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Welcome to Entrepreneur Talks by STATION F, a podcast to inspire and support entrepreneurs in their journey!
STATION F is the world's largest startup campus, with 1000+ startups working on-site. Located in Paris, STATION F gathers all the services an entrepreneur might need under one roof, including 350+ VC funds, 30+ public administrations, and mentorship offices by leading tech companies like Apple, Google, AWS, and OVH.
We are here to help bring ambitious ideas to life and, in this podcast, you'll be able to meet some of the most brilliant entrepreneurs and personalities, discover exciting projects, and learn from their experiences. Failures, regrets, tips, learnings, emotions - no topic will be avoided. We will address all questions to learn the best from our guests.
Sit tight, listen carefully, and take notes, because you're about to get inspired.

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Welcome to Entrepreneur Talks by STATION F, a podcast to inspire and support entrepreneurs in their journey!
STATION F is the world's largest startup campus, with 1000+ startups working on-site. Located in Paris, STATION F gathers all the services an entrepreneur might need under one roof, including 350+ VC funds, 30+ public administrations, and mentorship offices by leading tech companies like Apple, Google, AWS, and OVH.
We are here to help bring ambitious ideas to life and, in this podcast, you'll be able to meet some of the most brilliant entrepreneurs and personalities, discover exciting projects, and learn from their experiences. Failures, regrets, tips, learnings, emotions - no topic will be avoided. We will address all questions to learn the best from our guests.
Sit tight, listen carefully, and take notes, because you're about to get inspired.

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    Blaise Matuidi & Ilan Abehassera (Origins) on launching a VC fund

    Blaise Matuidi & Ilan Abehassera (Origins) on launching a VC fund

    In this new episode of Entrepreneur Talks, we sit down with Blaise Matuidi and Ilan Abehassera, Co-founders and General Partners of Origins, to learn more about building a VC fund that combines funding with influence. 
    Origins is a Venture Capital fund investing across Paris, NYC and Miami in legendary consumer founders. In this episode of Entrepreneur Talks, we hear more about how Origins is funding early stage companies with the help of their limited partners (LPs) who have a combined social media following of 160,000,000.
    Tune in to this new episode to learn about the founding story behind the fund, how Blaise, Ilan and their fund co-founders spotted an opportunity to combine early-stage funding with access to influence, and the many lessons to be shared between the sports and investing world.
    This episode was recorded in French 🇫🇷
    Topics
    01:00 to 05:45 — Introduction to Blaise and Ilan 
    05:45 to 11:00 — Presentation of Origins
    11:00 to 19:30 — From Zoom call to VC fund co-founders
    19:30 to 27:00 — US vs Europe, on the pitch and in the boardroom
    27:00 to 29:00 — Raising the fund 
    29:00 to 35:00 — Investment thesis and founder-market-fit 
    35:00 to 41:00 — Making the move from Angel Investor to General Partner
    41:00 to 43:30 — Dealflow realtalk 
    43:30 to 54:00 — Learning resilience and dealing with failure
    54:00 to 56:00 — The importance of emotional intelligence 
    57:00 to the end — Outro questions: 1 word to describe entrepreneurship, a dream LP, unpopular opinion about tech or investment 
    If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a rating and a review!
    This episode is hosted by Yacine Sqalli, and produced with STATION F.

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    Nicolas Morin-Forest (Gourmey) on revolutionizing meat production with animal cells

    Nicolas Morin-Forest (Gourmey) on revolutionizing meat production with animal cells

    In this new episode of Entrepreneur Talks, we catch up with Nicolas Morin-Forest, co-founder & CEO of Gourmey, a company that creates culinary delights like foie gras, directly from cell cultivation.
    Thanks to Gourmey, it’s now possible to eat foie gras that doesn’t come from an animal! In this new episode of Entrepreneur Talks, we have the pleasure of welcoming Nicolas Morin-Forest, CEO & cofounder of Gourmey.
    Tune in to this new episode to learn about Nicolas’ entrepreneurial journey so far, how he built a deep tech startup with a non-technical background, and how he plans to revolutionize meat production.
    Topics
    01:00 to 04:00 — Introduction and presentation of Nicolas
    04:00 to 10:00 — Presentation of Gourmey
    10:00 to 20:00 — Why and how Nicolas became a deep tech founder
    20:00 to 26:00 — The moment he decided he wanted to build a sustainable business
    26:00 to 31:00 — Nicolas’ biggest failure during his entrepreneurial journey
    31:00 to 36:00 — How to manage a deeptech company as a non-tech CEO
    36:00 to 43:00 — Why foie gras as a first product and Gourmey’s next products?
    43:00 to 47:00 — Outro questions: Best quality trait of an entrepreneur? A board member he wishes to have? The most underrated advice for an entrepreneur to succeed?
    If you have enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a rating and a review!
    This episode is hosted by Yacine Sqalli, and produced with STATION F.

