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Amit Gudka, co-founder of Bulb, on the biggest misconceptions of startup life and his proudest moment so far

BULB Amit Gudka

At Tech City News, we’re always keen to shine a light on those who make up the UK’s thriving technology community.

This week, we spoke with Amit Gudka, co-founder of Bulb, a tech-enabled energy supplier. 

Gudka talked about the biggest misconceptions people have about startups, his regrets and the ‘inspiring’ London startup community. 

Tech vertical: Energy
Funding: Undisclosed angel round
Staff count: 18
Location: London
Founded: 2015

Q: Where did the idea for Bulb come from?

My co-founder Hayden and I were both working in the energy industry and saw people getting a terrible deal with sky high prices and awful service. We didn’t think that was right. We also didn’t think that renewable energy should be a luxury product, which it was at the time. We decided to fix these problems by starting Bulb, a technology-led supplier that gives people a choice in energy they’ve haven’t had before: fast and reliable service, low prices and, of course, 100% renewable electricity....