20VC: How To Raise $200m In Any Economic Climate, Scale From Garage To Global In Record Time & The Biggest Startup You Have Not Heard About with Christian Lanng, Founder & CEO @ Tradeshift
Posted on 24th March 2017 by hstebbings1
Christian Lanng is the Founder & CEO @ Tradeshift, the startup with the vision to transform the way businesses work together. With 250+ people, offices in 9 countries and over $200m in funding from some of the best including Data Collective, HSBC and Intuit, they are likely one of the biggest and best startups you might not have heard of. As for Christian, he is one of the most visionary European entrepreneurs of the last decade having grown from digitising invoices in Denmark when he was at Uni to working on digitizing the EU later.
1.) How Christian made his way from Denmark to founding one of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley?
2.) What does Christian mean when saying, “we should be discussing the globalization of technology”? How will we see the evolution of manufacturing over time? What is the bottleneck for automation?
3.) Christian has previously stated that his competitors have ‘hostages not customers’. Why does he say this and how does that affect his view of competition and customer service?
4.) Christian has raised over $200m in varying fundraising climates, how did the rounds differ? What were Christian’s keys to fundraising success? What does he know now that he wishes he had known in the beginning?
5.) How does Christian approach networking in a very unconventional style? What are the benefits of doing so? What does Christian advise startup founders looking to expand either their founder network or their investor network?
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