This Month in German Startups – February 2020

If you are new to our podcast(s), we are wrapping up the startup news of the German-speaking area in a monthly recording from Frankfurt and New York. Have a look at our website or and you will find all the links to our recording and the articles we are quoting from there. Some of the source articles are in English, some are in German.


Find the hosts here:

Jörn “Joe” Menninger / Twitter  / LinkedIn / Video Interview (2018)

Chris Fahrenbach / Twitter / Homepage / Video Interview (2018)

This February our news is quite short. This is due to the fact that we try to shrink them, as well as that we had only approx. 3 weeks since the last news.


Affiliated Links

The hard thing about hard things
Ben Horowitz tells his story from an employee, afraid to loose his job to CEO of a company caught in the dotcom bubble to VC investor
Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future Peter Thiels, the famous investor tells you his mental framework to think about innovation
Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies Reid Hoffmans, the founder of LinkedIn, advice on scale fast


Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Read worthy book to familiarize yourself with economic theory, or learn more about how to apply it.
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