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The academic to founder pipeline with Dr. Stacy Blain from Concarlo Therapeutics

On today’s episode, Becca and Dom chat with Dr. Stacy Blain, the co-founder and chief science officer at Concarlo Therapeutics.... more

30 May 2023 · 45 minutes
Digital Nomads need insurance too with Sarah Sandnes from SafetyWing

This week, Becca and Dom are joined by Sarah Sandnes, the co-founder and CTO of SafetyWing, which is creating a... more

23 May 2023 · 40 minutes
Motherhood, mentorship, and management with Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan from Samooha

This week Becca and Dom are joined by Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan, the co-founder and CEO at Samooha, a startup creating the... more

16 May 2023 · 42 minutes
Boxed wine can be bougie with Allison Luvera and Lauren De Niro Pipher from Juliet

Exciting news this week! Dominic-Madori Davis is joining Becca Szkutak as Found’s newest co-host. Say hi to her in a... more

09 May 2023 · 46 minutes
Filling in the learning disability assessment gaps with Stefan Bauer from Marker Learning

Getting diagnosed with a learning disability or attention disorder is crucial to getting students the support they need to be... more

02 May 2023 · 44 minutes
Found Live: Shifting from founder to VC with Russ Wilcox from E Ink and Pillar VC

We’re coming at you live from TechCrunch’s Early Stage in Boston. Darrell and Becca are joined onstage by Russ Wilcox... more

25 Apr 2023 · 31 minutes
Curing disease with CRISPR with Trevor Martin from Mammoth Biosciences

Welcome back to Found, the TechCrunch podcast where you hear the stories behind the startups from the entrepreneurs themselves. In... more

18 Apr 2023 · 44 minutes
Found is nominated for a Webby

We’re thrilled to be nominated for a Webby award in the Best Technology Podcast category. You can help Found win... more

12 Apr 2023 ·
Rebranding egg donation with Lauren Makler from Cofertility

On today’s episode, Lauren Markler comes on to talk about how her company Cofertility aims to rebrand egg donation by... more

11 Apr 2023 · 46 minutes
Getting people to try new things IRL with Sarah Peterson from The Nudge

This week Becca is joined by special guest co-host TechCrunch reporter Amanda Silberling to talk with Sarah Peterson, COO and... more

04 Apr 2023 · 46 minutes
Building Generative AI before it was cool with Angela Hoover from Andi

This week Darrell and Becca are joined by Angela Hoover, CEO and co-founder of Andi, a generative AI search chatbox... more

28 Mar 2023 · 40 minutes
Making more mammoths with Ben Lamm from Colossal

Ben Lamm is no stranger to starting an interesting company but Colossal Biosciences, the world’s first de-extinction company is definitely... more

21 Mar 2023 · 49 minutes
How Gen Z builds community with Teddy Solomon from Fizz

Welcome back to Found, the TechCrunch podcast where you hear the stories behind the startups from the entrepreneurs themselves. This... more

14 Mar 2023 · 41 minutes
Talking trash with Matt Roger from Mill

While working on developing the iPhone and then going on to co-found Nest, Matt Rogers became an expert in changing... more

07 Mar 2023 · 45 minutes
Bonus Episode: Say Hello to the Startup Battlefield Winner

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for—the winner is announced! In this episode, we get to know the winner... more

06 Mar 2023 · 32 minutes
Augmenting creativity with Alice Albrecht from Re:collect (re-release)

Last year when we talked to Alice Albrecht from Re:collect, the Found team couldn't stop thinking about the possibilities of... more

28 Feb 2023 · 58 minutes
Bonus Episode: Getting to know the Battlefield 200

Inside Startup Battlefield is back in our feed with episode three. It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for—the winner... more

27 Feb 2023 · 14 minutes
Modernizing 911 calls with Michael Chime from Found

Michael Chime, the co-founder and CEO of Prepared, is leading the charge to modernize 911 calls by providing access to... more

21 Feb 2023 · 53 minutes
Bonus Episode: Making the Pitch Perfect

Inside Startup Battlefield is back in our feed with episode two. In the second episode of Inside Startup Battlefield, we... more

20 Feb 2023 · 31 minutes
Turning waste water into water that works with Alex Rappaport from ZwitterCo

This week on Found, Darrell and Becca talk with  Alex Rappaport, the CEO and co-founder of ZwitterCo, which makes it... more

14 Feb 2023 · 50 minutes
Bonus Episode: The Startup Battlefield Basics

Check out the newest podcast from the TechCrunch Podcast Network: Inside Startup Battlefield, the four-part series that takes you behind... more

13 Feb 2023 · 31 minutes
Disrupting beauty's last frontier with Keta Burke-Williams from Ourside

This week Darrell and Becca are joined by Ourside founder and CEO Keta Burke-Williams. They get into what it takes... more

