8 Steps to Create a Successful Digital Product Roadmaps copy 11zon Slash
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Building high-performance product teams: the importance of empowerment and trust
5 minute read·
by Maria Agustin ·
March 27, 2023
How to Attract and Retain Software Engineers 1 Slash
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How to attract and retain software engineers
Don’t let your developers give up on your tech company. Learn how to attract and retain software engineers for building winning products.
7 minute read·
by Annisa Setiawati ·
January 10, 2023
Why creating and fostering an environment & culture of growth within your company is invaluable
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Why creating and fostering an environment & culture of growth within your company is invaluable
7 minute read·
by Maria Agustin ·
December 9, 2022
(17) VB Map podcast: Forming a talent pool, building venture building strategy and competing with corporates: A conversation with entrepreneur Ignacio Gabaldon
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Forming a talent pool with Ignacio Gabaldon

About this episode

Ignacio Gabaldon is an engineer and entrepreneur. He is now leading Igeneris Ventures, the Venture Builder branch of Igeneris working with a team to create a curated pipeline of startups that serve both Europe and Latin America from their office in Madrid, Spain.

Here are some highlights of our discussion:

  • Igeneris evolution from a single-focus to a dual venture studio model servicing clients and building its own ventures
  • Talent requirements and risk appetite needed for building new ventures in highly industrialized and regulated industries such as Energy and Telecommunication requiring industry-level stakeholder alignment
  • The evolving talent landscape for hiring digital consultants, intrapreneurs and founders in Europe
  • How to incentivize the CEO at the right level and become investment-ready as a VB startup
  • How to navigate competition with corporates when operating a dual studio model
6 minute read·
by Andries De Vos ·
September 19, 2022
9 Tips to Become a Tech Lead
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9 tips to become a tech lead
I would like to share my experience herein with the goal that perhaps you can learn from it and gain some insight as to your path to professional success. Find tips to become a tech lead.
15 minute read·
by Alex Lossing ·
September 19, 2022
maintain team spirit
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5 Ways to maintain team spirit & culture while working remotely
Discover five effective strategies to maintain team spirit and culture while working remotely. These practical tips will help foster a sense of unity and collaboration among remote team members.
8 minute read·
by Maria Agustin ·
September 16, 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)
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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
Slash Virtual Retreats Slash
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Slash virtual retreats: how we get-together during pandemic
This time Slash held its traditional annual retreats in the format that the world has lived in for the last two years – online. The pandemic shows no signs of retreating, excuse the pun! Our team is spread across the globe: we have team members in Cambodia, Indonesia, France, Singapore, Armenia - and more recently Ukraine, India, Nepal, Philippines.
6 minute read·
by Maria Agustin ·
February 21, 2022

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