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Monocle 24: The Entrepreneurs

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Monocle 24’s weekly tour of the most inspiring people, companies and ideas in global business, whether they are starting from scratch, reinvigorating the family firm or developing new technology.

Monocle 24’s weekly tour of the most inspiring people, companies and ideas in global business, whether they are starting from scratch, reinvigorating the family firm or developing new technology.
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London, United Kingdom

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Monocle 24’s weekly tour of the most inspiring people, companies and ideas in global business, whether they are starting from scratch, reinvigorating the family firm or developing new technology.

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English

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Midori House, 1 Dorset Street, London, W1U 4EG, UK +44 20 7725 4388


Episodes

Eureka 124: Birchall & Taylor

11/16/2018
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Torontonians Charles Birchall and Brad Taylor first met in the city of Le Locle at Switzerland’s most storied watchmaking school. The pair eventually returned home and in 2017, armed with the best training, launched Toronto’s most exciting new watch brand.

Duration:00:10:56

Suitsupply

11/14/2018
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Fokke de Jong founded menswear label Suitsupply from the boot of a car in the Netherlands in 2000 after a chance encounter threw him into the world of Italian textiles. We discover how the affordable tailoring firm has found the right marriage between online and bricks-and-mortar retail as it prepares to open its 100th shop.

Duration:00:28:35

Eureka 123: No1 Rosemary Water

11/9/2018
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David Spencer-Percival is a serial entrepreneur with an award-winning record for co-founding and growing recruitment firms Huntress and Spencer Ogden into success stories worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Pair business know-how with an obsession with rosemary’s health benefits and you have his latest venture: all-natural drinks sold by London’s top retailers and food halls.

Duration:00:11:06

Amastan Paris

11/7/2018
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Amastan is reshaping the idea of a hotel stay in the City of Light. It is the vision of self-starter Zied Sanhaji who, armed with his family’s entrepreneurial spirit and his own know-how from a range of hospitality jobs, opened the doors a few years back. The boutique property encourages creativity and connection, with all the charm and top service you’d expect from a venue with just 24 rooms.

Duration:00:30:14

Eureka 122: Fora

11/2/2018
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Serial entrepreneur Katrina Larkin is on a mission to create beautifully designed workplaces for collaboration and engagement. She’s the co-founder of Fora, a rapidly growing network of so-called premium “pro-working” spaces in London. Over the past two years Fora has opened four locations and has plans to open additional spaces in the 13 buildings the company owns across central London.

Duration:00:12:53

Slack

10/31/2018
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Cal Henderson is CTO and co-founder of Slack, a communication and collaboration platform with more than eight million daily users in over 100 countries. With 1,200 employees across nine cities, Slack was valued earlier this year at more than $7bn after its latest round of funding.

Duration:00:29:26

Eureka 121: The Glendalough Distillery

10/26/2018
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A group of friends from the Dublin area are reviving the heritage of craft distilling in Ireland. They’ve set up The Glendalough Distillery in the scenic mountain surroundings of Co Wicklow, and have been making standout Irish whiskey and gin. But it’s in crafting the traditional Irish spirit poitín, called the ancestor of all distilled drinks, where the friends are really making their mark.

Duration:00:07:29

Flash Pack

10/24/2018
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Lee Thompson and Radha Vyas are the co-founders of Flash Pack, a company for adventurous solo travellers in their thirties and forties looking to meet like-minded people while seeing the world in style and comfort. Using just £8,000 of their own money, the pair – who are also husband and wife – have turned Flash Pack into a £10m business.

Duration:00:30:20

Eureka 120: Ciele Athletics

10/19/2018
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Knowing that most technical brands do not focus specifically on caps, Mike Giles and Jeremy Bresnen set out to design the best running cap on the market. The breathable, lightweight, fast-drying caps are designed to look just as good on the run, as with streetwear on the weekend. And with its “Everybody Run” philosophy, Ciele has become the preferred cap of runners around the world.

Duration:00:11:23

Uncle

10/17/2018
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Cities are becoming more desirable places to live but renting a flat is still a stressful experience. Ryan Prince, co-founder of Uncle, has set out to change all that. His property-management service (which he co-founded with his father) has found success by regarding its tenants as customers. The company, owned by Canadian property developer Realstar, now has three properties in London and a building in central Manchester.

