Dave Lukas Chats with Lubo Smid
342: Raising the Bar and Peak Performance, How Lubo Smid Bootstrapped STRV to $20 Million
This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Lubo Smid. Where to start with Lubo? He is a tech entrepreneur with a passion for cutting-edge technology and an adventurous lifestyle. He is the co-Founder & CEO of STRV, software design & engineering team with over 200 people based in Prague and Los Angeles. The company’s worked with everyone from prominent startups like the Ahtletic to Microsoft.
Lubo’s been recognized as Forbes 30 Under 30, a Deloitte Tech Fast 50, and the Financial Times 1000. He’s built STRV to $20 million in revenue and spends his free time incubating new products und erthe STRV labs brand as well doing adventure sports.
I asked him on not only to discuss what he’s learned on his entrepreneur journey, but to discuss where technology is taking us, especially with AI.
Lubo’s passion for technology started when he was a kid, and both his parents were entrepreneurs. He would take apart and figure out how every toy he got worked. This led him to building computers. He later started exploring the software side of things. During high school, he grew his knowledge and was going deeper into programming and expanding his capabilities. All of this prepared him for what he’s help do at STRV.
How has pushing yourself in extreme sports helped you to be a better entrepreneur?
Have you seen a benefit in your mental game and stamina from playing at higher levels?
Any other lessons you’ve learned to consistently perform at peak levels?
You bootstrapped STRV to $20 million, what are some of the principles and critical actions you used to make that happen?
Best advice on how to lead as an entrepreneur?
Where do you think we end up in the next 2-5 years with AI?
Other trends we should be following?
At the 46 min mark, Lubo shares his advice in building technology and products.
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