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Building a culture of innovation within the workplace… What does this truly mean? I have been asking myself this for some time now, while being currently saddled with the task.
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Don’t let your developers give up on your tech company. Learn how to attract and retain software engineers for building winning products.
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(#16) VB Map podcast: Conditions for Scalability, Transition from Web2 to Web3, Risks of Having Average Consumers: A Conversation with Venturerock’s Apoorva Ruparel (Part 2)
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Value system of Web3 with Apoorva Ruparel (part 2)

About this episode

In part 2 of our VB Map Podcast with Apoorva Ruparel,, we dig into how philosophical questions and human history can inform the creation of startups in the Web2-Web3 world: 

  • The role of standardization in scaling anything (religion, F&B, startups!) and the conditions needed for scaling
  • Categorizing human needs helps product strategists synthesize patterns and good practices in addressing problem statements 
  • How the values system for the internet is broken and the opportunity for Web3 companies 
  • What does a venture look like that builds for a world that transitions from Web2 to Web3?
  • What verticals and problems are Web3 adoption ready? 
  • The risks and dangers of having average consumers start with angel investment 

Check out Part 1 here.

6 minute read·
by Andries De Vos ·
September 13, 2022
(#16) VB Map podcast: Conditions for Scalability, Transition from Web2 to Web3, Risks of Having Average Consumers: A Conversation with Venturerock’s Apoorva Ruparel (Part 2)
Podcast
Value system of Web3 with Apoorva Ruparel (part 1)

About this episode

Apoorva Ruparel is a serial Entrepreneur with 3 successful exits, angel investor, 500 Global Mentor. Apoorva is a Partner at Venturerock, a digital venture capital platform and ecosystem of founders, backers & builders building the next generation of global tech companies. He has over 20 years of experience in Enterprise Sales, Angel Investing, Fund Raising, Go To Market Strategy and Growth Hacking.

In this episode Slash CEO Andries De Vos and Apoorva Ruparel discuss:

  • Why startups fail and what the industry can do about it?
  • The challenge of VCs: we don’t have a problem of choice, but a problem of quality.
  • Real Venture Building has been around for a while, but is really only now arriving – but there is no perfect formula yet
  • How to breakdown the VB process into 70+ milestones, the strategic importance of acquiring building blocks for each, and how to structure your VB team capabilities
  • How much equity should a VB take and what is a fair equity stake for founders? We debated different models for financial inclusions between investors, founders and teams, and how those differ by region.
  • VC-VB fund economics: how much money do you invest per startup, ownership targets, how much more risk can you take or should take

Apoorva’s profile on LinkedIn

8 minute read·
by Andries De Vos ·
September 6, 2022
(#11) VB Map podcast: Creating team culture, developing concept validation and incubating: A conversation with HOV Managing Director Usman Sheikh
Podcast
Team culture and concept validation with Usman Sheikh

About this episode

Usman Sheikh is the Managing Director of High Output Ventures. High Output Ventures is a seed-stage fund and startup studio investing in exceptional domains experts who are building the remote first companies of tomorrow. Usman is a serial entrepreneur, having built, operated, and sold companies over the last 15 years.

The conversation centers around:

  • Adjusting your mindset and skillset as serial entrepreneur for investing and operating/building, and what this means for VC-VB models
  • Defining your personal drive and measure of success as serial entrepreneur
  • Finding the right CEOs
  • Building a remote culture and remote practices
  • Differences in talent in Europe and Asia, and what qualities to look for
  • Creating a flywheel of concept validation for ventures, and the importance of discipline and quick iteration
  • The qualities one needs to have to be a startup CEO

Website URL: https://www.hov.co/

Usman’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/usmans/ 

HOV LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/highoutput/

6 minute read·
by Andries De Vos ·
July 26, 2022

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