Founders & Funders

A podcast about leveraging venture capital to build great companies, brought you by host Shelley Hunter (Gift Card Girlfriend) and producer Ryan Burleson (New York Times, Boston Globe)

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Most Recent Episodes

 
EP 51: How Kelsey Hunter Learned That Messaging is the Future of E-Commerce
July 18, 2019 Kelsey Hunter | CEO and Founder of Paloma

Kelsey Hunter, CEO of Paloma, spent six weeks acting as a chatbot to learn how to engage with customers in a messaging app. Now her venture-backed business is changing the way we shop online.

 
EP 50: An Answer to the Country’s Student Loan Crisis
July 10, 2019 David Klein and Veena Ramaswamy | CommonBond

David Klein used his student loan struggles as a spark to provide a better option for the next generation of students.

 
EP 49: Why Robots Can’t (And Shouldn’t!) Be Fully Autonomous
July 2, 2019 David Mindell | CEO and Co-founder of Humatics

From aerospace to factory floors, David Mindell is bringing precision navigation and “interconnectedness” to the world of robotics.

 
It’s 2019. Here’s Why Your Diversification Strategy Should Include VC.
June 24, 2019 Laura Rippy and Lacey Johnson | Investment Team, Green D Ventures

Laura Rippy (Managing Partner, Green D Ventures) and Lacey Johnson (Partner, Green D Ventures) discuss the rationale behind diversification when more companies are staying private than ever before. Subscribe to Founders and Funders on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher, Google Play, iHeartRADIO, and Android Podcast Players. Episode Summary Every day, on the phone and at the firm’s […]

 
Fund Feature: How Greg Baker, MP of Bascom, Embraces Midwestern Goodness
June 11, 2019 Greg Baker | Managing Partner of Bascom Ventures

He may not represent an Ivy League school, but Greg Baker, Managing Partner of Bascom Ventures, says his fellow Badgers are more than keeping pace in the VC community.