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A guide to the unique mindset and approach that drives Silicon Valley style disruption.

Build product, raise money, and scale your startup like the best. TSP hosts Chris Saad and Yaniv Bernstein share practical advice based on decades of experience at Google, Uber, and their own startups.
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How can Google avoid Google+ 2.0? Learn who will win the AI Game of Thrones – and why branding is only one piece of the puzzle. In this week's episode, Amir Shevat and Yaniv Bernstein discuss: The Demo Dilemma: Why OpenAI’s live demo of ChatGPT-4o was more impressive than Google’s highly polished event. G Suite Dreams: How could Google improve the integration of AI throughout their many products, without repeating the mistakes of Google+? Layoff Games: What does the current trend of tech layoffs mean for productivity and the future of work? Leading From The Front: More and more founders are taking the spotlight to promote their vision and authenticity. The Scarlett Letter: As Scarlett Johansson calls out OpenAI's Sky voice assistant over similarities to her voice in the movie 'Her', Amir and Yaniv highlight the importance of ethical AI development. Tune in to learn more about the ongoing evolution in how tech companies operate, present themselves, and manage threats – within and without. The Pact Honour The Startup Podcast Pact! If you have listened to TSP and gotten value from it, please: Follow, rate, and review us in your listening app Subscribe to the TSP Mailing List at ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://thestartuppodcast.beehiiv.com/subscribe⁠⁠⁠⁠ Secure your official TSP merchandise at ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://shop.tsp.show/⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow us on YouTube at ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@startup-podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠ Give us a public shout-out on LinkedIn or anywhere you have a social media following Key links The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. For a limited-time offer of US$1,000 off, go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠www.vanta.com/tsp⁠⁠⁠⁠. Get your question in for our next Q&A episode: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://forms.gle/NZzgNWVLiFmwvFA2A⁠⁠⁠⁠ The Startup Podcast website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://tsp.show⁠⁠⁠⁠ Learn more about Chris and Yaniv Work 1:1 with Chris: ⁠⁠⁠⁠http://chrissaad.com/advisory/⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow Chris on Linkedin: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/⁠⁠⁠⁠ Credits Editor: ⁠⁠⁠⁠Justin McArthur⁠⁠⁠⁠ Intro Voice: ⁠⁠⁠⁠Jeremiah Owyang⁠⁠⁠⁠
Are you planning your founder career in a meaningful way? Two-time unicorn founder Jason Cohen (WP Engine, Smart Bear) joins Chris and Yaniv to discuss how self-knowledge can lead to a founder journey that's right for you. Passion's Fruit: Understand the importance of aligning your startup with your driving interests. Top Model: Learn how to tailor your business model to fit your personal circumstances and stage of life for optimal growth. Iterate, Iterate, Iterate: Understand why considering your long-term career and life goals leads to better startup decisions as you iterate towards your ambitions. The Pact Honour The Startup Podcast Pact! If you have listened to TSP and gotten value from it, please: Follow, rate, and review us in your listening app Subscribe to the TSP Mailing List at ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://thestartuppodcast.beehiiv.com/subscribe⁠⁠⁠⁠ Secure your official TSP merchandise at ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://shop.tsp.show/⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow us on YouTube at ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@startup-podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠ Give us a public shout-out on LinkedIn or anywhere you have a social media following Key links The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠www.vanta.com/tsp⁠⁠⁠⁠ for 20% off their incredible offer. Get your question in for our next Q&A episode: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://forms.gle/NZzgNWVLiFmwvFA2A⁠⁠⁠⁠ The Startup Podcast website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://tsp.show⁠⁠⁠⁠ Learn more about Chris and Yaniv Work 1:1 with Chris: ⁠⁠⁠⁠http://chrissaad.com/advisory/⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow Chris on Linkedin: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/⁠⁠⁠⁠ Credits Editor: ⁠⁠⁠⁠Justin McArthur⁠⁠⁠⁠ Intro Voice: ⁠⁠⁠⁠Jeremiah Owyang⁠⁠⁠⁠
Missed this week's duelling announcements from OpenAI and Google? Catch up on ChatGPT 4o, AI Search, and Project Astra, as our insiders discuss how they'll reshape the tech world. In this week's Reacts episode, insiders Chris Saad, Yaniv Bernstein, and Elli Hanson discuss: Chatting ChatGPT 4o: The new features and improvements in OpenAI's latest AI model. Search and Rescue: How do Google's new AI Search, Project Astra and Gemini Assistant offerings stack up? Through the Google Glass: Pros and cons of wearable AI interfaces, from glasses to earbuds. Instrumental Ad Vice: The crushing controversy around Apple's latest iPad ad campaign. Deepfake or Real Shallow: Is Microsoft and OpenAI's $2 million fund enough to combat election deepfakes? Tune in now to equip yourself with the insights you'll need to navigate this evolving AI landscape. The Pact Honour The Startup Podcast Pact! If you have listened to TSP and gotten value from it, please: