Danny In The Valley

After more than a decade in London, Danny Fortson returns to Silicon Valley to meet the techies trying to change the world - and make loads of money while doing it.


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

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UC Berkeley's Alison Gopnik: "Babies are the ultimate supercomputers"

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

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An Update, and other pod news

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Introducing The Pivot

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Andreessen Horowitz's Scott Kupor: "Sand Hill Road 'frenemies'"

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Center for Human Technology’s Tristan Harris: “Tech’s inconvenient truth”

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LabGenius' James Field: "The dawn of super-humans"

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Sila Nanotechnologies' Gene Berdichevsky: “The million-mile battery”

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Yelp's Jeremy Stoppelman: "15 years battling Google"

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Five questions with.... Andreessen Horowitz's Angela Strange

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Mr Nice's Neil Mahapatra: "Every mammal can get high"

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Kai Fu Lee: "AI isn't biased, humans are"

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Blue Zones' Dan Buettner: "Fine-tuning the human machine"

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Apeiron’s Christian Angermayer: "Magic mushrooms' long, strange trip"

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Esther Wojcicki: “Kids do what you do, not what you say”

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GoCardless' Hiroki Takeuchi: "We thought about quitting once a week"

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Clara Foods' Arturo Elizondo: "Eggs - without the chicken"

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Arch Mission Foundation’s Nova Spivack: “Humanity's billion-year backup”

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Humu's Laszlo Bock: "Nudge, nudge"

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

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Troy Carter: "There was no Plan B"

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

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BeeFlow's Matias Viel: "Bionic Bees"

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Renee DiResta: "Information gone haywire"

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

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

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

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Five questions with... Benedict Evans

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Credit Karma's Nichole Mustard: "Self-driving finance"

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

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Y Combinator's Michael Seibel: "Stupidity or genius"

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

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

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Five Questions with... Tim Draper

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IndieBio’s Arvind Gupta: “Recoding life”

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Five Questions with... Louis Hyman

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

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

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Mick Batyske: "DJing is like angel investing"

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Naveen Jain: "Moon babies and optional illness"

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

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

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

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

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

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Five Questions with.... Adam Fisher

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

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

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Five Questions with... Jason Calacanis - PART 2

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Five Questions with... Jason Calacanis - PART 1

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

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

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

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

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Boris Sofman: "Engineering emotion"

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

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Beyond Meat's Ethan Brown: "Burger 2.0"

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Sir Richard Branson: "Moon hotels"

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Jaron Lanier: "The bummer machine"

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

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SPECIAL: Inside the world of Esports

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

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

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

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Bill Gates: "The report card of humanity"

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

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Five questions with... Benedict Evans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ROBOTS SPECIAL: Inside the rise of the machines

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

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

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Baroness Beeban Kidron: "Kids are more than clickbait"

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

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

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

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SPECIAL: inside the cryptocurrency craze

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Marc Andreessen: "Darwin has kicked in"

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SPECIAL: inside Silicon Valley's quest to defeat ageing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Slack co-founder Cal Henderson: 'Email is the cockroach of the Internet'

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Hyperloop's Dirk Ahlborn: “The moon landing of transport”

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Meta AR's Ryan Pamplin: "The end of the flatties"

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Jason Calacanis: "A cacophony of idiots"

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