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How do you build a company from scratch? How do you take an idea and turn yourself into a founder? Find out... more

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Maybe startups can fix higher education with Tade Oyerinde from Campus

The higher education system isn’t working. Students pay way too much, professors don’t get paid enough, and many community college... more

16 Jul 2024 · 32 minutes
Why AI companies should want regulation now with Helen Toner

What is the right way to regulate AI? There appears to be as many different answers to that as there... more

09 Jul 2024 · 18 minutes
What makes MasterClass work? with David Rogier from MasterClass (re-release)

There are some companies that just have it, even if we can’t quite figure out what it is—and Masterclass is... more

02 Jul 2024 · 42 minutes
Making DTC western wear work with Paul Hedrick from Tecovas

It probably doesn’t come as too big of a surprise that cowboy boots aren’t typically sold online. So where is... more

25 Jun 2024 · 46 minutes
Policy is crucial to spread the AI wealth with Steve Case from AOL and Revolution Ventures

This week on Found, we have an interview from TechCrunch's Strictly VC event in DC. Becca sat down with Steve... more

18 Jun 2024 · 20 minutes
Creating cookware that won't poison you with Jordan Nathan

Many pots and pans on the market are coated in teflon, a poisonous chemical that can be harmful when it... more

11 Jun 2024 · 37 minutes
DTC lawn care that’s good for the planet with Coulter Lewis from Sunday

There is estimated to be 40 million acres of lawn or turf grass in the U.S., making the grass in... more

04 Jun 2024 · 45 minutes
AI that actually makes your job easier with Arvind Jain from Glean

When someone starts two incredibly successful enterprise companies, they must really understand the issues enterprises face and how to solve... more

28 May 2024 · 38 minutes
Creating the 'food as medicine' category with Ashley Tyrner from FarmboxRX

Food is medicine. This week’s guest on Found is Ashely Tyrner, the CEO and founder of  FarmboxRx which helps their... more

21 May 2024 · 39 minutes
Why a16z-backed Wonderschool is acquiring EarlyDay (Equity Interview)

This week we're bringing you a conversation from our friends over at Equity. Alex Wilhelm caught up with EarlyDay’s two... more

14 May 2024 · 33 minutes
Developing the “male IUD” with Kevin Eisenfrats from Contraline

Clinical trials are ongoing for the first long-lasting, reversible male birth control which is the first innovation in male birth... more

07 May 2024 · 41 minutes
How Midi raised millions for a menopause-focused platform with Joanna Strober from Midi

Most OBGYNs are not specifically trained in menopause, which means that women are left to suffer through their symptoms on... more

30 Apr 2024 · 32 minutes
Bringing down sky scrapers' sky-high carbon footprint with Joselyn Lai from Bedrock

Most skyscrapers have sky-high carbon footprints due mostly to inefficient methods of heating and cooling. Today’s guest, Joselyn Lai is... more

23 Apr 2024 · 44 minutes
Building EV charging infrastructure that lasts with Louis Tremblay from FLO

In order to get drivers to convert from gas-powered cars to electric, there needs to be reliable charging infrastructure. Today... more

16 Apr 2024 · 43 minutes
Giving old wood new life with Ben Christensen from Cambium

If you’re not in construction or in the middle of a renovation, you might not think much about wood waste... more

09 Apr 2024 · 43 minutes
Making healthy food accessible to everyone with Nick Green from Thrive Market

Between the rising cost of groceries and the all too common food desert, access to healthy and affordable food in... more

02 Apr 2024 · 46 minutes
Only AI can prevent forest fires with Allison Wolff from Vibrant Planet

Every wildfire season seems to be getting more intense than the last but today’s guest is here to tell us... more

26 Mar 2024 · 42 minutes
Finding longevity in Fintech with Eric Glyman from Ramp

Of all the work tasks you could automate with AI, submitting expenses would probably be high on the list. Today... more

19 Mar 2024 · 38 minutes
Training AI-powered recycling robots with Rebecca Hu from Glacier

Recycling is one facet to solving the climate crisis, but most of us are doing it wrong. Today on Found,... more

12 Mar 2024 · 46 minutes
AI could be the solution for bureaucracy with Emilie Poteat from Advocate

Applying for government benefits is a slow, tedious process that often leaves applicants in limbo for several months. Advocate... more

05 Mar 2024 · 41 minutes
Building in the DTC hayday with Ariel Kaye from Parachute

Do you know what brand your bedsheets are? Probably not. Today’s guest Ariel Kaye has been working to change that... more

