OXFO Elevate accelerator Cohort 4 Lookbook

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“The OXFO Elevate accelerator is a place where entrepreneurs can leverage the incredible resources and networks university accelerators have to offer. Since 2018, OXFO ventures have consistently proven to be highly investable – I, myself, have personally invested in several of them – and have shown what is possible when we back early-stage ventures.”

“The pandemic has shown how entrepreneurs rapidly rise to address pressing needs, providing creative and effective solutions in the face of unprecedented challenges. Working across many different sectors - public health, education, the workplace, and more - Oxford’s entrepreneurial students and alumni inspire me with their dedication and creativity. The Oxford Foundry provides the support, space and resources these ventures need to thrive.”

Professor Peter Tufano, Former Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School, and Former Advisor and Vice-Chair of the OXFO Academic Steering Committee


Reid Hoffman CBE, Co-founder, LinkedIn, Senior Advisor, Oxford Foundry

indeed should – be doing such work, and I’m proud to be part of this important movement that will have a profound and far-reaching effect on all of us, and on our future generations.”


“The Foundry is building on Oxford’s strong position as a world-leading university to harness the talent and appetite for entrepreneurship amongst its students and alumni, enabling them to create purposefocused ventures that will positively impact on the world and society. It is truly impressive to see how the Foundry is directly feeding into start-up and scale-up culture in the UK and Europe. Now, more than ever before, it is crucial that we build this kind of entrepreneurial culture, embed it within the DNA of our future leaders, and support it through strong networks. I believe that all universities can – and

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e launched the OXFO Elevate accelerator in 2018, fresh from the Oxford Foundry opening in mid-October 2017. We built it using global best practice frameworks, and in four years we are proud to say it has gone from strength to strength and had exceptional demand from founders, many of whom are alumni who graduated ten or more years ago and have returned to Oxford to scale their venture. The UK is a pivotal epicentre of entrepreneurial opportunity and technological innovation but there is still so much untapped potential. Universities have unique and unparalleled assets, talent, academic expertise, and links to industry they can leverage to scale truly global businesses. It’s therefore imperative that we build new partnerships, facilitate knowledge exchange and do everything we can to support this new generation of founders and leaders to bring their ingenuity and ideas to fruition. Our unique position and approach have enabled the 32 ventures in cohorts 1-3 of OXFO Elevate to raise £52.4 million+ since joining the accelerator, create 250+ jobs, and to be valued at over £157 million, growing every day. OXFO ventures are proof that profit and positive social impact are not mutually exclusive, and technology can be used to help solve some of the biggest and toughest challenges of our time. Our diverse, highly-skilled, purpose-led venture teams are tackling problems including climate change, healthcare equity, and cybersecurity using new innovation and the very latest science and technology. They’re driving forward collective prosperity and are committed every step of the way to people, the planet, and inclusive economic impact to make all our tomorrows better. As with all our ventures, cohort 4 continue to demonstrate the impact a university community can have in nurturing, scaling, and investing in high-potential startups and removing barriers to growth. Our founders are exceptional role models, giving back so generously to support each other and embodying the commitment,

values, and evergreen cycle of support that make university entrepreneurship ecosystems so unique. Thank you to everyone that makes OXFO Elevate possible - our incredible global network of dedicated advisors, experts and mentors who provide hands-on support to our ventures, our partners, supporters, and importantly my incredible OXFO team. With warm wishes,

Ana Bakshi Executive Director, Oxford Foundry
















Cohort 4 Ventures ammonite • Financial services • Accessibility • Advice

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Checkstep • AI • Content moderation • Trust & safety

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DroneStream • Drones • Real-time communication • Remote working Page 4 HedgeFlows • Financial services • SME • Currency risk

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KindWorks.AI • AI • Mental well-being • Kindness chatbot

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Mitra bio • AI • Skin biomarkers • Beauty & healthcare

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Neumind • Application • Brain injury • Cognitive rehabilitation

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ngenius.ai • AI • Smart cities • Sustainability

PIPRA • AI • Post-operative delirium • Risk prediction

Vocsta • Application • Music talent • Social media

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Empowering Wealth Managers and Independent Financial Advice (IFA) firms to engage their next generation of customers.

