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

This episode is sponsored by, Bitstamp and

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

Our main conversation is 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