Techish

Techish

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A podcast by two millennials talking about all th…


Career Special PT 2: Laid off over Zoom? Job Security, Applying for Jobs + Recharging
Aug 7 • 21 min
Brand new Techish! Abadesi and Michael are taking a summer breather — this week features snippets of content from past episodes, focused on navigating rocky waters Getting laid off over Zoom (00:36) Job Security (07:25) Staying Passionate when Applying…
Congress vs Big Tech, Megan Thee Stallion, Slack vs Microsoft, Black Emmy Nominations, Who is Rich?
Jul 30 • 39 min
Brand new Techish! Abadesi and Michael discuss: Congress vs Big Tech (08:05) Megan Thee Stallion (27:27) Slack vs Microsoft (12:10) Black Emmy Nominations (11:00) Who is Rich? (31:34) —————————————————————- Sponsor: Basecamp’s Hey.com Frame.io is hiring…
Why GPT-3 Has Got Us Shook! Is Kanye Okay? Twitter Hack, African Founders
Jul 21 • 37 min
Brand new Techish! Abadesi and Michael discuss: Twitter hack [13:03] GPT-3 got us scared [0:20] Kanye ranting [20:03] African startups with non African founders getting all the money [28:45] —————————————————————- Sponsor: Dev/color is hiring:…
Career Special: I Need a Career Pivot! Should I Have a Side Hustle? My Boss is Bothering Me!
Jul 14 • 25 min
Brand new Techish! Abadesi and Michael are taking a breather, but this week features a snippet of content from our Extra Ish podcast —————————————————————- Sponsor: Thinkful is hiring: https://www.pocitjobs.com/job/32412 —————————————————————-…
Kanye For President?! Tech vs Tech Media, Bozoma St John New Netflix CMO, Black-Owned Banks
Jul 7 • 32 min
Brand new Techish! Abadesi and Michael discuss: Kanye for President [00:26] Tech vs Tech Media [11:00] Bozoma St John new Netflix CMO / Black owned banks [06:47] When is enough enough? [27:50] —————————————————————- Sponsor: Mode Analytics is hiring:…
Yeezy joins Gap, Brands Boycott Facebook? Unpaid Labor of Female CEO’s, Beyonce a Hotep? OkayAfrica!
Jun 30 • 38 min
Brand new Techish! Abadesi and Michael discuss: Yeezy joins Gap, Facebook Boycott, [29:54] Unpaid labor of Female CEO [6:00] Beyonce the hotep? [27:55] OkayAfrica [21:56] —————————————————————- Sponsor: Credit Repair Cloud is hiring:…
J Cole vs Noname, Juneteenth Filter on Snap, Apple vs Basecamp, Racism on Next Door?
Jun 23 • 26 min
Brand new Techish! Abadesi and Michael discuss: J Cole vs Noname [16:37] Issues with Robinhood trading app [07:20] Juneteenth filter on Snap [14:53] Apple vs Basecamp [00:30] Racism on Next Door [11:16] —————————————————————- Sponsor: Mode Analytics is…
Wing CEO Steps Down, Michael Seibel On Reddit Board, Juneteenth, Terrence J vs The Wayans
Jun 16 • 35 min
Brand new Techish! Abadesi and Michael discuss: The Wing CEO steps down Michael Seibel Reddit Board Member [7:02] Terrence J vs The Wayans, [14:42] Squire raises 34 million series B [16:30] StarBucks messes up [18:56] Juneteenth [29:07]…
VC’s Targeting Black Founders Now? Alexis Ohanian Makes Space, Facial Recognition, Reparations
Jun 10 • 29 min
Brand new Techish! Abadesi and Michael discuss: All the new VC funds targeting black founders? [0:57] Alexis Ohianian steps down at Reddit [4:23] iBM abandons facial recognition software [15:17] WoC blocked from negotiation [19:15] —————————————————————-…
#BlackLivesMatter, Profiting off Black Culture, Deleting Trumps Tweets, Space X Launch!
Jun 2 • 37 min
Brand new Techish! Abadesi and Michael discuss: - #BlackLivesMatter - Deleting Trump off Twitter? [6:17] - Profiting off Black Culture [11:12] - Space X launch! [29:20] - Microsoft automating journalism? [24:49] ————————————-
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Doja Cat canceled? Joe Rogan’s 100mill Spotify deal? Clubhouse raises 10mill, Call Her Daddy drama!
May 26 • 44 min
Brand new Techish! Abadesi and Michael discuss: - Clubhouse raises at 100mil valuation [] - Joe Rogan’s Spotify deal [12:11] - Doja Cat’s anti black comments? [31:12] - Call her Daddy drama [23:13] —————————-
 Techish Live in partnership with Facebook!…
Deep Faking Jay Z, Jeff Bezos The Trillionaire, Remote Work, Google Scales Back Diversity Efforts?
