20 episodes

Fancy a mini-version of Slush once a week from the comfort of your sofa or the significantly less comfortable treadmill?

The Soaked by Slush podcast will bring you stories and hands-on advice from the most interesting entrepreneurs, the greatest investors and the serious up and comers of the startup ecosystem, every Thursday. Confirmed guests include Founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, Ex VP of People & Culture at Reddit, Katelin Holloway and Global Chief Creative Office of Oatly, John Schoolcraft, among others.

Each episode will be packed with interesting stories, rock-solid advice and snippets of wisdom for anyone interested in building or running a company. And of course, some lasers.

Without any further ado we hope you have a listen, subscribe, rate, hate – whatever you feel like, mate!

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    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.9 • 22 Ratings

Fancy a mini-version of Slush once a week from the comfort of your sofa or the significantly less comfortable treadmill?

The Soaked by Slush podcast will bring you stories and hands-on advice from the most interesting entrepreneurs, the greatest investors and the serious up and comers of the startup ecosystem, every Thursday. Confirmed guests include Founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, Ex VP of People & Culture at Reddit, Katelin Holloway and Global Chief Creative Office of Oatly, John Schoolcraft, among others.

Each episode will be packed with interesting stories, rock-solid advice and snippets of wisdom for anyone interested in building or running a company. And of course, some lasers.

Without any further ado we hope you have a listen, subscribe, rate, hate – whatever you feel like, mate!

    #11 Jimmy Wales, Co-Founder of Wikipedia | The Anomaly of the Internet

    #11 Jimmy Wales, Co-Founder of Wikipedia | The Anomaly of the Internet

    The internet would not be the same without Wikipedia. In this episode, we had the honor of hosting its Founder, Jimmy Wales. Even in the modern age of the internet, Wikipedia still remains among the 15 largest web sites, whilst still holding on to its philosophy from the early days. It stands apart because of its unique business model compared to the other, more modern tech giants.
    Where did Wikipedia come from and how was it built? How has it been able to become what we all know it for today, without selling ads or building addictive algorithms? What does Jimmy think about the internet in 2020?
    Expect to learn:


    What Jimmy’s views on building a tech company today are and how he sees the future of Wikipedia
    If Jimmy regrets not monetising Wikipedia
    What Jimmy would do if he founded Wikipedia today
    If Jimmy still edits articles on Wikipedia himself
    What Jimmy thinks about modern day social media and how is he trying to solve the problem by building one himself
    What Jimmy does on Zoom every Sunday
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    This episode is sponsored by Hannes Snellman
    Is there a common denominator behind Smartly.io’s sale of a majority stake to Providence Equity Partners, SoftBank’s acquisition and sale of its stakes in Supercell, and Telia’s investment in Spotify? Yes, there is, and it is called Hannes Snellman, a Nordic law firm proud to carry the responsibility entrusted to it by these and other clients in pivotal tech-driven transactions. Regardless of the size of a project, Hannes Snellman’s dedication and world-class combination of skills and experience remain the same. The firm advises leading and aspiring international and local corporations and investors across all business sectors. Hannes Snellman has the expertise and capacity to handle any demanding local or cross-border matters in which assets are being developed, protected, financed, acquired or under dispute.
    Check out Hannes Snellman at: https://www.hannessnellman.com/
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    Have a listen, subscribe, rate, hate – whatever you feel like, mate. New episodes with the most interesting people in the world, every Thursday!


    Episodes also available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCESKqOrSvsY6J2rEUCrHu6w


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    • 34 min
    #10 Jessica Rolph, Co-founder & CEO of Lovevery | Achieving Hyper-Growth Outside Tech

    #10 Jessica Rolph, Co-founder & CEO of Lovevery | Achieving Hyper-Growth Outside Tech

    Why do some founders succeed again and again? Jessica Rolph co-founded and successfully sold Happy Family to Danone. Now, in just three years, her new company, Lovevery, is growing twice as fast as Happy Family. In this heart to heart episode Jessica shares her views on everything from entrepreneurship to leadership, raising capital and managing her work-life balance.
    Expect to learn:
    How Lovevery has managed to go from zero to tens of millions in revenue and exponential growth in just a few years.
    How much Jessica’s serial entrepreneur background has helped her with Lovevery?
    Jessica’s views on raising capital
    How Jessica views entrepreneurial leadership and what her leadership style is
    How Jessica views perfection and combining entrepreneurship with family life
    How much Jessica’s MBA helped her as a founder
    Have a listen, subscribe, rate, hate – whatever you feel like, mate. New episodes with the most interesting people in the world, every Thursday!


