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Tech Entrepreneurs Jonathan Quin (Mo 1991-1992) and Conrad Irwin (Inv-Ca 2000-2007) joined us on 29th September 2021 for a live webinar with audience Q&A to talk Start-ups, Technology and Innovation. Jonathan co-founded World First in 2004 and Conrad, currently the CTO of Superhuman was recognised in the Forbes ’30 under 30’ in consumer technology in 2019. 

This interesting and insightful conversation is now available as a podcast. In this episode, you can hear how they got started, their thoughts on technology and on innovation. We learned of their start-up journeys and the phases of creating and growing a successful business.  They talked about scaling and the pitch and partnership with investors for growth funding.  Topics explored in the questions included what makes a good team and how to find the right employees, where are the global hubs for developers and, is email dead? We are extremely grateful to both Conrad and to Jonathan for giving us their time and for their very valuable insights.

You can download our podcast of the event by searching ‘Fettes Community’ on your usual podcast provider or you can listen via the link below. 

Jonathan co-founded World First in 2004, with the goal of making it faster, easier, safer and cheaper to make international payments. The business grew to 700 people and $15 billion of turnover with offices in 7 countries. It was in the top 100 fastest growing companies in the UK five times, was twice awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, and Jonathan was a finalist of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year. World First was acquired by Alipay in 2019.

Conrad is a programmer and start-up founder. He focuses on creating software to help people feel happier and more productive. Currently the CTO of Superhuman, he is working on improving professional communication by helping you get through your email in half the time. Conrad was recognised in the Forbes ‘30 under 30’ in consumer technology in 2019 for his work at Rapportive and Superhuman.