April 24, 2024

This yr, I’ve spent a number of time on the highway, assembly with prospects and capturing their tales for Now Go Construct. In the present day, we’re releasing one in every of my favourite episodes, which options Veo, a sports activities know-how startup primarily based in Denmark. And whereas I might spend a whole publish on their historical past or their tech stack, I wish to do one thing a bit totally different. I wish to give attention to what occurs behind the scenes.

An amazing quantity of effort goes into creating every episode of Now Go Construct. From buyer analysis, to pre-production, to filming, to post-production, the method spans months. Take for instance, interviews. We spend hours upon hours (generally a full week) interviewing prospects and amassing B-roll simply to provide a single 20-minute episode. It’s an unimaginable quantity of labor, however work I discover attention-grabbing, as a result of I’m continually studying how our prospects are utilizing know-how to resolve arduous issues. However what occurs to the remainder of the footage?

Loads of what we movie is left on the reducing room flooring. Veo is an ideal instance. I had a possibility to sit down with two of the co-founders, Keld and Henrik, for almost 90-minutes. We mentioned all the things from the overwhelming work it takes to get a startup off the bottom to the challenges they’ve confronted constructing their very own {hardware}. However a number of this didn’t make it into the episode. So, I’d prefer to share a little bit of that dialog with you now (and don’t fear, we have now trimmed it right down to 15-minutes).

In some ways, Veo embodies the leadership principles we maintain true at Amazon, like “Invent and Simplify”, and “Are Proper, A Lot”. They work backwards from the client, and drive their selections with knowledge. It’s a useful lesson for startups and younger companies alike.

It was an absolute pleasure to fulfill Keld, Henrik, and the entire fantastic folks at Veo. I hope you take pleasure in the latest episode as a lot as I loved filming it. Now, go construct!