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Discover the Secrets of Deep Tech Success with Christian Soschner

Discover the strategies and mindsets that transform cutting-edge deep tech ideas into thriving businesses. Christian Soschner delves into the world of deep tech, exploring how entrepreneurs and investors build value and navigate the unique challenges of breakthrough industries.

Each episode features candid conversations with top investors, industry disruptors, and insightful book reviews – dissecting the strategies behind success, observed through my lens, shaped by 35+ years of building organizations and insights from ultrarunning, chess, and martial arts.


Expect:

  • Investor Insights: Learn from experts who fund innovation, identifying opportunities and mitigating risk.
  • Entrepreneurial Journeys: Go behind-the-scenes with founders turning deep tech concepts into impactful companies.
  • Relevant Book Reviews: Discover actionable wisdom from biographies, strategy guides, and thought-provoking reads.
  • Focus on Impact: Understand the business models, investment strategies, and market trends that fuel deep tech's potential for real-world impact.


Whether you're building the next big thing, investing in it, or keen on understanding this transformative space, this podcast is your guide to success in the world of deep tech.

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Discover how Dan Brisse, a former X Games gold medalist, transformed his passion for snowboarding into a thriving real estate empire. In this episode of [Podcast Name], we delve deep into Dan's journey, exploring the resilience, focus, and determination that propelled him from professional sports to building Granite Towers Equity Group.🎙️ What's in the Episode: 1️⃣ The Power of Resilience: Learn how Dan's sports background instilled a never-give-up attitude, crucial for navigating the ups and...
Ever wondered how the digital revolution came to be? Was it the work of lone geniuses, or was there something more at play? In this episode, we delve into Walter Isaacson's "The Innovators," uncovering the collaborative efforts and key principles that have shaped our technological landscape.In the world of investing and entrepreneurship, building a multidisciplinary mental model is key to success. "The Innovators" reveals that diverse, collaborative teams have historically been the driving fo...
🚀 Discover the Secret Sauce Behind California’s Biotech Success with Joe Panetta Unlock the keys to California’s biotech boom as we delve into the insights of Joe Panetta, President and CEO of Biocom California. In this episode, we explore the unique factors that have made California a global leader in biotech innovation. Whether you’re a CEO, investor, or biotech enthusiast, this episode offers invaluable lessons and strategies. 🎙️ What's in the Episode:1️⃣ Convergence of Science a...
Are you ready to discover the secret behind successful investments? Join us as we delve into the mind of Luis Pareras, a venture capital expert, as he reveals the critical investment principle many founders overlook.🚀 What if the key to successful investments isn't just about having a solution, but finding the right problem to solve?🎙️ In this Clip: 1️⃣ Learn why identifying and solving big problems is essential for investment success. 2️⃣ Discover the value of elegant solutions with str...
Imagine spending a decade of your childhood adrift at sea, facing shipwreck and isolation. Could you turn that adversity into a springboard for a remarkable career?Suzanne Heywood, COO of Exor and author of the captivating memoir "Wavewalker," did just that. In this episode, we unpack her incredible journey from a life of hardship to leading a global investment firm.Uncover the secrets to:1️⃣ Resilience: Learn how to harness adversity as fuel for personal and professional growth.2️⃣ Unc...
Ever wondered how Jeff Bezos transformed a humble online bookstore into the global powerhouse that is Amazon? This biography summary by Influential Individuals uncovers the core principles that propelled Bezos to become the world's richest person. In my martial arts days, a coach taught me to study exceptional role models – a strategy akin to the famous Harvard Business Cases. Analyze success, discover core principles, then adapt them to your own unique path. After all, as Bruce Lee said...
Unlock the secrets of future-proof investing and transformative innovation in this compelling episode. Join us as we delve into the mind of Luis Pareras, Managing Partner at Invivo Partners, a venture capital fund pioneering investments in cutting-edge biotech. Discover how to navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of science and technology to drive meaningful change and unparalleled success. 🎙️ What's in the Episode:1️⃣ Ethical Decision-Making in Venture Capital: Learn how to balance p...
What if there was a funding source that could supercharge your startup's growth without diluting your equity? It's not a pipe dream. It's venture debt – a powerful tool that many founders and investors haven't fully explored.In this episode, we channel the spirit of learning from industry leaders, just as in the famous Harvard Business Cases. We dissect innovative financing strategies, focusing on venture debt – a secret weapon for companies looking to scale without sacrificing ownership.We'r...
