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.
Ep16: The genes of a healthy startup with Patrick Short of Sano Genetics
Patrick - who first appeared in Episode 13 - joins us for a deep dive into his startup, Sano Genetics. We cover entrepreneurship at The University of Cambridge, their experiences since attending the billion pound scale-up challenge event, how they are building intimate relationships with their customers, their duty of care with their user's data, and how they will continue to deliver that at scale.
Ep15: Don't hire a team of entrepreneurs to build a nuclear power station with Jérome Joaug
Jérome joins us to walk through his experiences as a student entrepreneur and navigating two successful exits as founder of Cambridge Nanosystems and Nymbly. Now an investor, we discuss the pitfalls of student entrepreneurship and put to the sword the myth that entrepreneurship is cool. We highlight the importance of self awareness, developing your skills as your company scales, and so much more!
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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 :)