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Podcast The Scale Lab

This podcast series aims at asking real questions and getting honest answers from the most renowned entrepreneurs in the Netherlands to help other Dutch CEOs and founders in their scaling.
  • How Derek Roos shook up the enterprise application space with Mendix
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    How Derek Roos shook up the enterprise application space with Mendix

    In this episode of The Scale Lab, we deconstruct the entrepreneurial journey of Derek Roos - the co-founder & CEO of Mendix.

  • How Robert Vis elevated MessageBird to over $3 billion valuation
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    How Robert Vis elevated MessageBird to over $3 billion valuation

    Episode #10 of The Scale Lab is dedicated to the entrepreneurial story of Robert Vis - the founder & CEO of MessageBird. Together with our hosts we dive into the origins of MessageBird, and follow Robert’s learnings about raising funding, building a sustainable company culture, and thinking globally from day one. What did Silicon Valley teach Robert? We’ve summarised the key points raised within this episode below.  

  • How Joelle Frijters brought transparency into the advertising space with Improve Digital
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    How Joelle Frijters brought transparency into the advertising space with Improve Digital

    In this episode, Joelle Frijters - cofounder of Improve Digital - uncovers the important moments of her entrepreneurial journey: from bootstrapping until €80 million revenue to selling 85% shares of Improve Digital to Swisscom in 2016. 

  • How Marleen Vogelaar is conquering the US market with Ziel
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    How Marleen Vogelaar is conquering the US market with Ziel

    In episode #8 of The Scale Lab podcast, Marleen Vogelaar - founder of Ziel & co-founder of Shapeways - shares Ziel's scaling journey. 

  • Chris Hall, founder of Bynder: “Even the best hires of the time might not last more than a year or two”
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    Chris Hall, founder of Bynder: “Even the best hires of the time might not last more than a year or two”

    In this episode, Chris Hall - founder of Bynder - shares his expert view on what it takes to build a successful SaaS company. 

  • How Jitse Groen built Takeaway.com to become a leading food delivery player
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    How Jitse Groen built Takeaway.com to become a leading food delivery player

    In this episode, we discover how Jitse Groen - founder & CEO of Takeaway.com - taught himself to become an entrepreneur. 

  • How Manon van Essen upscaled her homemade vegan pizza into the Magioni brand
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    How Manon van Essen upscaled her homemade vegan pizza into the Magioni brand

    Listen to Manon van Essen sharing her inspiring entrepreneurial story, defined by strong dedication and determination to succeed. Find out how she made Magioni a successful business despite all the difficulties that came her way.

  • Michiel Muller on how Picnic disrupted the supermarket industry
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    Michiel Muller on how Picnic disrupted the supermarket industry

    Michiel Muller takes us through his entrepreneurial learnings and shares his vision for the future of Picnic and the online supermarket industry. 

  • How Mark de Lange is revolutionising the eyewear industry with Ace & Tate
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    How Mark de Lange is revolutionising the eyewear industry with Ace & Tate

    Mark reveals his management style and how he is working with his team to offer to his customers high quality, thoughtfully designed glasses at a fair price.

  • VanMoof revolution: How Taco Carlier changed the world of ebikes
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    VanMoof revolution: How Taco Carlier changed the world of ebikes

    In this episode Taco Carlier shares his entrepreneurial story - how his past experiences shaped his vision for VanMoof, what were the obstacles of finding the right product-market fit for VanMoof e-bikes, and why Taco believes in hybrid financing. 

  • Welcome to The Scale Lab podcast: Intro episode
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    Welcome to The Scale Lab podcast: Intro episode

    Listen now to the intro episode of The Scale Lab podcast. Our hosts Constantijn van Oranje & Joe Wilson explain the 'why’ behind this podcast and reflect on their expectations from their honest conversations with renowned entrepreneurs.

  • 12 things you should know about Adyen’s success story - podcast with Pieter van der Does, CEO at Adyen.
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    12 things you should know about Adyen’s success story - podcast with Pieter van der Does, CEO at Adyen.

    We couldn’t think of a better way to wrap up season #1 of The Scale Lab than having Pieter van der Does, CEO at Adyen, in our podcast studio. In our latest episode, Pieter shares his founder journey - from selling BiBit to founding Adyen. Listen to the full episode to unravel the key factors that make Pieter a scale icon of our age.

  • How Ali Niknam changed the world of banking with bunq
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    How Ali Niknam changed the world of banking with bunq

    In this episode of The Scale Lab, we deconstruct the journey of Ali Niknam - the founder & CEO of bunq. Together with Ali, we go back in time to the roots of bunq and Ali’s beginnings as a founder. We discuss bunq's company culture and what the company stands for. Find out how bunq managed to raise $228 million and reach a $1.9 billion valuation.