My current recommended audio/video Zoom setup

Disclaimer: I have very little idea what I’m talking about. I just read a bunch of articles online, watched YouTube videos and tried out different kit, so that you don’t have to.

Below is the current video and audio setup that I have for Zoom.

Total cost: around ~$1700
Google sheet with all of the items
Amazon wishlist with 95% of the items



Microphone: Shure MV7 USB Podcast Microphone
It’s just plug and play, with good sound.

Microphone stand: Pyle Microphone Boom Suspension Stand

Will depend what your needs are and what setting you’re recording in. I like this “scissor” suspension floor stand. Most microphone scissor stands need to be attached to a desk. This is just a floor stand and you can adjust

... click to read full post
UJET Launch

Today, UJET is launching out of stealth and announcing that they’ve raised over $20m in total (across seed and series A).

I was first introduced to Anand (the CEO & co-founder of UJET) in July 2015 by my friend Kanishk. At that time, I was meeting hundreds of entrepreneurs, just trying to be helpful and give back. At the end of our very first meeting, Anand asked me if I wanted to be an advisor, as he’d heard good things about me from Kanishk – I said that it would be better for us to get to know each other a bit more first.

If I’m totally honest, I didn’t “get” the idea for UJET initially. I haven’t been involved with many enterprise SaaS companies, ... click to read full post

The LinkedIn hack that got my startup into AngelPad

In the previous video that I shared, I told the story of how I ended up moving to America by pulling an insane LinkedIn marketing stunt. In 2015, I gave a talk at the conference Hustle Con about exactly how I pulled off the LinkedIn hack. I’ve edited slightly for brevity:

I also did a writeup of the talk, with screenshots, which you can read over at The Hustle.

How I ended up moving to America

I moved to America¬†in the summer of 2011. A few years back, I was on an online TV show called ‘The Valley Girl’. Here’s a 3 minute clip of me telling the backstory about how I ended up arriving in The United States:



About me

I previously founded some startups. Now working on new stuff.

I'm best reached via email at jacksmith1 at gmail


  • 2021 (1)
  • 2017 (1)
  • 2016 (2)