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Scott Bierbryer
Scott Bierbryer

COO/Co-Founder
VeryApt
http://www.veryapt.com

Scott Bierbryer received his MBA from Wharton in 2014 and is the Co-Founder of VeryApt, a a data-driven concierge rental platform that makes finding the perfect apartment effortless. At VeryApt, Scott oversees operations, strategy, and business development.

VeryApt began at Wharton, when Scott and his Co-Founder/neighbor, Ashrit Kamireddi, shared their frustrations with the apartment search process and set out to create a better experience for rental customers. VeryApt placed third in the 2014 Wharton business plan competition, is proudly based in Philadelphia, and was one of the City of Philadelphia's StartUp PHL Angel Fund inaugural investments. VeryApt launched in Philadelphia in 2014 and is now helping renters find their perfect apartment nationwide.

Before VeryApt, Scott was a research analyst at hedge fund Glenview Capital Management, where he focused on consumer/online investments.

Twitter - @veryapt; @sbierb

Episode: 12/13/2017 @7:00 PM


Sally Poblete
Sally Poblete

CEO
wellthie
http://wellthie.com

Sally Poblete has been a leader and innovator in the health insurance industry for over 20 years. As a broker and former industry executive herself, she founded Wellthie out of a deep passion for making health insurance more simple and approachable for consumers and small businesses. She had a successful career leading product development at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies.

Sally received her B.S. in Management magna cum laude from New York University and received her MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in Health Care Management. Since founding the company, Wellthie has received numerous recognitions as an innovator in the healthcare industry, including “Forbes 10 Healthcare Tech Disruptors to Watch,” “30 Health Tech Startups with the Potential to Change the World,” and “Top 40 Health Care Transformers.” Most recently, Sally was recognized as one of New York Business Journal’s Women of (Show Full Bio)Influence.

Sally has presented at numerous conferences nationwide, including InsureTech Connect, the AHIP Institute & Expo, and the HITLab Innovator’s Summit. She has been featured in such notable publications as Forbes, Inc., The Huffington Post, and BuzzFeed.

Twitter - @wellthie

Episode: 12/13/2017 @7:00 PM


Mark Palfreeman
Mark Palfreeman

CEO and Co-Founder
nixplay
http://www.nixplay.com/

• 7 years experience in Consumer Electronics Manufacturing and E-commerce. From selling 20MB memory sticks from his bedroom, to running the largest connected display business, Mark is obsessed with how people access data and content.
• Film & Media Content Production, including 20th Century Fox

Episodes: 12/6/2017 @7:00 PM, 1/13/2016 @7:00 PM


Anush Elangovan
Anush Elangovan

Founder and CEO
Nod Labs
http://nod.com/

Anush Elangovan is Founder & CEO of Nod Labs, a technology company creating intuitive, superior gesture control + motion tracking products that will redefine the way we converse with our machines. With over 15 years of experience building innovative products, 30 patents pending or issued, and a couple of legendary mountains climbed and conquered, Anush is one of those “impossible is nothing” types. Prior to founding Nod Labs, he was part of the original Chromebooks team at Google, and a lead engineer at Agnilux, FireEye and Cisco.

Episodes: 12/6/2017 @7:30 PM, 1/13/2016 @7:30 PM


Kate McAndrew
Kate McAndrew

Associate
Bolt
http://womeninhardware.io

Kate McAndrew invests in early stage connected hardware startups at Bolt. Bolt is a micro-vc fund based in San Francisco and Boston and invests up to $500k in pre-seed to Series A hardware companies. Kate founded and runs Women in Hardware which brings together women building the future of connected hardware with events in SF, NYC, and Boston. She worked as a marketing and branding consultant before beginning her career in investment where she was focused on early stage digital health companies before joining Bolt. Kate lives and works in San Francisco.

Episodes: 12/6/2017 @8:00 PM, 2/10/2016 @7:00 PM


Shruti Gandhi
Shruti Gandhi

Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Array Ventures
http://www.shrutigandhi.com

Shruti is a managing partner at Array Ventures. Shruti brings a strong mix of operating and investing experience. Previously, Shruti was an early stage venture capital investor at True Ventures, Samsung Electronics, Lightbank, HighBAR Partners, and the i2A Fund.

Shruti started working with Machine Learning algorithms while working on her master's thesis in computer science from Columbia University on understanding user behavior on instant messaging platforms. While at IBM she worked on self learning algorithms that detected user location based on IP addresses, which she later incorporated into the Lotus Sametime product. Later, her company Penseev helped users make better connections with their friends based on social data.

