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Chamath Palihapitiya, investor and CEO of Social Capital, joins Azeem Azhar to explore the dysfunctional relationship between capital and companies, why SPACs (special purpose acquisition companies) are such a necessary innovation, and why he’s pivoted his own firm to focus on hard, important issues like climate change and health.

They also discuss:

  • How SPACs can open up the investing ecosystem for everyday retail investors.
  • What tech regulators should learn from GDPR and how well-intentioned regulation can go wrong.
  • How aggressive taxation of Big Tech could redirect capital to startups.

Further resources:

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@azeem


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Note: Portions of the conversation that had been removed in an earlier version of this episode have been reinstated for greater clarity.

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