Humans are a tribal species. We evolved in small bands of hunters and gatherers. Close collaboration within your group and scepticism towards any outsiders was a precondition for survival. Later, humans organized in larger groups called tribes, which had more complex social structures. This was the dominant organizational pattern for…


Being an entrepreneur, particularly a founder of a fast growing tech startup, is obviously a hard job. Anybody who chooses this career is probably aware that it comes with long hours, many ups and downs and plenty of challenging situations.

Entrepreneurship traditionally has a culture of relentless optimism. Ask any…


Why we invested in Remi

Over the past 15 months, most of us were forced into an unexpected experiment with remote work. The pandemic required us to work from home, and the business world had to adapt. It’s probably safe to say that work is not going back to the “old normal”. …


“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” — Peter Drucker’s famous quote summarizes well how important a strong culture is for any company’s success. Particularly tech startups have gone to great lengths in consciously shaping their culture and even exposing their cultural principles publicly (as in the example of Hubspot).

But one…


I often get a bit annoyed at my computer’s user interface. Why, after all these years, are we still interacting with our computers with a primitive keyboard, a simplistic pointing device and a flat glowing rectangle of a 2D screen with a limited size? This kind of user interface has…


Why we invested in LatticeFlow

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already ubiquitous in today’s world. If you found this article on social media or a search engine, an AI-based algorithm decided that you might want to see it (good guess, it seems). …


By now it’s an overused cliché: “Data is the new oil”. Anybody who works with strong collections of data knows that the value of data is tremendous, but it is anything but a homogenous commodity. Getting the most out of existing data assets is a complex, demanding task. …


Three generations of mobile devices: The original iPhone, a contemporary flagship phone and Microsoft’s foldable Surface Duo.

The last few years of smartphone innovation have been a bit of a disappointment. Manufacturers seem to have run out of ideas. Every year screens are getting bigger, bezels thinner, camera arrays increasingly bizarre.


Data science is a very rapidly growing market. Most toolsets used by data scientists have been adopted from software engineering and are either primitive or overly complicated. Not surprisingly, a lot of data science projects fail, not least due to the lack of effective tools. Neptune.ai, a company based in…


A year ago I became a venture capitalist after 23 years as a startup founder and early-stage startup executive. At the beginning of 2019 I joined btov Partners, one of Europe’s most established VC firms, as a full-time investing partner, and the experience has been quite eye-opening.

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Andreas Goeldi

Technologist, entrepreneur and investor. Likes startups, gadgets, movies, good audio technology and rambling about any of those topics. Partner at btov.vc

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