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Jeff Schumacher: What’s next for the startup world

Jeff Schumacher: What’s next for the startup world

Jeff Schumacher is one of the coolest dudes it has been my privilege to interview here in Davos. The CEO of 500-person multinational BCG Digital Ventures lives in California, but some distance away from Silicon Valley. He prefers the attractions of Manhattan Beach which puts the surf on his doorstep and ski-able mountains a short drive away. He also shares some insights into two of his famous pals; South Africa’s most famous entrepreneurial export, Elon Musk, and the Pretoria-born genius’s former business partner, Donald Trump advisor Peter Thiel. Schumacher is one of the most recognisable venture capital investors in a state where people like him are treated like rock stars. To shake up the energy, we went for my first ever “walking interview” around the Davos Congress Centre – and the result was fascinating. Have a listen. Especially if you have an idea for a killer business.