Enterpreneurship

Danny In The Valley

The Sunday Times

5 FANS

After many years in London, Danny Fortson returns to Silicon Valley to meet the new wave of tech entrepreneurs hoping to disrupt our lives.

Best
Newest
Looking for recently uploaded episodes
Y Combinator's Michael Seibel: "Stupidity or genius"

52:45 | Dec 21st, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent brings on Michael Seibel, chief executive of Y Combinator, the storied Silicon Valley startup bootcamp, to talk about why chaotic markets are good for startups (3:50), how he ended up at YC (6:20), the importance ...Show More

Five questions with... Benedict Evans

45:56 | Mar 30th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Benedict Evans, partner at Andreessen Horowitz, to answer five big questions about tech: One, How long will it be before self-driving cars take over (1:55), Two, Will cryptocurrencies repla...Show More

Dr Phyllis Gardner, Stanford professor and Theranos critic: "I'll only really feel good if she's convicted"

41:33 | Mar 22nd

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent brings on Dr Phyllis Gardner, the Standord medical professor who came across Elizabeth Holmes before she started Theranos and then worked behind the scenes to expose her, to talk about her background at Stanford (...Show More

Troy Carter: "There was no Plan B"

1:05:16 | Mar 15th

The Sunday Times’s tech correspondent brings on Troy Carter, Lady Gaga’s former manager and music executive, to talk about the importance of radio (3:40), why streaming is still evolving (6:10), the death of the album (7:20), showing up at Spotify (9...Show More

Jon Vlassopulos: "We're all nano-influencers"

52:02 | Mar 8th

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent brings on Jon Vlassopulos to talk about the early days of digital music (3:30), investing in Napster (4:55), when ringtones were big business (10:20), getting into television with Deal or No Deal (16:15), Facebook...Show More

BeeFlow's Matias Viel: "Bionic Bees"

40:52 | Mar 1st

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Matias Viel, founder of Beeflow, to talk about why bees are a big deal (3:05), why they need him (4:50), the almond industry (7:20), the booming bee rental business (9:55), making bees bion...Show More

Renee DiResta: "Information gone haywire"

57:05 | Feb 22nd

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Renee Diresta, expert in online propaganda, to talk about the 2016 election as the web’s Lehman Brothers moment (3:45), why Facebook got rid of human curators (4:45), the problem with Faceb...Show More

Patreon's Jack Conte: "“People used to pay for things”

43:35 | Feb 15th

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent brings on Jack Conte, founder of Patreon, to talk about busking as a business model (2:10), the web’s weird love triangle (4:40), sending $500m to creators this year (5:05), how platforms work (9:00), what kind of...Show More

Academia.edu's Richard Price: "The end of the paywall"

51:24 | Feb 8th

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Richard Price, founder of Academia.edu, yo talk about how academic publishing works today (4:00), doing to publishing what Napster did to music (6:15) starting out with banana cakes (7:20),...Show More

Uber's Mark Moore: "Don't call them flying cars"

28:36 | Feb 1st

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Mark Moore, head of engineering at Uber Elevate, to talk about flying cars (2:05), starting out at NASA (2:35), why air taxis are inevitable (4:05), why were are in a “Wright Brothers era” ...Show More

Five questions with... Benedict Evans

46:15 | Jan 25th

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Benedict Evans of Andreessen Horowitz to answer five big tech questions. 1. The smartphone era is over, now what? (1:50), 2. What is the state of artificial intelligence and machine learnin...Show More

Credit Karma’s Nichole Mustard: “Self-driving finance”

45:40 | Jan 18th

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent brings on Nichole Mustard, co-founder of fintech unicorn Credit Karma, to talk about credit scores as a means to an end (2:20), the evolution of the credit score (4:45), how she ended up starting Credit Karma in 2...Show More

DoNotPay's Josh Browder: "Your very own robot lawyer”

