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Founders Focus: Yuval Tal, Managing Partner at Team8 Fintech, discusses his rules of entrepreneurship with AFU-669 Podcast

September 19, 2021
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In this recent American Friends of Unit 669 podcast, Team8 Fintech Managing Partner Yuval Tal reflected on his career trajectory to date, and imparted invaluable wisdom to aspiring founders keen to chart their own entrepreneurial path. Yuval also shared some excellent insights on Team8’s unique approach to company building and how we, as a global venture fund, empower our startups and help increase the probability of their long-term success. Over the course of the discussion, Yuval details the expansive knowledge base he developed through founding and running Borderfree and Payoneer, two wildly successful Fintech companies that were both listed on NASDAQ.

There’s a lot to unpack in this brief interview, which also hones in on the human side of launching or joining a startup, and the key considerations prospective founders should consider.  Yuval shares a range of practical tips around how to determine if you have what it takes to start your own company, or indeed if a particular startup is the right fit for you. On a personal note, Yuval outlines how his love for AcroYoga and his military service experience in Unit 669, the Combat Search and Rescue Unit of the Israeli Air Force and the premier Special Operations Unit of the IDF, have helped him become a better tech leader and entrepreneur.

Listen to the full show here.

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