UK Tech Investment Round-Up takes place every Monday at 12 pm BST on Clubhouse, hosted by Manoj Ranaweera of Deal Lite (a product of Techcelerate) with co-hosts, Andrew Threlfall of Malinko (Techcelerate’s largest tech company, which makes scheduling community nursing a walk in the park for the NHS) and Stewart Townsend, a SaaS Channel Specialist who helped scale Zendesk, DataSift and many others.
Episode 21 took place on 18th July 2021 at 12 pm BST.
The friendly discussion focused on:
- Investment Update from Deal Lite
- Founder journeys
- Investment journeys
- 2021 Plans
We hope the audience benefited from the knowledge shared.
1. Dan Roberts – Nayms (Seed Follow On)
Dan is the Co-founder and CEO of Nayms, which recently secured £4.3 million Seed Follow On investment from investors including Spartan Ventures.
Dan is a serial entrepreneur who has founded start-ups in FMCG, Digital Outdoor Media and Smart Cities and Healthcare and Insurance start-ups in the blockchain space. Other blockchain projects he has been involved with have been in Identity and Geospatial Analytics.
Nayms introduces the insurance-linked smart contract to conduct efficient cover for the world of digital assets. To achieve this, they are building a platform that enables the trading of Underwriting Securities and ILS contracts to cover such risk.
2. Oliver Windle – Wildpoint (Pre-Seed)
Oliver is the Founder and CEO of Wildpoint, which recently secured £265k Pre-Seed investment led by QVentures.
Oliver has many years of experience as a Creative Lead and co-founded The Co-Creative in 2017- A co working environment, catered towards creative freelancers and startup businesses. He is an avid traveller and realized the need for easy access to outdoors/campsites for the travellers which led to the idea of Wildpoint.
Wildpoint is a new outdoor experience platform that enables lovers of the outdoors to search, browse and book outdoor stays effortlessly, saving users hours of planning time. The online marketplace gives people the ability to search for campsite stays, glamping stays and private & unique camping spots.
3. Lukky Ahmed – Climate X (Seed)
Lukky is the CEO and Co-founder of Climate X, which secured £1.1 million Pre-Seed investment led by Pale Blue Dot.
Lukky has 10+ years of international experience in financial services including HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, covering risk management, regulatory change, stress testing and consultancy. He is also one of the co-founders of Kube Risk, a challenger consultancy specialising in credit risk.
Climate X is a purpose-driven company that delivers next-generation asset-level climate adaptation data and analytics. They do this by bringing together the very best in climate science, econometrics, and financial risk modelling combined with carefully selected applications of machine learning.
4. Anjan Luthra – Thrillz (Seed Follow On)
Anjan is the Founder and CEO of Thrillz, which secured £1.30 million Seed Follow On investment from investors including Ashkan Karbasfrooshan.
Anjan was a Corporate Financial professional at Earnest & Young prior to becoming a private equity investor. Investing in great companies and growing them with the management teams, inspired him to build his own company.
Craw Road t/a Thrillz is connecting celebrities to their fans to fulfil their personalized requests and allows fans to personally connect with their favourite celebrities via custom videos, live events and experiences.