#4 – Laura Siddall

#4 – Laura Siddall Professional Triathlete. x2 top 10 at Ironman World Champs Laura Siddall is a Professional Triathlete. She took a gap year in the British Army following her A-Levels and before attending the University of Nottingham to study Mechanical Engineering. Laura started working for Shell UK before taking a two year assignment in […]

#3 – Constantine Louloudis

#3 – Constantine Louloudis Olympic and two time World Champion Rower Constantine started rowing aged 15. Whilst at school he competed at junior level before going to the University of Oxford where he raced in the university Boat Race four times. In 2012 he put his studies on hold to compete in the London Olympics […]

#2 – Ashleigh Spiliopoulou

Ashleigh in full flight!

#2 – Ashleigh Spiliopoulou Former British Championship Bronze Medallist in Heptathlon Ashleigh Spiliopoulou is a former British Championship Bronze Medallist in the Heptathlon, having competed around the UK and Europe for over six years. The Heptathlon is an event comprising of seven track & field disciplines and competition takes place over two days. Whilst still […]

#1 – Sam Smith

#1 – Sam Smith Ex Harlequins & Worcester Warriors Rugby Player Sam Smith is Founder and CEO of Wayland’s Yard coffee shops and Odd Kin Coffee Roasters. He is also a life coach, helping other professional athletes to make sense of the tricky transition from sport into the real world. Before starting his business he […]

Luca Newsletter #3

Antler UK5 Time flies when you’re having fun Hey guys,  18th November, 37 days to Christmas, how on earth did that happen?! Building a startup does sometimes feel like your life is permanently stuck on 1.5x speed. But as the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun, so no complaints here.  I wrote about […]

Luca Newsletter: #2

Luca Newsletter: #2 “Grief is the price we pay for love” Hi everyone, We hope you’re all keeping well and enjoyed the hot, sunny summer. It seems a bit of a distant memory right now. I can’t believe it’s been 5 weeks since the first newsletter. An awful lot seems to have happened, both at […]

Luca Newsletter: Edition 1

Luca Newsletter: Edition 1 Same, same but (slightly) different Hey everybody and welcome to the Luca newsletter!  Rather than create a new blog, I thought it made sense to continue what I started with ‘From Scratch’, as it tells the story of how we got going. This is our official newsletter, which we’ll publish on our […]

Time to get on with it

Time to get on with it Moving from theory to practice 11.5 weeks have passed since my last blog, so an update is in order. A lot has happened in the intervening 3 months; Oxford shoed the tabs, again, I got on my first flight for nearly three years(!!) to visit my cousin in Amsterdam […]

One step forward, two steps back

One step forward, two steps back The trials and tribulations of finding a co-founder Welcome to the 3rd edition of From Scratch. The last couple of weeks have been hectic and a bit of a roller coaster. Finding a co-founder isn’t easy but how privileged am I for that to be the main cause of stress […]

Slow down, to speed up

Slow down, to speed up T-minus 9 weeks I hope you all enjoyed the first edition of From Scratch and thank you for all the messages and words of encouragement! Please do share with anybody that’s interested in the world of entrepreneurship. But first an apology; I promised a week 1 reflection would be in your inboxes […]