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Angelneers: Insights From Startup Builders

Summary: This podcast is brought to you by Angelneers, a community of startup builders. We interview founders, operators, and technologists who have founded or helped built game-changing companies in the enterprise space. You'll hear the guests sharing stories insights about how they got started, the lessons that they had learned, and the challenges they had to overcome during their journey that ultimately led them to success or failure. We believe that mapping the reasons for failure is no less valuable as it helps mitigate a survivorship bias of success stories that we all admire. To learn more about Angelneers look us up on our social media or write to

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 Stylo: How AI Is Transforming Customer Support with Austin Emser | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:14

The underlying technology of customer support is outdated and steeped in hierarchical processes and practices from more than two decades ago.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.

 Kells: Improving Oral Health with AI with Jie Feng | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:37

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.

 Point One Navigation: The API for Precise Location with Aaron Nathan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:42

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.  

 Mimik: Unlocking the Next Gen of Apps for the Hyper Connected World with Fay Arjomandi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:05

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 enablers for digital transformation. Fay is a serial entrepreneur and renowned leader in the tech industry and has been named the “edge computing woman of the year” in 2020 and was named one of the most influential women business leaders in Silicon Valley in 2014. Bolstering Customer Success with AI with Gaurav Bhattacharya | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:50

In this episode, we spoke with Gaurav Bhattacharya about how AI can bolster customer success. Gaurav is a co-founder and CEO of which aims to help customers find signals in siloed systems and parse through millions of data points to prevent customer churn, increase revenue, and personalize customer experiences.   Twitter: gauravbhattac16 Blog: Podcast:

 Managing Up, Out and Yourself with Mickey W Mantle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:08

In this episode, we are talking with Mickey W Mantle about how programming managers should manage upward, outward and inward to become more effective.  Mickey is the co-author of Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for managing software people and teams. He has been developing software for more than forty years as a software and hardware product creator, manager, and executive for companies that include Evans & Sutherland, Pixar, Broderbund, and Gracenote. He currently develops mobile/tablet applications, writes, and consults. Managing The Unmanageable Frederick Brooks, The Mythical Man-Month  

 Segmed: Democratizing Healthcare Data with Cailin Hardell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:26

Raw, unorganized data is not worth very much, but data providers have been unable to take on the IT lift and expertise to curate datasets for AI needs. In this episode we sat down with Cailin Hardell to talk about how providing medical AI developers with access to diverse real-world data will advance healthcare outcomes. Cailin is a co-founder and CEO of Segmed, a secure cloud-based platform that provides high-quality data for medical AI development while helping healthcare partners monetize medical data securely and anonymously.  

 Mozart Data: How to Become a Data Maestro with Peter Fishman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:45

How to go from messy, siloed data to analysis-ready in several hours? In this episode, we sat down with Peter Fishman to talk about the benefits and challenges of the modern data stack. Peter is a co-founder and co-CEO of Mozart Data, an out-of-the-box data stack that provides quick and easy ways to consolidate, organize, and get data ready for analysis without the extensive engineering efforts or technical knowledge which is common today.   Cool links: BaconHotSauce MozartData

 Topstep: Becoming a World-Class Leader with Jay Rudman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:08

What does it take to succeed at the top? In this episode, we sat down to talk about what transforms ordinary people into world-class leaders with Jay Rudman, CEO of Topstep, a financial technology firm based in Chicago, that evaluates day traders’ performance in real-time simulated accounts. Jay is an experienced and successful leader of 5 businesses – 4 of which exited. He specializes in scaling businesses, team development, change management and go-to-market strategies; and is a CEO Mentor at The Junto Institute where startup leaders grow faster than their companies are growing. Twitter: JayRudman  

 Pulse: Making Remote Work Better with Raj Singh | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:03

