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Highway to Scale

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Welcome to Highway to Scale - a podcast in which we explore the ins and outs of business success. In each episode, we'll be interviewing CEOs, executives and managers from young successful companies that are making it big on the market. We'll talk to them about their business beginnings, and what did it take to go from 0 revenue to hundreds of employees and millions in valuation. In addition to learning more about the inner workings of their companies, we'll also explore their management styles, how their understanding of business changed as their companies grew and what were some of the key achievements they unlocked during the course of their careers.

Welcome to Highway to Scale - a podcast in which we explore the ins and outs of business success. In each episode, we'll be interviewing CEOs, executives and managers from young successful companies that are making it big on the market. We'll talk to them about their business beginnings, and what did it take to go from 0 revenue to hundreds of employees and millions in valuation. In addition to learning more about the inner workings of their companies, we'll also explore their management styles, how their understanding of business changed as their companies grew and what were some of the key achievements they unlocked during the course of their careers.

Location:

Croatia

Description:

Welcome to Highway to Scale - a podcast in which we explore the ins and outs of business success. In each episode, we'll be interviewing CEOs, executives and managers from young successful companies that are making it big on the market. We'll talk to them about their business beginnings, and what did it take to go from 0 revenue to hundreds of employees and millions in valuation. In addition to learning more about the inner workings of their companies, we'll also explore their management styles, how their understanding of business changed as their companies grew and what were some of the key achievements they unlocked during the course of their careers.

Language:

English


Episodes

De-risk the process of creating new ventures / Interview with Jordan Schlipf — Founder of Rainmaking

7/1/2022
In today's episode of Highway to Scale I'm joined by Jordan who is the Founder and Partner at Rainmaking, as well as a CEO of the Rainmaking Venture Studio. Jordan will tell us more about the process of corporate venture building, why startup co-founders need to be able to navigate and thrive in uncertainty, and why a long-term vision of a company is important for its success. __________ HOSTED BY: Dorian — Bornfight Content...

Duration:00:57:22

Money is a tool, not a goal / Interview with Andrew Gershfeld — Partner at Flint Capital

6/10/2022
Massive thanks to Mediatoolkit for sponsoring a portion of this episode! Mediatoolkit is the fastest way to find out when something important about your business is mentioned online. It is a media monitoring & an analytics tool that gathers information from hundreds of millions of internet sources and notifies you when someone mentions your brand, your company, your competitors or anything else you want to track. And it is doing it all in real time! To get 1 month of Mediatoolkit for free,...

Duration:00:44:58

Replacing clicks with conversations / Interview with Henrik Fabrin — CEO of Certainly

6/3/2022
Massive thanks to Mediatoolkit for sponsoring a portion of this episode! Mediatoolkit is the fastest way to find out when something important about your business is mentioned online. It is a media monitoring & an analytics tool that gathers information from hundreds of millions of internet sources and notifies you when someone mentions your brand, your company, your competitors or anything else you want to track. And it is doing it all in real time! To get 1 month of Mediatoolkit for free,...

Duration:00:50:10

Commit, go fast and risk more / Interview with Stefan Strohmer — CEO of Orderlion

5/20/2022
In today's episode I'm joined by Stefan who is the CEO of Orderlion. Stefan will tell us more about the potential for growth within the F&B industry, why focusing and deeply researching your potential investors is a much more successful tactic for fundraising than trying to attract everyone, and why playing it safe is not the optimal way of building a successful business. __________ HOSTED BY: Dorian — Bornfight Content...

Duration:00:51:13

How to find your first customer / Interview with Jannik Lawaetz — CEO of LuggageHero

5/13/2022
In today's episode I'm joined by Jannik who is the CEO of LuggageHero. Jannik will tell us more about the potential of building a company within the travel industry, how to expand your business from Europe to the US, how to leverage crowdfunding to grow your company and why you need to know how to get to your first customer if you want to build a successful business. __________ HOSTED BY: Dorian — Bornfight Content...