Duration:00:31:08

Eureka 119: Oscar Deen Eyewear

10/12/2018
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With a shared sense of style and a desire to turn their passion for design into something tangible, Oscar Phillips and Sheriff-Deen Showobi set out to craft the ideal sunglasses. Inspired by vintage frames, they created Oscar Deen. The east London natives built their brand over three years and launched it earlier this year. Phillips works full-time at a recruitment agency, while Showobi works for an advertising agency, meaning Oscar Deen represents the ultimate side hustle.

Duration:00:08:07

Sylvain Labs

10/10/2018
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Sylvain Labs was launched in 2010 in the so-called ‘innovation consulting’ market – somewhere between a creative agency and business consultancy. At its heart is a focus on strategy, helping companies to develop and launch new products and solidify their brands, while communicating their purpose and ethos. With offices in Manhattan, Amsterdam and Richmond, Virginia, the Certified B Corporation has an extensive client list including GM, Google, Samsung, Nike, Airbnb and LVMH.

Duration:00:29:30

Eureka 118: Amelia Singer

10/5/2018
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Amelia Singer has carried a passion for sharing her love of wines throughout her life. Wine-and-cheese events in university and small tasting pop-ups for friends quickly turned into a career for the self-starter, who is now a successful television host, columnist, consultant, educator and events host.

Duration:00:10:47

The Allbright

10/3/2018
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Debbie Wosskow is co-founder of The Allbright, a members’ club aimed at celebrating, connecting and empowering women at work. Previously she was the founder and CEO of home-exchange platform Love Home Swap; she also sits on London mayor Sadiq Khan’s Business Advisory Board.

Duration:00:30:31

Eureka 117: Over Under Coffee

9/28/2018
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Ed Barry knows the value of a good cup of coffee in building a community. After five years living between Dublin and New York, he was looking to mix his experience in both cities with the café culture in New Zealand, where his parents are from. This led to the launch of Over Under Coffee two years ago in the heart of Earl’s Court in London. Serving cocktails, brunch and regularly hosting live events and pop-ups have helped the brand establish a loyal following – and also enabled Barry to...

Duration:00:09:11

LNDR

9/26/2018
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East London label LNDR makes sophisticated women’s clothing for the gym or high street. Launched by Sarah Donnelly, Donna Harris and Joanna Turner in 2015, the brand is stocked at Selfridges, Net-a-Porter and Le Bon Marché. Today, Harris and Turner are here to tell us about growing a brand known for quality products and customer care in a crowded market.

Duration:00:29:04

Eureka 116: Clippings

9/24/2018
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Adel Zakout is an architect-turned-entrepreneur and the co-founder of Clippings, a digital platform for interior designers that allows them to easily source products, from furniture to light fittings. Adel launched the company with Tom Mallory back in 2014 and it has since expanded fast. Earlier this month the company announced that it had closed a $15m (€12.7m) Series B investment round – led by Farfetch, Moda Operandi and Rent the Runway.

Duration:00:11:01

The new face of finance

9/19/2018
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This week we’re taking an in-depth look at how a host of start-ups are bringing more people into the worlds of personal finance and investment. We meet four entrepreneurs who are making the world of finance easier to understand and engaging people who wouldn’t ordinarily invest their money. We hear from Max Rofagha, founder of Finimize, Ben Stanway and Charlie Mortimer, co-founders of Moneybox, and Emilie Bellet, founder of Vestpod.

Duration:00:30:19

Eureka 115: Octopus Energy

9/14/2018
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Greg Jackson has worn many hats over the course of his career. He co-founded marketing-technology business C360 in the early 2000s and then sold it to the Tangent Group in 2006; after that he went on to work for several companies across various sectors, from healthcare to finance. Then, three years ago, he launched Octopus Energy, a green-energy provider set up to rival the so-called “Big Six” energy companies that dominate the UK market.

Duration:00:10:11

Allbirds

9/12/2018
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Tim Brown was a professional footballer in his native New Zealand before deciding to create environmentally friendly footwear. He is the co-founder of Allbirds, a booming shoe brand with sustainability at its heart; earlier this year the company sold its one millionth pair.

Duration:00:28:43