E1104 Next Unicorns E16: Degreed’s David Blake is fixing lifelong education & ending credentialism

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Show notes:
0:52 Jason intros David Blake & touches on the state of higher education & credentials
5:33 What is the main issue with higher education?
11:34 Embroker – Get 10% off by using code ANGEL10 at
13:37 Leaving San Francisco after 10 years, will Bay Area magic persist post-pandemic?
21:18 What problem is Degreed solving?
24:16 LinkedIn Jobs – Get a $50 credit toward your first job post at
25:59 Getting an investment from Mark Cuban via cold email & what Jason has learned from Mark Cuban about response time
28:27 How does Degreed’s business work? Product virality & helping enterprises identify their talent pools
37:36 Trends, by The Hustle – start your two-week trial for $1 at
39:31 Should the company or the employee be on the hook for education? What is the biggest constraint for upskilling employees?
44:40 Defining upskilling & reskilling
49:23 Former Disney CEO Bob Iger’s legacy
54:14 Book talk
58:26 Educating children through apprenticeship

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