When not investing, she is hacking on some app or thinking about ways she can be in many places at one time. Shruti also has an MBA from the University of Chicago, where she polished her finance skills before making the switch from engineer/founder t(Show Full Bio)o investor.

Episodes: 12/6/2017 @8:30 PM, 2/10/2016 @7:30 PM


Sebastian Ruta
Sebastian Ruta

Co-founder and CEO
blipshift
http://blipshift.com

Sebastian Ruta is co-founder and CEO of blipshift, makers of automotive themed torso covering awesomeness. His first word was "vroom" and he's been interested in all things automotive ever since. He started blipshift after accidentally spending over a decade in big pharma, wandering the hallways and cube farms showing people how to be more effective through technology. Prior to that, he dabbled in 3D animation and graphics programming with Silicon Graphics supercomputers at Pixel Generation. He received a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.

When not spending time with his family he attempts to drive slow cars fast on race tracks.

Episode: 12/6/2017 @7:00 PM


Uma Valeti
Uma Valeti

Co-Founder, CEO
Memphis Meats
http://www.memphismeats.com

Uma is laser focused on advancing the commercial viability of real meat farmed directly from animal cells (sometimes called clean or cultured meat). A cardiologist by training, he believes that meat should not only be safe and sustainable but also good for the body and the soul. He has extensive experience in entrepreneurship and business and has invested in a variety of food, medical and tech companies. Uma is an advisory board member at The Good Food Institute, a former Board member of New Harvest and is a leader in the clean meat movement. In addition to his many contributions in the health sciences, he wants his biggest contribution to be leading the development of a profitable and a world positive future food system. Fun fact: Uma has rescued several people in cardiac arrest.

Episodes: 11/29/2017 @7:00 PM, 3/15/2017 @7:00 PM, 1/25/2017 @7:00 PM


Nat Turner
Nat Turner

Co-Founder
Flatiron Health
https://www.flatiron.com

Nat is co-founder and CEO of Flatiron Health, where he oversees all initiatives across provider solutions, life sciences, medical oncology, business development, sales operations and other corporate functions.

Before co-founding Flatiron Health, Nat was co-founder and CEO of Invite Media, an advertising technology company based in NYC. Invite Media built the industry's first enterprise advertising platform for buying and optimizing online media in real-time. Invite Media was acquired by Google in 2010.

Prior to Invite Media, Nat started numerous internet companies and also worked at Say Media and First Round Capital. An active angel investor, Nat has invested in over 30 technology startups throughout the country, including Bell Biosystems, Breakthrough, Care at Hand, DocPhin, Doctor Evidence, Genomera, Meddik, Oscar, and Predilytics.

Nat earned a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in Economics with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from The Wharton(Show Full Bio) School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Twitter - @natsturner

Episodes: 11/29/2017 @7:30 PM, 3/15/2017 @7:30 PM, 1/25/2017 @7:30 PM


Trina Spear
Trina Spear

Co-Founder, President
FIGS
https://www.wearfigs.com

Trina Spear is the President and Co-Founder of FIGS. FIGS is revolutionizing the antiquated $10 billion medical apparel industry while making an enormous impact around the world through its threads for threads initiative. Trina has spent the majority of her career on Wall Street. Prior to FIGS, she worked at Blackstone in their hedge fund division. She began her career at Citigroup as an Investment Banking Analyst and a Private Equity Generalist, where she advised technology companies and executed private equity and mezzanine debt investments across industries. She received a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University, where she graduated magna cum laude, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Episodes: 11/29/2017 @8:00 PM, 3/15/2017 @8:00 PM, 1/25/2017 @8:00 PM


Brad Hargreaves
Brad Hargreaves

Founder, CEO
Common
http://www.common.com

Brad is the founder and CEO of Common. Common is dedicated to making housing better by providing flexible, community-minded shared homes. Previously, he co-founded General Assembly, a global education institution with campuses in more than 15 cities worldwide. As part of the General Assembly founding team, Brad led the growth of the company's education business from its launch in 2011 into a global institution with over a dozen campuses. Most recently, he was a Venture Partner at Maveron, General Assembly's lead investor. Brad has been named to Vanity Fair’s “The Next Establishment”, Inc Magazine’s “30 Under 30”, and Business Insider’s “Silicon Alley 100”.

