Today we’d like to introduce you to Dieter Kondek. Them and their team share their story with us below:
I am a Serial Entrepreneur | C-Level Executive | Venture Capitalist | Board Member
I am currently Founder & CEO, MergingMinds International LLC | Managing Partner, TransAtlantic Venture Partners (TAVP) | Co-Founder & Partner, Global Blockchain Ventures (GBV) | Co-Founder & Chairman, EduPortle Inc. | Advisor, C5 Capital
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I have started and was co-founder of several technology startups, and some of these ventures have been very successful, but not all. It’s always very hard and emotional if you have to shut down a venture, but it’s better to close it sooner than later if the business model is not producing revenues and profits.
As you know, we’re big fans of MergingMinds International LLC. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
Since 2015, MergingMinds supports early and later-stage European & US technology companies with US Market Entry, Global Expansion & Investment Advisory. Our US Operating Partners are located in Tampa, Orlando, Miami, NYC, Seattle, and Atlanta. To connect the Startup Ecosystems in Florida with the European Startup Hubs, we have built a European Ambassador network to scout the most promising startups for our US Market Entry and to support Florida Startups with their European Market Entry. Our European Ambassadors are located in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. With this partnership and network, we are able to support entrepreneurs, early-stage, and later-stage technology companies with their development, scaling, and global expansion initiatives.
In addition to our Florida ecosystem and network, we have created meaningful alliances with global technology and ecosystem partners. We have built global alliances to connect our ecosystem in Florida with Europe and the rest of the world to support our member companies with a strong network of mentors, corporate partners, and investors wherever they decide to grow their business.
To provide financing and investment for our portfolio companies, we will launch in October 2021, the first International Angel Investment Group as TransAtlantic Venture Partners (TAVP, www.tavp.vc).
How do you think about luck?
I am very happy that I had more good luck than bad luck. I have learned from my very early mentor, when I was a young sales manager at IBM, that I should find partners and hire people who are much smarter than me, and that helped me to build some very successful companies with great talented teams.
I am also very lucky to had the opportunity to move and immigrated to the USA from Germany, where I could fulfill my dreams to build great companies and support local founders and entrepreneurs from my home country Germany to enter the US Market.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
- Website: www.mergingminds.io | www.tavp.vc
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/dieterk
- Other: www.eduportle.com