Season 1: MVP myth busters

Episode 02

14 March 2023 32 min

What changes MVP teams from good to great?

What makes a product team exceptional may not be what you think. 

• What makes your team believe in the project and why is it important?

• How to organize communication and processes in your team?

• How to ensure the comfort and safety of your team?

Listen to this audio story and find out!

This episode, our guests include senior technology Managers from companies that formed highly efficient teams responsible for popular MVPs — some used by brands like Microsoft, Coca-Cola, or SAP.

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This episode features


Chris Kobylecki

COO at Innovation Nest

Meet the man who’ll speak your language. Chris is a business enabler from an investment company with a $40M portfolio. He’s curious about how startups and their teams mature, analyzing nearly 200 companies per year and coaching many C-levels on strategy. In some multiverse, Chris is a competitive beard grower and a pro cook.

Sascha Stojakovic

CTO at Cobrainer

Sascha started his career as a software developer and IT consultant, after which he worked as an internalized software expert. After several years, he then moved to the Munich area with his wife and focused on IT consultancy in areas like e-commerce, workforce management and entertainment, leading various international cross-location teams and departments. As a leader at ProSiebenSAT1, he added streaming and cloud platform expertise to his extensive IT knowledge. He went on to gain experience in the start-up arena as a company founder and most recently served as VP Engineering at Joyn. Now he brings his skillset and enthusiasm to the HR tech start-up, ready to advance the Cobrainer mission of empowering people to follow their true calling.

Anders Kravis

VP of Product at Finimize

Anders is a product designer turned strategist from Toronto. With a decade in the industry, he’s experienced the ups and downs of both startups and scale-ups, and leads Product at Finimize to empower people to be their own financial advisors. He cares deeply about crafting products that aren’t just functional but that brighten people’s lives.

Marcel Cremer


Marcel is a Full Stack Software Developer, CTO and Managing Director of the german B2B SaaS Software company “MOBIKO”. He’s a lean development advocate and loves to use automation and DevOps to speed up the process of providing value to his customers.

Andreas Reichert

Managing Director at MOBIKO

Andreas likes to predict markets, is passionate for mobility tech & SaaS Business models. He has worked as an innovation consultant and Venture director for almost a decade in the past and is now responsible as Managing Director for Strategy, Vision & Finance at MOBIKO

Remco Magielse

Head of Product at

Bridging the gap between interactive technology and people. Product development and management skills, able to scope fuzzy projects to concrete implementations and deliver those. Love to work on front end innovation.

Nikolaj Borg-Hass

Head of Development at Hello Retail

Nikolaj is a technology leader primarily within the SaaS space where he has been part of several product lead companies ranging from MarTech to eCommerce. Nikolaj has been part of companies where pivots were needed to reach product-market fit and companies where product-market fit was established but continuous product innovation and optimization were required. Nikolaj is dedicated to creating a culture of continuous improvement, employee development, and delivering value to customers through innovative and scalable products.

Daniel Killenberger

CTO at Obligate

Building the future way of raising debt using on-chain bonds for regulated DeFi with Obsessed with building system solutions and learning from failures, quickly.

Episode resources

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Managing distributed teams. The future is now, old man!

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Challenges scale-up CTOs face explained by 5 tech executives

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