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But Make It Scary is a dark comedy podcast that twists hit romantic films into the horror movies you didn’t know you were missing. Tune in every other Wednesday to hear your host, Sequoia Simone, and some incredibly funny guests stretch, bend, and warp these stories of infatuation into chilling tales. A podcast for those who know there’s nothing more terrifying than love!
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In this episode, we catch up with Kelly Kinnard, Operating Partner and Head of Talent at Khosla Ventures, one of the absolute top venture capital firms in the world. Headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif., Khosla Ventures was founded by Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems and twenty-year veteran of Kleiner Perkins. They have $19B in AUM, 100+…
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In this episode, we catch up with Robert Jackle, Partner at Visionaries Club, a leading European early stage VC fund with offices in London and Berlin backed by Europe's most successful digital founders and family business entrepreneurs. Visionaries Club's founders and operators are behind companies such as UiPath, Miro, Flixbus, Mollie, Spotify, P…
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In this episode we catch up with Andreas Loy, Co-Founder and CEO of KONUX. Before Andreas turned 30 Andreas created more than €500m in shareholder value, more than hundred jobs, and built an outstanding team to create a transformative digital leader for sustainable impact - KONUX. KONUX is a leading German AI scale-up, transforming railway operatio…
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In this episode, we catch up with Sabina Wizander, Partner at Creandum, one of the most successful venture capital funds in Europe, backing some of Europe’s greatest tech companies including Spotify, iZettle, Depop, Klarna, Bolt, KRY, Epidemic Sound and Small Giant Games. Creandum recently rolled out an oversubscribed €500 million fund, the Creandu…
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In this episode, we catch up with Hugo Amsellem, Co-Founder and General Partner of Intuition. Intuition is a new €15M early-stage fund backing founders focused on Consumer & Culture across the US and Europe with one of the coolest Manifestos and approach to investing in the Venture Capital space. Hugo discusses his journey from helping artists beco…
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In this episode we're catching up with Dirk Hoerig, the Co-Founder and CEO of commercetools. commercetools is empowering some of the world's biggest brands like Audi, Sephora, and NBCUniversal to revolutionize their digital commerce experiences. They have raised $140 million in funding at a $1.9 billion valuation at the end of 2021 led by Accel and…
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In this episode, Renaud Visage, Co-founder and ex-CTO of Eventbrite and Founding Partner at Slate Venture Capital, shares his experiences in scaling the platform and navigating challenges. He discusses the transition to climate tech investing and the promising developments in the field. Renaud also shares lessons learned from angel investing and hi…
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In this episode, Shirley Romig, Chief Accelerator Investment Officer at Techstars, discusses the future of accelerator programs and the importance of ecosystem development. She highlights the need to tap into talent globally and create partnerships that fuel growth for Techstars' portfolio companies. Shirley also shares valuable lessons she has lea…
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In this episode, Alex Berriche, Sequoia Capital Scout and the Co-founder and CEO of Fleet, a French B2B startup focused on simplifying equipment management for startups and SMBs, shares lessons learned from over 100 angel investments. He also discusses the idea behind Fleet and the challenges of IT equipment management. Alex shares his transition f…
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In this episode, Johannes Siebers, Co-Founder and CEO of Holidu, shares the founding story and growth of the travel tech company. He discusses the challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of building a strong team and culture. Johannes also highlights the company's focus on sustainability and supporting local communities. He…
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In this episode, Tim Schumacher, General Partner at World Fund, an impact investor and entrepreneur, discusses his journey as an entrepreneur and the challenges of being a founder. He shares the remarkable story of Ecosia, the largest independent European search engine that uses its profits to plant trees. Tim also introduces the World Fund, a vent…
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In this episode, Janneke Niessen, a serial entrepreneur and Co-Founder of CapitalT, discusses her journey as an entrepreneur and the transition to becoming an investor. She shares crazy moments from her entrepreneurial career and highlights the importance of team evaluation using proprietary technology. Janneke also talks about her involvement in I…
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In this episode, Helene Huby, co-founder and CEO of The Exploration Company, shares her journey in space exploration and entrepreneurship. She discusses the vision for space exploration, the transition from Airbus to entrepreneurship, nurturing innovation in large corporations vs startups, her involvement in Urania Ventures and the Microbiome Found…
