9:00 – Deciding who to sell to
22:52 – Retaining confidence after your first failure
36:14 – What to look for in a headhunter
41:05 – Stock option plans
52:49 – Building a company, not a startup
Thomas Sterchi is best known as the founder of jobs.ch, an online job market platform. In 2007, he and his partner sold the venture to an American holding company for a multi-million dollar sum. Since his successful exit, Thomas has built up a diversified portfolio of projects under the umbrella of his holding company “Tom Talent”. Examples include the online-TV portal Teleboy or the music festival Zermatt Unplugged. Thomas has also successfully produced several movies, amongst them “A Dangerous Method” starring Keira Knightley.
“I learnt more about entrepreneurship at the boy scouts than in school.”
“Co-founders should have complimentary skills.”
“Develop your company in a way that eventually makes you dispensable to it.”
“I think most people are not just motivated by the money. They’re looking for other things: appreciation, a good team, fulfillment, freedom, respect, and so on…”
“If you don’t really understand the market and don’t have the right people, money doesn’t make a difference.”
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