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Ep6:

The Long Haul (Trucking) 

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Anshu Prasad
CEO, Leaf Logistics
Will Szczerbiak
Principal, Greycroft

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Trucking has an almost mythological American cultural status. And there's a reason. It's got it all - the "American Dream", "Rags to Riches", "David vs. Goliath"...and more recently, with the help of our guests..."Nerd Gets Girl". In this episode we’re joined by Anshu Prasad, CEO of Leaf Logistics, and Will Szczerbiak, Greycroft Partners, to discuss trucking's profound reach, impact and technological awakening in one of our favorite episodes yet. No trucker speed required, Joseph Campbell eat your heart out, this is the hero's story of trucking.

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Alex Rinke
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Philip Krim
CEO, Casper
Spencer Lazar
Partner, General Catalyst

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EP03: The Robots Are Our Friends 
Artificial Intelligence

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As it turns out AI is hardly artificial anymore (slaps knee). The hardest part is making an intelligent decision about what to do with it (slaps knee again, we could do this all day). We’ve employed our own personal Skynet, Sophie Vandebroek and Rudina Seseri, to help us understand and break down this both very new and very old cutting edge idea, and where it may take us. Impending robot apocalypse? Yes, well I understand your view on this now, Hal.

Sophie Vandebroek
COO, IBM Research
Rudina Seseri
Founder & Partner, Glasswing VC
Scott Friend
Partner, Bain Capital Ventures
Mark Weikel
Retail Whisperer
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Has the tidal wave of born-digital upstart brands killed traditional retail? Are these “game-changing” newbies everything they seem, or is something else going on? Scott Friend and Mark Weikel, two serious OGs, still on the front line of retail’s undulating landscape, give us a peek behind the curtain to help us figure out “…the f#*k is going on here?!?"

Noam Bardin
CEO, Waze
Eric Paley
GP, Founder Collective

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