Check out this video from CNBC where Jason Calacanis serial entrepreneur, angel investor and unicorn finder predicting Twitter’s New CEO will be Adam Bain.
Adam Bain oversees Twitter’s worldwide monetization efforts and the rollout of its advertising platform. Prior to joining Twitter in 2010, he served as President of the Fox Audience Network (FAN), a role in which he oversaw a division that includes one of the web’s largest advertising platforms and a team dedicated to monetizing News Corporation’s web properties and hundreds of third-party online publishers.
Jason also mentions this is why most tech companies don’t want to go public because of the pressure from the street to hit quarterly numbers. Jason mentions Twitter should keep making acquisitions and possibly merge with Snapchat if Evan Spiegel was open to that. Which is probably far fetched since Snapchat has no need to and they turned down 3 Billion from Facebook which is all of Twitter’s cash they have available.
If you don’t know or follow Jason Calacanis you should. Even if you aren’t a start up or want to learn how to pitch an angel investor for money Jason provides valuable insights into sales, social media, and business on his show This Week in Startups, on Twitter, and on his blog.
This morning Jason was a guest on CNBC and dropped another prediction bomb that Facebook will buy Meerkat within the next six months. Last time he was on he correctly predicted Twitter move to video with their own hosted video within tweets, Vine, and recently purchasing the live streaming app Periscope that is integrated seamlessly into their platform to provide “real time” video.
Check out the video segment here to see why Jason is one the best guests CNBC brings on. He tells it like it is in his brooklyn style. Jason Calacanis is the real deal.
In this episode of This week in startups Jason Calacanis discovers through his amazing Howard Stern like interview skills the career paths of Tony Hawk and Chris Sacca a legendary investor and the godfather of skateboarding.
Watch this interview to learn about their friendships, hustling, taking risks, giving back, going for what you want in life, and legacy.
Today’s episode features two superstars in their respective fields. Tony Hawk is the masterful professional skateboarder who catapulted his sport into the national spotlight, and Chris Sacca of Lowercase Capital is a legendary angel investor (Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Kickstarter). Tony and Chris have been long-time friends and both talk in-depth with Jason at the LAUNCH Festival 2015. It’s an awesome, dynamic conversation about their friendship, how each took massive risks to reach the top of their profession (eating ramen for years… borrowing money from assistants…), how Tony’s video game was a tipping point for skateboarding and why he he shows up unannounced to random parks to skate with kids, the amount of hustle it takes to be great, how moving outside of Silicon Valley actually helped Chris’s business, how Tony and Chris think about their legacies, what they are each looking forward to in the future, and how Tony uses Twitter for a worldwide treasure hunt, and how Chris is looking forward to another crash in tech so the pretenders clear out. Join us!
Watch this exclusive interview by Jason Calacanis where he learns more from Periscope’s CEO and Cofounder Kayvon Beykpour about the new live streaming space, Twitter’s acquisition, and the future of live streaming apps like Periscope and Meerkat.
Live-video streaming is shaking the tech world and today Jason talks to major player Kayvon Beykpour, CEO & Co founder of the recently Twitter-acquired Periscope. Jason periscopes this rollicking conversation (see those hearts fly!), as Kayvon (@kayvz) shares his views on the perceived dogfight with Meerkat, why Periscope sold to Twitter before launching, his current & future product strategy, and why the time is now for live-video streaming. They also dive into Periscope’s lessons from early adopters, Kayvon’s inspiration for the product idea, where exactly monetization sits on his radar, how Kayvon’s Iranian-born parents sparked his entrepreneurial spirit, and much more. Tune in!
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