Twitter - @bhargreaves | @hicommon

Episodes: 11/29/2017 @8:30 PM, 3/15/2017 @8:30 PM, 1/25/2017 @8:30 PM


Eric Stone
Eric Stone

Co-Founder, CEO; National Trustee and Committee Chair of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
Velano Vascular, Inc
http://velanovascular.com/

Eric M. Stone is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Velano Vascular. A patient advocate and serial healthcare entrepreneur, Stone currently serves as National Trustee and a Committee Chair of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

Prior to Velano, he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Molecular Health, and earlier in his career launched a series of pioneering interventional cardiology devices for Abbott while based in Brussels, Belgium and California. Stone was a founding member of Model N's (NYSE: MODN) Life Sciences division, where he led marketing and business development. Stone began his career in Marketing with Trilogy Software, and has since co-founded social sector programs at Harvard and Wharton. He served for a decade on Harvard University's Alumni Association (HAA) Board of Directors. Stone is a Director of Vigilant Biosciences and an Advisor to numerous healthcare upstarts.

Stone received an MBA from The Wharton School, a Master's fro(Show Full Bio)m Harvard University, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. He lives with his wife and children in San Francisco.

Twitter - @velanovascular

Episodes: 11/22/2017 @8:30 PM, 8/30/2017 @8:30 PM


David Tobias
David Tobias

Co-Founder, COO
Betterview
http://www.betterview.net

David Tobias has been in insurance industry all his life. His father founded Research Specialists Insurance inspections over 40 years ago. David took over that business 10 years ago and grew it into a national company with over 500 inspectors working for some of the largest US insurance companies. In late 2015 David co-founded Betterview (with David Lyman) to provide the insurance industry with drone software and solutions. BetterView is one of the most widely used drone platforms for the insurance industry. Betterview is a venture backed San Francisco based company.

Twitter - @BetterV

Episodes: 11/22/2017 @7:00 PM, 8/30/2017 @7:00 PM


Henry Hu
Henry Hu

Founder, CEO
Cafe X Technologies
http://cafexapp.com

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Henry Hu is the founder and CEO at Cafe X Technologies. Prior to founding the company, Henry studied technology, entrepreneurship and design at Babson College. After receiving a Thiel Fellowship in 2016, Henry left Babson to build Cafe X Technologies full-time. The goal of Cafe X is to increase productivity in the service industry through automated technology. Beyond serving premium coffee, Henry believes many other aspects of the foodservice industry can be redesigned and improved with the help of modern technology. Cafe X is the first product developed around this belief. Cafe X was named Best Overall Startup at San Francisco’s 2016 Launch Festival.

Twitter - @cafexapp
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cafexapp/

Episodes: 11/22/2017 @7:30 PM, 8/30/2017 @7:30 PM


Dr. Neil Renninger
Dr. Neil Renninger

Co-Founder, Co-CEO
Ripple Foods
http://www.ripplefoods.com

Dr. Neil Renninger, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Ripple Foods

Dr. Neil Renninger co-founded Ripple Foods to disrupt an industry that is one of the most significant emitters of greenhouse gases and water utilizers in the world. Before that, he was a member of the infamous MIT Blackjack Team – counting cards at casinos worldwide. Take Neil with you on your next trip to Vegas.

In between playing blackjack and founding Ripple, he co-founded Amyris, Inc., a renewable products company. Neil was Chief Technical Officer and a member of the Board of Directors from its founding through its IPO.

At Amyris, Neil led efforts to develop a production process for an anti-malarial compound that is now used to make more than 100 million treatments annually. He then focused on climate change, developing processes for converting plant sugars into things like jet fuel.

With Neil at the helm, Amyris was recognized as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, while Neil was named one o(Show Full Bio)f the world’s top innovators under 35 by Technology Review Magazine.

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, adding up to a full decade of higher education.

Twitter - @ripplefoods

Episodes: 11/22/2017 @8:00 PM, 8/30/2017 @8:00 PM


Woody Scal
Woody Scal

Former Chief Business Officer
Fitbit
http://www.fitbit.com

Woody's career spans over two decades leading high-growth, consumer-oriented businesses, in both technology and non-technology categories. He joined Fitbit in 2010 as its 11th employee and its first full-time business person, running marketing, sales, growth strategy, international expansion, and its B2B corporate wellness and digital health businesses. During his tenure, Fitbit grew from $5M to over $2.1 billion in sales, sold 63 million devices, and expanded from US-only to 65 countries around the world. Prior to that, Woody served as EVP-Sales, Marketing & Product Development and board member for CamelBak Hydration Systems for 6 years, and was consulting EVP-Sales & Marketing for GoPro in its early days. He loves helping companies reach "escape velocity", and is currently working with three high potential, early stage companies on the spectrum from health & fitness to healthcare. He earned his MBA from Stanford and BA from Williams College a while ago. Woody lives in SF with his wi(Show Full Bio)fe, two kids, and two dogs in a family where the dogs always seem to call the shots.

