Jan Sedlacek of Stryber: How To Grow Your Business In A Challenging Economy

Kage Spatz
Authority Magazine
Published in
11 min readJun 13, 2024

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Jan Sedlacek

“Failure is an option. Giving up is not.”

Inflation is taking its toll on us and there is talk of a potential recession, while the tech industry is currently shedding tens of thousands of jobs. Is it possible to grow a business in these conditions? What steps should an entrepreneur take to grow their business during unpredictable times?

As part of our Strategy Series, Kage Spatz talks with fellow successful business owners and growth experts to help you discover new ways to grow your business during challenging economic times. Today, we had the pleasure of interviewing Jan Sedlacek.

Jan Sedlacek is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Stryber, a leading strategic growth consultancy and corporate venture builder. Jan combines VC, startup, and consulting approaches to scale businesses, having successfully transformed or grown over 100 companies globally.

Thank you for doing this! Our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us your ‘backstory’ and how you got started?

Sure! My name is Jan Sedlacek and I’m the co-founder of Stryber. My career began in the mid-90s when I was a high school student dabbling in web design. This initial foray into the digital world…

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Kage Spatz
Authority Magazine

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