To inspire technology entrepreneurs in Europe with stories and practical strategies from other successful entrepreneurs.
If you are a CEO, founder, or work in sales or marketing, and your company is based in Europe or is looking to expand into Europe, then this podcast is for you.
Building and Scaling High Performance Teams; Trends in the Travel Industry and Opportunities for Startups from Veteran Travel Entrepreneur, Henrik Kjellberg
My guest today is Henrik Kjellberg who is Group CEO of Awaze, Europe's leading managed vacation rental and holiday parks brand. Prior to joining Awaze, Henrik spent 12 years at Expedia as part of the global leadership team, where he led a variety of business lines in London, Beijing, Hong Kong, and San Francisco.
Henrik’s specialty is in growing global businesses and building high-performing teams and in this episode, I dig into how he identifies and develops talent. I also get his views on trends he sees in the travel industry and opportunities for startups in this space.
Future of Workplaces; Pivoting The Whole Company During the Pandemic with Larry Gadea, Founder/CEO of Envoy
My guest today is Larry Gadea, founder and CEO of Envoy, a workplace platform that helps companies manage hybrid work. Envoy’s products are used in more than 14,000 offices around the world, including companies like Deliveroo, Monzo, Trainline in the UK. Envoy has raised over $59M to date, with a Series B of $43M in 2018. They’re backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Menlo Ventures and others.
I spoke to Larry about the future of work in this episode and how they had to pivot or risk closing down.
How to Build A Low-Sales Touch Enterprise-Grade Security Company with Bence Jendruszak, Cofounder of Hungarian Startup Seon Fraud Fighters
My guest today is Bence Jendruszak, Cofounder of Hungarian Startup Seon Fraud Fighters, who started Seon right out of university and has very quickly built a revolutionary digital fraud prevention platform serving clients like Air France, Patreon and Ladbrokes.
Bence has been integral to this outstanding success and has already been featured in FT’s Sifted, TechCrunch and in Forbes' '‘Hot Startups to Watch in Europe’.
In my conversation with Bence we focused on how they built an enterprise-grade security product that allowed people to buy security like Netflix - self-service trial, signup, and cancelation without needing long implementation cycles or onboarding costs.
Q-commerce, Profitability and How to Stay Focused in a Hyper Competitive Environment with Sacha Michaud, Co-founder of Glovo
My guest today is the co-founder of Glovo, Sacha Michaud. Glovo, a “q-commerce company”, was founded in 2015 in Barcelona and since then has grown rapidly delivering over 100M+ annual orders and operating in 23 countries. The q-commerce segment has seen massive amounts of funding (over $2 billion to date) and is one of the hottest areas of investment for VCs. In this episode, I talk to Sacha about what it’s like to build a company in this hyper-competitive market and how they plan to win in this market. I think this is a great listen for entrepreneurs building companies in a fast-moving environment.
B2B Sales Process and The Most Important Factor in Increasing Upsell - Roberto Coustas, Co-founder and CEO of Deepsea.ai
My guest today is Roberto Coustas, co-founder and CEO of Deepsea.ai. In 2020 DeepSea Technologies secured a 3 million euro investment from the Environmental Technology Fund (ETF), and is currently one of the fastest-growing maritime startups in Europe. In this episode, I find out more about how selling to the maritime industry is different, why Roberto was wary of VC money and why he changed his mind later and how to hire and manage people more than twice your age.
Transitioning From Startup CxO to Scale-up CxO with Dr. Tim Guilliams, Co-founder of AI Drug Development Company, Healx
My guest today is Dr. Tim Guilliams, co-founder and CEO of Healx, a UK-based AI drug development company focused on rare diseases.
Dr. Tim along with Dr David Brown, the co-inventor of Viagra, founded Healx in 2014 and went from bootstrapping their company for 4 years to raising more than $67 million in two years (Investors in Healx include Atomico, Balderton Capital and several others). In this episode, I find out more about how you make the shift as a CEO when you grow from being a startup to scaleup so quickly. I also talk to Tim about the paradigm shift happening in healthtech.
This is a must listen for fast growing startup founders looking to scale and ofcourse for startups in the healthtech space on what to do and what not to do.
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Love hearing the founder stories Anita features on her podcast and especially love how she gives newer startups a voice to share their (equally as) inspirational and powerful stories!
This is a great source of information on venture capital and the startup sector in Europe. Something totally new each week!
I am passionate about the fintech industry, and this podcast allows me to dive deeper into challenges the industry is experiencing. I am really enjoying the show and the variety of guests.