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Henry Nilert talks about building startups during market crises and how you survive the volatile times. He also shares his founder stories of building and exiting to large corporates as well as his take on the venture studio business model. See the episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/nilert. Guest bio Henry Nilert is a Swedish entrepreneur with a background living and working in France, the US, the United Kingdom and Finland. He has extensive experience building successful startups, as co-founder of iobox, one of the largest early mobile entertainment portals in Europe, and co-founder of Credit24, a leading online lending platform in Finland, the Baltics, and beyond. As advisor and angel investor he has supported a large number of startups, with a focus on B2B SaaS and Fintech. -------------- Podcast website: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple, Google, Spotify. Follow on Twitter for updates. Please consider leaving a short review on Apple or send this episode to your friends. You can also comment and send suggestions.
Wartime CEO

Wartime CEO

2022-04-1801:05:32

Ukrainian startup founder Alyona Mysko talks about how to prepare and manage during the crisis, the role of individuals in society, and the reality of solopreneurship. She also reveals recruitment tips, and what to do in Moscow. See the episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/alyona. Guest bio Alyona Mysko is the founder and CEO of Fuelfinance. She has worked in finance for more than 10 years, being an expert in financial planning and risk management. During this period, she was a lecturer for more than 1500 students and participated as a mentor in CEE SeedStars, EO business Incubator, Tech2 Impact programs. Two years ago, she launched her personal startup Fuelfinance, and set the Fuelfinance mission as “our goal is to save hundreds of thousands of SMBs from bankruptcies and unlock trillions of dollars in GDP growth”. She’s passionate about wakesurfing, Petrykivka painting and Ukrainian Art. -------------- Podcast website: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple, Google, Spotify. Follow on Twitter for updates. Please consider leaving a short review on Apple or send this episode to your friends. You can also comment and send suggestions.
Niels Bosma talks about doing marketing with a technical background, automating your workflows and what happens when friends become co-founders in the same company. See the episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/niels. Guest bio Niels Bosma is a passionate growth hacker, product developer and angel investor. He builds growth engines. His latest venture is Filestar that is revolutionising how people work with their files. He is also a co-founder of Offerta and Tessin, which is Scandinavia's first and largest platform for real estate financing. Niels loves to do side projects such as SeoTools for Excel. He is also an avid mountain biker. -------------- Podcast website: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple, Google, Spotify. Follow on Twitter for updates. Please consider leaving a short review on Apple or send this episode to your friends. You can also comment and send suggestions.
Multitalented artist Younee talks about her journey of self-discovery and rebellion in building a successful international career with many levels of accomplishments and renewal after prodigious domestic stardom in Korea. She also reveals how to push your limits and be  vulnerable in front of a live audience. See the episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/younee. Guest bio YOUNEE from South Korea is a virtuoso, prize-winning pianist and an impressively talented and awarded singer/songwriter who, from an early age, has a desire to break the boundaries. Her tuition begins at the age of three, then involves studying classical piano for the next twenty years. She is one of a small group of highly trained classical musicians who are equally at home on Jazz, Pop and Rock stages. In 2006, she releases her first and highly successful debut album ‚Love’ (EMI) as "Key's Piano" in Korea, becomes a star in her native country and a permanent guest in TV-shows, festivals and contests. She is also highly active as a songwriter writing a string of pop songs for other Korean artists, such as the title song and No.1 hit of “Dan Hansaram” for the Korean TV drama “Famous Princesses” on KBS TV. YOUNEE decides to move to England with the aim of writing and producing in collaboration with several icons of the British jazz scene and to release her English language crossover- album "True To You" in the UK. The album track ‘Home To You’ hits several radio charts in the US culminating in the No. 1 spot of the important AC-Chartbound listings, and YOUNEE, together with her co-writer, wins the category of ‘Best Songwriter’ at the Music Aid Awards. Then she signed to a German record label, management and concert agency “Karsten Jahnke” in Hamburg and moved to Germany in 2013 where she has released two albums so far. She has performed at Jazzopen Stuttgart, Leverkusener Jazztage, Dresdener Jazztage, Woman in Jazz, Ingolstädter Jazztage, Beethoven Festival, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, and many more in both classic and jazz stages. --- Correction: 1:34 "see the sounds as colours" There were some serious technical challenges while recording this video, and it has been improvised from lower quality audio and video backup sources. -------------- Podcast website: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple, Google, Spotify. Follow on Twitter for updates. Please consider leaving a short review on Apple or send this episode to your friends. You can also comment and send suggestions.
