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Silicon Real is the Weekly Talk Show dedicated to the People of the London Technology Startup Scene.In over 80 episodes we have spoken to the top people in Startups, Venture Capital, FinTech, Incubators, Hardware, and More.Our weekly episodes are viewed by over 10,000 people on YouTube and downloaded over 25,000 times on iTunes.Do you know someone on Silicon Real?  Take a look...

Latest Episodes

Alex Macpherson - Octopus Ventures

WATCH: https://londonrealacademy.com/episodes/alex-macpherson-octopus-ventures/Alex Macpherson - Octopus Ventures.Silicon Real - Entrepreneurs In Tech.Octopus Ventures has a clear mission: to be the preferred venture capital house of the most talented entrepreneurs.Octopus Ventures on Twitter: http://twitter.com/OctopusVenturesIn their own words:"We back teams with the potential to build big businesses. Our focus is on identifying entrepreneurs and fast-growth companies that can scale explosively to create, transform or dominate an industry. We partner with entrepreneurs, we don’t just invest in them, and we work tirelessly to make them as successful as they can be. We have a proven track record of helping build exceptional global businesses, including graze.com, Secret Escapes, SwiftKey, and Zoopla Property Group."Octopus Ventures: http://octopusventures.comSUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/SiliconReal More Silicon Real:http://www.siliconreal.comhttp://www.twitter.com/SiliconRea...

76 MIN2015 NOV 23
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Alex Macpherson - Octopus Ventures

Jeff Lynn - CEO & Co-Founder of Seedrs

WATCH: https://londonrealacademy.com/episodes/jeff-lynn-seedrs/Silicon Real - Entrepreneurs In Tech.Seedrs makes it simple to buy into the businesses you believe in and share in their success.In their own words:"We let all types of investors invest in businesses they believe in and share in their success. We let all types of growth-focused businesses raise capital and business community in the process.We do all of this through a simple, highly professional, online process that protects and empowers investors while helping businesses grow and generate returns.We are equity crowdfunding done properly."---------------------------------Seedrs: https://www.seedrs.com/---------------------------------Jeff Lynn on Twitter: http://twitter.com/JeffSeedrsSeedrs on Twitter: http://twitter.com/SeedrsSUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/SiliconRealMore Silicon Real:http://LondonRealAcademy.com/silicon-realhttp://www.twitter.com/SiliconRealhttp://www.facebook.com/SiliconRealhttp://itunes.apple.com...

70 MIN2015 OCT 13
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Jeff Lynn - CEO & Co-Founder of Seedrs

Alice Bentinck - Co-Founder of Entrepreneur First

WATCH:http://londonrealacademy.com/episodes/alice-bentinck-entrepreneur-first/Alice Bentinck is the co-founder of Entrepreneur First, the leading pre-seed investment programme for Europe’s best technical founders.After McKinsey & Co, Alice turned down an offer from Google to found Entrepreneur First. Alice taught herself to code, and founded Code First: Girls in 2013 to help more women get into tech.Alice sits on the board of Sherry Coutu‘s Founders4Schools, is on Imperial College London’s Department of Computing Industrial Liaison Board, and acted as the Prime Minister’s expert on startups at the Northern Future Forum.Alice has been recognised in Management Today’s 35 under 35 and the Evening Standard’s Top 1000 most influential Londoners.Alice Bentinck on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AliceBentinckEntrepreneur First on Twitter: http://twitter.com/efLDNWATCH MORE SILICON REAL EPISODES:http://londonrealacademy.com/silicon-real/

67 MIN2015 SEP 18
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Alice Bentinck - Co-Founder of Entrepreneur First

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Kevin Hartz - Founder & CEO of Eventbrite

BLAST FROM THE PAST:Kevin Hartz - Founder & CEO of EventbriteVideo: http://www.siliconreal.com/episodes/2015/5/13/blast-from-the-past-kevin-hartz-founder-ceo-of-eventbriteSUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/SiliconRealVIP EMAIL LIST: http://bit.ly/SiliconRealVIPThis week on Silicon Real we're digging into the archives to bring back one of our most popular guests ever - Kevin Hartz, the Founder & CEO of Eventbrite.Kevin's episode originally aired back in July 2014 and was an instant hit.As the Founder and CEO of Eventbrite, Kevin Hartz has quite an impressive C.V. Not only does he run the world's leading self-service ticketing platform with $200 million of investment that has processed over 200 million tickets worth over $2.5 billion, he has also personally invested early in PayPal, AirBnB and Pinterest among others.But Kevin isn't your typical Silicon Valley CEO. He is introspective and philosophical noting that Eventbrite has been fortunate over the years to ride the waves of other...

