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Tusk, also a VC at Tusk Ventures, discusses Big Tech after Trump

Bradley Tusk

OneZero is partnering with the Big Technology Podcast from Alex Kantrowitz to bring readers exclusive access to interview transcripts — edited for length and clarity — with notable figures in and around the tech industry.

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As Joe Biden takes office, Big Tech’s rough and tumble four years under Donald Trump will not come to an end. Democrats and Republicans, each for their own reasons, will now be looking to exact vengeance on the platforms. …


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‘You’re constantly encountering interactions that don’t violate the terms of service but don’t make you feel good’

Hunter Walk

OneZero is partnering with the Big Technology Podcast from Alex Kantrowitz to bring readers exclusive access to interview transcripts with notable figures in and around the tech industry.

This week we’re joined by Hunter Walk, a partner at Homebrew VC who’s had stops at YouTube and other parts of Google. (You can follow Hunter’s writing on Medium.) This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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During Donald Trump’s presidency, tech products became explicitly political. Operatives from both…


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A conversation with Bloomberg Beta venture capitalist Roy Bahat

Roy Bahat

OneZero is partnering with Big Technology, a newsletter and podcast by Alex Kantrowitz, to bring readers exclusive access to interviews with notable figures in and around the tech industry.

This week, Kantrowitz sits down with Bloomberg Beta head Roy Bahat. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

To subscribe to the podcast and hear the interview for yourself, you can check it out on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Overcast.

Venture capitalists, founders, and others in the tech industry are feeling pretty raw these days. Once admired as upstarts fighting the status quo, they now feel under siege, under…


It’s been a long and bumpy ride for loyal users

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You are — I am, I should more accurately say — officially old if you can remember a world without Strava, the ubiquitous social fitness app that lets you share activities and workouts and compare performances. In the 11 years since its founding, it’s become an irreplaceable part of the workout experience for millions.

Small wonder, then, at the ensuing meltdown when Strava abruptly announced that several of its core features — including training logs and historical performances — would now be limited to paid accounts, effectively cutting off athletes from their own data.

But for long-time users, the sudden…


Andrea Barrica, who launched one of the industry’s most popular sextech startups, wants to usher in a revolution to upend the oppressive mores of Silicon Valley

Photo courtesy of Andrea Barrica

Andrea Barrica never expected to have a career in sextech — or even a career in tech, period. She grew up in a strict Filipino Catholic household, where sex was only discussed as something harmful. And her vision of the future was limited to a safe and predictable future: marriage, kids, and a career as a linguist.

But when she was 20 years old, a friend invited her to join their accounting software startup, inDinero, and suddenly, Barrica’s life was on a completely different path. After building inDinero into a thriving company, she pivoted to venture capital, taking on a…


How venture capitalists approach one of the toughest industries

Photo by Tayler Smith. Prop Styling by Caroline Dorn

Note: the following is an excerpt from my contribution to Finding Genius: Venture Capital and the Future it is Betting on, by Kunal Mehta, which features interviews and contributions from dozens of venture capitalists about the industries they invest in. It has been lightly edited for publication in OneZero.

Global media and entertainment is a $2 trillion industry consisting of filmed entertainment (movies, television, digitavideo), audio (music, radio, podcasts), publishing (newspapers, magazines, digital publishers), and video games (console, PC, mobile, eSports.) The United States represents a third of the global market — over $700 billion in annual revenue and has…


On whether to raise venture capital, how much to target, and how to spread it out

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Should you raise venture capital for your startup? If so, how much?

At first blush, the answer to these questions seems fairly obvious — raise as much money as you possibly can at the highest possible valuation in order to grow your business. John Doerr famously compared fund-raising to attending a cocktail party. When the waiter comes around with the tray of mini hot dogs, you should always take one. The reason being that you never know when in the course of the remainder of the cocktail party the waiter will make it back to you. In similar fashion, the…

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