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‘Can a $1tn freight forwarding industry be disrupted? Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt and Travis Kalanick think it can! | Beacon CEO Fraser Robinson explains’


Our goal at Beacon is simple: we want to become the global leader in logistics and supply chain finance by making trade simpler, more transparent and more reliable for businesses.

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William McQuillan, Partner at Frontline Ventures | Q and A


What inspired you to become a VC and was there a particular ‘lightbulb’ moment? Interestingly I didn’t even know what a VC was when I finished college. I always just wanted to start my own company. I originally joined investment …

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The future of live music | Rafe Offer, Founder of Sofar Sounds


Back in 2009 I became so frustrated by the distractions commonly found at live events like people on their phones, talking over performances, jam-packed venues and subpar stereo systems that I set out to create an alternative. Out of that …

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Fergal Mullen, Partner of Highland Europe | Q and A


What inspired you to become a VC and was there a particular ‘lightbulb’ moment? Four years after graduating university, I had the good fortune to be part of an entrepreneurial venture called Cambridge Technology Partners.

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Scott Sage, Co Founder of Crane Venture Partners | Q and A


1. What inspired you to become a VC and was there a particular ‘lightbulb’ moment? I didn’t go to Harvard, I’m not technical and I have a short attention span. Oh, and I’m from Texas. When I finished school, I …

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The Future of E-Commerce! | Mathijs Eefting, CEO and Co Founder of Moteefe


Since the on-set of the coronavirus pandemic, many people have lost their jobs following the closure of unessential businesses.  As a result, more and more people are looking to find another stream of income.  Starting an online business has become …

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The last six months have seen fast growing Superscript raise £8.5m and become a Lloyd’s Registered Broker. Is this a pivotal moment for Insurtech? Co-founder and CEO Cameron Shearer explains!


Insurtech has successfully broken away from its older sibling, fintech, into its own growing, disruptive category. And quite rightly so, as there are some really great innovations happening in the space. Insurtech unicorns like Lemonade and Hippo have garnered well-deserved …

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Unique perspective and advice to entrepreneurs from an investor & former founder | Katie Palencsar, Anthemis


The COVID-19 pandemic has hit every corner of the globe in a truly seismic way. As an investor, entrepreneur and parent, I’m with all of you in continuing to struggle to adapt to the day-to-day uncertainty.

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Why startups must hardwire sustainability into their DNA | Simon Hombersley, CEO Xampla


“We should boycott the restaurant” said my eight year-old Goddaughter. We were sitting in a burger joint, musing over the container of plastic straws on our table. Instead of thinking about the food, she was thinking about the environment.

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Q & A | Radboud Vlaar, Managing Partner at Finch Capital


What should be my priorities as a CEO Founder? – Being a CEO at a tech startup is a very tough job. You work on average about 300 days a year with 14 hours a day. That is 4’200 hours …

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