Head of Business Development at Crowd2Fund
Startupbootcamp FinTech London Mentor
A qualified ACA Accountant and Business Development executive with an active interest in entrepreneurship and technology. I am currently using my expertise to review the business plans of start-ups for Crowd2Fund.com. I am skilled in analysing companies against investment trends, conducting due diligence and advising them in preparing their pitches and business plans for further finance. I am an ardent networker, frequently attending conferences and events in the start-up space. I have spoken at several key seminars and have been on the panel of events for the likes of Knowledge Peers, Howard Kennedy Fsi, Tech Talkfest and Start Up Direct. In addition, I have been a mentor for Launch 48’s Pre Accelerator programme.
Since 2011, I have been writing about entrepreneurship, technology, business and the future of finance for a number of publications including Wired, Economia and Real Business. In October 2013 I was commissioned to write the cover feature of Economia magazine. This was distributed to an audience of over 175,000. I also provide copy writing services for VML, a leading advertising agency owned by WPP. I also produce a podcast on business (“The Art of Biz”) that is available on ITunes (tiny.cc/artofbizpodcast ) and features advice and discussions on issues relating to SMEs. Former guests include Gilbert Hill (MD of Governor Technology), Zoe Cunningham (MD of Softwire Technology) and Hung Lee (startup recruitment).
Entrepreneurs & entrepreneurship; investment, business analysis, business development, networking, writing, journalism, fintech, technology, venture capital & private equity, financial statement analysis, cash flows, sensitivity analysis, net present value, equity crowdfunding, rewards based crowdfunding, strategic partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, tech city, business plans, startups, podcasting.