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Debbie Wosskow OBE on scaling a tech business, hiring in a hurry and diversity

Debbie Wosskow

If you’re involved in the UK technology industry in some shape or form, the likelihood is that you’ve already heard about Debbie Wosskow OBE.

For the benefit of those who haven’t, Wosskow can be best described as an innovator, founder, investor, board adviser, ardent supporter of the sharing economy, and a technology entrepreneur with a proven track record.

Focused on supporting female entrepreneurship and on a mission to make the UK a great place to be a working woman, Wosskow announced the creation of AllBright – a support network and funding platform for female founders – in October 2016, but she also set up and sold a series of successful businesses prior to that.

An Oxford graduate and former consultant at Oliver Wyman, Wosskow started her fruitful entrepreneurial journey in the world of public relations, setting up Mantra PR in 2000 and selling it to the Loewy Group – itself acquired in 2011 by Writtle Holdings – seven years later. She then went on to co-found Maidthron Partners, an advisory and investment firm focused on the creative industries....