Category Archives: Build

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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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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