Today we are happy to welcome Alan Poensgen, Partner at Antler, a global early-stage VC active in the major startup ecosystems across six continents. Alan has an extensive experience in building and scaling technology businesses. He was previously MD and Co-Founder at Westwing, a home & living e-commerce company, and one of Europe’s few e-commerce IPOs of the past years. Before Westwing, he built the software development hub at Rocket Internet, and was CEO of a SEA e-commerce company, along with working for a VC and starting his own company in Spain.
In this episode you’ll learn:
The story behind Antler Berlin & how they institutionalize the friends and family round
How Alan found his way into venture and how he thinks about building founding teams
Why Antler isn't a hypothesis-driven investor and what this mean for their strategy & operations
How Alan navigates the thin line between helping and meddling
A deep dive on the multiplier effect and flywheel of serial entrepreneurs
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