Fireside with Founders is a Podcast, sponsored by rmg digital, that takes a behind the curtain look at the journey taken by some of the worlds coolest start-ups and their amazing founders.
Each episode is available to listen to wherever you get your podcasts!
- Tommy Toner - Co-Founder and VP of Product at Cuckoo - An Eggs-traordinary journeyby rmg digital on 6 April 2022 at 6:00 am
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!
- James Roycroft-Davis - GetWelp - What being a founder is REALLY like!by rmg digital on 24 February 2022 at 7:00 am
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.
- Trenton Moss - Partner at Team Sterka - Creating a world where people skills are accessible to allby rmg digital on 11 January 2022 at 9:02 am
In this episode, we talk to Trenton Moss, Partner at Team Sterka and former founder of Webcredible. We cover; 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!
- Adit Trivedi - Co-Founder and CEO at Kaizera - part 2 of the journey...by rmg digital on 13 December 2021 at 6:00 am
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!
- Sonny Drinkwater - WellEasyby rmg digital on 17 November 2021 at 7:00 am
In this episode, we talk to Co-Founder of WellEasy an online membership marketplace that makes healthy living easy and affordable. We cover; Being a founder from day 1 of his working career Starting a business during a pandemic Learning as you go Bitcoin drama 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.
- Nick Russell and Dan Robins - Co-Founders of Dualo - User Research is brokenby rmg digital on 22 September 2021 at 7:52 am
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!
- Charlie Wells CEO & Founder - HelloSelf - Looking at the future of Mental Healthcareby rmg digital on 7 September 2021 at 7:32 am
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!
- Tessa Clarke - CEO & Co-Founder at Olio - reducing waste to net-zero!by rmg digital on 2 August 2021 at 6:00 am
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!
- Sam Luckett- Co- Founder - Connectd - The Pursuit of Happynessby rmg digital on 6 July 2021 at 6:00 am
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!
- Lloyd Salmons - Co-Founder PepTalk - Finding the fun in founding and investingby rmg digital on 22 June 2021 at 6:00 am
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!
- Levi Epstein - Co-Founder of Inflow - ADHD a real problem to solveby rmg digital on 8 June 2021 at 6:00 am
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!
- Hussain Hilli - Co-Founder of Skrap & Byootby rmg digital on 25 May 2021 at 6:00 am
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!
- Yonatan Malka - Co-Founder and CEO - Reaction - Professional Athlete to Tech Founderby rmg digital on 11 May 2021 at 6:00 am
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 Building Habits 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!
- Mark Taylor - Co-Founder @ Biznest - from Construction to Techby rmg digital on 27 April 2021 at 6:00 am
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!
- Max Rofagha - Founder of Finimize - Investing in your future!by rmg digital on 13 April 2021 at 11:42 am
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.
- Guillaume Moubeche - CEO and Co-Founder of Lemlist - Saying NO to $30Million!by rmg digital on 30 March 2021 at 6:00 am
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!
- Steph Hamill - Co-Founder, CEO/CMO - Mettanoon - A.I. for Good!by rmg digital on 16 March 2021 at 7:00 am
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! We Cover; Sensory A.I Our Education System Diversity 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.
- Brad Pinto - Founder of Insuroo - From Cold Calling to Entrepreneurshipby rmg digital on 2 March 2021 at 7:00 am
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!
- Max van Kaathoven - Co-Founder @ Braingineers - Getting to know your customers by getting inside their head!by rmg digital on 16 February 2021 at 7:00 am
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!
- Thomas Fairey - Co-Founder of Stakester - Using Data above your ego and always assume you're wrongby rmg digital on 2 February 2021 at 7:00 am
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!
- Dean Fankhauser - Former CEO and Co-Founder of Nuji - From Conception to Sale - the complete founder journeyby rmg digital on 6 October 2020 at 5:00 am
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. We discuss; 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.
- Kerim Derhalli - CEO & Founder of Invstr -taking control of your financial future by learning to investby rmg digital on 29 September 2020 at 4:00 am
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 Fantasy Finance 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 - bringing the arts & history to children using VRby rmg digital on 22 September 2020 at 5:00 am
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.
- Jordan McRae - CEO and Founder of Mobilus Labs - The man that puts the voice inside your headby rmg digital on 15 September 2020 at 5:00 am
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!
- Sam Short - CEO and Co-Founder of Moneyed, the app that empowers employees to take control of their financial futureby rmg digital on 8 September 2020 at 5:00 am
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!