Episode: 11/15/2017 @8:00 PM


Ross Finman
Ross Finman

Co-Founder, CEO
Escher Reality
http://www.escherreality.com/

I am an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience at the intersection of the digital and physical worlds through Augmented Reality and Robotics.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ross-finman-a0618512/

Episode: 11/15/2017 @7:00 PM


Jenna Kerner
Jenna Kerner

Co-founder & Co-CEO
Harper Wilde
http://www.harperwilde.com/

Jenna has always had a passion for building things. She left a steady job in consulting to join an e-commerce startup and get her hands dirty helping an early-stage company grow. She used her experience in human-centered design as a product manager overseeing the company’s mobile app. More recently, she worked as a product manager at a mid-stage company. She focused on launching a new web product, including initial marketing strategy and ongoing feature development. Jenna received her B.A. from Cornell University and is pursuing her MBA at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

So, why Harper Wilde and why now? Jenna has been wearing bras for quite some time and has been frustrated with the experience of buying them – from the lack of a brand she loves to the high prices - for nearly that entire time. Her past experiences helped her uncover unmet needs in the market, and she co-founded Harper Wilde to help solve those needs for millions of women like her.
<(Show Full Bio)br>Twitter - @HarperWilde_

Episode: 11/8/2017 @7:00 PM


Jane Fisher
Jane Fisher

Co-Founder, Co-CEO
Harper Wilde
http://www.harperwilde.com/

Jane has a passion for driving change within and operating businesses. For her first job, she chose McKinsey & Co. to pursue this passion and put her skills to work across a variety of businesses. After 2 years, she diverged from the traditional consultant track to work on internal strategy projects within McKinsey in order to have a more hands-on operating role. There she was able to also pursue her desire to help empower women in the workplace by taking a leading role within Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In initiative. More recently, she worked with the operating team at Providence Equity Partners in New York to further hone her skills. Jane received her B.A. from Emory University and is pursuing her MBA at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

So why Harper Wilde and why now? For Jane, the only thing better than helping drive change at another company, is actually doing it within her own. Her personal frustration with bra shopping and passion for empowering wo(Show Full Bio)men in the workplace combined with her innate passion for operating businesses makes Harper Wilde the ideal fit.

Episode: 11/8/2017 @7:00 PM


Christopher Wolfington
Christopher Wolfington

CEO
FinPay
http://www.finpay.net

Christopher Wolfington is Chairman and CEO of CM Wolfington & Co. and FinPay Holdings, L.L.C. Mr. Wolfington is a business leader and entrepreneur with decades of business experience in technology, Healthcare, Payments, and over 29 years of experience with consumer & financial services companies.
Mr. Wolfington has built FinPay into a market leader in the Patient Financial Management sector of the healthcare Industry. FinPay’s solution is proving that providing patients with pre-care education and transparency regarding their financial responsibilities for care is delivering unprecedented results, economically and in patient satisfaction. 
Determined to utilize his entrepreneurial talent and keen eye for opportunity, Mr. Wolfington infused his passion, energy, capital, and entrepreneurial vision into numerous companies in the payments, healthcare finance, and financial services industries, including two initial public offerings. As part of this pursuit he founded, acquired, (Show Full Bio)and/or divested numerous companies during his career.
Mr. Wolfington continues to invest his time, capital, and resources in identifying opportunities in high growth markets plagued with antiquated technologies & solutions.
Mr. Wolfington lives in Philadelphia, PA and supports multiple charitable organizations, particularly focused on education, child development, and the United States Military.

Twitter - @cwolfington

Episode: 11/8/2017 @7:00 PM


Christopher Molaro
Christopher Molaro

CEO
NeuroFlow
http://www.neuroflowsolution.com

Chris Molaro is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, and served for 5 years as a Field Artillery Army officer. He deployed to combat as a platoon leader, where he was awarded the Bronze Star and walked away with a passionate appreciation for how effectiveness of humans can be improved if trained to be mentally resilient. After transitioning off active duty, Chris co-founded the Veteran literacy non-profit Things We Read, and has received his MBA as a graduate of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2017.

