Podcast with John McElhone, Co-Founder & CEO of CropSafe

On Season 5 Episode 4 of Think Like A Founder, SNP Communication’s Co-Founder and CEO, Maureen Taylor, speaks with John McElhone.

John McElhone is the Co-Founder and CEO of CropSafe. CropSafe helps farmers gain insight into their crops, using satellite imagery and machine learning to accurately detect and predict diseases and contamination. John was named in the Transferwise 20 under 20 list for the year 2020.

“One thing I think that pushed me quite a lot was my English teacher. She always made us write these essays in school when we were like 13, 14, and 15. She made us do these every year. And the title of the essay was, ‘Where Do I See Myself in 10 Years?’ And every single year I’d write something crazy like, ‘Hey, I would have a company in California and have a hundred employees.’

Podcast with John McElhone, Co-Founder & CEO of CropSafe

I’d be staring at the ceiling thinking about all these essays. I remember if I took this path of going to university and taking this job, all those essays would just be like completely out the window.

John McElhone

On this episode of Think Like A Founder, SNP’s Co-Founder & CEO, Maureen Taylor gets John McElhone’s thoughts on…

  • Growing up with your co-founder
  • Being scared of a traditional path
  • And the right balance of ignorance

Check out more from John McElhone and CropSafe on the CropSafe website and on CropSafe’s Linkedin.

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. 

Missed the last episode? Find Think Like A Founder Season 5 Episode 3 here.

Series Producer: Mike Sullivan

Sound Design: Marc Ream 

Content and Scripting: Catherine Hardy and 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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