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how it works.

We run private, one-on-one sessions with startups. The sessions are honest and candid, where founders share their real problems—they don't spend time pitching.

Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes. We give recommendations and provide the startups with an action plan. Startups provide updates over time about their progress.

Feedback from startups

It was incredible value, and a safe space for feedback. I'd pay for this.

I found the session super useful. I'll keep you guys posted on progress.

We really enjoyed it, your feedback was very actionable.

you.

You're a founder of an early-stage business that has a live product, and at least some initial usage. This quote by Marc Andreessen describes your current situation:

You can always feel when product-market fit is not happening. The customers aren't quite getting value out of the product, word of mouth isn't spreading, usage isn't growing that fast, press reviews are kind of ‘blah’, the sales cycle takes too long, and lots of deals never close.

us.

We're the team that established Startup Grind London.

Tim has built products at various venture-backed startups, and at Google. Marian is an investor, marketing expert (ex-Orange, ex-Reebok), and startup advisor.

previously.

Michelle You

4th November 2020

Michelle You, Venture Partner at LocalGlobe

Michelle is a Venture Partner at LocalGlobe—a UK-based venture capital firm that focuses on seed and impact investments. She previously was the co-founder & CPO of Songkick, a service that makes it easy to go to concerts.

Reshma Sohoni and Devin Hunt

1st October 2020

Reshma Sohoni and Devin Hunt, Partners at Seedcamp

Reshma is the Founding Partner of Seedcamp—the European seed fund that now counts a decacorn among its portfolio companies. Devin is a Venture Partner, who previously co-founded Lyst—the global fashion search engine.

Avid Larizadeh Duggan

20th August 2020

Avid Larizadeh Duggan OBE, Entrepreneur and Investor

Avid is the ex-COO of Kobalt—the music services unicorn. She has been a General Partner at Google Ventures, an Associate at Accel, and a Product Manager at Skype and eBay. Her angel investments include Okta, which went public in 2017.

Matus Maar

17th June 2020

Matus Maar, Managing Partner at Talis Capital

Matus co-founded Talis Capital—a VC firm that invests $100M annually in $1M–10M deals. He previously co-founded Pirate Studios, the world's largest chain of rehearsal studios.

Simon Rohrbach

19th May 2020

Simon Rohrbach, Mentor at Index Ventures

Simon is a Mentor in Residence at Index Ventures—a VC firm that's regularly ranked in the top ten globally. He previously built and ran the Research & Design organisation at Deliveroo.

Fred Destin

23rd April 2020

Fred Destin, Partner at Stride.VC

Fred is the founder of Stride.VC—a seed-stage fund operating in London and Paris. As a General Partner at Accel, he was an early backer in notable startups including Deliveroo and Zoopla.

Dharmesh Raithatha and Adam Field

25th March 2020

Dharmesh Raithatha and Adam Field, Product at Forward Partners

Dharmesh and Adam are a Product Partner and Product Manager from Forward Partners—an £81M early-stage fund that has invested in 55+ companies primarily in Applied AI, Marketplaces, and E-Commerce.

Kash Shah

26th February 2020

Kash Shah, ex-CPO at ClearScore

Kash built one of the fastest growing FinTechs in Europe as the Chief Product Officer of ClearScore. He's now an angel investor, and the CPO at Multiply.