39:27 | Jan 11th

The Sunday Times tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Josh Browder, the 22-year-old founder of robot lawyer Donotpay, to talk about the end of the legal profession as we know it (2:25), getting 10,000 Uber refunds (4:35), how parking tickets le...Show More

Pioneer's Daniel Gross: “Everything big starts small”

49:04 | Dec 14th, 2018

The Sunday Times’s tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Daniel Gross, founder of Pioneer, to talk about growing up as an Orthodox Jew in Jerusalem (2:40), applying to Y Combinator (3:40), escaping Army duty (5:40), having his first startup cras...Show More

Chargepoint's Pat Romano: "Hiding in plain sight"

45:26 | Dec 7th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Pat Romano, chief executive of Chargepoint, the world’s largest electric car charging company, to talk about the rise of the electric car (3:00), its genesis of the company 10 years ago (5:...Show More

Five Questions with... Tim Draper

50:11 | Nov 30th, 2018

The Sunday Times' tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Tim Draper, co-founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, to answer five big questions. Question 1: Why does he hold $140m in bitcoin? (3:05), Question 2: Why he wants to split up California (12:4...Show More

IndieBio’s Arvind Gupta: “Recoding life”

40:11 | Nov 23rd, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Arvind Gupta, founder of IndeBio, to talk about why he founded his laboratory-venture capital hybrid (4:00), putting all the world’s knowledge into a test tube (4:30), the synthetic biology...Show More

Houseparty’s Ben Rubin and Sima Sistani: “An epidemic of loneliness”

52:32 | Nov 16th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Ben Rubin and Sima Sistani, founders of video chat app Houseparty, to talk about trying and failing multiple times (3:00), why live streaming didn’t work (5:50), telling investors that thei...Show More

Five Questions with... Louis Hyman

27:57 | Nov 9th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Louis Hyman, Cornell University professor and author of the book Temp, to answer five big about the present and future of work in the age of automation: 1. Is technological progress bad for...Show More

Index Ventures' Danny Rimer and Jan Hammer: "Quinoa-bots and sneaker heads"

43:27 | Nov 2nd, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Index Ventures’ Danny Rimer and Jan Hammer to scooters (3:05), flying cars (6:), self-driving cars (7:00), why Deliveroo will stay independent (9:15), the future of insurance (10:30), chang...Show More

89up's Mike Harris: "Hiding in plain sight"

26:12 | Oct 26th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent brings on Mike Harris, founder of 89up, to talk about his work uncovering Russia’s election meddling in Brexit (2:25), the importance of Facebook groups in spreading misinformation (4:10), making an enemy of Russi...Show More

Mick Batyske: "DJing is like angel investing"

44:26 | Oct 26th, 2018

The Sunday Times tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Mick Batyske, to talk about becoming Big Tech’s chosen DJ (4:30), paying his way through grad school (5:30), moving to New York (8:05), bidding goodbye to “Mick Boogie” (9:10) rebranding (11...Show More

Naveen Jain: "Moon babies and optional illness"

42:48 | Oct 19th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on tech tycoon Naveen Jain to talk about solving bigproblems (2:30), turning the moon into the “eighth continent” with his company Moon Express (6:25), getting approval for interplanetary trav...Show More

Longevity Fund’s Laura Deming: “Age is a disease”

43:32 | Oct 12th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Laura Deming, a 24-year-old longevity investor to talk about young scientists (3:05), the goal of the Longevity Fund (4:30), her incubator Age 1 (5:55), starting out as a 11-year-old (7:00)...Show More

Former Google PR chief Jessica Powell: "Light-sabre aerobics"

44:04 | Oct 5th, 2018

TheThe Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Jessica Powell, former Google communications chief, to talk about her new satire of Silicon Valley, The Big Disruption (2:35), how at her old job she called a hookup site a “meeting plat...Show More

Lambda School's Austen Allred: "Go to university - if you can pay for it in cash"

43:05 | Oct 4th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent brings on Austen Allred, founder of Lambda School, to talk about how he moved to Silicon Valley and lived in his car (2:50), getting his first job (5:05), his first failed startup (6:05), trying to kill payday loa...Show More

