Author Archives: Silicon Roundabout

Carl Fritjofsson, General Partner at Creandum, San Francisco | Q and A


What were your biggest learnings from your time at Wrapp, AdProfit and HDWR from bootstrapping through to scaling a business internationally? My main takeaway when looking holistically at my founder years is that there is a huge range of differences …

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Criticism of AI startups ranging from uncontrolled cash burn, no clear route to profitability and valuations set for significant correction abound | Stefan Ciesla – Grain, Co Founder of Ayora responds!


Startup forecasts, valuations and capital requirements are all largely driven by the founders’ and their backers’ views on the future scale of the opportunity at hand. If the opportunity is vast and unprecedented, it is likely to attract investment to …

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Navigation Apps don’t work for everyone, and most of the world remains unmapped. It’s time to revolutionise how everyone gets around | Celso-Zuccollo, COO of Waymap explains!


Did you know that humans spend 90% of their time indoors? That’s crazy, isn’t it? And yet navigation / mapping apps only seem to work outdoors.   Why is that? It’s for a very simple reason, and it’s also not for …

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UK Tech Sector Struggles Persist: Why MarComms is the Vital Weapon in Survival | Rachel Gilley, CEO of Clarity


Despite projections towards the end of 2023 saying we’d start to see economic uplift in 2024, UK businesses, including in the tech sector, continue to struggle amidst a horde of significant challenges. And an ongoing funding slowdown isn’t helping the …

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Maureen Haverty, Principal at Seraphim Space Manager LLP | Q and A


Before becoming Principal of Seraphim Space Manager LLP you were Senior Director at Astra and COO at Apollo Fusion and are currently Board Observer at D-Orbit. What have been your biggest learnings and pivotal insights gained on your journey thus …

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Having raised $90m in financing Bloom Nutrition founder, Gregory LaVecchia explains how to stay relevant at the junction of health and retail!


Ever since I could remember, I have been into fitness- always on the search for the best health supplements. When I started to help my now-wife, Mari Llewellyn, on her fitness journey, we quickly realized there weren’t female-focused supplements that …

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Advice from 10 leading Entrepreneurs and VC’s as we head into 2024! (Part 2)


Set one clear goal for the company to align around, with each person a “Single Threaded Owner” (STO) of an action to achieve it. Dan Thompson CEO, Kluster

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Advice from 10 leading Entrepreneurs and VC’s as we head into 2024! (Part 1)


Always Be Closing (ABC). Founders are their companies’ best salespeople and also the first to stop selling, handing it over to others — go out and get the revenues. Avi Eyal Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Entrée Capital

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The future of Legaltech | Daniel Porus, Chief Commercial Officer, Legatics


In an era where technological advances are reshaping industries, the legal sector is no exception. The quickly advancing applications of Generative AI to the legal industry marks a significant leap forward. Law firms, in-house legal teams, incumbent legal technology providers …

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Having just raised £3m, Olly Robinson, CO-founder of Maison Sport discusses plans to become the largest seller of winter sports activities worldwide!


Skiing has been a passion of mine since my childhood, so turning this into a career was always a dream I had. My brother, Nick (Maison Sport CEO), and I both skied professionally for Great Britain and I have always …

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