Sam Barnett, Struq

Meet Sam Barnett, the ambitious and passionate founder of Struq.

Barnett launched ad technology firm Struq in 2008, at the height of recession. Without a penny of investment and zero debt, the firm has grown exponentially, achieving 978% growth year-on-year. Customers include household names like Ted Baker, Lovefilm and French Connection.

Struq, which develops complex algorithms that connect web browsers to targeted ads, represents a significant return on investment for its clients. For every pound spent with the Soho-based firm, Struq's technology makes £14 for customers. These results have helped Barnett trounce the competition, and attracted a highly talented workforce.

In this video, Barnett talks about the highs and lows of starting a business. Time is the enemy of all entrepreneurs: Barnett consistently works 80-hour weeks, but he reveals the driving force behind his success and the secret to staying motivated.

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