From England Rugby to CBD start up

My guest this week is George Kruis, former England and Saracens rugby star turned founder of FourFive.
In this episode, George shares insight into how being a professional Rugby player taught him the invaluable skills he needed to become a founder and business owner. He also shared secrets into how he networked and built a team of employees, as well as why he ventured into the science focussed pharmaceutical side of the CBD industry despite having no experience in the field.
00:00 Introduction
00:55 At what point in your career did you start looking into starting a business?
03:40 Was being second row (a position most prone to injuries) what made you get into the CBD/recovery industry?
7:20 What were the first steps you took into the pharmaceutical industry despite no real experience in it?
10:10 What was the hardest thing you had to come up against whilst starting a business?
16:40 How does the pace of being a founder compare with that of an athlete?
20:10 How did you use marketing to differentiate your product?
28:00 Where do you want the business to be in future?
33:30 The Barbarians backheel conversion kick story
36:20 What advice would you give to other athletes looking to make the transition into business?
45:00 Start up Sin Bin

How to Raise Series A&B Effectively

This week we’re revisiting Philip O’Reilly’s episode, a principal at Draper Esprit.  
In this episode, he shares all of the secrets that investors don’t want founders to know about how to get Series A&B investment, what happens behind the scenes in an investment committee, what he looks for besides the numbers and where the next hot investment is coming from.
If you have a question that you would like answered, email them over to our podcast producer Rosie at Rosie@stakester.com #startup #businesstips #founder
If you want to join us on the show, fill in the “Pitch to Us” form on the Back Yourself Show website!
This is your chance to get your interesting and innovative business in front of a global audience, where you can talk ‘about growth and development with Tom Fairey: a founder who has been there and done that.
Website – http://backyourself.show/ 

How to Raise Series A&B Effectively

This week we’re revisiting Philip O’Reilly’s episode, a principal at Draper Esprit.  
In this episode, he shares all of the secrets that investors don’t want founders to know about how to get Series A&B investment, what happens behind the scenes in an investment committee, what he looks for besides the numbers and where the next hot investment is coming from.
If you have a question that you would like answered, email them over to our podcast producer Rosie at Rosie@stakester.com #startup #businesstips #founder
If you want to join us on the show, fill in the “Pitch to Us” form on the Back Yourself Show website!
This is your chance to get your interesting and innovative business in front of a global audience, where you can talk ‘about growth and development with Tom Fairey: a founder who has been there and done that.
Website – http://backyourself.show/ 

How to Raise Series A&B Effectively

This week we’re revisiting Philip O’Reilly’s episode, a principal at Draper Esprit.  
In this episode, he shares all of the secrets that investors don’t want founders to know about how to get Series A&B investment, what happens behind the scenes in an investment committee, what he looks for besides the numbers and where the next hot investment is coming from.
If you have a question that you would like answered, email them over to our podcast producer Rosie at Rosie@stakester.com #startup #businesstips #founder
If you want to join us on the show, fill in the “Pitch to Us” form on the Back Yourself Show website!
This is your chance to get your interesting and innovative business in front of a global audience, where you can talk ‘about growth and development with Tom Fairey: a founder who has been there and done that.
Website – http://backyourself.show/ 

How to Raise Series A&B Effectively

This week we’re revisiting Philip O’Reilly’s episode, a principal at Draper Esprit.  
In this episode, he shares all of the secrets that investors don’t want founders to know about how to get Series A&B investment, what happens behind the scenes in an investment committee, what he looks for besides the numbers and where the next hot investment is coming from.
If you have a question that you would like answered, email them over to our podcast producer Rosie at Rosie@stakester.com #startup #businesstips #founder
If you want to join us on the show, fill in the “Pitch to Us” form on the Back Yourself Show website!
This is your chance to get your interesting and innovative business in front of a global audience, where you can talk ‘about growth and development with Tom Fairey: a founder who has been there and done that.
Website – http://backyourself.show/ 

How to Raise Series A&B Effectively

This week we’re revisiting Philip O’Reilly’s episode, a principal at Draper Esprit.  
In this episode, he shares all of the secrets that investors don’t want founders to know about how to get Series A&B investment, what happens behind the scenes in an investment committee, what he looks for besides the numbers and where the next hot investment is coming from.
If you have a question that you would like answered, email them over to our podcast producer Rosie at Rosie@stakester.com #startup #businesstips #founder
If you want to join us on the show, fill in the “Pitch to Us” form on the Back Yourself Show website!
This is your chance to get your interesting and innovative business in front of a global audience, where you can talk ‘about growth and development with Tom Fairey: a founder who has been there and done that.
Website – http://backyourself.show/ 

How to Raise Series A&B Effectively

This week we’re revisiting Philip O’Reilly’s episode, a principal at Draper Esprit.  
In this episode, he shares all of the secrets that investors don’t want founders to know about how to get Series A&B investment, what happens behind the scenes in an investment committee, what he looks for besides the numbers and where the next hot investment is coming from.
If you have a question that you would like answered, email them over to our podcast producer Rosie at Rosie@stakester.com #startup #businesstips #founder
If you want to join us on the show, fill in the “Pitch to Us” form on the Back Yourself Show website!
This is your chance to get your interesting and innovative business in front of a global audience, where you can talk ‘about growth and development with Tom Fairey: a founder who has been there and done that.
Website – http://backyourself.show/ 

How to Raise Series A&B Effectively

This week we’re revisiting Philip O’Reilly’s episode, a principal at Draper Esprit.  
In this episode, he shares all of the secrets that investors don’t want founders to know about how to get Series A&B investment, what happens behind the scenes in an investment committee, what he looks for besides the numbers and where the next hot investment is coming from.
If you have a question that you would like answered, email them over to our podcast producer Rosie at Rosie@stakester.com #startup #businesstips #founder
If you want to join us on the show, fill in the “Pitch to Us” form on the Back Yourself Show website!
This is your chance to get your interesting and innovative business in front of a global audience, where you can talk ‘about growth and development with Tom Fairey: a founder who has been there and done that.
Website – http://backyourself.show/ 

How to Raise Series A&B Effectively

This week we’re revisiting Philip O’Reilly’s episode, a principal at Draper Esprit.  
In this episode, he shares all of the secrets that investors don’t want founders to know about how to get Series A&B investment, what happens behind the scenes in an investment committee, what he looks for besides the numbers and where the next hot investment is coming from.
If you have a question that you would like answered, email them over to our podcast producer Rosie at Rosie@stakester.com #startup #businesstips #founder
If you want to join us on the show, fill in the “Pitch to Us” form on the Back Yourself Show website!
This is your chance to get your interesting and innovative business in front of a global audience, where you can talk ‘about growth and development with Tom Fairey: a founder who has been there and done that.
Website – http://backyourself.show/ 

How to Raise Series A&B Effectively

This week we’re revisiting Philip O’Reilly’s episode, a principal at Draper Esprit.  
In this episode, he shares all of the secrets that investors don’t want founders to know about how to get Series A&B investment, what happens behind the scenes in an investment committee, what he looks for besides the numbers and where the next hot investment is coming from.
If you have a question that you would like answered, email them over to our podcast producer Rosie at Rosie@stakester.com #startup #businesstips #founder
If you want to join us on the show, fill in the “Pitch to Us” form on the Back Yourself Show website!
This is your chance to get your interesting and innovative business in front of a global audience, where you can talk ‘about growth and development with Tom Fairey: a founder who has been there and done that.
Website – http://backyourself.show/