Project A is a European venture capital investor. With €500m under management, the company focuses on early-stage startups. In addition to capital, Project A provides its portfolio companies operational support from over 100 experts across the startup building stack.
The Project A Podcast is the place to go for entrepreneurs and founders looking for expert advice and actionable tips to take their startup to the next level.
We know it can be a long, difficult journey. Challenges are infinite and resources limited. In this podcast, you’ll learn from our experience as an Operational VC working with dozens of startups and find the inspiration you need to get going.
Featuring our in-house Marketing, BI, and Organizational Building experts, as well as fellow founders from our broad portfolio of companies, we give you valuable insights on what it takes to build a successful company.
“What got us here won’t get us there”: How revenue operations help you scale | PAP#140
In our new episode, Toni Hohlbein, Co-founder and CEO at Growblocks, shares his insights and best practices on being a commercial market leader, and how a leadership position in this field has evolved over the past years. With his background in operations and revenue, Tobi brings his knowledge to the table and talks with Charlotte, our Head of Venture Development, about go-to-market strategies, product limitations, and target setting.
42 answers: Steffen Kiedel from Superlist | PAP#139
In our new episode, Steffen Kiedel, Co-Founder and CEO of Superlist, shares his passion for productivity and gives insights into what it’s like to build the future of work organization. Steffen discloses to Rainer Berak, Operating Partner at Project A, how the product is leading everything they do and elaborates on the vital role of branding.
42 answers: Caroline Weimann from JoinPolitics | PAP#138
In our latest episode, Caroline Weimann, Founder and Managing Director at JoinPolitics, shares her learnings from running a non-profit organization that supports new political talents with seed capital, network, and knowledge. She explains to Rainer Berak, Operating Partner at Project A, how transparency, integrity, and fairness are three fundamental values that should drive any organization, especially in the ESG sector.
Supporting our Portfolio Companies during the Economic Crisis | PAP#137
In this episode, Florian Heinemann, Co-Founder and General Partner at Project A sits down with our very own Simon Walter, Chief Brand Officer, Thuy-Ngan Trinh, Chief Marketing Officer, and Raul Porojan, Director of Sales & Customer Success. They dial in from Tuscany during the Project A offsite, to discuss how the current economic recession is affecting some of our portfolio companies, how we can support them better during these uncertain times, and how our operational team is adapting to the current circumstances.
42 answers: Anna Alex from Planetly | PAP#136
In our latest episode, Anna Alex, Co-Founder of Planetly, a leading climate tech company helping businesses to achieve their net zero targets, opens up about what it’s like building a for-profit climate tech company. In the conversation with Rainer Berak, Operating Partner at Project A, Anna shares her favourite sentence “Culture is eating strategy for breakfast” and elaborates on why setting a good company culture in the beginning is so important.
The journey from 0 to 1 billion: Meet Project A Fund IV | PAP#135
Project A just raised its 375m USD fourth fund to continue investing in early-stage European tech companies. With 1 billion USD assets under management now, it's time to talk more about what we like to invest in, our operational model and what's next for the industry. For that our host Rainer is joined by Project A co-founder Uwe as well as new principals Mey and Leo from the investment team.
Great resources, esp episodes on B2B sales
Practical resource to hear war stories, highly recommend the Comtravo & Azowo episodes for early stage B2B founders learning about distribution channels.
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