Anthony Rose is a serial entrepreneur, technical and product visionary whose career has included 3D graphics, P2P music, internet video, social TV and online communities. Known as ‘The man behind BBC iPlayer’, Anthony ran BBC iPlayer and other BBC services from 2007 to 2010, taking the iPlayer from pre-launch to major success story, and winning a BAFTA award in the process.
He co-founded Beamly, a social and content network for television, which was sold in 2015. The same year, he set up 6Tribes – a community of communities with shared interests – which was sold to the TopGear team less than a year later.
In 2016 Anthony co-founded SeedLegals, a revolutionary tech platform in the legal space that lets emerging companies and investors formulate the legals they need to build, grow and fund their business ambitions, without the time and cost implications of going through traditional law firms. It is the world’s first legal automation platform for startup funding and is now the largest closer of funding rounds in the UK.
Here Anthony does a 25 minute Q&A with Davis Mukasa about his journey, being a founder (and the travails that go with that), leading a company through a pandemic, keeping his staff happy, proverbial trips through deserts, getting plenty of rest, and caring very little for New Year’s resolutions.