Hey, I'm Paul – @pveugen on Twitter.
In the past 12 years I started two companies (Usabilla and Human), which both got acquired. After almost a decade of building my own startups, I worked at Mapbox and Color Genomics to help them grow their product and go-to-market teams. Now I'm thrilled to start over, building my third company from scratch. I almost forgot how challenging, yet fulfilling it is to build a product, team, and company out of nothing.
Little over half a year ago we started Detail. A couple of weeks ago we launched on Product Hunt and onboarded the first group of people into our closed beta. We raised $7M from an amazing group of European and US based investors to help us build the future of live video. It's equally exciting and scary to build something out of nothing again...
All three companies I started (and both companies I worked at) were in completely different markets.
Next to building Detail, I'm an active angel investor. When I pitched the first angel investors in Usabilla, I vowed that one day I wanted to be able to do the same they did for me: support inspiring founders to chase their dreams and become their biggest cheerleader. I'm now in the lucky position to invest in early product-focused founders and investor in close to 20 companies.
I started my first company in Amsterdam. Lived in San Francisco for 3 years, and am now back in Amsterdam. I'm long on Europe, and excited to see ecosystems around world grow stronger.
I'm obsessed with product and go-to-market, and love to break down barriers between the two.