Pierre Stanislas talks about finding opportunities in unexpected places, how to become insurtech leader and make waves with side projects. He also shares insights into the future of Clubdeck and web3 audio platforms. See the episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/pierre.  Guest bio Pierre Stanislas is the CEO & co-founder of Wilow, and a co-founder of Clubdeck. He has worked in finance for 15 years (London & Paris), advising institutional clients on their strategy. In parallel, and just for fun, Pierre has developed and launched mobile apps in various fields such as gaming, social media, culture or sport, some of which have been downloaded by several thousand users. Passionate about sailing, music and martial arts, he has also written two novels in his spare time. Pierre holds an MSc from Ecole Centrale Paris. -------------- Podcast website: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple, Google, Spotify. Follow on Twitter for updates. Please consider leaving a short review on Apple or send this episode to your friends. You can also comment and send suggestions.
Amir Nashat talks about working with stellar people, how curiosity leads you to amazing results, and what is exciting in the biotech field. He also reveals how he met his childhood hero. See the episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/amir/. Guest bio Amir Nashat is a managing partner in Polaris’ Boston office. He joined Polaris in 2002 and focuses on investments in healthcare. Additionally, Amir has served as a director of Adnexus Therapeutics (Bristol Myers Squibb), Athenix Corporation (Bayer), Avila Therapeutics (Celgene), Fate Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FATE), Freenome, Living Proof (Unilever), Promedior Pharmaceuticals (Roche), Receptos (Celgene), Selecta Biosciences (NASDAQ: SELB), Sun Catalytix (Lockheed Martin), and TARIS Biomedical (J&J). In addition to his investment role, Amir has served as the CEO of Dewpoint, Jnana, Living Proof, Olivo Labs, and Sun Catalytix. Amir also serves on the Partners Innovation Fund and the Investment Advisory Committee for The Engine at MIT, and helped launch the MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund as its active president. He has been named to the Forbes Midas List of “Top 100 Venture Capitalists.” Prior to joining Polaris, Amir completed his ScD as a Hertz Fellow in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a minor in Biology under the guidance of Dr. Robert Langer. Amir also earned both his MS and BS in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. -------------- Podcast website: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter for updates. Please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts or send this episode to your friends. You can also send suggestions.
Hans-Peter “Hape” Siefen talks about building an international brand with a loyal customer base, the role of marketing and sales in organic growth and how Jim Collins has shaped their company. He also reveals some amazing moments with Jack Welch and Arnold Schwarzenegger. See the episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/hape/. Guest bio Hape is a sales boy who turned into an entrepreneur. He is a family guy who enjoys spending time in nature and on the lakes of Finland. Hape founded Nordic Business Group 11 years ago with his business partner, Jyri LIndén, whom he met at a university lecture. His professional passion is in inspiring and educating people about business and leadership - and also in building a thrilling business himself. -------------- Podcast website: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter for updates. Please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts or send this episode to your friends. You can also send suggestions.
Sami Benchekroun talks about the three phases of startup growth from bootstrapping to scaling and raising over €20m in funding. We discuss the role of mentorship and finding the right type of investors but also some French puns are involved. See the episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/sami/. Guest bio Sami Benchekroun is the Co-Founder and CEO of Morressier, the virtual conference provider and platform for the scientific community. Sami has over ten years of experience in academic conferences, scholarly publishing, and entrepreneurship. He drives Morressier's vision forward and is dedicated to increasing the impact and reach of professional and scientific conferences. A frequent industry contributor, Sami serves as a scientific communications lecturer at the Technical University of Berlin. He has a background studying management at ESCP Europe. -------------- Podcast website: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter for updates. Please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts or send this episode to your friends. You can also send suggestions.
Ville Virtanen talks about what happens when you are hit by Sandstorm and how to cope with expectations, success and stay relevant over time. This episode is totally out of control so just feel the vibe and tune in. See the episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/darude/. Guest bio Famed for the global platinum-selling smash ‘Sandstorm’, Darude is recognised as one of the most influential artists to emerge from the dance scene. With a DJ style that is a mixture of progressive and uplifting trance, fused with elements of tech, breaks and house, Darude’s music delivers a dynamic energy that gets any dance floor moving. With over 15 years of heavily touring North and South America, as well as leading shows in Asia and Australasia his resume of accolades is a testament to the exponential growth of his profile as an international artist. Over the years he’s appeared on TV channels such as BBC, NBC, CNN and MTV, as well as having won several prestigious awards such as 2 x German Dance Awards, Dance Star Award, USA Golden Turntable DJ Award and he is a 3 x Finnish Grammy Award winner. His name has also appeared in numerous public-voted polls with previous entries in Top 100 DJs Poll and Americas Favourite DJ. -------------- Podcast website: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. If you really like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get Petri a coffee. You can also send suggestions.
