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Humor and stamina: how to nail the rollercoaster life of an entrepreneur with Xenia Muntean

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Season 2 of The Recursive podcast kicks off in Bucharest. We first meet Xenia Muntean, the co-founder, and CEO of the marketing collaboration tool Planable

She considers herself “an accidental entrepreneur”, even though she started her first business when she was just 20 years old.

Today, the platform she and her co-founders built to help marketing teams collaborate better is used by over 5,000 teams around the world behind brands such as Hyundai, Christian Louboutin, Viber, and the United Nations. 

Xenia graduated from Tim Draper’s start-up academy in Silicon Valley and went through one of the best accelerator programs in the world – Tech Stars London

Growing up in post-Soviet Moldova, she didn’t have any role models of women entrepreneurs to look up to. Xenia was inspired by her hustler mom, who not only juggled ventures on the side but put her kids’ education on top. 

In her conversation with Georgi Xenia opens up about the “sweat and tears” part of the Planable journey. She tells the story of how she and her two co-founders left Moldova and moved to Romania to focus religiously on building their business. 

Xenia talks about the evolution of their relationship as business partners, and the culture of work ethics, discipline, and humor they are trying to build in their company. 

You’ll also learn what it took them to land their first client, what is her secret in keeping up with the rollercoaster life as an entrepreneur, and how she blocks time for deep thinking as a leader. 

Make sure to catch up with Season 1 of The Recursive podcast. In the season wrap up we collected our guests’ ideas, thoughts, and experiences on leadership.

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