Building meaningful connections with businesses they’re funding is just one of the ways that Katie Greene and Thin Air Labs differentiate themselves by. And it does yield fruitful results, as Katie elucidates the impact that her work has created so far, and as she looks to do the same in the future.
On part 2 of our conversation with Dr. Katie Greene, we find out more about Katie’s role as Funding Catalyst at Thin Air Labs, the principles she follows at her workplace, and more about the world of VC, and how it’s very different from the general perception people have of Venture Capital firms.
01:37-05:35 - Katie sheds some light on Ph.D. students leaving academia and going into business, and her own experience doing so.
05:36-08:43 - The essential skills a researcher must have to make it as a VC.
08:43-12:36 - Katie tells us about what she enjoys most working at a VC firm.
12:36-14:29 - Explaining VC to a five year old, with an Apple.
14:29-17:33 - Overcoming failures and meeting challenges head-on; how Katie adjusted to the VC world.
17:34-19:56 - Making the decision to work at Thin Air Labs.
19:56-22:40 - Katie highlights the importance of empathy at her Thin Air Labs, and how it is essential to their decision making.
22:41-25:41 - The latest trends in med-tech and biotech that Katie has her eyes on, and the general direction the whole field is now taking.
25:41-28:27 - Playing the balancing act around regulatory framework with the start-ups that Thin Air Labs help in acquiring funding.
28:27-29:30 - What would Katie tell her younger self, if she had the chance to do so?