Podcast
Podcast

Podcast

You can expect news related to investment, venture capitalism (VC), startups, tech trends, and more. The format is simple - Akim and Tim prepare five pieces of news each, pitch them in turns and discuss those with an open mind. FFF is not advising; it is simply talking about what they see around themselves and being active players within tech.

fff.vc: Investor Story - Sten Tamkivi

Sten Tamkivi is one of the biggest standout names within the Estonian tech scene. Among other things, he has been a General Manager at Skype, worked at Andreessen and Horowitz (https://a16z.com), Advised the president of Estonia on tech and innovation matters, and has made over 100 investments with his business partner - Taavet Hindrikus, over the past two years. Recently, Taavet and himself founded Plural (https://pluralplatform.com) - an investment platform for unemployables. In addition, he has survived two recessions, overcoming his first bankruptcy during the .com bubble. In this episode, e spoke about the past and speculated about the future.

fff.vc: Investor Story - Kristjan Vilosius

Kristjan Vilosius is an exciting mix of a founder and an angel investor. His startup Katana MRP (https://katanamrp.com) has just closed a 35m€ funding round, while his investment portfolio contains the likes of Bolt, Eurora, Outvio, Fooddocs, and many others. Interestingly, he started his investors career for a not-so-common reason but has created a more structured approach since then. It is notable how one person can manage so many things at the same time, also being a father and a partner in his personal life. He seems to hold a black belt in “work-life” balance and loves to surf.

fff.vc: Investor Story - Marko Oolo

Marko Oolo is a Partner at Superangel VC (superangel.io), an angel investor, and an active player within the investment circles in Estonia and Baltics at large. His personal portfolio includes companies such as Planet42, Ampler Bikes, Bikeep, Snabb, and many others. Apart from investing, he also promotes the industry by being one of the founders of the region's largest retail investment event - the Investment Festival.

FFF: Story Short #4

What's in this episode?

0:00 - Intro

0:32 - Community Update

7:14 - Introduction of the Collectives initiative with Helery Pops (Honey Badger Capital)

13:25 - A Guide to Secondary Transactions

24:12 - What should I do? My CTO has walked out during a fundraise

34:52 - Norrsken Impact Report 2021: overview

39:19 - What would a recession mean for revenue-based financing startups?

47:39 - State of the market: July 2022

References:

fff.vc: Collectives: https://fff.vc/fff-collectives

What should I do? My CTO has walked out during a fundraise: https://sifted.eu/articles/dear-sifte...

What would a recession mean for revenue-based financing startups?: https://sifted.eu/articles/revenue-ba...

Norrsken Impact Report 2021: overview: https://medium.com/norrsken-vc/how-we...

FFF: Story Short #3

What's in this episode?

0:00 - Intro

1:19 - Community Update

6:42 - Lithuanian startup "InRento" has merged with European real estate aggregator "EvoEstate"

9:58 - Learning: Bootstrap or raise?

19:38 - Investment trends in April

24:48 - Almi Invest Launches A Real-Time Site For Available Startup Jobs

28:31 - Learning: Venture capital economics for investors

34:00 - Startup Of The Week Wants Companies To Talk To Employees Through Podcasts

References:

InRento merges with EvoEstate: https://www.eu-startups.com/2022/03/l...

Almi Invest Launches A Real-Time Site For Available Startup Jobs: https://startupmafia.eu/almi-invest-l...

Startup Of The Week Wants Companies To Talk To Employees Through Podcasts: https://startupmafia.eu/startup-of-th...

FFF: Story Short #2

What's in this episode?

0:00 - Community Update

5:28 - FiBan - Record-high year for startup investment activities

11:33 - Sweden’s GOALS raises $15m to build NFT-based FIFA

18:46 - Estonian-Swedish Angel Investors Bridge

28:15 - Estonia to host a NATO startup accelerator

30:45 - Metaverse-as-a-Service: City 200+ pages report results

37:14 - Learning: Transparency while pitching, were is the borderline of a lie?

45:37 - TechChill

References:

Sweden’s GOALS raises $15m to build NFT-based FIFA: https://sifted.eu/articles/goals-foot...

Estonia to host a NATO startup accelerator: https://estonianworld.com/security/es...

FFF: Story Short #1

What's in this episode?

0:00 - Intro An update from the FFF

9:09 - Support Ukraine

15:22 - Specialists VC and Creandum raise new funds

20:50 - FFFs principle of the DD process

29:42 - How to win in the venture when the rules-and geography- of the game is changing?

37:35 - Netflix announced plans to acquire the Finnish mobile game developer Next Games

40:54 - Occo closes a 750k € funding round to boost AI

45:18 - Angel investing - access or picking?

53:40 - Popular investment trends in February

56:32 - Atom Mobility launches Atom Academy References:

Fund Fellow Founders - https://fff.vc

Specialists VC and Creandum raise new funds - https://www.eu-startups.com/2022/02/s...

FFFs principle of the DD process - https://fff.vc/resources

How to win in a venture when the rules-and geography- of the game is changing - https://nordicstartupnews.com/norwegi...

Netflix announced plans to acquire the Finnish mobile game developer Next Games - https://investingnews.com/netflix-to-...

Occo closes a 750k € funding round to boost AI - https://www.eu-startups.com/2022/02/e...

Popular investment trends in February - https://sifted.eu/articles/february-s...