28 episodes

We have engaging conversations with people from Pacific Northwest Startup community - Founders, Inventors, Business Pioneers, Counsel and other interesting personas. We talk about the startup experience, challenges, failures and learnings. We talk about how they balance the startup grind and rest of life. We may delve deep into technical topics.

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We have engaging conversations with people from Pacific Northwest Startup community - Founders, Inventors, Business Pioneers, Counsel and other interesting personas. We talk about the startup experience, challenges, failures and learnings. We talk about how they balance the startup grind and rest of life. We may delve deep into technical topics.

    Conversation with Data Scientist Widad Machmouchi of Microsoft

    Conversation with Data Scientist Widad Machmouchi of Microsoft

    For this episode, we sought to throw some light on data science and data scientists, a trending position in modern companies. We are excited to bring you an episode with Widad Machmouchi, a Principal Data Scientist Manager at Microsoft. She may have ended up in Washington DC but Seattle lucked out in becoming her home. Widad and I talk about


    What does a Data Scientist do?
    Understanding Machine Learning with an example
    A/B Testing
    How she evaluates companies on AI/ML/data-driven claims
    Skills such as "Math Maturity" that one should get to enter Data Science

    Her team blog is https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/group/experimentation-platform-exp/

    You can follow us at https://twitter.com/carabinermedia1. You can also send us feedback to startupfeedback@carabinermedia.com

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    • 39 min
    Astrophotography with Harish Krishnakumar

    Astrophotography with Harish Krishnakumar

    Harish is a junior in the Tesla STEM school in Redmond, WA. I found about his deep interest in astrophotography last year and saw many of his brilliant images on Instagram. I was curious to explore his journey and to my delight, he was ready to share. I hope you enjoy this special episode.

    Harish is active on Instagram and his handle is hk.astro. He has promised to create a web site with his images soon.

    You can follow us at   https://twitter.com/carabinermedia1. You can also send us feedback to startupfeedback@carabinermedia.com

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    • 22 min
    How to increase your sphere of influence and other career secrets from Suresh Kumar, global CTO of Walmart

    How to increase your sphere of influence and other career secrets from Suresh Kumar, global CTO of Walmart

    Suresh Kumar is the Global CTO and Chief Development Officer of Walmart.

    The highlights of the conversation


    How being curious and passionate helped him. He encourages one to follow those traits.
    A few management secrets such as connecting the dots.
    How AI and ML is being used at Walmart to deliver valuable customer experiences and increase efficiency.
    Pros and Cons of Technology expansion in our lives 

    Suresh is an articulate speaker and there is a lot to take away from this episode. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed producing it.

    You can follow us at   https://twitter.com/carabinermedia1. You can also send us feedback to startupfeedback@carabinermedia.com

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    • 41 min
    Dire Warning from DroneSeed's Grant Canary

    Dire Warning from DroneSeed's Grant Canary

    "Climate Change is THE problem that all problems report to"

    "Climate Change is an existential problem for us over next 20 years"

    To budding entrepreneurs, "Do something that matters"

    In this wide ranging episode. Grant describes how Droneseed are following data and customers to make an impact on regrowing fire damaged forests. Putting three types of drones to work and ensuring a robust supply of seeds and seedlings from their SilvaSeed acquisition, they are unburdening people from heavy labor and ensuring a good shot for burnt forests to come back alive. Classic example of using technology to try to repair a broken situation.

    Grant explains in depth their process, how he methodically arrived at finding the problem and attracting a team to develop the drone based solution. Lots of other interesting nuggets including use of OKR's and his favorite food.

    Enjoy this episode featuring a global wanderer who came back home to attempt to save the planet.

    You can follow us at   https://twitter.com/carabinermedia1. You can also send us feedback to startupfeedback@carabinermedia.com

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    • 48 min
    Geoff Harris of Flying Fish on AI/ML as primary investing thesis

    Geoff Harris of Flying Fish on AI/ML as primary investing thesis

    In this discussion, Geoff shares his insights on


    Skills he needed to make a move into Venture Capital investing
    Evaluating AI/ML Companies with skill
    Attributes of a successful founder
    His firm's focus on Pacific Northwest Founders

    Mentions - Seattle Angel Conference, Alliance of Angels, Pike Place, RedSox, Pike Place, Home Recording Studio

    Flying Fish can be found at https://flyingfish.vc

    You can follow us at  https://twitter.com/carabinermedia1. You can also send us feedback to startupfeedback@carabinermedia.com

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    • 38 min
    Aaron Holm of Blokable strives to make an impact on the housing crisis

    Aaron Holm of Blokable strives to make an impact on the housing crisis

    Enjoy this discussion, where we talk about


    What is contributing to modern day housing crisis and ways to solve it?
    Zoning as a development issue
    Blokable's end to end approach to modular housing
    Complexity in real estate development
    Blokable's advantages
    & more...

    Blokable is at www.blokable.com and you can follow Aaron on Twitter @aahholm

    You can follow us at  https://twitter.com/carabinermedia1. You can also send us feedback to startupfeedback@carabinermedia.com

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    • 54 min

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