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UK Tech Investment Weekly – Episode 2

UK Tech Investment Round Up takes place every Monday at 12 pm GMT on Clubhouse, hosted by Manoj Ranaweera of Deal Lite (a product of Techcelerate) with co-hosts, Andrew Threlfall of Malinko and Stewart Townsend, a SaaS Channel Specialist who helped scale Zendesk, DataSift and many others.

Episode 2 will take place on 15th Feb 2021.

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Friendly discussion will focus on:

  • Investment Update from Deal Lite
  • Founder journeys
  • Investment journeys
  • 2021 Plans

We hope the audience will be able to benefit from the knowledge shared.


Faizan Patankar, Amygda Labs (Pre-Seed)

Faizan is the Founder and CEO of Amygda Labs who raised Pre-Seed investment from BrightCap Ventures recently.

Faizan implemented and grew AI systems that keep planes in the air at 35,000 ft at Rolls-Royce and achieved £100 million+ savings for the company. He is now helping companies leverage his learnings to achieve multi £ millions in OPEX cost reductions through Amygda Labs.

Amygda helps industrial organisations capitalise on the value of existing sensor data and provides actionable insights to increase availability of equipment and reduce costs safely.

Amygda Labs
Company View of Amygda Labs. Source: Deal Lite

Tom McGillycuddy, tickr (Series A)

Tom is a co-founder of tickr, which secured £2.5 million Series A investment from Ada Ventures recently.

After a few years in banking, Tom was considering leaving the industry until he was introduced to impact investing – an emerging field of investing that focused on generating positive outcomes for society, as well as financial returns. Together with his co-founder Matt, they created Tickr.

Tickr aims to prove that you can make money and have a positive impact at the same time. From as little as £5 you can invest in portfolios designed with the future in mind. Invest in climate change, equality, disruptive technology and a combination of all three.

Company View of tickr. Source: Deal Lite

Joshua Pines, Sirenum (Series A)

Josh is the co-founder of Sirenum, which secured £2 million Series A investment from Sir Terry Leahy and William Currie Group recently.

Joshua is a business leader, strategist and marketer with more than 20 years experience in software, web, media and financial services verticals.

The Sirenum dynamic workforce management platform leverages cloud and mobile technology to increase revenue and lower costs across multiple key processes.

Gilbert Corrales, Leaf Grow (Series A)

Gilbert is the Founder an CEO of Leaf.fm (t/a Leaf Grow), which recently secured £1.75 million Series A investment led by Maven.

Over the past 15 years, Gilbert has been at the forefront of several state-of-the-art digital products for companies like Intel, Microsoft and Schematic (now WPP/POSSIBLE). Gilbert has lead product teams in Latin America, South Korea, Western Europe and the USA.

Leaf Grow is an AdTech company empowering brands to engage, grow and monetise high-quality audiences at scale.

Leaf Grow are paid-social performance marketing specialists. They work with eCommerce businesses of all sizes, to build and execute smart growth strategies that turn passive potential into active customers.

Geraint Waters, Provar Testing (Series A)

Geraint is the CEO of Provar Testing, which recently secured £12.45 million Series A investment from Kennet Partners.

Geraint has experience of 20 yrs in testing and 6 yrs in Salesforce. He is a specialist in point-and-click testing tool designed for Salesforce. Salesforce’s tri-yearly release cycle means the platform is constantly being improved to help customers work better and this brings a high reputational risk for large enterprises if their changes are not thoroughly tested for quality. Realizing the opportunity to transform testing within the Salesforce community, Provar was launched.

Provar is building a code-free, integrated automation testing tool for Salesforce. It delivers the benefits of automation while avoiding the pitfalls of other tools. Their mission is to make Salesforce test automation cost-effective and accessible to all.

Roger Beadle, Limitless Technology (Series B)

Roger Beadle, is Co-Founder of Limitless Technology, which secured £7.3 million Series B investment led by Redline Capital recently.

Limitless helps companies engage with customers, employees and partners in an entirely new way.  It’s GigCX platform powered by AI enables users to earn by providing customer service for their favourite brands. This allows most loyal customers the opportunity to earn money and rewards for helping the brands they love.

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