In this episode, I chatted with Wes Kao, co-founder of Maven, a startup that helps professionals teach cohort-based classes. Ever since it was announced last year, I've been following Maven's journey as an enthusiast of community-driven companies. Their latest raise is $20 million in a Series A round led by a16z after a $4.3 million seed led by First Round Capital. In this episode, we cover why cohort-based courses work much better than traditional courses, why building in public is key for creators, what Wes teaches in Maven's own cohort-based course and her unique spiky points of view. Wes was so gracious as a guest and I had a ton of fun chatting with her!
In this *incredibly memorable* episode, I interview one of my favorite business icons Gary Vaynerchuk. We discuss his latest NFT project VeeFriends, the origin story behind this idea, and what it means to him. We also cover topics like "Document, don't create" and how that message has inspired me to create what is now a movement called "Build In Public". In the end, we go deep into Gary's psyche and discuss what motivates him, lessons he learned as an immigrant, and finally his best advice for the next generation of entrepreneurs. It was an honor interviewing him and unpacking a ton of wisdom, I hope you all enjoy this chat!
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