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The Twenty Minute VC: Tim Junio, Founder & CEO @ Qadium

Why I Do Not Regret Taking 'Peter Thiel Money'

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@harrystebbings · Podcast Host @ The Twenty Minute VC
Tim Junio is the Co-Founder and CEO @ Qadium, the startup that creates and organizes knowledge about the world's devices. They are backed by some of the best in the business including the likes of Founders Fund (Peter Thiel), NEA (Scott Sandell) and our good friends at Susa Ventures. Prior to Qadium, Tim started his career at the Central Intelligence Agency, and also worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the RAND Corporation, and DARPA. Tim remains a research affiliate at Stanford, where he lectures and advises students on cybersecurity research topics. Huge thanks to @chadbyers @lpolovents for the intro to Tim today. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How Tim made his way from the world of the CIA to founding venture backed, Qadium? 2.) How does Tim view his role as CEO? Why does he view leadership and management as 2 different things? 3.) How does Tim view transparency as a leader? What are the conversations that must only be for the founding team? How are those decisions managed and discussed? 4.) Considering Peter Thiel's recent press coverage how does Tim feel about taking 'Thiel Money'? Why does he think Thiel is one of the most interesting and brilliant minds? What are the challenges for Silicon Valley in eschewing the world of politics for the next 4 years? 5.) What does Tim see as the worst of Silicon Valley? What are the benefits to many 'shallow apps' not getting funded? How does this affect startup economics and hiring programmes? Items Mentioned In Today’s Show: Tim’s Fave Book: Snowcrash Tim’s Fave Blog or Newsletter: Bruce Schneier As always you can follow Harry and The Twenty Minute VC on Twitter here!