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0:00-2:00 Welcome to TWiST with Travis Kalanick of Uber.
2:00-3:30 Jason talks about gambling on dinner in Vegas with Mike D from the Beastie Boys.
3:30-5:00 Thank you to GoToMeeting for sponsoring the show. Check out their beautiful new HD Faces product when you sign up at GoToMeeting.com.
5:00-7:00 Travis talks about his first company, doing SAT Prep, when he was 18.
7:00-8:30 Travis’ SAT score revealed!
8:30-10:30 Travis’s second company, Scour, was the first peer-to-peer software.
11:45-15:30 Travis talks about Michael Ovitz and Ron Burkle, who invested in his first company.
15:30-18:30 Travis discusses how Scour evolved into a huge platform.
18:30-23:30 Scour starts to meet with music execs and senators about copyrighted content and peer-to-peer sharing.
23:30-25:30 How do you deal with all of this insanity as a 22 year old founder?
25:30-26:15 Ovitz invested in Scour, a company that is cannibalizing his own industry, then denies that he knew what was going on.
26:15-28:00 Thank you to Hiscox for sponsoring the show. Go to HiscoxUSA.com/SmallBiz to get a free, fast quote online for your small business or startup!
28:00-35:00 Travis tells a harrowing tale of getting threatened by a shady industry type before going on stage at one of Jason’s digital coast events.
35:00-36:00 The Scour lawsuit is settled and Travis sells the company for $10 million in bankruptcy court.
36:00-38:00 Do you remember the first mp3 players?
38:00-40:00 Red Swoosh, in which Mark Cuban was an investor, was too early to market. Travis describes that time as blood, sweat and ramen.
40:00-42:00 Travis explains how he and Mark went on a week long flame war about P2P being crap.
42:30-43:45 How did you and Garrett come up with Uber while at Le Web in Paris?
34:45-46:00 How does Uber work?
46:00-47:00 Travis says there are going to be more Uber cars than towncars in each city.
47:00-48:30 Travis: Successful entrepreneurs can get their first round of funding done very fast.
48:30-50:00 How do you know when you actually have a good idea?
50:00-54:30 The State of California and City of San Francisco sued to shut Uber down. Why?
54:30-56:30 Uber changes the driver/passenger relationship by establishing names, rating system.
56:30-58:00 Uber has experimented with variable pricing on NYE.
58:30-59:45 So you raised a round from Benchmark Capital for $11 million?
59:45-01:00:00 Travis describes what it was like meeting with Benchmark.
01:00:00-01:03:15 What is the future of Uber?
01:03:15-01:05:00 Jason tells about when he realized Uber was a $1B company.
01:05:00-01:07:00 Why is Uber going to work in NYC?
01:10:00-01:15:00 Why can’t it be ‘push a button, get bagels and lox’?
01:15:00-01:16:00 What is the perfect addition to the service?
01:16:00-01:17:00 Travis explains what the traveling salesman problem is all about.
01:17:00-01:19:00 Uber jets–it that going to happen?
01:19:00-01:20:00 Thanks for joining us Travis, continued success. Remember to check out Uber in Chicago, Boston and DC when they launch in a few months! And if you’re an awesome business or sales person, email travis@uber.com.

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February 29th, 2016 by editor



