Florian Klemt

Co-founder and CTO at Fashion Cloud 

Podcast – Episode 32:
Leadership with style 

Stories of a CTO in a B2B fashion startup

In this podcast, we look at an interesting B2B startup called Fashion Cloud. In particular to its CTO, Florian Klemt. The business idea that was born out of a strategic pivot shows great promise. It’s morphing into something bigger and providing more supportive avenues for end clients.


“Be brave and be honest and always ask yourself why are you doing the things you’re doing.”

During the podcast, Florian shares several subjects ranging from the businesspivot to solve a pain point in the market and his leadership approach to creating a healthy, happy business. He shares how happy engineers deliver business value.  

Key takeaways from the podcast are: 

  • A human-centric leadership style has a great ROI. One that can’t be pinned down in a spreadsheet or ledger but exists non the less 
  • The pivoting tool in the business toolbox is an important device that should be employed readily to adapt to market needs 
  • Maintenance and looking after legacy systems is highly recommended. It’s not sexy, but tech leaders ought to appreciate the investment that’s gone into these systems and work to keep them maintainable. 

TDLR: Straight to the point
(Quick Links)

We all live busy lives, and sometimes a long podcast is too much of a time-footprint for our busy schedules. So, to help you get to the bit you’re more interested in, use our table of contents below. Quick links to help you get straight to the point.

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