Founders & Funders

A podcast about leveraging venture capital to build great companies, brought you by host Shelley Hunter (Gift Card Girlfriend) and producer Ryan Burleson (New York Times, Boston Globe)

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Most Recent Episodes

EP 54: Why Catherine Lu Fast-Tracked Her Path into VC
August 20, 2019 Catherine Lu | Principal at Spike Ventures

Marc Bushala, CEO of Heaven’s Door Spirits, talks about the ease and challenges of starting a brand with a highly-coveted celebrity endorsement.

EP 53: How Mission Bio is Helping Physicians Beat Cancer
July 30, 2019 Charlie Silver | CEO and Co-founder of Mission Bio

This CEO is taking every precaution to ensure his business gets the talent, visibility, and backing it needs to stay ahead of the life sciences pack.

EP 52: How Dartmouth Grads Leveraged Tech to Clean the Laundry Business
July 24, 2019 Ajay Prakash | CEO and Co-founder of Rinse

Two Dartmouth alums are reinventing the laundry business in a way that delighted customers, shop owners, valets, and even VCs.

EP 51: How Kelsey Hunter Learned That Messaging is the Future of E-Commerce
July 18, 2019 Kelsey Hunter | CEO and Founder of Paloma

Kelsey Hunter, CEO of Paloma, spent six weeks acting as a chatbot to learn how to engage with customers in a messaging app. Now her venture-backed business is changing the way we shop online.

EP 50: An Answer to the Country’s Student Loan Crisis
July 10, 2019 David Klein and Veena Ramaswamy | CommonBond

David Klein used his student loan struggles as a spark to provide a better option for the next generation of students.