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    • 47 min
    Frédéric Montagnon (Arianee) on the future of data ownership

    Frédéric Montagnon (Arianee) on the future of data ownership

    Welcome to the latest episode of Entrepreneur Talks, STATION F's podcast. We had the chance to sit down with Frédéric Montagnon, Founder & Chairman of Arianee. He created 7 companies, exited 5 of them, killed one, and invested in more than 150 startups.
    Arianee is on a mission to empower brands and owners to give digital life to products, experiences, or communities through NFTs. Last year, they issued more than 1M NFTs.
    Tune in to this new episode to learn about his journey so far as an entrepreneur and investor, why he believes Web3 is the solution to data sovereignty, and why founders should now seek for the Environment-Market fit rather than Product-Market fit.
    Topics
    01:00 to 04:00 — Introduction and presentation of Fred by ChatGPt and himself
    04:00 to 09:00 — His background and why Web3 with Arianee
    09:00 to 12:00 — Why did he become an entrepreneur, only 2 years after graduation?
    12:00 to 15:00 — His strength: at the intersection of Tech and Business
    15:00 to 19:00 — His failures and learnings as an entrepreneur
    19:00 to 24:30 — The "environment-market fit"
    24:30 to 29:00 — How did you become an expert in Web3?
    29:00 to 31:00 — The beauty of open source
    31:00 to 35:00 — The pain: digital sovereignty
    35:00 to 37:00 — His views on Twitter acquired by Elon Musk
    37:00 to 42:00 — Arianee's solutions and the future of data ownership
    43:00 to 45:00 — Arianee’s KPIs and its clients
    45:00 to 47:00 — Business Angel: why and how to invest in 150 startups?
    47:00 to 49:00 — Is he a philanthropist?
    49:00 to 52:00 — Outro questions: his unpopular opinion about Web3? Best quality trait of an entrepreneur? The company he would build tomorrow?
    If you have enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a rating and a review!
    This episode is hosted by Yacine Sqalli, and produced with STATION F.

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    • 52 min
    Lionel Mora (Neoplants) on fighting air pollution with plants

    Lionel Mora (Neoplants) on fighting air pollution with plants

    Having a deep impact on pollution with a breakthrough technology! That's one bet Neoplants is about to win in the next few months. After 4 years of R&D, the Neo P1, an indoor plant to purify the air, is coming to home.
    This is what we discuss with Lionel Mora, CEO & co-founder of Neoplants, amongst other topics, in this new episode of Entrepreneur Talks, STATION F podcast. Tune in to learn about Lionel's entrepreneurial journey, why he decided to build a deeptech company, the learnings so far, and what's coming next at Neoplants.
    Topics
    01:00 — Introduction and presentation of Neoplants
    04:00 — The genesis of the company
    08:00 — Breakthrough technology vulgarization
    12:00 — 4 years of R&D before launching the market
    17:00 — Product iteration: trying to kill the idea fast
    24:00 — When tech meets bioengineering
    27:00 — The risks they face
    33:30 — Raising funds as a deeptech startup in the US vs Europe 
    35:00 — The vision: from indoor to outdoor plants
    37:30 — The market launch
    40:00 — Where to order?
    42:00 — Outro: Best quality of an entrepreneur? Unpopular opinion about tech or entrepreneurship? A dream board member?
    If you have enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a rating and a review!
    This episode is hosted by Yacine Sqalli, and produced with STATION F.

