I’ll cover all the processes and tools and frameworks that I’ve learned over the past almost two decades while working in and on early-stage companies through the lens of essentialist, things like:
– how to run meetings efficiently,
– how to structure your board meetings,
– how to find your co-founder,
– how to decide when it’s a good time to raise,
– what valuation to raise at,
– how to pivot,
– how to resolve conflict.
Hey, welcome to my channel. I’m personally very passionate about essentialism and entrepreneurship and especially where the two areas overlap. I started my first company when I was 14. And ever since, I’ve been fascinated with trying to find out and perfect the processes and tools that people need to come together around an idea and grow it into something that is sustainable.
Various roles as a founder in technology ventures
So for the past 18 years, I’ve held various roles as a founder in technology ventures. And about a year ago, I’ve decided to leave my last operational role in a company called Dfinity and focus on being an investor and supporter of early-stage ventures. In Tomahawk.VC, we invest in pre-seed and Series A technology ventures. We provide not only money but also a lot of our time. It’s just what I like to do working with early-stage companies when they’re at the very beginning, looking to build their first product, gaining the first traction, and selling to their first customers.
What can you expect from this channel?
So what can you expect from this channel? I’ll cover all the processes and tools and frameworks that I’ve learned over the past almost two decades while working in and on early-stage companies through the lens of essentialist: things like how to run meetings efficiently, how to structure your board meetings, how to find your co-founder, how to decide when it’s a good time to raise, what valuation to raise at, how to pivot, how to resolve conflict. And lots more processes, especially around how to do it all remotely with a remote team across multiple geographies, and how to set yourself up for global success from the get-go.
I sat through the lens of essentialist, because ultimately, how I think we should all behave in life. Life is way too complicated. There’s way too much content for us to consume. So it’s become more and more important over the last 20 years that we focus on what is essential for us. One of the most visual ways I’ve done this in my personal life is by getting rid of everything, but 64 things, living completely on the road for more than three years. At some point, I realized that it was so important for me to be able to constantly travel and expose myself to all the projects that I’m involved with that it was less important to have a home and a constant place. So I’ve given up on everything, canceled my flight, I packed just a backpack full of things. And I set out to work and learn from as many projects as possible. And that was a very fun time. Since then, I’ve now settled down a bit more again in Switzerland. I currently have a place which came in handy during this year’s Corona crisis, but I still always look for the 80/20 principle in things. What is really essential and gives me a ton of value? And what are the other 80% that just drained energy from me? So I still own less than 50 personal items, and I keep everything that’s not absolutely important to me and my personal development at a minimum.
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