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Marc Zornes, Founder at Winnow

In this episode we were joined by Marc Zornes, Founder at Winnow. He discussed his background, his involvement in the food industry, and his latest experience as founder at Winnow.

Marc Zornes started his career at a large wholesale grocers, and food and sustainability have been his two passions ever since. Recently he started Winnow because he saw a massive opportunity in solving the problem of food waste and he's a strong believer that technology can help us change the way we make food. Before Winnow he co-authored the Global Institute report “Resource Revolution: Meeting the World’s Energy, Materials, Food, and Water Needs.’ whilst working as a consultant at McKinsey.

Suranga Chandratillake, General Partner at Balderton

In this episode we were joined by Suranga Chandratillake, General Partner at Balderton. He discussed his background, his experience raising investment for blinkx, growing the business, his latest experience as an investor at Balderton, and some of the lessons he’d tell his younger self.

Suranga joined Balderton as a General Partner in 2014. He was previously an entrepreneur and engineer. He founded blinkx, the intelligent search engine for video and audio content in Cambridge in 2004. He then lead the company for eight years as CEO through its journey of moving to San Francisco, building a profitable business and going public in London where it achieved a peak market capitalisation in excess of $1Bn. Before founding blinkx, Suranga was an early employee at Autonomy Corporation - joining as an engineer in the Cambridge R&D team and ultimately serving as the company's US CTO in San Francisco.

Josephine Goube, Director of Partnerships & Communications at Migreat

In this episode we were joined by Josephine Goube, Director of Partnerships & Communications at Migreat. She discussed her background, how she became involved in making immigration easier for companies, discussing Entrepreneur Visa options available to set up a business in the UK.

Listed as one the top 35 women in Business in Britain in 2015 by Management Today, Joséphine currently heads Migreat, the fastest-growing global platform for migrants to get access to information and immigration support. She previously worked at TechStars London and Rainmaking, co-founded the London School of Economics Business Incubator & graduated from the New Entrepreneurs Foundation.

Bryce Keane, Founder & Director at Albion Drive

In this episode we were joined by Bryce Keane, Founder & Director at Albion Drive. He discussed his background, how he created the brand behind 3beards, offering his insights on how to build a compelling brand and communications strategy.

Bryce Keane is an international communications professional with experience managing a wide variety of global campaigns throughout EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions, across a wide variety of sectors. Prior to joining Albion he worked for international WPP flagship agency Cohn & Wolfe. Bryce has a deep fascination with London's booming start-up culture and is known within the scene as one of the of 3beards, a start-up events company that runs a number of regular and iconic start-up events in East London including the weekly Silicon Drinkabout, monthly Don’t Pitch Me, Bro! and quarterly Digital Sizzle.

Malcolm Bell, Founder & CEO of Mailcloud

In this episode we were joined by Malcolm Bell, Founder & CEO of Mailcloud.

Malcolm discussed his background, his experience as founder of Zogorra, and growth hacking strategies for startups.

Malcolm setup his first business when he was 15, designing websites for local companies. Years later, he bootstrapped his first e-commerce startup to $40ml in sales within 18 months, selling 1 million products to 600,000 customers around the world. In November 2013 he founded Mailcloud to build smarter email and messaging to help the world work faster on mobile devices.

Bay McLaughlin, Co-founder of Brinc.io

In this edition of the Seedcamp Podcast Series focused on Asia, Carlos Espinal continues his discussion about the asian investment ecosystem with Bay McLaughlin, co-founder of Brinc.io.

In particular, they focus on the challenges for hardware entrepreneurs in penetrating this geography and what are the best ways to do it successfully. Bay McLaughlin has supported technology startups for the last decade. Over half of this time was spent at Apple as a founding team member of their global SMB channel. The other half of his career has been spent inside of or founding startups, two of which failed, one of which exited successfully. Most recently, he has co-founded Brinc.io, a hardware investment fund and platform to bring the next wave of connected technologies to retail shelves around the world.

Tytus Michalski, Managing Partner at Fresco Capital

In this edition of the Seedcamp Podcast Series focused on Asia, Carlos Espinal talks with Tytus Michalski, Managing Partner at Fresco Capital about the startup investment ecosystem in Asia.

Tytus discussed his background, how he became involved in investing, offering his insights on what founders should consider when expanding to this geography, and the risks and challenges of not taking into account the cultural differences. Tytus has been investing, working and living in Asia since 1999. Previously, he was Chief Investment Officer of Equities at PMA Investment Advisors, an institutional hedge fund. He is an active supporter of startup ecosystem in Hong Kong and Asia with an emphasis on mentorship and education.

Josh Elman, Partner at Greylock Partners

In this episode we were joined by Josh Elman, Partner at Greylock Partners.

Josh discussed his background and how he became involved in investing, and the criteria that VCs commonly use to assess whether a startup is ready for their investment.

He joined Greylock Partners in 2011 and invests in entrepreneurs building new consumer products and services. Josh specialises in designing, building, and scaling consumer products, having been part of multiple companies that have grown to more than 100 million users.

Gillian Davis, Author of First Time Leader, on How to Run a Startup As a Leader

For many of the young, ambitious founders that we back, starting a company might be the first time they’ve had to manage a team. Yet very quickly they’ll need to not only manage a growing startup, but also transform into leading an organisation that could easily grow from 2 to 200 people in just a few short years.

So for this month’s Academy we invited in Gillian Davis, author of 'First Time Leader' and Director of Leadership Development at ustwo, to talk about how to run your startup like a leader.

Neil Rimer, Founding Partner of Index Ventures

In this episode we sat down with Neil Rimer, a Founding Partner of Index Ventures - one of the world's leading VC firms.

We talked about Neil's start in venture capital, founding Index Ventures, and identifying when you're ready to raise funding and finding the right investor for your startup.

Neil co-founded Index Ventures with Giuseppe Zocco and David Rimer in 1996. Previously he spent 4 years with Montgomery Securities in San Francisco before joining Index Securities in 1990. He has invested in market-defining companies from across the spectrum including Betfair (LSE: BET), Genmab, FundingCircle, Climate Corp. (MON) HouseTrip, Kaggle, Last.fm (CBS), MOO and Supercell. He has served on the board of U.C. Sampdoria, and currently serves on the board of Human Rights Watch.