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How Building in Space Will Improve Life on Earth with Delian Asparouhov

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Are you stuck creating on the couch? In today's episode, we explain how one small group can change the world, debate whether these people need to meet in real life, and Delian shares why he feels start-ups must hire based on merit. Hosts Sahil Bloom and Greg Isenberg are joined by guest Delian Asparouhov, principal at the Founders Fund and co-founder of Varda. Delian explains the secret to running a billion-dollar fund while simultaneously launching his first company, shares his take on where the venture world is headed and explains how China is taking control with TikTok.

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00:00 Sneak Peek

01:11 Welcoming Delian

02:23 How a Small Group Can Change the World

07:54 Hiring Based on Merit

10:14 Did ESG Create Change?

13:40 TikTok Data Rights

17:36 You Can’t Change the World from Your Couch

21:55 Greg's Unique Perspective On Working Hard and a 10-Year Bet

28:33 What is Varda and its Origin Story?

37:31 Separating Design (+) Manufacturing = Innovation

42:51 How to Become a Leader and Expert in Space

45:34 The Secret to Founding a Start-Up and Running a Fund

50:48 Delian’s Origin Story and His Prediction for the Future

56:04 Thanks for Listening

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