Yearly Archives: 2021

Yousef Amar and José Martín Quesada

Krew cuts a $1.6m seed funding deal

Krew, a fitness startup business, has recently raised $1.6m in seed funding. Krew offers fully live and on-demand workouts which can be consumed alone or at a watch party with friends. These workouts are enriched with AI-powered leaderboards and motion tracking to correct posture in remote workout environments, none of which require any equipment besides […]

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YAGRO Founders: Richard Sears, Gareth Davies, CEO and Dan Jolly, Head of Business Development

LBS Alumnus founded YAGRO acquired by Frontier Agriculture Group

Farm business data and analytics company YAGRO has been bought by Frontier Agriculture, in a landmark acquisition for UK Agritech. YAGRO’s co-founder Gareth Davies (LBS MBA 2013) said Frontier Agriculture would give YAGRO the resources and reach to “supercharge YAGRO’s rate of innovation” and would help fund the production of more tools, automation and integration capability. Of […]

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The roots of success: in conversation with the co-founders of digital healthcare platform Honest Health

We were delighted to have a candid conversation with Pavlo Maherovsky and Sam Gluck, both LBS MBA 2018, who co-founded Honest Health, a vertical healthcare platform, delivering targeted care at scale. Only two and a half years since its inception, the venture has been acquired by industry leader Hims & Hers. The co-founders reflect on […]

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Tanso – leading the way to a low-carbon economy with $1.9m pre-seed financing

London Business School alumnus Fabian Sinn (LBS M.Sc. Analytics and Management) describes data and machine learning company Tanso as “purpose-driven”. And so it is. An early-stage startup, which began life in 2021, Tanso, aims to remove structural barriers that hamper corporations from achieving climate neutrality. Supported by leading experts and advisors drawn from the fields […]

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Booster Competition

Booster: Financial support for early-stage student-led startups

Xinxin Zhang reflects on the origins of Booster, the aspirations for the future, and how the benefits of taking part go beyond the monetary value that winners receive. While there is no secret formula for succeeding in entrepreneurship, there are tools and platforms that can give founders a better chance at succeeding. As entrepreneurship has […]

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The Cargoful team with Filippo Tamburini top middle and Erica Pezzica in the middle below

Cargoful – fleet management firm wins top sustainability prize

Cargoful, a revolutionary technology set to transform fleet management, has won this year’s ‘Sustainability Prize at the European Business Plan of the Year Competition’. Cargoful is the brainchild of London Business School alumni, Erica Pezzica (MBA 2021) and Filippo Tamburini (MBA 2021), together with their co-founders Cosmo Valentino and Alessandro Salvetti.  The software puts powerful […]

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Incredible ventures

Jeff Skinner, Executive Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, reflects on his recent shortlisting experience for one of London Business School’s scholarships focused on tech ventures. I have just finished reading this year’s applications for the ‘Tech Disrupt and Transform Scholarship’, open to all MBA admits, supported by Jason Schretter (MBA2005). A mix […]

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Wype – a green, clean spruce up, à toilette

‘Domination of the toilet market’ is not typically an aspiration one might wish for if one associates the meaning with the commonly used English word, a noun, meaning a water-flushed bowl, cistern and seat. If, however, one assigns the meaning to the more continental, toilette, or the process of washing oneself, dressing, and attending to […]

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