Growth Show

Growth Show Podcast

The Growth Show is a podcast all about growth. The hosts Sebastian Kunz and Serhat Kaya are exploring the topic from different perspectives with different guest speakers. Especially from the personal as well as business perspective of their speakers. The speakers are mostly successful entrepreneurs with an amazing track record, growth hackers, practitioners of interesting marketing tactics and growth hacks, coaches and other amazing and interesting people with different backgrounds and experience. How it began: Like all great stories Sebastian and Serhat were sitting in a bar and talked about different stuff. Until they realized, that they both are interested in hosting a podcast. So they teamed up and tried to figure out what topic would be interesting. Somehow it ended up in the topic growth. All in all the idea of this podcast is to figure out how a podcast works and how podcasts can be grown. Official LinkedIn Group for discussions about the topic Growth: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8795377/

#22 How to acquire executive clients and grow by 20% per month
In this episode of the Growth Show we have the pleasure to talk with Alice Default, who is CEO & Co-Founder of Double – a modern executive assistant service. We are talking with Alice about: How she experienced the acquisition of Sunrise Calendar by MicrosoftHow to win users by offering a free tool close to your product (with an example from her time at Front App)How her journey with her startup Double started and what its USP isHow Double wins Executives as clients and how she got her first clientsWhy it...

#21 Season 1 Recap
It’s time for season 2! But let's recap season 1 first: In this episode the hosts of the Growth Show podcast Sebastian Kunz & Serhat Kaya share their favorite episodes of Season 1. Of course it's not easy to choose a favorite episode amongst so many amazing best. But here are their highlights: Sebastian's Favorite Episodes #12 with Lennart Rieper of STRYVE #15 with Global Keynote Speaker Coach Peter Hopwood #16 with Johannes Kliesch of SNOCKS Serhat's Favorite Episodes are: #02 with Michael Asshauer...

#20 Winning with the Octopus Strategy
In this episode, we have the pleasure to talk with Bedeir Rizk about faking it until you make it, getting the first big corporate retail companies, about the octopus strategy, what makes a great mentor and much more! More about Bedeir Rizk: He is the CMO of Qopius, a deep-tech startup based in Paris & Berlin that leverages AI & robotics to digitize physical stores. Formerly Bedeir was an AI researcher for a couple of years at the Intelligence Robotics research lab from Siemens. Additionally, he has experie...


#19 Insights on improving your page speed
In this episode, we meet with Lukas Haensch. He is the founder of Pathmonk and has an extensive background in conversion optimization and UX. He describes himself as a UX Conversion ‘Nerd’. He has worked at Google for quite some time as UX Manager in the mobile optimization team. Topics covered in this podcast: - How to optimize your mobile website - Differences in mobile and desktop conversion - How to increase conversion by using onsite behavior for optimization Hands-on tips on tools, like webpagetest....

#18 How offline events support user growth
In this episode of the Growth Show we have the pleasure to talk with Florian Schneider, who is Founder & CEO of Fairling – a digital trade fair for brands. We talk with Florian about the ups and downs of his journey, about pivots and lessons learned, what KPIs have to do with it, and how they managed to leverage offline events to increase user growth. Also, why paying users are more interesting (not because of the obvious reason). More about Florian: After studying Information Systems Florian Schneider fou...

#17 How to scale network effects
Mathias is Partner at Speedinvest x. Prior to launching Speedinvest x, a Speedinvest focus fund investing into network effects, he was a General Manager for the German market at Uniplaces, an international marketplace for student accommodation. Before that, Mathias built out the marketplace-practice at Berlin-based Point Nine Capital, an early-stage fund focusing on SaaS and marketplaces, where he was a Principal for 4 years. Previously, Mathias led the M&A-department of ricardo Group, then a subsidiary of ...


#16 How to make seven-figure revenues with FBA & socks
What a story! In this episode of the Growth Show Podcast, we talk with Johannes Kliesch, Co-Founder and Managing Director of SNOCKS. SNOCKS started as an e-commerce startup, selling only socks via Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) and Shopify. By now they have evolved into a full Lifestyle Brand and have no intention of stopping anytime soon. Tune in to hear the amazing story behind SNOCKS, learn about Johannes as a founder, how SNOCKS uses and masters the art of selling through Amazon and what is next to come....

