Category Archives: Build

Calling all aspiring entrepreneurs! LBS Launchpad 2022 applications open soon.

What is Launchpad? LBS Launchpad is a pre-accelerator program that is open to aspiring entrepreneurs from all backgrounds. Successful applicants take part in a series of networking events, workshops, and pitches designed to prepare them to receive initial funding by the end of the program. Launchpad runs from December 2021 to May 2022 at the […]

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The Hadrian founding team

Hadrian, a tech startup co-founded by LBS MBA students raises €2.5m pre-seed funding

Launched in August 2021, London and Amsterdam-based cybersecurity startup Hadrian has announced a €2.5 million (approximately £2 million) pre-seed round to build a fully autonomous offensive security solution. The round was led by San Francisco-based Village Global, an early-stage VC firm backed by some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, and Amsterdam-based Slimmer AI, a […]

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Tushar Ahluwalia, CEO and Co-founder of Razor Group

LBS Alumnus founded Razor Group achieves unicorn status with the latest funding round

Razor Group, a Berlin-based startup, acquires and scales Amazon Marketplace merchants into bigger, multichannel businesses using its proprietary platform. In October, it raised $125 million in equity which on top of a $400 million raise in May gave it a valuation exceeding $1 billion and made it a unicorn. CEO Tushar Ahluwalia MiM 2011 reflects […]

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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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LBS Launchpad 2021: The Final

LBS Launchpad is a startup pre-accelerator program connecting business minds with London’s entrepreneurial community to transform ideas into viable businesses. In this post, we catch up with our winners. On May 20th, LBS Launchpad 2021 concluded with a final pitch event. It was the end of an emotional six-month journey that started with 150+ Applications from […]

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Chaos

STORIES FROM THE PANDEMONIUM – How founders can plan for success

In these unprecedented times of (using the word unprecedented) uncertainty, many of us are contemplating taking the leap of faith and becoming full-time entrepreneurs. In this edition of the Zymurgist Diaries, let’s attempt to understand the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) minds of startup founders, and how simple structures and good planning can help founders manage VUCA […]

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Machine Learning

Machine Learning Model: The Seven (St)ages

Investing in “AI” or, more realistically, Machine Learning is the fashionable thing to do these days (in addition to investing in SPAC’s, NFT’s, etc.). But does your fledgling start-up really need a Machine Learning solution? Vinay Muttineni MBA2021 helped build scalable machine-learning pipelines and products at eBay and Microsoft. In the second post of a three-part series, he highlights […]

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Startup founders

STORIES FROM AGRIPPA’S TRILEMMA – Impacting startup founders’ mindsets

In these unprecedented times of (using the word unprecedented) uncertainty, many of us are contemplating taking the leap of faith and becoming full-time entrepreneurs. In this edition of the Zymurgist Diaries, let’s attempt to understand the (delusional) minds of startup founders required to handle the paradoxical chaos around them, and how simple structures such as tetralemma and trilemma, […]

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