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    • 49 min
    Ryan Hoover (Product Hunt / Weekend Fund) on Creating a platform to help 250.000+ products launch

    Ryan Hoover (Product Hunt / Weekend Fund) on Creating a platform to help 250.000+ products launch

    Creating a platform and a community to help launch 250,000+ products. That's what Ryan Hoover has accomplished with Product Hunt. Now he is investing in early-stage startups from all around the world with Weekend Fund, a VC fund he cofounded with Vedika Jain.
    Tune in to this new episode to learn more about Ryan's entrepreneurial journey, his learnings and tips to succeed, his willingness to help and support other founders, and his expectations about investments.
    Product Hunt is the place to curate new products every day. Product enthusiasts can share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations. Among 250,000+ products launched on the platform since 2013, we find great successes like Notion, Houseparty, Robinhood, or Front. Product Hunt was acquired by AngelList in 2016 (Ryan talks about it here).
    Weekend Fund is the VC fund he created in 2017, to back early-stage founders from all around the world. Together with Vedika and a team of 2 analysts, they write checks from $100k to $300k, and offer an LP collective of 350+ exceptional founders and operators. They already invested in Intercom, Deel, and just raised their 3rd fund of $21M.
    Topics
    01:00 — Introduction and Proust survey
    06:00 — The work-life balance
    08:00 — The beginning of his entrepreneurial journey
    10:00 — His vision of entrepreneurship: a creator or a manager?
    17:00 —  Scaling pace of PH before selling to Angelist
    20:00 — Products that launched on his platform (Meerkat, Notion)
    23:00 — Did u think of monetizing your database?
    25:00 — The selling to AngelList
    28:30 — The impostor syndrome
    31:30 — Creation of Weekend Fund
    38:00 — Convincing Limited Partners: a sales job
    40:00 — Sourcing opportunities from Product Hunt?
    42:00 — His thoughts on Angel investing in the next few years
    46:00 — Outro (Definition of entrepreneurship? His biggest failure? One sector to be more digitized? Unpopular opinion about tech or entrepreneurship? Most underrated advice?)
    If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a rating and a review!
    This episode is hosted by Yacine Sqalli.

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    • 54 min
    Jeff Lawson (Twilio) on how to build a strong company culture

    Jeff Lawson (Twilio) on how to build a strong company culture

    Did you know that Jeff Lawson, the co-founder and CEO of Twilio, sold his wedding gifts to kick the company off? Back in the summer of 2008, this strategy may seem risky but looking at what Twilio achieved since, it clearly was a winning choice. Twilio is now the leading cloud communications platform and became an international company.
    Despite its international growth, Twilio managed to keep its very strong company culture, focused on the well-being of its employees, and that’s something that Jeff is very proud of. He explains the concept of “Twilio Magic”, the company’s core values, and defines what is “blameless post-mortem”, an important mindset in the big Twilio family.
    This episode is hosted by Roxanne Varza, STATION F’s Director, and Laurence Benamran, co-founder and CEO of Pinpo, a STATION F company selected to be part of Future 40 in 2019. Pinpo is a leading tech platform specializing in lead qualification and a happy user of Twilio.
    Topics
    00:10 — Introduction with Roxanne Varza (STATION F) and Laurence Benamran (Pinpo)
    02:58 — The story behind Twilio’s funding. Spoiler: it involves Jeff Lawson’s wedding gifts!
    12:35 — Jeff about Twilio going international and its launch in France
    17:51 — How to implement a strong company culture, like Twilio does, on a large scale?
    22:30 — Jeff describes Twilio’s core values as “Twilio Magic”
    24:18 — The difference between a company culture and its values
    26:16 — Jeff explains the concept of “blameless post-mortem”
    32:30 — Jeff’s biggest advice for entrepreneurs
    This episode is supported by TikTok, hosted by Roxanne Varza, produced by Cindy Yang, and edited by Grégoire Duhourcau. Art is by Gaëtan Lefebvre.

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thmsbldm ,

Insightful podcast

Great podcast featuring great thinkers! Thank you STATION F ⭐️

Gregouz784 ,

Excellent podcast

Very interesting podcast with many inspirational guests!

guiguicm ,

Great interviews!

I love the fact that they interview world renowned speakers & some more early stage entrepreneurs as well as VCs! Great to learn more about their experiences and journeys! 🙏💯

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