Co-founding team:

Caroline Duff, Cofounder, Physics and Philosophy, Exeter College, University of Oxford Robert Harradine, Cofounder Investment & Stage Pre-seed to Seed Team size 5 team members

Financial services Accessibility Advice


engage through financial education and goal mapping tools, delivered through financial coaches (thereby enabling businesses to take Problem There is a massive and increasing advice gap advantage of recent changes in regulations, and reduce their costs). ammonite’s in the UK and across the globe, whereby technology also enables semi-automated everyday working people cannot access financial advice reports and recommendations or afford personal financial advice and to be produced in a fraction of the time/cost, guidance. Millions of people are unaware making high quality advice affordable to the they will not be able to retire when they masses. want to, and will miss out on life goals; because they don’t have a financial plan in Traction place. IFA engagement and conversion of ammonite is one of only 50 firms that was the mass affluent (30-50 year old) market accepted into the FCA (Financial Conduct is staggeringly low, however represents a huge opportunity for forward thinking advice Authority) Advice Unit, part of their Innovation Hub, alongside businesses such as Nutmeg, / wealth management businesses. It is anticipated in the UK alone circa £327 billion Moneyfarm and Santander. For two years, ammonite has built and tested its technology will be transferred to the next generation as an FCA regulated advice business, proving over the next decade, yet businesses are efficacy in increasing conversion and reducing unable to capture or profitably service this time cost (with revenues of circa £100,000 market. per annum). ammonite is now taking its Currently, these businesses are limited by technology and model to other advice their outdated technology and processes. business as SaaS, and is experiencing early The high cost of customer acquisition / servicing and poor engagement means that success. ammonite is currently negotiating a Wealth Managers can only profitably advise co-development agreement (partnership) with high-net-worth clients, and subsequently the one of Europe’s largest Wealth Managers to largest future market in the UK and globally create its new hybrid customer proposition with a SaaS licence thereafter. It is also in remains under-serviced. advanced discussions with two other large wealth management businesses who seek to Solution ammonite provide a SaaS tech platform that pilot their technology (as paid for pilots). enables online financial coaching and a new ammonite’s two co-founders have a combined 30 years’ industry experience, and are both hybrid customer proposition (combining Chartered Financial Professionals. They are robo-advice with traditional financial supported by an advisory board including guidance & advice). This technology Gary Dolman, Co-founder of Monzo bank. empowers advice businesses to better


AI and SafetyTech


Reducing online platforms’ compliance & PR risks by automating and monitoring content moderation requirements.

Co-founding team:

Checkstep Problem We have seen a huge rise in social start-ups such as Pinduoduo, TikTok, Clubhouse, and streaming platforms such as Twitch, and more recently Caffeine, DAZN and Powder. However, as with other social networks, they are subject to the perils of misinformation and hate speech. In 2020, we saw an infodemic of viral health misinformation and historic highs of hate speech across advanced economies. Emerging generative technologies such as Deepfakes and GPT-3 are fuelling the rise of this malicious content. For some social startups this can be an existential crisis - failure to uphold community standards can ultimately result in deplatforming. Whilst the very largest social networks are making progress, historically, this has been a human problem with a manual solution. Figures suggest that the largest social networks are dedicating between 1-2% of their revenue towards fighting the problem and this is increasing. At medium sized companies, the investment required to grow a healthy online community can extend to 10 20% of the cost of goods and services, as they lack the resources to develop automated systems in-house.

Solution Through AI and flexible workflows, Checkstep is developing a full stack content moderation solution - a tool for automating detection, interventions, transparency reporting, and the appeal process. The solution is B2B, targeting companies’ Trust and Safety teams, and focuses specifically on features for the UK Online Harms Bill and EU DSA, which specify that if content is removed, a ‘statement of reason’ must be provided. Traction Checkstep software runs in production with a leading European forum and has analysed over a million pieces of content. It is being tested by five leading online platforms in education, sport, finance, e-commerce and event organisation. Checkstep has employees spread over three continents, a world-class leadership team with previous experience at Facebook, Microsoft, and Xerox, and an exceptional technical team able to constantly innovate in the fast-changing domain of SafetyTech. Checkstep has raised two rounds: $500,000 in September 2020 and $1.8 million in March 2021.

Jonathan Manfield, Co-founder and CTO, Artificial Intelligence for Business diploma, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford Guillaume Bouchard, Co-founder and CEO Investment & Stage Seed Team size 15 team members AI Content moderation Trust & Safety


Aerospace and Defence


Live stream, communicate with, and control drones safely.