27 Feb 2024 · 33 minutes
Bringing the wedding industry into the 21st century with Shan-Lyn Ma of Zola

This episodes dives into the massive web of the wedding industry with Shan-Lyn Ma, the co-founder and CEO of Zola.... more

20 Feb 2024 · 47 minutes
Closing the talent gap and mitigating bias in hiring with Tigran Sloyan from CodeSignal

Is it time for the resume’s reign to come to an end? Tigran Sloyan is the co-founder and CEO of... more

13 Feb 2024 · 49 minutes
Bootstrapping until the business finds a home with Beatrice Dixon from The Honey Pot

Not many businesses start with a seemingly incurable case of Bacterial Vaginosis but today’s guest, Beatrice Dixon, found a company... more

06 Feb 2024 · 45 minutes
Navigating media's ups and downs with theSkimm co-founders

It’s hard to remember a time when newsletters weren’t flooding every inbox but today’s guests were on the forefront of... more

30 Jan 2024 · 32 minutes
Where gut health meets hypergrowth with Ben Goodwin from Olipop

Gut health might be having a moment on TikTok but Ben Goodwin the co-founder and CEO of Olipop knows first... more

23 Jan 2024 · 43 minutes
Taking a DTC brand to IRL stores with Gabi Lewis from Magic Spoon

Grab your spoon and a carton of milk because today on Found we’re talking to Magic Spoon co-founder and CEO... more

16 Jan 2024 · 43 minutes
Lessons from 20 years in the language learning business with Markus Witte from Babbel

On today’s episode of Found, Dom and Becca talk to Markus Witte, co-founder of Babbel, a language learning app that... more

09 Jan 2024 · 37 minutes
Scaling the freemium model with Alex Zaccaria from Linktree

This week Found is going down under. New Zealand-based TechCrunch reporter Rebecca Bellan talked with Alex Zaccaria the co-founder and... more

02 Jan 2024 · 28 minutes
What we learned form a year of talking to founders

Welcome to a very special host-only episode of Found. Dom and Becca are breaking down 2023 in startups by looking... more

26 Dec 2023 · 26 minutes
Making justice more accessible with Charlie Hernandez from My Pocket Lawyer

This week’s episode is focused on Charlie Hernandez and his journey of building My Pocket Lawyer, an online platform that... more

19 Dec 2023 · 43 minutes
Crowdfunding a cleaner mobile power solution with James Wagoner form Joule Case

This episode centers on James Wagoner, the co-founder and CEO of Joule Case, a startup that is creating a cleaner... more

12 Dec 2023 · 39 minutes
Why does MasterClass work? with David Rogier from MasterClass

There are some companies that just have it, even if we can’t quite figure out what it is—and Masterclass is... more

05 Dec 2023 · 42 minutes
Building for Medicaid's regulatory moment with Neil Batlivala from Pair Team

Medicaid is in its regulatory moment. Today we’re joined by Neil Batlivala from Pair Team, which is building the infrastructure... more

28 Nov 2023 · 42 minutes
Owning the earscape market with Lisa Bubbers and Anna Harman from Studs

Studs co-founders and good friends Lisa Bubbers and Anna Harman want to own your ear piercings. They are helping Gen... more

21 Nov 2023 · 38 minutes
Can sustainable FashionTech save the world?

Today on Found, we have something a little different and extra special for you. We’re bringing you two bonus conversations... more

14 Nov 2023 · 38 minutes
Building digital infrastructure for developing countries with Nasrat Khalid from Aseel

On today’s episode, host Becca Skzutak is joined by our old friend Darrell Etherington to talk with Nasrat Khalid of... more

07 Nov 2023 · 47 minutes
What not to do when getting your grocery startup off the ground with Abhi Ramesh from Misfits Market

On today’s episode Becca and Dom are joined by Abhi Ramesh, the CEO and founder of Misfits Market, a grocery... more

31 Oct 2023 · 42 minutes
Adapting to the climate crisis with Jonas Torland from 7Analytics

This week on Found our hosts Becca Szkutak and Dom-Madori Davis talk with Jonas Torland from 7Analytics, a Norwegian company... more

24 Oct 2023 · 42 minutes
AI-driven gaming with Hilary Mason from Hidden Door

This week we’re bringing you a conversation with Hilary Mason from Hidden Door, an AI-driven narrative game engine. This mini-episode... more

17 Oct 2023 · 14 minutes
Solar-powered everything with Giovanni Fili of Exeger

This week’s episode features a conversation with Giovanni Fili, the founder and CEO of Exeger, a startup that creates flexible... more

