Combined valuation of startups supported reaches £750M
University of Edinbrugh AI programme relaunches for 2021
Support for 2021 NCSC cyber accelerator begins
Airbnb international startup hub reopens May 2021
EMEA tech hub advisory growth expected for 2021
Designed and running an international startup hub with Airbnb. In London. Growing it to 700 entrepreneurs from 160 global cites, learning about startup growth in the UK an Europe.
Advising scale-up hub, Wayra, connecting to Telefónica’s 350m customers. Advising 20 seed-stage to series A tech startups on strategy, growth and raising investments of up to £10m.
Advising the National Cyber Security Centre accelerator hub, with Wayra. And 10 startups yearly on growing innovative tech products into the fast-growing $160bn global cybersecurity market.
Advising the University of Edinburgh AI accelerator hub in partnership with Wayra UK. And 15 AI and blockchain startups on growth and investor-readiness to raise up to £1.5m.
Advised on startup acceleration for WeWork’s London team. Advising on 4 strategies to accelerate and grow resident startups at the company’s largest co-working location in Europe.
Co-designed the music Innovation Hub for the BPI. Exploring new innovations and revenue models in the music industry. Connecting 43 tech startups with 22 music labels over 2 years.
Designed an insights programme for the entrepreneurship team of Saudi Arabia’s largest company. Advising on growth strategies, and attracting new companies for their tech hub, Wa’ed.
Designed an international insights programme for the bank’s team investing in African tech startups. Advising on 8 growth strategies fintech companies use in the UK’s £6.8bn fintech market.
Advised the Austrian Embassy startup programme. And 15 Austrian, Swiss and German tech companies on growing into the UK market, and raising investment of £500K to £2m.
Designed a startup learning and advisory programme for Austria’s largest energy company (EUR 1.4bn revenue) on growth models for their startup programme investing in smart-energy tech.
Advised Airbnb’s New York team and community on insights and strategies for developing and growing experience-based ventures for the future $12bn experience market in the US.
– Airbnb New York
Designed a fintech hub programme for Russia’s largest bank. Partnering with London Business School. Connecting 12 UK fintech startups with the bank over 18 months.
Designed an international scale-up learning programme for the Japanese bank. Engaging growth-stage UK fintech startups that could also solve banking problems in Japan.
Designed an interantional fintech programme for the Korean industrial bank. Exploring new innovations in consumer banking. Connecting 12 UK startups with the bank over 18 months.
Designed an international innovation learning programme for Seoul Metropolitan Government. Exploring UK technology ideas that could improve life for Seoul’s 9.7m citizens.
Designed an international fintech learning experience for the banking group. Exporing scaled-up UK fintech startups with products that could support their 240 branch customers in Japan.
Designed an entrepreneur learning programme for the South Asia technology university. For international students to learn about building and working for startups in Europe, over 12 months.
Advised University of Queensland’s Ventures in Austrialia. A programme that’s attracted $90m in investment. On how to use tech hubs to scale startups in the UK and European markets.