Today’s episode of the 40 Minute Mentor is another bonus episode which was recorded live at our JBM drinks event in September.

We run these events every quarter, to bring together clients and candidates who have helped us spread the word about JBM and to thank them for all their help and support. These events are always great fun and give our network a chance to get to know some of the great business leaders that we get to work with.

Our special guest on the night and your 40 Minute Mentor today is the brilliant Pippa Lamb, Partner at Sweet Capital.

Pippa has had a fascinating career so far. After graduating from the University of Oxford, she joined the Global Equity Strategy Team at J.P. Morgan where she spent 5 years before leaving to pursue her MBA at Harvard Business School as a Fulbright scholar. Following her MBA experience, she decided to take a different course and moved into the VC world, joining Sweet Capital – the investment fund established by the founders of She climbed quickly and earlier this year was promoted to Partner across their London and LA offices.

I really enjoyed my interview with Pippa and there’s some great advice in here for anyone considering a bold career move. Be it pursing an MBA, moving into venture capital or taking a step out to do something else. We cover a whole range of topics in this one, including:

  • How Pippa landed the role at Sweet Capital and her advice for anyone looking to move into the world of VC
  • Why Pippa left banking to undertake her MBA and the key questions that she would recommend asking yourself when deciding whether an MBA is the right choice for you
  • And her advice to start ups, and what she looks for in founders and companies that are pitching to her in her role at Sweet Capital

It was great to sit down with Pippa and hear her advice on some of the hot topics that we regularly get asked about by our candidates. If you’re thinking about doing an MBA, looking to move into VC or want to learn how your business can secure its next round of investment, you’re going to love this conversation!

If you want to find out more about Pippa you can check out her LinkedIn profile –

If you want to find out more about Sweet Capital you can have a look at their website –

We’re always keen to get feedback so if you have any thoughts once you’ve listened to this interview, just drop me an email at ku.oc.cmbj@semaj

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Disclaimer: All views and opinions expressed in this episode are our guest’s own opinion and do not represent any entity with which they’ve been, are now, or will be affiliated in the future.

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