In this episode, we are talking about bringing better communication to remote working with Raj Singh, the CEO and co-founder of Pulse. Pulse (formerly known as Loop Team), is a startup that is building a better way for distributed teams to connect, communicate and collaborate.  Most recently, Raj co-founded Tempo AI (acquired by Salesforce), co-founded AllTheCooks (acquired by Cookpad), was the founding BD person at Skyfire (acquired by Opera), co-founded Veeker (acquired by WMG) and others.  In the last two decades, he's been involved with numerous startups as a consultant, advisor, and investor. He's also been running a blog writing about his mostly tech thoughts.   Personal website: Twitter: mobileraj

 Nodle: Harnessing the Power of Smartphones with Micha Benoliel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:45

Nodle is a citizen-powered decentralized IoT network of Polkadot, providing secure, low-cost connectivity and data liquidity to billions of IoT devices.  Anyone with a smartphone can earn crypto for free with the Nodle Cash app.  Nodle is easy to use with no hardware to buy.  In this episode we sat down with Micha Benoliel, the CEO and Co-Founder of Nodle, to talk about the finer points of connecting what was never connected before in the world that is gearing to become hyperconnected.  Micha has been a pioneer in VoIP and launched several telecommunications services in the past decade.  Back in 2011, Micha co-founded Open Garden, the creator of FireChat, the first off-the-grid messaging app, leveraging peer-to-peer mesh networking. To learn more about Nodle check out these links:  

 Working Inside the Rocketships and Beyond with Ashish Bhatia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:14

We are excited to open our 3rd season with an interview with Ashish Bhatia about his journey working inside the big companies and then transitioning to work with startups. Ashish has diverse experience building software at mobile-first DeFi platform Celo, Facebook & WhatsApp, and as a founding engineer on Google's Android app scanning product Google Bouncer. He currently holds technically advisory roles at 5 startups and is an investor in over 40 startups. For more information please visit his blog

 Hightouch: Pioneering the New Era of Operational Analytics with Kashish Gupta | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:02

Reverse ETL is the hot, popular trend within the modern tech stack. ETL tools like Fivetran, Stitch, and Matillion make it easy to set up and send data to a warehouse with the click of a button. As software firms of all sizes generate more data than ever, their data warehouses are becoming more and more important in facilitating the rise of operational analytics in various internal organizations. Hightouch is a data platform that helps users to sync their customer data in their data warehouse to their SaaS sales and marketing tools such as Hubspot, Salesforce, Marketo, Zendesk, Gainsight and others. We wrap up Season 2 of our podcast with an interview with Kashish Gupta, a co-founder and co-CEO of Hightouch, discussing the main key innovation in data warehouse technology that facilitated empowering business teams with operational analytics.

 Metadata: Enabling the Autonomous Marketer to Be a Reality with Gil Allouche | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:39

Account-based marketing is like personalized marketing on steroids. But is ABM right for your company? While “account-based marketing” is a buzzworthy phrase, it isn’t an optimal strategy for every business. In this episode, Gil Allouche, a co-founder and CEO of Metadata, talks about the finer points of giving marketing teams the tools to build out the right targeted audiences and allowing them to use those audiences to serve up ads platforms that perform best.  

 Braintrust: Creating the Future of Work with Adam Jackson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:16

In a global economy with an estimated 1 billion so-called knowledge workers, and with freelancers accounting for some 35% of the world’s workforce, it’s a pretty gigantic market, which you could alternately look at as a major opportunity, but also a ripe field for many players with multiple permutations of the marketplace concept. Braintrust is a new player in the world of freelance marketplaces and it stands out for a number of reasons.   In this episode, we talk about a better future for remote work with Adam Jackson, a co-founder of Braintrust, a blockchain-powered nonprofit decentralized marketplace that connects skilled tech freelancers with enterprise clients like Goldman Sachs, Porsche, Under Armour and Wayfair. Braintrust is disrupting incumbent hiring platforms by transferring ownership into the hands of freelancers and finding a new way to align the incentives of workers and the companies that employ them.  Adam is a serial entrepreneur and an active technology investor. Back in 2012 he co-founded and was a CEO at Doctor On Demand.   Podcast: Twitter: adamjacksonsf Blog:


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