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Petri follows his curiosity and shares his talks with people building the future. The show explores personal discoveries and experiences with lessons learned. The real-talk conversations go deep where the purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others.

Visit https://talkswithpetri.com for episode notes.

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Petri follows his curiosity and shares his talks with people building the future. The show explores personal discoveries and experiences with lessons learned. The real-talk conversations go deep where the purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others.

Visit https://talkswithpetri.com for episode notes.

    Efforts create the achievements

    Efforts create the achievements

    Amir Nashat talks about working with stellar people, how curiosity leads you to amazing results, and what is exciting in the biotech field. He also reveals how he met his childhood hero.

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    Guest bio

    Amir Nashat is a managing partner in Polaris’ Boston office. He joined Polaris in 2002 and focuses on investments in healthcare.

    Additionally, Amir has served as a director of Adnexus Therapeutics (Bristol Myers Squibb), Athenix Corporation (Bayer), Avila Therapeutics (Celgene), Fate Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FATE), Freenome, Living Proof (Unilever), Promedior Pharmaceuticals (Roche), Receptos (Celgene), Selecta Biosciences (NASDAQ: SELB), Sun Catalytix (Lockheed Martin), and TARIS Biomedical (J&J).

    In addition to his investment role, Amir has served as the CEO of Dewpoint, Jnana, Living Proof, Olivo Labs, and Sun Catalytix. Amir also serves on the Partners Innovation Fund and the Investment Advisory Committee for The Engine at MIT, and helped launch the MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund as its active president.

    He has been named to the Forbes Midas List of “Top 100 Venture Capitalists.”

    Prior to joining Polaris, Amir completed his ScD as a Hertz Fellow in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a minor in Biology under the guidance of Dr. Robert Langer. Amir also earned both his MS and BS in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.

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    Building leaders with passion and purpose

    Building leaders with passion and purpose

    Hans-Peter “Hape” Siefen talks about building an international brand with a loyal customer base, the role of marketing and sales in organic growth and how Jim Collins has shaped their company. He also reveals some amazing moments with Jack Welch and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    See the episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/hape/.

    Guest bio

    Hape is a sales boy who turned into an entrepreneur. He is a family guy who enjoys spending time in nature and on the lakes of Finland. Hape founded Nordic Business Group 11 years ago with his business partner, Jyri LIndén, whom he met at a university lecture. His professional passion is in inspiring and educating people about business and leadership - and also in building a thrilling business himself.

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Learning together makes things easier

    Learning together makes things easier

    Sami Benchekroun talks about the three phases of startup growth from bootstrapping to scaling and raising over €20m in funding. We discuss the role of mentorship and finding the right type of investors but also some French puns are involved.

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    Guest bio

    Sami Benchekroun is the Co-Founder and CEO of Morressier, the virtual conference provider and platform for the scientific community. Sami has over ten years of experience in academic conferences, scholarly publishing, and entrepreneurship. He drives Morressier's vision forward and is dedicated to increasing the impact and reach of professional and scientific conferences. A frequent industry contributor, Sami serves as a scientific communications lecturer at the Technical University of Berlin. He has a background studying management at ESCP Europe.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    If it's smart it's vulnerable

    If it's smart it's vulnerable

    Mikko Hypponen talks about how to protect your company against security threats, why ransomware is so common, the future of cyberwars and why you should trust the cloud. He also reveals how he crashed his customer's brand new car.

    See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/if-its-smart-its-vulnerable/.

    Guest bio

    Mikko Hypponen is a global security expert. He has worked at F-Secure since 1991.

    Mr. Hypponen has written on his research for the New York Times, Wired and Scientific American and he appears frequently on international TV. He has lectured at the universities of Stanford, Oxford and Cambridge.

    He was selected among the 50 most important people on the web by the PC World magazine and was included in the FP Global 100 Thinkers list.

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Founder non grata

    Founder non grata

    Jaakko Villa talks about co-founding a successful growth company Idean and running it for many years but what happens when the co-founders part ways and his legacy is nowhere to be seen anymore. We also cover how to transform from direct sales to digital sales processes and what is an ethical design agency.

    See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/founder-non-grata/.

    Guest bio

    Jaakko Villa is a Finnish customer experience serial entrepreneur. He is currently managing Puheet customer community engagement SaaS business. In 2020, he co-founded Alpha Design Partners and already in 1999 the UX design firm Idean. At leisure time, he enjoys motorcycling and sports, especially basketball and badminton. He is easy to work with and enjoys helping fellow entrepreneurs where he can.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    The golden right of first refusal

    The golden right of first refusal

    Erik Byrenius talks about scaling his startup and the intriguing turns with strategic investments that led to an optimal exit situation. He also shares his lessons from +50 angel investments and where to find the best ice-cream in Manhattan.

    See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/erik-byrenius.

    Guest bio

    Erik Byrenius is a Swedish foodtech entrepreneur who turned investor. He has spent the last few years giving back to the startup ecosystem by doing investments, working with philanthropy and building StartupTools.org with free resources for startups. He is now running Trellis Road, focusing on high-impact foodtech and agritech startups globally, investing at seed stage.

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    • 1 hr 37 min

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