55 MIN2015 MAY 13
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BLAST FROM THE PAST: Kevin Hartz - Founder & CEO of Eventbrite

Alex Stephany - CEO of Just Park

Alex Stephany - CEO of Just ParkFULL EPISODE: http://www.siliconreal.com/episodes/2015/4/28/alex-stephany-ceo-of-just-parkAlex Stephany is the CEO of a startup called JustPark. They're a small team (28 people by February 2015) and have managed to attract some of the foremost talent in the London tech scene as well as investors like BMW and Index Ventures. They are laser-focused on fixing parking: one of the most dysfunctional aspects of city life.

65 MIN2015 APR 28
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Alex Stephany - CEO of Just Park

Sarah Drinkwater - Google Campus London

Sarah Drinkwater is the head of Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, providing work and event space, mentorship and education programs, as well as access to a vibrant startup community.Prior to Campus, Sarah led a global team of community managers around Google Maps, inspiring local experts to contribute their knowledge to the review platform, while also launching Campus for Mums in the UK as a volunteer project. Before Google, she ran the UK wing of European review site Qype, consulted on social media for household name brands and was a features journalist for UK magazines and newspapers.Sarah mentors social impact entrepreneurs through Bethnal Green Ventures and female founders through Entrepreneur Academy.

59 MIN2015 APR 14
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Sarah Drinkwater - Google Campus London

Daniel Murray Founder & Chief Marketing Officer of Grabble

Daniel Murray Founder & Chief Marketing Officer of GrabbleDaniel Murray Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Grabble which provides “instant, shoppable fashion content that can be bought on the go, by users, in just a couple of swipes.” also known as “Tinder for fashion”They host products from 1,500 brands such as Topshop, and Zara.Since launching the app in August, 80,000 users have signed up, grabbing more than 500,000 items, and generating £100,000 in tracked transactions.Currently the Number 1 ranking fashion app in the UK (during London Fashion WeekThey just raised £1.2m from a consortium of high-profile angel investors like Skimlinks chairman Alex Hoye and Marc Boyen which backed Pinterest and Jamal Edwards’ SBTVhttps://www.grabble.com/

86 MIN2015 MAR 31
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Daniel Murray Founder & Chief Marketing Officer of Grabble

Stephen Rapoport - Founder of Pact Coffee

Stephen Rapoport, Founder of Pact Coffee which delivers freshly-roasted, speciality coffee to customers across the UK.He's secured over £2.5m in investment from the likes of Taavet Hinrikus (TransferWise), Ian Hogarth (Songkick) and Robin Klein (Index Ventures)He now sells over 10 tonnes of coffee per month, with revenue growth of 20% month on month.Formerly he built and sold the apartment-sharing site Crashpadder to Airbnbhttps://www.pactcoffee.com/

56 MIN2015 MAR 16
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Stephen Rapoport - Founder of Pact Coffee

Alicia Navarro - CEO & Founder of Skimlinks

Alicia Navarro, the CEO & Co-founder of Skimlinks which helps publishers earn revenues and gain insights from their commerce-related content.They automates the affiliate marketing process turning product links into revenue-generating affiliate links.Skimlinks works with 1.5M sites around the world, and drive annual e-commerce sales of $625M through our platform. They have 80+ people in London, San Francisco and NYC, and work with publishers such as the Independent, Hearst, and Gawker MediaShe are the child of Spanish migrants to Sydney, Australia, where she grew up and got her computer science degree.

58 MIN2015 MAR 2
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Alicia Navarro - CEO & Founder of Skimlinks

Nic Brisbourne - Founder of Forward Partners

Nic Brisbourne who is the Founder of Forward Partners, an investment business which works with e-commerce companies from raw idea through to Series A, offering a package of investment, proven methodologies & office space.He has 15 years experience in the venture capital industry investing in over 25 companies in London & Silicon Valley as a Partner at the venture capital firm DFJ Esprit (Simon Cook)He also author Europe's most popular VC blog: The Equity Kicker.

