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Greymatter

294 episodes - English - Latest episode: 7 days ago - ★★★★ - 102 ratings

Greymatter offers perspectives and stories from some of the world’s top technology entrepreneurs and business leaders. The featured company builders share personal and insightful lessons while shedding light on common, relatable challenges in the entrepreneurial journey. Greymatter is produced by Greylock Partners.

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Pinata | Getting Creative at Scale

December 02, 2022 17:25 - 30 minutes - 27.5 MB

While the short-lived hype of NFTs centered on static jpeg files, there are actually far more use cases that can be deployed for the technology. Omaha-based Pinata has developed a platform that enables web3 app builders to store, manage, and build more functionality into NFTs. Pinata CEO and co-founder Kyle Tut sat down with Greylock general partner Mike Duboe to discuss the company's inception, the current web3 ecosystem, and Pinata's ultimate goal of serving content at scale for NFT project...

Snorkel AI | Jumpstarting Data-Centric AI

November 18, 2022 18:52 - 35 minutes - 32.5 MB

Greylock general partner Saam Motamedi talks with Snorkel AI CEO and co-founder Alex Ratner. As more enterprise organizations have recognized the utility of artificial intelligence technology, there's been a major push to invest in and adopt new AI and ML infrastructure to drive insights and make predictions for businesses. However, many of these solutions lack the mechanism to unlock and operationalize the data needed to train and deploy models for high quality AI projects. That pain point s...

Inventa | Supplying Connections

November 17, 2022 18:08 - 25 minutes - 23.2 MB

There are millions of entrepreneurs running small retail businesses in Latin America. While they may differ in the types of products sold or specific customers they target, the challenges they face in everyday operations are common. From low credit card penetration to poor visibility into shipping logistics and pricing, the various difficulties often boil down to a singular issue: lack of data. Brazil-based Inventa has been working to change that. The company’s digital marketplace steps in to...

Seth Rosenberg | Bringing DeFi Lending Mainstream

November 15, 2022 17:58 - 19 minutes - 26.1 MB

Audio version of Greylock investor Seth Rosenberg's essay "Bringing DeFi Lending Mainstream," read by Greylock's head of editorial Heather Mack. Crypto hype and speculation got us into the current chaotic winter. But the core infrastructure remains, and is still ripe for the innovation that will take us into the next crypto summer. There are many real use cases across financial services that can not only usher us into a more secure, inclusive, and efficient financial system, but also return t...

Rubrik's Bipul Sinha and Steve Stone | Understanding and Preventing Modern Cyber Attacks

November 08, 2022 18:12 - 33 minutes - 30.8 MB

Rubrik CEO Bipul Sinha and Steve Stone, the company's newly appointed head of its research department Zero Labs, sat down with MarketWatch reporter (and Greymatter guest host) Jon Swartz to discuss an inescapable fact of business life: Cyber attacks. They happen to pretty much everyone, but whether a company is prepared to recover from it depends on multiple factors, from their level of understanding of the risk to the data protection tools they have at their disposal. Most aren't: A recent ...

CNBC's Julia Boorstin | When Women Lead

November 01, 2022 17:44 - 38 minutes - 35.4 MB

While there may be plenty of discussion about the disparity between funding for women-led startups and those led by men, women still receive just 2% of all venture capital funding. And yet, many women are still finding success as entrepreneurs. How? CNBC Senior Media & Technology reporter Julia Boorstin dug into the stories of women entrepreneurs founding, funding, and running companies, and uncovered a variety of smart tactics and approaches. Those stories and the data are shared in her new ...

Rent the Runway's Jennifer Hyman | Designed by Data

October 25, 2022 17:31 - 50 minutes - 46.5 MB

Rent the Runway CEO and co-founder Jennifer Hyman and Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman discuss the strategy behind the company's data-driven, online marketplace where people can rent or buy clothing. Rent the Runway launched in 2009 with the mission to democratize fashion. Over the years, the company has evolved significantly, keeping up with the many major shifts to the retail and e-commerce industries overall. From the rise of mobile and the increasingly outside influence of social med...

Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott | The Impact of AI on Cognitive Work

October 18, 2022 17:18 - 32 minutes - 45.3 MB

Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott joins Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman for a discussion about the impact of AI on cognitive (or knowledge) work. Scott, whose company developed the programming assistant tool GitHub Copilot, advises people building machine learning systems (or entire companies) around AI to maintain a clear sense of responsibility and awareness of the potential negative impacts. In addition to his experience in the conception, development, and adoption of new technology in ente...

