In this episode, we have the pleasure to talk with Bedeir Rizk about faking it until you make it, getting the first big corporate retail companies, about the octopus strategy, what makes a great mentor and much more!
More about Bedeir Rizk: He is the CMO of Qopius, a deep-tech startup based in Paris & Berlin that leverages AI & robotics to digitize physical stores. Formerly Bedeir was an AI researcher for a couple of years at the Intelligence Robotics research lab from Siemens. Additionally, he has experience in strategy consulting and investment banking with retail focus.
#19 Insights on improving your page speed
In this episode, we meet with Lukas Haensch. He is the founder of Pathmonk and has an extensive background in conversion optimization and UX. He describes himself as a UX Conversion ‘Nerd’. He has worked at Google for quite some time as UX Manager in the mobile optimization team.
Topics covered in this podcast: - How to optimize your mobile website - Differences in mobile and desktop conversion - How to increase conversion by using onsite behavior for optimization
Hands-on tips on tools, like webpagetest.org Website Pathmonk: https://pathmonk.com/
#18 How offline events support user growth
In this episode of the Growth Show we have the pleasure to talk with Florian Schneider, who is Founder & CEO of Fairling – a digital trade fair for brands. We talk with Florian about the ups and downs of his journey, about pivots and lessons learned, what KPIs have to do with it, and how they managed to leverage offline events to increase user growth. Also, why paying users are more interesting (not because of the obvious reason).
More about Florian: After studying Information Systems Florian Schneider found his first company Findeling. Only a little later his second entrepreneurial journey started with FAIRLING. Because of an own need he developed a digital KPI model over the course of the next two and a half years, which visualizes the most important KPIs and puts them into perspective. This helped him 10x his revenue by scaling in a controlled way. After more and more companies came up to him and asked for help in finding and visualizing their KPIs, Florian decided to found his third venture Leantree. He now helps managers and founders all over Germany to scale their businesses with his KPI model.
#17 How to scale network effects
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.