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Founder Forward
Founder Forward
NEA (New Enterprise Associates)

Founder Forward is a new podcast from NEA that explores the company building journey with candid commentary and useful insights from entrepreneurs... more

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Optimatik & Forethought: Building Generative AI Companies In a Rapidly Evolving Market

On this episode, Mandela Patrick, Co-Founder and CEO of Optimatik, an AI company that harnesses data-driven insights to optimize high-quality... more

02 Aug 2023 · 35 minutes
Violet & Everside: Putting Patients First to Transform Care Delivery and Improve Outcomes

On this episode, Gaurang Choksi, Founder and CEO of Violet, the first cultural competence credentialing and upskilling platform for clinicians,... more

07 Jun 2023 · 36 minutes
Thirteen Lune & Mejuri: Leaning Into Consumer Trends and Cultural Shifts to Build a Powerful D2C Brand

In this episode, Nyakio Grieco, Co-Founder of Thirteen Lune, a direct-to-consumer e-commerce beauty platform featuring Black and Brown-owned brands, speaks... more

03 May 2023 · 39 minutes
Flowbo & Patreon: Fueling the Creator Economy

In this episode, Flowbo CEO & co-founder Daniel Kang talks to host Kate Barrett about his path to entrepreneurship, what... more

19 Apr 2023 · 28 minutes
Beek & MasterClass: Finding Purpose, Product-Market Fit, and Partners for Growth

In this episode, Pamela Valdes, CEO and Co-Founder of Beek, the largest audio platform for Spanish speakers, speaks to host... more

05 Apr 2023 · 28 minutes
Webiny & Databricks: Accelerating Adoption, Customer-Guided Growth, and Forging Powerful Partnerships

In this episode, Webiny Co-Founder Sven Al Hamad speaks with host Kate Barrett about his path to founding the serverless... more

22 Mar 2023 · 36 minutes
BlueOcean & Cloudflare: Defying Expectations, Radical Prioritization and “Scaling” Culture

In this episode, BlueOcean Co-Founder Liza Nebel speaks with host Kate Barrett about her journey from the advertising world to... more

01 Mar 2023 · 35 minutes
WeaveGrid & GoodLeap: Passion, Purpose and a Path to Profitability

In this episode, WeaveGrid Co-Founder Apoorv Bhargava speaks with host Kate Barrett about what it takes to innovate in the... more

15 Feb 2023 · 37 minutes
Welcome to Founder Forward!

What does it take to build a great company? How can a founder transform a personal passion or pressing problem... more

07 Feb 2023 · 2 minutes
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