I’m starting a mastermind for makers 21 and under. No equity blah blah - just free help. Meet 1x per month, and I’ll bring a guest who has built big (100M+ users or $100M+ revenue) 5 spots max. Retweet to help find the most ambitious 14-21year olds in tech Reply to apply
If I could own shares in one private tech company right now, it would be OnlyFans. $2B in revenue Profitable Grew creators 10x this year (120k --> 1M+) Grew faster than snapchat, twitter, twitch etc.. in 2020 And all this without even having an app in the app store.
10 years ago, Netflix spent $0 on original content. This year: Netflix: $11B Apple: $6B Disney: $1B + amazon, hulu HBO etc. = $20B+ Here's a crazy startup idea to take a swing at this $20B+ content piñata. 👇 Here's a quick business plan 🤔
my #1 hack for figuring out if someone is great to work with: point out something they are wrong about a) get defensive --> no go. b) shutdown/get quiet --> no go. c) quickly recognize truth ("oh shit, yea good point") = they're a keeper
Fasting is easier than dieting. I think people begin to do technology fasts. Like intermittent fasting. They'll create an 12 hour "online" period, followed by a 12 hour "offline" period (8hrs sleep, 2 eating, 1 exercising, 1 hour offline hobby) Airplane mode, at home.
One thing a good video game does to keep someone engaged/interested... do that for education. Also, explain the WHY. why we are teaching you this. why is it relevant. We are evolved to forget stuff that's irrelevant. Unless relevance is clear. People will forget.
Self-Driving makes any car way more useful. Typical car driven ~12 hours a week (~1.5hrs a day) there are 168 hours in a week. 7% usage. Self driving could take that to 35%? And good for the environment. Need fewer cars & parking garages to get same transport done.
The best startups do what your parents told you NOT to do: * Don't get into a stranger's car --> @Uber * Don't sleep in a stranger's house --> @Airbnb * Don't talk to strangers --> @Tinder * Don't play video games all day --> @Twitch * Don't be lazy --> @Doordash
If you're a college student who wants to pay off all your loans... here's an idea for you: It takes ~$5k to start and will make ~$30k a year of profit It won't get you rich, it'll pay for college. (..and will teach them more about business than they’ll learn in school)
The easiest way to get customers will be Google Ads, Yelp Ads, and offline stuff like flyers or partnering with moving co's In most cities, there’s nobody advertising for the keywords “moving bin rental + [cityname]” eg. miami, the company advertising doesn't even serve Miami! pic.twitter.com/DlmQCS7aw3
Here's a lesson on how to do cold outreach right. Don't ask someone for "coffee" or a "quick 20 min call" (or worst of all - "to pick their brain". You brain pickers stay away) Here's an example of how my cousin hustled & got connected with @chamath
16 years ago - social networking was pretty much just a college kid's side project at Harvard Now "social" is worth $1 Trillion+ in value Facebook: $700B Snapchat: $95B Twitter: $40B Pinterest: $50B Linkedin: $26B + telegram, reddit, etc. Things go slowly.. then suddenly.
Idea: A FB ad dashboard that doesn't suck Facebook has 10 million advertisers. But the dashboard sucks. It's all numbers...but the ads are VISUAL. We need a way to visually see which ads are winners & losers. Here's the solution 👇
Chrome extension that gives you a Pinterest style grid of your ads. • visual grid • with performance data overlayed * shareable between you and your marketing team Make it really easy for advertisers to visually see which ads are winners/losers.