FINDING THE FUN IN FUNDING

Although I have set up and sold companies in the past, I always learn loads from the funding phase of a new startup... Here are my top learnings from our funding conversations in the first few months of VIDA.

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Mark Maddox
BETTER THAN SNOW

Thomas Baekdal is a leading media analyst who helps companies via strategic consulting and through his subscription-based magazine Baekdal plus. He talks about his background and the digital media outlook.

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Chloe Riess
TO BOLDLY GO...

Richard Fifield is founder and partner at Realise Capital, investing in entrepreneurs and sharing a belief with one Captain James T. Kirk that there's no such thing as a no-win scenario. He's also VIDA's CFO. We asked him about the elements of business success. 

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Chloe Riess
DIGITAL AND CONTENT IN 2018

The media landscape continues to be in a state of flux, with changes to digital publishing and advertising and across social platforms. VIDA's Mark Maddox and Peter Cowley talk digital media and content in 2018.

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Chloe Riess
CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS

Carolyn Dailey is the founder of Creative Entrepreneurs, the movement she launched in January 2016 at No. 10 Downing Street. We talked to her about what inspired its development, creativity in the UK and plans for 2018. 

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Chloe Riess
FINDING ROUGH DIAMONDS

Nicole Yershon is not only an influential intrapreneur, she’s also a best-selling author. Her book Rough Diamond is the latest step in her mission to give people of all ages the opportunity to change and realise their potential. 

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Chloe Riess
INNOVATION FOR GROWTH

Mark Cowan co-founded innovation agency Happen during a recession. Working with clients to help them grow, he also saw the agency grow exponentially. He talks about building successful businesses.

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Chloe Riess
TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

Tom Salmon, CEO of open innovation firm The Bakery, operates at the point where corporations, startups, digital and technology intersect. He talks about breaking new ground. 

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Chloe Riess
THE EVOLUTION OF CONTENT

VIDA chairman Peter Cowley, who changed the face of digital content at companies including Endemol and co-founded agency Spirit Media, talks about the evolution of content. 

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Chloe Riess
CREATIVE FINANCING

Dave Morrison, partner at top entertainment accountants Nyman Libson Paul, talks about routes to creative financing, informed by his entrepreneurial background in DJing and club promotion. 

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Chloe Riess
THE VIDA MODEL

One element that makes VIDA different in the media space is its unique business model combining funding, business support and commercialisation.

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Chloe Riess
WE LOVE OUR NEW HOME

Second Home Spitalfields is a stunning creative workspace and cultural venue that brings together a wide range of industries, disciplines and businesses.

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Chloe Riess
WHY VIDA?

VIDA’s two founders have one aim: to launch, build, incubate and accelerate the growth of new, niche digital media publishing brands. 

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Chloe Riess