The Biotech Startups Podcast

A podcast for scientist-entrepreneurs. Brought to you by Excedr.

Leaders in the life sciences join us in each episode, providing valuable insights into the world of biotechnology. New episodes released each week.

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Hear Founder Stories & Learn About the Business of Science

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The Biotech Startups Podcast publishes new episodes weekly, featuring a wide range of scientific leaders and experts, including scientists, professors, long-time company operators, founders and serial entrepreneurs, and biotech investors.

Hear about the challenges and triumphs of running a biotech startup in each episode and gain actionable insight into navigating the life sciences industry, as we explore the business of science, from pre-seed to IPO.

Latest Episodes

Grant Aarons - FabricNano - Part 2

The Defensibility of Software Companies | Studying Econometrics at London Business School | Joining Entrepreneur First | Becoming a Biotech Startup CEO & Navigating the Startup Journey

Grant Aarons - FabricNano - Part 1

How NYC Shaped a Love of Engineering | Benefitting from Great Diversity at Cooper Union | Experiences & Opportunities at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York | Impact of the Economy on Deep Tech

Bryan Dechairo - Sherlock Biosciences - Part 3

Assurex’s Journey From Garage to GeneSight | Keeping a Team Together Through the M&A Process | Building a Diagnostics Company During Covid | What Sherlock & Netflix Have in Common

Bryan Dechairo - Sherlock Biosciences - Part 2

Transitioning From a Small Startup to Pfizer | Big Data's Role in Modern Genetics | Building & Leading Dynamic Teams | The Evolution of Personalized Medicine

Bryan Dechairo - Sherlock Biosciences - Part 1

A Love of Science Blossoming from a 10-Acre Hobby Farm | Experiencing Great Diversity at UC Berkeley | Growth & Enjoyment of Startups | Unexpected Travels to Pursue a Dream Overseas

Terry Lo - Vizgen - Part 3

Transitioning to Vizgen | What is Spatial Genomics | Importance of Genetic Mapping | How to Grow Your Company During Turbulent Times

Terry Lo - Vizgen - Part 2

Terry’s Move from Big Pharma to Diagnostics | Introduction to Spatial Biology | Navigating Regulatory & Reimbursement Challenges in Diagnostics | Balancing Multiple Roles in M&A Negotiations

Terry Lo - Vizgen - Part 1

Leveraging a Passion for Science to Succeed in Finance | Sales Excellence as an Introvert Through Competition | Financial Modeling & Creating Proper Deal Structure | How Not To Be A Jack of All Trades

About The Biotech Startups Podcast

The life sciences industry has evolved significantly since its inception, shaping different ways people conduct, fund, and commercialize promising science and technology.

The many iterations of success and failure have produced countless journeys from discovery to IPO, supporting the idiosyncratic nature of building a biotech around something innovative.

More and more researchers make the change from academia to industry, fostering a new generation of entrepreneurs interested in bringing innovative products to market. We created the Biotech Startups podcast to support this new generation of founders.

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Jon Chee
CEO & Podcast Host
Jon graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Molecular Toxicology and founded Excedr in the labs on campus. As host, he takes a closer look at the notoriously demanding life science industry.
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