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The Customer Discovercast is aimed at helping founders build products that people want and providing expertise from founders who have done so successfully.

Customer Discovercast Ethan

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    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

The Customer Discovercast is aimed at helping founders build products that people want and providing expertise from founders who have done so successfully.

    Lets Catch Up: Q & A

    Lets Catch Up: Q & A

    Its been a few months since our last episode. Things with CustomerDiscovery.co and LeanDiscoveryGroup.com have picked up so I have been working hard to keep up with the workload and fundraising.

    We will be doing our best to maintain at minimum 1 episode per month and optimally 1 mini episode per week of Q and A's if you send your questions to ethan@customerdiscovery.co. Feel free to leave feedback on what topics you'd like us to cover in the coming weeks!

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    • 16 min
    Machine Learning For Drug Discovery! #YCombinator #MachineLearning #COVID

    Machine Learning For Drug Discovery! #YCombinator #MachineLearning #COVID

    COVID 19 has sparked fear in the world as of 2020. Luckily there are companies like Postera that are using technology to ensure that future pandemics are handled much more efficiently! Who knew that Machine Learning could help us find cures to diseases that haven't even emerged as yet!

    On the second Y Combinator Series episode of the Customer Discovercast, we spoke to Aaron Morris , Cofounder of Postera about his journey from Data Scientist to Y combinator backed startup founder.

    Tune in to learn about Aaron's experience at Y combinator (They reached out to HIM!!), crowdsourcing a solution for future COVID mutations!

    You can listen to the Customer Discovercast by using the following links for Apple https://apple.co/2JCLsHD​ and Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6lc0msA...​ but we’re also on every major podcast directory!

    Aaron is a mathematician by training, completing his studies in Applied Mathematics at Oxford University where he also met Alpha, one of PostEra’s co-founders. He then spent 5 years in Finance as a Data Scientist and Trader before founding PostEra along with Alpha and Matt in October 2019.

    PostEra uses machine learning to help discover novel drugs. We offer medicinal chemistry as a service, with a focus on how to make compounds. We have partnered with drug hunters in large pharma like Pfizer and with new biotechs like NeuroLucent, to expedite their own drug discovery campaigns while also offering a cloud-based platform called Manifold as a one-stop-shop for making compounds. Through the platform we hope to democratise access to machine learning technology to help every drug hunter advance their own drug discovery efforts.

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    Postera

    • 27 min
    Y Combinator (As A Female Founder) - Dr. Elizabeth Adams

    Y Combinator (As A Female Founder) - Dr. Elizabeth Adams

    Natural Language Processing is taking over Silicon Valley startups and it seems new use cases are popping up everyday! Who knew the AI could actually help our children learn how to read more efficiently!

    On the second Y Combinator Series episode of the Customer Discovercast, we spoke to Dr Elizabeth Adams, Cofounder of HelloEllo about her journey from Academia to Y combinator backed startup founder.

    Tune in to learn about Elizabeths's experience at Y combinator (W'20), performing essentially a customer development bootcamp within the first 30 days of starting their batch and the growth that followed!

    You can watch the Customer Discovercast on Youtube by clicking here!

    Elizabeth Adams has her PH.D in Clinical Psychology, her education laid the foundation for her expertise in which the concept of helloello came from. Now Elizabeth is on a mission to combine her knowledge and skill set with technology to help young children learn!

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    helloello

    • 42 min
    Growth Hacking through Y Combinator(ArtInRes) #GrowthHacking #YCombinator

    Growth Hacking through Y Combinator(ArtInRes) #GrowthHacking #YCombinator

    Growth Hacking is taking over Silicon Valley startups and even FAANG companies are forming multiple growth teams to scale up their already massive customer base. Growth Hacking Marketing is essentially an experimental data driven approach to rapidly scaling growth on a shoestring budget.

    On the second Y Combinator Series episode of the Customer Discovercast, we spoke to John Sillings Founder and CEO of ArtInRes about his growth hacking techniques used before, during, and after Y combinator to scale their art marketplace for millennials.

    Tune in to learn about John's experience at Y combinator (W'20), performing essentially a customer development bootcamp within the first 30 days of starting their batch and the growth that followed!

    You can watch the Customer Discovercast on Youtube by clicking here!

    John Sillings is one of the founders of Art in Res, online art marketplace for independent artists and new collectors. Previously, John was an equity research analyst at various financial firms, where he researched and modeled companies in every major industry. If you want to reach John you can do so by visiting the links below

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-sillings-6996948/
    ArtInRes: https://artinres.com/

    #GrowthHacking​ #YCombinator #CustomerDevelopment​ #UXresearch

    • 47 min
    YC Series Ghalib Suleiman | Pivoting Through YC To Successfully Raise $2.4 Million!

    YC Series Ghalib Suleiman | Pivoting Through YC To Successfully Raise $2.4 Million!

    On the first Y Combinator Series episode of the Customer Discovercast, we spoke to Ghalib Suleiman who is the Founder and CEO of Polytomic, a data pipeline tool that uses data automation to sync internal customer data to your business systems. Ghalib has over seven years of experience in data, analytics, and machine learning, most recently founding and running the data team at PlanGrid before founding Polytomic.

    Tune in to learn about how Ghalib and his cofounder successfully got into Y combinator (W'20), then pivoted their idea to land on what would become Polytomic! Now they are backed by some of the most well known investors in Silicon Valley such as Caffeinated Capital!

    You can watch the Customer Discovercast one Youtube by clicking here!

    If you want to reach Ghalib you can do so by visiting the links below

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    Polyotmic

    Polyomic helps businesses sync internal customer data to your business systems from their databases, data warehouses, and spreadsheets. No code required.

    • 37 min
    Ep. 19 Konstantin Meska | Growing A Lean Startup To Seed Funding In One Year

    Ep. 19 Konstantin Meska | Growing A Lean Startup To Seed Funding In One Year

    On this episode of the Customer Discovercast we spoke to Konstantin Meska who is the Founder and CEO of Hirio.co, a hiring automation tool that uses data analytics to make the hiring process more efficient. Konstantin has a business development background and over 10 years experience building tech startups with a previous successful exit. He has a unique experience growth hacking his products and acquiring early b2b SaaS sales.

    Tune in to learn about how Konstantin successfully landing his first few b2b sales and scaled the company with their clients! Even more importantly, we spoke about how they were able to bootstrap profitably all the way up to Seed Funding...in under one year!

    You can watch to the Customer Discovercast by clicking here!

    If you want to reach Konstantin you can do so by visiting the links below

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    Hirio

    Hirio is the Uber for blue-collar workers in the US market. They help you make strategic decisions based on real data analytics. Measure every step of your hiring process and stop wasting resources on efforts that don't work. Get valuable insights, prepare visual reports and share them with your co-workers.

    • 29 min

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DerekDSimon ,

Great insight for all young Entrepreneurs!

I’ve been blessed to have met and worked with Ethan in the past. This podcast is a great insight to the thought processes behind the creation of any business and customer related tribulations.

Too easy golfer ,

Love the podcast

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