With Civil’s token launch looming, Manoush and Jen go for one last gut check with the guys who helped inspire their meta journey: Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber, co-founders of Gimlet Media. Season One of their hugely successful podcast StartUp documented Alex and Matt’s own entrepreneurial highs and lows. But the two women want to know: how did living out loud affect their psyches and families? And does gender change the story?
No seriously, women received just 2.2% of all VC funding in 2017. Diversity is the right thing to do AND it makes companies MORE money. Do entrepreneurs really have to choose between work, sleep, family and friends? Gimlet Media is valued at $55m. Why we always ask you to “rate and review” the podcast. The NY Times also wants to demystify blockchain technology. New Jersey’s Civic Info Bill would give $5m to rebuild local press. Civil just published a primer on their tokens. This is the award Manoush took her daughter to receive.
David Herman, Audio Engineer and Composer
Matt Boynton and Dan Dzula, Audio Engineers
Illustrations, Alice Rutherford
Jordan Lauf, Intern