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Conversations with daring entrepreneurs, investors, & shapers to help you take the leap! In this podcast for the curious, Remo Kyburz interviews daring entrepreneurs, investors, and shapers in various areas like emerging technology, traveling, crypto, food, gaming & more. In each episode you will discover how one of these leap takers got started on their journey, the insights and learnings they gathered, their mental models, tactics, and much more, so that - you too - can take the leap!

Conversations with daring entrepreneurs, investors, & shapers to help you take the leap! In this podcast for the curious, Remo Kyburz interviews daring entrepreneurs, investors, and shapers in various areas like emerging technology, traveling, crypto, food, gaming & more. In each episode you will discover how one of these leap takers got started on their journey, the insights and learnings they gathered, their mental models, tactics, and much more, so that - you too - can take the leap!
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Conversations with daring entrepreneurs, investors, & shapers to help you take the leap! In this podcast for the curious, Remo Kyburz interviews daring entrepreneurs, investors, and shapers in various areas like emerging technology, traveling, crypto, food, gaming & more. In each episode you will discover how one of these leap takers got started on their journey, the insights and learnings they gathered, their mental models, tactics, and much more, so that - you too - can take the leap!

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Episodes

Episode 11: Sebastian Wahl & Carl-Philipp von Polheim - The story of mybacs and how to start a direct-to-consumer company

12/31/2019
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Sebastian Wahl and Carl-Philipp von Polheim are the founders of mybacs (https://mybacs.com/). Mybacs is a direct-to-consumer (D2C), research driven, biotechnology company for gut-health products based in Zug (Switzerland) and Munich (Germany). Their goal is to revolutionize the healthcare market around the human microbiome and thus make a decisive contribution to the health and daily well-being of everyday customers. Mybacs is specialized on the development of innovative and high-dose...

Duration:01:10:49

Episode 10: Holger Seim - The origin story of Blinkist, growing to 11 million users, and creating a unique company culture

11/18/2019
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Holger Seim (@hlgrsm (https://twitter.com/hlgrsm?s=20)) is the founder and CEO of Blinkist (https://www.blinkist.com/). Blinkist is a book summary app that lets you get the key insights from 3'000+ bestselling non-fiction books that cover leadership, history, psychology and more in 15 minute summaries in text or audio format. Blinkist has over 11million users globally and the book-summarising startup has won positive reviews from the likes of Forbes (“This may be the greatest app you...

Duration:01:03:31

Episode 9: Alisée de Tonnac - Leaving the corporate world to travel the globe and run startup competitions in emerging markets

10/16/2019
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Alisée (@aliseedt (https://twitter.com/aliseedt?lang=en)) is one of the founders of Seedstars, a global group of companies with a mission to impact people's lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. The groups' activities cover over 85 cities with emerging startup ecosystems through a variety of activities, such as hosting one of the world’s largest startup competition “Seedstars World”, organizing training and acceleration programs, offering physical hubs called...

Duration:00:31:59

Episode 8: Andri Silberschmidt - The 25 year old that sells poké bowls, manages an equity fund, and runs for national parliament

10/2/2019
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Andri Silberschmidt (@andrisilbi (https://twitter.com/andrisilbi_)) is a 25 years old rising star here in Switzerland. He is a food entrepreneur, equity investor, and politician. At the age of fifteen, he began his banking education and is now responsible at Swisscanto Invest for the management of all quantitative equity funds investing in developing countries. In the summer of 2017, Andri and some of his friends founded kaisin. , a Poké Bowl restaurant and catering chain. He has been...

Duration:01:09:58

Episode 7: Andreas Schwarzinger - Lessons from building Switzerland's leading student platform

9/10/2019
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Andreas Schwarzinger (@a_schwarzinger (https://twitter.com/a_schwarzinger)) is the founder and managing partner of uniboard (https://www.uniboard.ch/startseite/) AG, one of Switzerland’s largest student platforms with over 72k users. Andreas is one of the most down-to-earth people I know and with his work at Uniboard helped thousands of students to successfully pass their degrees. His motto is "Studying together is better"! In our conversation we talk about how Andreas and his co-founder...

