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The Entrepreneur Insight

The Entrepreneur Insight

By Thomas Reck
What if you got insights into the brains of the world's top entrepreneurs and understand how they became successful?

Each week, Thomas Reck interviews one of the world's top entrepreneurs to better understand their story and how they got to where they are today.
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#63 Why you need to understand these 5 principles as an investor | Interview with Deborah Quazzo

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#88 Felix Ohswald: How to build a billion dollar startup in your 20s
Felix is the Founder & CEO of GoStudent, a startup that's worth over 1,7 billion $ with over 1,000 employees. In this episode, we dive into Felix's story and how he was able to build one of the most successful ed-tech startups on this planet. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference reaching as many people as possible with this show. I also love reading the reviews. Thomas Reck is the Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting and an expert when it comes to CEO-Personal-Branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's, Startup Founders and Consulting Partners to attract more target clients, build an impactful personal brand with a strong why and become the #1 Thought Leader in their industry (like Elon, Donald and Bill). LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ Insight Consulting: https://www.insight.berlin I’m looking forward to your feedback on the show!
39:40
December 2, 2021
#87 Daniel Dippold on investing, SIGMA Squared and universities
Daniel Dippold is an entrepreneur from Germany. He has founded multiple tech ventures and has been named a top talent under 25. With EWOR he has built a global platform making the process of founding and leading a venture easier and more accessible. In addition to that he also is a frequent advisor to governments and large corporations.  In our conversation we talked about him coming from a small village, breaking out of this comfort zone by travelling abroad after school and making his way afterwards with some important realizations in mind. We also touch base on the influence of pressure, why your ideas are more valuable nowadays than a degree of a university, and how Daniel manages to work on multiple companies by still staying focused. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference, reaching as many people as possible with this show.  I also love reading the reviews. Thomas Reck is the Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting and an expert when it comes to CEO-Personal-Branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's, Startup Founders and Consulting Partners to attract more target clients, build an impactful personal brand with a strong why and become the #1 Thought Leader in their industry (like Elon, Donald and Bill). LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/  Insight Consulting: https://www.insight.berlin I’m looking forward to your feedback on the show!
58:38
September 16, 2021
#86 Think Orbital: Building housing infrastructure in space | Interview with Vojtech Holub and Sebastian Asprella
Vojtech Holub and Sebastian Asprella are the Co-founders and CO-CEOs of Think Orbital. The company aspires to provide scalable infrastructure to help people flying to low Earth orbit. Their mission is to develop the technologies for assembly of large pressure vessels in space and apply these technologies to build large and scalable space stations which are the key in starting the cislunar economy.   In our conversation we talk about their love for space and how they came together to start the company about six months ago fulfilling their life-long dreams. Their business model is based on three pillars: Being able to assemble in orbit, adaptation in different use cases and being cost effective for example compared to the ISS. Even if they are confident in reaching their goals eventually they are also aware of the risks and stress the importance of a good team and a long term plan which they also touch base on.   If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference reaching as many people as possible with this show.    I also love reading the reviews.   Thomas Reck is the Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting and an expert when it comes to CEO-Personal-Branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's, Startup Founders and Consulting Partners to attract more target clients, build an impactful personal brand with a strong why and become the #1 Thought Leader in their industry (like Elon, Donald and Bill).   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/    Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main    I’m looking forward to your feedback on the show!
28:58
July 22, 2021
#85 Shaping the future of space through people | Interview with Tom Kelly and Richard Joyce from EVONA
Tom Kelly and Richard Joyce are two of the four Co-Founders of EVONA. The company specializes in international space industry recruiting. This means to help space companies around the world to find talented team members and job-seekers to land the space industry jobs of their dreams. In our conversation we talk about how they have built the company combining their private interest in space exploration and a business model and they give insights into their workflow. In addition to that they not only discuss the hurdles they needed to overcome and clarify some common misconceptions but they also speak about their business statistics including their GP. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference reaching as many people as possible with this show. I also love reading the reviews. Thomas Reck is the Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting and an expert when it comes to CEO-Personal-Branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's, Startup Founders and Consulting Partners to attract more target clients, build an impactful personal brand with a strong why and become the #1 Thought Leader in their industry (like Elon, Donald and Bill). LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main I’m looking forward to your feedback on the show!
36:55
May 20, 2021
#84 EV Investor, Ex-CEO of Audi India and Automobili Pininfarina | Interview with Michael Perschke
Michael Perschke is the Ex CEO of Audi India and the luxury supercar company Automobili Pininfarina. Currently he serves as a Board Member of multiple startups and as an Investor for EV car companies. In our conversation we dive into his personal story and what made him even get into the automotive industry. We also touch base on his current activity as an investor. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference reaching as many people as possible with this show.  I also love reading the reviews. Thomas Reck is the Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting and an expert when it comes to CEO-Personal-Branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's, Startup Founders and Consulting Partners to attract more target clients, build an impactful personal brand with a strong why and become the #1 Thought Leader in their industry (like Elon, Donald and Bill). LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/  Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main  I’m looking forward to your feedback on the show!
46:20
March 4, 2021
#83 The father of modern branding | Interview with David Aaker
David Aaker is a recognized authority on branding. He has developed several recognizable concepts and has received numerous awards for his contributions to the science of marketing. He is a professor, serves as Vice Chairman at Prophet, a global growth consultancy and has written and published 18 books as well as hundreds of articles around this topic. In our conversation we talk about why he is considered “The father of modern branding”, his work at Prophet, a company founded by a former student of David and his perception of branding formed over the last 40 years of his career. For him branding is not only a tactical thing but an asset for a long term strategy to achieve brand loyalty, communicate the brand vision and improve brand equity. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference reaching as many people as possible with this show.  I also love reading the reviews. Thomas Reck is the Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting and an expert when it comes to CEO-Personal-Branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's, Startup Founders and Consulting Partners to attract more target clients, build an impactful personal brand with a strong why and become the #1 Thought Leader in their industry (like Elon, Donald and Bill). LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/  Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main  I’m looking forward to your feedback on the show!
44:57
February 25, 2021
#82 Doug Winter on his way to building a billion dollar business | Interview with Doug Winter
Doug Winter is the Founder and CEO of Seismic, the industry-leading sales enablement and marketing orchestration solution currently doing $200M in revenue with about 1000 employees and offices all around the world. In our conversation we talk about his story including the failure of the first start-up he was involved in and some other challenges he and his Co-Founders had to face after that. Moreover Doug speaks about the vision and development of Seismic as well as the importance of investors and a good and trusty team.  If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference reaching as many people as possible with this show.  I also love reading the reviews. Thomas Reck is the Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting and an expert when it comes to CEO-Personal-Branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's, Startup Founders and Consulting Partners to attract more target clients, build an impactful personal brand with a strong why and become the #1 Thought Leader in their industry (like Elon, Donald and Bill). LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/  Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main  I’m looking forward to your feedback on the show!
36:40
February 18, 2021
#81 Founder, Investor and CEO of Adtelligence | Interview with Michael Altendorf
Michael Altendorf is the founder and CEO of Adtelligence and an angel investor in a lot of different start-ups. Adtelligence is a leading German software and technology company that uses its digital sales platform to enable customers to personalize their entire digital sales performance fully automatically with the help of Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and thus optimize it in a sustainable way to increase sales. In our conversation we talk about his journey over the past 10 years, how he left SAP in the middle of a financial crisis to start his own business and eventually partner up with Facebook. Today they focus on personalizing websites based on previously acquired data with the overall goal to increase the conversion rate. Furthermore he explains his position at the World Economic Forum. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference reaching as many people as possible with this show.  I also love reading the reviews. Thomas Reck is the Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting and an expert when it comes to CEO-Personal-Branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's, Startup Founders and Consulting Partners to attract more target clients, build an impactful personal brand with a strong why and become the #1 Thought Leader in their industry (like Elon, Donald and Bill). LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/  Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main  I’m looking forward to your feedback on the show!
