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 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

This CEO is taking every precaution to ensure his business gets the talent, visibility, and backing it needs to stay ahead of the life sciences pack.

EP 52: How Dartmouth Grads Leveraged Tech to Clean the Laundry Business
July 20, 2019 Ajay Prakash | CEO and Co-founder of Rinse

Two Dartmouth alums are reinventing the laundry business in a way that delighted customers, shop owners, valets, and even VCs.

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.