Follow, rate, and review us in your listening app Subscribe to the TSP Mailing List at ⁠⁠⁠https://thestartuppodcast.beehiiv.com/subscribe⁠⁠⁠ Secure your official TSP merchandise at ⁠⁠⁠https://shop.tsp.show/⁠⁠⁠ Follow us on YouTube at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@startup-podcast⁠⁠⁠ Give us a public shout-out on LinkedIn or anywhere you have a social media following Key links The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to ⁠⁠⁠www.vanta.com/tsp⁠⁠⁠ for 20% off their incredible offer. Get your question in for our next Q&A episode: ⁠⁠⁠https://forms.gle/NZzgNWVLiFmwvFA2A⁠⁠⁠ The Startup Podcast website: ⁠⁠⁠https://tsp.show⁠⁠⁠ Learn more about Chris and Yaniv Work 1:1 with Chris: ⁠⁠⁠http://chrissaad.com/advisory/⁠⁠⁠ Follow Chris on Linkedin: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/⁠⁠⁠ Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/⁠⁠⁠ Credits Editor: ⁠⁠⁠Justin McArthur⁠⁠⁠ Intro Voice: ⁠⁠⁠Jeremiah Owyang⁠⁠⁠
Is your product management approach clashing with real-world demands? Product expert John Cutler – author of the long-running newsletter The Beautiful Mess and former product evangelist at Amplitude – returns to the podcast to discuss different approaches to product management, and where they might help (or hinder) your business. Learn about: Ideal or Ordeal: The challenge of applying idealistic, one-size-fits-all perspectives on product management to the harsh realities of business. Canny Valley: The risks of adopting Silicon Valley product management styles without the necessary resources or mindset. Project vs. Product: The similarities and differences between product managers and project managers. Role Call: How to tailor different roles and hierarchies to the actual needs of your business. This week's discussion got spicy! Don't miss out. The Pact Honour The Startup Podcast Pact! If you have listened to TSP and gotten value from it, please: Follow, rate, and review us in your listening app Subscribe to the TSP Mailing List at ⁠⁠⁠https://thestartuppodcast.beehiiv.com/subscribe⁠⁠⁠ Secure your official TSP merchandise at ⁠⁠⁠https://shop.tsp.show/⁠⁠⁠ Follow us on YouTube at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@startup-podcast⁠⁠⁠ Give us a public shout-out on LinkedIn or anywhere you have a social media following Key links The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to ⁠⁠⁠www.vanta.com/tsp⁠⁠⁠ for 20% off their incredible offer. Get your question in for our next Q&A episode: ⁠⁠⁠https://forms.gle/NZzgNWVLiFmwvFA2A⁠⁠⁠ The Startup Podcast website: ⁠⁠⁠https://tsp.show⁠⁠⁠ Learn more about Chris and Yaniv Work 1:1 with Chris: ⁠⁠⁠http://chrissaad.com/advisory/⁠⁠⁠ Follow Chris on Linkedin: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/⁠⁠⁠ Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/⁠⁠⁠ Credits Editor: ⁠⁠⁠Justin McArthur⁠⁠⁠ Intro Voice: ⁠⁠⁠Jeremiah Owyang⁠⁠⁠
Is your startup prepared for the next US election? Learn about the forces driving today’s tech giants and tomorrow’s political landscape. In this week's Reacts episode, insiders Chris Saad, Yaniv Bernstein, and Emil Michael cover: Buyback Backlash: Does Apple’s $100 billion stock buyback program signal a shift from innovation to incrementalism? RAGs to Riches: OpenAI are rumoured to be developing a new AI-powered search product to disrupt Google. But what is 'retrieval augmented generation', and how will it help startups like Perplexity AI shape the future of information access? Unrest Assured: Why tech leaders should prepare for potential political instability in the US following the 2024 election. Tune in for a compelling discussion that could reshape your understanding of where technology and politics intersect. The Pact Honour The Startup Podcast Pact! If you have listened to TSP and gotten value from it, please: Follow, rate, and review us in your listening app Subscribe to the TSP Mailing List at ⁠⁠https://thestartuppodcast.beehiiv.com/subscribe⁠⁠ Secure your official TSP merchandise at ⁠⁠https://shop.tsp.show/⁠⁠ Follow us on YouTube at ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@startup-podcast⁠⁠ Give us a public shout-out on LinkedIn or anywhere you have a social media following Key links The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to ⁠⁠www.vanta.com/tsp⁠⁠ for 20% off their incredible offer. Get your question in for our next Q&A episode: ⁠⁠https://forms.gle/NZzgNWVLiFmwvFA2A⁠⁠ The Startup Podcast website: ⁠⁠https://tsp.show⁠⁠ Learn more about Chris and Yaniv Work 1:1 with Chris: ⁠⁠http://chrissaad.com/advisory/⁠⁠ Follow Chris on Linkedin: ⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/⁠⁠ Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: ⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/⁠⁠ Credits Editor: ⁠⁠Justin McArthur⁠⁠ Intro Voice: ⁠⁠Jeremiah Owyang⁠⁠
Is firing a founder CEO ever the right move? Learn about how startup founders and their boards can work together effectively to avoid the worst. In this week's episode of The Startup Podcast, hosts Chris Saad and Yaniv Bernstein explain: Founder Knows Best: Why removing a founder CEO is usually undesirable, given their deep vision and commitment. All Above Board: Why board accountability is necessary when a leadership change becomes essential. Evolving Ambitions: How founder CEOs must grow along with their companies, setting goals, seeking coaching and mentorship, and engaging with stakeholders through regular updates. Support Before Severance: Why boards should exhaust all supportive measures, like setting clear improvement plans and providing targeted coaching, before considering dismissal. The Empty Seat: Know the risks you might face if you