Venture Europe

Venture Europe, hosted by Calin Fabri.

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Annie Duke - Decision Science, Frameworks for entrepreneurs on how to decide, Mental time travel, The monkey on the pedestal, Decision quality VS Outcome quality, Thinking in Bets

Annie Duke - Decision Science, Frameworks for entrepreneurs on how to decide, Mental time travel, The monkey on the pedestal, Decision quality VS Outcome quality, Thinking in Bets

Annie Duke is a Special Partner focused on Decision Science at First Round Capital Partners, a seed stage venture fund.

Annie is a prolific author in the decision making space having written "Thinking in Bets" - a national bestseller, "How to decide: Simple tools for making better choices” and the latest book “Quit - the power of knowing when to walk away”.

As a former professional poker player, she has won more than 4 million dollars, won a World Series of Poker bracelet and is the only woman to have won the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions and the NBC National Poker Heads-Up Championship.

During this episode we discuss about the difference between decision quality and outcome quality, some frameworks she advises entrepreneurs to use when making decisions and the power of mental time travel.

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Oliver Holle - From an angel fund to 1B AuM, Building specialized teams to support founders, Starting a company in the 90s VS today

Oliver Holle - From an angel fund to 1B AuM, Building specialized teams to support founders, Starting a company in the 90s VS today

Oliver Holle - co-founder, CEO and Managing Partner at SpeedInvest, a leading European early-stage VC.

Starting in 2011 as an angel fund, today Speedinvest became a 1B Eur European powerhouse investing in startups at the earliest phases. With their sector focused teams across Deeptech, Fintech, Marketplace and Consumer among others and operational teams, they deeply support founders in their journey.

During this episode we discuss about the similarities between the AI wave with the iPhone moment, how quitting sometimes is the best decision and the need to have a chip on the shoulder and intrinsically motivation to succeeded as a founder.

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Carmen Alfonso Rico - Investing in killers with a heart, The right to a secret, Co-founder relationships, Finding your superpower and win-win situations

Carmen Alfonso Rico - Investing in killers with a heart, The right to a secret, Co-founder relationships, Finding your superpower and win-win situations

Carmen Alfonso Rico - founder and GP of Cocoa VC.

Cocoa is a VC fund investing between $250k-$500k angel checks at pre-seed/seed and how they like to say it “they don’t give a damn about ownership stake”.

In less than 3 years she invested in some of the most talented founders from Arcane, Twirl and Plumery just to name a few, co-investing with some of the best investors in Europe and globally.

During this episode we talk about why they can win competitive deals and be on the same side of the table with founders, her preferred questions to ask founders and the challenges that women face when focusing on career.

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Bernt Bornich - Androids for the worlds labor demands, Raising > Eur 100M from EQT and OpenAI fund, Building softness in robots, Embodied learning and AGI

Bernt Bornich - Androids for the worlds labor demands, Raising > Eur 100M from EQT and OpenAI fund, Building softness in robots, Embodied learning and AGI

Bernt Øivind Børnich - co-founder and CEO of 1X, an AI and robotics company producing androids to benefit society and meet the world’s labor demand.

One of the most exciting companies in Europe that stands at the forefront of AI robotics. Their mission is to create androids that work among people and have a new approach to embodied learning for data collection.

They recently raised over 100 million euros from EQT Ventures, Sam Altmans' Open AI fund and other notable global investors to bring to market its second generation android called, NEO.

During this episode we discuss about the importance of building softness in order for androids to work and live among humans, the infinite demand curve for a useful droid and his advice for founders to go and build stuff that matters more specifically filling the gap for a future with energy abundance.

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Kaushik Subramanian - Learnings from building products at Meta and Stripe, Extreme focus on the user problem, User first mentality, Choosing your design partners

Kaushik Subramanian - Learnings from building products at Meta and Stripe, Extreme focus on the user problem, User first mentality, Choosing your design partners

Our guest today is Kaushik Subramanian, partner at EQT Ventures, investing primarily in product-led technology businesses.

From offices in Stockholm, London, Berlin, Paris and New York, EQT invests in and supports entrepreneurs building the next-generation of global winners from a 1.1B Euro fund.

Prior to joining EQT, Kaushik was at Stripe and Meta where he built and scaled several products to global reach and generating billions.

