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Niklas Jansen, co-founder of Blinkist meets with the world best. State of mind is a podcast series that tells the intimate stories of highly accomplished individuals from all walks of life, through an immersive audio experience

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Niklas Jansen, co-founder of Blinkist meets with the world best. State of mind is a podcast series that tells the intimate stories of highly accomplished individuals from all walks of life, through an immersive audio experience

    S1 E03: You cannot have it all!

    S1 E03: You cannot have it all!

    Ryan Holiday reached the peak of his marketing career at age 25. As American Apparel's Director of Marketing, he had achieved the kind of corporate success that many people dream of. Today, at age 32, Ryan is a NYT-best selling author whose books have influenced Silicon Valley tycoons and NFL superstars. This episode tells the story of how Ryan found his true calling, his struggle to juggle his two careers and how eventually he let go of idealized dreams of success to follow a more mindful lifestyle that made him truly happy. For, credits, list of used media clips and more information about this episode, visit theinvisiblemedia.com/stateofmind

    • 37 min
    Teaser: Olivier Ramel on building Kymono and why a strong company culture is key

    Teaser: Olivier Ramel on building Kymono and why a strong company culture is key

    Olivier Ramel is Co-Founder & CEO of Kymono. The Paris-based startup has developed into Europe’s leading „culture design“ company. As its core product, Kymono offers customized clothing for startups that is affordable, high-quality, and of the highest ethical standards. Companies like Airbnb, Zenly, Google, and LVMH are already wearing its clothes. Kymono’s ultimate vision goes further though: It wants to help its clients to infuse a company’s particular spirit into every object and space like their office.
    Not even 30 years old, Olivier is a true young serial entrepreneur. Already while he was a student, he started his entrepreneurial endeavours. Before co-founding Kymono together with The Family in 2017, he has started and led 4 other startups.
    In next week’s episode, we will talk with Olivier about his journey as an entrepreneur, why company culture is so important, and how to land your first customers.

    • 2 min
    S1 E01: Designing your life through roleplay

    S1 E01: Designing your life through roleplay

    The co-founder of Kickstarter takes an unexpected decision. He decides to quit entrepreneurship and follow his childhood dream of becoming a writer in a quest to save the world. His secret weapon? A mustache. This episode tells the story of a kid, who always dreamed about becoming a writer and along the way created the most remarkable crowdfunding platform in the world, using his imagination and roleplaying as a fascinating tool to discover the hidden possibilities that life has to offer. For, credits, list of used media clips and more information about this episode, visit theinvisiblemedia.com/stateofmind

    • 25 min
    Teaser: Martin Bell on the key tasks when setting up, launching and scaling a venture

    Teaser: Martin Bell on the key tasks when setting up, launching and scaling a venture

    Martin Bell is a global startup advisor, angel investor, and Founder & CEO of Bell Ventures. He advises corporates, investors, governments, and start-ups. He is a thought leader and a keynote speaker on the topic of company building within organizations.
    Martin was previously with Rocket Internet and helped to build ~50 companies. At Rocket Internet, he was the chief architect of a 100-day launch process through which he took 20 companies. Moreover, he led more than 100 due diligences for 25 growth-stage companies and was an interim executive in 5 companies, including great success cases like Zalando, Delivery Hero, and Foodora.
    In next week’s episode, we’ll talk about Martin’s journey in the startup world and dive deep into his „100 Task Playbook“ for setting up, launching, and scaling a tech company.
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    • 1 min
    S1 E02: Quitting to win

    S1 E02: Quitting to win

    Stefi Cohen has broken 22 time world records in powerlifting and is considered the strongest woman in the world. In 2018 she became the very first woman to lift four times her bodyweight. But if you thought that the reason she became ‘the best’ was due to a lifetime of unwavering perseverance, you might be wrong - because Stefi’s biggest secret - is quitting! For, credits, list of used media clips and more information about this episode, visit theinvisiblemedia.com/stateofmind

    • 23 min
    Teaser: Thomas Wilke & Alex Meyer on the journey with their VC firm 42CAP

    Teaser: Thomas Wilke & Alex Meyer on the journey with their VC firm 42CAP

    Thomas Wilke and Alex Meyer are the founders and General Partners of VC firm 42CAP. Based in Munich, they are currently managing two funds with a focus on seed-stage investments. Their portfolio includes investments into startups like Kaia, CrossEngage, and MoBerries.
    Thomas has a vast background as a technology & product leader for complex marketing and e-commerce applications. He was a founder of eCircle, which was sold to Teradata in 2012.
    Alex has a longstanding experience in scaling SaaS companies and exec-level M&A transactions. He was the initial VC investor in eCircle and quickly after that joined the company as its CFO.
    In next week's episode, Thomas and Alex will tell us about their journey of building 42CAP from scratch over the last years. Among others, we will discuss their VC approach and outlook on the current market for tech investments.

    • 2 min

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