leave the CEO position vacant for too long. Tune in for the full discussion on the delicate balance of power between a startup's founder CEO and their board. The Pact Honour The Startup Podcast Pact! If you have listened to TSP and gotten value from it, please: Follow, rate, and review us in your listening app Subscribe to the TSP Mailing List at ⁠⁠https://thestartuppodcast.beehiiv.com/subscribe⁠⁠ Secure your official TSP merchandise at ⁠⁠https://shop.tsp.show/⁠⁠ Follow us on YouTube at ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@startup-podcast⁠⁠ Give us a public shout-out on LinkedIn or anywhere you have a social media following Key links The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Trilligent. Trilligent is your startup's one-stop-shop for regulatory, PR, and international expansion advisory. Their unique startup-friendly offering is essential for any startup looking to go beyond their home shores or deal with complex regulatory environments. Go to ⁠⁠https://trilligent.com⁠⁠ and book a call with their COO Laura to learn more – tell her we sent you! The Startup Podcast is also sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to ⁠⁠www.vanta.com/tsp⁠⁠ for 20% off their incredible offer. Get your question in for our next Q&A episode: ⁠⁠https://forms.gle/NZzgNWVLiFmwvFA2A⁠⁠ The Startup Podcast website: ⁠⁠https://tsp.show⁠⁠ Learn more about Chris and Yaniv Work 1:1 with Chris: ⁠⁠http://chrissaad.com/advisory/⁠⁠ Follow Chris on Linkedin: ⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/⁠⁠ Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: ⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/⁠⁠ Credits Editor: ⁠⁠Justin McArthur⁠⁠ Intro Voice: ⁠⁠Jeremiah Owyang⁠⁠
Why didn't Rabbit R1 and Humane AI live up to the hype? Learn how even the biggest names in tech – from TikTok to Tesla – can falter. In this week's Reacts episode, insiders Yaniv Bernstein, Emil Michael, and Leah Mahtani discuss: Bad Bunny: Why Silicon Valley funding explains the disappointing launches of AI hardware Rabbit R1 and Humane AI. Bumpy Road Ahead: How Uber's success can inform the debate around autonomous vehicles like Waymo, Cruise, and Tesla's Robotaxi. Tick, Tock: What the TikTok ban means for the US-China relationship, TikTok creators, and other industry players like YouTube, Instagram, and Spotify. Non-Compete Defeat: The Federal Trade Commission cuts non-compete clauses loose. Soul Search: Google fires 50 employees after protests over a $1.2bn Israeli government contract. Don't miss this timely and controversial discussion! The Pact Honour The Startup Podcast Pact! If you have listened to TSP and gotten value from it, please: Follow, rate, and review us in your listening app Subscribe to the TSP Mailing List at ⁠https://thestartuppodcast.beehiiv.com/subscribe⁠ Secure your official TSP merchandise at ⁠https://shop.tsp.show/⁠ Follow us on YouTube at ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@startup-podcast⁠ Give us a public shout-out on LinkedIn or anywhere you have a social media following Key links The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to ⁠www.vanta.com/tsp⁠ for 20% off their incredible offer. Get your question in for our next Q&A episode: ⁠https://forms.gle/NZzgNWVLiFmwvFA2A⁠ The Startup Podcast website: ⁠https://tsp.show⁠ Learn more about Chris and Yaniv Work 1:1 with Chris: ⁠http://chrissaad.com/advisory/⁠ Follow Chris on Linkedin: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/⁠ Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/⁠ Credits Editor: ⁠Justin McArthur⁠ Intro Voice: ⁠Jeremiah Owyang⁠
Do your plans stand strong when things go wrong? Hosts Chris Saad and Yaniv Bernstein discuss the concept of 'graceful degradation' and its critical role in planning for a robust business. They share tips on: Understanding Graceful Degradation: Why it's important to fail-safe your business plan to avoid collapse in a crisis. Visionary Planning: How a clear, unconstrained vision can guide decision-making as challenges arise. Making Smart Compromises: Ensuring each step aligns closely with your core vision, even when the ideal path is impossible. This episode is packed with great advice for anyone looking to enhance their decision-making framework and ensure their business remains agile and resilient. Tune in to learn how to protect your vision and make pragmatic choices in the face of adversity. The Pact Honour The Startup Podcast Pact! If you have listened to TSP and gotten value from it, please: Follow, rate, and review us in your listening app Subscribe to the TSP Mailing List at ⁠https://thestartuppodcast.beehiiv.com/subscribe⁠  Secure your official TSP merchandise at ⁠https://shop.tsp.show/⁠       Follow us on YouTube at ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@startup-podcast⁠ Give us a public shout-out on LinkedIn or anywhere you have a social media following  Key links The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to ⁠www.vanta.com/tsp⁠ for 20% off their incredible offer. Get your question in for our next Q&A episode: ⁠https://forms.gle/NZzgNWVLiFmwvFA2A⁠ The Startup Podcast website: ⁠https://tsp.show⁠    Learn more about Chris and Yaniv Work 1:1 with Chris: ⁠http://chrissaad.com/advisory/⁠   Follow Chris on Linkedin: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/⁠   Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/⁠ Credits Editor: ⁠Justin McArthur⁠ Intro Voice: ⁠Jeremiah Owyang⁠ 
