Think Like A Founder

031: Steven Chen - Co-Founder and CEO of Treeswift

May 06, 2021 Steven Chen, Co-Founder and CEO of Treeswift Season 3 Episode 10
Think Like A Founder
031: Steven Chen - Co-Founder and CEO of Treeswift
Show Notes

On this episode of Think Like A Founder, SNP Co-Founder & CEO Maureen Taylor speaks with Steven Chen, Co-Founder and CEO of Treeswift. They talk about the sandbox mentality, carrying your ideas over the valley of death, and never wanting to be the best person in the room.

Treeswift builds robots to sense the world's most complex environments. Today, their robots operate in forests, monitoring forest health, predicting carbon capture, and improving overall forest management. In addition to founding Treeswift, Steven is pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science (CIS) at the University of Pennsylvania. He focuses on how robotics can be used in agriculture and forestry. He previously worked as a derivatives trader - trading agriculture options, municipal bond ETFs, and equity options.

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

Series Producer: Roisin Hunt
Sound Design: Marc Ream 
Content and Scripting: Mike Sullivan and Jaselin Drown
Production Coordinator: Natasha Thomas
Thanks also to Selena Persiani-Shell, Jordan Bailey, Matt Johnson, Eli Shell, John Hughes, and Renn Vara.