Listen to the Live Podcast for top founders and investors who provide actionable advice


Did you know that’s weekly event series has a podcast? These shows, aptly named The Live Podcast, are condensed versions of the weekly event minus the video. Of course, if you’d rather watch the show, it is available here on YouTube.

Over the past month, we’ve had great conversations with top founders and investors, all hosted by reporters. The show is embedded below and available on all podcast platforms.

Security editor Zack Whittaker spoke with Sequoia partner Andrew Reed and Christina Cacioppo, Vanta’s co-founder and CEO. The trio discussed why startups should focus on compliance early on, the value of making SOC 2 simple and inexpensive for businesses, and what VCs look for in compliance-focused companies. Listen.

Transportation reporter Rebecca Bellan interviewed Eric Tarczynski, founder and partner of Contrary Capital, and AtoB co-founder Harshita Arora. The trio discussed red flags that investors look for, how the VC and startup world is reacting to the Girl Genius vs. the Boy Genius, the pain points of the trucking industry, and why a fintech product wants to solve them. Listen.

Startup Battlefield Editor Neesha Tambe spoke to Oma Fertility co-founder Kiran Joshi and Root Ventures Partner Chrissy Meyer talk about how Oma is building an impressive business to revolutionize in vitro fertilization. It’s a fascinating conversation that is personal to Neesha too. Listen.

I hope you will listen to these episodes. Live is now in its third season and the event is always changing with new topics and guests. As always, the event is free to attend and participate. Each show tapes most Wednesdays at noon pdt and broadcasts it live. Register for the event platform here or just join the show at the right time (on YouTube, Facebook and