34 episodes

At The Family, we believe that anyone can become a great entrepreneur.

Why? Because information is accessible, tools are cheap and capital isn't as necessary as it used to be years before, especially when you start.

So, if you want to build your own startup, all you need is... to get your hands dirty and work on your ambition!

This Podcast is made exactly for that, to help you learn and take action ;)

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At The Family, we believe that anyone can become a great entrepreneur.

Why? Because information is accessible, tools are cheap and capital isn't as necessary as it used to be years before, especially when you start.

So, if you want to build your own startup, all you need is... to get your hands dirty and work on your ambition!

This Podcast is made exactly for that, to help you learn and take action ;)

    #34: Values & Culture as you scale by Lyle Fong, Cofounder at Lithium

    #34: Values & Culture as you scale by Lyle Fong, Cofounder at Lithium

    ABOUT THE EPISODE:

    Lyle Fong's experience, pragmatism and passion in building things are truly contagious. He shared his insights about one of the key long-term success metrics of a startup: The ability to scale values and culture, going through his whole journey as a founder at Lithium ⚖️

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Lyle has an outstanding experience: serial founder & now Partner at EQT. He’s been super active in Silicon Valley since the 1990s and just moved to London to get closer to our European ecosystem.  Gamers.com, Lithium Technologies (almost $200M raised in total, 600 employees, exit), Hobo Labs - these are the great startups that Lyle co-founded.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    #33: Fundraising 101 by Oussama Ammar, Co-founder at The Family

    #33: Fundraising 101 by Oussama Ammar, Co-founder at The Family

    Anyone asking you to work on a business plan while you’re still searching for a virtuous business model isn’t an investor you want. Who you raise money from is a key question - not every dollar is the same 💵  Good money comes when you can reverse the balance of power. Raising funds is like a mix between playing poker and buying a house. You need to go all in with your own cards. But you can’t keep a poker face in front of the landlord, because it could be a long-term relationship, and that should be based on honesty 🃏

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #32: Behind the scenes of the Payfit growth machine with Firmin Zocchetto

    #32: Behind the scenes of the Payfit growth machine with Firmin Zocchetto

    What happens when you live with your co-founder, first employee and your girlfriend for 3 years? You apparently end up with one of the fastest growing companies EVER! 😁 If anyone ever told you that giant companies don’t come out of Europe, well PayFit is on the verge of changing that! Since their launch PayFit grew to 200 employees in just 3 years, moved from 40m2, to 200m2, to 2000m2 offices and raised more than €$100M Million🔥

    And if you’ve ever seen somebody in love, thats how VCs look like when you mention serial entrepreneur, and CEO of PayFit, Firmin

    Only 26 years old Firmin is tackling one of the fastest and most convoluted industries - HR. According to Forbes the HR market is expected to be worth $30bn by 2025, and at the heart of all the incredible innovation is PayFit. 🚀

    If that didn’t pop your eyes out 👀, here is another insane fact: to realise the insanity behind PayFit they invented their own programming language Jetlang. 👾

    Harry Stebbings, partner at Stride and founder of The Twenty Minute VC joined us on stage to interview Firmin about his journey. Hope you enjoy it.

    • 30 min
    #31: Leadership lessons by Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO at Coursera

    #31: Leadership lessons by Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO at Coursera

    ABOUT THE EPISODE:

    Following courses from the best universities & companies in the world online, and even being able to get a degree from them, is now possible - thanks to Coursera.  This company is fully dedicated to transforming lives through learning. Having a good learning curve is one of the most important traits for success we see amongst entrepreneurs at The Family. The internet made it possible to access tons of information easily and freely online. However, hacking the system by giving access to world-class quality knowledge (you know, the same one rich people get in top universities) was still a big challenge to address to make education ever more inclusive.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Jeff Maggioncalda's background is phenomenal. Before joining Coursera as CEO two years ago, he co-founded Financial Engines, one of the biggest & hottest fintech companies in Silicon Valley at the time, together with the Nobel Prize in Economics winner Bill Sharpe; he then sold it for… $3B.

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    Learn more about The Family and apply to join us here: thefamily.co

    Check out other videos on our Youtube channel: Startupfood 

    Check out our events here: The Family Events

    We also write amazing articles: Medium

    • 52 min
    #30: Why am I the CEO by Oussama Ammar, Co-founder at The Family

    #30: Why am I the CEO by Oussama Ammar, Co-founder at The Family

    There is only one CEO. And the CEO isn’t necessarily the smartest person in the room 🧠  



    It’s also not necessarily the person who had the idea: ideas have no value. The CEO is the person who you all agree has the ultimate responsibility, the person who is making the final decision.  People like the title of CEO but there are downsides as well: You have to be an excellent manager, and that’s hard. It’s hard to nourish all of the relationships within the company, to have open conversations when things aren’t going well, to personally handle the most difficult times in the life of a startup. 



    So one piece of advice: Always make the most sensible person on your team the CEO 👐

    • 46 min
    #29: Why does Web3 matter? by Cyril Paglino, General Partner at Starchain Capital

    #29: Why does Web3 matter? by Cyril Paglino, General Partner at Starchain Capital

    ABOUT THE EPISODE:

    Cyril talked about the pros & cons of our current internet stack: How was it built 30 years ago? Why and how it could be radically improved by entering the new phase of WEB3? We dived deep into why Blockchain and CryptoNetwork matter. Knowing how these technologies work is not an easy task, and it’s especially hard to figure out current & potential use cases. That was Cyril’s mission: Explaining to us how they will become a major component of the worldwide web in the next decades.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Cyril Paglino is a serial entrepreneur who now invests in blockchain-related technologies and projects. As General Partner at Starchain Capital and cofounder of The Garage, he’s highly aware of all the new stuff coming :)

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    Learn more about The Family and apply to join us here: thefamily.co

    Check out other videos on our Youtube channel: Startupfood 

    Check out our events here: The Family Events

    We also write amazing articles: Medium

    • 26 min

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