37:02
February 11, 2021
#80 Board Member of the worlds first water bank, Investor | Interview with Sam Katiela
Sam Katiela is the CEO of Mamemo Consulting which is a future-focused group of companies that provide public and private sector clients with ideas, communication strategies, services and products. In addition to that he is the Managing & Creative Director from mamemo, an interactive media and marketing company delivering a full creative service. In our conversation we talk about his story over the last 20 years starting in Dubai as a young and successful TV producer to now bringing events like the Formula 1 to the area. He tells us about his projects, events he was involved in and how his work was impacted by covid. Furthermore he mentions his future strategy including crypto currency and a waterbank. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference reaching as many people as possible with this show.  I also love reading the reviews. Thomas Reck is the Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting and an expert when it comes to CEO-Personal-Branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's, Startup Founders and Consulting Partners to attract more target clients, build an impactful personal brand with a strong why and become the #1 Thought Leader in their industry (like Elon, Donald and Bill). LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/  Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main  I’m looking forward to your feedback on the show!
41:18
January 28, 2021
#79 Investor, World Traveller and General Partner at Gaia Capital Partners | Interview with Robin Eric Haak
Robin Eric Haak is a multi-founder and investor in Germany and the US. He is the co-founder of Wo|men Inc., a global network that connects leaders, executives, professionals, entrepreneurial women across Europe and the Axel Springer Plug&Play Accelerator. He just joined Gaia Capital Partners as a Partner. In our conversation we talk about his story including his childhood, the different companies he worked on and the world trip he was on for one and a half years. On this world trip he opened a coffee shop in Bhutan, slept in a tent of a local family in the Gobi Desert and experienced several other adventures. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference reaching as many people as possible with this show. I also love reading the reviews. Thomas Reck is the Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting and an expert when it comes to CEO-Personal-Branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's, Startup Founders and Consulting Partners to attract more target clients, build an impactful personal brand with a strong why and become the #1 Thought Leader in their industry (like Elon, Donald and Bill). LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/  Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main  I’m looking forward to your feedback on the show!
50:60
January 21, 2021
#78 The future of digital business banking | Interview with Jessica Holzbach
Jessica Holzbach is a female entrepreneur from Berlin, Germany mentioned by Forbes 30 under 30 and Capital 40 under 40. She is the Co-Founder and CCO at Penta, a digital platform for business banking especially for start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises.  In our conversation we talk about her story, how they started Penta over 4 years ago and also about a start-up she founded before that which failed. Having the urge to do it better the second time she kept on going even after this failure and learned some important lessons for example in hiring. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference reaching as many people as possible with this show.  I also love reading the reviews. Thomas Reck is the Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting and an expert when it comes to CEO-Personal-Branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's, Startup Founders and Consulting Partners to attract more target clients, build an impactful personal brand with a strong why and become the #1 Thought Leader in their industry (like Elon, Donald and Bill). LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/  Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main  I’m looking forward to your feedback on the show!
34:38
January 14, 2021
#77 Former COO of Wolt and CGO at Uber | Interview with Patrick Studener
Patrick Studener is the former Head of Expansion of Uber working there early on in 2013 as one of the first 100 employees. From that he moved on to Wolt, a technology company focused on food delivery, as a COO and now he is the Vice President and Head of EMEA for Bird, an e-scooter start-up. In our conversation we talk about his career, the process of launching Uber in different regions and the strategy behind Bird which for example includes producing everything that’s needed in-house. Another topic we touch base on are the challenges he currently has to deal with as well as him starting something on his own in the future. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference reaching as many people as possible with this show.  I also love reading the reviews. Thomas Reck is the Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting and an expert when it comes to CEO-Personal-Branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's, Startup Founders and Consulting Partners to attract more target clients, build an impactful personal brand with a strong why and become the #1 Thought Leader in their industry (like Elon, Donald and Bill). LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/  Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main  I’m looking forward to your feedback on the show!
37:10
January 14, 2021
#76 From $20M to $400M in revenue in less then 10 years | Interview with Tariq Chauhan
Tariq Chauhan is the Group CEO and Co-founder of EFS, a facility management company with now 400M $ in revenue and 18,000 employees. He is also ranked amongst the top 5 Indian CEOs by Forbes in 2019.   In our conversation we talk about his accomplishments like the outstanding employee satisfaction in his company, how to build trust and most importantly about his personal story, including many successes but also some setbacks. Regarding these setbacks he furthermore tells us how he has overcome them.   If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference reaching as many people as possible with this show.  I also love reading the reviews.   Thomas Reck is the Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting and an expert when it comes to CEO-Personal-Branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's, Startup Founders and Consulting Partners to attract more target clients, build an impactful personal brand with a strong why and become the #1 Thought Leader in their industry (like Elon, Donald and Bill).   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/  Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main I’m looking forward to your feedback on the show!
54:26
December 17, 2020
#75 How it is to be one of Elon Musks best friends | Interview with Adeo Ressi
Adeo Ressi is CEO of the Founder Institute, a startup launch program that operates in over 200 cities worldwide. He is a recognized mentor for fast growing technology businesses. He has been a big figure in the Silicon Valley since creating TheFunded in 2007. In our conversation we talk about his personal story, the motivation behind his company and how we need to change our focus from working on optimizations to solving problems that actually matter. Website mentioned during the episode: https://fi.co/progress If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference reaching as many people as possible with this show. I also love reading the reviews. Thomas Reck is the Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting and an expert when it comes to CEO-Personal-Branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's, Startup Founders and Consulting Partners to attract more target clients, build an impactful personal brand with a strong why and become the #1 Thought Leader in their industry (like Elon, Donald and Bill). LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main I’m looking forward to your feedback on the show!
23:45
December 10, 2020
#74 Predicting what people buy through data analytics | Interview with Sebastian Johnston
Sebastian Johnston is the founder and CEO of VIVERE. VIVERE is a data-driven, environmentally friendly and customer-centric company building innovative and sustainable brands from the ground up. In our conversation we talk about how VIVERE's business model works, how they compete against companies like Amazon and they have been able to start 70+ brands from the ground up in less then three years. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference reaching as many people as possible with this show. I also love reading the reviews. Thomas Reck is the Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting and an expert when it comes to CEO-Personal-Branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's, Startup Founders and Consulting Partners to attract more target clients, build an impactful personal brand with a strong why and become the #1 Thought Leader in their industry (like Elon, Donald and Bill). LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main I’m looking forward to your feedback on the show!
47:42
December 3, 2020
#73 She raised $15M in funding and hit the 1st place in the App Store | Interview with Prerna Gupta
My guest today is Prerna Gupta who is the founder and CEO of HOOKED which redefines fiction for the generation Z and has a reach of over 100 million viewers. The Hooked app has hit the number one App in the App Store in 25 countries. In this episode Prerna and I talk about how she started building mobile apps together with her husband and then working as a team. She also describes her view of the future of media especially regarding the use of mobile phones. If you listened to the episode, please give me your opinion on it on LinkedIn. Connect with Thomas Reck: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting and an expert when it comes to CEO-Personal-Branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's, Startup Founders and Consulting Partners to attract more target clients, build an impactful personal brand with a strong why and become the #1 Thought Leader in their industry (like Elon, Donald and Bill).
27:10
November 26, 2020
#72 Communities as a business model? | Interview with Beri Meric
My guest today is Beri Meric, CEO and Co-Founder of IVY which is providing mentorship workshops and exchanges with world-class leaders to unlock potential and ignite your mind. In this episode Beri and I talk about the importance of communities and how he built a business based on this realization. Furthermore, he recommends his favorite books that had an impact on his life and explains his weekly routine in detail. If you listened to the episode, please give me your opinion on it on LinkedIn. Connect with Thomas Reck: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting and an expert when it comes to CEO-Personal-Branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's, Startup Founders and Consulting Partners to attract more target clients, build an impactful personal brand with a strong why and become the #1 Thought Leader in their industry (like Elon, Donald and Bill).
