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Foundation - by True Ventures podcast.

January 06, 2020

Kevin Rose and colleagues interview world-class entrepreneurs, builders, and investors to tease out practical knowledge you can use to improve your business and professional life.

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Oleg Stavitsky is the CEO of Endel, a technology that dynamically generates adaptive sound environments that help you focus, relax, and sleep

In this episode, Kevin interviews Magic Mind Founder, James Beshara. James speaks about his life as a serial entrepreneur, and his latest project, Magic Mind.

Kevin Rose interviews Colleen Cutcliffe, CEO and Co-Founder of Pendulum. Pendulum produces a novel strain probiotic that restores the body's natural ability to metabolize fiber and produce butyrate. Results from a nutritional study demonstrated a significant reduction in A1C and blood sugar spikes in people with type 2 diabetes. The study was a U.S. based, multi-site, double-blinded, placebo controlled RCT.

Kevin Rose interviews Mike Maser, Founder and CEO of Big Sky Health, makers of Zero Fasting, Oak Meditation, and Less. Mike and Kevin discuss their 20-year friendship, building products together at multiple startups, and the many lessons learned along the way.

Kevin Rose sits down with Yumi baby food Founders, Angela Sutherland, and Evelyn Rusli. Scientists consider nutrition in the first 1,000 days to be the most important environmental factor in development. This led to the creation of Yumi, an all Organic, no Synthetics, never fortified, no additives, no concentrates baby food.

Kevin Rose interviews Amy Errett, CEO and founder of Madison Reed, a direct-to-consumer brand offering hair color and care products made of ingredients her customers can actually feel good about. Amy is also a partner at True Ventures where she shares learnings, from her years in investment banking and building consumer brands from scratch, with True’s founder community.

Matt Mullenweg is the founder of Automattic and co-creator of WordPress, one of the largest open-source projects in the world, and a publishing platform that enables as much as 35 percent of the web. In this conversation, he discusses the beginnings of WordPress, the growing importance of open source in the age of cloud, the lessons he has learned as a founder and more optimistically, he is excited about the distributed workplace -- a core founding principle at Automattic.

Updated on January 22

In this episode: Jonathan Newman, Co-Founder, and CEO of Sweetgreen shares how to build a brand that stands out, scaling to 100+ restaurants, building a Sweetgreen OS to adapt to food delivery, and challenges and lessons learned along the way.