This Week in Startups Podcast with Jason Calacanis - Top Episodes

This Week in Startups Podcast with Jason Calacanis

The This Week in Startups Podcast, hosted by serial entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, provides an in-depth look at what's going on in the world of tech. The startup podcast, along with its companion video series, also features behind the scenes interviews with some of the biggest names in entrepreneurship and the stories behind their success.

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This Week in Startups Podcast - Top 10 Episodes




The Future of Angel Investing; The Metrics that Matter

TechSquare Lab's Paul Judge, Hustle Fund's Elizabeth Yin, & Urban Us's Shaun Abrahamson discuss angel investing today, and FitBod's Allen Chen talks about metrics.

1 hour 5 minutes

Interview with Hipcamp CEO & Founder Alyssa Ravasio

Ravasio discusses the $25 million raise Hipcamp just received from Andreessen Horowitz and how she'll scale her upscale camping brand.

1 hour 1 minute

Matt Horiuchi, Director of User Acquisition at Calm, Breaks Down Growth, Paid Marketing, and Attribution

Horiuchi advises on the best ways to find out where your customers are coming from and how to create the best messaging to attract them.

52 minutes

Marcus Gomez Is Building the World's Largest Supercomputer that Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

The CEO & Co-Founder of Luminous Computing talks about AI, supercomputing, raising money from Bill Gates, and more.

54 minutes

Scaling Your Startup & Creating Your Culture

LAUNCH Managing Directors Jacqui Deegan & Ashley Whitehurst converse about creating and scaling company culture and more.

1 hour 11 minutes

WSJ Investigative Reporter & How He Broke the Theranos Story

John Carreyrou discusses his book "Bad Blood," the story of Theranos and the astounding scope of fraud and deception.

1 hour 13 minutes

Andy Rachleff Shares Insights from Co-Founding Benchmark & Building Wealthfront

Rachleff talks about Benchmark, building Wealthfront to manage more than $10 billion in assets, and more.

1 hour 18 minutes

Discussion with Sam Harris, Host of "Waking Up"

The philosopher and neuroscientist discusses his many bestselling books, his fascination with AI, the ethics of robots, and other philosophical tech topics.

1 hour

Bill Gurley of Benchmark at LAUNCH Festival 2017

A conversation with the legendary investor of Uber, Twitter, and SnapChat.

39 minutes

Conversation with Blockchain CEO Peter Smith

Smith talks about his leading integrated bitcoin platform and making blockchains easy.

1 hour 24 minutes

Max Levchin, Co-Founder of Affirm, PayPal, & Slide on the Early Days of Silicon Valley

From finding Peter Thiel and Elon Musk, sitting on Yahoo's board, and mentoring multiple startups, Levchin remembers Silicon Valley's early days.

1 hour 22 minutes

This Week in Startups Podcast Key Information:

Premiere Date

December 9, 2016


Jason Calacanis

Executive Producer

Jacqui Deegan

Studio Director

Tony Agapiou

New Episode Release


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This Week in Startups Podcasts FAQs:

Why should I listen to or watch the This Week in Startups podcast?

Jason Calacanis is one of the earliest podcasters, and is an expert in the medium. He also has years of experience with Silicon Valley and knows about startups and tech entrepreneurship. His guests are also tech insiders and tell the stories of not only their startups but what goes on behind the scenes at well-known tech companies.

Episodes cover all aspects of creating, funding, and operating companies ranging from scrappy startups to tech monoliths. This Week in Startups features tons of in-depth information about how and how not to run a successful company.

Jason Calacanis

Who is Jason Calacanis?

A Brooklyn native, Jason Calacanis got his start reporting on tech issues in New York. His earliest and biggest success was co-founding Weblogs in 2003 with an angel investment from Marc Cuban. He sold Weblogs to AOL in 2005 for approximately $30 million. He also served as general manager of Netscape.

With his history of both reporting on and running tech companies Calacanis has the connections and the knowledge to report what's happening in the trenches in Silicon Valley and tech in general. He also still blogs, and you can find his writing at

Why does This Week in Startups have both a video and audio version?

To provide options for viewers and listeners. If you have the time, video interviews provide deeper context - you can see body language, facial expressions, and audience reactions. But if you're not able to sit down and watch episodes you can listen to them as you have time, during your daily commute, flights (these are complex conversations, so many episodes run more than an hour), or workouts.