I recently had the chance to interview Michael Acton Smith, the charismatic CEO & founder of Mind Candy, one of the most successful startups in the UK.
Based in Shoreditch in an area dubbed 'Silicon Roundabout' Mind Candy has gone from a position of almost going bust to building Moshi Monsters which has seen it's popularity rocket to over 50 million users and a value of over $100 million. Acton is expanding the Moshi Monster juggernaut into areas outside of just online gaming and creating an eco-system with merchandising and TV channels.
Prior to Mind Candy, Michael started Firebox with co founder Tom Boardman during the dot com bubble, through boom & bust.
Michael talks about his experiences of starting two successful internet startups through the tough times and the good times, as well as giving valuable advice to other entrepreneurs. It's one not to be missed!
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