By Dan Murray & Rich Martell
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Secret Leaders features interviews with key figures from the UK tech and creative ecosystem. From entrepreneurs (both early and latter stage), to journalists, VCs - and even royalty - the series profiles those who have helped shape the nation's culture of innovation and growth.
||CleanS02E12 Rankin: Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes||Today’s guest is celebrity photographer Rankin, here to share his innermost thoughts on photography and life itself. From Glasgow to Yorkshire to St Albans: his childhood and finding his way Meeting Jefferson Hack and creating Dazed & Confused Always||18 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02E11 Planet Organic: How Founder Renée Elliott Wove Together Love and Food||Our guest this week takes life and food seriously. Meet Renée Elliott, the founder of Planet Organic, a principled, thoughtful, and always kind entrepreneur, here to offer some valuable life lessons and sound business advice. The journey of Planet Org||4 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02E10 Shazam: How Dhiraj Mukherjee Built One of the Most Downloaded Apps of All Time||Our guest this week is Dhiraj Mukerjee, one of the co-founders of Shazam, the terrifyingly popular app that has been downloaded over one billion times. Join us to hear the story of how Dhiraj and his three colleagues grew Shazam from just the idea to it||28 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E09 Babylon Health: How Founder and CEO Dr Ali Parsa Plans to Make Healthcare a Utility for Every Human on Earth||Our guest this week is the founder of Babylon Health: Ali Parsa. What Ali chose to do is nothing short of noble: trying to make healthcare affordable and accessible to everyone. Tune in to hear the lessons and advice of a very ambitious and opinionated||14 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E08 Hassle.com: How Alex Depledge Co-Founded a Company that Sold for €32 Million||Our guest this week is a feisty, joyous force of nature. Alex Depledge shares some serious wisdom on how, together with her co-founders, she ambitiously built and grew hassle.com (+ we cover many more topics). Join us for a refreshing, feminist episode.||7 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E07 Charles Tyrwhitt: How Founder Nicholas Wheeler Went From an Aston Martin to Global Domination||Our guest this week is a man who enjoys taking high-achieving to new levels every morning while eating breakfast. Meet Nick Wheeler, the founder of Charles Tyrwhitt, the shirt company on a mission to make it easy for men to dress well. Nick’s previou||30 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E06 Not On The Highstreet Co-Founder Holly Tucker||Our guest this week is the lovely co-founder of notonthehighstreet.com, Holly Tucker (previously known as “Hurricane Holly”). Join us for an hour of inspiration, as Holly shares her secrets for balancing family, happiness, and business, as well as h||16 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E05 ustwo Co-Founder Mills on Building a Fampany (aka Family Company)||Our leader du jour is Mills, aka Matt Miller, co-founder of ustwo, an international digital product and service studio. Mills tells us all about how they created ustwo and developed an App Store App of the Year, and why they will never ever sell their f||9 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E04 Café Rouge: How Co-Founder Karen Jones Creates Brands People Come Back To||Our guest this week is Café Rouge co-founder Karen Jones. Fortunately for you, Karen comes equipped with plenty of actionable advice on how you can create a brand people actually come back to. How Café Rouge was built Selling Café Rouge and creating||3 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E03 Co-Founder of Songkick: Pete Finlay on Burnout and Growing Too Fast||What are the ingredients needed for a successful startup adventure? Pete Finlay, formerly Pete Smith, co-founder of Songkick and Silicon Milkroundabout, has a few pieces of advice for first-time founders that could make all the difference in the world.||27 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E02 Gail Gallie, Co-Founder of Project Everyone: Reaching 7 billion people in 7 days||How do you go about creating a better tomorrow? Project Everyone co-founder Gail Gallie thinks that we should all get involved. It starts with something small, and then expands into something great. Working as a producer for Radio 1 The challenges of b||20 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E01 Just Eat: How David Buttress Co-Founded and Built a £5.5bn Company||What does a successful startup need? Two friends with a vision, a huge amount of hard work, and a basement. Just Eat former CEO David Buttress shares his journey. The Just Eat journey: how two colleagues working in a basement created an empire with a||13 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E15 Simon Cook -- Draper Esprit||Today’s special guest is one of the key Venture Capital investors in the UK, the