Founders For Good

Charlotte Guzzo is the COO and Co-Founder of Sano Genetics. 

Whilst studying for her PhD, Charlotte witnessed first-hand the challenges with finding the right patients for medical research. After further exploration it was apparent the whole system was flawed. 

Due to issues with patient recruitment and engagement, 80% of clinical trials fail. This means potentially life saving drugs and treatments will never reach the market. It’s a poor situation for everyone, researchers and scientists are unable to trial new medicines, and patients are reluctant to participate in research. 

Sano have solved the problem by using technology to connect all these different parties in a more effective way and remove the headaches that previously existed. They enable organisations to quickly and efficiently recruit and engage the right patients, they take care of the genetic testing and data analysis, and ensure patients keep up to date with the latest research and findings. 

06.49: The issues with “traditional” medical research 
13.22: Sano Genetics overview and fixing the problem
21.18: The barriers of operating in new countries
25.43: How Sano doubled their revenue every 6 months
31.53: Fundraising and Sano’s changing approach to raising
39.52: The COO role in startups
43.00: Parental leave and the stigma of a Founder taking time off
48.09: Hiring quickly and growing responsibly
53.08: Building a remote first working culture 

Our Host:
Craig Turner. Founder of Confido Talent, a business that helps Tech For Good startups to scale their product, design and engineering teams. / / 

Our Guest:
Charlotte Guzzo, Co-Founder and COO of Sano Genetics. / 
Sano’s “The Genetics Podcast”:
Our Sponsor:
Jobs For Good. The only job platform to find the best jobs in sustainability, impact and much more. /

Our Producer:
Jabriel Al-Suhaimi. Jabriel is a podcast aficionada, editing and producing podcasts for many, including himself. / 

What is Founders For Good?

We speak to Founders of Tech For Good startups to learn about their journey in building an impact business, their secrets for success and how they go about hiring mission-driven people.
Our aim is to inspire people to make the world a better place and share with you how you can be part of the solution.