Tag Archives: Alumni

Sylvera founders

Sylvera, co-founded by Allister Furey, raises $32m in Series A

Sylvera, the leading carbon credit rating provider, raised a $32m Series A round to accelerate its mission to be a source of truth for carbon markets. Notable VC investors – Index Ventures and Insight Partners – co-led the round with participation from Salesforce Ventures, LocalGlobe and angel investors. This brings Sylvera’s total funding to $39.5 […]

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Hussein Kanji, General Partner at Hoxton Ventures shares advice for founders

Hussein Kanji (LBS MBA 2007) is a Founding Partner at Hoxton Ventures having invested in multiple unicorn startups, most notably Deliveroo, Babylon and Darktrace. Hoxton has recently raised its third fund, $215m to invest in early-stage startups. I sat down with Hussein to hear about what founders often get wrong during the fundraising process. Ineffective […]

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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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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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Nuno Sebastião (MBA 2009) Co- Founder, Chairman, CEO of Feedzai

LBS Alumnus founded Feedzai raises $200M at over $1B valuation

Feedzai, a start-up co-founded by London Business School alumnus Nuno Sebastião, raises US$200 million at over $1 billion valuation to fight financial crime with AI. Feedzai is an AI-powered risk management platform that provides banks, others in the financial sector, and companies managing payments online with the tools to spot and fight fraud. It has […]

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Richard Vecqueray

Richard Vecqueray – LBS gave me the language to grow my business

By the time Map of Ag CEO Richard Vecqueray embarked on his MBA at London Business School in 2016, the digital economy had become a dominant force in almost every sphere of global business. Importantly, agriculture, his own business community, was the one remaining sector still offering untapped opportunity. “There is so much innovation going […]

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Accomplished Entrepreneur Award winners

LBS Alumni Anuj Srivastava and Mark Kornfilt receive the Accomplished Entrepreneur Awards

Livspace co-founder Anuj Srivastava MBA2003 and Mark Kornfilt EMBALS2014, co-founder of Livestream, have been recognised by the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) at London Business School for their entrepreneurial achievements. The Accomplished Entrepreneur Awards were established in 2010 to celebrate alumni who have built innovative businesses, the awards have become a highly anticipated moment […]

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STORIES FROM THE PARTI PRIS – Surviving “Survivorship bias”

In these unprecedented times of (using the word unprecedented) uncertainty, many of us are contemplating taking the leap of faith and becoming a fulltime entrepreneur. In this edition of the Zymurgist Diaries, let’s aim to understand how various biases trick founders and why founders continue to succumb to them, and what they can do about it. […]

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