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17 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
S3E5: Guest Oriana Papin-Zoghbi, CEO of AOA Dx
Oriana Papin-Zoghbi is CEO of AOA Dx, revolutionizing early diagnosis of ovarian cancer. In this episode, Oriana talks about the science behind their groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind liquid biopsy test; how the phenomenal relationship she has with her scientific collaborator has accelerated the quality and pace of their work; and the enormous potential she sees in using their method to increase early diagnosis of this devastating and costly disease, resulting in a reduction of related deaths by as much as fifty percent.
16 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
S3E4: Guest Tal Brown, CEO of Zone7
Tal Brown is CEO of Zone7, a data-driven AI system that enables high levels of athlete performance and availability. In this episode, Tal talks about the powerful algorithms they’ve developed to perfectly tune a body’s physical workload to stay in peak condition, the challenges (and benefits) of being the first company of its kind to market, and the enormous potential he sees in using Zone7 to improve the lives and productivity of people across a multitude of industries - virtually anywhere humans are under severe conditions to over-perform at work.
17 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
S3E3: Guest Sana Alajmovic, CEO of Sigrid Therapeutics
Sana Alajmovic is CEO of Sigrid, a company transforming the way we prevent and treat chronic lifestyle diseases. In this episode, Sana explains the science behind their groundbreaking first product, an all-natural, tasteless white powder that reduces blood sugar and cholesterol levels while simultaneously promoting weight loss. She also delves into the powerful meaning behind the company’s name, how her experience as a Bosnian war refugee has encouraged her entrepreneurial spirit, and turns the interviewing tables on Mike by asking him some poignant and revealing questions about his decades of experience in the world of VC.
15 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
S3E2: Guest Daniel Chait, CEO of Greenhouse
Daniel Chait is CEO of Greenhouse and co-author of the book Talent Makers: How the best companies win through structured and inclusive hiring. In this episode, Daniel shares fascinating insights into Greenhouse's dynamic growth over the last nine years, the two surprising moments he realized they were on the road to true success, their latest $500 million investment from TPG Growth, and his hopes for how this huge milestone will empower Greenhouse to have an even greater impact on helping companies improve their diversity, equity, and inclusion through hiring.
18 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
S3E1: The Anniversary of Inception with Guest Emi Gonzalez, Senior Principal
Emi Gonzalez is the youngest partner at our funds, focusing on biotech and healthcare investments. In this episode, Emi and Managing Partner Mike Edlehart discuss the latest developments in the FemTech arena, the challenges of overcoming ingrained prejudice in the venture community, and the ways we’re always trying to seek out the very best entrepreneurs across the globe, regardless of education or background.
15 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
S2E31: Guest Roozbeh Ghaffari, CEO of Epicore Biosystems
Roozbeh Ghaffari is CEO of Epicore Biosystems, developing wearable microfluidic solutions that measure hydration biomarkers, skin health, and physiology. The company’s first product is the Gx Sweat Patch, a skin-like patch that pairs with an easy-to-use app to provide real-time and personalized recommendations for athletes to optimally hydrate and refuel after exercise. In this episode, Roozbeh talks about the deep scientific diligence that went into developing and validating the product in partnership with PepsiCo and the Gatorade brand, as well as the exciting potential he sees in using the core wearable technology to help the millions of people working in hot environments that could benefit from these personalized hydration insights.
16 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
S2E16: Guest Caleb Polley, CEO of Cubby
Caleb Polley is CEO of Cubby, making smart beds that improve anxiety, sleep, and safety for people with cognitive disabilities such as Autism, Epilepsy, and Dementia. In this episode, Caleb shares how his close relationship with a childhood friend with Down syndrome contributed to his desire to start the company, the controversial public event that hijacked its original name, and the remarkable potential Cubby has to transform the lives of millions of families across the U.S.
17 minutes | Feb 13, 2021
S2E15: Guest David Montiel, CEO of BeelinguApp
David Montiel is co-founder and CEO of BeelinguApp, empowering people to learn a new language by consuming content they love. In his conversation with Mike, David shares how his worldwide travels helped him identify a huge opportunity in language learning methodology, divulges the clever Kickstarter campaign strategy that resulted in 20,000 downloads in 15 days, and explains his ambitious and innovative plan to become the go-to platform for all language learners to engage with their favorite content.
17 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
S2E14: Guest Sumit Sinha, CEO of Phable
Sumit Sinha is CEO of Phable, an innovative at-home healthcare app simplifying life for both patients and doctors through monitoring, reminders, and doctor intervention. In his conversation with Mike, Sumit shares the compelling personal story of how his father's struggle with chronic disease inspired him to start his company; the problematic and complicated state of the Indian healthcare system especially for impoverished families; and his hopes that Phable will ultimately improve the lives of millions of chronic disease patients, not only in India, but worldwide.
