55 episodes

Secret Leaders promises a collection of contrasting, irreverent interviews with the high-flying CEOs and forward-thinking founders of some of the most successful businesses in the UK and the US right now, including Martha Lane Fox (Lastminute.com), Anne Boden (Starling Bank), Jed McCaleb (Ripple, Mt.Gox and Stellar) and Jason Calacanis (first Uber investor).

Secret Leaders Dan Murray & Rich Martell

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Secret Leaders promises a collection of contrasting, irreverent interviews with the high-flying CEOs and forward-thinking founders of some of the most successful businesses in the UK and the US right now, including Martha Lane Fox (Lastminute.com), Anne Boden (Starling Bank), Jed McCaleb (Ripple, Mt.Gox and Stellar) and Jason Calacanis (first Uber investor).

    FabFitFun: Creating A Celebrity Swagbag Subscription Box Model

    FabFitFun: Creating A Celebrity Swagbag Subscription Box Model

    Founded in 2010 in the USA by Co-CEOs brothers Dan and Michael Broukhim and Editor-in-Chief Katie Echevarria Rosen Kitchens, FabFitFun is a lifestyle membership.

    Key takeaways:
    How FabFitFun came to fruition
    Why newsletters are making a comeback
    Exploring finance options to fund the business
    The future for FabFitFun
    The self doubts and personal challenges that each founder faces
    What they’d change if they could do over
    Why you should never underestimate the importance of company culture

    • 47 min
    Calm.com and Babylon Health: The Future of Healthcare

    Calm.com and Babylon Health: The Future of Healthcare

    In this live podcast episode we talk about what makes a healthy body, a healthy mind and the future of technology enabled healthcare, with Michael Acton-Smith, founder of Mind Candy, Firebox and Calm.com and Ali Parsa, founder and CEO of Babylon Health.

    We chat about:
    What healthy means to each of them
    Why we don’t have a healthcare system as such, we have a sick-care system
    How technology and AI is and will enable a better healthcare system
    The obesity epidemic
    The current mental health crisis

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Starling Bank, Resi and Just Eat: Funding and Financing Startups

    Starling Bank, Resi and Just Eat: Funding and Financing Startups

    We invited back Anne Boden, founder and CEO of innovative challenger bank Starling Bank, Alex Depledge, co-founder of Resi and David Buttress, ex-CEO and co-founder of Just Eat to discuss their experiences of financing and funding a startup.

    Key takeaways:

    Raising money before you need it
    What it’s like in the lead up to going public
    Raising money as a single founder vs being a co-founder
    Practical processes to set up for successful funding

    Links:

    Starling Bank
    www.helpling.com
    https://resi.co.uk/
    Just Eat UK

    • 55 min
    Secret Leaders Season 4 Continuing January 7

    Secret Leaders Season 4 Continuing January 7

    We're taking a short break over the Christmas and holiday period, with the remainder of Season 4 continuing on January 7.

    • 2 min
    Grenade: Disrupting the FMCG Industry with Alan and Juliet Barratt

    Grenade: Disrupting the FMCG Industry with Alan and Juliet Barratt

    Today we talk to the founders of Grenade, Alan and Juliet Barratt, who sold the company in 2018 for £72 million, having self-funded initially and getting down to just £27 in the bank at one point.

    Key takeaways

    Why and how Alan and Juliet set up in business together
    Where the name Grenade came from
    The cost of setting up in business
    Why disruption doesn’t need to be expensive
    Why the perfect work/life balance doesn’t exist

    • 45 min
    Blippar and Shazam: A live chat with visionaries Jess Butcher and Dhiraj Mukherjee

    Blippar and Shazam: A live chat with visionaries Jess Butcher and Dhiraj Mukherjee

    If you want to know what it takes to start and run a technology company, then you need to listen to two of our most visionary guests, Jess Butcher, co-founder of Blippar and Dhiraj Mukherjee, co-founder of Shazam.

    Key takeaways

    How the Blippar vision has evolved over time
    Finding the balance between motherhood and running a tech company
    The highs and lows of being a co-founder
    Creating Shazam
    How they got around any law infringements to get the music
    Getting early adoption through smart marketing

    Links:
    https://www.secretleaders.com/jess-butcher
    https://www.secretleaders.com/dhiraj-mukherjee

    • 1 hr 16 min

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