Team Skynda promised to take away the hustle from buying used cars. By now they are on track and the team is working strong together. Co-Founder Karl Anton answered to our questions as follows.
What entrepreneurs do you admire and why?
We actually admire all the teams in the current VUNK Team Validation. As we all are more or less in the same stage with our process, it's easy to relate to the teams and to understand their standpoints. Also Kristjan Kiis is an interesting "entrepreneur" to watch out for... maybe not to admire...but interesting to follow.
Tell a bit about your team dynamics.
It feels that we obtained our roles within the team very quickly and got a great vibe right from the start. It looks like we can all relate to the problem we are trying to solve and see the long-term benefit in doing that. One of our favorite team members is definitely "the slackbot" who somehow always knows what to say.
Your key learning so far doing the startup:
You immediately run into problems and situations that seem hard to solve. But with an open minded team members you can always find a way. Also you need to deliver fast, if you don't, you'll lose the momentum and that is something hard to get back.
What does success look like for your startup?
At this point we're more about the fun of trying something out and seeing if it works. Success for us is when we all feel comfortable with a choice we made together and understand what we need to do for our next step. With time we will find our key for success and execute it with perfection!
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