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Conversations With Boston’s Most Interesting Angels and Founders
Brendan Dowdall, CEO & Founder “IoT in Construction”
Apr 17 • 40 min
Join Our Investment Syndicates: From studying Ancient Greek to building a business, founder Brendan Dowdall has traveled an interesting path. His company’s innovative devices sit in concrete and transmit…
Emre Sarbak & Çağrı Zaman - “AI Helping the Blind”
Apr 3 • 39 min
Invest Alongside Boston’s Top Angels: Two friends from Turkey are bringing the latest advances in AI to people with visual impairments. Emre Sarbak was a consultant and a successful social entrepreneur.…
Lucinda Linde, Engineer, Consultant, VC, Angel
Mar 20 • 52 min
Invest Alongside Boston’s Top Angels: Graduating in the upper strata of her engineering class at MIT, Lucinda Linde promptly entered Harvard Business school. She worked as an engineer in two successful tech…
Gabor Bethlendy, CEO & Founder, “Meenta: The Workflow of Science”
Mar 6 • 41 min
Invest Alongside Boston’s Leading Angels: Science is broken. Vast increases in people and money applied to scientific inquiry have failed to raise the pace of discovery. Among the reasons for this flaw is…
Jack Huntress, CEO & Founder of HomeBinder, “Chainsaw Jack”
Feb 20 • 45 min
Invest Alongside Boston’s Top Angels in Our Syndicates: Action Jack Barker move over! CEOs don’t get more dynamic than geologist turned founder, Jack “Chainsaw Jack” Huntress (there’s a story behind the…
Marcos Araujo, CEO & Founder of Esportudo
Feb 13 • 49 min
Invest Alongside Boston’s Leading Angels: The son of Brazilian immigrants to Boston, Marcos Araujo, builds a startup that is creating new ways for sports fans in Latin America to engage with their sport.…
Sam Bogoch, CEO & Co-Founder of
Feb 6 • 52 min
Invest Alongside Boston’s Top Angels: Sam Bogoch’s company,, helps clients with massive video files make sense of the content they have. The accumulation of video content is going way beyond the…
Bryanne Leeming, CEO & Founder - “A Passion for Action 2”
Jan 30 • 35 min
Accredited Investor, Invest Alongside Boston’s Top Angels: Star founder Bryanne Leeming is back to update us on all the exciting stuff Unruly Studios has been doing. Amazon Alexa Accelerator, Inc. Magazine…
Victor Santos, CEO & Founder “DACA Kid, Googler, Founder”
Jan 23 • 45 min
Our Syndicates: DACA recipient, Berkeley grad, and a Googler, Victor Santos is not a typical startup founder. His Boston-based startup, Airfox is addressing a huge problem: access to affordable financing…
Carlos Castro-Gonzalez, Scientist & Founder “To Save 4000 Lives a Year”
Jan 16 • 49 min
Our Syndicates: Brilliant Spanish postdoc, Carlos Castro-González, goes to MIT’s “Magic Wand” lab, and joins a superb international team to address an important medical problem. Leuko, their startup, now…
Larry Sullivan, “Priest, Harvard Prof & Founder”
Jan 9 • 46 min
Invest Alongside Boston’s Leading Angels: A Renaissance man still lives in our times. A priest, a Harvard prof, a non-profit exec and now a founder. The startup Larry Sullivan helped found has a platform…
Federico Cismondi, Founder “From Postodoc to doDoc”
Jan 2 • 46 min
Some of our most interesting founders are immigrants. That is certainly the case with Federico Cismondi, a bioengineer from MIT. His path began at the foothills of the Andes and has led Federico and his co-founders to build a company, doDoc that is…
Amanda Drobnis, Founder - “Miracle Cure for Race Horses”
Dec 19, 2018 • 29 min
