Startup vs. corporate development, an inside view

We chatted to Aleksander Orlic, CTO and co-founder of Penta, about his insights on the pros and cons with both startup and corporate approaches to product development and innovation. Penta is a digital bank for businesses across Europe based in Berlin, Germany.

Aleksandar has over 20 years experience as a software engineer, architect and product manager having worked from startups to banks multi-national corporates. Along the way we discussed:

  • Why corporates struggle with rapid change and fast-moving innovation
  • The pros and cons of life as a developer at a startup
  • How instability is a valuable asset of innovation


You can learn more about Penta on their website or by following them on Twitter at @getpenta.