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“In my school yearbook they asked, ‘How will become famous?’ and I wrote, ‘With my own company with a big idea.”
In this section, we want to highlight the main lessons learned from our podcast conversation and create a snapshot of these interesting conversations with bright minds by providing key points and themes.
- An entrepreneur’s journey is full of unknowns. You have be comfortable with this.
- When running a start-up, you are responsible for everything. If you do not do it, it will not get done.
- Fundraising takes a lot of energy. If your idea is not trendy, you will have difficulty convincing investors to take a chance on you.
An Entrepreneur’s Journey – A Conversation With Sebastian Denef:
Sebastian: It’s day and night. We are living on the edge now, which is uncomfortable and exciting at the same time. For example, we write contracts to the notary by ourselves because we don’t want to pay for a lawyer because we would rather put this money into development. Many things are incomplete but you still need to deliver them. Unlike a large company, if things go wrong, we don’t exist anymore.
“If you come to an investor with a topic that is not on the ‘trend list’ and you have no track record, you will never get money”
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder