Matt Clifford – Investing Pre-Company – [Invest Like the Best, EP.154]

My guest today is Matt Clifford. He’s the cofounder of entrepreneur first, the world’s leading talent investor. They invest “pre-company” by helping the best people in cities around the world find a cofounder, develop an idea, and start a company. So far, they’ve helped 1000 people start 200 companies worth a combined $1.5B. This conversation…

Peter Buffet – Finding Your Note – [Invest Like the Best, EP.153]

My guest today is Peter Buffett. Peter is a musician, composer, author and philanthropist. Peter is an Emmy Award winner, New York Times best-selling author and co-chair of the NoVo Foundation. We discuss music, community, philanthropy, and finding ones note in life. This is a very different episode much more about life in general, with no…

Vaughn Tan – Quality and Innovation – [Invest Like the Best, EP.150]

My guest today is Vaughn Tan, who studies quality, innovation, and organizational behavior. His resume is bonkers. He’s a PhD from Harvard, Was an infantry signals logistician in the Republic of Singapore Army, then worked at Google on advertising, Earth, Maps, spaceflight, and Fusion Tables. He’s also been a wood sculptor.  But the topic of our conversation is how to foster quality…

Bill Gurley – Direct Listing vs. IPOs – [Invest Like the Best, EP.144]

My guest this week is Bill Gurley, general partner at Benchmark Capital. Our conversation is about one specific issue that has popped up as a topic of interest in the investing community in recent months: the comparison between bringing a company public through a traditional IPO vs. what’s know as a direct listing. This episode…