Chat with Trivago Co-Founder Rolf: “a startup having lots of money is a challenge.”

Startup IO’s founder Billy Yuen chat with Trivago co-founder Rolf Schrömgens about his startup story, the challenges, and the importance of culture.

Bill: What do you think is the most important thing for an entrepreneur to remember when launching his/her own startup?

Rolf: For me, as an entrepreneur, it’s all about yourself. I like to trust myself because I realized and I learned that whether I’m getting financing or hiring the right people, at the end, there’s only one person I can blame and that is myself. Also, as a manager, you have to make the first decision. Everything starts with you. You create the ecosystem and when your people make wrong decisions or you hired the wrong people, you are responsible. Although, I’m not so much into making decisions myself but more into building the right ecosystems where good decision-making is possible.

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