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 27 will take place on 20th September 2021 at 12 pm BST.
The friendly discussion will focus on:
- Investment Update from Deal Lite
- Founder journeys
- Investment journeys
- Growth Plans
We hope the audience will be able to benefit from the knowledge shared.
1. Sarah Norford-Jones – YEO Messaging (Seed)
Sarah is the Co-founder and CMO of YEO Messaging, which recently secured Seed investment via Angel Academe.
Sarah is an experienced creative business leader with over 10 years experience in Marketing and Advertising, YEO is Sarah’s second startup, the first being Jones & Bone, a creative boutique agency. YEO Messaging was Co-founded by Sarah with her father Alan Jones, to improve the privacy and security of instant messaging.
YEO Messaging is the only messaging app that delivers messages to a human and not just a device. YEO gives you absolute privacy, confidentiality, compliance, and control over your messages, files, images, video and voice communications.
2. Emily Rogers – Reath (Pre-Seed)
Emily is the Co-founder of Reath, which recently secured £313k Pre-Seed investment led by Techstart and CVC Philanthropy.
Emily has previous experience in product management and event planning. She is specialised in Digital Twin / Digital Passport applications in the Circular Economy, Open Data Standard development, Inventory Management and Operations optimizations for scaling businesses.
Reath Technology is creating a digital infrastructure for safe reuse of everyday items applied to packaging or PPE. Offers reliable tracking, traceability and reporting – crucial components to run a safe, compliant and optimised reuse system.
3. Duncan Cockburn – OneBanks (Series A)
Duncan is the Founder and CEO at OneBanks, which secured Series A investment from Glory Ltd.
Duncan held an auditing role at KPMG UK, working across different brands and categories. Seeing the potential to help a forgotten part of the banking population, he developed OneBanks. He has spoken at TEDx, Fintech Finance Future Arena and was recognised in the Top 100 Young Chartered Accountants 2020.
Unified Financial t/a OneBanks is a shared infrastructure solution for the UK’s banks, to continue providing a physical presence in communities, helping people to continue to access cash, learn how to use digital solutions in person and ask questions about products and services.
4. Chris Sigley – Arkivum (Growth Private Equity)
Chris is the CEO of Arkivum, which secured £1.5 million Growth Private Equity investment led by Growthdeck.
Chris is a sales leader, with a significant experience in selling cross markets, verticals, territories/regions with and through the channel, to end-users. He has worked at Redstor for 15+ years. His years in the IT industry have centred around data management, data protection and disaster recovery, predominantly in the cloud (since 2005).
Arkivum delivers software, services and domain expertise for long term data management and digital preservation along with complete confidence in preserving, meeting complex compliance and regulatory requirements and creating business value from data. Bringing archived data to life.