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  • Mark Cuban, Shark Tank Investor

    Mark Cuban, Shark Tank Investor

    Today, my guest is Mark Cuban, technology entrepreneur, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, investor on Shark Tank and Founder & CEO of Cyber Dust.  Cyber Dust is a mobile app which allows person-to-person communication without any track record or history, thereby creating a safe and secure environment for honest and personal communication.  Mark took time from his extremely busy schedule to talk about his creation and the widespread adoption of this terrific product.

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  • Tim Draper, Venture Capitalist

    Tim Draper, Venture Capitalist

    Today, my guest is Tim Draper*, the founding partner of leading venture capital firms Draper Associates, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (now DFJ) and also the school, Draper University.  Tim is a third generation venture capitalist and founded Draper Associates in 1985, which when joined by John Fisher and Steve Jurvetson became the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). In 2012, Tim founded Draper University to teach entrepreneurship through hands-on training, an innovative curriculum and thought leadership. He has been listed as […]

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  • Ray Lane, Partner Emeritus at Kleiner Perkins

    Ray Lane, Partner Emeritus at Kleiner Perkins

    Today, my guest is Ray Lane, Partner Emeritus at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Before joining KPCB, Ray was president and chief operating officer of Oracle Corporation for 8 years leading Oracle from less than $1 billion in 1992 to more than $10 billion. Ray led Oracle’s business expansion beyond its core database technology into enterprise applications and professional services. Earlier in his career, Ray was a senior partner with Booz Allen Hamilton and division vice president with Electronic Data Systems […]

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  • Heidi Roizen, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

    Heidi Roizen, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

    Today, my guest is Heidi Roizen, an Operating Partner with the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) where she provides strategic advice to the firm’s portfolio companies, manages the internal services team and helps to identify new investment opportunities. Heidi was the co-founder and CEO of T/Maker Company, a developer and publisher of consumer software, which was acquired by Deluxe Corporation in 1994. Heidi has also been the VP of World Wide Developer Relations for Apple Computer and Managing Director […]

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  • Bill Gross, Chairman & Founder of Idealab

    Bill Gross, Chairman & Founder of Idealab

    Today, my guest is Bill Gross, Caltech Trustee and fellow Caltech Alumni, Chairman and Founder of Idealab.  Bill started his first company in grade school selling candy bars at the bus stop (his version of the lemonade stand) and now starts about 8-10 new companies every year.  He comes up with new business ideas almost daily and he says the biggest limitation with starting companies is not time or money, it’s finding the right people — and having the right timing! […]

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  • Floyd Kvamme, Partner Emeritus at Kleiner Perkins

    Floyd Kvamme, Partner Emeritus at Kleiner Perkins

    Today, my guest is Floyd Kvamme*, a legendary Silicon Valley engineer, entrepreneur and venture capitalist.  After joining Fairchild Semiconductor with a masters degree in electrical engineering, he was part of the founding team which started National Semiconductor in 1967. In 1982, Kvamme became Executive Vice President at Apple Computer to work with the late Steve Jobs and was instrumental in creating the famous 1984 Macintosh Superbowl ad before joining one of the most prestigious venture capital firms in Silicon Valley: Kleiner Perkins […]

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  • Guy Kawasaki, former Apple Evangelist

    Guy Kawasaki, former Apple Evangelist

    Today, my guest is Guy Kawasaki, the Chief Evangelist of Canva, an online, graphics-design service, Trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation, former Chief Evangelist of Apple, and the author of several best selling books on startups including The Art of the Start 2.0.  Although my guests are normally lawyers, most people do not realize that Guy actually did attend law school for about 10 days.  I first met Guy when he started Garage with the late founder of Venture Law Group, Craig […]

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  • Geoffrey Moore, Author of “Crossing the Chasm”

    Geoffrey Moore, Author of “Crossing the Chasm”

    Today, my guest is Geoffrey Moore, an author, speaker, and advisor who wrote the groundbreaking book Crossing the Chasm in 1991.  Since then, Geoff’s other best selling business books include Zone to Win, Escape Velocity, Inside the Tornado, The Gorilla Game, Living on the Faultline and Dealing with Darwin.  Geoff began his management consulting career at Regis McKenna Inc, and then started 3 firms: The Chasm Group, Chasm Institute and TCG Advisors. Today, he splits his time as a Venture Partner with Mohr Davidow Ventures and […]

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  • Jason Calacanis, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

