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Founder to Founder: Asi Sharabi and Alex Klein talk going global

What problems does every founder face when growing their startup? Our new Founder to Founder series explores this with five interviews between members of our Future Fifty and Upscale programmes.

These founders hope that you can learn from their experiences when scaling your business.

Over the next ten weeks we’ll publish new interviews delving into the challenges faced by fast-growth, early-stage companies on Upscale, along with  the late-stage firms on our Future Fifty programme, covering these topics:

  • Episode One – Going global
  • Episode Two – Hiring and Recruitment
  • Episode Three – Leadership
  • Episode Four – Culture
  • Episode Five – Funding

Episode One – Going Global

Featuring Alex Klein, Co-Founder and CEO of Kano and  Asi Sharabi, Co-Founder and CEO of Lost My Name, episode one explores the challenges any digital business faces in the globalisation of their company.

Both businesses have first hand experience with taking their products global. Kano (now on our Future Fifty programme having graduated from Upscale) ship their ‘make your own’ computer kits to over 40 countries worldwide and Lost My Name (also on Future Fifty) similarly send their products worldwide, translating their personalised storytelling product to 11 different languages. Alex and Asi know what they’re talking about in going global, but that doesn’t mean it’s been smooth sailing all the way…

Asi and Alex delve into the real problems that emerge when taking your business global, including how you develop your product to attract the international market and questioning, is global growth actually possible without over-stretching your employees?

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