Australia’s startup ecosystem is about to be hit by an asteroid of awesomeness, and hardly anybody is talking about it. Learn why the recent Canva secondary round means Australia finally has its own “mafia” to rival the PayPal, Google, and Facebook mafias—and what it means for tech in Australia. Also in this bonus Aussie Q&A episode: how to think about SAFE notes as a local founder or investor. Honour The Startup Podcast Pact! If you have listened to TSP and gotten value from it, please: Follow, rate, and review us in your listening app Subscribe to the TSP Mailing List at ⁠https://thestartuppodcast.beehiiv.com/subscribe⁠ Secure your official TSP merchandise at ⁠https://shop.tsp.show/⁠ Follow us on YouTube at ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@startup-podcast⁠ Give us a public shout-out on LinkedIn or anywhere you have a social media following Key links The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to ⁠www.vanta.com/tsp⁠ for 20% off their incredible offer. Get your question in for our next Q&A episode: ⁠https://forms.gle/NZzgNWVLiFmwvFA2A⁠ The Startup Podcast website: ⁠https://tsp.show⁠ Learn more about Chris and Yaniv Work 1:1 with Chris: ⁠http://chrissaad.com/advisory/⁠ Follow Chris on Linkedin: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/⁠ Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/⁠ Credits Editor: ⁠Justin McArthur⁠ Intro Voice: ⁠Jeremiah Owyang⁠
The insiders return this week to discuss the latest in AI startups: 💡 Investments and Optimism: A16z's huge raise suggests an optimistic outlook for tech IPOs. 🤖 Electric Atlas: Boston Dynamics' latest robot raises questions about the future of robotics, but does it have real world utility? 🍏 Siri's Major Update: Siri has the potential for transformative updates, including multi-modal interactions and integration across Apple devices like AR glasses, enhancing Apple's AI strategy. 🔍 Meta's Open-Source Strategy: Uncover Meta's strategy behind open-sourcing their powerful LLAMA3 language model, aiming to challenge mobile giants and fuel innovation. 🧬 OpenCRISPR AI: Explore the groundbreaking developments in DNA editing by OpenCRISPR, examining the promising and risky potential of AI in medicine and material sciences. Make sure to join Chris Saad, Emil Michael, and Amir Shevat for an in-depth discussion on how these innovations are shaping our world. The Pact  Honour The Startup Podcast Pact! If you have listened to TSP and gotten value from it, please: Follow, rate, and review us in your listening app Subscribe to the TSP Mailing List to gain access to exclusive newsletter-only content and early-access to information on upcoming episodes: ⁠⁠https://thestartuppodcast.beehiiv.com/subscribe⁠⁠  Secure your official TSP merchandise at ⁠⁠https://shop.tsp.show/⁠⁠       Follow us on YouTube Give us a public shout-out on LinkedIn or anywhere you have a social media following  Key links The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to ⁠⁠www.vanta.com/tsp⁠⁠ for 20% off their incredible offer. Follow us on YouTube for full-video episodes: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@startup-podcast⁠⁠ Get your question in for our next Q&A episode: ⁠⁠https://forms.gle/NZzgNWVLiFmwvFA2A⁠⁠ The Startup Podcast website: ⁠⁠https://tsp.show⁠⁠    Learn more about Chris and Yaniv Work 1:1 with Chris: ⁠⁠http://chrissaad.com/advisory/⁠⁠   Follow Chris on Linkedin: ⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/⁠⁠   Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: ⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/⁠⁠ Credits Lovingly handcrafted for the global startup community by: Editor: ⁠⁠Justin McArthur⁠⁠ Intro Voice: ⁠⁠Jeremiah Owyang⁠⁠ 
Are you protecting your superpower? 🦸 In this Listener Q&A, Chris and Yaniv discuss: 🧠 Expanding Your Engineering Mindset: How to gain empathy and strengthen your team with diverse skill sets. 🎯 Building Valuable Products: Focus on solving real customer problems with strategic feature prioritization. 🚀 Crafting Ambitious Yet Grounded Pitches: Find the balance between a startup vision that's aspirational and grounded in practical plans. 🔗 Aligning Product and Company Strategy: Develop a clear, agreed-upon company strategy with a strong leadership stance. 💼 Fostering Cross-Departmental Empathy: Bridge understanding between finance and product teams to enhance collaboration. 🛠️ Practical Founding Advice: Aim high but stay realistic, focusing on iterative strategy and empathetic communication. Don't miss out on these invaluable insights! Tune in now and hear the answers you need to navigate the complexities of the startup world. The Pact  Honour The Startup Podcast Pact! If you have listened to TSP and gotten value from it, please: Follow, rate, and review us in your listening app Subscribe to the TSP Mailing List to gain access to exclusive newsletter-only content and early-access to information on upcoming episodes: ⁠https://thestartuppodcast.beehiiv.com/subscribe⁠  Secure your official TSP merchandise at ⁠https://shop.tsp.show/⁠       Follow us on YouTube Give us a public shout-out on LinkedIn or anywhere you have a social media following  Key links The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Trilligent. Trilligent is your startup's one-stop-shop for regulatory, PR, and international expansion advisory. Their unique startup-friendly offering is essential for any startup looking to go beyond their home shores or deal with complex regulatory environments. Go to ⁠https://trilligent.com⁠ and book a call with their COO Laura to learn more – tell her we sent you! The Startup Podcast is also sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to ⁠www.vanta.com/tsp⁠ for 20% off their incredible offer. Follow us on YouTube for full-video episodes: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@startup-podcast⁠ Get your question in for our next Q&A episode: ⁠https://forms.gle/NZzgNWVLiFmwvFA2A⁠ The Startup Podcast website: ⁠https://tsp.show⁠    Learn more about Chris and Yaniv Work 1:1 with Chris: ⁠http://chrissaad.com/advisory/⁠   Follow Chris on Linkedin: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/⁠   Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/⁠ Credits Lovingly handcrafted for the global startup community by: Editor: ⁠Justin McArthur⁠ Intro Voice: ⁠Jeremiah Owyang⁠ 