May 19 • 44 min
Brand new Techish! Abadesi and Michael discuss: Jeff Bezos the Trillionaire Deep faking Jay Z [17:29] Google scales back diversity efforts? [9:32] Remote work for all [30:08] Cinema is dead? [23:22]
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 Techish Live in partnership with Facebook!…
Kanye the Billionaire, Grimes and Elon Musk’s baby & Airbnb/Uber layoffs
May 11 • 29 min
Brand new Techish Abadesi and Michael discuss: Kanye is now a billionaire [12:29]
 Grimes and Elon Musk announce their baby is born via Twitter [10:33] Airbnb layoffs [00:51] 
The “best” interview question [22:29]
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Extra Ish: Q&A, and How to Survive The Next Madness!
May 4 • 14 min
Extra Ish: Q&A, and How to Survive The Next Madness! Michael and Abadesi are taking a quick breather, so this week’s episode is a sneak peek into the exclusive content usually reserved for Patreon supports! —————————————- This episode is sponsored by ‘The…
Usher vs The Weeknd, When Sharing Your Salary Goes Wrong, Getting Laid Off on Zoom w/ 400 Co-Workers
Apr 28 • 35 min
Brand new Techish: Abadesi and Michael discuss: Weeknd vs Usher [28:02] When Sharing Your Salary Backfires [10:27] Bird Firing 400 employees on Zoom [1:39] Marc Andressen says its Time to Build [20:36] —————————- http://pocitjobs.com for roles for POC in…
Arlan Hamilton: ‘Its About Damn Time!’
Apr 20 • 28 min
Brand new Techish: Abadesi and Michael discuss key chapters in Arlan’s brand new book ‘Its About Damn Time’ - Turning yourself into money - Writing your own invitation - Curiosity is king —————————- Go pre-order your copy here: www.itsaboutdamntime.com…
Tory Lanez, Airbnb raises a billion, Jack Dorsey donates 28% of his net worth, Layoffs
Apr 10 • 41 min
Brand new Techish: Abadesi and Michael discuss - Airbnb raising 1 billion dollars - Abadesi getting laid off [15:03] - Jack Dorsey donating 28% of his net worth [29:34] - Tory Lanez Quarantine radio [25:59] - Discrimnation on TikTok [21:12] - Privacy…
PSA for Startup Land: 2020 - Year of Survival
Mar 28 • 15 min
Brand new Techish: This episode was an excerpt from a twitter live chat [recorded earlier in the week] with Abadesi and Michael discussing how to survive in startup land in 2020! Remote Work: www.pocitjobs.com/remote Hustle Crew: www.hustlecrew.co Level…
The End of the World?! Was Andrew Yang Right? Work From Home Hacks, Female CEO Take Downs?
Mar 19 • 27 min
Brand new Techish: Michael and Abadesi discuss: The end of the world? Universal basic income on the way? A conspiracy to take down female CEOs? Work from home hacks… Level Up: www.pocitjobs.com www.hustlecrew.co #Techish Stuff: Use the hashtag #Techish on…
Am I A Sell Out? Are The Young To Afraid Of Risk? Greatest Recent Acquisitions, Do You Feel Lucky?
Mar 12 • 22 min
Brand new Techish: Michael and Abadesi discuss: - Do you consider yourself to be a lucky person [0:21] - Young people less risk taking [5:51] - Bob Iger leaving Disney [11:18] - Being a sell out? [15:57] Level Up: www.pocitjobs.com www.hustlecrew.co…
Black Woman Founder Facing Racist Trolls, Corona, Jack Dorsey Getting Ousted, Equity vs Salary?
Mar 5 • 33 min
Brand new Techish: Michael and Abadesi discuss: Further Reading: Corona Virus Update [23:39] Jack Dorsey vs Hedge Fund [10:26] Black Woman founder Bea Dixon of Honey Pot faces racist trolls [19:24] Equity v Salary / Cash v Culture [0:58] Level Up:…
Sharing Your Salary on Twitter, Sales is Bae, Setting Boundaries at Work, Should I Leave My Job?
Feb 26 • 27 min
Brand new Techish: Michael and Abadesi discuss: Further Reading: Sharing your salary on twitter [3:00] Setting boundaries at work [16:21] Should I leave my job [14:16] Level Up: www.pocitjobs.com www.hustlecrew.co #Techish Stuff: Use the hashtag #Techish…
Bezos Donates $10 Billy, Single Mother Founders, HQ Trivia, Parasite, VC’s Hyping Up Corona Virus?
Feb 20 • 33 min
Brand new Techish: Michael and Abadesi are finally back breaking down: Jeff Bezos donates $10 billion Are VC’s hyping up the Corona Virus? HQ Trivia shuts down The Techish Parasite review Single mother founders? Further Reading:…
Brandless Goes Bust, Malcolm X Netflix doc, Racist VC’s, Entrepreneurs without Healthcare?
