Released August 26th, 2021
Mike Maples Jr. - A Playbook for Startups
Mike Maples, Jr. is a co-founding partner at Floodgate. We cover Mike's early insights and secrets, value hypothesis testing, and how he found himself building businesses in Silicon Valley.
Business Building
Venture Capital
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Michael Seibel - Lessons from Thousands of Startups
Michael Seibel is a Partner at Y Combinator and the CEO of YC’s startup accelerator. We cover what he looks for in Y Combinator applicants, frameworks to identify problems worth solving as an entrepreneur, and what it feels like to find product-market fit.
Todd McKinnon - Creating and Defining a New Market Category
Todd is the co-founder and CEO of Okta. We cover why Todd felt the 2008 Crisis was a good time to start Okta, how he pivoted into identity management, and the lessons he’s learned from scaling Okta into a public company.
Mike Maples: Living in the Future
Mike shares how mental models shape his decision-making process, where to find the next big idea, and how to rally people to your cause.
Floodgate's Ann Miura Ko
Ann Miura Ko, co-founder of Floodgate, explains why successful seed investing is the development of set of secrets.
Mike Maples Stanford eCorner Videos
A collection of entrepreneurial based talks at Stanford with Mike & Ron Conway.
A Guide to Building Breakthroughs
A long form article from the "Starting Greatness" newsletter guiding startup founders on how to build the future through breakthrough ideas.
Finding Billion Dollar Secrets
Mike's thoughts on why succeeding in the startup world comes from obsessively pursuing insights that defy conventional wisdom.
The Wealth of Networks
An explanation of 'social production' and how it's reshaping markets, patterns of information, and knowledge.
The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Products that Win
Silicon Valley’s original start-up manual for how to get to product market fit.
The Lean Startup
A classic that provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups.
Zero To One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
An inside look at Peter Thiel’s philosophy and strategy for entrepreneurs.