07 Feb 2023 · 49 minutes
Avoiding the pitfalls of OnlyFans with Rosie Nguyen from Fanhouse

Rosie Nguyen (or JasmineRiceGirl as her fans know her) is the co-founder and CCO of PG-13ish content-creating platform Fanhouse.... more

31 Jan 2023 · 48 minutes
Being the steady hand in market uncertainty with Sebastian Siemiatkowski from Klarna

This week Darrell and Becca are joined by Klarna’s Co-founder and CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski to talk about how the company... more

24 Jan 2023 · 46 minutes
Modernizing the live music industry with Mir Hwang from GigFinesse

Mir Hwang is the co-founder and CEO of GigFinesse. Mir talks about how his struggles to book music gigs as... more

17 Jan 2023 · 50 minutes
Solving the looming lithium shortage with Sheeba Dawood from Minerva Lithium

This week we’re mixing it up on Found and welcoming special guest cohost, Neesha Tambe, the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Editor.... more

10 Jan 2023 · 52 minutes
Two CEOs are better than one with Henrique Dubugras from Brex

This week Darrell and Becca are joined by Brex co-founder and co-CEO Henrique Dubugras to chat about his corporate credit... more

03 Jan 2023 · 47 minutes
Checking back in with a few favorite founders (re-release)

Happy holidays! The found crew is taking a week off to relax so we are throwing it back to our... more

27 Dec 2022 · 46 minutes
Augmenting creativity with Alice Albrecht from re:collect

Take our listener survey for a chance to win a free year of TC+ at bit.ly/tcpodsurvey. Welcome back to found, the... more

20 Dec 2022 · 58 minutes
Trusting your gut microbiome with Cheryl Sew Hoy from Tiny Health

Take our listener survey for a chance to win a free year of TC+ at bit.ly/tcpodsurvey. When Ceryl Sew Hoy had... more

13 Dec 2022 · 47 minutes
Starting the tampon revolution with Valentina Milanova from Daye

We’re so excited to be back with new episodes of Found and to introduce you to our brilliant new co-host... more

06 Dec 2022 · 54 minutes
Tennis-star-turned-star-investor with Serena Williams from Serena Ventures

At last month’s TechCrunch Disrupt, Jordan sat down with Serena Williams and her co-founder Alison Rapaport Stillman to talk about... more

01 Nov 2022 · 30 minutes
Taking construction projects into the cloud with Shanthi Rajan from Linarc

Shanthi Rajan is a career-long entrepreneur so when she realized the construction industry was in need of disruption, she was... more

25 Oct 2022 · 43 minutes
Providing virtual gender-affirming care with Jerrica Kirkley and Matthew Wetschler of Plume

Telehealth startups had a boom during the pandemic and for certain marginalized communities not having to physically go onto a... more

18 Oct 2022 · 55 minutes
Making robots that make robots to take over the world with Scott Gravelle from Attatbotics

This week Darrell and Jordan talk with Scott Gravelle, the CEO and co-founder of Attabotics, a robotics company that specializes... more

11 Oct 2022 · 52 minutes
Delivering remote abortion care with Kiki Freedman from Hey Jane (Re-Release)

This time last year, we talked with Kiki Freedman the founder of Hey Jane, a virtual health care startup aimed... more

04 Oct 2022 · 42 minutes
Building the great pyramid of hybrid work with Phil Libin from mmhmm

When Phil Libin co-founded Evernote he spent tons of money making the perfect working environment with chic offices, a shuttle... more

27 Sep 2022 · 54 minutes
Bonus: Catching up with Kathy Hannun from Dandelion Energy

Welcome back to another bonus episode of Found. This week, producer Maggie catches up with Kathy Hannun from Dandelion Energy.... more

22 Sep 2022 · 20 minutes
Brainstorming your way into entrepreneurship with Amar Shah and Sonia Nigam from Change

After graduating college, co-founders Amar Shah and Sonia Nigam were bored with at their first ”real jobs” so through trial... more

20 Sep 2022 · 46 minutes
How do you build a company towards a $20B exit? with Dylan Field from Figma

We spoke to Figma founder and CEO Dylan Field earlier this year, and while we didn’t know at the time... more

15 Sep 2022 · 49 minutes
Expanding the boundaries of health care with Kelsey Mellard from Sitka

We talk to a lot of healthtech founders on this show because there are countless ways the healthcare system, particularly... more

13 Sep 2022 · 54 minutes
Found Live: From Selling Sunset to crypto real estate with Christine Quinn and Christian Dumontet

This week on Found Live Darrell and special guest host and co-host of Chain Reaction, Anita Ramaswamy, talk to Christine... more

06 Sep 2022 · 39 minutes
Catching up with YC alum Hana Mohan from Magic Bell

In this mini-sode we catch up with one of the first founders we spoke to, Hana Mohan from MagicBell. Since... more

