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Welcome to the Tech-Entrepreneur on a Mission podcast. My name is Ton Dobbe. I am the founder of Value Inspiration and the author of ‘The Remarkable Effect’. I envision a world where every B2B SaaS business succeeds because they're creating software their customers would miss if were gone 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲'𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝘆: Research consistently shows 90% of all startups fail. That's bad. What's worse however is that +75% of SaaS Scaleups fail - companies that are supposed to have product-market-fit. Far too few Scaleups create the traction they aspire for and fail for the wrong reasons I believe this should stop - and hence I started my business and this podcast The goal I have with this podcast is two-fold: to inspire new forms of value creation by sharing compelling ideas and stories about the potential we can unlock when technology and people blend in the right way. Share experiences from tech-entrepreneurs like you about what it requires to create a remarkable software business and how to overcome the roadblocks to do so.

Welcome to the Tech-Entrepreneur on a Mission podcast. My name is Ton Dobbe. I am the founder of Value Inspiration and the author of ‘The Remarkable Effect’. I envision a world where every B2B SaaS business succeeds because they're creating software their customers would miss if were gone 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲'𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝘆: Research consistently shows 90% of all startups fail. That's bad. What's worse however is that +75% of SaaS Scaleups fail - companies that are supposed to have product-market-fit. Far too few Scaleups create the traction they aspire for and fail for the wrong reasons I believe this should stop - and hence I started my business and this podcast The goal I have with this podcast is two-fold: to inspire new forms of value creation by sharing compelling ideas and stories about the potential we can unlock when technology and people blend in the right way. Share experiences from tech-entrepreneurs like you about what it requires to create a remarkable software business and how to overcome the roadblocks to do so.

Location:

United States

Description:

Welcome to the Tech-Entrepreneur on a Mission podcast. My name is Ton Dobbe. I am the founder of Value Inspiration and the author of ‘The Remarkable Effect’. I envision a world where every B2B SaaS business succeeds because they're creating software their customers would miss if were gone 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲'𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝘆: Research consistently shows 90% of all startups fail. That's bad. What's worse however is that +75% of SaaS Scaleups fail - companies that are supposed to have product-market-fit. Far too few Scaleups create the traction they aspire for and fail for the wrong reasons I believe this should stop - and hence I started my business and this podcast The goal I have with this podcast is two-fold: to inspire new forms of value creation by sharing compelling ideas and stories about the potential we can unlock when technology and people blend in the right way. Share experiences from tech-entrepreneurs like you about what it requires to create a remarkable software business and how to overcome the roadblocks to do so.

Twitter:

@tondobbe

Language:

English

Contact:

+34676098167


Episodes

#214 - Tobias Konitzer Ph.D., CEO of Ocurate - on using LTV to solve profitability issues

5/11/2022
This podcast interview focuses on product innovation that has the power to help B2C business spend their money right - to increase profitability. My guest is Tobias Konitzer Ph.D., CEO of Ocurate Tobias Konitzer is an academically trained entrepreneur who has a proven track record of turning research into technology and into a product that addresses ubiquitous pain points. He worked for Facebook Research and completed a Ph.D. in computational social science at Stanford University. In 2017 he...

Duration:00:42:24

#213 - Baptiste Boulard, CEO Swapcard - on dominating a niche

5/4/2022
This podcast interview focuses on product innovation that has the power to connect business people in ways that are more engaging and drive more value. My guest is Baptiste Boulard, CEO of Swapcard He's an ex-lawyer who turned entrepreneur and tech enthusiast. This Henry Ford quoted what drives him the most: “Anyone who stops learning is old – at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. Life is about keeping your mind young.” Today, Baptiste is CEO and Co-Founder of Swapcard....

Duration:00:48:52

#212 - John Hudson, CEO of Luma1 on making customers heroes

4/27/2022
This podcast interview focuses on product innovation that has the power to grow the success of every organization by enabling a fluid knowledge flow. My guest is John Hudson, CEO of Luma1 John is a global tech entrepreneur and investor. While he's worked in tech including retail, e-commerce, and real estate, the main focus has been based on his belief that training is the fastest way to move the needle in any organization and the right technology can make it move faster and be even more...

