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April 8, 2019

The VentureFizz Podcast: Sridhar Iyengar - Founder and CEO of Elemental Machines

For the 89th episode of our podcast, I interviewed Sridhar Iyengar, Founder and CEO of Elemental Machines.

Very few entrepreneurs in the Boston tech scene have had the same level of success as Sridhar.

As a co-founder of three different companies in the medical device and wearables industry, the products that he’s helped bring to market are incredibly innovative. Take AgaMatrix, a glucose monitoring company that built the world’s first medical device that connected directly to the iPhone.

Or, Misfit, the makers of elegant wearable products that was started along with Sridhar’s longtime collaborator Sonny Vu and also, John Sculley—yes, that John Sculley—the one that was the CEO at Apple. Misfit ended up getting acquired by Fossil for a reported $260M.

At Elemental Machines, the company is modernizing the lab and helping to accelerate science with its IoT and data science platform. The company has raised over $11.5M in funding.

In this episode of our podcast, we cover lots of topics, like:

  • How to give constructive feedback to your co-founder.
  • Sridhar’s early background and a deep dive into AgaMatrix and Misfit, including the story of how John Sculley got involved.
  • What led him to start Elemental Machines and all the details on the company.
  • Whether he thinks equity should be equal between co-founders.
  • Advice for founders on managing cash and raising capital.
  • Plus, a lot more.

We are getting very close to episode 100 of The VentureFizz Podcast! Can you believe it? So, I need your help. Who is the #1 person that you would want to be interviewed for the 100th episode? I’m open to all suggestions, the only requirement is that the person is an entrepreneur or investor that is based in Boston or New York. You can reach me via email, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Thanks in advance!

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Keith Cline is the Founder of VentureFizz. Follow him on Twitter: @kcline6.