Duration:00:41:29

Test, learn, try and adapt / Interview with Martin Navne — CEO of Custimy

5/6/2022
In today's episode I'm joined by Martin who is the CEO of Custimy. Martin will tell us more about the importance of personalization when it comes to creating great customer experiences, why you as a founder want to focus on the most important and the most urgent things instead of spreading yourself across all of the tasks and why a "test, learn, try and adapt" approach is a great path to success. __________ HOSTED BY: Dorian — Bornfight Content...

Duration:01:09:00

Turbocharge growth through ownership / Interview with Daniel Bakh — CEO of Fullview

4/22/2022
In today's episode I'm joined by Daniel who is the CEO of Fullview. Daniel will tell us how scalable and fast customer support is becoming one of the biggest difference-makers in the SaaS world, what's the deal with product-led growth and why you should go after the biggest opportunity if you're looking to start a new business. __________ HOSTED BY: Dorian — Bornfight Content Creator https://www.linkedin.com/in/itsdorian/ dorian.derezic@bornfight.com __________ GUEST: Daniel Bakh —...

Duration:00:41:03

Can you be creative in B2G marketing / Interview with Marek Birchley — CMO of ClimateView

4/6/2022
In today's episode I'm joined by Marek who is the CMO of ClimateView. Marek will tell us what's it like to work primarily with governments instead of end users or other businesses, why is the lack of creative focus destroying your marketing efforts and how leveraging the mindset of persistence, discipline and continuity can drive you towards success. __________ HOSTED BY: Dorian — Bornfight Content...

Duration:00:45:59

Change your business model / Interview with Emil Esselin — CEO of Brick

3/23/2022
In today's episode I'm joined by Emil who is the CEO of Brick. Emil will tell us why success lies in using your product to solve user problems, what is it like to change a company business strategy and how the franchising model became the core of his business. __________ HOSTED BY: Dorian — Bornfight Content Creator https://www.linkedin.com/in/itsdorian/ dorian.derezic@bornfight.com __________ GUEST: Emil Esselin — Brick CEO _ ABOUT...

Duration:00:36:19

How to stand out in FinTech / Interview with Timm Jeppesen — CEO of Risika

3/11/2022
In today's episode I'm joined by Timm who is the CEO of Risika. Timm will share his insights about building a company with multiple co-founders, how to approach the process of raising outside capital and why great customer support makes all the difference in when it comes to highly competitive industries. __________ HOSTED BY: Dorian — Bornfight Content Creator https://www.linkedin.com/in/itsdorian/ dorian.derezic@bornfight.com __________ GUEST: Timm Jeppesen— Risika CEO _ ABOUT...

Duration:00:48:30

The challenges and opportunities of B2B / Interview with Ola Sars — CEO of Soundtrack Your Brand

2/25/2022
In today's episode I'm joined by Ola who is the CEO of Soundtrack Your Brand. Ola will tell us more about the current state and the overall potential of the B2B music streaming industry, why is it important to plan for failure when you're going all-in on your business, and why you need to deeply understand the specifics of different phases connected to the process of building a startup. __________ HOSTED BY: Dorian — Bornfight Content...

Duration:00:52:49

What is business success / Interview with Bogdan Nicoara — CEO of Bright Spaces

12/22/2021
In today's episode I'm joined by Bogdan who is the CEO of Bright Spaces. Bogdan will tell us more about the current state and the overall potential of the PropTech industry, what are the main benefits of building a flat organization and why the core of success lies in developing products and getting constant feedback from users. __________ HOSTED BY: Dorian — Bornfight Content Creator https://www.linkedin.com/in/itsdorian/ dorian.derezic@bornfight.com __________ GUEST: Bogdan Nicoară...

Duration:00:47:13

The importance of timing in business / Interview with Toms Blodnieks — COO of DeskTime

12/10/2021
In today's episode I'm joined by Toms who is the COO of DeskTime. Toms will tell us more about the importance of timing when it comes to growing a startup, how to adjust marketing strategies to fit the new normal, and how to keep a business on the growth path regardless of the situation it finds itself in. __________ HOSTED BY: Dorian — Bornfight Content Creator https://www.linkedin.com/in/itsdorian/ dorian.derezic@bornfight.com __________ GUEST: Toms Blodnieks — DeskTime...

