Jul 1, 20211h
BabyTech replaces nannies: Snoo robo-crib CEO Dr. Harvey Karp, Nanit night-vision monitor CEO Sarah Dorsett, Yumi organic food CMO Evelyn Rusli
The disintegration of tribal and generational living plus the high price of child care are necessitating new technologies to help parents. *Meet the biggest startups making the best gadgets for babies* : Snoo's robo-bassinet that detects cries and rocks kids back to sleep, Nanit's night-vision baby monitor that sends you push notifications, and Yumi's organic baby food delivery that now feeds 3% of children. We ask their CEOs and founders which devices and services parents need to buy and which they don't, which child-raising myths need busting, what they think about screentime for children, how to let go of parenting guilt, and why modern families deserve tech's help. PressClub host Josh Constine of VC firm SignalFire is joined by: -Snoo CEO Dr. Harvey Karp -Nanit CEO Sarah Dorsett -Yumi CMO Evelyn Rusli -And Josh's wife/new mom Andee Constine 2:00 - Why parents need tech to replace broken support networks 10:00 - How babies sleep, and how Snoo can help 16:00 - Baby nutrition and the Yumi origin story 25:00 - Parenting anxiety, and how Nanit can help 34:00 - The fall of communal childcare and the new rise of parenting pods 40:00 - What gadgets and gifts parents need and which they don't 46:00 - Remaining BabyTech startup opportunities and thoughts on screentime 55:00 - Takeaway lessons from BabyTech's top enterpreneurs Subscribe to PressClub at http://constine.club/ This podcast is recorded live on Josh Constine's PressClub on Clubhouse, Thursdays at 6pm PT. PressClub is Clubhouse's first show, where top business leaders discuss the big stories in tech. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire ( https://signalfire.com/ ) and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests include the CEOs of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Patreon, Craigslist, Dollar Shave Club, and more.