Bits & Pretzels Podcast

By Britta Weddeling

Every week Bits & Pretzels Editor-in-Chief Britta Weddeling (@bweddeling) invites the most important voices from the global founders and VC network to her podcast to discuss their routes from founding or financing a startup to the peak of international success. Guest include world renowned Silicon Valley representatives such as former Head of Retail at Apple, Angela Ahrendts, Shazam founder Chris Barton, Drew Houston, the founder of Dropbox, Hollywood actor Jessica Alba and the leading voices of the European founder ecosystem including the CEOs and co-founders of Klarna, N26, Celonis, Flixbus and more. Did you ever struggle with how to take your idea to the international markets? How to raise capital? And you never want to miss a groundbreaking idea again? Well, that's exactly what we're going to help you with on our new show! If you enjoyed the podcast, please let us know by leaving a review or send us feedback directly at podcast@bitsandpretzels.com. Subscribe to the show for free on Apple Podcast, Spotify or Deezer to get new episodes automatically every week. Learn more on our website: bitsandpretzels.com/podcast.

  1. 1.
    B&P #53: "You have to stick to what you believe in the core"
    30:49
  2. 2.
    B&P #52: The race for quantum computing
    46:33
  3. 3.
    B&P #51: Did Zoom grow too fast?
    50:54
  4. 4.
    B&P #50: Kick your year off with Ironman world champion Jan Frodeno!
    25:03
  5. 5.
    B&P #49: This AI finds your startup – if you’re sustainable
    35:43
  6. 6.
    B&P #48: Inside Slack’s growth story
    30:15
  7. 7.
    B&P #47: Building a brand is a marathon, not a sprint
    39:57
  8. 8.
    B&P #46: Arianna Huffington about self care, productivity & how to become a better leader
    27:01
  1. 9.
    B&P #45: Lean Startup Guru Eric Ries about the power of impact entrepreneurship
    44:17
  2. 10.
    B&P #44: The time to build your startup is right now!
    42:31
  3. 11.
    B&P #43: Meet Index Ventures' Masters of Scale
    50:43
  4. 12.
    B&P #42: Anne Boden: “Keep knocking on those doors!”
    36:59
  5. 13.
    B&P #41: Dirk Nowitzki: “Never be satisfied & always try to improve!”
    36:11
  6. 14.
    B&P #40: Eric Schmidt: “Hire for intelligence, not for experience!”
    25:02
  7. 15.
    B&P #39: mymuesli co-founder: What is product-market fit, really?
    38:44
  8. 16.
    B&P #38: From co-founding $2.7 billion VC firm Atomico to raising a new seed fund
    32:51
  9. 17.
    B&P #37 Verena Pausder: A wake-up call for entrepreneurs!
    44:04
  10. 18.
    B&P #36 Wirecard, Sexism & Old-Boys-Networks: “Female investors would have handled things differently"
    44:07
  11. 19.
    B&P #35: DAX newcomer & Delivery Hero CEO Niklas Östberg on internationalization, scaling & fighting Amazon
    29:31
  12. 20.
    B&P #34: Inside 3 German tech stars masterplan for a new €170 million European deep tech fund
    37:07
  13. 21.
    B&P #33: Twilio CEO: Launch a million dollar company in just 6 weeks – here's how!
    37:36
  14. 22.
    B&P #32: Transferwise co-founder Taavet Hinrikus: “It’s healthy that some companies go out of business”
    37:34
  15. 23.
    B&P #31: Watch Out SpaceX! Munich’s coming for you!
    40:51
  16. 24.
    B&P #30 Box CEO Aaron Levie: Startup is a State of Mind
    33:51
  17. 25.
    B&P #29: Arianna Huffington: How to Sleep yourself to the Top, literally.
    31:56
  18. 26.
    B&P #28: Trend Forecaster Amy Webb: "The weakest startups will probably fail"
    46:05
  19. 27.
    B&P #27: Klarna CEO: This Fintech unicorn co-founder is out to beat Amazon
    50:14
  20. 28.
    B&P #26: Who will the Covid-19 unicorns be?
    35:29
  21. 29.
    B&P #25: SpaceX, Blue Origin & Planet: Why Startups lead the Race for Space
    42:46
  22. 30.
    B&P #24 Brent Hoberman: How to grow your Startup now & where to get the Money from
    35:40
  23. 31.
    B&P #23: Knotel workspace CEO: "We'll never be back to the way it was"
    33:09
  24. 32.
    B&P #22 Dan Ram: Five Hacks for Navigating Change
    36:25
  25. 33.
    B&P #21: Michele Romanow: How to get yourself a better VC Deal
    42:42
  26. 34.
    B&P #20: Angela Ahrendts: Leading with Intuition to create Impact
    54:17
  27. 35.
    B&P #19: The End of the European Corona Tracing App?
    34:35
  28. 36.
    Bits & Pretzels #18: A Facebook for Scientists to combat Corona
    47:52
  29. 37.
    Bits & Pretzels #17 on Corona: Increase your mental strength with Nico Rosberg
    34:20
  30. 38.
    Bits & Pretzels #16 on Corona feat. Kevin Spacey, Albert Wenger & Lea-Sophie Cramer
    36:48
  31. 39.
    Bits & Pretzels #15 Corona: Why the best time to negotiate for founders is now!
    55:54
  32. 40.
    Bits & Pretzels #14 A Silicon Valley's top investor's view on the Corona crisis
    33:39
  33. 41.
    Bits & Pretzels #13 A conversation with Bavaria's Nerd-in-Chief Judith Gerlach
    36:30
  34. 42.
    Bits & Pretzels #12 Johannes Reck: Why Trump's Tweets matter for European Startups
    40:46
  35. 43.
    Bits & Pretzels #11 Valentin Stalf: Challenges for Challenger Bank N26
    38:42
  36. 44.
    Bits & Pretzels #10 Is FlixMobility doomed to grow?
    29:19
  37. 45.
    Bits & Pretzels #9: The upsetting Lack of an Ecosystem for Founders
    37:38
  38. 46.
    Bits & Pretzels #8 A Silicon Valley's Spin Master's Guide to Crisis Communication
    37:21
  39. 47.
    Bits & Pretzels #7 Investigative Journalist got 90 Hate Messages an Hour
    47:27
  40. 48.
    Bits & Pretzels #6 Bastian Nominacher: "If I want to get something done, I can be a Pain in the Ass"
    41:02
  41. 49.
    Bits & Pretzels #5 Drew Houston: How the Dropbox CEO stopped his burnout
    34:34
  42. 50.
    Bits & Pretzels #4 Florian Gschwandtner: Selling your Company could kill your Brand
    56:27

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