#0 Matt Clifford on Scaling Your Ambition
In today’s episode I kick off the podcast by speaking to EF Co-Founder Matt Clifford. Matt Co-Founded EF with Alice Bentinck back in 2011 and since then EF has gone from strength to strength, building hundreds of companies worth over $400m including Magic Pony Technology, Tractable and StackHut. After starting London, EF has now set up additional programmes in Singapore and Berlin and recently raising funding from LinkedIn Co-Founder and Greylock Partner Reid Hoffman to continue scaling the EF mission globally. In this episode Matt and I discuss: - Why the risk of starting a company isn’t as big as you think and the two kinds of risk that prospective founders often confuse - How the world has moved from writing cheques to writing code and why technology entrepreneurship is the best career path for ambitious people - How EF has formalised its offering to serve the different parts of the startup path – from helping you find a co founder to getting you funded This was a fascinating a conversation as always with Matt and you’ll definitely get a sense of some of the driving ideas behind EF and insights into the current state of tech entrepreneurship.