The Connecting Dots Podcast

#46: Michael Stroev - lessons from 2 startups and building crypto-backed loans company Nebeus

Episode Summary

Many lessons and inspiration from Michael, who lived all over the world, started 2 companies prior to now being COO of crypto-to-cash loans business Nebeus.

Episode Notes

"If you have the team and trust, magic will happen." ~ Michael Stroev

Michael Stroev (Barcelona) is COO of Nebeus, a company that offers cash loans on cryptocurrency. Before that he founded two other companies.  He lived in Moscow, Paris, Turin (kind of), New York and now in Barcelona. 

This conversation is two things: 1.) A curation of Michael's most interesting lessons and stories from living in so many countries and founding two companies. And 2.) it is a deep-dive into what his current "crypto company" Nebeus does, starting at (37:00). In addition to that we explore what makes cryptocurrency special and different from other currencies.

Note: The episode was recorded on March 11th.

Make sure to check out the video of the interview on YouTube:

Find Michael Stroev on LinkedIn and Nebeus on

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The Connecting Dots Podcast is a long-form interview podcast with founders about their lessons and stories. With my guests I connect the dots in their founder journey to distill their most useful insights and provide inspiration.


Disclaimer: This podcast episode is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Neither Michael Stroev nor Christian Gleitze are financial advisors. There are risks involved in placing any investment in securities or in Bitcoin or in cryptocurrencies or in anything. None of the information presented herein is intended to form the basis of any offer or recommendation or have any regard to the investment objectives, financial situation, or needs of any specific person, and that includes you, my dear listener or reader. Everything in this episode is for informational entertainment purposes only.

Haftungsausschluss: Diese Podcast Episode dient ausschließlich zur Information und Unterhaltung. Weder Michael Stroev noch Christian Gleitze sind Finanz-/Investmentberater. In Wertpapiere, Bitcoin, Cryptowährung oder irgendetwas zu investieren birgt Risiken. Keine der Informationen in dieser Podcast Episode sind beabsichtigt irgendeine Form von Angebot oder Empfehlung zu Investmentzielen, finanziellen Situationen oder Bedürfnissen einer spezifischen Person darzustellen.