The Quest Pod with Justin Kan podcast

The Quest Pod with Justin Kan

The Quest Media

Join Twitch co-founder, Justin Kan (aka your favorite founder's favorite founder), on a quest to discover the human stories behind icons in tech, business, sports, music, and beyond. Let’s F**king Grow.

72 Episodes

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    @Balaji Srinivasan Explains His Vision of The Decentralised World

    1:28:38

    It’s Balaji’s world, and we’re all just living in it. If you’ve been hanging out on tech Twitter long enough or listen to any other tech podcasts, then you’re probably familiar with Balaji. He is an angel investor, entrepreneur, and formerly the CTO of Coinbase and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz.  In this epic episode, you’ll hear topics ranging from decentralization, crypto, media tech, social networking, China, machine learning, digital privacy and much more. Balaji has one of the most incredible minds I have ever met, and I am excited to bring you along on this journey.  You can find Balaji on Twitter, and read his personal blog here. The incredible stories on this podcast are made possible by our sponsors, check them out to support The Quest:Magic Mind (This episode was originally released as S2:E20 in 2021) 🎥 Watch the full episode in 4K: https://youtu.be/CHQi1HnCZGY🍎 iTunes: https://apple.co/3lU3fZs🎵 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3srzJwq✍️ The Quest Pod in print: https://thequest.media🌎 Everything Quest: https://bio.thequest.media
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    Eren Bali Explains How He Founded Two $2B+ Companies

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    Welcome to The Quest Pod Season 2: Episode 37 with Eren Bali.Eren was the founding CEO of Udemy, an open online course provider which now offers 180K+ courses to 40M students. He is now the co-founder and CEO of Carbon Health, a vertically integrated, tech-enabled healthcare provider which started in 2015 and was most recently valued at $3.3B. Eren started the company after his mother fell ill and the traditional healthcare system took several months to reach the proper diagnosis and treatment. It began as a mobile app enabling patients to communicate directly with doctors, store medical records and facilitate telehealth appointments. It now has 90 physical clinics located in 14 states within the US.In this episode, Eren talks about the up and downs of founding Udemy and Carbon Health, the importance of perseverance and many other valuable learnings.Check out Eren’s LinkedIn ► https://twitter.com/erenbaliFollow Eren on Twitter ► https://www.linkedin.com/in/erenbali/ 
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    James Beshara & Justin Kan Explain How to Eliminate Bad Habits

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    Welcome to The Quest Pod Season 2: Episode 36 with James Beshara.James is the founder of Magic Mind (https://magicmind.co/) and co-founder of Tilt, an award-winning payments application acquired by Airbnb. He was also a seed investor in Gusto, Clubhouse, Bolt, Mercury and more. In this conversation, James and Justin open up about the bad habits they held as startup founders, which posed barriers to their productivity and success. They discuss sleep, diet, self-accusation, unrealistic expectations, lack of trust and substance dependence. More importantly, they discuss the impact these habits had upon their work life and how to go about eliminating them! Check out Jame’s LinkedIn ► https://www.linkedin.com/in/jjbeshara/Follow James on Twitter ► https://twitter.com/jamesbeshara
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    How @Scott Harrison’s Water Charity Served 13,000,000+ People

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    Welcome to The Quest Pod Season 2: Episode 35 with Scott Harrison: the founder and CEO of charity: water. After working as a nightclub promoter surrounded by drugs and booze, Scott wanted to find meaning in his life. He volunteered with a healthcare organisation in Liberia as a photojournalist, where he was exposed to one big issue: access to clean drinking water. He founded charity: water in 2006. Since this time, the organisation has provided fresh water to over 13.2M across 29 countries. In this conversation, we talk about starting a non-profit, innovating in charity work and finding purpose in life. Make sure to follow Scott on LinkedIn and Twitter! A huge shoutout to Magic Mind for making this podcast possible (use code JUSTIN20 to get 20% off).  If you liked  this episode, check out our YouTube channel and follow us on Twitter! THE QUEST MEDIA | CONTENT MEETS SILICON VALLEY | 📺 YouTube | 🍎 iTunes | 🎧 Spotify | 🗞 Print | 📌 Bio
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    Storytime: Five Lessons I Learned This Year

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    I always like to practice gratitude,  especially on my birthday. The past year has been tumultuous for us all, but I'm fortunate enough to have taken some positive learnings from it. In this podcast, I talk about the benefits of opening yourself up to try new things, zone of competence vs genius, investing your time in those who reciprocate and more. I hope these teachings can welcome more happiness into your life as they did to mine. I also shared this story on my YouTube channel and Twitter. Drop a comment to let me know what you think which startup stories you want to hear about next! THE QUEST MEDIA | CONTENT MEETS SILICON VALLEY | 📺 YouTube | 🍎 iTunes | 🎧 Spotify | 🗞 Print | 📌 Bio
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    How @Eric Glyman Re-Wrote the Credit Card Playbook at Ramp