Feb 12 • 24 min
Brand new Techish: Michael and Abadesi are finally back breaking down: Brandless goes bust [0:14] The decline in small business formation [13:42] Who Killed Malcolm X documentary [18:12] Jasmine Crowe Speaks on a Horrific Meeting Fundraising in Silicon…
Q&A: Cutting off Negative People, Bouncing Back from L’s, Bootstrapping your Company, Goals Setting
Feb 5 • 23 min
Brand new Techish… This episode is a Q&A special recorded in front of a group of 18-24 year olds. The first half Abadesi interviews Michael, and the second half is questions from the young audience. Abadesi interviews Michael How do you stay passionate…
RIP Kobe, Audio First Products, Byte == New Vine? Bootcamp vs CS, F**k TMZ, Tyler Slams the Grammys
Jan 29 • 25 min
Brand new Techish: Michael and Abadesi [in LA] discuss: Tristan Walker on the board of Footlocker [7:47] RIP Kobe [Fuck TMZ] [0:10] Bootcamp vs CS Degree - [18:08] Who will own the ear - audio first economy [3:21] Creator of Vine comeback with Byte,…
Away CEO is Back, The Racism against Meghan Markle, Casper trying to IPO, Engineers getting Botox?
Jan 22 • 31 min
Brand new Techish: Michael and Abadesi are finally back breaking down: Away CEO reinstated! [1:38] Casper trying to IPO [10:30] The Racism against Megan Markle [13:59] Toms shoes goes bust [19:44] Ageism in Tech - Engineers getting botox? [22:36] Further…
Toxic Work Culture, Jay-Z turns 50, Trouble at Away, Jack Dorsey in Africa, Tidal or Spotify?
Dec 19, 2019 • 32 min
Brand new Techish: Michael and Abadesi are finally back breaking down: Away CEO fired, Jay Z turning 50/Tidal v Spotify Jack Dorsey moving to Africa, Where can we escape right wing nationalism as black/poc people Further Reading:…
Biggest Tech L in 2019, Tips for Junior Devs, “I Aspire To Use IG Less”, Innocent Billionaires?
Dec 11, 2019 • 34 min
Michael + Abadesi are back with part 2 of their sold-out live show - recorded last month Nov 14th in London! They discuss: Are Their Any Innocent Billionaires? (3:59) Our Favourite Tech Products! (14:41) “I Aspire To Use Instagram less.” The Biggest Tech…
Live Ep: The Streaming Wars, Instagram Likes, Dead Celebs, Summer Walker’s Anxiety & Drake
Dec 3, 2019 • 26 min
Brand New #Techish: A snippet from our recent live episode. Recorded live in Nov 14th in TechHub London. The streaming wars [6:20] Bringing dead celebrities back [17:20] Instagram removing likes [1:00] Further Reading:…
Capitalism’s War on Sleep & Is Demo Day Racist/Sexist?
Nov 26, 2019 • 12 min
Brand new Techish… Michael and Abadesi are away on holiday, but in this a pre-recorded clip they break down: Capitalism’s War on Sleep Is Demo Day Racist/Sexist? [7:20] Further Reading:…
T.I The Creep, Airbnb, Supporting Black/Small Biz, Age Gaps in Relationship, Market Place Startups
Nov 19, 2019 • 24 min
Brand new Techish: Michael and Abadesi are finally back breaking down: T.I Acting Creepy [0:20] Age Gaps [9:13] Airbnb Reforming the Platform [15:42] Supporting Black Business [21:45] Further Reading:…
Harriet Tubman Film Boycott, Google Buys Fitbit, Omarion/B2K drama, WeWork Employees Screwed
Nov 13, 2019 • 24 min
Brand new Techish… Michael and Abadesi are finally back breaking down: Harriet Tubman film boycott [15:04] WeWork employees screwed [0:20] Fitbit acquired by Google [10:00] B2K [8:01] Sponsor: getguru.com sponsors this episode. They are hiring on POCIT:…
Kanye’s New Album, Twitter Bans Political Ads, Criticism of POC at Big Tech & a 4 Day Work Week?
Nov 5, 2019 • 25 min
Brand new Techish… Michael and Abadesi are finally back breaking down: A four day work week? [0:23] Fair to hold employees from marginalised communities accountable at Big Tech? [6:32] A review of Jesus is King - Kanye’s new album, [13:03] Racist…
How The Rich Keep Their Average Kids On Top! VC’s Are Gods? TikTok! How to Save The Planet?
Oct 29, 2019 • 26 min
Michael and Abadesi are finally back breaking down: Rich kids: 0:15 TikTok: 8:59 VC’s are Gods: 11:59 Saving the world: 17:55 getguru.com sponsors this episode. They are hiring on POCIT: www.pocitjobs.com/company/page/10442 Techish Live Show: In other…
Tyler Perry: Black Excellence, Tristan Regrets VC Money, Free Speech on Facebook & Rihanna
Oct 22, 2019 • 35 min
Michael and Abadesi are finally back breaking down: Facebook free speech debate [5:05] Meetup.com messing up [2:53] Tristan regretting taking VC Money. [16:15] Tyler Perry: Black Excellence, [12:37] Rihanna the billionaire? [23:15] Chimamanda comments on…
A Founder Special: How To Find A CTO? Should I Bootstrap? Am I Too Old? One Founder Or Two?
