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The Pursuit of Scrappiness Uldis Teraudkalns & Janis Zeps

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

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    🎧 Banter on inflation, global debt, political extremism, Ukraine, Russia & information war w/ Matthew Mezinskis (Crypto Voices podcast) Ep.86

    🎧 Banter on inflation, global debt, political extremism, Ukraine, Russia & information war w/ Matthew Mezinskis (Crypto Voices podcast) Ep.86

    We bring you a new format today - an uncensored banter about current events:
    Central bank money printing and InflationGlobal currency dynamicsEuropean energy crisisFreedom and BitcoinPossibility of government without fiat currenciesPolitical extremism in Europe and the USThe role of US and NATO in global securityThe information warJoining Janis & Uldis today is Matthew Mezinskis the host of the Crypto Voices Podcast - podcast about Bitcoin, economics, privacy and more. He also does research on global central bank monetary policy, which he publishes through his Porkopolis economics platform. A finance professional by training and trade, Matthew combines his passion for Bitcoin and deep understanding of macroeconomics to provide valuable insights on past and current politics and economics processes. Plus he brings the sexiest voice ever recorded on this show!
    https://porkopolis.io/ - for Matthew’s research
    https://porkopolis.io/podcast - for Matthew’s podcast

    For the book on US-USSR settlement in Europe at the end of the cold war discussed in the episode - https://www.amazon.com/Not-One-Inch-Post-Cold-Stalemate/dp/030025993X

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    • 59 min
    🎧 2/2 Sten Tamkivi (Plural, NFTPort) on his time at Andreessen Horowitz and Stanford, taking paternity leave & prioritising family. Ep. 85

    🎧 2/2 Sten Tamkivi (Plural, NFTPort) on his time at Andreessen Horowitz and Stanford, taking paternity leave & prioritising family. Ep. 85

    Sten Tamkivi is one of the co-founders of Plural platform - an investment platform to support building European early stage companies into legendary, GDP-level impact businesses. Sten is also a Stanford graduate, a co-founder of NFTPort, Partner at Taavet+Sten, Founder of Teleport, ex-EIR at A16Z, multiple key role holder at Skype and a multitude of other tech related engagements.

    This episode is brought to you in cooperation with sTARTUp day where Sten was also one of the keynote speakers. Make sure you check them out and get your pass to the next event March 15-17 2023 here https://www.startupday.ee/
    In this episode we talk about:
    Making the time to focus on what mattersEvolving the founder - investor relationship to co-foundersManaging your time and balancing business and familyWhat Entrepreneur-in-residence at A16Z meansHow our region ecosystem compares to the USTaking a long paternity leave for business leadersMake sure you check out also Part 1 of this conversation > https://www.pursuitofscrappiness.co/episodes/84-85-sten-tamkivi 

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    • 32 min
    🎧 1/2 Sten Tamkivi (Plural, NFTPort) on creating GDP-level impact with startups, Web3 & evolving angel investing. Ep. 84

    🎧 1/2 Sten Tamkivi (Plural, NFTPort) on creating GDP-level impact with startups, Web3 & evolving angel investing. Ep. 84

    Sten Tamkivi is one of the co-founders of Plural platform - an investment platform to support building European early stage companies into legendary, GDP-level impact businesses. Sten is also a Stanford graduate, a co-founder of NFTPort, Partner at Taavet+Sten, Founder of Teleport, ex-EIR at A16Z, multiple key role holder at Skype and a multitude of other tech related engagements.

    This episode is brought to you in cooperation with sTARTUp day where Sten was also one of the keynote speakers. Make sure you check them out and get your pass to the next event March 15-17 2023 here https://www.startupday.ee/
    In this episode we talk about:
    Creating a GDP-level impact as an investorEvolving angel investing into Plural fundWhat Plural investors and Sten is interested in investing currently Learnings from running companies that Sten applies as an investorMake sure you check out also Part 2 of this conversation > https://www.pursuitofscrappiness.co/episodes/84-85-sten-tamkivi 
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    • 24 min
    🎧 2/2 Jevgeni Kabanov (Bolt) on preventing burnout, productivity hacks, importance of family & efficiency vs growth. Ep. 83

    🎧 2/2 Jevgeni Kabanov (Bolt) on preventing burnout, productivity hacks, importance of family & efficiency vs growth. Ep. 83

    Jevgeni Kabanov is the Chief Product Officer and President at Bolt - Estonian mobility giant. Jevgeni also holds a PhD in computer science, was a founder of ZeroTurnaround and is an active angel investor.

    This episode is brought to you in cooperation with sTARTUp day where Jevgeni was also one of the keynote speakers. Make sure you check them out and get your pass to the next event March 15-17 2023 here https://www.startupday.ee/

    Topics covered in this episode:
    What principles and values helped Bolt to succeedWhy starups need to strive for efficiency not just growthJevgeni shares his productivity hacks and time managementImportance of family in life successAnd how to recognise and prevent burnoutMake sure you check out part 1 of this conversation > https://www.pursuitofscrappiness.co/episodes/82-83-jevgeni-kabanov

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    • 25 min
    🎧 1/2 Jevgeni Kabanov (Bolt) on what it takes to hire a great team, building a world-class product & importance of taking breaks. Ep. 82

    🎧 1/2 Jevgeni Kabanov (Bolt) on what it takes to hire a great team, building a world-class product & importance of taking breaks. Ep. 82

    Jevgeni Kabanov is the Chief Product Officer and President at Bolt - the Estonian mobility giant. Jevgeni also holds a PhD in computer science, was a founder of ZeroTurnaround and is an active angel investor. We record this just after Jevgeni has returned from 4 months completely off of work.

    This episode is brought to you in cooperation with sTARTUp day where Jevgeni was also one of the keynote speakers. Make sure you check them out and get your pass to the next event March 15-17 2023 here https://www.startupday.ee/

    Topics covered in this episode:
    How to recruit and build a high performing teamWhat background you need to succeed in a product role in a startupwhat defines great productWhat goes into building a truly global and cross border app such as BoltThe importance of taking breaks and what practical steps how to do it without disrupting your workMake sure you check out also Part 2 of this conversation > https://www.pursuitofscrappiness.co/episodes/82-83-jevgeni-kabanov-bolt 
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    • 29 min
    🎧 Building Europe's top investing app, raising capital from Richard Branson & unicorn productivity tips from Wise w/ Martin Sokk (Lightyear) Ep.81

    🎧 Building Europe's top investing app, raising capital from Richard Branson & unicorn productivity tips from Wise w/ Martin Sokk (Lightyear) Ep.81

    Martin Sokk is the CEO and Co-Founder of Lightyear - an app that makes investing lightyears better. Bringing his experience and practical learnings from Wise (Transferwise), Martin and his team have set out to significantly increase stock market participation in Europe.

    In this episode we talk about:
    Increasing stock market participation in EuropeBuilding of standout Fintech productsApplying learning from unicorn experience
    The topics covered in this episode with Timestamps:
    03:00 - Increasing stock market participation in Europe
    12:00 - Making investing safer and more accessible for everyone
    19:50 - The Lightyear product and business model
    25:10 - How to build a standout Fintech product
    30:30 - Getting the attention of big name VCs
    36:30 - Learnings from working at Wise

    42:30 - Martin's main productivity tips from working at Wise and Lightyear

    Try investing via Lightyear here > https://golightyear.com/eu 


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    • 45 min

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