Welcome to Scaling, Failing and Prevailing, a podcast about helping startups and corporates learn from each other through great conversations. Your hosts are Adelina Chalmers and James Parton.
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Ep19 - Breaking all the startup rules, the story of Mixcloud with Mat Clayton.
Mat Clayton co-founder of Mixcloud joins us to share their fascinating story of breaking all the startup "golden rules” preached in startup blogs, books and podcasts. They went a decade without a CEO, they built their own infrastructure, and all whist never raising a penny in venture. The result? 20 million monthly users. In this conversation we learn how, and much much more.
Ep18: Common problems scaling a tech team with Douglas Squirrel
Our conversation covers communicating and protecting the company vision and culture. The fear of questioning the tech team, the tech team not sharing concerns or issues, and people avoiding difficult conversations. Creating safe spaces isn’t enough, commandos, infantry, police and the importance of joint design. We finish off with accountability and objectives and tips for non technical founders.
Ep17: Look to the East with Tim Robinson of TechEast
We wrap up 2019 - and our first full year of the podcast - in the perfect way by chatting to Tim Robinson, CEO of TechEast. We learn all about the state of Tech in East Anglia, covering how TechEast represents the region and lobbies government, what’s going on and where is hot, talent & skills, the role of Universities, and we debate if the region needs a stronger "Tech identity”. Remember to pass the pod on to friends and colleagues, and have a great break - see you in 2020.
I started to listen to this podcast because I know Adelina. Even though only two episodes for now, it’s clear how this could be a great source of insights for startups and business in general. Highly recommended :)