The Rhys Show

Rhys Lindmark

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Immigration, Innovation, and the Future of Human Agency: A Conversation with Minn Kim
Mar 27 2023
Immigration, Innovation, and the Future of Human Agency: A Conversation with Minn Kim
In this episode, Minn Kim, an early-stage investor, talent scout, and community builder, shares her insights on supporting technology talent that enables step changes in human agency. Minn is building Plymouth Street to help extraordinary talent immigrate to the US, she is the founder of Stealth and is the lead at Dialogue, a community and newsletter on accelerating technological, industrial and scientific progress; they bring you perspective and insights by builders, investors and policy makers pushing the frontier forward, and innovate collaboratively. Formerly, she was an investor at Ridge, Bloomberg Beta and On Deck, backing founders as early as possible. During the episode, Minn discusses her perspectives on community building and how it intersects with entrepreneurship. She also provides an overview of Dialogue and how it brings together practitioners who are driving innovation in technology that enables step changes in human agency. Additionally, the episode explores the topic of immigration and its importance in fostering innovation. Minn shares her views on the current state of the US immigration system and how it has collapsed. She talks about how Plymouth is working to make the system better, more transparent, and faster. Don't forget to support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/rhyslindmark The Rhys Show - Insights from The Frontier https://twitter.com/RhysLindmark helps you become a live player building our solarpunk future. Join our fellowship https://twitter.com/roote_ Full show notes at: https://www.roote.co/episodes
Venture Capital in the Next 20 Years with Vedika Jain
Mar 13 2023
Venture Capital in the Next 20 Years with Vedika Jain
In this episode, Vedika Jain, a Partner at Weekend Fund and Co-founder at Signature Block, shares insights on how to make an outsized impact and navigate the venture capital industry in the next 20 years. We delve into Vedika's work with Weekend Fund and Signature Block, and her investment strategy. We also discuss how they are demystifying venture capital, the emergence of new managers forming squads and collectives, and the thriving solo capitalism trend. Weekend Fund is an early-stage startup investment fund, while Signature Block is a newsletter that provides guidance on how to enter the venture capital industry and contribute to its ecosystem. They gather insights from experienced GPs and aim to become the go-to resource for fund managers. We also talk about the importance of pursuing your passion, identifying "rabbit hole diggers" who would be a good fit for venture capital, and how to make a significant impact by focusing on power law rules. If you enjoy our content, please consider supporting us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/rhyslindmark. Connect with us: Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/rhysshow YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5d2HmCVZ_12TRkyRp-I0Mw/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@rhyslindmark Connect with Vedika Jain: Twitter: https://twitter.com/vedikaja_in?lang=en Weekend Fund: https://www.weekend.fund/about Signature Block: https://www.signatureblock.co/ Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/vedikajain The Rhys Show - Insights from The Frontier https://twitter.com/RhysLindmark helps you become a live player building our solarpunk future. Join our fellowship https://twitter.com/roote_
Operators: The Future of Startups with Mallun Yen
Mar 6 2023
Operators: The Future of Startups with Mallun Yen
Mallun Yen, founder of Operator Collective (@OpCo_VC), joins us to talk about the future of startups, venture capital, and the role operators, the people who help, grow, and scale up these companies, play in them. Every job Mallun had gave her the tools and led her to create Operator Collective. But one thing stands out, learning the ability to build communities. And Operator Collective is all about it; a venture fund and dream team community of founders and operator LPs from diverse backgrounds who have built and scaled the world’s most successful tech companies. We go over her journey and delve into how collectives work, what operators are and the advantages of teaming up with them when building and growing a company. Operations (and operators) are a crucial piece. Additionally, we compare operators to the classic venture capital model, discuss diversity and gender in operations and analyze the future of startups, how they are built and how they grow. Finally, a little bit of fun. Are tech and diversity underrated or overrated? What do you think? SUPPORT US ON PATREON and get access to exclusive content and resources: https://www.patreon.com/rhyslindmark Connect with us https://twitter.com/RhysShow https://www.tiktok.com/@rhyslindmark Connect with Mallun Yen https://twitter.com/mallun https://www.linkedin.com/in/mallun/ OperatorCollective - https://www.operatorcollective.com/ Mentioned resources: Scaling People Book - https://www.amazon.com/Scaling-People-Tactics-Management-Building/dp/1953953212 The Rhys Show - Insights from The Frontier https://twitter.com/RhysLindmark helps you become a live player building our solarpunk future. Join our fellowship https://twitter.com/roote_
Learning About Tech in India With Pankaj Jain
Dec 26 2022
Learning About Tech in India With Pankaj Jain