Co-founding team: Sergio Montes De Oca, COO, MBA, Saïd Business School, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford Harry Howe, CEO Dennis Babych, CTO Investment & Stage Pre-seed to Seed Team size 7 team members Drones Real-time communication Remote working

DroneStream Problem Drone use cases have multiplied over the course of the pandemic, and drone related initiatives have increased dramatically across different industries including construction, mining, public safety, and most recently, healthcare, due to financial, environmental, and time savings. However drone workflows are still very disjointed and cumbersome, and a multitude of actions need to be completed before a commercial drone pilot can get a simple video and supporting data to a client or team member. New ways need to be found to collaborate remotely, while socially distanced, and to perform critical ‘in the field’ tasks. Solution DroneStream is a software company that provides a cutting-edge platform to control drones for a variety of critical missions and industry applications. The technology delivers a real-time data feed from a drone with no additional hardware requirements. The platform allows teams that work with drone operations to live stream,

communicate, and control drones in a safe manner. It allows workers to tackle remote operational and fieldwork challenges on their day-to-day jobs and enables organisations to perform better - saving financial, human, and environmental resources and optimising team workflow. Traction DroneStream is working closely with two of the largest construction companies in Europe, as well as being part of a BT-led consortia to build a nationwide network of drones that can be deployed for infrastructure inspections and public safety incidents. DroneStream has raised a pre-seed round with investors including Sony. It has also received an Innovate UK grant of £80,000.





Accessible, frictionless, and low risk foreign trade for SMEs.

Co-founding team:

HedgeFlows Problem Small businesses (SMEs) make up more than half of the UK economy by turnover and drive global trade. However 95% of SMEs that are active in cross border trade, do not manage the associated currency risk. Most are excluded because of a variety of factors: a lack of knowledge, being too small to qualify for relevant financial services, or the lack of a finance department to manage collateral requirements. As a result, two-thirds of SMEs lose money and their average loss from not managing the risk is £70,000. There are ~six million SMEs in the UK of which ~2.5 million are registered. 350,000 to 500,000 of these make cross border payments. Taking the lower estimate, this implies an annual loss to UK SMEs of ~£16 billion (350,000 x £70,000 x 2/3). Solution HedgeFlows removes the uncertainties associated with paying or collecting invoices in foreign currencies, minimising losses for SMEs. Its products allow small businesses to save

Neh Thaker, Co-CEO, Chemistry, Merton College, University of Oxford time, have unparalleled flexibility at no increased cost, avoid financial losses and safely grow their business with partners and customers in any country. It also removes the administrative burden placed on SMEs by competitors (banks, neo banks or fintechs). HedgeFlows releases the ~£16 billion of foreign currency risk losses, into working capital. Money which SMEs can better use to invest in improving the skills base of their employees, growing their business through investment and greater hiring. Traction With developments such as the Open Banking initiative, trade digitalisation, and the openness of SMEs to try non-bank financial service providers, HedgeFlows has validated its MVP and is due to launch the operational live Beta. It has received regulatory approval and already has live clients.

Alex Axentiev, Co-CEO Arnar Jonsson, CTO Daniel Lawson, Director of Business Development Investment & Stage Pre-seed to Seed Team size 5 team members

Financial services SME Currency risk


Mental Well-being and AI


Improving Employee Experience & Well-being through kindness and technology.

Co-founding team:

Daniel Lozano, Founder and CEO, Software Engineering MSc, Kellogg College, University of Oxford Timothy Seabrook, CTO, DPhil, CDT Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems (AIMS), Pembroke College, University of Oxford Dr. Thea Bauer, CXO, MJur, Wadham College, University of Oxford Nicole Yelsey, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer Investment & Stage Pre-seed Team size 11 team members

AI Mental well-being Kindness chatbot

KindWorks.AI Problem Practicing consistent Acts of Kindness solves priority problems in corporations including employee retention and well-being. These problems have grown significantly during the Covid-19 pandemic and data shows increasing levels of burnout, lack of connection at work, and lack of a sense of purpose. These underlying problems have led to ‘˜The Great Resignation of 2021’ where employees are quitting at increasingly high rates when they hit tipping points related to burnout and lack of job satisfaction. Solution The first product by KindWorks.AI is ‘Beni’, a friendly AI agent who suggests fun and easy Acts of Kindness. Beni is powered by AI to develop personalized experiences for each user and ensure delivery of the right Act of Kindness to the right person at the right time. Beni is also grounded in behavioural science research, which guides the Acts of Kindness, the nudges, gamification, and the entire UX.