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    Welcome to The Quest Pod Season 1: Episode 34 with Eric Glyman: a two-time fintech founder shares his advice for innovating in a crowded market. Eric Glyman is the co-founder and CEO of Ramp, the only corporate card that helps companies spend less. He also previously founded Paribus to help consumers get money back on their online purchases. Eric’s success reflects the power of customer-centric design: focus on building something that serves and created value for your market, instead of trying to extract as much money from your customers as possible. In this conversation, we talk about leaving a stable job to found a start-up, leading big teams and unlocking innovation. If you liked  this episode, check out our YouTube channel and follow us on Twitter! A thank to our sponsors Universe and CashApp for making this podcast possible.   THE QUEST MEDIA | CONTENT MEETS SILICON VALLEY | 📺 YouTube | 🍎 iTunes | 🎧 Spotify | 🗞 Print | 📌 Bio
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    How @Sriram Krishnan Broke Into Silicon Valley’s Top 1%

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    Sriram Krishnan is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. He’s also the popular host of the Good Time Show, a late-night Clubhouse event that has featured guests such as Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Calvin Harris and more. Before getting into venture capital, Sriram spent more than a decade across Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat.  Sriram has had an incredible journey: he grew up in India, came to the States and worked with Silicon Valley’s top 1%. In this conversation, we talk about what it’s like to be around people like Jack Dorsey and Evan Spiegel, his content creator learnings, tips for anyone hoping to break into tech and more.  I’m a big fan of Sriram’s content. You can find his YouTube channel here and subscribe to the GTS Clubhouse show here. If you liked  this episode, check out our YouTube channel and follow us on Twitter! A thank to our sponsors Universe and CashApp for making this podcast possible.   THE QUEST MEDIA | CONTENT MEETS SILICON VALLEY | 📺 YouTube | 🍎 iTunes | 🎧 Spotify | 🗞 Print | 📌 Bio
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    The OnlyFriends Show: Billionaire Tax, Antiwork, FaZe Clan SPAC and Paternity

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    Welcome to my new show OnlyFriends, where my Silicon Valley group chat comes to life. On this episode, we discuss the Billionaire tax, the antiwork phenomenon, Faze Clan's billion dollar SPAC deal, and the nature of paternity leave.Starring: Justin Kan: Twitch co-founder and investor at Goat Capital (https://twitter.com/justinkan)Emmett Shear: Twitch co-founder and current Twitch CEO (https://twitter.com/eshear)Michael Seibel: Twitch co-founder and CEO of Y Combinator (https://twitter.com/mwseibel)Nicole Farb: Darby Smart co-founder and investor at Headline (https://twitter.com/nicolefarb)Submit your story to Dear OnlyFriends here! If you liked  this episode, check out our YouTube channel and follow us on Twitter! A thank to our sponsors Universe and CashApp for making this podcast possible.   THE QUEST MEDIA | CONTENT MEETS SILICON VALLEY | 📺 YouTube | 🍎 iTunes | 🎧 Spotify | 🗞 Print | 📌 Bio
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    Braintrust: The Crypto Token That Helps You Find Jobs @Adam Jackson and Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski

    52:38

    Adam Jackson and Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski are the co-founders of Braintrust, a decentralized talent network connecting freelancers with organizations. The platform is 100% user-controlled, with the BTRST token being used as the incentive to vet talent and refer clients (BTRST is listed for public purchase on Coinbase).  I knew both Adam and Gabe from their past life investing and building web2 marketplaces. This episode is a crash course for me understanding how a web3 startup works: we talk about the cold start problem when building a marketplace, token governance, letting a DAO vote on protocols and tips for aspiring founders building on blockchains. Adam and Gabe also inspired me to start my own crypto project, which I can’t wait to share with you soon. Check out Braintrust at https://www.usebraintrust.com! If you liked this episode, check out our YouTube channel and follow us on Twitter! A thank to our sponsors Universe and CashApp for making this podcast possible.   THE QUEST MEDIA | CONTENT MEETS SILICON VALLEY | 📺 YouTube | 🍎 iTunes | 🎧 Spotify | 🗞 Print | 📌 Bio
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    The Coach Behind Silicon Valley's Best CEOs @Matt Mochary

    47:57

    Matt Mochary is an operator, investor and coach to top tech leaders at companies including Coinbase, Opendoor, Bolt and Clearbit. He is the best in the Valley at what he does, with a notable clientele spanning from Naval Ravikant to Sam Altman. After selling his startup in 1999 for millions, he surfed, made movies, worked with ex-cons then developed the Mochary Method to help tech CEOs excel.  Matt was my CEO coach during my time at Atrium. My friend Steve Huffman, CEO at Reddit, said he helped Reddit “save millions”. When I was confronted with difficult feedback, Matt helped me navigate my emotions. He also coached me out of my pit, and showed me what an effective leader does in their “Zone of Genius”.  In this conversation, we dive into the Mochary Method and his book “The Great CEO Within”. I ask him about tips that have transformed many into the world’s best CEOs, and actionable advice for personal growth. I also share a personal story of facing the anxiety from my past and overcoming it with an old friend. Check out the Mochary Method at https://mocharymethod.com and "The Great CEO Within" on Amazon. If you liked  this episode, check out our YouTube channel and follow us on Twitter! A thank to our sponsors Universe and CashApp for making this podcast possible.   THE QUEST MEDIA | CONTENT MEETS SILICON VALLEY | 📺 YouTube | 🍎 iTunes | 🎧 Spotify | 🗞 Print | 📌 Bio

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