5 minutes with… Ed Wray

5 minutes with... Ed Wray, co-founder of Betfair


As the economic outlook looks set to improve with latest Niesr projections showing GDP growth of 1.2% this year, many businesses will be looking at the future with renewed hope and starting to plan ahead for how to take their business to the next stage.

Whether it is winning a big new contract, exporting overseas or hiring an extra couple of employees, growing a business presents many exciting opportunities but also a few challenges.

We want to help fuel businesses ambitions so we are partnering with some of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs and inviting you to ask them any questions you have about how to take your business to the next level.

First up will be Ed Wray, Angel Investor and co-founder of Betfair. Ed helped build Betfair from a business with two people into the world’s largest internet betting exchange, redesigning how the entire betting market worked. He is now an Angel investor and adviser for a number of growing businesses, including Kabbee and, of course, Funding Circle.

Ed will be answering your questions on what it takes to grow a businesses, so if you have a question about a particular business issue, or simply want to ask Ed about his experiences with Betfair, send us your questions to community@fundingcircle.com.

You have until Friday 23rd of August to submit your question. We will publish the top 10 questions with Ed’s answers here and on the forum.

Jack Pritchett

Senior Communications Manager