Renaud Visage is the CTO of global event technology platform Eventbrite. He co-founded the ticketing company in 2006 and nowadays it powers more than two million events around the world each year. In this guest blog, Visage debunks three common myths about being a startup founder. “Taking breaks gave me a healthy distance from the daily stress of scaling a business.”
The concept of growth hacking is simultaneously met with scepticism and praise; some say it’s the latest marketing buzzword that soon will be forgotten, others are convinced that it leads to rapid, sustainable growth of your company. Sean Ellis, CEO of Growthhackers.com, is one of the latter. During a growth hacking workshop hosted by Dutch growth hacking agency Bammboo (yes, that’s a thing) earlier this week, Ellis spoke about the term he coined back in 2010.
During the Capital Tour XXL as part of Amsterdam Capital Week, VC Ray Quintana from Cottonwood Technology Fund met with founders and provided them with crucial advice. The experienced Venture Capitalist addressed points of improvement for the European startup scene – particularly when it comes to the mindset and mentality of our local founders. Here are the key takeaways of what Ray had to say. “It’s all about capturing the value you create”.
After Canadian cloud-based point of sale retail innovator Lightspeed purchased Dutch start-up success SEOshop last November, it rebranded the SEOshop office in Amsterdam as its new European Head office. The company also appointed SEOshop founder Ruud Stelder as the new manager for all its European Operations. When Lightspeed CEO Dax Dasilva and Stelder presented their new Omnichannel product in Amsterdam recently, we also asked them for specific tips and tricks for emerging startups. Here are some wise words to take away from these two successful founders.