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We asked eight entrepreneurs about the risks they had taken and the outcomes, good and not so good!


My co founder Tim Boughton and I took the very risky decision not to raise any money until we’d proven the product market fit. This meant living off savings for two years to avoid selling a significant percentage of the …

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Politics | Why are Pittsburgh, Melbourne and Helsinki the future for tech? The Mayors of each tell us!


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Q&A | Maria Wagner, Investment Director at Beringea


How does influencing a business from the inside (Birchbox) differ from the outside (Beringea)? The experience of building a successful ecommerce business has been critical to my success as an investor – not only did it bring a lot of …

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Briefing | Value Creation: Challenges for a Scale-Up CEO. We catch up with Steven Dunne, Senior Partner at Frog Capital.


For a tech growth company CEO, it is easy to be consumed by the daily challenge of exploiting a market opportunity and to focus wholly on creating an exciting operation. It is tempting to believe that fundraising at ever higher …

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Q&A | Tania Boler, Co Founder and CEO of Elvie


Elvie, a health and lifestyle brand developing smarter technology for women, launched in 2013. It’s CEO Tania Boler has worked in the UN and for charities across Africa and Asia. We caught up with her following the launch of Elvie’s …

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We asked a group of leading entrepreneurs to name the book that has most inspired them! (Part 2 today)


When I was working for a law firm, I represented a lot of venture capital firms, start-ups, and big multinationals. This made me realize two things: first, that I wanted to become an entrepreneur, and second, that I was really …

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We asked a group of leading entrepreneurs to name the book that has most inspired them! (Part 1 today)


Seven Hills was founded on the belief that business should act as a force for positive change in society. My business partner, Nick Giles, and I founded our campaigns business because we wanted to back disruptive companies and leaders who …

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From Squash Court to Global Software Company! Glenn Shoosmith, Founder of BookingBug explains


Never did I imagine my search online for a squash court would result in running a global software company. About 10 years ago I was searching online for a squash court near my house and found it virtually impossible to …

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What is the secret sauce when it comes to productivity? We asked four leading entrepreneurs.


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Will King, Founder of King of Shaves, on the entrepreneurial lessons he would pass to his younger self!


First thing would be to tell my younger me “Don’t Be So Sensitive!!!”  When I was young, I took to heart what people said, thought, did and dwelled on it way to long, often to my detriment.  I went to …

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