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Liron Shapira (@liron), co-founder of Relationship Hero, joins Erik on this episode to discuss:- How they are creating a new industry and new a field of study in relationships.- Why people are becoming more goal-oriented and analytical in general in society and how this applies to dating and relationships.- His thoughts on unbundling venture capital.- The bloated MVP thesis and the idea of a “Great Filter” for startups.- Misconceptions that people have about building an MVP.- The future of dating apps.Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at www.villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.Want to get updates from us? Subscribe to get a peek inside the Village. We’ll send you reading recommendations, exclusive event invites, and commentary on the latest happenings in Silicon Valley. www.villageglobal.vc/signup
Sheel Mohnot (@pitdesi), and Greg Miaskiewicz (@miaskiewicz), join Erik on this episode. Sheel is a Network Leader at Village Global, and Greg is CEO and co-founder of Capbase.They discuss:- How Capbase can help streamline the workflows involved in getting a company off the ground.- How Greg navigated the idea maze and validated his hypothesis.- Why there should be more transparency in investing and startups.- The pros and cons of transparency within a company.- Ethical investing.- How to give feedback as an investor.- How the pandemic changes company formation.- The future of Capbase.*The deadline to get your application in for the spring vintage of the Village Global Accelerator is March 1st! It’s a personalized and tight-knit program with an amazing network of peers, advisors, and experts. Companies that have been through the accelerator have raised from some of the top venture funds in the world, like a16z, First Round Capital, Founders Fund, Lux Capital, True Ventures, Felicis and more.Learn more and apply at www.villageglobal.vc/accelerator!Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at www.villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.Want to get updates from us? Subscribe to get a peek inside the Village. We’ll send you reading recommendations, exclusive event invites, and commentary on the latest happenings in Silicon Valley. www.villageglobal.vc/signup
Erik is joined on this episode, recorded as part of a Big Ideas Clubhouse, by:- Lyn Alden (@LynAldenContact), founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy- Nic Carter (@nic__carter), partner at Castle Island Ventures- Brent Johnson of Santiago Capital- Luke Gromen (@LukeGromen), founder of Forest for the Trees- Katherine Boyle (@KTmBoyle), partner at General Catalyst- Dan Romero (@dwr), angel investorThey discuss:- Whether the US dollar being the global reserve currency has led to a hollowing-out of the American manufacturing base.- Whether the US should be looking to move on from being the global reserve currency.- Why the pandemic has pulled forward American loss of leverage in the world.- How Bitcoin relates to this and whether there will be a transition to it as the global reserve currency.- Thoughts on China and its behavior in global currency markets.*The deadline to get your application in for the spring vintage of the Village Global Accelerator is March 1st! It’s a personalized and tight-knit program with an amazing network of peers, advisors, and experts. Companies that have been through the accelerator have raised from some of the top venture funds in the world, like a16z, First Round Capital, Founders Fund, Lux Capital, True Ventures, Felicis and more.Learn more and apply at www.villageglobal.vc/accelerator!Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at www.villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.Want to get updates from us? Subscribe to get a peek inside the Village. We’ll send you reading recommendations, exclusive event invites, and commentary on the latest happenings in Silicon Valley. www.villageglobal.vc/signup
Elliot Shmukler (@eshmu), of Anomalo, joins Ben Casnocha on the podcast to discuss:- How growth marketing has evolved over the last decade or so since he was an early pioneer of the field at LinkedIn in 2008.- What people misunderstand about A/B testing, and the right way to go about it.- Why he doesn’t like the term “growth hacking.”- Why people should both be more humble and more ambitious with their growth marketing program.- Lessons from his time at LinkedIn, eBay, Wealthfront, and Instacart.- Finding a co-founder before finding the idea that became Anomalo.- The perils of bad data and how Anomalo is helping to fix that problem.*The deadline to get your application in for the spring vintage of the Village Global Accelerator is March 1st! It’s a personalized and tight-knit program with an amazing network of peers, advisors, and experts. Companies that have been through the accelerator have raised from some of the top venture funds in the world, like a16z, First Round Capital, Founders Fund, Lux Capital, True Ventures, Felicis and more.Learn more and apply at www.villageglobal.vc/accelerator!Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at www.villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.Want to get updates from us? Subscribe to get a peek inside the Village. We’ll send you reading recommendations, exclusive event invites, and commentary on the latest happenings in Silicon Valley. www.villageglobal.vc/signup
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