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  • Fighting The Next Pandemic with healthtech giant Color's CEO Othman Laraki

    Color spun up huge COVID testing sites overnight to slow the pandemic. Now it's got a $4.6B valuation and is working on making genomics, vaccines, antivirals, and more accessible to the masses. Color founder and CEO Othman Laraki joins PressClub to discuss the little things that make a big difference in population health, and how we can be better prepared for the next pandemic.

    Listen in to learn:

    • How Color launched 13K COVID test sites when the government hesitated
    • Why laughably ambitious healthcare initiatives now seem feasible
    • How economic subsidies for bad food are making Americans sick
    • What will unlock improvements in heart, cancer, and mental health care
    • What's still broken in healthcare, from insurance to doctor burnout
    • Why making healthcare convenient is our next big challenge


    This PressClub will make you see we're all in it together

    Subscribe to PressClub at http://constine.club/. This podcast is recorded live on Josh Constine's PressClub on Clubhouse, Thursdays at 4pm PT. PressClub is Clubhouse's first show, where the big names in tech discuss the big ideas. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests on PressClub include the founders of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Patreon, and more. Thanks for being part of our futurist community!

    45m | Sep 22, 2022
  • Future Of Learning: Educational gaming with ClassDojo founders Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don

    ClassDojo quietly became the world’s biggest edtech company, now in 95% of US K-8 schools and with a billion-dollar+ valuation. Now it's building an educational metaverse where teachers and developers can turn lesson plans into games. ClassDojo's co-founders CEO Sam Chaudhary and President Liam Don join PressClub to discuss what schools can learn from gaming, the future of remote learning, and how not to turn kids into robots.

    Listen in to learn about:

    • What Minecraft and Roblox get wrong
    • How play lets kids fail safely
    • The need for a new third-space since kids aren't allowed to roam
    • How to distinguish good and bad screentime
    • Why bureaucratic schools have broken incentive systems
    • How to inspire uniqueness in children instead of conformity
    • Why the classroom must become a developer platform


    This PressClub will make you want to go back to school

    Subscribe to PressClub at http://constine.club/. This podcast is recorded live on Josh Constine's PressClub on Clubhouse, Thursdays at 4pm PT. PressClub is Clubhouse's first show, where the big names in tech discuss the big ideas. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests on PressClub include the founders of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Patreon, and more. Thanks for being part of our futurist community!

    53m | Sep 15, 2022
  • Future Of Social DAOs with Friends With Benefits mayor Alex Zhang

    What if your friends shared a bank account to throw parties & fund each other’s ideas? That’s FWB aka Friends With Benefits, the top social DAO where founders and creators convene to build the culture of web3. FWB "Mayor" Alex Zhang (there's no FWB CEO) joins us to discuss the evolution of friendship and crypto communities. 

    Join us to learn about:

    • The return of the "cozy web"
    • How to grow a community without asking
    • Why shared context breeds camaraderie
    • How DAOs are becoming nation-states
    • The tradeoffs of exclusivity
    • How to embrace becoming uncool
    • Why "a strong community isn't leaderless, it's leader-full"


    This PressClub will make you friendlier!

    Subscribe to PressClub at http://constine.club/. This podcast is recorded live on Josh Constine's PressClub on Clubhouse, Thursdays at 4pm PT. PressClub is Clubhouse's first show, where the big names in tech discuss the big ideas. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests on PressClub include the founders of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Patreon, and more. Thanks for being part of our futurist community!

    52m | Aug 12, 2022
  • Decentralizing social networks with Aave & Lens Protocol founder Stani Kulechov

    What if you owned your social profile & connections instead of Facebook? That’s Lens Protocol, a decentralized social network & web3 developer platform from cryptocurrency lender Aave's CEO Stani Kulechov. He joins us on PressClub to discuss how social will work in the web3 era and how you can be the user, not the product sold to advertisers.

    Learn why the lack of social graph portability locks us into exploitative apps. Hear the Lens origin story based on Aave's success lending out billions through decentralized finance and Kulechov's childhood love of IRC instant messaging. Discover how peer-to-peer social networks work by giving users control over the rules and algorithms. And dig into how prismatic identity lets us be exactly who we want to be in different settings.

    This PressClub will help you be yourself.

    Subscribe to PressClub at http://constine.club/. This podcast is recorded live on Josh Constine's PressClub on Clubhouse, Thursdays at 4pm PT. PressClub is Clubhouse's first show, where the big names in tech discuss the big ideas. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests on PressClub include the founders of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Patreon, and more. Thanks for being part of our futurist community!

