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Granola, Designing AI for User Agency, and how to compete with $$$

Fraser and Nabeel dive into the evolving landscape of AI note-taking apps, focusing on a new product, Granola. They discuss Granola's unique approach of "enhancing you...

Should we stop talking about models?

Is it still worth it to discuss models when discussing startups? Nabeel and Fraser discuss how that may be the wrong question to ask in the current landscape, and why ...

Devin & the Autonomous Engineer Wave. Plus, .Com lessons as a model for today

What is the extent of autonomous coding engineer Devin’s ability to generate real, functional applications with little to no help? Nabeel and Fraser dive into the buzz...

AI Models. Weighing the chances of commodity vs differentiation.

This week is a discussion of the points of differentiation vs commodification in various AI models. Including how these points might change over time, and might change...

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Making of Arc Search, and finding your AI product strategy with Josh Miller

Josh Miller, Founder and CEO of The Browser Co, joins this week. We loved the experience with Arc Search, a new AI-enabled mobile search experience, we decided to talk...

Stages of Disruption: Adaptation, Evolution, or Revolution? Plus Email AI app Shortwave

Two former founders, now VCs, play with AI products and see where that leads...Fraser and Nabeel discuss the differences between horizontal disruption and vertical mar...

Best of the Voice Note Apps, Three Layers of AI Coding & A Wishlist of Products

Reviewing voice note transcription apps, from WaveAI to Audiopen and ChatGPT. Then Fraser and Nabeel take stock of various ways AI coding is affecting software develop...

Developments in Prompting, Making Sense of AI Hardware Gadgetpalooza & trying SunoAI music creation

Fraser and Nabeel discuss the onslaught of AI hardware launches, exploring the potential factors behind this shift. They also discuss the importance of designing not b...

Building entropically, Gemini, Prompt engineerings revenge, and Superpowered

Nabeel and Fraser briefly discuss Google's new AI model, Gemini, and keeping authenticity in startup pitches. They discuss the perils of trying to simplify when techno...

Launch stories of ChatGPT

Nabeel gets to ask Fraser for reflections on the development of ChatGPT on the one-year anniversary. They talk about the intersection of product managers and AI resear...

Three patterns of LLM product development

The conversation kicks off with the surprising news of Sam Altman’s departure from OpenAI. Nabeel and Fraser then discuss the ‘crazy week’ of product releases, demysti...

My GPTs, and avoiding the OpenAI tidal wave as a founder

In this conversation, discussions revolve around the recent OpenAI Dev Day, the Reflect note taking app, and how founders should internalize the "threat" and partnersh...

When do AI startups have advantage over incumbents?

Fraser & Nabeel get things up and running again at Hallway Chat. How AI is changing search engines, comparing Perplexity with Google, and what just goes to ChatGPT & C...

Hallway Chat, #32 - Creating a middle class Creator Economy, Apple & service-based software, the PS5 and why we play games

Hey ya'll. In todays show we discuss Apple and service-based software releasing, the PS5 and why we play games, creating a middle class Creator Economy, blogging in 20...

Hallway Chat, #31 - Investing during a pandemic (ie 2020 vs 2019), hot takes about remote work

We are back with a long overdue edition of Hallway Chat. Todays episode, Bijan and Nabeel discuss: investing during a pandemic (ie 2020 vs 2019), how we are working fr...

Hallway Chat, #30 - Is VC pattern recognition actually valuable, the challenge of "winner takes all" dogma

After a one year-ish break, Nabeel and Bijan are back with a shiny new episode! In this pod, we chat about things on our minds lately including, is VC pattern recogni...

Hallway Chat, #29 - Bitcoin, tech morality, startup hard decisions and the iMac Pro

A podcast by Bijan Sabet and Nabeel Hyatt, partners at Spark Capital. Recorded: December 13, 2017: Show summary: Bitcoin Frenzy, Tech company morality, the iMac ...

Hallway Chat, #29 - The VC "Sh*t Show" and consumer apps

Another episode of Hallway Chat. Bijan and Nabeel. Recorded November 16, 2017. Show notes: - iPhone X, including new apps - Musical.ly’s exit and the notion t...

Hallway Chat, #28 - Mastering scale, Google I/O and judging "what's worth making a startup"

5/19/2017: Hey, we're back with another episode of Hallway Chat. Show notes: Clay Bavor's Virtual & Augmented Realities http://bit.ly/2pNfVra Reid Hoffman's...

Hallway Chat, #27 - Future of work & the moral awakening of Silicon Valley

Recorded 2/10/17. Summary: Nabeel and Bijan discuss a few favorite new apps, some thoughts about current American politics & the moral awakening of Silicon Valley, ...

Hallway Chat, #26 - w/Kevin Thau - Apple

Hi everyone! @nabeel and @bijan are back with a new podcast to kick off the new year. This episode of Hallway Chat, we are joined by our fellow Spark partner Kev...

Hallway Chat, #25

Nabeel and Bijan discussed Google I/O 2016 and some thoughts about all the choices developers have to consider in a world with so many different platforms.

Hallway Chat, #24 - Cruise, Nest, what it takes to keep innovating

Another episode of Hallway Chat with @nabeel and @bijan Topics: how the Tesla 3 has presold so much, Cruise and navigating the new rush of autonomous driving start...

Hallway Chat, #23 - with Fred Wilson

A podcast by Bijan Sabet and Nabeel Hyatt, partners at Spark Capital. In todays show, we were joined by special guest and our friend, Fred Wilson. Show notes: -que...

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