Traction The idea for KindWorks.AI was first conceptualized as a solution to the global mental health crisis. Kindness has the power to have exponential benefits on the mental well-being of individuals and society. While the initial core solution is focused on well-being within corporations, the potential impact on society is endless. Besides the benefits for individuals (improved connectivity, sense of purpose, and increase in happiness and life satisfaction), the benefits to companies (reduced burnout, retention, job satisfaction), we also see significant benefits to society (decreased polarization and human conflict). KindWorks.AI is launching with its first big client (a top global consulting firm) in Autumn 2021. It has developed a partnership with Webex by Cisco for their HybridWork campaign and will be integrated for their clients over Autumn 2021. The partnership was announced via a billboard in Times Square in August 2021.


Mitra bio



Powering the next generation of anti-ageing skincare & therapeutics through genomics.

Co-founding team: Dr. Cristiana Banila, CSO, MBiochem, St John’s College, University of Oxford

Mitra bio Problem Over 10 million invasive skin biopsies are taken every year to study skin health. From skin cancer screening to developing anti-aging skincare to precision medicine. $200 billion is spent on skincare yet most is wasted as there is no way to measure the impact on skin other than taking skin biopsy. In skin cancer diagnosis, 9 out of 10 skin moles that are biopsied are harmless. This results in unnecessary surgery, stress for the patient and high economic cost (the cost of biopsy is £1000 for the NHS). Solution Mitra Bio has developed a non-invasive epigenetics skin test. Using patented non-invasive skin tests, Mitra Bio collect epigenetics data based on DNA methylation signatures from the skin. Its beachhead is helping skincare companies to discover new ingredients and longer term is to replace invasive biopsy with its non-invasive approach for skin cancer examinations.

Traction Mitra Bio has already demonstrated that the non-invasive sampling approach can reproduce the methylation profiles obtained from a skin biopsy. For the first time ever, Mitra Bio has built an epigenetic dataset obtained noninvasively without skin biopsy. Mitra Bio has signed a paid contract with a leading skincare company for discovery of future anti-aging products. The company has raised over £600k pre-seed funding. CEO Shakiba was a former L’Oréal scientist and holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge. CSO Cristiana is a molecular biologist with a PhD in epigenetics. She contributed to the development of a non-invasive test for cervical cancer screening which is currently in trial by the NHS. Mitra Bio is translating the same know-how in making its product.

Dr. Shakiba Kaveh, CEO Investment & Stage Pre-seed to Seed Team size 2 team members

AI Skin biomarkers Beauty & healthcare




Life-changing therapies at your fingertips.

Co-founding team:

Dr. Ellis Parry, CEO, PhD Engineering Science, St John’s College, University of Oxford Dr. Claudia Hill, COO, PhD Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford Rufus Russell, CTO Investment & Stage Pre-seed Team size 4 team members

Application Brain injury Cognitive rehabilitation

Neumind Problem Acquired brain injury (ABI) can result from stroke, trauma or illness, and manifests in cognitive, emotional, and physical symptoms equivalent to those resulting from conditions such as dementia. In English speaking countries, there are 100 million people living with ABI or neurological conditions, forcing over 150 million people to become impromptu caregivers. In the UK, ABI and dementia cost the economy £67 billion annually with similar costs reported in other European countries. There is inadequate neurorehabilitation for people with neurological injuries and conditions, and a lack of longterm care. Current solutions lack technological features, are expensive and don’t fulfil the practical and therapeutic requirements of users. Solution Alfred is Neumind’s smartphone app that; compensates and improves cognitive functions - using the full extent of smartphone technologies; empowers all caregivers to not only care for the individual, but rehabilitate them; and delivers evidence based neurorehabilitation exercises. Alfred takes the most effective strategies used in neurorehabilitation and

behavioural science and distils them into personalised, actionable therapeutic prompts. These are delivered straight to the user’s phone, smartwatch, or smart speaker when and where they are needed, with no requirement to navigate menus or set aside time in the day. Traction Neumind’s beta is available via limited access on the Play and App store. There are over 200 users trialing Alfred including Neurorehabilitation units and hospitals in the UK and the US. Over 20,000 smart prompts have been delivered. Preliminary results show that adherence rate of therapies delivered on Alfred is ~80%, significantly higher than the average in complex conditions of 35-40%. Neumind has been through the Aspect Student Accelerator Programme ($7,000 grant received), and the EIT Health e-boat accelerator ($27,000, (<$1,400 of bankable funding)). It received the Mike Barnes Award for Innovation in brain injury from the United Kingdom Brain Injury Forum who are partnered with the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). CEO, Ellis, received the ‘Young Innovators Award’ from Innovate UK ($20,000 grant), and Neumind has received a grant of $25,000 from Plug and Play. CTO Rufus worked as a Senior Developer at IBM and ConsenSys.