Mikko Hypponen talks about how to protect your company against security threats, why ransomware is so common, the future of cyberwars and why you should trust the cloud. He also reveals how he crashed his customer's brand new car. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/if-its-smart-its-vulnerable/. Guest bio Mikko Hypponen is a global security expert. He has worked at F-Secure since 1991. Mr. Hypponen has written on his research for the New York Times, Wired and Scientific American and he appears frequently on international TV. He has lectured at the universities of Stanford, Oxford and Cambridge. He was selected among the 50 most important people on the web by the PC World magazine and was included in the FP Global 100 Thinkers list. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get Petri a coffee. You can also send suggestions.
Founder non grata

Founder non grata

2021-04-1501:17:14

Jaakko Villa talks about co-founding a successful growth company Idean and running it for many years but what happens when the co-founders part ways and his legacy is nowhere to be seen anymore. We also cover how to transform from direct sales to digital sales processes and what is an ethical design agency. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/founder-non-grata/. Guest bio Jaakko Villa is a Finnish customer experience serial entrepreneur. He is currently managing Puheet customer community engagement SaaS business. In 2020, he co-founded Alpha Design Partners and already in 1999 the UX design firm Idean. At leisure time, he enjoys motorcycling and sports, especially basketball and badminton. He is easy to work with and enjoys helping fellow entrepreneurs where he can. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get Petri a coffee. You can also send suggestions.
Erik Byrenius talks about scaling his startup and the intriguing turns with strategic investments that led to an optimal exit situation. He also shares his lessons from +50 angel investments and where to find the best ice-cream in Manhattan. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/erik-byrenius. Guest bio Erik Byrenius is a Swedish foodtech entrepreneur who turned investor. He has spent the last few years giving back to the startup ecosystem by doing investments, working with philanthropy and building StartupTools.org with free resources for startups. He is now running Trellis Road, focusing on high-impact foodtech and agritech startups globally, investing at seed stage. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get Petri a coffee. You can also send suggestions.
Heikki Väänänen, the co-founder of HappyOrNot, talks about his entrepreneurial journey from bootstrapping to raising over 40m EUR funding and scaling the company to +200 employees, and stepping down from the CEO role after 20 years. He also tells why it's a good idea to wear a company T-shirt. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/bootstrapping-your-way-to-success/. Guest bio Heikki Väänänen, 40, has worked most of his life as an entrepreneur. The idea of HappyOrNot was born, when at the age of 15, he received bad customer service at a store he visited. He wondered whether there would be a better solution to give feedback and came up with the idea of the new service. However, he did not execute his idea right away and let it mature for a few more years. In those years, he graduated  as a Master of Science in Technology and founded, at the age of 20, his own gaming company Universomo. He has held board member roles in several technology and services companies, with a proven track record of increasing sales and profitability. With his combined experience and expertise, Heikki has directed the successful strategic development and sale of six Finnish companies, including the sale of Universomo to THQ – the second largest gaming company in the world. In 2009 HappyOrNot was born. The Smiley devices measuring customer satisfaction can be found at various locations, like grocery stores, pharmacies and airports, in more than 120 countries around the world. The HappyOrNot service has currently collected 2 billion feedbacks - a record in the customer feedback market space. While the idea of the Smiley devices is simple and the way of giving feedback is easy, the feedback data enables actionable insights and empowers companies to develop their business by improving their customer experience. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get Petri a coffee. You can also send suggestions.
Joshua Weiss talks about why you should not compromise or plan when negotiating, how to avoid common misconceptions, how to deal with bullies and power moves but also become a better negotiator and embrace the process. He also reveals why he did not become a lawyer. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/embrace-negotiations/. Guest bio Dr. Joshua N. Weiss is the co-founder, with William Ury, of the Global Negotiation Initiative at Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Negotiation Project. He is also the Director and creator of the Master of Science degree in Leadership and Negotiation at Bay Path University. He received his Ph.D. from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in 2002. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get Petri a coffee. You can also send suggestions.
Paul Viio talks about the difficulty of finding good salespeople, why the majority of companies are underperforming in sales and why you should not hire the top salespeople. He also tells about a cheesy meeting in Paris. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/value-based-selling. Guest bio Dr. Paul Viio is a leading expert in B2B value-based selling & sales management. He has worked internationally in sales for over 25 years, in addition to which he has a Ph.D. in selling and sales management. He is an entrepreneur, published author/researcher, and the only person in the world holding two professorships in selling & sales management at two top business schools concurrently. Paul is a sought-after B2B sales keynote speaker, executive trainer, and advisor to companies. He has taught, trained, advised, and helped hundreds of executives and companies globally to improve their sales performance. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get Petri a coffee. You can also send suggestions.
