Secret Leaders

By Dan Murray-Serter, Rich Martell

Welcome to the UK's startup podcast. We have raw conversations with founders of companies like Monzo, BrewDog and Jo Malone who reveal how they built their businesses - the big turning points, toughest challenges and key insights. You’ll learn how to succeed by listening to great stories you won’t find anywhere else.

  1. 1.
    The American fixing the race problem in UK venture capital - Eric Collins, star of Channel 4’s The Money Maker and CEO of Impact X
    46:11
  2. 2.
    How to build a $65b company, with Twilio Co-Founder and CEO Jeff Lawson
    48:40
  3. 3.
    Fighting P Diddy, managing Gwen Stefani & Nas, what Roger Moore said in Monaco, and turning the music industry on its head, with Steve Stoute, Founder and CEO of United Masters
    47:05
  4. 4.
    Building world’s best elite match-making service, with Rachel MacLynn, Founder and CEO of Vida
    46:00
  5. 5.
    Learn the art of negotiation with Chris Voss, FBI’s former chief international hostage and kidnapping negotiator, and author of Never Split the Difference
    45:15
  6. 6.
    How Gorillas became Europe’s fastest ever unicorn and what it means for your supermarket shopping, with Co-Founder and CEO Kağan Sümer
    41:08
  7. 7.
    Healthily: Building a “moonshot” for the health of a billion people, with Co-Founder & CEO Matteo Berlucchi
    39:37
  8. 8.
    Myprotein: How to bootstrap a £500 overdraft into a £350m exit, with Founder Oliver Cookson
    51:58
  1. 9.
    Double Jeffardy: the story of Seedrs and its vetoed Crowdcube merger, with Co-Founder Jeff Lynn and CEO Jeff Kelisky
    55:19
  2. 10.
    After his startup IPOd in record time everything fell apart, with Eve Sleep co-founder Kuba Wieczorek
    48:06
  3. 11.
    Bolt: Markus Villig skipped university at 19 to take on Uber and become the youngest unicorn founder in Europe
    42:28
  4. 12.
    A startup Covid tale: how accuRx got to ⅓ of UK vaccine bookings and 99% market share of GPs, with Co-Founder and CTO Laurence Bargery
    47:49
  5. 13.
    Insights from 12 world class founders & thinkers for our 100th episode
    59:39
  6. 14.
    How to land LeBron James & Michael Phelps in your first 100 customers - Will Ahmed, Founder of Whoop
    47:08
  7. 15.
    Trinny Woodall reveals her surprising, untold startup journey - from dotcom bust to beauty boom today
    52:18
  8. 16.
    Bloom & Wild: building world’s fastest growing flower company with Co-Founder & CEO Aron Gelbard
    46:28
  9. 17.
    Four top female founders reveal what it’s really like in the startup hot seat
    46:10
  10. 18.
    World’s youngest Dragon, with Michele Romanow, Co-Founder of Clearbanc
    51:05
  11. 19.
    From living on benefits to the American dream, with Pipe Co-Founder Harry Hurst
    47:43
  12. 20.
    Former Monzo CEO Tom Blomfield on falling out of love with your work
    35:02
  13. 21.
    We're trying something that's never been done before
    2:39
  14. 22.
    CERN scientist turned founder - Natural Cycles CEO Elina Berglund
    37:43
  15. 23.
    Grace Beverley, 23, author, influencer & founder of TALA & SHREDDY
    38:19
  16. 24.
    16-year battle to £100m esports team, with Fnatic Founder Sam Mathews
    47:52
  17. 25.
    From launch to IPO in 4 years, with Lemonade CEO Daniel Schreiber
    52:43
  18. 26.
    Sir Ronnie Cohen: Refugee to father of British venture capital
    52:10
  19. 27.
    Samantha Moyo - addict-turned-shaman who created sober raving
    47:46
  20. 28.
    DECIEM - a tale of tragedy and beauty with CEO Nicola Kilner
    58:17
  21. 29.
    Could a startup solve homelessness? With Beam CEO Alex Stephany
    52:48
  22. 30.
    HubSpot - how to build a SAAS titan with CEO Brian Halligan
    54:28
  23. 31.
    Tabitha Goldstaub - AI, pivots and losing your identity
    49:50
  24. 32.
    Jim Collins - best business author of his generation
    1:07:23
  25. 33.
    Atomic Habits - Little things can transform your life
    44:04
  26. 34.
    Alain de Botton & Anne-Marie Huby: How to do good, better
    1:05:57
  27. 35.
    Arlan Hamilton - from homeless to VC founder in 3 years
    36:27
  28. 36.
    Damian Bradfield & Matt ‘Mills’ Miller: Mental Health and Entrepreneurship Live
    1:12:18
  29. 37.
    John Cleese: How creativity can be applied to business
    47:58
  30. 38.
    Beauty Pie: Meet The Forrest Gump Of Serial Entrepreneurs
    1:00:48
  31. 39.
    Basecamp: The One Stop Shop For Remote Working
    1:02:07
  32. 40.
    Pleo: The Startup That Became A Major European Company
    49:54
  33. 41.
    Bulb: Starting The UK’s Fastest Growing Private Company
    50:20
  34. 42.
    GoCardless: Finding The Hockey Stick Growth Curve
    57:17
  35. 43.
    Charity: Water: From Club Promoter To Clean Water For 11 Million People
    1:07:33
  36. 44.
    Karma & Olio: Capitalists Can Care About The Environment Too
    48:11
  37. 45.
    Superior: Delving Into The Murky Science Of Racism
    54:34
  38. 46.
    Secret Sales: the naked truth behind their entrepreneurial journey
    50:15
  39. 47.
    One Billion Happy: Learning To Be Happy In A Pandemic
    52:59
  40. 48.
    BrewDog: From Salty Sea Dog to Rebellious Beer Captain
    47:52
  41. 49.
    allplants & Mindful Chef: Keeping The Nation Fed Through Covid-19
    55:47
  42. 50.
    Stride.VC: Funding and Financing During A Pandemic
    52:37

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