Minimally Viable E20 - Niklas Bretschneider, VC investor and MBA candidate on moving from consulting to investing, how to ace the MBA applications, and types of VC investing
In today's episode of Minimally Viable we talk to Niklas Bretschneider. Niklas is a venture capitalist with a focus on early stage startups and growth equity. He currently works for Picus Capital and Global Founders Capital. He started his career as a consultant at McKinsey, where he worked on various projects, including digital transformations, revenue growth accelerations, consumer analytics, and digital marketing boosts. We talk about his story of moving to the United States from Germany, getting his MBA at Berkeley, going into VC, tech trends, and his own journey as an entrepreneur.
In the podcast, Niklas brings up several newsletter recommendations, including: i) Trends.vc (join.trends.vc), FutureParty (futureparty.com), Techmeme (techmeme.com), and Term Sheet (fortune.com/newsletter/termsheet). He also discusses his podcast recommendations, some of which are How I built This (by NPR), Masters of Scale (mastersofscale.com), and Startups, Sparks, and Serendipity.
Niklas can be reached at linkedin.com/in/niklasbretschneider or email@example.com