Host of Leap Takers
Hey there! My name is Remo.
(Me on one of my travels )
I’m a venture investor with a passion for startups, personal growth, discovery of cool products, and exploring the world & its people!
I grew up in beautiful Lucerne / Switzerland, close to the Swiss alps, before moving to Zurich for my bachelor and master degrees in business & economics at the University of Zurich. During my studies I spent a year abroad in Vienna and Hong Kong, which lead to one of the most memorable and impactful times of my life so far.
I also spent an extensive time traveling through Southeast Asia, Australia, and the US, which opened my eyes to other aspects of life and made me a better person. I was also lucky enough that I had the opportunity to work at some amazing companies like BlackRock, PwC, and UBS during my academic years.
I’m currently working as a venture capital investment manager at Tamedia in Zurich. Previously, I founded BlockNovum, a startup scouting and investment research provider for the blockchain & cryptoasset space. Before that I advised business executives as a consultant for Accenture Strategy.
I believe in **lifelong learning and experiencing life to its fullest, while also making the world a better place! **By interviewing fascinating guests that took risks to put their own dent in the universe, I'm trying to foster and encourage entrepreneurship, as well as motivating people to follow their own path.
You can also find me on Instagram, Medium, and Twitter, where I post new episodes, share cool stuff / interesting articles I found, blog occasionally, and provide glimpses into my life!
Here are a few of my personal favorites for different categories:
Activity: Exploring a new city
Book: A Song of Ice and Fire (GoT), The 4-Hour Workweek, Sapiens
Destination: Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Myanmar)
Food: Authentic szechuan cuisine (i.e. from Chengdu region in China)
Game: Dota 2
Music: Kygo ("I See Fire")
Place I'd like to visit: South America
Quote: There are so many, but here is one: ”Somebody once told me the definition of hell: 'On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.'” - Anonymous
And much more... :)
Sport: Snowboarding, Tennis
Thinker: Naval (@Naval)
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Remo Kyburz has hosted 26 Episodes.
Episode 14: Christian Jantzen - Path to becoming one of the youngest VCs in Europe, starting an eSports team, and Futuristic VC
Episode | April 7th, 2020 | 41 mins 47 secs
entrepreneurship, esports, europe, fundraising, investing, micro vc, startups, venture capital
Christian (@chrjantzen) is the founder of Futuristic.vc, a micro-fund investing in Nordic pre-seed companies. He has invested in +20 companies across the entire region and helped founders secure follow-on funding from some of the strongest investors in Europe. Christian is viewed as one of the youngest VCs in Europe.
Episode 13: Mathias Ockenfels - How to start a career in Venture Capital, from Analyst to Partner at a leading VC firm, Online Marketplaces, and Speedinvest
Episode | March 15th, 2020 | 40 mins 29 secs
berlin, career, entrepreneurship, europe, marketplaces, reading, startups, venture capital
Mathias (@ockenrock) eats and breathes marketplaces. He is a partner at Speedinvest, one of Europe’s leading early-stage Venture Capital funds.
Mathias started his career in VC very early and made it to partner in his early30s. In this episode he shares many of his personal insights, learnings, and tips from his career path. If you are interested in online marketplaces, startups, and careers in VC, this episode is definitely for you.
Episode 12: Vedika Jain - Hustle your way into VC, picking your boss, from Stripe to Weekend Fund, and More
Episode | February 11th, 2020 | 35 mins 12 secs
career, consumer product, entrepreneurship, passion economy, reading, silicon valley, startups, venture capital
Vedika Jain is an investor and Chief of staff at Weekend Fund, an early stage venture capital fund that is backing your next favorite thing. In this episode you will hear how Vedika "hustled" her way into VC, get general career advice for picking the right companies and startups to work for, learn more about Weekend Fund, Vedika’s favorite books & blogs, and much more!
Episode 11: Sebastian Wahl & Carl-Philipp von Polheim - The story of mybacs and how to start a direct-to-consumer company
Episode | December 31st, 2019 | 35 mins 24 secs
consumer product, direct-to-consumer, entrepreneurship, germany, health, reading, startups, switzerland, travel
Sebastian Wahl and Carl-Philipp von Polheim are the founders of mybacs.
Mybacs is a direct-to-consumer (D2C), research driven, biotechnology company for gut-health products based in Zug (Switzerland) and Munich (Germany).
Episode 10: Holger Seim - The origin story of Blinkist, growing to 11 million users, and creating a unique company culture
Episode | November 18th, 2019 | 48 mins 34 secs
berlin, blinkist, books, culture, entrepreneurship, germany, marketing, reading, startups, travel
Episode 9: Alisée de Tonnac - Leaving the corporate world to travel the globe and run startup competitions in emerging markets
Episode | October 16th, 2019 | 29 mins 54 secs
emerging markets, entrepreneurship, forbes 30 under 30, investing, startups, switzerland, travel, venture capital
Episode 8: Andri Silberschmidt - The 25 year old that sells poké bowls, manages an equity fund, and runs for national parliament
Episode | October 2nd, 2019 | 47 mins 56 secs
business, entrepreneurship, food, politics, startups, switzerland
Episode 7: Andreas Schwarzinger - Lessons from building Switzerland's leading student platform
Episode | September 10th, 2019 | 51 mins 14 secs
community building, entrepreneurship, movies, studying, switzerland, university
Episode 6: Stefano Bernardi - Taking the leap to Silicon Valley & How crypto governs organizations of the future
Episode | July 26th, 2019 | 35 mins 22 secs
atomico, crypto, entrepreneurship, investing, san francisco, venture capital
Episode 5: Nilson Kufus - From figure skating champion to building a digital mirror world
Episode | July 15th, 2019 | 46 mins 39 secs
3d world, entrepreneurship, podcast, study abroad, switzerland, technology
Episode 4: David Lu - Learnings from starting a venture fund
Episode | July 2nd, 2019 | 42 mins 41 secs
crypto, investing, singapore, student fund, venture capital
Episode 3: Estefanía Tapias - Empowering entrepreneurship among women & How to get featured on Forbes 30 under 30
Episode | June 17th, 2019 | 41 mins 5 secs
coworking, entrepreneurship, forbes 30 under 30, research, smart cities, women