EP #15 – Thomas Sterchi (Jobs.ch) – Swisspreneur



Interview Timestamps

0:38 – The location

2:55 – His exit from jobs.ch

9:00 – How he decided whom to sell to

14:02 – How he became an entrepreneur

19:21 – Why and how he started his first company

22:52 – How he retained confidence after his first failure

25:47 – How he realized that he found the winning concept

30:05 – How he scaled jobs.ch

33:13 – How they found job.ch’s first CEO

36:14 – What to look for in a headhunter

37:12 – Why he decided to step down as the CEO of jobs.ch

41:05 – Stock option plans

45:17 – How the burst of the .com bubble affected jobs.ch

46:52 – His projects after jobs.ch

48:29 – The history of Zermatt Unplugged

51:49 – His other startups

52:49 – Building a company not a startup

60:02 – How he stays healthy

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Thomas is best known as the founder of jobs.ch, an online job market platform. In 2007, he and his partner sold the venture to an American holding company for a multi-million dollar sum. Since his successful exit, Thomas has built up a diversified portfolio of projects under the umbrella of his holding company “Tom Talent”. Examples include the online-TV portal Teleboy or the music festival Zermatt Unplugged. Thomas has also successfully produced several movies, amongst them “A Dangerous Method” starring Keira Knightley.

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