Accredited Investors Check Out Our Syndicates: Amanda Drobnis has a technology that facilitates the use of tissue from animal placentas to regenerate tissue in other animals. The procedure, known as a…
Alice Lewis, Founder - “From Techstars to Shark Tank”
Dec 5, 2018 • 40 min
Our Investment Syndicates: Techstars and Shark Tank alumna Alice Lewis’ startup, Alice’s Table, offers a “business in a box” to women who need a flexible schedule and want a meaningful activity. Alice’s…
Keith Elliston, Repeat Founder “Open Sourcing Medical Data”
Nov 21, 2018 • 54 min
Our Syndicate: Startup Axiomedix is supporting the creation of a massive bank of patient data tied to the genetics of each patient to enable medical research on an unprecedented scale. Founder Keith…
Laura Indolfi, CEO & Co-Founder of PanTher Therapeutics - “Target: Pancreatic Cancer”
Nov 7, 2018 • 41 min
Accredited Investors, An Exciting Syndicate Is Under Way: From legendary labs at MIT comes a technology that promises to revolutionize the care of the nasty cancer that killed Steve Jobs. The brilliant…
David Ciccarelli, CEO & Co-Founder of
Oct 24, 2018 • 47 min
Accredited Investor, an e x c i t i n g syndicate is under way: How to become the giant player in a fragmented business like that of finding voice-over talent? This is just one of the questions that…
Sean Eldridge, CEO of Gain Life - “Transforming Lives”
Oct 10, 2018 • 38 min
New Syndicate! Sign Up to Learn More: Running a landscaping business while in grade school gave Sean Eldridge a taste for entrepreneurship. Years later, after a successful career in large corporations, he…
Kevin Lyman, CEO of Enlitic “Deep Learning in Medical Images”
Sep 26, 2018 • 29 min
Gamer turned AI maven, Kevin Lyman is implementing Jeremy Howard’s vision of harnessing the super chips that power gaming machines (GPUs) to interpret medical images. Deep learning algorithms are already making radiologists faster and better at their…
Secrets of Fundraising with Sal Daher, CFA
Sep 12, 2018 • 36 min
The secrets of startup fundraising revealed by an angel steeped in Boston’s tech investing scene. 35 minutes is all it takes to make you a better fundraiser. Sal Daher, CFA of the Angel Invest Boston Podcast is your mentor. Invest Alongside Boston’s…
Super Angel Joe Caruso in “Fearless Angel”
Aug 29, 2018 • 47 min
Invest Alongside Boston’s Leading Angels: His bonhomie masks a keen intelligence that has, for decades, taken note of what makes or breaks founding teams. Joe’s an intrepid angel investor who goes where…
Randy Parker, Founder of Constant Contact - “Tenacity + Kindness”
Aug 15, 2018 • 42 min
Join Our Syndicates & Invest Alongside Boston’s Leading Angels: Few are as well positioned to see the huge opportunities that exist for small and medium businesses in digital marketing as the founder of…
Catherine White & Ben Littauer in Ask an Angel II at Babson College
Aug 1, 2018 • 61 min
Invest Alongside Boston’s Top Angel in Our Syndicates: Angel investors Catherine Friend White and Ben Littauer answered questions about investing in startups in front of an audience at Babson College. Then…
Jean Hammond “Indispensable Angel”
Jul 18, 2018 • 45 min
Zipcar’s first investor, Jean Hammond, is Boston’s indispensable angel. Her hands-on approach has been pivotal to the success of her startup and several others. She co-founded the leading accelerator for educational technology startups, LearnLaunch. The…
Phillips Kuhl - “The Timeless & The Now”
Jul 4, 2018 • 51 min
Invest Alongside Boston’s Leading Angels: Timeless values of loyalty and integrity have helped Phillips Kuhl build a thriving company at the heart of one of the economy’s most innovative sectors:…
