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#15 – SaaS Primer – Part 1

In this episode, we start our Primer on SaaS – Software-as-a-Service – a trilogy on everything you need to know about SaaS. We will give an Overview of SaaS, as well as discuss the intrinsic Business Models. Please look out for our next episodes that will deep-dive into Sales, Pricing, Financing, Benchmarking/KIPs, Lessons Learnt and…

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#14 – The wonderful world of productivity – our own habits, tools and hacks – and… how to best get in touch with us

In this episode, we will deep dive into the world of productivity tools, processes, habits and hacks. We will share our principles of productivity, calendaring, favorite communication, hardware and broader productivity tools (e.g. CRM). Finally, we will share what tools we are still missing and wish we had. As an “easter egg”, we will also…

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#13 – The coming decade in tech, the 2020s, and its impact on the world we live in – Part 3

In this, the third and final episode on the 2020s decade, we look forward, with our scenario planning methodology, into the late 2020s and specifically discuss Next Platforms & Structural Tech, Venture Capital & Start-ups and end with an overall framing of the decade ahead of us. This concludes our 2020s “Time Travel Trilogy”, in…

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#12 – The coming decade in tech, the 2020s, and its impact on the world we live in – Part 2

In this episode, the second part of our discussion on the 2020s, we will use our scenario planning methodology to project forward into the latter part of the 2020 decade, so that we can deep-dive into the future of Energy & Climate Change, Healthcare, Education, Financial Services, Retail & Commerce, Leisure & Entertainment and Social…

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#11 – The coming decade in tech, the 2020s, and its impact on the world we live in

In this episode, we will start discussing the 2020s. We will introduce a unique and novel framework that we will follow around scenario planning, frame when exactly the 2020s start (hint: starts with a C and ends with 19), debate the macro landscape – both governmental/geopolitical and non-governmental and finalize with the user paradigms around…

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#10B – 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 second and final part (10B), we discuss the significant shifts in business models and the funding landscape that happened in the 2010s. We deep-dive into these business models, e.g. freemium, advertising/free at the point of consumption, subscription, and we give you the no-BS view on…

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#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 the cloud. We go in-depth into the macro-trends of the decade and the underlying technological tectonic…

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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 will be to fundraise, depending on the space you are in, on what will likely change…

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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 there are many reasons to be hopeful about the future to come (recorded on April 16th). …

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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 factors for Start-Up success and demystify entrepreneur “ageism”. Last but not least, we disagree … on…

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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 landscape… B2B vs B2C, as well as hardware vs software. We analyse direct listings and why…

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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 the investment space, and why founders and CEOs shouldn’t waste time arguing with VCs. We go…

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#5 – The Media war(s) are all around us, but how much content is too much content?

We go in-depth on the ongoing media streaming wars touching upon Apple, Disney, Netflix, AT&T… and well, we spend a lot of time talking about Disney, our new Media overlord. We discuss whether we are at “Peak TV”, audio streaming and the Marvel Universe and how it changed the global movie landscape for all of…

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#4 – The fragile landscape of wearables, the future of Direct-to-Consumer (DTC 2.0) and the Google Squeeze (?)

We really get into a discussion on Apple’s, Google’s, Nike’s, Fitbit’s and Garmin’s strategies. We talk about the evolution of Direct-to-Consumer (DTC 2.0), the “Google Squeeze”, and we end up disagreeing a couple of times, although no co-hosts were harmed in the making of this episode. Finally, we talk about the new Macbook Pro (Bertrand…

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#3 – (Almost) everything you need to know about Generation Z, including some actionable stuff as well

We do an in-depth episode on our “saviour generation” (as Nuno calls them), gen Z: who are they, what do they stand for, what are their aspirations and hopes, why does it matter so much, how entrepreneurial will they be, how will they engage, what products and services will they use – in commerce, social,…

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#2 – The future of direct-to-consumer, the vital importance of … chicken, and the future of food delivery

We discuss the future of direct to consumer brands and the long awaited reclaiming of end-consumer relationships by the L’Oreals and Philips of the world, and why Nuno won’t do “automatic toothbrush head re-ordering” any time soon. We talk about the importance of chicken (yes, CHICKEN!), why CostCo is locking in its production and the…

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#1 – Lessons from the grandfather of Venture Capital, evolution of the VC landscape and how big is big (in markets)

We get Tech DECIPHERED started by discussing the lessons learnt from the grandfather of Silicon Valley Venture Capital and founder of Sequoia Capital, Don Valentine… learn what the Don Valentine jacket was all about.  We go behind the curtain on how the Venture Capital landscape has systematically changed in terms of stages of investment, risk…

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#0 – The Origin Story

A short primer on what to expect of the new Tech Deciphered Show and why you should tune in. Learn more about what Tech Deciphered’s origin story, its format and tone, as well as an introduction and background of the 2 co-hosts: Nuno Goncalves Pedro, investor, co-founder and managing partner of Strive Capital, and Bertrand…

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