Kirstie Pickering

Kirstie Pickering


Kirstie Pickering is a business journalist based in West Sussex, England.

Since 2014, Kirstie has worked in newsrooms covering business, startups and aviation, most recently as Head of Content at UK startups news platform Maddyness. She is now a freelancer covering the startup ecosystem and beyond. Outside of work, Kirstie is an avid traveler and lover of hiking, with her most recent adventures including trips to Canada and Slovenia.


This fintech scaled to $3 million in revenue by recruiting a freelance sales force in all 50 states

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This letter-writing app, a 20-year side project with only $500/month cost, sold for millions


How 2 colleagues created a brunch review platform with over 1M monthly hits


How this content agency leaned on a contractor-only model to reach $5 million in lifetime revenue

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How two recent graduates sold their short-form video agency to Morning Brew


With 130,000 users, these college students sold their shopping browser extension to Ibotta

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Being honest about what she wanted next led this SaaS founder to an acquisition

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