuscation & the consequences of too much money, Peloton appeal, Jeffrey Epstein & the culpability of tech elite, TikTok data mining Americans & other China-US rivalry concerns, Long Term Stock Exchange explained, JUUL danger](https://thisweekinstartups.com/e969-news- …
The post [E968: Open Office Hours LIVE! Jason helps founders with their biggest challenges: acquiring enough customers to successfully fundraise, when to raise prices, hype vs. metrics in the seed stage, avoiding dying markets & more](https://thisweekinstartups.com/e968-open-office-hours-live-jason-helps- founders-with-their-biggest-challenges-acquiring-enough-customers-to- successfully-fundraise-when-to-raise-prices-hype-vs-metrics-in-the-seed-stage- avoidi/) appeared first on [This Week In Startups](https://thisweekinstartups.com). ![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/twistvid/~4/x-LjRFIyaK0)
The post [E967: Twilio CEO & Co-Founder Jeff Lawson on growing Twilio to 160,000 customers & a billion-dollar run rate, innovating in a trillion-dollar market, learning from Bezos, strategic timing of Twilio’s IPO, the importance of focusing on customers over competition & always waking up with a Day 1 mindset](https://thisweekinstartups.com/e967-twilio-ceo-co-founder-jeff- …
The post [E966: Scott Harrison, charity: water Founder & CEO shares journey from club promoter to entrepreneur & philanthropist, raising $400M to bring clean & safe water to 5000 new people every single day, scaling with SaaS model & equity sharing, solving for global water shortage & combating charity distrust …
The post [E965: Kim Scott, author of “Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity,” shares secrets of great leadership through giving & getting honest feedback, lessons learned running Google’s AdSense & working with Sheryl Sandberg, strategies for rooting out toxic behaviors to create a sustainable healthy workplace …
The post [E964: PodShare Co-founder & CEO Elvina Beck builds co-living communities where tenants trade privacy for access to the most desirable locations at a low-price point, shares insights on bootstrapping to profitability, using Pods to tackle homelessness, & creating a new market for fluid, transferable real estate](https://thisweekinstartups.com/e964-podshare- co-founder-ceo-elvina-beck-builds-co-living-communities-where-tenants-trade- privacy-for-access-to-the-most-desirable-locations-at-a-low-price-point- …
The post [E963: Cameo CEO & Co-founder Steven Galanis allows celebrities to monetize their fame by delivering personal messages to fans, shares his unique founding story, new $50m raise by Kleiner Perkins, insights from massive growth, expanding into global markets & leading the future of influencer-fan interaction](https://thisweekinstartups.com/e963-cameo-ceo-co-founder-steven- galanis-allows-celebrities-to-monetize-their-fame-by-delivering-personal- messages-to-fans-shares-his-unique-founding-story-new-50m-raise-by-kleiner- perkins-insi/) …
The post [E962: Sophia Amoruso, Girlboss CEO & Co-founder, shares the evolution of #Girlboss from book, podcast & TV series to recently launched digital network for ambitious women, her personal journey from a “freegan” dumpster diving anarchist to successful entrepreneur, tough lessons learned from Nasty Gal, & the inspiring growth …