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 56: The Software Team That’s Revolutionizing Sleep Health
November 27, 2019 Daniel Gartenberg | CEO and Co-founder of Sonic Sleep

Marc Bushala, CEO of Heaven’s Door Spirits, talks about the ease and challenges of starting a brand with a highly-coveted celebrity endorsement.

BONUS EPISODE: Celebrating the First Anniversary of Spirits & Startups in Boston
November 6, 2019 Scott Murphy | Producer, Founders & Funders

Over the last year, we’ve shared a series of bonus segments from Spirits & Startups, Alumni Ventures Group’s investor appreciation event. In October 2019, AVG returned to Boston to host its latest installment of the series. Producer Scott Murphy joined the team in Boston to capture the sights and sounds of the event. Listen to […]

EP 55: Cancer, Chemo, and a Quest to Disrupt Clinical Trials
September 10, 2019 Ping Yeh | Co-founder and CEO of StemoniX

Ping Yeh noted the ineffectiveness of therapeutic clinical trials while undergoing chemotherapy treatment. When cancer-free, he took on a new challenge.

EP 54: Why Catherine Lu Fast-Tracked Her Path into VC
July 22, 2019 Catherine Lu | Principal at Spike Ventures

This successful entrepreneur, product manager, and software engineer found something in an opportunity with Spike Ventures that didn't exist with more traditional VC firms.

EP 53: How Mission Bio is Helping Physicians Beat Cancer
July 21, 2019 Charlie Silver | CEO and Co-founder of Mission Bio

It’s critical for cancer patients to get accurate diagnoses and effective treatment plans as quickly as possible. Yet, doctors often spend precious time trying to discern exactly which form of the disease they are dealing with because they can’t see the individual cells involved. Charlie Silver, CEO of Mission Bio, hopes to change that with more precise, comprehensive DNA testing.

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