Inspired Sounds

Inspired Sounds

Rathbones’ Inspired Sounds is a thought leadership podcast for entrepreneurs, business owners and leaders. Join Paola Cuneo, who leads entrepreneurial engagement at Rathbones as she interviews entrepreneurs, investors and experts who share their expertise, knowledge and insights.


February 5, 2024 11 mins

In this episode with Anastasiya Elfimova, Head of the Origination team at Hg we look at the importance of transparency, as well as how necessary it is for founders to understand their investor’s decision-making process. Anastasiya also explains what else investors may offer your business other than capital, as well as exploring what to do when things don’t go as planned. 


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Your fundraising journey – hear from an investor

Welcome to our Inspired Sounds, and our second guest! In the next two episodes, we speak to Anastasiya Elfimova, Head of Originations at Hg. Anastasiya talks about investment criteria, how a business’s growth capabilities influence the decision-making process, and the fundamentals of establishing a good working relationship. We also cover the importance of a strong management team, c...

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The third episode of our Inspired Sounds podcast revolves around an important milestone of your journey as an entrepreneur – how do you exit effectively? There isn’t a straightforward answer, but as someone who’s exited five times already, Scott is well-placed to offer his advice. Find out what he thinks about the best time to exit, the right type of exit to make and whether there are other options out there for you and your busine...

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Just how do you go about fundraising? Every entrepreneur will have to do it at least once during their business’ life – and often many times over. In the next episode of our Inspired Sounds podcast, Scott navigates us through some of the common questions around fundraising. Whether it’s setting realistic targets, choosing an investor who aligns with your business, or dealing with rejections objectively, it’s well worth a listen for...

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Drum roll please 🥁 our very first Inspired Sounds podcast is here! In the first episode of our three-part series, Scott White, co-founder of Pragmatic Semiconductor (and five other business ventures) talks to us about life as an entrepreneur. He explains the importance of having a passion for what you do, why entrepreneurs need to embrace the unexpected and how, no matter how many businesses he’s set up, starting a new venture alw...

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