27:32
November 19, 2020
#71 How to invest right | Interview with Ed Sappin
My guest today is Ed Sappin. He is the founder and CEO of SGS (Sappin Global Strategies) which partners with the next generation of global innovators as well as that he is a partner at Nimali, a renewable energy investment group. In general he invests in and builds innovative companies that focus on technology, energy and healthcare. During this episode Ed and I are talking about him launching his businesses relatively late even though he comes from an entrepreneurial background and how he proceeds when he invests in a company. If you listened to the episode please give me your opinion on it on LinkedIn. Connect with Thomas Reck: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting and an expert when it comes to CEO-Personal-Branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's, Startup Founders and Consulting Partners to attract more target clients, build an impactful personal brand with a strong why and become the #1 Thought Leader in their industry (like Elon, Donald and Bill).
21:13
November 12, 2020
#70 Why this entrepreneur invests in psychedelics and magic mushrooms | Interview with Christian Angermayer
My guest today is Christian Angermayer. He is the founder of Apeiron Investment Group, his family office and merchant banking business. Apeiron focuses on investments in biotech, fintech & crypto and deep tech companies. With his biotech company ATAI Life Sciences, Christian has the ambitious goal to find cures for various mental health issues like depression, anxiety, addiction, and PTSD by bringing back so-called psychedelics like "magic mushrooms" and DMT into the legal realm as powerful medical treatment. In this episode we touch base on Christian's current work with psychedelic's and how he started out when he was 19 years old.  Connect with Thomas Reck: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting and an expert when it comes to CEO-Personal-Branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's, Startup Founders and Consulting Partners to attract more target clients, build an impactful personal brand with a strong why and become the #1 Thought Leader in their industry (like Elon, Donald and Bill). 
33:01
November 5, 2020
#69 - From learning by doing to a $1 Billion company | Interview with Vitaly Sedler
My guest today is Vitaly Sedler, CEO and Co-Founder of Intellias a software engineering company which is one of the 15 biggest IT companies in Ukraine. In this episode Vitaly and I are talking about his story and how he got interested in information technology in a country with a weak economy at that time. After leading Intellias for over 18 years with a close to 100 % focus he faces constant changes in their industry to which the company had to adapt. Now they aim to achieve their goal of growing to a $1 Billion company. Connect with Vitaly Sedler on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vitaly-sedler-0b507a2/ If you listened to the episode please give me your opinion on it on LinkedIn. Connect with Thomas Reck: - Follow him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ - Visit Homepage Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting GmbH and an expert when it comes to CEO personal branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's so that they benefit from the advantages of our connected world. Furthermore, he is podcast host of the format "The Entrepreneur Insight" by providing insights into the daily life and history of the world's most successful CEOs.
19:12
October 29, 2020
#68 - Over $100 Million with a chauffeur service and 400 people worldwide | Interview with Dr. Jens Wohltorf
My guest today is Dr. Jens Wohltorf. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Blacklane. The company provides a global chauffeur service in over 60 countries and 300 cities. Before he started leading Blacklane he was working as a principal at BCG for 6 years. In this episode Jens and I talk about the idea behind their business model and how they modernized the industry. Bringing supply and demands together they are constantly adding new services to make travelling stress-free and revolutionize this old industry. Connect with Jens Wohltorf on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jwohltorf/ If you listened to the episode please give me your opinion on it on LinkedIn. Connect with Thomas Reck: - Follow him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ - Visit Homepage Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting GmbH and an expert when it comes to CEO personal branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's so that they benefit from the advantages of our connected world. Furthermore, he is podcast host of the format "The Entrepreneur Insight" by providing insights into the daily life and history of the world's most successful CEOs.
18:45
October 22, 2020
#67 The evolution of energy companies towards decarbonization | Interview with Andreas Schierenbeck
My guest today is Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO of Uniper which is the third largest listed utility company in Germany and one of Europe’s leading power-generation and energy trading companies. During this episode Andreas and I talk about his story, working from home and especially about the development in the energy business. Decarbonization is one of the huge challenges Uniper is facing right now particularly because it’s based on mostly non-renewable energy resources.  If you listened to the episode please give me your opinion on it on LinkedIn. Connect with Thomas Reck: - Follow him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ - Visit Homepage Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting GmbH and an expert when it comes to CEO personal branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's so that they benefit from the advantages of our connected world. Furthermore, he is podcast host of the format "The Entrepreneur Insight" by providing insights into the daily life and history of the world's most successful CEOs.
17:37
October 15, 2020
#66 How to change other peoples’ mindset | Interview with Tom Bilyeu
My guest today is Tom Bilyeu. He is the CO-Founder of Quest Nutrition, a start-up valued at over $1 billion and CEO at Impact Theory where he is hosting a world-class interview talk show. In this episode Tom and I talk about how he got from wanting to be a filmmaker from early on to where he is today, owning a media production company. Furthermore Tom explains how he influences people to change their mind about something with storytelling and his way of overcoming the depressive feeling of wishing to be smarter than you are. If you listened to the episode please give me your opinion on it on LinkedIn. Connect with Thomas Reck: - Follow him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ - Visit Homepage Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting GmbH and an expert when it comes to CEO personal branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's so that they benefit from the advantages of our connected world. Furthermore, he is podcast host of the format "The Entrepreneur Insight" by providing insights into the daily life and history of the world's most successful CEOs.
28:45
October 8, 2020
#65 Why we should think and invest long-term | Interview with Esther Dyson
My guest today is Esther Dyson. She is an investor, journalist, author, business woman and philanthropist. As a leading angel investor she focused on a variety of topics including health care and outer space. In this episode Esther and I talk about her story and the educational impact mistakes had on her career. In general she would like to see a shift from a selfish and egocentric society to a collaborative and long-term thinking society by investing in human structure. https://twitter.com/edyson?lang=de  http://www.wellville.net  If you listened to the episode please give me your opinion on it on LinkedIn. Connect with Thomas Reck: - Follow him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ - Visit Homepage Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting GmbH and an expert when it comes to CEO personal branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's so that they benefit from the advantages of our connected world. Furthermore, he is podcast host of the format "The Entrepreneur Insight" by providing insights into the daily life and history of the world's most successful CEOs.
21:10
October 1, 2020
#64 Tips to achieve your dreams by a 3x World Record Holder | Interview with Ash Dykes
My guest today is Ash Dykes, extreme athlete, speaker and author. To receive his three world records he was trekking across Mongolia, Madagascar and he hiked along the entire length of Asia’s longest river. In this episode Ash and I talk about his journey and dangerous adventures. To always keep going on his expeditions persistence is a huge factor so he shares some techniques how he stays disciplined. If you listened to the episode please give me your opinion on it on LinkedIn. Connect with Thomas Reck: - Follow him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ - Visit Homepage Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting GmbH and an expert when it comes to CEO personal branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's so that they benefit from the advantages of our connected world. Furthermore, he is podcast host of the format "The Entrepreneur Insight" by providing insights into the daily life and history of the world's most successful CEOs.
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September 24, 2020
#63 Why you need to understand these 5 principles as an investor | Interview with Deborah Quazzo
My guest today is Deborah Quazzo, managing partner at GSV Ventures who currently serves on over ten boards. She won multiple awards like the 2017 Visionary Award from the AAP. During this episode Deborah and I talk about her principals - the five P’s and the importance of valuable digital education. In her opinion we can’t continue to teach and learn in the way that we’ve done traditionally to solve issues in society. If you listened to the episode please give me your opinion on it on LinkedIn. Connect with Thomas Reck: - Follow him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ - Visit Homepage Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting GmbH and an expert when it comes to CEO personal branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's so that they benefit from the advantages of our connected world. Furthermore, he is podcast host of the format "The Entrepreneur Insight" by providing insights into the daily life and history of the world's most successful CEOs.
