11 episodes

Welcome to Growth Leap, a Stun and Awe podcast that looks into how business builders are designing and growing their companies for performance and impact.

Growth Leap Stun and Awe

    • Management

Welcome to Growth Leap, a Stun and Awe podcast that looks into how business builders are designing and growing their companies for performance and impact.

    Understanding the environmental impact of your online shopping with Neutral Co-founder Marissa Liu

    Understanding the environmental impact of your online shopping with Neutral Co-founder Marissa Liu

    In this episode, our guest wants to bring transparency to the environmental impact of our online shopping. Marissa Liu is Co-Founder of Neutral, a browser extension that allows users to understand and offset the CO2 emissions generated by the products they buy online. The startup is on a roll. Neutral has been selected by the Mozilla Builders Incubator and was recently featured in Fast Company. We talk about the challenges of prioritization in product development, finding product/market fit, women in tech .

    • 35 min
    How to raise 100K in a week to fund your startup growth with Conscious Growth CIO Julia Profeta Johansson

    How to raise 100K in a week to fund your startup growth with Conscious Growth CIO Julia Profeta Johansson

    Today we look into how you can finance your startup without losing your shirt and your conscience. Julia Profeta Johansson is Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer at Conscious Growth, a Berlin-based company that offers  founder-friendly, non-dilutive lending. She’s seen it all in finance, having worked in investment banking, private equity, VC, and impact investing. We talk about smarter ways to finance your startup growth, how she approaches customer acquisition, and tools that you can use to measure

    • 40 min
    Joseph Fung on building six startups, gaining traction, and transforming sales

    Joseph Fung on building six startups, gaining traction, and transforming sales

    In this episode, we talk to a serial entrepreneur who’s launched 6 startups and went through a few successful exits. Joseph Fung is Founder and CEO of Kiite a sales enablement software and of Uvaro, an Online Tech Sales Training program. He has lots of experience and shares a ton of advice on how to gain traction, how to develop the right startup culture, and the revolution that’s happening right now in sales.

    • 49 min
    Driving innovation at LinkedIn and reinventing events at OMR with Christian Byza

    Driving innovation at LinkedIn and reinventing events at OMR with Christian Byza

    Today, we deep dive into how LinkedIn develops products and innovates. Our guest left Germany a few years ago to work for some of the top tech companies in Silicon Valley. Christian Byza is Principal Product Manager, InMail & Premium Messaging at LinkedIn. He’s also Co-Founder of the OMR Festival, one of the world’s largest events for digital marketing and technology. I hope you enjoy our conversation on product development, innovation, and building meaningful events.

    • 49 min
    Plan A Founder & CEO Lubomila Jordanova on fighting climate change with data-driven technology

    Plan A Founder & CEO Lubomila Jordanova on fighting climate change with data-driven technology

    Our guest today is a very inspiring woman on a mission to fight climate change with technology and education. Lubomila Jordanova is CEO & Founder of Plan A, a Berlin-based tech startup who helps companies reduce their environmental impact, engage their employees, and drive their own agenda towards carbon neutrality. We talk about setting a clear strategy, the power of purpose, measuring performance and impact, and what the future holds for sustainability.

    • 38 min
    Developing 21st century skills with GLEAC Founder Sallyann Della Casa

    Developing 21st century skills with GLEAC Founder Sallyann Della Casa

    With the rise of AI and robots, what’s the future of work for us mere mortals? Our guest today has an answer to that question. Sallyann Della Casa is Founder and Chief Identity Hacker at GLEAC, an edtech company who benchmarks, maps, develops, and measures soft skills to current and future jobs. We talk about courage, company culture, how to scale and manage a distributed team, and what GLEAC is doing to help people develop 21st century skills.

    • 36 min

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