64things.com — Cédric Waldburger

I’m passionate about startups. Having founded my first company at age 14, I’ve built various tech companies, invested in ten and currently work on a productivity startup, a computer vision company and a crypto currency. To spend as much time as possible with my companies, which are spread across two continents, I gave up on having an apartment last year and have since lived out of a bag.

I write about various areas of my life and how I constantly strive for improvement. I travel constantly, own only 64 things (list) — all of which are black — and spend an average of 3.7 days in the same location.

Companies and investments

At the end of last year I became very eager to start my own company again. I started Sendtask, a productivity tool, and got involved in a more operational role with DFINITY, a crypto-currency with a team based in Zurich and Palo Alto; and Glimpse, a Computer Vision startup in the bar / restaurant industry based in Miami. I still take an active role as an investor and advisor at 8 other companies.

Recent blog articles

How We Came Up With The Idea For Sendtask

The idea for Sendtask developed over time. Here’s how it shifted into its current form. The four (unconnected) dimensions of productivity apps About two years ago I started thinking about my frustration with how unconnected my productivity apps are. I think most productivity tools can be attributed to one of four core categories: Communication, Scheduling, ...

How We Get From 600 Applicants To One Top Hire In 11 Hours

    If there’s one thing I learned about running a company, then it’s this: It doesn’t matter how promising the market is, how much money you put in or how much of your time you dedicate. It all comes down to the people you’re working with. Working with highly skilled people, smart, charismatic and ...

A Simple Exercise To Improve 12 Areas Of Your Life

We all want to be happy with our life. We all want to build meaningful relationships with people around us and achieve goals that are important to us. But too many times, life happens tremendously fast and it’s way too easy to be swept up in the constant stream of its events. We might lose ...

[Podcast] On Productivity, Routines and Why to Hire a Virtual Assistant

This interview was first published on The Hustle Duo Podcast. You can see the original here. Resources mentioned in this episode: Blinkist and Instaread for book summaries Runtastic Pro app for workout and 7 Minute Workout (Android) (iOS) – for seven minutes workouts Podcasts: Tim Ferriss Show, Masters of Scale, This Week in Startups, 20VC ...

[Podcast] The “How” And “Why” Of Distributed Living

This interview was first published on The Job Insanity Podcast. You can see the original here.   Welcome to episode 8 of the Job Insanity Podcast, the podcast where I am interviewing people who have escaped the insanity of a job to create freedom of time and money in their lives. Today I am speaking ...

[Podcast] On Essentialism And Living With 64 Things

This interview was first published on The EO Podcast. You can see the original here.   In this episode, Dave interviews Cédric Waldburger, a serial startup expert who travels around the world to work with different startups. Cédric calls himself a world citizen and an essentialist as he carries only 64 items in his bag. ...

We Raised Startup Capital For Sendtask

Dieses Artikel wurde zuerst in Startup Ticker veröffentlicht. Sie können das Original hier sehen. Sendtask heisst das App, dank dem Tasks einfach verschickt, verwaltet und organisiert werden können. Dahinter steckt die erst Anfang 2017 gegründete SIRLOIN AG von Seriengründer Cédric Waldburger. Das Start-up schloss eine Finanzierungsrunde über eine halbe Million Franken ab. Erst Anfang 2017 ...

[Interview] Talking Lifestyle With The Zürich Times

Dieses Interview wurde zuerst in der Zürichsee-Zeitung veröffentlicht. Sie können das Original hier sehen. Sie haben keine eigene Wohnung, kein Auto – und besitzen auch sonst nur 64 Dinge. Welches ist der sinnloseste Gegenstand, der Ihnen gehört? Cédric Waldburger: Ich besitze keine sinnlosen Gegenstände. Ich finde es spannend, allem einen Sinn zu geben. Nur wenn ...

[Interview] Staying Productive With 100+ Flights A Year – A Talk With Migros Magazine

Dieses Interview wurde zuerst in Migros Magazin veröffentlicht. Sie können das Original hier sehen. Was macht Sinn im Leben? Was macht mich glücklich? Es sind Fragen, die sich nur jemand stellen kann, der ohne Geldsorgen aufgewachsen ist. Jemand wie Cédric Waldburger (28), der an der ETH Zürich, einer der renommiertesten Hochschulen, studierte, der nicht um ...

[Interview] On Living Out Of A Suitcase – A Talk With Koffer.C

Dieses Interview wurde zuerst in Koffer.ch veröffentlicht. Sie können das Original hier sehen. Letzten Sommer wagte Cédric Waldburger einen Schritt, der für die meisten wohl unvorstellbar wäre – er kündigte seine Wohnung in Zürich und beschloss von nun an nur noch mit so viel Dingen zu leben, wie er in seinem Handgepäck Trolley mit sich ...

[Interview] Talking To Siftery About Sendtask

This interview was first published on Siftery. You can see the original here. Sendtask is the easiest way to manage projects directly from your email. It improves how you collaborate online without having to move the whole team to new and complex software packages. Sendtask lets you assign tasks to anyone using email — then automatically ...

Around The World In Nine Days

I have a tough schedule over the next few weeks. I’m writing this post on October 29th 2017. By November 7th, I will have passed 6 time zones and traveled more than 25 000 miles – that’s the equivalent of circling the globe and then some. By November 20th, this number will have increased to ...

How We Give Each Other Feedback At Sendtask

I’m proud of the team we’ve assembled at Sendtask. I truly believe that each and everyone of us is an expert in their domain. But when we hire, our first priority is not skillset, it is attitude. Attitude is both more important for a team’s success and much harder to acquire than skills.