Jan. 26, 2022

#80 Launch House: Building the Y Combinator of the Future with Hack and Launch Houses | Brett Goldstein, Co-Founder

#80 Launch House: Building the Y Combinator of the Future with Hack and Launch Houses | Brett Goldstein, Co-Founder

In Episode #80, we explore building the Y combinator of the future with hack and launch houses. We’re joined by Brett Goldstein, Co-Founder of Launch House. We cover investing early in Bitcoin and Ethereum, how innovation happens, and the future of communications technology.


In Episode #80, we explore building the Y combinator of the future with hack and launch houses. We’re joined by Brett Goldstein, Co-Founder of Launch House. We cover investing early in Bitcoin and Ethereum, how innovation happens, and the future of communications technology.

“If you can create a strong vibe where people feel deeply connected, deeply indebted to the community and the mission, you're set. Nobody wants to join another professional networking group anymore. They're looking for a good vibe.” – Brett Goldstein

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CHAPTERS

This episode is our definitive guide to building the Y combinator of the future. In it we cover:

  • (00:00:00) – Introduction
  • (00:01:59) – Brett's background as a product manager
  • (00:05:31) – On investing early in Bitcoin and Ethereum
  • (00:11:07) – Mergers and acquisitions
  • (00:14:21) – The origins of Launch House
  • (00:19:32) – How innovation happens
  • (00:22:18) – The future of communications technology
  • (00:27:03) – The future of education
  • (00:34:15) – Y Combinator vs. Launch House
  • (00:42:21) – Vibes as a moat
  • (00:47:59) – The outlook for Launch House

ABOUT LAUNCH HOUSE

Launch House is building a new launchpad or accelerator for founders and engineers, both around the world and in the metaverse. Launch House started as a crazy experiment where the founders rented a mansion in Tulum, Mexico for one month and invited a bunch of founders and engineers they knew to come and stay with them. What they found was surprising. By focusing on human connection and having everyone live in the same house together for a month, everyone in the program wasn't just making incredible progress on what they were building. They were making incredible friends. Early Launch House alumni have already gone on to raise venture capital funding from top tier firms like Sequoia, a16z and First Round Capital. Launch House quickly seized that opportunity and today they run Launch Houses for founders and Hack Houses for engineers in Los Angeles and New York CIty.

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