My name is Jason Calacanis and I’m a serial entrepreneur and a (hyper)active angel investor.
I’m working on a handful of projects right now including:
1. Inside.com: The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to stay in the loop on all the world’s news.
2. I angel invest in 2-3 startups per month. I’m most famous for being one of the first investors in Uber and Thumbtack (both now ‘unicorns’ in investing terms), but I’m equally proud of the startups that I’ve invested in that have yet to reach that status. You can follow my investment activity at a website called AngelList. Angellist even allows qualified investors to invest alongside me. Visit angel.co/jason for more information.
3. LAUNCH Festival: My startup conference is now the largest in the world, with over 15,000 attendees. It takes place every spring and you can read all about it at LaunchFestival.com. I run this event at a breakeven, as a service to fellow founders. Most of the attendees attend the even on scholarship, and the $1.4m budget is covered by sponsors.
4. This Week in Startups: My six-year old podcast is now the largest startup show in the world, with over 600 episodes reaching over 100,000 people each. Visit thisweekinstartups.com for more details.