In our very very first episode of German Accelerator’s podcast “Startup Stereo,” we talked to Jenny von Podewils, Co-Founder of Leapsome, a Berlin-based startup that is providing an employee performance management & engagement software. The platform supports fast-growing companies such as Spotify, Trivago or Babbel in building high-performing teams and strong company cultures. Jenny and team currently participate in the German Accelerator program in New York with the goal to successfully expand Leapsome to the U.S. market.
In conversation with our host, Katrin Grunwald, Jenny shares the importance of giving and receiving feedback and how it can serve as rocket fuel for learning, and why it’s crucial to give feedback on feedback. She also shares what giving feedback has in common with going to the dentist. As the conversation progresses, they also talk about company culture and the role the founders play in shaping it.
At the end of Startup Stereo episode #01, Jenny shares her recommendations on successfully communicating, managing distributed teams, and the hidden drivers of engagement – great insights for any company – not only in times of corona!
German Accelerator’s “Startup Stereo” is a podcast with and for founders, innovators, and change-makers. Plug into the stories, experiences, and best practices around startups, expansion, leadership, new work, company culture, and more. Stay tuned for more episodes in the near future!