#317: Steve Jurvetson — The Midas Touch and Mind-Bending Futures

5/31/2018, 4:26:45 PM , duration(0:0:9)
Business Health Education
<p><strong>Steve Jurvetson</strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/jurvetson" target="_blank">@jurvetson</a>) is an early-stage venture capitalist with a focus on founder-led, mission-driven companies at the cutting edge of disruptive technology and new industry formation. Steve was the early VC investor in <a href="http://www.spacex.com/" target="_blank">SpaceX</a>, <a href="http://tesla.com" target="_blank">Tesla</a>, <a href="https://www.planet.com/" target="_blank">Planet</a>, <a href="http://www.memphismeats.com/" target="_blank">Memphis Meats</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlook.com" target="_blank">Hotmail</a>, and the deep learning companies <a href="https://www.mythic-ai.com/" target="_blank">Mythic</a> and <a href="https://experiencenervana.com/" target="_blank">Nervana</a>. He also led investments in startups that were acquired for $16 billion, and five that went public in successful IPOs.</p><p>In 2016, former President Barack Obama announced Steve's appointment as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship. Steve has also been honored as one of "<a href="http://www.finsmes.com/2016/03/forbes-releases-2016-midas-list-featuring-100-top-vcs.html" target="_blank">Tech's Best Venture Investors</a>" by Forbes, and as the "<a href="https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/deloitte-names-steve-jurvetson-of-dfj-venture-capitalist-of-the-year-179303641.html" target="_blank">Venture Capitalist of the Year</a>" by Deloitte. Steve will be launching a brand-new venture fund sometime later this year, and you can read about it at <a href="https://future.ventures" target="_blank">future.ventures</a>.</p><p>Enjoy!</p><p><strong>This podcast is brought to you by </strong><a href="https://helixsleep.com/tim" target="_blank"><strong>Helix Sleep</strong></a><strong>.</strong> I recently moved into a new home and needed new beds, and I purchased mattresses from <a href="https://helixsleep.com/tim" target="_blank"><strong>Helix Sleep</strong></a>.</p><p>It offers mattresses personalized to your preferences and sleeping style without costing thousands of dollars. Visit <a href="https://helixsleep.com/tim" target="_blank"><strong>Helixsleep.com/TIM</strong></a> and take the simple 2-3 minute sleep quiz to get started, and the team there will build a mattress you'll love.</p><p>Its customer service makes all the difference. The mattress arrives within a week, and the shipping is completely free. You can try the mattress for 100 nights, and if you're not happy, they'll pick it up and offer a full refund. To personalize your sleep experience, visit <a href="https://helixsleep.com/tim" target="_blank"><strong>Helixsleep.com/TIM</strong></a> and you'll receive up to $125 off your custom mattress.</p><p><strong>This podcast is also brought to you by </strong><a href="http://foursigmatic.com/ferriss" target="_blank"><strong>Four Sigmatic</strong></a><strong>.</strong> While I often praise this company's lion's mane mushroom coffee for a minimal caffeine wakeup call that lasts, I asked the founders if they could help me—someone who's struggled with insomnia for decades—sleep. Their answer: <strong>Reishi Mushroom Elixir</strong>. They made a special batch for me and my listeners that comes without sweetener; you can try it at bedtime with a little honey or nut milk, or you can just add hot water to your single-serving packet and embrace its bitterness like I do.</p><p>Try it right now by going to <a href="http://foursigmatic.com/ferriss" target="_blank"><strong>foursigmatic.com/ferriss</strong></a> and using the code <strong>Ferriss</strong> to get 20 percent off this rare, limited run of Reishi Mushroom Elixir. If you are in the experimental mindset, I do not think you'll be disappointed.</p>