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But during that same event, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Philly Miami Vegas you name it Last summer there was a big fight in New York between Uber and Mayor [Bill] de Blasio De Blasio tried at the behest of the taxi industry to pass legislation through the City Council that would have limited Uber’s growth We ran a very aggressive campaign and we won That got a lot of publicity On the heels of that I launched Tusk Ventures which is a venture business It’s not really a fund but we work for pre-IPO companies in regulated industries and help solve political problems in return for equity That put me in passing or blocking legislation passing and blocking regulation it put me in procurement it put me in dealing with the media it put me in dealing with unions put me in policy work grassroots work We have equity now in 18 different companies The portfolio currently has 13 that are active The most prominent one at the moment is FanDuel where we’re running campaigns in almost every state around the country We work on a lot of interesting topics from a politics perspective For Handy [a platform for finding home repair and similar services] we’re working on worker classification and how do you deal with workers in the sharing economy who are probably somewhere between a 1099 and a W-2 For Eaze [a medical marijuana delivery service] we work on cannabis regulation We work for a company called Nagare on water desalination issues There are lots of different companies that we work for Almost all of them by definition have interesting public policy questions because they have some new platform new technology new idea to which the law is basically silent because the people who wrote the law never conceived of these ideas Almost every time we’ve got to go in there beat up the entrenched interest trying to stop the new idea from happening convince the regulator that what we want to do is okay and allow the company to go about its business When you’re looking for a company to work with is the criteria: A there’s an interesting public policy debate here and B we think this company could be successful Yeah We probably flip that around If we don’t think they could be really successful then we don’t engage And then it’s do they have a significant regulatory political problem or need that we can really help fix And if we do fix it does it allow the company to really be successful If you look at FanDuel its biggest issue far and away is regulatory No one really debates that the ability to play fantasy sports on the Internet isn’t a successful business model except is it permissible We knew that if we did our job right that company is going to be incredibly successful and so we were very happy to take equity and we’ve been passing laws all over the country Sometimes we will take on companies because the issue’s really interesting or we think it’s a space that we want to learn more about We have companies in both the cannabis and desalination spaces I don’t know whether or not those companies are definitely going to be the ones that make it I hope they are But either way those are spaces we want to be in long-term and so helping them also gives us the opportunity to learn a lot more about those sectors What’s been your most difficult fight so far Helping Tesla fight the auto dealers was really hard Unlike taxi medallion owners or casinos on behalf of FanDuel or Uber auto dealers are fairly sympathetic They’re very entrenched in the local community they’ve been there for a long time they know everyone They’re much harder to beat Worker classification is hard because it really should be resolved by Congress and the IRS But because Washington is so dysfunctional we’re dealing with it on a state level instead Trying to make these massive public policy changes on a state level is tough I think we will succeed eventually because there are just so many people in the sharing economy that I think it will force the question but it is a lot harder than we’d like it to be With FanDuel it’s hard to pass legislation in dozens of states on any topic Even if you’re saying the word “Hello” is the most popular word it wouldn’t matter it’s hard to pass that many bills But what we found is our customers are so rabidly in favor of FanDuel and DraftKing and daily fantasy sports being allowed to remain that mobilizing them is not that hard Once representatives state senators and governors see how much support there is on the ground they get it and they typically allow it You mentioned the idea of mobilizing users How powerful of a mechanism is that in terms of drumming up support for a startup’s position on a certain issue It’s powerful at times Meaning if you can do it it’s incredibly powerful but it’s not applicable to all startups For Uber it works really well because the juxtaposition of an Uber ride which is typically clean and efficient and your given taxi in any city is so significant that when customers of Uber in a typical market say “Oh no I don’t want the taxi regulator to put Uber out of business because then I’ll have to go back to these really bad taxis” we can mobilize people We can do it right through the app itself So they’re on the app they press a button and we can generate a tweet or a email or whatever we need to It works really well with FanDuel because our customers are so passionate about the product itself We don’t work with Airbnb but they’re a good contrast They have a real mobilization problem because most of the scale happens on the guest side By definition an Airbnb guest is not a voter in the jurisdiction they stayed in Airbnb which has had a lot of problems in New York recently if a New York State senator gets an email from someone who lives in Stockholm saying they had a lovely time at an Airbnb in Brooklyn what does he care That person’s not a voter here And most hosts are afraid to be mobilized because they don’t know if what they’re doing is legal or not It’s sort of legally tenuous Because of the nature of their business a company like Airbnb is obviously a great product but they have a very hard time mobilizing their customers If you’re interested in the space of tech intersecting with