The Twenty Minute VC: Hardi Meybaum, General Partner @ Matrix Partners, Founder @ GrabCAD
Why MBA's do not always make great founders
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· Podcast Host @ The Twenty Minute VC
is a General Partner
and similar to
is a natural born entrepreneur. Prior to becoming a VC, Hardi was a Founder of
where he built the company into the world’s leading cloud-based collaboration platform for engineering teams to manage, share, and view CAD files. He sold GrabCAD to Stratasys in 2014 for a reported 100m dollars, and continued to lead GrabCAD for the next year. Huge thanks to
for making the intro to Hardi today! In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How Hardi made the transition from founding GrabCAD to becoming a General Partner @ Matrix? 2.) When times were really hard for Hardi in making the move to the US, what were the big elements that drive him to continue? What stopped him from giving up? 3.) What does Hardi's time allocation split look like? How does he look to optimise this? 4.) How much of a role has David Skok played in Hardi's progression? What are the key takeaways from the mentorship? 5.) What are the right reasons to start a company? How does Hardi assess founder product fit? Items Mentioned In Today’s Show: Hardi’s Fave Book: Deep Work: Rules For Focussed Success Hardi’s Fave Blog:
: For Entrepreneurs Hardi’s Most Recent Investment:
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