    52m | Jul 21, 2022
  • Worldcoin CEO Alex Blania demystifies his eyeball-scanning cryptocurrency

    Gaze into a chrome Orb, get your iris scanned, and get your fair share of a new cryptocurrency. That's the radical vision behind CEO Alex Blania's Worldcoin. On PressClub, the Worldcoin team and top web3 investors debate the potential, risks, and challenges of using biometrics to power universal basic income. We discuss how this new approach to proving unique identity could power a safer, more inclusive financial system. Hear tales from the developers building Worldcoin, the field operators convincing people to stare into the Orb, and the investors envisioning how people will trade and spend this new currency. 

    On this episode, you'll learn about:

    • Worldcoin's origin from co-founder Sam Altman's "crazy" idea
    • How The Orb works and handles privacy
    • The story and strategy behind The Orb's futuristic industrial design
    • Why cryptocurrency funded by AI could unlock universal basic income
    • The challenges of scanning people's irises around the world 
    • How Proof-Of-Personhood could become the foundation of anti-fraud
    • Plans for Worldcoin's developer platform
    • The importance of normalizing sovereign ownership
    • How to get your allotment of 25 Worldcoin


    Featuring:

    • Worldcoin co-founder and CEO Alex Blania
    • Worldcoin developer Miguel Piedrafita
    • Worldcoin field operator Tiago Sada
    • A16z deal partner Elena Burger
    • SignalFire partner Elaine Zelby
    • and your host, SignalFire venture partner Josh Constine


    This PressClub will make you believe in science fiction.

    Subscribe to PressClub at http://constine.club/. This podcast is recorded live on Josh Constine's PressClub on Clubhouse, Thursdays at 4pm PT. PressClub is Clubhouse's first show, where the big names in tech discuss the big ideas. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests on PressClub include the founders of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Patreon, and more. Thanks for being part of our futurist community!

    59m | Jul 7, 2022
  • How Alchemy Became the AWS of Blockchain: CEO Nikil Viswanathan and CTO Joe Lau

    This is the story of how college two friends built the #2 social app in the country called Down To Lunch, but pivoted to start Alchemy, the #1 crypto and NFT infrastructure startup in the world. Now valued at $10 billion, Alchemy powers the biggest names in blockchain from OpenSea to Dapper Labs to Polygon. Founders Nikil Viswanathan reveal their lessons from going viral, how they fought a smear campaign against DTL, and why Tim Cook had to help fix their iMessage because too many users were texting them. Hear how they spotted web3 coming before anyone called it that, and their vision for powering the future of programmatic money.

    Listen in to learn:

    • Why you should optimize for now: "The fast kill the slow" 
    • How to cultivate an obsession with your customers' needs
    • When to sell picks and shovels so you don't have to predict what will be built with them
    • How to create a youthful company culture, regardless of age
    • What's next for crypto's impact on business


    "With the computer, machines can follow human instructions. Then the internet comes along, and machines can exchange information. Now machines can exchange value, and this could be a really transformational shift" Alchemy's CEO tells us.

    This PressClub will make you want to start a company.

    Subscribe to PressClub at http://constine.club/. This podcast is recorded live on Josh Constine's PressClub on Clubhouse, Thursdays at 4pm PT. PressClub is Clubhouse's first show, where the big names in tech discuss the big ideas. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests on PressClub include the founders of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Patreon, and more. Thanks for being part of our futurist community!

    1h 5m | Jun 2, 2022
  • Future Of Marketing with ex-Stripe CMO Jim Stoneham

    Marketing is changing fast as IRL events return, ad targeting rules tighten, memes flourish, and brands get weird to stand out. On this PressClub, ex-Stripe CMO & new SignalFire partner Jim Stoneham plus MainStreet CMO Stacey Politi discuss how to adapt your marketing strategies. Listen to learn about:

    • Defining your brand's enemy to attract allies
    • Why low production value signals authenticity
    • The early warning signs that a customer will churn
    • Switching from product messaging to solutions messaging
    • Learning to speak to people's hearts instead of their heads
    • And why power is shifting from investors to founders so VCs are hiring marketing experts as value-adds


    Join us for stories of shrewd marketing tactics Jim used as the CMO of Stripe and New Relic, and how MainStreet used blunt messaging like "We'll save you $52,000" to become the top tax credit provider.

    This PressClub will make you a household name.

