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The Twenty Minute VC takes you inside the world of Venture Capital, Startup Funding and The Pitch. Join our host, Harry Stebbings and discover how you can attain funding for your business by listening to what the most prominent investors are directly looking for in startups, providing easily actionable tips and tricks that can be put in place to increase your chances of getting funded. Although, you may not want to raise funding for a startup. The Twenty Minute VC also provides an instructio ...
 
The Breaking Into Startups Podcast is a platform where we feature stories of people who broke into tech from non-traditional backgrounds. Curious about how startups work, how to get a job without a degree or what technical and non-technical careers are out there? We have news for you - tech fields are booming and you don’t need the best technical degree in information technology to break in and get a six figure job in technology. Our podcast gives you an inside look at the most disruptive st ...
 
Welcome to the ‘Scale Up Your Business’ podcast. In this podcast, we will show you how to go from start-up to scale-up and beyond!; how to significantly grow your business; how to develop the right mind-set for growth and to re-ignite with your purpose; how to create effective commercial plans driving predictable revenues; how to leverage and systemise to free you up from day-to-day operations; how to raise funding and investment, especially from VC’s and PE firms; how to design a lifestyle ...
 
Greentech Media (GTM) is devoted to covering emerging green and clean technologies. As renewable energy becomes an increasingly large sector, the business community needs a source with up-to-the-minute news on solar, smart grid, enterprise energy solutions, wind energy, electric vehicles, biofuels, water, batteries and storage, finance and VC, and policy throughout the sectors. Visit www.greentechmedia.com for more stories, research, webinars, and conferences.
 
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Wade Foster is the Co-Founder & CEO @ Zapier, the company that moves info between your web apps automatically, so you can focus on your most important work. Post YC in 2012, Wade raised $1.4M for the company from Bessemer and Threshold but since that round, he scaled the company to $140M in ARR and a $5Bn valuation with Sequoia and Steadfast buying…
 
This week, Nick talks to Kara Goldin, the founder and CEO of Hint Water, one of the most popular soft drink manufacturers in the world. Kara joins Nick to discuss her business career, and also the central theme of her book, 'Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters'. KEY TAKEAWAYS Never underestimate the power of a brand. All it takes is for you t…
 
Nikolay Storonsky is the Founder & CEO @ Revolut, one of the world's largest and fastest-growing fintechs offering everything from personal to business banking, providing a better way to manage your money. To date, Nikolay has raised over $905M with Revolut from Ribbit, Index, DST, Balderton and Bond Capital to name a few. Nikolay has scaled Revolu…
 
To kick this week off, Nick is here with '15 Minutes To Action', in which he talks about why "Growth Precision" might be the concept you've been searching for when it comes to your own growth/scale plans. KEY TAKEAWAYS Business growth is the outcome that everyone wants for their business. Growth is the lifeblood of business. Anyone can find a strat…
 
Guillaume Pousaz is the Founder and CEO of Checkout.com, one of the world's leading global payments solutions providers and one of Europe's most valuable private companies. Guillaume founded Checkout.com in 2012 and bootstrapped the business until its record-breaking $230M Series A led by Insight and DST in 2019. Since, Guillaume has raised a furth…
 
In this edition of 'Chat With Titans', Nick talks to David Meltzer, the Co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing and former CEO of the renowned Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. David joins the show to talk about his mission in life - to empower over a billion people to be happy - and the …
 
Olivier Pomel is the Founder & CEO @ Datadog, the company building the next generation of tools for DevOps teams. Prior to their incredibly successful IPO in 2019, Olivier raised over $147M for the company from Index, ICONIQ, Meritech, IA Ventures, Amplify and OpenView, to name a few. Prior to founding Datadog and changing the world of devops, Oliv…
 
In this week's '15 Minutes To Action', Nick talks you through the differences between a fixed and a growth mindset, and how they can play the largest role in the shape of your destiny. KEY TAKEAWAYS With the end of the lockdown in sight, people are beginning to feel more optimistic about the future, and the role they will play in it. The mindset in…
 
