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UK Tech Investment Weekly Episode 3

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 (Techcelerate’s largest tech company, which makes scheduling community nursing a walk in the park) and Stewart Townsend, a SaaS Channel Specialist who helped scale Zendesk, DataSift and many others.

Episode 3 will take place on 22nd Feb 2021.

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.

Guest speakers who have raised investment in 2021


1. Raluca Crisan – ETIQ (Pre-Seed)

Raluca is the Co-Founder of ETIQ, which recently secured £585k Pre-Seed investment from SFC Capital.

Raluca Crisan has spent the past 10 years working in data science and analytics across a variety of sectors. Raluca’s experience spans managing large teams to hands-on data product development. She and her Co-founder started ETIQ AI because they believe that Machine Learning and AI can help provide equal opportunities to everyone but only if used correctly.

Etiq is a software solution that helps you identify and mitigate algorithmic bias. Etiq firmly believes technology can be used to automate decisions in a scalable and sustainable way and has created a solution to give everyone from business stakeholder to data engineers, visibility to monitor your algorithms and minimise any unintended bias that may have accrued.

2. Charlotte Guzzo, Sano Genetics (Seed)

Charlotte is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Sano Genetics, which secured £2.5 million Seed investment led by Episode1.

Charlotte, who is experienced in single-cell genomics research and childhood cancer and Patrick, the co-founder came up with the idea when they observed the high failure rate of research and the poor experience for those taking part and created the MVP for the University Entrepreneurs competition, which they won.

Sano Genetics is a user-centric genetic data sharing platform. It acts as ethical brokers to facilitate a direct connection between you and research institutions. Allowing to push research forward, on your own terms.

3. James Garner – Sticky (Seed)

James is the CEO of Sticky, which secured £325k Seed investment from SFC Capital.

James is a deep tech founder with a focus on ubiquitous computing, personalisation, semantics and digital ethics. He is also the creator of the software DS Game Maker. In 2019, he founded Sticky, helping people make branded physical-digital apps without writing any code.

Sticky’s no-code platform solves physical problems withand branded stickers. People can interact with premium branded stickers without having to download an app or sign up for anything.

4. Kit Latham – Appraise Me t/a Credentially (Seed)

Kit is the Founder and CEO of Credentially, which secured £1 million Seed investment from Pembroke VCT recently.

Kit worked in the NHS then became passionate about reducing bureaucracy and bringing better technology into healthcare employment. Kit is working to automate hiring and Human Resources (HR) for healthcare using Machine Learning (ML) and computer vision, and focusing on digital health solutions to help improve the working lives of those in healthcare and those who employ them. Kit and his co-founder started Credentially to try and automate some of the paperwork involved in the onboarding, verification and management of healthcare workers.

Credentially is an innovative healthcare recruitment software application, which automates the entire end-to-end hiring, onboarding and compliance process. It’s the tool that turns paper into data, automates evidence, and tracks and trains staff.

5. Greg Gormley – Skootride (Seed)

Greg is the Co-Founder and CEO of Skoot ride, which secured £1.5 million Pre-Series A investment.

Greg has more than 20 yrs of experience in financial planning and strategy and well experienced in startups. He previously founded Bink, a payment linked loyalty proposition.

SKOOT was founded in 2019 to provide an alternative to single person car journeys and public transport and is a carbon-negative lift-sharing app. The app connects friends who drive, with friends who need a lift. In addition to reducing cars on the road, SKOOT also offsets all carbon from journeys made through the app by planting trees. 

1 Comment
  • James
    3:04 PM, 19 April 2021

    I spoke in this event and really enjoyed the ’round table’ format. Thanks to Manoj and Pevini for the hard work in organising these; they’re an important part of the UK tech ecosystem.

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