Interview with Professor Sir Peter Donnelly

Interview with Professor Sir Peter Donnelly

Professor Sir Peter Donnelly, Founder and CEO of Genomics, talks to Hazel Mulhare, Partner at Erevena, about the huge potential for using data and genetics to transform both drug discovery and healthcare in the UK and around the world.

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Interview with Joséphine Goube, CEO at Techfugees

Interview with Joséphine Goube, CEO at Techfugees

Joséphine Goube, CEO of Techfugees talks to Lilian Poilpot, Senior Partner at Erevena about coordinating the tech community to create technology for and with displaced people, and the opportunities that this has created for diverse groups.

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Hiring outstanding marketing leaders

Hiring outstanding marketing leaders

Chris Warner shares the benefit of his experience hiring marketing leaders for high-growth B2B SaaS businesses, offering some advice on how to think about an executive search for a Chief Marketing Officer, the trade-offs to be clear about and the traits, capabilities and experiences to look for.

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Interview with Madeleine Evans, CEO and Founder at Levell

Interview with Madeleine Evans, CEO and Founder at Levell

Madeleine Evans, CEO and Founder at Levell is on a mission to make the employee experience in work as simple, easy and efficient – and personal – as expected of today’s consumer experience. She talks to Hazel Mulhare, Partner at Erevena about her views on the future of work, and how Levell is flipping the traditional approach to HR technology.

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Finding the right digital NED for your Board

Finding the right digital NED for your Board

The need to add digital skills to Boards has become a hot topic. Everyone wants a digital NED, but finding the right fit for your Board remains a challenge. Maria Josife shares her experience in placing Non-Executives and Chairs to the Boards of high-growth businesses.

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Hiring the right CMO for your bottoms-up business

Hiring the right CMO for your bottoms-up business

Terry Shaw has learnt a few lessons over time about what to look for in a Chief Marketing Officer for an early and growth-stage Infrastructure and Developer Tooling business. Here he shares some words of advice for Founders and CEOs to consider before writing their first CMO job description.

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Interview with Dr Maria Chatzou Dunford

Interview with Dr Maria Chatzou Dunford

Dr Maria Chatzou Dunford, Co-founder and CEO at Lifebit, a leading innovator in bioinformatics and cognitive software solutions talks to Maria Josife about how Lifebit is using AI and machine learning to democratize the analysis and understanding of genetic data to fast-forward cures; enable disease prevention; and dramatically improve our quality and understanding of life.

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The State of C-Level Recruitment after COVID

The State of C-Level Recruitment after COVID

Lilian Poilpot takes part in a podcast broadcast by La French Tech London where he talks to Hélène Alunni-Botteri, Senior Vice President Innovation Group, Wells Fargo about the future of work, and recruiting leaders for startups and scale-ups post Covid-19.

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Interview with George Hadjigeorgiou, Co-founder & President, ZOE

Interview with George Hadjigeorgiou, Co-founder & President, ZOE

George Hadjigeorgiou is Co-founder and President at ZOE, the health science company on a mission to help people eat with confidence. He talks to Jonathan Bryant, Partner at Erevena about how they have recently used their experience and pivoted the business to provide a tracking app in response to Covid-19.

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Onboarding Remotely: Lessons Learnt from Lockdown

Onboarding Remotely: Lessons Learnt from Lockdown

Getting onboarding right is vitally important now more than ever, with new hires joining who may not have physically met anyone from the organization. Some words of advice came from Erevena clients Beamery, Personio, Sqreen and Zenly, who have successfully remotely onboarded new hires.

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Hiring Leaders Remotely: Lessons Learnt from Lockdown

Hiring Leaders Remotely: Lessons Learnt from Lockdown

Sultan Saidov, Co-founder and President at Beamery talks about the challenges of remote hiring and onboarding to Grant Hayward, Partner at Erevena, who recently helped placed its Chief Product Officer at the company during lockdown.

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Hiring Remotely: Lessons Learnt from Lockdown

Hiring Remotely: Lessons Learnt from Lockdown

John Mears, Chief Operating Officer at Havr, spoke to Jack Drury, Principal at Erevena about the opportunities presented by remote hiring during the Covid-19 pandemic and talks about the longer term changes these have brought about in the business.

