SME Profiles

Weekly profiles of smaller organisations - learn about their business models and MBA hiring needs! This section is reserved for BusinessBecause premium members

  • Shutl has just been snapped up by eBay! They are hoping to change the online delivery world

    SME Profile: Shutl

    London-based SME Shutl has just been acquired by eBay. Shutl raised £10M from investors and their COO is an INSEAD MBA. Find out why they are keen to hire MBAs exclusively on BB!

    24 Oct 2013

  • Imperial MBA Mike Follet uses eye-tracking tech to run an SME in London

    SME Profile: Lumen Research

    Lumen Research is at the cutting edge of marketing technology. If you like tech, you'll love this London-based SME. Co-founder and Imperial MBA Mike Follet has ambitions to go global!

    17 Oct 2013

  • Connie's jewellery on a model - Astrid & Miyu

    SME Profile: Astrid & Miyu

    Connie Nam, co-founder of mass luxury band Astrid and Miyu, tells us about how she came up with the idea after wearing too many black suits!

    10 Oct 2013

  • Angels and Airwaves guitarist is running his own coffee business

    SME Profile: James Coffee Co

    From rocker to roaster: David Kennedy from American rock band Angels and Airwaves is running his own coffee company in the US!

    3 Oct 2013

  • INSEAD MBAs are driving taxi startup, Talixo, in Berlin!

    SME Profile: Talixo

    Talixo is an exciting young SME operating in the travel and transportation industry. Founded by three INSEAD MBAs, they hope to drive their taxi booking service across the whole of Germany.

    26 Sep 2013

  • Quarterback founder Brian Gloede in Zambia

    SME Profile: Quarterback

    Founded by Brian Gloede, Quarterback is an exciting young SME that helps MBAs get into social enterprise and work with remote regions of the world. They hope to expand their cohort next summer!

    5 Sep 2013

  • Founder José María Castillejo, is an IE MBA.

    SME Profile: Zinkia Entertainment

    Zinkia Entertainment, creator of the hugely successful Pocoyó series, has been rapidly expanding internationally for the past three years and is poised to crack the US market.

    29 Aug 2013

  • Blikbook founders: Ben Hall, Deepak Colluru, Cheyne Tan and Barnaby Voss

    SME Profile: Blikbook

    Blikbook, an exciting startup from LBS and UCL alumni, which is bringing its transformative social learning platform to international institutions after securing $1.3 million in funding.

    22 Aug 2013

  • Formerly known as Sapient, Marten & Co is a fast growing financial SME.

    SME Profile: Marten & Co

    Founded by Ed Marten, Marten & Co. is looking to expand it's team as this young SME continues to grow.

    15 Aug 2013

  • Transferwise founders Kristo Kaarmann and Taavet Hinrikus, an INSEAD MBA

    SME Profile: Transferwise

    Transferwise was founded by a former INSEAD MBA and his business partner, that transfers money internationally with a lower exchange rate. They hire MBAs and encourage you to apply now!

    1 Aug 2013

  • Current CEO Ed Weisiger, Jr.

    SME Profile: Carolina CAT

    Carolina CAT is an exciting SME which actively hires MBAs in every area of the business.

    25 Jul 2013

  • Tim Langley is the founder and CEO of CANDDi

    SME Profile: CANDDi

    CANDDi took part in the UK's first growth Accelerator in 2010 and has been growing ever since.

    18 Jul 2013

  • SecretSales founders Nish and Sach Kukadia

    SME Profile: SecretSales

    SecretSales, the UK's leading flash sale website, provides the glamorous lifestyle at a greatly reduced cost.

    11 Jul 2013

  • Knok founders: Juanjo Rodriguez, Laura Martinez Celada and Marc Rollán

    SME Profile: Knok

    Knok is a young, exciting and fast growing home exchange company which is ruffling the feathers of its more established competitors.

    4 Jul 2013

  • Adzuna founders Doug Munro and Andrew Hunter

    SME Profile: Adzuna

    Adzuna is a search engine for classifieds and powers the Number 10 Dashboard used by the UK Prime Minister and his staff to access data on economic growth.

    20 Jun 2013

  • Rupert Hunt, Founder and MD of

    SME Profile: was originally conceived as a property rentals site with flatshare being an afterthought. Now, it is the UK market leader for flatshares.

    12 Jun 2013