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Project A is a European venture capital investor. With 500m Euro under Management, the company focuses on early-stage startups. In addition to capital, Project A provides operational support to its portfolio companies through their 100 functional experts across the startup building stack. The Project A Podcast is the place to go for entrepreneurs and founders looking for expert advice and actionable tips to take their startup to the next level. We know it can be a long and hard journey. Chal ...
 
Project A is a European venture capital investor. With €500m under management, the company focuses on early-stage startups. In addition to capital, Project A provides its portfolio companies operational support from over 100 experts across the startup building stack. The Project A Podcast is the place to go for entrepreneurs and founders looking for expert advice and actionable tips to take their startup to the next level. We know it can be a long, difficult journey. Challenges are infinite ...
 
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In our new episode, Rainer Break, Operating partner at Project A, welcomes Lubomila Jordanova, CEO & Co-founder at Plan A, a science-driven SaaS platform for carbon accounting, carbon reduction and ESG reporting. Lubomila gets to the bottom of why data is everything for Plan A and shares for what purpose it is so important to stand behind your valu…
 
In this episode, Philipp Glöckler, Co-host of Doppelgänger TechTalk Podcast and Co-founder of Lollipod, shares insights on his recent journey in founding Lollipod, a marketplace for podcast advertising. Philipp explains to Rainer Berak, Operating partner at Project A, why he believes success is behind every failure. An episode not to be missed by a…
 
In this episode, Philipp Glöckler, Co-host of Doppelgänger TechTalk Podcast and Co-founder of Lollipod, shares insights on his recent journey in founding Lollipod, a marketplace for podcast advertising. Philipp explains to Rainer Berak, Operating partner at Project A, why he believes success is behind every failure. An episode not to be missed by a…
 
Rainer Berak, Operating Partner at Project A has worked with plenty of founders over the past years. And thanks to Project A’s network, he’s in touch with hundreds more. Every founder and every company is different, but all startups have to tackle the same 5 topics if they want to build a successful company: Growth, Tech, People, Data and ESG. Rain…
 
Rainer Berak, Operating Partner at Project A has worked with plenty of founders over the past years. And thanks to Project A’s network, he’s in touch with hundreds more. Every founder and every company is different, but all startups have to tackle the same 5 topics if they want to build a successful company: Growth, Tech, People, Data and ESG. Rain…
 
Founded in 1995, Menlo Park-based TCV specialises in providing growth-stage capital. The firm has raised over $19 billion and invested over $16 billion in more than 350 tech companies over the last 27 years, accounting for some 145 IPOs and acquisitions. Having established, and operating out of TCV's London office, General Partner John Doran shares…
 
Rainer Berak, Operating Partner at Project A has worked with plenty of founders over the past years. And thanks to Project A’s network, he’s in touch with hundreds more. Every founder and every company is different, but all startups have to tackle the same 5 topics if they want to build a successful company: Growth, Tech, People, Data and ESG. Rain…
 
Rainer Berak, Operating Partner at Project A has worked with plenty of founders over the past years. And thanks to Project A’s network, he’s in touch with hundreds more. Every founder and every company is different, but all startups have to tackle the same 5 topics if they want to build a successful company: Growth, Tech, People, Data and ESG. Rain…
 
In this episode, Jakob Knutzen, CEO at Butter, shares his learnings of introducing pricing for his community-led workshop platform. Charlotte picks his brain on the do’s and don’ts and what Jakob would do differently next time. A mandatory listen for everyone looking to monetise their community.By Project A | The Operational VC
 
Alexa. To trust or not to trust: That is the question. While you might be quite well versed in most things Amazon, just how much do you know about Amazon's Alexa service? It's benefits for the blind and deaf? For an aging population? Moreover, what do you know about the safeguards the company has baked into the device since day one, asking consumer…
 
Rainer Berak, Operating Partner at Project A has worked with plenty of founders over the past years. And thanks to Project A’s network, he’s in touch with hundreds more. Every founder and every company is different, but all startups have to tackle the same 5 topics if they want to build a successful company: Growth, Tech, People, Data and ESG. Rain…
 
Rainer Berak, Operating Partner at Project A has worked with plenty of founders over the past years. And thanks to Project A’s network, he’s in touch with hundreds more. Every founder and every company is different, but all startups have to tackle the same 5 topics if they want to build a successful company: Growth, Tech, People, Data and ESG. Rain…
 