Aurora's Chris Urmson + Nuro's Jiajun Zhu | The Road Ahead for Autonomous Driving

October 11, 2022 17:09 - 28 minutes - 39.5 MB

Autonomous driving is among the most exciting applications for artificial intelligence. It is also among the most challenging to actually pull off: from the capital-intensive combination of hardware and software to the complex coordination between multiple stakeholders to ensure safety. What will it take to get it deployed on a large scale? Aurora CEO Chris Urmson and Nuro CEO Jiajun Zhu join Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman for a discussion on the state of autonomous vehicle technology....

Aurora's Chris Urmson + Nuro's Jiajun Zhu |The Road Ahead for Autonomous Driving

October 11, 2022 17:09 - 28 minutes - 39.5 MB

Autonomous driving is among the most exciting applications for artificial intelligence. It is also among the most challenging to actually pull off: from the capital-intensive combination of hardware and software to the complex coordination between multiple stakeholders to ensure safety. What will it take to get it deployed on a large scale? Aurora CEO Chris Urmson and Nuro CEO Jiajun Zhu join Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman for a discussion on the state of autonomous vehicle technology....

Shopify President Harley Finkelstein | Catalyzing Entrepreneurship

October 04, 2022 17:02 - 55 minutes - 50.3 MB

Shopify president Harley Finkelstein sat down with Greylock general partner Mike Duboe to discuss the company's evolution along with the overall ecommerce landscape; offer advice to entrepreneurs navigating the current market conditions; and lay out his vision for the future. Shopify launched a time when there were few options for entrepreneurs to set up their online stores, sell and and market products, and manage their operations. The company struck a chord both with retail entrepreneurs i...

AI's Human Factor | Stanford's Dr. Fei-Fei Li and OpenAI's Mira Murati on AI Safety

September 27, 2022 17:11 - 33 minutes - 45.9 MB

The more human-like artificial intelligence becomes, the more we understand about how our brains actually work. Through that discovery process, researchers are identifying ways to design artificial intelligence in ways that factor in the safety and morality of their potential impact. Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman interviews Dr. Fei-Fei Li, the co-director of Stanford's Institute for Human-Centered AI, and Mira Murati, the CTO of OpenAI. In this interview, they discuss how technology ...

Words into Action | Progress from Large Language Models to AGI

September 20, 2022 17:12 - 30 minutes - 42.5 MB

Greylock general partner Saam Motamedi interviews David Luan, who is the co-founder of ML research and product lab Adept, and Percy Liang, who is the associate professor of computer science and statistics at Stanford. In this conversation, they discuss the major developments in working with large scale language models. This interview took place during Greylock’s Intelligent Future event, a day-long summit featuring some of the leading voices in artificial intelligence. You can watch the vide...

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman | AI for the Next Era

September 13, 2022 17:51 - 37 minutes - 51.5 MB

Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman interviews OpenAI CEO Sam Altman. The AI research and deployment company's primary mission is to develop and promote AI technology that benefits humanity. Founded in 2015, the company has most recently been noted for its generative transformer model GPT - 3, which uses deep learning to produce human-like text, and its image-creation platform DALL-E. This interview took place during Greylock’s Intelligent Future event, a day-long summit featuring experts a...

Saam Motamedi and Reid Hoffman | Introducing the Intelligent Future

September 07, 2022 19:11 - 46 minutes - 63.4 MB

Greylock general partners Reid Hoffman and Saam Motamedi discuss the current state of artificial intelligence, including the most recent technological advancements; top areas for investment; and the ethical considerations needed to ensure tools are developed safely. This discussion is the kickoff for Greylock's Intelligent Future series featuring conversations with experts, visionaries, and early-stage innovators across the AI ecosystem. Guests of this series include Microsoft CTO, Kevin Scot...

Reid Hoffman and Saam Motamedi | Introducing the Intelligent Future

September 07, 2022 19:11 - 46 minutes - 63.4 MB

Greylock general partners Reid Hoffman and Saam Motamedi discuss the current state of artificial intelligence, including the most recent technological advancements; top areas for investment; and the ethical considerations needed to ensure tools are developed safely. This discussion is the kickoff for Greylock's Intelligent Future series featuring conversations with experts, visionaries, and early-stage innovators across the AI ecosystem. Guests of this series include Microsoft CTO, Kevin Scot...

