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CoFounder Podcast

CoFounder is the only magazine built for the startup ecosystem.In 2014, at a time when most of the media were throwing themselves fully into becoming click-based advertising platforms, we launched a print magazine for the first digitally-native generation of readers. The CoFounder Podcast builds on that – we are talking with founders about their early days, the painful experiences on their way to success.Some of our guests have built unicorns, others are only at the beginning of their careers as entrepreneurs. In the Episode Zero Tarmo Virki speaks with Indrek Põldvee on why this podcast series was created.

19 MIN2018 FEB 22
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CoFounder Podcast

CoFounder Podcast No 1: Jon von Tetzchner on Building the Web

Jon von Tetzchner opens up in CoFounder Podcast No 1 about founding the first Nordic unicorn, Opera Software. We talked on sidelines of Latitude59 conference about how he reached the ultimate startup dream, an IPO, on how he was forced out of the company he built, why he is so keen on the web that he founded another browser maker, Vivaldi, and what is wrong with startup funding. Let’s start from the real beginning. You originally built Opera inside Telenor, but the company decided it was not for them and wrote reports on how it would fail. What gave you courage to not listen and launch the company anyway? I have always thought that we are all from a small place in some ways. Why should it be that just because you’re from a big country you should succeed and if you’re from a small place you don’t. There’s been a lot of thinking in the Nordics that we can’t succeed, but I thought: Why not? Are we more stupid than these guys? I don’t think that’s the case. We are as smart as th...

56 MIN2018 FEB 26
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CoFounder Podcast No 1: Jon von Tetzchner on Building the Web

CoFounder Podcast No 2: Martin Rand on VitalFields journey

In CoFounder Podcast No 2 Indrek Põldvee sat down with Martin Rand, founder of Monsanto-owned agricultural startup Vital Fields. In November 2016, The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, announced the acquisition of VitalFields, a European farm management software company based in Tallinn, Estonia. “Founded in 2011 and available in seven European countries, VitalFields offers an easy-to-use tool for farmers to plan, manage and analyze their field activities, including simplified tracking and reporting of all crop inputs to help ensure compliance with European Union environmental standards,” it described the acquisition target then. VitalFields’ tools will continue to be sold in Europe. Climate plans to expand the VitalFields user base to help European farmers uncover valuable field insights and use field data to improve productivity. “We share The Climate Corporation’s vision of providing one connected digital ag platform for farmers across the globe,” Mart...

46 MIN2018 FEB 26
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CoFounder Podcast No 2: Martin Rand on VitalFields journey

CoFounder Podcast No 3: Ville Hyyryläinen offers a very Finnish solution for afterlife

Finnish startup Emonum creates a unique value. But the customer has to die first. Have you ever thought of what happens after you die? How does your digital life continue on Facebook? How do you send messages to your children if you are not here? In movies, you sometimes see final testaments being issued as video tapes. In a way, Emonum brings testaments into the social media age. You sign up for the service, you record messages and set release dates for them, and after Emonum has confirmed the death from the official registries, the system starts to send out your messages. Just sending your family all your passwords would be really helpful, right? Or making sure your child gets a personal message from you when he or she turns 18. For CoFounder Podcast No 3 Indrek Põldvee sat down with Emonum’s Ville Hyyryläinen to discuss the early days of building the afterlife cloud service. How did you come up with an idea like that? The idea has been developing over the last two years. I was...

32 MIN2018 FEB 27
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CoFounder Podcast No 3: Ville Hyyryläinen offers a very Finnish solution for afterlife

Elias Aalto on building Wolt

Before launching Wolt, Elias Aalto first built a successful software consultancy, Qvik, and created an early hit game for iPhone. How did you become an entrepreneur? I was working as a consultant at Digia and someone showed me what they billed for my hours. It was 120 euros an hour and I was getting paid about 17. I thought: that’s over seven times more. I was, of course, naive in thinking that – as if there were no overheads in running a business and no risk associated with it. But that kicked off the emotion for me that I could sell myself doing the things I was doing at Digia. Why not cut out the middle man? Although I’m not saying that everyone should start their own consultancy, even if they’re working in software development. I remember, years ago, listening to you speak about your game, Wooden Labyrinth 3D, and how you struggled to make money from it. A lot of people saw that speech because I did it a couple times. It turns out that no one understood what I was saying tho...

