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Alex, CEO, on Speed Change Repeat [Podcast]

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Louis Bidou

Mar 14, 2023

New Upflow podcast Our co-founder & CEO, Alex Louisy, was Jonathan Pfaffenrot’s guest on the “Speed Change Repeat” podcast. Together, they discuss what a second-time founder does differently, what it is to start a company in France, get into YC, and pivot to tackle the US market. They also illustrate Stripe's concept of macro optimism/micro pessimism and exchange on the actual meaning of VC-Founder partnerships.

Listen to the episode here

00:00 — Alex’s background

03:00 — First-time founders vs. second-time founders

09:00 — The science of distribution

18:30 — Macro optimism & micro pessimism

22:00 — Adapting your product to the US market

28:30 — Y Combinator

35:00 — Financial investors vs. operators

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