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.
What is strong company culture?
It’s not a set of benefits, a gaming room with the newest Xbox or kombucha on tap.
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.
Huge crises happened to us a few times.
When Łukasz, the founder of Ragnarson, passed away in 2014, Ragnarson almost collapsed.
A few years back, Romania wasn’t the primary destination for impact investors looking for interesting projects so far, but it’s changing now.
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.
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.
On average, investors review dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of pitch decks in a year.
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.
Getting a referral to an investor is one of the best ways to speed up your fundraising process.
But you need to follow a couple of rules when asking for a referral.
There is a common problem that we’ve seen in many pitch decks of impact-driven startups.
It’s the lack of balance between emphasizing financial returns and the purpose behind ideas and companies.
Some startups focus too much on the financial side...