Greylock Talent Team | Building Your Talent Strategy: When, Why, and How to Bring in a Recruiter

August 30, 2022 17:00 - 23 minutes - 31.9 MB

From developing a repeatable, strategic process and continuously working to identify ways to improve it, founders can take a number of steps to build a culture of recruiting. Sometimes, that means hiring a dedicated talent-sourcing and recruiting team. Greylock talent partner Glen Evans and technical talent recruiter Dwane Hamilton discuss strategies for working with recruiters, including when to bring them on, how to screen for the position, and how founders should maintain an active recruit...

Alice Bentinck and Matt Clifford | How To Be A Founder

August 23, 2022 17:08 - 54 minutes - 49.9 MB

The “talent investor" Entrepreneur First was created with a mission to connect founders no matter where they are in the world, and recruits and backs them at the very earliest stages. By focusing on connecting individuals rather than defined teams, they've gained a unique perspective into what makes good ideas, and how the right co-founder dynamics can bring it into reality. Now, they've gathered some of their main insights into a book: "How to be a Founder: How Entrepreneurs Identify, Fund, ...

Espresso | Privacy and Scalability for Web3

August 18, 2022 17:36 - 40 minutes - 55.9 MB

A re-broadcast of our episode featuring Greylock investor Seth Rosenberg's interview with the co-founders of Espresso Systems, which provides configurable privacy and scalability tools for Web3. The company is operating at a critical time for privacy within Web3. Recently, the U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on Tornado Cash, a mixer platform that enables cryptocurrency transactions. The regulatory action marks the first time authorities have imposed sanctions on computer protocols (code) rath...

Nike CEO John Donahoe | The Next Play

August 16, 2022 17:25 - 36 minutes - 50.5 MB

Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman interviews Nike CEO John Donahoe as part of Greylock's Iconversations speaker series. In the interview, Donahoe discusses the iconic sports retailer's digital transformation in recent years; the lessons learned as a four-time CEO; and his “head coach” mentality to leadership. You can read a transcript of this interview here: https://greylock.com/greymatter/the-next-play/

Alchemy | Bringing Web3 to the World

August 09, 2022 17:00 - 34 minutes - 31.2 MB

Known as the "AWS of Web3", Alchemy's platform powers most of the top web3 applications around the world. The idea came to founders Nikil Viswanathan and Joe Lau following their own frustration when building a crypto analytics tool. Seeing that developers around the world needed a toolkit to enable the next wave of innovation, they set out to build Alchemy. Launched in 2020, the company's platform quickly became an indispensable tool for developers creating projects with blockchain technology...

Maya Frai | Design-Centered Product

August 02, 2022 17:13 - 45 minutes - 41.8 MB

Greylock investor Maya Frai outlines her perspective on design-centered products, which she believes is the now overarching driver of innovation in several industries including commerce, social, saas, web3, and more. Based on her experience on product teams at Google, Facebook, and Rent the Runway, Maya believes technology that puts people at the center are often the most successful. You can read the essay that inspired this conversation here: https://greylock.com/greymatter/the-design-first-...

Solv CEO Heather Fernandez | Purpose into Action

July 19, 2022 17:00 - 28 minutes - 26.4 MB

Solv CEO and co-founder Heather Fernandez talks with Greylock marketing partner Elisa Schreiber about a unique fundraising strategy Solv undertook to add more women investors to the company's cap table. In late 2021, Solv was wrapping up its Series C round when Fernandez was encouraged by longtime investor and friend Kara Norton (Upfront Ventures) to launch a special purpose vehicle (SPV) aimed solely at women investors. Within 10 days, the SPV raised $3.5M from 75 women investors, 60% of w...

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky | People-First Capitalism

July 12, 2022 17:49 - 49 minutes - 68.2 MB

A re-broadcast of our episode featuring Airbnb CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky. Chesky joined Greylock partner Reid Hoffman on Greylock's Iconversations speaker series to talk about how he guided Airbnb from an 80% loss within the first two months of the pandemic to a record-breaking IPO by the end of 2020; why Silicon Valley needs to redefine how it measures growth; how Chesky’s design background informs Airbnb’s business strategy; and, ultimately, the importance of putting people first. You...

Reid Hoffman | Talking Politics

July 05, 2022 17:31 - 50 minutes - 69.2 MB

A re-broadcast of our episode with Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman and his Blitzscaling co-author Chris Yeh discussing when, how, and why CEOs should speak publicly about political or social topics. Once considered strictly off limits to business leaders, speaking out about politics and social issues has become much more common. In fact, it’s now often expected for a CEO to make a statement that communicates their company’s values and position even on the most highly-charged or controv...

Asheem Chandna | Where Does AI Go Next?

