EP 63: Simplifying Primary Care for Doctors and Patients
March 9, 2020
As Co-Founder and CEO of Lolly Medical, Zachary Sweeney and his team are building a healthtech platform that allows patients to schedule a doctor’s appointment…
 
 
EP 62: Meet a UCLA Bruin Helping His Fellow Alums Invest in Venture Capital
February 20, 2020
Larry Jen is Managing Partner of Westwood Ventures, a venture capital fund for UCLA alums under the umbrella of Alumni Ventures Group. The Anderson School…
 
 
EP 61: Baking a Healthy, Entrepreneurial Snack
February 18, 2020
Brianna Makaric struggled to find a healthy snack that fit her dietary needs. So she decided to create BRITE Bites, made with high-quality superfoods and…
 
 
EP 60: The Tax Benefits Most Venture Investors Aren’t Aware Of
February 4, 2020
Many people are unaware of the potential tax advantages available to accredited venture investors. Individuals invested in Qualified Small Business Stock can claim a federal…
 
 
EP 59: Applying Analytics to Address Biases in the Workplace
January 7, 2020
Timi Dayo-Kayode co-founded Worksense to provide people ops professionals with scalable, real-time analytics for identifying, mitigating, and preventing biases in major decisions involving employees. Timi…
 
 
EP 58: How Two Student Athletes Developed the First Engineered Tampon
December 24, 2019
Stanford alums and Tempo Co-Founders Greta Meyer and Amanda Calabrese looked at tampon leakage as an engineering problem and developed a solution based on fluid…
 
 
EP 57: Why Alumni Ventures Group Is Investing in the Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow
December 19, 2019
Alumni Ventures Group's 10,000 Entrepreneurs (10KE) initiative is aimed at helping young adults explore entrepreneurial careers. The program is coordinated by Drew Wandzilak, a self-described…
 
 
EP 56: The Software Team That’s Revolutionizing Sleep Health
November 27, 2019
Daniel Gartenberg is obsessed with sleep quality and its health benefits. So he and a team of technologists built a software tool that uses sound,…
 
 
BONUS EPISODE: Celebrating the First Anniversary of Spirits & Startups in Boston
November 6, 2019
In October 2019, AVG returned to Boston to host the latest installment of its investor appreciation series, Spirits & Startups. Producer Scott Murphy joined the…
 
 
EP 55: Cancer, Chemo, and a Quest to Disrupt Clinical Trials
September 10, 2019
After enduring several failed rounds of chemotherapy, Ping Yeh tried a new type of treatment that would both save his life and change the trajectory…
 
 
EP 54: Why Catherine Lu Fast-Tracked Her Path into VC
July 22, 2019
Catherine Lu was approached by a few top venture firms after she sold a company that she'd started with Stanford classmates. But it wasn't until…
 
 
EP 53: How Mission Bio is Helping Physicians Beat Cancer
July 21, 2019
It's critical for cancer patients to get accurate diagnoses and effective treatment plans as quickly as possible. Yet, doctors often struggle with discerning exactly which…
 
 
EP 52: How Dartmouth Grads Leveraged Tech to Clean the Laundry Business
July 20, 2019
For years, Rinse Co-Founders Ajay Prakash and James Joun wondered how to increase sales in the static dry cleaning industry. They developed a solution that…
 
 
EP 51: How Kelsey Hunter Learned That Messaging is the Future of E-Commerce
July 18, 2019
Kelsey Hunter conducted a six-week experiment on Facebook Messenger, interacting with customers on the platform as though she were a chatbot. She discovered that people…