This episode wraps up the Startup Checklist. 100 items across 10 episodes of This Week in Startups https://bit.ly/twiste1342. Thank you to Charlie, Nick, Jacqui, Ashley, Presh, Mahreen and everybody who worked on it. Share it & feel free to remix it thisweekinstartups.com/checklist.
Geoff is an irrepressible, delightful, candid personality on Twitter with an impressive investing track record. After leaving Founders Fund, Geoff launched Bedrock an investment firm “in search of narrative violations” with ~$6B AUM (according to Pitchbook). Episode 1340 discusses valuations, crypto, defense, AI, entrepreneurship, new city-states and more. https://bit.ly/twiste1340
Lots of founders have started hiring remote. We brought on Scott Orn from Kruze Consulting to explain the pitfalls & options available to do it right. Listen here: bit.ly/twiste1326
- Using PEOs to hire far & fast
- Sales tax implications of a remote team
- Virtual compliance best practices
Ryan Engle is the developer behind Topgolf with Proputt, a top selling VR game on Oculus. The game retails for $20 on the Oculus site. He came on the show to talk about usage trends in VR, the state of hardware development and more. Listen here: https://bit.ly/twiste1322
We’ve been working hard on these Startup Checklist episodes https://bit.ly/twiste1314
- Do you have a MVP?
- Is your product simple to use?
- What’s your killer feature?
- Is there an obvious product hook?
- Can your product market itself?
- What are your retention strategies & key metrics?
See more at thisweekinstartups.com/checklist
“At Bolt, we fundamentally believe that we can get MORE work done at a HIGHER quality in a 4 day week.” @ryantakesoff & his @bolt team noticed that people were working way more & burning out because of remote work. So they made a change. Here’s how the 4-day work week is going for them. https://bit.ly/twiste1313
Max is a reporter at Bloomberg. Listen to what he learned about Peter Thiel here: bit.ly/twiste1305
Make your customers love you. 20 minutes full of tactics guaranteed to make your startup more valuable (even if you just do one thing) bit.ly/twiste1297
Rising temps are increasing the frequency of wildfires in California. 6 out of the 7 largest California wildfires ever tracked by the state were in the last 18 months. Nat Manning from Kettle came on the program to discuss how their team is modeling fire risks to prevent the insurance system from falling apart. https://bit.ly/twiste1295
Michael Dell built one of the biggest computing companies, starting in his college dorm room at UT. But it hasn’t just been a straight line. On the podcast, he talked about negotiations with Gates & Jobs, his massive take-private transaction, the biggest tech acquisition ever and so much more. Listen here: https://bit.ly/twiste1293