20/20 Vision is a new podcast series hosted by LocalGlobe and Latitude co-founder and veteran investor, Robin Klein. As a septuagenarian working in the tech sector, Robin has been founding companies, investing in startups and helping businesses to scale for more than two decades. Some of the global tech businesses he has invested in include LoveFilm, Graze, Zoopla, Robinhood, Cazoo and Wise.
Robin will talk to experts from the world of business, tech and science about what they have learned in their own long careers and what excites them for the future about working or investing in tech and innovation.
The podcast’s title and theme - 20/20 Vision - nods to Klein’s 40 years’ of experience - 20 years in this century and 20 years in the last one backing innovative founders.
It is also a reference to the phrase 20:20 hindsight - the full knowledge and complete understanding that one has about an event only after it has happened.
Sir John Timpson
In the last of the current series, Robin talks to Sir John Timpson, the chairman and owner of Timpson, the UK shoe repair chain with over 2000 shops.
From the early days of running the family business, negotiating deals and orchestrating its growth, through to Sir John's unique style of upside-down management, the conversation explores the way the company has diversified and its commitment to marginalised groups in the community.
If you want to share your thoughts on this episode, or indeed the whole series, join the conversation online at #2020visionpod.
Sir Donald Brydon
With a career of more than half a century in investment and assest management, Sir Donald Brydon has a unique perspective on Britain's economy.
He shares his insights and learning with Robin, as the pair discuss his time at major companies including Barclays and Royal Mail.
Search for #2020visionpod to share your thoughts on the conversation.
Host Robin catches up with founder of The MBS Group, Moira Benigson, renown for being one of the UK's most respected, successful executive search consultants and recruitment specialists.
She talks about her passion for diversity and inclusion, and the importantce of humility in the corporate world.
To follow the conversation online, look for #2020visionpod.
Professor Graham Richards
Join European tech investor and host, Robin Klein, as he talks to medical visionary, Professor Graham Richards, esteemed fellow of the Royal Society, about his work.
They discuss Professor Richards' pioneering achievements, working at the cross-section of tech, science and medicine, and how it has revolutionised the ways investors and entrepreneurs work with such cutting-edge, academic research.
Finally, Professor Richards' involvement in creating Oxford University Innovation and the recent stock market listed IP Group, of which he was at one time chairman.
To carry on the conversation, search #2020visionpod on social media.
Anne Glover, CEO and co-founder of Amadeus Capital, tells Robin about her illustrious investment career, which has spanned more than 30 years in both the UK and the US.
From her student days studying material science, to her experience heading up the operational team at one of Britain's first virtual reality firms, she shares her experiences with Robin.
Search #2020visionpod and join the conversation.
Sir Mark Weinberg
Insurance and wealth management pioneer, Sir Mark Weinberg, is Robin's guest this week.
The pair relive moments in their careers, when they first met and how the industry has changed over the last 60 years.
You can have your say on the conversation, too. Just search on socials for #2020visionpod.