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In this episode, Joaquim Lecha, CEO of Typeform, talks about the company's mission to make online interactions more human and shares insights into their innovative approach to collecting zero party data. He also highlights the launch of Formless, an AI-powered form builder, and the future of digital interaction. Kim emphasizes the importance of tho…
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On A Mission To Make People RemarkableIn this episode, Marcin interviews Guy Kawasaki, the Chief Evangelist of Canva, former Chief Evangelist of Apple, Podcaster at Remarkable People Podcast and Author of the book Think Remarkable. They discuss Guy's upbringing in Hawaii and how it shaped his approach to life and business. They also delve into the …
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In this episode, Carmen Alfonso Rico, Founder and Angel Investor at Cocoa, talks about her background and cultural influences, the story behind Cocoa and the chocolate making process, and the concept of in-house VC. Carmen also explains investment terms that she coined at Cocoa and shares her insights on fundraising. The episode concludes with a di…
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In this episode, Jessica Holzbach, CEO of Pile Capital, shares her journey as a serial FinTech entrepreneur and the challenges and successes she has experienced. She discusses her early signs of entrepreneurship, her transition to the FinTech industry, and her previous ventures. Jessica also talks about building Penta, a successful Neo bank, and th…
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In this episode, Kurt Farrugia, the CEO of Malta Enterprise, talks about the role of Malta Enterprise in driving economic development and supporting startups. He discusses the unique advantages and opportunities that Malta offers for entrepreneurs, as well as the efforts of Malta Enterprise to foster a culture of innovation. Kurt shares his vision …
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In this episode, Holger Seim, Co-founder and CEO of Blinkist, discusses the origin story of Blinkist and the fulfillment he finds in meeting customers who have benefited from the app. He explains the power of short-form content in a world of information overload and how it caters to the needs of modern readers and listeners. Holger shares a transfo…
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In this episode, Nicolas Benady, co-founder and CEO of Swan, shares the origin story of the company and its mission. He discusses the lessons he learned from his previous ventures and how Swan is reshaping the traditional boundaries of banking by enabling businesses to embed banking features into their products. Nicolas also talks about the challen…
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In this episode, Gesa Miczaika, co-founder and general partner at Auxxo Female Catalyst Fund, discusses the challenges and initiatives for achieving gender equality in the venture capital industry. She shares the story of creating the fund and the gradual realization of the need for change. Gesa emphasizes the importance of addressing the similarit…
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Go get your copy of Rom Com Drama Bomb RIGHT NOW!! TIME IS TICKING!! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/moreblueberries/rom-com-drama-bomb Go check out Talk of the Table and My First Dungeon wherever pods are cast. But do the other thing first. As we clearly stated. The show will be back on October 2nd! See ya then!…
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In this episode, Thomas Ohr, the founder and CEO of EU-Startups, talks about the upcoming 10th anniversary of the EU-Startups Summit. He discusses the early days of the summit, its evolution and challenges, memorable moments, and the unique selling points that set it apart from other startup events. Thomas shares his vision for the future of EU-Sta…
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In this episode, Cris Grossmann, the co-founder and CEO of Beekeeper, talks about the challenges faced by frontline workers and how Beekeeper aims to empower them. Cris shares his story from chemical engineering and experience in the pharmaceutical industry to starting Beekeeper. He also talks about the lessons he learned and the challenges he face…
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Lena Hackeloer, founder and CEO of Brite Payments, discusses the journey of building a fintech startup and raising $60 million in funding. She shares insights on the importance of strong investor-founder relationships and building a great team. Lena also highlights the need for adaptability and resilience in the startup world. She discusses the fut…
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In this episode, Jacqueline van den Ende, co-founder & CEO of Carbon Equity, shares her journey as an entrepreneur and investor in the climate tech space. She emphasizes the importance of finding inspiration and taking action, driven by a deep concern for climate change. Jacqueline envisions a world where democratizing climate investments helps sol…
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Dionna Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of the Creative Ladder, shares her journey and mission to make creative careers more accessible to marginalized communities. She discusses her childhood influences on creativity and how her love for design led to entrepreneurship. Dionna explains the inspiration behind the Creative Ladder and its programs to addres…
