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#41 There is a lot of super talented ladies that do not dare to dream big – Mali M. Baum

Mali M. Baum is one of the People Shaping Female Founders Future and opportunities at the
Startups Ecosystem in Berlin and Germany, recently announced raising a new fund of funds, MAGDAGROUP, in Berlin with focusing on a diverse team to invest into the European technology (plus TLV) , building more success stories/ Unicorns and uplifting the local tech ecosystem

Insights:

• Getting to know Mali
• Why did Mali start her company?
• What motivated Mali to start her last venture in Telaviv?
• How Mali made the huge decision to move from Telaviv to Berlin and start all over again
• What makes Mali feel like Berlin is five years behind?
• Recession and start-ups
• How Mali changed her perspective from an entrepreneur to an investor
• What is Smart money, and is it available in Berlin?
• What is diversity?
• What would solve the underrepresentation of women in tech and entrepreneurship?
• Did being a woman impact Mali’s journey?
• Mali’s main mistakes
• How does Mali handle work-life balance?
• Mali’s message to her younger self

Key Discussion Points:

[00:08] Getting to know Mali

[01:19] Why did Mali start her company?

[03:09]What motivated Mali to begin her last venture in Tel Aviv?

[08:26]How Mali made the huge decision to move from Tel Aviv to Berlin and start all over again. What did she feel?

[10:41]What makes Mali feel like Berlin is five years behind?

[14:37]Recession and start-ups

[17:49]How Mali changed her perspective from an entrepreneur to an investor

[22:21]What is Smart money and is it available in Berlin?

[26:10]What is diversity?

[31:42]What would solve the under-representation of women in tech and entrepreneurship?

[35:42]Did being a woman impact Mali’s journey?

[37:18]Mali’s main mistakes

[41:09]How does Mali handle work-life balance?

[47:00]Mali’s message to her younger self

Interesting Quotes:

“No product come from the market and stay the same.”

“If I made a mistake, I never did it twice.”

“There is a lot of super talented ladies that do not dare to dream big.”

“We have to keep moving; we should not kill those that still have the opportunity to grow.”

“Diversity is key.”

“You build a company with the big aim to exit,”

Book Recommendations:

Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant – Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne

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