Linda Lian is the Co-Founder and CEO @ CommonRoom, the place where your organization and your community come together. To date, Linda has raised over $50M with CommonRoom from the likes of Danny Rimer @ Index Ventures, Sarah Guo @ Greylock, Dylan Field @ Figma, Dick Costolo and of course 20VC Fund. Prior to changing the world of community though, L…
 
In this week's show, Nick talks to Lauren Tickner, a Forbes Top 10 Entrepreneur who has helped coaches, mentors, consultants and course creators to make a global impact by scaling online. Lauren joins Nick to talk about the ways in which you can make a bigger impact with your own plans - how to take your experience and scale it online. KEY TAKEAWAY…
 
Marcelo Claure is a Bolivian tech entrepreneur who founded Brightstar which was later sold to Sprint after they reached $10 billion in revenue, becoming the largest Hispanic-owned business in US history. Currently, Claure serves as Chief Executive Officer of SoftBank Group International and Chief Operating Officer of SoftBank Group Corp. Claure ove…
 
Peter Fenton is a General Partner @ Benchmark, one of the great venture firms of the last 3 decades with a portfolio including the likes of SNAP, Twitter, eBay, New Relic, Stitchfix and many more. As for Peter, he has led deals, sits or has sat on the boards of Elastic, New Relic, Digits, Docker, Optimizely, Yelp and Zuora to name a few. Prior to B…
 
In this week's dynamic '15 Minutes To Action' episode, Nick reflects upon a piece of advice he received from Jay Abraham regarding three fundamental ways in which you can grow your business. KEY TAKEAWAYS The three ways to grow: Increase the number of customers Increase the transaction size Increasing the purchase frequency Far too many businesses …
 
David Velez is the Founder & CEO @ Nubank, one of the fastest growing digital banks in the world with operations in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia. To fuel this growth, David has raised over $1.5BN for Nubank from some of the best in the business including Doug Leone @ Sequoia, Micky @ Ribbit, Thrive, Founders Fund, DST, Tiger and more. Bef…
 
Jeremy Levine is a Partner @ Bessemer Venture Partners, one of the leading venture firms of the last 2 decades with a portfolio including the likes of Pinterest, Shopify, LinkedIn, Yelp, Twilio and many more. As for Jeremy, five of his early-stage investments—LinkedIn, MindBody, Pinterest, Shopify and Yelp—grew into billion-dollar publicly traded c…
 
Jason Fried is the Founder & CEO @ Basecamp, the project management and team communication tool trusted by millions. Over an incredible 22 year journey, they have scaled to over 3.5M accounts and in 2020 they went back to being a multi-product company with the launch of their integrated email client & service, HEY. Jason is also the co-author of th…
 
To kick off the week, it's '15 Minutes To Action' time, and Nick is here to talk you through a practical formula for feedback drawn from Nick's very own story. KEY TAKEAWAYS Many assume feedback to be a simple process of offering positive or negative response to an action or situation, but there is a formula and an artform to it. To drive performan…
 
Simón Borrero is the Founder & CEO @ Rappi, the startup that has become a cornerstone of the Latin American mobile ecosystem, coined as "the next Everything Store of Latin America". To date, Simon has raised over $1.7Bn for the company from the likes of Sequoia Capital, a16z, Softbank, DST Global, Y Combinator and more. Prior to Rappi, Simon was th…
 
This week, Nick talks to Hernan Sias, creator of the Business Bros podcast, about the ways in which businesses can build your personal brand and prospect using the power of podcasting, or the media channel of your choice. KEY TAKEAWAYS Podcasting should be viewed as time spent prospecting. In business we are happy to spend time on growth. The same …
 
Tony Fadell, often referred to as “the father of the iPod,” is currently Principal @ Future Shape, a global investment and advisory firm coaching engineers and scientists working on foundational deep technology. Prior to Future Shape, Tony was the Founder & CEO @ Nest Labs, the company was ultimately acquired by Google for a reported $3.2Bn. Before…
 