    Subscribe to PressClub at http://constine.club/. This podcast is recorded live on Josh Constine's PressClub on Clubhouse, Thursdays at 4pm PT. PressClub is Clubhouse's first show, where the big names in tech discuss the big ideas. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests on PressClub include the founders of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Patreon, and more. Thanks for being part of our futurist community!

    53m | Apr 2, 2022
  • How to harness network effects: Andrew Chen on the sociology of startups

    How can you use networks effects to grow anything? "The Cold Start Problem" author Andrew Chen from a16z shares stories and strategies from the rise of Tinder, Zoom, Airbnb, and new web3 startups. On PressClub, we discuss viral coefficients, why users "come for the tool, stay for the network", the double-edged sword of exclusivity, and how new computing platforms can reset network effects. Listen in to learn about:

    • Meerkat’s Law
    • Minimum Viable Network
    • Context Collapse
    • How to build the "Hard Side" of a network
    • "Flintstoning" to cover up product deficiencies
    • The three types of network effects


    This PressClub will make you popular.

    Subscribe to PressClub at http://constine.club/. This podcast is recorded live on Josh Constine's PressClub on Clubhouse, Thursdays at 4pm PT. PressClub is Clubhouse's first show, where the big names in tech discuss the biggest ideas. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests on PressClub include the founders of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Patreon, and more. Thanks for being part of our futurist community!

    1h 1m | Feb 23, 2022
  • The Future Of DAOs: How web3 reinvents collaboration

    Why have fans when you can co-conspirators? Crypto-powered Decentralized Autonomous Organizations are reimagining co-working by erasing the divide between customers and teammates. How will DAOs be used for investing, building products, launching social clubs, and funding philanthropy? And why has isolation from our communities inspired people to find a sense of belonging with strangers on the Internet? During this PressClub, we ask top DAO leaders and the founders of DAO tool startups what their impact on society will be. Come learn why we need simpler ways to start them like Superdao, what their future use cases will be, and which challenges will face this new way to align incentives with your fellow humans.

    PressClub's guests include:

    • Yury Lifshits - CEO of all-in-one DAO tool Superdao
    • Gaby Goldberg - Web3 reading list author and investor at TCG
    • Qiao Wang - Founder of DeFi Alliance / Alliance DAO
    • Elaine Zelby - Web3 investor at venture fund SignalFire
    • MacLane Wilkison - Founder of dApp tool startup NuCypher
    • and your host Josh Constine


    This PressClub will teach you to collaborate in the future

    Subscribe to PressClub at http://constine.club/. This podcast is recorded live on Josh Constine's PressClub on Clubhouse, Thursdays at 4pm PT. PressClub is Clubhouse's first show, where the big names in tech discuss the big ideas. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests on PressClub include the founders of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Patreon, and more. Thanks for being part of our futurist community!

    1h 0m | Feb 3, 2022
  • How To Beat Burnout: The 21st Century Workplace Injury

    If in the 20th century, workplace injuries were physical and necessitated workers comp, then in the 21st century, workplace injuries are mental like burnout and we need benefits to address them. On PressClub, we ask top remote work experts, creators, and mental health leaders about why burnout is so common and strategies to stop it. Learn the early warning signs, how to redraw the line between work and play, and ways to relax your brain. Discover if you're a sprinter, mid-distancer, or marathoner, and how to harness your unique work style.

    On today's PressClub, we're joined by:

    • Burnout research and Vibely co-founder Teri Yu
    • 12M+ subscriber YouTuber Alisha Marie
    • "The Creator Coach" Josh Zimmerman
    • Workweek founder Adam Ryan
    • The Business Side host Ian Borthwick
    • And your host, SignalFire venture partner Josh Constine


    This PressClub will help you relieve stress.


    Subscribe to PressClub at http://constine.club/. This podcast is recorded live on Josh Constine's PressClub on Clubhouse, Thursdays at 4pm PT. PressClub is Clubhouse's first show, where the big names in tech discuss the biggest ideas. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests on PressClub include the founders of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Patreon, and more. Thanks for being part of our futurist community!

