David Sacks of Craft Ventures on the Future of Social-Audio, Jewish Mothers, and a Thousand Unicorns (EP.173)


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This week’s episode features a new friend, David Sacks. Maybe you’ve heard of PayPal? David was their first COO. He’s part of the ‘Paypal Mafia’ that includes Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, and Max Levchin. David’s the founder of Yammer (acquired by Microsoft for $1 billion), turned around Zenefits as interim CEO, and founded Craft Ventures. Add investments in Facebook, Uber, Space X, Palantir, Airbnb and Houzz. He’s also co-host of the All-In Podcast. But today he’s here to talk about the future. And it’s so bright, we’re gonna have to wear shades!

Also – Mark your calendar, I’m a guest on David’s latest venture, Callin – a social-podcasting app. Listen to my interview with David, then download the Callin app, and join Dave and I tonight when he interviews me!

You can listen to the podcast here on Spotify or Apple and now all the episodes are on my YouTube channel as well.

For more details on today’s conversation read on below…

Guest: David Sacks

Profile: Founder and GP of Craft Ventures

Where to Find Him: Twitter

What’s David Panicked About?: The mob that’s formed to take away our newsfeed.

The Takeaway:

David’s latest venture, Callin, is a synthesis of podcasting and social audio he calls “social podcasting”. Anyone can create a show and record in front of a live audience. The problem with social audio is the conversations are kind of like a party line. Everyone’s in there fighting for the microphone and you don’t really have (Read more...)