On the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT podcast, Jonathan Pfaffenrot creates deep dives with some of the brightest minds on nerdy topics around entrepreneurship while geeking out on digital health, biohacking and the never ending quest of human self-optimization and balance. Sample conversations include inventors, billionaires, founders, athletes and researchers.
Jeroen Tas - Identifying Windows of Opportunity | Differences in Funding Landscapes | Healthtech
On this episode of the SCR Podcast we are hosting Jeroen Tas who has a rermarkable career both as an entrepreneur scaling his company to $1+ billion in revenues, which got acquired by HP and being a senior executive as the former Chief Innovation Officer of Royal Philips.
Together with Jeroen we are starting the epsiode with discussing the critical skill of identifying windows of opportunities as an entrepreneur. Jeroen also shares his opinion on why he believes that early stage startups should be careful when choosing "random" revenue rather than focusing on developing a robust and visionary product.
Alex Louisy - Distribution vs. Product | Founder Optimism Dilemma | VCs Unit Economics |
On this episode of the SCR Podcast we are hosting Alex Louisy who is the Co-Founder and CEO of Upflow (YCW20).
Together with Alex we start-off by discussing all things that a second-time founder does different. Alex is sharing his experience of starting a company in France, getting into YC and pivoting the business by tackling the US market. Beyond that we also touch upon Stripe's concept of macro optimism/micro pessimism and exchange on the factual meaning of VC-Founder partnerships.
Phil Libin - Identifying Problems | Empathy for Product | Opinions vs Customer Feedback
On this epsiode we are honored to host Phil Libin who is a serial entrepreneur. Among the companies he co-founded are Evernote, All Turtles and mmhmm. He is an expert in building great products with hundreds of millions of users.
Together we are getting Phil's opinion on building winning products that solve real problems and what it means to being a great product person. Phil also shares his opinion on why being opinionated in the early stages of building a product is far more important than talking to customers.
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Matt Brown - Balancing Product & Distribution | Platform Dependencies | Vertical Know-How as a Superpower
On this epsiode we are hosting Matt Brown who is a Partner at the early stage VC firm Matrix, based in San-Francisco and Boston.
Matt previously founded Bonsai and Work4 and led merchant product at Afterpay.
Together we are diving into the art of balancing early stage product building and the ever increasing importance of distribution and challenges around platform dependencies. We are also covering a new defining category of SaaS products, which Matt labels as VERPs: Vertical ERPS.
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Lucy Jung - Hardware Products | Fundraising for MedTech | Wearable Product Innovatiom
On this epsiode we are hosting the Lucy Jung who is the Co-Founder and CEO of Charco Neurotech, a company that developed a non-invasive wearable device for Parkinson's disease.
Together with Lucy we dive into the ins-and-outs of product design and development for hardware and medical products. Lucy gives an insight into her fundraising experiences and what it means to develop a global distribution system as a start-up.
2023 Outlook - Generative AI | Changing Funding Environments | Upcoming Guests
For the first epsiode of the year we are starting with a little 2022 reflection on the podcast and the take aways for the upcoming year of hosting the show.
The SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast is going to be a place where some of the worlds most incredible founders and operators will share their learnings and experiences from building tech companies.
We are starting-off the year strong with upcoming conversations, hosting Phil Libin (Co-Founder of Evernote) and Jeffrey Kaditz (Co-Founder of Affirm)
Great speakers but terrible host
The choice of speakers is very interesting but the host needs to correct his way is speaking. The use of « like », « you know », is irritating. The repeating of what the host says but with different words is irritating. It is to the guest to shine not to the host.