Rainer Berak, Operating Partner at Project A has worked with plenty of founders over the past years. And thanks to Project A’s network, he’s in touch with hundreds more. Every founder and every company is different, but all startups have to tackle the same 5 topics if they want to build a successful company: Growth, Tech, People, Data and ESG. Rain…
 
Rainer Berak, Operating Partner at Project A has worked with plenty of founders over the past years. And thanks to Project A’s network, he’s in touch with hundreds more. Every founder and every company is different, but all startups have to tackle the same 5 topics if they want to build a successful company: Growth, Tech, People, Data and ESG. Rain…
 
In today’s episode, Andrii sits down with Cristobal Alonso, Global CEO & El Patron at Startup Wise Guys. Cristobal talks us through Startup Wise Guys' acceleration of investments during the pandemic, up to 60 to 80 per year, expanding beyond the Baltics and across Europe, entering Africa, and the challenges associated with each. With 212 active por…
 
In today’s episode, Andrii Degeler sits down with application security provider Snyk President and Founder Guy Podjarny to discuss why the speed of execution matters when it comes to app security, and a whole lot more! We hope you enjoy(ed) the podcast! Please feel free to email us with any questions, suggestions, and opinions to podcast@tech.eu or…
 
In today’s episode, Robin sits down with Christian Reber from Pitch. Christian walks us through his journey with Wunderlist (acquired by Microsoft), to an investor, to being unable to resist the urge to start another company, this time not reinventing the wheel, but doing presentations better with Pitch. We hope you enjoy(ed) the podcast! Please fe…
 
In our latest podcast episode Florian Heinemann and Rainer Berak talk with Project A's VP Talent Acquisition, Andrea Althaus about career opportunities for young talents. How do I make a career in management? Does it require more generalist or specialist capabilities nowadays? They also discuss how you can benefit from startup experience and why op…
 
In our latest podcast episode Florian Heinemann and Rainer Berak talk with Project A's VP Talent Acquisition, Andrea Althaus about career opportunities for young talents. How do I make a career in management? Does it require more generalist or specialist capabilities nowadays? They also discuss how you can benefit from startup experience and why op…
 
In today’s episode, listen to an interview with Marianne Hyltoft, DeepTech Fund Director at PreSeed Ventures. Andrii Degeler sits down with Marianne to discuss the first deep tech fund in Denmark, university research commercialisation and much more. The conversation took place in Copenhagen, at TechBBQ in September. We hope you enjoy(ed) the podcas…
 
In today’s episode, listen to an interview with Suzanne Lauritzen, Co-founder and CEO at Raffle AI, a next-gen enterprise search engine. Andrii Degeler sits down with Suzanne to discuss the future of search with AI-driven search engines and how entrepreneurship can become a primary school subject in Denmark. The conversation took place in Copenhage…
 
In today’s episode, listen to an interview with Bo Ilsoe, Partner at NGP Capital, and Atte Honkasalo, Vice President of Data & Analytics at NGP Capital. Our editor Robin Wauters sits down with Bo and Atte to discuss NGP Capital’s new report on what are the best places to start a business in Europe. We hope you enjoy(ed) the podcast! Please feel fre…
 
In this episode we’ll discuss how business and technology changes the art market and what NFTs have to do with it. Tamer’s guest for this topic is Kerstin Gold, Art Market Strategy Consultant and co-founder of the Art+Tech Report. Learn more about the forces and the reactions of an industry that is changing rapidly.…
 
In today’s episode, listen to an interview with James Berdigans, CEO and founder at Printify, a Latvian print-on-demand service that has raised $45 million in its Series A funding round. We hope you enjoy(ed) the podcast! Please feel free to email us with any questions, suggestions, and opinions to podcast@tech.eu or tweet at us @tech_eu.…
 
In today’s episode, listen to an interview with Robbie O'Connor, General Manager for EMEA at Notion, the all-in-one workspace software company that has raised $275 million at a $10 billion valuation, and has changed the daily workflow of more than 20 million users. Our editor, Robin Wauters, sat down with Robbie to discuss the usage growth of Notio…
 
In today’s episode, listen to an interview with Heidi Lindvall, General Partner at Pale Blue Dot, Sweden-based investment firm focused on backing climate tech companies in Europe and the US. The conversation with Andrii Degeler took place at TechBBQ Conference a couple of months ago. We hope you enjoy(ed) the podcast! Please feel free to email us w…
 
