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Fiona Nielsen: CEO of Repositive, and human genomic data expert

4/23/2018
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Fiona Nielsen has applied her genetic disease research expertise into two notably successful organisations. First came DNAdigest, a non-profit educator, facilitator and engagee on issues regarding access to genomic data. She then realised that to get funding she needed to create a social enterprise. In this podcast Fiona expresses her reasons for founding Repositive, why she has chosen her board so meticulously, and that if you can't take a no, then don't start a company!

Duration:00:21:41

Anne Dobrée: Tech transfer and university start-up spin-outs

4/17/2018
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In our first themed podcast, Anne Dobrée, of Cambridge Enterprise, outlines the importance of mentoring start-ups that have spun out of universities and that it is paramount to back the business rather than max the investment. Anne has worked in University technology commercialisation since 1999\. Anne first joined the technology transfer team at the University of Cambridge in 2001, and has held a number of roles with Cambridge Enterprise and its predecessors including Head of Technology...

Duration:00:11:04

Simon Blakey: First-rate tips from two decades of angel investing

4/5/2018
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Simon Blakey reveals his top tips to Invested Investors and entrepreneurs in a fascinating podcast with Peter Cowley. Simon has been a full-time and hands-on business angel investor into early-stage businesses since 2000, having previously trained as a biochemist and management accountant before getting into property development. He works with his brother Michael under the Avonmore Developments umbrella (www.avonmoredevelopments.com) where he’s in charge of Avonmore’s operations, deal...

Duration:00:36:19

Quintus Liu: Healthera, breaking down barriers between patients and pharmacies

3/23/2018
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Quintus Liu is the founder and CEO of Healthera Ltd, a healthcare technology company based in Cambridge. His entrepreneurial journey started in 2014 when he established the Cambridge operations of a Silicon Valley-based venture capital that invests in university graduate entrepreneurs. In this episode of The Invested Investor, Quintus expresses that he believes building a team is the hardest part of a start-up journey. Quintus and Peter discuss how hard it has been to penetrate the UK...

Duration:00:26:09

Goncalo de Vasconcelos: Founder of SyndicateRoom, Investor-led Equity Crowdfunding

3/7/2018
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Goncalo de Vasconcelos is the co-founder of SyndicateRoom, a multi-award winning UK online equity investing platform. In this podcast, Goncalo talks openly with Peter Cowley about growing SyndicateRoom using the philosophy 'hire slowly, fire fast', why Invested Investor's are paramount to each company's listing on the website and the advice he has to entrepreneurs looking to raise funding. Gonçalo is the CEO and co-founder of multi-award winning online investment platform SyndicateRoom and...

Duration:00:37:26

Goncalo de Vasconcelos: Founder of SyndicateRoom, Investor-led Equity Crowdfunding

3/7/2018
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Goncalo de Vasconcelos is the co-founder of SyndicateRoom, a multi-award winning UK online equity investing platform. In this podcast, Goncalo talks openly with Peter Cowley about growing SyndicateRoom using the philosophy 'hire slowly, fire fast', why Invested Investor's are paramount to each company's listing on the website and the advice he has to entrepreneurs looking to raise funding.

Duration:00:37:26

Andy Phillipps: Active Hotels, via Booking.com, to Angel Investing PART TWO

2/22/2018
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Following on from Andy Phillipps first podcast, we are pleased to bring you part two. In part one, Andy described how he co-founded Active Hotels, selling to Priceline and eventually helping form Booking.com. Part two follows his transition into Angel Investing. Andy's first venture into investing came with Toptable, investing not only capital but importantly for the companies success, he invested his time and expertise. Andy was chair for the company for five years, before helping them sell...

Duration:00:25:13

Andy Phillipps: Active hotels, via Booking.com, to Angel Investing PART ONE

2/8/2018
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Excitingly, Invested Investor Andy Phillipps joined Peter Cowley for a two part podcast. In part one, Andy explains how he established the hotel booking company, Active Hotels, alongside his co-founder and cousin Adrian Critchlow. Active Hotels grew rapidly, bought by Priceline and merged with Bookings BV to become Booking.com. Andy's business model transformed the UK online hotel market and continues to lead global trends. Having successfully exited to Priceline, Andy describes how he...

Duration:00:25:02

Martin Kleppmann: To Silicon Valley and back again, with two exits along the way

1/24/2018
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In our latest podcast Peter talks to successful entrepreneur-turned-academic Martin Kleppmann. The two explore the companies that Martin has founded, and exited, including a move from the UK to the USA and back again. Alongside this, Martin discusses how he and his co-founders raised funds on both sides of the Atlantic, and the differences between Angel Investors in each country.

Duration:00:31:08

Simon King: Academic turned VC on Angels and Venture Capitalists

1/10/2018
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In this podcast Simon King talks to Peter about his journey to working in Venture Capital from a background in physical sciences and academia, via Africa. He talks about the challenges in transitioning from an academic background to the commercial world and how investments are considered at Octopus Ventures.

Duration:00:44:47

Richard Lucas: British Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor in Poland

12/7/2017
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In this podcast, Richard Lucas describes how he has been promoting entrepreneurship 1991 and angel investing since the early 1990's. This episode focuses on Richard's advice and tips to entrepreneurs and angel investors, whilst endorsing the three T's to his businesses (Team, Traction and Technology). Within the podcast, Richard recounts his most memorable bad business experience, which involved a potential investor opening a briefcase filled with $30,000 in cash and a gun. Be sure to follow...

Duration:00:50:32

Katy Tuncer: Learn, learn, learn

11/20/2017
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In this podcast Katy Tuncer talks authentically with Peter about her proudest failure, a start-up called Ready Steady Mums. She talks about the lessons she learned and how she brings them into her work today coaching entrepreneurs and other business leaders. Ready Steady Mums is a community movement supported by the Institute of Health Visiting, Health Visitors and other medical professionals working with mothers in pregnancy and beyond.

Duration:00:27:07

Alex Schey: A journey from the Pan-American highway to hybrid buses

11/7/2017
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Alex Schey co-founded Vantage Power. Peter and Alex chat about how Vantage Power took shape, the importance of a business plan and much more. Vantage power designs and manufactures technology used in hybrid powertrains for new buses, as well as a retrofit solution for buses already on the road. Vantage Power's most recent award came in the form of the 'Most Distruptive Tech' at the UK British Angels Assocation awards 2017.

Duration:00:34:32

Simon Thorpe: The Digital Invested Investor

10/20/2017
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Simon Thorpe was UKBAA Angel Investor of the Year 2016/17. He has an investment portfolio of close to 30 early stage tech companies and has achieved 5 exits including Swiftkey, CMOS Sensors, VocalIQ and CentraStage. Simon has had some hugely rewarding business journeys, both financially and personally and continues to be an advisor and mentor to entrepreneurs. He has made a career out of his passion for backing aspiring entrepreneurs creating innovative disruptive technologies. Angel...

Duration:00:33:05

Peter Cowley: Introducing The Invested Investor - podcast

9/21/2017
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Peter Cowley introduces The Invested Investor podcast series, with the help of Chris Smith from The Naked Scientists. The two entrepreneurs will talk about why Peter decided to start the podcast series, what his background is and why he feels it will be a success.

Duration:00:09:28

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