    56m | Jan 27, 2022
  • Eat your frog vs inbox zero: Productivity strategies from Coda CEO Shishir Mehrotra

    Should you do your hardest task first -- what Mark Twain called "eating a frog" -- and block off your entire calendar? Or stay flexible while focusing on what's urgent and excites you? On this episode of PressClub, we ask productivity master Shishir Mehrotra, the CEO of collaboration app Coda and former VP of product for YouTube. He breaks down his strategies for time management, decision-making, and strengthening your willpower muscle. Shishir shares tips he picked up from the founders of Google, LinkedIn, Airbnb, and ...Seinfeld about how to keep your mind clear and your to-dos done. Listen in to learn:

    • Are you a task-piler or an etch-a-sketcher?
    • How to stop letting others define your task list via email
    • Prioritization instead of context switching
    • Why you should refuse Zoom's default meeting lengths
    • How to focus on what's next, not what's left
    • A better format for brainstorming
    • How "eigenquestions" get you to faster decisions
    • And why the future of productivity is the rebundling of tools into suites like Coda and Motion


    This PressClub will make you better at just about everything.

    Subscribe to PressClub at http://constine.club/. This podcast is recorded live on Josh Constine's PressClub on Clubhouse, Thursdays at 4pm PT. PressClub is Clubhouse's first show, where the big names in tech discuss the biggest ideas. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests on PressClub include the founders of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Patreon, and more. Thanks for being part of our futurist community!

    1h 1m | Jan 11, 2022
  • We Need Mental HealthTech: anxiety & depression up 300% - with Grow Therapy CEO Jake Cooper, Coa co-founder Dr. Emily Anhalt, therapist Nidhi Tewari

    COVID has triggered a global mental health crisis. What are the latest approaches to democratizing access to therapy + other preventions & treatments? Hear about the state of mental health in America, how we destigmatize care, and tips on what does and doesn't work for coping with stress. Join mental healthtech startup founders and therapists as we discuss how VR, chat bots, psychedelics, life coaching, and sleep science are changing wellness. Plus, you'll learn why telehealth is unlocking personalized care and is here to stay after the pandemic.

    Our guests include:

    • Grow Therapy CEO Jake Cooper who's helping therapists launch their own practices
    • Coa co-founder Dr. Emily Anhalt who's pioneering "emotional fitness"
    • Trauma therapist Nidhi Tewari
    • And your host Josh Constine, investor at SignalFire

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    Subscribe to PressClub at http://constine.club/. This podcast is recorded live on Josh Constine's PressClub on Clubhouse, Thursdays at 4pm PT. PressClub is Clubhouse's first show, where the big names in tech discuss the biggest ideas. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests on PressClub include the founders of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Patreon, and more. Thanks for being part of our futurist community!

    56m | Nov 11, 2021
  • How To Win At Startup PR with TechCrunch Editor-In-Chief Matthew Panzarino & Edelman PR's Margot Edelman

    How can your startup get press coverage when there's already more tech news than journalists can report? Hear the best pitch strategies straight from TechCrunch boss Matthew Panzarino and the world's largest PR firm Edelman PR's General Manager Margot Edelman. On PressClub, we discuss startup PR do's and don'ts, pros and cons, choosing who to pitch, how to get your cold email opened, and why PR agencies can backfire. Your host Josh Constine, former TechCrunch editor and most cited tech journalist 2016-2020, reveals what he looked for in stories and why software eating everything is making tech PR harder.

    Featuring:

    • TechCrunch Editor-In-Chief Matthew Panzarino
    • Edelman PR General Manager Margot Edelman
    • And your host Josh Constine, VC at SignalFire and former TechCrunch Editor-At-Large


    Subscribe to PressClub at http://constine.club/. This podcast is recorded live on Josh Constine's PressClub on Clubhouse, Thursdays at 4pm PT. PressClub is Clubhouse's first show, where the big names in tech discuss the biggest ideas. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests on PressClub include the founders of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Patreon, and more. Thanks for being part of our futurist community!

    1h 12m | Oct 13, 2021
  • Can Facebook Fix Itself? With ex-CSO Alex Stamos & WSJ's Jeff Horwitz

    "I don't think that there will actually be significant cultural change until Zuckerberg steps down" Facebook's former Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos tells PressClub. The Wall Street Journal's Facebook Files scoops revealed that the company knew its algorithm incentivized hate, its XCheck system shielded VIPs from content moderation, that human traffickers used it to lure in victims, and that Instagram made 40% of users feel unattractive.

    On PressClub, we ask Stamos and the lead author of these scoops whether Facebook is trading our well-being for profits. Is it human nature to attack and envy others? Can social networks be built safely, and how? Is it employees' moral duty to blow the whistle when they're not? And will it take new leadership for Facebook to have a change of heart?

