Startup Battlefield Alumni Hicham Oudghiri of Engima introduces Parsekit; Benzi Ronen of describes Farmigo’s hundreds of pop-up farmers’ markets; and Allison Kopf says Agrilyst’s management platform now learns from indoor farmers’ digital monitoring data.
Ex-spy chief General Michael Hayden talks with Matt Burns about Presidential candidates, surveillance of US citizens, forcing tech companies to share data, metadata collection, public mistrust of the NSA and the complex problems of balancing privacy and security.
Venture Investment Associates’ Chris Douvos, First Round Capital’s Josh Kopelman and Andy Weissman of Union Square Ventures tell Connie Loizos about the stress of compressed startup fundraising cycles, longer liquidity cycles and uncertain valuation of companies.
Anthony Ha sits down with Randall Rothenberg, President and CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, to discuss how ad blocking extorts publishers, along with online advertising trends, including VRa
UpScored is the career matching platform that uses advanced data science to provide curated and personalized job recommendations—filling a gap in a $400 Billion industry. UpScored learns her interests, skill strengths and experience, and then connects them to hiring teams. Its Smart Candidate Marketplace provides personalization for hiring companies.
Birch‘s free platform lets users earn rewards points more effectively—and calculate when they can redeem them for specific perks. It uses data to recommend best credit cards and eventually let consumers book travel.
Megan Rose Dickey chats with Sweetgreen’s Nicolas Jammet, Maple’s Caleb Merkl and Blue Apron’s Matt Salzberg about food tech challenges, sustainability, funding, workforces, user convenience and delivery models.
Ingrid Lunden talks to Founder and CEO Talmon Marco about Juno, his “ethical, socially responsible” alternative to Uber beta launching this week in NYC. Drivers can earn equity and higher cuts of fares.
Ritual’s vitamins mimic how nutrients work in cells and absorb more effectively. The company shares information about each ingredient, its supplier and its science. The founders field questions about product claims; relying on transparency, WOM and brand ambassadors; and customization.
Water-O’s countertop system removes impurities, making salt water and Flint water drinkable. It’s patented 4-fiter system removes 4 times as much dissolved particles as other technologies. Water-O creators talk market penetration, filter replacement, larger scale application, need for smart features, and competing with bottled water and other filters.
Beam Interactive lets video game viewers to interact with game players in real time—even changing the players environment. The founders discuss competing with Twitch, the viewer/player and developer ecosystems, what’s patentable, subscription models and making the tech work.
Co-Founder Paul Judge and Brian Heater talk Luma’s solutions for home router dead spots, setup, parental controls and security protection. He says laws of physics say that single routers don’t handle the volume of home data anymore.