Our team is comprised of genuinely gifted minds
Over the last 17 years, I’ve developed a mixed-skills experience, from a technical capability to a sophisticated financial knowledge base which has always tended to Centre around the Startup Space.
My world view is quite a simple one. I put the essential need for changes at the heart of everything I engage, and always have a Founder Focus when working with Startups.
Previously, I have been a Founder and worked with Founding teams, and you can honestly believe me when I say I have the battle scars and stories that come with such experiences.
Professionally, I enjoy solving problems for a greater benefit and impact beyond that of simply a monetary outcome (although that is important). For me, I believe there is natural cohesion between measurable monetary outcomes and sustained beneficial change, and when looking at anything that is the key element I search for.
In my private downtime I enjoy reading about a wide variety of topics and ticking items on my “to do list”. The next big one is to get a private pilot license when time allows such a commitment.
More recently over the last 12 years, I have been involved in investing in and building businesses, as well working with and discovering founders and entrepreneurs across Europe. A strategic networker, I have assisted in raising funds and advising companies. During this time I have been engaged as CIO with a European Family Office and the creation of an Austria Venture Fund vehicle and Accelerator, for a Corporate entity.
The main industry sectors where I have developed my expertise include industrials, FMCG, renewables and transport.
I am passionate about the development of new technologies which make things better and which improve efficiency and sustainability.
I am a believer in the power of the circular economy.
He brings to Kavedon extensive experience within the Payment Industry, engaging at executive level with blue-chip companies such as ACI Worldwide, Verifone and Fiserv (previously First Data).
A strong leader, Nigel has grown young companies into global brands consecutively. Two perfect examples of his calibre are ACI Worldwide and then Verifone, he was instrumental in creating commercial value running entire the EMEA region and leading two successful IPOs on NYSE being responsible for on average 40% of global revenues at the time of both IPOs.
Nigel success drew him towards FinTech’s, helping build their growth strategies toward disrupting legacy platforms. Under his direct lead, he has been responsible for 13 M&As, as a part of building value within organisations that he is represented over his career.
More recently, he held the role of CCO at AEVI International a global market leader in cloud based technology solutions for merchants where he provided leadership in expanding existing and emerging payment software, hardware, and services for Europe and The Americas.
Nigel continues to focus on the growth and enablement of innovation in the Cloud & Mobile first approach, and enablement of digital commerce: actively engaging with Fintech Start-ups with digital solutions to make a better, fairer world.
He is responsible for the delivery of the commercial potential inside of Kavedon Kapital via the Revveon platform, delivering on the strategy as laid out in the vision and mission.
His experience is expansive. Graduating in Mathematics at Liverpool University, he then focused on audit and forensic accounting for a top four firm, before moving into industry. A UK GAAP specialist he was part of new management team at Sanofi Pasteur, a global pharmaceutical manufacturer, successfully implementing the new financial systems of their new owner Eastman Kodak.
Mark moved to Thames Water Plc as Financial Controller and Accountant to its pension funds following privatisation before being promoted to Regional Finance Director Asia Pacific and he moved to Singapore.
After years of world-wide traveling in the corporate world, Mark decided to acquire his own logistics business in the UK. He took it from £1m to £22m turnover and 58 staff in four years and after exiting began working in the newly evolving mobile money sector. He began working for Wallet One in Moscow and became their UK Business Representative.
For the past 4 years, Mark has used his talents and experience to support technology entrepreneurs grow their ideas into sustainable, profitable businesses. He has raised significant amounts of new external finance for his clients and on several occasions worked as an interim CFO to deliver robust business process to a company.
Since shortly after its launch, he has been a respected mentor at Level 39, Europe’s largest accelerator space for Fintech & Smart Cities, and is very proud to have been invited to become a mentor at Cocoon Networks, Europe’s first Chinese capital-backed, international, Start-up ecosystem.
Correy will happily admit to being a technology geek and has always enjoyed learning about new solutions and relished opportunities to meet and learn from smart people. He believes that technology can change the world and has always strived to leverage advancements for the benefits of the widest possible audience in any given situation - He believes in the inventiveness and ingenuity of human beings to solve problems.
He considers himself lucky in that he has been able to work in a wide variety of industries, situations and roles with each combination continuing to teach him new things while at the same time allowing him to apply and develop his skills and experience. This diversity of opportunities has gained him a very broad appreciation of all sides and all factors in designing, building, running, and scaling technology operations and businesses.
Every time someone does something new the world moves forward, and he loves being part of the process of being a Founder and helping other Founders shape their businesses for success. Correy has a genuine interest in all forms of technology but has a particular focus on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Autonomy, Sustainability & Green Solutions, Smart Infrastructure & IOT, Data & Intelligence, Distributed Systems & Services, Smart Materials, Bionic Enhancement, and Modern Transportation.