13 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
S2E13: Guest Ashish Rawat, CEO of Oga Fit
Ashish Rawat is CEO of Oga Fit, a fully interactive fitness platform where users can exercise in a live studio setting led by world-famous trainers from the comfort of their own homes. In this episode, Ashish talks about his frustrating personal search for an authentic, engaging virtual workout, explains how Oga uses groundbreaking technology to solve that very problem, and shares the company’s exciting plans for expansion in 2021.
20 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
S2E12: Guest Franziska Leonhardt, Co-Founder of Ave + Edam
Dr. Franziska Leonhardt is co-founder of Ave + Edam, creating personalized, clean, and vegan skincare backed by advanced technologies and dermatological expertise. In this episode, Franziska talks about the genesis of her first-of-its-kind approach to providing a completely unique skincare experience, the illuminating personal perspective she gained as a single mother and new entrepreneur starting a business during a pandemic, and the flexibility, integrity, and courage it takes to adapt and adjust the vision for your company in order to succeed.
16 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
S2E11: Guest Paul Chen, CEO of Flourish Tech
Paul Chen is CEO and cofounder of Flourish Tech, a company teaching skills to build flourishing, healthy relationships. In this episode, Paul tells the deeply personal story of what inspired him to start his company, shares how they’re repackaging time-tested psychology tools to make empathy resources understandable and accessible, and explores the huge impact Flourish could have on the mental wellbeing of families, friends, and colleagues everywhere - Flourish seeks to create peer to peer 1-on-1 coaching sessions to scale the impact of psychology experts.
19 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
S2E10: Guest Jean Anne Booth, CEO of Unaliwear
Jean Anne Booth is CEO of Unaliwear, producer of the first all-in-one, voice-controlled smartwatch designed to keep you connected, independent, active, and safe. In this episode, Jean Anne talks about the company’s unique and innovative perspective on providing personalized support for aging adults, the many challenges of VC fundraising in the SilverTech sector, and her grand plans for expanding this much-needed product to worldwide distribution.
15 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
S2E9: Guest Sam Shames, Co-founder of Embr Labs
Sam Shames is COO and co-founder of Embr Labs, a company unlocking the therapeutic power of temperature. In this episode, Sam talks about the fascinating technology behind their first product, the unanticipated ways in which it's helping address medical conditions, the huge insights they're gaining about humanity's relationship with thermal wellness, and how their recently launched new feature makes people feel genuinely more connected with the loved ones from afar.
16 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
S2E8: Guest Jim Havelka, CEO of InformAI
Jim Havelka is CEO of InformAI, a company transforming the way healthcare is being delivered. In this episode, Jim delves into the highly efficient and innovative artificial intelligence and deep learning solutions the company has developed to improve radiologist productivity and speed up medical diagnosis at the point-of-care. He explains the benefits of being located in Houston, allowing them to directly access data from the world’s largest medical center complex, the Texas Medical Center, and shares how they also partner with other renowned healthcare organizations, national physician groups, and leading medical imaging companies, all with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.
15 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
S2E7: Guest Matt Angle, CEO of Paradromics
Matt Angle is CEO of Paradromics, the first high-bandwidth data interface between brains and computers. In this episode, Matt talks about how his company is building a specialized data interface that will translate between bioelectric and digital signals; how this can empower people suffering from classically challenging diseases and injuries like paralysis, blindness, deafness, and mental illness; and how eventually, potentially, Paradromics could help define humanity’s very perception of consciousness.
17 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
S2E6: Guest Charles Smith, Venture Partner
Charles Smith is a Venture Partner at Social Starts and Joyance Partners. In this episode, Charles and Mike discuss the innovative ways people, cities, startups, and VCs are adapting during the pandemic and the importance of discovering and investing in the very best entrepreneurs no matter their origin, education, race, gender, or location.
16 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
S2E5: Guest Oded Kraft, CEO of Gray Matters Health
Oded Kraft is CEO of Gray Matters, developing an adjunct to standard of care digital therapeutics solution for treating mental and neurological disorders. In this episode, Oded talks about how GrayMatters is using this revolutionary technology to provide people suffering from those disorders a way to self regulate their own brain processes - from people living with PTSD, MDD, and GAD to frontline medical workers.
15 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
S2E4: Guest Nell Luo, CEO of Folia Health
Nell Luo is CEO of Folia Health, harnessing the power of patient and caregiver experiences to enable individuals to live their healthiest lives. In this episode, Nell talks about how her mother’s dedicated note-taking inspired the idea for her company, how her unique business model necessitates radical transparency with her customers, how seemingly inconsequential observations can result in groundbreaking medical discoveries, and how, by capturing that as of now untapped information, Folia has the potential to transform the entire universe of health data.
20 minutes | May 21, 2020
S2E3: Guest Erika Milczek, CEO of Curie Co
Erika Milczek is CEO of Curie Co, an enzyme engineering company replacing banned chemicals with safe and sustainable ingredients. In this episode, Erika talks about tackling a market that hasn’t undergone any innovation in over seventy years, the little-known secret behind successful stakeholder research, and the beautifully simplistic science she's using to solve a complex, world-wide problem.
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