James Field - “A”
Jun 20, 2018 • 22 min
The possibility of transcending the limits of human intelligence in scientific discovery has led this young British scientist to leave academia and found a startup. Founder & CEO James Field and LabGenius are engineering the evolutionary process to create…
Aki Balogh, Jeff Coyle & Noah Davis of MarketMuse
Jun 6, 2018 • 59 min
Invest Alongside Boston’s Top Angels: Aki Balogh had a project to apply machine learning to help content creators. Suddenly it looked like a business when Jeff Coyle, the VP of Search at an established…
Jo Schneier “Training for the Other 64%”
May 23, 2018 • 29 min
In this interview, repeat founder Jo Schneier addresses the problem of providing effective training to the 64 percent of the population that does not have a college degree. Drawing on Jo’s experiences and prior startups, Cognotion’s opening gambit is a…
Chris Savage & Brendan Schwartz - “Wistia’s Remarkable Culture”
May 9, 2018 • 53 min
Cambridge-based Wistia has taken the less-travelled road to success. They did not raise a lot of money but now compete with richly-funded startups. What’s their secret? Listen to the interview with the delightful founders of this popular video platform,…
Molly Lindquist, Founder of Consano - “Crowdfunding Medical Research”
Apr 25, 2018 • 27 min
At age 32 Molly Lindquist was had breast cancer. Other women in her family had endured this terrible ordeal. She survived and is fighting back. Consano, her crowdfunding platform, funds more than 65 research projects at top centers such as Dana-Farber and…
Bob Goodof, Investment Analyst & Angel Investor “From Oil & Gas to Cleantech”
Apr 11, 2018 • 52 min
Growing up in humble circumstances in Ohio, Bob Goodof discovered he had a head for numbers from playing with his baseball cards. At MIT he excelled in material science. After stints in the chemical industry and an MBA from Harvard, Bob became an…
Keenan Wyrobek, Roboticist & Founder “Drones + Robots + Africa”
Mar 28, 2018 • 23 min
Roboticist Keenan Wyrobek’s founded Willow Garage which created ROS (Robot Operating System) that now makes robotic components inter-operable. He became intrigued with the idea of helping developing countries deliver crucial medical supplies to areas…
Joe Meyer, Founder of ExecThread on FounderFocus
Mar 28, 2018 • 24 min
Joe Meyer founded ExecThread,, to solve a pain point he felt acutely himself. Joe had sold his company to Apple and, after the obligatory stint at the acquirer, was looking for a senior executive position. That’s when it hit him…
Diane Stokes, Startup Builder, Founder & Angel - “Ironwoman”
Mar 14, 2018 • 39 min
In college, Diane Stokes juggled caring for a sick mother, working full-time, doing ROTC and even had time to be on U Mass Lowell’s cheer leading squad. This energy and focus served her well as she progressed in her career of helping build startup after…
Siddarth Satish, CEO & Co-Founder of Gauss Surgical at TEDMED
Feb 28, 2018 • 15 min
When Sid Satish saw his first surgery he was struck by the contrast between the advanced technologies in use side by side with ancient practices such as the negotiation over how much patient blood has been lost. He saw an opportunity to apply technology…
Radical Report I - Radhika Dutt, Geordie Kaytes & Nidhi Aggarwarl
Feb 28, 2018 • 25 min
The Lean Startup Method is now widely accepted as the best way to build technology startups. Now a team of product experts is pointing out some of its deficiencies and proposing how it might be amended to better serve product managers.
