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All-In with Chamath, Jason, Sacks & Friedberg

E43: Innovative venture strategies, Zymergen's implosion, Square acquires AfterPay, future of fintech & more

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Show Notes:

0:00 Big week for the besties: Friedberg's new raise, Sacks' new fund & more

16:30 Innovative venture strategies: internal mark ups, venture studios, deployment strategies

30:44 Zymergen's implosion: role of diligence, how to make deep tech sustainable, finding frauds

43:26 How personal risk impacts decision making on a grand scale, narratives and fundraising

59:12 Chamath & Jason share Theranos stories, Jason calling out frauds

1:07:36 Financial deplatforming, Square acquires Afterpay, Square's savvy move, fintech's future, Jack Dorsey's unique position of power

1:28:05 New Yung Spielburg banger: "Friedberg Index"

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Referenced in the show:

CNBC - Early Google exec got Larry Page’s backing to build a start-up factory focused on saving the planet

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/30/david-friedbergs-alphabet-backed-production-board-raised-300-million.html

Medium - Announcing Craft III: $1.1 Billion for SaaS and Marketplaces

https://medium.com/craft-ventures/announcing-craft-iii-1-1-billion-for-saas-and-marketplaces-c3c34448db17

CNBC - Synthetic biology company Zymergen plunges 68% after saying product revenue will be ‘immaterial’ in 2022, removing CEO

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/03/zymergen-zy-plunges-68percent-on-forecast-for-immaterial-revenue-in-2022.html

Zymergen - Zymergen Provides Business Update

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/08/03/2274125/0/en/Zymergen-Provides-Business-Update.html

Reuters - U.S. charges Nikola founder Trevor Milton with lying to investors

https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/us-charges-nikola-founder-trevor-milton-with-lying-investors-2021-07-29

CNBC - Square to buy Australia’s Afterpay in $29 billion deal as ‘buy now, pay later’ trend takes off

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/02/square-to-buy-australia-fintech-afterpay-amid-buy-now-pay-later-trend.html

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