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In this episode, Vasco Pedro, co-founder and CEO of Unbabel, discusses the transformative power of combining technology and language to bridge communication gaps. He shares his passion for AI and language processing and how Unbabel is eliminating language barriers. The challenges of building a product that brands love and the delicate balance betwe…
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In this episode, Heikki Haldre, founder of Miros, shares his entrepreneurial journey and the inspiration behind creating a Deep Tech company. Miros aims to revolutionize human-computer interaction by focusing on wordless search and improving product findability in e-commerce. The company differentiates itself by using AI to predict images that user…
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In this episode with Cristina Fonseca, a tech entrepreneur, investor, and general partner at Indico Capital Partners, we discuss her journey into entrepreneurship, including co-founding TalkDesk and Cleverly AI. Cristina shares her experiences in building companies, balancing different roles, and the challenges she faced. She also talks about her t…
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This episode is brought to you by Vanta, helping you scale security practices and automate compliance for the industry’s most sought-after standards. To close and grow major customers, you have to demonstrate trust. But proving your security and compliance can be time-consuming, tedious, and expensive. Especially for startups. Unless you use Vanta.…
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This episode is brought to you by Vanta, helping you scale security practices and automate compliance for the industry’s most sought-after standards. To close and grow major customers, you have to demonstrate trust. But proving your security and compliance can be time-consuming, tedious, and expensive. Especially for startups. Unless you use Vanta.…
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This episode is brought to you by Vanta, helping you scale security practices and automate compliance for the industry’s most sought-after standards. To close and grow major customers, you have to demonstrate trust. But proving your security and compliance can be time-consuming, tedious, and expensive. Especially for startups. Unless you use Vanta.…
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This episode is brought to you by Vanta, helping you scale security practices and automate compliance for the industry’s most sought-after standards. To close and grow major customers, you have to demonstrate trust. But proving your security and compliance can be time-consuming, tedious, and expensive. Especially for startups. Unless you use Vanta.…
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This episode is brought to you by Vanta, helping you scale security practices and automate compliance for the industry’s most sought-after standards. To close and grow major customers, you have to demonstrate trust. But proving your security and compliance can be time-consuming, tedious, and expensive. Especially for startups. Unless you use Vanta.…
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This episode is brought to you by Vanta, helping you scale security practices and automate compliance for the industry’s most sought-after standards. To close and grow major customers, you have to demonstrate trust. But proving your security and compliance can be time-consuming, tedious, and expensive. Especially for startups. Unless you use Vanta.…
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In this episode of the EU-Startups Podcast, we catch up with Alisée de Tonnac founder and CEO of Seedstars. This episode is brought to you by Vanta, helping you scale security practices and automate compliance for the industry’s most sought after standards. To close and grow major customers, you have to demonstrate trust. But proving your security …
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Interview with Sellix founder and CEO Daniele Servadei This episode is brought to you by Vanta, helping you scale security practices and automate compliance for the industry’s most sought after standards. To close and grow major customers, you have to demonstrate trust. But proving your security and compliance can be time-consuming, tedious, and ex…
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Interview with Sennder Co-founder and CEO David Nothacker This episode is brought to you by Vanta, helping you scale security practices and automate compliance for the industry’s most sought after standards. To close and grow major customers, you have to demonstrate trust. But proving your security and compliance can be time-consuming, tedious, and…
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Interview with IriusRisk Co-founder and COO Cristina Bentué This episode is brought to you by Vanta, helping you scale security practices and automate compliance for the industry’s most sought after standards. To close and grow major customers, you have to demonstrate trust. But proving your security and compliance can be time-consuming, tedious, a…
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Interview with Juro founder and CEO Richard Mabey This episode is brought to you by Vanta, helping you scale security practices and automate compliance for the industry’s most sought after standards. To close and grow major customers, you have to demonstrate trust. But proving your security and compliance can be time-consuming, tedious, and expensi…
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