It's '15 Minutes To Action' time again, and in this edition, Nick talks about the true meaning behind M & A - the general term used to describe consolidation of companies or assets through various types of financial transactions, and why this might be the right path for your business. KEY TAKEAWAYS Mergers and acquisitions hold different meanings. …
 
Scott Sandell is the Managing General Partner of NEA, one of the leading firms of the last 3 decades with now close to $24Bn under management and a portfolio including the likes of Salesforce, Robinhood, Plaid, Databricks and many more incredible companies. As for Scott, since joining the firm in 1996 he has led investments in many industry-transfo…
 
This week, Nick talks to entrepreneur and four-time best-selling author, Paul O'Mahony, who specialises in digital marketing mindset and wealth management, about how businesses can best leverage social media in order to achieve scale. KEY TAKEAWAYS If you can't manage your emotions, then the stock market is not an ideal place to play. With an onlin…
 
Daniel Ek is the founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the board of directors of Spotify, the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with 345m users, including 155m subscribers, across 170 markets. In Today’s Episode With Daniel Ek You Will Learn: 1.) How Daniel made his way into the world of startups and came to foun…
 
In this week's edition of '15 Minutes To Action', Nick talks about why it's important to recognise not just your entrepreneurship, but which type of entrepreneur you are. KEY TAKEAWAYS There are essentially six different categories of entrepreneurship: The hustler The innovator The machine The prodigy The strategist The visionary No one is necessar…
 
In this edition of 'Chat With Titans', Nick talks to serial entrepreneur and empire builder, Mario Nawfal, who in 2020 began to document his incredible rise to success. Mario chats with Nick about his amazing ascent in business, and why impatience is a good trait to have in business. KEY TAKEAWAYS Those who rise to success in business leverage thei…
 
Vlad Tenev is the Founder & CEO @ Robinhood, the company that provides commission-free investing, plus the tools you need to put your money in motion. To date, Vlad has raised over $5.6BN with Robinhood including a $2.4Bn raise this month and some of their investors include the very best in the business; Ribbit, Sequoia, Greenoaks, Index, IVP, Thri…
 
In this week's show, Nick talks to Nate Bailey, a leadership expert and coach, about the mindset you need to nurture and develop if you want to be the most effective leader you can be. KEY TAKEAWAYS Those in search of a leadership mindset are people looking for ways in which to maximise their abilities - to make the most effective use of each and e…
 
Sebastian Siemiatkowski is the Founder and CEO @ Klarna, the company that makes online shopping simple, allowing you to buy what you need today and pay later. To date, Sebastian has raised over $2.1Bn for the company from the likes of Sequoia, Silver Lake, Blackrock, DST, Northzone, Creandum and even Snoop Dog to name a few. Klarna has been an incr…
 
In this week's '15 Minutes To Action', Nick talks about the importance of delegation, and why effective use of this tool will enable you to save time and focus upon the tasks to which you are better suited. KEY TAKEAWAYS As you scale your business, it becomes critical that we say no to opportunities from time to time. As we grow, more people want a…
 
Patrick Spence is the CEO @ Sonos, the sound experience company connecting millions of listeners around the world to the content they want. Prior to their IPO, they raised over $450M from the likes of Mike Volpi @ Index, Satish @ Redpoint and e.ventures to name a few. As for Patrick, prior to Sonos, he spent an incredible 14 years with RIM (makers …
 
In this week's show, Nick talks to business accelerator, best-selling author and creator of 'The Generosity Culture', April Shprintz, about why the culture of generosity is so important to organisations, and how best to implement it within your workforce. KEY TAKEAWAYS The generosity culture is centred around giving someone your time, your experien…
 
Jeremy Liew is a Partner @ Lightspeed Venture Partners, one of the leading firms of the last decade with a portfolio including the likes of Affirm, Snapchat (Snap), Mulesoft, Epic Games, Carta and more amazing companies. As for Jeremy, in the past he has led deals and sat on the boards of Snap, Affirm, Blockchain.com and The Honest Company to name …
 
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