27 episodes

The Tech Story Podcast brings you the inside scoop on the latest trends and innovations in the tech industry from founders and people in Tech.

Each episode, Charles Brecque, CEO and founder of Legislate will chat with guests from a range of tech companies and provide you with a unique perspective on the industry and the people driving its growth.

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The Tech Story Podcast brings you the inside scoop on the latest trends and innovations in the tech industry from founders and people in Tech.

Each episode, Charles Brecque, CEO and founder of Legislate will chat with guests from a range of tech companies and provide you with a unique perspective on the industry and the people driving its growth.

Subscribe to the Tech Story Newsletter for exclusive content.

Watch Tech Story episodes on Youtube.

The Tech Story Podcast is supported by TextMine

    Shensi Ding: The importance of learning how to sell in tech startups | E27

    Shensi Ding: The importance of learning how to sell in tech startups | E27

    In this episode, Shensi Ding, co-founder of Merge, a unified API for integrations, shares the story behind the company and how they offer developers a way to integrate various services through their APIs. Shensi also discusses the intentional growth strategy of the company, emphasising the importance of hiring efficiently and ensuring each new hire is a strategic fit. Tune in to hear more about Merge's journey and their approach to scaling their team.

    The key moments in this podcast are:

    [00:01:56] Get expertise in finance early on.

    [00:04:27] Energising vs. Dreaming.

    [00:09:27] Seeing team members' growth.

    [00:11:13] Hiring based on potential.

    [00:13:15] The adventure of creating a new business.

    Read the full transcript: https://techstory.fm/episodes/the-importance-of-learning-how-to-sell-in-tech-startups

    • 15 min
    Ana Olmos: Advice for founders | E26

    Ana Olmos: Advice for founders | E26

    In this episode, Ana M. Olmos López the founder of Inversa, shares the story behind Inversa and how they saw a need for SMEs to have access to short-term financing and for small investors to have more investment options. Inversa is a company that offers invoice trading and liquidity for SMEs and investors. Anna discusses how they created a platform to connect SMEs and investors, turning their funny idea into a functional and technological reality. Tune in to hear all about Anna's journey as a founder and the impact Inversa is making in the finance industry.

    The key moments in this podcast are:

    [00:01:26] SMEs and small investors.

    [00:05:23] Solving SMEs' real problem.

    [00:09:23] Creating healthy competition.

    [00:15:24] Favourite tech product.

    [00:19:03] A marketplace and hard work.

    Read the transcript: https://techstory.fm/episodes/revolutionising-invoice-trading-for-smes

    • 19 min
    Ash Rama: Scaling culture and attracting diverse talent | E25

    Ash Rama: Scaling culture and attracting diverse talent | E25

    In this episode, Ash Rama, the VP of People at Mention Me, shares his varied career journey, starting in sales and eventually transitioning into leadership development and coaching. Ash discusses his passion for helping others unlock their potential and how they found themselves in the people space. Mention Me is a mindset company that helps brands acquire more customers through referrals. Tune in to hear Ash's insights on the intersection of tech and people.

    The key moments in this podcast are:

    [00:02:39] Mental barriers in sales.

    [00:03:21] Mental barriers and potential.

    [00:07:01] Niche advertising for diversity.

    [00:11:19] Embracing cultural change.

    [00:14:15] Values and organisational identity.

    [00:17:47] Asking questions for powerful discussions.

    Read the full transcript: https://techstory.fm/episodes/scaling-culture-and-attracting-diverse-talent

    • 19 min
    Ben Towers: From website builder to founder of Happl | E24

    Ben Towers: From website builder to founder of Happl | E24

    In this episode, Ben Towers, the founder of Happl, an employee benefits and engagement platform for startups, shares his journey from starting a website building company in his bedroom to selling it at the age of 18 and then starting Happl. He discusses his passion for entrepreneurship and the drive to disrupt. Ben also shares the motivation behind starting Happl, which was to provide better access to support for mental health. Watch this episode to hear more about Ben's inspiring story and his vision for Happl.

    The key moments in this episode are:

    [00:01:22] Disruption of entrepreneurship.

    [00:03:19] Employee benefits in startups.

    [00:07:01] Building a different style of business.

    [00:09:43] Legal challenges and contracts.

    [00:13:22] Reading contracts and legal advice.

    [00:15:55] Horrible contracts and business protections.

    Read the full transcript: https://techstory.fm/episodes/from-website-builder-to-founder-of-happl

    • 18 min
    Nick Cuomo: From pro gamer to CEO | E23

    Nick Cuomo: From pro gamer to CEO | E23

    In this episode, Nick Cuomo, co-founder and CEO of Allstar, shares his background as a former professional gamer and how creating and sharing video content propelled his career. He highlights the importance of video content in gaming and its role as a social tool. Nick's experience in design, marketing, and technology led him to start All-Star in 2019, with the goal of making it easier for gamers to share their gameplay. Tune in to learn more about Nick's journey and the mission of All-Star.

    The key moments in this podcast are:

    [00:01:31] The importance of video content.

    [00:04:23] Mark Cuban's investment journey.

    [00:08:49] Starting a business challenges.

    [00:11:36] The future of gaming.

    [00:14:25] E-sports and pro gaming.

    [00:18:16] Startup programs and free trials.

    [00:22:54] Closing a deal is fun.

    Read the full transcript: https://techstory.fm/episodes/from-pro-gamer-to-ceo

    • 23 min
    Tom Lavery: Challenges of running sales teams and starting a company | E22

    Tom Lavery: Challenges of running sales teams and starting a company | E22

    n this episode, Tom Lavery, the founder and CEO of Jiminny, a sales intelligence platform, shares his journey of starting the company and discusses how Jiminny helps businesses improve performance and increase conversion rates by analysing important data from video, voice, and email. He also talks about the company's expansion from the US to the UK and the challenges and opportunities it presented. Learn about Tom's story and the impact of conversation intelligence in the tech industry.

    The key moments in this podcast are:

    [00:03:25] Contribution to the economy.

    [00:04:30] Spending time together.

    [00:09:44] The importance of getting things done.

    [00:11:15] Finding your fit in startups.

    [00:15:10] Finding early adopters.

    [00:18:30] Pushing yourself for success.

    [00:21:22] Removing barriers for user interaction.

    Read the full transcript: https://techstory.fm/episodes/challenges-of-running-sales-teams-and-starting-a-company

    • 21 min

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