Welcome to the LBS StartHub blog, hosted by the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital (IEPC) at London Business School. This platform is open for the School's entrepreneurship community and the wider London ecosystem to share experiences, observations, perspectives and research. We invite you to read, comment, share, and enjoy! If you have content proposals, please do get in touch with us: iepc@london.edu.

Call for papers

Call for papers: Private Capital Symposium 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of private equity and venture capital, the 15th Private Capital Symposium in 2024 is set to be an insightful gathering. Hosted by the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital (IEPC) at London Business School, this symposium promises two days of intellectual exchange, open debate, and thought-provoking discussions. The call for papers […]

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Futuristic startup robot with sleek, metallic design shaking hands with a human executive dressed in a formal

The Future is Not What It Used to Be: A Yogi Berra View on the Evolution of Startup-Corporate Dynamics

Startups and corporations face a transformative year, with challenges and shifts opening new strategies for collaboration and success. As we cap off the start of the year, we reflect on recent dynamics and the shape of opportunities for startups and corporations in the year to come. There is much hope that the current startup winter […]

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2023 GCEC award -Highly Commended Institute of Entrepreneurship-and-Private Capital at-London Business School

London Business School Receives GCEC Award for Exceptional Contributions in Entrepreneurship Research

London Business School is honored to be recognized for supporting groundbreaking and impactful research in entrepreneurship and private capital with a Highly Commended distinction at the 2023 GCEC Awards. In a testament to its unwavering commitment to advancing knowledge in the fields of entrepreneurship and private capital, London Business School’s Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private […]

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Arka Dhar and Ioannis Ioannou in conversation in front of an audience

AI for Good: How is Generative AI going to change the world? 

It was a huge pleasure to host Arka Dhar at our IEPC event last week on “AI for Good”.  While there are many people speaking on this topic, few are as well informed as Arka, the current Product Lead at OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, and also a recent graduate of our Sloan Programme. Arka’s […]

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Regulations and compliance

Private Equity: Staying Ahead of the Game with Strong Compliance Practices

Private equity firms operate in a complex regulatory landscape that varies by jurisdiction, and navigating these regulations can be a challenge. In the United States, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulates private equity firms that manage over $150 million in assets under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. This requires private equity firms to […]

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Meet the 2023 LBS Launchpad Cohort

We are excited to announce our 2023 LBS Launchpad Cohort! Launchpad is London Business School’s startup pre-accelerator program, organised by the LBS Entrepreneurship Club and supported by the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital. Launchpad helps London’s brightest minds transform ideas into viable businesses. This year we’re thankful to our sponsors Nigel Morris MSc19 (1985) and Lori Morris. This […]

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Vishnu Chundi (MBA2017), the founder and CEO of AssetVault

AssetVault founder shares how an ‘old school’ issue was answered by a high-tech solution

AssetVault founder and LBS alumnus Vishnu Chundi leverages AI and Blockchain to remedy an age-old concern. There is a staggering $6bn left in unclaimed assets in India and a further $4bn unclaimed by the Indian diaspora located around the world, and this figure is set to quadruple in the years ahead.  This money is simply […]

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Swizzle co-founders Guillaume Jacomin MBA2022 and Capucine Codron MBA2022

Swizzle co-founder shares tips on how to recession-proof your startup

London-based Swizzle launched in August 2022 just as the UK’s economic downturn worsened. In this Q&A, cofounder Capucine Codron MBA2022 reveals why the threat of recession failed to deter her and fellow co-founder Guillaume Jacomin MBA2022 from launching a startup during an economic downturn. 5 tips for starting up in a downturn Investors don’t want […]

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