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    Jason Calacanis: Biography at a Glance

    • Jason Calacanis is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and podcaster.
    • As a “scout” for top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firm Sequoia Capital and later as an angel investor, Jason has invested in 150 early-stage startups including 4 that have achieved billion-dollar valuations.
    • He wrote the book Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups-- Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000.
    • In his podcast, This Week in Startups, he interviews the world’s greatest founders, operators, investors, and innovators.
    • He founded LAUNCH Media and produces a number of events, including LAUNCH Festival, the largest startup conference in the world.

    Biography

    Jason Calacanis is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and podcaster. As a “scout” for top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firm Sequoia Capital and later as an angel investor, Jason has invested in 150 early-stage startups including 4 that have achieved billion-dollar valuations.

    He released his book, Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups-- Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000, in 2017.

    In his podcast, This Week in Startups, he interviews the world’s greatest founders, operators, investors, and innovators. It provides an insider’s look into venture capital, tips on how to start and scale your own startup, and how to ride the cutting edge of technology in today's headlines and beyond.

    After three years of hosting TechCrunch50, he founded LAUNCH Media, which publishes the LAUNCH Ticker and produces a number of events, including the annual LAUNCH Festival, the largest startup conference in the world with over 9,000 attendees last year. The Festival features 50+ startups that launch in front of 5,000+ industry leaders. Previous graduates include Mint, Dropbox, Yammer, Fitbit, and Room 77.

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