June 28, 2022 16:58 - 10 minutes - 9.6 MB

Audio version of essay written by Greylock general partner Asheem Chandna for Forbes: "Where Does AI Go Next?" Chandna and several AI experts weigh in on the potential value and risks as the technology expands. Essay read by Greylock head of editorial Heather Mack. You can read the essay on Forbes here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/asheemchandna/2022/05/31/where-does-ai-go-next/ You can also read the essay on the Greylock website here: https://greylock.com/greymatter/where-does-ai-go-next/

Magic Eden | The Community-Centric Marketplace

June 21, 2022 12:00 - 31 minutes - 28.9 MB

Greylock general partner Mike Duboe speaks with Zhuoxun Yin (Zedd) and Jack Lu, two of the co-founders of NFT marketplace Magic Eden. The company, which just raised its Series B round, provides a platform for people to discover, collect, and trade NFTs on the Solana ecosystem. You can read a transcript of this episode here: https://greylock.com/portfolio-news/magic-eden/

HashiCorp CEO David McJannet | Powering the Multi-Cloud Paradigm

June 14, 2022 17:12 - 45 minutes - 41.4 MB

Greylock general partner Jerry Chen speaks with HashiCorp CEO David McJannet about the proliferation of cloud services that requires a multi-cloud approach. Founded in 2012, HashiCorp is an provider of products that are foundational to mission-critical cloud applications and infrastructure. As such, the company has become an essential partner to numerous organizations ranging from startups to the Big 3 cloud providers. It is both a competitor and a collaborator, and is perhaps the best repre...

Convoy | Transporting Innovation

June 07, 2022 17:03 - 45 minutes - 41.6 MB

Convoy CEO and co-founder Dan Lewis discusses the current shipping landscape and how his company is upgrading the long-antiquated trucking industry. Convoy, which has developed a platform that puts drivers, shipping companies, and freight brokers on the grid has allowed all parties to operate more efficiently, resulting in saved costs and time as well as reducing pollution. Founded in 2015, Convoy now works with about 80,000 registered trucking companies (which collectively have some 400,000 ...

Reid Hoffman | Crisis Management

May 31, 2022 18:18 - 32 minutes - 29.7 MB

Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman and his Blitzscaling co-author Chris Yeh discuss the current crisis and its impact on startups. Entrepreneurship assumes an innate degree of optimism and perseverance. But even the most determined founders can feel subdued when faced with yet another crisis. That’s why adaptability is a startup’s strongest asset. As recent global events push us into a new era of market volatility and economic uncertainty, companies must be prepared to recalibrate their b...

Reid Hoffman | The Importance of Friendship

May 29, 2022 15:32 - 17 minutes - 16.2 MB

In his commencement speech to Vanderbilt University's graduating class of 2022, Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman discusses the impact and importance of friendship. "Not the Hallmark kind – not all sunshine and roses and bunny rabbits," says Hoffman. "I mean real, substantial friendship – that’s sometimes really hard – and that shapes and changes our lives." In this speech, Hoffman shares some of the key decisions and actions that friends helped him figure out to take, and which significa...

Jason Risch | The Next Cloud Data Platform

May 25, 2022 17:00 - 11 minutes - 10.3 MB

Audio version of Greylock investor Jason Risch's article "The Next Cloud Data Platform." As part of Greylock's interactive data project Castles in the Cloud, we've analyzed new areas of opportunities for startups. Platforms within the modern data stack pose multiple points of entry for startups to innovate. VCs are already looking for “the next Snowflake” – companies that find success in the shadow of Big Cloud by reimagining the modern data stack. To solidify their staying power, the next c...

Jerry Chen & Jason Risch | VC Funding for the Cloud

May 25, 2022 17:00 - 20 minutes - 19 MB

Audio version of the latest essay by Greylock investors' Jerry Chen and Jason Risch. As part of our ongoing Castles in the Cloud project, we’ve compiled and analyzed VC funding data into cloud-focused startups in 2021 and Q1 2022. We are mapping the activity in the venture capital-funded startup ecosystem with that of the Big 3 Cloud providers: AWS, Azure, and GCP. You can read the essay here: https://greylock.com/greymatter/vc-funding-for-the-cloud/ You can find the entire Castles in the Clo...

