Following your passion requires discipline – and that mantra has worked pretty well for Gousto founder, Timo Boldt. Having raised £28m since its launch five years ago, Gousto is trying to make it easier for families and worker-bees who have massive to-do lists and want an easy way to cook food without cutting corners: it delivers fresh ingredients and recipes to your door. As we found out at a recent Leap 100 roundtable with Boldt, discipline is also needed to grow a successful company.
No entrepreneur relishes restructuring their business. It can be complex and time consuming, but that doesn’t stop it from being worthwhile. Restructuring can be prompted by a number of different things – some are the consequence of success, the result of disagreements, or simply commercial imperatives. They might arise, for example, because of a founder leaving, shareholder disputes, a disposal of part of the business, or even inheritance tax planning. Restructuring may well be unavoidable.
Get the London look.” We’ve heard this repeatedly from Kate Moss in her glossy ads over the years. But beneath the lipstick lies a message for the City, one that speaks to the aspiration and ambition fuelling our capital. If you want evidence of the London look in business, glance no further than the stock of high potential, high growth scaleups that embody the quest for success.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".