0:00-1:00 Introduce to today’s great companies, Captricity and That’s Suspicious Behavior.
2:30-300 Today’s program I’ll be talking to two companies from LAUNCH Festival.
3:15-3:45 With Kuang Chen who pitched Captricity and Brigette Kidd of That’s Suspicious Behavior.
3:45-7:00 Thank @Trada for making the show free for all!
7:00-7:30 Brigette when did you find out about Launch conference?
7:30-7:45 What program and USC were you and your crew in?
8:00-8:15 Are there jobs out there?
8:30-8:45 What is That’s Suspicious Behavior?
9:00-9:15 Suspicious Behavior app walk-through.
9:50-10:00 What was decision of putting in pre-chosen behaviors?
10:45-11:00 What was it like on stage at Launch and reaction you got?
12:15-13:00 What happened at moment when you shut down the judge on the stage?
13:00-14:00 Pitch happened right before Treyvon Martin shooting.
14:00-15:00 Treyvon Martin hit closer to home for race issue and having a kid.
15:00-16:00 Have to be careful to not put Treyvon in marketing, but Suspicious Behavior may have avoided it.
16:00-17:00 Won $50,00 investment at event, tell us about it?
17:00-18:30 When giving awards didn’t think would win at early stage in app, what happened?
18:45-19:30 Take us through the moment when announcement was being made by Ben.
19:30-20:30 How are you using the $50,000 investment?
20:30-22:00 Kuang, how’d you come to conference through the side door?
22:00-25:30 Jason explains how he sends e-mail out to private group to find other companies launching that didn’t apply.
25:30-25:45 What happened after getting invited to Launch?
25:45-26:00 How having need for push for conference pushes team forward.
26:00-26:45 What does launching at an event do for the company and the team?
26:45-27:15 What is status of company? Is the product in market?
27:15-28:00 Key piece of advice, if going to launch is to shut down site.
28:00-29:30 Brigette, are you finishing the product now?
29:30-30:00 Do you need to have a technical founder just sitting there coding all the time?
30:00-32:15 Squarespace something technical you won’t have to worry about to make a beautiful, professional site. Thank you, @Squarespace!
32:15-39:30 Have you thought about being 2.0 companies next year?
39:45 – 41:00 Thank Kuang and Brigette. Everyone check out captricity.com and follow at @Kuang. And check out thatssuspiciousbehavior.com and follow @SearchKidd. Now we’re going to hear from a new entrepreneur, Dave Bisceglia of The Tap Lab.
35:00-36:30 Dave, it’s good to see you. Where are you guys based?
36:30-38:15 Dave, you take us through your game, Tap City.
38:00-39:00 How is this similar to other social games?
39:00-39:45 Tyler: There was quite a while, before “real-time” was attached to Twitter, that there was confusion about the phrase.
39:45-41:15 Is GPS gaming largely a bust, to date?
41:15-42:45 What’s the sci-fi version of location based gaming?
42:45-45:45 If you had 20 pairs of Google Goggles, how would you use them to make a game?
45:45-48:00 Tyler and Jason engage in some diversions.
48:00-48:45 Tyler: You know who took full advantage of Apple’s app ecosystem?
48:45-52:30 You just completed an angel round, correct?
52:30-55:00 When your investors saw your product, did they identify with it?
55:00-58:15 What’s the next big challenge on the horizon?
58:15-58:30 Dave, great job, thank you so much for joining us. We’ll see everyone next time.

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First Eight Companies for LAUNCH Education & Kids
http://www.launch.co/blog/first-eight-companies-for-launch-education-kids.html

The Age of Excellence
http://www.launch.co/blog/the-age-of-excellence.html

Is There a YCombinator Valuation Bubble or Not?
http://www.launch.co/blog/is-there-a-ycombinator-valuation-bubble-or-not.html

The One Product that Makes Apple a Trillion-Dollar Company Overnight
http://www.launch.co/blog/the-one-product-that-makes-apple-a-trillion-dollar-company-o.html

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February 29th, 2016 by editor



0:00-1:30 Welcome everyone, I’m here in Palo Alto at Waze HQ with Di-Ann Eisnor, VP of platforms and partnerships.
1:30-2:45 One of the companies I’ve been using a lot is Waze. For the audience, what is Waze?
3:45-5:00 How is the traffic data from Google maps collected? It doesn’t seem to be all that accurate.
5:00-6:15 I first started using the app about five years ago and no one was on it. Now I’ve noticed that use is going up every month. How quickly has Waze grown in LA?
6:15-7:30 Di-Ann explains how LA’s “carmageddon” was a boon for Waze.
7:30-12:15 Thank you to Walker Corporate Law for sponsoring the show.
12:15-13:00 So, when I’m looking at the app and I see lots of cars in LA during rush hour, are you having to mute some number of people and only showing a representation?
13:00-15:00 Show me on your phone the different things you can do in terms of reporting. Does anyone use Waze on an iPad?
16:15-18:00 How are you addressing the issue of distracted driving?
18:00-20:00 Di-Ann explains the other safety precautions Waze is taking.
22:45-23:30 What’s the history of the company? You’re an Israeli company, yes?
23:30-25:30 What are the chances, you think, that Wazers will be able to project reports onto their dashboards, Minority Report-style?
25:30-26:45 What about a time when Waze will be in my car when I buy it?
26:45-28:15 Di-Ann demonstrates Waze’s new speech recognition capabilities.
28:15-32:30 Thank you to GoToMeeting for sponsoring the show. Use the promo code ‘START’ to get a 30-day free trial.
32:30-34:00 What’s the Waze revenue model? Are there any premium features?
34:00-37:15 So some GPS companies may build your data into their hardware?
40:30-41:45 If a fatality happened and they leaked it to the press, I wouldn’t be surprised because that would be a lawsuit and press.
41:45-44:00 You’re a serial entrepreneur, right? What was your last company Palatial all about?
45:15-46:30 Tyler, what’s wrong, no insights today?
46:30-49:30 Jason: I think the Amazon retail shops are going to be filled with genius bars, like Apple stores, and you can talk to an expert about whatever you need.
49:30-50:30 Thank you to our sponsors GoToMeeting and Walker Corporate Law. And thank you, Di-Ann, for joining us here today.
51:30-53:00 Di-Ann, how did we meet again?
53:00-53:30 Everyone go download Waze. It is the most used app on my phone. Di-Ann, continued success. Thank you for talking to us today.

