Startup DNA #1 – How to Raise Millions in Venture Capital and Build Europe’s Leading Long-Distance Bus Startup

 By Martin Luenendonk| 2017-08-16T15:01:24+00:00 August 9th, 2017|

In this podcast episode of Startup DNA Martin Luenendonk talks to Daniel Kraus who co-founded Flixbus. In just 5 years, Daniel together with his co-founders turned a simple business idea into the European market leader for long distance bus travels.

What you’ll learn in this episode

  • The 3 ways on how to spot a disruptive business idea in a big market (and how Flixbus found out that there might be a huge business opportunity)
  • How the Flixbus business model works (and how Daniel and his co-founders validated it in the early days)
  • Why being an entrepreneur nowadays is often actually less risky than being employed
  • What emotional support system helped Daniel throughout his entrepreneurial journey (and why this is critical for entrepreneurs to have)
  • An intensive discussion on the startup pitch deck Flixbus used to raise money from VCs
  • Daniel’s best tips for entrepreneurs on raising money from VCs


Add-on document

Here’s the startup pitch deck Flixbus used to attract investors in the early days (and which Daniel discussed in the Startup DNA podcast).


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