Ever wondered what drives Elon Musk, the world's most controversial innovator?This biography summary by Walter Isaacson dives into the complex mind of the man behind rockets, EVs, and the Twitter takeover.In my martial arts days, a coach taught me to study exceptional role models – a strategy akin to the famous Harvard Business Cases. Analyze success, discover core principles, then adapt them to your own unique path. After all, as Bruce Lee said, "Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless...
🚀 Investing with Impact: Squire Servance on Health Equity & Venture CapitalUnlock the power of venture capital to address health disparities and drive positive social change. In this insightful episode, we speak with Squire Servance, founder of health equity fund Syridex Bio. Discover his unique approach to investing in companies tackling underserved health needs, proving that profitability and purpose can coexist.🎙️ What's in the Episode:1️⃣ Investing in Overlooked Markets: L...
Venture capital funding is drying up, but is this a crisis or an opportunity? Squire Servance, founder of Syridex Bio,, explains the "denominator problem," why savvy investors are targeting overlooked assets, and how his fund addresses health disparities.Link to full episodeSend us a Text Message.Support the Show.Join the Podcast Newsletter: Link
Witness the raw truth as Squire Servance, founder of Syridex Bio, a healthcare impact investor, sheds light on the glaring health disparities in the US.In this exclusive clip (full episode coming this week!), Squire dives deep into the root causes – from social determinants to systemic issues – and why a concerted effort across sectors is crucial for achieving true health equity.This conversation matters to investors and C-level executives seeking to understand the hidden market potenti...
Ever wondered how Apple became a trillion-dollar empire, even after the loss of Steve Jobs? This Tim Cook biography summary reveals the operational genius and the ethical leadership strategies that redefined the company. Discover secrets of Apple's growth, innovation, and Cook's unwavering commitment to privacy.Problems This Solves:Feeling overwhelmed by market volatility? Discover Cook's calculated risk-taking and long-term vision that secured Apple's success.Struggling to build th...
🚀 Navigating the Future: Owen Reynolds' Blueprint for Venture Capital Success!Join us in this riveting episode as we explore the visionary mind of Owen Reynolds, a leading figure at Teklas Ventures, renowned for his strategic foresight in the venture capital arena. Delve into how Owen's innovative approach is not just navigating, but pioneering new pathways for startups to scale from groundbreaking ideas to global phenomena.🎙️ What's in the Episode:1️⃣ The Hardware Revolution: Owen discusses ...
🚀 Revolutionizing the Game: Dan Bowyer's Vision for the Future of Venture Capital!In this compelling episode, join us as we unravel the insights and strategies of Dan Bowyer, a pioneering force in the venture capital world with SuperSeed VC. Discover how his unique approach is not just reshaping, but revolutionizing how startups navigate the journey from conception to global impact.🎙️ What's in the Episode:1️⃣ Disrupting Traditional Enterprises: Dan shares his mission to challenge the status ...
Venture capital is the lifeblood of innovation, transforming bold ideas into groundbreaking realities. Yet, navigating this high-stakes world is fraught with challenges that only the daring overcome. "The Power Law" by Sebastian Mallaby reveals the untold stories of the mavericks who dared to invest in the improbable, shaping our world with technologies once deemed impossible.Why This Summary is a Must-Watch:Decipher the DNA of Venture Success: Understand the principles that have propell...
🚀 Europe's Tech Transformation: David Dana's Vision for the Future!In this episode, join me, Christian Soschner, for an enlightening conversation with David Dana, a leading figure in the European tech investment landscape. Discover how his strategic approach at the European Investment Fund (EIF) is driving innovation and shaping the future of technology in Europe.🎙️ What's in the Episode:1️⃣ Europe's Growing Tech Influence: David Dana discusses Europe's evolving role in the global tech market...
Ready to make 2024 your best year ever? If so, this episode is tailor-made for you. We've hand-picked the five most impactful, insightful, and exhilarating pieces of advice from various episodes of 2023, each poised to help you navigate the coming year with greater clarity and confidence.First and foremost, a heartfelt thank you to every speaker who graced my show. Each conversation was a journey, each insight a treasure. As I set out to select the five most inspiring, impactful, an...
Dive into the future with 'Beginner’s Mind' as I unveil the 2024 vision, a groundbreaking journey through the world of deep tech. In this special episode, join me for a riveting exploration into the minds of tech giants like Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and Elon Musk. Discover exclusive insights that are shaping the future of technology and investment.We're not just talking about trends; we're discussing real impact and growth. As we expand and professionalize our content, each conversation be...
In this episode, we dive into a groundbreaking conversation with Matías Peire, a trailblazer in the biotech venture capital space. Discover how his innovative approach at GRIDX is reshaping the future of biotech in Latin America.🎙️ What's in the Episode:1️⃣ Bridging Science and Business: Matías discusses the unique challenges and opportunities in connecting Latin American scientific talent with global markets.2️⃣ The GRIDX Approach: Discover how GRIDX is pioneering a new model for venture cap...
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