I just watched a recap of Elon Musk’s appearance on the “Good Time” show on YouTube, and was reminded of how interesting it is to watch him discuss the details of his tech endeavors. What makes this particular episode unique is that the CEO of Robinhood, Vladimir Tenev, was also there, and they chatted about his investment and entrepreneurship. If you haven’t seen the episode, it is worth a watch.
Vladimir Tenev, CEO of Robinhood
Vladimir Tenev is the CEO of Robinhood, a financial technology company in the United States. In 2013, he co-founded the company with Baiju Bhatt.
After its founding, the company grew rapidly to a valuation of more than $1 billion. It is considered to be one of the newest unicorns in the FinTech industry. The company has recently launched a paid premium service, which has seen huge growth in the last few months.
The company has also recently released a Q3 report, which includes its crypto trading activity. The report also shows a net loss of more than $1.32 billion. This is despite a $365 million in net revenues.
The company has a user base of more than 1.3 million, but its monthly active users dropped from 21.3 million in the second quarter to 18.9 million in the third. However, the company is expected to expand its users in the fourth quarter.
Robinhood has also made a recent move in the crypto space. They are planning to add new trading assets to their platform. One of these assets is the Shiba Inu token. As per the reports, this could be listed on the exchanges soon.
Robinhood has also gotten into a bit of legal trouble. After it had frozen trades for GameStop investors, the company has gotten into some hot water. Although the company has denied any involvement with hedge funds, a congressional committee has questioned the company’s actions.
Elon Musk’s appearance on the “Good Time” show
Despite a heavy social media presence, Elon Musk’s appearance on Sriram Krishnan’s “Good Time” show was only a small part of his recent activities. The Tesla CEO was also seen appearing on the Clubhouse app.
“The Good Time Show” has already featured former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and rapper Kanye West. However, the show’s main draw is that it allows guests to discuss emerging issues such as the ConstitutionDAO. This has attracted prominent personalities such as Mark Zuckerberg and Sonam Kapoor.
The show’s hosts, Ramamurthy and Krishnan, have a 735,000 subscriber base. They are also partners with Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park.
During the interview, Musk discussed life on Mars, a multiplanet species, and his plans to launch the Starship. He also spoke about his Neuralink brain implant startup. As a result, the interview moved at a rapid, confusing pace. Ultimately, the interview only lasted 90 minutes, but it was entertaining.
“The Good Time” show has recently moved to other platforms. It has also started doing impromptu code reviews. In the past, the show’s host has asked for code from the previous week, and they’ve invited engineers from other companies.
Interestingly, the app has not been able to handle the demand. The Clubhouse app has reached a limit of 5,000 concurrent listeners, and it’s estimated that the chatroom reached that limit within just a few hours of the show.
A16Z’s new media efforts disassociate journalists from the public discourse about technology
A16Z, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, is getting into the media business. It is planning to launch a website that will combine the best aspects of a blog, a news site, and an opinion piece.
The new property is called a16z Future. Seven editors will oversee the content. It will feature opinion pieces from outside experts, analysis from the firm’s partners, and stories culled from the existing content.
According to the a16z press release, it all started when the firm’s founder, Marc Andreessen, “felt there was a void in coverage of the technology industry. It was as if the rules of the game had changed such that people could ‘own the narrative’.”
In addition to the website, the firm has launched a new podcast. One of the speakers is the firm’s founder, Marc Andreessen, who has a knack for telling stories. Another is Andreessen’s wife, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen.
In addition to the site, A16Z has been investing in Facebook, Reddit, PandoDaily, and the subscription-blog platform Substack. They are also the largest outside investor in Clubhouse.
There are many other new media properties in the works. Among them is a site called the T. It will be a multimedia site, aimed at both techies and non-techies alike.