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Listen: A conversation with Eren Bali, co-founder and CEO of Carbon Health

May 11, 2022

Serial entrepreneur shares his inspiration and journey to improve access to healthcare and education Eren Bali is a technology luminary with an entrepreneurial vision and a passion for human rights, chief among those are access to education and healthcare. It’s become his life’s mission to tackle disparities in these sectors, inspiring him to build Udemy and Carbon Health.

As the co-founder an…

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tales from the trenches

Listen: A conversation with Don Brown, serial entrepreneur and founder and CEO of LifeOmic

April 11, 2022

Seven-time serial entrepreneur Don Brown shares insight on his entrepreneurial journey with MATTER

Don Brown is a serial entrepreneur with a resume that speaks for itself. Throughout his career, Don has founded seven startups and brought three to a successful exit: he sold his first company to General Motors, another to IBM and most recently, sold Interactive Intelligence to Genesys for $1.4 b…

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Listen: A conversation with Sheila Mikhail, serial entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of AskBio

December 17, 2021

Influential biotech leader and EY’s 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year Sheila Mikhail shares insight on her entrepreneurial journey with MATTER

Sheila Mikhail founded Asklepios BioPharmaceutical (AskBio) in 2001 and set out on a mission to bring life-changing drugs to patients in desperate need. Started during a time when gene therapy was not thought of as a realistic therapeutic approach, AskBio w…

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Listen: A conversation with Sean Lane, founder and CEO of healthcare AI startup Olive

November 1, 2021

Sean Lane began his career as an intelligence officer in the Air Force, spending most of his government service at the NSA solving challenges as a software engineer and technology leader. Following his service in the U.S. military, Sean started his career as a healthcare entrepreneur, drawn in by the prescription drug abuse problem that engulfed his hometown.

After founding several startups — …

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Listen: A conversation with founder of precision nutrition startup DayTwo, Lihi Segal

August 31, 2021

Lihi Segal founded DayTwo in 2015 to bring personalized health solutions based on the gut microbiome into the mainstream consumer market. Since then, the company has become a leader in precision nutrition with the world’s largest and highest resolution microbiome discovery platform, offering a sustainable path to remission for metabolic disease.

DayTwo’s results set a new national benchmark fo…

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