Playing With Unicorns is a live streaming show on startups, entrepreneurship, and venture capital. I stream Thursdays at 12 pm EST on LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Twitch. I then post the videos to YouTube and the audio to the podcast section of Spotify and iTunes. All the episodes are below including all the supporting materials presented during the stream.


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Episode 26: Jeff Wald & The End of Jobs

Jeff Wald is a serial entrepreneur, board Member, bestselling author, keynote speaker, and investor. Jeff’s most recent company, … Continue reading “Episode 26: Jeff Wald & The End of Jobs”

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Episode 25: Clearco & The Future of Finance

As most of you know, I want to empower people to work on the things they love. As … Continue reading “Episode 25: Clearco & The Future of Finance”

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Ep 22: Why Startups Fail with Tom Eisenmann

9 out of 10 startups fail. This is a gloomy number. However, it has never stopped entrepreneurs from … Continue reading “Ep 22: Why Startups Fail with Tom Eisenmann”

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Episode 21: How to Build the Perfect Pitch Deck?

This is one of the most requested questions I’ve received since starting Playing With Unicorns. People want to … Continue reading “Episode 21: How to Build the Perfect Pitch Deck?”

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Episode 20: So you want to launch a SPAC ?

Last week Alpha Capital, a SPAC company that FJ Labs co-sponsored, went public. We rang the bell and … Continue reading “Episode 20: So you want to launch a SPAC ?”

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Episode 19: Reinvesting in the Latam Tech Ecosystem with Brian Requarth

Brian Requarth is the Co-Founder of Latitud and former CEO of Viva Real. Through Latitud, he now dedicates … Continue reading “Episode 19: Reinvesting in the Latam Tech Ecosystem with Brian Requarth”

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Episode 17: The State of Solar

This week Kerim Baran shares where we stand in the world of solar. He covers: The history of … Continue reading “Episode 17: The State of Solar”

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Episode 16: Startup Talent & Trends

I often pondered the makeup of successful founders and founding teams. At FJ Labs we spend a disproportionate … Continue reading “Episode 16: Startup Talent & Trends”

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Episode 15: Mistakes to Avoid as an Entrepreneur

It is extremely hard to succeed as an entrepreneur. Even the most successful entrepreneurs have countless ups and … Continue reading “Episode 15: Mistakes to Avoid as an Entrepreneur”

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Episode 14: A Conversation with Christian Angermayer

Christian is the rare breed of polymath Renaissance Man operating in a world that rewards specialization. We had … Continue reading “Episode 14: A Conversation with Christian Angermayer”

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Episode 13: What’s the deal with SPACs?

SPACs have been one of the hot topics of 2020. Jeff Weinstein, who co-heads investing at FJ Labs, … Continue reading “Episode 13: What’s the deal with SPACs?”

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Episode 11: Loonshots with Safi Bahcall

I had the privilege of running into the same social and intellectual circles as Safi Bahcall for the … Continue reading “Episode 11: Loonshots with Safi Bahcall”

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Episode 10: Validating Your Startup Idea

Last week we covered how to come up with great startup ideas. This week I present how to … Continue reading “Episode 10: Validating Your Startup Idea”

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Episode 9: Coming Up with a Startup Idea

Many aspiring entrepreneurs struggle to come with compelling startup ideas. I detail the four sources of startup ideas: … Continue reading “Episode 9: Coming Up with a Startup Idea”

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Episode 8: The Business of Venture Capital

Most entrepreneurs merely see venture capitalists as a source of capital without understanding how venture capitalists operate. Jeff … Continue reading “Episode 8: The Business of Venture Capital”

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Episode 7: FJ Labs’ Startup Studio Model

Last week we covered whether first time founders should build a company on their own or join an … Continue reading “Episode 7: FJ Labs’ Startup Studio Model”

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Episode 6: DIY vs Accelerator vs Studio

This week we cover whether first time founders should build a company on their own or join an … Continue reading “Episode 6: DIY vs Accelerator vs Studio”

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Episode 5: Ask Me Anything

Given that I was in Lake Placid looking at the foliage change without my multi-screen setup, I tried … Continue reading “Episode 5: Ask Me Anything”

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Episode 4: FJ Labs’ Investment Thesis

In the third episode, I described how VCs evaluate startups by using a combination of the team, business, … Continue reading “Episode 4: FJ Labs’ Investment Thesis”

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Episode 3: How VCs evaluate startups

In the first episode I covered how and when to fundraise. In this episode, I describe how venture … Continue reading “Episode 3: How VCs evaluate startups”

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Episode 2: Build a MVP for less than $20k

I start by covering the theoretical do’s and don’ts of building a minimum viable product (MVP) before giving … Continue reading “Episode 2: Build a MVP for less than $20k”

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Episode 1: Fundraising

Given that it’s episode 1, I start by explaining why I am creating this show before covering everything … Continue reading “Episode 1: Fundraising”

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Announcing Playing With Unicorns

Playing with unicorns is a new weekly live streaming show on startups, entrepreneurship, and venture capital. I will … Continue reading “Announcing Playing With Unicorns”