Episode 15

Gerald Pollak On Investments, Startups and Being A Team Player


September 11th, 2020

52 mins 38 secs

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About this Episode

Gerald Pollak is an associate at Vienna based venture fund capital300.

capital300 is a European Series A venture capital fund backing disruptive technology companies run by ambitious entrepreneurs.

capital300 has established innovative co-investment partnerships with global leaders in venture capital and together with the best VCs in the world like Sequoia Capital, Index Ventures und Draper Associates, capital300 provides portfolio companies with a substantial leverage for conquering the US market and building a significant global presence.

Gerald has previously worked for Apple’s Western Europe sales department and engaged with the international tech and entrepreneurship scene while completing a double masters degree at London Business School and Fudan University Shanghai.

If you listen to this podcast, you'll hear about:

  1. Gerald’s rowing passion;
  2. Does competitiveness help you in your career;
  3. How to defuse conflicts;
  4. Why and how networking mattered for Gerald;
  5. What was the takeaway from university for Gerald;
  6. What is Capital 300;
  7. How does Capital 300 choose who they invest in;
  8. When will Capital 300 start looking at the Romanian market;
  9. What eastern european businesses should change about themselves;
  10. Why hiring matters so much for investors;
  11. Due diligence and how Capital 300 does it.