The insiders return this week to explore the rapidly evolving world of AI startups: 🤖 AI Company Trends at Y Combinator: More startups are branding themselves as AI-focused during Demo Day, regardless of their true engagement with the technology. 🧠 Competing AI Models: New AI models are challenging GPT-4, like Claude 3 Opus and Mistral. Will one player come to dominate the market? 🍏 Tech Giants and AI: How Google and Apple's rich consumer data and device integration give them an edge in AI innovation. 🔄 VCs Make Amends: The insiders reflect on venture capitalists apologizing to previously criticized founders and the shifting perspectives in societal outrage. 🚗 Tesla's Troubles: A look at Tesla's workforce cuts, sales declines, and how Elon Musk's actions have impacted the company. Tune in to form your own opinions on the future of technology and entrepreneurship. Don't miss out—watch the full episode now! 🎧 The Pact  Honour The Startup Podcast Pact! If you have listened to TSP and gotten value from it, please: Follow, rate, and review us in your listening app Subscribe to the TSP Mailing List to gain access to exclusive newsletter-only content and early-access to information on upcoming episodes: ⁠https://thestartuppodcast.beehiiv.com/subscribe⁠  Secure your official TSP merchandise at ⁠https://shop.tsp.show/⁠       Follow us on YouTube Give us a public shout-out on LinkedIn or anywhere you have a social media following  Key links The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to ⁠www.vanta.com/tsp⁠ for 20% off their incredible offer. Follow us on YouTube for full-video episodes: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@startup-podcast⁠ Get your question in for our next Q&A episode: ⁠https://forms.gle/NZzgNWVLiFmwvFA2A⁠ The Startup Podcast website: ⁠https://tsp.show⁠    Learn more about Chris and Yaniv Work 1:1 with Chris: ⁠http://chrissaad.com/advisory/⁠   Follow Chris on Linkedin: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/⁠   Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/⁠ Credits Lovingly handcrafted for the global startup community by: Editor: ⁠Justin McArthur⁠ Intro Voice: ⁠Jeremiah Owyang⁠ 
Could bootstrapping be your golden ticket to success?💡 This week, Chris and Yaniv are joined by Rob Walling, a seasoned entrepreneur with a wealth of startup wisdom to share. Rob Walling is an entrepreneur, author, and podcaster known for his contributions to the startup ecosystem. He is the co-founder of TinySeed, the first startup accelerator designed for bootstrappers, and he also co-founded Drip, an email marketing automation platform for ecommerce businesses, which was later acquired by Leadpages. Alongside his entrepreneurial ventures, Rob is the host of the popular podcast "Startups for the Rest of Us," where he shares insights and advice for founders building and growing startups outside the traditional Silicon Valley model. Together, they dive deep into the critical aspects of startups like: The importance of ambition and risk-taking in startup ventures 🚀 Understanding the different paths to success: bootstrapping vs. venture capital 💼 Factors to consider when deciding the trajectory of your startup, including market size and scalability 📈 Exploring the dichotomy between problem-focused founders and outcome-focused entrepreneurs 🎯 The influence of personal background and psychology on entrepreneurial decision-making 💭 Ready to gain valuable insights into building successful startups?  Don't miss out on the full episode - tune in now! 🎧 The Pact  Honour The Startup Podcast Pact! If you have listened to TSP and gotten value from it, please: Follow, rate, and review us in your listening app Subscribe to the TSP Mailing List to gain access to exclusive newsletter-only content and early-access to information on upcoming episodes: https://thestartuppodcast.beehiiv.com/subscribe  Secure your official TSP merchandise at https://shop.tsp.show/       Follow us on YouTube Give us a public shout-out on LinkedIn or anywhere you have a social media following  Key links The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to www.vanta.com/tsp for 20% off their incredible offer. Follow us on YouTube for full-video episodes: https://www.youtube.com/@startup-podcast Get your question in for our next Q&A episode: https://forms.gle/NZzgNWVLiFmwvFA2A The Startup Podcast website: https://tsp.show    Learn more about Chris and Yaniv Work 1:1 with Chris: http://chrissaad.com/advisory/   Follow Chris on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/   Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/ Credits Lovingly handcrafted for the global startup community by: Editor: Justin McArthur Associate Producer: Aidan Cousins Intro Voice: Jeremiah Owyang 