Five Questions with... Amazon's former chief scientist Andreas Weigend

59:10 | Sep 28th, 2018

The Sunday Times' tech correspondent Danny Fortson takes a "Monks to Metallica" tour of the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco before sitting down with Andreas Weigend, Amazon's first chief scientist, to cover five big questions: 1. Is china's so...Show More

Babylon Health's Ali Parsa: "A doctor in your pocket"

32:13 | Sep 21st, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Ali Parsa, founder of Babylon Health, to talk about ending healthcare as we know it (4:00), doing to medicine what Google did to information (5:45), using artificial intelligence to diagnos...Show More

Five Questions with.... Adam Fisher

48:15 | Aug 3rd, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Adam Fisher, author of Valley of Genius: the Uncensored History of Silicon Valley as told by the Hackers, Founders and Freaks who Made it Boom, to answer five questions. 1. Who is Nolan Bus...Show More

HVMN's Geoff Woo and Brianna Stubbs: "Metabolic Dominance"

45:22 | Jul 27th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Geoff Woo and Dr Brianna Stubbs of HVMN, developer of a synthetic ketone drink to “optimise humans,” to talk about Woo's his early days tinkering “nootropics” (3:30), experimenting on himse...Show More

Calm's Michael Acton Smith: "Dopamine-frazzled zombies"

46:43 | Jul 20th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Michael Acton Smith, co-founder of Calm, the hit meditation app, to talk about starting out with the idea five years ago (4:40), the rise and fall of his previous company Mind Candy (8:30),...Show More

Five Questions with... Jason Calacanis - PART 2

40:06 | Jul 17th, 2018

The Sunday Times' tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Jason Calacanis, prominent angel investor, for the second part of their interview, in which he answers the final two of five big tech questions, which are 4. What is the next foundational t...Show More

Five Questions with... Jason Calacanis - PART 1

54:09 | Jul 13th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Jason Calacanis, prominent angel investor, to answer five big questions. In part 1 of a two-part podcast, he answers: 1. Can Facebook be defeated, and should it be? (2:10) 2. Is a world awa...Show More

Color Genomics’ Othman Laraki: “A crystal ball for cancer”

47:17 | Jul 6th, 2018

The Sunday Times tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Othman Laraki, founder of Color Genomics, to talk about taking genomics to masses by reducing the cost by an order of magnitude (4:45), the importance of genetic counselling (6:45), the ‘val...Show More

What3words' Chris Sheldrick: "Driver, take me to 'Table Chair Spoon'"

37:45 | Jun 29th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ Danny Fortson brings on Chris Sheldrick, founder of what3words, to talk about the problem with addresses (4:25), why we need a new system (5:10), the challenge of convincing people to leave old way behind (7:15), who is using what3w...Show More

WeTransfer's Damien Bradfield: "The future of the paid Internet"

38:30 | Jun 22nd, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Damian Bradfield, co-founder of file-sharing company Wetransfer, to talk about setting up near Muscle Beach (3:30), being the alternative to Dropbox (4:30), how Wetransfer makes money (6:30...Show More

EVelozcity's Stefan Krause: "Skateboards, top hats and the future of the car"

44:50 | Jun 15th, 2018

The Sunday times tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Stefan Krause, founder of $1bn electric car startup Evelozcity, to talk about why cars look like they do (5:40), why electric vehicles will be dramatically different (6:30), a car for megaci...Show More

Boris Sofman: "Engineering emotion"

41:45 | Jun 8th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Boris Sofman, founder of Anki, a maker of AI-powered toys, to talk about why he chose toys (2:45), convincing investors to back him (5:25), starting out making a real life Mario Kart (7:20)...Show More

Five Questions with... cyber-security expert Dan Woods

32:50 | Jun 1st, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Dan Woods, cyber security expert at Shape Security, to answer five big question about hacking and online crime. 1. How likely is it that your online details are for sale online right now? (...Show More

Beyond Meat's Ethan Brown: "Burger 2.0"