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WOW: TechStars to Accept a LAUNCH Festival Startup!
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Demo Pit Tables @ LAUNCH
http://www.launch.is/blog/demo-pit-tables-launch.html

Chill Gets More Social but Ditches Live Rooms Feature
http://www.launch.is/blog/chill-gets-more-social-but-ditches-live-rooms-feature.html

LAUNCH Festival Judges and Grand Jury Members: Robert Scoble, Tony Hsieh, Tony Conrad and More
http://www.launch.is/blog/launch-festival-judges-and-grand-jury-members-robert-scoble.html

The Only Two Questions Founders Need to Answer
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February 21st, 2016 by editor



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February 20th, 2016 by editor



1:30 Welcome everyone to today’s episode of This Week in Startups!
2:00 Mark Suster, host of This Week in Venture Capital, welcome to the show.
2:45 Thank you to GoToMeeting for supporting the show! Everyone use the promo code “START” to get a free 30 day trial of the service. And, when you love it, thank @GoToMeeting!
5:15 Mark, welcome back to the program. Are you allowed to talk about what’s going on at GRP Partners?
5:45 Why is it against the rules to solicit for your fund?
9:30 Discussing the right to information that investors have.
11:15 But all these new crowdfunding sites will have limitations and safeguards, correct?
12:00 Mark discusses investment platforms in London.
15:30 If I’m an educated consumer, can I invest safely?
16:30 How does this change venture investing?
19:30 The normal progression is you invest for several years, and then start making exits in year 5+.
21:15 Thank you so much to Squarespace for supporting the show! Everyone go check out their new v6 and use the code TWiST7 to sae 10% when you sign up.
24:15 So you have a big announcement about This Week in Venture Capital… what is it?
28:45 Mark discusses the evolution of his writing style on his blog.
30:30 Jason discusses a piece he wrote on Skout that he didn’t publish.
33:30 Jason says that, if he was the founder of Skout, he would have shut the company down.
35:00 Mark gives his take on the Skout incident.
38:00 Mark discusses another expose about a game company that was grooming players for rape.
41:00 The widespread availability of mature content on the web.
42:15 Mark outlines his problem with Instagram.
43:45 Question from the audience: How does Mark manage his time with regards to networking?
46:45 What do you do when you have a portfolio company that wants an intro to 10 important people?
49:15 Question from the audience: What are your thoughts on having junior employees pound the pavements for deals?
50:45 Question from the audience: Why haven’t there been any real communication innovations for decades now?
52:30 Mark: Why do you follow people on Twitter who you don’t know?
54:00 What’s the magic of Path?
57:30 What does Mark use Path for?
58:00 How would Mark rate himself as a VC? (http://www.quora.com/Mark-Suster-1/Is-Mark-Suster-a-successful-venture-capitalist)
1:01:30 How many Launchpad LA classes have you done?
1:05:30 Jason: I think we could use a few less accelerators.
1:08:00 We’re very excited about TWiVC coming back.
1:11:00 Mark, thank you so much for joining us today! And thank you to Squarespace and GoToMeeting for supporting the show!

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February 18th, 2016 by editor



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Filmed at WeWork in San Francisco, Jason talks with Chris Dixon, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz

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February 14th, 2016 by editor



