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Mission Driven


A conversation about how startups leverage their mission as a competitive advantage. Each episode we talk to entrepreneurs and investors to get to the bottom of what it means to build a business with impact. From personal founder stories of how they got started, to how they overcame challenges inRead more

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Mission Driven - Episode 10 - Muffi Ghadiali (Electriphi and Ford Pro)

Sep 23 • 31:18

In this episode, we talk with Muffi Ghadiali. Muffi is the Founder of CEO of Electriphi which was recently acquired by Ford and now is the Head of Ford Pro Charging. ...

Mission Driven - Episode 9 - Davida Herzl (Aclima)

Apr 20 • 36:20

In this episode we talk with Davida Herzl, Co-founder and CEO of Aclima, a Public Benefit Corporation focused on environmental intelligence. Aclima has pioneered an entirely new way to measure and analyze air pollution and greenhouse gases, block by block and around the world. The Aclima hardware and software technology platform translates billions of scientific measuremen...

Mission Driven - Episode 8 - Julia Collins (Planet FWD)

Feb 18 • 35:42

In this episode, we talk with Julia Collins, Founder and CEO of Planet FWD about regenerative agriculture, founding her new sustainable food company, and raising money from a diverse group of investors. ...

Mission Driven - Episode 7 - Heidi Patel (Rethink Impact)

Nov 23 • 38:51

In this episode, we talk with Heidi Patel, Managing Partner of Rethink Impact, a venture capital firm investing in women leaders using technology to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges in digital healthcare, ed-tech, economic empowerment, sustainability. We cover raising their latest fund during COVID, and the ongoing gap and opportunity in funding women-led com...

Mission Driven - Episode 6 - Marc Tarpenning (Tesla and Spero Ventures)

Aug 19 • 27:37

Marc Tarpenning is the Co-founder of Tesla and a Venture Partner at Spero Ventures. He was one of the original co-founders of Tesla back in 2003 and shares with us the origin story of Tesla as a mission-driven company, and how that mission was a competitive advantage. Spero Ventures invests in early-stage technology companies solving critical problems in: well-being, work ...

Mission Driven - Episode 5 - Nan Li (Obvious Ventures)

Apr 13 • 31:16

Mission Driven  is a conversation about startup founders on a mission to address the world’s biggest challenges and how they leverage their social mission for competitive advantage. ...

Mission Driven - Episode 4 - Erica Mackey (MyVillage)

Feb 22 • 37:25

Erica Mackey, Co-founder and CEO of MyVillage....

Mission Driven - Episode 3 - Julie Lein (Urban Innovation Fund)

Jan 15 • 27:38

Julie Lein, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Urban Innovation Fund, a venture firm that invests in the future of cities....

Mission Driven - Episode 2 - Connor Landgraf (Eko Health)

Sep 27 • 23:12

Connor Landgraf, Co-founder and CEO of Eko Health...

Mission Driven - Episode 1 - Meena Sankaran (KETOS)

Sep 13 • 31:15

Welcome to our first episode of Mission Driven! ...

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