The Mishcon Innovations Series
The Mishcon Innovations Series
About The Mishcon Innovations Series
Lydia Kellett is joined by Charles Brecque, Founder and CEO of Legislate, the legal tech company creating machine readable contracts. Working in business development for an AI startup, Charles found too much of his time was spent processing contracts or waiting for lawyers to provide input. When these delays resulted in lost deals or lost opportunities he sought a solution to allow the business user to create and process contracts without getting the lawyers involved. Charles founded Legislate in April 2020, bringing structure to the unstructured data in contracts and making them machine readable using large language models and knowledge graphs.
Lydia Kellett is joined by Eshita Kabra-Davies, founder of peer to peer fashion rental app, By Rotation. Having witnessed the effects of textile waste while on honeymoon in Rajasthan, Eshita had an idea for how to bring about change. She launched By Rotation as a side project while working in finance. Her aim: to build a conscious, inclusive community that democratises fashion and doesn’t harm the planet. By Rotation is now the largest fashion rental platforming in the UK with over 400,000 active users, and they’ve expanded to the US with further global ambitions for the ‘shared wardrobe’.
Live from Cambridge, Lydia Kellett explores the Quantum Industry with Rebecca Simmons COO of Riverlane, the company aiming to unlock Quantum computing's full potential. Trained as an epidemiologist,studying patterns of health and illness in large groups of people with a focus on diabetes prevention, Rebecca's 10 years in the field took her to a senior role at the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit. But drawn to lead and motivate teams on a larger scale, Rebecca left academia to become Chief of Staff at Cambridge University's Vice Chancellor's Office and then co-founded This Institute, a £42m healthcare research institute at the University of Cambridge, building a team of 35 people in just one year. Riverlane was founded in 2016 by Steve Brierley with Rebecca joining in 2019. Now with offices in Cambridge, Boston and San Francisco, their secret weapon is Deltaflow.OS, an operating system for error corrected quantum computing.
Lydia Kellett talks to Richard Chambers, Founder of Get A Drip, the first UK high street Vitamin Drip and Booster Shot provider. Richard was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on his 18th birthday. Three years later he was rushed into intensive care and his condition subsequently caused him to spend years in and out of hospital. Desperate to feel healthy and stable, Richard was inspired by his rejuvenating IV drip treatment. He decided these drips should be accessible to the general public, not just in hospitals or to the super wealthy. Get A Drip was launched in October 2017 and has since administered over 100,000 services in the UK and abroad.
We explore the HealthTech and FemTech industries, with host Lydia Kellett in conversation with Elena Rueda and Paulina Cecula, Co Founders of Dama Health, advancing the field of personalised and precision medicine with a focus on contraception fit. Passionate about the women's health space and the possibilities of precision medicine, Elena and Paulina were drawn to tackle the trial and error process of contraception prescription. 80% of women experience contraception side effects that decrease their quality of life and women try an average of four different methods before finding the right fit (if at all!). Elena and Paulina founded Dama Health in 2021 aiming to revolutionise the sector by using pharmacogenetic research, a genetic test and an automated matching system to find a personalised contraception system for everyone.
Taymoor Atighetchi, CEO & Founder at Papier, joins Natasha to talk about his fantastic customer-driven business in Papier. Founded in 2015, he has revolutionised the stationary market and shares his insights from school, university, and beyond. Plus, what his love of entrepreneurship has taught him.
Flora Davidson joins Natasha Knight. Flora is the Co-founder and Head of Product at SupplyCompass, a product development and production management workflow tool for fashion brands and manufacturers around the world. She is single-handedly reshaping the fashion supply chain
This week we're exploring the Manufacturing and Retail industries with CEO and Founder of The Cambridge Satchel Company, Julie Deane OBE. Julie graduated from Cambridge University in 1987 and took up work as a chartered accountant before setting up CSC in 2007. The company is now a handmade-in-Britain worldwide phenomenon employing more than 130 people and selling to over 100 countries. Deane is committed to preserving British manufacturing - a luxury rarely afforded by start-up businesses. We’ll be diving into Julie’s decision to start CSC, the perspective her children have given her and the tips she’d love to share for anyone looking to get started in retail and manufacturing. Each week The Innovations Series dives into a different industry to ask our entrepreneurial leaders why they chose their sector and how they got there. Follow hopefully insightful and inspiring conversation, perfect for budding entrepreneurs and enterprising businesspeople looking to access an entrepreneurial world. In association with Jazz Shapers and Mishcon de Reya.
This week we're exploring the Wellness and Retail industries with CEO and Founder of WUKA, Ruby Raut. Ruby is disrupting the feminine hygiene market with UK designed eco-friendly period underwear that completely replaces tampons and pads. We’ll be diving into Ruby’s childhood in Nepal, her lifelong fascination with science and the steps she took to succeed with WUKA. Each week The Innovations Series dives into a different industry to ask our entrepreneurial leaders why they chose their sector and how they got there. Follow hopefully insightful and inspiring conversation, perfect for budding entrepreneurs and enterprising businesspeople looking to access an entrepreneurial world. In association with Jazz Shapers and Mishcon de Reya.