Building Out LoudApr 23, 2023
Chatting with Jay Yang
Join Liam Gill and Mac Conwell in this exciting episode of their podcast as they interview Jay Yang. Jay is a creator documenting his journey towards building a $1M/yr business on Twitter and through The Creator Letters. He also offers content creation coaching and numerous content creation playbooks, systems and templated online. Most impressively, he gained an audience of nearly 30,000 people and made thousands online while in high school.
Chatting with Michael Tant of CitizenX
Join us in this exciting episode of our podcast, where we interview Michael Tant, Co-Founder, and General Partner at CitizenX, an investment firm exclusively focused on ventures, token projects, and protocols being built for Web3 services, DeFi, and NFTs. As the blockchain and cryptocurrency market continue to grow rapidly, Michael Tant has become an expert in identifying promising projects that leverage the latest technology and market trends. In this interview, Michael shares his thoughts and insights on the current state and future of the blockchain industry, the challenges and opportunities of investing in Web3 services, DeFi, and NFTs, and the impact of these technologies on the global economy. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge from one of the most experienced investors in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space!
Chatting with William Johnson of Vancouver Tech Journal
Join Liam Gill and Mac Conwell in this exciting episode of their podcast as they interview William Johnson, the creator of Vancouver Tech Journal - the go-to source for technology news in Vancouver. Vancouver is home to several top tech companies, including HootSuite, Clio, and Dapper Labs (the company behind NBA Top Shot and CryptoKitties). With his writing being featured in major publications like BillBoard, Maclean's, and The Globe and Mail, William Johnson has established himself as a leading authority in the tech industry. In this episode, he shares his journey of building Vancouver Tech Journal and provides valuable insights, opinions, and advice for founders who are looking to leverage social and digital media to build their startups. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge from one of the most experienced tech journalists in Vancouver!
Episode 11 - Conferences
Liam Gill (@LawyerLiam) and MacTheVC (@MacConwell) discuss whether its worth your time and money to attend conferences to growth you network and your business. They also discuss specific strategies for maximizing the benefits of attending conferences.
Episode 10 - Product vs Marketing
Liam Gill (@LawyerLiam) and MacTheVC (@MacConwell) discuss whether its more important to have a great product or great marketing. We discuss how this changes over the course of your company's life and use real life examples as well as personal anecdotes.
Episode 9 - Negotiating with VCs
Liam Gill (@LawyerLiam) and MacTheVC (@MacConwell) discuss negotiating terms with venture capitalists. How should you negotiate? Whose help should you seek? And what can you actually negotiate?
Episode 8 - Student Loan Forgiveness and Inflation Reduction Act impact on Founders
Liam Gill (@LawyerLiam) and MacTheVC (@MacConwell) discuss of the Biden Administration's major policy initiatives on startup founders. Specifically the episode addresses Student Loan Forgiveness and the Inflation Reduction Act.
Episode 7 - Adam Neumann raises $350M; Understanding the Business of Venture Capital
Liam Gill (@LawyerLiam) and MacTheVC (@MacConwell) discuss Adam Neumann raising $350M for Flow from Andreessen Horowitz. We discuss Adam as a founder and, more importantly, the venture capital business to help founders understand why other founders can raise significant funds. We talk about the goals of Andreessen Horowitz and how this investment fits into their larger plans.
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Episode 6 - Founder's Salary
Liam Gill (@LawyerLiam) and MacTheVC (@MacConwell) discuss whether founders should take a salary. We discuss the topic in detail, including when they should consider taking a salary, its size, and more. We also talk about salaries in the current economic environment where many companies are being forced to lay off workers and how that may impact a founder's decision. Tune in to get all the info you need!
Episode 5 - Should you be friends with your investors?
Liam Gill (@LawyerLiam) and MacTheVC (@MacConwell) talk about whether you should become friends with your investors. How does that impact your startup and does it spell doom for your business.
Episode 4 - Mentors Part 2
Liam and Mac talk about mentors and the value of mentors.
Episode 3 - Mentors
Liam Gill (@Lawyer_Liam) and MacTheVC (@MacConwell) discuss mentors and mentorship in the context of startups and VCs.
Episode 2 - Bootstrapping vs Fundraising
Liam and Mac discuss the benefits of Bootstrapping vs Fundraising at a time when the economy has taken a downturn.
Episode 1 - Building Out Loud
Liam and Mac discuss the pros and cons of Building Out Loud. What are the benefits of building your company in public? Why is this such a popular trend? Why are we doing it with our own podcast?