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Running Through Walls is a Venrock podcast featuring candid conversations between investors and entrepreneurs. Each episode, we offer a behind-the-scenes look at the breakthroughs, challenges and nuttiness associated with building and growing companies. Venture capital firm Venrock has been investing in entrepreneurs across technology and healthcare since 1969.

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    • 4.8 • 60 Ratings

Running Through Walls is a Venrock podcast featuring candid conversations between investors and entrepreneurs. Each episode, we offer a behind-the-scenes look at the breakthroughs, challenges and nuttiness associated with building and growing companies. Venture capital firm Venrock has been investing in entrepreneurs across technology and healthcare since 1969.

    Laying the Foundation for Sustainable Success

    Laying the Foundation for Sustainable Success

    Brad Stulberg, bestselling author of the books ‘The Passion Paradox’ and ‘Peak Performance,’ joins Venrock partner Bob Kocher to discuss his newest book, ‘The Practice of Groundedness.’ Stulberg offers a healthier, more sustainable model for success and dives into what groundedness means to him – a sense of feeling solid, stable, and whole; in a way that doesn’t eliminate ambition. Stulberg highlights the value of being present and how his views on well-being and performance have evolved.

    • 26 min
    Pandemic Preparedness: The Intersection of Academia and Public Health

    Pandemic Preparedness: The Intersection of Academia and Public Health

    Venrock partner Bob Kocher speaks with Ashish Jha, MD, MPH, Professor and Dean at Brown University School of Public Health, about the importance of interdisciplinary approaches and knowledge translation in tackling big public health problems. Dr. Jha delves into the journey that led him to become Dean at Brown University, his thoughts on academia’s role in sharing information with the public, and the challenges of allocating vaccines and investing more in public health and pandemic preparedness.

    • 25 min
    Automating Inventory Management

    Automating Inventory Management

    Inventory management issues cost the global retail industry more than a trillion dollars. Venrock partner David Pakman speaks with Brad Bogolea, co-founder and CEO of Simbe Robotics, about how Simbe’s robot Tally is solving these major blind spots. Bogolea discusses the competitive and consumer pressures prompting retailers to embrace robotic solutions and how the pandemic exposed the need for autonomy and better data.

    • 29 min
    Biotech's Digital Transformation

    Biotech's Digital Transformation

    Vlad Coric, M.D., CEO of Biohaven Pharmaceuticals, joins Venrock partner Nimish Shah to discuss the significance of innovation and creativity across all aspects of a business. He dives into the challenges of launching Biohaven’s drug, Nurtec ODT, during the pandemic and why he believed it was their moral duty to continue the drug supply chain, despite the lockdown. He touches on Biohaven’s collaboration with Khloe Kardashian for Nurtec’s launch and his excitement for biotech's digital transformation.

    • 23 min
    What Financial Advice Should Be

    What Financial Advice Should Be

    Venrock partner Nick Beim speaks with Jason Wenk, founder and CEO of Altruist, about his mission to increase the accessibility of great financial advice. Wenk walks through his early entrepreneurial endeavors and explains how they’ve contributed to the creation of Altruist. As his leadership style has evolved over the years, Wenk shares the biggest lesson he’s learned while building Altruist and how he’s embraced the fact that it’s okay to not know everything.

    • 22 min
    The Recipe for Drug Discovery

    The Recipe for Drug Discovery

    Cyrus Harmon, co-founder and CTO of Olema Oncology, joins Venrock partner Alex Rosen to discuss the history of Olema [NASDAQ: OLMA]. Harmon dives into the factors that led to the founding of Olema and how the company evolved to develop their OP-1250 drug, used for the treatment of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. Harmon shares the biggest challenges he encountered, things he would have done differently, and the importance of perseverance as a leader.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

megan@podcastingyou ,

Amazing Content!

This show does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer awesome advice as well. I would recommend this show to anyone looking to be motivated and inspired!

Katie Joy B. ,

Inspiring & Real

Venrock is doing great work here! Each and every episode serves up huge helpings of inspiration combined with tangible advice we can all apply to our own lives and businesses. If you're looking for your next favorite podcast you're in the right place. Thanks for putting out such a wonderful show - keep up the great work!

Christopher Lochhead ,

LEGENDARY work

As a top venture captial firm, the folks at Venrock live and work and the intersection of new technology, new business and new category ideas. This wonderful podcast is one of my go-to's. THANKS VENROCK!

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