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Vishnu Chundi (MBA2017), the founder and CEO of AssetVault

AssetVault founder shares how an ‘old school’ issue was answered by a high-tech solution

AssetVault founder and LBS alumnus Vishnu Chundi leverages AI and Blockchain to remedy an age-old concern. There is a staggering $6bn left in unclaimed assets in India and a further $4bn unclaimed by the Indian diaspora located around the world, and this figure is set to quadruple in the years ahead.  This money is simply […]

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Swizzle co-founders Guillaume Jacomin MBA2022 and Capucine Codron MBA2022

Swizzle co-founder shares tips on how to recession-proof your startup

London-based Swizzle launched in August 2022 just as the UK’s economic downturn worsened. In this Q&A, cofounder Capucine Codron MBA2022 reveals why the threat of recession failed to deter her and fellow co-founder Guillaume Jacomin MBA2022 from launching a startup during an economic downturn. 5 tips for starting up in a downturn Investors don’t want […]

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LBS Incubator founders

Meet the founders from the 2022 LBS Incubator cohort

The entrepreneurs invited onto the 10-month London Business School Incubator programme give a glimpse into the biggest challenges and inspiration behind their ventures. In September, the LBS incubator opened its doors to a new cohort of start-up founders. The Incubator is managed by the London Business School’s Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital (IEPC). It […]

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Vinu Natarajan (MBA2022) wins Imperial x LBS Healthcare Hackathon

We spoke to Vinu Natarajan (LBS MBA2022), winner of Imperial College Business School x London Business School Healthcare Hackathon. About the Hackathon There were 65 students from Europe’s top business schools that were randomly divided into 14 teams.  We were then given a case study and given the following prompt: “Ideate a solution that can […]

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Daniel Robaczewski

Vaqat, revolutionising the internship world

Vaqat, is a start-up revolutionising the internship world for students and was founded by early careers London Business School alumnus Daniel Robaczewski MiM2016. We sat down with Daniel to talk about his entrepreneurship journey. Connecting three different problems over 10 years Daniel, an excellent problem solver, joined together three separate pain points he had experienced […]

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Gabriel Jacobson and Michael Vardi, co-founders of Valerann

Valerann co-founders share their 10 life lessons for startups

Gabriel Jacobson MBA2017 and Michael Vardi MBA2017 began working on the prototype for London and Tel Aviv-based smart-mobility startup Valerann in their first year at London Business School. Launched in 2016 and initially conceived as a smart road stud to be used in traffic control and road monitoring, the co-founders made a shift to a […]

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Beenu Arora and Manish Chachada

Cyble: A blue-ocean-industry strategy for a deep, dark place

Beenu Arora EMBA2020 and Manish Chachada EMBA2020 share the wisdom they have acquired since founding cybersecurity startup Cyble in April 2019. This much we know Get the business fundamentals right and the funding will follow Beware the fine print – VCs may want to throw cash at you, but don’t take the ‘easy’ money The […]

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Meet the 2022 LBS Launchpad Cohort

The Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital, in partnership with the London Business School Entrepreneurship Club, is excited to announce our 2022 LBS Launchpad Cohort! Launchpad is London Business School’s startup pre-accelerator program, based at the London Business School campus and supported by the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital. Launchpad connects new founders with the brightest […]

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Lessons learned

Lessons learned: What I wish I’d known 12 months ago

Three entrepreneurs who recently passed through the London Business School incubator share their key lessons on launching a startup. Mistakes are a part of the learning process in any walk of life, but in business especially it is all too easy to know what you should have done in hindsight. Here three recent LBS graduates, […]

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yourself.online founded by LBS alumnus James Chance acquired by PPLSI

yourself.online, a service to clean up your social media and online reputation, founded by James Chance in 2018 whilst still doing his MBA programme at London Business School was recently acquired by a leading US based software and services provider, PPLSI. We sat down with James to discuss his entrepreneurship journey and how he managed […]

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