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88. Addis Goldman & Brady Helwig, Special Competitive Studies Project - National Action Plan for Advanced Manufacturing
88. Addis Goldman & Brady Helwig, Speci...
Addis and Brady share why the Special Competitive Studies Project was formed and how the organization’s research...
00:38:12
June 21, 2024
87. Jonathan Campbell, Campbell Companies - Moving the Dirt World Forward
87. Jonathan Campbell, Campbell Compani...
Jonathan details how he balances long-standing incumbent stability while also staying agile/open to new innovativ...
00:39:58
May 28, 2024
86. Sarah Liu, Fifth Wall - Building a Built World Network Effect
86. Sarah Liu, Fifth Wall - Building a ...
Sarah shares the story how Fifth Wall has scaled its sector-focused approach from launch in 2016 to today now man...
00:28:04
May 20, 2024
85. Reilly Brennan, Trucks Venture Capital - Transportation Innovation Rolls On
85. Reilly Brennan, Trucks Venture Capi...
Reilly details a sector-specific then-and-now look back from his more than two decades of transportation experienc...
00:31:47
May 13, 2024
84. Jason Pritzker, Fifty Three Stations - Bridging Legacy Industry and Venture Capital
84. Jason Pritzker, Fifty Three Station...
Jason shares the origin story behind The Pritzker Organization (60 years of company-building expertise and over 20...
00:40:11
April 29, 2024
83. Leo Polovets, Susa + Humba Ventures - Intersection of Deep Tech & American Dynamism
83. Leo Polovets, Susa + Humba Ventures...
Leo shares the origin story of why storied VC firm Susa Ventures decided to launch new fund, Humba Ventures, to in...
00:30:34
April 15, 2024
82. Paul Kwan, General Catalyst - The Case for Global Resilience
82. Paul Kwan, General Catalyst - The C...
Paul shares the why behind a storied venture firm like General Catalyst launching a focus on Global Resilience as ...
00:34:12
April 01, 2024
81. All-In Supply Chain Innovation 2.0
81. All-In Supply Chain Innovation 2.0
The besties get the fleet back together to discuss how the 2024 supply chain conference blitz kicked off, what'...
00:43:49
March 25, 2024
80. Anna Farberov, PepsiCo Labs - CPG Innovation Meets Digital Industrial
80. Anna Farberov, PepsiCo Labs - CPG I...
Anna explains the origin story of why PepsiCo decided to launch Labs and how those efforts for a global CPG compan...
00:31:39
February 19, 2024
79. Maggie Kenefake, Iron Prairie Ventures - Industrial Tech in America's Heartland
79. Maggie Kenefake, Iron Prairie Ventu...
Maggie shares the origin story of why she launched an industrial tech venture firm in America’s heartland, detai...
00:30:38
January 24, 2024
78. Matt Trotter, Stifel Venture Bank - Venturing into 2024
78. Matt Trotter, Stifel Venture Bank -...
Matt outlines why Stifel (~$7B market cap + 8,000 employees) expanded its venture banking group in 2023 to furth...
00:43:43
January 16, 2024
77. Chris Stern, Trimble Ventures - Connect & Scale
77. Chris Stern, Trimble Ventures - Con...
Chris describes both the why behind Trimble standing up a corporate venture capital (CVC) strategy and what he mea...
00:45:02
December 18, 2023
76. Vijen Patel, The 81 Collection - Innovating Un-sexy Industries
76. Vijen Patel, The 81 Collection - In...
Vijen details both what he defines as un-sexy industries and why he cares about driving innovation into the 81% of...
00:34:48
December 11, 2023
75. Emily Fritze, The Westly Group - Growth Environment for Industrial, Energy, Buildings, and Mobility Innovation
75. Emily Fritze, The Westly Group - Gr...
Emily shares a macro outlook on the growth stage ecosystem aligned to sectors in industrial tech, mobility, build...
00:31:14
October 23, 2023
74. Marianne Wu, Congruent Ventures - Industrial Tech is Climate Tech
74. Marianne Wu, Congruent Ventures - I...
Marianne outlines what Climate Tech means to Congruent, shares how her unique industrial innovation background has...
