The Scale Lab is an original Techleap.nl podcast on how to scale up your company beyond the Netherlands. Hosted by Constantijn van Oranje and Joe Wilson, this podcast series gathers remarkable Dutch entrepreneurs who were able to create breakthrough companies to deconstruct their scaling journeys: how to find the right product-market fit, pivoting, funding strategies, approaching VC and investors, expanding abroad and key lessons learned.
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Episode #24: Discussion with Reid Hoffman, co-founder at LinkedIn and partner at Greylock
We kick-off the season #3 of The Scale Lab with a very special guest - Reid Hoffman. He joined us online from the US to tell us more about his journey as an entrepreneur and as an investor. A rich conversation, where Constantijn van Oranje and Joe Wilson asked specific questions to understand Reid’s perspective on the current situation. Listen now to this exclusive interview.
Reid is an accomplished entrepreneur, executive, and investor, Reid Hoffman has played an integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses, including LinkedIn and PayPal. He possesses a unique understanding of consumer behavior and the dynamics of viral businesses, as well as deep experience in driving companies from the earliest stages through periods of explosive, “blitzscale” growth. Ranging from LinkedIn to PayPal, from Airbnb to Convoy to Facebook, he invests in businesses with network effects and collaborates on building their product ecosystems.
Episode #23: How Dinko Valerio became a Dutch biotech icon with Crucell, ProQR Therapeutics, & Leyden Labs
We wrap up season #2 of The Scale Lab with a special guest - Dinko Valerio, scientist-turned-entrepreneur; co-founder of Leyden Labs & ProQR Therapeutics; founder of Crucell; and startup mentor. In this episode, we discover the secrets of building a successful biotech venture and securing funding within the health sector. To all the healthtech founders out there - tune in for a highly valuable discussion full of founder learnings and advice.
Episode #22: How Rob van den Heuvel built Europe's #1 shipping platform with Sendcloud
In this episode of The Scale Lab, Constantijn & Joe meet CEO of Sendcloud - Rob van den Heuvel. Tune in to learn the background story of Sendcloud, an all-in-one shipping platform for e-commerce businesses that want to become international giants. Get ready for an honest talk about founder learnings and advice for first-time entrepreneurs.
Episode #21: How Maxim Romain transformed the shared micro-mobility industry with Dott
In episode #21 of The Scale Lab podcast, we welcome Maxim Romain, the co-founder of Amsterdam-founded micro-mobility startup Dott. In his chat with Constantijn and Joe, Maxim shares his journey as a founder and his biggest learnings.
Episode #20: How Vinted became a global fashion marketplace with Thomas Plantenga (CEO of Vinted)
In episode #20 of The Scale Lab, Constantijn & Joe meet Thomas Plantenga - CEO of Vinted, who shares his exciting entrepreneurial journey before he joined the company as well as sheds light on the key strategic decisions he made as a consultant that placed Vinted back on the global tech scene.
Episode #19: The scaling journey of a tech legend: How Corinne Vigreux made TomTom a leading global brand
In episode 19 of The Scale Lab podcast, we welcome a special guest. One who can be rightly considered a legend within the Dutch tech ecosystem. With more than 30 years of entrepreneurial experience, Corinne Vigreux, founder and CMO of TomTom, joins Constantijn and Joe to share the scaling journey of TomTom as well as the business learnings she has gained throughout the years.