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Hg sits at the centre of a universe of tech and software knowledge and expertise. We are constantly surprised by the ideas generated by these satellite minds and we want to share some of it with you.

The Orbit podcast is a series of conversations between members of the Hg team and the great minds with which we surround ourselves. Share, subscribe and listen closely!

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Nic Humphries, Senior Partner at Hg, speaks to Merete Hverven, CEO of Visma.

The last century has seen Scandinavia switch from a fishing and oil economy to become a major centre of innovation in tech and software. Is there something in the water? Merete Hverven is the CEO of Visma, one of Europe’s foremost software companies and one of Hg’s longest and most successful investments. She speaks to Nic Humphries, Senior Partner at Hg, on what’s behind this success, reflecting on her HR background and what it’s like to grow up Scandinavian.

Joris Van Gool, Partner at Hg, speaks to Joris van der Gucht & Tim Vandecasteele, Co-Founders of Silverfin.

To be ‘born in the cloud’ is a status to be envied in the software sector. But what real advantages does it have, and are there any downsides? How difficult is it to create a competitive and disruptive business in the cloud today? Joris van der Gucht & Tim Vandecasteele are true software entrepreneurs, having co-founded Silverfin, a leading cloud platform for accountants. Joris and Tim speak to Joris Van Gool, Partner at Hg, about tech entrepreneurship, whilst also discussing the benefits of being ‘born in the cloud’, and how SaaS tech is disrupting the accounting sector.

Andrew Land, Partner at Hg, speaks to Charlie Langdale, Head of Financial Lines at Howden Group.

The convergence of technology and data with traditional insurance activity, and the appetite from institutional investors in the non-correlated returns on offer from insurance, has created a range of innovative ‘risk-transfer’ products in recent years. Hg’s Andrew Land is joined by Charlie Langdale, Head of Financial Lines for Howden Group Holdings and a leading innovator in the insurance sector, to discuss the latest trends in areas such as parametric insurance, insurance for ESG and sustainability, and blockchain technology.

Dawn Marriot, Partner and Head of the Portfolio Team at Hg, speaks to Andy Hovancik, CEO of Sovos.

The last year in the United States has been a year unlike any other. As software businesses dealt with a changing landscape, the importance of purpose was brought sharply into focus by the pandemic and social justice movements. Andy Hovancik has navigated this period of change as President and CEO of leading US-based tax software company, Sovos. In this episode of Orbit, Andy speaks to Dawn Marriott, head of Hg’s Portfolio Team about what has changed over the past year, what will last, and what effect it will have on Sovos and other software businesses.

Jason Richards, Head of Portfolio Technology at Hg, speaks to Phil Le-Brun, Enterprise Strategist at AWS.

Now an Enterprise Strategist at AWS, Phil Le-Brun’s previous role saw him tackle transforming the technology landscape at the global fast food behemoth, McDonald’s. Phil took some time to speak to Hg’s Head of Portfolio Technology, Jason Richards, and reveals that the experience of deploying 20,000 e-commerce restaurants in one year is as much about people as it is about the tech. You can also see them in the flesh when they spoke on the subject at our 2021 Hg Technology Summit (via Zoom of course).

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