He now serves as the CEO of the digital health software company, NeuroFlow, which uses advanced data analytics from wearables to objectively measure mental states and emotions for behavioral health, wellness and performance applications.

Episode: 11/8/2017 @7:00 PM


Benjamin Lewis
Benjamin Lewis

COO
One Health Company
http://www.theonehealthcompany.com

Benjamin Lewis is an animal health visionary, proud pet parent (whose dog participated in a trial), a clinical trial participant and former Olympic Athlete. Today, Ben is the Co-Founder and COO of The One Health Company, an innovative tech-enabled contract-research organization exclusively utilizing spontaneous disease models in companion animals. Formerly, Ben was the Co-Founder and CEO of 4Vets, the largest B2B distributor of animal health products in Brazil. Ben also represented the United States in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, where he served as Captain of the K4. Ben studied Bioengineering at Dartmouth College where he was inducted in the Dartmouth Hall of Fame (Wearer of the Green). Ben also studied Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, and Health Care Management at The Wharton School of Business.

Episode: 11/8/2017 @7:00 PM


Frank Robles
Frank Robles

Vice President of Global Operations; President, Services Division
DigitalTown Inc.; Got.Law
https://digitaltown.com

Frank is a highly accomplished Corporate Officer and Entrepreneur with more than more than 30 years of success in the telecom, software development and Internet technology industries. Leveraging his extensive experience working to solve the seemingly unsolvable and most intractable problems, Frank is a valuable asset to companies seeking expert assistance with scaling businesses for growth and solving logistical challenges (physical and electronic). Some key areas of business expertise include business development, governance, and financing. The theme of his experience has been one of building and launching technology-based products, and the services and companies that provide them. He is a widely recognized thought leader in the IT and Communications industry with a depth of hands-on practical experience seldom found.

Throughout his executive career, Frank has held leadership positions with several innovative and successful companies; including CEO, CTO, Board Member, VP Corp. (Show Full Bio)Development, VP Network Operations, President and Board Secretary.

One of the most impactful companies was YIPES Communications/NanoSpace as Founder. YIPES was the first Metro Ethernet over Fiber Communications Carrier, with approximately 384 employees and $50M revenue. Though this was an extremely controversial communications method at the time, it is now standard and represents a $60B market. Most communications today use his network architecture and leverage his patents. Yipes was sold for $300M in 2004.

Frank is an excellent communicator, quoted extensively in Internet Week, Network Magazine, Business Communications Review, and Palo Alto Daily, among others. He has more than 20 International speaking engagements to his credit. Frank has held board seats at several organizations; YMCA of Greater San Antonio – Director, Marketing Committee Chair and IT Committee Chair (2011-present); Neopolitan Networks - Secretary and Director;?San Antonio Technology Accelerator Initiative - Director; HeavyMail - Director; Yipes /NanoSpace - Secretary and Directors;?Seven different subsidiaries of Yipes - Secretary and Director; AgileMedia – Director;?Ascencia – Director; and YY Software - Advisory Board Member. He was awarded “Most Innovative CLEC Award”– Interop 2000, and Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 Rising Stars: award 2006.

News - https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/10/11/1144169/0/en/DigitalTown-Announces-Acquisition-of-Congo-Ltd-Assets.html

Twitters - @frankrrobles, @Digi_Town, @Got_Law

Episode: 11/1/2017 @7:00 PM


Ben Einstein
Ben Einstein

General Partner
Bolt Innovation Management
http://www.bolt.io

Ben Einstein is an experienced product designer, venture capitalist and outspoken advocate for the hardware startup community. Ben is currently a founding General Partner at Bolt, a pre-seed fund focused on companies at the intersection of hardware and software. Prior to founding Bolt, Ben ran Brainstream Design, a product design and development consultancy in Massachusetts. Ben has been directly responsible for bringing a long list of products to market covering diverse sectors including consumer electronics, high-performance audio, sporting goods and green energy.

Twitter - @BoltVC

Episode: 11/1/2017 @8:00 PM


Anne Halsall
Anne Halsall

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer
Winnie
https://winnie.com

Anne K. Halsall (CPO, co-founder) is a product designer & developer with a background in knowledge systems & consumer technology. Prior to founding Winnie she held positions at Postmates, Quora, Inkling, and Google. She has two children and resides in San Francisco.

Twitter - @winnie

Episode: 10/25/2017 @8:30 PM