00:36:18
October 09, 2023
73. Ryan Kelly, AMT - The Next Decade in Manufacturing
73. Ryan Kelly, AMT - The Next Decade i...
Ryan shares how a 120 year old manufacturing trade association remains out in front driving technology innovation ...
00:46:28
September 25, 2023
72. Scott Wolfe, Levelset - The State of Builtworld Innovation
72. Scott Wolfe, Levelset - The State o...
Scott shares why he decided to transition into advising and angel investing in builtworld startups after selling h...
00:38:00
September 11, 2023
71. Tom Chi, At One Ventures - Accelerating a Net Positive Industrial Economy
71. Tom Chi, At One Ventures - Accelera...
Tom shares how a coral reef led to the genesis of At One Ventures launch, defines what “Net Positive” investin...
00:34:23
September 05, 2023
70. Nate Williams, UNION Labs - Deeptech, Where What is Meets What Could Be
70. Nate Williams, UNION Labs - Deeptec...
Nate defines how he thinks about “deeptech”, outlines what the current state of venture investing is in the ca...
00:35:57
August 21, 2023
69. Brian Laung Aoaeh, REFASHIOND Ventures - Refashioning a More Sustainable Supply Chain
69. Brian Laung Aoaeh, REFASHIOND Ventu...
Brian shares the REFASHIOND thesis behind the need to refashion the global supply chain, why he believes that “s...
00:41:02
August 14, 2023
68. Rick Zullo, Equal Ventures - Having a Prepared Mind
68. Rick Zullo, Equal Ventures - Having...
Rick discusses the advantages of having a prepared mind in the 5 key sectors Equal Ventures focuses on, shares a r...
00:45:19
July 31, 2023
67. Esteban Reyes, Zenda Capital - Redefining Underserved Industries in the US and LATAM
67. Esteban Reyes, Zenda Capital - Rede...
Esteban shares how he defines “underserved” economic sectors, why he created the fund to back those founders w...
00:37:45
July 24, 2023
66. Alex Moazed, Applico - The Rise of the Distributor
66. Alex Moazed, Applico - The Rise of ...
Alex breaks down the definition of a B2B distributor and the critical role they play in the industrial supply chai...
00:39:27
June 26, 2023
65. Sujeet Chand, Rockwell Automation - Industrial Automation and Controls, Powering Society
65. Sujeet Chand, Rockwell Automation -...
Sujeet details the history behind industrial automation software and hardware (hint: PLCs have been around since 1...
00:40:08
June 20, 2023
64. Kaushal Diwan, DPR - Evaluating and Investing in Construction Innovation
64. Kaushal Diwan, DPR - Evaluating and...
Kaushal shares the context of ‘why’ one of the world’s premier general contractors has taken innovation so s...
00:34:03
May 30, 2023
63. Ben Fife, GS Growth - What's Happening in Growth Stage for Industrial Innovation?
63. Ben Fife, GS Growth - What's Happen...
Ben shares an outlook on what’s going on in the growth stage ecosystem given the current market reset (spoiler: ...
00:35:31
May 22, 2023
62. Karen Kerr, Exposition Ventures - The Infrastructure of Doing Business
62. Karen Kerr, Exposition Ventures - T...
Karen explains how the Chicago Columbian Exposition spurred on the 2nd industrial revolution and inspired the laun...
00:36:24
May 08, 2023
61. Dennis Muilenburg, New Vista Capital - A Matter of National Security
61. Dennis Muilenburg, New Vista Capita...
Dennis shares how a lifetime dedicated to aerospace innovation led him to co-founding New Vista Capital as his nex...
00:32:18
May 01, 2023
60. Jim Adler, Toyota Ventures - Discovering What’s Next For Toyota
60. Jim Adler, Toyota Ventures - Discov...
Jim shares the origin story of Toyota Ventures and how the firm leverages its $500M AUM to discover what's nex...
00:39:52
April 17, 2023
59. Sam Smith-Eppsteiner, Innovation Endeavors - The Super Evolution is Here
59. Sam Smith-Eppsteiner, Innovation En...
Sam shares how the convergence of data, compute, and advanced engineering is leading to their thesis of “The Su...