02 Sep 2022 · 13 minutes
Remembering the doctor's orders with Shiv Rao from Abridge

This week’s guest Shiv Rao founded Abridge after experiencing how unnerving it can be to go through a medical emergency... more

30 Aug 2022 · 47 minutes
Building a revenge app with Jay Chandrasekhar from Vouch Vault

Super Troopers premiered at Sundance to a receptive, giggling crowd but if you judged it based on its Rotten Tomato... more

23 Aug 2022 · 40 minutes
Bonus: The sea change in the entrepreneurial energy with the Equity Crew

Darrell and Jordan joined the Equity crew to try to answer the questions: Despite all the dollars and deals out... more

16 Aug 2022 · 31 minutes
SaaS-ifying air quality tracking with Davida Herzl from Aclima

We all have a right to clean air but chances are you aren’t getting accurate air quality data—Davida Herzl the... more

09 Aug 2022 · 45 minutes
Making the creator economy comic book friendly with Chris Giliberti from Zestworld

Comics are the foundation for so many movies, TV shows, and video games however creators still struggle to be fairly... more

02 Aug 2022 · 41 minutes
Bonus: Catching up with Iman Abuzeid from Incredible Health

Welcome to the first bonus episode of Found. In this mini-sode we catch up with the very first founder we... more

28 Jul 2022 · 13 minutes
Facing the economic downturn with confidence (with Nikki Pechet)

Nikki Pechet and her co-founder started Homebound after a wildfire ripped through Northern California and thousands of people were put... more

26 Jul 2022 · 53 minutes
Carolyn Childers, Chief

On this episode of Found Live, Chief co-founder and CEO, Carolyn Childers, joins us to talk about leading a company... more

19 Jul 2022 · 40 minutes
Irving Fain, Bowery Farming

Bowery Farms founder and CEO Irving Fain wants you to taste the best strawberry you’ve ever had, grown only a... more

12 Jul 2022 · 46 minutes
Matt Mullenweg, WordPress (Automattic)

It’s rare we get to speak to someone who has been working at their company for 19 years so this... more

05 Jul 2022 · 46 minutes
Christine Tao, Sounding Board

Christine Tao knows good leaders have good executive coaches. She founded Sounding Board to make it easier for companies to... more

28 Jun 2022 · 45 minutes
Kathryn Cross, Anja Health

Anja Health CEO and founder, Kathryn Cross, knows all too well that banking cord blood stem cells can be life.... more

21 Jun 2022 · 43 minutes
Founder Double Feature

This week we talk to two founders who just came off stage from the TC Sessions: Mobility Pitch-Off. First up... more

14 Jun 2022 · 32 minutes
Vivian Wang, Landed

Landed founder and CEO Vivian Wang is on a mission to connect blue-collar workers with high-quality job opportunities. Landed handles... more

07 Jun 2022 · 50 minutes
Claire Coder, Aunt Flow

Claire Coder, founder and CEO of Aunt Flow joined us on Found Live. Darrell, Jordan, and Claire got into how... more

31 May 2022 · 48 minutes
Anniversary Bonus: Founder Roundtable

Happy one year of Found! To celebrate our anniversary, we welcomed back four founders whose stories really stuck with us... more

27 May 2022 · 46 minutes
Nikil Viswanathan and Joe Lau, Alchemy

Alchemy co-founders Nikil Viswanathan and Joe Lau were persistent in their search for the right startup idea. The duo that... more

24 May 2022 · 52 minutes
Justin Intal, Forage

Justin Intal from Forage joined the Found crew live. He talks about how profound struggles in his personal life motivated... more

17 May 2022 · 48 minutes
Sassie Duggleby, Venus Aerospace

Sassie Duggleby is leading the team at Venus Aerospace to develop a spaceplane that could go from LA to Tokyo... more

10 May 2022 · 48 minutes
Thor Fridriksson, Rocky Road Inc

Thor Fridriksson is, as Jordan calls him, the King of Mobile Gaming. With mega-viral games like Trivia Royale and QuizUp,... more

03 May 2022 · 49 minutes
Chris Webb, ChowNow

ChowNow started as a way for founder and CEO, Chris Webb and his friends to easily order from smaller local... more

26 Apr 2022 · 52 minutes
Help Us Win a Webby!

Found has been nominated for a Webby for best Technology Podcast! Tomorrow is the last day to vote, so help... more

20 Apr 2022 ·
Anthony DiMare, Bedrock

Help us Win a Webby by voting for us here: bit.ly/vote4found Today on Found we talk to Anthony DiMare, the co-founder... more

19 Apr 2022 · 52 minutes
Dylan Field, Figma

Dylan Field, co-founder and CEO of Figma, started the company when he was 20 years old when he had no... more

