Podcast with Jesse Cotari & Peretz Partensky – Chief Scientific Officer and CEO of ImmuneBridge

On Season 4 Episode 9 of the Think Like A Founder podcast, Maureen Taylor speaks with Jesse Cotari and Peretz Partensky. 

Jesse is the Chief Scientific Officer and Founder of ImmuneBridge and Peretz is its CEO. ImmuneBridge is an early-stage biotech company developing allogeneic immunotherapies for cancer. 

Before founding ImmuneBridge, Jesse was the Director of Analytics at Transfusion Health. He holds a Ph.D. in Immunology and Computational Biology from Cornell University. Also prior to ImmuneBridge, Peretz co-founded Cheetah Technologies, connecting restaurants and suppliers through an app with next day delivery, and Sourcery, a smarter AP and AR automation solution built specifically for restaurants and the accounting firms that support them. He has a Ph.D. in Biophysics from UC San Francisco.

Podcast with Jesse Cotari & Peretz Partensky, ImmuneBridge

I really never thought of myself as a founder type and we had this discussion about taking ownership for not just the, the company, but the struggles in ourselves. And Peretz said, ‘Look, you are a founder, act like a founder.’

– Jesse Cotari

You have the mindset that I’m going to do it. And I’m going to figure out in the process and there isn’t like a playbook for how to do it. And I think some of the elements of, you know, “founderness” are being willing to walk out on thin ice and start to figure it out along the way [without being reckless].

– Peretz Partensky

On this episode of the Think Like a Founder podcast, SNP’s Co-Founder & CEO, Maureen Taylor gets Jesse’s and Peretz’s thoughts on…

  1. Taking ownership
  2. Being an outsider
  3. How life is practice for life 

Learn more about ImmuneBridge by reaching out to info@immunebridge.com 

Think Like A Founder is produced by SNP Communications in San Francisco, California. Visit the Think Like A Founder website to learn more about the podcast and curriculum or connect with Maureen Taylor on LinkedIn to continue the conversation there. 

Series Producer: Mike Sullivan

Sound Design: Marc Ream 

Content and Scripting: Jaselin Drown

Production Coordinator: Natasha Thomas

Thanks also to Róisín Hunt, Selena Persiani-Shell, Jordan Bailey, Matt Johnson, Eli Shell, John Hughes, and Renn Vara.

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