BREAKDOWN: Can Social Media Be Redeemed? Feat. Bobby Goodlatte
An early Facebook product designer-turned angel investor discusses how social media has changed and whether it can be changed again for the better.
Today on the Brief:
- President Trump wants a cut of the TikTok deal
- Previewing this week’s COVID-19 vaccine trade
- Dave Portnoy breaks into bitcoin
Our main conversation is with Bobby Goodlatte.
Bobby is the founder of Form Capital, a new seed investment firm that focuses on supporting portfolio companies with value-add design.
Bobby was an early employee at Facebook and has been an active angel investor since 2012, with investments that include Coinbase.
In this conversation, he and NLW discuss:
- The early days of Facebook
- Why angel investors don’t like new angel investors to get involved
- How Silicon Valley reflects larger questions of equity valuations
- How social media has changed over the last decade
- Why politics is now “downstream from algorithms”
- Why there are still possibilities to build new social networks
- Why today’s social networks could make different decisions that would be better for the world.
Find our guest online:
Website: Form Capital