We love a good entrepreneurial story and Jasper Smith has a great one. We discuss how he started as an 18-year old building demonstrators for Sky, and how that developed into a series of television related jobs and businesses.
As importantly, these experiences have strongly influenced his philosophy as an investor, giving him a holistic view of what founders need from their investors. We also touch on mental health for founders and investors, something that is often swept under the carpet but is particularly pertinent in current times.
Vala Capital - https://www.valacap.com/
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Touching-Void-Joe-Simpson/dp/0099771012/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1O064NF2UQ66Zanddchild=1andkeywords=touching+the+void+bookandqid=1613585164andsprefix=touching+the+void%2Caps%2C159andsr=8-1 (Touching the Void) by Joe Simpson
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Courage-Sea-Tales-Heroic-Voyages/dp/0881623202/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1andkeywords=courage+at+sea+naomiandqid=1613585355andsr=8-1 (Courage at Sea: Tales of Heroic Voyages) by Naomi James
The Marine Quarterly - https://www.themarinequarterly.com/ (https://www.themarinequarterly.com/)