Smart Cities


Transforming CCTV systems to provide data for smart cities.

Co-founding team:

ngenius.ai Problem It is clear that our cities have an essential role in combating climate change and supporting environmentally sustainable economic growth. However, at present, they lack the insight to create genuinely tailored services and interventions that stimulate sustainable behavioural change. To ensure that these interventions are meaningful and effective, smart cities must be driven by data generated in their physical spaces. The collection and transformation of this data is a significant challenge for even the smartest of cities. The current approach of deploying vast bespoke sensor networks does not scale effectively, owing to the substantial upfront capital expenditure, significant ongoing maintenance cost, and narrow range of data that these sensors can collect. Solution ngenius.ai provides an integrated cloud platform to underpin smart city operations and strategic sustainability planning, called Data-enabled Smart Cities (DeSC). It collects the real-world data that will underpin the smart city of the future by deploying cuttingedge deep learning technology to

Linford Bacon, CEO, MMath Mathematics & Statistics, University College, University of Oxford transform existing CCTV systems into a network of smart sensors. These smart sensors will be capable of automatically capturing data related to anything that can be identified visually and allow the capture of a rich stream of highly contextual, real-time data without the need for any additional hardware, installation or maintenance costs. ngenius.ai gives a significant cost benefit against current solutions that require numerous bespoke sensors or specific cameras. Traction ngenius.ai is now working closely with three live clients to integrate and build a better solution that adds significant value. In August 2021, it was awarded pre-seed funding of £400,000 from Innovate UK and the Geospatial Commission after completing two successful Innovate UK funded technical feasibility trials with Croydon Borough Council and Norfolk County Council. This funding is facilitating the development of its prototype to a market-ready product in the upcoming months, whilst also supporting live trial activities with a pipeline of 10 Local Authority customers. ngenius.ai solutions are currently running in over 500 locations and over 3,500 cameras across the UK.

Kieran Bacon, CTO John Chapman, Commercial Director Eliza Moyse, Head of Operations Investment & Stage Pre-seed to Seed Team size 7 team members AI Smart cities Sustainability




Reducing medical complications through pre-surgery identification.

Co-founding team:

Dr. Benjamin Dodsworth, CTO, DPhil Pathology, Lincoln College, University of Oxford John Klepper, CEO Nayeli Schmutz, Chief Medical Officer Investment & Stage Pre-seed to Seed Team size 4 team members AI Post-operative delirium Risk prediction

PIPRA Problem Disorientation, memory loss, difficulties in speech; if you are over sixty and about to undergo surgery, you could be at risk of developing these symptoms. Post-operative delirium (POD) is an enormous problem occurring in 20% of surgical patients aged 60+. POD leads to adverse outcomes such as a 25% increased risk of mortality within one month, double the risk of nursing home admission, and 38% of the affected end up suffering long-term cognitive decline and dementia. Costs can also be greatly affected (e.g. 1-2 billion Euros to health insurers in Germany alone). There are no treatments available once symptoms arise. Instead, the focus is on prevention. Many highly effective prophylactic treatments (with 40% reduction of POD) have been developed. These measures are much cheaper in comparison to a patient with delirium but are too costly to deploy for every patient. Solution PIPRA has developed a novel, AIbased pre-operative risk prediction software that highlights patients at risk before they undergo surgery. Patients at risk can then benefit from targeted

prophylactic intervention. By shifting to preventative measures, enabled by PIPRA’s technology, hospitals can significantly improve patient outcomes while also saving £1.8 million annually (example, a mid-sized public hospital in Switzerland). PIPRA’s software does not require any nonroutinely collected data which ensures the software fits into the clinical pathway and will be used by clinicians. PIPRA owns the largest, richest, most diverse database on post-operative delirium, with over 20,000 patients (curated research-grade, patientlevel data - with exclusivity). Traction PIPRA has received pre-seed funding of over £1 million from EIT Health. It has honed in and validated the idea with over 200 stakeholder interviews with anaesthesiologists, surgeons, patients, hospital administrators, hospital IT managers and GPs. Eight hospitals have agreed to pilot the software, and it has 17 Letters of Intent signed by clinicians who want to purchase the tool. PIPRA has won three Innosuisse grants, the EIT Health Wild Card New Ventures’ competition (2019), the Brain Innovation Days award (2020), the Venture.ch Award (2021- best startup in Healthcare), and the Oxford OSEFx pitching award (2021).



