April 15, 2023

Sifted Podcast: Inside Checkout.com's exec exodus

On the podcast this week, we discuss the senior departures at Checkout.com and TravelPerk's remote work revolt

Steph Bailey

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The special guest on the pod this week was Wouter Draijer, founder and CEO of SolarMente, a Spanish solar energy startup and Y Combinator graduate, which just this week raised €50m in debt and equity to scale its solar panel subscription service for homes.

We discussed:

  • How SolarMente's subscriptions work;
  • Why it chose Spain as its first market;
  • What it's like raising debt.

We were also joined by Sifted journalist Kai Nicol-Schwarz to talk about his visit to a coworking retreat hosted by the biggest startup community you're unlikely to have heard of — but perhaps should get to know.


And in our news roundup, we covered:

Steph Bailey

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