Breakthrough Labs by General Atlantic
A podcast that explores the power of entrepreneurship as a force for good and highlights innovative technologies that have the potential to solve some of the most pressing challenges of our time. Join global growth equity investor General Atlantic and learn from our network of entrepreneurs whose breakthrough technologies are transforming their respective industries.
The first season of the podcast will publish biweekly on Wednesdays.
Driving Financial Inclusion Through Digital PaymentsGeneral Atlantic Managing Director and Head of Mexico Office, Luis Cervantes, speaks with Adolfo Babatz, Founder and CEO of Clip, about finding his true calling as an entrepreneur, the role of mentors in his personal and professional growth, and how Clip aims to address systemic problems related to financial inclusion in Mexico.
Putting the Pieces in Play for the Rise of ChessGeneral Atlantic’s Head of Consumer Internet and Technology, Tanzeen Syed, speaks with Erik Allebest, Co-Founder and CEO of Chess.com, about how a personal passion from a young age developed his mission-driven journey to build one of the world’s largest platforms for playing, learning and watching chess, which now has over 100 million members.
Building a Community-Driven BrandGeneral Atlantic’s Head of Consumer for EMEA Melis Kahya Akar speaks with Ben Francis, Founder and CEO of Gymshark, about how at a young age he combined his passion for fitness and coding experience into a global, direct-to-consumer, community-based fitness apparel brand.
Creating Frictionless Experiences Powered by YouGA’s Anton Levy and CLEAR’s Caryn Seidman-Becker
General Atlantic Co-President, Managing Director and Chairman of the Global Technology Group Anton Levy speaks with CLEAR Chairman and CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker about her indefatigable drive to make identity authentication frictionless, expanding CLEAR’s platforms to bring efficiency to life beyond air travel, the power of partnership and how great management teams are able to look around corners.
Powering Homes with Off-Grid Solar SolutionsGA’s Eli Aheto and Sun King’s Patrick Walsh & Anish Thakkar
BeyondNetZero Managing Director Eli Aheto speaks with Sun King Co-Founders Patrick Walsh and Anish Thakkar about their shared passion for improving access to electricity for the millions of homes off the electrical grid, how they mobilized thousands of field agents to help spread their products across 40 countries, and the importance of creating affordable clean energy solutions for the developing world.
Pioneering A New Generation of Medicines to Transform LivesGA’s Brett Zbar and Immunocore’s Bahija Jallal
General Atlantic Managing Director and Global Head of Life Sciences Brett Zbar speaks with Immunocore CEO Bahija Jallal about her passion for science, the importance of strong leadership as a female CEO and the ways in which diversity in STEM can help unlock the innovation needed to develop transformative medicines that address unmet needs.
Redefining IT for The Modern WorkplaceGA’s Alex Crisses and JumpCloud’s Raj Bhargava
General Atlantic Managing Director, Global Head of New Investment Sourcing and Co-Head of Emerging Growth Alex Crisses speaks with JumpCloud co-founder and CEO Raj Bhargava about the value of strong relationships with investors and JumpCloud’s universal, cloud-based IT remote to make work easier and more secure.
Creating a New Model for HealthcareGA’s Robb Vorhoff and Oak Street Health’s Mike Pykosz
General Atlantic Managing Director and Global Head of Healthcare Robb Vorhoff speaks with Mike Pykosz, CEO and Co-Founder of Oak Street Health, about the shortcomings of the traditional fee-for-service model in healthcare and his vision for improving outcomes and lowering costs for Americans through value-based care.
Paving New Pathways for Financial Success [Portuguese]GA’s Martín Escobari and XP Inc.’s Guilherme Benchimol
General Atlantic Co-President, Managing Director, and Head of Latin America Martín Escobari speaks with XP Investimentos Founder and Executive Chairman Guilherme Benchimol about helping more Brazilians achieve financial success through education, technology, and entrepreneurial enthusiasm.
Empowering Employees to Solve Big ProblemsGA’s Anish Batlaw with EngageSmart’s Bob Bennett
General Atlantic’s Anish Batlaw, Managing Director and leader of Human Capital strategies to support the firm’s portfolio, speaks with EngageSmart Founder & CEO Bob Bennett about his unique approach to leadership and empowering employees.
Rewriting the Mission for Space ExplorationGA’s Bill Ford with Sierra Space’s Tom Vice
In the first episode of Breakthrough Labs, General Atlantic CEO Bill Ford speaks with Sierra Space CEO Tom Vice about building a platform in space that has the potential to unlock groundbreaking new discoveries to benefit life on Earth.