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A Fireside Chat with Simon Franks, Founder of LoveFilm

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The Fireside Chat Series

Recorded exclusively for members at TSC, this open and honest conversation is packed full of content you won't find on Google. 

Join Jimmy McLouhglin OBE as he sits down with super-successful, inspiring entrepreneurs to learn the secrets to their success. 

What's inside?

  • Hindsight – Simon's backstory - what drove and shaped him
  • Insight – The 'secret sauce' to Simon's success
  • Foresight – What's next? Looking to the future

About our guest:

Simon is the founder of a number of successful businesses and an investor behind a number of enterprises including the first company in Europe to stream feature films over the internet. He sold his first business in 2000, to German public company, Helkon Media AG.

In 2003, Simon co-founded and seed-funded Video Island / Lovefilm, Europe’s leading online DVD rental business. Lovefilm was subsequently sold in 2011 to Amazon Inc.

Prior to selling it in October 2005, Simon co-founded Redbus Film Distribution (RFD), one of the leading UK film distributors. RFD had international success with films such as The Gift, Bend it Like Beckham, Maybe Baby and Good Night and Good Luck. It also produced a number of globally successful films. RFD was sold to the US studio Lionsgate Inc.

Between 2000 and 2004, Redbus was the UK’s fastest growing company with a compound annual growth rate in excess of 280% and today still backs some of Britain’s most exciting companies.

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Starts
Thursday 18 June, 2020 11:00
Ends
12:00

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