Building the Dream - S01 / E05

Engineering E-commerce Empires

Featuring Feike from ChannelEngine (ex

I had the honor to sit down and interview Feike Groen, VP of Product & Tech at Channel Engine and former IT-director at 🎙️

This podcast is a MUST listen for every serious scale-up. 

We took a deep dive into his story, from growing up in a small village to becoming a key leader in the Dutch e-commerce industry! 

Our conversation covered insights you don’t want to miss:

  • His time at the University of Twente.
  • How he skyrocketed headcount from 100-1k and > 1 billion revenue.
  • The lessons of rebuilding the complete webshop and switching to a new data center.

  • Joining Channel Engine in 2021 to scale the organization and making it a true iconic brand.

  • His leadership philosophy

  • Lessons learned from his biggest mistakes.

  • Visionary take for the future of e-commerce.

  • How Channel Engine connects brands and retailers to marketplaces worldwide 🌍

You can truly see Feike’s commitment to driving progress within the industry. I can't wait to see where he steers the company next!

This podcast was recorded in English.

Link to the book about building that Feike recommended.

and if you want to know more about Foppe de Haan: click here.

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About Building the Dream

Rome was not built in a day, and neither are successful tech scale-ups. Join us on a captivating journey as we delve into the personal stories of 12 Dutch Tech Titans who transformed their tech startups into industry giants.

In "Building the Dream," we take you on an exploration of their remarkable journeys, filled with challenges, triumphs, and life-changing experiences. These tech pioneers share their intimate stories and insights into the rollercoaster ride of entrepreneurship. Who are these extraordinary individuals, and what valuable lessons do they have to offer?

Get ready to be inspired by the real-life stories of resilience, vision, and determination in the world of Dutch tech entrepreneurship.

Host of the podcast: Leopold van Oosten, CEO & founder of Amsterdam Standard.

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