The Venture Brief

#61: Claude Ritter - Co-Founder of Delivery Hero & Cavalry Ventures - GTD, Growth, and Grit

February 23, 2021 Lukas Malmberg, Neal Swaelens
The Venture Brief
#61: Claude Ritter - Co-Founder of Delivery Hero & Cavalry Ventures - GTD, Growth, and Grit
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The Venture Brief
#61: Claude Ritter - Co-Founder of Delivery Hero & Cavalry Ventures - GTD, Growth, and Grit
Feb 23, 2021
Lukas Malmberg, Neal Swaelens

Topics:

  • Getting sued 20+ times by a single competitor.
  • The once in a lifetime constellation of founders at Delivery Hero
  • Growing through acquisitions.
  • Entrepreneurial partners at Cavalry
  • Linking your to-do to your calendar
  • Why aspiring entrepreneurs should work in product roles
  • Unsustainable growth - how to look at the quality of the growth of a startup
  • The two most common mistakes entrepreneurs make

Claude Ritter is co-founder and managing partner at Cavalry Ventures, primarily focusing on the marketplace and SaaS business models. Claude co-founded Book a tiger, a digital facility services company that he ran as the CEO up until the sale of the business to the rival Helpling in early 2020. Since its launch in 2014, Book a tiger has raised more than $40m in venture capital and operates a network of >500 employed cleaners as well as more than 100 other facility services companies that partner with it.

Prior to Book a tiger, in 2010, he co-founded the Berlin-based company Delivery Hero and served 4 years as the chief product officer (CPO). Delivery Hero is the world's largest food-ordering network with a presence in 40+ markets and in 2017 it went public on the Frankfurt stock exchange with a valuation of roughly $5bn (DHER).

Before Delivery Hero, Claude spent 5 years as CEO of The NetCircle, a web company that develops and operates large-scale community websites. He also co-founded DUQI, a Chinese real-time photo-sharing site, and Aionics, a web agency based in Switzerland.

Book recommendation: https://www.amazon.com/Hard-Thing-About-Things-Building/dp/0062273205
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://autoexec.vc/  /  https://cavalry.vc/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/critter/?originalSubdomain=de
Twitter: https://twitter.com/clauderitter/

Show Notes

Topics:

  • Getting sued 20+ times by a single competitor.
  • The once in a lifetime constellation of founders at Delivery Hero
  • Growing through acquisitions.
  • Entrepreneurial partners at Cavalry
  • Linking your to-do to your calendar
  • Why aspiring entrepreneurs should work in product roles
  • Unsustainable growth - how to look at the quality of the growth of a startup
  • The two most common mistakes entrepreneurs make

Claude Ritter is co-founder and managing partner at Cavalry Ventures, primarily focusing on the marketplace and SaaS business models. Claude co-founded Book a tiger, a digital facility services company that he ran as the CEO up until the sale of the business to the rival Helpling in early 2020. Since its launch in 2014, Book a tiger has raised more than $40m in venture capital and operates a network of >500 employed cleaners as well as more than 100 other facility services companies that partner with it.

Prior to Book a tiger, in 2010, he co-founded the Berlin-based company Delivery Hero and served 4 years as the chief product officer (CPO). Delivery Hero is the world's largest food-ordering network with a presence in 40+ markets and in 2017 it went public on the Frankfurt stock exchange with a valuation of roughly $5bn (DHER).

Before Delivery Hero, Claude spent 5 years as CEO of The NetCircle, a web company that develops and operates large-scale community websites. He also co-founded DUQI, a Chinese real-time photo-sharing site, and Aionics, a web agency based in Switzerland.

Book recommendation: https://www.amazon.com/Hard-Thing-About-Things-Building/dp/0062273205
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://autoexec.vc/  /  https://cavalry.vc/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/critter/?originalSubdomain=de
Twitter: https://twitter.com/clauderitter/