Petar Starcevic: I Guess Everyone Different in a Way, and I Believe That Where I Can Bring the Most Value Is Being a Good Listener and Supportive Team Member

Petar Starcevic

Petar Starcevic of Clastr.

Tell us about yourself?

Born and raised in rural Croatia. Since I was a kid I did my own projects, had my own hobbies and was in a way “different” from others, “weird” some of them would say.

I was always interested in building stuff, either with my hands, or expressing myself creatively through camera lens or technology.

I’ve been doing this since forever, and I’ll probably continue doing this for in the future.

What do you think is the single biggest misconception people have when it comes to startups?

I think one of the big misconceptions that people are often telling themselves is that working in a big corporation will prepare you for running your own start-up.

I hear this all the time: “I need the experience for running my own startup, therefore I need to work for FAANG before starting my own thing”.

It might be valuable experience, but a better one would be working for a startup, or trying and failing at your own startup.

If you could go back in time to any moment from your journey, and give yourself one tip, what would it be?

Start earlier, care less about people’s opinions.

Luckily the Youtube channel I built with my friends helped me with this, where I had to filter out many negative critics.

Now I’m not bothered.

What makes you stand out as an entrepreneur?

I guess everyone different in a way, and I believe that where I can bring the most value is being a good listener and supportive team member, I guess. But you have to ask people that I work with, this is a better question for them 🙂

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What are some of the best working habits you’ve gained over the past couple of years?

Interesting question. I would say the ability to filter out information that I don’t need. Garbage in – Garbage out. This helps me stay focused on the problem I’m solving, and effectively use my time.

Give us a bit of an insight into the influences behind the company?

That’s easy. I’ve been gamer my whole life, been in video for my whole life, so it’s only logical that I’m building something related to video & gaming 🙂

Where do you see your business in five years?

Providing cloud gaming services for a million gamers, and technology services for dozens, if not hundreds, of companies that are in a need for a technology that we’re currently building and scaling.

What do you think the biggest challenge will be for you in getting there?

Only one? Tough pick. I’d say that convincing gamers to give out their PCs for others to connect to is a pretty big challenge. It takes a lot of time and patience to build the trust.

Talk to us about your biggest success story so far?

I’ve had some success with my previous ventures and projects, but nothing I would put in a spotlight for now.

How do clients and customers find you? Are you much of a salesperson for yourself?

Through search engines and content. We’re focused on creating a quality content that will catch the gamers’ eyes.

What one tip would you give to fellow startup founders?

Listen to users’ problems, think, and execute. Repeat after you get the results. Do that for enough times and you will have a product that someone loves to use. Persist.

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And finally, what do you hope the future brings both you personally, and your business?

I hope that the future will challenge me and my team to build better stuff, a stuff that people will love to use and see the value within.

We really just want to be useful to people as much as we can, and with the trends for decentralization I believe we have a shot to change the gaming landscape forever.

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