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...


  • Alex Macpherson - Octopus Ventures

    Alex Macpherson - Octopus Ventures

    23/11/2015 Duração: 01h16min

    WATCH:  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: In 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, Secret Escapes, SwiftKey, and Zoopla Property Group." Octopus Ventures: SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE:  More Silicon Real: http://www.siliconreal.com

  • Jeff Lynn - CEO  Co-Founder of Seedrs

    Jeff Lynn - CEO & Co-Founder of Seedrs

    12/10/2015 Duração: 01h10min

    WATCH: 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: Lynn on Twitter: on Twitter: ON YOUTUBE: More Silicon Real:

  • Alice Bentinck - Co-Founder of Entrepreneur First

    Alice Bentinck - Co-Founder of Entrepreneur First

    17/09/2015 Duração: 01h07min

    WATCH: 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: Entrepreneur First on Twitter: WATCH MORE SILICON REAL EPISODES:

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

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

    12/05/2015 Duração: 55min

    BLAST FROM THE PAST: Kevin Hartz - Founder & CEO of EventbriteVideo: ON YOUTUBE: VIP EMAIL LIST:  This 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 successful

  • Alex Stephany - CEO of Just Park

    Alex Stephany - CEO of Just Park

    27/04/2015 Duração: 01h05min

    Alex Stephany - CEO of Just Park FULL EPISODE: 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. 

  • Sarah Drinkwater - Google Campus London

    Sarah Drinkwater - Google Campus London

    13/04/2015 Duração: 59min

    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.

  • Daniel Murray Founder  Chief Marketing Officer of Grabble

    Daniel Murray Founder & Chief Marketing Officer of Grabble

    30/03/2015 Duração: 01h26min

    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 Week They 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’ SBTV

  • Stephen Rapoport - Founder of Pact Coffee

    Stephen Rapoport - Founder of Pact Coffee

    16/03/2015 Duração: 57min

    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 Airbnb

  • Alicia Navarro - CEO  Founder of Skimlinks

    Alicia Navarro - CEO & Founder of Skimlinks

    02/03/2015 Duração: 58min

    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.

  • Nic Brisbourne - Founder of Forward Partners

    Nic Brisbourne - Founder of Forward Partners

    16/02/2015 Duração: 58min

    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.

  • Alex Torres - VP of Moovit

    Alex Torres - VP of Moovit

    09/02/2015 Duração: 50min

    ALEX TORRES, who recently joined public transit app company Moovit as its vice president of global product marketing. Prior to this he worked at Google for more than 9 years launching Google Site Search, Working under Marissa Mayer (CEO OF YAHOO- FOR NOW) for Google Local and starting product marketing operations in Japan and Latin America for Google Enterprise (now Google for Work).$50million of funding from Nokia, BMW and Sequoia. Israeli Startup

  • Daniel Glazer - Fried Frank Technology

    Daniel Glazer - Fried Frank Technology

    02/02/2015 Duração: 01h23s

    Daniel Glazer who leads the Technology practice at the global law firm Fried FrankSince 2012 he's split his time 50/50 between London & NYC advising companies from early-stage start-ups to the Fortune 100He has a particular focus on helping London and UK-based high-growth startups and scale-ups with US expansion, US investment and US commercial matters, and helping US VCs and corporates better access and engage with the London tech community.

  • Philippe Botteri - Accel Partners

    Philippe Botteri - Accel Partners

    26/01/2015 Duração: 53min

    Philippe Botteri from Accel Partners, a leading venture capital and growth equity firm with $2 Billion under management in Europe and Israel and $6 Billion Globally.Philippe focuses on investments in security, cloud computing and digital services which includes the companies BlaBlaCar (board member), Docusign, and HailoAccel has offices in Palo Alto, New York City, London and Bangalore where you have helped build over 300 companies including Dropbox, Facebook, Groupon, Spotify, Squarespace, and Wonga.Phillipe before Accel worked in Silicon Valley for Bessemer Venture Partners, McKinsey&Co and before that the French Navy.

  • Charles Armstrong - The Trampery

    Charles Armstrong - The Trampery

    19/01/2015 Duração: 51min

    The Trampery is a London-based social enterprise that designs and operates spaces for entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation. They create beautiful working environments and help our members achieve impossible things. They cultivate strong multi-disciplinary communities that are rich in support and ideas.http://www.thetrampery.comThe Trampery started life in 2009 when it opened the first shared workspace in Shoreditch, the heart of London’s “Tech City”. Their founder is the sociologist and entrepreneur Charles Armstrong.

  • Suranga Chandratillake - Balderton Capital

    Suranga Chandratillake - Balderton Capital

    12/01/2015 Duração: 01h01min

    Suranga Chandratillake founded blinkx, the intelligent search engine for video and audio content in San Francisco and Cambridge in 2004.In 2012, Suranga stepped back from day-to-day management of blinkx to become the company’s first Chief Strategy Officer, an advisory role with a focus on strategy and technology development. He continues to perform this role and is a non-executive director on the company’s Board. Before founding blinkx, Suranga was the US Chief Technology Officer of Autonomy Corporation, responsible for growing Autonomy's research and development division in the United States.Suranga has a MA in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. He also holds patents in the area of video discovery and online video advertising and was a 2012 recipient of the Royal Academy of Engineering's Silver Medal.Suranga joined Balderton Capital in January 2014 as a general partner.

  • Anastasia Emmanuel - Indiegogo

    Anastasia Emmanuel - Indiegogo

    15/12/2014 Duração: 53min

    Anastasia Emmanuel leads Indiegogo's Hardware, Design and technology for the UK encouraging crowdfunding growth for the largest global corwdfunding platform.

  • Matt Barrie - Chief Executive of

    Matt Barrie - Chief Executive of

    08/12/2014 Duração: 46min

    Matt Barrie is the Chief Executive of, the world's largest freelancing marketplace Primarily connecting small businesses and individuals from the western world with freelancers in the developing world.He is an  adjunct associate professor at the University of Sydney and was picked by LinkedIn as one of the world’s most influential business thinkers.   (masters from Stanford in EE)

  • Nicolas Brusson - Co-Founder  COO of BlaBlaCar

    Nicolas Brusson - Co-Founder & COO of BlaBlaCar

    01/12/2014 Duração: 58min

    Nicolas Brusson is the co-founder and the COO of BlablaCar,  a company which connects drivers with empty seats to people looking for a ride.BlablaCar is the most active ride sharing community in Europe with over 10m members and growing at 2mm per quarter.Recently raised $100mm round led by Index Ventures with existing investor Accel PartnersPrior to BlaBlaCar he was a venture capitalist and also witnessed the 1999 tech bubble from a front row seat in Silicon Valley

  • Tom Valentine - CoFounder of Secret Escapes

    Tom Valentine - CoFounder of Secret Escapes

    24/11/2014 Duração: 41min

    Tom Valentine, Managing Director & Co-Founder at Secret Escapes which curates exclusive, members-only offers for 4 and 5 STAR hotels and holidays.More than £14m of INVESTMENT from angel investors and VC, such as Index Ventures and Octopus Investments.

  • Sam Shank - CEO of HotelTonight

    Sam Shank - CEO of HotelTonight

    17/11/2014 Duração: 42min

    Sam Shank is the Co- Founder & CEO of HotelTonight, the world's leading hotel booking app with 10mm downloads featuring over 10,000 hotels in 450 cities and 27 countries.

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