48 min

Venture Capital and the Startup Ecosystem for Designers with Andy Budd Designers In Business

    • Design

In this episode of the Designers in Business Podcast we explore the world of Venture Capital, startup funding and why designers should consider founding their own businesses with Andy Budd.

Andy demystifies a host of key concepts related to the startup ecosystem:
What is Venture Capital?What are funding rounds?How does Venture Capital and Institutional Investment work?How do you approach investors with a business idea?We also dive into why designers should consider founding their own business ideas, or look to be on-board early in the life of a startup as founding designers. The discussion also covers how equity works, and the potential upsides of having skin-in-the-game at a startup.

About Andy

Andy is a design leader, conference speaker, investor and coach. A designer at heart, Andy believes design has the power to transform companies, teams and customers' lives for the better.
A huge advocate for the design community, Andy is a regular speaker at international conferences like SXSW, Awwwards and The Next Web. He founded and curated the dConstruct, UX London and Leading Design conferences, as well as an online community of over 3,000 design leaders.

He's a founding member of the Adobe Design Circle and has appeared on both the Wired 100 and BIMA 100 lists, as well as winning agency of the year several times.

His recent talk called “Design's Midlife Crisis” is all about the intersection between business and design, so is something I highly recommend you checking out.

If you'd like to reach out to Andy, he can be found on Twitter, LinkedIn, and you can find out more about him at andybudd.com
Subscribe to the Designers in Business Newsletter - https://www.designersinbusiness.com

The Designers in Business newsletter helps designers build business confidence, collaborate effectively with business peers, and improve the impact of design in their organisations.

Designers in Business is brought to you by Tom Prior, a Digital Product Designer and Design Strategist. He believes a better grasp of how business works can give us the confidence to design and collaborate more effectively.

In this episode of the Designers in Business Podcast we explore the world of Venture Capital, startup funding and why designers should consider founding their own businesses with Andy Budd.

Andy demystifies a host of key concepts related to the startup ecosystem:
What is Venture Capital?What are funding rounds?How does Venture Capital and Institutional Investment work?How do you approach investors with a business idea?We also dive into why designers should consider founding their own business ideas, or look to be on-board early in the life of a startup as founding designers. The discussion also covers how equity works, and the potential upsides of having skin-in-the-game at a startup.

About Andy

Andy is a design leader, conference speaker, investor and coach. A designer at heart, Andy believes design has the power to transform companies, teams and customers' lives for the better.
A huge advocate for the design community, Andy is a regular speaker at international conferences like SXSW, Awwwards and The Next Web. He founded and curated the dConstruct, UX London and Leading Design conferences, as well as an online community of over 3,000 design leaders.

He's a founding member of the Adobe Design Circle and has appeared on both the Wired 100 and BIMA 100 lists, as well as winning agency of the year several times.

His recent talk called “Design's Midlife Crisis” is all about the intersection between business and design, so is something I highly recommend you checking out.

If you'd like to reach out to Andy, he can be found on Twitter, LinkedIn, and you can find out more about him at andybudd.com
Subscribe to the Designers in Business Newsletter - https://www.designersinbusiness.com

The Designers in Business newsletter helps designers build business confidence, collaborate effectively with business peers, and improve the impact of design in their organisations.

Designers in Business is brought to you by Tom Prior, a Digital Product Designer and Design Strategist. He believes a better grasp of how business works can give us the confidence to design and collaborate more effectively.

48 min