The Tech Optimist podcast focuses on the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation. True to our name, we are passionate about technology and its potential to drive positive change. We explore our lane through interviews with startup founders, VCs, and futurists; discussions of new innovations; and reviews of trends in tech and venture.

The show is produced by Alumni Ventures, which has been recognized as a "Top 20 Venture Firm" by CB Insights ('24) and as the "#1 Most Active Venture Firm in the US" by Pitchbook ('22 & '23).

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#29: Three Breakthroughs: Exciting News on Alzheimer’s, Warming Globe Problems and Solutions, and Smart Antibiotics

Dive into a captivating episode of the Alumni Ventures' Tech Optimist podcast as Mike Collins and Matt Caspari explore three breakthroughs that could redefine our heal...

#28 - The Father of Modern Rocket Science

Dive into the next frontier of space innovation in this episode of the Tech Optimist, where Drew Wandzilak welcomes Tom Mueller, founder and CEO of Impulse Space and t...

#27 - Life-Changing Brain–Computer Interface Technology

Explore the frontiers of medical technology in this episode of the Tech Optimist, as Alumni Ventures' Managing Partner Ludwig Pierre Schulze sits down with Michael Mag...

#26 - Three Breakthroughs: Chevron and the Startup Space, Bridge Gene Editing Breakthrough, and AI Arms Race

Join the latest episode of the Tech Optimist, 'Three Breakthroughs,' as Mike Collins and Managing Partner Matt Caspari delve into three significant developments reshap...

#25 - Squads of AI Agents Acting on Your Behalf

Join the Tech Optimist as Mike Collins delves into the cutting-edge world of AI with Ron Bodkin, Founder and CEO of ChainML (builder of Theoriq.AI). Explore how ChainM...

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