Beyond the Bottom Line is a podcast created by the Program on Entrepreneurship at the Yale School of Management, where we're educating founders for business and society. We interview the founders, investors, technologists, and early stage employees who are part of today's entrepreneurial ecosystem
Beyond the bottom line: Episode 1
Bridgette Farrer Muir of Common
In this episode, we speak with Bridgette Farrer Muir (SOM '15) from Common. Common is a real estate company that is creating better living through convenience and community.
beyond the bottom line: Episode 2
Peter Boyce, Founder of Rough Draft Ventures
In this episode, we speak with Peter Boyce, Founder of Rough Draft Ventures and a VC at General Catalyst.
beyond the bottom line: Episode 3
Yong Zhao, Co-Founder of Junzi Kitchen
In this episode, we talk to Yong Zhao, Yale graduate and Co-Founder of Junzi Kitchen, about the early founding of Junzi Kitchen and his mission to bring Chinese culture to the US, one amazing plate of food at a time.
beyond the bottom line: Episode 4
Jessica Bailey, Co-Founder of Greenworks Lending
In this episode, we speak to Jessica Bailey, CEO and Co-founder of Greenworks Lending, a finance lending company that brings solutions for clean energy in commercial buildings with additional benefits for the environment and energy efficiency. She is interviewed by Veronique Bourg-Meyer, Program Director for Clean Energy and Conservation Finance at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY).
beyond the bottom line: Episode 5
Mike Grillo, President and Co-Founder of Gravity Products
In this episode, we speak with Mike Grillo, President and Co-Founder of Gravity Products, a sleep and relaxation company focused on improving customer health with products that focus on both physical and mental well-being. In 2017, Gravity raised almost $5 million on Kickstarter. Mike discusses what he believes is behind the company’s success.
beyond the bottom line: Episode 6
Kiril Savino, CEO and Co-Founder of Single Leap; Co-Founder and CTO of GameChanger Media
In this episode, we speak with with Kiril Savino of Single Leap and GameChanger Media about his nonlinear career path in technology and how he was able to combine his interests in both technology and the arts while working as a programmer. Currently, Kiril works as an Advisor for Wellacopie and OpsLine and serves as a Venture Partner with Array Ventures.
beyond the bottom line: Episode 7
Hallie Meyer, Head of Tripla Panna
In this episode, we speak to Hallie Meyer, Head of Tripla Panna. Caffè Panna is an Italian-inspired coffee bar and ice cream counter opening up this summer in New York City that will be selling Tripla Panna ice cream. She is interviewed by Georgia Sills, SOM ‘19 and Co-Founder of Brazen Eats.
beyond the bottom line: Episode 8
Tahira Rehmatullah, Managing Partner at Hypur Ventures, CFO at MTech, and Advisor for T3 Ventures
In this episode, we speak to Tahira Rehmatullah, SOM ‘14. Tahira was named one of the Most Powerful Women in the Cannabis Business by Fortune Magazine and Complex. Utilizing her background and experience with startups, finance and the cannabis industry she serves as a strategic advisor to early stage venture leaders and investors. Her experiences range from consulting to hedge funds to venture capital.
beyond the bottom line: Episode 9
Maribel Lieberman, Founder of MarieBelle New York
In this episode, we speak with Maribel Lieberman, Founder of MarieBelle New York. Located in Brooklyn, NY MarieBelle produces gourmet chocolates using a bean-to-bar process and quality cacao beans. Maribel has also opened up shops in Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan and Dubai. Inc. Magazine named MarieBelle New York as one of “the fastest growing private companies in America” in 2012.
beyond the bottom line: Episode 10
Anna Cerilli, Founder and CEO of Darling June
In this episode, we speak with Anna Cerilli, CEO and Founder of Darling June, a public benefit corporation. Darling June's mission is to provide access to developmentally and child-appropriate mobility options, increase access to mobility for children with special needs, address the disparity across socioeconomic statuses, and decrease the stigmatization and isolation of those with special needs and mobility challenges.
beyond the bottom line: Episode 11
Annya “Annie” White-Brown, Founder of NaturalAnnie Essentials
In this episode, we speak with Annya "Annie" White-Brown, Founder of NaturalAnnie Essentials, a shop that sells scented handmade soy candles and bath & body products made from all-natural ingredients. Annie discusses the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, juggling motherhood and full-time work, and the process that led to her beautiful and bold branding.
beyond the bottom line: Episode 12
Dr. Allison Mishkin, Founder of Bit by Bit: Breaking the Barrier for Girls in Tech
In this episode, we speak with Dr. Allison Mishkin, Founder of Bit by Bit: Breaking the Barrier for Girls in Tech. Allison holds a joint PhD & MBA from the Oxford Internet Institute and Yale School of Management. Allison shares what led to her pursuit of a career in STEM and the challenges she saw along the way that often keep women from considering a path in the computer science industry. Making this a part of her PhD research, Allison discusses how we can empower young girls and women to find their place in a traditionally male-dominated field.
BEYOND THE BOTTOM LINE: EPISODE 13
Brendan Kenney, CEO of Tilray and Co-Founder of Privateer Holdings
In this episode, we speak with Brendan Kennedy SOM '05, Co-Founder of Privateer Holdings and CEO of Tilray. Brendan discusses his career path upon graduating from Yale SOM and how this work experience helped lead to the idea behind Privateer Holdings. He also shares his transition to CEO of Tilray and how his experiences as an entrepreneur impacted this role change.
BEYOND THE BOTTOM LINE: EPISODE 14
Melissa Mash, Co-Founder of Dagne Dover
In this episode, we speak with Melissa Mash, Co-Founder of Dagne Dover. Melissa shares how her experience working for Coach in London helped her formulate the idea for her own brand and led to her decision to attend business school. While at Wharton, Melissa met her co-founders, Deepa Gandhi and Jessy Dover, and the team worked together to create Dagne Dover - "bags designed for a life in motion".
BEYOND THE BOTTOM LINE: EPISODE 15
Jeff Hong, Co-Founder of Bite
In this episode, we speak with Jeff Hong SOM '15, Co-Founder of Bite, a technology platform that provides restaurants with intelligent self-service kiosks to both simplify and personalize the food-service experience. Jeff shares how his coursework at SOM helped to shape the idea for Bite, the prototyping process, and building point of sales systems.
BEYOND THE BOTTOM LINE: EPISODE 16
Claudia Reuter, Techstars
In this episode, we speak with Claudia Reuter, Managing Director of the Stanley Techstars Additive Manufacturing Acclerator in Hartford and General Manager of Techstars East. She is an experienced entrepreneur who worked as SVP of digital services for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and was Co-Founder and CEO of School Chapters.
BEYOND THE BOTTOM LINE: EPISODE 17
Jennifer Tombaugh, President of Tauck
In this episode, we speak with Jennifer Tombaugh, President of Tauck, a Connecticut-based and family-owned travel company. Jennifer discusses her journey from working in large, Fortune 500 companies like Coca Cola at the start of her career to what led to her decision to join Tauck's business development team 18 years ago. As her role in the company has changed, Jennifer shares insight into her work on the business development team and what goes into being an effective manager all while the travel business changes and grows over time since first joining Tauck.