“What’s Not Being Said” with Zack Kanter by Venture Stories by Village Global published on 2020-01-20T13:00:26Z Zack Kanter (@zackkanter), founder and CEO of Stedi.com, joins Erik on this episode. They discuss: - How Zack thinks about Twitter, why from outside it seems absurd, and why he calls it a “text-based role-playing game.” - How he navigated the idea maze in starting Stedi and the key insight he had that led him to start the company. - How the legibility problem from the book Seeing Like a State has changed how he approaches company-building. - Why he says that “code is not an asset, code is a liability” and how AWS Lambda has changed how he built Stedi —and how all of this is related to legibility. - Why they don’t do performance reviews and what it means to have an “event-driven” culture. - His perspective on bootstrapping versus taking VC, why he says that founding companies requires domain expertise now, and why he built the company in Boulder. Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal. Venture Stories is brought to you by Village Global and is hosted by co-founder and partner, Erik Torenberg. Grace Chen is our audio engineer and the show is produced by Brett Bolkowy.