47:26 | Jun 1st, 2018

The Sunday Times’s tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Ethan Brown, founder of Beyond Meat, on why he got into “clean meat” (4:15), treating the problem like climate change (6:00), the four building blocks of meat (8:15), the problems he is tr...Show More

Sir Richard Branson: "Moon hotels"

47:10 | May 25th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Sir Richard Branson to talk about how he chooses ideas (4:40), investing in Memphis Meats (7:00), bringing billionaires together on Necker Island to invest in startups (8:30), setting up a ...Show More

Jaron Lanier: "The bummer machine"

41:40 | May 18th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Jaron Lanier, virtual reality pioneer, computer scientist, and author, to talk about being a “traitor” to Silicon Valley (3:40), the “bummer machine” (7:10), being purposefully alarmist (7:...Show More

PlateJoy’s Christina Bognet: “Healthy-eating algorithms”

44:55 | May 11th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Christina Bognet, founder for PlateJoy, to talk about changing how people eat (3:10), combating diabetes virtually (5:35), weighing in online (11:05), going to MIT (13:40), gaining and losi...Show More

SPECIAL: Inside the world of Esports

34:52 | May 4th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson takes a deep dive into the esports world, starting in Los Angeles, home of the new Overwatch League, (4:00). We examine how gaming could become a spectator sport (6:00), what it takes to be a pro (12...Show More

TheBoardlist's Sukhinder Singh Cassidy: "Women are the new unicorns"

38:19 | Apr 27th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent brings on Suhkinder Singh Cassidy, founder of theBoardlist, to talk about the lack of women in tech (3:00), why that’s a problem (4:05), how scandal has created urgency (6:40), working at Amazon pre-bubble (9:45),...Show More

Five Questions with.... NYU's Scott Galloway

20:37 | Apr 20th, 2018

The Sunday Times' tech correspondent brings on Scott Galloway, NYU professor and author of The Four, to answer five big tech questions in 2018. 1. Is the (ad-based) Internet broken? (2:00), 2. Should Facebook be broken up? (3:40), How has Amazon mana...Show More

Vicarious founder Scott Phoenix: "Humanity's last invention"

38:27 | Apr 20th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Scott Phoenix, founder of artificial intelligence startup Vicarious, to talk about the dawn of the robot age (4:30), the “last invention” (6:05), replicating the human brain (8:55), putting...Show More

Bill Gates: "The report card of humanity"

43:38 | Apr 13th, 2018

The Sunday Times tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Bill Gates to talk about being the world’s biggest philanthropist (3:00) eradicating malaria (1:40), saving Africa’s children (6:10), wiping polio off the planet (7:40), applying big data to...Show More

Zipline's Keller Rinaudo: "Blood from the sky"

27:56 | Apr 6th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Keller Rinaudo, founder of drone developer Zipline, to talk about air-dropping blood in Rwanda (5:35), whether this can be used in the developed world (8:45), how he came up with the idea (...Show More

Former Facebook executive Antonio Garcia Martinez: "A gaping wound of data"

29:57 | Mar 23rd, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Antonio Garcia Martinez, one of the architect’s of Facebook’s ad system, to talk about his days at the social media giant (2:15), what Cambridge Analytica did (4:55), the Wild West of onlin...Show More

Ethereum’s Joe Lubin: “Building a crypto-Google”

30:18 | Mar 23rd, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent brings on billionaire entrepreneur Joe Lubin, co-founder of cryptocurrency ethereum, to talk about his pre-crypto career (4:05), producing reggae in Jamaica (5:00), meeting Vitalik Buterin (6:00), getting ethereum...Show More

Groupon founder Andrew Mason: “I may not be Jeff Bezos or Jesus Christ, but I've done ok”

38:38 | Mar 16th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Groupon founder Andrew Mason to talk about his new company Descript, launching his first startup in Chicago in the late 1990’s (4:30), turning it into Groupon (6:15), admitting he was fired...Show More