David Wadwhani | Finding Opportunity in Crisis

May 19, 2022 17:01 - 17 minutes - 16.3 MB

As the saying goes, "Never let a good crisis go to waste." While running a business during times of economic and/or societal crisis is difficult, these moments can also pose opportunities for many companies. David Wadhwani, who is the Chief Business Officer of Digital Media at Adobe and a venture partner at Greylock, outlines his top strategies for staying afloat during times of crises. This episode is an audio version of the essay David first published in April 2020, shortly after the Covid-...

Okta's Frederic Kerrest | Instructive Experiences

May 17, 2022 17:14 - 55 minutes - 50.8 MB

There are a million different ways things can go wrong when running a startup. Most founders learn the hard way. Frederic Kerrest’s experience was no different. The early days of Okta, which he co-founded with Todd McKinnon in 2009, were rife with challenges. From flawed go-to-market strategies and missed sales targets to struggles with hiring, Kerrest and McKinnon dealt with it all. On top of it all, it was in the midst of the Great Recession. That experience is why Kerrest wrote Zero to IP...

Kenneth Chenault | Venture for Change

May 10, 2022 17:00 - 57 minutes - 52.6 MB

How do you advance society as a whole while still making sound business decisions? Kenneth Chenault, the celebrated former chairman and CEO of American Express who is now an investor and board director, says, "If you really are thoughtful, you should be able to have a better economic model by doing good.” Chenault is also the co-founder of OneTen, a coalition of leading executives coming together to upskill, hire and advance one million Black Americans over the next 10 years. Kenneth joined G...

Gretel.ai | Making Data Work

May 03, 2022 17:18 - 36 minutes - 33.6 MB

In today’s largely cloud-native world, having access to real world data is critical in order for organizations to derive meaning that drives innovation. Yet most organizations are still contending with inadequate tools that enable them to safely share, collaborate, and build with data. What’s more, many businesses lack the engineering resources to develop workarounds in the form of anonymized data sets or synthetic datasets that can be used to run powerful tests. Ali Golshan, the CEO and co-f...

Baseten | Self-Serve Apps for ML Teams

April 26, 2022 16:01 - 27 minutes - 25.4 MB

It remains very difficult to build end-to-end products that leverage machine learning for business impact. Baseten makes it fast, seamless, and serverless to build scalable, user-facing workflow integrated apps powered by AI. The company just launched with $20 million in seed and series A funding led by Greylock. Sarah Guo, a Greylock board partner and board member of Baseten, spoke with co-founder and CEO Tuhin Srivastava about the ways the company is helping businesses unlock the power and ...

Fungible Times | "Crypto Dad" Chris Giancarlo

April 25, 2022 17:32 - 48 minutes - 67 MB

This is an episode from Fungible Times, the Web3-focused podcast produced by Greylock crypto investors Christine Kim, and Mike Duboe, and Greylock board partner Sarah Guo. Sarah and Christine spoke with Chris Giancarlo, the former CFTC Chairman who is widely recognized as one of the most influential people in financial regulation. Giancarlo, who is known as "Cryoto Dad" for his father-like advocacy of cryptocurrency, was also a member of the US Financial Stability Oversight Committe as well ...

Cloudflare's Michelle Zatlyn | Cyber Stewards

April 19, 2022 17:06 - 55 minutes - 50.8 MB

The vastness of the internet, as an entity, can be difficult to put into perspective. Cloudflare, however, has a clear sense of its scope, as it handles roughly 20-percent of internet traffic. To frame it with another stat: More than 70 billion cyber attacks are stopped by Cloudflare each day. In this episode of Iconversations, Greylock’s Holly Rose Faith talks with Cloudflare Co-Founder, President, and COO Michelle Zatlyn about what it’s like to run a company that a massive constituent of us...

Obsidian Security | Defending Critical SaaS

April 14, 2022 17:01 - 45 minutes - 62 MB

A re-broadcast of our episode featuring Obsidian Security CEO and co-founder Glenn Chisolm, whose company just raised $90 million in Series C funding. Chisolm spoke with Greylock general partner Sarah Guo and New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth in early 2021, shortly after the SolarWinds attack. In this conversation, they discuss the ever-evolving cybersecurity risk landscape and how businesses and governments can proactively protect their data.

Google's James Manyika | Social Intelligence

April 12, 2022 17:03 - 54 minutes - 75.2 MB

Google's first-ever SVP of Technology and Society James Manyika joins Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman for a discussion on the various ways technology impacts business, global economies, culture, and humankind. Manyika is a renowned expert in artificial intelligence, robotics, and globalization, and has been a highly-sought out advisor to many of the world's top tech companies. He spent nearly 30 years as an advisor at McKinsey Global and has held numerous board and consulting roles acro...