58 MIN2015 FEB 16
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Nic Brisbourne - Founder of Forward Partners

Latest Episodes

Alex Macpherson - Octopus Ventures

WATCH: https://londonrealacademy.com/episodes/alex-macpherson-octopus-ventures/Alex Macpherson - Octopus Ventures.Silicon Real - Entrepreneurs In Tech.Octopus Ventures has a clear mission: to be the preferred venture capital house of the most talented entrepreneurs.Octopus Ventures on Twitter: http://twitter.com/OctopusVenturesIn their own words:"We back teams with the potential to build big businesses. Our focus is on identifying entrepreneurs and fast-growth companies that can scale explosively to create, transform or dominate an industry. We partner with entrepreneurs, we don’t just invest in them, and we work tirelessly to make them as successful as they can be. We have a proven track record of helping build exceptional global businesses, including graze.com, Secret Escapes, SwiftKey, and Zoopla Property Group."Octopus Ventures: http://octopusventures.comSUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/SiliconReal More Silicon Real:http://www.siliconreal.comhttp://www.twitter.com/SiliconRea...

76 MIN2015 NOV 23
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Alex Macpherson - Octopus Ventures

Jeff Lynn - CEO & Co-Founder of Seedrs

WATCH: https://londonrealacademy.com/episodes/jeff-lynn-seedrs/Silicon Real - Entrepreneurs In Tech.Seedrs makes it simple to buy into the businesses you believe in and share in their success.In their own words:"We let all types of investors invest in businesses they believe in and share in their success. We let all types of growth-focused businesses raise capital and business community in the process.We do all of this through a simple, highly professional, online process that protects and empowers investors while helping businesses grow and generate returns.We are equity crowdfunding done properly."---------------------------------Seedrs: https://www.seedrs.com/---------------------------------Jeff Lynn on Twitter: http://twitter.com/JeffSeedrsSeedrs on Twitter: http://twitter.com/SeedrsSUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/SiliconRealMore Silicon Real:http://LondonRealAcademy.com/silicon-realhttp://www.twitter.com/SiliconRealhttp://www.facebook.com/SiliconRealhttp://itunes.apple.com...

70 MIN2015 OCT 13
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Jeff Lynn - CEO & Co-Founder of Seedrs

Alice Bentinck - Co-Founder of Entrepreneur First

WATCH:http://londonrealacademy.com/episodes/alice-bentinck-entrepreneur-first/Alice Bentinck is the co-founder of Entrepreneur First, the leading pre-seed investment programme for Europe’s best technical founders.After McKinsey & Co, Alice turned down an offer from Google to found Entrepreneur First. Alice taught herself to code, and founded Code First: Girls in 2013 to help more women get into tech.Alice sits on the board of Sherry Coutu‘s Founders4Schools, is on Imperial College London’s Department of Computing Industrial Liaison Board, and acted as the Prime Minister’s expert on startups at the Northern Future Forum.Alice has been recognised in Management Today’s 35 under 35 and the Evening Standard’s Top 1000 most influential Londoners.Alice Bentinck on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AliceBentinckEntrepreneur First on Twitter: http://twitter.com/efLDNWATCH MORE SILICON REAL EPISODES:http://londonrealacademy.com/silicon-real/

67 MIN2015 SEP 18
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Alice Bentinck - Co-Founder of Entrepreneur First

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Kevin Hartz - Founder & CEO of Eventbrite

BLAST FROM THE PAST:Kevin Hartz - Founder & CEO of EventbriteVideo: http://www.siliconreal.com/episodes/2015/5/13/blast-from-the-past-kevin-hartz-founder-ceo-of-eventbriteSUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/SiliconRealVIP EMAIL LIST: http://bit.ly/SiliconRealVIPThis week on Silicon Real we're digging into the archives to bring back one of our most popular guests ever - Kevin Hartz, the Founder & CEO of Eventbrite.Kevin's episode originally aired back in July 2014 and was an instant hit.As the Founder and CEO of Eventbrite, Kevin Hartz has quite an impressive C.V. Not only does he run the world's leading self-service ticketing platform with $200 million of investment that has processed over 200 million tickets worth over $2.5 billion, he has also personally invested early in PayPal, AirBnB and Pinterest among others.But Kevin isn't your typical Silicon Valley CEO. He is introspective and philosophical noting that Eventbrite has been fortunate over the years to ride the waves of other...

