We gear up founders and funders with the firepower for scale.
Movers, shakers and market makers.
Laurence. Chief Revenue Officer. Pipedrive.
Felix. Founder & CEO. Drover.
Sitar. Managing Partner. Connect Ventures.
Emily. Founder & CEO. Beryl.
Christian. Managing Partner. White Star Capital.
Aneesh. Founder & CEO. Aire.
Leila. Founding Partner. Kindred Capital.
Lucy. Creative Director. Trouva.
Shachar. Founder & CEO. Curve.
Take out the competition. Take a big exit. Take over the world.
Our engagements are focused on brand, culture and growth across the three pillars of an organisation’s ‘operating system’: the why, the who and the how. We help to define purpose, clarify vision, shape culture, build brand, acquire customers and drive growth. We engage at the point where there is a need to build sustainable scale at pace.
Different battles. Same scars. Shared ambitions.
We have experience of backing, building and selling businesses. From early stage startup to global brand. We’ve been in the role of founder, investor and operator. And we’ve had our share of screw-ups and success stories along the way. So although every business and its challenges are unique, we'll apply the breadth of our expertise and the depth of our experiences to your benefit.
Katy began her career in publishing before choosing a bright future at Orange (in a time where it was actually cool to work for a mobile operator), where she helped launch products internationally. Roles in tech include VC at Eden Ventures, VP of Marketing at Videoplaza and CMO at Tech City UK, as well as voluntary positions with Seedcamp, Techstars, and Bristol Enterprise Fund. In an alternative life, she’s a beat poet and a blues saxophonist.
Abbie's fascination with what makes people tick has driven her expertise in organisational culture and operations. This fuelled a career in public affairs, international development and political risk before she switched to tech as Chief of Staff for Joanna Shields (Facebook) and then Shakil Khan (serial entrepreneur and investor). She is a trained coach. You can find Abbie at the Royal Institution or Gregg’s.
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May is an international business ninja. She has operated out of London, Shanghai, New York and Barcelona, working across strategy, sales, client and project management. May has helped international tech companies such as Student.com think global from day one. A fluent Mandarin speaker with a peccadillo for the Chinese business environment. You will always find her wearing at least one item of green.
Gabbi has 20+ years' experience backing, building and branding startups, scale ups and global corporations. As an angel investor and strategic advisor he has contributed to product, brand and commercial strategy; connected co-founders, collaborators and commercial partners; raised awareness, capital and a few eyebrows. He likes being tattooed. A lot.
Ed founded a social enterprise called Jollie’s, sometimes referred to as the Warby Parker of socks. Launched whilst reading Bioscience at Exeter, he positioned the company as a “more-than-profit” to raise sock donations for local shelters using a “wear a pair, share a pair” model. He took his idea to the shelves of the UK’s largest retailers. He’s a sucker for aesthetics and of course, has a thing about socks. He can spot a hand-linked toe-seam from 100 yards.