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24. Uncovering untreated heart disease with AI and big data: A conversation with egnite’s Joel Portice and Edwards Lifesciences’ Don Bobo
Cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer in every developed country, but only one in ten US patients with severe heart ailments received treatment in 2022. Egnite, a healthcare start-up, has ambitious plans to dramatically improve treatment of heart disease by harnessing the power of AI and big data to identify patients who fell through the cracks after being diagnosed. Egnite was spun out from Edwards Lifesciences, a California-based medical technology company, in early 2021. Egnite’s digital platform, CardioCare, steadily gained acceptance among clinicians, physicians, and hospitals, as the industry rapidly adopted new technology during the pandemic. Don Bobo, corporate vice president at Edwards, and Joel Portice, president and CEO of egnite, sat down with McKinsey’s Andrew Roth to discuss the CardioCare platform, the relationship between egnite and Edwards, and the lifesaving capabilities of AI and big data.See www.mckinsey.com/privacy-policy for privacy information
23. A circle of sustainability: A conversation with circulee’s Thomas Gros
In this episode of The Venture, we share a conversation with Thomas Gros, CEO and cofounder of circulee, a Berlin-based distributor of pre-owned digital hardware. The German start-up provides smaller businesses with a green and cost-effective alternative to new IT devices, offering them professionally tested and warrantied hardware previously leased by large corporates. Gros sat down with McKinsey’s Tomas Laboutka to discuss the central importance of the circular business model, the challenges of pioneering a new business category, and the advantages of being backed by a corporate investor with a ready supply of high-quality, pre-owned devices.See www.mckinsey.com/privacy-policy for privacy information
22. Tokenizing non-traditional assets: A conversation with Ascend Bit’s Brian Clark
In this episode of The Venture, we share a conversation with Brian Clark, chief product officer of Ascend Bit, a Bangkok start-up recently spun off from the Ascend Group, itself a part of Thailand’s C.P. Group.
Ascend Bit’s mandate is to leverage blockchain solutions on behalf of the group, focusing on applications for businesses and tokenization for consumers. Current efforts focus on productizing, loyalty, and gamification, with an emphasis on tokenizing non-traditional assets for consumers. Clark sat down with McKinsey’s Andrew Roth to discuss the challenges and promise of blockchain, smart contracts and Web3. At the close of the interview, McKinsey’s Dilip Mistry weighs in.See www.mckinsey.com/privacy-policy for privacy information
21. Disrupting Thailand’s B2B retail food marketplace: A conversation with Maknet’s Tirayu Songvetkasem
In this episode of The Venture, we share a conversation with Tirayu Songvetkasem, also known as Mac. He is the head of Maknet and chief digital officer of Siam Makro, the Thai branch of a multinational serving the hotel, restaurant, café and catering sector (HoReCa). Makro recently leveraged the mothership's market experience and network of partners to launch Maknet, an online marketplace that’s already Thailand’s leading B2B for food products and services. Songvetkasem sat down with McKinsey’s Tomas Laboutka to discuss Maknet’s mission to bridge the divide between start-ups and incumbents, its funnel-based approach to attracting talent, and the importance of always remaining agile and open to disruption. See www.mckinsey.com/privacy-policy for privacy information
20. Democratizing alternative asset investing: A conversation with ADDX’s Oi-Yee Choo
In this episode of The Venture, we share a conversation with Oi-Yee Choo, CEO of ADDX, a full-service capital markets platform based in Singapore. The fintech start-up uses blockchain and smart contract technology to provide access to a range of securities previously unavailable to mass affluent investors. And in less than three years, ADDX’s innovative approach has managed to attract funding from some high-profile regional financial institutions. Oi-Yee sat down with McKinsey’s Andrew Roth to discuss ADDX’s mission to democratize investing, create a performance-based culture, and recent efforts to expand their customer base to financial enterprises as well. At the close of the interview, McKinsey Partner, Anutosh Banerjee weighs in.See www.mckinsey.com/privacy-policy for privacy information
The Venture is an original podcast hosted by serial business builders from McKinsey. In each episode, our experts cut through the noise to show how leaders can launch new companies, testing their theories in conversations with legendary venture builders in Asia. We break down their journey – how they did it, the challenges they faced, how they built successful businesses.