Startup Steroid - Founders Podcast
Oscar Pedroso the CEO and Founder of Thimble.io

Oscar Pedroso the CEO and Founder of Thimble.io

January 31, 2022

We believe that education starts at home. Unfortunately, most parents don’t know what kind of educational products and experiences to provide their children to pique their curiosity in STEM.  It’s a big problem when kids today don’t know what engineering or computer science even means.

Our founder, Oscar Pedroso, experienced this when he was in school. So, he and his team made it a mission of theirs to ensure all students (regardless of background) are aware of the many educational paths and career opportunities that exist.  So many kids have the potential to be the next Elon Musk and we’re going to help make that happen!

Company Profile Link - https://www.startupsteroid.com/founder?founderUserId=E2FC6F77-F6CA-459C-9339-AC0E6DADB1E3

Rashi Bahri the CEO and Founder of Shoonya!

Rashi Bahri the CEO and Founder of Shoonya!

January 31, 2022

Shoonya's mission is to create interactive edutainment content that is inspired by the stories and characters of the world. Why do we want to do it? It's simple. There is a great need for it.  With the growing technologies, the world is indeed "becoming flat" and children today are intrigued by cultures around the world. Our company is based out of Santa Barbara, California, which is geographically placed somewhere between Hollywood and Silicon Valley. Not sure, if this is by intention or accident but our company is a perfect marriage of these two worlds; Edutainment and EdTech.

Company Profile Link - https://www.startupsteroid.com/founder?founderUserId=619514CF-3211-4851-B1B5-51B9CC6091F0

Julia & Lukas Peters the Founders of Local Away

Julia & Lukas Peters the Founders of Local Away

January 6, 2022

Powered by our community of #styletrotters sharing real dress codes from the streets, reviewing local brands and hot-spots, and shopping Live drops.

The LocalAway community is changing the conversations around fashion away from a ‘one size fits all’ mold into themes that encourage everyone to be their authentic selves.

Company Profile Link - https://www.startupsteroid.com/founder?founderUserId=C7FD2666-C442-4B17-A5C4-1443C7B25304

Kyle C. Murphy the Founder and CEO of GVNG.

Kyle C. Murphy the Founder and CEO of GVNG.

December 28, 2021
GVNG provides the technology for the GVNG Wallet, which gives individuals and employers the power of a charitable foundation in a simple to use app. Like a gamified 401k for giving—contribute to get a tax benefit today, donate later. Plus amplify impact with tax-deductible crowdfunding. Provides a seamless path to donate to 1.7m charities and a unified picture of impact with a single tax receipt at the end of the year.
Manju Dawkins the Founder & CEO of Thimble

Manju Dawkins the Founder & CEO of Thimble

December 13, 2021

Love needles? Neither do we.

Our pain and anxiety-relieving products are easy to use, fast to work and designed specifically for needles. We’re taking the pain out of shots, blood draws, injections and needle procedures of any kind.

We’re changing the way healthcare feels.

Needle pain causes up to 25% of people in the U.S. to avoid flu vaccines and other simple medical procedures. It’s time for painless to be the new standard of care.

Company Profile Link - https://www.startupsteroid.com/founder?founderUserId=F5DA4AA7-9C9A-4006-96A8-E7976FD356E0

Aeron Sullivan the Founder of HedgeDesk

Aeron Sullivan the Founder of HedgeDesk

December 13, 2021

Exchange rates (FX) stifle trade and hamper economic opportunity, especially in emerging economies. We are democratizing derivatives to relegate FX volatility to antiquity and make global trade and worldwide economic access so ubiquitous, it’s taken for granted.

Exchange rates can fluctuate 10–25% annually, leading to busted budgets and disrupted cash flows. This volatility impacts startups and enterprises in virtually every industry.

Thankfully, companies can hedge with derivatives like futures and options to help manage, contain, and even benefit from that risk.

Company Profile Link - https://www.startupsteroid.com/founder?founderUserId=79C3BD0D-FB69-40E4-A78B-F825C8B30E20

Ira Spector the CEO at SFA Therapeutics, Inc

Ira Spector the CEO at SFA Therapeutics, Inc

December 2, 2021

A highly accomplished and results-oriented CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE, with a proven record of implementing practical solutions and successfully leading the development of major biotech and pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices. Utilizes exceptional organizational skills and keen attention to detail to focus on the timely, efficient, and high-quality execution of clinical studies to create lasting strategic value. A forward-thinking leader with exceptional business acumen sets a strategic direction to secure the long-lasting success of a company.

Company Profile Link - https://www.startupsteroid.com/founder?founderUserId=DB2B2093-5E5B-4436-B25B-1A01AEE7F146

Somer Baburek the CEO of HERA Biotech

Somer Baburek the CEO of HERA Biotech

December 2, 2021

Unlike the surgical method, Hera’s test (MetriDxTM) is capable of diagnosing and staging endo, quantitatively. This capability provides physicians objective data, which can be used in the clinical management of the disease. Collecting patient tissue samples is a common practice in physician offices. The uterine tissue sample required for Hera’s test will be collected via a Pipelle biopsy and shipped to Hera’s lab for analysis. This entire process is well-established as it is comparable to the model used for a PAP smear. MetriDxTM will greatly reduce wait time and failure rates associated with the current standard by moving diagnostic capability from the OR to the physician’s office, eliminating both guesswork and patient downtime from the equation.

Company Profile Link - https://www.startupsteroid.com/founder?founderUserId=BD17F432-E80A-4FD5-BD91-6DF7A8C3C12D

Nirat Keswani the CEO at Empiric

Nirat Keswani the CEO at Empiric

November 19, 2021

Empiric's software platform and hardware sensors are being used to predict industrial equipment failure, remotely manage facilities in real-time, and improve quality assurance reporting processes across all industrial verticals.

Our current focus is providing complete end-to-end visibility, for Life Sciences companies, of their cold chain. Empiric's software platform and hardware sensors are being used to predict industrial equipment failure, remotely manage facilities in real-time, and improve quality assurance reporting processes across all industrial verticals.

Our current focus is providing complete end-to-end visibility, for Life Sciences companies, of their cold chain.

Company Profile Link -  https://www.startupsteroid.com/founder?founderUserId=B9AF2A48-C3FB-4637-9B70-231E9EEDB472

Gilberto Desalvo the CEO of Delphire Inc

Gilberto Desalvo the CEO of Delphire Inc

November 16, 2021

Every year, wildfires cause $130 Billion in economic damages and release greenhouse gasses equivalent to 65% of California's transport industry. That is when we are fortunate enough that no lives are lost. A significant portion of the annual burn area is the result of just a few fires attributed to the electric grid.

Delphire was created to provide early detection of these grid-related fires. Our system can detect these wildfires in seconds using a state-of-the-art CV and AI pairing while gathering data from before the fire started. Once we learn more about the conditions that lead to ignition, we expect our system to prevent fires.

Company Profile Link - https://www.startupsteroid.com/founder?founderUserId=6ABAA07E-E1B0-47D2-BAF9-0BEE8996DF22

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