Chris and James are joined by uber connected European angel investor and start up mentor, Muriel Devillers.
Hear about the trends Muriel is seeing in tech investment, how to pitch, how to network, how to keep it simple. Oh and why living in Europe is fine. Forget moving to the Valley, its a myth!
The eagle eyed amongst you will notice the audio quality of this episode is reminiscent of the first few shows, well thats because we actually filmed Muriel back in February of this year! We wanted to take advantage of Muriel being in London when we had the chance to interview her, and now seemed like the perfect time to release it, this being our second investor interview, after Tony in Episode 1.
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Russ and Gary join the boys to tell the Hailo Hollywood script style story – learn how three cabbies came up with the idea in a Covent Garden coffee shop, launched and spread the word amongst the London Black Cab community, and went on to raise one of the largest A rounds in recent European startup history. James seems to have developed a serve case of the “yeah’s” during the interview. Tweet us (@hashbangtv) with the number of “yeah’s” for a prize!
Listen to the Podcast from our Podcast page or iTunes & Podbean to get the extended interview, including talk of a “Hailo Fest” meetup, and the Dragon’s Den application. Finally check out Russ and Gary’s other project, their football Podcast “CabCast“.
Thibaut Rouffineau from Wireless Industry Partnership joins us to talk Hack Days, the secrets of success for start up’s, and the challenges for European companies vs American. Chris and James reflect back on Blackberry Dev Con, discuss FourSquare’s move into NFC, and spammy apps cross posting on social networks.
Watch the Episode 3 video for the short form edit, and listen to the Podcast for the full length interview.
Episode 1 Show Notes
Chris Book and James Parton
The boys reflect back on the first week of HashBang.TV and discuss the recent Eric Ries Lean Start Up talk at the LSE. Our first ever guest, Tony Fish, talks about investing & raising money, the Innovation Warehouse, the hot areas for start ups, ownership of identity, and what he looks for in his investments. Chris and James move on to discuss Turntable.FM, Sherlocking, how EMI and the BBC are opening up via APIs, an update on the Application Developer Alliance, and other business critical issues like which sauce goes best with cheese on toast…red or brown?
The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses (affiliate link)
Joel on Software Book (affiliate link)
Application Developer Alliance