In today’s episode, listen to an interview with Sjoerd Leemhuis, CEO and co-founder at Owlin. In this conversation we discussed the differences between doing business in Europe and the United States, the mistakes entrepreneurs make when raising funds, the competition and partnership with Bloomberg and Reuters, and much more. We hope you enjoy(ed) t…
 
In today’s episode, listen to an interview with Pavlo Kartashov, Director of the Ukrainian Startup Fund, a state fund that supports technological startups in the early stages. The conversation with our editor Robin Wauters took place in Lviv, at the IT Arena conference a couple of months ago. We hope you enjoy(ed) the podcast! Please feel free to e…
 
In today’s episode, listen to an interview with Shane Happach, CEO at Mollie, a pan-European payment service provider, which last week announced the opening of a new fintech Centre of Excellence in Maastricht, Netherlands. In this interview, our editor Robin Wauters and Shane discuss his relatively new role as the CEO of Mollie, the company’s fast …
 
In today’s episode, listen to an interview with Rune Theill, Co-founder and CEO at Rockstart. The company has become a remote-first accelerator VC and has presented its new brand identity in which it’s doing away with the iconic rock’n’roll hand gesture. Andrii Degeler sat down with Rune to talk about the changes that Rockstart has experienced late…
 
Fabian Furtmeier and Dominik Unützer are co-founders of Amazd, a personal conversational storefront which set out to overcome the current flaws of today’s online customer journey. Often customers have to spend time on tedious research, sifting through incomplete product information to then be faced with the sheer agony of choice. Amazd helps custom…
 
Fabian Furtmeier and Dominik Unützer are co-founders of Amazd, a personal conversational storefront which set out to overcome the current flaws of today’s online customer journey. Often customers have to spend time on tedious research, sifting through incomplete product information to then be faced with the sheer agony of choice. Amazd helps custom…
 
In today’s episode, listen to an interview with Ihar Mahaniok, managing partner at Geek Ventures, an active investor and startup adviser. The conversation with Robin Wauters took place in Lviv, at the IT Arena conference a few months ago. We’ve discussed the main challenges and opportunities for CEE tech companies, the importance of storytelling an…
 
In today’s episode, listen to an interview with Ranjan Singh, co-founder and CEO of HealthHero. HealthHero was founded only 2 years ago, and today it’s one of the leading digital telehealth players in Europe. In this conversation, we discussed HealthHero founding story, expansion and market entry strategies, the future and the challenges of the Eur…
 
In this episode Uwe and Leo chat about various topics, including Leo’s personal journey into VC, the state of Crypto in 2021, why Project A’s is doubling down on data infrastructure, investing in Open Source, competing against US investors in Europe and many others.By Project A | The Operational VC
 
This episode of our show is sponsored by UiPath. One of Europe's most prominent success stories, the company is now valued at $35 billion — and it's actively giving back to the community. In today’s episode, listen to an interview with Martin Herman, CEO and Co-founder of Powerful Medical and winner of this year's Scale-up category at the UiPath Au…
 
This episode of our show is sponsored by UiPath. One of Europe's most prominent success stories, the company is now valued at $35 billion — and it's actively giving back to the community. In today’s episode, listen to an interview with Kristóf Nagy, founder and CEO of Serket and winner of the Startup category at this year's UiPath Automation Awards…
 
In today’s episode, listen to an interview with Michelle You, co-founder and CEO of Supercritical. We dove into the crazy world of carbon removal, different offsets you can by on the market, greenwashing, and the rocky road towards net zero. Here are some things we’ve discussed: The story of Supercritical £2 million is a big pre-seed round The conv…
 
This episode is a conversation with Amber Riedl, founder of Makerist - a DIY marketplace - on how she found her first 100 true fans and last year exited the company to fabfab. Amber guides us through her journey from growth hacking to entering new markets and how the pandemic shaped what she is focusing on today.…
 
This episode is a conversation with Amber Riedl, founder of Makerist - a DIY marketplace - on how she found her first 100 true fans and last year exited the company to fabfab. Amber guides us through her journey from growth hacking to entering new markets and how the pandemic shaped what she is focusing on today.…
 
In today’s episode, listen to an interview with Sara Wallin, CEO at Chalmers Ventures, which is ranked as one of the best startup incubators in the world and one of the most active early-stage investment firms in Sweden. Here are some things we’ve discussed: Why the mission of Chalmers Ventures may be the most important in Sweden The success of the…
 
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