    Episodes also available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCESKqOrSvsY6J2rEUCrHu6w


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    Soaked by Slush website: https://www.slush.org/soaked/
    Slush website: https://www.slush.org
    Shoot us a message or feedback: soaked@slush.org

    • 59 min
    #9 Lawrence Leuschner, Co-Founder of Tier | Succeeding In a Highly Competitive And Dynamic Market

    #9 Lawrence Leuschner, Co-Founder of Tier | Succeeding In a Highly Competitive And Dynamic Market

    If you live in a major city, chances are you’ve seen an electric scooter standing around or being driven. Chances are you might’ve tried one yourself. Chances are you have seen a post on social media about them, and chances are that you have an opinion about them yourself. But where did they come from, and how? This episode tells one e-scooter company’s story, namely Tier’s. Our guest is Tier’s Founder, Lawrence Leuschner, an entrepreneurial veteran behind the European e-scooter market leader.
    Expect to learn:
    How does Lawrence deal with local regulators with a product that is so visible in the cityscape
    How does Lawrence deal with negative customer feedback
    How has Tier succeeded in such immense growth in such a short period of time
    What is Tier’s key to success in a highly competitive and dynamic market


    Episodes also available on Youtube: https://youtu.be/vHLSkCxU7lQ (https://youtu.be/vHLSkCxU7lQ)
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    • 51 min
    #8 Sonya Baranova, Co-founder of Inovat | The Early Stages of Founding a Startup

    #8 Sonya Baranova, Co-founder of Inovat | The Early Stages of Founding a Startup

    Often, one of the first steps to becoming an entrepreneur is finding something that makes you go, ”this sucks”. Sonya Baranova is one of many who took the next steps, figuring out and building a solution. Sonya is a young London-based Ukrainian entrepreneur and the co-founder of Inovat, a new start-up that makes the process of getting VAT-refunds quick and easy. In this episode, we will get to know a young female entrepreneur who has worked with a startup in its early stages to now have it find its established place. Listen and find out what those first steps are like.
    Expect to learn:
    - Sonya’s approach to the early stages of founding
    - How to approach and work together with governments
    - How Inovat approaches user acquisition
    - What is it like for Sonya being a young entrepreneur in London
    - Sonya’s advice for other young entrepreneurs
    Have a listen, subscribe, rate, hate – whatever you feel like, mate. New episodes with the most interesting people in the world, every Thursday!
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    • 44 min
    #7 Sami Marttinen, Co-founder & CEO of Swappie | The Secret Behind Exponential Growth

    #7 Sami Marttinen, Co-founder & CEO of Swappie | The Secret Behind Exponential Growth

    Most of us like new stuff better than used stuff, but not all new stuff is good for the planet. Sami is a guy who, with his team, figured out how to make used stuff into really good stuff. Refurbished stuff, as he calls it. Well, he might prefer to say refurbished iPhones, specifically.
    Sami is the Co-Founder and CEO of Swappie, an exponentially growing Finnish startup selling, you remember it, refurbished iPhones. Want to learn more about how to build a product and service that satisfies customers and makes the economy one step more circular? Sami knows a thing or two about that.
    Expect to learn:
    • How Swappie approaches internationalization
    • What is Swappie’s philosophy when it comes to VC money and external funding
    • How Swappie has integrated a customer-centric approach to every step of their business model
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    This episode is sponsored by Business Finland and this time we’re promoting two things we really love: Finland and entrepreneurship.
    Business Finland has a very interesting service called Start-up kit which is aimed at helping entrepreneurs interested in Finland with all the nitty-gritty stuff such as permits, moving to Finland and establishing a company.
    Finland can offer this and so much more. For anyone interested in Finland, check out: https://www.businessfinland.com/startupkit
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    Episodes are also available on Youtube: https://youtu.be/aUCe1xyuO4k
    Have a listen, subscribe, rate, hate – whatever you feel like, mate. New episodes with the most interesting people in the world, every Thursday!
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    • 36 min
    #6 Mariam Gyulumyan from Lucky Carrot | Building Processes for Incentivising Employees the Right Way

    #6 Mariam Gyulumyan from Lucky Carrot | Building Processes for Incentivising Employees the Right Way

    How do you solve a complex problem with simplicity? Take our guest, young Armenian entrepreneur Mariam Gyulumyan, and her start-up Lucky Carrot for example. She wanted to help companies create systems with which employees could get just recognition for good work, be incentivized to be proactive, and genuinely heighten their team spirit. How did she find and build solutions for these complex psychological challenges? Listen to find out.
    Expect to learn:
    What is the state of entrepreneurship in Armenia
    How to measure and evaluate interpersonal team dynamics
    What are some of the challenges teams usually struggle with
    Mariam’s strategy to internationalize from a European/Asian periphery
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    Episodes also available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCESKqOrSvsY6J2rEUCrHu6w/featured
    Have a listen, subscribe, rate, hate – whatever you feel like, mate. New episodes with the most interesting people in the world, every Thursday!
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    Shoot us a message or feedback: soaked@slush.org
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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Great podcast!

Interesting topics and amazing guests! Strong recommendation!

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Really good insights

Super inspiring guests and nice, hands-on advice from them. :) Keep going!

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Interesting, insightful yet laid-back podcast. Recommend!

A great podcast with interesting guest speakers and relevant topics as well as discussions. The discussions are however laid-back and makes therefore the episodes easy to listen to. Warmly recommend!

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