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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
Jul
19
How Airbnb Manages to do Business in China

How Airbnb Manages to do Business in China

Facebook is banned in China. Google is also banned. But Airbnb isn’t. So why does China allow Airbnb to operate when it’s banned so many large American tech companies? What I found surprised me.
11 min read
Jul
13
Shopify: The Story of Tobi Lutke

Shopify: The Story of Tobi Lutke

I basically owe my entire entrepreneurial career to Shopify. I absolutely love the founder, Tobi Lutke and think what he’s built at Shopify is incredible. Hopefully you enjoy this story about his journey, it’s so awesome seeing a gamer become a big time tech CEO.
11 min read
Jul
08
Why Epic Games Took 25 Years to Make Fortnite

Why Epic Games Took 25 Years to Make Fortnite

Epic Games is such an interesting company. 30 years in the making, it's not really a startup anymore, but I think they are going to have a big impact on technology broadly over the next decade.
12 min read
Jun
22
How Michael Dubin Built the Dollar Shave Club Empire

How Michael Dubin Built the Dollar Shave Club Empire

I'm a big fan of Michael Dubin and worked with a bunch of his team members when I was building the Soylent subscription ecommerce site back in 2014. This is an older story, but hopefully one you haven't heard before.
9 min read
Jun
14
How Jason Citron Built Discord

How Jason Citron Built Discord

I use Discord everyday and thought it would be interesting to talk through the company’s history and why I think Jason Citron is such an awesome entrepreneur.
9 min read
Jun
01
How Sara Blakely Built Spanx

How Sara Blakely Built Spanx

Hope you enjoy this story about Sara Blakely. She's a really incredible entrepreneur who often gets overlooked because she didn't raise money or take Spanx public. There are some great lessons from her career that I think are really useful, especially if you're building a consumer products company.
8 min read
May
07
How Tiger Global Wins Deals

How Tiger Global Wins Deals

The entire way Silicon Valley works is being upended by a small group of extremely aggressive wall street hedge fund managers. Tiger Global has rewritten the playbook for startup investing and late stage venture capitalists are hurting.
8 min read