Duration:00:45:58

Increase the value of your company / Interview with Liviu Dragan — CEO of DRUID

9/3/2021
In today's episode I'm joined by Liviu who is the CEO of DRUID. Liviu will tell us more about the current state of the chatbot technology and their potential when it comes to enterprise usage, what are some of the ways to increase the value of your company and why is it extremely important to have a strong story that describes your company and your products. __________ HOSTED BY: Dorian — Bornfight Content...

Duration:00:43:43

What is the lifeblood of every SaaS business / Interview with James Burrows — CEO of Rentals United

8/27/2021
In today's episode I'm joined by James who is the CEO of Rentals United. James will tell us more about the current state of the rental market, the importance of focusing on solving user issues, how his company helped their customers during the COVID-19 pandemic and why is sales the lifeblood of every SaaS company. __________ HOSTED BY: Dorian — Bornfight Content Creator https://www.linkedin.com/in/itsdorian/ dorian.derezic@bornfight.com __________ GUEST: James Burrows — Rentals...

Duration:00:45:15

How to challenge the industry leader / Interview with Pierre Queinnec — CEO of Jenji

7/23/2021
In today's episode I'm joined by Pierre who is the CEO of Jenji. Pierre will tell us more about the current state of the expense management market, how to take on the industry leader in your niche, why is ownership the core of success and why you, as a CEO in a SaaS company, need to go through support tickets from time to time. __________ HOSTED BY: Dorian — Bornfight Content Creator https://www.linkedin.com/in/itsdorian/ dorian.derezic@bornfight.com __________ GUEST: Pierre Queinnec...

Duration:01:10:04

Your sales process is your key asset / Interview with Romain Gauthier — CEO of Didomi

7/9/2021
In today's episode I'm joined by Romain who is the CEO of Didomi. Romain will tell us more about the adtech market, what's important to keep in mind when it comes to GDPR and user privacy, and also what makes trust one of the most critical elements of building successful teams. __________ HOSTED BY: Dorian — Bornfight Content Creator https://www.linkedin.com/in/itsdorian/ dorian.derezic@bornfight.com __________ GUEST: Romain Gauthier — Didomi CEO _ ABOUT...

Duration:00:54:06

Grow your company by leveraging your community / Interview with Bruce Pon — CEO of Ocean Protocol

7/1/2021
In today's episode I'm joined by Bruce who is the CEO of Ocean Protocol. Bruce will tell us about the potential of blockchain, what are some key differences between raising venture capital and initial coin offerings, as well as how to build and utilize the communities that grow around blockchain-based projects. __________ HOSTED BY: Dorian — Bornfight Content Creator https://www.linkedin.com/in/itsdorian/ dorian.derezic@bornfight.com __________ GUEST: Bruce Pon — Ocean Protocol...

Duration:00:35:34

The importance of attracting smart money / Interview with Guillermo Campoamor — CEO of Meep

7/1/2021
In today's episode I'm joined by Guillermo who is the CEO of Meep. Guillermo will tell us about the potential of mobility as a service, the value of smart money and the importance of having a strong vision when it comes to long-term business success. __________ HOSTED BY: Dorian — Bornfight Content Creator https://www.linkedin.com/in/itsdorian/ dorian.derezic@bornfight.com __________ GUEST: Guillermo Campoamor — Meep CEO https://www.linkedin.com/in/guillermocampoamor/ _ ABOUT...

Duration:00:33:08

Mastering 3 levers of company growth / Interview with Mustafa Khanwala — CEO of MishiPay

7/1/2021
In today's episode I'm joined by Mustafa who is the CEO of MishiPay. Mustafa will tell us about the present and the future of the retail industry, what does it take to change customer habits and why is a properly structured team crucial for company growth. __________ HOSTED BY: Dorian — Bornfight Content Creator https://www.linkedin.com/in/itsdorian/ dorian.derezic@bornfight.com __________ GUEST: Mustafa Khanwala — MishiPay CEO _ ABOUT...

Duration:00:48:34