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Firstly like a lot of black and ethnic minorities, I have been watching the events over the last two weeks in the US and the solidarity of black and white people across the world using this moment to highlight the effects of racism and the moral injustice that it represents. …


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Photo Credit: Khris Morgan for HomeHero

I’ve often wondered whether working remotely as a team would be something to consider for HomeHero. Having closely watched teams in the startup space do it to great effect — most notably Basecamp whose book Remote makes a strong case for it — there are reasons to believe that working from home might actually help us scale in the immediate future and keep things lean, especially in light of COVID-19.

In our team we already have a well utilised but optional work from home culture; mostly to accommodate team members who live outside of London and those whose concentration depends…


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Photo by Daniel Sandvik on Unsplash

“You need to think about building a profile”, the publicist said to me over dinner. It was not the first time I’d heard this in my founder journey.

A year into running my startup I had, perhaps subconsciously, pushed back against the need to chart my journey, amplify my personal experience or join my peers in the logical hustle for press. Not because it wouldn’t have been a good idea, certainly not because I was above it, but because of the way in which I had run my company up until that point. Quietly.

We had gone from a modest…


Square Mile magazine interviewed me as part of a series of interviews with successful entrepreneurs and black business role models in the UK. Here’s what we discussed.

KENNY ALEGBE, FOUNDER OF HOMEHERO

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What did you start?

HomeHero. It makes running your home easy, helping you find time for the things that matter most. We do this by offering a platform that manages your household: from collating and setting up all your bills in one place, to taking care of admin like fixing your boiler, sorting out cleaners and responding to technical issues in the home.

How did you get into that?

I was going through a property transaction and had an idea. Like most entrepreneurs…

Kenny Alegbe

Founder, HomeHero. Demystifying entrepreneurship so everyone can have a seat at the table. www.homehero.co.uk

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