24 MIN2018 MAR 18
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Elias Aalto on building Wolt

CoFounder Podcast No Taizo Son on taking Slush vibe to Asia

We spoke with Taizo Son, during his visit to the Latitude59 conference in Tallinn last year, about creating a movement, taking Slush to Japan and how he became an entrepreneur. What brings you to the Nordic countries so often? We often see you at Slush and now you’re here in Estonia. The first time I visited Helsinki was about four years ago, to join Slush as one of the keynote speakers. I was so shocked that there was such a ‘hot’ event being held in such a freezing country! The atmosphere is really cool – it’s like a rock concert. At the time, it was run by Miki Kuusi. He was a very young guy – only young guys can run such great events by themselves. At that time, there was so much Japanese media there and everybody kept asking me questions like: why do they not hold this kind of Slush events in Japan? I turned the question back to them and we all agreed that we should be introducing this kind of movement to the Asian people. After I returned to Tokyo, I spoke to others who ...

24 MIN2018 MAR 27
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CoFounder Podcast No Taizo Son on taking Slush vibe to Asia

CoFounder Podcast No5

Kristjan Maruste, co-founder of CoModule, spoke with Indrek Põldvee about building an Estonian-founded startup in Berlin. This startup is building a cloud platform for light electric vehicles – like bikes and scooters – enabling the end customer to connect with their vehicle through a smartphone app and the manufacturer to connect with their customers. CoModule promises to kill all the main anxieties people have with adopting electric vehicles: range anxiety, by visually displaying the available range and navigating the users to their destinations; security worries, by allowing tracking of the vehicle when it is stolen; and worries over battery lifetime information, by monitoring the cycles and performance of the battery. At the same time, the CoModule platform has a strong offering for manufacturers. Monitoring will help manufacturers minimise battery warranty issues, by supplying super-accurate information about battery performance. It will allow manufacturers to directly conne...

51 MIN2018 APR 3
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CoFounder Podcast No5
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Latest Episodes

CoFounder Podcast

CoFounder is the only magazine built for the startup ecosystem.In 2014, at a time when most of the media were throwing themselves fully into becoming click-based advertising platforms, we launched a print magazine for the first digitally-native generation of readers. The CoFounder Podcast builds on that – we are talking with founders about their early days, the painful experiences on their way to success.Some of our guests have built unicorns, others are only at the beginning of their careers as entrepreneurs. In the Episode Zero Tarmo Virki speaks with Indrek Põldvee on why this podcast series was created.

19 MIN2018 FEB 22
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CoFounder Podcast

CoFounder Podcast No 1: Jon von Tetzchner on Building the Web

Jon von Tetzchner opens up in CoFounder Podcast No 1 about founding the first Nordic unicorn, Opera Software. We talked on sidelines of Latitude59 conference about how he reached the ultimate startup dream, an IPO, on how he was forced out of the company he built, why he is so keen on the web that he founded another browser maker, Vivaldi, and what is wrong with startup funding. Let’s start from the real beginning. You originally built Opera inside Telenor, but the company decided it was not for them and wrote reports on how it would fail. What gave you courage to not listen and launch the company anyway? I have always thought that we are all from a small place in some ways. Why should it be that just because you’re from a big country you should succeed and if you’re from a small place you don’t. There’s been a lot of thinking in the Nordics that we can’t succeed, but I thought: Why not? Are we more stupid than these guys? I don’t think that’s the case. We are as smart as th...

56 MIN2018 FEB 26
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CoFounder Podcast No 1: Jon von Tetzchner on Building the Web

CoFounder Podcast No 2: Martin Rand on VitalFields journey

In CoFounder Podcast No 2 Indrek Põldvee sat down with Martin Rand, founder of Monsanto-owned agricultural startup Vital Fields. In November 2016, The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, announced the acquisition of VitalFields, a European farm management software company based in Tallinn, Estonia. “Founded in 2011 and available in seven European countries, VitalFields offers an easy-to-use tool for farmers to plan, manage and analyze their field activities, including simplified tracking and reporting of all crop inputs to help ensure compliance with European Union environmental standards,” it described the acquisition target then. VitalFields’ tools will continue to be sold in Europe. Climate plans to expand the VitalFields user base to help European farmers uncover valuable field insights and use field data to improve productivity. “We share The Climate Corporation’s vision of providing one connected digital ag platform for farmers across the globe,” Mart...

