RoadBotics: The Early Days Of An American Startup That Provides Smart Road Assessments – with Mark DeSantis [Ep#17]

We all want our roads in good conditions. Don’t we? But, the definition of a ‘good’ and a ‘bad’ road may vary a lot. This is the challenge that governments and companies run through in the process of road maintenance: assessment subjectivity.

RoadBotics was born to solve this and other problems regarding road inspections. Through the same technology used to make autonomous vehicles to “see” the road, the startup makes computers analyze road conditions.

In this interview, Mark DeSantis, cofounder of RoadBotics tells me about the early days of the startup, since the idea until it started gaining traction.

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Automio: A Platform For Lawyers to Automate and Market Their Services – with Claudia King [Ep#12]

Claudia King worked for many years as a lawyer, but she became really stressed out about the so called billable-hour model. As in any service that depends on the time of the people working in the company, the scalability of the business is restrained by the number of hour people are able to perform.

With a strong interest for automation, Claudia became determined to disrupt that kind of business model by not only automating the processes, but allowing lawyers to sell their automated services online.

In the 12th episode, Claudia tells us about the early days of her startup Automio and what were the challenges she faced to find the product-market fit and finally generate traction.

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Trax: A Platform That Digitizes The Physical World Of Retail – with Joel Bar-El [Ep#10]

Undoubtedly, Augmented Reality (AR) has an enormous potential to change several industries in the next years.

Trax, the startup of our 10th episode, is focusing its efforts on using AR to change the way retail companies manage their on shelf products. To retailers, that means being able to better visualize, in real-time, their products in-store conditions and performance across all retail channels, so they can get gather better insights about their strategies and execution.

In this episode, Joel Bar-El, co-founder of Trax, tells us how the startup went from an idea to contracts with giant retailers like Coca-Cola and Proctor & Gamble.  

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Bambu: How a Robo-Advisory Platform For Financial Institutions Generated B2B Traction – with Ned Phillips [Ep#7]

Undoubtedly, personal financial planning is at the core of all significant financial achievements we have in our lives. Considering that our biggest financial goals are achieved only through the right balance between long-term and short-term spending decisions, it is important to have a good discipline to achieve them.

Bambu developed a digital solution that provides financial institutions a way to help their customers to have that discipline. Through a robo-advisory platform, it gathers information about each customer’s financial goals as well as their spending habits to provide them a clear way to monitor their level of achievement and to suggest ways of improving their saving decisions.

In this episode, Ned Phillips—Bambu co-founder—tells me his startup’s journey from the initial idea to the traction stage. 

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