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Welcome to another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast! If you're new here, this is a show where we gather together to discuss tech being for good, but most likely tech being used for EVIL *manic laugh*.

In this episode we're chatting about a generous (edit: former) CEO, a recruitment crisis in the care sector and iRobot (not the crappy Will Smith film).

Host Bex is joined by TFGL pod regular Greg Ashton and Producer Paul.

Our guest for this episode is Ume Pandya. Ume is the Design & Product Director at HealthLumen. He is also a Venture Partner at the impact investor Bethnal Green Ventures.

This episode was recorded on August 16th 2022

Stat of the week

CEO Dan Price from Gravity Payments paid his staff £66k as standard and is calling for other companies to do the same:

CEO who pays staff $80K minimum wage calls for companies to pay a fair wage - LadBible

UPDATE:

Dan Price, CEO who cut his pay so workers made at least $70,000, resigns - Washington Post

Charity news of the week

Crisis in the social care sector as vacancies increase by 52% over the last 12 months

Government intervention needed to curb the workforce crisis in social care - Care England

Tech news of the week

Venture firm a16z proving once again that having all that money doesn't make you any smarter, as they once again fund Adam Neumann.

a16z says ‘WeBack’ to WeWork’s Neumann with its biggest check ever - TechCrunch

This investment in Flow comes just after reports surfaced that VC Billionaire Marc Andreessen fought against a proposal to build new affordable housing units in his ultra-wealthy hometown of Atherton, CA.

Rant of the week

The iRobot Deal Would Give Amazon Maps Inside Millions of Homes

The iRobot Deal Would Give Amazon Maps Inside Millions of Homes - Wired

And finally

Some loon made an exo-suit for a snake

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Listeners, what did you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Get in touch on twitter @techforgoodlive or Email at hello@techforgood.live

We’d love it if you gave us a nice iTunes review and told your pals about this podcast!

Thanks to podcast.co for hosting our podcast.

Also, please don't forget this podcast is run by volunteers and we survive on sponsorships and donations. Right now one of our primary goals is to make sure all of our podcast episodes are accessible by making sure EVERY episode is transcribed. Sadly this costs money and we desperately need your help to make this become a reality! So if you've ever tuned into one of our podcasts or attended one of our events please consider chipping in the price of a cup of coffee.

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Welcome to another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast! If you're new here, this is a show where we gather together to discuss tech being for good, but most likely tech being used for EVIL *manic laugh*.

In this episode we're chatting about a generous (edit: former) CEO, a recruitment crisis in the care sector and iRobot (not the crappy Will Smith film).

Host Bex is joined by TFGL pod regular Greg Ashton and Producer Paul.

Our guest for this episode is Ume Pandya. Ume is the Design & Product Director at HealthLumen. He is also a Venture Partner at the impact investor Bethnal Green Ventures.

This episode was recorded on August 16th 2022

Stat of the week

CEO Dan Price from Gravity Payments paid his staff £66k as standard and is calling for other companies to do the same:

CEO who pays staff $80K minimum wage calls for companies to pay a fair wage - LadBible

UPDATE:

Dan Price, CEO who cut his pay so workers made at least $70,000, resigns - Washington Post

Charity news of the week

Crisis in the social care sector as vacancies increase by 52% over the last 12 months

Government intervention needed to curb the workforce crisis in social care - Care England

Tech news of the week

Venture firm a16z proving once again that having all that money doesn't make you any smarter, as they once again fund Adam Neumann.

a16z says ‘WeBack’ to WeWork’s Neumann with its biggest check ever - TechCrunch

This investment in Flow comes just after reports surfaced that VC Billionaire Marc Andreessen fought against a proposal to build new affordable housing units in his ultra-wealthy hometown of Atherton, CA.

Rant of the week

The iRobot Deal Would Give Amazon Maps Inside Millions of Homes

The iRobot Deal Would Give Amazon Maps Inside Millions of Homes - Wired

And finally

Some loon made an exo-suit for a snake

----------------------------

Listeners, what did you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Get in touch on twitter @techforgoodlive or Email at hello@techforgood.live

We’d love it if you gave us a nice iTunes review and told your pals about this podcast!

Thanks to podcast.co for hosting our podcast.

Also, please don't forget this podcast is run by volunteers and we survive on sponsorships and donations. Right now one of our primary goals is to make sure all of our podcast episodes are accessible by making sure EVERY episode is transcribed. Sadly this costs money and we desperately need your help to make this become a reality! So if you've ever tuned into one of our podcasts or attended one of our events please consider chipping in the price of a cup of coffee.

  continue reading

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