The NFX Podcast


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How Billion Dollar Marketplaces Are Built (w/ Marco Zappacosta, Founder & CEO)
Marco Zappacosta (Co-founder & CEO of Thumbtack) talks with Pete Flint (NFX & founder of Trulia) about what it takes to build a billion-dollar marketplace and the lessons he's uncovered along the journey. They discuss how they solved the chicken & egg problem, what he would have done differently as an early-stage marketplace, fundraising lessons, and how short-term metrics can actually hinder long-term retention. Read more essays from NFX -
Nov 11, 2019
16 Non-Obvious Fundraising Lessons On Pitching - The NFX Podcast
As Founders ourselves, we started 10 venture-backed companies that exited for over $10 Billion. During that time as Founders and now as VCs, we’ve seen 16 counterintuitive lessons in pitching VCs that increase your odds of success. Today we’re sharing them for the benefit of the entire founder community. Learn more at - Start your Company Brief at -
Oct 28, 2019
Why Top Founders Understand Network Effects (w/ Scott Cook, Founder of Intuit)
About 2 years ago, Intuit Founder Scott Cook came to NFX to meet with James Currier to discuss their shared interest in network effects. It was one of the most compelling conversations James has had with anyone on the topic, and so we recently visited the Intuit HQ in Mountain View, CA to continue the conversation. Today we're making it public, for the benefit of Founders everywhere
Oct 08, 2019
The Psychology Of Startup Growth - The NFX Podcast
Growth comes from adopting the right psychology. The right mindset. From an approach you bring to your daily work consistently for years. In this episode of The NFX Podcast, James Currier shares the five hallmarks of high-performance growth psychology. Follow @NFX on Twitter To read our essay on the The Psychology Of Startup Growth, visit - To read more NFX Essays visit -
Aug 22, 2019
The Hidden Patterns to Great Startup Ideas - The NFX Podcast
It’s often said that success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. We disagree. This might be true at later stages, but at the initial stage of a startup, the core idea makes a huge difference. Small changes in your initial idea/direction will make a big difference to where you end up. In this episode of The NFX Podcast, James Currier uncovers the hidden pattern to great startup ideas. Follow @NFX on Twitter To read our essay on the The Hidden Pattern to Great Startup Ideas, visit -
Aug 22, 2019
9 Habits of World Class Startups (The NFX Podcast)
Startups that grow into transformative companies do two things: (1) they nail the basics and (2) they cultivate the right habits (core operating principles). In this episode of The NFX Podcast, James Currier lists 9 habits that get investors to lean in and take special notice. Follow @NFX on Twitter To read our essay on the 9 Habits of World Class Startups, visit - For more NFX essays, visit -
Aug 21, 2019
Iconic Marketplaces: The Poshmark Story (w/ Manish Chandra, Co-founder & CEO)
They were rejected by 200+ investors. They were turned down by every single payment processor in the country. They discovered they were in violation of USPS regulations, and almost ran out of money. Yet today, Poshmark is one of the most successful marketplaces of all time. Be on the lookout for more Iconic Marketplace episodes on the NFX podcast in the near future and read more NFX content at -
Jun 18, 2019
Uber - Inside the Marketplace (The NFX Podcast)
James Currier of NFX outlines 5 important lessons you can learn from Uber and their growth over the last 10 years. Check out our past Inside the Marketplace episode on Lyft here -
May 02, 2019
Lyft - Inside the Marketplace (The NFX Podcast)
Pete Flint & James Currier of NFX discuss Lyft's upcoming IPO, the defensibility of the ridesharing business model, and what Lyft should do next. Check out our past Inside the Marketplace episode on Lyft here -
Mar 25, 2019
"Why Growth Hacking Is Broken" - Pete Flint & Andy Johns
"Why Growth Hacking Is Broken" - Pete Flint & Andy Johns by NFX
Feb 13, 2019