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Secret Academy Episode - Jason Calacanis

Jason Calacanis is an American internet entrepreneur, podcasting pioneer, angel investor and best-selling author of “Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups”. Jason is one of the first investors of many “Unicorn Companies” such as Airbnb, Tumblr, Evernote, Uber, and hundreds of others. He is also part of the head of advisors in countless startups. Jason’s first startup was - which later sold to AOL which made it Jason’s best business to date. Jason is the host of the award-winning weekly podcast, “This Week in Startups,” where he has interviewed names like Gary Vee, Tim Ferriss, Chris Sacca, and countless other tech industry startup founders and investors.

Lesson's in Today's Interview:
  • What to look for before investing in tech startups
  • 2 things you need if you want your startup to succeed
  • How to reduce your chance of failure before investing on any startup
  • Deciding on the best time to invest in a company
  • How to verify if your startup is actually worth pursuing and when it will become profitable
  • How to know if you should end your startup early
  • Why founding a startup is like going to war with yourself
  • How to manage your emotions when founding a startup
  • Why you should fail fast and move on quickly
  • The importance of finding your startup specialties
  • Why your startup should never be dependent on other platforms to perform its best
  • What all startup founders should aim for if they want to grow their businesses organically
  • What was Jason’s main reason to write his latest book
  • The #1 hack to creating wealth today
  • The minimal entry fee if you want to become a successful investor
  • Jason’s point of view on cryptocurrency and how the whole industry works
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