I spent my first year absolutely paranoid
Emily Brooke, Founder and CEO at Blaze
Emily Brooke about how she became a single female founder and ended up with getting Sir Richard Branson to invest in her startup.
Beef jerky potato chips: $10M to Grow Meat in Labs
Andras Forgacs, Co-founder and Chief Executive at Modern Meadow
Modern Meadow raises a $10M Series A with Horizons Ventures. The Brooklyn-based startup was founded in 2011 by some of the leading tissue engineers. We met up with CEO Andras Forgacs to get some exclusive insights on the deal.
There are as many milestones as there are road blocks. But luckily there are pioneers to learn from.
Here we share their stories and insights – told by themselves.
It’s fast, it’s demanding. Luckily there are pioneers to learn from.
Here they share their stories and insights.
#3 You need great People
#5 Delighting Users
#1 Role Models
#2 What Market to Tap Into
#3 Scaling B2C
#4 Fail Fast
#5 How to Compete
Technology is supposed to make us better and faster
Michael Buckwald, Founder and CEO at Leap Motion
Michael Buckwald on how molding clay inspired the two co-founders to start Leap Motion. Michael tells us about their mission to break down the barriers between technology and humans.
The most important thing is to build a brand
Urska Srsen, Founder and COO of Bellabeat
Urska Srsen, founder of Bellabeat and Pioneers Festival Challenge winner 2013, raises $4.5 million from Silicon Valley angels. With us she talks about the life of their million-dollar-baby, joining YC, and taking Europe to the US.
I hired my own boss to run Shazam
Chris Barton, Founder of Shazam
Chris Barton – Founder of Shazam, former Google, today Dropbox – on hiring a CEO to run the company he founded and why he has no regrets about leaving Shazam before it really took off in the App Store.
Rule #1: Know your factory owner
Cyril Ebersweiler, Visionary Punk, Founder at HAXLR8R
Cyril on setting up the first hardware accelerator in China, cultural differences and why Shenzhen is the best place on earth for hardware.
Startups are the greatest change agent in the world
Adam Cheyer, Founder of Siri
Adam Cheyer on the power of founding companies. Adam talks to us about how he got into programming, his first prototype of Siri twenty years ago and why he started three companies at the same time.
Only the paranoid survive
Roman Stanek, Founder and CEO GoodData
Roman Stanek on the value of having a ‘shared vision’, providing perspective and battling through tough times.
Hustling as my superhuman power
Steli Efti, CEO Elastic Inc.
Steli Efti on sales, the pain of rejection, and why he tried yet failed to stop a large enterprise to buying his product.
Producing in China is not actually cheaper
Stephen Lake, CEO Thalmic
Stephen Lake shares his insights on starting a hardware startup and developing the next level of human computer interaction.