Semyon Dukach, Super Angel, Founder & VC - “One Way VC”
Feb 14, 2018 • 50 min
When Semyon Dukach’s family came to America as refugees from the Soviet Union, they had a hundred dollars to their name. Semyon is now one of Boston’s most consequential super angels.. He has a knack for encouraging founders during the tough times. He’s…
Shiva Kashalkar of Green Piñata Toys
Feb 14, 2018 • 27 min
Invest Alongside Boston’s Leading Angels in Our Syndicates Learn More Here: The toy industry is hard for new comers. Building a subscription business in the toy industry is doubly hard. Despite the obstacles, Shiva Kashalkar and her…
Jay Singh of ClearCoin
Jan 31, 2018 • 19 min
Jay Singh co-founded ViralGains which is on Deloitte’s Fast 500 list of North America’s fastest growing tech companies. Still working on the marketing technology space, he has founded Clear Coin, a company hoping to apply distributed ledger technology to…
Bryanne Leeming, Founder of Unruly Studios “A Passion for Action”
Jan 31, 2018 • 32 min
The best measure of a founder is how much she can get done with limited resources. By this metric, Bryanne Leeming is outstanding. Two years ago, she had a paper prototype and vague hopes of a Kickstarter program. Now she has a sleek product that works.…
“One Cell in A Billion” - Çağrı Savran, Engineer, Academic & Founder
Jan 17, 2018 • 48 min
The way cancer is treated is about to change. Close monitoring during treatment will become possible, telling us within days with much greater precision if a treatment is working or not. Long-term monitoring of patients in remission will also be…
MIT Enterprise Forum - Poland
Jan 3, 2018 • 51 min
In this inspiring chat you will meet Sergejs (Sergey) who studied economics but is making the oil patch greener, Tomasz who trained in robotics but helped invent a new way to train cardiologists, Rafal whose marketing platform has been adopted by Citibank…
Adam de Sola Pool, Cleantech VC, Advisor & Angel - “Johnny Appleseed of Cleantech” Ep. 30
Dec 20, 2017 • 48 min
A curious but orderly mind prepared to take advantage of serendipity has taken Adam de Sola Pool on a remarkable journey during his career. Chance connections led him to Wall Street and eventually to the EBRD where he restructured companies emerging from…
Howard Stevenson, Founder, Angel & Scholar of Entrepreneurship - “Wealth & Families” Ep. 29
Dec 6, 2017 • 61 min
If you want to get rich and to pass money to your kids, listen closely to Howard Stevenson. Here’s condensed wisdom from the heart of the investing world delivered with dry humor and charm. Professor Stevenson was a co-founder of storied Baupost Group and…
Chee-Yeun Chung of Yumanity Therapeutics at TEDMED - “Target Alzheimer’s”
Nov 29, 2017 • 33 min
Dr. Chung explains how the study of yeast has led to a promising platform for finding potential treatments for Alzheiner’s, Parkinson’s and ALS. She is a compelling ambassador for Yumanity Therapeutics, a venture-backed startup.
Ty Danco, Fintech Founder, Crypto-currency Maven, Angel & Olympian
Nov 22, 2017 • 50 min
Ty Danco is an outlier in a population of outliers. His interests are varied and pursued passionately. He’s founded two fintech companies, he’s invested in a gazillion startups and he’s been a hugely generous advisor to companies, in fact the chief…
Matt Singer, Musician, Founder & Thought Leader on Digital Communication “Music Moves Him” Ep. 27
Nov 8, 2017 • 34 min
The power of music to make an emotional connection fascinated Matt Singer. This led to a career in music production. That fascination eventually moved him to build a platform that allows millions of users at large enterprises to create videos that make an…
Bettina Hein, Exemplary Repeat Founder in “Fearless Founder” - Ep. 26
Oct 25, 2017 • 41 min
