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May 7, 2024

1100+ investments, 40% Annual Realized Return for 26 years: How Fabri…

Fabrice Grinda, founder of FJ Labs and extreme athlete, explains how he has made over 1100 investments, primarily in marketplace and network-effect startups, generating an average 40% return over 26 years. Fabrice also likes ...

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April 5, 2024

Consolidation as Strategy: Razor Group's Path to Market Leadership - …

Tushar Ahluwalia founded the Razor Group together with his founding team in 2020. Since then, the Razor Group has received more than one billion dollars in investment and credit, acquired and consolidated many Amazon FBA busi...

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March 29, 2024

Misconceptions about pitching early stage investors - with Sequoia Ca…

Is the European climate for early-stage start-ups improving again? After the European fundraising ecosystem was somewhat more cautious in the years following the corona boom, the question is: how is it currently developing? F...

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March 22, 2024

Blitzscaling vs. Bootstrapping: How to choose your founder journey - …

Monta has raised more than 120 million euros for its software platform for electric vehicles to improve the accessibility of charging infrastructure. Within 3 years, Monta has scaled to around 300 employees, is currently hiri...

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March 15, 2024

How does it feel to make a 100 million dollars with an exit? with Git…

Scott Chachon is one of the co-founders of GitHub, a developer platform that was sold to Microsoft for around 7.5 billion dollars. We talk about the moment he found out about the sale to Microsoft, how much money he made …

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March 8, 2024

Cost-Traps that Cost Your Company Millions David Heinemeier-Hansson, …

David Heinemeier Hansson is the inventor of Ruby on Rails and founder of 37signals, a company that has developed products such as Basecamp, Hey.com and more over the last 20 years. However, apart from Jeff Bezos, David and hi...

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Feb. 27, 2024

How AI changes creativity forever, with Adobe’s Chief Strategy Office…

What role does creativity play for entrepreneurs? And how is the understanding of creativity changing as a result of artificial intelligence? Scott Belsky founded Behance, sold the start-up to Adobe and is now Chief Product a...

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Feb. 13, 2024

Rahul Vohra: Why Your Product Launch is Overrated | (Dis)advantages o…

Rahul Vohra sold his first company Rapportive to LinkedIn and then founded Superhuman. Superhuman is a premium email provider that is significantly faster to use than Gmail and other alternatives. Today, Superhuman has rais...

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Sept. 26, 2023

This investor cold walks into offices to invest in a startup & why he…

Alex Finkelstein is a general partner at Spark Capital and has names like Twitter (X), Discord, Snap and Slack in his funds portfolio. But how does a fund like Spark Capital, and Alex in particular, invest? ALL ABOUT UNICORN ...

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Aug. 18, 2023

“A Hybrid Setup is the worst” | How to get new hires up to speed duri…

In the last 4 years Job van der Voort has founded remote.com, raised about $500 million from investors like Sequoia, Accel, Index and General Catalyst, reached a valuation of $3 billion and turned the company profitable last ...

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Aug. 11, 2023

Danger of Optimising for Valuation | The problem with large VC funds …

Founder Collective is a New York based fund that has invested in Uber, Trade Desk, Stack Overflow and many more top startups. Fabian talks to Managing Partner Micah Rosenbloom about the risk of using money to magnify problems...

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Aug. 11, 2023

Why VCs shouldn't try to tick boxes & focus too much on pattern recog…

Why VCs shouldn't try to tick boxes & focus too much on pattern recognition | How to choose your Fund-Strategy | Importance of the German Market | Seedcamp's Investment Process after receiving a Pitchdeck - Reshma Sohoni & Ka...

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July 7, 2023

How to win in the AI hype, is Growth Financing back? & European ventu…

In this episode, I talk with Matt Turck General Partner at the New York based Venture firm Firstmark Capital about succeeding as a VC. Firstmark invests in a very focused way, primarily in Series A rounds. Matt himself has be...

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June 30, 2023

B2B SaaS Company Building: Learnings from two 9-figure exits & How to…

Jonah Goodhart has had two exits with a total volume of more than $1.5 billion. He was a founding investor in Right Media (sold to Yahoo), but according to insiders, he was much more involved. He sold the advertising manageme...

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June 23, 2023

How to scale an organization to >100M ARR: From founder to CEO, Scali…

HiBob is now doing more than 100M in annual recurring revenue (ARR). They have cracked the threshold from 10m to 100M ARR in 3 years. But how does the organization need to be set up to withstand hyper growth? What …

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June 16, 2023

Taboola: Corporate culture, internationalization and advisory board, …

Taboula's success story is exciting for you as a founder in many ways: naivety and mistakes can break your neck on the one hand. In this episode, you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at a company that has focused on authentici...

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June 9, 2023

End of the line exit: What strategic buyers really care about, Jonath…

In this episode, Jonathan Rothenberg, Chief Strategy Officer at Cyderes, shares their experiences and tips on M&A. He emphasizes the importance of a solid company foundation and M&A from a buyer's perspective. Why is due dili...

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June 2, 2023

Profitability and adaptation: success strategies for founders in chal…

In diesem Podcast spricht Bastian Krautwald über die Auswirkungen der aktuellen Marktsituation auf Gründer und ihre Startups. Er erklärt, wie er seine internen Ziele an die neue Realität angepasst hat. Wir sprechen darüber, w...

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May 26, 2023

Changes in the venture industry: a look at the last 20 years, Mark Sh…

In this podcast episode, Mark Sherman of Telstra Ventures talks about the changes that have taken place in the venture and startup industry over the last 20 years. Telstra Ventures invests in companies with $1 million to $10 ...

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May 19, 2023

Inside General Atlantic: How the investment firm invests in growth st…

General Atlantic invests in growth startups that leverage technology and are already successful in the marketplace. Important criteria for investment include business model, management, market and margins. In addition to capi...

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May 12, 2023

How to inspire 1 billion users - Chris Barton, Shazam

If you're currently looking for capital for your startup, check out re:cap: https://go.re-cap.com/unicorn He developed an app before apps even existed - today over 1 billion people use his invention. Many scientists thought i...

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May 5, 2023

How to disrupt and protect yourself from disruption - Pascal Finette,…

Especially in today's market, major macro changes can happen quickly. But how do I react to this as a founder? Pascal Finette does just that with be radical: He helps companies arm themselves against disruption and has writte...

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April 28, 2023

Operational Excellence: A look behind Uber's China business - Cleo Sh…

Formerly an operator at Uber China, now an investor at Stride VC - that's Cleo Sham. In addition to exciting impressions of the Asian market, she also has operational insider knowledge for your success. What you learn: Do you...

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April 21, 2023

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs): For clearer processes and bette…

Blake Hutchison has a different view of the company: His years of sales experience now help him keep an eye on the problem at Flippa, just as they do at other companies: Where is the strategy hiccuping, where are SOPs …

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