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 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.