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Rising Stars 3.0 judge Ed Prior: ‘Founders need to be agile now more than ever'

Posted On: 24 Sep 2020   |   Posted By: Tech City UK

Ed Prior is an investment banker for GP Bullhound, one of the leading technology advisory and investment firms. His expertise in raising capital and helping ambitious businesses scale and exit has made him a perfect fit to judge our Rising Stars competition for the past five years. Ed is once again returning for Rising Stars 3.0, revamped for 2020 with an online format designed to find the UK's most exciting and innovative early-stage businesses. Apply today .
We picked Ed's brain to find out why he's returning as a judge, what makes a successful Rising Stars company, and how the pandemic has impacted this year's competition.
How did you get involved with Rising Stars?
Ed Prior: Before Rising Stars there was Northern Stars, which I judged from when it launched back in 2016. That was a competition ran by Tech North and Tech City, which merged to become Tech Nation in 2018. It was quickly recognised as a very good competition with a successful format that was replicated with Rising Stars, expanding to cover...

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