In this episode, we speak to Tommy Toner - Co-Founder and VP of Product at Cuckoo.
Cuckoo is looking to change the landscape of the broadband world. By changing a few simple things they are already leading the way as a challenger to some of the major players in this space.
We talk about;
How they came together as founders
Looking to break the traditional mould
Coming up with the Brand
The Cukoo Compass (Their Principals)
Hiring the right people
So for all this and lot's more hit play now!
In this episode, we talk to entrepreneur, CEO and Co-Founder of GetWelp, James Roycroft about his journey so far in finding his way as a young founder. We talk about;
The broken system post school
Starting in recruitment
Founding a business with his mum
Everyone only portraying positives and the damage that social media can cause
Getting his mental health back on track
Starting his own podcast and getting to speak to world class sports people and TV presenters
Working out market fit for GetWelp and finding the ideal Co-Founder
So for all this and much more then plug in and enjoy.
In this episode, we talk to Trenton Moss, Partner at Team Sterka and former founder of Webcredible.
The rollercoaster ride of setting up Webcredible
Finding UX by accident and being driven by a passion for the customer
How the UX Industry has changed
The race to the bottom so time to get out
Turning a loss-making business around
Being acquired by a larger business
Why Team Sterka has been set up
People skills are being overlooked as training points.
Creating a world where everyone has access to leadership and people skills development
Writing his book
Making himself redundant
So for all of this and plenty more, hit play and check it out!
In this episode, we have an in-person interview with Adit Trivedi Co-Founder and CEO at Kaizera (also former Co-Founder of Lingumi).
Over a cold beer we discuss;
Why he moved on from his last business
The story behind Kaizera
Going for a raise
What he's learnt from doing it once
What he will do differently this time around
The importance of a great team
Helping people find purpose in the work they do
So for all of this and loads more, grab a drink, relax and enjoy!
In this episode, we talk to Co-Founder of WellEasy an online membership marketplace that makes healthy living easy and affordable.
Being a founder from day 1 of his working career
Starting a business during a pandemic
Learning as you go
Launching a business from his parent's garage
Starting a second business shortly after
Hanging around the right people
Working on something that you're passionate about
So for all this and loads more, then hit play now to check it out.
In this weeks episode, we talk to Dan Robins and Nick Russell, Co-Founders of Dualo an insights repository to help showcase the value of research in product teams.
We chat about;
Their meeting as childhood friends
Starting out in Design and Product roles
Both being driven by the challenges they faced working in product teams
Remote work being powerful provided you use the right tools
Unlocking value in research to make business decisions
Finding the right partners
Working in a lean way before going for funding
"User Research is broken"
So for all this and more hit the play button now!
After a short summer break, we are back with another inspiring story for this weeks episode. We speak to Charlie Wells - CEO & Founder of Mental Health-Tech company HelloSelf.
In this episode we cover;
Moving from Science to Advertising in his early career
Scaling and selling his first business
The day that changed everything
3 Principals that Charlie now lives by
What the future of Mental Healthcare looks like
So for all this and lots more, chill out, sit back and hit play!
In this weeks episode we are delighted to welcome the amazing Tessa Clarke, CEO and Co-Founder of Olio.
We talk about;
Their quest to reduce waste to a net-zero
Failure not being an option
The importance for her having an amazing Co-Founder
Their current raise to Series B
Bias in the start up world
Why failure isn't an option
How you can help!
So for all of this and loads more, put the kettle on and check it out!
In this weeks episode we talk to Sam Luckett, Co-Founder of Connectd about their company which connects Investors, Founders and NED's to help get companies off the ground faster!
We also talk about;
His journey via the corporate world
Corporates being more entrepreneurial than some might think
Finding the right Co-Founder
The hard work that comes with running a business
What Investors are looking for
What's next for him and their product
So for all of this and lots more, click play and enojy!
In this weeks episode, we talk to Lloyd Salmons, Co-Founder of PepTalk about his journey from founder, to advisor/investor and back to founder again!
We talk about the following;
Getting enjoyment out of what you are doing
Being in the music industry
founding a business at a young age and nailing it (but it took time)
Exiting his first business
Finding a buyer that was right for the company culturally
Being an adviser and investor - the good and the bad
Founding Pep Talk to get teams together and help people grow.
So for all this and lots, lots more sit back and tune in!
In this episode, we speak to Levi Epstein Co-Founder at Inflow about his quest to help millions of people who suffer from ADHD.
We talk about;
Having the right people around you
Finishing Uni and not knowing what next
setting up a business whilst still young
building an affordable platform to solve a real problem
Coming up with an alternative to medication
So for all this and lots more, sit back and enjoy the episode!
In this episode, we talk to Hussian Hilli, Co-Founder of both Skrap & Byoot about the founding of his two business'
We also talk about;
being an entrepreneur at a young age
looking for business disruption
construction being stuck in the past
making a positive change
complexity in the construction industry and how tech can add value
running 2 different business'
accolades are great but not the be-all and end-all
So for all this and lots more, tune in and check it out!
In this episode, we talk to Yonatan Malka, Co-Founder & CEO of Reaction about his journey from being a professional athlete to running a Tech business!
In this episode we talk about;
Helping companies to keep their employees engaged in healthcare
His time as a professional athlete, including missing out on an Olympics due to injury
Working for Nike and learning from the best
How they validate ideas
Failing fast and constantly iterating
So for all this and lots more, hit play and enjoy!
In this weeks episode, Mark Taylor, Co-Founder of Biznest talks to us about his journey from working in Construction Management into the Tech Startup scene.
