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Your essential ‘How To..’ podcast for all tech founders!
CUTalks is the podcast by the Cambridge University Technology & Enterprise club. In the podcast, we speak to founders, investors and experts to learn more about turning innovation into business.

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Your essential ‘How To..’ podcast for all tech founders!
CUTalks is the podcast by the Cambridge University Technology & Enterprise club. In the podcast, we speak to founders, investors and experts to learn more about turning innovation into business.

    Joe Schorge - Isomer Capital

    Joe Schorge - Isomer Capital

    This week on CUTalks we are talking to Joe Schorge, the founder and managing partner of Isomer Capital, one of Europe’s leading Fund-of-Funds based in London UK. Isomer has a broad portfolio underlying more than 1,300 companies from start-ups to unicorns and including 6 IPOs, such as Darktrace, Deliveroo and Acast. Having worked as LP, GP, Angel Investor and Technology Operations Executive in the US and Europe over the last 25 years - Joe holds an impressive career trajectory in VC and private investing with distinguished accomplishments. In this episode, we spoke about Joe’s experience of founding Isomer, his path to VC and impact of working in VC, digital finance, Crypto Fund-of-Funds as well as some of the new additions of start-ups in Isomer’s portfolio.

    To find out more about CUTEC, visit www.cutec.io/

    This podcast was produced by Carl Homer, Cambridge TV.

    • 42 min
    Ashleigh Ainsley - Colorintech

    Ashleigh Ainsley - Colorintech

    This week on CUTalks, we are speaking to Ashleigh Ainsley, the Co-Founder of Colorintech - a non-profit organisation that seeks to increase diversity in tech. Colorintech works with some of the largest tech companies in the world - including Facebook, Microsoft and Tik Tok. Ashleigh started his career working in strategy at the London start-up Qubit, Google, corporate KPMG and then the Founders Forum group. In this episode, we spoke about Ashleigh’s experience of founding a company, the best and most challenging aspects from working to a large company to then being a start-up founder, as well as the mission of Colorintech to tackle the lack of diversity in the tech industry.

    To find out more about CUTEC, visit www.cutec.io/

    This podcast was produced by Carl Homer, Cambridge TV.

    • 37 min
    Anthony Finkelstein - National Security

    Anthony Finkelstein - National Security

    This week on CUTalks, we are speaking to Prof. Anthony Finkelstein, former Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security to the UK Government and current President of City, University of London. We spoke about the threats to Britain’s national security, the spread of mis- and disinformation on social media, technological revolutions which are changing our society including Artificial General Intelligence as well as Anthony’s experience working in the Government.

    To find out more about CUTEC, visit www.cutec.io/

    This podcast was produced by Carl Homer, Cambridge TV.

    • 34 min
    Katalin Kariko - Inventor of the mRNA Vaccine

    Katalin Kariko - Inventor of the mRNA Vaccine

    This week on CUTalks, we are speaking to Dr. Katalin Kariko, a biochemist who specializes in mRNA research. Katalin’s ground-breaking technology has saved millions of lives during the pandemic as her research formed the basis of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. We spoke about the COVID-19 pandemic, mRNA vaccine safety and hesitations around vaccination as well as some of the entrepreneurial ventures that Katalin had embarked on.

    To find out more about CUTEC, visit www.cutec.io/

    This podcast was produced by Carl Homer, Cambridge TV.

    • 33 min
    Pierre Fautrel, Obvious AI

    Pierre Fautrel, Obvious AI

    This week on CUTalks we are talking to Pierre Fautrel, one of the co-founders of Obvious AI. Pierre has a background in cultural entrepreneurship and has a master’s in digital communication from Lyon Business School. Obvious use AI to create novel artworks in a range of different styles and sell them as NFTs online. We spoke about the technology behind their algorithm as well as covering topics such as the public perception of AI-created art. Pierre also shared how he met his co-founders and their plans for Obvious.

    To find out more about CUTEC, visit www.cutec.io/

    This podcast was produced by Carl Homer, Cambridge TV.

    • 31 min
    Vanessa Marcie, Leading with humour

    Vanessa Marcie, Leading with humour

    This week on CUTalks, we are speaking to Vanessa Marcié who is an expert on leadership and humour and a guest lecturer at the Cambrige Judge Business School and HEC Paris amongst others. She holds a PhD in Management and Marketing Communications from the Univeristy of Côte d’Azur and an MBA from the Cambridge Judge Business School. We spoke about how leading with humour can be an effective leadership style and what steps we can personally take to utilise it more.

    To find out more about CUTEC, visit www.cutec.io/

    This podcast was produced by Carl Homer, Cambridge TV.

    • 24 min

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