Arts and Entertainment


Helping fans help artists. Democratising the discovery of new music talent.

Co-founding team:

Vocsta Problem Singers across the world face challenges with exposure and funding, while labels are looking for more efficient ways to separate the great from the good. Auditions have been impacted by the pandemic, and inperson auditions disadvantage people in rural areas, parents without childcare, and often focus more on looks and personal background than real talent. In addition, most singers lack the funding to support their dreams, as 91% of all singers remain undiscovered. Solution Vocsta is an online music platform allowing social media to determine who the next big vocal star is. It democratises the discovery of talent by allowing the crowd to decide which artists receive funding for the development of their music career. Gamified competitions give talent more exposure and traction, build an engaged community, and create a selfreinforcing success model. Its solution is a multi-sided marketplace on a mobile music platform, connecting talented singers with an audience to increase the discovery of great talent.

Traction Vocsta had over 200 participants in its first competition, and the winner funded the recording of their first single with the Vocsta prize money and was nominated for the Latin America GRAMMYs. It has since developed an MVP for iOS and Android, and has over 10,000 followers across the UK, US, India, Latin America, and Africa. Vocsta has had over 40 pieces of press coverage including Forbes Mexico and Reforma. It is currently in the process of building its community across platforms to feed into to its future Beta launch.

Oliver Csendes, Cofounder and CFO, Executive EMBA ‘13, Pembroke College, University of Oxford Carlos Bernardo Torres Diaz, COO, Executive EMBA ‘13, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford Mara Belen Munoz, Co-founder, Executive EMBA ‘13, Pembroke College, University of Oxford Lorraine Wright MBE, CEO, Executive EMBA ‘13, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford Investment & Stage Pre-seed Team size 5 team members Application Music talent Social media




WITH THANKS TO OUR OXFO ELEVATE RESIDENT EXPERTS AND PARTNERS, INCLUDING: Claire Davenport, Chief Executive Officer, notonthehighstreet.com Raif Jacobs, Former CFO, Deliveroo, Tech Investor Kal Patel, Former CEO, Best Buy Asia, Investor and Advisor Robin Saunders, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Clearbrook Capital Partners Saalim Chowdhury, Former Partner, 500 Startups, CTO, Skillbridge (acq Toptal), Product Manager, Scansafe (acq Cisco) Ben Legg, CEO & Co-founder, The Portfolio Collective, former COO, Google Europe Mary McKenna MBE, Tech entrepreneur, Co-founder, Learning Pool, Angel Investor Matthew Woolsey, Global President, 66°North, former MD, NET-A-

Startup partners include: AWS Google Cloud HubSpot MathWorks Mixpanel Notion OVHcloud SeedLegals Twilio

PORTER Kevin Roberts, Former Chairman and CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi Mike Smith, Former Chief Product and Technology Officer, Barclays Ventures, and Former co-CTO, Disney Marcus East, Chief Digital Officer, T-Mobile US & former Technical Director, Office of the CTO, Google Ed Lee, Founder & CEO, HelloAdvisr Lorenzo Alberton, VP of Engineering, SenSat, and former CTO, DataSift (acq Meltwater) Srin Madipalli, Former Co-founder and CEO, Accomable (acq Airbnb), Investor Yu-Ting Kuo, Corporate Vice President of Research and Technology, Microsoft Dominic Jacquesson, VP Insight & Talent, Index Ventures Farzana Baduel, Founder and CEO, Curzon PR Rudi Sellers, Associate Partner, IBM iX Stephen Scruton, Former MD, Head of Equity Research, (CEEMA), Tech Investor Peter Garratt, Former Senior Partner, Mathys & Squire Niresh Rajah, Managing Director, Head of Data and Regulatory Change, Grant Thornton Major General Rupert Timothy Herbert Jones CBE, Senior British Army officer, former Standing Joint Force Commander


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