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Startup Nightmares

Startup Nightmares is a podcast created to inspire people who work in the startup innovation ecosystem, to do their best work and avoid the pitfalls that others have made. Our guests know that some lessons can only be learned the hard way, yet, they share their real-life experience with the intention to help you dodge the bullets that they couldn't. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/startup-nightmares-1.

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A Meeting With Dov Moran: The Founding Father of Israeli Tech

These days we say 'entrepreneur'.Back in the old days, it was still called being an inventor.There was no playbook.No ecosystem.No one to ask for advice.And it's under these circumstances that he built his empire.From the invention of the USB Flashdrive and a $1.6B exit, to his head-to-head fight with Apple and a $120M defeat that followed, all the way to the present day, where he leads Grove Ventures.We finish this season with the person whose work fed an entire generation of entrepreneurs and whose vision will feed the future ones.Meet Dov Moran. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/startup-nightmares-1.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

59mins

31 May 2021

Rank #1

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A Meeting With Roy Kimchi: A A New Model For VC: For Students, By Students

Some entrepreneurs start businesses. Others found startups.And while few will start their journey in a Venture Capital fund, this week's guest started his career by... building one.Sounds more like a dream than a nightmare?Well... yes and no..Roy Kimchi founded Cactus Capital while still a student.This meant going through an expedited - and sometimes painful - learning curve.What he gained in speed, he paid for with sweat.In this episode, he shares what it was like.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/startup-nightmares-1.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

39mins

25 May 2021

Rank #2

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A Meeting With Hilla Ovil-Brenner: Rejections, Relationships & Re-inventing Yourself

She built two succesful companies but made every mistake in the book while doing it.She's a serial entrepreneur, also known as the unofficial ambassador of the startup nation.Her passion is helping founders find their paths to success, and also - the people who can help them get there.Meet Hilla Ovil-Brenner, the founder of the largest female-focused women organization in tech and the Managing Director of Techstars Tel Aviv.A force of nature, Hilla opens up about the mistakes that shortened her life, and what can founders do to simplify their lives. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/startup-nightmares-1.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50mins

18 May 2021

Rank #3

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A Meeting With Stav Erez: Jerusalem's 5,000 Year-old Future

Jerusalem is known for a lot of things.Innovation isn't one of them.But things are starting to change.Thanks to folks like Stav Erez, the 5,000-year-old city is reinventing itself and slowly becoming a destination for a new type of pilgrims.Stav, a partner at Labs/02, will share some remarkable stories from her trailblazing journey:Building an ecosystem from the ground upHow worrying about someone weaken themBridging the gap between the academy and private sector...and a few counterintuitive tips for young parents who don't want to give up on their careers. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/startup-nightmares-1.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

54mins

11 May 2021

Rank #4

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A Meeting With Daniel Scott: Diversity, Adversity & Meritocracy

Daniel Scott had enough.He left behind a promising career and got off the hamster wheel.Only to board a rollercoaster.Today, he's a co-founder & the CBO of Osu, a rare Israeli fintech startup that just raised $3M.In our chat, Daniel shares what he learned about Israel when eating falafel, how to create a truly diverse team and, also, gives his advice for anyone who wants to work in (and with) Israel. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/startup-nightmares-1.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr

4 May 2021

Rank #5

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A Meeting With Itay Cohen: It's Not Boring, It's Business, Stories Of A Battle-tested CFO

If running a startup meant managing one $1M line item, your life would have been easy.But in reality, running a business means managing one million $1 line items.In this environment, your technology, team, brand and personal ambition are worthless.You need to know how to run a tight ship.To help you do this, we brought in a special guest.His company offers 'CFO as a Service', and they are working with ±40 startups.He has a unique ability to make complex things simple, and simple things practical.His name is Itay Cohen, and we're not making a single business move without him. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/startup-nightmares-1.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57mins

27 Apr 2021

Rank #6

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A Meeting With Guy Lachmann: The Life-saving Advice Of A Startup Lawyer

You can't talk about startup nightmares without looping in a lawyer, and that's what we're doing this week.We sat down with Guy Lachman, startup lawyer, to discuss the most common (and painful) aspects of the intersection between the tech and legal worlds:- How to not lose control over your company- The importance of Founder Agreements- Making changes in a Founding Team- The legal logistics that will save your company- Should you use legal templates?- Avoiding the 'over consulting’ trapAnd much, much more.Tune-in for an hour that could save you tens of thousands of dollars, Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/startup-nightmares-1.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

59mins

20 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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A Meeting With Inbal Arieli: The World's Smallest Failure & Other Stories Of Entrepreneurship

The World's Smallest Failure & Other Stories of EntrepreneurshipThis week's guest has been featured as one of the 100 most influential people in Israeli tech and as one of the top 100 tech business women speakers in the world. She's a for­mer offi­cer in the Israeli Defense Forces who served in its elite intelligence unit - unit 8200. Having held numer­ous exec­u­tive posi­tions in lead­ing tech compa­nies, found­ed a series of pro­grams for inno­va­tors, spent years as a board member and launched a global leadership assessment firm, Syn­the­sis, Oh, and... She also wrote the book that deciphers the 'code' for Israeli ingenuity.All this, and so much more, as we sit down with Inbal Arieli. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/startup-nightmares-1.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

58mins

13 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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A Meeting With Efrat Fenigson: Personal Branding & Professional Superpowers

Nothing was given to her for free.From gig to gig, project to project, event to event, she got better and grew her reputation.She then felt ready to throw herself into what became one of Israel's most successful international startup launches, taking Airobotics into a place very few startups have gone to.Leveraging everything the ecosystem had to offer, she built a strong personal brand and created hyper-engaged professional communities.If anyone earned the title superwoman, it's her.Meet, Efrat Fenigson. Mindspace VP Marketing, personal branding expert and a community builder, as she joins us for an entertaining, revealing and inspiring hour. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/startup-nightmares-1.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

59mins

6 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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A Meeting With Tanja Sternbauer: Safe Words, A Founder's Secret Communication Hack

Finding your calling can be as simple as answer a call.Again.And again.Tanja Sternbauer left one of the most livable countries in the world - Austria - to fully immerse herself in the startup dream.With a bunch of startup experiences on her resume, Tanja was able to start connecting the dots.Her understanding of the life she wants to live and the contribution she wants to make in this world became clearer, and eventually, gave birth to The Female Factor.An international community that works to boost the confidence, competence and connections of its members, providing them with a competitive advantage in business and setting a new bar for conscious leadership. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/startup-nightmares-1.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

47mins

30 Mar 2021

Rank #10