Her professional passion projects include Circular Economy, Clean Water, Sustainability and Deep tech. Leslie is a multiple Founder and board advisor in Quantum Encryption, SaaS sectors as well as the WBAF Global Women Leaders Committee.
A co-Founder of Fortrino Ltd, an Irish VC focusing on Cyber Security, Data ownership, Social and Impact sectors in Europe, Leslie also co-founded The Planet Calls, an Irish Foundation, to progress the ‘sustainable future’ movement within the commercial world.
Initially with ABN AMRO, then Credit Suisse, he advised global brands, before joining Lansdowne Capital as a Director.
In 2013, Jeremy founded his own financial advisory / consultancy advising earlier stage companies, corporates, PE, VC and Family Offices on M&A, capital raisings and listings as well as operational improvement and on finding sustainable solutions.
He has led investment and portfolio management activity in boutique venture capital companies and served as a board director for many companies in the UK, EU and Asia.
He has worked directly in several early-stage start-ups focusing on commercial strategy, business development, investment readiness and the development of strategic commercial relationships and networks.
Steve is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA) for services to knowledge transfer. He retains deep links within Higher Education, supporting entrepreneurs, incubation centres and early-stage investment.
A ‘venture scaler’ with the proven ability to manage complex issues, challenge assumptions and critically impact decision making, whilst delivering strategic direction, growth, culture and revenues. Coupled with this, Andrew has over twenty years of leadership experience, advising over 100 start-ups.
A multiple Founder to exit, Andrew most recently was co-founding CEO of a digital games studio for seven years, acquired by Europe’s largest gaming tech enterprise Novomatic after only four years of stellar growth. Achieving the highest-grossing globally distributed asset on the world’s largest gaming platform Google Play.
Andrew, an investor and proven fundraiser, also acts as advisor and mentor to entrepreneurs, boards and accelerator programs in London and Madrid where he is also adjunct professor at the IE MBA University. He has co-founded two internationally recognised industry associations becoming industry spokesperson.
Andrew brings an enormous pedigree and talent to Kavedon garnered through proven experience across many sectors that will support our Founders of tomorrow through their journeys.
Independently, over the last 3 years, Iva has built an extensive global network, sourcing and supporting quality companies, at the same time acting as advisor to a number of Global Investors. Based in Vienna, Iva has focus on Western Europe and the CEE.
He has immersed himself in supporting young tech companies across Europe. Designing and operating accelerator programs and VC solutions, he recently led the accelerator at 360 Lab in Graz.
Jasper combines his interdisciplinary thinking, efficient approach and vast network, to focus on bringing his knowledge to growing companies. Jasper regularly writes, speaks and presents to Start Up companies and Investors across Europe.
Started a spice business (Atomic Spices). Worked for The Next Women as partnership manager, discovered VC then discovered how difficult it was for minorities, women, LGBTQ+, intersectionals and others to get VC funding. Got a fellowship (Included VC). Co-founded Wominvest Observatory to collect data to fight at the EU policy level for more capital for underestimated founders.
Studied Impact Investing (Oxford) and Sustainable Finance (University of Zurich). Learned a lot of theory but missed the hustle. Now back to original love of entrepreneurship and VC.
Initially, as part of the founding team in a start-up in Hong Kong, Ieva was responsible for product management, fund raising and IP. During the last 4 years, Ieva has worked as an Investor Relations and Investment Operations Associate at an Asset Management firm in London and at Truesight Ventures, as an analyst focused on different pre-seed and seed stage companies, carrying out product and market analysis.
Graduating with a Masters in biomedical science research, he moved to the UAE spending over 5 years with the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, leading sales and marketing. At the same time he co-founded Last Minute Productions, a digital media production company.
Croydon’s strong background in scientific research has provided him with the ability to view scenarios with a very commercial, yet scientifically driven pair of eyes.
A strategic and creative thinker, Rikard has a proven track record of generating outstanding commercial returns for diverse clients such as Mercedes-Benz, SKY, MTV, ITV, Unilever, RAC, PruHealth, MOBO and 3M.
Rikard’s wealth of experience spans omnichannel customer insight, brand and digital strategy, creative direction, customer experience design and digital marketing.
A highly confident facilitator and leader with a real ‘make-it-happen’ attitude, Rikard inspires, challenges and guides cross-functional teams so they rationally and emotionally connect customers with brands.
He is a big advocate of using cognitive psychology and qualitative research to develop marketing strategies that build strong and effective brands. Utilising deep customer insight and market research to win both hearts and minds.