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Reshma & Carlos Take On: What is an Acceleration Fund?

In this episode the Seedcamp founders Reshma and Carlos discuss what an Acceleration Fund is and its differences to an accelerator. They cover the history of Seedcamp, how it evolved over time, and what the current programme looks like today.

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Taylor Wescoatt on Product and Product Roadmaps (2 of 3)

In this edition of the Seedcamp Podcast Series, Carlos Espinal continues his discussion with Taylor Wescoatt (Entrepreneur in Residence at Seedcamp) about the Behavioural Product Roadmap model.

In particular, they focus on Taylor's Vision Roadmap, which has been created to help startups action their vision in a smart and structured way using tried and tested techniques that Taylor developed throughout his 20 year career in Product and UX.

To learn more about the Vision Roadmap, click here: http://seedcamp.com/seedcamp-podcast-episode-34-taylor-wescoatt-on-the-vision-roadmap-for-startups-2-of-3/

Andy McLoughlin from founder to investor at SoftTech VC

We caught up with Andy to talk about his experience raising investment for Huddle, growing the business, his latest experience as an investor, and some of the lessons he'd tell his younger self.

After graduating with a degree in Economics, Andy switched careers to work at a telco company where, amongst other things, he implemented a document management system. This and his experience handling documents and collaboration at subsequent jobs, was the inspiration for Huddle - the world's leading Enterprise content collaboration platform. With some success under his belt, Andy recently joined SoftTech VC as Venture Partner.

Seedcamp is Europe's leading Acceleration Fund, providing capital and ongoing support to over 160 startups. To hear more valuable advice from experienced entrepreneurs and investors, head over to seedcamp.com for articles covering topics across product, sales, marketing, finance, and more.

Daniel King on the Startup Sales Process and Scaling

We had to sit down with Sales and Partnerships guru and Seedcamp mentor, Daniel King to ask him about how to start thinking about building out a Sales organization within a startup. Daniel is also an Non-Exec Director in Seedcamp Company Profitero.

Daniel is an executive leader with more than 15 years experience in Senior Management, with a focus on Digital and Online Media, Retail and eCommerce technology, Data, BI, Analytics, SaaS platforms and Market Research. Extensive knowledge in investing, advising, and scaling high-growth companies including international expansion. Hands-on experience in building, managing, developing and retaining teams. Daniel is on the board of many companies and has an amazing track record of companies he's helped scale. You can learn more about him and get in touch with him here:

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Taylor Wescoatt on Product and Product Roadmaps (1 of 3)

In this edition of the Seedcamp Podcast Series, Carlos Espinal talks with Taylor Wescoatt (Entrepreneur in Residence at Seedcamp) about his background in Product and UX, and how it led to him developing the Behavioural Product Roadmap model which is specifically optimised for startups.

They discuss Taylor's involvement with and key learnings from, CitySearch, Netscape, Seatwave, eBay, and Time Out

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Ryan Holmes, founder and CEO of Hootsuite

Ryan founded Hootsuite in 2008. He has since been at the forefront of social business, leading the Hootsuite team while funding programs that empower the next generation of startups and entrepreneurs.

We had a chance to sit down with him and hear the story of how Hootsuite started and how he's managed its growth over the years.

Scott Harrison Founder and CEO of Charity Water on life, purpose, meaning, and being a founder

In 2004, Scott served as a photojournalist for Mercy Ships in Liberia, West Africa, where he learned the life-threatening effects of contaminated water. Upon moving back to his home in New York City in 2006, he founded charitywater. This is his story.

We talk about how the idea came about, some of the personal challenges he went through, what gave him strength through his founder journey, and even how managed to make ends meet as he was fundraising for his company.

A discussion on "Flipping to the USA" with Fred & Todd of Foley & Lardner

We had the chance to sit down with Fred and Todd of Foley & Lardner (http://www.foley.com/) to discuss points startups should consider as part of 'flipping' to the USA or starting off as a foreign company vs. one based in the USA.

A little bit more background on Fred & Todd:

Fred Adam is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He advises public and private multi-nationals, investment funds, and fund portfolio companies regarding international outbound and inbound tax planning, fund formation structuring, domestic tax matters of all types and international tax matters relating especially to global business model planning and global tax efficiency projects, transfer pricing, mergers and acquisitions, financial services (PE, Venture, Hedge, etc.), and pre- and post-transaction integration structuring. In particular, Mr. Adam concentrates his practice on taxation and structuring involved in international and domestic tax matters, fund formation and investment transactions, private equity investments, and domestic and international mergers & acquisitions. His experience also includes domestic and cross-border fund formation, taxation and structuring, domestic and international real estate matters, and day-to-day advisory for international and capital market businesses. Integral to his planning experience, Mr. Adam also has significant experience relating to tax controversy matters and transfer pricing.

E. Thom (Todd) Rumberger Jr. is a partner and corporate lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP where he focuses his practice on private equity, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital, and Internet, software, telecommunications, digital media and financial services companies through all stages of their growth. He is vice chair of the firm’s Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice, co-chair of the Technology Industry Team and is a member of the Transactional & Securities Practice. Mr. Rumberger counsels his corporate clients, ranging from start-up, emerging growth stage and venture backed, to public domestic and foreign companies, on a wide variety of matters ranging from formation, capitalization, key executive employment and general employment issues, and corporate governance, to early (convertible debt and seed preferred) and later stage venture capital, debt and public equity financings and offerings, strategic partner, reseller, and similar commercial agreements. In addition, he has broad transactional experience representing public and private company, and private equity, buyers and sellers involved in mergers and acquisitions and financings. Additionally, Mr. Rumberger works with foreign start-up and growth stage companies in establishing a presence in the United States.

Will Bunker of Silicon Valley Growth Syndicate

We had the chance to sit down with Will Bunker during this year's Collision Conference in Las Vegas. Apologies for the noisy background, but conference areas are not particularly great!

An accomplished entreprenuer and investor, Will Bunker co-founded One-and-Only.com in late 1995. He and his partners grew the company into the largest online dating site and eventually sold the firm to TicketMaster-City Search for $45 million in June of 1999. Soon after, the company was rebranded as Match.com.

Mr. Bunker has a passion for working with early stage entrepreneurs, helping their firms grow and working towards an exit with the highest possible valuation. A long time resident of the Silicon Valley, where he lives with his wife and two teenage children, Will serves on the screening committee of the Band of Angels, (www.bandangles.com) the oldest funding organization in the Valley. He also serves as a member of the Silicon Valley Founders Institute (www.fico.com).

The Founders Institute is a global launch network that helps entrepreneurs create meaningful and enduring technology companies.