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Episode 100: An Interview with Riva-Melissa Tez

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It’s The Mission Daily’s 100th episode! To celebrate, Chad sits down with philosopher, writer and venture capitalist Riva-Melissa Tez. They discuss how Riva got into venture capital, the future of AI, tech, and why Silicon Valley has a “problem” problem.

Show Notes:

1:30 What Riva “does”
3:00 A favorite quote and Ayn Rand
6:00 Why San Francisco?
7:36 First reactions to SF
11:00 Models
14:00 School years
16:30 Philosophia
31:20 Getting started in Venture Capital
36:00 Riva’s favorite things to read
38:00 Does SIlicon Valley have a “problem” problem?
42:00 AI, tech, and love
44:30 Thinking inside the box
47:00 Euripides
48:30 The Odyssey
50:30 Isaac Asimov
51:15 Favorite band
54:30 The future and Grandest Vision for Humanity

Mentions:

Twilio SIGNAL Conference
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Medea
Max Richter’s recomposition of The Four Seasons
The Culture Series by Iain M. Banks

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