Martha’s entrepreneurship and tech journey began when she co-founded LastMinute.com with Brent Hoberman in 1997. Reflecting on those early days, Martha recalls total chaos and excitement in being one of the first start-ups for ecommerce and travel in Europe.
Mansoor Hamayun is the Co-Founder and CEO of energy tech company Bboxx. In 2008, Mansoor saw an advertisement stating that 1.6 billion people in the world had no electricity. This shocked him and eventually led him to launch Bboxx. They have since installed around 200,000 solar energy systems in homes and businesses across East Africa.
Anne Boden is the CEO and Founder of Starling Bank, a British digital challenger bank which focuses on current and business account products. In January 2014, Anne quit her high-profile job as a COO to start Starling Bank, and most people thought she was crazy. It was a big step but she felt like she had to do it, initially funding the business from selling a house she owned. This is Anne's story
Richard Reed is one of three co-founders of the brand, Innocent Drinks. After seven years of pondering back and forth on what business to create, it took just one hangover for the trio to decide they wanted to launch a beverage company. Reed opens up about the hardships of growing Innocent drinks, including the financial difficulties which eventually led to Coca Cola buying the brand in 2008.
Reshma Sohoni is the Founder and Managing Partner of Seed Camp, a European seed-stage venture capital fund based in London. When it comes to financing, Seedcamp focuses on all things tech, with an emphasis on the European market as well as some firms in Israel, Asia, America, and Africa. So far, they've invested in over 300 businesses.
Bill Browder is the CEO and Co-Founder of investment fund Hermitage Capital Management, which at one time was the largest foreign portfolio fund in Russia. Described as one of Putin’s biggest critics, and this podcast may confirm just that, his journey has been far from simple. This is his story.
Jeff Lynn is the co-founder and executive chairman of Europe’s leading equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. In this episode, Jeff explores the journey of Seedrs from the initial idea and securing their first investor, up to the key moment when he stepped down as CEO, passing the torch to Jeff Kelisky, who he describes as “a really outstanding CEO.”
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