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WE BUILD BUSINESSES

Layer by Layer

About

Strudel is a partnership of seasoned entrepreneurs with deep domain knowledge, a refreshingly wide range of business backgrounds and a passion for getting things done

Business success lies at the sweetspot where core parameters come together to address a clearly-defined market opportunity.

There are other important factors, but these are the building blocks for turning a great idea into a commercial reality.

Strudel’s mission is to put these resources to work and make things happen

The Challenge

Business angels and advisors offer young businesses the funding and encouragement they need to get going.

But this is not enough.

Experience shows that executing the plan is the key to surviving and thriving.

IN THE LONG RUN,
EXECUTION IS EVERYTHING

The solution

At Strudel, we understand that it´s all about getting the right things done quickly and well.

We engage with founders and managers of high-growth companies and enterprises on the basis of dynamic partnership.

We call it partnerpreneurship.

A GOOD PLAN VIGOROUSLY EXECUTED NOW IS BETTER THAN A PERFECT PLAN EXECUTED NEXT WEEK

PARTNERPRENEURSHIP

Adding a complementary mix of top-notch analogue and digital experience to the team’s vision, energy and talent.

Bridging the cultural divide between traditional corporate thinking and agile but less experienced disrupters.

Partnering through active involvement in mission-critical tasks.

What we do

BUILDING

Strategy

A sparring partner in stress-testing ideas.
Creating a go-to-market strategy.

Product development

Prototyping processes to optimise product/market fit.

Funding

Supporting founders in raising capital.
Fundraising strategies with a focus on smart money.

Talent

Defining the required skill-set; formulating a people strategy.
Putting together the winning team.

OPERATIONS

STRUCTURE

Creating a scalable organisational structure.
Choosing which corners to cut and which not to.

Business development

Creating a performance-driven biz dev capability.
Then going out and doing it.

Finance

Efficient finance functions to track cashflow.
Reporting to managers and shareholders.

Measuring performance

Selecting the right performance metrics and targets.
Setting the company up for the next funding round.

Strudel for entrepreneurs

We provide start-ups and growth companies with experienced hands-on execution capability

TWO SIDES OF THE MEDAL

One is translating an idea into action and getting going. The other is building a professional sustainable operation. This is what creates the most headaches. And this is where Strudel comes in.

Creating momentum

The core vision must be complemented by execution capability. This requires inter-disciplinary expertise with a can do, will do approach to getting the business onto a growth trajectory.

Strudel inside

We build structures, implement processes and create solid foundations. We anticipate future headwinds. We are here to establish market presence, develop sales channels and internationalise.

Strudel’s mission is to help the entrepreneur to grow their business

On the inside. From the bottom up. Layer by layer.

Strudel for enterprises

Strudel is not only for entrepreneurs. We are also there for enterprises.

New realities

Enterprises need to step outside normal operational patterns and engage with industry trailblazers in order to understand the digital dynamic and reinvent themselves as new winners. Burying your head in the sand is not an option.

Threat opportunity

Having a digital strategy isn’t enough: words must be translated into deeds. For some this means corporate venturing; others must adapt their business models to incorporate new technologies, market channels and changes in customer behaviour.

Strudel inside

We assist corporates to create the right internal structures and external channels to source new technology and creative talent. We help to identify and implement next-generation business models. We build greenfield digital ventures and CVC units.

Strudel puts digital strategy into action

The hunter who became the hunted is now a hunter again

HOW WE THINK

The Strudel Mindset

We don’t produce paper. Real-life Strudel people roll up their sleeves and get things done.

Time is a precious resource. We start work immediately and get things done fast.

We recognise that ground-breaking, innovative businesses are rarely if ever created inside the comfort zone.

We don’t work instead of or on behalf of founders, owners or managers. We work with them.

We share in the hard work as well as the rewards.

To avoid stagnation we believe in building businesses outside traditional structures and eco-systems.

The Team

Strudel was founded in 2016 by Johannes Wesemann and Toby Mansel-Pleydell and comprises a pool of vertical experts, analogue nomads and digital natives as well as hands-on Strudel people whose approach is to roll up their sleeves and get to work.

JOHANNES Wesemann

Founder & Builder

T +4369910000321
johnny@strudel.be

Toby Mansel-Pleydell

Founder & Builder

T +436642346616
toby@strudel.be

Alfred Hofer

Builder

T +436766613637
alfred@strudel.be

Selma Prodanovic

Builder

T +436643566680
selma@strudel.be

Vladlena Taraskina

Builder

T +4369910489915
vladlena@strudel.be

Philipp Kinsky

Builder

T +436643924441
philipp@strudel.be

Hannes Kieberger

Builder

T +436641811092
hannes@strudel.be

Chris Houghtaling

Builder

T +436802371231
chris@strudel.be

Markus Höfinger

Builder

T +436643402134
markus@strudel.be

Thomas Tiroch

Builder

T +436503786951
thomas@strudel.be

Bernhard Hofer

Builder

T +436607739401
bernhard@strudel.be

Michael Schaumann

Builder

michael@strudel.be

Better a good idea executed by an outstanding team than an outstanding idea executed by a good team.

WHAT WE´VE DONE

SELECTED REFERENCES

Strudel team members individually or together had leading roles in transformational projects:

Contact

Please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

Strudel
Wipplingerstrasse 5
​1010 Vienna / Austria

hello@strudel.be
www.strudel.be

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Strudel is a simply awesome brand created by Johannes Wesemann & Toby Mansel-Pleydell.
© Registered in Austria. Performing everywhere.

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