Silicon Roundabout is the centre of the European Technology Startup Industry and each week we bring you the stories that matter from Founders, Venture Capitalists, Entrepreneurs, Incubators, Accelerators, Angel Investors, and More.
Jon Bradford is a Managing Director at TechStars, the #1 Startup Accelerator in the World. They provide companies with $18,000 of funding and a 13 week "Boot Camp" in exchange for a 6% equity stake in 7 cities worldwide. Over 300 companies have completed their program.
"Some people join the Peace Corps. Working for Number 10 Downing was my Tech Corps."
Carlos Eduardo Espinal is a Partner at Seedcamp, Europe's leading micro-seed investment and mentoring programme with over 100 of Europe's most promising startups.
Roxanne Varza is a "Startup Lover" for Microsoft in Paris in the Bizspark division which provides free software, support, and visibility to help startups succeed.
Simon Cook is the CEO of DFJ Esprit, the European arm of Draper Fisher Jurvetson of Silicon Valley, the largest venture capital network in the world with 140 investment professionals and 600 portfolio companies including SpaceX, Tesla, and Skype.
Bindi Karia is the Vice President of the Accelerator program at Silicon Valley Bank in London which offers a variety of financial services to companies in Technology, Life Sciences, and Wine.
Courtney Boyd Myers began her career writing for Forbes Magazine and the Huffington Post and is now a member of the Number 10 Downing Street and Tech City's Advisory board
John Collison is the co-founder of Stripe, a company that "makes it easy to start accepting credit cards on the web today."
"Make something people want."