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#25 Todd Bishop: Co-Founder of Geekwire.com

In this week's episode of Startup Project we spoke to Todd Bishop, Co-Founder of Geekwire. He is a longtime business and technology journalist who reports on subjects including AI, cloud, startups, and health technology, plus Amazon and Microsoft, & hosts GeekWire's weekly podcast.

500x Return from Coinbase Angel Investment

500x return on an angel investment in Coinbase. Liron shares his story of how his crypto investments have given him life changing returns. Liron Shapira is known as the guy who write twitter threads about web3 use cases including Axie Infinity & Helium. But before becoming twitter famous, he is also a founder & angel investor and currently runs a YC backed startup called Relationship Hero. The irony in his angel investments is he made life changing money by investing in Coinbase which was a 500x return on his investment.

#24 Liron Shapira: Web3 Critique & Coinbase Investor

#24 Liron Shapira: Web3 Critique, Founder & Early Investor in Coinbase. Liron Shapira is known as the guy who writes twitter threads criticizing web3 use cases. Other than being a web3 critic, he is also angel investor in Coinbase & Wyre (the irony), founder of a Y Combinator company & raised $50M round led by Alibaba.

Story of Patagonia’s First Ecommerce Store (Clip)

Chris Devore and Nataraj talk about the brand ethos of Patagonia and the story behind the first ecommerce store of Patagonia. Chris is the Founding Managing Partner of Founders’ Co-op , Pacific Northwest’s leading seed-stage venture fund. Chris led the seed rounds for Seattle’s most recent successful IPO Remitly (NASDAQ:RELY) and $4B+ Outreach , was an early backer of Auth0 (acquired by Okta for $6.5B).

Is Web3 Technology or Political Ideology?

Web3 is interesting not because its just a new technology term, but it also defines a certain political belief underlying how society should be organized. A lot of crypto criticism also stems from the argument that blockchain as a technology is being force fitted into use cases that don't require blockchain and its need for block chain is more about political ideology rather than technological requirements.

How to Angel Invest?

Eric Bahn from Hustle Fund and Nataraj talk about how to get started on Angel Investing. Eric is the Co-Founder & General Partner at Hustle Fund. Hustle Fund recently raised Fund 3 and has $100M+ under management. Hustle Fund is known for investing in “hilariously early” startups, find more about them at https://www.hustlefund.vc/