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How do you build a company from scratch? How do you take an idea and turn yourself into a founder? Find out from those who’ve already taken the plunge and are in the weeds of entrepreneurship.

Every Tuesday, hosts Becca Szuktak and Dominic-Madori Davis interview founders on their origins, product roadmaps, funding efforts — and how they grow from failures. Found is produced by Maggie Stamets

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    • 4.6 • 19 Ratings

How do you build a company from scratch? How do you take an idea and turn yourself into a founder? Find out from those who’ve already taken the plunge and are in the weeds of entrepreneurship.

Every Tuesday, hosts Becca Szuktak and Dominic-Madori Davis interview founders on their origins, product roadmaps, funding efforts — and how they grow from failures. Found is produced by Maggie Stamets

    Creating the 'food as medicine' category with Ashley Tyrner from FarmboxRX

    Creating the 'food as medicine' category with Ashley Tyrner from FarmboxRX

    Food is medicine. This week’s guest on Found is Ashely Tyrner, the CEO and founder of  FarmboxRx which helps their customers manage their chronic diseases through bespoke grocery boxes  In this episode, Becca, Dom, and Ashley get into the logistics  of delivering fresh produce to their member and how they have become profitable while accepting SNAP/EBT and partnering with health plans.

    • 39 min
    Why a16z-backed Wonderschool is acquiring EarlyDay (Equity Interview)

    Why a16z-backed Wonderschool is acquiring EarlyDay (Equity Interview)

    This week we're bringing you a conversation from our friends over at Equity. Alex Wilhelm caught up with EarlyDay’s two former CEOs, Emma Harris and Melissa Tran, and their new boss, Chris Bennett at Wonderschool, to chat through the deal, what’s ahead for their sector, and more.

    • 33 min
    Developing the “male IUD” with Kevin Eisenfrats from Contraline

    Developing the “male IUD” with Kevin Eisenfrats from Contraline

    Clinical trials are ongoing for the first long-lasting, reversible male birth control which is the first innovation in male birth control since the vasectomy hit the scene in 1897. This week’s Found guest is Kevin Eisenfrats, the co-founder and CEO of Contraline, a biotech company developing innovative methods to use hydrogel as a contraceptive. Contraline’s first product, ADAM, is what some are calling the first male IUD. The company will begin clinical trials in the U.S. very soon.

    • 41 min
    How Midi raised millions for a menopause-focused platform with Joanna Strober from Midi

    How Midi raised millions for a menopause-focused platform with Joanna Strober from Midi

    Most OBGYNs are not specifically trained in menopause, which means that women are left to suffer through their symptoms on their own. This week’s guest on Found is looking to change that. Joanna Strober is the CEO and founder of Midi, a virtual healthcare platform built specifically for women in midlife staffed with healthcare providers specifically trained to care for people going through perimenopause and menopause.

    • 32 min
    Bringing down sky scrapers' sky-high carbon footprint with Joselyn Lai from Bedrock

    Bringing down sky scrapers' sky-high carbon footprint with Joselyn Lai from Bedrock

    Most skyscrapers have sky-high carbon footprints due mostly to inefficient methods of heating and cooling. Today’s guest, Joselyn Lai is the co-founder and CEO of Bedrock Energy, a company that works with buildings to install geothermal systems. They have developed a system to drill the exact amount of boreholes at the precise depth needed to create the most efficient system per building.

    Today Dom is joined by a special guest host, TechCrunch Climate reporter Tim De Chant.

    • 44 min
    Building EV charging infrastructure that lasts with Louis Tremblay from FLO

    Building EV charging infrastructure that lasts with Louis Tremblay from FLO

    In order to get drivers to convert from gas-powered cars to electric, there needs to be reliable charging infrastructure. Today on Found, Dom and Becca are joined by Louis Tremblay, the CEO and founder of FLO, a company that manufactures electric vehicle charging stations and has been creating charging infrastructure in the US and Canada for the last 15 years. Tremblay also talked about how he intentionally built this company to be a rewarding and fun place to work and what advice he has for new founders trying to do the same.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Sean T-dub ,

Great in-depth listen

This is a great pod. Rebecca and sometimes co-hosts do a great job not going after the founders we all know about, but finding Founders (sorry) with interesting stories about how they started their companies and what obstacles they’ve had to overcome. Balanced, direct, informative, and insightful.

shhhhmaggie ,

A never miss

People’s stories are interesting and this podcast exemplifies that there are as many ways to build a startup as there are people. Plus the hosts add context that makes this a really interesting listen even if you’re not that into tech.

Dan1777999877 ,

Huge fan!

Found has quickly become a favorite in my feed! I'm consistently impressed by the engaging conversations, insightful content, and actionable ideas. I truly learn something every time I listen!

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