Angelneers: Insights From Startup Builders

Angelneers: Insights From Startup Builders

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April 10, 2024 44 mins

In this episode, we are excited to bring on Dr. Kostikov, a doctor in neurophysiology and an independent researcher, to discuss one of his recent articles on the evolution of AI and particularly how we went down the wrong path.  Dr. Kostikov has spent the last 30 years developing the concept of individual AI based on the integration of the human brain and computer system into a single functional complex using a scanning-type brain-...

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We live in a world where organizations are constrained by engineering resources and outsourcing is increasingly not viable. This has led to more product owners turning to no-code to build the software they need.

In this episode, we are excited to bring on Prakash Chandran to talk about what enterprise-grade no-code should look like. Prakash is a co-founder and CEO of Xano, a low-code platform for anyone looking to develop a backend...

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We’re on the verge of a generational change in the way we create content — fueled by AI.  In this episode, we are excited to bring Jay LeBoeuf on to talk about how AI will transform the entire field of audio and video production.  Jay is the Head Of Business & Corporate Development at Descript, an audio and video editing platform that uses “voice cloning” technology.  He lectures on media technology and business at Stanford Uni...

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One thing that some are betting on is that emotions and emotional intelligence is something that's very different than what everyone else is doing right now with AI.  We are excited to bring Ryan Benmalek on to talk about the rise of emotional AI and how machines are learning to understand and respond to human emotions.  Ryan is a co-founder and CEO of Daimon Labs, a partially remote, partially NYC-based team from the top AI resear...

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It’s a misconception that using AI removes “the human part” of content creation. In this episode, we are excited to bring Lilly Chen on to talk about how AI tools help Enterprise customers reimagine and scale their existing technical content in new formats and without extra work. Lilly is a co-founder and CEO of Contenda, a content creation service that uses generative AI to repurpose technical content from videos into effective wr...

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Large companies have built custom systems to move development tools and testing to the cloud, but this approach has often been out of reach for smaller companies. In this episode, we are excited to bring on Debo Ray to talk about applying his learnings at Uber to democratize what has previously only been available to elite, big-tech companies with cloud development environments. Debo is a co-founder and CEO of DevZero, a cloud-base...

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Traction. What is it? How do you generate it? In this episode, we are excited to bring on Bruce Cleveland to talk about how founders can improve their odds of success while traversing the traction gap where most startups fail. Bruce is the author of the bestseller "Traversing the Traction Gap", a practical guidebook for navigating the tumultuous early life of a startup. He has been a Silicon Valley CMO and CPO holding senior execut...

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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.




Current Priorities of the US Surgeon General

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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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