The Twenty Minute VC: Jason Calacanis @ Launch & TWIST

What gets Jason excited when viewing startups & founders?

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tom britton
tom britton@tombritton · Co-founder at SyndicateRoom
Uh-mazing episode Harry. You've extracted some great insights from Jason
Harry Stebbings
Harry StebbingsMaker@harrystebbings · Podcast Host @ The Twenty Minute VC
Jason Calacanis is arguably the world’s greatest angel investor with over 60 investments including the likes of Uber (1st round), ThumbTack and Calm, just to name a few. Jason is also the Host of This Week In Startups, the world’s biggest startup podcast and Founder of Launch and Launch Festival, the world’s biggest startup festival. In this interview we discuss, how Jason invested in Uber’s 1st round, what Jason looks for in startups, how Jason can tell whether a founder has got what it takes, which VC’s Jason most likes to work with, which entrepreneurs Jason most likes to invest in, what pisses Jason off more than anything, what inspires him more than anything, what industries will see the most disruption in the coming years, what makes a great entrepreneur and how startups can position themselves best for entering a round of funding. Enjoy! All show notes, links and resources from this episode can be found at Mentioned in Today’s Show: Bill Gurley, Jonathan Triest, Chamath Palihapitiya Bento: Delicious Asian Food Delivered in Minutes Butterfleye: Google’s Nest Meets Dropcam Birdi: Better Than A Smoke Detector