We look at what inspired him to set up Biznest
What the platform is all about and how it can help budding entrepreneurs
Some of their business goals over the next few years
Those all-important lessons learnt from starting the company
So strap in for another amazing journey!
In this episode we talk to Max Rofagha, founder of DeinDeal(exit in 2015), 2016 Forbes 30 under 30 & Founder of Finimize about building the worlds largest finance community and his journey to do this.
Max talks about setting the company up through his own frustrations in a lack of advice in the market. He also talks about creating the 2nd biggest eCommerce company in Switzerland, along with his exit from the business.
He tells us about the lessons learnt from all of this up to where he is now with Finimize.
We speak to Guillaume Moubeche - CEO and Co-Founder of Lemlist about how they have built their company up from the ground by bootstrapping!
He talks about selling their first business to help focus on Lemlist and grow it organically.
Guillaume also tells us all why he and his Co-Founders said NO to a $30,000,000 investment!
Certainly, one not to miss!
In this weeks episode, we talk to the extraordinary Steph Hamill about how her company are looking to make sure that AI is used in the right way!
Our Education System
Bias in today's society
What does A.I actually mean?
The Human benefits of A.I
Using A.I for good
Business runs the world not Politicians
All this and lots, lots more so sit back, tune in and enjoy the show.
In this weeks episode, we talk to Brand Pinto, CEO and Founder of Insurtech start-up Insuroo.
We get to chat about;
Starting his career in Sales
The challenges of cold calling when starting out
Setting up his first business selling beauty products
Evolving the customer experience
The skills shortage of Financial Advisors but clients needs growing
Starting a business and going back into the corporate world
The challenges of bootstrapping, including hiring
VC's reaching out to them
So for all this and lots more, grab a cold one and listen in!
This week we talk to Co-Founder at Braingineers, Max van Kaathoven about his company that uses neurology to help companies understand their customers better.
We take an in-depth look at how Max started the business and look at where they are now. He talks to us about the impact COVID had and influenced some change in the future of what they do.
As Braingineers look to make this type of testing available and accessible to everyone we explore how they will do this.
For all this and lots, lots more hit that play button and listen!
In this weeks episode we speak to Thomas Fairey, Co-Founder of Stakester.
We talk about;
Starting out in sales
Having a winning mindset
Leaving a great job to work for start-up
Coming up with the idea whilst doing martial arts.
Building a platform to make gaming more entertaining
Getting funding and being surprised
Working on your pitch to get the right investors
Data is more powerful than ego
Feedback being a gift
So tune in for all this, some great advice and lots of laughs along the way!
This weeks episode marks the end of season 1 of Fireside with Founders and to top the series off we've got Dean Fankhauser former CEO and Co-Founder of E-commerce platform Nuji. We talk about his entire journey from the conception to the final sale to Fintech super company Klarna.
Starting a business in his early 20's
The multiple evolutions of the company
What it's really like to go through a sale
Challenges of funding
What he would do differently if starting again
The iPhone being thought of as a craze that would fade
Focusing on unit economics
Changing the business model for the 3rd time 5 years in
With more funding comes greater pressure
Celebrating the wins
Finding an exit route
Sit back and enjoy the last of this seasons fireside talks.
This week we are joined by Kerim Derhalli - CEO & Founder of Invstr who talks to us about the product they've created to help people learn how to invest and then put this learning into practice.
We talk about;
Creating the ultimate experience for investors
Investing in human capital
The Invstr Academy
Financial literacy and the challenges it poses
Kerims long history in Finance and the move to Tech
Building multi billion dollar businesses
His biggest learn in their 9 year history
The challenges around building a diverse workforce
The $100,000 challenge
Being a Dolphin
All of this and lots, lots more. So hit play to hear the full story!
Kaitlin Fritz, COO and Co-Founder at Musemio talks to us about their product which helps brings History and Arts to children aged 7-11 via the power of Virtual Reality
We cover off a number of topics including;
Making art and culture more accessible
Using apps to bring that accessibility
Making at home learning fun!
How you can stand out from the crowd whilst building a company
Being a female leader in a female lead team
Bringing change and being part of the solution to help female leaders to become entrepreneurs
The technical challenges and growing pains when running a Tech start up.
Making sure you celebrate the wins!
So for all of this and more then hit play now to listen.
In this weeks episode, we speak to Jordan McRae - CEO and Founder of Mobilus Labs - The man that puts the voice inside your head!
This week we talk about;
Coming up with an idea through a near-death experience
Voice playing a major part in the future of tech
Helping people look up & experience the physical world
Wanting to become an Astronaut
Not just being a founder but and inventor
Starting his first company to help people communicate underwater
Being part of Entrepreneur First and breaking the mould
Having the patience and confidence to realise your dreams
The pain of fundraising during a recession
Adapting their technology to work with PPE in the medical sector
There's plenty more to hear in the episode, so make sure you check it out now!
In this weeks episode, we get to talk to one of the Sifteds recently recognised, start-up pioneers of 2020. Sam Short, CEO and Co-Founder of Moneyed.
We talk to Sam about;
Helping people take care of their financial wellbeing as well as mental wellbeing
Starting her business with her Co-Founder to solve a problem they had
Going from PHD's in Particle Physics to running a Tech company
Timing is everything (is there ever a great time to leave your job)
Managing her own expectations
Making sure you're solving a problem that people care about
Having a great network around you to help share challenges.
All this and loads more, so sit back and tune in to hear her story!
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