63 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

    • Careers

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).

    Series 5 - Secret Leaders in Crisis - Coming Soon

    Series 5 - Secret Leaders in Crisis - Coming Soon

    Coming back to you much sooner than planned we are bringing you Secret Leaders in Crisis Mode. As the world changes with the COVID-19 pandemic we have accelerated our next series to bring interviews with leading founders and CEO's who are fighting day and night to keep their businesses alive.

    We also are bringing together a series of episodes focussed at directly answering your questions by some of the top business brains out there.

    • 4 min
    Deliveroo: The Rise Of The Delivery Unicorn Company

    Deliveroo: The Rise Of The Delivery Unicorn Company

    We’ve all been there - back from a hard night’s boozing and hungry. Most of us would eat some toast and hit the hay, but most of us aren’t Will Shu, founder and CEO of Deliveroo.

    Key takeaways:

    The genesis of Deliveroo
    How Deliveroo was funded and its expansion internationally
    The idea behind Additions and the challenges they’ve overcome with it
    How Deliveroo has revolutionised the eating out economy
    His thoughts on the gig economy
    The challenge of being a CEO when he’s not a professional executive

    • 59 min
    Planet Organic, Hassle, Skimlinks & Seedcamp: Female Leadership and Equality for International Women's Day

    Planet Organic, Hassle, Skimlinks & Seedcamp: Female Leadership and Equality for International Women's Day

    Joining us for a conversation on female leadership and equality for International Women’s Day, are Reshma Sohoni, co-founder of Seedcamp. Renée Elliott, founder of Planet Organic. Alex Depledge with her startup Hassle. And Alicia Navarro, founder of Skimlinks.

    Why not every business should take VC funding
    The toughest moments of their entrepreneurial journeys so far
    Their different perspectives on funding and financing a business
    How to choose your role models

    Links:

    https://www.secretleaders.com/reshma-sohoni
    https://www.secretleaders.com/alicia-navarro
    https://www.secretleaders.com/alex-depledge
    https://www.secretleaders.com/renee-elliot

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Allbright: Connecting women, what’s the worst that can happen?

    Allbright: Connecting women, what’s the worst that can happen?

    If you found the film ‘The Holiday’ so inspirational it kickstarted a business that you went on to sell for over £50 million, then you’re in good company. Because that’s what Debbie Wosskow, co-founder of AllBright and former CEO of Love Home Swap did.

    Key takeaways:

    Why her first business Mantra was a 7 year business education
    Why is her mantra ‘what’s the worst thing that can happen?’
    The story behind Love Home Swap
    What you need to do to survive as a sole founder
    Founding Allbright

    • 53 min
    LoveFilm: Selling to Amazon - The Deal From Both Sides of The Table

    LoveFilm: Selling to Amazon - The Deal From Both Sides of The Table

    Listen to ‘the subscription guy’ William Reeve and VC Jedi, Simon Cook discuss the ins and outs of one of the most complicated business sales in recent history - when LoveFilm sold to Amazon.

    Key takeaways:

    Building up LoveFilm and plonking flags in Europe
    Why competition drives business forward and sparks innovation
    Why they teamed up with Amazon to defeat Netflix
    Lessons learned - venture debt, paying attention to working capital and why raising venture capital is the worst thing a business can do

    Links:

    https://www.secretleaders.com/william-reeve
    https://www.secretleaders.com/s01e15-simon-cook

    • 1 hr 7 min
    OakNorth: The pathway to building a unicorn with Rishi Khosla

    OakNorth: The pathway to building a unicorn with Rishi Khosla

    Today’s guest has been a high achiever since he was a kid. Some child geniuses burnout before they achieve great things, not Rishi Khosla, co-founder of OakNorth.

    Key takeaways:
    Working with Jack Welch at GE
    Establishing the family office of Lakshmi Mittal
    Meeting Peter Teal and Elon Musk
    Building Copal with business partner Joel, brick by brick
    Meeting Son at SoftBank and how he pitched him
    Why only 5% of unicorns are profitable

    • 43 min

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