Oct 15, 2019 • 31 min
Michael and Abadesi are back [kind of], with a founder special. This is the #Techish perspective on starting a company. - How to find a CTO - Should I bootstrap or raise money? - Am I too old to start a company or learn to code? - Can I do it by myself?…
Is Black The New Bitcoin? How To Not Hurt Men’s Feelings & Starting From Scratch.
Oct 8, 2019 • 32 min
New #Techish Michael and Abadesi are still resting, so this episode is a look back at some of their amazing interviews featuring: Arlan Hamilton - Founder of BackStage Capital Sarah Cooper - Author, Comedian and ex Googler, Ryan Hoover - Founder of…
A Self Care Special: How To Survive As A Founder & As POC In Society/Tech
Oct 1, 2019 • 25 min
Michael and Abadesi are back [kind of], with a look back at some of there greatest hits on the topics of self-care as a founder and as POC in society/tech. Techish Live Show: In other awesome news, the first Techish live show is happening in London,…
Rihanna’s SavagexFenty Show! WeWork IPO Cancelled, Andela cuts 400 jobs and FAQ’s
Sep 25, 2019 • 21 min
Michael & Abadesi [via phone] are back with Techish. WeWork iPO Cancelled [Before CEO stepping down] Airbnb Prospects Andela cuts 400 jobs Michael answers FAQ Sponsored by https://foundersacademy.io/ Our Patreon: www.patreon.com/techish Further reading:…
Should You Start a Podcast? How To Build Community, Success Metrics, & Finding Your Niche!
Sep 17, 2019 • 14 min
Abadesi and Michael are back with a Techish mini episode: This time answering the common question they get weekly: how do I start a podcast? Our Patreon: www.patreon.com/techish Sponsored by Close.com. They are hiring here:…
Xenophobia in South Africa, the Google tax, Dropbox confusing Christine Teigen, a Crazy Rich pay gap
Sep 11, 2019 • 36 min
Abadesi and Michael are back with brand new Techish… South Africa xenophobic attacks [0.27] Google shaking down companies, [16:57] Crazy Rich Asians sequel writer quit over gender pay gap [24:15] Dropbox confusing Christine Teigen [29:07] Our Patreon:…
Study Confirms Black Venture Capitalists Are Judged More Harshly [Even When They Make Money! :-/]
Sep 3, 2019 • 15 min
Abadesi and Michael are back with brand new Techish. This is a special episode initially made exclusively for our Patreon supporters. In it, we discuss a Stanford study that shows that Black Venture Capitalists are judged more harshly [even when they make…
Instagram As Therapy? Black Girl Magic in Tech, Jay-Z Getting Cancelled, How to Network in 2019
Aug 27, 2019 • 30 min
Abadesi and Michael are back with brand new Techish… Instagram as therapy: [0:34] Black girl magic in the tech game [7:39] Indie Hackers: [16:15] Jay-Z is cancelled? [18:08] How to network in 2019? [26:05] Our Patreon: www.patreon.com/techish Sponsors:…
Has Jay-Z Sold Out? WeWork Going Public, & When Does “Faking It Till You Make It” Go Too Far?
Aug 20, 2019 • 29 min
Abadesi and Michael are back with brand new Techish… When Does “Faking It Till You Make It” Go Too Far? [0:27] WeWork Going Public [8:37] Did Jay Z Sell Out [20:19] Our Patreon: www.patreon.com/techish Sponsors: Haven Life is hiring:…
Lessons Learned So Far In 2019, Alternative Ways to be Wealthy?
Aug 13, 2019 • 13 min
Abadesi and Michael are back with a mini-episode of Techish, recorded last week… They break down: Lessons learned so far in 2019 Alternative forms of wealth Our Patreon: www.patreon.com/techish Sponsors: Amazon is hiring:…
The Great Hack, Beyonce’s Brown Skin Girl, Divesting from Big Tech, Failures & Racist Reagan
Aug 6, 2019 • 36 min
Abadesi and Michael are back with brand new Techish The Great Hack Netflix documentary [0:26] Beyonce brown skin girl controversy [10:37] Divesting your money from Big Tech… [15:34] Amazon kills of Dash - Failed experiments [26:58] Racist Reagan [24:17]…
All Skin Folk Aint Kinfolk, RT Button Creator Regrets It, New Blade, Notion’s 800mill Valuation!
Jul 30, 2019 • 32 min
Abadesi and Michael are back with brand new Techish Notion raises a large angel round $800mill valuation WeWork founder pulls out 700million before iPO [5:00] Eddie Murphy getting paid 70million for new standup special [11:15] Creepy Photograper Dude on…
Hidden Likes on IG? Free ASAP Rocky? #IStandWithIhan, Lil Nas X coming Out, Chinese Spies at Google?
