InvestorsWe wouldn’t be here today without the support of our amazing investors. Here’s a little bit about them…
John Hughes was Kulea’s founding investor, mentor and guide through rocky paths. John unexpectedly passed away in early 2017, and we miss his wisdom and warmth every day.
John was a keen angel investor with more than thirty years’ experience leading complex, high technology businesses operating at a global level. John was previously group chairman of Just Eat, where he oversaw their £1.5bn IPO, formerly Chairman of Telecity, and subsequent to their $4billion acquisition by Equinix Inc, is a member of the Equinix Board of Directors; he also serves as a Non-Executive Director at CSG Systems International Inc. and is a member of the Advisory Board of Strattam Capital Investment Fund.
John held a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Hertfordshire (formerly Hatfield Polytechnic) and was awarded a CBE for services to international telecommunications in the Queen’s 2011 New Year Honours List.
Rest in peace John.
Fintech entrepreneur and consultant, currently COO of Yoyo Wallet Ltd – Europe’s fastest growing mobile payments, loyalty and marketing platform. Previously, inventor and co-founder of Zopa.com – the worlds first lending and borrowing exchange, currently valued at over $500M.
Gavin brings a wealth of expertise to the kulea table, both as an Executive Partner at leading private equity firm, Vista Equity Partners and just as importantly, as someone who’s been through the highs and lows of building and selling their own business to a multinational enterprise software company (Sage).
Gavin has interests in Act, one of the world’s top CRM solution providers (1 million customers worldwide) and chairs Nomad Ai’s board.
Charlie serves as a Board Member of 24Haymarket Limited and is formerly a Partner of Candover Investment Partners. He has particular expertise investing in the Financial and Support Services and Leisure sectors.
Charlie has served as a Director of Deutsche Bank AG (formerly Deutsche Morgan Grenfell); Esporta Group Limited; PII Limited and Gala Coral Group Limited.
Mark has over 25 years’ experience in the world of marketing communications, and is a founding director of marketing agency, Stream Comms – digital marketing, loyalty and engagement specialists. Stream will be using Kulea to provide MA solutions for their clients and will be responsible for advising on Kulea’s white label solution to agencies, ensuring maximum reach, at minimal cost.
Mark Maclure also sits on our Nomad Ai board.
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