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Learn about new Bay Area companies you likely haven’t heard of yet. They could become the next Airbnb or Uber — or they could die before they hit the mainstream. We'll tell you why they matter either way. Hosted by San Francisco Chronicle business editor Owen Thomas and reporter Sophia Kunthara, and Crunchbase News editor-in-chief Alex Wilhelm.

Startups of the Week San Francisco Chronicle

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Learn about new Bay Area companies you likely haven’t heard of yet. They could become the next Airbnb or Uber — or they could die before they hit the mainstream. We'll tell you why they matter either way. Hosted by San Francisco Chronicle business editor Owen Thomas and reporter Sophia Kunthara, and Crunchbase News editor-in-chief Alex Wilhelm.

    Favorite Startups of 2018: Postmates, Nurx and Asana

    Favorite Startups of 2018: Postmates, Nurx and Asana

    Sophia, Owen and Alex look back at their favorite startups that were featured this season — a popular courier service, a telemedicine company that delivers birth control and a project management tool.

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    • 24 min
    Meditation Roundup: Headspace, Calm, Simple Habit

    Meditation Roundup: Headspace, Calm, Simple Habit

    Meditation apps are becoming increasingly popular and were featured multiple times on this season of Startups of the Week. Sophia, Owen and Alex look back at three startups that help users stay calm.
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    • 21 min
    Rinse, Danal, Chewse

    Rinse, Danal, Chewse

    Rinse is another startup trying to change the laundry pickup and delivery game, Danal is acquired by Boku and a company is catering workplace meals to bring employees together. With Owen Thomas, Alex Wilhelm and Sophia Kunthara.
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    • 17 min
    Asana, Crunchyroll, Wrike

    Asana, Crunchyroll, Wrike

    Project management has never been easier than with the help of two Silicon Valley startups, and a Bay Area company brings Blade Runner 2049 to anime.
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    • 16 min
    Simple Habit, Poynt, Sapho

    Simple Habit, Poynt, Sapho

    Simple Habit founder and CEO Yunha Kim joins the Startups crew to talk about launching the meditation app after having not taken care of herself during the launch of her first company. Plus: A company that raised $100 million in funding and a startup that was acquired by Citrix.
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    • 25 min
    Mayvenn, HealthLoop, Nurx

    Mayvenn, HealthLoop, Nurx

    In a rare Startups of the Week twist, we focus on three companies that are actually doing good things for the world. Not a scooter rental firm in sight! One sells hair extensions straight to consumers, one was acquired by GetWell Network, and one is a telemedicine company that delivers birth control and PrEP.
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    • 18 min

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Not the usual startups podcast

I twiddle knobs for this show but have no input on its creation, so take that as disclosure. I would not naturally be interested in this content, but I find this podcast entertaining and informative. I’d be a subscriber if I weren’t working on it. This isn’t Silicon Valley cheerleading or dry biz analysis. It’s a fun, funny, lively conversation, with occasional singing and comedy bits, and damned if I don’t learn something about business, finance and tech on the regular from the hosts, who bring knowledge, experience and, most importantly for me, skepticism.

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