4 July, 2021

E117 – Federico Collarte, Baraja

Federico Collarte is the co-founder and CEO of Baraja, a rapidly growing startup creating LiDAR technology for self-driving cars. Baraja recently closed a $40m Series B, is scaling globally, and is quickly approaching a headcount of 200. Prior to co-founding Baraja, Federico worked in product development and systems engineering, with experience spanning the industrialisation of high volume telecommunication devices at Finisar, to the end-to-end systems engineering of an implantable hearing solution at Cochlear.
In this chat with Phaedon, Federico discusses:

  • The ins and outs of Baraja’s most recent raise
  • Advice for founders who are fundraising
  • Balancing the urgency of hiring with finding the right person
  • Lessons from building out overseas teams
  • Creating a culture that attracts problem solvers
  • Managing the co-founder relationship

…and more!
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