public policy why not get involved with Airbnb In this case they’re not a company that we have worked with We tend not to take equity from companies that are that late stage because the growth potential at that point is pretty limited so it doesn’t make sense from a business standpoint But we are working with a company called Flip which is really interesting because they’re really young and it’s all 30-day rentals What they do is they’ve got a mechanism that allows you to sublet your apartment without dealing with any fees without dealing with the hassle of paperwork and dealing with your landlord and everything else So it’s sort of the ease of booking at Airbnb but you’re doing a sublet instead We feel that’s a really good solution that complies with the law here in New York and other jurisdictions We would rather own a chunk of a company like Flip and help them grow and succeed than own a tiny tiny tiny fraction of Airbnb at series E or F or whatever they’re in What we have found is frequently especially in startups whose laws are governed by municipalities as opposed to states they have a problem where they have to get the same kind of permit or approvals from town after town after town and it’s not a sustainable thing they just don’t have the bandwidth and resources to do that So we came up with this idea called “innovation lanes” that we sent off to governors saying “Why don’t you create a program that takes startups who want to operate in your state and pick a few that you think are interesting and give them a one-year operating permit with a set of rules that they have to abide by” Then it exempts them from having to go from municipality to municipality and it allows them to operate and get off the ground If at the end of the year they’ve complied with everything and it makes sense you can pass legislation to make it permanent If it doesn’t you can take it away from them We think that’s a sensible way to deal with regulatory challenges that a lot of startups are facing On a philosophical basis do you always view startups as the good guys and the incumbents and the regulators as the bad guys No not at all I think there are a lot of times where regulators are not backwards they’re not corrupt they’re just trying to do their job and enforce the law that’s on the books Some of them are smarter than others some of them are more creative than others But just because they’re incomparable with a startup doesn’t necessarily make them evil or wrong And not every startup is right either in terms of the technology or the regulatory position The reality is right now the relationship on both sides is a lot more hostile than it needs to be Startups tend to as a general rule approach the idea that they don’t believe in regulation broadly That’s basically telling the regulator “I don’t think you should even have a job” All of a sudden you’re right away in a bad dynamic and it tends to get worse from there Are there times where you have a regulator who’s so entrenched or even maybe corrupt that the only way to get through is through fighting Yes absolutely I think that was totally true with de Blasio and Uber He was taking payoffs from the taxi industry in the form of campaign contributions and he wasn’t going to listen to reason because he didn’t care he had a political incentive But most of the time there’s a lot more common ground than either side realizes That’s why we put that innovation lane idea out there Rather than starting where there’s some conflict let’s let states take a look and say “Okay let’s find some startups who want to do business here recognize if their model doesn’t necessarily comply with the law that’s currently written and figure out a way to make it work” Is it hard to get founders who might want to move fast and break things so to speak to acknowledge the role of regulators It was much harder five years ago When I started working for Uber it didn’t take that long to see that A this was fun and B the equity was going to be pretty valuable I wanted to do what I’m doing now for a long time but I could not get founders to recognize the importance of it They basically said: the regulators will have to realize that we’re really smart we know what we’re doing and that we can do what we want I tried to explain that’s not how it works and they ignored me I really couldn’t get other companies It was only after all the high-profile fights that Uber Airbnb and others had that the dynamic in Silicon Valley started to shift where I could go from one company in our portfolio and now I’m at 18 Do you think there’s warning for disruptive startups and founders in what happened to Theranos Yes and no Yes because they were so f–ked up excuse my language But no for the same reason which is what they did seems like I’m just an observer here was just out of fraud It doesn’t matter what kind of business it is if it’s just pure fraud the only lesson is: don’t commit fraud I think Zenefits might actually be a better example in that what they did was they ignored the regulatory requirement and they paid a very very steep price for it I think that’s a really good cautionary tale Or I think Airbnb is one right now Some people at Airbnb are probably not happy with me because I’ve been pretty public about this lately but to me Airbnb has a very good cautionary tale that’s useful for startups to learn from which is they had an opportunity a few years ago to settle their problems and make it work but they had this very Libertarian-like view you described so therefore they rejected the idea of a compromise They allowed the affordable housing advocates and the hotels and the hotel unions to get their act together and they’ve lost very badly to the point where I don’t really see how they can legally operate in New York City anymore To me Airbnb or Zenefits are examples in different ways of not taking the regulatory stuff seriously and paying a very steep price whereas Theranos seems so extreme that it may just be in the category of fraud and nothing else If Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky comes to you and says “Hey Bradley what do I do now,Late-night television has become “more pointed.


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