This week our Female Founder is Ela Madej. YC Alum, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, Part-time Partner at Innovation Nest and COO of Amicus. To say Ela's career journey has been impressive would be an understatement, it was fantastic to hear her story to understand how her perspective and ambitions have changed over time. From starting her first business to joining YC - her journey is inspiring from the start.
This week I had the opportunity to interview an entrepreneur I have admired for a long time, Colette Ballou - President of Ballou PR. Ballou PR has offices in London, Paris and Berlin each one has been opened by Colette herself. It was fascinating to hear her journey and PR advice for startups, not only that but Colette was listed as part of the Inspiring Fifty Women in EU Tech. It's an interview you don't want to miss.
Today my female founder is Carrie Osman - Chief Provocateur at CRUXY&CO. Carrie has such passion for her work and a real belief in the impact that she has. I left the interview immensely energised and I'm sure you will feel the same after reading.
This week my female founder is Sarah Wood. Sarah is the COO and co-founder of video ad tech company Unruly. I was incredibly excited to interview Sarah as I have heard her speak several times and always been in awe, she didn't disappoint! Unruly have had an incredible few years, from tripling its annual revenue to raising $25million. Sarah has some great stories to tell, lessons learnt and fantastic advice for future entrepreneurs. Read well and take notes!
I had the pleasure of interviewing Jenny Biggam the founder of the7stars over lunch. The growth of 7stars is impressive, to say the least, and incredibly inspiring to hear the modest beginnings to the 101 employees now. Read her story so far, hear about the 'growing pains', achievements and making people a priority
This week our Female Founder is Zoe Peden, "Chief Juggler" at Insane Logic. I was lucky enough to meet Zoe the day after Pitch@Palace, which sounded like a phenomenal experience. It was brilliant hearing a fantastic female entrepreneur in the social enterprise space. Zoe is incredibly driven, an inspiration and has certainly achieved a lot.