Duration:00:39:52

#211 - Ilia Zelenkin, CEO of Bitskout on creating transformational change

4/20/2022
This podcast interview focuses on product innovation that has the power to give us back the energy and power to do the things where human intelligence and imagination shine. My guest is Ilia Zelenkin, CEO Bitskout. Ilia spent close to 15 years of his career at Nokia, ultimately as head of product & service innovation, Global Services. He then co-founded SafeRoom, a control center for Encrypted Data. In 2020 he co-founded Bitskout which he's heading up as the CEO. He's passionate about...

Duration:00:47:07

#210 - Nimrod Priell, CEO of Cord on leveraging Make/Buy/Partner in SaaS

4/13/2022
This podcast interview focuses on product innovation that gives B2B SaaS businesses the opportunity to increase their value by making their product multiplayer. My guest is Nimrod Priell, CEO of Cord. Nimrod has been a software pioneer from the very first start. He's got over 20 years of experience in development, data science, and product management and decided in 2019 it was time to make the jump to take on the entrepreneur role. He loves thinking about how we work and how we can make that...

Duration:00:50:33

#209 - Daniel Erickson, CEO of Viable on nailing Product Market Fit

4/6/2022
This podcast interview focuses on product innovation that has the power to finally prevent us from relying on anecdotes that lead to biased decisions and with that build products customers love. My guest is Daniel Erickson, Founder, and CEO of Viable. Daniel has been active in software development since 2006. He took an untraditional path from most. Together with his co-founder he skipped college altogether and straight out of high school created a consulting firm in Portland to help...

Duration:00:36:16

#208 - Scott Markovits, CEO Spontaneousli on creating problem-market fit

4/1/2022
This podcast interview focuses on product innovation that has the power to grow our happiness and connectivity at work - especially when we're part of a distributed team. My guest is Scott Markovits, CEO Spontaneousli. Over the past 8 years, Scott has worked with over 1000 early-stage founders and startups, helping them build the foundations of successful products, companies, and teams. He's passionate about building awesome new products and creating amazing employee experiences. Another...

Duration:00:41:57

#207 - Rami Darwish, CEO Arrow Labs on empowering 2 billion deskless workers

3/23/2022
This podcast interview focuses on product innovation that has the power to enable desk-less workers to perform at their highest potential, with minimal intervention to their workday. My guest is Rami Darwish, Founder, and CEO of Arrow Labs Rami is a founder and entrepreneur in digital technology for the enterprise and b2b segment. He has a deep understanding of business growth and scale strategy. He's an expert in workforce management and digitalization of the field operation and beyond...

Duration:00:49:42

#206 - Adam Honig, CEO of Spiro AI on embracing a customer first mindset

3/16/2022
This podcast interview focuses on product innovation that has the power to relieve salespeople from having to use CRM, so they can focus on what they're best at: In the moment selling. My guest is Adam Honig, CEO of Spiro AI Adam has worked my entire career in the technology industry. His specialty is building companies and organizations that sell and deliver enterprise software and solutions in the B2B space. All of the companies that he helped found were focused on dramatically improving...

Duration:00:44:18

#205 - Gregory Lim, CEO Persosa on delivering transformative change

3/9/2022
This podcast interview focuses on product innovation that has the power to end the era of being inundated with media every single day. And my guest is Gregory Lim, Co-founder, and CEO of Persosa. Greg was the former CMO of Lifelock, and the founder of Qual & Quant, a full-service strategy, finance, and marketing agency. He combines his background in finance and marketing and believes that great marketing is the perfect combination of math and magic. He likes to challenge the status quo - and...

Duration:00:47:58

#204 – Emil Jimenez, CEO Mind Bank AI on thinking big and long-term

3/2/2022
This podcast interview focuses on product innovation that has the power to the personal development and aging challenge for all of us. My guest is mil Jimenez, Founder, and CEO of Mind Bank AI Emil Jimenez is a marketing expert with over 18 years working on global campaigns. He started working in the communications industry as a web designer in NYC. In 2009 he opened Passion Communications in Prague with the vision of building a brand empire for himself and his clients. Since 2020 Emil has...

Duration:00:42:54

#203 – Stine Mangor Tornmark, CEO of Openli on compliance as a competitive advantage

2/23/2022
This podcast interview focuses on product innovation that has the power to ​​help companies to build trust towards their customers and close deals faster by putting their privacy compliance on autopilot. My guest is Stine Mangor Tornmark, Co-founder and CEO of Openli. Stine has 10+ years of experience as a lawyer from Plesner law firm and Trustpilot. At Trustpilot, she built up Trustpilot’s Legal and Compliance teams and processes from when the company had one office with 70 employees to 850...