    On PressClub, we ask:

    • Ex-Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos
    • Assistant professor and Facebook Oversight Board researcher Kate Klonick
    • WSJ's Facebook reporter Jeff Horwitz
    • And your host Josh Constine of SignalFire, who covered Facebook for 8 years at TechCrunch


    Subscribe to PressClub at http://constine.club/. This podcast is recorded live on Josh Constine's PressClub on Clubhouse, Thursdays at 4pm PT. PressClub is Clubhouse's first show, where the big names in tech discuss the biggest ideas. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests on PressClub include the founders of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Patreon, Genies, OpenSea, and more. Thanks for being part of our futurist community!

    1h 0m | Sep 21, 2021
  • Defining Your Identity In The Crypto Era: NFT Artist Shl0ms, XMTP CEO Matt Galligan

    Is your crypto wallet address your new name and social media profile? Will your personality and status be represented by a public record of the art you buy and projects you support? Where identity goes, communication follows, so will crypto-native messaging replace email and Discord?

    Join us to discuss crypto materialism, anonymity, and why you're still early to this financial and cultural movement. On this week's PressClub, we interview NFT artist Shl0ms who shattered a toilet with a sledgehammer to create FNTN and sold it for $1M to a cult of his fans. We also talk to crypto chat protocol XMTP's co-founder and CEO Matt Galligan about raising $20M to build messaging for the metaverse. Come explore the world of CryptoPunks, DAOs, Loot, fractionalized art, blockchain social clubs, decentralized collaboration, and who you will become.

    Featuring:

    • NFT Artist Shl0ms
    • XMTP CEO & co-founder Matt Galligan
    • Sound Ventures investor Maaria Bajwa
    • Memetic engineer and culture hacker Ronen V
    • Your host Josh Constine, investor at SignalFire


    Subscribe to PressClub at http://constine.club/. This podcast is recorded live on Josh Constine's PressClub on Clubhouse, Thursdays at 6pm PT. PressClub is Clubhouse's first show, where the big names in tech discuss the biggest ideas. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests on PressClub include the founders of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Patreon, Genies, OpenSea, and more. Thanks for being part of our futurist community!

    1h 0m | Sep 8, 2021
  • Fee or free: The Future Of Knowledge with Q&A Site Quora's CEO Adam D'Angelo

    How does learning change when everyone has a voice online? Yahoo Answers just shut down. What's next for Wikipedia, Quora, and journalism? How will the creator economy and education collide? What will be the impact of new "adaptive paywalls" that only charge if they predict you'll pay? Your host Josh Constine asks Quora founder / CEO Adam D'Angelo, formerly the first CTO of Facebook.

    Listen in to learn about:

    • Why Yahoo Answers failed (3:00)
    • How to unlock information trapped in people's brains (6:30)
    • Knowledge recommendation algorithms (14:30)
    • Impulse vs Interest vs Aspirational learning (17:00)
    • Quora's origin story (21:00)
    • How Adam and Mark Zuckerberg built a buddy list-sharing app before Facebook (24:00)
    • Why Wikipedia isn't improving (30:00)
    • What knowledge makes us happy (37:00)
    • How creators are becoming paid tutors (40:00)
    • Quora+'s plan to let anyone monetize knowledge (46:00)
    • If adaptive paywalls could tax the wealthy while keeping information free for others (50:00)
    • Are information overload and subscription fatigue real? (55:00)
    • What knowledge infrastructure is still missing? (62:00)


    Subscribe to PressClub at http://constine.club/ This podcast is recorded live on Josh Constine's PressClub on Clubhouse, Thursdays at 6pm PT. PressClub is Clubhouse's first show, where top business leaders discuss the big stories in tech. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests on the PressClub podcast include the CEOs of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Patreon, Craigslist, Dollar Shave Club, and more.

    56m | Aug 24, 2021
  • Can VR train surgeons? Immersive Edtech with Osso VR CEO Justin Barad and Scope AR CEO Scott Montgomerie

    How do move mentorship to the cloud and reskill workforces made obsolete by new technology? Job training in virtual reality and augmented reality isn’t science fiction anymore. Immersive education has proven to beat 2D learning, with Osso VR’s surgeon training system able to boost doctors’ performance 230% to 306% over traditional guidance. 

    Osso VR CEO Justin Barad tells PressClub about his journey from gaming geek surgeon to raising $43M to build a VR med school. We discuss how AR and VR can democratize training for both specialized jobs and soft skills, plus the coming rise of 3D education content creators. Scope AR CEO Scott Montgomerie joins to share how he’s building a “PowerPoint for augmented reality” to produce overlaid instructions for building rocket engines and ventilators. We explore how immersive edtech could prevent AI and robotics from causing mass unemployment.

