Techish

Techish

www.techishpod.com
A podcast by two millennials talking about all th…
29: Breaking into Tech, What Should Tech Work On, Tinder Economics & Somali Entrepreneurs
Nov 7 • 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: -…
28: Old vs. young founders? Netflix targeting black people, cutting off friends & Myspace?
Oct 31 • 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 -…
27: Bootstrapping to a billion, Kanye meets Trump, RIP Google +, & Black History erasure
Oct 24 • 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 • 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…
26: Kanye meltdown[s], A Whatsapp sell out, Nigerian excellence and #Amazon$15
Oct 9 • 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]…
25: Going to the moon, Facebook’s dating product, Space Jam 2, Teddy Perkins and Jewel Burks
Sep 25 • 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…
24: New iPhone(s)who dis? Uber redesign, Cardi B & Nicki and Serena facing racism again
Sep 18 • 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…
23: Kaepernick/Nike, Lyft going public, Backstage Capital new accelerator and I need a CTO!
Sep 11 • 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…
22: Abolishing Silicon Valley? Crazy startup ideas, Serena Williams catsuit, and MJ’s 60th
Sep 4 • 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…
21: Too old to start coding or a startup? Growing your personal brand & 2018 networking tips
Aug 28 • 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 -…
20: Azealia Banks and Elon, Bumble launches fund, AfroTech, Idris for Bond and YC in China
Aug 20 • 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…
19: Uber for snitches? Beyonce’s Vogue article, Twitter hijinks with Alex Jones and Elon
Aug 14 • 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,…
18: Will Smith the VC? Ride-sharing Zen Mode, Beyonce, Harvard & Stanford privilege?
Aug 7 • 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…
17: Blavity getting that coin, VC debate between Aba and Michael, and Serena Williams
Jul 30 • 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 • 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, -…
16: Is Kylie Jenner self-made? WOC left out of diversity conversation & twitter bot purge
Jul 16 • 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…
15: Drake, VC’s being sheep, Digital Celebrities and Overnight Failures.
Jul 8 • 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…
14: Akon’s Crypto Wakanda? Amazon employees, XXXtentacion and Black Netflix
Jun 28 • 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…
13: Beyonce + Jay Z’s new album, Snapchat, Theranos, Digital Wellness, and Getting Rich
Jun 20 • 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 • 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…
12: Donald Glover, Spotify banning R Kelly, Facebook’s dating product, and Arlan Hamilton
May 14 • 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,…
11 - Kanye, Slack’s diversity numbers and WhatsApp founder leaving Facebook.
May 6 • 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…
10: The struggle of being a founder, Reddit, and the new religion: Dataism
Apr 29 • 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,…
9: Zuck facing the music, General Assembly’s exit, and funding black founders.
Apr 22 • 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…
8: Raising a million dollars, doing diversity early, and Telegram getting banned in Russia
Apr 15 • 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…
7: Shyp going out of business, Grindr’s data leak, and more drama with Big Tech
Apr 8 • 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…
6: Does tech need to grow up? Jay Z and Diddy’s new app, and corporate beef
Apr 1 • 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,…
5: The Facebook/Cambridge Analytics drama, trouble with Theranos and self-driving cars.
Mar 25 • 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…
4: Apple hitting a trillion, Elon Musk predicting doom again and don’t use the M word.
Mar 18 • 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…
3: Black Panther, Spotify going public, detoxify your phone and failed startups
Mar 11 • 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…
2: Tech in Africa, Amazon’s world domination, Kylie Jenner tweeting away billions from Snap.
Mar 1 • 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…
1: Cars in space? Getting burnt by crypto bubbles. Becoming a VC. Is Facebook listening?
Feb 19 • 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?…