Ann Miura-Ko — The Path from Shyness to World-Class Debater and Investor (#331)

Ann Miura-Ko — The Path from Shyness to World-Class Debater and Investor (#331)

“The main difference was that I was willing to outwork and outdo every competitor who walked in through that door.” — Ann Miura-Ko Ann Miura-Ko (@annimaniac) has been called “the most powerful woman in startups” by Forbes and is a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Stanford. The child of a rocket scientist at NASA, Ann is a …

Steve Jurvetson — The Midas Touch and Mind-Bending Futures (#317)

Steve Jurvetson — The Midas Touch and Mind-Bending Futures (#317)

“Celebrate the childlike mind.” — Steve Jurvetson  Steve Jurvetson (@jurvetson) is an early-stage venture capitalist with a focus on founder-led, mission-driven companies at the cutting edge of disruptive technology and new industry formation. Steve was the early VC investor in SpaceX, Tesla, Planet, Memphis Meats, Hotmail, and the deep learning companies Mythic and Nervana. He …

Marc Andreessen — Lessons, Predictions, and Recommendations from an Icon (#163)

Marc Andreessen — Lessons, Predictions, and Recommendations from an Icon (#163)

“Raise prices.” – Marc Andreessen Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) is a legendary figure in Silicon Valley — and worldwide. Even in the epicenter of tech, it’s hard to find a more fascinating icon. Marc co-created the highly influential Mosaic Internet browser, the first widely used graphical web browser. He also co-founded Netscape, which later sold to …

Chris Sacca on Shark Tank, Building Your Business, and Startup Mistakes (#132)

Chris Sacca on Shark Tank, Building Your Business, and Startup Mistakes (#132)

“Mullet wigs change everything.” – Chris Sacca Sometimes one interview just isn’t enough. That was certainly the case with my good friend, Chris Sacca. Chris (who I interviewed before) was recently the cover story of the Midas Issue of Forbes magazine. He was on the cover because he’s a newly minted billionaire and the proprietor of …

Naval Ravikant — The Person I Call Most for Startup Advice (#97)

Naval Ravikant — The Person I Call Most for Startup Advice (#97)

“Desire is a contract you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want.” – Naval Ravikant Naval Ravikant (@naval) is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList. He previously co-founded Epinions, which went public as part of Shopping.com, and Vast.com. He is an active angel investor and has invested in more than 100 …

Is Venture Capitalism Dead? Not Yet. Advice from Kleiner Perkins, Hummer Winblad, Shasta Ventures, and Clearstone Venture Partners

Is Venture Capitalism Dead? Not Yet. Advice from Kleiner Perkins, Hummer Winblad, Shasta Ventures, and Clearstone Venture Partners

The legendary John Doerr of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. (Photo: Thomas Hawk) Total read time: 12-15 minutes. The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) has mentored some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, including 7 of the Forbes Midas Touch members. In fact, I volunteered for TiE when I first moved to Silicon Valley in …