From startup to scaleup: in conversation with Bidstack and Bitstocks
It’s the startup dream: getting traction in the market, attracting investors and scaling rapidly. But what are the challenges of fast growth, from managing your cashflow so you don’t crash and burn to maintaining your company culture as you bring on new team members?
In this online event we’ll be in conversation with two scaleup founders to get the inside scoop:
Michael Hudson is the founder and CEO of Bitstocks, which has created a Bitcoin banking ecosystem where you can buy and sell Bitcoin easily and securely. Established in 2014 as the City of London’s first Bitcoin Market Advisory and Cryptocurrency Investment firm, Michael has grown the business to become an educational media house that provides thoroughly researched education about Bitcoin.
James Draper is the founder and CEO at Bidstack, a provider of native in-game advertising. Since its initial launch the company has grown into an international business that trades on the London Stock Exchange. Under his stewardship, Bidstack became the first ever Crowdcube funded company to go public.
The event will be chaired by Folu Fabowale-Makinde, Plexal’s innovation associate. Folu delivered the Innovate UK Scaleup Pilot, which helped the innovation agency understand more about the challenges of fast-growth companies in specific sectors.