00:36:58
April 10, 2023
58. Katie Rae, The Engine - Tough Tech To Make a Positive Impact on the World
58. Katie Rae, The Engine - Tough Tech ...
Katie shares The Engine’s definition of and approach to Tough Tech investing, her thoughts on why the Tough Tech...
00:28:43
February 20, 2023
57. Steve Sloane, Menlo Ventures - "Cam...
Steve shares why a storied Silicon Valley firm chose to form a pod of focused supply chain expertise, digs in on...
00:29:26
February 13, 2023
56. Manifest Conference 2023 - All-In Supply Chain Innovation
56. Manifest Conference 2023 - All-In S...
Hot off a trip to Vegas for the 2023 Manifest supply chain innovation conference, the four besties Chris Stallman ...
00:33:16
February 08, 2023
55. Alan Cohen, DCVC – DeepTech Tackling “The Other $80T in GDP”
55. Alan Cohen, DCVC – DeepTech Tackl...
Alan shares how DCVC both defines the fund’s DeepTech thesis and how his associated focus on attacking “trill...
00:39:46
January 17, 2023
54. Lior Ron, Uber Freight - Uber for Freight
54. Lior Ron, Uber Freight - Uber for F...
Lior shares the origin story of both why Uber Freight was launched in 2017 and how the intrapreneurship support he...
00:40:17
January 09, 2023
53. Mike Droesch, Bessemer - Roadmap to Supply Chain Software
53. Mike Droesch, Bessemer - Roadmap to...
Mike outlines how a systems engineering background working on maritime tugboats eventually led to building up the ...
00:32:13
December 12, 2022
52. Katherine Boyle, a16z - American Dynamism
52. Katherine Boyle, a16z - American Dy...
Katherine shares with us the why & how the a16z American Dynamism practice was founded to build for America an...
00:33:42
December 05, 2022
51. Lior Susan, Eclipse Ventures – Redefining physical industries and powering the ongoing industrial evolution
51. Lior Susan, Eclipse Ventures – Re...
Lior shares what the two ah-ha moments were to launch Eclipse where he saw the tech growth potential ahead for ind...
00:34:45
November 28, 2022
50. Torie Crown, Four More Capital - A Multi-Generational Outlook on Industrial Innovation
50. Torie Crown, Four More Capital - A ...
Torie shares the origin story of launching a venture arm, Four More Capital, within the multi-generational Henry C...
00:32:31
May 23, 2022
49. Byron Knight, Koch Disruptive Technologies - Corporate Industry4.0 at Scale
49. Byron Knight, Koch Disruptive Techn...
Bryron shares when, how, and why a private corporation with $120B in revenue, 120,000 employees spread across 70 c...
00:28:35
May 02, 2022
48. Sophie Purdom, Climate Tech VC - Breaking Down Climate Tech Within Industrials
48. Sophie Purdom, Climate Tech VC - Br...
Clean Tech, ESG, Sustainability, Decarbonization, Energy Transition, Impact Investing, etc. descriptors have all s...
00:39:40
April 17, 2022
47. Stacy Scopano, JE Dunn - Constructuring and the Construction Innovation Wave
47. Stacy Scopano, JE Dunn - Constructu...
Stacy walks us through a macro-historical retrospective detailing what structural issues led to the last decade of...
00:44:04
April 11, 2022
46. Eric Spiegel - Industry4.0, Just Get Started!
46. Eric Spiegel - Industry4.0, Just Ge...
Eric explains how he defines Industry4.0 and walks us through a global outlook on how the US, Germany, and China a...
00:38:26
April 05, 2022
45. Carl Bass - Maker Movement in 2022
45. Carl Bass - Maker Movement in 2022
Carl shares what led to his maker passion within industrial settings and re-launching Flying Moose, how the curren...
00:39:30
March 21, 2022
44. Ankoor Patel, Kaleris - Rise of Rail
44. Ankoor Patel, Kaleris - Rise of Rai...
Ankoor outlines his macro take on what’s occurring within the current global supply chain strain, why customers ...
