Archive for Archive for April, 2009

Back to the Mac future

I just got hold of my new Mac (13 inch, 2.4 GHz). I haven’t had a Mac since I left McKinsey in 1997, so “I am a PC“. But now I am back to that great experience I had in the 90’s – and it pretty much feels like the future. There is still a [...]

Posted by: Klaus Nyengaard on Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Team spirit

What a great weekend. The IE guys had really made a great event for all of us. Friday evening I came to bed quite a lot later than normal after having participaring in arm wresting with people from Ireland, Denmark, Italy, Canada, etc. I pretty much laughed continuously for several hours.
Saturday the competitive gene of [...]

Posted by: Klaus Nyengaard on Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Dublin – here we come

I have been working like crazy lately, but tomorrow I will fly to Dublin together with all my colleagues for a weekend of work and fun. First, we will have 13 sales teams on the streets of Dublin covering almost all of Dublin to visit a lot of restaurants – and at the same time, [...]

Posted by: Klaus Nyengaard on Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Work/life balance – and a good takeaway curry

When you are involved in running a high-growth international company, then a lot of hours has to be put into working for the company. There is no easy way out. It is either take the job, and do the job – or stay away. Doing the job means doing what ever it takes to keep [...]

Posted by: Klaus Nyengaard on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

V6 Beta

Yes, after a looooong time we finally have our new website in full beta in most countries (we call it V6, not after the typical engine size of the cars our owners are driving, but because it is the 6. version of the front-end). You can check the UK version here. In Just-Eat we have [...]

Posted by: Klaus Nyengaard on Friday, April 10th, 2009

Evaluating VC’s

It is important to be spot on when picking a VC. We are in the fortunate situation that we can actually pick among the best of the best, so we don’t really have an excuse if we end up with anyone but the VC that is the best for our company.
So, what do you do? [...]

Posted by: Klaus Nyengaard on Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

The fog of war

Investor processes are really interesting. And especially so when you are getting into the final phase. It gets very messy. Information requests bombarding everybody in the company, digging out detailed numbers no one has ever considered existed. VC’s inviting you for drinks and calling you to get you over to their side, maybe bridging a [...]

Posted by: Klaus Nyengaard on Wednesday, April 1st, 2009