The insiders return this week to discuss the latest strides in Google's AI innovations: Google unveiled groundbreaking AI advancements at Cloud Next, showcasing Gemini 1.5's impressive capabilities. Their focus on enterprise AI customers signals a strategic shift for Google. Updates to Vertex and Google Workspace introduce new AI features, enhancing productivity and model-building. The revelation of the "XZ backdoor" vulnerability underscores the risks inherent in open-source software.  Despite initial lag, Google's methodical AI approach reflects their commitment to leveraging strengths responsibly. Google's poised to dominate enterprise AI, but vigilance is crucial amid AI and open-source pitfalls.  This conversation illuminates both the promise and perils of AI, emphasizing responsible innovation. Don't miss this episode! Tune in now to explore the world of AI and enterprise technology. 🎙️🔍 The Pact  Honour The Startup Podcast Pact! If you have listened to TSP and gotten value from it, please: Follow, rate, and review us in your listening app Subscribe to the TSP Mailing List to gain access to exclusive newsletter-only content and early-access to information on upcoming episodes: https://thestartuppodcast.beehiiv.com/subscribe  Secure your official TSP merchandise at https://shop.tsp.show/       Follow us on YouTube Give us a public shout-out on LinkedIn or anywhere you have a social media following  Key links The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Trilligent, global advisory power tailored for startups. Go to www.trilligent.com and book a meeting with their COO Laura to learn more. The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to www.vanta.com/tsp  for 20% off their incredible offer. Follow us on YouTube for full-video episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNjm1MTdjysRRV07fSf0yGg   Get your question in for our next Q&A episode: https://forms.gle/NZzgNWVLiFmwvFA2A The Startup Podcast website: https://tsp.show    Learn more about Chris and Yaniv Work 1:1 with Chris: http://chrissaad.com/advisory/   Follow Chris on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/   Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/ Credits Lovingly handcrafted for the global startup community by: Editor: Justin McArthur Associate Producer: Aidan Cousins Growth Marketer & Associate Producer: Lautaro Diaz Mella Intro Voice: Jeremiah Owyang 
Last week we had Clementine Jacoby on the podcast to discuss enterprise sales. Chris was unfortunately unwell. But he’s back! And he’s ready for round 2! This week with Yaniv Bernstein they discuss: - How enterprise customers' demands can disrupt product roadmaps. - Why underestimating costs of custom work for enterprises can be costly. - How partnering with champion customers fosters customization within a product-led framework. - Educating customers on best practices ensures long-term product sustainability. - Balancing power between sales and product teams is crucial for roadmap decisions. - Managing enterprise relationships requires strong product leadership and discipline. This is a must watch sequel to last week’s entertaining episode with Clementine. You do not have to have listened to the previous episode to understand the topics discussed today. Don’t miss out on another masterclass with Chris and Yaniv! The Pact  Honour The Startup Podcast Pact! If you have listened to TSP and gotten value from it, please: Follow, rate, and review us in your listening app Subscribe to the TSP Mailing List to gain access to exclusive newsletter-only content and early-access to information on upcoming episodes: https://thestartuppodcast.beehiiv.com/subscribe  Secure your official TSP merchandise at https://shop.tsp.show/       Follow us on YouTube Give us a public shout-out on LinkedIn or anywhere you have a social media following  Key links The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Trilligent. Trilligent is your startup's one-stop-shop for regulatory, PR, and international expansion advisory. Their unique startup-friendly offering is essential for any startup looking to go beyond their home shores or deal with complex regulatory environments. Go to https://trilligent.com and book a call with their COO Laura to learn more -- tell her we sent you! The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to www.vanta.com/tsp  for 20% off their incredible offer. Follow us on YouTube for full-video episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNjm1MTdjysRRV07fSf0yGg   Get your question in for our next Q&A episode: https://forms.gle/NZzgNWVLiFmwvFA2A The Startup Podcast website: https://tsp.show    Learn more about Chris and Yaniv Work 1:1 with Chris: http://chrissaad.com/advisory/   Follow Chris on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/   Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/ Credits Lovingly handcrafted for the global startup community by: Editor: Justin McArthur Associate Producer: Aidan Cousins Growth Marketer & Associate Producer: Lautaro Diaz Mella Intro Voice: Jeremiah Owyang 
The insiders return this week to discuss some developments including: SBF’s 25 year sentence as repercussion for FTX legal and ethical misdeeds. Is 25 years for a white collar crime too long? The tech titans (Apple, Google, Facebook and X) are taking over as media giants concerning the insiders over journalistic ethics versus commercial interests Latest AI tech trends – where should we be investing amid the challenge of discerning viable ideas? The current issues facing product management - Will it survive? Elon Musk’s recent takedown of Don Lemon Don't miss out on this action-packed episode. Listen to the full episode now! 🌐✨ The Pact  Honour The Startup Podcast Pact! If you have listened to TSP and gotten value from it, please: Follow, rate, and review us in your listening app Subscribe to the TSP Mailing List to gain access to exclusive newsletter-only content and early-access to information on upcoming episodes: https://thestartuppodcast.beehiiv.com/subscribe  Secure your official TSP merchandise at https://shop.tsp.show/       Follow us on YouTube Give us a public shout-out on LinkedIn or anywhere you have a social media following  Key links The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to www.vanta.com/tsp  for 20% off their incredible offer. Follow us on YouTube for full-video episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNjm1MTdjysRRV07fSf0yGg   Get your question in for our next Q&A episode: https://forms.gle/NZzgNWVLiFmwvFA2A The Startup Podcast website: https://tsp.show    Learn more about Chris and Yaniv Work 1:1 with Chris: http://chrissaad.com/advisory/   Follow Chris on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/   Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/ Credits Lovingly handcrafted for the global startup community by: Editor: Justin McArthur Associate Producer: Aidan Cousins Intro Voice: Jeremiah Owyang 
