Angelneers: Insights From Startup Builders

Angelneers: Insights From Startup Builders

This podcast is brought to you by Angelneers, a community of startup builders. Listen to seasoned founders, operators, and technologists sharing their learnings and insights about how to make better decisions around product, engineering, and growth. To learn more about Angelneers look us up on our social media or write to


May 25, 2023 45 mins

While Generative AI and LLMs grab headlines, it's the practical limitations of power consumption and cost — not capabilities — that often determine where AI is deployed. In this episode, we are excited to bring Sam Fok on to talk about the sparse future of AI powering the inside of consumer electronics. Sam is the co-founder and CEO of Femtosense, a startup developing an ultra-low-power AI processor for the real-time edge that is d...

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Fundraising is a numbers game, and unless you have Snapchat levels of growth or have previously taken two other companies public, you’re going to need to talk to a lot of investors. In this episode, we spoke with Nathan Beckord about how to improve the odds of success when raising venture capital. Nathan is the founder and CEO of Foundersuite, a software platform that brings structure, speed and efficiency to raising venture capita...

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What is hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), its main components, and its benefits for data storage and backup?

In this episode, we are excited to bring on Mo Tahmasebi to talk about how to navigate the world of hyperconverged infrastructure. Mo is the founder and CEO of StoneFly, one of the innovators of cost-effective full-featured storage appliances.


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What does the future hold in store for retail? In this episode, we are excited to bring on Trevor Sumner to talk about how AI is changing the retail industry. Trevor is the Head of AI and Innovation at Raydiant as part of the Perch acquisition. He's also an Entrepreneur, Advisor, Angel investor, and Top 100 Retail And Top 50 RetailTech Influencer.

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How to achieve business value from AI? In this episode, we are excited to bring on Chris Surdak to talk about how businesses should tackle the challenges of elusive success with AI. Chris is an award-winning, internationally-recognized transformation expert leveraging leading-edge technologies such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA), AI, Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Blockchain to drive results-oriented digit...

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How do you develop cutting-edge marketing strategies to achieve hyper-growth? We are thrilled to bring on Bill Macaitis, one of the most renowned marketing leaders, to talk about his experiences of creating marketing powerhouses for the three fastest-growing SaaS companies in history - Slack, Zendesk, and Salesforce - where he was a CRO/CMO, a CMO, and an SVP Marketing respectively. These days he enjoys helping and advising other c...

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Is AI generation the next platform shift? In this episode, we are excited to bring on Barak Turovsky to talk about how Generative AI is powering a new epoch in technology reinventing communication, content creation, and information access.

Barak is a product and business leader with 25+ years of experience in Artificial Intelligence (Generative AI, LLMs, Computer Vision), Ads & Commerce, and Enterprise Software. He served as Chief ...

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In this episode, we are excited to bring Ely Kahn on to talk about his experiences as a startup co-founder, then as a corporate executive and share his thoughts on common trends to look out for in cloud security. Ely is a VP of Product Management for Cloud Security at SentinelOne and, before that, the co-founder of Sqrrl, the threat-hunting company (now called Amazon Detective) where he wore many hats. Prior to that, he held numero...

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The secret to leadership is there aren’t any real secrets. In this episode, we are excited to bring Michael Nusimow on to talk about CEO tradecraft and his learnings after 14 years as a first-time CEO. Michael co-founded and was the CEO of DrChrono, an all-in-one EHR, practice management, and billing solution for all sizes of medical practice.

Twitter: @nusimow

The No Asshole Rule

Radical Candor

Can't Hurt Me

The Infinite Game



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What is burnout and how can we address its causes? We are excited to open the Season 4 of the podcast by bringing on Aras Toker to talk about redesigning digital mental health from the lens of a holistic approach to workplace wellbeing. Aras is the founder and CEO of Peace of Mind, a community-focused anti-burnout resilience coaching platform.




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Our so-called productivity tools may actually throttle our productivity. We are ‘always on,’ but often fail to accomplish real work. Bubbles, an async-first tool, is designed to supercharge team collaboration in today's modern remote work environment.

In this episode, we sat down with Tom Medema, the founder and CEO of Bubbles, to talk about how async platforms free up employees’ time to do deep work and mitigate digital burnout.


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One of the most annoying pain points for doctors in any office is writing down notes and documentation.  We are excited to bring on Punit Soni to talk about reimagining the healthcare tech stack, making it invisible and assistive by delivering incredibly fast and accurate voice experiences using the latest in NLP and ML.  Punit is the founder and CEO of Suki, a virtual medical assistant that acts as a voice user interface for elect...

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The corporate team-building market is estimated to be over $30 billion. It has tremendous demand for creative, interactive workspaces that lead to greater employee engagement and productivity.

In this episode we sat down with Jos van der Westhuizen to talk about VR and Metaverse are poised to reshape the world of work including collaboration, experience, training, and engagement. Jos is a co-founder and CEO of Remio, the most inter...

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Siloed security products today don’t give you the control, transparency, scale, and innovation needed to protect against today’s advanced threats.  In this episode, we sat down with Maxime Lamothe-Brassard to talk about bringing an engineering approach to cybersecurity through the Security Infrastructure as a Service (SIaaS) model and its implications.

Maxime is a co-founder and CEO of LimaCharlie which enables organizations to det...

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There's no need to spell out the advantages of easy-to-use software that automates everyday workflows. In this episode, we bring on Artem Harutyunyan to talk about how leveraging a browser-based approach helps bring workflow automation to the masses. Artem is a co-founder and CTO of Bardeen, a no-code tool that saves you time by automating repetitive tasks with a shortcut. It combines a powerful workflow builder, AI-based recommend...

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Data sharing between business units and organizations is necessary for modern business but it’s a major challenge and barrier to growth. Current solutions are often ineffective, slow, expensive and don’t really solve the problem.

In this episode we bring Sadegh Riazi who has been working with encryption his entire career to talk about changing the status quo using advanced cryptographic technologies such as Secure Multiparty Comput...

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The underlying technology of customer support is outdated and steeped in hierarchical processes and practices from more than two decades ago. In this episode, we are talking with Austin Emser about why AI will be central to the future of customer support. Austin is a co-founder and CEO of Stylo which is on a mission of creating amazing customer support experiences leveraging the next generation of AI.

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How can AI support dentists and improve long-term patient outcomes? In this episode, we are talking with Jie Feng about improving access and quality of oral healthcare by bringing AI into dentists' workflow, particularly in finding cavities. Jie is a co-founder and CEO of KELLS which provides accessible, high-quality dental screening through a combination of clinicians and AI.

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In this episode, Aaron Nathan talks about how a unique combination of computer vision, satellite navigation, and sensor fusion helps solve the transportation problems of the future. Aaron is a co-founder and CEO of Point One Navigation, a company that solves one of the key unsolved problems for intelligent machines: determining position with a high degree of precision and confidence in all situations.


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Today 90% of all data generated on devices travels from the point of creation on devices at the edge of the cloud. But there is a better way.

In this episode, we are talking with Fay Arjomandi about how the edgeCloud computing can unlock the next generation of apps for the hyper-connected world. Fay is the founder and CEO of Mimik Technology which provides a hybrid edge cloud computing application development platform and business ...

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