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The danger of economic disruption in Germany

"Watch out, Germany, disruption is coming." While numerous companies in...

Christina Sier: Finding the best talent is definitely not a gut feeling

"Finding the best talent is definitely not a gut feeling"Christina is the Lead...

The disruption of Insurance is already happening. It’s time to stop pretending that it’s not.

If there's one thing that's certain in life, it's that we cannot predict the...

Thais Souza: The heart of UX is empathy

"The heart of UX is empathy" Thais is Head of Design at Stryber. In this...

Matthieu Van Haperen: A venture is like your baby

“A venture is like your baby, and keeping cool about it is a challenge”...

Introducing the Matterhorn Design System

Open-sourced, Inclusive, Intuitive, and Powerful The Stryber Design Team is...

Christin Kubitza: You need to be data driven

“You need to be data driven. Only then can you truly understand the customer”...

Does PropTech impact the property management environment?

In our recent insights posts, we gave an overview of the PropTech startups...

Will Cultured Meat and Meat Alternatives Disrupt the Food System?

Challenges of the meat industryThe global meat industry (currently worth...

VC Funding of the Finance & Investor Sector in PropTech – A German Overview

In the latest blogpost of our insight series on the real estate industry in...

Real Estate Innovation in Germany: Startups Digitizing the Construction Industry

Recent Developments in Designing & Building Real Estate - An OverviewWe...

Response to Capital Study on Corporate Innovation in 2020

As the leading independent corporate venture builder in DACH, Stryber is at...

How PropTech is Disrupting the German Real Estate Market in 2020

Times of Crisis: An Opportunity For Disruption and DigitizationIf you were to...

The Future of Food – Innovative Foodtech Startups Creating A More Sustainable Food System

The Future of Food in "Growing & Producing"- An Industry Itching to...

Digitization Framework 2020: Achieving Higher Efficiency and Growth

“Digitization” seems to be the buzzword of our time to unlock just about any...
The danger of economic disruption in Germany

The danger of economic disruption in Germany

"Watch out, Germany, disruption is coming." While numerous companies in America are experiencing highs, things are going downhill in Germany, even before the pandemic: Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof files for insolvency, the DAX company Continental...

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Thais Souza: The heart of UX is empathy

Thais Souza: The heart of UX is empathy

"The heart of UX is empathy" Thais is Head of Design at Stryber. In this interview, she gives some insights about the importance of creativity in a data-driven world. She also explains Stryber's new open source design system which was launched a...

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Introducing the Matterhorn Design System

Introducing the Matterhorn Design System

Open-sourced, Inclusive, Intuitive, and Powerful The Stryber Design Team is pleased to announce that our new home for Matterhorn Design System is now live at matterhorn.stryber.com Every digital business faces a significant challenge when they...

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Monthly Stryber Startup Watchlist August

Monthly Stryber Startup Watchlist August

A monthly series highlighting exciting Seed and Series A companies that have announced or raised their latest funding round in the last month and why I believe those ventures are worth to watch in the future. To not miss any update in the future,...

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Monthly Stryber Startup Watchlist June

Monthly Stryber Startup Watchlist June

A monthly series highlighting exciting Seed and Series A companies that have announced or raised their latest funding round in the last month and why I believe those ventures are worth to watch in the future. To not miss any update in the future,...

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Startup failure in Europe – Indepth Analysis

Startup failure in Europe – Indepth Analysis

When you are involved in the startup world you might have heard someone claim that nine out of ten startups will fail. While the startup world always has agreed to this in general, there is no data to back this up. If you are a founder, an...

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Monthly Stryber Startup Watchlist April

Monthly Stryber Startup Watchlist April

A monthly newsletter highlighting exciting Seed and Series A companies that have announced or raised their latest funding round in the last month and why I believe those ventures are worth to watch in the future. Subscribe to our...

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Greenfield Product Management: Fantasy vs. Reality

Greenfield Product Management: Fantasy vs. Reality

Your inbox is overflowing with feature requests from every corner of your organization, the product enhancements you’ve committed to for the quarter are hopelessly behind schedule, and your development team is struggling with simple changes due to the complexity of your legacy product. Sound familiar?

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Product Hiring: Finding the Person behind the Skillset

Product Hiring: Finding the Person behind the Skillset

Wait, yet another article on hiring Product people? While there are admittedly a bevy of articles out there on how to hire good POs and what qualities to look for (or not to look for), the reality of product management life at a venture portfolio builder like Stryber means that the qualities that we look for end up being slightly different from other companies.

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I turned my grooming session into a workshop

I turned my grooming session into a workshop

Note to self: Don’t buy post-its that need thumbtacks to stick to the wall.Here’s how it went. For me, one of the most impactful topics of 2019 in tech had nothing to do with AI, Machine Learning, AR/VR, or IOT. It was something that really should...

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5 Ways to Avoid Office Politics

5 Ways to Avoid Office Politics

Everyone who has ever worked in an office knows the dynamics that develop when the actual work is sabotaged by the interests and personal career goals of individuals or peer groups. Internal office politics arise when people start putting their own...

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The room where it happens

The room where it happens

How (and why) to democratize decision making in your dev team.If the musical Hamilton is to be believed, there were only 3 men in the room when the decision about where the federal capital and national bank for the fledgling United States would be...

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A Product Manager is a coach

A Product Manager is a coach

Software development insights from the world of sports.Numerous attempts have been made at comparing the Product Manager role to jobs in more established industries. I’ve heard ‘architect’, I’ve heard ‘chef’, and (of course) ‘project manager’. I...

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The case against Corporate Venture Capital

The case against Corporate Venture Capital

Should Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) be one of the methods in your corporate innovation strategy? Let me start by giving my honest opinion right away: no. While I am not alone with this opinion — for instance, venture capitalists such as Fred...

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The great myths of corporate innovation

The great myths of corporate innovation

Recently, I have written about ‘why’ your company should invest heavily in innovation, even in recession times. Now, the obvious next question is ‘how’. Let’s start with some lessons learned on ‘how not to’. In my career, I have seen some very...

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Navigating Corporate Innovation

Navigating Corporate Innovation

As new business models hit more and more industries in an increasing pace, incumbents are challenged to respond. And they do respond. However, from an outsider’s point of view, this can often look a bit funny. Steve Blank, adjunct professor at...

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Stryber Rebranding Insights

Stryber Rebranding Insights

A logo is more than a graphic representation of your company because it connects people’s minds to the business. That’s why we believe our logo has to speak for us. It represents who we are and the things we believe in. That is why work in...

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Why Kuoni failed (the digital transformation)

Why Kuoni failed (the digital transformation)

Due to high demand I created a keynote speech based on this story. Read more at the end of this page. The ultimate confession of failureOn the 5th of November 2015 the Kuoni group announced that it would lay off 350 people and also replace CEO...

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