Specialists for growth of tech companies
Techcelerate Specialists are ideal in filling skill gaps in your company when getting ready for investment, as well as when there is a need to achieve a rapid growth boost post-investment. They are ideal to take on mini projects and help you in your quest to build a £100m turnover tech company.
Manoj RanaweeraBuilder of Tech Products & Companies
Strategy & Commercialisation
Previously, Founder & CEO (UnifiedVU, edocr and ebdex) and Board Advisor (Cazoomi). Specialise in setting up and growing SaaS tech companies since 2004. Helping Startups through tech ecosystem development in the UK and Sri Lanka since 2006. SaaS Strategic Advisor since 2011. US-based Cloud Software Association Strategic Advisor since 2018. Now helping tech companies raise investment and M&A with focus on strategy, positioning and commercialisation.
Andy BakerTech Commercialisation
Opening up revenue channels
Currently, commercialising graphene sensor technology (HP1 Technologies). Previously, commercialised robotic technology for cleaning services (The Perfect Little Company), smart sensors in garments (SmartLife), music rights across advertising world (Exhibeo) and global crowdsourcing site for video, producing advertisements and short films (MoFilm). Andy can help you discover and structure new revenue channels and open commercialisation of technologies.
David BaileyPart-time CFO
Growth Finance & Governance
Board Director of SEMLEP, David previously led Flix Innovations (Chairman), Crystel Umbrella (CFO) and MovieStorm (CEO). David has extensive experience in commercialisation of computer games, animation, film, television and music. David is ideal for part-time CFO role for rapidly growing technology companies. Once your revenues are north of £100k, it's best to start engaging with a part-time CFO, starting with one day a month and then increase as the company reach £1m ARR.
Joan LockwoodHead of Growth
Performance growth marketing
Currently head of growth at Goldex (retail gold investments). Previously, lead growth marketing for Swishd, M&S, Infinity Health, Tido Music, Seesmic, Piczo and many more, both in the UK and USA. Joan was part of the team that drove 250 million registrations at Stardoll within two years. Joan works with startups to help them gain traction and reach their milestones through user acquisition, retention and revenue growth. You need to have a marketing budget before Joan can unleash her know-how.
Stewart TownsendGrowth via Channels
Sales Channel Development
Currently advising AccessPay, ResponseTap and a number of SaaS Tech Companies. Previously: Zendesk (Channels), DataSift (Business Dev) and Sun Microsystems. Stuart previously set up and ran channels in EMEA for Zendesk leading up to the IPO and post-IPO. Stewart will be using his experience at high growth SaaS Startups to make certain you have the correct team and infrastructure to grow through a planned scaleable model. Your ARR needs to be above £500k to benefit.
Phil WebbNon Executive Director
Currently Founder & CEO of C7 Health (growth through new tech and acquisitions). Previously, EMIS (CTO), Logica (Programme Director) and Plusnet (CTO). Experience in delivering highly scalable data-driven platforms for NHS organisations meeting governance standards and security in tightly-regulated healthcare environments (39 million patient records supporting 100,000 doctors daily). Phil is currently interested in Non-Executive Director roles in growing health tech companies.
Blockchain and distributed ledger
Previously, co-founded Worldeka. Charlie has been active in Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies since 2015 and has built powerful Decentralised Apps (DApps), Tokens, Smart Contracts and other decentralised platforms and projects.