After Mollie raised a massive funding round recently, Amsterdam has a new unicorn. The online payment platform Mollie entered the exclusive club by raising a €90 million Series B round. And while founder Adriaan Mol remains the face of the company, their CEO Gaston Aussems has had a big hand in its success. Remarkably enough, Aussems decided now is the right time to part ways with the fast-growing company. We invited him over to talk openly about his time at Mollie, the future of the company, time machines and the importance of having Darth Vader statues in the office.
Leaving a unicorn as CEO: why now?
The fact that their CEO Gaston Aussems seems to choose this moment to say his goodbyes, raises at the very least one eyebrow: why now?