Jul 23, 2019 • 42 min
Abadesi and Michael are back after a short break! Did you miss us :D Hidden Likes on IG, [34:07] #IStandWithIhlan, [26:38] Peter Thiel accuses Google of being Chinese spies [1:00] Free ASAP Rocky? [18:30] Facebook’s Libra Coin Potential Impact [7:18]…
Jay-Z’s a Billionaire, Tech Titans Photoshopping Diversity, DJ Khaled Hating, Monzo Heads to the USA
Jun 18, 2019 • 22 min
Abadesi and Michael are back with Techish mini-episode Adding women to tech Meetup photos: 0:52 Jay-Z the billionaire: 10:27 Indian space program: 5:59 DJ Khaled the hater: 3:11 Monzo entering the US market: 14:41 When they see us: 17:24 Our Patreon:…
Stealing From Black Creatives, Ageism, Facebook’s Crypto, She’s Got To Have It, Amazon Streetwear?
Jun 4, 2019 • 39 min
Abadesi and Michael are back with brand new Techish. BBC stealing the “Slay in your lane” tagline [0:49] Facebook crypto [7:41] Ageism [13:50] Roblox - Parenting with Tech [19:27] Random Story [26:05] She’s got to have it 2 [27:48] Amazon Street Wear…
Black Capitalism, SnapChat’s Gender Filter, Student Loans, Startups Just For Rich Kids?
May 29, 2019 • 29 min
Abadesi and Michael are back with brand new Techish. [Michaels audio has a small echo - super sorry :-/, it will be better next week!] Do you need to be a rich kid to do a startup [0:07] Why high-class people get away with incompetence [5:08] Snapchat…
Did Beyonce Make $300mill? Companies Exploiting Black Women, Finding Your Niche & Side Hustle Tips!
May 20, 2019 • 32 min
Abadesi and Michael are back with brand new Techish. [Michaels audio isn’t great in this episode - super sorry :-/, it will be better next week!] D&AD and exploiting the stories of Black Women [0:07] FakeNews on Beyonce’s Uber win [10:05] Naval’s advice…
Kim K Freeing Prisoners, Facebook Loves Privacy lol, Uber & Beyonce IPO, Jack Dorsey the Manfluencer
May 10, 2019 • 41 min
Abadesi and Michael are back breaking down. Facebook pivot to privacy lol [0:20] Pushing your own people away [7:18] Facebook banning people [10:10] Uber IPO [28:08] Jack Dorsey the Manfluencer [33:20] Beyonce + UberIPO [32:28] Kim K freeing prisoners…
Jay Z’s Gentrification, Serena the VC, Pinterest IPOing, Avengers Endgaming and Techish in Space?
May 1, 2019 • 32 min
Abadesi and Michael are back breaking down. The controversy over Jay-Z’s statement about Gentrification Serena announcing that’s she’s been VCing on the low for the last 5 years. The Pinterest IPO Avengers Endgame/ Spoilers Going to space with SpaceX…
Disney’s Netflix Competitor / Homecoming & Guava Island / Work: the New Religion / Is Jumia African?
Apr 24, 2019 • 32 min
Abadesi and Michael are back breaking down. Disneys new streaming service, The controversy as to whether Jumia is actually an African startup [26:00] Alibaba’s Jack Ma’s 996 work schedule - 9am-9pm six days a week, [14:22] What is a startup? Is it purely…
Beyonce & Reebook drama, Culture Fit, Lyft going Public, and Black holes…
Apr 12, 2019 • 37 min
Abadesi and Michael are back breaking down: Black hole discovered Beyonce/Reebok [2:46] Culture Fit in Tech! [9:42] Raps middle class [15:37] Lyft going public [22:10] Andreessen Horowitz [33:38] Further Reading:…
Nipsey Hussle, Working At A Early Stage Startup: Worth It? Arlan Hamilton & Us Review
Apr 3, 2019 • 22 min
Abadesi and Michael are back breaking down: Is working at an early stage startup worth it. [0:44] Nipsey Hussle and his legacy [7:34] Putting respect on Arlan Hamiltons name [16:53] A review of Jordan Peele’s Us. [9:14] Further Reading:…
Airbnb & Uber Mafia, College Admissions Scandal, Meek Mill & Chief Diversity Officers Being Set Up.
