We are back from our summer holidays, and HashBang goes on location. This episode was taped at TechHub in Google Campus, London.
The guys catch up after a short summer break. Chris’s startup Bardowl has launched and James has a new job. James does a seamless introduction to the BANG Line!
Elizabeth Varley, CEO of TechHub, joins them, digging into how she arrived in London from Australia, and her first roles in the UK. Elizabeth moves on to tell us about the inspiration for TechHub, working with Mike Butcher (of TechCrunch Europe fame) as a co-founder, bootstrapping, major milestones, working with Number 10, the appeal of London, and what’s next.
As always, listen to the podcast for the extended interview…
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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We are joined by London Tech Stars Natalie and Simon from Lanyrd to talk about building a startup on your honeymoon, the experience of going through Y Combinator, and raising $1.4 million of venture money.
Listen to the Podcast to get the extended interview, including how Lanyrd plan to monitise, plus Chris talks about accounting tools tailored for start ups.
Oded Ran is on the show to talk about Touchnote, the mobile app to physical postcard service. Topics include preloading apps on handsets, and how to react when Apple launches a copy cat product in your space. James talks about the Developers Guide to the Parallel Universe.
Watch the Episode 5 video for the short form edit, and listen to the Podcast for an extended interview with Oded, and Chris’s unmissable keyboard warrior rant!
Antony from Brighton Mobile Design Agency Ribot joins us to talk about how he has grown his agency from scratch with his brother, to the point where they could win the business of an international giant like Tesco. James and Chris look forward to the upcoming South By South West Conference.
Watch the Episode 4 video for the short form edit, and listen to the Podcast for an additional 35 minutes of content where Antony talks about new phone UI project Threedom and bees, termites and ants!