Chris is unwell this week. Joining Yaniv this week on the pod is Clementine Jacoby. Clementine is founder and CEO of Recidiviz, a company building an open source platform to turn fragmented criminal justice data into actionable insights for practitioners, policy makers, researchers and the public. She has raised tens of millions in philanthropic capital from Vinod Khosla, Paul Graham and Y combinator. She was previously a product manager at Google where she worked with Yaniv. Together they explore working with large, enterprise customers without falling for the trap of becoming a technology-backed services company including: Finding a concentrated customer base Fighting off custom requests Avoiding resentment building within an organisation Appropriate pricing models Costs of labour Empowering your team This is a very insightful episode on an area of startups we don’t often cover. Tune in to learn more about how to work with the bigger fish in the pond without losing your rod! Episode Links Checkout Clementine on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clementine-jacoby-50578483/ Learn more about Recidiviz: https://www.recidiviz.org/  The Pact  Honour The Startup Podcast Pact! If you have listened to TSP and gotten value from it, please: Follow, rate, and review us in your listening app Subscribe to the TSP Mailing List to gain access to exclusive newsletter-only content and early-access to information on upcoming episodes: https://thestartuppodcast.beehiiv.com/subscribe  Secure your official TSP merchandise at https://shop.tsp.show/       Follow us on YouTube Give us a public shout-out on LinkedIn or anywhere you have a social media following  Key links The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to www.vanta.com/tsp  for 20% off their incredible offer. Follow us on YouTube for full-video episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNjm1MTdjysRRV07fSf0yGg   Get your question in for our next Q&A episode: https://forms.gle/NZzgNWVLiFmwvFA2A The Startup Podcast website: https://tsp.show    Learn more about Chris and Yaniv Work 1:1 with Chris: http://chrissaad.com/advisory/   Follow Chris on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/   Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/ Credits Lovingly handcrafted for the global startup community by: Editor: Justin McArthur Associate Producer: Aidan Cousins Intro Voice: Jeremiah Owyang
The insiders are back to unpack the latest news in the tech ecosystem. Joining them this week is Kimberly Marshall, she is an investor and advisor in early stage companies and venture capital funds. Previously she helped build Uber, built the EdTech investing strategy at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and built the Black and Latinx investing strategy for Goldman Sachs. Together with Emil Michael, Chris Saad and Yaniv Bernstein they discuss: • Reddit's IPO: The team explores the intricacies of Reddit's IPO pricing and subsequent market performance, sparking debates on its revenue potential. • Microsoft's Acquisition: Analyze Microsoft's strategic $650M acquisition of Inflection AI, navigating antitrust concerns while bolstering its AI capabilities. • Big Tech Dominance: Explore the challenges startups face in competing with tech giants in the AI realm, hindered by resource discrepancies. • Limitations of LLMs: Uncover the potential and limitations of LLMs and their integration complexities for startups. • Future of LLMs: Discuss the evolving landscape of LLMs and their potential to revolutionize app generation, posing both opportunities and challenges. • AI in Devices: Examine the significance of client-side machine learning in shaping the future of "AI-native" devices beyond mere marketing claims. Watch the full episode for in-depth insights and analysis of the most important tech developments this week! 🌐🔍 Episode Links Reach out to Kimberly on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberlynmarshall/ Follow Kimberly on X at: https://twitter.com/KimberlyMar12  The Pact  Honour The Startup Podcast Pact! If you have listened to TSP and gotten value from it, please: Follow, rate, and review us in your listening app Subscribe to the TSP Mailing List to gain access to exclusive newsletter-only content and early-access to information on upcoming episodes: https://thestartuppodcast.beehiiv.com/subscribe  Secure your official TSP merchandise at https://shop.tsp.show/       Follow us on YouTube Give us a public shout-out on LinkedIn or anywhere you have a social media following  Key links The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to www.vanta.com/tsp  for 20% off their incredible offer. Follow us on YouTube for full-video episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNjm1MTdjysRRV07fSf0yGg   Get your question in for our next Q&A episode: https://forms.gle/NZzgNWVLiFmwvFA2A The Startup Podcast website: https://tsp.show    Learn more about Chris and Yaniv Work 1:1 with Chris: http://chrissaad.com/advisory/   Follow Chris on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/   Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/ Credits Lovingly handcrafted for the global startup community by: Editor: Justin McArthur Associate Producer: Aidan Cousins Intro Voice: Jeremiah Owyang 