    Featuring:

    • Osso VR CEO Justin Barad
    • Scope AR CEO Scott Montgomerie
    • SignalFire partner / Osso & Scope investor Wayne Hu
    • Osso VR VP of marketing Lisa Fong
    • and your PressClub host Josh Constine from SignalFire


    Subscribe to PressClub at http://constine.club/ This podcast is recorded live on Josh Constine's PressClub on Clubhouse, Thursdays at 6pm PT. PressClub is Clubhouse's first show, where top business leaders discuss the big stories in tech. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests include the CEOs of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Patreon, Craigslist, Dollar Shave Club, and more.

    1h 0m | Jul 25, 2021
  • Fintech For Creators: Chess streamer Alexandra Botez, Karat credit card founders Eric Wei and Will Kim

    Fintech for creators is the next big startup category. 5-time Canadian national chess champion and Twitch star Alexandra Botez reveals how she was repeatedly rejected by traditional banks who don't understand influencers. That's why Karat just raised $26M from investors including SignalFire to give creators banking tools like a credit card based on their follower count and engagement. "BotezLive" shares her origin story, and talks with Karat founders Eric Wei and Will Kim about why creators deserve fintech just like other small businesses. Learn how money flows in the creator economy, which startups still need to be built in the space, and how influencers are finally getting to invest in the tools they use.

    Featuring:

    -Karat co-founder/co-CEO Eric Weil

    -Karat co-founder/co-CEO Will Kim

    -Chess streaming star Alexandra Botez

    -And your host Josh Constine from SignalFire

    1h 3m | Jul 7, 2021
  • BabyTech replaces nannies: Snoo robo-crib CEO Dr. Harvey Karp, Nanit night-vision monitor CEO Sarah Dorsett, Yumi organic food CMO Evelyn Rusli

    The disintegration of tribal and generational living plus the high price of child care are necessitating new technologies to help parents. Meet the biggest startups making the best gadgets for babies: Snoo's robo-bassinet that detects cries and rocks kids back to sleep, Nanit's night-vision baby monitor that sends you push notifications, and Yumi's organic baby food delivery that now feeds 3% of children. We ask their CEOs and founders which devices and services parents need to buy and which they don't, which child-raising myths need busting, what they think about screentime for children, how to let go of parenting guilt, and why modern families deserve tech's help.

    PressClub host Josh Constine of VC firm SignalFire is joined by:

    -Snoo CEO Dr. Harvey Karp

    -Nanit CEO Sarah Dorsett

    -Yumi CMO Evelyn Rusli

    -And Josh's wife/new mom Andee Constine


    2:00 - Why parents need tech to replace broken support networks

    10:00 - How babies sleep, and how Snoo can help

    16:00 - Baby nutrition and the Yumi origin story

    25:00 - Parenting anxiety, and how Nanit can help

    34:00 - The fall of communal childcare and the new rise of parenting pods

    40:00 - What gadgets and gifts parents need and which they don't

    46:00 - Remaining BabyTech startup opportunities and thoughts on screentime

    55:00 - Takeaway lessons from BabyTech's top enterpreneurs


    Subscribe to PressClub at http://constine.club/ This podcast is recorded live on Josh Constine's PressClub on Clubhouse, Thursdays at 6pm PT. PressClub is Clubhouse's first show, where top business leaders discuss the big stories in tech. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests include the CEOs of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Patreon, Craigslist, Dollar Shave Club, and more.

    1h 8m | Jul 1, 2021
  • Clubhouse founders interview: Inventing serendipity with Paul Davison and Rohan Seth

    On the 1-year anniversary episode of PressClub, Josh Constine interviews the founders of Clubhouse -- CEO Paul Davison and CTO Rohan Seth. They reveal how Clubhouse started, their personal origin stories, how they built their company amidst huge hype, and their vision for the audio creator economy. You'll learn about how Clubhouse unbundled podcasting by helping with production and creation so anyone could share their voice.


    Subscribe to PressClub at http://constine.club/ This podcast is recorded live on Josh Constine's PressClub on Clubhouse, Thursdays at 6pm PT. PressClub is Clubhouse's first show, where top business leaders discuss the big stories in tech. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests include the CEOs of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Patreon, Craigslist, Dollar Shave Club, and more.

    1h 0m | Jun 13, 2021
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