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This corner of the internet helps me clarify and improve my own thinking. Its a mechanism to cope with my chaotic brain that constantly comes up with thoughts or comprehensions of the world concepts but sometimes has conflicts or struggles to structure and organize them.
I believe writing is a superpower that most people are yet to discover, because its mainly a path to understanding yourself and sense-making of a rapidly changing world we live in.
I currently work as a product manager at a tech company and formerly a go-to-market executive. In my free time I am also learning to code, design and writing bi-weekly essays about life & work.
When possible I also help founders and entrepreneurs with product, growth, talent acquisition and fundraising via Calm Company Fund where I am engaged as a scout and a small investor. If you are building a startup, give me a shout!
2010 - Landed my first job in private equity fund and helped raise over $200m in debt financing for renewable energy projects in CEE (solar & wind).
2011 - Started my first startup in that copied an ecommerce business model from US. After incorporation, printing flyers and business cards we still had 0 customers and learned a lot how not to start a company.
2012 - Moved to Berlin during the boom of start-up copycat models and joined a growing venture studio that is now spanning fintech, adtech and healthech portfolio.
2014 - Created my own mobile user acquisition agency and reached $30k in revenue the first month. It was the first digital nomad experience whilst living and travelling in Thailand.
2015 - Joined a seed stage startup in Berlin and went from 0 revenue to one of the industry leaders in mobile advertising. We grew from 10 people to 160 employees and I was lucky to firsthand experience 0 to 1 startup scale-up including market launch in 7 different countries.
2016 - a group of friends started mining something called ethereum and thanks to a good advice I bought some more to reinvest into ICO craze of 2017. I spent the next year learning about blockchain, cryptocurrencies and launched my first newsletter which aggregated around 300 people in the first few months.
2018 - Moved to Singapore to work with the the largest marketplace in SEA on a platform utilising blockchain and external data to find bad actors and prevent malicious behavior before it happens.
2020 - Got accepted into an early-stage start-up programme and worked on a machine learning platform. In the end we decided not to pursue the venture funded route, more on this in the future blog post.
NOW - I am exploring investments into profitable SaaS companies, building rapid MVPs and developing a digital garden / second brain via personal knowledge management tools like Obsidian.
My passion is never-ending search for knowledge, learning and leading an examined life.
This websites serves as my playground for for experimenting with ideas, products, thoughts and figuring out how the world works.
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