From The North Pole To Northern Californian Startups: A Conversation With Chris Michel

Chris Michel is a serial entrepreneur, investor, former Navy officer, photographer, explorer and writer.

He founded two Mayfield companies, in 1999 and Affinity Labs in 2006, which were both acquired by Monster. Chris has been an angel investor in many companies including Castlight, 3D Robotics, RelateIQ, Goodreads and Palantir.

In this podcast, he talks about the similarity between photographing the North Pole and being an entrepreneur, his learnings from being fired as CEO of his first company, similarities and differences between the dot-com days and now, and the value of long-term relationships.

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