Monthly Archives: August 2013

Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO – UK Business Angels Association

Jenny has over 20 years’ experience facilitating SME access to investment in the UK & internationally.  At UKBAA she focuses on building the angel community around the UK, connecting investors to good deal flow and assisting entrepreneurs to attract investors. Jenny was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to small businesses.

Pru Ashby, Head of North America – London & Partners

Following 2 years heading up business development for London & Partners in New York, Pru returned to the UK, where she leads London & Partners’ North America inward investment team supporting & advising US and Canadian companies to set up and grow in London; and UK companies expanding into the North American market.

Tugce Bulut, Founder/CEO – Streetbees

Streetbees is a market research platform for global brands, that has expanded to 87 countries in the last year.  Tugce is passionate about the power of data and the positive change it can bring to the world. Before founding Streetbees, she spent 6 years advising technology and consumer companies on accelerating growth in international markets.

Mariana Pereira, Director – Darktrace

Mariana is a Director of Darktrace, the world’s leading machine intelligence company for cyber security. Prior to Darktrace, Mariana held executive marketing roles in companies spanning multiple industries, including enterprise software company Autonomy and global FMCG leader Heinz.

Emily Mackay, Founder/CEO – Crowdsurfer

A serial entrepreneur, Emily founded Crowdsurfer to provide data intelligence on the multi-billion dollar crowd economy, capturing and aggregating millions of data points on individual fundraises daily and offering access via an online dashboard or through a single API.

Poppy Gustafsson, CEO EMEA – Darktrace

Darktrace is the world leader in Enterprise Immune System technology for cyber security, using new machine learning techniques based on the biological principles of the human immune system to detect previously unidentified cyber threats within computer networks in real time.

Sarah McVittie, Co-Founder – Dressipi

Serial entreprenuer Sarah McVittie co-founded Texperts, selling in 2009 in a multi-million pound transaction. She is now running her second venture, Dressipi, an innovative online fashion & retail discovery site which uses technology to raise the bar in consumer services.