58: Lessons I've learned from successful crowdfunding campaigns - Guy Jeremiah, Ohyo

I really enjoy watching companies I admire develop. So when Guy collaborated with Felix Conran to produce a foldable bag and was using crowdfunding to fund it, I wanted to know more. I pledged to buy one of the bags as a christmas present for my husband and so experienced the campaign he ran on Kickstarter, and wanted to know the inside story on raising funding this way. You may remember I interviewed Guy in episode 15, and he famously got savaged on Dragon's Den for trying to get funding for his collapsable single use water bottle. He then went on to sell over 170,000 to M&S and...


MDE 39: Innovating to improve maths literacy with Tom Hooper of Third Space Learning

Originally from a background of politics and finance Tom wanted to add something to society rather just making money. On this podcast he tells the story of how he set up his company to address one of the biggest educational problems in the UK. Third Space provides specialist maths tuition using virtual tutors based in India, to children who are struggling with maths in state schools with the aim of raising attainment levels. What you'll learn from my interview with Tom: His biggest challenges when in setting up this business How he has financed the business What his angel investors bring to...