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How to Lose $100,000 Doing the Wrong Things in your Startup | Marek Zmyslowski talks to Dotun on “Building the Future” Podcast



How to Lose $100,000 Doing the Wrong Things in your Startup | Marek Zmyslowski talks to Dotun on "Building the Future" Podcast - BellaNaijaHello BellaNaijarians,

We’ve for a while now been hosting a new podcast series: The Building the Future Podcast with Dotun Olowoporoku.

We have entrepreneurs, industry leaders, founders of startups who are writing the narrative that will be told about the African continent, telling their stories directly.

Marek Zmyslowski, cofounder of Jumia Travel and HotelOga, a hotel management system, is the guest on this episode.

Marek was born and raised in Poland, where he founded 2 startups. He now calls Nigeria home, and is making a big bet on the growth of the continent.

Marek talks about growing Jumia Travel, formerly Jovago, to over 20,000 hotels in Africa.

Marek, in this episode, discusses how to raise money from investors on the back of learnings from past failures, why it is important to raise enough money to build a high growth business in a frontier market, how to leverage on existing offline channels to acquire customers for your online startup, and why you should avoid raising seed investment that is contingent on meeting unproven KPIs.

Listen to the episode below:


  1. Anon

    October 26, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Chinedu! Coughs!!

  2. Evul geh

    October 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Aunty Melanin Fairy Godmother, please come oh ?

    • Tolu

      October 26, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      You’re somehow ? I wonder if they’re still a couple

  3. Sherlie Holmes

    October 26, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Awon alabosi LMAO

  4. Daphne_647

    October 26, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Is there any way we can get transcripts of this ‘building the forecast series’?

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