00:00 Jason intros the show 02:06 SEC & DOJ charge SaaS startup Headspin 09:08 Vanta – Get get $1,000 off automating your SOC 2 https://vanta.com/twist 10:39 Digging into HeadSpin 17:35 Fractional home ownership startup Pacaso’s business model 22:45 Indochino – Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using code TWIST at checkout https://indochino.com 24:14 Why neighbors hate Pacaso 33:10 Marketerhire – Get $500 off your first hire at https://MarketerHire.com/TWIST 34:41 Packy McCormick of Not Boring 36:14 Breather and battling Adam Neumann 52:11 How Not Boring makes money 59:12 Packy’s Investing 1:03:17 Are NFTs a grift?
News show! We cover, OnlyFans being back to business as usual (1:31), the stablecoin Circle cleaning up commercial paper from their USDC reserves (16:49), and does a break down of Warby Parker’s S-1 as the company prepare to go public via direct listing (30:30).
00:00 Jason Intros the show, Facebook, OnlyFans, Jack Ma 02:08 Facebook reveals previously hidden popular post data 10:58 Pipe – Start trading for free for 12 months at https://pipe.com/twist 12:30 The top performing article shared on Facebook contained misinformation 22:40 Ourcrowd – Check out the deal of the week at https://ourcrowd.com/twist 23:59 Tyga leaves OnlyFans to start his own competitor 34:57 Embroker – Get an extra 10% insurance for your business at https://embroker.com/twist 36:19 Jack Ma’s tech disruption now threat to CCP 46:29 FDA Pfizer Vaccine approval
0:00 Jason says hello from Italy and talks about what he’s up to! 2:09 NoodleGate: is this the end of cancel culture? 9:59 How cultures can inspire each other to amazing outcomes 12:50 Embroker – Get an extra 10% insurance for your business at https://embroker.com/twist 14:10 Jason intros OpenGov’s Zac Bookman, Zac explains selling into governments 24:37 Odoo – Get your first app free and a $1000 credit at https://odoo.com/twist 25:46 Outrageous government expenses, most innovative & efficient governments today 30:37 How transparency manifests itself on OpenGov, reducing corruption 34:22 LinkedIn Jobs – Post your first job for free at https://linkedin.com/unicorn 35:54 Ways to improve citizen participation in local governments, what would OpenGov look like if applied properly in San Francisco, measuring government data via public records 48:28 Potential new features for OpenGov
0:00 Jason intros the show – still from Italy! 2:58 Casey Newton’s misfire against Superhuman 12:46 Correcting Casey’s false statements, journalists lack of information, founders coming to the defense of Rahul Vohra and Superhuman 23:14 Apple announces a new on-device child porn screening technology, safety vs. privacy 35:02 Blockchain powered 5G network – Is Jason in or out on this idea? 43:03 Creating sensible new crypto regulation 49:45 WhatsApp & Facebook’s tricky situation in Afghanistan
00:00 Intro Jason’s Italy Trip & Steve Martocci from Splice 02:52 How “sampling” works in the music industry 10:07 What royalty-free means & how music rights work 21:59 How to ensure quality & originality 36:10 Will there be AI music creation?
00:00 Nick Kokonas, CEO at Tock & Co-Owner of Alinea Restaurant Group 00:54 How Nick got into restaurants & met his co-founder Grant Achatz 09:30 Nick’s Angel investments 10:50 Ourcrowd – Check out the deal of the week at https://ourcrowd.com/twist 12:14 What OpenTable got wrong 18:05 Tock’s ticketing innovation 23:20 Benefits of having pre-paid reservations 25:00 Pipe – Start trading for free for 12 months at https://pipe.com/twist 26:40 Dynamic pricing in restaurants 28:55 Nick critiques Jason’s techniques to get a reservation 35:32 Why some Maître d’s hate Tock 38:22 Drata – Get 15% off SOC 2 and other audit at https://drata.com/twist 39:41 Digital checkouts at restaurant tables 44:50 Why tipping should be eliminated & what obstacles stand in the way 50:54 Will high-end restaurants keep doing delivery? 56:16 Hospitality labor supply 1:00:27 Inflation 1:02:42 How Alinea is handling vaccinations & employee health 1:07:18 Alinea’s signature desert 1:12:10 Nick’s core lessons as an entrepreneur 1:20:45 Mock meats
00:00 Intro- Glenn Kelman from Redfin 01:25 How Jason and Glenn met 03:11 Jason’s experiences with being approached in public 05:05 Glenn’s take on the housing current situation 08:02 The impacts of WFH on the housing industry 09:25 Why investing in housing could have been the solution to high prices 11:07 Indochino- Get $50 off of $399 or more by using code TWIST at indochino.com 12:35 Effects of building more housing as a way to limit home price appreciation 16:26 The argument on density being better for progressive’s neighborhoods 19:09 Areas that are pro-development and are booming because of it 21:00 Canada as a progressive area for housing and tech workers 23:43 Glen’s thoughts on San Francisco as a livable city and office location 26:50 Calm- Get one month free after attending a free demo when you go to Calm.com/TWIST 28:22 Discussion around putting efforts into office buildings and working from them 32:54 Jason asks Glen what companies lost from staying in a work from home setting 35:24 A discussion around work-life balance and generational differences 38:15 Notion- Use TWIST to get $250 off an annual team plan at https://Notion.so 39:53 Jason on debt and Glen on the cynicism of capitalism and its impacts on housing 42:22 The difference in lifestyle when having $100M vs $100B 46:52 Redfin, employing their own agents full time and other changes to improve efficiency 55:13 Jason asks Glen what it was like for Redfin to go from struggle to success 58:33 Glen and Jason discuss a controversial topic covering the DOJ and MLS 1:03:03 Nondisclosure states and why people still use listing agents 1:05:20 A breakdown of the DOJ case with the National Association of Realtors 1:10:17 The impacts of speaking to reporters and the press as an entrepreneur
00:00 Intro Allen Chen, CEO of Fitbod 01:06 How Allen and Jason met 05:11 Fitbod Origins 08:19 Fitbods approach to connecting with customers 10:31 Organic Growth vs Paid Growth 11:42 LinkedIn – Post your first job for free at https://linkedIn.com/twist 13:15 The secret to paid marketing 15:33 Fitbod’s history of onboarding and their revamp 17:44 The importance of gaining a users trust 20:12 Allen being the ideal customer profile for Fitbod 21:33 Allen’s advice on having a strong funnel and finding the right audience 24:10 Odoo – Get your first app free and a $1000 credit at https://odoo.com/twist 25:22 The outlook on affiliate, influencer, and referral marketing 29:14 The plan to jump from 225K paying customers to 3x revenue 31:27 Jason explains his term “pegasus” and how it relates to Fitbod 33:42 Allen covers Fitbod’s opportunities for raising in the future 35:05 Jason gives Allen an “unsolicited offer publically” of $5M 35:42 Bubble – Get one month free of a no-code plan at https://bubble.io/twist 37:11 Allen asks Jason advice on getting his team to see liquidity 44:48 Jason explains the advantages of a corporate buyback and options to skip dilutions 46:30 Fitbod is hiring across all positions 48:35 Allen’s experience with YC