46 MIN2018 FEB 26
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CoFounder Podcast No 2: Martin Rand on VitalFields journey

CoFounder Podcast No 3: Ville Hyyryläinen offers a very Finnish solution for afterlife

Finnish startup Emonum creates a unique value. But the customer has to die first. Have you ever thought of what happens after you die? How does your digital life continue on Facebook? How do you send messages to your children if you are not here? In movies, you sometimes see final testaments being issued as video tapes. In a way, Emonum brings testaments into the social media age. You sign up for the service, you record messages and set release dates for them, and after Emonum has confirmed the death from the official registries, the system starts to send out your messages. Just sending your family all your passwords would be really helpful, right? Or making sure your child gets a personal message from you when he or she turns 18. For CoFounder Podcast No 3 Indrek Põldvee sat down with Emonum’s Ville Hyyryläinen to discuss the early days of building the afterlife cloud service. How did you come up with an idea like that? The idea has been developing over the last two years. I was...

32 MIN2018 FEB 27
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CoFounder Podcast No 3: Ville Hyyryläinen offers a very Finnish solution for afterlife

Elias Aalto on building Wolt

Before launching Wolt, Elias Aalto first built a successful software consultancy, Qvik, and created an early hit game for iPhone. How did you become an entrepreneur? I was working as a consultant at Digia and someone showed me what they billed for my hours. It was 120 euros an hour and I was getting paid about 17. I thought: that’s over seven times more. I was, of course, naive in thinking that – as if there were no overheads in running a business and no risk associated with it. But that kicked off the emotion for me that I could sell myself doing the things I was doing at Digia. Why not cut out the middle man? Although I’m not saying that everyone should start their own consultancy, even if they’re working in software development. I remember, years ago, listening to you speak about your game, Wooden Labyrinth 3D, and how you struggled to make money from it. A lot of people saw that speech because I did it a couple times. It turns out that no one understood what I was saying tho...

24 MIN2018 MAR 18
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Elias Aalto on building Wolt

CoFounder Podcast No Taizo Son on taking Slush vibe to Asia

We spoke with Taizo Son, during his visit to the Latitude59 conference in Tallinn last year, about creating a movement, taking Slush to Japan and how he became an entrepreneur. What brings you to the Nordic countries so often? We often see you at Slush and now you’re here in Estonia. The first time I visited Helsinki was about four years ago, to join Slush as one of the keynote speakers. I was so shocked that there was such a ‘hot’ event being held in such a freezing country! The atmosphere is really cool – it’s like a rock concert. At the time, it was run by Miki Kuusi. He was a very young guy – only young guys can run such great events by themselves. At that time, there was so much Japanese media there and everybody kept asking me questions like: why do they not hold this kind of Slush events in Japan? I turned the question back to them and we all agreed that we should be introducing this kind of movement to the Asian people. After I returned to Tokyo, I spoke to others who ...

24 MIN2018 MAR 27
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CoFounder Podcast No Taizo Son on taking Slush vibe to Asia

CoFounder Podcast No5

Kristjan Maruste, co-founder of CoModule, spoke with Indrek Põldvee about building an Estonian-founded startup in Berlin. This startup is building a cloud platform for light electric vehicles – like bikes and scooters – enabling the end customer to connect with their vehicle through a smartphone app and the manufacturer to connect with their customers. CoModule promises to kill all the main anxieties people have with adopting electric vehicles: range anxiety, by visually displaying the available range and navigating the users to their destinations; security worries, by allowing tracking of the vehicle when it is stolen; and worries over battery lifetime information, by monitoring the cycles and performance of the battery. At the same time, the CoModule platform has a strong offering for manufacturers. Monitoring will help manufacturers minimise battery warranty issues, by supplying super-accurate information about battery performance. It will allow manufacturers to directly conne...

51 MIN2018 APR 3
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CoFounder Podcast No5
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