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Posted by: on April 21, 2017

How we raised a £100k seed round with a single cold email

When people find out you run a startup, one of the first things they ask is, “Have you raised any money and how did you do it?”. We always like to joke that we raised our seed round with a single cold email. But actually, it’s a true story, and as I told more people, […]

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Posted by: on April 21, 2017

The world’s first natural energy drink

In 2015, I left a corporate finance position at the biggest real estate investment company in Ecuador to pursue the dream of making the Guayusa leaf famous in the entire world. When I applied to the MSc in Law and Finance back in 2013, I already knew that I wanted to start a social impact […]

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Posted by: on April 21, 2017

Three things we need to save our world from climate change

“There is the natural tendency that all of us are vulnerable to, to deny unpleasant realities and to look for any excuse to push them away and resolve to think about them another day long in the future” – Al Gore on climate change. This statement is true in my life. At the age of […]

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Posted by: on April 21, 2017

Living exceptionally – Step 1: Saïd Business School

A common human desire is to live a better life. It is why we strive hard, work, educate, travel and raise our children to dream. I am no different, although in some ways, the admission that I want to live a better life makes me bristle. It feels like a ‘western world’ and spoiled kind […]

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Posted by: on April 21, 2017

The best project you can work on

 (The importance of personal advancement)  “It’s not what we get in life, it’s who we become.” – Jim Rohn Once we graduate from university or school, we feel that learning is behind us and we are now on a mission of putting into life everything we’ve learnt. As we grow, we change. Learning changes our worldview […]

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Posted by: on April 21, 2017

“How did you get to study at Oxford?”: Alozie’s story

In 1998, having worked for 7 years with Budget Rent A Car as their Europe, Africa and Middle East Financial Accountant, I decided to contract out my services to other organisations. The experience took me to companies like the British Airport Authority, the University of Westminster, Santander Bank, the UK Ministry of Defence and the […]

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