We ask all of our ambassadors to share insights and learnings. Some are kind enough to answer. Do you know a great question that's missing? Let us know!
WHAT ARE 3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
Entrepreneur, Investor, Executer
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS / CREATIVE IDEA? DID THAT MAKE ANY MONEY?
Online Payment in 1998, yes we've made some money.
WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE WHEN YOU STARTED YOUR FIRST BUSINESS?
Generating revenues from day one, we didn't have any VC money.
WHAT WAS THE BEST ADVICE IN LIFE OR BUSINESS YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
If you don't care, nobody will care for you.
WHICH THREE PEOPLE (FAMOUS OR OTHERWISE) WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO INVITE TO A DINNER PARTY? WHY?
Oliver Samwer, Richard Branson, Waren Buffet => Talking about building and investing Business.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?
When you're happy.
WHAT MAKES A FOUNDER SUCCESSFUL?
If he is happy with what he wanted to achieve.
WHAT DO YOU DO TO KEEP ON LEARNING AND DEVELOPING?
Talking to really good people and having different kind of character around myself.
WHICH RESOURCES ARE YOU RECOMMENDING TO FIRST TIME ENTREPRENEURS?
Depends what they want to do. But you should always have a good mentor.
WHAT’S THE BIGGEST RISK YOU’VE EVER TAKEN?
Putting all my money into my last company.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
Don't sell the company .
WHAT DO YOU KNOW TO BE TRUE THAT NO ONE ELSE DOES?
WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU DON’T WANT TO REGRET WHEN YOU’RE OLDER?
Wasted time with the wrong people.
IS THERE SOMETHING YOU KNOW YOU SHOULD STOP DOING?
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BOOK (ON BUSINESS AND IN GENERAL)?
The hard things about hard things.
WHAT CHARACTER TRAITS OF OTHER ENTREPRENEURS HAVE IMPRESSED YOU?
Oliver Samwer, I've never learned more from an investor than him.
DO YOU BELIEVE SUCCESSFUL VENTURES REQUIRE SOMETHING MEANINGFUL? WHAT’S THAT ON YOUR FIELD?
The only thing they need is clear business model.
WHAT’S SOMETHING THAT FIRST TIME FOUNDERS SHOULD AVOID AT ALL COSTS?
Hiring the wrong people and don't just hire by CV.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST - WHERE DOES ONE FIND YOU ONLINE? WHY WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE CONTACTED?
firstname.lastname@example.org // pitch your idea// for an advice