The Story Alex explains how he got the idea to document the starting of his own company. He talks with his wife about what shoes to wear to his first investor pitch. And he meets
Chris Sacca, silicon valley legend, early investor in Twitter, Uber, Instagram and Kickstarter. Chris talks about the first 25 thousand-dollar check he wrote to Twitter, explains the importance of conviction when pitching to investors, and discusses FOMO, the fear of missing out, which lurks in the hearts of all investors. Alex makes his pitch to Chris, disastrously, near a highway overpass along West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles. Chris then gives Alex's pitch back to him, the way Alex should have done it in the first place. Chris then lists all the reasons not to invest in Alex's company. Alex is confused, but all is not lost. Chris invites Alex back to LA to pitch Chris's partner, Matt Mazzeo.
The Facts We played two songs in this episode, Elephant and Choke California, both by
Tyler Strickland. Our theme song was written and performed by Mark Phillips. He also mixed the episode. The special ad music was written and performed by Build Buildings.
Does climate change freak you out? Want to know what we, collectively, can do about it? Us too. How to Save a Planet is a podcast that asks the big questions: what do we need to do to solve the climate crisis, and how do we get it done?
We’re sharing the first episode of Motherhacker. It’s a fiction podcast about a mother who gets involved in an identity theft ring in order to support her family. The series stars Carrie Coon, Pedro Pascal, Alan Cumming, Lucas Hedges, Tavi Gevinson and Alex Goldman.
Normally, being the mayor of Dayton, Ohio, means paying attention to everyday issues, from garbage pickups to municipal budgets. But in the early morning hours of August 4, 2019, a gunman opened fire at a downtown bar in the city, and Nan Whaley’s role as mayor immediately shifted. She found herself thrust into the national spotlight as all eyes turned to Dayton. And it wasn't long before she was f...