Are you really answering the right question? Do you find that your solutions to the problems you’re facing are not working? Don’t fear, Chris Saad and Yaniv Bernstein are here to steer your startup towards success. Together they discuss the essential strategies of not falling victim to the substitution heuristic. Misguided Priorities: Explore how founders often prioritize fundraising and publicity over solving core customer problems, leading to convoluted results. The Right Sequence: Learn the importance of solving customer problems first, scaling the solution, and then monetizing, avoiding the pitfalls of reverse engineering. Strategies for Success: Uncover practical tips for founders, including accountability partnerships, documenting assumptions and metrics, and maintaining focus on core objectives. The Role of Advisors: Understand how advisors can serve as critical checkpoints, helping founders realign when they veer off course and guiding them towards answering the right questions. Cultivating Effective Habits: Embrace the significance of developing habits and routines to combat distraction and avoid falling prey to substitution fallacies. Watch the full episode to equip yourself with the knowledge and insights needed to navigate startup challenges and prioritize effectively! 🚀🔍 The Pact  Honour The Startup Podcast Pact! If you have listened to TSP and gotten value from it, please: Follow, rate, and review us in your listening app Subscribe to the TSP Mailing List to gain access to exclusive newsletter-only content and early-access to information on upcoming episodes: https://thestartuppodcast.beehiiv.com/subscribe  Secure your official TSP merchandise at https://shop.tsp.show/       Follow us on YouTube Give us a public shout-out on LinkedIn or anywhere you have a social media following  Key links The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to www.vanta.com/tsp  for 20% off their incredible offer. Follow us on YouTube for full-video episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNjm1MTdjysRRV07fSf0yGg   Get your question in for our next Q&A episode: https://forms.gle/NZzgNWVLiFmwvFA2A The Startup Podcast website: https://tsp.show    Learn more about Chris and Yaniv Work 1:1 with Chris: http://chrissaad.com/advisory/   Follow Chris on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/   Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/ Credits Lovingly handcrafted for the global startup community by: Editor: Justin McArthur Associate Producer: Aidan CousinsIntro Voice: Jeremiah Owyang 
The insiders are back to unpack the latest news in the tech ecosystem. Joining them this week is Amir Shevat - early stage startup investor and author. Together they discuss: OpenAI Marketplace Dynamics: The quartet explores the current state of the OpenAI marketplace for GPT models and predictions for its future growth and utility. Apple's Potential Collaboration with Google: The insiders discuss rumors about Apple's discussions with Google regarding the utilization of Google's AI model, Gemini, and the strategic implications. NVIDIA's Groundbreaking Tensor GPU Chips: Discover the impact of NVIDIA's new Tensor GPU chips on AI advancement, balancing progress with concerns about supplier concentration. Insights from Sam Altman’s Interview On Lex Friedman: Gain valuable perspectives on OpenAI governance challenges and the evolving landscape of AI, including its potential impact on jobs and individual privacy. Don’t miss another action-packed episode! Stay up to date with the latest tech developments. Episode Links Reach out to Amir on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/amirshevat/  The Pact  Honour The Startup Podcast Pact! If you have listened to TSP and gotten value from it, please: Follow, rate, and review us in your listening app Subscribe to the TSP Mailing List to gain access to exclusive newsletter-only content and early-access to information on upcoming episodes: https://thestartuppodcast.beehiiv.com/subscribe  Secure your official TSP merchandise at https://shop.tsp.show/       Follow us on YouTube Give us a public shout-out on LinkedIn or anywhere you have a social media following  Key links The Startup Podcast is sponsored by Vanta. Vanta helps businesses get and stay compliant by automating up to 90% of the work for the most in demand compliance frameworks. With over 200 integrations, you can easily monitor and secure the tools your business relies on. Go to www.vanta.com/tsp  for 20% off their incredible offer. Follow us on YouTube for full-video episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNjm1MTdjysRRV07fSf0yGg   Get your question in for our next Q&A episode: https://forms.gle/NZzgNWVLiFmwvFA2A The Startup Podcast website: https://tsp.show    Learn more about Chris and Yaniv Work 1:1 with Chris: http://chrissaad.com/advisory/   Follow Chris on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissaad/   Follow Yaniv on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ybernstein/ Credits Lovingly handcrafted for the global startup community by: Editor: Justin McArthur Associate Producer: Aidan Cousins Intro Voice: Jeremiah Owyang 
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