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Luke lang, CMO and co-founder at Crowdcube and Wendy Jephson, co-founder and Chief Behavioural Officer at Sybernetix discuss the importance of strong business leadership from launch through to scaling.

Crowdcube has expanded its team significantly since launching in 2011, and now has more than 80 employees in four offices across Europe. Sybenetix is on the verge of  expansion.

In this interview Luke and Wendy discuss their experiences of going from having just a few members of staff to an organisation spread across several offices, how to manage that growth, introducing new layers of management and new processes to aid that transition, as well as how your role as a founder has to evolve in line.

‘The challenge to any entrepreneur is getting people to follow you’, Wendy says.”You need to be able to trust others to do a good job. You can’t micro manage and be too much of a perfectionist,” according to Luke.

Both agree that you have to give control to those lower down the leadership chain if your company is to grow.

Founder to Founder episode 5 sees Luke and Wendy delve into these challenges and more in the video below. Prefer to listen as a podcast?

Our Founder to Founder series explores the challenges entrepreneurs face with five interviews between members of our Future Fifty and Upscale programmes.

Watch episode one – Asi Sharabi and Alex Klein: Going Global

Watch episode two – Matt Buckland and Anoop Unadkat: Recruitment

Watch episode three – Tom Valentine and James Sherwin-Smith: Funding

Watch episode four – Naomi Trickey and Aron Gelbard: Culture

Keep an eye on our social channels for updates and tune in again for episode five.

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