For anyone working with a spreadsheet and workflows, either on academic or business environments, it is common knowledge that processing information takes a lot of resources (not to say time).
While thinking, planning and executing ideas it is paramount that data bases, actionable tasks and more strategic decision making processes align on real time, or at least as close to it as possible. This is what Sheetgo is all about: helping people/companies to automate their workflows.
Sheetgo’s founders, as a side project, created what Google referred to as the “first Google Sheets based ERP” in 2010. In 2016 they turned the core functionality that enabled the ERP into Sheetgo, an easy, yet reliable, governable, secure and highly scalable way to connect information online.
A cloud-based platform (SaaS), that enables hundreds of thousands of users from over 170 countries to create and automate their workflows right from an online spreadsheet. Backed up by tech VCs, and serving small to large companies. Also awarded as “The Most Scalable Startup” and “The Best B2B Enterprise Services” in 2018.
Yannick will share with you how to be an adventurous and successful failure (define success, define failure), whilst also going through an exercise of BHAG (Elon will be mentioned). In order for us to dream, visualize our Northstar, map out stages and set ourselves up for success with a good compass (company culture), and a big risk of failure. Welcome to entrepreneurship ;)
While doing triathlons in the US he worked on SEO at 19 before there was SEO. At 20, he created FedEx’ first intranet, winning him the Bravo Zulu award despite taking peers’ computing power and his long hair. Then, he became Arthur Andersen’s youngest manager, despite wearing no socks. At 26 as a Director for a Software company in Europe and the Middle East, he worked too hard with no clue on frustrating Euro politics. However, he got to couch-surf across all of Europe well before it was a thing, and explored the ironies of the Arabian countries… and Israel...well after it was thing. Instead of quietly just enjoying Paris he almost died adventuring in Africa, which inspired him to end his corporate career, as he tried to take private the publicly listed company in NASDAQ he worked for.
Once non-corporate he go to: Write, design furniture, film, start companies, practice architecture, do kite surf, invest, do social good… Eventually, he built a company to help lower-income people in Brazil, raised $30 million, worked even harder, grew, Economist, conferences, and then as Brazil fell, lost his life’s savings, company investment, reinvested salary, house...when it rains, it pours, lost his mother, family ties, girlfriend... Eventually, he moved to a 6 m2 crammed room in Valencia... and started Sheetgo in 2016.
Sheetgo is now a cloud-based platform (SaaS), that enables hundreds of thousands of users from 171 countries to create and automate their workflows right from an online spreadsheet. Backed up by tech VCs, and serving small to large companies. Also awarded as “The Most Scalable Startup”, “The Best B2B Enterprise Services” and top IT Iberian startup in 2018.
Yannick loves working with his users and team, traveling to the US, does sports regularly, has a life, a home, a new family, a small comic collection, and cool tech.
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