Our Virgin StartUp mentors are at the heart of what we do - they inspire our new businesses, and they support them through that exhilarating first year. Lucas London is the UK general manager of community marketplace Airtasker, and also our Mentor of the Month - let's find out more about how he runs his business!

Business name: Airtasker
Based in: London
Website: www.airtasker.co.uk
Twitter: @airtasker
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AirtaskerUK/
Mentee: Von Ryan Sy @ Nimble Babies

Lucas London, Mentor of the Month

What's your current business?

Airtasker - a trusted community marketplace for people and businesses to outsource tasks to those with the required skills.

Sum up your attitude to business in one word.

Hungry!

How do you make sure you achieve your daily goals?

Get a good night's sleep.

What tech can't you live without?

Slack - an efficient tool to keep in contact remotely. With our HQ in Sydney it is important to keep as connected to the team as possible. 

What book/magazine would you recommend people read, and why?

Winning with Data by Tomasz Tunguz - data should be driving you and your team's business decisions, and it should be part of your culture.

Why do you love being a VSU mentor?

It's a great platform to meet interested like-minded people, and an opportunity to let others learn from your mistakes.

What's the best piece of startup advice you have received?

Execution is more important than the idea.

 

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