Sophia Mahfooz: “It’s torture or an adventure, depending on your perspective’”

50:18 | Mar 9th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Sophia Mahfooz, entrepreneur and former operations chief at Girls in Tech, on sharing a house with other Silicon Valley hopefuls (3:00), winning her first pitch competition (4:05), building...Show More

Stripe's Patrick Collison: "I'm petrified of getting too confident"

42:27 | Mar 2nd, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Patrick Collison, founder of $9bn payments startup Stripe to talk about building the financial plumbing of the Internet (2:45), why the web is just getting started (5:05), treating the big ...Show More

AirBnb's Brian Chesky: "We're the David to the hotel industry Goliath"

45:03 | Feb 23rd, 2018

The Sunday Times tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Brian Chesky, founder of Airbnb, to talk about the home-sharing giant’s tenth birthday (3:00) aiming for a billion guests (4:30), how he plans to grow without destroying communities (7:30), ...Show More

SENS Foundation’s Aubrey de Grey: “You may live for a million years”

44:05 | Feb 16th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Aubrey de Grey, founder of the Sens Research Foundation, to talk the possibility of turning humans into a "multi-century species" (1:40), why rejuvenation is the key (4:40), aiming for “lon...Show More

Hooked’s Prerna Gupta and Parag Chordia: “We went from zero to 40 million users"

40:32 | Feb 9th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Prerna Gupta and Parag Chordia to talk about remaking reading for millennials (4:00), on reaching 40m people in a year (5:10) creating “chat fiction” (6:20), finding writers (8:10), how mob...Show More

Finless Foods’ Mike Selden: “We brew fish meat”

39:57 | Feb 2nd, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Mike Selden, founder of Finless Foods, to talk about growing fish flesh without the fish (3:15) how it works (4:30), turning mush into fillets (7:00), why he started the company (8:50), the...Show More

Tim O'Reilly: "It's our brains that are being hacked"

39:54 | Jan 26th, 2018

The Sunday Times tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Tim O’Reilly, oracle of the tech industry, to talk about why 2017 may go down as a watershed year (3:00), how Facebook is like Microsoft (4:25), what’s wrong with tech’s “master algorithm” (...Show More

Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales: "I have this crazy idea that people will pay for free news"

35:04 | Jan 19th, 2018

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, to talk about his plan to save the news industry with his latest startup Wikitribune (3:15), what’s wrong with ad-driven media (4:35), crowdsourcing journ...Show More

ROBOTS SPECIAL: Inside the rise of the machines

48:16 | Dec 9th, 2017

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson takes a deep dive into the world of robots to chart the beginnings of the machine age (2:30), the creation of the now-ubiquitous (ROS) robot operating system (5:30), the rise of artificial intelligen...Show More

Trulia founder Pete Flint: “Either the world was ending, or we had an opportunity”

52:43 | Dec 2nd, 2017

The Sunday Times tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Pete Flint, founder of Trulia and partner at NFX, to talk about his plans to remake the venture capital industry (3:15), growing up in Essex (6:00), his brief investment banking experiment (...Show More

Comma.ai's George Hotz: "Computers don't get drunk"

36:08 | Nov 25th, 2017

The Sunday Times' tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on George Hotz, founder of Comma.ai to talk about how he plans to "win" the race to develop self-driving cars (2:45), improving autonomy (5:30), hacking the cars already on the road (7:10), de...Show More

Baroness Beeban Kidron: "Kids are more than clickbait"

46:53 | Nov 18th, 2017

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Baroness Beeban Kidron talk about her crusade against Big Tech, “age appropriate” design (1:40), turning 50 pages of terms and conditions into a couple sentences (2:50), the industry’s “cat...Show More

Tanium’s Orion Hindawi: “This is a snake-oil industry”

42:00 | Nov 11th, 2017

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent brings on Orion Hindawi, cyber-security billionaire and founder of Tanium, to talk about how the world is waking up to the security problem (1:50), how criminals make more from hacking than from drugs (3:50), rogu...Show More