#15 How to master speaking on stage
Peter Hopwood is Global Keynote Speaker Coach & Founder of Hopwood Communications. He travels the globe helping people tell clearer stories with stronger impact. Bringing more value to their ideas. He helps executives and entrepreneurs develop their speaking style in front of a crowd or on camera, gain investment and persuade with impact. Equally, as an internationally experienced live events MC, Peter has developed an extensive global portfolio of shaping large scale conferences. He loves to be kept on his...

#14 Growing slowly but steady with a sustainable product
In this episode, we have the pleasure to talk with Sophie Zepnik about the early days of hejhej-mats. hejhej-mats is offering the first holistic closed-looped yoga mat. This means, the yoga mats are not only produced from recycled materials but will be recyclable at the end of their lifespan. You will also hear insights about developing a fully sustainable product - closing the loop from start to finish. Tune in and check out this amazing Startup story with a great vision!...

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#14 Growing slowly but steadily with a sustainable product
In this episode, we have the pleasure to talk with Sophie Zepnik about the early days of hejhej-mats. hejhej-mats is offering the first holistic closed-looped yoga mat. This means, the yoga mats are not only produced from recycled materials but will be recyclable at the end of their lifespan. You will also hear insights about developing a fully sustainable product - closing the loop from start to finish. Tune in and check out this amazing Startup story with a great vision!...

#13 How to create an innovative company culture
As an electrical engineering graduate Sebastian started his career as automation engineer within a brown coal mining facility. When he moved to software development he started to work for a medium-sized IT company, as engineer, team lead and later as project lead. A few years ago, he transitioned to Axel Springer and started living the agile way. Within Axel Springer, as CTO of Ideas Engineering, Sebastian is one of the key drivers to transform this historic corporation to become a modern tech company. This...

#12 How to create a world-class product
Lennart completed his B.A. at the design college, the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Schwäbisch Gmünd in product design, and passed his bachelor's thesis with a 1.0. During his studies, he also worked in design studios in Ulm, Hamburg, and Chicago as he studied Interior Design at the Ohio State University in the US. Directly after graduating in spring 2015, Lennart founded a design agency (THINKS Design GmbH) together with his Co-Founder Florian Goecke and shortly afterward them two founded a sports brand (ST...


#11 How TIER Mobility grew from 20 to 320+ employees
Julian Blessin is Co-Founder of TIER Mobility - the Berlin based micro-mobility company. TIER was founded in summer 2018 and is already active in 35+ cities in 12 countries. Before founding TIER, Julian was with the Berlin team of BCG Digital Ventures as a Lead Venture Architect where he launched and scaled COUP - a BOSCH owned eScooter-Sharing Company. Prior to joining BCG DV, Julian invested in Tech Startups for an international VC fund. Julian studied Business Administration and Technology Management at ...

#10 How to grow an agency organically
Serhat Kaya is a German Entrepreneur and Founder of the digital agency XPERIENTS. He is also Initiator of the Hamburg Chapter of Startup Grind and Host of the podcast "The Growth Show". Serhat's passion is supporting entrepreneurs in changing the world. The digital agency XPERIENTS supports entrepreneurs in designing great products with an amazing UX as well as with conversion optimization. With Startup Grind Serhat connects the startup scene in Hamburg with knowledge transfer from founders for founders. He...

#09 How to 4x revenues with YouTube
Jan Sapper grew up in Guatemala, did his Bachelor in engineering in Vienna, completed his Master's degree in Business Management in London and is currently working on optimizing the iPad. In 2012 Jan started "Sapper Limited" with the intent of creating the MacDock; the most awesome docking station for the MacBook – ever. This journey brought him through all stages a startup goes through market research, building a community, filing patents, managing teams remotely, sourcing components in Europe and Asia, l...


