A world pandemic would possibly appear to be the incorrect time to pursue a brand new startup concept, given all of the uncertainties, however in some ways, the timing couldn’t be higher.
That’s one of many insights from our GeekWire Podcast dialog this week with Seattle-area entrepreneur and investor Shirish Nadkarni, creator of the e-book From Startup to Exit: An Insider’s Guide to Launching and Scaling your Tech Business.
The modifications in person habits and tech platform shifts brought on by the pandemic dovetail with one of many classes Nadkarni is hoping to get throughout to entrepreneurs.
“Search for alternatives the place there’s both some main know-how shift or some macro pattern that both surfaces and outdated downside, or allows you construct an answer in a singular trend that would not be executed earlier than,” Nadkarni says. “I believe these are the most effective alternatives for an concept to succeed.”
We additionally discuss startup alternatives in synthetic intelligence and machine studying; the influence of the IPO and SPAC craze on startup psychology; and the impact of distant work on investing and recruiting.
Nadkarni based cell wi-fi electronic mail pioneer TeamOn Methods, acquired by Blackberry in 2002, and co-founded language studying web site Livemocha, acquired by RosettaStone in 2013. He started his profession at Microsoft, engaged on Home windows improvement instruments, overseeing MSN’s transition into an internet portal, and main Microsoft’s Hotmail acquisition.
Within the information this week …
And in our last phase, we hear from a loyal listener, Steve Case (no, not the AOL founder), with suggestions on our current behind-the-scenes episode in regards to the audio know-how we use for the present. I had crucial issues to say in regards to the Blue Yeti mic on the present, to which Steve gave this response:
I like and use the Blue Yeti (with an exterior pop filter). It was the logical alternative once I was doing a little bit of voiceover, and pondering podcasting. The Yeti is ideal for podcasting due to its three condenser capsules and 4 modes, so it’s good for one individual (cardioid mode) or interviewing somebody in individual (bi-directional mode). After all that was again within the pre-quarantine days after we would possibly truly sit on the opposite aspect of a microphone from somebody exterior of our family.
Many individuals who use these for podcasts, YouTube movies and the like, don’t appear to grasp the modes – and even which aspect to speak into. It is a side-address microphone, however I see individuals speaking into the tip of it, and even into the again aspect when utilizing cardioid mode. Then there are the oldsters means too near the mic, with no pop guard, and the achieve set to full. The built-in achieve management is a good function, however with the ability to vary achieve on the microphone comes the duty to set it appropriately.
Famous! Due to Steve for his insights. You’ll be able to attain us at [email protected] together with your ideas on mic know-how or anything we focus on on the present.
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Audio modifying by Curt Milton. Theme music by Daniel L.Okay. Caldwell.