Fifty Years’ Seth Bannon: “Passing the Mr. Burns test”
The Sunday Times tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Seth Bannon, founder of venture capital firm Fifty Years, to talk about targeting the truly big problems (1:00 ), why it took 18 months to raise $5m (2:40 ), targeting lab-grown meat (6:30 ), getting the met lobby on their side (8:30 ), backing birth control (12:00 ), taking left-field approaches to climate (13:50 ), taking advantage of the Silicon Valley cultural crisis (17:15 ), the need for big winners (21:00 ), the slow death of the Fridman doctrine (26:00 ), how he started out as a young idealist (28:30 ), (33:30 ), when he faked it but didn’t make it (38:20 ), confessing his sins (41:05 ), and his worst day of work (42:15 ).
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