20:14
September 17, 2020
#62 Raising $7 Million with 3D content! | Interview with Alban Denoyel
My guest today is Alban Denoyel who is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sketchfab. Sketchfab is the largest platform to publish and find 3D content online with which he raised $7 Million in the Series A. During this episode Alban and I talk about how he got interested in 3D models and printing as well as the huge range of clients he reaches, including Yamaha, Dell and the British Museum. Alban is confident that the need of 3D files will increase as the AR and VR will be more popular. If you listened to the episode please give me your opinion on it on LinkedIn. Connect with Thomas Reck: - Follow him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ - Visit Homepage Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting GmbH and an expert when it comes to CEO personal branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's so that they benefit from the advantages of our connected world. Furthermore, he is podcast host of the format "The Entrepreneur Insight" by providing insights into the daily life and history of the world's most successful CEOs.
19:53
September 10, 2020
#61 The power of marketing and social media for companies and your personal brand | Interview with Shama Hyder
My guest today is Shama Hyder, CEO of Zen Media, a global marketing and digital PR company. In addition to that she wrote many books about social media and marketing. She has won many awards and was honored at both the White House and The United Nations as one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs in the country. In this episode Shama and I are talking about her role in the firm and in engineering virality for other companies. Another big part of her business life is her personal brand which she mainly promotes on LinkedIn telling her story authentically and transparently. If you listened to the episode please give me your opinion on it on LinkedIn. Connect with Thomas Reck: - Follow him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ - Visit Homepage Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting GmbH and an expert when it comes to CEO personal branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's so that they benefit from the advantages of our connected world. Furthermore, he is podcast host of the format "The Entrepreneur Insight" by providing insights into the daily life and history of the world's most successful CEOs.
20:42
September 3, 2020
#60 Jon Cook – CEO of one of the biggest marketing agencies in the world with over 7,000 employees worldwide.
My guest today is Jon Cook who is the CEO of VMLY&R. The company has close to 7,000 employees and has principal offices around the world. During this episode Jon and I are talking about how business, culture and work you put out have to be kept in balance and how personalization will blend entertaining and shopping in the future. If you listened to the episode please give me your opinion on it on LinkedIn. Connect with Thomas Reck: - Follow him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ - Visit Homepage Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting GmbH and an expert when it comes to CEO personal branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's so that they benefit from the advantages of our connected world. Furthermore, he is podcast host of the format "The Entrepreneur Insight" by providing insights into the daily life and history of the world's most successful CEOs.
19:32
August 27, 2020
#59 John Eades – This is why a personal failure helped to build his career
My guest today is John Eades, CEO of LearnLoft, a leadership development company. John is also the author of “Building the Best” and the host of the Follow My Lead Podcast. After failing to lead his first company, he now helps other people in positions of leadership. In this episode we talk about his career path and which kind of mentors you should have and how he finds them. If you listened to the episode please give me your opinion on it on LinkedIn. Connect with Thomas Reck: - Follow him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ - Visit Homepage Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting GmbH and an expert when it comes to CEO personal branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's so that they benefit from the advantages of our connected world. Furthermore, he is podcast host of the format "The Entrepreneur Insight" by providing insights into the daily life and history of the world's most successful CEOs.
23:14
August 24, 2020
#58 David Cohen – Why failure is essential for an entrepreneur
My guest today is David Cohen, founder of multiple companies in the area of computer science. His current business Techstars is mainly investing and providing mentorship for 2000 early stage tech companies that have created over $20B in market cap. In this episode David and I talk about his best investments like Uber, Twilio and DigitalOcean and how he is driven by his vision of the future. If you listened to the episode please give me your opinion on it on LinkedIn. Connect with Thomas Reck: - Follow him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ - Visit Homepage Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting GmbH and an expert when it comes to CEO personal branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's so that they benefit from the advantages of our connected world. Furthermore, he is podcast host of the format "The Entrepreneur Insight" by providing insights into the daily life and history of the world's most successful CEOs.
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August 20, 2020
#57 Melikshah Ünver – From Management Consulting at BCG to the Founder of Taledo
My guest today is Melikshah Ünver who is the founder and CEO of Taledo, connecting talented digital professionals with market leading companies utilized to grow their teams efficiently. Melikshah is well known in the Berlin start-up scene and comes originally from southern Germany where he studied business administration. Back in the day he started with selling fountain pens on Ebay. After helping other companies to grow, he wanted to found a company himself with a group of people including his two younger brothers. During this episode we talk about his story and the difficulties he and his team are facing. If you listened to the episode please give me your opinion on it on LinkedIn. Connect with Thomas Reck: - Follow him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ - Visit Homepage Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting GmbH and an expert when it comes to CEO personal branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's so that they benefit from the advantages of our connected world. Furthermore, he is podcast host of the format "The Entrepreneur Insight" by providing insights into the daily life and history of the world's most successful CEOs.
21:54
August 17, 2020
#56 Frida Polli – COVID-19 as a chance to grow a digital company?
My guest today is Frida Polli, neuroscientist and CEO of Pymetrics. The company sells algorithms helping companies and job seekers to find the best match. In this episode Frida tells us about her outsider position as a single parent in her late 30s when she started her business. We also talk about how COVID-19 had an impact on her business because the reliance on digital tools increased. This includes the need of data and AI. AI being a topic she feels like many people have a misunderstanding of. If you listened to the episode please give me your opinion on it on LinkedIn. Connect with Thomas Reck: - Follow him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ - Visit Homepage Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting GmbH and an expert when it comes to CEO personal branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's so that they benefit from the advantages of our connected world. Furthermore, he is podcast host of the format "The Entrepreneur Insight" by providing insights into the daily life and history of the world's most successful CEOs.
18:35
August 13, 2020
#55 Brett Hurt – The importance of data as a resource for every business
My guest today is Brett Hurt, founder and CEO of data.world as well as author of the book “The Entrepreneur’s Essentials” and investor at Hurt Family Investors. Data.world is a public benefit corporation and certified B corporation focused on building the modern catalog for data analysis. During this episode Brett and I talk about him starting to program at a young age and the consequences of COVID-19 for their business and customers. Customers are for example Walmart and Home Depot. If you listened to the episode please give me your opinion on it on LinkedIn. Connect with Thomas Reck: - Follow him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ - Visit Homepage Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting GmbH and an expert when it comes to CEO personal branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's so that they benefit from the advantages of our connected world. Furthermore, he is podcast host of the format "The Entrepreneur Insight" by providing insights into the daily life and history of the world's most successful CEOs. https://medium.com/@databrett  https://www.guardiansoftheforestbook.com
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August 10, 2020
#54 Julian Teicke - Founder & CEO of Wefox, a tech startup that has raised over $260 Million
My guest today is Julian Teicke, an entrepreneur who founded the Wefox Group. Wefox is a leading insurance tech firm from Berlin and Julian has achieved a great deal of success as a young businessman. In this episode, Julian and I talk about how he began his entrepreneurial journey when he was 16 years old by forming a music label that cost him a lot of money and failed. We also talk about his views on what it means to be a great CEO and the skills that are needed to succeed. Connect with Thomas Reck: - Follow him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ - Visit Homepage Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting GmbH and an expert when it comes to CEO personal branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's so that they benefit from the advantages of our connected world. Furthermore, he is podcast host of the format "The Entrepreneur Insight" by providing insights into the daily life and history of the world's most successful CEOs.
21:40
August 6, 2020
#53 Brian Wong - Founder Kiip a mobile consumer engagement platform that advertises in “moments” in 10,000 apps
My guest today is Brian Wong he is the Founder of Kiip a mobile consumer engagement platform that advertises in “moments” in 10,000 apps, and the author of the book The Cheat Code. The company was backed by over $40M in capital from Verizon Ventures, American Express Ventures, and others. During this episode, Brian and I dive into his story of graduating high school at the age of 14 and university at 18. We also touch on how he came about starting his own company after a short time in Silicon Valley and how he is main skill is to make even most mundane of things interesting and exciting. Today after selling his company, Brian is working on his next start-up “Himself” and focusing on his physical and mental health. Connect with Thomas Reck: - Follow him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ - Visit Homepage Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting GmbH and an expert when it comes to CEO personal branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's so that they benefit from the advantages of our connected world. Furthermore, he is podcast host of the format "The Entrepreneur Insight" by providing insights into the daily life and history of the world's most successful CEOs.