During this episode we discuss how to choose your design partners when building the early version of the product, why he decided to join EQT ventures and how he asses founders if they have a product first mindset.

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Julius Bachmann - Coaching entrepreneurs, The ups and downs of entrepreneurship and the importance of finding a support system

Julius Bachmann - Coaching entrepreneurs, The ups and downs of entrepreneurship and the importance of finding a support system

Julius is a certified coach and has coached over 150 entrepreneurs backed by Atomico, a16z and Creandum among others, has trained over 100 venture investors and just recently released his first single on Spotify.


During this episode we discuss about the moment he decided to become a coach, the learnings along the coaching journey and what are the most common challenges founders and investors have, when they reach out to him.


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Nicole Paulk - The evolution of modern medicine, 4h sleep cycle, Tackling cancer with gene therapy, Leaving academia and starting a business, Programming cells

Nicole Paulk - The evolution of modern medicine, 4h sleep cycle, Tackling cancer with gene therapy, Leaving academia and starting a business, Programming cells

Dr. Nicole Paulk is the CEO and founder of the viral gene therapy startup Siren Biotechnology.

Prior to being a founder she was a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF in San Francisco, California where her lab worked at the forefront of developing and engineering enabling technologies to make viruses better medicines.

During this episode we discuss the evolution of modern medicine from ingesting medicinal leaves to gene therapy, we also discuss how she plans to use viruses to treat cancer and therapies for sleeping only 4h are closer than you think.

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Bharat Vasan - Consumer Tech, Ozempic - the miracle drug, Assessing founders for grit bias to action and the ability to tell a story

Bharat Vasan - Consumer Tech, Ozempic - the miracle drug, Assessing founders for grit bias to action and the ability to tell a story

Bharat Vasan, Partner and COO at The Production Board.

Bharat is overseeing the consumer technology portfolio and actively invests in, advises and serves on the boards of early-stage businesses.

He is one of Silicon Valley’s most battle-tested and proven CEOs and operators, with multiple successful exits and over $500M dollars raised.

During this episode we discuss about some trends in consumer tech around AI and food, how they asses founders when investing and how he struggled with weight loss and how Ozempic, the miracle drug made by Novo Nordisk changed his mind, body – and investment strategy.

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Bjarne Kveim Lie - The status at growth stage, Eur 5B committed, 140 investments, Growth > FCF, Dr Alban and the asymmetric risk-reward ratio

Bjarne Kveim Lie - The status at growth stage, Eur 5B committed, 140 investments, Growth > FCF, Dr Alban and the asymmetric risk-reward ratio

Bjarne Kveim Lie - Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Verdane.

Verdane invests in technology companies with equity tickets between 8 and 150m Euro, they have Eur 5B of committed capital and over 140 investments since 2003. They have a flexible mandate and can make both minority and majority investments. In addition to making individual investments they also act as a solution provider for GPs that seek liquidity and have completed over 50 so called ‘secondary directs’ over the years.

They have been named Best European PE Growth Fund all the years between 2019 and 2023 and Best European mid-market PE fund in 2022.

During this episode we discuss about the status of the growth stage as an asset class, the learnings from investing for over 20 years and the fun parallel between investing with an asymmetric risk reward ratio and Dr Alban. It’s my life!

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Bio of Venture Europe

Venture Europe, hosted by Calin Fabri, is a captivating podcast that brings listeners personal conversations with visionary entrepreneurs and investors who are reshaping the European startup landscape.

As a tech CEO coach in Europe, Calin is deeply immersed in the world of entrepreneurship and innovation. He has the privilege of being coached by a group of esteemed coaches who have worked with industry leaders such as Sam Altman of OpenAI, Brian Armstrong of Coinbase, and Pat Grady of Sequoia. Drawing from this wealth of knowledge and experience, Calin provides valuable insights and guidance to early-stage startups.

In addition to coaching, Calin is also an active investor in early-stage startups, fueling his passion for supporting and empowering founders. With the Venture Europe podcast, he takes his mission a step further, aiming to help 10,000 founders fundraise and scale their businesses by 2030.

Calin's ultimate goal is to contribute to making Europe the most attractive entrepreneurial ecosystem in the world. Through engaging conversations and hard work, he strives to create a platform that inspires, educates, and connects founders and investors across Europe.

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