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