Mar 18, 2019 • 35 min
Brand new #Techish! Abadesi and Michael talk - Ethiopian Airlines - Airbnb & Uber IPO [8:00] - Meek Mill/How Much Do You Owe Your Family? [14:00] - College Scandal [20:25] - Chief Diversity Officers Being Set Up To Fail [29:00] Sponsor:…
Michael Jackson, Facebook moderators, The Oscars + Green Book, Youtube Algorithms & Remote Work
Mar 4, 2019 • 55 min
Abadesi and Michael are back with brand new Techish! This episode they talk: Michael Jackson new documentary [1:06] The lives of Facebook moderators [18:35] Netflix opening the world to global content [47:29] Going from $143k to $1500 a month - life of a…
Ep 35: Beyonce + Megan Markle, Failing To Make A Billion, Amazon HQ & The Jussie Smollett Debacle
Feb 22, 2019 • 38 min
Brand new #Techish! Abadesi and Michael talk - Failing to build a billion dollar company - Jussie Smollet debacle [8:30] - Working for Equity [13:51] - Jay Z and Beyonce shouting out Megan Markle at the Brits [20:54] - Amazon New York HQ cancelled [26:19]…
Ep 34: Cardi B, The Grammys, Abadesi New Company, Spotify Buys Gimlet & Lonely Founders
Feb 14, 2019 • 29 min
This week’s Techish was recorded remotely as Aba is still in San Fran for one more week working on the launch of her new startup! Via the internet, they break down… - Abadesi now being a YC founder and what it means [1:50] - The Grammy Awards and Cardi B…
Ep 33: Founder Struggles, Being Unapologetic, Patience, Self Care & Black Millennial Burnout
Feb 8, 2019 • 24 min
Abadesi and Michael are back with something different. This episode isn’t their usual round of up of the week’s news, but instead a heart to heart on the struggles of being a founder, and all the stuff they had to learn the hard way over the last 3-4…
Ep 32: Black Panther Nominated, Mentorship, Racist Algorithms & Low Wages in Tech for Women and POC?
Jan 31, 2019 • 40 min
In this week’s Techish Aba and Michael go through a whole bunch of serious and non-serious topics - including - Oracle allegedly underpaying Women and POC [1:50] - Black Panther oscar nomination [7:30] - Fyre festival recap [10:00] - The importance of…
Ep 31: Two Founders Or One? Soulja boy, Fyre Festival, Woke Brands & New Slack Logo
Jan 23, 2019 • 51 min
Abadesi and Michael are back with episode 31. This episode they talk: - One founder or two? [1:34] - Soulja boy’s new games console [9:08] - Fyre Festival documentaries [Recorded before the Netflix documentary was released] [12:06] - Tidal accused of…
Ep 30: Tristan Walker’s exit, Coming to America 2, Telling VC’s bye, Palantir & #SurvivingRKelly
Jan 16, 2019 • 39 min
Abadesi and Michael are back with Season 3 of Techish. With more of your favorite mix of tech and pop culture news [and this time with some awesome sponsors!]! This episode they talk: - Tristan Walker selling Walker&Co to P&G [1:30] - Netflix investing in…
Episode 29: Breaking into Tech, What Should Tech Work On, Tinder Economics & Somali Entrepreneurs
Nov 7, 2018 • 20 min
Abadesi and Michael are back with a mini-episode full of Hustle-Tips for the final episode for this season of #Techish! And don’t worry we’ll be back for in a month for a whole heap of brand new content for our third season! :D This episode they talk: -…
Episode 28: Old vs. young founders? Netflix targeting black people, cutting off friends & Myspace?
Oct 31, 2018 • 33 min
Abadesi and Michael are back for brand new #Techish! Breaking down! Old versus young founders [0.22] Netflix personalising cover art for black viewers [08:32] Facebook adding music to profiles? The ghost of Myspace [13:00] Upgrading your social circle -…
Episode 27: Bootstrapping to a billion, Kanye meets Trump, RIP Google +, & Black History erasure
Oct 24, 2018 • 39 min
Abadesi and Michael [with a cold] are back with a brand new episode of Techish! This episode they talk: Mailchimp bootstraps to a billion dollar valuation Kanye meets Trump and goes Uganda [09:40] YC top 100 startups: [13:47] Google Plus [21:20] Black…
Leaving Google to be a comic, Netflix and fake Jamaican accents w/ Sarah Cooper
Oct 16, 2018 • 32 min
Michael and Abadesi are back with brand new Techish. Recorded 2 weeks ago in NYC, the Techish team is joined by the amazing Sarah Cooper! Sarah is a dope comedian, writer and former Googler! Check her out: http://sarahcpr.com http://sarahcpr.com/books/ We…
Episode 26: Kanye meltdown[s], A Whatsapp sell out, Nigerian excellence and #Amazon$15
Oct 9, 2018 • 39 min
Michael and Abadesi are back with a brand new episode of Techish, recorded live in New York city at Anchor ’s lab for creatives. This episode they talk: Black and Brown Founders recap Whatsapp founder admits to being a sell out [4:00] New emojis [13:00]…
Episode 25: Going to the moon, Facebook’s dating product, Space Jam 2, Teddy Perkins and Jewel Burks
Sep 25, 2018 • 36 min
Abadesi and Michael are back again for episode 25! Enjoy! We talk… - Going to the moon with SpaceX, - The time well spent movement being co-opted, [9:50] - Facebook’s new dating product, [19:55] - Space Jam 2 with Lebron! [18:16] - Using tech to boycott…
Episode 24: New iPhone(s)who dis? Uber redesign, Cardi B & Nicki and Serena facing racism again
Sep 18, 2018 • 33 min
Michael and Abadesi are back again breaking down… - The Uber redesign. Yay or Nay? - New iPhone(s). Much ado about nothing? - Atrium raising $65m from a16z - Arlan Hamilton Fast Company cover - RIP Google’s Inbox - Nicki & Cardi Beef: are women forced to…
Episode 23: Kaepernick/Nike, Lyft going public, Backstage Capital new accelerator and I need a CTO!
