Recently, I was founding CEO of a real estate technology company based in London. I have since been a retained advisor working on commercialising R&D, and investment strategy.
Earlier experience: Corporate strategy for Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer, building environmental and social impacts into investment cases, introducing Louis Vuitton to hip hop.
I am currently advising University College London on technology spin-out programmes. I also advise select corporates and early-stage companies across artificial intelligence, fintech, real estate, and supply chain.
UCL – Associate staff
Based in IDEAL London joint UCL – Cisco technology incubator in London. Advised 3Cixty project, a $6M location data research project based at UCL and funded by the EIT.
Gyana.co.uk – Advisor
Advised Oxford University artificial intelligence spin-out on product strategy and investment readiness. Raised $2M from the AI Seed Fund, Founders Factory, and Stronghold Invest.
We Are Pop Up – Founder/CEO
Co-founded global community and marketplace for short-term retail real estate. Platform transacted 300,000 square feet of retail space and was sold to RE Partners in 2016. Raised $2M in seed funding from Arts Alliance Ventures, Hanxin Capital, and TechStars London.
Sinopoly Battery / FDG Electric Vehicles – Managing consultant
Advised management team of Hong Kong lithium-ion battery manufacturer on strategy and operations following $300M technology acquisition. Created commercial partnerships with European automotive and energy customers and introduced $40M US acquisition.
Private equity GP – Integrate sustainability (environment and social) ROI into investment cases.
Tesco – Work with supply chain to build a 100% recyclable building.
LVMH – Brand advisory: hip hop music, culture trends, and M&A transactions.
MBA, Finance; University of Oxford
BA, Psychology (Personality Theory); Loyola Marymount University