12 Apr 2022 · 49 minutes
Julia Cheek, Everly Health

Everly Health founder and CEO Julia Cheek is taking steps to revolutionize healthcare by helping patients gain access to all... more

04 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Laura Crabtree, Epsilon3

Space enterprise founder, Laura Crabtree, talks with Darrell and Jordan about starting Epsilon 3 and how they are helping companies... more

28 Mar 2022 · 55 minutes
Shivani Siroya, Tala

Found Live is back again with Shivani Siroya, CEO and founder of Tala, a fintech company that works with underestimated... more

21 Mar 2022 · 48 minutes
Matthew Wadiak, Cooks Venture

Most people don’t spend much time thinking about where their poultry comes from, much less what it was eating when... more

14 Mar 2022 · 52 minutes
Toyin Ajayi, Cityblock

On Found Live Darrell and Jordan got to chat with Cityblock co-founder and president, Toyin Ajayi. CItyblock provides primary care,... more

07 Mar 2022 · 52 minutes
Michelle You, Supercritical

Michelle You, co-founder and CEO of Supercritical, is on a mission to help companies get to net-zero but she refuses... more

28 Feb 2022 · 48 minutes
Found Live ft Jordan Taylor and Edith Cooper, Medley

Listen in to the first-ever episode of Found Live. We were joined by the mother-daughter duo Jordan Taylor and Edith... more

21 Feb 2022 · 53 minutes
Sunil Paul, Spring Free EV

Don't miss Found Live on 2/17 at 10am PT / 1pm ET with our first guest Thor Fridriksson. RSVP... more

14 Feb 2022 · 49 minutes
Kentaro Kawamori, Persefoni

This week, Persefoni co-founder and CEO, Kentaro Kawamori is joining us this week not only to talk about his climate... more

07 Feb 2022 · 52 minutes
Elizabeth Ruzzo, adyn

We’re in the business of talking to very impressive people who are working to solve incredibly tough problems— but Elizabeth... more

31 Jan 2022 · 45 minutes
Julian Green, Headroom

We’re talking to serial founder Julian Green whose most recent startup, Headroom is using AI to hack human conversation—starting with... more

24 Jan 2022 · 51 minutes
Ariela Safira, Real

This week Darrell and Jordan talk with Real CEO and Founder, Ariela Safira. Real is a therapy platform that aims... more

17 Jan 2022 · 51 minutes
Liz Young, Realm

Liz Young remembers when her family became homeowners, even at six years old she understood it was a big deal.... more

10 Jan 2022 · 46 minutes
Ashley Sumner, Quilt (re-release)

As COVID-19 cases spike many people enter 2022 in some kind of quarantine, a conversation about community and connecting... more

03 Jan 2022 · 53 minutes
Alexandra Bonetti, The Talent Hack

While owning and operating studio gym spaces in New York, Alexandra Bonetti knew that it shouldn’t have to be this... more

27 Dec 2021 · 40 minutes
Yusuf Sherwani , Quit Genius

Yusuf Sherwani saw the value in remote mental healthcare long before COVID sent everyone into video therapy sessions. He is... more

20 Dec 2021 · 41 minutes
Aditi Shekar, Zeta (Re-Release)

This week we're re-releasing Jordan and Darrell's conversation with Aditi Shekar, the co-founder and CEO of Zeta. As the year... more

13 Dec 2021 · 55 minutes
Ross Lipson, Dutchie

Co-founder of Dutchie, Ross Lipson talks to Jordan and Darrell about stepping into the cannabis space, taking the hits as... more

06 Dec 2021 · 55 minutes
Carolyn Mooney, Nextmv

Carolyn Mooney wants you to make your decision-making process code. She is the co-founder and CEO of Nextmv which helps... more

29 Nov 2021 · 52 minutes
Larry Gadea, Envoy

The way COVID-19 has changed the way we work comes up a lot, founders have had to pivot and innovate... more

22 Nov 2021 · 50 minutes
Nabiha Saklayen, Cellino

Not only is this week's guest the TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 Battlefield winner, but Nabiha Saklayen is also democratizing access to... more

15 Nov 2021 · 48 minutes
Megan O'Connor, Nth Cycle

This week we talk to the runner-up in Tech Crunch Disrupt's Startup Battlefield: Megan O'Connor from Nth Cycle. Megan first... more

08 Nov 2021 · 45 minutes
Maria Shriver and Patrick Schwarzenegger, MOSH

After experiencing firsthand what Alzheimer’s does to patients and their families, Maria Shriver and Patrick Schwarzenegger, have launched MOSH, a... more

01 Nov 2021 · 47 minutes
Nabiha Saklayen, Cellino

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Not only is this week's guest the TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 Battlefield winner, but Nabiha Saklayen is also democratizing access to life-saving cell... more