21 min

Episode 16. Making a career move from a big corporation into a CEO of a rapidly scaling start-up Frankly. The energy podcast for founders.

    • Entrepreneurship

Frankly is back from summer holidays with our Operating Partner Steve Cook talking to CEOs and founders of Launchpad's portfolio and picking up their brains about things they have learned, some of the practical challenges they have dealt with as they scaled their companies over the past 2-3 years. 
In this episode Steve talks to Mike Popham, CEO at STRYDE, who is building a new seismic company, reinventing subsurface imaging. The two discuss how seismic is used outside of oil&gas in such industries such as geothermal, mining, carbon capture and storage. Mike reveals his journey from a corporate into a startup and what he has learned on the way - how to expand internationally in a short period of time and keep the right culture in the team, when you need to take data-driven decisions and how sometimes you need to trust your gut feelings. 
Tune in to learn about bringing people in and how to make sure people are interested in your mission and your values resonate with them. 
 

Frankly is back from summer holidays with our Operating Partner Steve Cook talking to CEOs and founders of Launchpad's portfolio and picking up their brains about things they have learned, some of the practical challenges they have dealt with as they scaled their companies over the past 2-3 years. 
In this episode Steve talks to Mike Popham, CEO at STRYDE, who is building a new seismic company, reinventing subsurface imaging. The two discuss how seismic is used outside of oil&gas in such industries such as geothermal, mining, carbon capture and storage. Mike reveals his journey from a corporate into a startup and what he has learned on the way - how to expand internationally in a short period of time and keep the right culture in the team, when you need to take data-driven decisions and how sometimes you need to trust your gut feelings. 
Tune in to learn about bringing people in and how to make sure people are interested in your mission and your values resonate with them. 
 

21 min