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Yousef Amar and José Martín Quesada

Krew cuts a $1.6m seed funding deal

Krew, a fitness startup business, has recently raised $1.6m in seed funding. Krew offers fully live and on-demand workouts which can be consumed alone or at a watch party with friends. These workouts are enriched with AI-powered leaderboards and motion tracking to correct posture in remote workout environments, none of which require any equipment besides […]

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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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The Cargoful team with Filippo Tamburini top middle and Erica Pezzica in the middle below

Cargoful – fleet management firm wins top sustainability prize

Cargoful, a revolutionary technology set to transform fleet management, has won this year’s ‘Sustainability Prize at the European Business Plan of the Year Competition’. Cargoful is the brainchild of London Business School alumni, Erica Pezzica (MBA 2021) and Filippo Tamburini (MBA 2021), together with their co-founders Cosmo Valentino and Alessandro Salvetti.  The software puts powerful […]

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Wype – a green, clean spruce up, à toilette

‘Domination of the toilet market’ is not typically an aspiration one might wish for if one associates the meaning with the commonly used English word, a noun, meaning a water-flushed bowl, cistern and seat. If, however, one assigns the meaning to the more continental, toilette, or the process of washing oneself, dressing, and attending to […]

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From idea to XYZ Reality

The team behind XYZ Reality are the freshest examples of the mettle, resolve and ingenuity needed to tackle the big challenges presented by today’s demanding business environment. David Mitchell, Murray Hendriksen and Umar Ahmed, a London Business School alumnus, are the founding team of a construction technology start-up, XYZ Reality that has just closed a […]

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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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Jamil Mawji: Changing lives by putting people first

At a time when calls to better protect the vulnerable in society have never been louder, it is heartening to learn of a company in the care home industry which places the interests of those in care, and their carers, at the forefront of their policy making and business planning. Jamil Mawji, co-founder and co-chairman of […]

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AMZA team members

How to start and run a business with your two best friends

Would you start a business with your friends? That’s exactly what Ariadna Pui MBA2021 did. Here she tells her story of how she balances business with friendship, all with the added challenges of working in a remote environment. Remember those times when friendships were easy? You met at school, listened to the same music, hated […]

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Ayesha Ofori

Ayesha Ofori: Finding purpose through entrepreneurship

Ayesha Ofori knew that she had made an important journey with her property investment portfolio, moving from what she terms a “side hustle” to a principal source of income, when she discovered that she was earning more from property than with her job with Goldman Sachs. In this post, she shares how she found purpose […]

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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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