Duration:00:37:19

#202 – Manuel Bruschi, CEO of Timeular on developing products people are prepared to pay a premium for

2/16/2022
This podcast interview focuses on product innovation that gives each of us the power to fulfill our potential without sacrificing all the other good things in life. My guest is Manuel Bruschi, Founder, and CEO of Timeular. Manuel is a former web developer that has been recognized as a Forbes 30 under 30, a Ted speaker, and also a former Austrian National Champion in Rugby 7’s! He's passionate about the most important resource for a life worth living: Time. That's why he co-founded Timeular...

Duration:00:38:39

#201 – Jonas Vossler, CEO of Flow Lab on segmentation, resilience and the art of communication

2/9/2022
This podcast interview focuses on product innovation that has the power to help ambitious people become more focused and productive. My guest is Jonas Vossler, Founder, and CEO of Flow Lab. Jonas is fascinated by everything that happens at the intersection of new technologies, business, and society. He's convinced that in today’s world, innovation is the primary driver for economic growth and for change in our society. It is due to the progress induced by a variety of innovations and...

Duration:00:46:12

#200 – The best advice from B2B SaaS CEOs across 200 podcast episodes

2/2/2022
Welcome to episode 200 of the Tech-entrepreneur on a mission podcast. Because this is a big milestone on the journey I didn't want to devote this podcast to one guest - instead I got 22. A big element of every single episode of the podcast is the advice from tech-entrepreneurs to other tech-entrepreneurs about the most valuable lessons learned in building a remarkable SaaS business. So I've made a hand-picked selection of quotes from the 200 episodes that have featured between the 1st of...

Duration:00:45:01

#199 – Arnaud Henneville-Wedholm, author of “How Hard Can It Be”

1/26/2022
This podcast interview shares the big lessons learned from the failed attempts and required pivots running a startup that was on a mission to take down Facebook. My guest is Arnaud Henneville-Wedholm, author of "How Hard Can It Be" Arnaud Henneville-Wedholm is a consultant, lecturer, and head of sales and business development at GLOBHE. He is also the founder of multiple startups, including internalDesk, a SaaS platform for enterprise collaboration, where he served as COO. He's passionate...

Duration:00:50:14

#198 – Jacqueline Schafer, CEO of ClearBrief on finding product-market-fit

1/19/2022
This podcast interview focuses on product innovation that has the power to make change to the effectiveness and fairness of our justice system. My guest is Jacqueline Schafer, Founder, and CEO of ClearBrief. Jacqueline began her career as a litigation associate at the New York law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, & Garrison, and spent the majority of her career as an Assistant Attorney General in the Washington and Alaska Attorney General’s Offices, where she specialized in appellate...

Duration:00:46:32

#197 – Volker Smid, CEO of Acrolinx on surviving a global crisis and coming out stronger

1/12/2022
This podcast interview focuses on product innovation that has the power to build the best content, connect people across the world and create happy customers. My guest is Volker Smid, CEO of Acrolinx Volker has more than 25 years of management experience in the software, internet, technology, and media industry around the globe. Throughout his career, he served as CEO of Searchmetrics and EVP Digital & Technologies at the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. He was CEO of Hewlett-Packard Germany,...

Duration:00:49:44

#196 – Matt Compton, CEO of Filo on finding a repeatable business model

1/5/2022
This podcast interview focuses on product innovation that has the power to bridge the best of both worlds to create remarkable results in an increasingly remote workplace. My guest is Matt Compton, Co-founder, and CEO of Filo. Matt is a two-time founder and former IBM, ExactTarget, and Salesforce. He spent his entire career solving complex problems within product development, sales, marketing, and business strategy. Through a unique skill set combining engineering and business, he...

Duration:00:50:38

#195 – Derek Mendonça, Co-Founder Singular Aircraft on creating products that drive word of mouth

12/22/2021
This podcast interview focuses on the art of product innovation - and how people, not technology, often play a fundamental role in creating success. My guest is Derek Mendonça, Co-Founder Singular Aircraft Derek is a highly accomplished business leader with a passion for people & results; specifically, for empowering people to get the best results, aligned around an ambitious vision. He believes people perform at their best when they are challenged. When they are allowed to explore,...

Duration:00:50:15