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Alice Pelton, Co-Founder of the world’s first contraception review platform, The Lowdown

Next up in my Healthtech lockdown series, I caught up with Alice Pelton, Co-Founder of The Lowdown, the world’s first contraception review platform. Within just 14 months, the platform has reached dizzy heights, partly due to Alice being accepted onto the prestigious Entrepreneur First accelerator programme where she met her co-founder David, and partly because, […]

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“Women around the world are all the same. They are going to take care of their children and their community and often die doing so”, says Marissa Fayer, CEO of HERHealthEQ.

One of the joys of lockdown is that I’ve managed to get hold of some incredible women all around the world that I would never have got to otherwise, one of whom is Marissa Fayer. Marissa is the Founder and CEO of HERHealthEQ, a not-for-profit that provides medical devices and equipment for women’s health issues […]

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Mitzi Krockover, MD, angel investor at Golden Seeds and women’s health expert

Last week I spoke to Mitzi Krockover, MD, Managing Director and Co-Chair of the Health Sector Committee at Golden Seeds, an angel investment collective that invests in early-stage female-led companies in the United States. An internist (‘a medical specialist in internal diseases’) by training and practice, Mitzi has had a fascinating journey to Golden Seeds […]

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MPowder, a plant-based powder and online community for menopausal women

Last week I Teams’ed  Rebekah Brown, CEO and Founder of MPowder, a vegan, plant-based powder with carefully selected ingredients  designed to combat the three bio-chemical stages of menopause (perimenopause, menopause and post menopause).  Despite COVID-19 arriving smack in the middle of her round of investment, MPowder is steamrollering ahead, with an oversubscribed symptom-tracker trial kicking […]

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The Roaring 20’s

January is upon us. It’s a time that is filled with optimism, dread, resolutions, and self-imposed austerity. I find it a deeply reflective time too, especially as we say goodbye to the 2010s. I recently read a brilliant piece by Tim Ferriss about ditching New Year’s Resolutions for a more retrospective ‘Past Year Review’ instead […]

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Memrise, a language learning platform using cognitive science to make learning fun

I recently caught up with the brilliant mind that is Ed Cooke, CEO of language learning platform, Memrise. I first met Ed when he gave a talk at my school in 2008 on the joys of memory and, of course, sleeping in 20-minute stints throughout the day. Needless to say, Ed is an eccentric and […]

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DAME, a tampon brand committed to sustainability and wellbeing

Last week, I met up with Alec Mills, co-founder of DAME, a British company tackling plastic pollution with their organic tampons and reusable applicators. We spoke about DAME’s journey to fruition, challenging dominant brandnomers, and the future of FemTech and sustainability. DAME is a company I admire hugely for their commitment to sustainable periods being […]

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The Michelin-starred, West African-inspired Ikoyi

This article was written for Stone and River by me, Lucy Orr-Ewing I met up with Gaz, a good friend and brilliant chef at Ikoyi. We spoke about the importance of suppliers in the fine dining sphere, the unexpected joys of Brexit, and the journey Ikoyi have been on, culminating in their first Michelin Star. […]

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Kricket, a pioneer of the ‘British-sourced, Indian-inspired’ cuisine

This article was written for Stone and River by me, Lucy Orr-Ewing I met up with Rik Campbell, co-founder of one of my favourite restaurants, Kricket, to discuss its winning proposition and the wider casual dining market. Kricket is a restaurant growing its reputation and footprint, albeit slowly and thoughtfully. It is at the forefront of […]

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“I’m obsessed with the customer experience”, says Chris Miller of White Rabbit Fund

This article was written for Stone and River by me, Lucy Orr-Ewing I interviewed Chris Miller from White Rabbit Fund on what his thoughts are with regard to Value Creation in Private Equity. His meticulous approach is turning heads in the Private Equity sphere and he was fascinating to talk to. Have a read! “I’m […]