Stayin' Alive in Technology

Stayin' Alive in Technology

The tech industry is great at talking about the future, especially on podcasts. What we're not so great at is taking the time to understand our past. And that's what this podcast is all about. From the Noyce and Fairchild Semiconductor generation through the founding of social media, the history of Silicon Valley has many lessons for us. And we'll be interviewing the people who lived through these experiences to bring their knowledge to you. You'll get explanations for how we got where we are, which can also suggest where the future might be; along with a few laughs and inside stories from those who lived through it. So pull up a seat and listen to the tales of the past, in which may lie seeds for our future. New Episodes twice a month on Thursdays. ... Show More

This episode contains adult themes and a few swear words; so you may wish to exercise discretion when listening with others. 

"You’re never too old or too young to do anything."- Cindy Gallop

From her early training in theatre, to a career in advertising and a life filled with purpose and fun, to her next mission as founder, investor, and evangelist for positive, joyful sex technology on the web at Make Love, Not Porn; Cindy Gallop has been "blowing shit up" for a long time. 

Cindy's experiences in building a sex-tech company and an investment fund have lessons for all of us. You'll learn a ton about the perseverance required to build a startup in the sex tech space, which makes the average startup look easy by comparison. But Cindy's episode will also make you think, including challenging us all to wish our friends the best anniversary and vacation sex possible.



  • Make love, not porn TED talk from 2009
  • TechCrunch article: Sex, the Final Frontier: Cindy Gallop Raises $2M from Mysterious Investor for Social Sex Tech
  • All the Sky Holdings


    "Talk Dirty To Me" by Poison



    Stayin' Alive in Tech is an oral history of Silicon Valley and technology. Melinda Byerley, the host, is a 20-year veteran of Silicon Valley; and the founder of Timeshare CMO, a digital marketing intelligence firm, based in San Francisco 

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