Bettina Hein is the founder of Pixability, one of the fastest-growing companies in Massachusetts. She was also co-founder of SVOX, a profitable Swiss startup sold to Nuance Communications for $125MM. This record may make her success seem easier to achieve…
Sal Daher is Interviewed by Martin Aboitiz, Engineer, Founder & Angel in “Every Startup Is a Folly”
Oct 11, 2017 • 51 min
Quotes from the podcast: “Every startup investment is folly, but not every folly should be a startup investment…” “How can I eliminate the real follies?” “Banks are dominated by all these rules, and they’re extremely risk averse. It’s sort of like belt…
Martin Aboitiz, Repeat Founder & Angel in “Healthcare & Paella” - Ep.24
Sep 27, 2017 • 54 min
In 2013, my brother in law Martin Aboitiz sat at my dining room and sketched out this business he planned to start. I thought “majnun” which is Arabic for crazy! How would this guy who had built software companies in Argentina found a startup to help…
Super Angel Michael Mark & Marketing Wiz Kathryn Roy in “Ask an Angel Investor” Ep. 23
Sep 13, 2017 • 48 min
Super angel Michael Mark and marketing wiz Kathryn Roy take questions on the topic of angel investing. This was recorded before a live audience at gorgeous Babson College, a university dedicated to teaching entrepreneurship. Sal, as usual, finds it hard…
Ed Roberts, Founder, Angel Investor & Pioneering Scholar of Entrepreneurship, “Startup Prof” Ep. 22
Aug 30, 2017 • 89 min
Ed Roberts went from working-class Chelsea, Massachusetts to earn four MIT degrees. While on the faculty at MIT he pioneered the study of tech startups and founded a couple himself. His course on entrepreneurship incubated China’s and Boston’s…
Christopher Mirabile & Ham Lord, Super Angels Leading Launchpad Venture Group in “Winning Collaboration” Ep. 21
Aug 16, 2017 • 55 min
The collaboration of Ham Lord and Christopher Mirabile, two of Boston’s most consequential super angels, is much admired. Its most visible fruit is the success of Launchpad Venture Group. In this candid chat, they reveal how this winning collaboration…
Hambleton “Ham” Lord, Super Angel Investor & Startup Founder, “Launchpad Founder”, Ep. 20
Aug 2, 2017 • 46 min
Writing software never seemed like work to young Ham Lord. His passion led to a brilliant career as a startup founder and super angel investor. He built imaging technology with applications in science, medicine, oil & gas exploration and engineering…
Wan Li Zhu, Early Stage VC & Angel Investor, Co-founder of MIT Angels, “Wise VC” Ep. 19
Jul 19, 2017 • 37 min
Bullish on AI Startups Particularly in Self-driving Cars, Big on Web Security & Digital Advertising
Keith Hearon & Matthew Stellmaker, Greentech Co-founders & Friends - “Good Chemistry” Ep. 18
Jul 5, 2017 • 39 min
Poly6 Promises to Make a Benign Plastic from Citrus Rinds - Can It Be Done?
Tivan Amour, Young Repeat Founder & Growth Hacker, “Growth Rider” Ep. 17
Jun 21, 2017 • 51 min
Fortified Bike Is Reinventing How Urban Bikes Are Designed & Sold
Armon Sharei, Young MIT Scientist & Biotech Founder - “Biotech Rockstar” - Ep. 16
Jun 7, 2017 • 44 min
At Age 29 He Cut a $500 MM Deal with Pharma Giant Roche to Work on Cancer
David Chang. Founder & Angel, Ex-PayPal & Goldman Sachs, Early Stage Maven, Startup Boston Guru, Ep. 15
May 24, 2017 • 47 min
Sal Daher Interviews Repeat Founder & Angel Investor David Chang
Jay Batson, Software Pioneer, Founder & Angel, “Open Source Dude” - Ep. 14
May 10, 2017 • 44 min
It is rare that we hear reports from the frontiers of technology expressed so lucidly and accessibly by a real insider. This gem of an interview rewards the listener with Jay Batson’s sensible and eloquently expressed explanations of the…
Arrigo Bodda, Executive & Angel Investor - “European Angel” - Episode 13
Apr 26, 2017 • 50 min
