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[01:10] - What did you do in your first 30, 60, 90 days of joining Monzo given the timing of your joining (May 2020) [07:42] - How did you navigate the pandemic? What are some lessons learnt? [11:18] - How did you maintain the morale of the people in these turbulent times? [15:30] - Is there anything you would do differently if you had to do it aga…
 
[01:11] Brief overview of what Aiden did and timeline of going from idea to sale to Twitter. [06:43] Do companies still need to relocate to get traction or to be noticed by potential acquirers? Has this changed post-pandemic? [08:22] Reflecting on your journey so far, if you had to write a book, what would you write about? [10:51] Is there any prac…
 
Her journey from invention to commercialization [01:19] How did you go from researching how visually impaired people use public transport to identifying the food expiry problem? [9:54] At what point does this go from being research to having commercialization potential? [13:28] Did you first get funded for your prototype by your grant and then rais…
 
The business [01:00] What made you become an entrepreneur and how did you come up with this idea? [03:54] How is your product different from what other organic products are doing in the market? [05:00] Why aren’t any of the big FMCG brands doing anything like this? The process [07:55] What was your process from concept to production? [10:27] Did yo…
 
Caroline’s Journey [1:00] How did you go from founding a mobile development company to founding Apricity? [15:08] What were some of the challenges you faced when you started this company? Apricity [16:34] Do you cover the entire fertility process or only parts of it? [17:08] How do you measure success in a company like yours? [18:51] Where all is A…
 
Intro to Product marketing[1:26] What is product marketing?[4:51] How can product marketing and product management work better together?[6:57] What is the role of product marketing across the three stages of a company - early, growth and multi-product? Product marketing during the stages[10:15] Early Stage[10:23] What should product marketing at th…
 
[1:34] - Background of how they came up with the idea. [3:48] - What does Klaus do [6:30] - What are the trends in the market you are trying to capitalize on and why now? [12:53] - What is your advice to founders who are not technical and need to find a technical founder? [14:46] - How do hackathons work? [15:17] - How did you get your funding? [16…
 
[1:45] - What were the events or people that shaped your journey to starting Unreasonable Group. [15:44] - What is Unreasonable Group and what is it not? [18:15] - What do you provide the entrepreneurs that their investors can’t? Can you share some examples of companies in your portfolio and how do you find them [31:16] - How has covid impacted you…
 
Human Layer Security [1:7] - What was your journey going from being a financial analyst with no background in security to founding Tessian? [6:50] - What does Tessian do, how is it protecting people in the remote working environment and what are some of the top security threats your customers are worried about? [13:05] - How does Tessian and what i…
 
Back history of Einblick [1:28] - Your journey from professor to entrepreneurship [6:45] - At what point in your research did you feel you can commercialize your IP. What was the trigger for starting the company? [8:44] - What does Einblick’s product do? What need is it full filling in the market today? Process of commercializing academic research …
 
[1:18] - Overview of the Baltic startup scene[10:14] - What are some of the interesting findings and highlights from the Baltic startup report that surprised you?[14:18] - Given much of the funding for the Baltics startups came from UK or US, what does that say about the Baltics funding scene?[16:21] - What are some of the trends or niches you see …
 
[2:25] - What is leadership and how does it differ from management? [5:29] - How did you influence and get support for your ideas at Siebel where you were responsible for a product that made insignificant revenues compared to CRM, their flagship product? [12:02] - What is important - leadership or management for a founder? [16:25] - What is your ph…
 
[0.49] - Your journey to founding Too Good To Go? [2:19] - Background on the food wastage problem [9:06] - How can businesses be more sustainable? [11:59] - What is a B Corp, who can get it, and what is its value? [12:58] - What are the trends you see from one city to another based on app downloads and transactions? [18:27] - How does Too Good To G…
 
[1:33] - Why did you get into music tech? Why are there so many music tech businesses coming out of Sweden? [5:05] - How has the transition from B2C to B2B business been for you given all your earlier startups were in the B2C space? [7:56] - What did you need to do to go from a field sales go-to-market model to a fully self serve model. What did yo…
 
Market [2:45] - Why did you decide to build an automation solution for crypto trading? Why that asset class? [4:47] - What is the current state of crypto trading? [8:12] - What is the maturity of crypto trading today? [11:37] -What is the geographical landscape for crypto trading? On Coinrule [13:32] - Who is this platform for and what problem does…
 