#08 How feedback culture convinced an investor
Robin Himmels is Co-Founder & COO of the healthy food delivery company eatclever. Robin loves being in situations where he can explore the underlying mechanics of things, whether they are machines, processes, or products. Analysing and understanding how a certain ingredient in a recipe influences the taste does not just allow you to tweak the product, but also to develop new products. This insight holds value through all his interests in food, processes & technology. This curiosity led him to found his firs...

#07 How to leverage WhatsApp Groups for Marketing
Pascal van Steen is Co-Founder of the Netherland based Growth Marketing Agency „Growth Spike“, Organizer of the Growth Hacker Talk in Amsterdam and Host of Blockchain Investor Summits. Pascal is obsessive about growth as well as fascinated by new technologies and the startups which create them. He is an expert in communicating the value of startups with the right audience and converting them into clients. Since big budgets aren't always available, Pascal implements an experiment driven growth process to max...

#06 Growing from 70 to a 5000 people conference
Andy is a German serial entrepreneur. He is currently Founder and Managing Director of Ryte and Co-Founder & Host of the Founder Festival Bits & Pretzels and Co-Founder and Chairman of the performance marketing agency EPHNY. Andy Bruckschlögl started his first business at the age of 12, selling backpacks on eBay. A year later he founded his first online shop. In order to promote the online store better, Andreas began to learn how to optimize websites for search engines. Four years later he started another ...


#05 How to reach customers through Instagram
Adi Arezzini is co-founder and CEO of Teami Blends, a bootstrapped lifestyle brand centered around using all-natural, plant-based ingredients to help customers live happier, healthier lives. Teami’s product line ranges from wellness blends to tea-infused skincare. From a young age, Adi was taught the benefits of holistic health and plant-based eating by her health conscious mother. At 19, Adi served as a combat trainer for the Israel Defense Force, and later, after returning home to Florida, qualified as a ...

#04 The ingredients for amazing video content
Kim Dormann is co-founder and managing director of Redpinata, a Hamburg-based video production company for high-quality moving image content of all sizes. The North German media entrepreneur has learned the use of voice, emotions and feedback from the audience as a musician, the economic thinking for companies in his time as a foreign trade merchant. The graduate designer acquired his sense for aesthetics and his understanding for the design of communication during his studies as well as during his years as...

#03 Growth Hacking 101: Engage with your audience
You just need to become one with your target audience!“ – Gilles De Clerck is a Growth Marketer. In 2016 he started as a marketer at a SaaS startup called "Salesflare". During that time he learned a lot of things by experimenting and people started to call him growth hacker. When his learning curve flattened he started to work for the growth hacking agency "Growth Revolution" as Head of Growth. He worked with clients on projects from startups to corporates, was responsible for the inbound strategy and the p...


#02 How press coverage fueled a 10x user growth
"For the journalists it was just cool that the founders themselves approached them personally." Michael Asshauer is Co-Founder of Familonet – a Social Network for the Family, which was acquired in 2017 by Moovel – the multimodal mobility platform of Daimler. During his time as Founder he was mainly responsible for the product as Chief Product Officer. Today Michael is working as Head of Product Design of Moovel. In this episode we explore with Michael how he and his team managed to get the first users for t...

#01 How a failure led to a Gruner & Jahr Venture
"Freedom within a big corporation." 60 employees, 10 to 12 nationalities and all of that within 4 years. Jonas Thiemann ist CEO & Co-Founder of AppLike – AppLike is an App Recommendation & Discovery Plattform. His first venture was directly after his studies. Unfortunately it did not work out and somehow his path came across with one of Europes largest publishing houses Gruner & Jahr and the corporate world. During that time he became a Gruner & Jahr intrapreneur. Learn more in this episode about the story ...

#00 Introducing the Growth Show
Growth Show in short: The Growth Show is a podcast all about growth. The hosts Sebastian Kunz and Serhat Kaya are exploring the topic from different perspectives with different guest speakers. Especially from the personal as well as business perspective of their speakers. The speakers are mostly successful entrepreneurs with an amazing track record, growth hackers, practitioners of interesting marketing tactics and growth hacks, coaches and other amazing and interesting people with different experiences an...