Sep 11, 2018 • 52 min
Episode 23: Abadesi and Michael are back again… This time talking… - Kaepernick & Nike, - Abadesi attending a political meeting with the London mayors team, - Lyft going public before Uber, and the new millionaires it will create - The Jack Dorsey and…
Episode 22: Abolishing Silicon Valley? Crazy startup ideas, Serena Williams catsuit, and MJ’s 60th
Sep 4, 2018 • 54 min
Michael and Abadesi are back again for episode 22. Joined by our first special guest host Wendy Liu [@dellsystem] This time we talk: - Abolishing Silicon Valley? - Companies not requiring a college degree - YC’s new batch of startups - Serena Williams…
Episode 21: Too old to start coding or a startup? Growing your personal brand & 2018 networking tips
Aug 28, 2018 • 26 min
#Techish: Episode 21: Hustle Tip edition Abadesi and Michael are again back for a bite-sized episode of #Techish. No ‘winners and losers’ this week, but we got plenty of ‘Hustle Tips’… We cover: - Self-doubt: am I too old to start coding or do a startup -…
Episode 20: Azealia Banks and Elon, Bumble launches fund, AfroTech, Idris for Bond and YC in China
Aug 20, 2018 • 39 min
Michael and Abadesi are back again for a landmark episode 20. This time we talk: Azealia Banks run-in with Elon Musk [haha], Bumble launching their very own fund, and why other startups should consider doing the same, YC launching in China, what does it…
Episode 19: Uber for snitches? Beyonce’s Vogue article, Twitter hijinks with Alex Jones and Elon
Aug 14, 2018 • 52 min
Techish is back after a bit of delay for episode 19. Aba and Michael break down - An app that helps citizens report people to the police, - Twitter not banning Alex Jones, - Elon taking Tesla private, - Beyonce’s Vogue article, - In my feelings challenge,…
Episode 18: Will Smith the VC? Ride-sharing Zen Mode, Beyonce, Harvard & Stanford privilege?
Aug 7, 2018 • 26 min
A short and sweet episode of Techish. Michael and Abadesi talk Will Smith raising a Venture fund, Whatsapp limiting forwarding messages, Lyft proposing a Zen Mode, Beyonce’s photo cover and Disneys new African Princess. Plus we look at @kerby’s research…
Episode 17: Blavity getting that coin, VC debate between Aba and Michael, and Serena Williams
Jul 30, 2018 • 47 min
Michael and Abadesi are back for episode 17! They talk… Blavity raising $6.5 million, A VC/bootstrap debate between Michael and Abadesi based on an article by Wistia [link below] Facebook shares tumbling by more than 20% Napping as a service, Serena…
Bonus Episode: An interview with Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover
Jul 23, 2018 • 52 min
Hey! We’ve got a special episode of Techish for you all this week! Two weeks ago, Abadesi and Michael got a chance to sit down with the founder of the legendary Product Hunt, Ryan Hoover. We talked about everything from… - Investing in crazy startups, -…
Episode 16: Is Kylie Jenner self-made? WOC left out of diversity conversation & twitter bot purge
Jul 16, 2018 • 46 min
Abadesi and Michael are back again for a short and sweet episode 16. They talk: Kylie Jenner on the cover of Forbes; is it fair to call her self-made. Women of color being left out of the diversity conversation, specifically looking at the open letter…
Episode 15: Drake, VC’s being sheep, Digital Celebrities and Overnight Failures.
