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.

Podcast Seasons

  • Season 2, Episode 6
  • May 29, 2024

Empowering Everyday Americans to Unlock Their Financial PotentialGeneral Atlantic’s Head of Financial Services Paul Stamas speaks with Chris Britt, Founder and CEO of Chime, about building a consumer fintech from the ground up, creating a devoted community of millions of users that rely on its fee-free model and developing a product that seeks to work for everyday Americans.

  • Season 2, Episode 5
  • May 15, 2024

Accelerating Sustainability Goals with Actionable IntelligenceBeyondNetZero Managing Director Rhea Hamilton speaks with Frédéric Trinel, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of EcoVadis, about building what has become a leading sustainability rating system from the ground up. Frédéric reflects on scaling the company globally to meet clients where they are and supporting clients’ climate goals by providing enterprises with impactful intelligence to improve their sustainability standing.

  • Season 2, Episode 4
  • November 29, 2023

Laying the Foundation for Connectivity in Global Emerging MarketsGabriel Caillaux, General Atlantic's Head of EMEA and Global Head of Climate, speaks with Vittorio Colao, Vice Chairman of EMEA and former Vodafone CEO, about his rise to leadership within telecommunications and how his corporate and government experiences inform the strategic counsel he provides to GA’s investment teams and portfolio companies to drive value in our investments.

  • Season 2, Episode 3
  • October 11, 2023

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.

  • Season 2 Episode 2
  • September 20, 2023

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, 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.

  • Season 2 Episode 1
  • September 6, 2023

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.