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Dan Krasnostein is an Investment Partner at Square Peg Capital. A Melbourne native, Dan spent the early days of his career working in strategy at Seek before joining Square Peg in 2012 as the first non-founder hire. He spe...
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About Dan

Dan Krasnostein is an Investment Partner at Square Peg Capital. A Melbourne native, Dan spent the early days of his career working in strategy at Seek before joining Square Peg in 2012 as the first non-founder hire. He spent a few years working for Square Peg in Melbourne before relocating to Tel Aviv where he spent 6 years growing Square Peg’s business in Israel. Square Peg has deployed over $140M in Israel across 13 companies, including Fiverr, Aidoc, Feedvisor and Puresec.

In this chat with Phaedon, Dan shares…

  • His advice for entrepreneurs – work hard building your network and never stop talking about your idea
  • Key differences between the startup ecosystem in Israel vs. Australia
  • How the fear of failure is holding Aussie founders back
  • Why speed in shipping product, hiring, executing, following up and more is such a big advantage in a competitive world
  • What can be learned from Israeli startups that are global from day 1
  • Why arguments are healthy but grudges are not

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