A worldwide pandemic may appear to be the improper 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 ebook From Startup to Exit: An Insider’s Guide to Launching and Scaling your Tech Business.
The adjustments in person conduct 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“Search for alternatives the place there’s both some main expertise shift or some macro pattern that both surfaces and outdated downside, or allows you construct an answer in a singular trend that might not be achieved earlier than,” Nadkarni says. “I feel these are one of the best alternatives for an concept to succeed.”
We additionally discuss startup alternatives in synthetic intelligence and machine studying; the affect of the IPO and SPAC craze on startup psychology; and the impact of distant work on investing and recruiting.
Nadkarni based cell wi-fi e-mail pioneer TeamOn Programs, acquired by Blackberry in 2002, and co-founded language studying website 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 closing phase, we hear from a loyal listener, Steve Case (no, not the AOL founder), with suggestions on our current behind-the-scenes episode concerning the audio expertise we use for the present. I had crucial issues to say concerning 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 may really sit on the opposite facet 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 know the modes – and even which facet to speak into. It is a side-address microphone, however I see individuals speaking into the tip of it, and even into the again facet when utilizing cardioid mode. Then there are the parents means too near the mic, with out a pop guard, and the achieve set to full. The built-in achieve management is a superb function, however with the facility to vary achieve on the microphone comes the accountability to set it appropriately.
Famous! Because of Steve for his insights. You’ll be able to attain us at email@example.com along with your ideas on mic expertise or the rest we focus on on the present.
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Audio modifying by Curt Milton. Theme music by Daniel L.Ok. Caldwell.