‘This is Your Life in Silicon Valley’: Philz Coffee CEO Jacob Jaber on tech culture and Blue Bottle

And trying to convince TechCrunch's Kate Clark why Philz is better than Starbucks

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This is your Life in Silicon Valley was originally started by Sunil Rajaraman and Jascha Kaykas-Wolff in 2018. Rajaraman is a serial entrepreneur and writer (Co-Founded Scripted.com, and is currently an EIR at Foundation Capital), Kaykas-Wolff is the current CMO at Mozilla and ran marketing at BitTorrent. Rajaraman and Kaykas-Wolff started the podcast after a series of blog posts that Sunil wrote for The Bold Italic went viral. The goal of the podcast is to cover issues at the intersection of technology and culture – sharing a different perspective of life in the Bay Area. Their guests include entrepreneurs like Sam Lessin, journalists like Kara Swisher and politicians like Mayor Libby Schaaf and local business owners like David White of Flour + Water.

This week’s edition of This is Your Life in Silicon Valley features Jacob Jaber, the CEO of Philz Coffee. During this episode, we try to convince TechCrunch’s Kate Clark why Philz Coffee is a better option than Starbucks. Jacob also talks about the tech community, his business goals, and whether he’d ever consider leaving San Francisco.

You don’t want to miss this week’s edition of TIYLISV, which is extremely lively and may change your coffee-drinking habits.

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Sunil Rajaraman: Welcome to season three of “This is Your Life in Silicon Valley” a podcast about the Bay Area, technology, and culture. I’m your host, Sunil Rajaraman, and I’m joined by my cohost, Jascha Kaykas-Wolff.

Jascha Kaykas-Wolff: I always wonder if things that happen on Twitter are actually real or not. Like is it just all made up stuff, or do people actually interact with each other and then see each other in the real world.