SmallBizPod #71 – Alastair Mitchell of UK Web 2.0 startup Huddle

Ali Mitchell of UK Web 2.0 startup Huddle talks about building successful internet startups, leaping into the unknown, embracing competition, and funding karma.

By Alex Bellinger
14th July 2008 at 5:41 pm

This week SmallBizPod #71, interviews Alastair Mitchell, ceo and co-founder of successful UK Web 2.0 startup Huddle, on building a business on the web, angel funding and dealing with competition. There’s also the usual round up of comments, an update on the book review challenge and another gorgeous electronica track.

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Show Notes



• 00:00 Introduction to what’s coming up in the show.
• 01:08 Thanks to all listeners who have offered to review business books for SmallBizPod. Do get in touch, if you’d like to join them.
• 02:08 Join other listeners on the SmallBizPod Facebook group which continues to grow by the day.


• 02:49 Interview with Alastair Mitchell, ceo and co-founder of Huddle, the virtual workspace for SMEs and corporates, on building a web startup, cloud computing, the inspiration behind Huddle, getting noticed, embracing competition and dealing with large customers. He also talks with Alex about the connections which helped Huddle find angel funding and how they stumbled on a Silicon Valley-style model of securing investment.

• 27.16 Comments from Roger Magill who is planning on starting his own business and who loves listening to voices of real entrepreneurs rather than reading words in books.
• 28.24 Contact Alex if you would like take part in the podcast or review a business book.

• 28.59 Music – Observing Fractals In Clouds by Risch with many thanks to Monotonik.

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