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When should you hire a CFO?

When should you hire a CFO?

The profile and demands of CFOs, especially in venture backed technology companies, has evolved enormously over the last five or six years. Fundamentally their role today is less about reporting historic numbers and more about future and forward planning. Being a CFO...

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When Should You Hire a VP Product?

When Should You Hire a VP Product?

The intention of this article is to give guidance to companies considering their first product leadership hires - typically founders of Series-A backed startups. Building a best-in-class product function is critical for any company wanting to grow beyond Series-A and...

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Hiring Leaders Remotely: Lessons Learnt from Lockdown

Hiring Leaders Remotely: Lessons Learnt from Lockdown

Struggling with hiring remotely? Ciara Smyth, advisor to a portfolio of growth-oriented tech companies, talks to Maria Josife about how lockdown impacts senior level recruiting and gives practical advice on how some of the issues with hiring remotely can be overcome.

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Hiring Leaders Remotely: Lessons Learnt from Lockdown

Hiring Leaders Remotely: Lessons Learnt from Lockdown

The current reality of the Covid-19 world is forcing businesses to rapidly re-examine their processes and procedures, particularly those that involve face-to-face interactions such as candidate assessment and hiring. What are the alternatives to those in person interactions and how best can remote methods be implemented?

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Interview with Joe Rinaldi Johnson, CPO, Zava

Interview with Joe Rinaldi Johnson, CPO, Zava

Joe Rinaldi Johnson, Chief Product Officer at Zava, the leading online doctor service in Europe, talks to Jonathan Bryant, Partner at Erevena and explains why the impact of Covid-19 is game changing for the healthcare sector in terms of how patients are choosing to access routine healthcare services – and why there’s no turning back.

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When Should You Hire a VP Sales?

When Should You Hire a VP Sales?

In this article we offer some advice to Software Founders, who are about to raise or have raised their Series A, on when is the right time to hire a VP sales. Building the right commercial organisation is one of the most important things that a SaaS Founder can do for...

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Interview with Kai Eberhardt, CEO, Oviva

Interview with Kai Eberhardt, CEO, Oviva

Kai Eberhardt is cofounder and CEO at Oviva, the award-winning digital healthcare provider that’s utilising technology to transform the treatment of lifestyle-related health conditions, such as obesity and diabetes. Like many innovators in the healthcare space, Kai’s inspiration for Oviva stems from a deep and personal interest.

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Interview with Quentin Guilluy, CEO & Co-Founder, Andjaro

Interview with Quentin Guilluy, CEO & Co-Founder, Andjaro

Having taken his company from concept to start-up and now into hyper-growth, Quentin Guilluy understands the value of identifying, hiring and retaining talented people. He says he looks for a willingness to take on and solve his challenges so that he can focus on being a CEO.

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Interview with Bryan Dove, CEO, Skyscanner

Interview with Bryan Dove, CEO, Skyscanner

With executive tenure at several global tech brands, including Microsoft, Skype and Amazon, Bryan Dove joined Skyscanner in 2015 as Chief Technology Officer, relocating to the UK from Seattle. He was promoted to CEO in 2018.

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Scaling for Success

Scaling for Success

The European software industry is booming, with 2019 a record year for venture investment in tech. At Erevena, we spend a lot of time helping rapidly growing SaaS companies to hire commercial executives who in-turn need to build amazing go-to-market teams quickly. In...

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Interview with Matthew Harper, VP Marketing, Nylas

Interview with Matthew Harper, VP Marketing, Nylas

With more than 16 years’ experience in building and leading marketing teams across technology categories (consumer tech, entertainment, enterprise SaaS), Matt Harper took on a new challenge in January 2019 when he joined Nylas.

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Titans of Tech: All Change at the Top

Titans of Tech: All Change at the Top

Erevena recently collaborated with GP Bullhound to host a Research Briefing & Breakfast, "Titans of Tech: All Change at the Top". We were delighted to welcome two co-founders of companies identified as Europe’s Top 50 Titans of Tech 2019. Tim Sadler, CEO &...