21:46
August 3, 2020
#52 Florian Heinemann - Founding Partner at Project A Ventures
My guest today is Florian Heinemann is a Founding Partner at Project A Ventures. Before co-founding Project A, he was Managing Director at Rocket Internet. He has been an investor/business angel in more than 80 startups including Trivago, Zalando, Audibene, and Home24 among many others. In this episode, we talked about all things business and entrepreneurship by navigating what Florian had learned throughout his career as an entrepreneur and investor. Connect with Thomas Reck: - Follow him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ - Visit Homepage Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting GmbH and an expert when it comes to CEO personal branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's so that they benefit from the advantages of our connected world. Furthermore, he is podcast host of the format "The Entrepreneur Insight" by providing insights into the daily life and history of the world's most successful CEOs.
31:16
July 30, 2020
#51 James Sowers - Advising companies as an ICO and crypto asset Executive
My guest today is James Sowers who is a Korean-American businessman. He is currently Advising companies as an ICO and crypto-asset Executive. He has invested in over 30 startups and a dozen initial coin offerings. During this episode James and I go over his story and how he became a successful investor. James is always curious about new tech and what the next big thing is and is excited to advise and invest in businesses that have the potential to change the world.  Connect with Thomas Reck: - Follow him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-reck/ - Visit Homepage Insight Consulting: https://www.insights.consulting/main About Thomas Reck: Thomas Reck is Founder & CEO of Insight Consulting GmbH and an expert when it comes to CEO personal branding. Together with his team, he builds personal brands for CEO's so that they benefit from the advantages of our connected world. Furthermore, he is podcast host of the format "The Entrepreneur Insight" by providing insights into the daily life and history of the world's most successful CEOs.
23:49
July 27, 2020
#50 Daniel Debow - VP of Commercial at Shopify who has built and sold 3 successful businesses.
My guest today is Daniel Debow he is the VP of Partnerships and Corporate Development at Shopify. Daniel was CEO and founder of Helpful, a startup backed by Bessemer Ventures that was acquired by Shopify in 2019. In this episode, Daniel shares with us an incredible amount of value and knowledge about what it means to be an entrepreneur. From successfully building 4 business and now playing a key role at Shopify Daniel has learned a ton about what it takes to be successful and today he shares with us what his journey has taught him. Link to blog: https://medium.com/helpful-com/how-to-be-an-effective-early-stage-employee-hint-be-helpful-e681b456a01f
26:49
July 23, 2020
#49 Grant Cardone - CEO of Cardone Capital which has over $1.8 Billion in assets under management
My guest today is Grant Cardone he is the CEO of Cardone Capital which has over $1.8 Billion in assets under management. Grant has written 8 books and 13 bestselling business programs. In this episode, we discover a lot about Grant and his journey one how he turned his life around by applying the same mindset of an addict into entrepreneurship and success. Grant says that an addict will do whatever it takes and give zero excuses to get what they want, and we must take a similar approach of zero excuses and doing what it takes to achieve our goals.
16:09
July 20, 2020
#48 Guy Kawasaki - Chief Evangelist Officer for Canva
My guest today is Guy Kawasaki he is the Chief Evangelist Officer of Canva, a podcaster, author and speaker. While Guy did not invent secular evangelism, he popularized it. This goes back to 1983 and his work with the Macintosh Division of Apple when he successfully marketed apple’s Macintosh computer. In this episode Guy and I chat about his journey and how he has been able to achieve the success he enjoys today thanks to his determination to outwork anyone and to not be afraid to do things, such as learning to play hockey in his 40’s and taking on surfing at 60. The Video Guy mentioned in the episode: https://youtu.be/2wZatfx2t0w
16:51
July 16, 2020
#47 Ariel Cohen - CEO & Co-Founder of TripAction who raised almost $1Billion in funding.
My guest today is Ariel Cohen he is the Co-Founder and CEO of TripAction. A travel management startup that focuses on helping companies handle their business travel planning within budget and effectively. TripActions raised a total funding of $980M over 8 rounds, but for Ariel, it has been more about having the right resources that have truly helped him in building his company. During the episode, we talk about these resources such as friendships, trusting your gut, and building a team you can rely on, we also chat about how AI is already changing many industries and how it will also change how we travel.
23:29
July 13, 2020
#46 Tilo Bonow - Founder and CEO of PIABO a digital PR agency that provides cutting edge PR to companies such as Facebook & LinkedIn
My guest today is Tilo Bonow he is the founder and CEO of PIABO, a public relations agency in Berlin, Germany. Fueled by his vision to amplify brand performance for innovative companies by providing cutting edge public relations services, Tilo founded his agency and has led it to the success it is today. In this episode, we also talk about the leap he made to become an investor and the reason why he values the connection between PR, Branding and Investing into startups.
19:22
July 9, 2020
#45 Ali Parsa - Founder and CEO of Babylon Which has raised over $635M.
My guest today is Ali Parsa, Ali is an engineer, a serial healthcare entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Babylon with the aim of putting an accessible and affordable health service into the hands of every person on earth, by using cutting-edge AI technology and the best medical experts to deliver access to digital health tools to everyone. In this episode, we cover Ali’s story and how he came about founding his company and the resources and philosophies that have helped him be successful.
18:53
July 6, 2020
#44 Christian Wiens - Co-Founder and CEO of GetSafe, who has raised over $20M in funding to make healthcare more accessible for young people.
My guest today is Christian Wiens he is the Co-Founder and CEO of GetSafe. Christian is challenging one of the largest industries in the world. His company Getsafe is a digital insurance provider, a market leader for millennials in Germany and about to expand throughout Europe. In this episode, we chat about how it all began for Christian, from founding his first startup in Berlin to moving to Heildelberg after successfully selling that company. Once in Heidelberg he met his new co-founder and decided to follow on the footsteps of SAP and keep their company in the city to take advantage of the high-level engineering talent in that area of Germany.
18:57
July 2, 2020
#43 EXCLUSIVE PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH PETER PLATZER - About his recently inked $7M Contract with NASA
My guest today is Peter Platzer he is the Co-Founder and CEO of Spire Global, a space data and analytics provider for weather, maritime, and aviation. In this episode, Peter shares with us an incredible amount of value and knowledge about how he has built a company that is innovating in the area of climate and data to better understand how the planet is changing and in turn better serve the fight against climate change. Washington Post NOAA study: https://spacenews.com/noaa-report-cites-plan-to-acquire-commercial-radio-occultation-data/
21:34
June 29, 2020
#42 Mathias Wengeler - Founder & CEO of Antheneum.ai which has raised over $21M
My guest today is Mathias Wengeler, he is the Founder and CEO of Atheneum Partners. Mathias has an extensive due diligence experience with L.E.K. Consulting in Munich and Boston, during which he worked on over 80 private investment transactions across Europe and the Americas. In this Episode, Mathias shares with us in insights on how he has successfully built his business and we also chat about how his consulting experience has been an instrumental factor to that success.
23:59
June 25, 2020
#41 Nicolas Bürer - Managing Director of Digital Switzerland & 2018 “Swiss Business Angel of the Year”
My guest today is Nicolas Bürer, the Managing Director of digitalswitzerland since October 2016. Nicolas was recognised as the 2018 “Swiss Business Angel of the Year”. He is a passionate entrepreneur and start-up investor. In this episode, we talked about how he went from studying physics to corporate and later on into the world of entrepreneurship. We also talked about the role personal branding plays in both entrepreneurship and investing and the value he puts to it.
