Can Social Media Be Redeemed? Feat. Bobby Goodlatte

An early Facebook product designer-turned angel investor discusses how social media has changed and whether it can be changed again for the better.

Aug 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 9:40 a.m. UTC

An early Facebook product designer-turned angel investor discusses how social media has changed and whether it can be changed again for the better.

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This episode is sponsored by Crypto.comBitstamp and Nexo.io.

Today on the Brief:

  • President Trump wants a cut of the TikTok deal
  • Previewing this week’s COVID-19 vaccine trade 
  • Dave Portnoy breaks into bitcoin

After Social Media with Bobby Goodlatte.

Bobby is the founder of Form Capital, a new seed investment firm that focuses on supporting portfolio companies with value-add design. 

Bobby was an early employee at Facebook and has been an active angel investor since 2012, with investments that include Coinbase. 

In this conversation, he and NLW discuss:

  • The early days of Facebook
  • Why angel investors don’t like new angel investors to get involved
  • How Silicon Valley reflects larger questions of equity valuations 
  • How social media has changed over the last decade
  • Why politics is now “downstream from algorithms” 
  • Why there are still possibilities to build new social networks
  • Why today’s social networks could make different decisions that would be better for the world. 

Find our guest online:
Website: Form Capital 
Twitter: @rsg

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