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Series A - The Podcast brings you in-depth, behind the scenes conversations with the founders, investors and others changing the world with their startups. Host Jim Brisimitzis travels the US and Canada to bring listeners key insights and revelations from the next wave of innovators.

Series A - The Podcast Microsoft for Startups

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Series A - The Podcast brings you in-depth, behind the scenes conversations with the founders, investors and others changing the world with their startups. Host Jim Brisimitzis travels the US and Canada to bring listeners key insights and revelations from the next wave of innovators.

    #23 – THE NEW AI-POWERED TOOL PREDICTING STARTUP SUCCESS

    #23 – THE NEW AI-POWERED TOOL PREDICTING STARTUP SUCCESS

    While just one in 10 VC investments achieves a successful exit or next stage funding, a small team of upstarts has quietly come up with a way to significantly increase the odds of identifying whether a startup has a decent shot at succeeding. After two years of internal work, the Microsoft Startup Predictor has proven … Continue reading #23 – THE NEW AI-POWERED TOOL PREDICTING STARTUP SUCCESS →

    • 28 min
    #22-DISRUPTING ADVERTISING WHILE DOING GOOD – DO GOOD MEDIA/CHICAGO

    #22-DISRUPTING ADVERTISING WHILE DOING GOOD – DO GOOD MEDIA/CHICAGO

    Can a company change the face of advertising while doing good at the same time?  The founders of Chicago-based Do Good Media are doing just that. In this edition of Series A – The Podcast, we visit with co-founders Jerome Shimizu and Michael Sheng during a visit to startup epicenter 1871. “We provide publishers with … Continue reading #22-DISRUPTING ADVERTISING WHILE DOING GOOD – DO GOOD MEDIA/CHICAGO →

    • 55 min
    #22 – A DATING APP FOR THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY – JASON SMITH/rMARK BIO

    #22 – A DATING APP FOR THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY – JASON SMITH/rMARK BIO

    What do you get when you combine a seasoned serial entrepreneur and technologist with a PhD and tenure track cancer researcher at the University of Chicago?  One of the most promising startups disrupting the health care industry. In the latest of edition of Series A – The Podcast, we return to Chicago for a visit … Continue reading #22 – A DATING APP FOR THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY – JASON SMITH/rMARK BIO →

    • 43 min
    #21 – INTERVIEWING THE INTERVIEWERS – GEEKWIRE/SEATTLE

    #21 – INTERVIEWING THE INTERVIEWERS – GEEKWIRE/SEATTLE

    When Expedia founder Rich Barton was secretly building Zillow, it was Seattle tech news site Geekwire that first uncovered and broke the story.  Same with the first tests of Amazon foray into the grocery business and numerous other big tech stories.  That dogged reporting is why the Seattle-based enterprise has become the preeminent voice of … Continue reading #21 – INTERVIEWING THE INTERVIEWERS – GEEKWIRE/SEATTLE →

    • 34 min
    #21 – BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS AND BOOSTING DIVERSITY – QUEST MOFFAT/PROJECT UK

    #21 – BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS AND BOOSTING DIVERSITY – QUEST MOFFAT/PROJECT UK

    When it comes to representation and funding for minorities in the startup world, the numbers are sobering. Less than 3% of venture capital goes to female led startups, while just .02% (you read that right) goes to startups led by women of color. And there are so few Hispanics given the opportunity to lead a … Continue reading #21 – BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS AND BOOSTING DIVERSITY – QUEST MOFFAT/PROJECT UK →

    • 54 min
    #20 – TRASH TALKING BOTS AND THE NEW MEDIA LANDSCAPE – ALEX BECKMAN/GAME ON

    #20 – TRASH TALKING BOTS AND THE NEW MEDIA LANDSCAPE – ALEX BECKMAN/GAME ON

    How do you make watching sports and other events truly social, and build a successful business for major media companies at the same time?  For Game On co-founder and CEO Alex Beckman, it’s all about the bots. The problem to solve for the San Francisco-based startup is  figuring out how to get people to watch … Continue reading #20 – TRASH TALKING BOTS AND THE NEW MEDIA LANDSCAPE – ALEX BECKMAN/GAME ON →

    • 27 min

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