Duration:00:54:42

Episode 6: Stefano Bernardi - Taking the leap to Silicon Valley & How crypto governs organizations of the future

7/26/2019
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Stefano Bernardi (@stefanobernardi (https://twitter.com/stefanobernardi)) is an active italian angel investor on AngelList (https://angel.co/) and at “Mission and Market (https://m14t.com/)”, a silicon valley startup founder of a Y Combinator alumni (Kickpay (https://kickpay.com/)), and employee nr. 1 of Betable (https://corp.betable.com/) (backed by Greylock, Founders Fund). More recently he is also a part of Atomico (https://www.atomico.com/)'s angel programme, where he focuses exclusively...

Duration:00:41:09

Episode 5: Nilson Kufus - From figure skating champion to building a digital mirror world

7/15/2019
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Nilson Kufus (@NilsonKufus) is one of the co-founders of Nomoko, a technology company that is building photorealistic 3D models of entire cities. Their technology enables applications for various industries like self-driving cars, gaming, or urban planning. Nilson obtained a degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences from the University College Maastricht and is also a former Swiss figure skating champion. Please follow me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/remokyburz/), Twitter...

Duration:01:15:14

Episode 4: David Lu - Learnings from starting a venture fund

7/2/2019
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David Lu (@davidjlu (https://twitter.com/davidjlu_)) is an up & coming venture capitalist based in Sydney and Singapore, who is constantly traveling the world on the hunt for great investments. He is a Partner @256 Ventures, a global cryptocurrency VC fund, investing in a portfolio of diversified digital assets. Previously, David founded Australia’s first student VC called, Textbook ventures. He also regularly writes academic papers around the topics of entrepreneurial ecosystems, startup...

Duration:00:42:24

Episode 3: Estefanía Tapias - Empowering entrepreneurship among women & How to get featured on Forbes 30 under 30

6/17/2019
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Estefanía Tapias (@este_tapias) is a researcher on the topic of the future of cities and entrepreneur that was listed on Forbes reputable 30 under 30 list. She is from Colombia but has been living in Switzerland for the past few years, where she co-founded WeSpace. WeSpace is a community, co-workspace and digital platform inspired by women in Zurich, where she invited me to to record this interview. She obtained her Ph.D. at ETH Zurich and worked as a researcher and lecturer on the topic of...

Duration:01:13:49

Episode 2: Pascal Kaufmann - Experimenting with Cyborgs and Lessons of building an AI startup

6/17/2019
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Pascal Kaufmann (@PascalKaufmann) is a neuroscientist-turned-entrepreneur, who founded Starmind - one of Europe’s leading artificial intelligence technology companies - and Mindfire - a foundation created to incentivize collaboration in AI research. Inc magazine mentioned Pascal in the same sentence with no other than Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking. In this episode we’ll talk about how Pascal became fascinated with artificial intelligence research, some of the experiments he worked on, what...

Duration:00:36:29

Episode 1: Daniel Naeff - Disrupting Venture Capital & How to make better decisions as a founder

6/17/2019
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Daniel Naeff is the founder of Oakura, a platform where curated startups and vetted experts engage to create next generation businesses. We’ll get into what this actually means in the episode. He also served as the COO of Teralytics, one of Switzerland’s leading data analytics startups. He is also on the board of directors of the ETH Alumni - one of the world’s top 10 universities. We’ll take about bootstrapping vs. funding your company via venture capital, how to make smarter decisions as a...

Duration:02:55:53

Episode 0: Remo Kyburz - Introduction to The Leap Takers Podcast

6/17/2019
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Short introductory episode where Remo (@TheRemoKyburz) is introducing the podcast and what led him to start the LeapTakers podcast. In short: In each episode I’m interviewing unique founders, shapers, and makers that work on building the future, as well as other fascinating personalities that push boundaries in various areas, such as investing, traveling, gaming, exploring new foods, and much more. In addition to being a source of knowledge & entertainment, I want to inspire people like you...

Duration:00:09:07