Tom Hooper of Third Space Learning

Originally from a background of politics and finance Tom wanted to add something to society rather just making money.

On this podcast he tells the story of how he set up his company to address one of the biggest educational problems in the UK. Third Space provides specialist maths tuition using virtual tutors based in India, to children who are struggling with maths in state schools with the aim of raising attainment levels.

What you'll learn from my interview with Tom:

  • His biggest challenges when in setting up this business
  • How he has financed the business
  • What his angel investors bring to the table
  • His take on what investors are looking for when investing


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Thanks again to Tom for sharing his story with us.