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-host, Stewart Townsend, a SaaS Channel Specialist who helped scale Zendesk, DataSift and many others.
Episode 22 will take place on 2nd August 2021 at 12 pm BST.
The 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.
1. Dan Sodergren – YourFLOCK (Pre-Seed)
Dan is the Co-founder of YourFLOCK, which recently £240k Pre-Seed investment from GC Angels.
Dan has 20+ years experience in B2C marketing, 15+ in B2B marketing, 14+ years in Digital and 8+ years in Social and Mobile Marketing. He is an avid speaker and trainer on radio, TV and podcasts. Dan is a futurist who believes remote working and the digital transformation underpinning this, are the next revolution in business which led to YourFlock.
YourFLOCK helps increase employee engagement by discovering a team’s core values. Your FLOCK’s online platform helps businesses investigate and understand their remote workers and helps people, business owners and HR managers support individuals to create more productive teams whilst working from home.
2. Glen Jones – Emile Education (Seed)
Glen is the Managing Director of Emile Education, which recently secured £250k Seed investment from GC Angel.
Glen is a programmer and a European Patent Attorney and a Chartered Patent Attorney. Wanting a more dynamic role, and seeing an opportunity to help teachers and students learn, he set up Cyber Coach in 2013. He has also been a Digital Mentor in Tech Manchester and a Tech Consultant in Brooke-Jones Patents & Trade Marks. He is a Goldman Sachs 10k SB alumni and has been named in the Edtech 50.
Cyber Coach Smart t/a Emile Education is a games-based learning platform used by teachers across the UK. Emile is now used at schools as well as homes and has a range of numeracy and literacy resources, all underpinned by robust pedagogical research and are tested rigorously by teachers in real classrooms.
3. Darran Milne – VividQ (Seed Follow On)
Darran is the CEO and Co-founder of VividQ, which secured £11 million Seed Follow On investment led by UTokyo Innovation Platform.
Darran has experience in the academic and commercial world. As a leading analyst at a financial software company, he led new development initiatives and managed client implementation projects. His extensive experience in commercialising software products has been key to VividQ’s rapid growth.
VividQ is a software and IP licensing company with world-leading expertise in Computer-Generated Holography. VividQ’s products enable innovative technology companies to integrate true holographic displays in augmented reality wearables, automotive head-up displays, and consumer electronics.
4. Duncan Johnston-Watt – BTP (Seed)
Duncan is the Co-founder and CEO of BTP, which secured £2 million Seed investment led by Force Over Mass.
Duncan is an experienced entrepreneur. BTP is his third startup. Prior to this he founded Cloudsoft Corporation and served as its CEO for nine years. Previously he was also the founder & CTO of Enigmatec Corporation. Duncan has had a number of fintech roles. At Instinet he led the delivery of their Fixed Income brokerage platform. He was nominated for a Computerworld Smithsonian Award.
Blockchain Technology Partners enables organizations to build multiparty applications by taking care of the underlying technology infrastructure. The company’s flagship offering, Sextant, radically simplifies the deployment and management of enterprise blockchain infrastructure.