This Much I Know: Alex Macpherson, Managing Director of Octopus Ventures, on backing exceptional founders

Sharing his story with us this week is Alex Macpherson, Managing Director of Octopus Ventures. With 53 companies in its portfolio (including successes like Zoopla, Swiftkey and Graze.com) Octopus is one of the European ecosystem’s leading players, backing teams across multiple stages and sectors. Alex transitioned into venture after 11 years as a derivatives trader […]

This Much I Know: Kenneth Cukier, The Economist on machine learning & big data

Big data, argues Kenneth Cukier, senior editor for data and digital at The Economist, is epoch defining: the ability for humans to store and transmit information at a scale previously inconceivable will transform ‘how we work, live and think’ – much as fire, bronze and the paper press revolutionised earlier societies. But how should we […]

Evan Nisselson, General Partner at LDV Capital, on investing in Visual Technologies, satellite selfies & learning from past mistakes

This week we’re joined by serial entrepreneur and General Partner of LDV Capital, Evan Nisselson. LDV Capital invests in entrepreneurs building early stage Visual Technologies companies in Europe and North America. Evan’s fascinating background includes time as a photographer, photo agent and photo buyer before landing in Sillicon Valley in the mid-90s and becoming one […]

Andy Weissman, Partner at USV, on blockchain, network effect businesses and the evolution of the social web

Union Square Ventures, the New York-based venture capital firm, is famous for investing in ‘large networks of engaged users, differentiated by user experience, and defensible though network effects’, but how does that thesis apply today? In what sectors are there valuable network effects that remain to be unlocked by new and emerging technologies such as […]

Seedcamp Podcast:​ 100th guest special with Werner Vogels, CTO & VP of Amazon

Werner Vogels, CTO and VP at Amazon.com and a world-leading expert on scalable systems, didn’t have the traditional entry into tech one might expect. Responsible for driving Amazon’s technology vision, which is to continuously enhance innovation on behalf of Amazon’s customers at a global scale, Werner is one of the architects behind Amazon’s approach to […]

Seedcamp Podcast:​ Alex Kayyal, Europe Head at Salesforce Ventures, on the art & science of valuation

In this episode, Seedcamp Partner, Carlos, is joined by Alex Kayyal, Europe Head at Salesforce Ventures, investing in the next generation of enterprise technology.  Alex brings over a decade of experience across technology and finance, having been both an investor and entrepreneur. Prior to Salesforce, he helped establish a venture growth firm and also founded his […]

Seedcamp Podcast:​ Hugh Campbell, Founding Partner at GP Bullhound, on preparing your company for an exit

In this episode, Seedcamp Partner Carlos Espinal was joined by Hugh Campbell from GP Bullhound. The conversation begins with Hugh explaining his time at Oxford where he studied “Physiology, psychology and philosophy”. They then proceed into speaking about his work experience with City Bank and Goldman Sachs before his three co-founders decided to take the lessons […]

Seedcamp Podcast:​ Nic Brisbourne, Managing Partner at Forward Partners, on his career in venture​ & future scenarios ​post Brexit

In this new episode of the Seedcamp Podcast Nic Brisbourne, Managing Partner at Forward Partners joins Carlos Espinal to share great stories on his career in venture & discussing future scenarios post Brexit. Being passionate about both maths and sciences during his high-school years Nic ended up studying Social and Political Science at Cambridge for three years. His first […]

Seedcamp Podcast:​ Chrys Chrysanthou, Principal at Notion Capital, on leadership, corporate venturing, & investing

In this episode of the Seedcamp Podcast learn about Corporate Development from a strategic buyer and aquihires with Chrys Chrysanthou from Notion Capital and Carlos Espinal. Tune in and listen to Chrys share how going through the military and managing 70 persons helped him get a job at Cisco where he ended up staying for 10 years […]

Seedcamp Podcast: Sitar Teli – Partner at Connect Ventures, on investing in Product-Led companies and founders

In the latest podcast, Sitar of Connect Ventures talks to Carlos Espinal about the issue of growth in startups. They discuss the importance of Product focus and User Experience including their impact on virality. After completing her studies at Duke University and a brief work experience in Investment Banking, Sitar decided to move into the early […]