Holly Rose Faith | Executive Reference Checklist

April 05, 2022 17:17 - 22 minutes - 31.4 MB

Greylock talent partner Holly Rose Faith, who works with startups to find, recruit, and place executive team members, outlines smart strategies to deploy when checking references. From having a plan of what you are looking to validate at the outset, to the specific questions depending on the role or stage of company, all hiring managers should go into referencing with a reliable, repeatable, formal system in place. This episode is part of Greylock's Brain Trust series. You can read a transcri...

Common Room | Collective Intelligence

March 31, 2022 16:55 - 34 minutes - 47.6 MB

In recent years, there has been a seismic shift in the way software is built, distributed, and adopted. Rather than relying wholly on a traditional sales-led model, companies are empowering their communities of users, and as a result are among the fastest-growing organizations today. That’s why Common Room developed a platform to enable deeper engagement with those users. Launched last year, the company's tech is now available for anyone to try. Common Room CEO and co-founder Linda Lian discu...

Footwork VC's Mike Smith | Finding Your Fit in ECommerce

March 29, 2022 17:00 - 56 minutes - 51.2 MB

Greylock general partner Mike Duboe interviews Mike Smith, the co-founder of FootworkVC. Smith spent the past two decades developing and scaling consumer businesses. He was an early employee at Stitch Fix and helped grow the fledgling startup into a public company. Prior to Stitch Fix, Smith spent nine years at Walmart, where he managed the company's multichannel business and oversaw operations. He also serves on the boards of Ulta Beauty, Herman Miller, and Mayvenn among others. This inter...

Fungible Times | Terra

March 24, 2022 17:01 - 51 minutes - 71 MB

Another guest episode from Fungible Times, the podcast created and hosted by Greylock crypto investors Sarah Guo, Christine Kim, and Mike Duboe. Stablecoins are a critical pillar and one of the largest applications across crypto. Sarah and Christine sit down with Do Kwon, co-founder of Terra, which has become an incredibly important blockchain protocol and ecosystem. Terra’s core innovation is stablecoins, and in its two short years since launch, their US dollar stablecoin, UST, has accumulat...

Tome | Persuasion Through Stories

March 23, 2022 14:18 - 28 minutes - 25.9 MB

Keith Peiris and Henri Liriani join Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman to discuss the launch of Tome - a storytelling platform for work. Anything on the internet can be easily embedded in a Tome, including Figma prototypes, Airtable spreadsheets, YouTube videos, Tweets, and Gifs. Users can play with 3D models and interact with live data tables that update automatically. With dynamic pages and foolproof formatting, Tome adapts to what you want to say – not the other way around – allowing ...

Fungible Times | Magic Eden

March 16, 2022 19:37 - 37 minutes - 51.7 MB

Another special broadcast from the Fungible Times podcast, created and hosted by Greylock crypto investors Sarah Guo, Christine Kim, and Mike Duboe. On this episode, Magic Eden co-founders Jack and Zhuoxun talk about NFTs, gaming, mobile, and Solana. In less than 6 months, Magic Eden has risen to more than $1b USD in secondary trading volume and more than 95% share of the Solana ecosystem. Greylock is proud to be an investor in Magic Eden, which just raised $27M in Series A funding to acceler...

Instawork | Flexibility on Demand

March 15, 2022 16:53 - 32 minutes - 29.4 MB

More than half of the American workforce is paid hourly, and often work at jobs that must be performed in-person. Historically, however, this population has been left out of conversations about the future of work, and haven't benefitted from the significant technological improvements many other occupations have. Instawork is trying to change that. The flexible staffing platform connects businesses to local talent, and is generating some valuable data on the changing labor market in the meanti...

YouTube's Neal Mohan | Powering Creators

March 02, 2022 18:01 - 54 minutes - 49.7 MB

YouTube chief product officer and Google senior vice president Neal Mohan talks with Greylock general partner David Thacker about the dynamics of building, scaling, and governing one of the world's most popular user-generated content platforms. Mohan began his internet career at DoubleClick in the ‘90s, where he was a pioneer of the now-widespread advertising business model. He arrived at Google via the company’s 2007 acquisition of DoubleClick, and was instrumental in expanding advertising t...

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Reid Hoffman
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Chris Urmson
2 Episodes
Andrew Chen
1 Episode
Harry Stebbings
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Jennifer Pahlka
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Joe Gebbia
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Mariam Naficy
1 Episode
Nir Eyal
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Patrick Collison
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Sam Altman
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Selina Tobaccowala
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