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Interview with Johan Land, Chief Product Officer, Kobalt Music

Interview with Johan Land, Chief Product Officer, Kobalt Music

With an established track record of rapidly scaling global teams from his time leading international growth at Uber, and more latterly as Group Product Manager at Google, Vinay Ramani relocated from Silicon Valley to London in August 2019 to take up the role of Chief Product Officer for Pipedrive.

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Accelerating Tech Startups Report

Accelerating Tech Startups Report

Erevena are pleased to support the Raconteur Report “Accelerating Tech Startups” which was distributed with The Times. It explores crucial steps in the growth path for tech start-ups as they scale up, and the common challenges faced when it comes to funding, tech, and...

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Boardroom Diversity: A Panel Discussion

Boardroom Diversity: A Panel Discussion

Erevena’s Boardroom Remuneration study for small cap businesses always provides an interesting lens on boardroom trends and the evolving role of Chairs and Non-Executive Directors. This year we also introduced a focus on Boardroom diversity, culminating in a panel...

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Boardroom Remuneration and Diversity Report 2019

Boardroom Remuneration and Diversity Report 2019

“As always, Erevena’s small-cap Board overview is fascinating reading, shining an important lens onto the governance of some of the UK’s most innovative and fastest growing companies. However, their spotlight on diversity shows how much more needs to be done.” ...

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Interview with Vinay Ramani, Chief Product Officer, Pipedrive

Interview with Vinay Ramani, Chief Product Officer, Pipedrive

With an established track record of rapidly scaling global teams from his time leading international growth at Uber, and more latterly as Group Product Manager at Google, Vinay Ramani relocated from Silicon Valley to London in August 2019 to take up the role of Chief Product Officer for Pipedrive.

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Building Brands That People Love

Building Brands That People Love

On 24th September, Erevena welcomed a panel of experienced marketeers to discuss how best to build brands that consumers love. Our three guest speakers, Martin Stead (CEO at Nutmeg, the largest digital wealth manager in the UK), Nicola Anderson (CMO at MyTutor.co.uk,...

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French Tech Talks: From Start-up to Titan

French Tech Talks: From Start-up to Titan

On 17 October, Gowling WLG, in collaboration with its partners Erevena and GP Bullhound, hosted a breakfast debate in its Paris office, gathering more than 100 investors, founders and CEO attendees, who brought their vast and varied experiences of the French tech...

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Interview with Mark Tsimelzon, Director of Engineering, Facebook/Whatsapp

Interview with Mark Tsimelzon, Director of Engineering, Facebook/Whatsapp

In 2017 Mark Tsimelzon, moved to the UK from California to join Babylon Health as Chief Engineering Officer in a search led by Erevena. In May 2019, after scaling their engineering organisation to over 300, he moved to Facebook to help with WhatsApp London’s team build out. He talks to Sam Wilkins, Senior Partner at Erevena about his experiences.

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Successful Hiring for IOT

Successful Hiring for IOT

Kevin Elderfield – Senior Partner at Erevena – shares his thoughts on general characteristics to look for, in view of the scarcity of IoT-specific skills in the market

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Global Leader Series – an interview with Dan Hyde, CEO

Global Leader Series – an interview with Dan Hyde, CEO

Dan Hyde doesn’t fear the march of automation in executive search. In fact, he welcomes it. Dan is CEO and co-founder of executive search firm Erevena, a business with a clear focus on clients with high growth ambitions. These are typically venture capital (VC)-backed companies, to which Erevena brings an understanding of the top talent needed to enable their success.

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Building a Successful Board

Building a Successful Board

After a successful event in March examining how to scale up technology functions in start-ups, Erevena’s “Dealing with Unknown Unknowns” breakfast series returned in June with an event looking at how to create a successful board.

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Scaling Consumer Technology

Scaling Consumer Technology

Most entrepreneurs find that scaling technology functions is an ‘unknown unknown’ if they have not personally lived through certain phases of growth. Getting insights from CTOs who have overcome those challenges can prove invaluable. At our CTO...

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