Mathias is Partner at Speedinvest x. Prior to launching Speedinvest x, a Speedinvest focus fund investing into network effects, he was a General Manager for the German market at Uniplaces, an international marketplace for student accommodation. Before that, Mathias built out the marketplace-practice at Berlin-based Point Nine Capital, an early-stage fund focusing on SaaS and marketplaces, where he was a Principal for 4 years. Previously, Mathias led the M&A-department of ricardo Group, then a subsidiary of South African Naspers, that operates several online marketplace, classifieds and auction businesses across Europe. Earlier, he started his career as an Investment Manager at Mountain Partners Group in Zurich where he leads early-stage investments in companies such as Lieferando or reBuy. Mathias holds a German-French double-diploma from European School of Business Reutlingen and Neoma Business School Reims. Knowing Germany’s capital city like the back of his hand, Mathias now leads Speedinvest`s Berlin office as a Partner at Speedinvest x.
In this episode, we are talking with Mathias about his beginnings as a venture capitalist, the magic of network effects, chicken egg problems and marketplaces. Tune in and deep dive into Mathias's insights!
#16 How to make seven-figure revenues with FBA & socks
What a story!
In this episode of the Growth Show Podcast, we talk with Johannes Kliesch, Co-Founder and Managing Director of SNOCKS.
SNOCKS started as an e-commerce startup, selling only socks via Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) and Shopify. By now they have evolved into a full Lifestyle Brand and have no intention of stopping anytime soon.
Tune in to hear the amazing story behind SNOCKS, learn about Johannes as a founder, how SNOCKS uses and masters the art of selling through Amazon and what is next to come.
#15 How to master speaking on stage
Peter Hopwood is Global Keynote Speaker Coach & Founder of Hopwood Communications. He travels the globe helping people tell clearer stories with stronger impact. Bringing more value to their ideas. He helps executives and entrepreneurs develop their speaking style in front of a crowd or on camera, gain investment and persuade with impact.
Equally, as an internationally experienced live events MC, Peter has developed an extensive global portfolio of shaping large scale conferences. He loves to be kept on his toes wearing many hats – mentor, coach, presenter and voiceover talent.
In this episode, we talk with Peter about his impressive background in public speaking and his career path over the past twenty years.
Peter shares valuable insights about body language, how to use your voice, how to master public speaking and much more.
Tune in to hear how you make your audience care about what you have to say and how you make sure to stay in their heads.
Would you like to know more about Peter and why speaking on a stage is like flexing a muscle?
#14 Growing slowly but steadily with a sustainable product
In this episode, we have the pleasure to talk with Sophie Zepnik about the early days of hejhej-mats. hejhej-mats is offering the first holistic closed-looped yoga mat. This means, the yoga mats are not only produced from recycled materials but will be recyclable at the end of their lifespan.
You will also hear insights about developing a fully sustainable product - closing the loop from start to finish.
Tune in and check out this amazing Startup story with a great vision!
#13 How to create an innovative company culture
As an electrical engineering graduate Sebastian started his career as automation engineer within a brown coal mining facility.
When he moved to software development he started to work for a medium-sized IT company, as engineer, team lead and later as project lead. A few years ago, he transitioned to Axel Springer and started living the agile way. Within Axel Springer, as CTO of Ideas Engineering, Sebastian is one of the key drivers to transform this historic corporation to become a modern tech company.
This challenge and his passion for a great team culture motivates him every single day!
Tune in to hear the story about his awesome journey!