10:35 – Early days of Doodle and taking risks
16:21 – Managing growth and culture
25:18 – How to manage a product backlog
27:35 – On launching early
38:20 – Myke’s productivity tips
Myke Näf is the founder and former CEO of Doodle, the prominent event scheduler software. He sold the company for an undisclosed amount to Tamedia in 2014. Shortly after the acquisition he left Doodle and has become an active angel investor and startup mentor in Switzerland. He’s a Venture Partner at Cavalry Ventures, a Startup Mentor at Kickstart Accelerator, and serves on a number of different boards. He’s also a Partner at Swiss Life Lab, an incubator for Fintech, Insurtech and Propertytech. Myke holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from ETH Zurich and Executive Diploma from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).
If you would like to meet another Swiss entrepreneur who worked for a famous international company, check out our episode with Daniel Graf, former head of marketplace at Uber.