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Being a Founder is tough, from finding product market fit to building up a killer team. We’ve rounded up the most frequently asked topics and written our take on them here.

Think more critically about the role of AI in your startup, with Julien Simon

Think more critically about the role of AI in your startup, with Julien Simon

Julien Simon, the Chief Evangelist at Hugging Face and a valued Operating Partner at Samaipata, doesn't hold back as he delves into the common pitfalls and strategic imperatives of implementing AI within businesses. With a wealth of experience in AI and a keen eye for the practical applications of machine learning, Julien is here to share his insights and challenge preconceived notions in the tech industry.
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Unlocking business expansion with this strategic framework

Unlocking business expansion with this strategic framework

There comes a time within your business where you realise that your team needs additional skill set and expansion. Typically, product-market fit has been established and the opportunity to grow revenue and profit is there.
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Scaling your customer service team: in-house or outsource?

Scaling your customer service team: in-house or outsource?

As an early-stage startup, making the decision to manage your customer service team in-house or to outsource really depends on a variety of factors including where you are as a company in terms of your lifecycle, size and complexity, what your strategic customer service vision & goals are, and finally, what your financial resources and priorities are.
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5 tips to retain top talent in a startup

5 tips to retain top talent in a startup

In a rapid-growth startup, demands can be high, budgets can be low, and processes can be lacking. There’s also strong competition for top talent in the startup environment and it can be challenging to keep talent as other companies also look to acquire people with specific skills, many of which can afford higher salaries.
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Restructuring data teams that are ready to scale: 5 learnings from BlablaCar

Restructuring data teams that are ready to scale: 5 learnings from BlablaCar

In today's interconnected world, data has become a powerful driving force behind innovation and growth. Companies that harness the potential of data hold a competitive edge, and one such company at the forefront is BlaBlaCar. As a pioneer in the carpooling industry, BlaBlaCar has revolutionized the way people travel and the way it leverages data plays a critical role in its business strategy. In this article, we delve into the fascinating world of BlaBlaCar's data team strategy, exploring how we restructured our teams in order to scale.
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Generative AI: The platform race is on

Generative AI: The platform race is on

We’ve all heard about Generative AI in recent months and it’s for good reason - the incredibly buzzy topic seemingly hit Hype Beast mode mid October following a slew of (suspiciously co-ordinated) news that brought it into the open with a big bang.
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Top tips on running a best-in-class legal process as an early stage startup

Top tips on running a best-in-class legal process as an early stage startup

Top tips for founders on how to navigate the lesser known process of transforming a term sheet into a set of long form documents and some much valued money-in-the-bank.
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What is Venture Capital

What is Venture Capital

Have you ever wondered what a Venture Capital is? How does a VC work? Samaipata investment team tells you first hand.
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Key Sources of Startup Funding

Key Sources of Startup Funding

Are you an entrepreneur looking for ways to fund your startup? Samaipata investment team briefly outlines the top sources of startup funding.
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