85 episodes

Grappling with startup uncertainty? Welcome home, early-stage founders; this podcast is for you.
Bringing you the honest realities of startup life since 2019 from those a couple of steps ahead – UK’s No.2 startup podcast.
Why listen?
1.     Innovative Format: Our unique three-part format combines insightful interviews, thoughtful analysis, and actionable advice for your business. Where guests speak more than the hosts.  
2.     Real Stories, Real Struggles: We delve into the gritty realities of startup life, exploring the emotional rollercoaster, resilience, and mental battles that founders face. We discuss issues rarely addressed elsewhere. 
3.     Diverse Voices, Genuine Impact: We champion women and underrepresented founders driving global change, amplifying voices often unheard in the startup world.
Get ready to feel understood, motivated, and part of a thriving community.
https://foundedandgrounded.com

Founded & Grounded Ollie Collard & Dr Becky Sage

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

Grappling with startup uncertainty? Welcome home, early-stage founders; this podcast is for you.
Bringing you the honest realities of startup life since 2019 from those a couple of steps ahead – UK’s No.2 startup podcast.
Why listen?
1.     Innovative Format: Our unique three-part format combines insightful interviews, thoughtful analysis, and actionable advice for your business. Where guests speak more than the hosts.  
2.     Real Stories, Real Struggles: We delve into the gritty realities of startup life, exploring the emotional rollercoaster, resilience, and mental battles that founders face. We discuss issues rarely addressed elsewhere. 
3.     Diverse Voices, Genuine Impact: We champion women and underrepresented founders driving global change, amplifying voices often unheard in the startup world.
Get ready to feel understood, motivated, and part of a thriving community.
https://foundedandgrounded.com

    Alfa Technology: From celebrity magician to startup founder

    Alfa Technology: From celebrity magician to startup founder

    From performing magic for prime ministers and billionaires to gracing stages on shows like Britain's Got Talent. Alfie Whattam shares his unorthodox journey from entertainment to launching his own recruitment startup, Alfa Technology. Alfa builds software engineering teams for businesses operating in cutting-edge technologies like AI and Web3. Uncover Alfie's game-changing insights on cultivating a bulletproof mindset, building effective content strategies, and disrupting outdated...

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Connectd: Embracing delusion, neurodiversity, and self-awareness in startup success

    Connectd: Embracing delusion, neurodiversity, and self-awareness in startup success

    How this entrepreneur overcame ADHD and dyslexia and used these diagnoses as his superpower to build two businesses worth millions. Hear the inspiring story of Roei Samuel, who discusses the importance of self-belief, transparency, and resilience in entrepreneurship. Roei got an exit with his first business, Real Sport, and has gone on to build the UK's fastest-growing startup community in Connectd. The platform has shaken the early-stage investment landscape by utilising data to ensure...

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Sooper Books: The £5 Dragons’ Den Deal that made history

    Sooper Books: The £5 Dragons’ Den Deal that made history

    Meet the power couple who quit their jobs and made Dragons' Den history, by giving away 5% of their business for £5. Introducing Charlene Mitchell-Hood and Simon Hood, the founders of Sooper Books. Hear their incredible journey, which started as a simple idea to aid their daughter’s bedtime routine, which quickly turned into the world's number one bedtime story streaming service and saw all five Dragons invest. Their journey will inspire you and arm you with valuable insights for ...

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Season 5 teaser

    Season 5 teaser

    A teaser for Season 5. We deep dive into the minds of early-stage founders, who are only a couple of steps ahead. Our unique podcast format, blending interviews with analysis, brings you closer to the action. Our hosts, Dr Becky Sage and Ollie Tiramuragan Collard unpack the business lessons for you. Join us as we tackle taboo topics and feature a diverse range of guests, with over 1 in 3 being female founders and 1 in 4 being from an ethnic minority background since the podcast was launched i...

    • 14 min
    Clementine: Freeing millions of women to go from I can't to I can

    Clementine: Freeing millions of women to go from I can't to I can

    The untold story of how one woman's mental health crisis led her to create a revolutionary mindset company for women. Meet Kim Palmer founder of Clementine, a company on a mission to free women from unhelpful thoughts, feelings & expectations. Kim's very personal crisis led her to champion mental well-being and create a movement for women. Clementine is reimagining mental health and paving the way for digital therapeutics. Kim risked it all as the main breadwinner, giving up her well-paid...

    • 1 hr 19 min
    SCVC: College dropout to IPO - the journey from cofounder to deeptech investor

    SCVC: College dropout to IPO - the journey from cofounder to deeptech investor

    Get a rare insight into one entrepreneur's remarkable journey to a $1.5B market cap. Discover John Williams's insider strategies and personal challenges as he co-founded and scaled Kudan from startup through to IPO. John's next chapter is building SCVC, a deep tech VC he and partner Harry Destecroix wished they had as founders. This episode is a must-listen for every entrepreneur and tech enthusiast. Key Takeaways- Insider IPO Strategies: from leading Kudan through to a historic IPO, Jo...

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

The Puffin ,

Fascinating stories

I've just tuned in to the Sooper Books episode and it's great to listen to a podcast where the guests are allowed to talk for significantly longer than the host! It's a fascinating listen and I am working my way through the other eps.

Adamliamclem ,

Knowledge with every episode

I feel like every episode I listen to I learn something new even with being involved with new startups for 8 years. If you are looking for a podcast all about entrepreneurship with structure and that you can take learning and put in your business or the businesses you work with then look no further! I now look forward to every episode and the weekly episode is a constant on my morning dog walks! Thank you to Ollie and Becky for what is one of my favourite podcasts and definitely a go to now!

fmolyneux ,

Really insightful

I love the Founded & Grounded podcast and always feel like I’ve learnt loads after listening to an episode. It’s very motivational!

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