On Crane [1:12] - What was the gap in the VC market you were addressing when you started Crane Venture Partners? [4:48] - Talk about a few of Crane’s portfolio of companies and why Crane invested in them. GTM [10:28] - How would you go about helping a company with their go-to-market strategy? [15:30] - The 3 pillars of go-to-market: CS, Marketing a…
 
On becoming an entrepreneur and Talkdesk [1:15] - What were some people or events that influenced you in your early days before Talkdesk to become an entrepreneur? [4:04] - What was the hardest growth stage of Talkdesk and why? [6:57] - What advice would you give founders who are thinking of stepping down from something they started? Cleverly.ai [1…
 
Big Picture - Market and Trends [1:11] - What is Consumer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) and how does that differ from traditional identity and access management (IAM)? [4:21] - How did you go from the traditional open-source code of Sun’s IAM to this new consumer identity and access management. Can you give a quick history of ForgeRock. [6:…
 
[0:58] - Intro and journey to starting Sustainbly. [6:15] - What does Sustainbly do? [8:34] - What changes have you seen in the donation patterns since the pandemic hit? [10:11] - How are charities leveraging digital to fundraise? Is your platform really making an impact to their bottom line? [12:19] - Why have you build Sustainbly as a for-profit …
 
[7.46] - How has blockchain space changed due to Bitcoin and what are the top trends you are seeing in blockchain technology? [12:47] - Where are the opportunities for blockchain for the corporate market? [14:48] - What problem does Minespider solve and for whom? [17:30] - Why is blockchain the best technology to solve the supply chain transparency…
 
[1:12] - What are you responsible for at Hubspot? [2:08] - Why did they choose you to lead international expansion? [4:30] - What are the criteria Hubspot considered to determine the timing for expansion? [6:45] - How did you think about mapping and prioritizing different countries in Europe? [11:24] - What is the playbook for launching into a new …
 
About Next Matter [4:16] - What does Next Matter do? Can you share a few use cases? [6:45] - How does Next Matter differ from other project management tools? Big Trends [9:08] - Are no coding tools realistic for large companies with complex and unique processes? [13:59] - What trends do you see for how the future of work will evolve? Building your …
 
[3:15] - What advice would you give other entrepreneurs looking to start a company with someone they are related to? [4:34] - How have you dealt with the fear and uncertainty of the current situation? [6:55] First for your employees [8:27] For your investors [9:41] Your customers - how have you dealt with angry frustrated customers? [13:40] - How a…
 
[1:28] - Which of the various roles you have had - consultant, entrepreneur, board member, CEO, investor, and now VC - have you enjoyed the most, and why? [4:14] - What is “Indico powered by Google Startups” initiative? [9:10] - How can European VCs get better at identifying the next big Airbnb or Uber in Europe? [14:50] What is the Portuguese star…
 
[1:52] - Why did you start Akoni? What pain does it solve? [8:00] - How did you achieve product-market fit? [11:18] - What are the key trends you are seeing in financial services and fintech? [15:13] - How has the pandemic changed the expectations and needs of the consumer and business user? [21:13] - How do you balance innovation from open banking…
 
[0:48] - What need does Trint solve beyond transcription? [2:45] - How does Trint differ from other transcription services? [6:14] - How did you go from being a war journalist to becoming an entrepreneur? [14:49] - What have you learned as a war correspondent that you were able to use to become the entrepreneur and CEO you are today? [21:09] - What…
 
Show Notes: [0:43] - Why did you start Dashboard and what problem is it trying to solve? [5:06] - How did you refine your initial value proposition and find your focus? [6:54] - There are big companies with deep pockets in the energy space - why can’t they solve this problem on their own? [10:05] - Is there a VC arm inside most of these large energ…
 
Show Notes: [2:57] - How does Anote work? [6:32] - How do you convince investors to invest in music as an asset class where timeline and expected cash flows are unpredictable? [10:44] - What songs or artists make ideal suppliers in Anote? [16:37] - How do you value music and does it require a certain sophistication on the investors side? [18:40] - …
 
