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Lessons for CEOs from Tessa Clarke, OLIO co-founder & CEO

Tessa Clarke, co-founder of food sharing platform OLIO, shares some of her valuable learnings on being a CEO

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Why we're investing in the Circular Economy

Founders Factory investor Michelle Wilk explains why we're backing startups in rental, refill, and resale

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Lessons for CEOs from Tessa Clarke, OLIO co-founder & CEO

Tessa Clarke, co-founder of food sharing platform OLIO, shares some of her valuable learnings on being a CEO

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Honest Health’s Tale of Resilience

From getting turned down by 186 investors, to being acquired by the market leader. Pavlo & Sam share their story.

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Should Your Startup Consider Crowdfunding?

What is crowdfunding, and how does crowdfunding work? Darren Mulvihill, senior venture portfolio manager at Founders Factory, reveals his top advice

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Lessons for CEOs from Phil Libin, former Evernote co-founder & CEO

Phil Libin, co-founder and CEO of All Turtles and mmhmm, and formerly Evernote, gives us access to his lessons as CEO.

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The future of Fintech: How founders need to build in the next five years

Thanks to the rise of embedded finance, even non-financial companies are reaping the rewards of fintech innovation. Here's what the next five years looks like.

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My first company failed. Here’s what I learned.

The list of what I should have done differently could fill a book, but for brevity, here are some important takeaways.

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Lessons launching and scaling a FinTech startup, with Pleo founder Jeppe Rindom

Jeppe Rindom, Founder of Pleo, shares his lessons building one of Europe's largest FinTech startups.

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How to Build Startup-Corporate Partnerships

Here are our top tips on how to nail corporate partnerships - from the first intro to a pilot and beyond.

founder stories

From ChargedUp to CleanedUp: How to Pivot in Times of Crisis

Hugo and Charlie share their story and lessons learned pivoting during the pandemic.

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Accelerator vs Incubator: What’s the Difference?

Founders Factory has outlined what to expect from an accelerator and incubator program.

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Recommended Female Founder Resources

Our female founders have recommended the resources that have inspired them the most.

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How I got my MenoTech startup to market

Founder Rebekah Brown shares how she launched her FemTech startup with Founders Factory and Reckitt Benckiser

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Lessons on launching and scaling a D2C startup with MADE.com & Typology founder Ning Li

Ning Li, Co-founder of MADE.com and founder of Typology, gives us access to the early days at MADE.com and lessons building his current d2c startup.

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How our Fintech Startup Raised £2.6m from Top-Tier Investors

Ritesh and Chris, co-founders of ClearGlass, make public their lessons on raising £2.6m from top-tier investors.

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