Category Archives: Reflections

From Poultry Farming to Venture Investing: Conversation with Daniel Obaseki, Partner at ZX Ventures

AB InBev is the world’s largest brewer. Although AB InBev has a centuries old history, very little is known about how this leading brew house is reimagining the possible through its venture & innovation arm, ZX Ventures. Recently, we sat down with Daniel Obaseki to learn more about ZX Ventures, his journey as an investor […]

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In Conservation with Caroline, Co-Founder of Junee and Runner-Up of Launchpad’21

Founded by LBS alumni Caroline and Mary, junee is starting the *reusa-bowl* revolution with a borrow-and-return system of takeaway packaging that employees can use for their workday lunch. As an early-stage tech-for-good startup, junee is supported by Innovate UK, WeWork, Huckletree Alpha, Mayor of London, and Sustainable Ventures. We recently met with Caroline to learn […]

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Gravitig founders

Gravitiq, a start-up co-founded by LBS student raises a $55m seed round

Sachin Srivastava, who helped launch healthcare brand aggregator Gravitiq, says the funding will be used to acquire more companies and scale the team across the US, Europe and Asia. Sachin Srivastava MBA2022 and London Business School Scholar co-founded Gravitiq with his brother Dr. Saurabh Srivastava and Dr. Adam Gunasekara. The start-up has just announced investment financing of […]

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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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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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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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