Challenges of being a tech entrepreneur - Jess Butcher

By Jon Evans

Jessica Butcher MBE is a tech entrepreneur, angel investor, speaker and mentor. She is perhaps most famous as one of the co-founders of Blippar, a pioneer in Augmented Reality which was once valued at over $1billion and described as one of the 20 most disruptive brands in the world. She is the recipient of numerous awards including BBC’s Top 100 women.In this episode: How falling in love led to her big break as an entrepreneur How Blippar created Augmented Reality and what it was like on board a rocket ship that went from 4 to 350 employees and a valuation of $1billion. Why someone with a degree in history wanted to be a tech entrepreneur Which client inspired them to create Blippar enabled business cards Having 3 children in 4 years and how that changed her priorities The challenge of scaling a business and knowing your limits How social media is promoting polarisation, narcissism and infinite scroll time-wasting and how tech needs to become more humane We need to identify between healthy and junk technology and treat it as such Preparing the child for the road not the road for the child The inspiration behind Tick.Done and how it will help people learn how to do things without getting sucked into infinite scroll This is part 1 of the interview with Jess and we’ll be returning in Season2 to discuss what it's like being a woman in tech. Follow me: Twitter | @uncensoredCMO LinkedIn Contact me: Website | Email – Jess Butcher: Twitter Tick Done Blippar The Coddling of the American Mind

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