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Best of Panic With Friends Podcast: Panic With ME (Howard)... The Stocktwits Story

Panic with Friends – Investing for Profit and Joy

Good morning.

On last week’s episode I discussed how I started and built Wallstrip. These episodes are me covering my own projects/stories as well as those of the the companies I’ve loved and the products I’ve used throughout Web 2.

In today’s re-run Knut and Riley join me as I’m back in the hot seat covering the lessons learned from building Stocktwits.

You can listen to the podcast here on Spotify or Apple podcast and now all the episodes are on my YouTube channel as well. You can click subscribe on any of these channels and get the podcast alert each week.

You can also listen right here on the blog:

For more details on today’s conversation read on below…

Guest: Me!

Profile: Entrepreneur & Investor, GP at Social Leverage

Where to Find Him: LinkedIn, Twitter

Show Notes:

  • Introduction (0:22)

  • Historic look at Web 2 (1:58)

  • Starting Stocktwits (3:25)

  • Why I didn’t wait (5:34)

  • Creating Bloomberg on Twitter (6:54)

  • Building the team (7:28)

  • Coming up with the name (8:03)

  • Raising money (9:24)

  • The first version (12:04)

  • Creating the branding (12:16)

  • The cap table (15:57)

  • The cash tag (18:16)

  • Building around twitter (25:08)

  • Building on our own (26:02)

  • Early Web 2 lessons (29:56)

  • Thoughts on AI (32:20)

  • Valuing deals (33:56)

  • Stocktwits culture (34:28)

  • Predicting the future (37:57)

  • Wrapping up (39:01)

  • Closing thoughts (42:58)

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