How I Met My Co-Founder: The Podcast

How I Met My Co-Founder: The Podcast

Did you know co-founder conflict kills 65% of startups? Join co-founder relationship expert, Annie Garofalo, as she interviews high performing founding teams on the pivotal, often overlooked moments of choosing co-founders, building trust, and navigating conflicts. In each episode, you’ll be in the room as co-founders reflect on their most intimate moments as a team – from toughest team conversations, communication breakdowns, and decision making best practices. How I Met My Co-Founder is a master-class in navigating the interpersonal challenges facing entrepreneurs.

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May 30, 2024 29 mins

Ask Me Anything: Couples Therapy for Co-Founders — Former Techstars Chief of Staff, Crystelle Desnoyer, interviewing Co-Founder Relationship Expert, Annie Garofalo

In this bonus episode of 'How I Met My Co-Founder,' guest host Crystelle Desnoyer, former Chief of Staff to the CEO of Techstars, switches roles to interview show host Annie Garofalo about her unique specialization in supporting co-founder relationships. Drawing ...

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This week’s episode brings professor-student duo from University of Michigan, Brian Moore (CEO) and Prof. Jason Corso (CSO), co-founders of Voxel51, an open source toolkit to enable better data and better models. They discuss transitioning from academia to entrepreneurship in AI, shedding the “faculty” and “student” roles, changing CEO titles earlier last year, how they made a major pivot (and if it was the right choice), as well a...

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In our first live recording in New York City, guests Andrew Hoh and Sarmad Qadri, co-founders of LastMile AI, share their experiences transitioning from working at Meta to launching their own AI developer platform. They discuss the importance of trust and communication, comparing the co-founder relationship to marriage, emphasizing accountability, mutual support, and the ability to navigate conflict.

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Curious about what it’s like to date (and marry) your co-founder? Meet Alana and Jason, co-founders of How to Change the World. The two serendipitously met at a cooking class in London, met up for a (professional?) coffee a few days later, joined forces as co-founders, and, prompted by a mutual friend, decided to listen to their hearts and start dating.

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Vaish, Max, and Jed are co-founders of Sweden-based company Cohabit, a circular furniture rental startup born out of a graduate course in sustainability at Malmö University. The team is diverse in every way - culturally, geographically, and functionally. Vaish has nearly a decade of expertise leading teams in the non-profit sector in India, Jed brings experience managing one of the top fast-food chains in the Philippines, and Max i...

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Juanita Duque (CEO) and Olga Botero (CTO), co-founders of Seccuri, are the first mother-daughter co-founders in the cybersecurity sector.

Mother-daughter pair, Olga and Juanita, are no stra...

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Ian Coe, Karl Hanson, Andrew Colombi & Adam Kamor are co-founders of Tonic.ai.

Meet Ian, Karl, Andrew, and Adam, who came together in 2018 to co-found Tonic. Their goal? To revolutionize h...

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Patricia Riopel & Enrico Magnani made waves in 2017 as the first search fund couple! Post-business school, they found themselves in separate careers in separate continents with Enrico returning to McKinsey Italy and Pat operating companies across Africa and Latin America. When thin...

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Spencer Shulem, Nikhil Shinday, and Adam Stanford are co-founders of BuildBetter.

After a decade working in and around startups, Spencer and Adam started BuildBetter in 2020. Soon after, Spencer brought in his childhood friend, Nikhil, as a third co-founder and CTO. Since then, they’ve secured millions in funding from leading investors like Wing, Tidal, Surface, Village Global, and OnDeck, and Telegraph Hill Capital and made thous...

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How I Met My Co-Founder: The Podcast

How I Met My Co-Founder sheds light on the pivotal, often underestimated discussions that make or break a founding team. This business podcast aims to reduce the 65% of startup teams that fail due to co-founder conflict (The Founder’s ...

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