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I am co-founder & CEO of Qoorio, the knowledge social network. Share your insights, learn from others, and grow your knowledge.

I am also co-founder & CEO of Vieta, a chat for doers, and Vieta is my primary place for work coordination.

Prior to that I co-founded Vinted. Vinted is a marketplace to sell and buy preloved fashion. Vinted has grown to multiple markets and became the first Lithuanian unicorn.

➡️ More about what you can get here from me: https://www.qoorio.app/o/jjanauskas/i/qhvayf-14k

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When choosing your next company, first determine which stage (pre-product fit, post-product fit, growth, or scale) is the best match. Usually, only 1 or 2 stages make sense for any given job search. A great post by Nikhyl Singhal about tech company stages, which are: 1. Pre-product fit, aka “drunken walk.” 2. Post-product fit. 3. Growth. 4. Scaled. Read more in the link below and learn how the work culture differs in each of the states. I have been in stages 1, 2, 3 and fully agree with the author. And if you work in tech, which stage are you in? Full article: https://theskip.substack.com/p/stage-of-company-not-name-of-company
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Marijus KrasnickasValue Creator Through Unity. Founder of UNO Parks. Your Gold Fish.
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If you are a founder or a CEO, read this great interview with Daniel Ek, Founder and CEO of Spotify. In this interview: On a Typical Day → On Good Meetings → On Being Intentional with Time → On Personal Time Management → On Creating an Open Calendar → On Company Bets → On Delegated Decision Making → On Working in Flow → On Learning as a Personal Habit → On Founders → On Spotify and Content Acquisition→ On Creative Process → On Acquisitions → On Shadowing Other CEOs → On his Personal Leadership Style → On Handling a Board → On Swedish Culture → On Algorithms → On Becoming a Father → Link: https://www.theobservereffect.org/daniel.html
The Observer Effect – Daniel Ek
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Marijus KrasnickasValue Creator Through Unity. Founder of UNO Parks. Your Gold Fish.
Justas Janauskas thanks for sharing. #SharingIsCaring
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Some time ago, I met with a friend and a founder of one company. She explained how it is difficult for her to work with a few investors who are behaving destructively. They cross the boundaries of their responsibilities. Push founders to do things founders don’t believe. They vent their emotions. The list can go on. Today, I read this powerful letter from a CEO to a detrimental board member. I recommend reading it to everyone who has difficult relations with their investors.
Email to former board member
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Marijus KrasnickasValue Creator Through Unity. Founder of UNO Parks. Your Gold Fish.
I read it and i am mind-blown, though i have no investors yet ;) Fundraising is a new step in my learning process. I can relate myself to some of the actions therein myself (not responding to emails; asking for prompt feedback though not giving mine; erratic comments and suggestions without going deep into subject; not being emphatic; etc.). This is like seeing myself in the mirror. And i do not like it. Great kick in the ass. This is a must read to everyone. Thank you Justas Janauskas
Good morning! After my last post, I am a bit overwhelmed with the number of meeting requests I received. Still not sure what is the best approach to proceed. Therefore I will take a bit of time to figure out the solution. Photo: a view while drinking coffee this morning.

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Fatima KhechaiMindset coach & Branding consultant
I will wait a bit then 😉 step by step. What about gathering all questions before hand and making a Q&A video?
Being in a privileged position, I want to give back. During my last 12 years as an entrepreneur, I have found myself in many good and bad situations. I have made millions of mistakes, yet found the way out often thanks to other people I considered smarter than myself. Merely seeing a different perspective through their eyes on a situation I wanted to change often was the first step to find a solution whether that was business, life, or career. Being in a privileged position as a unicorn co-founder (Vinted), I want to give back: I am offering my experience & perspective to young entrepreneurs and other fellows who believe I can provide a helpful perspective on their business problems. I will not solve your problems. Only you can do that, yet, I might offer a different approach to your problem. I have already reserved 1-2 slots per week for whoever wants to talk to me. During last year, I have already done close to 100 such meetings/calls, and, based on the feedback, people were happy (5 out 5 stars). Yes, I am doing this through this platform. I charge a symbolic fee for a meeting because I learned that there is a massive difference in people’s motivation, whether they pay or not. Well, there is no free lunch, after all. And yes, all proceeds automatically go to a local dog shelter as a charity. Some of you might know that I am a big fan of dogs 🐕. I will respond to all meeting requests, yet will accept only those which I believe are relevant to me. So, please be specific on your problem/situation prior sending me a request. Also, I might have a queue of requests/meetings, so please give me time to come back to you. To those who don’t know me, briefly: I am an engineer in my heart. I was coding since I was 10. I represented Lithuania in international olympiads in informatics when I was at school (yet, never got the medal). I made my first exit when I was 14 and since then worked as a software developer. At age of 24, I co-founded Vinted, which 12 years later became the first Lithuanian unicorn. I left my own company when I was 34 (it was both a happy and painful experience). Today I am building Qoorio, a platform to connect people like you and me. I experienced working, studying, and building a company all at the same time by day & night. I have hired over a hundred people and fired tens. I raised tickets from €5k to €25m. I pitched to hundreds of investors of all kinds: angels, seeds, growth, PE, investment banks, etc. I was micromanaging people, bullying people, empowering people, making their dreams and nightmares come true. I was the best leader and the worst one. I have seen teams coming together, I have seen teams breaking up. I have seen companies dying, and I have seen companies skyrocketing. I made brilliant decisions, and I made terrible decisions. I was in euphoria many times, and I was in hell even more times. I have been the winner, and I have been the looser. I was loved by some people, and some other people hated me. Some people thought I am a genius, marketing guru and a mastermind, while other people thought I am a delusional psychopath. Well, after all, if you think I can be of any help to you, then let’s talk! If not, then share this message with those who might want to talk. 🙇‍♂️🚀💪🦀
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Mauricio PatiñoCreator and dreamer, guitarist, painter, physics, science fiction
Hi Justas, how are you? . I Find you a year ago through linkedin. I'm the founder of Birdi, the postmates for second-hand products in latin america. It Would be great if you can share your experiences and insights from developing a big marketplace like vinted. We are in a pre-seed round making traction an revenue. Thanks!
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