Shawn Livermore talks about the great myths surrounding tech founders, how to unleash your creativity, the secrets & magic of growth, and what is a nagging pull. He also shares his views on introverts and ladders. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/average-joe-the-tech-genius/. Guest bio Shawn Livermore is a tech startup founder, entrepreneur, and technology consultant for over 20 years. He’s written books on software development and writes software in many programming languages. After raising investment capital for his startups 6 times, Shawn began to look beyond
 the code to see the bigger picture: The systems, patterns, and models of thinking that most deserve our attention. Instead of hype and hustle, Shawn focuses on tangible, factual, and replicable bits
and bytes that most people wouldn’t see or pay attention to. From small fragments, Shawn can assemble larger stories, to help people think, speak, and create like a tech genius. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send suggestions.
Johan Norberg talks about the misfits, rebels and innovators that push the reluctant society into progress, the role of entrepreneurs and why this is a scary moment in time. He also reveals why founders are only getting 2.2 per cent of the value they create and who's getting the rest. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/success-through-failure-innovation-and-imitation/. Guest bio Johan Norberg is an author, lecturer and documentary filmmaker who specializes in the big questions, from liberty and progress to entrepreneurship, globalization and the hidden dichotomies shaping the world. He is a native of Sweden, a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. and the European Centre for International Political Economy in Brussels. He is a frequent commentator in Swedish and international media. In 2018 he received the Walter Judd Freedom Award, previously awarded to luminaries such as Garry Kasparov and Ronald Reagan. Norberg has written over 20 books covering a broad range of topics, including global economics and popular science. His breakthrough title, In Defence of Global Capitalism (2003), was published in over 25 countries. His latest book, Open – The Story of Human Progress (2020), is a grand odyssey through history’s ever-changing tides of connection and isolation, exchange and protectionism, open borders and closed minds. It has been praised by The Economist as ”amusing as well as illuminating”, ”clear, colorful and convincing”. His previous book, the celebrated Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future (2016) was chosen as the Book of the Year by The Economist, Guardian and Observer. It has been translated to 20 languages (so far). -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send suggestions.
Bailey Richardson talks about community building on Instagram's early years, The Social Dilemma phenomenon including her interview in the documentary, and how to find yourself in hedgehog cafes in Tokyo. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/building-communities/. Guest bio Bailey started People & Company with Kai and Kevin in 2016. Their mission is to help people bring their people together. They interview extraordinary people organizers on their podcast and theypublished a book on how to build communities today. In the past, she grew the early community around Instagram, where she was one of the first employees. She has also worked at IDEO, StoryCorps, Pop-Up Magazine and The California Sunday Magazine, made a short film about a Pinoy inventor named Dado Banatao, interviewed Russians who are LGBTQ about what their lives are really like, asked Casey Neistat how to make and share videos people love, and started a Queer Pool Club. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send suggestions.
Jurgen Appelo talks about failing to find a product/market fit, how you pivot, adapt and move on in turmoil as well as shifting up to an experience mindset. He also warns about dangers in Canada. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/from-products-to-an-experience-mindset/. Guest bio Jurgen Appelo calls himself a creative networker. But sometimes he’s a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, or… Dutch guy. Inc.com has called him a Top 50 Leadership Expert and a Top 100 Leadership Speaker. Since 2008, Jurgen writes a popular blog at NOOP.NL, offering ideas on the creative economy, agile management, organizational change, and personal development. He is the author of the book Management 3.0, which describes the role of the manager in agile organizations; How to Change the World, which describes a supermodel for change management; Managing for Happiness, which offers you practical ideas to engage workers, improve work, and delight clients; and most recently, Startup, Scaleup, Screwup, which contains 50% inspiring stories and 50% practices to follow and dives into the major topics that business leaders and entrepreneurs are confronted with throughout the business lifecycle. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
Slush CEO Miika Huttunen talks about how to adapt to the new reality and change your business in 4 months, the relevance of esports & gaming and the future of business events. He also explores Second Reality and LAN-parties. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/curators-are-the-new-creators/. Guest bio Miika Huttunen is the CEO of Slush, a global movement with a mission to create and help founders. Formerly Miika acted as Chief Operating Officer at Slush. Huttunen is highly curious about everything related to gaming: computer graphics, esports, communities, and many others. Miika also has an extensive background in various volunteer communities like Slush, Assembly, Vaasa Entrepreneurship Society, and World Economic Forum's Global Shapers. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
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