Show notes: [1:03] - Journey from documentary filmmaker to startup founder[3:41] - What was your strategy as a first-time founder for attracting people who are really motivated and engaged to work with you?[4:52] - What does Panion do and why is it called Panion?[9:05] - How do you build engaged communities?[14:53] - What are you seeing as successf…
 
Show notes: [3:53] - Why is now the right time to have a carbon removal marketplace? [5:57] - How did you launch a marketplace from idea to first auction in 71 days? [11:21] - If I am a carbon emitter, why can’t I buy carbon offsets? Why do I need carbon removals? [12:47] - What regulations are needed for carbon removal to become mainstream? [13:59…
 
Show notes: [4:39] - What are the trends you see in the travel sector?[7:20] - Will anything change fundamentally in the travel industry because of the pandemic? What will be its impact, long term?[8:53] - Is there a difference in the way people consume online travel services in Africa vs Europe?[11:56] - How did you build such a strong brand in Af…
 
Show notes: [1:05] - Childhood and background that contributed to your entrepreneurial drive [3:21] - What led you to see an opportunity in digital UX analytics? [5:06] - What does Contentsquare do? [6:39] - How is Contentsquare different from Hotjar, Google Analytics etc? [8:13] - How does consumer behaviour differ between regions based on the dat…
 
Show Notes [0:50] - What does Garden.io do? [2:16] - How did you go from being technical to becoming an entrepreneur [3:45] - How do you balance your desire to be technical with the other aspects of running a business? [5:47] - How has software development changed since you started? [8:30] - When does it make sense to have an open source offering? …
 
Show notes: [2:35] - How has tech hiring been affected by covid and where are you seeing hiring picking up again? [5:50] - What is a typical hiring process like? How do you find the right hire for a role? [9:28] - When should founders be thinking of making the key commercial team hires? [11:12] - What is the toughest role to fill today? [13:23] - H…
 
Show Notes: [ 2:46] - How do you think of the business of sustainability and the need to do good and make money? [6:37] - Why is education the biggest part of sustainability? [10:37] - Can you break down the landscape for online education? [17:07] - How do you keep children motivated and engaged with online education? [19:17] - What is Valenture in…
 
Show Notes [1:46] - Why BlueYard and the vision for the fund [3:33] - How the thesis received by the LPs and people you were trying to raise funds from? [5:10] - Is there a breakdown of where the current funds come from and does it impact your investments? [6:22] - Your investments by region [9:44] - What stage do you invest in and why are there no…
 
Show Notes: [1:15] - How Chris went from being the #1 employee at Hearsay to now being Chief Product Officer at Hearsay [4:22] - What does Hearsay do? [6:16] - How has the current pandemic affected Hearsay's business. [7:51] - What criteria did Hearsay consider when it decided to expand into Europe. [10:47] - How to prioritize different markets in …
 
In this episode, I sit down with Adrien Nussenbaum, co-founder and US CEO of Mirakl. Mirakl is part of France’s 40 most promising startups and widely seen as the next French “unicorn.” Their online marketplace technology today powers over $1.5B gross margin value (GMV). In our talk, Adrien discusses the big trends in eCommerce, how companies need t…
 
[1:53] - the personal journey from conservation scientist to founding Carto[4:50] - what did you have when you went for VC funding[6:24] - How Carto is helping governments map the spread of the coronavirus[9:45] - Privacy and location data mapping. How do you deal with it?[14:42] - How Carto built its brand and the importance of making your product…
 
[1.11] - How I became a serial entrepreneur.[5.0] - Entrepreneurial nature of Icelandic people[5.54] - Why did you move from Boston to Iceland for starting your latest venture[7.52] - Story of Data Market (data-as-a-service): from a startup in Iceland to IPO in the US[15:02] - what stage of the company was Data Market in when they moved to the US a…
 
[5:29] - When hiring for Europe, is it better to hire natively or focus on expertise[8:28] - 3 strategies for thinking about Europe expansion[13:42] - How should European companies think about European expansion[15:34] - How should you hire for European expansion[21:40] - Who are the first core people we should hire for each region?[23:28] - How lo…
 
Hey and welcome to the European Startup Show. This show is dedicated to helping you to become a better entrepreneur. Each week I will interview different startups from different regions in different stages of growth to understand the challenges they face and strategies that have helped them to grow and scale quickly. You will hear from CEOs, founde…
 
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