55 MIN2015 MAY 13
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BLAST FROM THE PAST: Kevin Hartz - Founder & CEO of Eventbrite

Alex Stephany - CEO of Just Park

Alex Stephany - CEO of Just ParkFULL EPISODE: http://www.siliconreal.com/episodes/2015/4/28/alex-stephany-ceo-of-just-parkAlex Stephany is the CEO of a startup called JustPark. They're a small team (28 people by February 2015) and have managed to attract some of the foremost talent in the London tech scene as well as investors like BMW and Index Ventures. They are laser-focused on fixing parking: one of the most dysfunctional aspects of city life.

65 MIN2015 APR 28
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Alex Stephany - CEO of Just Park

Sarah Drinkwater - Google Campus London

Sarah Drinkwater is the head of Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, providing work and event space, mentorship and education programs, as well as access to a vibrant startup community.Prior to Campus, Sarah led a global team of community managers around Google Maps, inspiring local experts to contribute their knowledge to the review platform, while also launching Campus for Mums in the UK as a volunteer project. Before Google, she ran the UK wing of European review site Qype, consulted on social media for household name brands and was a features journalist for UK magazines and newspapers.Sarah mentors social impact entrepreneurs through Bethnal Green Ventures and female founders through Entrepreneur Academy.

59 MIN2015 APR 14
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Sarah Drinkwater - Google Campus London

Daniel Murray Founder & Chief Marketing Officer of Grabble

Daniel Murray Founder & Chief Marketing Officer of GrabbleDaniel Murray Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Grabble which provides “instant, shoppable fashion content that can be bought on the go, by users, in just a couple of swipes.” also known as “Tinder for fashion”They host products from 1,500 brands such as Topshop, and Zara.Since launching the app in August, 80,000 users have signed up, grabbing more than 500,000 items, and generating £100,000 in tracked transactions.Currently the Number 1 ranking fashion app in the UK (during London Fashion WeekThey just raised £1.2m from a consortium of high-profile angel investors like Skimlinks chairman Alex Hoye and Marc Boyen which backed Pinterest and Jamal Edwards’ SBTVhttps://www.grabble.com/

86 MIN2015 MAR 31
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Daniel Murray Founder & Chief Marketing Officer of Grabble

Stephen Rapoport - Founder of Pact Coffee

Stephen Rapoport, Founder of Pact Coffee which delivers freshly-roasted, speciality coffee to customers across the UK.He's secured over £2.5m in investment from the likes of Taavet Hinrikus (TransferWise), Ian Hogarth (Songkick) and Robin Klein (Index Ventures)He now sells over 10 tonnes of coffee per month, with revenue growth of 20% month on month.Formerly he built and sold the apartment-sharing site Crashpadder to Airbnbhttps://www.pactcoffee.com/

56 MIN2015 MAR 16
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Stephen Rapoport - Founder of Pact Coffee

Alicia Navarro - CEO & Founder of Skimlinks

Alicia Navarro, the CEO & Co-founder of Skimlinks which helps publishers earn revenues and gain insights from their commerce-related content.They automates the affiliate marketing process turning product links into revenue-generating affiliate links.Skimlinks works with 1.5M sites around the world, and drive annual e-commerce sales of $625M through our platform. They have 80+ people in London, San Francisco and NYC, and work with publishers such as the Independent, Hearst, and Gawker MediaShe are the child of Spanish migrants to Sydney, Australia, where she grew up and got her computer science degree.

58 MIN2015 MAR 2
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Alicia Navarro - CEO & Founder of Skimlinks

Nic Brisbourne - Founder of Forward Partners

Nic Brisbourne who is the Founder of Forward Partners, an investment business which works with e-commerce companies from raw idea through to Series A, offering a package of investment, proven methodologies & office space.He has 15 years experience in the venture capital industry investing in over 25 companies in London & Silicon Valley as a Partner at the venture capital firm DFJ Esprit (Simon Cook)He also author Europe's most popular VC blog: The Equity Kicker.

58 MIN2015 FEB 16
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Nic Brisbourne - Founder of Forward Partners