Growth secrets of UK unicorns revealed

UK unicorns

Start-ups that grow to a value exceeding $1 billion are so scarce that they’ve been given a pointedly mythical epithet. But the UK is home to a handful of unicorns – and Director has tracked down the founders of three such rare beasts. In exclusive interviews for the magazine’s latest edition, they share their wisdom on issues ranging from recruitment and mentoring to investment and hurdling failure at a gallop

Gordon Sanghera

Gordon Sanghera, co-founder and CEO of Oxford Nanopore Technologies, discusses turning innovation into profit and taking inspiration from Dutch football


Taavet Hinrikus

Taavet Hinrikus, co-founder and chairman of peer-to-peer money exchange service TransferWise, discusses going global and persuading Branson to invest


Rishi Khosla

Rishi Khosla, co-founder and CEO of digital bank OakNorth, discusses credible mentors and decisive deals…


Director Magazine - unicorns coverThe full interviews with Taavet Hinrikus, Rishi Khosla and Gordon Sanghera can be read exclusively by IoD members in the latest edition of Director magazine, out Thursday 24 May

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