The official Podcast of EU-Startups.com - the leading online magazine about startups in Europe.
Episode 21: Interview with Tully CEO Marius Rus
For episode 21 of the EU-Startups Podcast we interviewed Tully Co-founder and CEO Marius Rus. Tully was the healthcare innovation that the international jury panel of the EIT Health InnoStars Awards has found the most promising in 2021. The Romanian startup has created an Emotion Management Smart Assistant to help children manage their emotions.
Episode 20: Interview with Refurbed Co-founder Peter Windischhofer
For episode 20 of the EU-Startups Podcast we interviewed Refurbed Co-founder Peter Windischhofer.
Headquartered in Vienna and founded in 2017, Refurbed is one of the world’s fastest growing online marketplaces for refurbished products. Refurbed tests and renews electronics (laptops, mobile phones, etc.) in up to 40 steps, to make them effectively functioning like their new counterparts. Being up to 40% cheaper with a minimum 12-month warranty included, Refurbed makes purchasing sustainable devices easy, affordable and risk-free. In August of this year, the fast-growing startup raised €45.4 million in Series B funding, which brought their total funding to €63 million.
Episode 19: Interview with Phil Libin
For episode 19 of the EU-Startups Podcast we interviewed serial entrepreneur and investor Phil Libin. Among other companies, Phil founded Evernote, and more recently mmhmm (All Turtels).
Born in the Soviet Union, Phil grew up in the US, and today is one of the world's most prominent tech entpreneurs. His latest venture mmhmm is a new app created during the pandemic that makes video communication more clear and fun. For mmhmm Phil was already able to raise about $140 million. The list of prominent investors also includes Softbank's vision fund.
Episode 18: Interview with Lukasz Gadowski
For episode 18 of the EU-Startups Podcast we interviewed serial entrepreneur and investor Lukasz Gadowski.
Lukasz is kind of a living legend of the German and European startup ecosystem and co-founded big success stories like Delivery Hero and helped building many other European tech companies. Delivery Hero, today is a publicly traded company and has a market cap of around €30 billion. As angel investor and through holding companies like Team Global (formerly Team Europe), Lukasz also invested in many of Europe's most exciting startups of today, like Volocopter, Choco and Enpal.
By the way: Lukasz also co-founded the German startup magazine Gruenderszene many years ago, which inspired me to eventually create EU-Startups back in 2010.
Episode 17: Interview with Ecosia founder Christian Kroll
For episode 17 of the EU-Startups Podcast we interviewed Christian Kroll, the founder and CEO of Ecosia.
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Berlin, Ecosia is a truly social enterprise - a 'search engine for good' which uses big parts of its ad revenues to plant trees all over the world. Already more than 130 million trees have been planted with Ecosia's help.
Christian Kroll and his team bootstrapped Ecosia to become the leading search engine with its headquarters in Europe. A truly inspiring story!
Episode 16: Interview with TOA founder Niko Woischnik
Founded in 2012, Tech Open Air (TOA) is one of the coolest tech events in Europe. Their 2019 edition gathered around 20K attendees. When the pandemic started in 2020, TOA had to re-imagine itself and to do a major pivot in order to survive and thrive. Niko Woischnik and his team eventually decided to pivot the business away from technology conferences to an edtech product called TOA Klub. In today's podcast episode we talked about TOA, the company's recent pivot, the impact and future events, and several other topics.