CEO and Founder of Draper Esprit, Mr Simon Cook. Most recently, Simon has focused on disrupting the traditional VC structure by taking his company public on an IPO that r||12 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E14 Sarah Wood -- Unruly||Today we are joined by one of the best known, and certainly most liked entrepreneurs in the UK - Sarah Wood from Unruly Media. The tl;dr on Sarah is that she went to University of Cambridge, then became a lecturer at the University of Sussex, then she C||25 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E13 Vincent Dignan -- Traffic & Copy||Today’s guest is the self styled Jesus Christ Superstar of the organic viral growth world, Vincent Dignan. He puts the M in Millennial, the G in Growth and the WTF in Fashion. A man who very much practices what he preaches, and a true obsessive for th||15 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E12 Tamara Lohan MBE -- Mr & Mrs Smith||Tamara Lohan MBE is the co-founder and CTO of Mr & Mrs Smith Hotels. She started Mr and Mrs Smith with her husband James 14 years ago, and has been at the heart of one of the best loved internet brands in Britain, but it in fact started as a publishing||9 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E11 Sir John Hegarty -- BBH||Our guest this week is the advertising giant Sir John Hegarty. As the co-founder of ad agency BBH and creator of acclaimed campaigns for brands such as Levi’s, Audi, BA and Johnnie Walker, Hegarty has been a leader in the advertising industry for more||13 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E10 Alicia Navarro -- Skimlinks||Our second Australian guest in a row for our 10th episode of Secret Lives of Leaders. This episode we have the pleasure of hosting Alicia Navarro - the co-founder and CEO of Skimlinks. Known for her energy and enthusiasm, Alicia has been in the heart of||29 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E09 Daniel Priestley -- Bestselling Author & Entrepeneur (Key Person of Influence, 24 Assets, Oversubscribed)||Our guest in episode 9 is the bestselling author Daniel Priestley. Hailing from Australia Daniel was already a success before he moved to Europe. He used writing as a way to get his thought process down while running his own business and along the way h||23 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E08 Reshma Sohoni -- Seedcamp||Our guest this week is one of the best networked ladies in UK tech, as the Co Founder of not only the first ever, but also arguably the most successful Seed Fund in Europe, Seedcamp. By only part-selling their stake in their most successful investment,||15 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E07 Steve Bartlett -- Social Chain||Our guest in this episode is probably responsible for the funny tweets you saw, or that ridiculously viral campaign that captured your imagination. At 24, he’s one of those guys who has already had the life experience of most 40 year olds, with office||5 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E06 Michael Acton Smith -- Moshi Monsters, Mind Candy, Calm, Firebox||Michael Acton Smith OBE is a man who's been described as the ‘tech version of Willy Wonka’. From setting up popular e-commerce websites with university friends to extravagant online games Michael Acton Smith has always had a drive as a maker. His bi||12 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E05 Jess Butcher -- Blippar||Jess Butcher is the co-founder of Blippar - the augmented reality giant. Founded in 2011, Jess has over 250 colleagues and as of 2016 raised a total of $100m valuing the business at a reputed $1bn and it’s also reported that they turned down an acquis||7 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E04 HRH The Duke of York -- Prince Andrew||--||23 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E03 Graham Hobson -- Photobox||Graham Hobson is the Co Founder of Photobox, the digital printing powerhouse that employs 1,000+ people across Europe, and exited for a reported £400m+.But it wasn’t a simple journey - 16 years in the making, including 5 where they scaled back to 3 p||23 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E02 Alice Bentinck -- Entrepreneur First||Alice started her career in McKinsey and on the day she was going to sign to start at google, got convinced by her business partner Matt to just start this with her instead, and though it was incredibly tough starting up - she’s never looked back. Th||23 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E01 Nick Jenkins -- Moonpig||Nick Jenkins is the founder of Moonpig.com - the wildly successful personalised E card company that sold for £120m to photo printing giants, Photobox in 2011. More recently he’s been an avid angel investor which saw him becoming more of a household n||23 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great podcast! Love this idea - interesting to hear the background on such inspired leaders.
Enjoyed every minute of this!
Great interviews and awesome guests
This is fantastic, a great initiative and such interesting guests, thanks for putting it together!!