It was a privilege to host Joe Lonsdale for an intimate fireside chat last week. Joe’s phenomenal career includes: co-founding Palantir, Addepar and OpenGov, and establishing the venture firm formation8 and later 8VC, which has invested in hundreds of successful companies like Wish.com. Mr. Lonsdale shared insights into his career journey, today’s economy, the relationship between tech and government policy, and his view on the next industries to be transformed. He also touched on his recent move from California to Austin, Texas. Joe also fielded an interactive Q&A session with our members – some of the discussions had were about the skill sets needed and the organizational structures that work best for startups to succeed, building the right culture in companies, the rise of SPACs, practical advice to negate the negative trends we see in our environment and his professional/personal plans for the next five years.