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Hosted by Social Starts/Joyance Partners Managing Partner Mike Edelhart, Inception is a series of conversations about the beginning of things - of companies, careers, new science, breakthrough technology, and a peek into the future. Each episode features an intimate, one-on-one talk between Mike and a founder or investor in our funds' extensive worldwide network. Together, they explore the grit, determination, and skill required to start a company, the underlying philosophies and psychologies of entrepreneurship, and the hidden secrets of how startups are created, funded, and ultimately, win.

Hosted by Social Starts/Joyance Partners Managing Partner Mike Edelhart, Inception is a series of conversations about the beginning of things - of companies, careers, new science, breakthrough technology, and a peek into the future. Each episode features an intimate, one-on-one talk between Mike and a founder or investor in our funds' extensive worldwide network. Together, they explore the grit, determination, and skill required to start a company, the underlying philosophies and psychologies of entrepreneurship, and the hidden secrets of how startups are created, funded, and ultimately, win.
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Hosted by Social Starts/Joyance Partners Managing Partner Mike Edelhart, Inception is a series of conversations about the beginning of things - of companies, careers, new science, breakthrough technology, and a peek into the future. Each episode features an intimate, one-on-one talk between Mike and a founder or investor in our funds' extensive worldwide network. Together, they explore the grit, determination, and skill required to start a company, the underlying philosophies and psychologies of entrepreneurship, and the hidden secrets of how startups are created, funded, and ultimately, win.

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Episodes

S1E12: Guest Polly Rodriguez, CEO of Unbound

5/6/2019
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Polly Rodriguez is CEO of Unbound, an erotic product brand changing how feminists explore and enjoy their sex lives. In this episode, Polly discusses how sexual wellbeing is core to personal health, the way technology is enabling democracy on a global scale, the emerging power of female leaders across industries, and more.

Duration:00:30:43

S1E11: Guest Jared Feldman, CEO of Canvs

5/6/2019
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Jared Feldman is CEO of Canvs, the industry standard in emotion measurement. In this episode, Jared talks about the powerful art of interpreting empathy, the tumultuous effects of the current media revolution, and his vision for Canvs to be the "giant oracle that you can ask anything to find out why it's happening."

Duration:00:30:12

S1E10: Guest Sam Parr, CEO of The Hustle

3/29/2019
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Sam Parr is CEO of The Hustle, a media company that produces a wildly popular tech and business newsletter for young professionals. In this episode, Sam talks about his first startup ("Weiners as big as a baby's arm!"), his mother's interpretation of what he does now ("Wall Street Journal meets the Daily Show"), and the satisfaction he experiences from getting to do what he loves every single day.

Duration:00:27:38

S1E9: Melanie Travis, CEO of Andie Swimwear

3/29/2019
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Melanie Travis is CEO of Andie, a swimwear brand made for women, by women. In this episode, Melanie talks about the bright moment she realized the key to her success, the surprising pros of having zero swimwear expertise when she started her company, and the deep satisfaction she gets from creating a product that makes her customers comfortable and empowered for the first time in their lives.

Duration:00:30:11

S1E8: Guest Tyler Shultz, CEO of Flux Biosciences

3/29/2019
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Tyler Shultz is CEO of Flux Biosciences, a company that repurposes the tech used to read and write computer hard drives to perform sensitive and quantitative point-of-care in vitro medical diagnostics. In this episode, Tyler talks about transitioning from the academic world to the startup world, recovering from working at a company where the culture was built on fear, and the incredible experience of creating his own company based on revolutionary scientific breakthroughs.

Duration:00:33:20

S1E7: Guest Hunter Rosenblume, CEO of Lunar Wireless

3/29/2019
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Hunter Rosenblume is CEO of Lunar Wireless, an app that can save you up to 50% on your monthly phone bill. In this episode, Hunter talks about his phone-themed bar mitzvah, the challenges of pivoting his company three times, how he convinced investors to invest in his idea before he was even 20 years old, and more.

Duration:00:28:42

S1E6: Guest Jun Deng, Investment Partner at Joyance Partners

3/29/2019
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Jun Deng is an Investment Partner at Joyance Partners, the first VC fund focused on health-driven happiness. In this episode, Jun talks about what it's like being a young woman working in an "old man" industry, how she leverages her scientific expertise when evaluating companies, the advantages of Joyance's diverse and flexible team, and more.

Duration:00:21:16

S1E5: Guest Daniel Chait, CEO of Greenhouse

3/29/2019
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Daniel Chait is CEO of Greenhouse, the talent acquisition company. In this episode, Daniel talks about the pros and cons of rapid growth, how he leverages his leadership position as a "flamethrower," and that one time he started a business from the principal's office in elementary school.

Duration:00:27:48

S1E4: Guest Tina Hedges, CEO of LOLI Beauty

3/29/2019
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Tina Hedges is CEO of LOLI, the world's first zero waste beauty brand. In this episode, Tina talks about the tumultuous transition from the corporate world to the startup world, her superpower of thriving in times of chaos, and the extreme care that goes into the creation of her product, including the personalized ritual performed with each order.

Duration:00:25:35

S1E3: Guest Austen Allred, CEO of Lambda School

3/29/2019
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Austen Allred is CEO of Lambda School, the online software engineering training school for no up-front cost. In this episode, Austen shares the powerful personal story behind founding his company, what it feels like to have a bullet in your back, the one big worry that keeps him up at night, and more.

Duration:00:32:31

S1E2: Guest Chieh Huang, CEO of Boxed

3/29/2019
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Chieh Huang is CEO of Boxed, the bulk delivery service. In this episode, Chieh talks about making your dream come alive, the grit it takes to keep that dream alive, the correlation between joy and success, and much more.

Duration:00:34:45

S1E1: The Inception of Inception with Guest Charles Smith, Social Starts Venture Partner

3/29/2019
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In the very first episode of Inception, Social Starts/Joyance Partner Managing Partner Mike Edelhart talks with Venture Partner Charles Smith about the remarkable spark of aspiring entrepreneurs, the key factors that motivate investors, the complicated art of saying no forever (or just no for now), and much more.

Duration:00:29:37