Forward Thinking Founders

Forward Thinking Founders

By Mat Sherman
This is a podcast about startup founders, their visions for the future, and how the two collide.
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011 - Kristen Tyrrell (Cofounder of Catch) on the Future of Benefits
Today, we had a  very insightful conversation with Kristen, who is the COO and Cofounder of Catch. Catch is the company that provides benefits to people who don't get benefits from their employer. Today we dive into all types of topics and answer questions, including but not limited to: What is Catch? What types of people need Catch? Is Catch like Gusto for contractors?  What is the "employment  stack" and how is it changing? What role does lifelong learning play in the future? Why do millennials change jobs so often? What benefits does Catch have in the Pipeline? Who else is building the future other than Catch Does being a contrarian help you build the future? And more! Catch can be found at www.catch.co and Kristen can be found on Twitter @Kristentyrell.  I hope you enjoy this episode. If you do, share it with a friend or two 🙌
27:22
June 17, 2019
010 - Shaan Hathiramani (CEO of Flockjay) on the Future of Education
This is was an awesome conversation with Shaan Hathiramani about the future of education. Shaan is the CEO  of Flockjay, the school that teaches you sales and helps get you job. Did I mention that you only pay once you get a job? Amazing. In this episode, we dive into: What is Flockjay? How do they fund the education ? The role of ISAs(income share agreements) in the future The stats of college success stories  (or lack thereof) Making the case for traditional college An analysis into student debt A look into longevity and elder-tech What the future of K-8 looks like And much more! Learn more about Flockjay here ---> https://flockjay.com/
22:41
May 30, 2019
009 - Alex Bouaziz (CEO of Deel) on the Future of Compliance With Freelancers
This week, I jammed with Alex Bouazi, the CEO of Deel. Deel is a product that helps companies pay their freelancers in one click. They also handle compliance, which most remote companies aren't thinking about right now. In this episode, Alex and I talk about: - All about Deel - The process of payments and compliance in the future of work? - Dive into the mission of Deel - How crypto ties into the future of work  - What does the future of  work 20 years from now look like? - How people like Alexis Ohanian and Austen Allred are becoming role models - And many more topics!!! I hope you enjoy this episode of Forward Thinking Founders  Learn more about Deel at www.letsdeel.com
20:21
May 22, 2019
Tanya Breshears (CEO of Curious Fictions) on the Future of Storytelling
Today, I talked to the founder and CEO of Curious Fictions. Curious fictions is a way to discover new authors and readers who enjoying writing or consuming fiction.  What is Curious Fictions? The role of AI in the creative process Universal basic income and single payer healthcare Why every company will turn into a tech company Automation vs. augmentation The value of "eyeballs" on the internet And many more topics!!! I hope you enjoy this episode of Forward Thinking Founders 
17:42
April 29, 2019
Leah Culver (CTO of Breaker) on the Future of Podcasting and Audio
Today, we have Leah Culver, who is the cofounder and CTO of Breaker AND one of the authors of Oauth. Breaker is the best social podcasting app on the internet. Today on the podcast, we talk abut: What is Breaker? The future of audio and podcasting Thinking about car ownership City living and transportations options  Health and fitness options  Is Peloton the future? Airpod APIs How to get started building the future + Much more!!!!  I hope you enjoy this podcast episode of Forward Thinking Founders!
31:11
April 22, 2019
Austen Allred (CEO of Lambda School) on the Future of Education
In this episode, I am VERY excited to have on Austen Allred, CEO of Lambda School. In this action packed 25 minute conversation, we cover a lot of ground. Some of the questions Austen answers are: - What is Lambda School? - What is an ISA and how it affects education in the future? - What do you tell anxious parents when they heart about Lambda School and their kid not wanting to go down the traditional path? - Do you see yourself as an investor? - What advice would you have to people building the Lambda School for for X. - Why did you partner with Pioneer?  - What synergies do you and Daniel Gross have? - How can anyone start to build the future, just like you are doing? - And plenty more!!!! You can find Austen on Twitter @Austen and learn more about Lambda School at LambdaSchoo.com.
22:49
April 17, 2019
Laura Behrens Wu (CEO of Shippo) on the future of Shipping & Logistics
In this episode with the insightful and thoughtful Laura Behrens Wu, CEO of Shippo, we talk about a varsity of far ranging topics. A few of them include: - The future of Logistics and Shipping - The evolution of a startup CEO - The API Economy - Machine/brain interfaces  - The impact of Sci Fi Novels - Black Mirrors Bandersnatch and that type CYOA entertainment avenues - AND SO MUCH MORE I hope you enjoy the episode! 
21:40
April 7, 2019
Jonathon Barkl (CEO of AirGarage) on the Future of Real Estate
In this insightful episode with the Jonathon Barkl, CEO and co-founder of AirGarage, a parking operating company built for the 21st century. In this episode, we talk about: - The difference between Phoenix and SF - Parking operating software - The future of real estate - Scooters and other forms of transportation - How education will evolve into a an Uber model - The future of hospitals  - And more!! 🚀🚀🚀 I hope you enjoy the episode! 
32:49
March 27, 2019
Cooper Harris (CEO of Klickly) on the Future of Online Shopping
Today, we talk with Cooper Harris (CEO of Klickly) about the future of online shopping, AI,  education, the sharing economy, and more! Listen into this insightful conversation from one of the smartest (and nicest) people i've ever talked to. I hope you enjoy :)
25:15
March 18, 2019
Andrew Parker (CEO of Papa) on the Future of Healthcare
In this awesome episode with Andrew, we talk about his company, Papa, which he explains as Grandkids on demand. He wants to reimagine how elder care and general care is delivered...and he's starting with college students. Other than Papa, we dive into: - The future of healthcare and how Papa plays a role in that - How Apple is a leader in healthcare - How companies like BOOM Supersonic are reimagining transportation - How any person can get started on building the future
21:03
March 3, 2019
Stacey Ferreira on the Future of Work
In the episode, we talk about everything from the future of work to different models of healthcare for freelance workers. I'm excited to bring you this awesome episode of Forward Thinking w/ Mat Sherman.
31:49
February 24, 2019
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