Exponential View with Azeem Azhar

How will the future unfold? What is the impact of technology on business & society? As technology reorders the world in which live, who will be the winners and who will be the losers? Join Azeem Azhar, curator of the Exponential View newsletter, in deep conversation with the world's leading thinkers and practitioners exploring these and other important questions. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.



Engineering Biology

Engineering biology holds the key to improving the lives of people across the world. It promises solutions to disease, food production, and pollution amongst other deep-seated problems. But this engineering is immensely difficult. CEO of LabGenius James Field, partner at NFX Gigi Levy-Weiss, partner at the investment firm Episode 1 Carina Namih, and science writer Oliver Morton come together to discuss the merging field of bioengineering.

Carina, James, Gigi, and Oliver also discuss:

  • How machine learning is improving life sciences and healthcare.
  • Experiences of fundraising and hiring for biology companies in the UK and the U.S.
  • The role of bio-engineering in solving major global problems, including pollution.

Further reading:

  • “35+ Companies Using Synthetic Biology To Rethink Everything From Plastics To Fabrics To Fertilizers” (CB Insights, Nov. 8, 2018)
  • “Where Are All the Biotech Startups Raising?” (Tech Crunch, 2019)
  • “The New Era of Life” (CognitionX, June 24, 2019)

Carina Namih @CarinaNamih
Oliver Morton @Eaterofsun
James Field @jejfield
Gigi Levy-Weiss @GigiLevy


 2019-08-14  23m