From Ben and Jerry, who were grade-school friends to Hewlett and Packard, who were college pals and even Starbucks that was created by a group of college besties, building a business with your bestie has been an idea that has always been around.
And frankly speaking, we have all been there. We all have had the impulse to start a startup with a friend at some point in our lives. The UK startup ecosystem has also witnessed such friendships that have resulted in running successful businesses.
These BFFs have navigated the hurdles and adventures of life together. They have managed to build startups and deepened their friendships to discover how to support each other through all of life’s ebbs and flows, professionally and personally by running the company with their best friends.
Raising a toast to friendship and trust, we track down five such startups that are run by friends and explore what keeps them in business together and what’s the secret to their friendly success.
Friends: Brian Mullins, CEO and Nick Sherman, VP Marketing & Design
Founding year: 2016