Start Up

Start Up is a podcast series about what it’s really like to get a business off the ground. In Season 1, Alex Blumberg told the story of launching this business, Gimlet Media, a podcast network. In Season 2, Alex is joined by co-Host Lisa Chow, to follow an entirely new company.


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    Episode Description:

    After a turbulent start and the firing of its founder, Friendster looked like it was back on track. It was still the biggest social network around and its board—which was packed with some of the biggest names in venture capital—quickly assembled a star-studded executive team. So, why couldn’t all that talent deliver on the company’s promise?

    Why aren’t we all logging onto Friendster today?

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    Mark Phillips wrote and performed our theme song.
    Build Buildings wrote and performed our special ad music.
    Additional music by Typhoon, Jupyter, Marley Carrol and the band Hot Moms Dot Gov.
    David Herman, Ian Scott, and Rick Kwan mixed the episode.

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