Outlook/Zoom/Whatsapp: professionally, VC is very much about connecting with people, exchanging ideas and insights, and updating on the status of companies, founders, and deals. Personally, I thrive on human connection and have friends all over the world whom I get to stay in contact with through these apps.
Blinkist & Audible: I spend a considerable amount of time commuting and traveling and I love the convenience of Blinkist and Audible to use this time to soak up knowledge and to dive deeper into topics that fascinate me (currently: Climate Change and Psychology).
BEAT81: A startup that offers workout classes in locations all around town with a 45min workout format, where the goal is to beat 81% of the maximum heart rate at all times. Participants’ heart rates are tracked through a sensor and a big screen and instructors push you individually based on your heart rate performance. Given my hectic schedule and my love for high-intensity sports, I appreciate the flexibility of the different workout times and formats offered and you can find me at one of the classes at least 5x a week
Nothing that has not been invented yet but given the current path of our earth and the state of the climate crisis, my biggest wish would be more efficient (cost and energy) carbon capture technologies that help us in reversing the climate change that we as humans have inflicted on our earth. It’s fascinating what has been achieved so far but there is still tremendous progress to be achieved in order to reach the 1.5-degree goal set and maintain a life as we know it.