00:37:07
January 31, 2022
43. Jeff Immelt, NEA - Digital Industrial in 2022
43. Jeff Immelt, NEA - Digital Industri...
Heavy Hitters episode 43 is live now with NEA Venture Partner, Jeff Immelt. As a GE Ventures alumni, this one is e...
00:30:35
January 03, 2022
42. Mike Zayonc, Plug & Play - Engaging Startups & Corporations to Fix the Global Supply Chain
42. Mike Zayonc, Plug & Play - Engaging...
Mike discusses what the trends and indicators were all the way back in 2017 that led Plug and Play to launch their...
00:31:08
November 29, 2021
41. Steve Taub, In-Q-Tel - Digital Industrial is a National Security Issue
41. Steve Taub, In-Q-Tel - Digital Indu...
Steve explains what is meant by In-Q-Tel’s platform slogan to “combine the security savvy of government with t...
00:38:41
November 22, 2021
40. Aaron Jacobson, NEA - The Golden Age of Industrial Automation
40. Aaron Jacobson, NEA - The Golden Ag...
We discuss the ‘6Ts’ framework Aaron developed to evaluate industrial automation innovation, how he analyzes t...
00:29:02
November 08, 2021
39. Sunil Nagaraj, Ubiquity Ventures - Investing in Software Beyond the Screen
39. Sunil Nagaraj, Ubiquity Ventures - ...
Sunil outlines how he got the conviction to leave a premier VC platform to launch Ubiquity Ventures, breaks down h...
00:35:05
November 01, 2021
38. BuiltWorlds 2021 Summit Panel - Build vs. Buy (or Partner?)
38. BuiltWorlds 2021 Summit Panel - Bui...
Heavy Hitters episode 37 is live now thanks to BuiltWorlds allowing the release of their 2021 US Summit panel disc...
00:45:57
October 25, 2021
37. Tim Keebler, OpenView - Product-Led Growth in Industrials
37. Tim Keebler, OpenView - Product-Led...
Tim shares his own driver for jumping into the digital industrial investment ecosystem, what he defines as the ‘...
00:33:16
October 18, 2021
36. Brentt Baltimore, Greycroft - Builtworld on the Horizon
36. Brentt Baltimore, Greycroft - Built...
We walk through how Brentt found himself carving out a thematic focus on the Builtworld ecosystem within Greycroft...
00:34:09
October 11, 2021
35. Cutler Knupp, Haskell Dysruptek - Innovating the General Contractor
35. Cutler Knupp, Haskell Dysruptek - I...
Cutler shares why a world-recognized, 60-year old general contractor decided in 2018 to launch a dedicated innovat...
00:36:47
October 04, 2021
34. Chris Stallman, Fontinalis Partners - Reinventing the Way People and Goods Move
34. Chris Stallman, Fontinalis Partners...
Chris walks us through the history that led to Fontinalis Partners launching one of the very first thematic VC fun...
00:30:18
September 20, 2021
33. Sam Baker, Scale Venture Partners - Cognitive Apps are the Future of Work
33. Sam Baker, Scale Venture Partners -...
Sam shares how his iconic, early-stage enterprise s/w venture fund found itself investing in emerging tech applica...
00:26:48
September 13, 2021
32. Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka, Canaan - A Generalist VC or a Portfolio of Thematic Specialists
32. Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka, Canaan - A Gen...
Canaan is a storied, early-stage venture VC fund that has been around 34 years with ~6B AUM across 12 funds, and R...
00:31:22
September 07, 2021
31. Ginger Rothrock, HG Ventures - When Industrial Innovation Meets the Physical World
31. Ginger Rothrock, HG Ventures - When...
Ginger explains why a private, fourth-generation family-owned industrials business founded in 1930 with over 38 op...
00:28:45
August 30, 2021
30. Trevor Zimmerman, Blackhorn Ventures - Redefining Resource Efficiency in Industrial Sectors
30. Trevor Zimmerman, Blackhorn Venture...
Trevor outlines how having a sector focus, and associated domain expertise, provides a prepared mind that allows h...
