Ep 49: Fundraising, Europe, Gender, Markets, and More – Anna Gudmundson CEO Sensate
In this interview with Anna Gudmundson, CEO Sensate we cover:
- Entrepreneurship born or made?
- When do you get involved with a startup? At the beginning? Seed? Pre-seed?
- What are the critical factors for a startup? People. Market. Business Model. Business Case. Talking to Humans.
- What is Sensate? Infrasonic resonance consumer product aimed at stress response.
- How do you develop the market? What market channels?
- How do you raise money?
- The Silicon Valley VC Myth.
- United States vs Europe.
- Female entrepreneurs
- Words of wisdom
- Anything is fixable
- Find mentors
- Life is about learning, growing and being out of your comfort zone
About the Guest:
Anna is a passionate business leader with 15+ years in exponential technologies. Previously a turn-around CEO, as well as VP Product and interim executive roles, she has helped companies optimize and deliver a product, brand, and business strategies. Anna is greatly interested in the intersection between technology and human evolution. Her recent focus on transformational technologies that have a massive positive impact in the world while having strong commercial viability was a key reason behind her joining Sensate. The company is using cutting-edge science, combining ancient wisdom and practices to solve the stress and anxiety crises, using innovative technology.
About the Host:
Philip Topham is The Savvy Founder. Philip has an inquisitive mind and a passion for ideas. He’s impatient to see tomorrow’s future today. He helps technical founders build the business they want. He helps established businesses tap into their start-up founder to conquer a changing world. With more than 25 years across start-ups and corporate roles, Philip has been everything from janitor to the Founder and Chief Everything Officer.
Words of Wisdom
- Ideas are worthless; revenues are priceless; surround yourself with smart people.
- Life is a journey – mole hills or mountains? it’s your choice.
Talk to The Savvy Founder:
Connect with The Savvy Founder:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thesavvyfounder
Website – https://www.philiptopham.com
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