    Jason Calacanis, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

    Today, my guest is Jason Calacanis, a successful entrepreneur and angel investor. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Calacanis’s first success was starting Weblogs, Inc., which was sold to AOL in 2005.  Since then, he has been an angel investor in numerous successful entrepreneurs and companies such as Travis Kalanick at Uber, Thumbtack, Tumblr and many others. Jason is the CEO of Inside.com, has been a guest on Charlie Rose, has his own podcast This Week in Startups, his own entrepreneurs startup forum Launch Festival and is a frequent […]

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  • Chris Yeh, Co-Author with Reid Hoffman of “The Alliance”

    Chris Yeh, Co-Author with Reid Hoffman of “The Alliance”

    Today, my guest is Chris Yeh, Co-Author (along with Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha) The Alliance, a New York Times best selling book on managing talent in the networked age from the employer’s perspective. Chris is an entrepreneur, investor, advisor, mentor and one of the most prolific writers I know — he once wrote a white paper in 17 minutes! During my candid discussion with him, he talked about the creative, the collaborative — and occasionally arduous — process of […]

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  • David Hornik, Partner at August Capital

    David Hornik, Partner at August Capital

    Today, my guest is David Hornik, general partner at August Capital and author of VentureBlog, who describes his career path from lawyer to venture capitalist, a profession he was born to do. David inspired me to start this interview series with his own VentureCast podcast and if you have ever heard him speak or present, then you would certainly agree that if he ever decided to leave venture capital, he would make a great late night talk show host! “@HsuTubeEsq: http://t.co/lMjzkOUYAW […]

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  • Hank Barry, Partner at Sidley Austin

    Hank Barry, Partner at Sidley Austin

    Today, my guest is Hank Barry, Chair of Sidley Austin‘s Emerging Companies and Venture Capital (ECVC) practice and a founder of the firm’s Palo Alto office. Prior to joining Sidley, Hank was a managing director at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners in San Francisco. From 2000 to 2002, he served as CEO and a Board member of Napster, Inc.  Hank has advised many prominent technology companies as a lawyer, investor and director, including seven companies in which he was involved from […]

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  • Thomas J. Fogarty, M.D., Surgeon, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Vintner

    Thomas J. Fogarty, M.D., Surgeon, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Vintner

    Today, my guest is Dr. Thomas J. Fogarty, an internationally recognized cardiovascular surgeon, inventor, entrepreneur and vintner. He has dedicated his entire career to improving patient care and has acquired 165 medical patents for his revolutionary work, including the “industry standard” Fogarty balloon catheter and is widely considered one of pioneers of minimally-invasive surgery. Dr. Fogarty has been recognized by countless organizations for his contributions to medical science, including the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, an honor granted by the […]

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  • Kelly Perdew and Apprentice 2 Winner

    Kelly Perdew and Apprentice 2 Winner

    Today, my guest is Kelly Perdew, entrepreneur, investor, advisor, author and winner of The Apprentice 2. A graduate of West Point and former Army Ranger, Kelly decided to start a company after law school and eventually won Season 2 of the television reality show “The Apprentice.” Even though he now works almost exclusively with startups as an investor and entrepreneur, he says not a day goes by where he doesn’t get a chance to use his law degree. Kelly Perdew and […]

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  • Tae Hea Nahm, Founding Partner at Storm Ventures

    Tae Hea Nahm, Founding Partner at Storm Ventures

    Today, my guest is Tae Hea Nahm, former partner at Wilson Sonsini and Venture Law Group, and one of the founding Managing Directors at Storm Ventures.  Going from a law firm partner to a venture capitalist is not an easy transition and Tae Hea’s success is largely attributable to his deep understanding of technology and careful decision-making.  He was recently interviewed by the New York Times and he shares his wisdom working with entrepreneurs on his blog Working with Tae Hea Nahm. […]

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  • Josh Green (Mohr Davidow Ventures) and Coaching Basketball

    Josh Green (Mohr Davidow Ventures) and Coaching Basketball

    Today, my guest is Josh Green, a former lawyer and now venture capitalist at Mohr Davidow Ventures, who coached high school basketball for 8 years and has a love for the game — and his students — I seldom come across.  Hear his moving and inspiring story which will leave you feeling somewhere between Hoosiers and Hoop Dreams. @HsuTubeEsq Had great fun! Richard is quite the anchorman! — Josh Green (@zwimmer4080) April 8, 2014

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