Martha Lane Fox: “A Geneva Convention for the web”

51:59 | Nov 4th, 2017

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Martha Lane Fox, dotcom pioneer and Twitter board member, to talk about the tech industry’s hubris (2:00), joining Twitter (5:45), explaining the Internet in 1995 (8:50), launching lastminu...Show More

NYU's Scott Galloway: "Being an innovator doesn't make you Jesus"

48:38 | Oct 28th, 2017

The Sunday Times' tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Scott Galloway of NYU's Stern School of Business and author of The Four, to talk about how the big Internet companies Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are like Darth Vader (2:10), Amazon'...Show More

SPECIAL: inside the cryptocurrency craze

43:35 | Oct 21st, 2017

The Sunday Times' tech correspondent Danny Fortson dives into the wild world of cryptocurrencies, ICO's and blockchain to answer one question. Is this just another speculative bubble that will soon pop, or are we witnessing the dawning of a new era p...Show More

Scribd’s Trip Adler: “In the future, we won’t buy or own anything.”

45:53 | Oct 14th, 2017

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Trip Adler, founder of Scribd, to talk about creating the “Netflix of reading” (2:00), teaming up with newspapers (4:30), the evolving attitude to subscriptions (5:50), why less than 1% of ...Show More

Lightspeed’s Jeremy Liew: “People aren’t sneaking out of class to sext”

49:35 | Oct 7th, 2017

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Jeremy Liew of Lightspeed Venture Partners, the first investor in Snapchat, to talk about moving to America from Australia (2:10), working for Uber’s Dara Khosrowshahi (4:00), the AOL diasp...Show More

Twitter co-founder Ev Williams: “You’re selling attention”

46:29 | Sep 30th, 2017

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Ev Williams, chief executive of online publisher Medium and Twitter co-founder, to talk about upping Twitter’s character limit (2:20), the dark side of the Internet (3:40), the power of the...Show More

Plenty's Matt Barnard: "You’re eating year-old apples”

45:29 | Sep 23rd, 2017

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Matt Barnard, co-founder of indoor-farming startup Plenty, to talk about building a ‘global agricultural utility’ (4:25), America’s outsized appetite (6:00), eating old apples (9:00), why t...Show More

Plug and Play's Saeed Amidi: "We invest a little money, then pray a lot"

49:27 | Sep 16th, 2017

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Saeed Amidi, founder of Plug and Play, one of the world’s largest startup accelerators, to talk about how he invests in 150 companies each year (2:50), chickening out of an Airbnb investmen...Show More

Uber's Frances Frei: "Culture can kill a company, full stop"

48:10 | Sep 9th, 2017

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Uber’s new head of leadership and renowned company doctor Frances Frei to talk about what she found when she walked into Uber (2:30), its army of first-time managers (5:30), taking Uber to ...Show More

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: "Make Data Great Again"

43:32 | Sep 2nd, 2017

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO and one of the world’s richest men, to talk about retiring with a $33bn fortune (1:55), launching his new project USA Facts (3:00), losing his shirt inve...Show More

Marc Andreessen: "Darwin has kicked in"

57:00 | Aug 26th, 2017

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Marc Andreessen, founder of Internet pioneer Netscape and venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, to talk about the early days of the Internet (2:45), the "absurd" power of the web giants...Show More

SPECIAL: inside Silicon Valley's quest to defeat ageing

54:21 | Aug 19th, 2017

The Sunday Times' tech correspondent Danny Fortson talks to the scientists and executives pledging to redefine life as we know it about why we may be finally on the cusp of an age revolution (2:00), taking the pain out of being old (6:00), the wonder...Show More

Boxed.com's Chieh Huang: “1999 called, they want their business model back”

51:27 | Aug 12th, 2017

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent brings on Chieh Huang, founder of Boxed.com, to talk about setting up the “Costco for millennials” in a two-car garage (1:30), why Brexit and small houses make coming to the UK hard (3:00), growing up as a son of ...Show More

Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff: "You just bankrupted the company."