13:32
June 18, 2020
#40 Vivek Ramaswany - Founder & CEO of Roivant Sciences Has Raised $1.9 Billion To Fund Pharma Startups
My guest today is Vivek Ramaswamy, he is the founder and CEO of the pharmaceutical company Roivant Sciences and Axovant Sciences. Vivek has a great background as an entrepreneur who didn’t set out to be one. In this episode, Vibek shares his story of how he went from science to entrepreneur to revolutionize the pharma industry by creating companies that give “Skin In The Game” to the scientist and researchers developing new therapies for many of the illnesses that affect humans today and those that we yet don’t know. He has done this by raising over $1.9B in Funding and $218M in IPO.
19:55
June 11, 2020
#39 James Rogers - CEO and Founder of Apeel a startup that has raised over $100 million in funding.
My guest today is James Rogers, he is the Founder and CEO of Apeel Sciences a company attempting to prolong the shelf life of produce. The startup makes an edible substance out of plant material, which suppliers apply to the outside of fruits and vegetables to slow the rate of water loss and keep oxygen from getting in—two of the key causes of spoilage. During this fascinating conversation, James and I talk about he came up with the idea for Apeel while doing his PhD in materials science. As a true engineer and scientist James gives an interesting look at how he built his company and how he continues to innovate.
22:57
June 4, 2020
#38 Zach Morrison - CEO of Tinuiti one of North America’s largest independent digital marketing agencies managing over $1.5b in media spend across Google, Facebook, Amazon and more
My guest today is Zach Morrison he is the CEO of Tinuiti one of North America’s largest independent digital marketing agencies managing over $1.5b in media spend across Google, Facebook, Amazon and more. During this episode, Zach and I chat about how he came about starting his digital marketing agency and how his focus on people and clients has led them to become leaders in the digital marketing industry.
23:46
May 28, 2020
#37 Richard Browning - Founder of the Pioneering Aeronautical company, Gravity.
My guest today is Richard Browning, a British inventor, entrepreneur and speaker, and the Founder of the Pioneering Aeronautical company, Gravity. After 8 months of trying, I was finally able to have Richard as a guest on the show and during our conversation, we dive into the fascinating world he is envisioning around the human flight industry. We also chat about his traits as an entrepreneur and his passion for creating things that create excitement and causes others to wonder why while he wonders why not.
22:45
May 21, 2020
#36 Dennis Paulson - CEO and Founder of Valuer.ai as well as Tweakker which was successfully acquired by a London stock exchange listed company.
My guest today is Dennis Juul Poulsen, Dennis is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO & co-founder of Valuer.ai. Prior to Valuer.ai Dennis started Tweakker which was acquired in 2014 by a large corporation listed on London Stock Exchange. During our chat, we dive into his experience both building his first startup to leading through its acquisition and then learning the ins and outs of being a part of a much larger organization and then going back to founding a  new business.
21:36
May 14, 2020
#35 Sumant Sinha - Chairman and Managing Director of ReNew Power, India's largest renewable energy company which has raised $2.8 billion since 2011 from investors such as Goldman Sachs
My guest today is Sumant Sinha is an entrepreneur in the Indian renewable energy sector. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of ReNew Power, India's largest renewable energy company. During our conversation, Sumant and I talked about the present and future of the world of renewable energy and how his background has led him to build a company focused in this sector of the economy of the future. By being a leader in India’s renewable energy sector Sumant is able to share with us not only what it takes to build a successful enterprise but also what it takes to fully understand the reality of renewable energy in the short and long term.
17:01
May 7, 2020
#34 Zvi Feuer - CEO of Siemens PLM Software Israel, Zvi is a seasoned leader who has been an integral part of his comany through 2 aquisitions and continues to lead his division.
My guest today is Zvi Feuer, he is the CEO of Siemens PLM Software Israel, where he leads a team of over 8.000 employees. During this episode, we dive into his more than twenty-five years of experience in Enterprise Software business management, with a primary focus in the Manufacturing Industries, and navigate the nuances and uncertainty of the Coronavirus pandemic and how his team and their main company Siemens are elevating their efforts to quickly innovate and provide solutions that can be quickly implemented by manufacturing teams to help produce equipment needed to combat the effects of this virus.
24:57
April 30, 2020
#33 Konstantin Klyagin - CEO of Redwerk who wrote his first piece of code at the age of 8 and has since learned all aspects of his industry leading him to build a succesful sofware company with client
My guest today is Konstantin Klyagin, the CEO and Founder of Redwerk a software development agency founded in 2005. Konstantin wrote his first piece of software when he was only 8 years old and has since then been in love with the creative process of developing new technologies, and since then he has spent his professional career developing his talents all the way to the top, and now through his company Redwerk him and his team help established businesses of all sizes create software products by delivering unparalleled talent, dedication, and value to provide a seamless and smooth outsourcing experience to customers.
15:13
April 23, 2020
#32 Raj Darji - Founder of Aarav Solutions a global product engineering and IT consulting services provider with over 100 employees
My guest today is Raj Darji he is the founder of Aarav Solutions a global product engineering and IT consulting services provider in industries like Telecommunications, Banking & Finance, Government, Power, and Utilities. In our conversation today we dive into how he built his company and what it is that they do to help their clients. Raj is a really committed to maximizing the knowledge and abiilities of the people he works with to stimulate a culture of getting things done and delivering high quality service.
23:09
April 16, 2020
#31 Alex Lazarow - Global Investor who is consistenly looking to invest in ideas from founders who are in new and exciting markets.
My guest today is Alex Lazarow, he is a Global Investor at Cathay Innovation and author of the book “Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs from Delhi to Detroit Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley". Alex is not your typical Silicon Valley investor, he is someone who is interested in finding the founders who are creating new and innovative businesses in other markets around the world. In our conversation, Alex makes it clear that this is a chance for silicon valley to learn to look at innovations outside their bubble. You can find Alex’s book here: https://www.alexlazarow.com/
19:19
April 9, 2020
#30 Frederik Fahning - Co-Founder and Managing Director of Zenjob, a Berlin based start up that raised 25 million Euros.
My guest today is Frederik Fahning, Frederik is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Zenjob, a startup founded in 2015 where students are matched to business to work for them.  In this episode, we take a bit of a different approach and we focus more on why he started his company and the future of work as it relates to the services he provides and the vision he has for how people will see employment in the new economy that is developing.
18:43
April 2, 2020
#29 Oliver Bendig - CEO of Matrix 42, he has climbed the corporate ladder to the CEO Position and is today a leader in his industry.
My guest today is Oliver Bendig, he is the CEO of Matrix 42. A company that helps organizations digitize the workspace environment of their employees.  Oliver has had a great career in which he has climbed the corporate ladder all the way to the CEO position. In our conversation, we talked about his journey and mainly about the people who have influenced him over his career.  Oliver puts a lot of stock on the importance of consistent learning and how by always being a student we keep ourselves moving forward.
26:48
March 26, 2020
#28 Boris Kontsevoi - Founder and President of Intetics. Intetics is a provider for software development with over 700 employees and 20+ Million Euro in annual revenue.
My guest today is Boris Kontsevoi, he is the Founder and President of Intetics, and he is also an industry leader with an unconventional back story that showcases how important it is to look for opportunities when unexpected change comes your way. Growing up and beginning his professional life in the former soviet union Boris soon understood that with the fall of the union things were not going to be the same and that exposing himself into other cultures and business opportunities were the way to get ahead in the new reality.  Today Boris has had a successful career as a tech entrepreneur and is an official member of the Forbes Technology Council.
19:11
March 19, 2020
#27 Luke D Schutte - Founder and CEO of ReNuTeq and SoLis Mobility who took his passion for architecture to innovate the EV and EV Charging Industry.
My guest today is Luke Schutte, he is the Founder and CEO of ReNuTeq, as well as the CEO of SoLis Mobility. Luke is known as the creator, and innovator of the disrupting material technology: Engineered Bamboo for performance-based, architectural, & structural applications.  In our conversation, we dive in into what it has taken for him and his team to build their companies ReNuTeq and SoLis Mobility.  We also get a full description of what their vision is for the next 5 and 30 years.
