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KeyHire Podcast features interviews with startup Founders and VC Partners in Europe and the US.

I’m Aneta - your Host and Founder at KeyHire - executive search partner for startups.

We discuss founding and scaling business, building a strong scalable culture, mistakes made and solutions that work. And more.

We are bringing you authentic, insightful and inspiring conversations.

If you are a startup founder or an executive - tune in.

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KeyHire Podcast features interviews with startup Founders and VC Partners in Europe and the US.

I’m Aneta - your Host and Founder at KeyHire - executive search partner for startups.

We discuss founding and scaling business, building a strong scalable culture, mistakes made and solutions that work. And more.

We are bringing you authentic, insightful and inspiring conversations.

If you are a startup founder or an executive - tune in.

    Twill (a Maersk company) CEO Anne-Sophie Zerlang Karlsen on how she leads in times of crisis

    Twill (a Maersk company) CEO Anne-Sophie Zerlang Karlsen on how she leads in times of crisis

    Twill is a global digital freight logistics platform. This high growth startup is part of the Maersk Group - a global corporate leader in supply chain services.

    We zoom in with Anne-Sophie, CEO at Twill to discuss her leadership approach in times of the pandemic.

    Tune in for specific examples on how to lead people, nurture the culture, manage change and adapt as a high growth, globally distributed startup in today's climate.

    • 39 min
    People & Leadership - how Founders Factory navigate their way through lockdown - chat with Selina Parmar, Head of Talent Management

    People & Leadership - how Founders Factory navigate their way through lockdown - chat with Selina Parmar, Head of Talent Management

    We talk with Founders Factory Head of Talent Management Selina Parmar. 

    Selina shares how Founders Factory is helping startups navigate their way through the uncertainty we are in.

    Tune in for practical tips and ideas on all things people and talent management in times of crisis.

    • 23 min
    Remote People Operations at Hotjar - chat with Sara Bent, People Ops Specialist

    Remote People Operations at Hotjar - chat with Sara Bent, People Ops Specialist

    We talk with Sara Bent, People Operations Specialist at Hotjar about the companies 5 years of experience in building and scaling a fully remote Team.

    We cover culture with particular focus on values that propel the remote setup, recruitment and onboarding, Team social engagement and well-being, and more.

    • 43 min
    Remote Leadership - how does the Hotjar Exec. Team lead the 100% distributed company?

    Remote Leadership - how does the Hotjar Exec. Team lead the 100% distributed company?

    How to govern, lead, execute and scale  a 100% distributed organisation?

    Hotjar is a B2B SaaS for user behaviour analytics, a global market leader in its category . 

    The company launched in 2015, bootstrapped to profitability of over €25 mi ARR, with consistent YOY growth, strong employer brand and a strong international Team of circa 100 Hotjarians spread across EMEA and North America.

    We're zooming in with David Darmanin, CEO & Founder at Hotjar, on the notion of remote or, as he prefers to call it, distributed leadership.

    If you are an executive contemplating leading remotely or a founder building out distributed leadership teams -  tune in to find out the Hotjar take on that.

    • 42 min
    Beyond Just Funding. Kerala Ventures Take on Early Stage Investment

    Beyond Just Funding. Kerala Ventures Take on Early Stage Investment

    Beyond just providing funds
    Kerala Ventures backs startups at the very beginning of their stories:
    - at inception or pre-revenue (portfolio includes Doctolib, Malt, Skillup, Ouihelp, ...)

    - at Seed stage (up to €3M funding round)

    - in France

    Kerala Ventures invests in SaaS, marketplaces, AI, data, tech-enabled services, etc. based in France. Their first investment ranges from €100K to €1.5M and our portfolio includes 10 companies (+ 1 successful exit).

    Kerala Ventures obsesses about bringing profound strategic and operational support to its entrepreneurs.
    Tune in for Kerala's advise on:

    - your relationship with and what to expect from your Investor

    - types of hiring: Buying Time or Buying Skills?

    - building your 18-month Org Chart to aid your recruitment strategy

    - scalable recruitment process: how to build a rock-solid candidate Score Card 

    - sourcing A-Players - referrals, direct search, engaging your Board, Investors and specialist Headhunters, and more

    • 50 min
    Interview with Algolia SVP Sales, Gaëtan Gachet

    Interview with Algolia SVP Sales, Gaëtan Gachet

    What makes people stay?

    'If it was just the equity in the compensation, I would have been gone a long time ago.' 

    Aka Think about the culture from day 1.

    In this episode, Gaëtan GACHET, SVP Sales and employee nr 2 at Algolia - sits down with me to comment on Algolia's second consecutive recognition by Battery Ventures as One of Top Cloud Computing Companies to Work For in 2019.

    A very genuine talk on what has made Algolia a successful employer brand and work environment not only in their early days but also through a global scaling phase.

    We hope you'll find some good insights there as an early-stage startup and scaleup Founder. Share your thoughts!

    • 22 min

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