00:35:42
August 23, 2021
29. Travis Connors, Building Ventures - A Better Builtworld
29. Travis Connors, Building Ventures -...
Travis explains how they saw the opportunity to build an architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) and real...
00:33:01
August 16, 2021
28. Bryan Dow, Stifel - A Capital Markets Outlook on Digital Industrial Innovation
28. Bryan Dow, Stifel - A Capital Marke...
Bryan has easily been one of the most active investment bankers within the digital industrial ecosystem, and he ki...
00:34:49
August 02, 2021
27. Gina Chung, DHL - Creating The Logistics of Tomorrow
27. Gina Chung, DHL - Creating The Logi...
Gina leads the DHL Americas Innovation Center, a 28,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility in Chicago where cu...
00:29:58
July 20, 2021
26. Mike Plasencia, Ryder Ventures - The Rapid Pace of Transportation & Logistics Innovation
26. Mike Plasencia, Ryder Ventures - Th...
Supply chain tech startups raked in $7.7 billion in venture funding in Q1 2021, an increase of 90.6% over last qua...
00:29:51
July 12, 2021
25. Guy Perelmuter, GRIDS Capital - Dee...
Guy’s unique background, blended between deep tech and capital markets, guides us through a fun discussion on th...
00:34:34
July 05, 2021
24. Cindy Revol, Perot Jain - The Rise of the Family Office
24. Cindy Revol, Perot Jain - The Rise ...
Family office direct investing into the private markets, and the venture capital asset class specifically, is at a...
00:36:19
June 28, 2021
23. Ram Jambunathan, SAP.iO - Building a Corporate Innovation Platform
23. Ram Jambunathan, SAP.iO - Building ...
Ram has deep experience on both sides of the tech startup and incumbent table, and he brings that experience to he...
00:45:35
June 07, 2021
22. Julian Counihan, Schematic Ventures - Seeing sector shifts and adapting to shifts at the seed stage
22. Julian Counihan, Schematic Ventures...
Julian was ahead of the curve in identifying the e-comm wave that is now transforming our industrial supply chain,...
00:40:21
May 24, 2021
21. Santosh Sankar, Dynamo Ventures - Supply Chain Sector Focus
21. Santosh Sankar, Dynamo Ventures - S...
Dynamo was one of the very first sector-focused VC funds that lasered in on supply chain. Santosh outlines how the...
00:35:01
May 18, 2021
20. Enno de Boer, McKinsey - Revitalizing Manufacturing
20. Enno de Boer, McKinsey - Revitalizi...
There has never been a more critical and more opportune time than right now to revitalize the US manufacturing bas...
00:37:29
May 10, 2021
19. Tom Davis, Microsoft - Turbocharging Startup Growth Through Partnership
19. Tom Davis, Microsoft - Turbochargin...
As the cloud infrastructure heavyweight within industrials, Microsoft is now throwing its resources behind startup...
00:39:01
April 12, 2021
18. Brandi Bridges, P33 - Industry4.0 Takes an Ecosystem
18. Brandi Bridges, P33 - Industry4.0 T...
Industy4.0 will not succeed without a vibrant and diverse community of both private and public support. As P33’s...
00:35:29
April 05, 2021
17. David Hindley, Autodesk - Organic vs. Inorganic Growth in Industrials
17. David Hindley, Autodesk - Organic v...
There is more inorganic growth activity within the digital industrial ecosystem than ever before, and given there ...
00:27:26
March 29, 2021
16. Burcin Kaplanoglu, Oracle - How Big Tech is Shaping Industrials
16. Burcin Kaplanoglu, Oracle - How Big...
Thousands of guests have visited Oracle Industries Innovation Labs, physically and virtually, to see how this Big ...
00:26:05
March 22, 2021
15. Kris Lengieza, Procore - An Open Ecosystem Approach to Construction Innovation
15. Kris Lengieza, Procore - An Open Ec...
With over 300 partners integrated into the Procore Marketplace, Procore is helping drive collaboration and build a...