10 Oct 2023 · 42 minutes
Making wearable medical devices more patient-friendly with Professor Esther Rodriguez-Villegas from Acurable

This week, our old friend Darrell Etherington joins Becca Szkutak to talk with Professor Esther Rodriguez-Villegas from Acurable. Acurable is... more

04 Oct 2023 · 46 minutes
Live from TechCrunch Disrupt with cybersecurity trailblazer Window Snyder from Thistle Technologies

The Found team recorded this episode live from TechCrunch Disrupt. Dom and Becca sat down with Window Snyder, a trailblazer... more

26 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
Bootstrapping a space tech isn't easy with Bianca Cefalo from Space DOTS

On today’s episode of Found, Dom and Becca talk with Bianca Cefalo, CEO and co-founder of Space DOTS which... more

19 Sep 2023 · 52 minutes
Taking learnings from working at Amazon to clean beauty with Jaleh Bisharat from NakedPoppy

This week’s episode focuses on Jaleh Bisharat, the co-founder and CEO of NakedPoppy, a e-commerce site that helps users find... more

12 Sep 2023 · 42 minutes
Using AI to talk to trees with Graham Hine from ePlant

This episode is centered on Graham Hine, the co-founder and CEO of ePlant, a startup that creates sensors that monitor... more

05 Sep 2023 · 45 minutes
A social platform to map the way we think with Ida Josefiina from Sane

Today’s episode dives into the mind of Ida Josefiina, the co-founder and CEO of Sane, a social knowledge sharing platform.... more

29 Aug 2023 · 41 minutes
Enabling equitable cancer prevention with Feyi Ayodele from CancerIQ

This week’s episode is focused on Feyi Ayodele, the co-founder and CEO of CancerIQ, a precision health company designed for... more

22 Aug 2023 · 45 minutes
Fifteen years in and still early to the industry with Marco Zappacosta from Thumbtack

This episode centers on Marco Zappacosta, the co-founder and CEO of Thumbtack, a startup that runs a marketplace for home... more

15 Aug 2023 · 42 minutes
Bringing VR to IRL classrooms with Anurupa Ganguly Prisms

This week’s episode focuses on Anurupa Ganguly, the founder and CEO at Prisms, a startup designing VR math curriculum for... more

08 Aug 2023 · 46 minutes
Educating VCs on your lived experience with Rebecca Rosenberg from ReBokeh

This episode focuses on ReBokeh, a startup that created an app that applies filters that allow people with low vision... more

01 Aug 2023 · 42 minutes
Where data meets DEI with Mandy Price from Kanarys

This week’s episode features a conversation with Mandy Price, the co-founder and CEO at Kanarys, a SaaS startup that helps... more

25 Jul 2023 · 41 minutes
What to do when customers say yes but VCs say no with Catherine Tabor from Sparkly

This week’s episode features a conversation with Catherine Tabor, the founder and CEO of Sparkfly, a company that helps brands... more

18 Jul 2023 · 40 minutes
Growing a startup banking alternative while the banking sky is falling with Immad Akhund from Mercury (Equity Interview)

As a founder, you’ve got to be ready for anything, but nothing could have prepared Mercury CEO and founder Immad... more

11 Jul 2023 · 30 minutes
Farmers use tech too with Charles Baron from Farmers Business Network

This week’s episode features Charles Baron, the co-founder and CMO at Farmers Business Network (FBN), a startup that offers a... more

04 Jul 2023 · 45 minutes
Still, sparkling, or made from the air? with Reuben Vollmer and Tyler Breton from Spout

On today’s episode, we hear from the founders of Spout, a startup that makes a device that can pull fresh... more

27 Jun 2023 · 47 minutes
Building a map of the U.S. healthcare system with Web Sun from Komodo Health

This week’s episode features Web Sun, the co-founder and president of Komodo Health, a startup that uses data to create... more

20 Jun 2023 · 43 minutes
Mitigating AI biases in healthcare with Amy Brown from Authenticx

This week we hear from Amy Brown, the co-founder and CEO of Authenticx, a Midwestern startup that helps insurance companies... more

13 Jun 2023 · 41 minutes
Curing physician burnout with Eli Ben-Joseph from Regard

On this week's episode, Dom and Becca are joined by Eli Ben-Joseph, the co-founder and CEO of Regard, a startup... more

06 Jun 2023 · 43 minutes
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
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On today’s episode, Becca and Dom chat with Dr. Stacy Blain, the co-founder and chief science officer at Concarlo Therapeutics. Blain talked... more