Founder Forward is a new podcast from NEA that explores the company-building journey with candid commentary and useful insights from entrepreneurs and investors at every stage of growth. Join host Kate Barrett as she talks with rising founders about solving big problems, from making healthcare equitable to powering our planet sustainably. Each episode weaves in a featured conversation between an NEA investor and a founder they support at some of the firm’s most exciting portfolio companies.
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Violet & Everside: Putting Patients First to Transform Care Delivery and Improve Outcomes
On this episode, Gaurang Choksi, Founder and CEO of Violet, the first cultural competence credentialing and upskilling platform for clinicians, speaks with host Kate Barrett about the importance of inclusive care in generating better health outcomes, how data can be used to build health equity, and the powerful role mission can play in all aspects of company building. Throughout the conversation, Everside Health CEO Chris Miller and NEA Co-President Mohamad Makhzoumi share insights and advice gleaned in building one of the nation's largest providers of direct primary and mental health care--from the benefits of increased access to care, to how CEOs can vet potential investors to find the best long-term partner for their business. Listen to find out what inspired Gaurang and Chris to build transformational healthcare companies and how prioritizing patient outcomes is reshaping a massive industry.
Episode 7 06/07/23
Founder Forward Episode 7, Violet & Everside: Putting Patients First to Transform Care Delivery and Improve OutcomesView Episode
Episode 6 05/03/23
Founder Forward Episode 6, Thirteen Lune & Mejuri: Leaning Into Consumer Trends and Cultural Shifts to Build a Powerful D2C BrandView Episode
Episode 5 04/19/23
Founder Forward Episode 5, Flowbo & Patreon: Fueling the Creator EconomyView Episode
Episode 4 04/05/23
Founder Forward Episode 4, Beek & MasterClass: Finding Purpose, Product-Market Fit, and Partners for GrowthView Episode
Episode 3 03/22/23
Founder Forward Episode 3, Webiny & Databricks: Accelerating Adoption, Customer-Guided Growth, and Forging Powerful PartnershipsView Episode
Episode 2 03/01/23
Founder Forward Episode 2, BlueOcean & Cloudflare: Defying Expectations, Radical Prioritization and “Scaling” CultureView Episode
Episode 1 02/15/23
Founder Forward Episode 1, WeaveGrid & GoodLeap: Passion, Purpose and a Path to ProfitabilityView Episode
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