72 episodes

Found is a show about founders, and company-building, featuring people actually doing the work. Each week, we interview one early stage startup founder about how they took the plunge to begin with, and how they navigate everything from building product roadmaps, to raising funding from some of the world’s top investors – and to how they manage failure, too. Found is hosted by TechCrunch News Editor Darrell Etherington and Managing Editor Jordan Crook. We are produced by Maggie Stamets with editing by Kell Keller. Henry Pickavet manages TechCrunch's audio products.

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Found is a show about founders, and company-building, featuring people actually doing the work. Each week, we interview one early stage startup founder about how they took the plunge to begin with, and how they navigate everything from building product roadmaps, to raising funding from some of the world’s top investors – and to how they manage failure, too. Found is hosted by TechCrunch News Editor Darrell Etherington and Managing Editor Jordan Crook. We are produced by Maggie Stamets with editing by Kell Keller. Henry Pickavet manages TechCrunch's audio products.

    SaaS-ifying air quality tracking with Davida Herzl from Aclima

    SaaS-ifying air quality tracking with Davida Herzl from Aclima

    We all have a right to clean air but chances are you aren’t getting accurate air quality data—Davida Herzl the co-founder and CEO of Aclima is looking to change that. In this episode, she talks with Jordan and Darrell about the struggles she faced trying to start a climate company right after the clean tech bubble burst, how she’s stayed laser-focused on her mission, and how working with state governments is paramount for her company and measuring air-quality at scale.

    • 45 min
    Making the creator economy comic book friendly with Chris Giliberti from Zestworld

    Making the creator economy comic book friendly with Chris Giliberti from Zestworld

    Comics are the foundation for so many movies, TV shows, and video games however creators still struggle to be fairly compensated for their material. Chris Giliberti founded Zestworld, a creator-centered platform that offers solutions for the artist to publish their work, manage commissioned artwork, and own their IP and licensing. In this episode Chris and Darrell nerd out about upcoming projects, the best ways to monetize digital custom art, and building a community online that feels like walking through your local comic book store. Jordan is also there, just not nerding out because she has yet to find the comic book for her.

    • 41 min
    Bonus: Catching up with Iman Abuzeid from Incredible Health

    Bonus: Catching up with Iman Abuzeid from Incredible Health

    Welcome to the first bonus episode of Found. In this mini-sode we catch up with the very first founder we had on, Iman Abuzeid from Incredible Health. Since we talked to Iman last, Incredible Health has experienced rapid growth and she talks to our producer Maggie about learning to scale after you’ve reached market fit and how they're using proprietary data to improve their product for the next generation of nurses.

    • 13 min
    Facing the economic downturn with confidence (with Nikki Pechet)

    Facing the economic downturn with confidence (with Nikki Pechet)

    Nikki Pechet and her co-founder started Homebound after a wildfire ripped through Northern California and thousands of people were put on years-long waiting lists to build their homes to make building a home simpler. On this episode, she talks with Darrell and Jordan about creating an online flow that makes buying a home almost too easy, how her experience at Thumbtack helped her think through the labor logistics, and why she isn’t nervous about the impending economic downturn.

    • 53 min
    Carolyn Childers, Chief

    Carolyn Childers, Chief

    On this episode of Found Live, Chief co-founder and CEO, Carolyn Childers, joins us to talk about leading a company that is focused on good leadership. After a transformative experience with another woman business leader who is now her co-founder, Carolyn wanted to create a product that would connect women at the VP and c-suite level with the kind of excellent mentorship she experienced while providing virtual and in-person spaces to develop community.

    • 40 min
    Irving Fain, Bowery Farming

    Irving Fain, Bowery Farming

    Bowery Farms founder and CEO Irving Fain wants you to taste the best strawberry you’ve ever had, grown only a few miles from your urban home. As the leading and largest vertical farming company in the U.S, their goal is to make agriculture possible in urban spaces while also making it possible to grow a wide array of crops from anywhere in the world. Darrell and Jordan talk to him about how agtech companies all have a space in the fight against climate change, what led him to start Bowery, and how they are innovating and scaling thoughtfully.

    • 46 min

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9 Ratings

Arlie K ,

Insightful and engaging!

Love the honest and open conversations with founders the TechCrunch team is facilitating here! If you’re currently a founder or entrepreneur, or want to be one in the future, this podcast should be part of your content diet. So glad I "Found" this show!

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