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 for the NHS) and Stewart Townsend, a SaaS Channel Specialist who helped scale Zendesk, DataSift and many others.
Episode 6 will take place on 15th March 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.
1. Jimmy Hosang – The Modular Analytics Co. (Seed)
Jimmy is the CEO of The Modular Analytics (TMAC), which recently secured £400k Seed investment from Instinctive BI.
Jimmy Hosang has had a long career in data consultancy and advisory. He is a former data scientist with expertise in next best action, machine learning and speech analytics. TMAC was founded by Jimmy Hosang and Sean Northam in 2018 to change the way data science is understood and applied.
TMAC is a rapidly expanding artificial intelligence and machine learning solution provider delivering AI and ML solutions in customer engagement, customer service, coaching and marketing across a variety of sectors including retail, banking, financial services and media.
2. Hayley Roberts – Distology (Growth Private Equity)
Hayley is the CEO of Distology, which recently secured Growth Private Equity investment from NorthEdge.
Hayley’s position follows a 20-plus year career with blue-chip enterprise businesses in retail, recruitment and technology. She has over 8 years of experience in sales and marketing and business development.
Distology is an award-winning cloud security distributor. Distology’s strategy is to continuously identify and evaluate innovative products and carefully select software which they believe are or will be “best of breed”. They take ownership of the full distribution life-cycle, from lead generation to training partner teams in both technical and sales environments through to on-site demonstrations, proof of concept and license fulfillment.
3. Christopher Sier – ClearGlass (Seed)
Chris is the Executive Chairman of ClearGlass Analytics, which secured a £2.6 million Seed investment led by Lakestar and Outward VC.
Chris is the Fintech Envoy for HM Treasury and Chairman of Fintech North, the innovation community for the North of England. He Chaired the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA’s) panel investigating costs, fees and transparency in institutional investment, wrote the LGPS cost transparency standard and has worked with the World Bank, EIOPA, and the Committee on Workers Capital on the same subject.
ClearGlass provides investment-cost reports to pension funds by collecting data from asset managers according to the standardised formats developed by the FCA Institutional Disclosure Working Group.
4. Maria Reyes – VozLab (Seed)
Maria is the Co-Founder and CEO of VozLab, which recently secured £150k Seed investment from VGC Partners.
Maria is an ex-Marketing Director turned founder and entrepreneur. She has been applying what she learned throughout her 15+ years of marketing career to help others get their brands into smart speakers. She founded VozLab in 2019, as she believes that every brand should have a voice and to bring emerging technology together.
VozLab is creating the next generation of voice apps so you can access more than 200 million consumers around the world. With their technology you can either collect zero-party data or introduce voice commerce to your sales pipeline, all through interactive voice-led experiences through smart speakers.
5. Annil Chandel – Wurkr (Seed)
Annil is the Co-Founder and CEO of Wurkr.io, which recently secured a £1 million Seed investment led by Hindustan Media Ventures.
Annil has 20+ yrs of experience as an entrepreneur and has launched a few businesses and started multi-million-pound businesses for companies. Annil is also the co-founder of KnownFour, a recruitment company. Having realised that the feeling of connection between distributed teams often gets lost, in early 2017, Annil and his co-founder started building a virtual office platform for their own use to stay connected, which took the shape of Wurkr in 2018.
Wurkr’s digital workspace provides an inclusive and diverse virtual environment targeting sustainable development. The world’s most flexible and engaging video platform enables you to work online from anywhere in the world by supplying digital workspace solutions focused on well-being and connectivity.