Business podcast episode 7: building great companies


The business podcast Scaling, Failing and Prevailing - with hosts Adelina Chalmers and James Parton - talks to Suranga Chandratillake, General Partner at Balderton Capital, about venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and start ups.

Tune in to episode 7 to hear Adelina and James talk to Suranga about his vast experience of building companies in the US and Europe, covering paying it forward, celebrating ambition and success, and being open about failure.

They move on to talk about “The Boffin Fallacy”, the various paths open to start ups, Suranga’s personal challenges and learnings.

Suranga is the former CTO of HP Autonomy, and the former CEO of Blinkx which was in the online video space and analysed video content - he took the company from scratch to profitability and took it public. Suranga started his career as an engineer before becoming an investor and entrepreneur.

Today he is a venture capitalist and invests in technology companies. Balderton invests in Series A companies across Europe.

More about the podcast hosts

The business podcast Scaling, Failing and Prevailing is hosted by Adelina Chalmers and James Parton.

Adelina is known as The Geek Whisperer and works in tech startups and corporates, enabling geeks at all levels to talk to each other. She also helps startups from Cambridge University to secure investment.

James has worked in corporate innovation and experienced the fabled unicorn journey in the USA. Today he runs the Bradfield Centre in Cambridge where they help tech companies scale.

The podcast is produced by Carl Homer (Cambridge TV) and the branding was created by Tanya and Anne-Marie at Carbon Orange.

If you have questions for Adelina and James, or suggestions for future guests, get in touch.

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