John Coogan
Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital

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Oct
13
SpaceRyde’s Mission To Create The Cheapest Satellite Launch Ever

SpaceRyde’s Mission To Create The Cheapest Satellite Launch Ever

If you think rocket science sounds difficult. Just wait until I tell you about this company, SpaceRyde. Instead of just
9 min read
Oct
11
9 Key Lessons From Y Combinator

9 Key Lessons From Y Combinator

Y Combinator is widely recognized as the top startup accelerator in the world. For good reason. YC companies are now
11 min read
Oct
04
How Peter Thiel Almost Created Bitcoin

How Peter Thiel Almost Created Bitcoin

It's pretty remarkable how accurate Thiel's 1999 prediction was about the future of money. Like any future technological vision though, there will always be stepping stones. Did Paypal have to happen in order for crypto mass adoption years later?
12 min read
Oct
03
Can Boom Supersonic Succeed Where The Concorde Failed?

Can Boom Supersonic Succeed Where The Concorde Failed?

Boom is an amazing company. But will they be able to achieve safe and sustainable supersonic flight?
10 min read
Oct
02
How To Get A Job In October 2021

How To Get A Job In October 2021

When most people try to get a new job; they search for a listing, then they apply, and then they wait. Search… apply… wait…. over and over again. This approach is all wrong. Here's how you should approach the job search.
8 min read
Oct
01
Why Facebook Is Spending Billions On The Metaverse

Why Facebook Is Spending Billions On The Metaverse

There is a ton of hype around the “metaverse” right now, but is it here yet?
9 min read
Sep
30
Peter Thiel's Big Bet On Varda Space Industries

Peter Thiel's Big Bet On Varda Space Industries

Peter Thiel is one of the most legendary investors in Silicon Valley. He’s helped build PayPal, Facebook, and Palantir into massive multi-billion dollar companies. And now he has his sights set on space manufacturing.
10 min read
Aug
30
Summer's Over

Summer's Over

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Aug
17
How Much Money Does SpaceX Make?

How Much Money Does SpaceX Make?

SpaceX is currently making about $3B from launches & about $1M from Starlink, but the revenue projections for 2030 are pretty crazy.
10 min read
Jul
27
How Gwynne Shotwell Became President Of SpaceX

How Gwynne Shotwell Became President Of SpaceX

Elon Musk plays a critical role at SpaceX, but his most impactful move was empowering Gwynne to make SpaceX deliver all of his incredibly optimistic goals.
9 min read