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Member profile: Zuleyka Strasner, founder, Zero

In  light of current events, today when we hear ‘supply chain’ and ‘doorstep delivery’, they have a new, more personal meaning to all of us. Welcome to the rise...

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Member profile: Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don, founders of ClassDojo

“Education is the most important problem in the world. If we could solve it, give everyone the education they want and need, we’d have a world where everyone grows...

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Classroom app ClassDojo wins Best in British Tech Award at the GBx Gala

300-strong British startup community gathers in San Francisco for the annual GBx Gala Classroom communication app ClassDojo has been selected as the Best in British Tech by the British...

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GBx experts support Brits by the Bay Participants

GBx experts support Brits by the Bay Participants GBx aims to provide a peer to peer network for mutual help and support and a community those from the UK...

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Vote for the Best in British Tech!

When a Brit endeavors in the United States, only another Brit can understand the kind of pickle one might be found. Accessing the market, fundraising, talking to the media...

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Announcing Brits by the Bay startups

We’re thrilled to announce the Brits in the Bay participants – the most exciting UK startups looking to expand their business into the US. Aiden.AI – Marie Outtier, Co-founder &...

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Member profile: Alastair Paterson, Digital Shadows

Digitalization has changed our experiences forever. We store our knowledge online and place our trust in the cloud. Companies dealing with big data have a much larger responsibility, as...

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Member profile: Zumper’s founders – Anthemos Georgiades and Russell Middleton

Making the first move is always hard. Thanks to technology, most of our daily decisions have become easier and effortless. One click is all it takes. However, when the...

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Member profile: Nicky Goulimis, Nova Credit

Moving to a different country opens minds and new opportunities, but also brings infinite challenges. Credit access is often the toughest obstacle for most non-Americans. Stanford graduate student Nicky...

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Member profile: Robyn Exton of HER

When in 2016, BBC News covered HER, a dating app for lesbian, bi-sexual and queer people, it had 1M users, no revenue and has just moved its headquarters to...

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Member profile: Srin Madipalli, Product Manager, Airbnb, co-founder of Accomable

Transcript from a conversation with Srin Madipalli, Product Manager, Airbnb, co-founder of Accomable. Listen on Soundcloud. Suz: Our guest today is Srin Madipalli in his own words – which...

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Revisiting the Delaware flip

Early-stage (Seed and Series A) US venture capitalists often insist they will invest in a UK company only if the company “flips” its corporate structure and establishes a US...

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Do you know Alan Partridge?

“Shy bairns get nowt” became the standout phrase from the last time I visited Silicon Valley and San Francisco. A trip during which, I ended up on San Francisco...

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Introducing Youth Think Tank

Young people highlight challenges in agricultural industry The Youth Think Tank (YTT) is a research initiative launched by Mastercard Foundation and GBx’s partner Restless Development that works with young...

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Restless Development entrepreneur profile: Eva gets water

Eva Tolage, a young campaigner from Tanzania, launched Stand With Eva back in February 2015 and since then has been campaigning locally and nationally to get a clean supply...

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Member profile: Michael Acton Smith of Calm

Meet Michael Acton Smith, co-founder and CEO of Calm. Tell us a little bit about yourself I’m the co-founder and co-CEO of Calm.com. I was the CEO/founder of Mind...

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RocketSpace new joiner benefits for GBx members

If you’re a GBx member new to RocketSpace looking for office or meeting space – perm, visiting or virtual, you’re in luck. RocketSpace has teamed up with GBx to...

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Women and GBx

We’ve been listening to women (and men) from the GBx community about the challenges for women in tech and the opportunities for us to do more in our individual...

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SVC2UK and GBx welcome new GBxers!

Special welcome to new members who have joined GBx as part of our partnership with SVC2UK, as we help to connect the SF Bay Area community with UK entrepreneurs....

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SVIP: Gain developers, redress gender imbalance in tech

Opportunity: gain highly qualified software developers while helping to redress gender imbalance in tech Silicon Valley Internship Programme (SVIP) is an organization set up to give something back to the...

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HealthTech event: what we’ve missed about the NHS, and more

Thank you to our awesome panel and the GBxers who contributed to an interesting discussion on HealthTech applying understanding of not only UK or US models and technologies, but an...

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Restless Development entrepreneur profile: David starts a fishing business

David joined the Restless Development Youth Empowerment program in 2009 in Uganda. Beyond his success in actively engaging youth in decision making and development processes in his community through...

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Member profile: Alex Young of Virti

Meet Alex Young, founder and CEO of Virti. Tell us a little bit about yourself I’m a surgeon by training and built and sold an events company during med...

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The importance of the network

Most great achievements come with the support of a strong community. As technology professionals, it is incredibly important to build strong networks with our peers as entrepreneurs and we...

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GBx partners with Restless Development for positive change

Half the world is under 30 and 9 out of 10 young people live in developing countries. Restless Development has trained and supported over 20,000 young people to become...

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Paying it forward – Cambridge University needs our help

Can you help? The University of Cambridge is looking for mentors based in the US to advise their portfolio companies and help them grow into global leaders. They selected five...

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GBx launches UK entrepreneur membership at SVC2UK

At the close of 2017, I was fortunate enough to represent GBx and join the SVC2UK delegation visiting Cambridge and London to meet some of the hottest startup and...

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Continuing the conversation…on Faster Close

After each GBx member-only event we’ll include a summary of the burning questions during the session. Respecting the confidentiality of those in the room who shared their stories we...

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We need to talk about ‘xit

Brexit news is here to stay, and GBx members have been invited to access to the Brexit Brief by the British Embassy in Washington. The latest edition covers: Theresa...

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Get to know our members

Unless you’re an active participant in our LinkedIn or Facebook groups, you may not know your fellow GBx members that well. In 2018, we’re kicking off a series of...

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So many channels, so little time

At GBx, we want you to stay informed and engaged, but not overwhelmed by content we share with you. With email, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Slack and carrier pigeons, we...

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GBx – what’s in the name?

Since its inception in 2016, GBx’s mission has been to build a supportive and expertise-driven community of British entrepreneurs, technology executives and investors, based or looking to expand to...

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GBx members-only area is here

Happy Holidays – we got you a present! Welcome to our brand new GBx members-only website. At GBx, our members have been building connections through in-person events, one-to-one ‘coffees...

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