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Lessons we learned from our mis-hires at Ragnarson

How to ensure that the teams you build are highly motivated and fit your company like a glove? We've been asking ourselves this question for a few years now.

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Shaping the company culture for seed-stage startups - MAZE X workshop

What is strong company culture?

It’s not a set of benefits, a gaming room with the newest Xbox or kombucha on tap.

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Founding impact: does Estonia have what it takes to become an impact frontrunner?

If any European country can be considered as a startup super-factory, then it’s definitely Estonia.

With growing awareness and more and more companies turning green, it has a great foundation for an impact-driven startup ecosystem.

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How I transformed from a regular developer into a CEO of 30 people company overnight

Huge crises happened to us a few times.

When Łukasz, the founder of Ragnarson, passed away in 2014, Ragnarson almost collapsed.

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Impact investing: exploring the impact startup scene in Romania

A few years back, Romania wasn’t the primary destination for impact investors looking for interesting projects so far, but it’s changing now.

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Impact investing: water as a foundation of our economy with Nicola Lei Ravello from White Stag Investing

Water is one of the Earth’s priceless resources and, being involved in almost every aspect of our lives, it’s the foundation of the world’s economy.

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Impact fundraising: public money? Sounds easy with Jonas Schorr from Urban Impact

The most common sources of funding for startups are venture capital and private investors.

There is, however, one more very interesting alternative source. It’s the public sector.

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Impact investing: mistakes to avoid in your pitch deck

On average, investors review dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of pitch decks in a year.

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Impact investing: the relationship between founders

Investors consider many factors when making an investment decision.

One of them is the team - they expect it to be solid, hands-on, and motivated to deliver what the startup promises.

That is not always the case.

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Open-sourced impact investor list

One of the common problems impact-driven founders face is finding the right investor. It means someone who cares both about the profit and impact.

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