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Thomas Sterchi, founder, Swisspreneur Podcast
EP #15 – Thomas Sterchi: Creating

Thomas Sterchi (

November 21, 2017
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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

About Thomas Sterchi:

Thomas Sterchi is best known as the founder of, 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.

Memorable Quotes:

“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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