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Each week, StrictlyVC Editor-in Chief Connie Loizos and Alex Gove, a former journalist, VC, and operating exec, review the top stories in StrictlyVC and interview a mover and shaker in the world of tech.... Show More

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October 23, 2020 34 min

Connie & Alex review the week's top tech stories and then talk with former Pinterest President  Tim Kendall about his participation in "The Social Dilemma" and his startup, Moment, an app that aims to make users more aware of their dependence on their phones.

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Connie & Alex review the week in tech news and then chat with political veteran  and venture capitalist Bradley Tusk of Tusk Ventures about his new SPAC and his sponsorship of mobile voting as a means of broadening the pool of eligible voters.

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Connie & Alex go over this week's news in tech and then talk to Amish Jani of FirstMark Capital about his firm's new $300 million SPAC.

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Connie & Alex review this week's tech news and then talk to Jessica Alter, co-founder of Tech for Campaigns, a non-profit dedicated to helping Democrats up their digital game against their Republican foes.

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Connie & Alex go over this week's top stories in tech news and then chat with Anand Giridharadas, a former columnist for The New York Times and the author of Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, an unsparing look at the global elite and how they use their wealth to stunt social progress. Check out Anand's great site and newsletter called The Ink - it's a great read. 

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Connie & Alex talk about Tik Tok, tech IPOs, SPACs, and ... Conan O'Brien?! Next, they interview DJ duo The Chainsmokers about Mantis, their new $35 million VC fund.

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Connie & Alex review this week's tech news and then chat with Josh Kopelman of First Round Capital about SPACs, direct listings, rolling funds, and all things venture. 


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcher)
3. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incomp...

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Connie & Alex opine on the week's tech news and then talk to Lise Buyer, founder of Class V Group, about all of the different ways companies are going public these days.


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcher)
3. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incom...

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Connie & Alex review the week's events in tech and then talk to Kevin Hartz and Troy Steckenrider III, two of the co-founders of One, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) that has raised $200 million to pursue a reverse merger in the tech space.


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.i...

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Connie & Alex go over the week's top tech stories and then talk to Karan Wadhera, Managing Partner at Casa Verde Capital, a venture capital firm focusing exclusively on the cannabis industry.


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcher)
3. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin ...

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Connie & Alex pore over the week's big tech stories and then chat with Foundry Group's Brad Feld, a longtime entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and author of The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, a new book he has written that will be released on July 28th.


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLe...

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Connie & Alex go over the week's top tech stories and then talk to a social media influencer (Pierson Wodzynski) and the co-founder of a social media incubator (Max Levine) about the fast-changing social media landscape, including reports that Tik Tok might be banned in the U.S.


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https...

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Connie & Alex review the week's top tech stories and then talk to Morgan DeBaun, CEO and founder of Blavity, a media tech company "serving black millennials through original content, video and unique experiences."


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcher)
3. ...

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Connie & Alex go over the week's news and then talk to Michael Kim of Cendana Capital, a fund-of-funds focusing on seed and pre-seed VC firms. 


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcher)
3. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5...

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Connie & Alex cover the week's top stories and then talk to Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media and a partner at early stage venture firm O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV).


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcher)
3. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin Ma...

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Connie & Alex review some of this week's top tech news and then talk to Lo Toney of Plexo Capital about why it pays to back a more diverse set of venture capital investors and entrepreneurs.


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcher)
3. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin M...

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Connie & Alex discuss the week in tech news and then talk to Amy Errett about Madison Reed, the hair color company she founded that has seen sales explode during the coronavirus pandemic, as women look for new ways to color their hair.


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catc...

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Connie & Alex review the week's tech news and then talk to Jeff Cavins, CEO of Outdoorsy, a marketplace for RV owners and renters that has taken off thanks in part to the spread of Covid-19.


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcher)
3. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin M...

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Connie & Alex parse the week's top tech stories and then talk to e-commerce veteran Julie Bornstein about The Yes, a company that she claims will fundamentally change the way we shop online.


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcher)
3. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin M...

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Connie & Alex try to make sense of this week's tech news and then chat with Kevin Rose, co-founder of Digg, partner at True Ventures, and serial entrepreneur.


Music:
1. "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspired)
2. "Dream Catcher" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcher)
3. "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.film...

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