1:00-3:30 Welcome everyone, with me today is Michael Preysman the co-founder of Everlane.
3:30-4:45 One of the things I’ve always been obsessive about is the perfect black tee shirt.
4:45-6:00 Thank you to Walker Corporate Law for their support of TWiST! Everyone thank @ScottEdWalker, then call Scott at 310-288-6667.
6:00-8:45 Jason: I found your infographic on internet and it immediately pulled me in.
8:45-10:00 Michael: Fashion industry pricing is opaque. We went out there to be transparent and show true costs.
10:00-11:30 What made you want to get into this business?
11:30-14:00 Could you go even higher quality?
14:00-14:45 Who was in your angel round?
14:45-17:00 What is net promoter score?
17:00-20:30 What quantity do you have to produce the merchandise in in order to make the pricing work?
20:30-22:00 When we talked, I proposed that there’s an opportunity for a club, or some limited-access group. Any thought of that?
22:00-25:00 Thank you to Trada for sponsoring TWiST! Everyone give them a shoutout @Trada!
25:00-28:00 What impact do you think Everlane will have on Gap, American Apparel and the like?
28:00-29:30 Only idiots will buy retail ten years from now.
29:30-30:15 What kind of margin can you run this business at?
30:15-36:00 Why we don’t spend money on branding.
36:00-38:15 You’re into economics, right? What is your view on the efficiency of the world and the future of employment and commerce?
38:15-40:30 If retail goes away will we have a permanent unemployment reset?
40:30-41:30 What’s the hard part? What keeps you up at night?
41:30-44:30 Michael: Consistency and fabric quality are the differentiating factors for clothing.
44:30-45:30 Are you losing money on shipping?
45:30-48:00 How many people are in the company?
48:00-49:00 It feels like you’re building a radical loyalty, by being so responsive on social media?
49:00-53:00 Where do you see the company five years from now?
53:00-54:45 Could I be buying Everlane dress shoes five years from now that will be of comparable quality to anything I could buy at Barney’s?
54:45-1:00:00 Why hasn’t this been done before?
1:00:00-1:02:15 Michael, I wish you continued success. Everyone follow him @mpreysman on Twitter and follow @everlane.
1:02:15-1:04:00 We’re going to be sitting here in five years when this is a billion dollar company and I’ll be saying I told you so, Michael.
1:04:00-1:05:30 You’re not going to raise a round any time soon, are you?
1:05:30- Thank you to Trada and Walker Corporate Law for their support. See you all next time!

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Is There a YCombinator Valuation Bubble or Not?
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The One Product that Makes Apple a Trillion-Dollar Company Overnight
http://www.launch.co/blog/the-one-product-that-makes-apple-a-trillion-dollar-company-o.html

Mint.com-for-the-cloud Cloudability to Graduate from TechStars Cloud with 2k+ Customers
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Disrupting Education
http://www.launch.co/blog/disrupting-education.html

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February 10th, 2016 by editor



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From the LAUNCH 2013 stage, Jason sits down with Chamath Palihapitiya.

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February 5th, 2016 by editor



1:00 Today, we’ll be sharing three of the winning presentations from the LAUNCH Education & Kids event held June 12 and 13.
1:15 Thank you to Scott Walker of Walker Corporate Law for his support of the program!
6:00 The Launchpad Toys presentation given by co-founder Thushan Amarasiriwardena.
13:45 The judges and audience offer their feedback to Thushan.
14:15 What’s the big difference between Monkey Gram and the previous version?
16:00 A 12 year old asks: Is it possible to use mp3s with it?
18:30 Audience question: Are there going to be additional features like vampires and werewolves?
20:30 Huge appreciation goes out to MailChimp for their continued support! Everyone thank @MailChimp!
23:45 The Penyo Pal presentation given by co-founders Jane Wu and Rafal Dittwald.
30:15 The judges and audience offer their feedback to Jane and Rafal.
31:30 Why do cartoons work so well for learning things like this?
33:30 How sophisticated is the verbal matching capability?
35:45 What’s your competitive differentiator?
38:30 The Nearpod presentation given by co-CEO Felipe Sommer.
45:00 The judges and audience offer their feedback to Felipe.
45:45 What happens when someone drops off?
48:30 From a teacher’s perspective, there’s definite interest.
50:30 Audience question: How do you deal with children working at different paces?
51:00 Audience question: Have you developed this for college levels?

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Live Blogging LAUNCH Education & Kids – Day Two
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Live Blogging LAUNCH Education & Kids – Day One
http://www.launch.co/blog/live-blogging-launch-education-kids-day-one.html

LAUNCH Education & Kids: 30 Companies (6 Stealth) Plus Scoble, Alan Louie and Nolan Bushnell
http://www.launch.co/blog/launch-education-kids-30-companies-6-stealth-plus-scoble-ala.html

Yahoo to Launch “Chrome Killer” Tonight
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February 4th, 2016 by editor



Mitch Wainer called in to This Week in Startups in 2010. He was working in marketing, with no equity, and wasn’t learning. Jason said, go join TechStars, find cofounders, and create something you’re passionate about. Fast forward 4 years. Mitch is a cofounder and the chief marketing officer for Digital Ocean, an SSD-based cloud provider that just raised $37.2m from Andreessen Horowitz and is growing like crazy.

How did he do it? What were the key steps on his path? And how should startups prepare for big time investor meetings? That and more answered in this inspiring episode.

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