In this episode Pankaj Jain, founder and managing partner of Saka Ventures, talks about tech in India that is focussed on targeting large global markets. Pankaj has 25 years of international experience that integrates technology, finance, entrepreneurship, venture capital and blockchain. He views business models and startups through a cross-cultural lens coupled with an understanding of global markets. Jain has been an active angel investor as well as an advisor to venture capital funds, startups, governments and foundations. We talk about tech in India, Pankaj’s engagement for more than two decades in hedge funds, startups, and venture capital across India, what is happening in India and what will be happening in the future. We dive deep into the Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai markets as well as the UPI “Uniform Payment Interface” and how it enables new kinds of financial tech in India. Additionally we compare India to China and converse about markets that have an eye on India and how building tech products in India then leads to other markets such as Africa, Middle East and Southeast Asia instead of America first. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/rhyslindmark JOIN OUR DISCORD: https://discord.gg/PDAPkhNxrC Topics: Welcome Pankaj Jain to The Rhys Show!: (00:00:00) Goal for listeners: (00:02:47) Getting started in the Indian startup industry ten years ago: (00:03:12) Understanding Indian tech: (00:10:18) How does Bangalore´s geographic position change whether people live there or not: (00:16:02) About middle decade and tech hubs getting built: (00:18:55) Just back from trip to India: what Pankaj was excited about: (00:29:05) India ten years behind China?: (00:35:18) About global investments: (00:39:47) Underrated & overrated questions about IIT, Bangalore as a tech hub and new markets such as Africa, India and China: (00:45:08) Wrap Up: (00:51:14) Mentioned resources: UPI: https://www.npci.org.in/what-we-do/upi/product-overview IIT: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Institutes_of_Technology Connect with Pankaj Jain: Twitter: https://twitter.com/pjain Saka Ventures Web: https://saka.vc/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pankajjain/
How to Address Humanity’s Most Important Challenges and Opportunities With Pooja Shah
Dec 19 2022
How to Address Humanity’s Most Important Challenges and Opportunities With Pooja Shah
In this episode Pooja Shah, founder and CEO at Tephra Labs, talks about how decentralized human networks can address large-scale problems. Governments and corporations have failed to move the needle against many of humanity’s most important challenges and opportunities. Pooja believes that decentralized human networks have the right meta-coordinating structures to do so. These networks can captivate participants from everywhere and grow exponentially, and furthermore, don’t rely on a centralized direction-setting as governments and corporations do. We dive deep into the primitive form of human coordination all the way to the present on the internet and what the expectations are for the future. Additionally we converse about why hyper-scale decentralized networks will grow by engaging people as independent workers, rather than employees, about Tephra Labs and it’s first product Radius - a decentralized network that connects independent workers and teams to the best projects in web3 - and how Pooja is thinking about coordinating capital, talent and ideas together in Radius’ protocol. If you're interested in joining Tephra Labs or Radius, check out their open roles at https://tephra.com/careers. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/rhyslindmark JOIN OUR DISCORD: https://discord.gg/PDAPkhNxrC Topics: Welcome Pooja Shah to The Rhys Show!: (00:00:00) Goal for listeners: (00:02:18) Where did Pooja’s curiosity for human coordination come from: (00:02:38) Core primitives of how we humans coordinate to do the things we do: (00:05:41) Pre web3: How people coordinate in the internet & what does internet enable us to do: (00:10:53) Web3: What is Pooja doing with Radius and Tephra Labs?: (00:16:43) Different levels of coordination scaling from 1 to a million: (00:24:39) Pooja’s thoughts on an independent work economy: (00:29:58) About Radius & Radius vs. other work platforms: (00:32:54) Other platforms at team level instead of personal level: (00:38:29) Future: Building a protocol for Radius in terms of ideas, capital and talent: (00:41:57) Underrated & overrated questions about job boards, reputation and the “meme” of human coordination: (00:48:46) Wrap-up: (00:52:12) Mentioned resources: “Flash Teams” Talk by Melissa Valentine & Michael Bernstein: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUqrQxs8SCE Connect with Pooja Shah: Twitter: https://twitter.com/pooja_eth Radius: https://www.radius.space/about Tephra Labs: https://www.tephra.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pooja01
NeuroAI: The Intersection of AI and the Brain with Patrick Mineault
Dec 5 2022
NeuroAI: The Intersection of AI and the Brain with Patrick Mineault
In this episode, Patrick Mineault, a recognized AI researcher and neuroscientist, takes us through the field of AI and how it is connected to Neuroscience. He helps us understand the intersection between brain work and AI. He gives us an insight of how neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence interconnect and nourish each other. Patrick provides his perspective about ‘Brain on Demand’ which is a concept that states the AI modeling the brain to be able to use it for testing on content, health interventions, and it is expected (in the long term) to be good for humanity. The main idea of neuroAI is to test without resorting to human beings and see the impact things have on us. Join the episode now and learn more about the fantastic world of neuroAI. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/rhyslindmark JOIN OUR DISCORD: https://discord.gg/PDAPkhNxrC Topics: ● Welcome Patrick Mineault to The Rhys Show! (00:00:00) ● Goal for listeners: (00:02:10) ● History of AI and neuroAI: (00:02:28) ● How neuroAI works and its different architectures: (00:08:30) ● Brain on demand or at service: (00:17:00) ● How close is neuroAI to be used as a brain?: (00:24:06) ● Patrick explains the difference between RNN and CNN: (00:28:17) ● What is the application of the images neuroAI provides? (00:32:45) ● Patrick´s NAI nomenclature plan (00:42:15) Suggested Articles ● AI’s Next Frontier: Brains on Demand by Patrick Mineault. https://future.com/applications-ai-models-of-the-brain-aka-neuroai/ ● What’s the Endgame of neuroAl by Patrick Mineault. https://xcorr.net/2022/05/18/whats-the-endgame-of-neuroai/ Connect with Patrick Mineault: Personal Web: https://xcorr.net/ Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/patrickmineault