A Founder’s Mission Beyond Their Startup (feat. Neil Thanedar)

Welcome to another episode of the Build In Public Podcast.

Today's episode features Neil Thanedar, the founder & solo GP of Utopic, a pre-seed VC fund investing in biotech startups led by scientist CEOs.

He is also the founder & chairman of Labdoor, a consumer watchdog with $7M+ in funding and 20M+ users, and Air to All, a 501(c)3 nonprofit medical device startup.

In this interview, Neil and KP delve into a wide array of insightful topics, specifically about:
●     Intro (00:00)
●     How Labdoor came about (01:23)
●     Labdoor’s success and its brand awareness aspect (07:56)
●     Transfiguring B2B to B2C (09:49)
●     The potential of fractionalizing and democratizing startups (10:39)
●     How Neil’s dad influenced and inspired him (11:52)
●     What Mittelstands are and their role in the startup world (13:55)
●     A founder’s mission beyond their startup (17:07)
●     Startup politics (18:02)
●     Imagining the ideal POTUS (22:39)
●     The role of YC in Neil’s career (28:40)
●     Struggles of scientist CEOs (30:46)
●     The power of writing in public (33:05)
●     Hidden ambitions and obsessions (37:08)
●     Desire on finding the front door for founders easier (47:48)
●     Aspiring founders vs. Ambitious founders (50:20)
●     What’s next for Neil Thanedar (56:28)

Build In Public Podcast is an interview show where KP chats with ambitious startup founders, CEOs, and top Internet creators to unpack their stories, insights, and lessons.

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A Founder’s Mission Beyond Their Startup (feat. Neil Thanedar)
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