Decoding Digital
Decoding Digital
Jun 29, 2021
Decoding New Innovations in the Old Economy with Dr. Jeannette zu Fürstenberg
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Industries that resist embracing digital transformation face potential extinction. But change doesn’t come easy to everyone. In this episode, Dr. Jeannette zu Fürstenberg reveals how her venture capitalist fund connects existing economy leaders with emerging digital disruptors to future-proof their processes. She also explains why an entrepreneurial mindset is key to overcoming resistance to change.

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The Conflict Between Old and New

“If you put two groups together, one has everything to lose. Why? Because [established companies] are at the height of their success and every potential change or disruption could mean a risk to the company. And if you look at startups, it's a very different dynamic, right? They have everything to win and everything to gain.”

Investing Early

“That's what you do as a seed stage investor, you have to tune into the vision and always assume you're the stupidest person in the room. And then these people really have something very, very unique to what they're doing. And obviously you are mindful of asking all the right questions, but typically the best entrepreneurs have thought about them 10 times over before you even ask them.”

The Emerging Global Workforce

“What's so exciting about technology is that code is really a lingua franca. It's a way to tie talent together in a global way. Global talent is becoming a reality. It's great to see teams that interact from all over the world across different time zones, across different continents, different cultural backgrounds, but all unified by a common mission and a common vision.”

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