What does it mean to leave your comfort zone as a CEO? Meet Jacob Waern, CEO of EduMe (Series A), a mobile-based training tool that gives desk-less workforces the knowledge they need to succeed.
In this episode, Jacob talks about his experience reducing his team by 90%, explains how he raised while sick with suspected Coronavirus, and we discuss what it takes to build a strong leadership team.
We also look at the tension between empowering processes and empowering people.
EduMe website: https://edume.com/
Open job positions: https://edume.com/join-us
Jacob Waern profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacob-waern-a13165/
[01:23] What's the story EduMe?
[03:02] What are common misconceptions about pivots?
[07:43] What was it like to fire 90% of the company?
[13:37] When did you decide to build a category?
[17:00] What was it like to raise during Covid
[22:57] How did you build a relationship with a Valley investor?
[32:24] What system can result in a strong leadership team?
[37:37] What's it like to realise the company can grow faster than its individuals?
[42:41] Vulnerability vs. over-sharing
Thanks to Andreas Schörling, Anders Nilsson and Pietro Bezza for their great input.
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