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Shaper: Jeff Lynn

Jeff Lynn is CEO and co-founder of Seedrs, Europe’s number one equity crowdfunding platform. Seedrs is creating the world-leading marketplace for the equity for start-ups and growth businesses. It lets investors invest as little or as much as they like in businesses they believe in, and entrepreneurs raise capital and build community – all through a simple, online process.

Jeff began his career as a corporate lawyer with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York and London. In addition to his work with Seedrs, he was founding Chairman of The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec), a non-profit advocacy group for digital start-ups and SMEs; and he serves as a non-executive director of Companies House, the UK government agency responsible for company registrations, filings and data.

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“Having a few hundred people who all now have a vested interest in your success can be really useful when you are trying to acquire your first customers.”

“…we had a vision, we believed in what we were doing and we just were going to keep banging our heads against the wall until we made it happen.”

“As an entrepreneur … there is much more freedom to say ‘I don’t know’ “

” I think one of the great successes I have achieved personally has been, somehow or another, I managed to persuade some really, really talented people to come work for us.”

“…rare are the situations where I say ‘I am the CEO so we are doing it this way’ “

” One point I have made many times is not only have I never been a CEO before but I have never actually seen a good CEO in action.”

” I find myself at thirty eight and running a company that’s growing well but still kind of figuring a lot of this out and you know, I think that’s part of being an entrepreneur.”

” I think that diversity of background is one of the most useful things in a creative growth driven business.”

Shaper: Marcus Wareing

Marcus Wareing is a celebrated chef and Co-Founder of Marcus Wareing Restaurants. Marcus studied at Southport Catering College and was Gordon Ramsay’s protégée for 19 years. He was awarded his first Michelin Stars at 26, one of only a handful of chefs to be recognised at that age. His awards now include two Michelin stars, [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 3 days ago

Business Shapers: Sir John Timpson

Mishcon de Reya has created its latest animated business shapers film featuring Sir John Timpson, Chairman of Timpson Group, who was a guest on Jazz Shapers. Broadcast on Jazz FM, Jazz Shapers is a radio programme presented by Mishcon de Reya Partner and Director of Business Development, Elliot Moss. This three minute film documents the personal and entrepreneurial [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 4 days ago