The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of Scaling: The uncensored view


‘If at first, you don't succeed’ – this is the golden mantra that the startup ecosystem was built on. But we know many other principles go into supporting this maxim; such as the politics around raising money, knowing how to accelerate and when to put on the brakes. We gather some of the most experienced investors in the business to talk us through what it takes to scale a startup through the strongest headwinds in its earliest stage or even later stages. As well as answer, has the numbers game changed post-COVID? What don't they tell you when you are developing a product? And, is there a way to codify success?

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Lead Speakers

Jon Bradford

Partner Dynamo Ventures

Simon Williams

Director WovenLight

Priya Guha

Venture Partner Merian Ventures

Gary Stewart

Co-founder & CEO The Nest