Jul 8, 2018 • 54 min
Michael and Abadesi are back for episode 15! They talk… Drakes new album, and the controversy surrounding his take over of the Spotify homepage. VC’s being sheep and following the crowd with their investments. Youtubers acting a fool. Are digital…
Episode 14: Akon’s Crypto Wakanda? Amazon employees, XXXtentacion and Black Netflix
Jun 28, 2018 • 61 min
Michael and [a full-voiced] Abadesi are back! This episode they talk: Akon’s plan for a crypto city in Senegal, Instagram hitting 1 billion monthly active users, Amazons employees revoluting against their company selling facial recognition software to the…
Episode 13: Beyonce + Jay Z’s new album, Snapchat, Theranos, Digital Wellness, and Getting Rich
Jun 20, 2018 • 56 min
Abadesi and Michael are back again for season 2 of Techish after a quick summer break. Eclectic as ever, they cover a whole bunch of topics: Beyonce and Jay-Z’s joint surprise album ‘EVERYTHING IS LOVE’, what it means culturally and for the ongoing…
Bonus Episode: Interview with Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital
May 28, 2018 • 52 min
Suprise! I know we said season one was finished, but we have this super amazing bonus episode, with none other than Arlan Hamilton the founder of Backstage Capital, a venture capital firm dedicated to investing in underrepresented [or underestimated…
Episode 12: Donald Glover, Spotify banning R Kelly, Facebook’s dating product, and Arlan Hamilton
May 14, 2018 • 68 min
Michael and Abadesi are back again one more time before a month-long summer hiatus. They talk Google assistants new voice call feature. Facebook launching a dating product, Arlan Hamiltons new ‘about damn time’ fund targeted at black women entrepreneurs,…
Episode 11 - Kanye, Slack’s diversity numbers and WhatsApp founder leaving Facebook.
May 6, 2018 • 64 min
Michael and Abadesi are back once more for episode 11. This time they discuss Kanye West tweets [this was recorded pre TMZ interview], black conservatives, how Slack got ahead in diversity, Mandela Dixon/Founders Gym and the WhatsApp CEO parting way with…
Episode 10: The struggle of being a founder, Reddit, and the new religion: Dataism
Apr 29, 2018 • 66 min
Abadesi and Michael are back again for a milestone episode 10. This time they discuss Carl Martin’s open letter about his entrepreneurial adventures. An interesting study about Reddit’s depression subreddit, trusting your companies with your health data,…
Episode 9: Zuck facing the music, General Assembly’s exit, and funding black founders.
Apr 22, 2018 • 37 min
Michael and Abadesi are back again for episode 9. They discuss, Zuck facing the music, a 400 million dollar exit for General Assembly, a new app that’s attempting the fix the funding problem for black founders and asking yourself: what would be stupid not…
Episode 8: Raising a million dollars, doing diversity early, and Telegram getting banned in Russia
Apr 15, 2018 • 67 min
Michael and Abadesi are back again for episode 8. This time they discuss the recent shooting tragedy at Youtube HQ, Weebly making inroads regarding gender diversity within management, Russia poised to ban Telegram, and the amazing Sharmadean Reid raising…
Episode 7: Shyp going out of business, Grindr’s data leak, and more drama with Big Tech
Apr 8, 2018 • 64 min
Michael and Abadesi are back again for episode 7. They talk Shyp going out of business and its founder’s frank op-ed about their demise. More issues with data and privacy, this time Grindr coming under the spotlight for sharing the HIV status of their…
Episode 6: Does tech need to grow up? Jay Z and Diddy’s new app, and corporate beef
Apr 1, 2018 • 62 min
Michael and Abadesi are back again for episode 6. This time they talk, Abadesi’s birthday, horrible job board postings [does tech need to grow up], Jay-Z and Diddy’s proposed buy black app, #deleteFacebook, the corporate beef between Tinder and Bumble,…
Episode 5: The Facebook/Cambridge Analytics drama, trouble with Theranos and self-driving cars.
Mar 25, 2018 • 67 min
Michael and Abadesi are back again for episode 5, with a super busy news week. They talk Jay Z investing in a startup attempting to reform the criminal justice system. Then cover the meaty topics of the day, including the Facebook and Cambridge Analytics…
Episode 4: Apple hitting a trillion, Elon Musk predicting doom again and don’t use the M word.
Mar 18, 2018 • 63 min
Abadesi and Michael are back again, talking Apple reaching a trillion dollar valuation, Elon Musk and his predictions of doom, and how to go about getting a mentor. Use the hashtag #techish and let us know your thoughts. Or give a message at…
Episode 3: Black Panther, Spotify going public, detoxify your phone and failed startups
Mar 11, 2018 • 62 min
Abadesi finally watches Black Panther, so we can finally talk spoilers. Spotify goes public but bypasses the banks: what are their prospects? We take a look at the ‘Light Phone,’ and the need to detoxify your smartphone. Plus in light of the Fyre festival…
Episode 2: Tech in Africa, Amazon’s world domination, Kylie Jenner tweeting away billions from Snap.
Mar 1, 2018 • 71 min
We talk about the burgeoning tech scene in Africa after Michael’s visit to Uganda. Amazon’s acquisition of Ring, and their never-ending path to world domination. Kylie Jenner tweeting away billions from Snapchats valuation. Plus is the gig economy a…
Episode 1: Cars in space? Getting burnt by crypto bubbles. Becoming a VC. Is Facebook listening?
Feb 19, 2018 • 108 min
Say hello to the pilot episode of Techish. We discuss everything from Elon Musk throwing cars into space, the recent Crypto mania, being asked to be entrepreneurial within a company, becoming a venture capitalist and is Facebook eavesdropping on us?…