SmallBizPod #88 – interview with the two young entrepreneurs behind Spoonfed

Interview with Alex Will and Henry Erskine Crum, the startup co-founders behind Spoonfed an events listing and review site for the web and mobile generation.

By Alex Bellinger
28th August 2009 at 12:06 am

This week SmallBizPod #88, the small business advice podcast, includes an interview with Alex Will and Henry Erskine Crum, the two young web entrepreneurs behind Spoonfed, an events, listings and review site that looks set to challenge Time Out and create a new model for online publishing and event marketing.

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Summary

Intro:

● Alex on what’s coming up in the podcast this week.

Features:

● Thanks to Audible.co.uk for sponsoring SmallBizPod and an offer for SmallBizPod readers and listeners to claim a free audio book of their choice by signing up to a 14 day trial with Audible.

● Interview with Alex Will and Henry Erskine Crum, the founders of Spoonfed, about their motivation behind starting a web business straight from studying at the London School of Economics, building a site, choosing a board, finding angel funding and managing the pressures of a fast growing web business. Alex, Henry and Alex also discuss the benefits of a business partner, working together as friends and learning from disagreements. There’s also an interesting discussion about business models, iPhone apps, plans for growth and a software as a service marketing toolkit called Bullseye developed in conjunction with Spoonfed.

●Music with thanks to IODA Promonet Todd Terry
“Samba #2”
from “SP1200 Shittt Part 2”
(InHouse Records)

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  1. Daley Ervin says:

    Alex, great show. Alex and Henry are wise beyond their years. I cannot wait till this gets to the U.S. We NEED something like this.

    My comment pertains to being a young entrepreneur. It almost seems that you believe coming straight from University and launching a venture is not necessarily wise?

  2. I think the guys from Spoonfed answered my question about the wisdom of doing a startup straight out of Uni perfectly.

    Why not do it while you have low/no family & financial commitments? The student lifestyle in many ways suits the bootstrapped business. Every penny matters.

    Wish I’d started as young as they did. Sadly the web literally didn’t exist back then!

  3. […] UPDATE: Our interview with Alex Bellinger is now online, listen to it here on Small Biz Pod. […]

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