What is Jason Calacanis’s net worth in 2023? | Bio & Career

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  • Jason Calcanis is an American entrepreneur, angel investor, author and podcaster.
  • He is also the co-host of the All-In Podcast and This Week in Startups Podcast.

Net worth

The net worth of Jason Calacanis is approximately $100 million making up the smallest portion of the All In Podcast net worth. In October 2005, he successfully sold his first company, Weblogs, Inc., to AOL for a sum of $30 million. Afterward, he went on to establish several online businesses such as Silicon Alley Reporter and Mahalo.com, a web directory.

Lately, he mainly invests in startups as an angel investor. His most successful investment as a venture capitalist was in Uber during its early stages.

Who is Jason Calacanis?

Jason Calacanis, is an American entrepreneur, investor, blogger and the co-founder of LaunchCapital, a venture capital firm specializing in early-stage investments. He is also the co-host of the podcast called “This Week in Startups,” which focuses on startups and entrepreneurship. 

Early life

Jason Calacanis was born in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, New York, to parents of Greek and Irish descent.

In 1988, he graduated from Xaverian High School and later earned a B.A. in psychology from Fordham University.


In the 1990s, Calacanis began his career as a reporter covering the internet industry in New York. We’d explore when and how he made his money over the years through his career journey below;

Rising Line Studio

Jason started a publishing company named Rising Tide Studios that produced both online and print magazines. During the mid-90s, he played a significant role in Silicon Alley in New York, utilizing his knowledge in media to release the “Silicon Alley Reporter” publication. 

Unfortunately, the publication ended after the dot-com bubble burst, which happened right after the publication’s peak.


In September of 2003, Jason and his co-founder, Brian Alvey, launched Weblogs Inc. Their vision was to create a blogging platform that was available to everyone. They received angel investment from billionaire Mark Cuban to help get their project off the ground.

Within just two years, in October 2005, AOL agreed to acquire Weblogs Inc. for $30 million.


Jason took on the role of general manager at Netscape, an early web browser, after selling Weblogs. He was at Netscape until 2006, after which he assumed the role of Entrepreneur In Action at the Venture Capital firm Sequoia Capital.


In December 2006, Calacanis became an EIA at Sequoia Capital, a venture capital firm. Calacanis invested $25K in Uber through this program. He held this position until May 2007.


This Week in Startups

Jason Calacanis hosts a weekly podcast called “This Week in Startups.” According to Wall Street Journal contributor Cecilie Rohwedder, it is an influential web series filmed in the United States.

The podcast was first announced on March 16, 2009, in a blog post. It premiered on May 1, 2009, and the first guest was Brian Alvey, the CEO and founder of the Crowd Fusion content management and hosting system. The program lasted for 60 minutes.

All In 

Jason Calacanis is also one of the co-hosts of the All-In Podcast, along with Chamath Palihapitiya, David O. Sacks, and David Friedberg. The four hosts discuss what actions America should take to improve its current state. They explore various aspects of how to get America and the world back on track, with a focus on business and investment strategies.

All In Podcast net worth is currently between $12K – $71.8K.

Personal life

Calacanis got married to Jade Li at some point between 2006 and 2009.

Best Quotes by Jason Calacanis

  • “Entrepreneurship is not about having an idea. It’s about turning that idea into a reality.”
  • “The only way to fail is not to try.”
  • “If you can’t sell your product, it’s not a product-it’s a hobby.” 
  • “Your success is determined by your ability to execute, not just have ideas.”
  • “You’re not an entrepreneur until you’ve failed – a lot.”
  • “Being an entrepreneur is like being in a constant state of warfare”

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