Episode 25: Hugo Amsellem - The creator economy tsunami and “The Family” - building a leading fellowship for founders in Europe
Episode | June 28th, 2021 | 55 mins 6 secs
accelerator, creator economy, entrepreneurship, europe, future of work, music, startups
Hugo Amsellem is a thought leader covering the world of the creator economy and writes the blog “Arm the Creators". Previously, he was part of the founding team of The Family. The Family is one Europe's leading fellowship programs for founders and he worked with hundreds of founders throughout Europe.
Episode 24: Patrick Gobonya - Building a sustainable eSports organization with Ovation eSports to deliver the next-generation fan experience
Episode | April 22nd, 2021 | 41 mins 58 secs
entrepreneurship, esports, europe, gaming, media, startups, sustainability
Patrick Gobonya is one of the co-founders of Ovation eSports, the first sustainable eSports organization. Ovation is one of the fastest growing eSports brands in Europe and combines professionalism and fun in one team. Their athletes compete in games such as Fortnite and Valorant. We talk about the origin story of Ovation, tips for starting an eSports team, sustainability in the context of eSports & gaming, and more.
Episode 23: Arman Anatürk - Food trends and the founding story of FoodHack - a global platform for the FoodTech industry
Episode | February 15th, 2021 | 43 mins 28 secs
career, entrepreneurship, europe, food, media, newsletter, startups, sustainability
Arman Anatürk [@ArmanAnaturk] is the founder and CEO of FoodHack. FoodHack is a community-driven platform that inspires, highlights and connects food entrepreneurs and innovators. We talk about latest trends in FoodTech, cold outreach tips, the origin story of FoodHack, tools to run an emerging startups, and more.
Episode 22: Job van der Voort - From first employee at GitLab to founding Remote.com and shaping the future of work
Episode | January 10th, 2021 | 47 mins 59 secs
career, entrepreneurship, europe, future of work, programming, remote work, startups, venture capital
Job van der Voort (@Jobvo) is the CEO & founder of Remote.com - one of 2020's hottest new startups. Remote makes it possible to employ anyone, anywhere in the world. Job was also one of the first employees & VP of Product at GitLab. In this episode we cover the origin story of GitLab and Remote.com, remote-first and the future of work, advice for startup founders, and much more!
Episode 18: Heidi Lindvall - From documentary filmmaker to investing in ClimateTech startups with Pale Blue Dot VC
Episode | September 11th, 2020 | 38 mins 33 secs
career, climatetech, entrepreneurship, europe, investing, startups, sweden, venture capital
Heidi Lindvall is one of the founders and a general partner at Pale Blue Dot. Pale Blue Dot is a seed stage ClimateTech Venture Capital firm investing in reducing and reversing the effects of climate change and preparing for a new world.
Episode 17: Anne-Laure Le Cunff - Mindful productivity - How Ness Labs became the leading learning platform that empowers makers to do their best work while keeping their sanity
Episode | July 27th, 2020 | 40 mins 15 secs
community, entrepreneurship, europe, london, mindfulness, newsletter, podcast, productivity, startups
Anne-Laure Le Cunff is the Founder of Ness Labs, an award-winning productivity & learning community and venture studio building products that focus on mindful productivity, wellness, creativity, and culture. Her work has been featured in WIRED, Forbes, FT, Rolling Stone, and her weekly newsletter is read by thousands of makers and entrepreneurs.
Episode 16: Ville Vesterinen - Lessons from a nordic serial entrepreneur - Slush, Grey Area, Swappie - becoming an Atomico angel investor & more
Episode | June 24th, 2020 | 36 mins 42 secs
entrepreneurship, europe, gaming, investing, nordics, podcast, startups, venture capital
Ville Vesterinen (@vesterinen) is a serial entrepreneur from Finland. He is one of the original founders of Slush - one of the world’s leading startup & tech conferences. Ville also founded Grey Area, a gaming company that was backed by Index Ventures, serves as the chairman of Swappie, a startup selling refurbished mobile phones, and he is an angel investor for Atomico.
Episode 15: Gonzalo Sanchez - Origin story of Seedtable, impact of COVID-19 on the startup ecosystem, and tips for remote work
Episode | April 30th, 2020 | 47 mins 14 secs
barcelona, covid-19, entrepreneurship, europe, newsletter, remote work, startups, venture capital, writing
Gonzalo (@gonsanchezs) runs and writes Seedtable, one of the leading newsletters focused on European tech. Seedtable is read by tens of thousands every week, and his work has been featured in Wired and Sifted.
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.