Episodes

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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April 14, 2023

Billion Dollar Exit, Churn Rate Optimization, Cab Table Management & …

Ragnar Sass built Pipedrive up to a billion dollar exit - but how does it work? Which KPIs are important for this, how do I manage a clean cap table as a founder and how do I deal with investor …

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April 7, 2023

"CEOs shouldn't have meetings" - 5 million users, 20M ARR with no inv…

Amir Salihefendic completely bootstrapped doist and didn't bring in any investor money even at the market high of 2021 - but why not? In this episode you'll get a deep insight into bootstrapping mindset and the art of keeping...

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March 31, 2023

First company sold to Google, purchase offer rejected by Mark Zuckerb…

Dennis Crowley founded Foursquare and is one of the most blatant insiders of the last 20 years. Originally known as a consumer product, the company now does more than $100M in revenue with B2B licensing. Dennis sold his first...

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March 21, 2023

Award-winning company culture & the relevance of capacity building as…

30+ awards für company culture and a lot of learnings in capacity building and leadershipment – that is what Robert Glazer brings into the interview. He wrote three books and shares all of his knowledge, so that you can start...

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Feb. 28, 2023

Learnings as Head of Product at Instagram, Airbnb & Coinbase; product…

Sanchan Saxena was one of the first employees at Instagram, then led product management at Airbnb, and then was responsible for everything consumer at Coinbase. What you'll learn: How do the product strategies of Kevin Systro...

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Feb. 17, 2023

Customers pay this founder >100,000 per year: pricing software and th…

Kison Patel created Dealroom.net, the solution for corporate transactions as a tool, without investors. Over the years, he has additionally launched MA Science, an educational brand for the Mergers & Acquisitions (company acq...

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Feb. 10, 2023

Finding Focus, User Engagement at Any Cost & The Social Dilemma - Nir…

Finding Focus, User Engagement at Any Cost & The Social Dilemma - Nir Eyal, bestselling author. Nir Eyal is internationally known for his books "Indistractable" and "Hooked". What is actually the difference between habit-form...

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Jan. 27, 2023

Impact of the current market situation on VC funds; finding the right…

Alexander Langholz is CFO at Cherry Ventures and has previously supported various IPOs for years. He talks to Fabian about the business as CFO of a venture capital fund, IPOs and fundraising strategy. What you learn: What imp...

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Jan. 24, 2023

Recalibrating as a startup: without aligned milestones, you won't get…

With over 450 investments in early-stage startups, Marvin Liao is one of the most active investors in the world, In the podcast, we talk about how you recalibrate as a founder to see if you're on track. Marvin often sees …

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Jan. 20, 2023

Companies are bought, not sold - Mike Janke, Datatribe

Mike Janke has built Datatribe, one of the best data science and cyber security venture studios globally.... His experience with Special Forces helped him build the company - but how? We talk about team leadership, growth sta...

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Dec. 20, 2022

Seed to Series A, good pitch deck & network building - Jon Dishotsky,…

Jon Dishotsky has raised 50 million himself from top investors like Y Combinator or Index Ventures, meanwhile, he is an investor at Giant Ventures and thus works on the other side. In the podcast, we talk about the phase betw...

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Dec. 13, 2022

Anecdotes from Spotifys founding days, personal growth and insights i…

Anecdotes from Spotify's founding days, personal growth, and insights into the mindset of a seed investor - Sophia Bendz, ex-founding team Spotify, General Partner at Cherry Ventures. Sophia Bendz is a general partner at Cher...

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Dec. 9, 2022

How to build billion-dollar companies from pivots – Cal Henderson, Co…

Cal Henderson and his team wanted to improve ways to connect online. The result was a lot of bad decisions - and finally, Flickr and later Slack. Where did the courage come from to build something from the failed pile …

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Dec. 2, 2022

Ryan Breslow on the silicon valley mafia, founding multiple Unicorns,…

Ryan Breslow looks back on many successful founding years: Bolt (14 billion dollar valuation), Eco (Unicorn), and now love.com. He gained plenty of experience on the road to success, which he now shares with you. He talks to ...

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Nov. 28, 2022

Finding a million dollar idea, pros and cons of scaling with flat hie…

Blinkist is now globally known, has been profitable since last year, and seems at first glance to have been a stroke of genius. Behind it, however, is a process of many years that the founders have thought out and followed. …

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Nov. 14, 2022

How do I improve my decision-making as a founder? With Daniel Weinand…

Entrepreneurs and startups make decisions all the time - but what if you realize your decision was wrong? Daniel Weinand (formerly Co-Founder of Shopify) joined me at START Summit to answer questions about making important de...

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Nov. 7, 2022

Personality development as a founder, USA vs. Europe and the role of …

Ijad Madisch has turned the world of science upside down: Through his platform ResearchGate, he offers scientists the opportunity to exchange information about things that have not worked. With his concept, he convinced Bill ...

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Oct. 31, 2022

Toxic investor traits & Recruiting for Diversity | Monika Liikamaa, C…

How do I create a diverse recruiting process and avoid toxic investors? Monika Liikamaa is the founder of the Finnish fintech startup Enfuce. There are currently more than 100 people working for Enfuce and more than 60 millio...

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May 5, 2021

Building a unicorn by enabling banks through software and cloud -Euge…

Eugene Danilkis is the founder of the fintech unicorn Mambu. About 10 years ago, there was no interface for cloud and banking. In the last 10 years, Eugene has completely changed that with Mambu. We talked in Fireside Chat at...

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April 21, 2021

Building the worlds leading marketplace for luxury watches - Tim Stra…

How the market leader for luxury watches was founded in Karlsruhe This podcast episode is a recording from the START Summit, where Fabian Tausch interviews Tim Stracke, CEO of Chrono24. Tim Stracke and his co-founders took ov...

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Sept. 17, 2019

Jack Constantine, CDO Lush

How Lush is working during this digital era Our guest today is Jack Constantine, the Chief Digital Officer at Lush. Lush is an innovative, ambitious company manufacturing fresh handmade cosmetics. According to its web site, t...

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