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Budi Voogt

Heya! I'm Budi.

I'm a founder turned investor.

Over the past decade I've scaled businesses in the music industry, as an artist manager (of San Holo, among others) and CEO of labels Heroic and bitbird. I also founded music industry job board MusicCareers and educational platform Heroic Academy. I exited these in 2022 to pursue investing full-time.

I now run Striking Markets, a fund, investment syndicate and advisory that invests and partners with innovative early-stage technology companies.

I occasionally write reflections on life and business for which you can sign up below.

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Voluntary confinement

Who is it that you truly are? We are taught to want to become something. To achieve some thing that we can aspire to. A profession or level of accomplishment. When we're young, the ambitions are still unlimited. We want to become astronauts, firefighters and actors. Or idolize the idea

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The story your body is telling you

Our bodies give us signals. But we don't listen. We're forever distracted, stimulated and craving comfort. We can do better, but it requires creating space.

The story your body is telling you