64 episodes

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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    • 4.9, 54 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.

    Rethinking Customer Success

    Rethinking Customer Success

    Allison Pickens, former COO at Gainsight, joins Venrock Partner Brian Ascher to discuss the new and increasingly important function of customer success for SaaS companies.

    • 22 min
    Nature vs. Nurture

    Nature vs. Nurture

    Venrock Partner Bob Kocher speaks with Zeke Emanuel, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, about Emanuel’s upbringing and family, how to deliver better patient care and implications of data/AI for medical ethics. They speak about their time working together in the Obama White House on the Affordable Care Act, which is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in March.

    • 22 min
    Building a Genomics Unicorn

    Building a Genomics Unicorn

    10x Genomics CEO and co-founder Serge Saxonov joins Venrock’s Bryan Roberts to discuss the founding of the company and its recent IPO. Saxonov shares his story of emigrating from Tajikistan to New York City as a teenager, learning English and becoming an entrepreneur. He talks candidly about how he’s grown as a leader over his six years as CEO of the company and how the company’s technology has evolved to meet customers’ needs.

    • 25 min
    The Ins and Outs of M&A Deals

    The Ins and Outs of M&A Deals

    Paul Koenig founded SRS Acquiom to make M&A deals more manageable for entrepreneurs. Venrock partner Brian Ascher speaks with Koenig about what he’s learned from seeing thousands of deals, including best practices for shareholder reps, common misconceptions about due diligence, and trends in all-cash vs. stock offers. They also discuss how entrepreneurs can set the stage for a smoother M&A process when they first start the company and why having the right advisors is crucial.

    • 19 min
    Your Inputs Create Your Outputs

    Your Inputs Create Your Outputs

    Adam Boehler, CEO of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and former Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, sits down with Venrock’s Bob Kocher to talk about the business of healthcare. He shares his journey from venture to founder to government, and he offers lessons learned in the shift to a value-based healthcare paradigm.

    • 16 min
    A Robot for Everyone

    A Robot for Everyone

    Venrock’s David Pakman speaks with Misty Robotics Founder and Head of Product Ian Bernstein and CEO Tim Enwall about the launch of Misty II and the company’s evolution into a platform for developers.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

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!

Morgan`s cool. ,

Awesome series!

Very informative, motivating and well timed series! Being a small business owner and having a son who starts business school soon, I found all episodes to be extremely informative. Great listening, can't wait for the next!

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