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Startup Notes is the hub for unique entrepreneurial insights. Every two weeks, we publish a podcast interview with an accomplished founder or venture capitalist from Europe. We talk about all things startup-related – from identifying an opportunity, finding investors, to growing and scaling a company from three people to an international operation with hundreds of employees.

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Startup Notes is the hub for unique entrepreneurial insights. Every two weeks, we publish a podcast interview with an accomplished founder or venture capitalist from Europe. We talk about all things startup-related – from identifying an opportunity, finding investors, to growing and scaling a company from three people to an international operation with hundreds of employees.

    Olivier Ramel on building Kymono and why a strong company culture is key

    Olivier Ramel on building Kymono and why a strong company culture is key

    Olivier Ramel is Co-Founder & CEO of Kymono. The Paris-based startup has developed into Europe’s leading „culture design“ company. As its core product, Kymono offers customized clothing for startups that is affordable, high-quality, and of the highest ethical standards. Companies like Airbnb, Zenly, Google, and LVMH are already wearing its clothes. Kymono’s ultimate vision goes further though: It wants to help its clients to infuse a company’s particular spirit into every object and space like their office.
    Not even 30 years old, Olivier is a true young serial entrepreneur. Already while he was a student, he started his entrepreneurial endeavours. Before co-founding Kymono together with The Family in 2017, he has started and led 4 other startups.
    In this episode, we talk with Olivier about his journey as an entrepreneur, why company culture is so important, and how to land your first customers.

    • 37 min
    Teaser: Olivier Ramel on building Kymono and why a strong company culture is key

    Teaser: Olivier Ramel on building Kymono and why a strong company culture is key

    Olivier Ramel is Co-Founder & CEO of Kymono. The Paris-based startup has developed into Europe’s leading „culture design“ company. As its core product, Kymono offers customized clothing for startups that is affordable, high-quality, and of the highest ethical standards. Companies like Airbnb, Zenly, Google, and LVMH are already wearing its clothes. Kymono’s ultimate vision goes further though: It wants to help its clients to infuse a company’s particular spirit into every object and space like their office.
    Not even 30 years old, Olivier is a true young serial entrepreneur. Already while he was a student, he started his entrepreneurial endeavours. Before co-founding Kymono together with The Family in 2017, he has started and led 4 other startups.
    In next week’s episode, we will talk with Olivier about his journey as an entrepreneur, why company culture is so important, and how to land your first customers.

    • 2 min
    Martin Bell on the key tasks when setting up, launching and scaling a venture

    Martin Bell on the key tasks when setting up, launching and scaling a venture

    Martin Bell is a global startup advisor, angel investor, and Founder & CEO of Bell Ventures. He advises corporates, investors, governments, and start-ups. He is a thought leader and a keynote speaker on the topic of company building within organizations.
    Martin was previously with Rocket Internet and helped to build ~50 companies. At Rocket Internet, he was the chief architect of a 100-day launch process through which he took 20 companies. Moreover, he led more than 100 due diligences for 25 growth-stage companies and was an interim executive in 5 companies, including great success cases like Zalando, Delivery Hero, and Foodora.
    In this episode, we talk about Martin’s journey in the startup world and dive deep into his „100 Task Playbook“ for setting up, launching, and scaling a tech company.

    • 25 min
    Teaser: Martin Bell on the key tasks when setting up, launching and scaling a venture

    Teaser: Martin Bell on the key tasks when setting up, launching and scaling a venture

    Martin Bell is a global startup advisor, angel investor, and Founder & CEO of Bell Ventures. He advises corporates, investors, governments, and start-ups. He is a thought leader and a keynote speaker on the topic of company building within organizations.
    Martin was previously with Rocket Internet and helped to build ~50 companies. At Rocket Internet, he was the chief architect of a 100-day launch process through which he took 20 companies. Moreover, he led more than 100 due diligences for 25 growth-stage companies and was an interim executive in 5 companies, including great success cases like Zalando, Delivery Hero, and Foodora.
    In next week’s episode, we’ll talk about Martin’s journey in the startup world and dive deep into his „100 Task Playbook“ for setting up, launching, and scaling a tech company.
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    Thomas Wilke & Alex Meyer on the journey with their VC firm 42CAP

    Thomas Wilke & Alex Meyer on the journey with their VC firm 42CAP

    Thomas Wilke and Alex Meyer are the founders and General Partners of VC firm 42CAP. Based in Munich, they are currently managing two funds with a focus on seed-stage investments. Their portfolio includes investments into startups like Kaia, CrossEngage, and MoBerries.
    Thomas has a vast background as a technology & product leader for complex marketing and e-commerce applications. He was a founder of eCircle, which was sold to Teradata in 2012.
    Alex has a longstanding experience in scaling SaaS companies and exec-level M&A transactions. He was the initial VC investor in eCircle and quickly after that joined the company as its CFO.
    In this episode, Thomas and Alex tell us about their journey of building 42CAP from scratch over the last years. Among others, we discuss their VC approach and outlook on the current market for tech investments.

    • 23 min
    Teaser: Thomas Wilke & Alex Meyer on the journey with their VC firm 42CAP

    Teaser: Thomas Wilke & Alex Meyer on the journey with their VC firm 42CAP

    Thomas Wilke and Alex Meyer are the founders and General Partners of VC firm 42CAP. Based in Munich, they are currently managing two funds with a focus on seed-stage investments. Their portfolio includes investments into startups like Kaia, CrossEngage, and MoBerries.
    Thomas has a vast background as a technology & product leader for complex marketing and e-commerce applications. He was a founder of eCircle, which was sold to Teradata in 2012.
    Alex has a longstanding experience in scaling SaaS companies and exec-level M&A transactions. He was the initial VC investor in eCircle and quickly after that joined the company as its CFO.
    In next week's episode, Thomas and Alex will tell us about their journey of building 42CAP from scratch over the last years. Among others, we will discuss their VC approach and outlook on the current market for tech investments.

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Customer Reviews

EinApfel15 ,

So informative!

A fantastic resource for any aspiring entrepreneur! The tips, insights, and examples/experiences these podcasts reveal are truly beneficial for anyone interested in starting their own business or growing a current business. Absolutely recommend!

NYC butterfly ,

Informative and practical

Great insight!

Mutomax ,

Super insightful!

I support a team of co-founders in the production of their events, and these interviews have helped me in great deal!

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