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Hi, I'm Pedro Sorren. I'm a venture capitalist, author, and entrepreneur. My life's mission is to help founders and investors achieve greatness faster.

Getting back to the office

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“Most of us aren't defeated in one decisive battle. We are defeated one tiny, seemingly insignificant surrender at a time that chips away at who we should really be.” - Jocko Willink.

As we approach significant milestones at Atman, it is time to have an office again. We have been building in stealth for the past months while I split my time between the Bay Area, Miami and Sao Paulo.

I truly miss going to the office. I have reached remote life exhaustion.

As an extrovert, I was not born to live my life on Zoom, nor do I appreciate the so-called perks of remote work, mostly because I had them before as well.

We are all going to adapt to a hybrid way of doing things — currently, the way we operate is against human nature.

Most of the jobs I had had awesome offices filled with brilliant, ambitious people.

The invisible energy of having multiple builders in the same space is impossible to replicate online. It is anti-human.

Work has always been (and always will be) a large portion of my life and identity. Merging my home with my office has not been the healthiest decision for me. My focus decreased due to the lack of separation between personal and professional lives, which is pretty impossible if you are in the Venture/Wealth business.

I am not anti-remote and also take advantage of this new era we are living in.

That said, humans were not born to live behind screens. It is against our ancestors and our nature to dare and explore the unknown.

Papo do Condado #10 | Season 1 Finale

Papo do Condado

We reached Papo do Condado's 10th episode, and with it, the end of the podcast's first season.

It was incredibly fun to share insights about the Brazilian tech scene, politics, and the state of the startup market in Latam.

As I said before, I am very fortunate to have some of the smartest friends in the industry to do that.

My special thanks go to Gustavo Brigatto, Felipe Lamounier, and Bruno Ferrari. You are the reason we could make this happen in such a great way.

Also, Leo Torres, Chief of Staff at Atman and Papo do Condado's producer. Thank you for always making sure that the work was getting done.

The plan is to record another season next year. We plan to keep releasing seasons in chunks of 10 episodes, always shuffling the line-up to gather new perspectives from other close friends I have.

Stay tuned!

I am already longing for season 2 of Papo do Condado in 2022.

Thank you for listening and for always providing feedback.

Papo do Condado will come back soon.


Listen to Jerrod Engelberg (Codecov) on Inevitable Podcast

Inevitable Podcast

Jerrod is the CEO of Codecov, a platform that is scaling the world's leading code coverage solution. Codecov is used by over 1 million developers from leading open source projects to the Fortune 100.

Before Codecov, Jerrod was the first venture hire at FundersClub, where he led the venture team. While in FundersClub, he was awarded the Forbes 30 under 30 in the venture capital category.

Jerrod is here today to share some of his amazing professional experiences with us. I'm sure you guys will like this episode.

In my conversation with Jerrod we discussed his childhood, his decision to go to Wharton, his experience working at FundersClub and being a CEO at Codecov.

Here are some of the questions I asked Jerrod during our conversation:

  • How were you as a kid, were you a shy kid or an extrovert?
  • How did you make the decision to go to Wharton? What made you think that would be the best decision for the beginning of your career?  
  • You consider yourself to be the re-founder of Codecov. Can you give us more context about what that means?
  • Before the pandemic hit you were in the Bay Area, living the perfect venture-backed founder life, where everyone around you is in tech. And then, the pandemic hits and the world goes remote. When thinking about decentralization of innovation, do you believe a tech founder living outside of the Bay Area can be as successful as a founder living there?
  • When I got into FundersClub I learned a lot of things from you. Things that made me a better person and that I will always be thankful for. Compared to other venture firms, what do you think was different in FundersClub that made it so special at the time? 
  • I don't want to get too deep into Alan Watts' illusion of money, but capital is just a tool. Thinking of capital, what are your thoughts on stage financing for your company? How do you see the difference between traditional firms versus individuals when it comes to funding? 
  • How did you get to know about Codecov being an opportunity for you to become its CEO? 
  • What changed in your life from before and after being a CEO? How did you prepare for that challenge, and what do you do to make sure you are a good CEO?
  • What do you think is going to happen after you achieve success building Codecov? 
  • I have some rapid-fire questions for you. What's an ideal morning routine for you, if you have any? 
  • What's something that you started doing recently that you felt that significantly improved your routine. It can be something that you bought as well. 
  • Jerrod, thank you for being here on this podcast. It's wonderful to see you and catch up with you. 

You can listen to this episode on Youtube, Spotify and all other audio platforms.