The Scale Lab podcast

Deconstructing the scaling journey of iconic companies through the personal journeys and decisions made by their founders and leaders.

Episodes

Techleap

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

In this episode, Jitse Groen - founder & CEO of Takeaway.com - shares his path to becoming an entrepreneur. He reflects on the specifics of the Dutch mindset of entrepreneurship as well as elaborates on the strategy behind the company’s aggressive acquisition and active market expansion.
    Techleap

    How Pieter van der Does made Adyen one of Europe’s largest fintech unicorns

    In this episode, Pieter van der Does - CEO & founder of Adyen, shares his founder journey - from selling BiBit to founding Adyen - one of the few Dutch fintech unicorns, with a market value of more than €60B.
    Techleap

    How Robert Vis elevated MessageBird to over $3 billion valuation

    In this episode of The Scale Lab, we deconstruct the entrepreneurial journey of Robert Vis - the founder & CEO of MessageBird.
    Techleap

    The success story of Booking.com: Gillian Tans, former CEO & chairwoman on the critical decisions that propelled the company’s scaling

    In this episode, we talk with Gillian - former CEO & chairwoman of Booking.com - about the company’s scaling story: from its early growth stages to its first billion in revenue.
    Techleap

    The scaling journey of a tech legend: How Corinne Vigreux made TomTom a leading global brand

    In episode 19 of The Scale Lab podcast, we welcome a special guest. One who can be rightly considered a legend within the Dutch tech ecosystem.
    Techleap

    Michiel Muller on Picnic's data-driven disruption of the supermarket industry

    In this episode, Michiel Muller — founder and CEO of Picnic — takes us through his entrepreneurial learnings and shares his vision for the future of Picnic and the online supermarket industry.
    Techleap

    How Vinted became a global fashion marketplace with Thomas Plantenga (CEO of Vinted)

    In episode #20 of The Scale Lab, Constantijn & Joe meet Thomas Plantenga - CEO of Vinted, who shares his exciting entrepreneurial journey as well as sheds light on the key strategic decisions he made as a consultant that placed Vinted back on the global tech scene.
    Techleap

    How Taco Carlier revolutionised the biking industry with VanMoof

    In this episode, Taco Carlier — founder and CEO of VanMoof, shares how he and his brother Ties redefined the e-bike market in the Netherlands and around the world.
    Techleap

    How Yorick Naeff transformed the investing experience of new generations with BUX

    In this episode of The Scale Lab, we unravel the entrepreneurial story of Yorick Naeff, CEO at BUX.
    Techleap

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

    In this episode, Mark de Lange - founder of Ace & Tate - is sharing the stories behind the brand that revolutionised the eyewear industry in Europe.
    Techleap

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

    In this episode, Manon van Essen - founder of Magioni - is revealing the ugly truth of what it takes to be an ambitious entrepreneur.
    Techleap

    How Chris Hall shaped Bynder's success on the global arena as a SaaS company

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

    How Marleen Vogelaar successfully scaled Ziel & Shapeways to the US

    In this episode, Marleen Vogelaar — founder of Ziel & co-founder of Shapeways — explains how her experience with Shapeways defined her strategic approach when launching the on-demand manufacturing platform Ziel.
    Techleap

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

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

    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.
    Techleap

    Constantijn van Oranje and Joe Wilson introducing The Scale Lab

    In this introduction episode, our hosts Constantijn van Oranje & Joe Wilson discuss the opportunities & hurdles of scaling a tech startup in the Netherlands.
    Techleap

    How Ali Niknam changed the world of banking with bunq

    In this episode of The Scale Lab, we deconstruct the entrepreneurial journey of Ali Niknam - the founder & CEO of bunq.
    Techleap

    Special 2021 wrap-up & lessons learned with Constantijn van Oranje & Joe Wilson

    In this episode, Constantijn and Joe are looking back at all their core learnings from all the amazing discussions they had with our 12 guests throughout season #1 of The Scale Lab.
    Techleap

    From a submarine engineer to a successful CEO - How Sid Sijbrandij redefined the world of SaaS with GitLab

    In this episode of The Scale Lab, our hosts - Constantijn and Joe - welcome Sid Sijbrandij, CEO and co-founder of GitLab, at the studio.
    Techleap

    Shaping the future of global employment and reinventing the culture of scaling with Job van der Voort, CEO of Remote

    In this episode, our hosts Constantijn van Oranje & Joe Wilson meet Job van der Voort, CEO of Remote at the podcast studio.
    Techleap

    How Maxim Romain transformed the shared micro-mobility industry with Dott

    In episode #21 of The Scale Lab podcast, we welcome Maxim Romain, the co-founder of Amsterdam-founded micro-mobility startup Dott.
    Techleap

    How Rob van den Heuvel built Europe's #1 shipping platform with Sendcloud

    In this episode of The Scale Lab, Constantijn & Joe meet CEO of Sendcloud - Rob van den Heuvel.

    Our hosts

    Techleap

    Constantijn van Oranje

    Constantijn van Oranje leads Techleap.nl, the accelerator for the tech ecosystem in the Netherlands. As Special Envoy he is on a mission to turn The Netherlands into a unicorn nation. He is currently also Director Digital Technology & Macro Strategy at Macro Advisory Partners in London and New York and Edge Fellow at Deloitte Centre for the Edge.

    Techleap

    Joe Wilson

    Joe is the founder of Risenu, a Netherlands-based company focused on investing and ensuring startup companies succeed and give back while they profit. Joe’s experience varies from running startups to managing billion-dollar businesses on the world stage. This brings a unique view on both strategy and hardcore tactical results.