In the discussion, we heard stories about the intricate journey from Balázs's co-founding of Balabit, his explorations in angel investing, to his vision growing Axoflow. We dove deep into the unique experiences of being a second-time founder, the tactics of team-building, and the nuances of fundraising.
Balázs chatted with Enis Hulli, a General Partner at 500 Emerging Europe. 500 Emerging Europe is a €70M fund investing in pre-seed/seed founders from the Baltics, Eastern Europe & Turkey. 500's mission is to back exceptionally talented entrepreneurs in the region early on in their journey and help them scale globally.
Particularly, Enis and Balázs explored how a successful entrepreneurial track record and strong founder-market fit can significantly impact these processes, attracting investors, hiring top talent, and selling more efficiently. Furthermore, we delved into the lessons learned from their previous journey and how they are being applied to build differently and, arguably, more effectively this time around.
This wasn't just an opportunity to learn from a seasoned entrepreneur's firsthand experiences. It was also an invitation to connect with like-minded individuals, founders, investors, and key players in the startup ecosystem.
We also announced our newly released website and had a brief partner talk with Ferenc Muck from ff.next.