19:15
March 12, 2020
#26 Frederic Joye - CO-founder and President of Arcanys and IT expert in the finance industry who built his software company in the Philippines
My guest today is Frederic Joye, he is the Co-Founder and President of Arcanys. Arcanys is a software development outsourcing firm in the Philippines.  Prior to Arcanys, he worked in IT and operational projects in the finance and software industry in Switzerland for 10 years. During our talk, Frederic shared his insight on his routine and how he found a way to always found businesses with his friends and the value that comes with doing so.
17:14
March 5, 2020
#25 Fabrice Grinda - Co-Founder of the venture capital firm FJ Labs with a portfolio of 481 Startups
My guest today is Fabrice Grinda. He is the Co-Founder of FJ Labs a venture capital firm headquartered in NYC, with a portfolio of 481 startups - Fabrice was also the co-founder of OLX Inc.  In this episode Fabrice shares a lot of knowledge on the value of building the right relationships is key to success and he also dives into the importance of leveraging technology and the internet to maximize productivity.
19:43
February 27, 2020
#24 Mark Weiner - Chief Insights Officer of Cision & 2018 reciepient of the Jack Felton Medal for Lifetime Achievement in communication research.
My guest today is Mark Weiner, he is the Chief Insights Officer of Cision and CEO of PRIME Americas, and Mark is the 2018 recipient of the Jack Felton Medal awarded by the IPR for lifetime achievement in communications research.  Mark is a veteran entrepreneur and someone who has lived a wholesome and purposeful life, and in this episode he shares with us many small nuggets of pure business wisdom that only comes from a career of doing what you love. So pay close attention as you listen to everything Mark has to share.
18:36
February 19, 2020
#23 Anuj Srivastava - CEO and Co-founder of Livspace, raised $160M in Venture Capital and is revolutionising how interiors are designed and delivered
My guest today is Anuj Srivastav. He is CEO and co-founder of Livspace where he shapes the vision, strategy, and growth as the company continuously redefines how interiors are designed and delivered.  Anuj’s experience and his attention to detail has gotten him to where he is today, and in this episode he shares tons of value regarding why the people who believe in you and your ideas will happily invest their time at great risk to see your vision become a success.
19:25
February 13, 2020
#22 Adalberto Flores - CEO and founder of Kueski and seasoned executive in the financial and software industries in both the USA and Latin America.
My guest today is Adalberto Flores, he is the CEO of Kueski, the fastest micro-lending service for Latin America.  Adalberto understood the power of entrepreneurship, work ethic and saving from a young age. Today he is one of the most successful Entrepreneurs in Latin America. After spending a few years managing the operations of Ooyala Mexico he founded Kueski to provide better financial solutions in Mexico and Latin America. In this conversation, we go over how he leveraged surrounding himself with the right people to get to where he is today.
26:32
January 30, 2020
#21 Rob Pierre - Co-Founder and CEO of Jellyfish, a digital partner for the worlds biggest brand like Uber, eBay, Spotify and Ford
My guest today is Rob Pierre, he is the co-founder and CEO of Jellyfish, a digital partner to some of the world’s leading brands including Uber, eBay, Spotify, Ford and ASOS. Rob has had a very successful career as an entrepreneur and is currently in a phase of rapid growth for his company.  In this episode, we discuss his journey and his views on what it takes to achieve success as and entrepreneur.
18:24
January 23, 2020
#20 Kison Patel - M&A Expert, Founder of Deal Room and Member of the Forbes Technology Council
My guest today is Kison Patel, he is the Founder and CEO of two companies in the Merger and Acquisition space, DealRoom which he founded in 2011 and Agile M&A founded in 2018.  In this episode, Kison and I dive into his background and his journey to where he is today and the people who have influenced him along the way. We also discuss the topic of risk and learning how to train our mindset as a muscle we can flex to get into the right frame of mind to make better decisions when it comes to risk and attacking uncomfortable situations.
20:17
January 16, 2020
#19 Caroline Walerud - Co-Founder of Volumental, revolutionizing the way we all buy shoes
My guest today is the Co-founder of Volumental a 3D scanning company that is revolutionizing the way we buy shoes, Caroline Walerud is also a BD Advisor and Investor for the Swedish Startup Swedish Algae Factory and a partner at Walerud Ventures.  At only 29 years old Caroline is positioned to become an influential leader in the two very different industries she is involved in. During this episode, Caroline shares with me how she got to where she is today while sharing her views on the future of technology and the short and long term impact it will have on the world of retail as well as the world of science.
18:12
January 9, 2020
#18 Ryan Denehy - Founder & CEO of Electric AI, building the worlds first AI powered IT service for enterprises
My guest today is Ryan Denehy, he is the CEO and Founder of Electric AI.  Ryan has founded 3 companies and has made to successful exits, and is also an Investor and hands-on advisor for companies such as Stadium Goods, Blackbird, and Anchor Worldwide. Ryan is not someone who takes success for granted and who aspires to be the kind of CEO and Leader who can be truly inspiring to others. During this conversation, Ryan and I dive into how he has built this company and the level of success they have achieved, as well as his routines and the people who have influenced him most.
26:34
January 2, 2020
#17 Sai Gundavelli - CEO of Solix Technologies, came to the US with nothing and became a multi millionaire with just 30 year
My guest today is Sai Gundavelli he is founder and CEO of Solix Technologies a company that pioneered the concept of Enterprise Data Management, providing the first worldwide infrastructure platform to manage data across all segments of Enterprise Data.  Sai is a humble man with a story of perseverance and the success that comes with knowing what you want even though that want can be a broad non specific picture, Plus the added fact that he was at the right place at the right time for others to see the value he can provide to aid the success of their enterprises.
31:15
December 30, 2019
#16 Amar Hanspal - CEO of Bright Machines, one of America's most promising AI startups
My guest today is Amar Hanspal, he is the CEO and Board Member of Bright Machines, the leader in Software-Defined Manufacturing and one of America’s most promising AI companies according to Forbes. Amar has more than 30 years of experience in driving business and technology transformation.  In this episode, Amar and I dive into how he has used his experiences and career success to now be the leader and CEO of Bright Machines. One thing that truly stands out from this conversation is the underlying value that Amar puts into learning consistently and to be open to taking risks.
23:13
December 26, 2019
#15 Whitney Johnson - CEO of WLJ Advisors and one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world
My guest today is Whitney Johnson, she is the CEO of WLJ Advisors and one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world as named by Thinkers50. She is also an award-winning author, world-class keynote speaker, frequent lecturer for Harvard Business School's Corporate Learning and an executive coach and advisor to CEOs.  When I ask the question "How did you get here?"  It’s not always that I get to hear such an unconventional story as the one from Whitney, she is definitely not your typical entrepreneur, so I will just let you guys enjoy this episode and discover a really fascinating person.
25:09
December 24, 2019
#14 Michael Perschke - Global CEO Automobili Pininfarina, building the world’s most sustainable luxury car brand
My guest today is the Global CEO of the world’s newest car brand Automobili Pininfarina, Michael Perschke is a car industry veteran with over 2 decades of experience.  In our conversation, we cover topics in entrepreneurship and how he has been influenced by the leadership of Anand Mahindra. We also dive into what his views for the EV industry looks like and this simply showcases how much of a visionary he is. If your are looking to learn what it takes to achieve success while innovating and learning then this episode will give an Insight into the brilliance of Michale Perschke.
17:20
December 19, 2019
#13 Dennis Mortensen - Co-founder and CEO of X.ai, focusing on one thing only and making millions of dollars
My guest today is Dennis Mortensen, he is the Co-founder and CEO of X.ai and the author of Data-Driven Insights. Dennis is an expert in leveraging data to solve enterprise use cases and a serial entrepreneur. Dennis has also done it literally his way, his approach has always been I will build this company focus on it at 100% and see where we go. This has proven a successful technique that he continues to employ today as he leads his latest venture.  This guy is unconventional and might just be a genius entrepreneur. From how he tackles his business ventures to his views on routines and learning from others each answer he gave me was filled with valuable knowledge.
