Acclaimed startup podcast Founded & Grounded welcomes a new era with the addition of a fresh voice and strategic partners


Founded & Grounded, the UK's No.2 startup podcast that delves into the raw and honest aspects of founder life, is excited to welcome a new voice to its platform.


Former co-host Laura Rawlings has had to step away from the microphone to focus on her health after being diagnosed with breast cancer, a decision met with resounding support from the Founded & Grounded team and its audience.


While focusing on her recovery and treatment, Laura is raising funds for Penny Brohn UK, a nationwide charity providing cancer wellbeing.


"Laura's vibrant energy and invaluable insights have left a significant mark on the show,"

says Ollie Tiramuragan Collard, the podcast's founder.

"We're sending Laura our strength and support during this time."


Embracing her new role, Dr Becky Sage steps into the co-host seat with an impressive track record as a serial entrepreneur and ethical business leader,


"I am thrilled to be joining the ranks of Founded & Grounded, a podcast with an impressive legacy of guiding and inspiring the entrepreneurial community,"

says Becky.

"I'm eager to share actionable insights drawn from my own journey."


The podcast is in the top 5% globally and kicked off Season 5 with guest Ashleigh Tennent, the innovator behind More Happi, a platform focused on making coaching affordable for everyone. The new Season promises diverse entrepreneurial stories from early-stage businesses such as Yuup, Phasecraft, and Perfect Ted.


The new Season aired on Monday, 30th October 2023, and the oversubscribed podcast continues to deliver bi-weekly instalments on all major streaming platforms.


The podcast has elevated its status by securing two new key sponsorships, poised to enrich the listening experience. Joining forces with Founded & Grounded are the National Protective Security Authority (NPSA), a part of the UK's Security Service, MI5, and Hexa Finance, a dynamic financial services provider for SMEs.


“We are thrilled to unveil the compelling benefits that our new partners bring to our audience,"

proclaims Ollie with enthusiasm. Understanding that innovation and maintaining a competitive advantage are crucial for business success, NPSA is at the forefront of protecting startups with their 'Secure Innovation' campaign. Startups now have access to an indispensable resource—a complimentary quick-start guide to safeguard their innovation against potential threats.


The narrative woven through the 'Founded & Grounded' podcast, spanning 68 episodes, consistently highlights the critical need for access to finance. Hexa Finance has responded to this challenge, and has rapidly emerged as an award-winning provider in the financial sector. The fast-growth business distinguishes itself by providing highly personalised financial services catered to the needs of startups. At the helm are co-founders Stu Mason and Ben Davies, each with a wealth of experience working with SME’s.


Founded & Grounded's new Season promises to be an enlightening exploration of what it takes to build successful and sustainable businesses.


The podcast's creator, Ollie, adds,

"With the backing of our sponsors and the addition of Becky, this season will be a go-to resource for entrepreneurial growth and learning."