EP #27 – From Family Business To Multi-million Startup

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Interview Timestamps

2:26 – Should you start a business with a family member?
4:33 – Why Iman went from banking to entrepreneurship
20:50 – How Iman chooses his employees
28:40 – Paying every employee the same salary
33:11 – Employee stock option pools

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Iman Nahvi is the co-founder and CEO of Advertima, a company which uses AI for consumer engagement on physical channels. At Advertima, Iman implemented a holocratic organisational structure, meaning (among other things) equal pay for all employees and a broad distribution of decision-making power. In 2017, Advertima won the “Coolest Startup Award” at the WorldWeb Forum.
Before starting his latest venture, Iman had founded various other companies, such as Digital Delight and Taxi Frosch. Iman holds a BA in Banking & Finance from the University of Zurich and an MA in Entrepreneurship from the University of St. Gallen.


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