Episode 051: David McCloskey, Founder and CTO, Authentic Labs
This is one of 20 interviews recorded in a popup backroom studio at dojo4 during the 10th annual Boulder Startup Week. When it started in 2009, Boulder Startup Week was the first event of its kind, anywhere. Now, Startup Weeks are held around the world. It’s a great example of Boulder’s position on the leading edge of tech — and the future.
Our guest for Episode 51 is David McCloskey, Founder & Chief Technical Officer at Authentic Labs. They design and build tools that connect consumers to companies by giving individuals deeper insight into the products and brands they buy.
David and I talk about a lot of things, including:
- how a venture into toys led to David developing consumer protection technology
- the remarkably high percentage of counterfeit goods hidden in plain sight on line and on stores shelves
- how Authentic Labs’ Real tag protects consumers and ensures product authenticity
- and the cool fact that the Real tag’s underlying technology is a human-made molecule
Follow Authentic Labs on Twitter @authentic_labs
We’re also supported by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.com
Thanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for recording gear and studio usage.
Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.com
The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms, comments and guest suggestions are welcome. Reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.