We bring you the Entrepreneur and Investor views on Big Tech, VC and Start-up news, opinion pieces and research. We decipher their meaning, and add inside knowledge and context

Being nerds, we also discuss the latest gadgets and pop culture news

To understand what’s really happening below the surface, join our hosts, Nuno Goncalves Pedro, investor, co-founder and managing partner at Strive Capital, and Bertrand Schmitt, entrepreneur, co-Founder & Chairman at App Annie. They have been each in tech for almost 25 years, are now based in Silicon Valley, having both previously worked and lived in Europe and Asia.

With Tech DECIPHERED, discover how the best entrepreneurs pitch, how investors think, and what are the deep trends underlying the tech industry.

Our tone is a little bit like us: passionate, irreverent, nerdy. We are strong-minded, but convey informed opinions. We will always be trying to aim for the truth and that means there will be no BS allowed. We won’t be afraid to disagree, but we will be having quite a lot of fun in the process.

Latest Episodes

#10A – A review of the past decade in tech, the 2010s, and its impact on the world we live in

We split this episode into two parts: in this, the first part (10A), we argue the 2010 decade actually started with the 2008 crisis, the advent of the iPhone, the App Store and the move of the world to...

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#9B – Impact of COVID-19 in the World, Venture Capital and Start-ups

We split this episode into two parts: in this, the second and final part (9B), we discuss the implications of COVID-19 in the Venture Capital and the Start-up ecosystems. We share our no-BS view on how easy/how difficult it...

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#9A – Impact of COVID-19 in the World, Venture Capital and Start-ups

We split this episode into two parts: in this, the first part (9A), we discuss the broad implications of COVID-19, the short-term and long-term implications, how this is the “end of the world, as we know it”, but why...

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#8 – Demystifying Venture Capital, Private Equity and Start-up success

We demystify a whole lot in this episode of Tech DECIPHERED. We demystify Venture Capital and its nitty gritty decision-making processes and operating models. We demystify Private Equity vs Venture Capital and explain the differences between both. We discuss...

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#7 – The “Silicon Valley bubble” bursts, why that is good news, and the IPO landscape in hardware vs. software and enterprise vs. consumer

We launch into why 100 Bn in value just evaporated from “Silicon Valley” and why that is a good thing for private companies and investors going forward. We discuss the rationality of public markets and go into the IPO...

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#6 – The value of an idea, how you should pitch VCs and the truth about product management

We discuss whether you can figure out if your idea is worth 1 Bn or not in advance (spoiler alert: NO), analyse several frameworks that are still useful in that analyses, why not being a lemming makes sense in...

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Your 2 co-hosts

Bertrand Schmitt

Tech Entrepreneur, co-Founder & Chairman at App Annie

I have more than 20 years exec experience in Tech across US, Europe and Asia.

I co-founded App Annie in Beijing in 2010, and as CEO during 8 years, I led its huge growth to become a global company now headquartered in San Francisco. As Chairman, I am now focused on the long term view of the business.

I am also an active business angel, and advisor to multiple startups and VC funds.

Nuno Goncalves Pedro

Investor, co-Founder and Managing Partner of Strive Capital

I have been in Tech for almost 25 years as a computer engineer, product manager, operator and investor.

I am an ex McKinsey senior expert and member of the Asia-Pacific Technology, Media and Telecom leadership team, as well as an operator , including senior roles with the GSM Association.

I have been an entrepreneur in Venture Capital, having co-founded Strive Capital and having had senior roles with other VC firms in Silicon Valley.

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