53:07 | Aug 5th, 2017

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Jamie Siminoff, founder of Ring, the video doorbell company, to talk about about getting rejected on national television (2:00), turning failure into funding (4:00), putting his email addre...Show More

Oren Jacob: “Alexa, order me 100 gallons of chocolate ice cream”

1:02:32 | Jul 29th, 2017

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Oren Jacob, former CTO of film studio Pixar and founder of computer conversation startup Pullstring to talk about the new age of voice technology and talking Barbie (2:30), how the Amazon E...Show More

Rich Pierson: ”This is my business partner, the ex-Buddhist monk.”

46:43 | Jul 22nd, 2017

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Rich Pierson, co-founder of Headspace, the popular meditation app, to talk about how it started in London nine years ago (6:30), meeting his co-founder (8:00), quitting his job marketing de...Show More

Phil Libin: “I sold my first company for $500”

47:33 | Jul 16th, 2017

The Sunday Times tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Phil Libin, founder of Evernote, one of the first companies to be labelled a “unicorn”, to talk about his plan to create the Netflix of artificial intelligence (1:00), growing up poor (3:30)...Show More

Will Marshall: "We swept the leaves out of the garage and started building satellites"

43:04 | Jul 8th, 2017

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Will Marshall, founder of Planet, a billion-dollar startup that operates the world’s largest constellation of satellites, to talk about taking a picture of earth every day (2:30), making sa...Show More

Jon Callaghan: 'You've got to fail with class'

54:44 | Jul 1st, 2017

The Sunday Times tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Jon Callaghan, founder of True Ventures, on investing in things before there is a market (3:15), finding Fitbit (6:00), backing big ideas (9:15), celebrating failure (16:00), a drone investm...Show More

Marco Zappacosta: "We got 42 'no's' before we got a 'yes'"

46:55 | Jun 24th, 2017

The Sunday Times tech corespondent Danny Fortson brings on Marco Zappacosta, the 31-year old founder of Thumbtack to talk about building a billion-dollar startup, getting rejected 42 times by venture capitalists (7:00), finally getting a "yes" (10:30...Show More

Mitch and Freada Kapor: "Uber is a seven-foot tall 12-year old"

44:21 | Jun 17th, 2017

The Sunday Times' tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Silicon Valley power couple and investors Mitch and Freda Kapor to talk about publicly challenging Uber, on Freada's pioneering work on workplace sexual harassment (6:30), on whether Uber c...Show More

Cal Henderson: 'Email is the cockroach of the Internet'

45:22 | Jun 10th, 2017

The Sunday Times' tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Cal Henderson, co-founder and CTO of Slack, the wildly popular business messaging platform, on founding photo sharing company Flickr (2:30), its ill-fated sale to Yahoo (6:00), starting aga...Show More

Dirk Ahlborn: “The moon landing of transport”

1:07:28 | Jun 3rd, 2017

The Sunday Times tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Dirk Ahlborn, chief executive of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to talk about traveling at airline speeds over land, why the idea has failed in the past, (7:00) his part-time army of ...Show More

Ryan Pamplin: "The end of the flatties"

59:40 | May 27th, 2017

The Sunday Times tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Ryan Pamplin of Meta, developer of augmented reality glasses, to talk about the next paradigm in computing and why it won't be the another Google glass (4:30), replacing the smartphone (7:00...Show More

Jason Calacanis: "A cacophony of idiots"

53:53 | May 20th, 2017

The Sunday Times' tech correspondent brings on Jason Calacanis, one of Silicon Valley's most prolific "angel" investors, to talk about being one of the first investors in Uber (3:00), being the Cesc Fabregas of investing (9:00), how to fix Uber (12:0...Show More

Saman Farid: "Let's be friends with the robots"

54:12 | May 12th, 2017

The Sunday Times tech correspondent brings on Saman Farid, a investor who specialises in all things robotic to talk about how artificial intelligence is making machines smart (6:00), robots that pick apples (10:00), how China is planning to outlaw hu...Show More