26:51
December 16, 2019
#12 Kristine Pachuta - Ex-Director at BCG Digital Ventures, CEO of AllTime Power, Investor
My guest today is Kristine Pachuta, she is the CEO of AllTime Power and she has one of the most diverse career backgrounds of all the guest we have had so far. From Financial Services to working in the Pentagon. All this experience led her into entrepreneurship which is something she always knew she wanted to do. After founding and closing her own company due to government regulations, she took a break and started consulting and advising and this led her to the role she holds today leading as the CEO of AllTime Power, but what makes her so unique is her approach and mindset towards achieving her goals.
22:01
December 12, 2019
#11 Chris Barton - Ex Founder & CEO of Shazam, launching the world's first music recognition service
Today he inspires others as a keynote speaker and passes on his learnings from founding the world's first music recognition service. Chris Barton was the Founder and CEO of Shazam which he sold to Apple in 2018 for around $400 Million USD. Chris led the creation of Shazam along with three co-founders from concept, through inventing a new pattern recognition technology, to building and launching the world's first music recognition service. Today Shazam has been downloaded over 1 billion times and it's the 5th largest acquisition by apple. Chris has also worked with Dropbox and google leading their business development efforts.
21:11
December 9, 2019
#10 Mate Rimac - The European Elon Musk and the electric car industry
My guest today is Mate Rimac, he is a croatian innovator, entrepreneur, and founder and CEO of the car company Rimac Automobili.  Mate has dreamed about building the fastest car since he was a child and he has stated that his goal is to bring automotive manufacturers to Croatia. During our conversation, Rimac told me about everything that they have gone through to build Rimac and how his persistence has been the most unique skill that has helped him keep going even when the task seems too big. We also discuss what it takes to design and build a car and how him and his team are finding ways to not only innovate but to do it at a rate that is half of what other companies take to build a car.
19:28
December 5, 2019
#9 James Wu - Co-Founder & CEO of DeepMap Inc, raised almost $100 Million for his HD Mapping and Localization Startup, Created Apple Maps & Google Maps
My guest today has been in the Mapping Industry for 16 years and was part of the teams that help build both Apple and Google Maps. Today James Wu is the CEO and Cofounder of DeepMap a mapping startup that is looking to take mapping in the Autonomous Driving Industry to the next level.  During our conversation, James and I talked about how James realized the need to develop better technology for HD Mapping that can best assist autonomous driving vehicles. We also discuss what the future of the industry looks like in the next 5 years as well as in the next 30 years.
17:32
December 2, 2019
#8 David Hornik - General Partner at August Capital, managing over $2.5 billion in committed capital and Lecturer at Stanford and Harvard
He went from corporate law into venture capital, my guest today is David Hornik. He has been a general partner at August Capital since 2000 and in his time there he has invested in some really innovative companies in the tech space. During this episode, we talk about his journey from law to VC and the people that influenced him most. We also dive into how he goes about his business and what he looks for when deciding to invest in your ideas.
18:42
November 15, 2019
#7 Anthony Scaramucci - Ex Director of Communications of the White House and Founder of SkyBridgeCapital, managing over $11 billion in assets
“You need to build Non-linear positives relationships” “Don’t look for Quid-Pro-Quos”  This is the advice of my guest today, Anthony Scaramucci, he is the founder of Sky Bridge Capital, and he served as Director of Communications for the White House under President Donald Trump.  In this episode, Anthony and I discuss how he achieved his success and how being able to develop a really tough skin has helped him deal with the negativity that comes with being in the public eye especially when you immerse yourself in the political game.
17:26
November 7, 2019
#6 Joah Spearman - Founder of Localeur and one of the most successful African-American Entrepreneurs in the world
He started his first business when he was only 11 years old, and he did it to be able to afford a field trip with his school three years later, this level of determination is what has led my guest Joah Spearman to the success that he has achieved today.  Joah is the founder of Localeur a leading travel startup that shares local recommendations in more than 80 cities around the world.  In this episode I talk to Joah about his story and how he became the successful entrepreneur that he is today, His Journey was not easy and it required a lot of his grit and determination to get it done.
20:50
November 7, 2019
#5 Gina Bianchini - Founder & CEO of Might Networks, Co-Founder of Ning which she co-founded with Marc Andreessen
Assertive and confident are two words that come to mind when I think of my guest today, Her name is Gina Bianchini, and she is the founder & CEO of Mighty Networks, a SaaS platform that serves “creators with a purpose” selling experiences, relationships, and expertise to their members via community, content, online courses, and subscription commerce–all offered in one place under the creator’s brand.    In our conversation, Gina goes over the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people and how she was always lucky that the people around her were so different from her and how that always led to an environment of collaboration. We also dive into the differences between mentorship and sponsorship and why you don't want a mentor.
21:28
November 7, 2019
#4 Nik Bonaddio - Founder & CEO of NumberFire, won $100,000 USD in the show Who Wants to be a Millionaire and then started his first company and sold it for millions
He had an idea, and he wanted to execute it, so he went on who wants to be a millionaire and walked away with One Hundred Thousand Dollars and quit his job and started his business, this is the story of my guest today Nik Bonaddio, he is the Nik is the founder and CEO of the popular sports analytics site numberFire, which was acquired by FanDuel in September 2015.  In my conversation with Nik, we go into the importance of not discounting your network, those outside your business who are there when you need to disconnect and have a beer with a friend. We also talk about how Nik built his company and what it took to make it the success it is.
19:02
November 7, 2019
#3 Erik Gatenholm - Co-Founder and CEO of CellInk, revolutionising medtech with 3D bioprinting | raised €3,5M | Forbes 30 under 30
His fascination with business and the life sciences industry have been a driving force for my guest today Erik Gatenholm, Eric is the Founder and CEO of CELLINK a 3-D printing company that unlike the many other 3D printing companies out there that print in plastic or metal, CELLINK prints in human tissue, giving the world of medicine a completely new outlook into the future.  Erik is driving by his vision of changing the world and by creating technology that drives us forward, And like many other Entrepreneurs today he is focused not only in the big picture but also in giving back by making himself available to chat and educate other young and rising entrepreneurs. In this episode we discuss all about how he has fearlessly built his company and how he has taken risks just to prove others wrong which he says is something he loves, we also discuss the many ways he keeps learning and growing as he fulfills his vision of making CELLINK the biggest player in the life sciences field.
17:47
November 7, 2019
#2 Silvina Moschini - Award-winning technology entrepreneur, international speaker, and CEO & Founder of SheWorks
"Entrepreneurs are these crazy people that when thrown from an airplane develop a parachute on their way down," says my guest Silvina Moschini on today's episode of The Entrepreneur Insight Podcast.  Silvina is the Founder of "SheWorks!" an innovative platform that looks to close the gender gap. She is also the co-founder of an innovative remote work platform "Transparent Business" that is working to make public and private procurement more transparent.  In our conversation, Silvina and I dive into how she got the ideas to start her businesses and how she identified early on the vast availability of worldwide talent and the need that existed to be able to successfully manage teams remotely.
17:53
November 7, 2019
#1 Tim Draper - Billionaire investor and one of the most influential people in Silicon Valley
My guest today is Tim Draper, he is renowned as one of the most successful venture capitalists in the world, and one of the most powerful and influential people in Silicon Valley. He is the founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), Draper University, Draper Venture Network, and Draper Associates. Some of his most prominent investments include Twitter, Skype, Tesla, SpaceX, and HotMail. Tim told us how he actually became a billionaire investor in Silicon Valley how you actually got to where you is today.
14:27
November 7, 2019
0# Thomas Reck - Why I started this Podcast
After having 100s of conversations with some of the most successful CEOs and Founders in the world I decided to record the conversations and start a podcast to share with you all the value I am getting from these conversations.  So welcome, to The Entrepreneur’s Insight Podcast, where each week I will share valuable conversations with the top CEOs and Founders and give you the opportunity to learn alongside me. If you have any questions or feedback, email me thomas@thomasreck.com or send me a message on LinkedIn: Thomas Reck
01:29
November 7, 2019