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 7 will take place on 22nd 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. Charles Brecque – Legislate (Seed)
Charles is the Founder and CEO of Legislate Technologies, which recently secured £1 million Seed investment led by Parkwalk Advisors.
Charles is a founder with a background in engineering and machine learning, transforming the way people enter contracts and negotiate terms in a transparent, efficient and fair way. He founded Legislate in 2020, out of the frustrations of the costly and timely contracting process for simple, low value agreements.
Legislate helps business and landlords streamline contracting efficiently with no legalese and no deadlocks. Legislate offers you a selection of lawyer-reviewed contract templates, Knowledge graph powered insight discovery for your contracts and the latest security and authentication technology.
2. Murat Tunaboylu – Antiverse (Seed)
Murat is the CEO of Antiverse, which secured £1.4 million Seed investment from investors including Development Bank of Wales.
Murat is a former software manager in a robotics company, automated DNA synthesis workflows at Thermo Fisher Scientific and has over 15 years experience. He developed cell imaging software, built lab robots for cancer research, and automated Thermo Fisher Scientific’s gene synthesis laboratory. And in the finance industry, designed and improved high-frequency trading systems.
Antiverse is building a world-first computational antibody drug discovery platform. Antiverse combines in-house lab expertise with state of the art machine learning to predict antibody-antigen binding and provide antibody drug candidates in one day.
3. Martyn Gould – Right Coverage (Pre-Seed)
Martyn is the Founder of Rightcoverage, which secured £20k Pre-Seed investment on £40k Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR).
Martyn is a people management, process and technology specialist, with a vast knowledge of startups, telecommunications and mobile devices. Martyn has founded, built a service and raised funding for his previous Tech Startup. Now bootstrapping two tech startups including Right Coverage.
Rightcoverage enables PropTech firms and the UK housing industry to add decision grade connectivity information to their digital listings. Their SaaS API is easy to add to any digital property listing. It’s also a cost-effective way of providing reassurance to digital visitors – delivering added value as we move towards the Gigabit society.
4. Rotimi Alabi – RAB-Microfluidics (Seed)
Rotimi is the Founder and CEO at RAB-Microfluidics, which secured £1.24 million Seed Follow On investment led by Eos Advisory.
Rotimi as a Ph.D. research student supervised by Dr Bowden, advanced his research concept into a microfluidic breadboard based device for online rather than laboratory-based analysis of asphaltene and acid components of crude oil as well as compositional separation. This development was inspired by his desire to change centuries-long laboratory-based solutions for engineering challenges that required real-time and onsite information for rapid decision-making. Consequently, after his Ph.D., he founded RAB-Microfluidics to productise and commercialise this potentially disruptive invention.
RAB-Microfluidics is a research and development company developing cutting-edge microfluidic technology to solve oil analysis problems. Their innovation is driven by the needs of customers in oil and gas, aerospace and defence, processing and manufacturing, power generation, transport and maritime industries.