March 22, 2023

Building a Unicorn in Crisis with Hristo Borisov, Cofounder of Payhawk

[2:00] - How the SVB crisis unfolded at Payhawk [6:23] - The 3 most important ingredients for building a successful unicorn [16:19] - Validating your company idea [18:19] - 60 rejections. How Payhawk overcame the biggest obje...

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March 2, 2023

Why Investing in Emerging Markets Makes Sense Now - Alisee de Tonnac,…

[2:24] - Journey to starting Seedstars [5:31] - Investing and not being local [10:27] - Seedstars programs [13:28] - Investor returns from emerging markets [19:06] - Challenges [25:12] - Advice for entrepreneurs [27:16] - Adv...

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Jan. 25, 2023

When *Not* To Go for VC Funding with Alex Axentiev, Co-Founder of Hed…

HedgeFlows almost closed on their first VC funding and decided to not do it. Why and was it the right decision?

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Jan. 13, 2023

Is It Finally Solar’s Time? Svea Solar’s Hyper Growth Story Proves It…

Erik Martinson, CEO, and co-founder of Svea Solar – one of the fastest-growing cleantech companies in Europe – talks about the economics of solar energy, why the time is ripe for solar and some of the lessons learned building the …

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Dec. 7, 2022

How to Fundraise the Creandum Way with Peter Specht

The 3 steps Creandum advises its portfolio company to go through for every fundraising: planning, preparation and active process. And advice for startups on current market conditions and Peter’s views on FTX blowup.

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Nov. 24, 2022

Bootstrapped to $14M Seed Round with Nurasyl Serik, Co-founder of Rem…

Nurasyl bootstrapped the company to 7-digit revenues with five employees and then went on to close a $14M seed round, one of the largest in the UK. How did he do it?

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Nov. 9, 2022

How to be a VC at 29 years and Advice for pre-Series B Companies - An…

Sapphire ventures, Series B investing, and her journey to becoming a VC at 29. Annalise is a Partner at Sapphire Ventures where she focuses on investments primarily in Europe and Israel.

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Oct. 20, 2022

What I Learnt from 4 failed Startups and 8 Rounds of Fundraising

With 8 rounds of fundraising under his belt, David shares his secret for doing successful fundraising. He also talks about his previous four failed startups and what he learned from each one of them.

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Oct. 6, 2022

Refugee Entrepreneurship with Charlie Fraser, Co-Founder of TERN

Does investing in refugee entrepreneurs make sense? Charlie is co-founder and Partnerships Director at TERN, The Entrepreneurship Refugee Network, an ambitious social enterprise that believes you can empower refugees to thrive through the power of thei

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Sept. 21, 2022

How I Built a Billion Dollar Company as an Outsider - Heini Zacharias…

Heini Zachariassen grew Vivino into the largest wine community in the world (56 million users) and raised $221 million in funding. In this podcast, Heini shares his secrets (competition, fundraising, partnerships, and more) for how he built Vivino from a

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July 25, 2022

The Irish Startup Ecosystem with Patrick Walsh, the Founder of Dogpa…

My guest today is Patrick Walsh, the founder of Dogpatch Labs, one of Ireland's leading startup hubs and Crunchbase's top 10 incubators in the world. Patrick is also the youngest member of Ireland’s National Competitiveness Council and is a strong …

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June 22, 2022

From Zero to Seed with Andre Turville, Founder of ARX Alliance

My guest today is Andre Turville, Founder -CEO of Arx Alliance. Arx Alliance is a company dedicated to addressing supply chain cyber resilience. Listen to Andre’s experience bootstrapping his company successfully to now closing their seed round.

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May 25, 2022

From Operator/Angel Investor to a "proper" VC: Is It for Everyone?

Gemma Bloemen, Principal at Creandum, on why she moved from an operator role at Uber and Elder to a VC.

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April 28, 2022

Practical tips for Creating Culture For Mega Growth by Sammy Rubin, C…

Sammy Rubin, co-founder, and CEO of YuLife, the fastest and one of the most exciting insurtech in the UK. Last summer, Yulife raised $70 million in one of the largest Series Bs raised by an insurtech startup in Europe. Sammy …

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April 7, 2022

SaaS Go-To-Market Playbook from Notion Capital with Itxaso del Palacio

Itxaso del Palacio, Partner at Notion Capital, shares tips on how to build a go-to-market engine for scale with examples from the 100s of successful SaaS and Cloud companies Notion Capital has backed over the years including Tradeshift, CurrencyCloud, GoC

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March 24, 2022

Career Advice and Embedded Finance with Louisa Murray, COO of Railsba…

Louisa Murray, COO of Railsbank. Louisa joined Railsbank as the fourth employee in 2017, and built the sales function from scratch. In this episode, we will talk about the rise of embedded finance, making the fintech industry more accessible to …

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March 9, 2022

Can Lab-Grown Meat Solve Our Food and Climate Problems? Krijn De Nood…

Krijn De Nood - CEO & Co-founder at Meatable talks about his journey from Mckinsey to Meatable, why alternative proteins are key to solving some of the world’s biggest problems and the strategies they have adopted to succeed in this …

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Feb. 23, 2022

Growing Through Acquisitions with Ranjan Singh, Co-founder and CEO of…

Ranjan Singh, co-founder, and CEO of HealthHero talks about his growth and strategy of serving multiple markets and multiple business markets through acquisitions.

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Feb. 9, 2022

Rob Moffat, Partner at Balderton Capital on Opportunities and Trends …

I am delighted to have Rob Moffat, Partner at Balderton Capital on the show today. Rob has been a partner at Balderton since 2015. He focuses mainly on fintech and insurtech but he also has experience in games, marketplaces, and …

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Jan. 26, 2022

Candid Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur, Ali Albazaz, Founder and…

My guest today is Ali Albazaz, founder of Inkitt, a data-powered platform for discovering hidden talents and turning them into globally successful authors. In this episode, Ali shares the typical journey of an entrepreneur - failed startups, multiple uns

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Jan. 21, 2022

B2B Sales Process and The Most Important Factor in Increasing Upsell …

My guest today is Roberto Coustas, co-founder and CEO of 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.

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Jan. 12, 2022

Building and Scaling High Performance Teams; Trends in the Travel Ind…

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 …

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Dec. 15, 2021

Future of Workplaces; Pivoting The Whole Company During the Pandemic …

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 …

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Dec. 1, 2021

How to Build A Low-Sales Touch Enterprise-Grade Security Company with…

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 Lad

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