Growing up in Northern Italy, Arrigo Bodda dreamed of becoming an architect. He chose instead to study law, a handy pre-requisite for a career in human resources in a country where staffing involves a lot of legal work. His corporate career neatly…
Christopher Mirabile, Super Angel Investor - “Angel with a Plan” - Episode 12
Apr 12, 2017 • 46 min
Co-managing Director of Launchpad Venture Group - Co-founder of Seraf
Peter Fasse. Patent Attorney & Angel Investor - “Patents in His Blood” - Episode 11
Mar 29, 2017 • 55 min
Peter Fasse has patents in his blood. He comes from a family of patent attorneys. He is a highly respected partner at Fish & Richardson, the storied Boston-based (now global) firm that represented Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and the…
Gong Ke Gouldstone - Startup Founder & Software Engineer - “Software & Bubble Tea” - Ep. 10
Mar 13, 2017 • 54 min
Gong Ke came to America at age 13 with little English. Yet, barely a decade later she had graduated in computer science from MIT and was working at one of America’s iconic startups. Later she started her own consumer company which achieved…
Kathryn Roy - Tech Executive, Strategic Thinker & Angel - Angel Invest Boston - “Knowledge Can Be a Problem” Ep. 9
Mar 1, 2017 • 62 min
Whenever I speak with Kathryn Roy I learn something. I learned a lot when I spent an hour talking to this remarkably incisive thinker. Kathryn has advised some of the most dynamic technology companies of our time including Lotus, Kronos, Phase…
Ed Belove, Software Pioneer, Startup Founder & Angel Investor “Harvard Goes Tech” Ep.8
Feb 15, 2017 • 71 min
He Buiilt Software with Visionary Mitch Kapor, now He Helps Early-stage Companies
Frank Ferguson - Tech Executive, Startup Founder & Angel Investor in “Practical Dreamer” Ep. 7
Feb 8, 2017 • 68 min
President of Bose Corporation, Co-founder of Curriculum Associates and Active Philanthropist
Patrick Rivelli - Startup Founder, Angel Investor - “Love & Biotech Exits” Ep.6
Feb 1, 2017 • 71 min
Two Biotech Exits & Family Life Too - Learn How He Did It
Fred Bamber “The Perfect Startup Portfolio” Ep. 5 Experienced Venture Capitalist and Wise Angel Investor
Jan 25, 2017 • 69 min
As a VC He Invested in Interleaf, Q1 Labs and Volt Server, As an Angel He’s In SQZ, Pixability, ViralGains & Streamroot
Beth Marcus “Startupdoc Is In The House” Ep.4 Startup Founder, Inventor, Advisor and Angel Investor
Jan 18, 2017 • 62 min
Her Inventions Are In Millions of Hands, She Has Hard-learned Lessons for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Ben Littauer, Founder, Angel & Advisor - “#1 Fundraising Mistake” - Ep. 3
Jan 11, 2017 • 61 min
Conversations with Boston’s Most Interesting Angels & Startup Founders
Ralph Wagner, Executive, Founder & Angel - “Flunk Calculus, Ace Life” - Ep. 2
Jan 11, 2017 • 62 min
Conversations with Boston’s Most Interesting Angels & Founders of Startups
Michael Mark, Super Angel & Founder - “The Best Pivots Ever?” - Ep. 1
Jan 11, 2017 • 56 min
Conversations with Boston’s most interesting angels and founders of startups
Teaser of Episode 3 - Ben Littauer - #1 Fundraising Mistake
Dec 3, 2016 • 2 min
This is a teaser of the full, hour-long episode which is still in production. The full episode will be published on January 11th, 2017. Ben Littauer traveled an unlikely path from philosophy to communications technology. He brings to life the exciting…
Teaser for Episode 2 - Ralph Wagner - Flunk Calculus, Ace Life
Dec 3, 2016 • 6 min
Full Hour-long Episode Will Be Published on January 11th, 2017
Teaser for Episode 1 - Michael Mark - Best Pivots Ever? - Full Episode coming 1/11/17
Dec 3, 2016 • 6 min
Super Angel Michael Mark Recounts His Stellar Career As Founder & Angel
Angel Invest Boston Episode 0 - Brief Intro to Angel Investing & Boston Startup Scene
Dec 1, 2016 • 3 min
Conversations with Boston’s most interesting angel investors and founders of startups.