00:36:58
March 15, 2021
14. Hugh Evans, Additive Manuf. Ventures Group - The Additive Revolution
14. Hugh Evans, Additive Manuf. Venture...
Make no mistake, industrial-grade additive manufacturing is now here to stay. Hugh's background blending both fina...
00:33:14
March 08, 2021
13. Michael Young, CAT Ventures - The Evolution of Corporate Venture Capital
13. Michael Young, CAT Ventures - The E...
In the world of digital industrial innovation, corporate venture capital (CVC) can play a major part in supporting...
00:27:06
March 01, 2021
12. Zach Barasz, G2VP - The Rise of VC Specialization
12. Zach Barasz, G2VP - The Rise of VC ...
With its roots at Kleiner Perkins, G2VP is one of the first specialist venture capital funds to focus exclusively ...
00:32:09
February 22, 2021
11. Will O'Donnell, Prologis Ventures - The Future Of Commerce
11. Will O'Donnell, Prologis Ventures -...
Quick fact: an estimated 2.5% of global GPD flows through Prologis facilities that span 19 countries and ~1 billio...
00:40:11
February 15, 2021
10. Michael Keogh, Stanley X - 175 Year Old Industrial Innovator
10. Michael Keogh, Stanley X - 175 Year...
Mike walks us through how his Stanley X team is helping a 175 year old industrial staple, Stanley Black & Deck...
00:37:01
February 08, 2021
9. David Wilson, Bechtel - Infrastructure = Less Dirt, More Data
9. David Wilson, Bechtel - Infrastructu...
Did someone say something about infrastructure? David's role as Chief Innovation Officer within one of the world's...
00:32:01
February 01, 2021
8. John Tough, Energize Ventures - Lessons Learned from Two Waves of Industrial Innovation
8. John Tough, Energize Ventures - Less...
John brings a very unique investment perspective having been an active participant in the famous 2010 energy inves...
00:29:48
January 11, 2021
7. Francisco Betti, World Economic Forum - Industry4.0 Taking the World Stage
7. Francisco Betti, World Economic Foru...
We're taking Heavy Hitters global! Francisco outlines how the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production plat...
00:35:34
December 28, 2020
6. Vivin Hegde, Hilti - Building an Innovative Future Within Construction
6. Vivin Hegde, Hilti - Building an Inn...
Intersecting at the heart of Silicon Valley and global construction innovation, the Hilti Tech Office has a front-...
00:27:03
December 21, 2020
5. Bilal Zuberi, Lux Capital - Science-fiction to Science-fact Within Industrials
5. Bilal Zuberi, Lux Capital - Science-...
As another one of the most accomplished venture investors in this sector, Bilal gives us a masterclass on how he a...
00:40:52
December 14, 2020
4. Dayna Grayson, Construct Capital - The Time is Now
4. Dayna Grayson, Construct Capital - T...
Dayna is one of the most accomplished and pioneering venture capitalists within the digital industrial ecosystem. ...
00:31:27
December 09, 2020
3. Usman Shuja, Honeywell HCE - Digital Transformation Lessons Learned at both Fortune 100 and Startup Scale
3. Usman Shuja, Honeywell HCE - Digital...
Honeywell Connected Enterprise Chief Commercial Officer, Usman Shuja, shares his experiences leading digital indus...
00:31:59
November 23, 2020
2. Grant Allen, SE Ventures - Corporate Innovation Through Venture Investing
2. Grant Allen, SE Ventures - Corporate...
As both a seasoned venture capital investor and corporate innovation changemaker, SE Ventures General Partner, Gra...
00:32:03
November 04, 2020
1. Rick Bullotta, IIoT Pioneer - An Introduction to Digital Industrial
1. Rick Bullotta, IIoT Pioneer - An Int...
To kick off the Heavy Hitters podcast series, Rick Bullota joins us to discuss all aspects of past and present dig...
00:37:43
October 27, 2020
0. Welcome to the Heavy Hitters Podcast
0. Welcome to the Heavy Hitters Podcast
Join us as deep dive into the world of digital industrial innovation. Bridging innovative technology companies int...
00:02:13
October 24, 2020

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