“You are going to have some failures.  You’ve got to be able to allow them to happen without castigating them.”

~Craig Moore

As Founder and CEO of Beehive, Craig Moore is responsible for overseeing the overall strategic direction and managing the day to day operations of Beehive.

Before founding Beehive, Craig was a Founder & COO of Butterfly Software, a data analytics and migration software company acquired by IBM in September 2012.  Prior to Butterfly his experience included various sales, consulting and finance roles at various multinational companies such as Dell, EMC, Hitachi and HSBC with an emphasis on shaping effective go to market and value propositions.

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Posted on February 22, 2018

Show Notes:

  • 01:45 – His first venture in the UK as a co-founder
  • 04:15 – His experience within HSBC
  • 11:30 – The need for entrepreneurs to share their ideas
  • 13:30 – How a good decision can avoid regulatory shutdown for a startup
  • 18:00 – Working within existing regulations to evolve to the next level of regulation
  • 19:45 – The two-fold reason to why Dubai was chosen as the place to launch Beehive
  • 21:45 – The type of companies Beehive was set out to help
  • 24:30 – How P2P Lending works for SMEs
  • 31:45 – The difference types of financing Beehive offers
  • 32:15 – How Beehive’s in-house tech allows quick product turn around
  • 32:45 – Beehive’s ability to build that community spirit for their SMEs
  • 34:15 – How Beehive is positioning itself as a lender of first resort
  • 35:15 – The growing numbers behind Beehive
  • 36:45 – Beehive’s reach to global investors
  • 41:30 – How a mutual acquaintance introduced Craig to Rick, Beehive’s chairman
  • 43:00 – Building a team that believes in your mission and what your startup is trying to achieve
  • 49:00 – The importance of tech in a startup’s core offering
  • 50:15 – On his role as a CEO to be a conductor of great and talented people
  • 53:00 – The uniqueness of the UAE market
  • 56:45 – The need for entrepreneur’s to find a counter-balance to their startup work
  • 61:00 – The potential of Dubai to be the regional hub for tech startups
  • 62:00 – The book Craig is constantly recommending to people lately
  • 65:30 – On not being afraid to take risks earlier in life

References

“Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World” by Tim Marshall

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

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