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!
- 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!
- James McAulay - CEO and Co-Founder of Encore Musiciansby rmg digital on 1 September 2020 at 5:00 am
This week we talk to James McAulay CEO and Co-Founder of Encore Musicians about his business and how they managed to pivot when all live events were shut down during COVID. James talks about; Having their best-ever month in March 2020 then traffic simply drying up Helping musicians earn money during COVID whilst not being able to do event Raising money for the NHS Bookings increasing with 2021 set to be a bumper year! Him being an entrepreneur from a very young age The desire to be profitable as a start-up and not drain cash & an understanding of the people you need in your team to help you do this. All this and lots more so sit back a listen to the journey so far!
- Antton Peña, Founder of Flock talks all things insurtech, drones and flying carsby rmg digital on 25 August 2020 at 5:00 am
This week we are joined by Antton Peña, Founder of Flock where we start by talking about his current business and what they do. In this episode we also discuss; Antton leaving his first startup and starting something new Making sure you have a real passion for what you do Going from Design to Insurance and the learning curve Flocks partnership with one of the worlds leading insurance companies Some of the challenges facing the regulators in the airspace world as drone use increases The future of drone use and what we might see in our sky soon. Make sure you listen for all this and more!
- Matt Sawyer Co-Founder & CEO of Kleene.ai talking all things data and how automation is key to our futureby rmg digital on 18 August 2020 at 5:00 am
In this weeks episode, we are joined by Matt Sawyer, a former employee at companies including Just Eat & Trainline, now Co-Founder and CEO of Kleene.ai. We talk about Matts time working in his former companies and how that shaped his journey to becoming a founder. In this episode we also discuss; Lowering the barrier to entry to centralise data and surface it back to the business for meaningful use. Meeting his co-founder Andrew Thomas at Just Eat whilst they were on their growth journey The only slight regret is not starting the business sooner Mapping out the business on beer mats whilst in the pub Being settled in the rest of your life to allow you to take the plunge and start a business. The journey of a bootstrapped startup A newfound respect for salespeople Hiring remotely during COVID A Constant learning process All this and more so tune in to hear all about it!
- Charlotte Melkert - Co-Founder & CEO at Equalture talks about always keeping a crisis mindsetby rmg digital on 11 August 2020 at 5:00 am
Charlotte Melkert, Co-Founder & CEO at Equalture talks about setting up an HR technology company out of frustrations she saw in when running a recruitment business. We also discuss founding not 1 but 2 companies with her twin sister and the dynamic that's helped them drive the business forward. Charlotte talks about how they set up a tech company with no tech knowledge, but it didn't matter. In this episode, we discuss how you shouldn't let fear stop you from doing something and how you should keep a crisis mindset to really help your business grow, in good and bad times!
- Digby Vollrath - CEO & Co-Founder of Feast It talks about supporting customers and clients through COVIDby rmg digital on 4 August 2020 at 5:00 am
Digby Vollrath, CEO & Co-Founder of Feast It, an online events marketplace, talks about his journey in building an award-winning company over the last 4 years. We talk about the effect that COVID19 has had on the industry and what they are doing to support their customers and clients in the future. We explore some of the Celebrities that use their platform, from Lewis Hamilton to Angelina Jolie. In this episode, we discuss world domination and look at how Feast It has a goal of becoming the biggest events company in the world. All this and much, much more!
- Will Goodwin - Co-Founder and Head of Product from Tumelo - making the world a better place to invest inby rmg digital on 28 July 2020 at 5:00 am
In this episode, we are joined by Will Goodwin, Co-Founder and Head of Product to talk about his company Tumelo. Tumelo is a SaaS-based platform that allows investors to see exactly what they are investing in to ensure they are able to help protect the planet whilst receiving a better service. Will talks about the leap from academia straight into setting up a business and the challenges that have come up along the way. We talk about them pivoting the business from its early days of being an investment platform and look at where the company is going next.
- Jackeline Palma - COO at CircaGene talks about DNA and discriminationby rmg digital on 21 July 2020 at 5:00 am
This week Jackelin Palma, COO at CircaGene talks to us about their revolutionary genetics product and how they are using encryption to ensure that peoples genetic data stays safe. We also talk about the shocking discrimination that Jackeline faced when looking for work in the UK, as well as talking about her multicultural background and how that drove her to become an entrepreneur. This epsoide is a real eye-opener. We hope you enjoy!
- Bobby Tang, Co-Founder of Screenable talks rec-tech and life at Appleby rmg digital on 14 July 2020 at 5:00 am
In this weeks episode, we talk to Bobby Tang, Co-Founder of Screenable, a rec-tech platform that helps candidates stand out and helps companies save time. Bobby talks about his transition from silicon valley to the UK, as well as his time with Apple and we find out more about the platform. He talks us through what they are doing that others in the market aren't and we take a quick look at the future of the product.
- Murray Macdonald Co-Founder, CTO & COO at Just - An Insurtech startup looking to make the world a fairer place to driveby rmg digital on 7 July 2020 at 5:00 am
In this weeks episode, Murray Macdonald joins us to talk about why he played a big part in setting up Insurtech company Just. Murray talks about his struggle trying to change a broken from the inside, how they launched during COVID19 and even secured a new funding round to help them on their way to revolutionising a sector.
- Adit Trivedi from Lingumi talks about the ups and downs of his journeyby rmg digital on 30 June 2020 at 5:00 am
In our first episode, we are delighted to welcome Adit Trivedi, Co-Founder and COO at Lingumi. Lingumi is one of the fastest-growing Ed-Tech startups in the UK. Adit talks about some of the challenges they've faced to get where they are now, including battling his own demons to at times. With people being core to Lingumi, Adit shares stories about the people who've helped him along the way and gives some guidance to any future founders out there.