As you have probably noticed, 2020 hasn’t been very kind to humanity so far. Not to be all negative, there are always opportunities in crises and we truly hope you found some positive ways to power-through. We bring you a new section in the newsletter titled “Good Reads & Great Ideas” to help manage during these challenging times. It features insightful articles and actionable strategic tips for scaling your business, as well as interesting reports from the industry. You can find it right below portfolio news.
Enjoy the newsletter and stay healthy and sane,
Jasmina Henniova, Communications & Investment Manager and the 3TS team
Thomas is a B2B serial entrepreneur, with more than 20 years of business experience, and an active member of 3TS’ network of operating execs. He held leading management positions at Sony, Vaillant and Cisco and co-founded several technology companies with successful exits (incl. SolveDirect, former 3TS portfolio company). Read his key learnings on B2B sales.
In this podcast episode we had a chat with Eva Rez, Senior Investment Manager at Sky Ventures. We talked about Corporate Venture Capital, differences to Venture Capital as well as London and CEE investment ecosystems.
3TS PORTFOLIO NEWS
With the tremendous result of over 150 new customers in 2020 so far, SALESmanago acquired brands including AS Roma, Post Luxembourg, WP Pilot, Top Secret, Gintarine Vaistine, 4F, Tefal, L’ARISÉ, Nutricia-Danone, MacStore.
Mark has over 25 years of HR tech experience, including at CareerBuilder, and has previously managed teams of more than 400 employees and more than $200M in revenue.
Perfect Gym Appoints New CEO Sebastian Szałachowski
Last week, Perfect Gym announced that its Supervisory Board of Directors has appointed Sebastian Szałachowski as their CEO. Sebastian has been with the company as Chief Product Officer ever since founding the company together with the previous CEO Jacek Szlendak. “During a time when digital engagement is more important than ever, I can‘t think of a better suited person to continue our company’s fast-pacing growth,“ Jacek said.
Omniconvert has published a Customer Experience in Ecommerce e-book which guides businesses on how to dramatically drive up retention and repeat purchases through outstanding customer experiences.
GOOD READS & GREAT IDEAS
Scaling sales team is never easy. Learn some of the key drivers, interviewing tips and mistakes to avoid while building up the sales team (whether you’re hiring 3 or 30) from Pete Prowitt, Director of Sales at Loom.
Continuous innovation and speed of execution are crucial to success, because change is the only constant. Doblin, a division of Deloitte, created a framework for how companies of any size can drive higher growth by continuously tuning and refining their products, pricing, packaging, channel partners etc.
Invest Europe has just published the CEE Private Equity statistics for 2019 and prior years. It contains information on fundraising, investments, divestments, venture capital as well as buyout and growth.
MEET THE 3TS TEAM
Ivelina Koleva-Katelieva, Marketing Assistant
Ivelina is originally from Bulgaria and has joined 3TS in 2015. She has been living in Austria for 15 years. At 3TS, Ivelina is part of the marketing team and she is responsible for our brand design visuals, internally and externally. She has a creative flair and assists with planning and implementing the marketing campaigns. Furthermore, she is responsible for organizing events and undertakes daily administrative tasks to ensure the functionality of 3TS Vienna office.
Prior to 3TS, Ivelina worked as a graphic designer with focus on print & layout, corporate design, web design, photography and animation. She holds a degree in both Economics from University of Vienna and Multimedia Art Design.
Her native language is Bulgarian and she speaks fluently German, English, French and basic Italian. She enjoys travelling, mostly to places with a beach nearby where she can enjoy some swimming, surfing and other summer activities. She likes art, music, cooking, reading, gardening and spending as much time with her family and dog as possible.
Ivelina’s Favorite Quote: “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” – Lewis Carroll
Last Book Read: 21 Lessons for the 21st century – Yuval Noah Harari