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Alex Pitt is the cofounder of Mustard Seed, an impact VC that providing support to start up businesses with social and environmental impact at the core of what they do. 
Focussing on the importance of a strong team and using lockstep business methods to track progress, Alex and cofounder Henry, are helping to create high impact growth amongst some of the most exciting up and coming companies today including Winnows, Olio and Switchee.
Highlights:

  • Why having a strong friendship with cofounder Henry Wigan became the foundation of their business
  • Alex‘s best methods of finding new businesses to support and understanding which qualities to look for
  • Using “Lockstep” relationships to manage social return with high impact
  • How a strong personal and social mission is key for commercial success
  • The importance of getting to know your team

Useful links:Mustard Seed https://mustardseed.vc/ Winnow https://www.winnowsolutions.com/ McKinsey and Company https://www.mckinsey.com/ Good Club https://goodclub.co.uk/ Olio https://olioex.com/ Food Cloud https://food.cloud/
Time Stamp:[02:08] Alex’s personal journey and the beginning of Mustard Seed[05:40] Working with businesses at the very start of their development[06:10] Developing from entrepeneur to investor[07:20] Trusted referrals from current investors as leads to potential new businesses[09:05] What factors to consider when looking at new investments and the importance of getting to know the team[11:10] The correlation between personal/social drive and success[12:50] Using KPIs to track performance and success on a regular basis[17:04] Lockstep relationships allows commercial and social return to reinforce each other[18:45] What is the future for Mustard Seed?

For more information go to Green Add Venture
This episode is hosted by Jake Woodhouse - connect with Jake on Linkedinor Twitter
This episode is produced by Woon Tan of Podcast Publishing
Designs are made by Joshua Barnes

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