The TechCrunch Live Podcast helps founders build better venture backed businesses. Each week, we chat with experienced entrepreneurs and investors on their past wins and losses — particularly the pitches that helped build the business at an early stage.
Building AI for remote patient monitoring
Today's interview was led by TechCrunch Senior Enterprise Reporter, Kyle Wiggers. Kyle spoke with Romi Gubes, the CEO of Sensi.AI, a startup that has developed 24/7 audio-based AI software to detect and predict physical, cognitive and emotional care-related anomalies. Joining Romi is Sergey Gribov, General partner at Flint Capital and a board member at Sensi.AI, who previously founded the enterprise assets management company AB Systems.
How MinIO built a unicorn in object storage on top of Kubernetes and open source
This week on the TechCrunch Live podcast, we hear from Mark Rostick from Intel Capital to Garima Kapoor from MinIO. It might not be the buzziest areas to grow a company, yet MinIO found a niche selling object storage, while competing directly with Amazon S3. Perhaps the open source component helps drive interest from its target developer market looking for an alternative from the cloud giant. It’s never easy competing with the likes of Amazon, yet MinIO has been able to find success. Garima Kapoor co-founded MinIO in 2014 and has since grown the company to a billion-dollar valuation. Along the way, Kapoor raised $126.30
Identity and identifying a good deal
Businesses and consumers face the same threat: identity fraud. Today's interview was led by TechCrunch Global Managing Editor, Ingrid Lunden. Ingrid spoke to Richard Song, one of the co-founders of Persona, which built and offers a large suite of identity verification solutions. Joining Rick is Mark Goldberg of Index Ventures, a firm that made a prescient move to spot and back Persona early on.
How Cambrian BioPharma is reinventing drug - and drug company - development
We're talking about developing therapeutics for anti-aging. Matt Burns interviewed James Peyer, the co-founder of Cambrian BioPharma, and Maryanna Saenko, co-founder and partner at Future Ventures. Cambrian BioPharma bills itself as a new pharmaceutical company with a revolutionary approach to developing and managing drug development and raised over $180 million to accelerate the development of medicine designed to target the causes of age-related diseases.
Who's playing the long game in edtech?
Today's interview was led by TechCrunch Senior Reporter and edtech expert, Natasha Mascarenhas. Natasha spoke to Sam Chaudhary, the founder of ClassDojo and Chris Farmer, the founder and CEO of SignalFire, about playing the long game in edtech, investing in companies that aren't rushing to monetize, and the "outsider advantage."
Managing uncertainty with Habi and Inspired Capital
Matt Burns spoke to Mark Batsiyan, a co-founder and partner at Inspired Capital, and Brynne McNulty Rojas, who's the co-founder and CEO of Habi, the hot real estate startup out of Colombia which reached unicorn status last year.