20 episodes

This podcast is all about company building and technology where you will learn from the experience and lessons learned of the world’s best founders, leaders, and subject matter experts on starting, running and scaling companies. You’ll also get a flavour for the habits and rituals that made them successful, how they manage their time, energy, what books they read and what makes them tick. If you are in technology and interested in the art and science of startup to scaleup this podcast is for you.

The Scaling Startups Podcast Ross Sheil

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This podcast is all about company building and technology where you will learn from the experience and lessons learned of the world’s best founders, leaders, and subject matter experts on starting, running and scaling companies. You’ll also get a flavour for the habits and rituals that made them successful, how they manage their time, energy, what books they read and what makes them tick. If you are in technology and interested in the art and science of startup to scaleup this podcast is for you.

    Ilya Volodarsky: Building the world's largest data infrastructure company

    Ilya Volodarsky: Building the world's largest data infrastructure company

    On today's episode I talk with founder of Segment Ilya Volodasky. Segment is a customer data infrastructure company valued at 1.5 billion most recently raising 175M in funding. On today's show with Ilya we talk :


    Pivoting from an education startup and the founding moment of Segment
    How he built an early team at Segment
    How to move from the startup segments to start selling to enterprise
    Methodologies for hitting product-market fit
    Psychological safety in engineering teams
    Best practices for scaling early-stage companies with data analytics
    Worst advice he has ever received as a founder

    • 52 min
    Semil Shah: The art and science of early stage investing

    Semil Shah: The art and science of early stage investing

    The art and science of early stage investing with Semil Shah. Haystack founder and Lightspeed venture partner.

    • 53 min
    Mark Cummins: The inventor and founder enabling the high street to battle online retail giants

    Mark Cummins: The inventor and founder enabling the high street to battle online retail giants

    On season 2 episode 6 I talk with Mark Cummins founder and CEO of Pointy.

    We talk Mark's journey to becoming a Founder, how he exited his first company to Google and how he is scaling Pointy in globally and the US. We also discuss the how to create repeatable revenue, product market fit and his top tip for founders in scaling.

    • 1 hr
    Min Teo: Investing in exceptional blockchain entrepreneurs for web 3.0

    Min Teo: Investing in exceptional blockchain entrepreneurs for web 3.0

    On Season 2 episode 5 I’m joined by Min Teo, Executive Director at Consensys Labs responsible for Consensys Labs investments in Europe. Min is also a former VP of Finance at rapidly growing fintech YoYo Wallet with a background in financing and private equity.

    On today’s episode we talk about a bunch of topics starting with the proliferation of web 3.0 and the challenges with blockchain. Secondly we explore The future of distributed ledger technology, smart contracts and the main investment trends in blockchain along with Min’s perspective on what’s next in tech.

    • 59 min
    Nicola McClafferty : The founder and venture capitalist on the art and science of VC

    Nicola McClafferty : The founder and venture capitalist on the art and science of VC

    On Season 2 episode 4 I’m joined by Venture Capitalist Nicola McClafferty who is investment director at Draper Esprit as we dive into the world of venture capital, Nicola is a former founder of Covetique backed by retail giant Asos. We discuss a bunch of topics starting with the art & science of VC and how Nicola leverages her founder experience to be a successful investor. Secondly we dive behind the decision making process Nicola goes through to as she funds entrepreneurs. Finally we talk about the future of venture capital and where the VC model will evolve to over the next 10 years.

    • 55 min
    Bruce Daisley: How to create exceptional startup culture and top-performing teams

    Bruce Daisley: How to create exceptional startup culture and top-performing teams

    On season 2 episode 3 I talk to Founder of hit podcast EatSleepWorkRepeat and Vice President of Twitter Europe Bruce Daisley. Bruce has just published his new book on workplace culture The Joy of Work last week and is a UK Top 10 seller according to Nielsen. Bruce is a self-confessed culture addict and has built up a treasure chest of experience scaling early teams at YT, Google and Twitter.

    We discuss a range of topics from productivity, deep work, flow and how to create positive effect in teams. We explore the culture of Netflix, Uber, Amazon, Google on what makes top-performing teams and lastly we look at the role of creativity in successful work environments.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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The Scaling Startups Podcast - Ross Sheil

Insightful and thought provoking. Well worth listening to en route to work.

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Great podcast!

Well done Ross

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