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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 is a space tech startup that makes testing materials in space cheaper and easier. This may sound a little far out but it is extremely difficult to validate new materials to be used in space. In this episode, Cefalo talks about how difficult it is to bootstrap a deep tech company, the challenges of testing materials in space, and how she leads their growing team.
Taking learnings from working at Amazon to clean beauty with Jaleh Bisharat from NakedPoppy
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 the health of trees. Hine talked about what got him interested in the tree space to begin with and what it was like transitioning to being a founder after working for years at a startup founded by his brother. Hine also talked about why the company decided to launch both B2B and consumer strategies and the wide breadth of potential use cases for the tech.
A social platform to map the way we think with Ida Josefiina from Sane
Have you ever thought about all of the experiences, shows, books, people, places, and other pieces of media that have all been mixed together to make your unique personality and interests? Do you think you could build a multi-media map to visually show all of these elements? On today’s episode of Found, the co-founder and CEO of Sane, Ida Josefiina is explains how they’re breaking social networking as we know it to find a solution for collective reasoning and even mitigate existential risk. In this episode you’ll learn:How Josefiina accidentally became an entrepreneur in the tech industryWhy New York is the best place for a company like Sane and the argument for having an in-person work culture.How spatial mapping can visually represent the way we think to better explain difficult concepts.Today’s episode dives into the mind of Ida Josefiina, the co-founder and CEO of Sane, a social knowledge-sharing platform. Josefiina talked about how her foray into existentialist ideas and the power of collective intelligence put her on a journey to start this company. She spoke about how she thinks about hiring for the mission-driven company and how it could scale. Plus, she talked about why she doesn’t consider Sane to be a social media platform.
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 physicians to help their patients with monitoring cancer risk and prevention. Ayodele talked about she came up with the startup idea while hiking Mount Kilimanjaro with her mother. She also talked about how she approached fundraising as a former VC herself and what it was like selling CancerIQ to healthcare organizations and hospitals.Found posts every Friday. Subscribe on Apple, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to be alerted when new episodes drop. Check out the other TechCrunch podcasts: Equity, The TechCrunch Podcast and Chain Reaction.Subscribe to Found to hear more stories from founders each
How do you build a company from scratch? How do you take an idea and turn yourself into a founder? Find out from those who’ve already taken the plunge and are in the weeds of entrepreneurship.
Each week, we feature early-stage startup founders to hear first-hand accounts of the real stories behind startups. Every Tuesday, hosts Darrell Etherington and Becca Szuktak interview early-stage founders on their origins, product roadmaps, funding efforts — and how they grow from failures. Found is produced by Maggie Stamets