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Great interview. We must seize the memes of production, comrade. Never ask Sequoia about how much money they lost on FTX: https://yuribezmenov.substack.com/p/how-to-lose-214-million-in-one-year
Was so fun doing this Joe, thanks again!
Great interview! I posted the following comment there:
This was an excellent interview. I already knew a lot of it as a fan of Joe, but the lessons of his time at Clarium is fascinating and new to me. Also love his sense of humor that comes across here (admitting that his humility is only relative, ha)! My only critique of Joe is his lack of self-awareness when he criticizes “insular networks” and “old boys clubs” and yet he only meets potential founders via “warm intros.”
You’d think Y Combinator would have taught VCs by now that founders should just be able to apply for funding via a standardized publicly available form (or just be able to email VCs directly), but it looks like some elements of the old boys club die hard.