Raising £5M+ Pre-launch, Co-owning Tens with Sir Richard Branson & 1M+ Listeners w/ Marty Bell

Mar 25, 2021, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

What links Jack Dorsey, Jared Leto and Sir Richard Branson? It could only be Marty Bell. A man of many hats (and sunglasses), Marty has raised £5M+ as co-founder of pre-launch fintech Nude, he is the founder/owner of super-summer music website Poolside FM with 1M+ annual listeners and is also co-founder of sunglasses brand Tens which he owns with friends and Sir Richard Branson.

Virtual event

About this event

"Success is never accidental." - Jack Dorsey

Raising £5M+ Pre-launch, Co-owning Tens with Sir Richard Branson & 1M+ Listeners w/ Marty Bell

With Spring upon us, sunny skies appearing and a fresh breath of optimism, we're here to keep the good vibes coming.

We'll be diving into: How to raise £5M+ pre-launch, surpassing 1M listeners including Jack Dorsey, Jared Leto and Maisie Williams and what it takes to co-own your own brand with Sir Richard Branson. 

Buckle up, get your sunnies on and come join the party.

Marty Bell (Tens/Poolside FM/Nude)

Marty Bell is co-founder of pre-launch fintech startup Nude, which has raised over £5m to build the new way to buy your first home. 

Marty is also the founder & owner of the super-summer music website Poolside FM which has an audience of over 1m listeners per year with fans including Jack Dorsey, Jared Leto and Maisie Williams. 

Marty previously co-founded sunglasses brand Tens which he owns with friends and Sir Richard Branson.

[Host] Dec McLaughlin (SG Scotland/DM Nutrition)

Dec McLaughlin is the founder of DM Nutrition, a 'nutritionist in your pocket' that helps entrepreneurs lose up to 10kg, build 3-4kg muscle and 1/2 stress levels in as little as 90-days.

Since then, he has gone on to lead the restart of the Startup Grind Edinburgh chapter after a short period of inactivity. Speakers since 2018 include Gillian Docherty OBE (The Data Lab), Bruce Walker (FutureX) & Marta Krupinska (Head of Google for Startups UK).

Since the success of our 2020 End of Year Social, we wanted to keep things lively and provide a virtual space for connection to catch up with old friends, make new ones and share grand ideas and learnings with each other. With that in mind, we’re excited to invite you to use Remo!

Remo is a virtual platform where you can interact face-to-face and move around a ‘room’ to different tables to meet and talk with other people.

We’ve set up to a few themed tables to get the conversation going with ecosystem experts as well as some space to chat at the ‘bar’ and some sofas for one-on-one conversations.

Themed Table Plan

- Money Matters

- Workplace Culture

- Marketing & Messages

- Talent & Team

- Creative Entrepreneurs

- Health & Mindset

- Startup Legals

- Community

- Chat at the bar & jump to a sofa a 1-1

If you’ve not used Remo before here is a quick introduction to the platform (it’s really easy)!

Why attend?

- Share your ambitions for 2021

- Connect with peers in a casual online setting

- Catch up with friends and make new ones

- Get advice from industry experts

- Have a conversation and some laughs to see in spring 2021 with a smile

- Share an ask or a project you’re excited for with the community

What you need to know!

What: Raising £5M+ pre-launch, Co-owning Tens with Sir Richard Branson & 1M+ listeners w/ Marty Bell

When: Thurs 25th March

Time: 6.30-8.00pm

Where: Remo

Bonus Extras: Partner offers and a chance to win a special prize via our Twitter competition!

Ticket Price: This is to help cover the cost of Remo. The SG Scotland team are fully voluntary and host these events to bring people and ideas together.

Check out what happened


  • Marty Bell

    Tens/Poolside FM/Nude




Thursday, March 25, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM UTC


Welcome & Making Friends
Fireside Chat w/ Marty Bell
Event Wrap-Up


  • Dec McLaughlin

    Startup Grind Scotland



  • Dec McLaughlin

    Startup Grind Scotland


  • Nick Murray

    Startup Grind Scotland


  • Caro Melendez

    Head of Operations

  • Emma Loedel

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Director - Startup Grind Glasgow

  • Amy Kelly

    Startup Grind Scotland | AK Marketing

    Head of Marketing

  • Oluwaseun Olabode

    Startup Grind Aberdeen

    Director - Startup Grind Abedeen


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